Maybe the contest has lost its charm in recent years because of the dwindling fortunes of both teams, but for fans a Manchester United-Liverpool match is still a big match. There's far too many fans of either team for this rivalry to die down.

The battle for third and fourth place heats up as Southampton host Manchester United on Monday evening in the Premier League. The Saints have been struggling to keep pace with the front runners after a blistering start to the season, whereas the Red Devils have all the momentum on their side after four consecutive wins.

Wednesday night brings another London derby in the form of a Chelsea-Tottenham clash at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are six points clear at the top, with the Lilywhites struggling in 7th but enjoying a mini-resurgence after back-to-back wins. We take a look at where the match could be won or lost for either team:

There is something about social media that manages to bring out the stupid in a person. You would think that a public platform would be a strong enough deterrent for idiocy, yet mediums like Twitter and Facebook have had an opposite effect than desired. The worst gets highlighted and the best is lost in a quicksand of name-calling, political incorrectness and downright racism.

Manchester United kick-off their hectic run-in to Christmas and New Year with a Tuesday night clash with Mark Hughes's Stoke City. Coming off the back of a convincing 3-0 win over Hull City, the Red Devils go into the match looking for three more home points to close the gap to thrid-placed Southampton to one point.