Leicester City moved in behind Manchester United at the head of the standings with a 2-0 success over Southampton.
Two of the English top-flight's five best players will do battle when Liverpool meet Manchester United at Anfield.
The Premier League leaders travel to Anfield to take on the champions
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Loftus-Cheek's form has drawn mixed reviews since his arrival at Craven Cottage, but Lampard is encouraged and has challenged the 24-year-old to maintain his level for Scott Parker's men.
Sportsmail reported on Saturday that Villa had opened talks for a deal for the former France U21 international, joining West Ham, Tottenham and Arsenal in the race for the versatile midfielder.