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 Profiling the Must-Watch Premier League Derby Matches Next Season

The Premier League is the most matched on the planet with millions of football fans all around the world tuning in each week to view the latest instalment of drama as the biggest clubs in England do battle for supremacy. What's more, the top-flight is home to some of the biggest rivalries on the planet with the North London and Merseyside derbies annual fixtures since the formation of the Premier League and the Manchester derby now a constant battle which affects the top of the table.

Arsenal vs Tottenham
There is no love lost between these two sides from the capital though rather bizarrely, Arsenal were keen to see a Tottenham victory at the end of last season. With the Gunners fighting Manchester City for the title in the 2023/24 campaign, Spurs met Pep Guardiola's side at home in the penultimate game and a win would have handed Arsenal a major advantage in the race. However, Spurs lost 2-0 and City remained in the driving seat to lift the trophy on the final day of the season. With Tottenham failing to do them a favour, Arsenal fans will have even more reason to hope for a win when the two sides next meet. If you are interested in watching a Premier League match in London, tickets can be purchased online. Be it Arsenal, Tottenham or perhaps Chelsea vs Fulham in the west of the city, you can find the perfect seat to the action unfold by checking out sites which sell tickets specifically for Premier League clashes throughout the season.

Manchester City vs Manchester United
For decades Manchester City had to watch on as United won trophies at home and abroad while they struggled, even suffering a season in the third tier as Sir Alex Ferguson masterminded an historic treble. However, they are now in dream world and are the Kings of Manchester currently having just won a record-breaking fourth straight Premier League title; a sixth in seven years. Since beating United 6-1 at Old Trafford back in 2011 when Mario Balotelli revealed his infamous 'Why Always Me?' message after scoring in the rout, City have been top dogs. However, the Red Devils will be determined to reclaim that status but right now, it looks a long way off and so winning the derby regularly should be the main starting point.

Everton vs Liverpool
Often labelled the friendly derby, this match is anything but with this fixture seeing more red cards in the Premier League era than any other. Full of hefty tackles, these games in recent times have been edgy affairs at Goodison Park, often ending in draws, but Liverpool have dominated at Anfield. However, it was the Toffees who enjoyed the bragging rights last time out in April, sealing a 2-0 victory and a first home victory over the Reds since 2010. The result also derailed Liverpool's title bid and so they will be out for revenge when the two sides next meet in the 2024/25 campaign. The famous fixture will have a new setting from August 2025 with the Blue half of Merseyside moving stadiums to the iconic Bramley Moore but have no doubt, the crowd will whip up a frenzy each and every time the two teams meet.

Crystal Palace vs Brighton
While the other derbies in this rundown feature clubs that are in close proximity to each other and play for local pride, Brighton and Palace's dislike for each other is rather different as the two sides are actually 46 miles apart. The rivalry actually stems from a feud between the club's two managers back in the 1970s when the Seagulls and Eagles were playing their football in the third tier. As the two sides met, tensions grew but both were promoted in 1977. However, the one-upmanship and desire to get one over on the other has never ceased. Though Palace enjoyed time in the Premier League while Brighton were back and not really going anywhere in the Football League, new ownership around a decade ago marked an incredible rise and the two now regularly meet at the top table.

Any other Derbies to Look Out for?
Well, of course Aston Villa have a fierce rivalry with city neighbours Birmingham though the Blues will play in League One next season. Then there's Newcastle, though Sunderland are still in the second tier right now. However, Leicester's promotion from the Championship means they will meet Nottingham Forest in the East Midlands derby. Games involving Brentford, Palace, Chelsea, Fulham, Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham in London always have an edge too as the seven teams all want to be crowned the best team in the capital of England.

Summing Up
English football is home to some of the fiercest rivalries in the world and the Premier League will host a large number of these classic derby matches next season. If you are keen to experience one for yourself, check out ticket platforms online as there is nothing like being pitchside to see the tackles, passion and pride up close. The battle for bragging rights is like no other and there is nothing better than being able to see your rival family and friends at home, in school or in the office after a memorable victory.

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