Struggling to assess Silva as Liverpool fall back on full-backs

After a full midweek fixture list, Gab Marcotti, Natalie Sawyer and Gary Jacob look ahead to a weekend packed full of derbies.

Chelsea sweep aside Spurs despite the controversy surrounding the many statements of Kepa. Is Harry Kane’s frustration at Stamford Bridge, coupled with Mauricio Pochettino’s frustration at Turf Moor, indicative of a larger frustration? Arsenal are next in the North London derby. The Gunners are in form but is Unai Emery in emergency mode?

Then follows the Merseyside derby on Sunday as we make the case for Alexander-Arnold and Robertson being the best pair of full-backs in the league. And how long do we give Marco Silva before we judge the job he’s doing at Everton?

Brendan Rodgers leaves Celtic for Leicester but should he have been allowed to? Plus in a move we saw coming, Fulham part company with Claudio Ranieri, after he fails to make a good defence.

Charlie Scott and Paddy von Behr provide advice ahead of the fantasy football weekend. For free Fantasy Premier League tips from The Sweeper, visit thetimes.co.uk/fantasyfootball 

For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy