Match Day 4: 10 things to look out for in the Premier League this weekend

Aakarsh / 09 September 2016

The international break is over and the domestic football will be back this weekend to entertain fans at the weekend.

After the first 3 weeks of excitement in the Premier League, England’s domestic football will now be ready to prove more entertainment till the next international break, a time in which seasons can be made or broken.

This weekend, there are a number of crunch ties that will help shape the points table early in the season. So here are 10 things to look forward to in the 4th matchday of the Premier League this season:

Derby delight:


The new weekend of Premier League football will see Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho resume their long lost feud from Spain and in Europe. Both managers are currently in the same city and will fight it out for supremacy in the Manchester derby, the biggest club game this season at Old Trafford this weekend.

Cherries test for the Baggies:

Having taken 4 points from the first 4 games, Pulis’ West Brom side are off to a decent start to their new campaign. They travel to the Vitality stadium to take on a Bournemouth side that is yet to win a game this season. It will be a decent game with both sides playing some good football already this campaign.

Can the Saints stun the Gunners?


Arsene Wenger’s side will take on Claude Puel’s Southampton side this weekend at the Emirates. Southampton have picked up just 2 points from the first 3 games but with an Arsenal side that is losing star players to injury as the opposition, Puel will hope that his team can stun the Gunners on the night.

Battle of the promoted:

In the first game of the season between two newly-promoted sides, Hull City travel to the Turf Moor this weekend after picking up 6 points from the first 3 games of the new season. Burnley have also managed to take three points from their first 3 fixtures and it will be interesting to see which of the teams gets a head start over the other in the race against relegation.

Can Middlesbrough maintain their unbeaten start?

With 1 win and 2 draws from the first three game, Aitor Karanka’s side have made a decent start to their campaign this season. They will face a Palace side that has taken just 1 point from the first three games and will hope that they can keep their unbeaten run intact for as long as they can in the top flight.

Stoke test for Pochettino:

After almost being outplayed by Liverpool a couple of weeks ago, the Spurs will travel to the Bet365 stadium, one of the hardest places to get points from. The Potters are yet to win a game this season but with the Spurs looking less than sharp, they will fancy at least a point from this game.

Can Mazzari inflict more pain on the Hammers:

Slaven Bilic side fell to two losses against Chelsea and Manchester City in the first three games of the season and will face Walter Mazzari’s Watford side this weekend. The Hornets have just one point so far this season and will hope to get something from this game against the Hammers.

A bigger and louder Anfield unveiled:


After missing out on a home advantage in the first three games, Liverpool will welcome the Champions of England to inaugurate their new main stand at Anfield. It will be an occasion to remember for the Reds who will be hoping to take all there points from the Foxes who are level on points with the Reds.

Liberty test for Conte:


Having made his debut in the Premier League this season, Conte will travel to many stadiums for the first time and Swansea’s Liberty Stadium is one of them. Chelsea have not looked extremely convincing in any of their games and Francesco Guidolin will know that he has a decent chance to get something at home from this game.

David Moyes welcomes his former club:

The current Sunderland manager, who left the Goodison Park outfit a few years ago will now face his former club this weekend. He has already faced Everton as Manchester United’s manager but he will now be in charge of a Sunderland side who are in desperate need for some points.