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Premier League schedule, scores and results from Week 13

Soon, we can stop arguing about whether or not Southampton are good.

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Last week was a brutal one for some of the sides fighting to finish in Champions League spots in the Premier League. Liverpool lost their third straight to drop to 12th, while Arsenal lost their second in a row, letting Manchester United beat them and shoot up to fourth. It was also a rough week for worse-than-fringe contenders Swansea and West Ham, though they're both still above Arsenal.

However, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Newcastle all won, and the top half is now incredibly tight. Only two points separate United and Spurs, down in 10th. The top four race can get shaken up considerably in just one week, and since there are mid-week fixtures coming up, the league might look a lot different very soon.

This week and for the next two matchdays, second-placed Southampton are going to be in the spotlight. They play the best game of this week against Manchester City, then go on to face Arsenal and United in their next two matches. Soon, it'll be very clear what type of top four contender they are.

West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal

Saturday, 7:45 a.m. ET. TV: NBCSN (U.S.), TSN1 (Canada), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)

Coming off last week's loss, Arsenal were able to bounce back with a win over Borussia Dortmund in Champions League. But they lost Mikel Arteta to injury in that game, and they're now down to just two midfielders. West Brom aren't in great form, but with the Gunners looking thin and Saido Berahino capable of scoring from anywhere at any time, seeing Arsenal drop points again wouldn't be shocking.

Manchester United vs. Hull City

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

After a hot start, Hull have come back down to earth and are now looking very much like relegation candidates. They've lost three in a row, and that losing streak is likely to be extended at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Sunderland vs. Chelsea

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

Chelsea have only looked vulnerable in the Premier League away to City and United, and even in those instances, were unlucky to draw. Despite their 14th-placed standing, Sunderland haven't looked significantly better this season than the teams below them. The Blues should win again.

Southampton vs. Manchester City

Sunday, 8:30 a.m. ET. TV: NBCSN (U.S.), TSN3 (Canada), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

This is definitely the weekend's biggest game, and probably the one worth clearing your schedule for, simply because it's impossible to predict. Southampton's plus-18 goal differential suggests that they're a legitimately good team, capable of hanging with United, Arsenal and co. in the Champions League race, but they haven't played the big teams yet. This is their first of their games against the teams favored to finish in the top four, and their ability to get points off these teams -- or lack thereof -- is a total mystery.

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton

Sunday, 11 a.m. ET. TV: NBCSN (U.S.), TSN3 (Canada), Sky Sports 1 (U.K.)

A very solid Sunday undercard match, even if it's going on after the main event. Spurs and Everton can hope that they can still contend for fourth place after last week's wins, and they'll definitely start dreaming if they can take three points off one of their big rivals for the spot. So they'll draw, obviously.

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

West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Arsenal - Santi Cazorla's rebirth could be crucial
Burnley 1-1 Aston VillaFull match report here
Liverpool 1-0 Stoke CityFull match report hereMany problems still plague Liverpool
Manchester United 3-0 Hull City - Full match report here
Queens Park Rangers 3-2 Leicester City
Swansea City 1-1 Crystal Palace
West Ham United 1-0 NewcastleFull match report here
Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea - Full match report here
Southampton 0-3 Manchester City - Full match report here
Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Everton