10 talking points from Matchday 3 of the Barclays Premier League

Aakarsh / 26 August 2016

It has been a very busy week in the Premier League with the deadline day approaching as clubs from around the country have looked into the transfer window for some quality additions to their squad. But with the weekend approaching, they will have to turn their attention towards their next game as they try to collect as many points as possible at the start of the season.

As we enter in matchday 3 of the Premier League, let’s take a look at 10 things to look forward to:

Match of the Week:


In what is easily the most thrilling game of the week, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will travel to the White Hart Lane for a crunch tie against Pochettino’s men on Saturday. The Spurs have managed a draw and a win in their two game but the Reds are fresh from a loss to Burnley and will be hoping to take all three points from an unpredictable game.

Can Burnley back up their Turf Moor heroics?


Sean Dyche’s men managed to take all three points from Klopp’s Reds last weekend and face a tough trip to the Bridge on Saturday. They will believe that they can get a result from this game, especially after their performance against Liverpool a week ago. The Blues have also not looked commanding and may have a decent test on the night.

Cherries and the Eagles fight for their first point:

After two losses in their first two games of the season for both clubs, Crystal Palace will welcome Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side on Saturday, as they get their third chance to get a points this season. The Cherries are also pointless so far and will be hoping to get any kind of a positive result from this game.

Goodison test for Mark Hughes:

Stoke City were beaten 4-1 against Manchester City last weekend but they were not as bad as the scoreline suggests on the night. They travel to the Blue of Merseyside this weekend to play an Everton side that is yet to lose a game this season. It will be an interesting game with both sides looking decent on paper.

Can the Champions post their first win?

After the loss to Hull City on the opening weekend, Leicester City managed just a point from the game against Arsenal and are currently in search of their first victory after lifting the domestic league trophy. They will welcome Swansea City, who are fresh from a loss to Hull last weekend and will hope to get the better of the visitors on the night.

Moyes eyes first Sunderland point at the St Marys:

Sunderland fell to back to back losses at the start of the new Premier League campaign and will hope to get their campaign back on track when they travel to Southampton this weekend. The Saints have taken just the 1 point from their opening games and will be desperate for all three points like Moyes on the night.

Can Wenger post his first victory this season?

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After losing to Liverpool and drawing against Leicester City in the first two games of the season, Arsenal are still without a victory in the new Premier League season. They will travel to the Vicarage Road this weekend in search of their first victory over a Watford side that is fresh from a loss to Chelsea.

Hull City’s PL campaign to run in Jose Mourinho’s  sanctum:


Mike Phelan, the interim manager at the KC Stadium, has done a great job with the side winning the first two games of the Premier League in the first year of promotion. However, they will now face a Manchester United side that are showing no complacency and might be on their way to losing their first game in the new season.

Can Middlesbrough continue their unbeaten run?

Aitor Karanka has had a great start to his Premier League campaign taking 4 points from the first two fixtures of the new season. They will now travel to the Hawthorns this weekend and will hope to continue their unbeaten form against the Baggies who are fresh from a loss to Everton last weekend.

Hammer test for Guardiola:

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The Spanish genius will for the first time face a West Ham side and will hope to continue his good form in the league. The Hammers won their last game against the Cherries with a solitary goal and will hope to keep up the good work at the Etihad this weekend.