14th September, 2018.
The Premier League returns this weekend after the first international break of the season much to the relief of millions of its followers all over the globe.
The matches start off on Saturday with a very interesting meeting of two of the title contenders this season. The two teams involved are the Tottenham Hotspurs and Liverpool F.C.
This match which will be played at the Wembley Stadium home to Spurs, will naturally be the main attraction of this weekend’s fixtures.
It is interesting to see how both teams handle this match as they will both have an eye on the on their respective midweek Champions League openers.
Liverpool has a slight advantage so far in the league as they have won all four of their games so far while Spurs fell to their first league defeat at Watford in their last match.
This match therefore provides Tottenham with an opportunity to leapfrog the their visitors into the first place on the league table even if on a temporary basis.
Another title contender for the title, Chelsea F.C. will be going into into the weekend just one goal behind Liverpool after their perfect start and very few people would bet against them continuing their winning streak as they host Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge.
TheThe visitors who only recently returned to the top flight are yet to win a match this season even though they finally got on the score sheet last time out, eventually losing 3-2 at home to Arsenal.
Manchester United and Watford F.C. have met fourteen times out of which the Red Devils have won thirteen times.
These two teams are meeting again this weekend with Watford as the hosts. However on current form, this is a match that no one would confidently wager on its result.
The current League Champions, Manchester City will be playing against an intriguing Fulham team who boast one of Europe’s most in form strikers.
They have for an example, Aleksander Mitrovic who has scored six goals in his last six games for club and country.
He will surely be keen to add to that tally against a City side who have not kept a clean sheet since the opening weekend of this season.
The match between Bournemouth and Leicester City will be coming up at the Vitality Stadium with just one point separating the pair ahead of the game.
On Sunday, Everton F.C. will be playing host to bottom-of-the-table West Ham United to Goodison Park on Sunday. The visitors are the only side in the division yet to get a point this season and it gets even more difficult for them as they square up to Chelsea the following weekend.
As for Arsenal F.C., they seem to have turned a corner as they have moved from losing two matches in a row to winning two consecutively. They will surely want to continue on that positive note as they travel to struggling Newcastle United this weekend.
Another match on the bill for the weekend is the one featuring Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town – both of whom are just above the relegation zone meet at the John Smith’s Stadium.
On Sunday, Wolverhampton Wanderers take on a Burnley side who have just managed to garner one point so far while the round of games will be concluded on Monday evening, with Southampton’s trip to fellow south-coast side Brighton and Hove Albion.