Things are quite the same at the top in the EPL with rampaging Manchester United dropping two precious points at the Britannia last weekend but still edge city rivals Manchester City on goal difference. Chelsea are much stable with three in three and Arsenal enjoyed a happy stroll against hapless Bournemouth to put to bed, maybe temporarily that horrendous showing at Anfield before the international break.
Talking the two Manchester clubs, it’s safe to argue that the league is heading that side this time with both teams boasting the strongest squads at the very moment, quality everywhere you look at and you can only pity anyone they square up against; Manchester United dropped points at the Britannia to Stoke City but that could be hinged on the midweek return to the elite Champions League which we all know they would give a loud shout and if there’s anyone that would truly and genuinely challenge Real Madrid for the title, Manchester United must be in the mix. Pogba is out but Herrera is fit in his place, Everton is their opponent, a familiar Wayne the whale is upfront for the Toffees, it’s worth looking forward to.
Chelsea host Arsenal on Sunday, on paper it should be straightforward for the hosts, on paper they should be eating up this weak and broken Arsenal team by halftime but football has it’s strange complexities, there is dilemma on whether Eden Hazard should start or not but with Arsenal needing second half substitutes to change things at home against Koln, it should be a super happy day for Antonio Conte and Co.
Elsewhere in London, new Wembley Landlord, Tottenham Hotspur host Swansea, a team they must beat to prove Wembley isn’t a curse, they did sweep off BVB in midweek but they need a statement on the home front, Swansea on their parts had a day to forget at home last weekend as Lascelles headed home the winner to condemn them to yet another defeat just when they thought they turned a corner. Liverpool would wonder what went wrong aside from the Mane sending off, for a team that beat Arsenal black and blue a fortnight ago to get a dose of their own prescription, Burnley is in town now, a team brimming with confidence, there’s only one way to go for the passionate Jurgen Klopp and his Kops.
Here and there, there are points to prove, to win and to lose, Southampton are struggling in front of goals, Crystal Palace just hired a new manager after showing Frank De Boer the exit door following four straight losses, Westham won eventually, but are they there yet? Here are our premier league predictions.
|Bournemouth vs Brighton||Bournemouth to win|
|Crystal Palace vs Southampton||Full time draw|
|Huddersfield vs Leicester||Leicester to win or draw|
|Liverpool vs Burnley||Liverpool to win|
|Newcastle vs Stoke||Newcastle to win or draw|
|Watford vs Manchester City||City to win|
|Westbrom vs Westham||Both teams to score|
|Tottenham vs Swansea||Spurs to win|
|Chelsea vs Arsenal||Chelsea to win|
|Manchester United vs Everton||United to win|
Strictly the writer’s opinion