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The weekend sport: former Chelsea managers face off

By Liam Coleman contact

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Sporting weekend: Arsenal take on Chelsea
Sporting weekend: Arsenal take on Chelsea

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This weekend's sport sees two former Chelsea managers take on one another, while Chelsea themselves have a tough London derby.

Football: Manchester United v Leicester City (Saturday, 12.30pm) - Sky Sports 1

Manchester United would like a nice easy game after two consecutive league defeats. However, they are playing the league champions, who have yet to hit their stride this season but will still fancy their chances at Old Trafford. With the blockbuster appeal of Manchester United's big signings and Leicester's fast-paced counter attacking football, this ought to be an entertaining lunchtime match up that will bring a boost to early Saturday afternoon trade.

Football: Arsenal v Chelsea (Saturday, 5.30pm) - BT Sport 1

This London derby has all the ingredients to bring customers into your pub on Saturday night. Both sides are looking very evenly matched and are likely to provide an absorbing encounter that fans of neither side will want to lose or miss, so this is a chance to make your pub the place of choice for Saturday night for the 38% of people that stay in a pub after the sport has finished.

Rugby Union: Leicester v Bath (Sunday, 3pm) - BT Sport 1

The stand-out rugby tie from this weekend sees early pacesetters Bath face a stern test against a resilient Leicester side. Rugby union has always been a sport that is much less tribal than football in that fans of the sport will watch a match regardless of whether the team they support is playing or not, so there is likely to be a demanding crowd wanting to make the most of this match in the pub atmosphere.

Football: West Ham v Southampton (Sunday, 4pm) - Sky Sports 1

Sunday's sole Premier League football match is from West Ham's London Stadium. The Hammers will be hoping to begin making the stadium their own by beating a Southampton side that has struggled to find the net so far this season. As is often the case on weekend afternoons, there will be a football and rugby split in customers, so make sure you define early on which screen will be showing the rugby and which one the football, so that punters can be directed to the right part of the pub when they arrive.

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