The English Premier League was under way last weekend as teams around the country started their 38 game journey in the league in the new season. There were plenty of exciting moments in the first weekend of the season and has already got the fans gripping and waiting for the next weekend of Premier League action. Like last weekend, there are plenty of crunch games this weekend which will once again provide loads of entertainment to the fans. So let’s take a look at 10 things to look forward to in this weekend in the Premier League:
Mourinho to make Old Trafford debut:
The Portuguese genius who took charge of Manchester United this summer has already won the Community Shield in his time at the club. He started his new Premier League career with a win over Bournemouth last weekend and will welcome the Saints to Old Trafford in what will be his first game as the manager of the home side in Manchester.
A summer Stoke test for Pep Guardiola:
The new bloke at the Etihad, who needed an own goal to steal all three points in his first ever game in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola, will now take his team to the Britannia, a stadium where his team will play for the first time. It is not an easy place to travel and Guardiola might learn it the hard way this weekend.
Can Hull City keep up their dream start?
The Tigers were off to a superb start to their campaign in the top flight with a win over the Premier League champions in the first game of the season. However, they will have to travel to the Liberty Stadium this weekend and will hope to put in a similar performance on the night against the Swans.
Pochettino eyes first victory of new season:
The White Hart Lane outfit were held to a dab draw at the Goodison Park in their first game of the campaign and Pochettino, the manager at the club will be hoping for a better start to the new campaign. They welcome Pardew’s Palace this weekend and will hope to heap more misery on him after he lost his first game against the Baggies.
Battle of the Italians:
Antonio Conte, who had a winning start to his first Premier League campaign, will now be up against his fellow countryman in Walter Mazzari. Both managers have a similar game style which will make for a great viewing at the Vicarage road this weekend. There is no love lost between the two managers which might see a fiery affair on the night.
Baggie test for the Toffees:
Ronald Koeman’s stint at the Goodison Park was not off to the best start as his team managed just a point from the game against the Spurs. However, they will travel to the Hawthorns this weekend to face a West Brom side that is fresh from a victory over Palace in the previous weekend.
Anfield main stand effect for Liverpool:
Liverpool were off to a great start o their new campaign as they managed to take all three points from a trip to the Emirates. However, they will once again play on the travels, this time to Turf Moor to face Sean Dyche’s side in a game that was scheduled at Anfield. It had to be moved away due to the delay in the construction of the main stand and will leave the club without a home atmosphere for more than a month. This is just the start.
Chance for Moyes to get off the mark:
David Moyes, the new boss at Sunderland was not able to take even a point from the game against City last weekend but will face newly promoted Middlesbrough this weekend. Boro managed to hold on to a point against Stoke last weekend but will be up against it at the Stadium of Light this weekend.
Hammers to inaugurate the Olympic stadium:
Bournemouth were beaten high and dry at home in their first game of the campaign against Manchester Untied. However, it is not going to be any easy for Eddie Howe who will now take his team to the Olympic stadium, the new home for the Hammers who were beaten by Chelsea at the Bridge in their first outing. This will be the first Premier League game in the stadium and will be intimidated by the atmosphere.
Battle of the best:
After a loss in the first game for both sides, the top two sides in the Premier League table last season will go head to head in just the second game of the campaign. Leicester City will welcome the Gunners this weekend in what can easily be the match of the weekend.