Premier League Previews For Matchday Eleven

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October 31, 2018, Premier League

Arsenal vs Liverpool is the feature game in the Premier League this weekend. Looks set to be a cracker of a game with both sides bombing forward. Could is be the first game Liverpool lose this season? The other two unbeaten sides are Chelsea and Manchester City – they take on Southampton and Crystal Palace. 

Bournemouth v Manchester United (Saturday, 12:30)

Free-scoring Bournemouth will not be afraid to have a go against a Manchester United side who continue to lack consistency. Callum Wilson and Josh King will be key to the hosts’ chances of producing an upset.

Cardiff v Leicester (Saturday, 15:00)

It was confirmed on Tuesday that this match will go ahead following the death of Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in a helicopter crash. This will be an emotional afternoon for everyone involved, with the outcome likely to be an afterthought.

Everton v Brighton (Saturday, 15:00)

Brighton have rocketed up the table with three victories in a row. If they’re to make it four, leapfrogging Everton in the process, then go-to goalscorer Glenn Murray will be their biggest threat.

Newcastle v Watford (Saturday, 15:00)

Is this the weekend that Newcastle finally win? Rafa Benitez’s side have three points from 10 matches and have scored just six goals in that time. Visitors Watford are back on top form, winning their last two, with Roberto Pereyra playing a key role.

West Ham v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00)

These teams have scored a combined 19 goals in their 10 league matches in 2018-19, so don’t expect this to be a classic. The performances of West Ham’s star men Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic are likely to be crucial to the outcome.

Arsenal v Liverpool (Saturday, 17:30)

With 44 league goals between them this season, Arsenal vs. Liverpool has the potential to be a goal-fest. The usual suspects going forward (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mo Salah etc) will be key but the real battle will be between Liverpool’s attack and Arsenal’s occasionally leaky defence.

Wolves v Tottenham (Saturday, 19:45)

The Manager of the Month curse struck again in October, with Wolves losing both games following Nuno Espirito Santo’s September victory. This will be Tottenham’s third game in five days, so expect plenty of rotation from Mauricio Pochettino.

Manchester City v Southampton (Sunday, 15:00)

Southampton haven’t scored in any of their last five Premier League games, while Manchester City haven’t conceded in the league since 1 September. If Saints score a goal on Sunday, let alone pick up any points, it’ll be a surprise.

Chelsea v Crystal Palace (Sunday, 16:00)

Crystal Palace don’t score many but they always provide a tough test to the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’, as Arsenal found out last weekend. Chelsea have scored 24 goals this season, compared to Palace’s seven, so expect this to be attack versus defence at Stamford Bridge.

Huddersfield v Fulham (Monday, 20:00)

These teams are in the relegation zone with just one win between them so far this season. Fulham have not given up on their attacking principles, despite their shocking defensive record, and will be reliant on Aleksandar Mitrovic to turn their fortunes around.