The curtain will come down on a revolutionary Premier League matchday at 8:15pm this Thursday night with Arsenal taking on Brighton & Hove Albion.
The encounter will be the tenth and final clash of the first top-flight midweek round of matches of the season and the first to feature games shown live on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, with all ten being streamed for subscribers.
Two teams amid worrying times go against each other at the Emirates Stadium as neither have won a league game in the last month and both have slid down the table.
The Gunners are without a manager having finally dismissed Unai Emery last week and interim boss Freddie Ljungberg will take charge of them once more following his managerial debut, a 2-2 draw at Norwich City last weekend.
Meanwhile, Graham Potter’s Seagulls have lost their last three and now find themselves just three points above the relegation zone having sacked their manager last summer in a bid to avoid another fight to stay at the highest level.
Things do look a bit brighter for the hosts on the injury front as they have only one player in Dani Ceballos ruled out for Brighton’s visit, with Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding in the frame to return to the squad.
The visitors also have two players that could return from injury in time as they venture 77 miles north into the capital – left-back Bernardo and winger Solly March.
Tactically, both outfits like to have plenty of the ball and possess enough quality to dominate possession, so it will be interesting to see who controls the game and whether one will look to dig in and try to hit the other on the break.
Despite their troubles this campaign, the North Londoners will still be the favourites, though don’t be surprised if Potter’s men end up taking the three points with them back to the south coast.
Amazon have purchased the rights to all of the Premiership games for this period and that of Boxing Day and the 27th December and if you’re in the UK, you can watch any of them absolutely free with Amazon Prime.
If you’re not already a member of Amazon Prime you can join immediately here on a 30 day free trial. Not only will you be able to watch any of the 20 fixtures they have the rights to but you’ll be able to get access to their one day delivery service which is very handy with Christmas coming up, plus any of their Prime output such as “Back of the Net” with Peter Crouch, the hit series “Vikings” and Series 2 of “Jack Ryan” amongst many others.
You don’t have long though if you want to get the first set of fixtures your side are playing in so be sure to sign up to your Amazon Prime here so you don’t miss out or click the below schedule to take you directly to the Amazon Prime Premiership page!