The Premier League is back with a bang this weekend now that the final international break of 2021 is done and dusted.

We have plenty of content to get you ready for the action, including Joleon Lescott’s exclusive column, in-depth features and the latest transfer news.

Joleon’s back for more
Lescott returns to run the rule over what promises to be a thrilling round of games.

All eyes are on tomorrow night’s clash between Liverpool and Arsenal — but the former England defender believes the in-form Gunners will have their work cut out against Jurgen Klopp’s men.

The two-time Premier League winner also focuses on recently appointed bosses Steven Gerrard, Dean Smith and Eddie Howe, as well as delivering his Matchday 12 predictions.

Ahead of the Anfield showdown, we have pulled together a combined XI from the two squads. 

Be sure to let us know what you think of our side by dropping us a line on our social media channels.

Things have not been going too well at Aston Villa of late but Gerrard’s arrival in the dugout marks the start of a new era in the West Midlands.

To preview Villa’s clash with Brighton, we turn the spotlight on John McGinn and consider how the 27-year-old midfielder could be a key figure for his new boss. 

Want to get clued up on all of the Premier League action? Our bumper Matchday 12 preview has you covered.

We have compiled all the key stats and facts on each of the 10 games in one handy place for your pleasure.