Premier League Week 23 Fixtures: EPL Tickets, TV Schedule, Live Stream and Picks

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19:  Gabriel of Arsenal and Diego Costa of Chelsea argue during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on September 19, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
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Arsenal can make a bold statement in the Premier League title race in Week 23 if they can beat defending champions Chelsea at the Emirates.

The Blues are struggling in the current campaign but have been something of a bogey team for the Gunners over the past few years, and Arsene Wenger's men can maintain their table-topping status with a win.

Elsewhere, Manchester City travel to West Ham United for a tough clash, while Manchester United face Southampton.

Read on for full ticketing and viewing information, along with predictions and a closer examination of the key clashes.

Premier League Schedule: Week 23
DateTime (GMT/ET)FixtureTV Info (UK/US)Prediction
Jan. 2312:45 p.m./7:45 a.m.Norwich City vs. LiverpoolBT Sport 1, NBCSN1-2
Jan. 233 p.m./10 a.m.Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham HotspurUSA1-1
Jan. 233 p.m./10 a.m.Leicester City vs. Stoke CityNBCextra1-1
Jan. 233 p.m./10 a.m.Manchester United vs. SouthamptonNBCSN2-1
Jan. 233 p.m./10 a.m.Sunderland vs. BournemouthNBCextra0-1
Jan. 233 p.m./10 a.m.Watford vs. Newcastle UnitedNBCextra2-3
Jan. 233 p.m./10 a.m.West Bromwich Albion vs. Aston VillaNBCextra1-0
Jan. 235:30 p.m./12:30 p.m.West Ham United vs. Manchester CitySky Sports 1, USA2-2
Jan. 241:30 p.m./8:30 a.m.Everton vs. Swansea CitySky Sports 1, NBCextra3-2
Jan. 244 p.m./11 a.m.Arsenal vs. ChelseaSky Sports 1, NBCSN1-1
BBC Sport

Live streaming can be accessed via the BT Sport website or NBC Sports Live Extra.

For ticket information on all Premier League games visit the official site or go to the ticket page on the home club's official website (links provided below):

Norwich City vs. Liverpool 
Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City vs. Stoke City
Manchester United vs. Southampton
Sunderland vs. Bournemouth
Watford vs. Newcastle United
West Bromwich Albion vs. Aston Villa
West Ham United vs. Manchester City
Everton vs. Swansea City
Arsenal vs. Chelsea


Arsenal vs. Chelsea

The Stamford Bridge clash between Chelsea and Arsenal earlier in the season was a fiery affair, with Diego Costa goading Gabriel into kicking out and being sent off while the Blues prevailed 2-0.

Since then, Chelsea's early-season blip in form has turned into a full-blown crisis—they currently sit 14th in the league table—while Arsenal have slowly but surely established themselves as title favourites, per Bleacher Report's Dean Jones:

However, Chelsea would like nothing more than to derail their London rivals' title challenge at the Emirates on Sunday, and Guus Hiddink's side still have a faint hope of closing the gap to the top four.

The Gunners have not beaten Chelsea in the league since 2011, but they need a victory to prevent either Leicester City or Manchester City overtaking them in the standings.

A win against Chelsea would also be a huge boost for Arsene Wenger's side heading into the latter stages of the season, especially as their last two outings have resulted in draws against Stoke City and Liverpool.

Chelsea have only two league wins in their last nine matches but remain unbeaten since Hiddink's appointment following a 3-3 draw with Everton last time out.

They will likely set out not to lose, not least because Arsenal could welcome back their two most potent attacking threats, per the Evening Standard's James Olley:

The Gunners must take the game to Chelsea from the off to avoid the Blues sitting too deep and frustrating them.

Without Jose Mourinho on the opposition bench at the Emirates, the tension is set to be slightly dampened, but with a great deal on the line, it should be a tight and intriguing encounter.


Manchester United vs. Southampton

Saints have turned things around a little recently, winning two matches on the bounce after claiming just four points from their previous eight matches.

Ronald Koeman's men will have no fear heading to Old Trafford having deservedly claimed a 1-0 victory in the corresponding fixture last season.

The Red Devils will be buoyed after claiming a crucial victory at Liverpool last time out, and manager Louis van Gaal has given his side huge motivation by suggesting they are back in the title race, per the Guardian:

Wayne Rooney will be essential if United are to prevail at home. The captain is in sterling form, with five goals in his last four matches, per  

The Manchester outfit have had a mixed season and have often been criticised for their boring, ponderous play.

However, they are yet to lose a match in 2016, and a victory over Saints could propel United into fourth place if Tottenham Hotspur slip up away at Crystal Palace.

The reverse fixture back in September was an exciting 3-2 victory for the Red Devils.

While the Old Trafford faithful would no doubt be happy with the same result on Saturday, Van Gaal will likely be eager for his side to earn another clean sheet.

Either way, if United win again, then their top-four ambitions will be given a big boost, while a defeat would pile pressure back on the Dutch manager.