The top clash from this round of Premier League action is the opening match on the afternoon of Saturday 4 December, as West Ham United welcome Chelsea to the London Stadium for a crunch derby at 1:30pm on SuperSport Premier League (DStv channel 203).
While the Blues are definitely one of the front runners for the title this season, the Hammers have been the surprise package in the upper reaches of the table, and a push for a place in the top four looks a realistic goal for manager David Moyes and his charges.
The former Everton and Manchester United boss has called on his attacking trio of Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio to perform to an even higher level of consistency than they have already shown this season.
Another key clash for this round takes place on the evening of Monday 6 December and sees Everton host Arsenal go head-to-head at 9pm on SuperSport Premier League (DStv channel 203). The Toffees have suffered through a crippling injury crisis – which has certainly not helped Rafael Benitez completely win over the Goodison Park faithful – and they will have a tough test against an Arsenal side which has been upwardly mobile in recent weeks.
This round also features an intriguing clash at 3pm on SuperSport Premier League (DStv channel 203) and SuperSport Football (DStv channel 205 and GOtv channel 31) which sees Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira test his side’s progress with a trip to Manchester United on Saturday; Watford will have the challenge of hosting champions Manchester City on Saturday at 6:30pm on SuperSport Premier League (DStv channel 203); and Southampton will host Brighton & Hove Albion for a south coast derby on Saturday at 4pm on SuperSport Variety 1 (DStv channel 206) and SuperSport Football (DStv channel 205 and GOtv channel 31).