WEEKEND WATCH GUIDE
Premier League: Everton at Chelsea, 9 a.m. Saturday, USA. Everton, led by brilliant-but-temperamental winger Gerard Deulofeu and all-conquering striker Romelo Lukaku, might be more fun to watch than any other Premier League team — in part because of goals leaked by the Toffees’ mistake-prone defense. Chelsea will hope to take advantage.
Serie A: Sassuolo at Napoli, 1:45 p.m. Saturday, beIN Sports. Sassuolo is coming off a 1-0 road win at Inter Milan, a game that dropped Inter to third place — and moved Napoli into the top spot in Italy. Napoli has gone more than a month without a loss, led by Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain, who scored a pair of goals in a dominating 5-1 victory last weekend.
Premier League: Arsenal at Stoke City, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, NBC Sports. “But can they do it on a rainy night in Stoke?” is the question asked of all of the Premier League’s star-studded, high-maintenance squads — and rain (and snow) are in the forecast for this one. Stoke isn’t the group of menacing lumberjacks it once was. Even a draw would be a good result for first-place Arsenal.
La Liga: Athletic Bilbao at Barcelona, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, beIN Sports. Both of these teams had midweek Copa del Rey games to worry about, but Barcelona will benefit from both an extra day of rest and an easier game. The hosts can’t let the grind of the Spanish season catch up to them; they’ve fallen behind Atletico Madrid in the standings, and the calendar won’t get less crowded.