Chelsea vs Manchester United is the lunchtime KO in the Premier League Saturday. Massive game with most of the pressure on United to get a result. It won’t be easy though with Chelsea in immense form. Can Chelsea retain their unbeaten run? Same for Manchester City and Liverpool who both face “smaller clubs”.
Chelsea v Manchester United (Saturday, 12:30)
The most interesting match of the weekend, Saturday’s early kick-off will feature a huge contrast of styles between the free-flowing force of Chelsea and the try-not-to-lose stubbornness of Manchester United. Eden Hazard and Paul Pogba will be the ones to watch.
Bournemouth v Southampton (Saturday, 15:00)
In-form Bournemouth have scored 16 goals in eight league games this season, 10 more than out-of-sorts Southampton. The visitors will be relying on Danny Ings for goals as they attempt to end a run of three league defeats in a row.
Cardiff v Fulham (Saturday, 15:00)
Something has got to give when two of last season’s promoted sides look to end their miserable starts to the campaign. Fulham’s go-to man for goals will be Aleksandar Mitrovic, while Cardiff will be hoping that Josh Murphy produces the goods from midfield.
Manchester City v Burnley (Saturday, 15:00)
Burnley had a difficult start to the season but they’ve turned things around recently with seven points from three games. If they’re to pick up anything against top-of-the-table Manchester City, they’ll need to recreate the kind of backs-to-the-wall defensive display that helped them finish seventh last season.
Newcastle v Brighton (Saturday, 15:00)
These teams don’t score many – they’ve netted a combined 15 goals in 16 games this season – so don’t expect this to be a classic. This is a huge opportunity for Newcastle to pick up their first three points of 2018-19, so they’ll be looking to the likes of Muto for goals.
West Ham v Tottenham (Saturday, 15:00)
Both of these sides have recovered from poor runs of form to climb steadily up the table. Marko Arnautovic and Harry Kane are the obvious players to look out for, but Andriy Yarmolenko and Lucas Moura are also having impressive starts to the season.
Wolves v Watford (Saturday, 15:00)
Wolves have won four of their last five games in the Premier League, while Watford have suffered a drastic dip in form after a strong start. The hosts have one of the league’s meanest defences (six goals conceded in eight games), so Troy Deeney & Co. could be in for a long afternoon.
Huddersfield v Liverpool (Saturday, 17:30)
No team has scored fewer league goals (4) than Huddersfield this season, while no team has conceded less (3) than Liverpool. The hosts will have to produce a special performance to get anything against Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten side.
Everton v Crystal Palace (Sunday, 16:00)
Just 14 goals have been scored in the eight league matches involving Crystal Palace this season, compared to 25 goals in the games involving Everton. Expect an expansive style from the hosts against a Palace team looking to end a three-game winless run.
Arsenal v Leicester (Monday, 20:00)
This has the potential to be the best game of the weekend. Arsenal are flying under new boss Unai Emery, with Alexandre Lacazette particularly impressive during their run of six league victories in a row, but you can never write off Leicester. Despite their inconsistency, the Foxes often give big clubs a tough game.