10 things to look out for in the Premier League this weekend
The Premier League is back this weekend after the teams from around the league were busy in their League Cup campaign in the midweek. The intensity of the domestic cup might see the teams suffer in the Premier League this weekend, but there is no doubt that there will be no shortage of entertainment from all 10 games around the country.
There are some sizzling games this weekend but first, let’s take a look at 10 things to look out for on Matchday 6:
Can Ranieri make it 3 in 3 for Mourinho?
The new Manchester United manager has never lost three consecutive games in a domestic league in his career but the Champions of England have a chance to inflict the same this weekend. Leicester City travel to the Old Trafford this weekend to try and give Mourinho yet another defeat this season.
Vitality test for Koeman:
One of the very few teams that are yet to be beaten, Everton, are on the road this weekend as they take on the Cherries in an interesting game. Eddie Howe’s side have just 4 points from the first 5 games and will not have it easy, even at home, against an in form Everton side.
Can Klopp remove the demons from his side?
The Reds have been sizzling this season outscoring almost every opponent but they were beaten by a newly promoted Bournemouth side this season. They will face another promoted side in Hull City this weekend and will need Anfield to get them past the Tigers who are sort of a Bogey team for the Reds recently.
Can Karanka stop Pochettino?
The Middlesbrough manager has made a decent start to the season picking up 5 points from the first 5 games. However, they will face a Tottenham side that is yet to be beaten and will hope that they can halt the impressive run the Spurs have put together early this season. This is one of the games to watch out for this weekend.
Mark Hughes under severe pressure:
Though he made some impressive signings in the summer, Mark Hughes has picked up just one point from the first 5 games of the season and is under pressure to deliver quickly this season. They will be up against a West Brom side that is picking up momentum early this season and will hope that the home crowd can get them to a victory in this game.
Can Palace climb even higher?
Recent results have seen Alan Pardew’s side take up the 8th place in the points table early this season and they have a great chance of making it better when they face a struggling Sunderland side that have just 1 point from 5 games. It will be a home game for the Black Cats which might make it tough for the Eagles to take a victory from this game.
Guidolin vs Guardiola Part 2:
After the League Cup defeat to Manchester City earlier this week, Swansea City will welcome Pep Guardiola’s side for the second time in 4 days but this time in the Premier League. Guardiola has won every game he has played this season and will hope to keep up the run with a victory at the Liberty Stadium this weekend.
Match of the week:
In what is easily the most enticing game of the weekend, Arsenal will welcome Chelsea in a London derby of sorts as both teams try to find early supremacy in the points table. Arsenal are fresh from a victory over Hull while Chelsea were beaten by Liverpool in the last round. It is a game between two top class managers who will hate to lose on the night.
High time for Slaven Bilic:
Having picked up just 3 points from the first 5 games, West Ham will host Southampton this weekend in a game in which both teams are in desperate need of some points. Neither team have started the new season well and West Ham will hope that their home advantage can give them all three points from this game.
Can Watford keep climbing?
The Hornets have now won back to back Premier League games with the most recent one coming against Mourinho’s Manchester United. The players will be full of confidence for their trip to the Turf Moor this weekend and will hope that they can take all three points from a struggling Burnley come the end of the week.
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