Benitez and Redknapp to silence the boo boys.

Updated: November 27, 2012

The Premier League returns to action midweek with 2 new managers either end of the table looking to make early impressions for different reasons. Harry Redknapp back in action since being dismissed by Tottenham takes over at struggling QPR while Rafa Benitez takes charge of his second game at Chelsea hoping to fire Fernando Torres back to goal scoring form and silence the Stamford Bridge faithful who greeted him with a hostile reception in his first game in charge over the weekend.

Harry Redknapp without question will be seen by the QPR fans as their savior, however he will have to contemplate a different kind of pressure, avoiding relegation as opposed to finishing in a Champions League spot. His inherited squad have simply failed to deliver despite the massive investment by Chairman Tony Fernandes, it is now down to Redknapp to get them playing to their full potential. It all begins tonight at Sunderland against a team that has defeated them on the last 5 meetings, and with only 4 points from 13 games this is a 6 pointer. Sunderland themselves are hovering just above the relegation zone only 2 points ahead of Villa.

Aston Villa are also in action tonight when they hos Reading in another basement battle. Reading are second from bottom only a point behind Villa, a win for either of these two will see them out of the bottom three.

On Wednesday, Rafa Benitez will again be greeted by a hostile reception at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea take on Fulham. It is simple for the Spaniard, get Chelsea back to winning ways and the fans will start to come on side. A draw against Manchester City on the weekend was not the worst start for Benitez, however the reality is they are now in fourth place, five points behind United without a win in five games. One of his main objectives will surely to get Chelsea’s £50 million investment scoring. At Liverpool, Torres found the back of the net with regularity under Benitez, and tonight represents an ideal opportunity to get him back on track.

United, who regained top spot with victory over QPR take on West Ham United at Old Trafford while their Manchester City are away at Wigan Athletic.

Third-placed West Bromwich Albion, who continued their impressive start with a 4-2 weekend win at Sunderland, are on the road again, this time at Swansea City who come in off a draw to Liverpool.

Arsenal, held to a 0-0 draw by lowly Aston Villa on Saturday, head to Everton  one place above them in fifth. The Londoners have won five of their last six meetings, including their last three visits to Goodison Park where they strolled to a 6-1 victory in 2009.

Southampton and Norwich, two improving sides, meet on the south coast, while Tottenham Hotspur welcome Liverpool to White Hart Lane hoping to dish out similar treatment to last season.

Liverpool’s visit to north London in September last year resulted in a humiliating 4-0 defeat, the Anfield side playing for the last half hour with nine men after Charlie Adam was sent off in the first half, then Martin Skrtel after the break.