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Premier League schedule, scores and results from Week 12

Sunday's games began with Crystal Palace inflicting even more misery on Liverpool.

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The Premier League is back! Did you miss it? It's quite a bit better than international football, if we do say so ourselves.

England's top flight returns to action with a very solid slate of games, including one marquee matchup on Saturday. Arsenal host Manchester United, and since they're sitting 6th and 7th, respectively, they're probably both feeling in pretty desperate need of a decent result.

Chelsea and Southampton will be big favorites in their games, while Manchester City face a bit more of a test. And West Ham United, still technically top four after a couple of very unimpressive draws, have a tough trip away to Everton this week. Will Sam Allardyce's side finally be in a more sensible table position by Sunday?

Chelsea vs. West Bromwich Albion

Saturday, 10 a.m. ET. TV: NBCSN (U.S.), Sportsnet regional (Canada)

The leaders beat out Manchester City for the TV slot, which is odd considering the Citizens are playing fifth-placed Swansea, who are coming off an impressive comeback win over Arsenal. Instead of showing us that, American TV has opted for Chelsea hosting West Bromwich Albion, which will only be a competitive match if Saido Berahino develops super powers. We're not ruling this out entirely.

Arsenal vs. Manchester United

Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET. TV: NBC (U.S.), TSN1 (Canada), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

Doesn't quite have the same gravity as those old big four clashes, does it? Arsenal and Manchester United have both been disappointing this season, but the good news for them is that Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur have all been considerably worse. If either side takes all three points from this game, they'll be very, very clear favorites to finish the season in a top four spot.

Recent results have been all over the place for both teams and injuries are a major concern on both sides too. Anything can happen here, and making a prediction seems pointless. Enjoy the show.

Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool

Sunday, 8:30 a.m. ET. TV: NBCSN (U.S.), Sportsnet World (Canada), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

Because the scheduling gods hate them, Liverpool have to go away on a Sunday before a must-win Champions League game. But as bad as they've been over their last three games, Palace have been much worse. Neil Warnock's side haven't won in five and have a recent home loss to Sunderland on their record. Even a reeling Reds side should be able to get the result here.

Hull City vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday, 11 a.m. ET. TV: NBCSN (U.S.), Sportsnet World (Canada), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

A horrible loss to Stoke City before the international break has Tottenham Hotspur all the way down in 12th, and their fans are calling for the heads of chairman Daniel Levy and director of football Franco Baldini. And if they lose this one, get ready for some really serious fan mutiny. Hull are headlined by former Spurs Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore and Michael Dawson. If the fan-favorite English castoffs can beat Baldini's boys, there will be hell to pay.

Aston Villa vs. Southampton

Monday, 3 p.m. ET. TV: NBCSN (U.S.), TSN1 (Canada), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

It's time for second-placed Southampton to run a nasty gauntlet, but not before they take on Aston Villa. The Villains stopped a long losing skid with a 0-0 draw against West Ham before the break, but they're still looking awful at the moment and Southampton should be able to beat them, even away. That is, if they're not already looking ahead to their games against Arsenal and the Manchesters.

Week 11 schedule and results (all times ET, scores will be updated as they come in)

Chelsea 2-0 West Bromwich Albion - Full match report here
Everton 2-1 West Ham United
Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland
Manchester City 2-1 Swansea CityFull match report here
Newcastle United 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
Stoke City 1-2 Burnley
Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United - Full match report here
Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool - Full match report here
Hull City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur - Full match report here
Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton - Full match report here