Week 13 of the Premier League doesn't offer up many matchups involving two teams in the upper half of the table, but that doesn't mean fans are hurting for intriguing soccer this week.
With matchups involving Manchester United taking on Tottenham and Chelsea battling Southampton, there are matchups for us to sink our teeth into.
Check out the week's full schedule with TV information, then I'll highlight the three matches I'm most looking forward to.
|Date||Home||Away||Time (ET)||Time (GMT)||TV|
|Nov. 30||Aston Villa||Sunderland||10 a.m.||3 p.m.||Premier League Extra Time|
|Nov. 30||Cardiff City||Arsenal||10 a.m.||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Nov. 30||Everton||Stoke City||10 a.m.||3 p.m.||Premier League Extra Time|
|Nov. 30||Norwich City||Crystal Palace||10 a.m.||3 p.m.||Premier League Extra Time|
|Nov. 30||West Ham United||Fulham||10 a.m.||3 p.m.||Premier League Extra Time|
|Nov. 30||Newcastle United||West Brom||12:30 p.m.||5:30 p.m.||NBC, Sky Sports|
|Dec. 1||Tottenham||Manchester United||7 a.m.||12 p.m.||NBCSN, BT Sport|
|Dec. 1||Hull City||Liverpool||9:05 a.m.||2:05 p.m.||NBCSN, Sky Sports|
|Dec. 1||Chelsea||Southampton||11:10 a.m.||4:10 p.m.||NBCSN, Sky Sports|
|Dec. 1||Manchester City||Swansea City||11:10 a.m.||4:10 p.m.||Premier League Extra Time|
TV info via PremierLeague.com
Tottenham vs. Manchester United
When: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 a.m. ET/12 p.m. GMT
Watch: Premier League Extra Time
Watch: NBCSN/BT Sport
Manchester United sit in sixth in the EPL table after a sluggish start. This team had an away draw at Cardiff City its last time on the pitch, but the previous match they took down front-running Arsenal.
With firepower such as Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney on the pitch, this team can score goals in bunches. The Red Devils don't boast of the most intimidating lineup in their storied history, but it is definitely an exciting one.
This week, the Red Devils will face a challenge with the stiff defense of Tottenham.
Spurs were humiliated 6-0 by Manchester City last week, but prior to that, they had allowed just six goals all season.
This is a talented defense, which will be out to atone for the disaster of their last match.
Manchester City vs. Swansea City
When: Sunday, Dec. 1 at 11:10 a.m. ET/4:10 p.m. GMT
Watch: Premier League Extra Time
Speaking of Manchester City, their thrashing of Tottenham, although impressive, was not a total shock. The Citizens were playing at Etihad Stadium and they've been amazing at home all season.
They've won all six home matches and done so by the combined score of 26-2.
Swanswea City have to be a little nervous about this fact as they make the trek to Etihad.
The 10th-place club has allowed 16 goals on the season and isn't likely to hold up on the road in this match.
Still, it will be entertaining to watch them try while they bring their own offense to the table.
This match is also a great opportunity to watch Sergio Aguero. The leading scorer in the EPL is making a strong case for Player of the Year and he will have a good chance to shine this week.
Chelsea vs. Southampton
When: 11:10 a.m. ET/ 4:10 p.m. GMT
Watch: NBCSN/Sky Sports
Southampton trail third-place Chelsea by two points and will look to erase that disadvantage on Sunday. They will hope to do so by having their impressive defense stifle Chelsea's attack.
Southampton lead the EPL by having allowed just seven goals on the year. With centre-backs Dejan Lovren and Jose Fonte holding fort at the back, goalkeeper Artur Boruc hasn't had a lot of work this season.
That defense will have to stop a Chelsea squad that has the fourth-most goals in EPL play this year. The Blues score with a team approach and will test this back line from all angles.
It makes for an entertaining matchup.