The World Cup might be over, but there’s still plenty of football action with the February ‘23 Premier League fixtures to keep us entertained. If you’re anything like us, you’re going to miss those 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm kick offs.It was a special time – particularly for those of us that work from home! Still, it will be good to get reacquainted with my family, I guess.
The football won’t stop though, and if there’s one thing we have learnt it’s that hunger for more and more games, whether it’s at international or club level. We want more football, and the Premier League season is going to provide us with plenty over February and in the next few months.
To whet our appetite, we have decided to look forward to February’s Premier League matches and some of the fantastic fixtures that await us. It’s a month that will provide us with a lot of answers:
- Are Arsenal going to mount a proper challenge to Man City?
- Will Newcastle manage to keep up their momentum and challenge for a Champions League Spot?
- Has Graham Potter bitten off more than he can chew at Chelsea?
- Will Emi Martinez have any reason to start celebrating at Aston Villa? Premier League refs are queuing up to start booking him!
- Are Spurs actually any good?
We’ll find out all of that and much more as the excitement really ramps up. Let’s take a look at some standout fixtures.
February’s Top Premier League Fixtures
Chelsea v Fulham – Friday 3rd February
We’re coming round to the idea of matches on a Friday night. Stamford Bridge under the lights, a West London derby with the clubs much closer in the table than most would have predicted, this is an eagerly awaited fixture.
The players from both sides will be well aware of what it means to their fans, and Fulham will fancy their chances of causing an upset here. It’s fair to say Fulham haven’t got the best of records at Chelsea – they have only recorded one top flight win there, and that came way back in 1964. Their team included a young Sir Bobby Robson, just to hammer home how long ago that actually was.
A lot will depend on how well the teams have prepared over the break. Chelsea lost to Aston Villa in a friendly, which suggests Graham Potter still has plenty of work to do. He’s expected to be well backed in the January transfer window, though, so there could be a few new signings making an appearance when this fixture comes around.
Chelsea hospitality packages
If you are interested in attending this, or any other Chelsea home match, we have a range of hospitality packages to give you the ultimate matchday experience. Check out the Under The Bridge package for the best seats in the house, and a complimentary bar in an exclusive lounge.
Spurs v Man City – Sunday 5th February
It’s always a huge game in the Premier League, but this will be a huge test for Pep Guardiola and Man City. This is the type of match that can decide whether or not a team wins the Premier League.
It won’t be lost on Spurs fans, of course, that if they were to win this match, it would give their hated rivals, Arsenal, a massive boost in their title charge. But I doubt Conte and co will be too worried about that on the day, as they need to get closer to the leaders (or indeed the top 4) themselves. With Man United and Liverpool hot on their heels, they need all the points they can get to stay ahead and push for a Champions League spot next season.
Spurs have a decent record against Man City, particularly at home, so the outcome of this match is far from a foregone conclusion. I would expect a certain England striker will be quite keen to come out firing after the World Cup, which could mean we’re in for an exciting, close match.
Spurs hospitality packages
The Tottenham Stadium is blessed with some of the best facilities in Europe, so to take full advantage consider the Premium Experience packages, where you’ll get a luxury padded seat for the match, lounge access and unlimited light bowl food.
Liverpool v Everton – Monday 13th February
One of the biggest derbies in English football. A must watch for football fans all over the country.
Liverpool have had bragging rights on Merseyside for a while now, with a solitary win for Everton in 2021 being the only victory they have recorded over Liverpool in over a decade, including FA Cup matches. It’s an embarrassing derby record, and one they will be desperate to put right.
Liverpool haven’t been the team we expected in the first half of the season and after the break they’ve stuttered somewhat as well. We’re just looking forward to hearing him complain about VAR or fixture congestion again – Christmas just isn’t the same without it!
Whatever form the two teams are in, the Merseyside derby is always fiercely competitive and a great watch.
Liverpool hospitality packages
For one of the more relaxed hospitality packages, try the Anfield Beat Lounge. Lounge hospitality at Anfield with direct access to your seat, a complimentary half time drink and the chance to meet former Liverpool players.
Arsenal v Man City – Wednesday 15th February
Is this the match that will decide the Premier League title? Maybe it’s too soon for that kind of talk, but this is unquestionably a huge game for both teams.
Arsenal surprised everyone, even the most optimistic of Arsenal fans, with their incredible start to the season, but this game at the Emirates Stadium is a great opportunity for Man City to close the gap. Just 10 days after their trip to Spurs, will they have enough in the tank to win two huge games? Or will Arsenal widen the gap and become genuine title contenders for the first time since Emile Smith-Rowe was in nappies?
This could be the pivotal game in the Premier League season, the whole nation will be watching.
Arsenal hospitality packages
If you want to be at the Emirates Stadium for this battle between Premier League leaders and the champions, a hospitality package is the only way to guarantee your ticket. Try Club Level tickets – one of the original premium tiers and still a great experience, especially for a match as big as this.
Spurs v West Ham – Sunday 19th February
Nobody can predict what will happen with West Ham. A few years ago they seemed doomed to relegation, then they hired David Moyes who, at the time, was a bit of a laughing stock. Then they went on an incredible run, qualifying for Europe in back-to-back seasons. So just when we start to think they’re one of the better teams in the Premier League, they slip back down the table, despite having a decent squad.
If you would like to predict which version of West Ham appears after the World Cup break – good luck to you!
We know that Declan Rice will be the subject of a lot of transfer speculation in January, and we know that their fans will sing a lot about bubbles for some reason. Everything else is wildly unpredictable. Add Spurs into the mix, and this game could be absolutely anything. This is exactly the sort of fixture that makes the Premier League so great.
Spurs v Chelsea – Sunday 26th February
Now, Spurs vs Chelsea should be one of the more competitive fixtures in the Premier League, right? Both great teams, always fighting for the spots at the top of the league with some incredible talent in their squads – it could go either way, surely?
Well, that’s not how things have panned out recently. Spurs have a terrible record against Chelsea, they haven’t beaten them in a Premier League fixture since 2018, and Chelsea had won five on the bounce against Spurs before the match between the two sides earlier this season, in which Spurs scored a last minute equaliser.
That match was more notable for the fantastically pathetic contretemps between the two managers, Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel – the sort of thing that nobody (absolutely everybody) likes to see on a football pitch. It got a bit fiesty, and even though Tuchel didn’t survive in the job long enough for the rematch, we are confident that this will be another passionate affair.
Bonus game – Carabao Cup Final – Sunday 26th February
While it’s not quite the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup has re-established itself as a major competition in recent years. For the last decade, the winners have all been part of the Premier League’s top six, which shows you how seriously teams are taking it. For players and fans, there really is nothing like winning a trophy at Wembley.
(From experience I also know that there is also nothing quite as bad as losing a final at Wembley. Sighs)
Anyway, the competition is hotting up again, and the final in February could see a new team get amongst the silverware. With Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs all out, could a team like Leicester, Nottingham Forest. Southampton, Wolves or Newcastle get a chance to win a trophy? Or will it remain in the hands of the ‘Big 6’?
Wembley hospitality packages
A great way to avoid the mad scramble for tickets to a cup final is to opt for a hospitality package. Not only does this guarantee your seat at the match, but you also get an incredible matchday experience. Try the Bobby Moore Club for a fully inclusive bar (including beer, Champagne, wine and soft drinks), a three-course fine dining meal, access to the Bobby Moore Suite as well as premium seats for the match. Plus other benefits.
The World Cup may be over but there is no reason to despair – the Premier League is back and as the players settle back into playing at club level, February’s fixtures promise to reignite our love for the English game. Nothing beats a Premier League matchday.