Ooff, finally the international break has come to an end and another premier league weekend is upon us.
The premier league matchday 5 features some Interesting fixtures including Tottenham Hotspur who will battling it out against league leaders Liverpool after a heavy defeat to Watford last time.
Manchester united would be facing top table Watford, City welcome Fulham to the Etihad and so does chelsea to Cardiff city while Arsenal travel to Newcastle for yet another gruesome matchup.
Premier League Matchday 5 weekend Fixtures
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool – sat/12:30pm
Manchester city v Fulham – sat/3:00pm
Bournemouth v Leicester city – sat/3:00pm
Newcastle v Arsenal – sat/3:00pm
Huddersfield v Crystal Palace – sat/3:00pm
Chelsea v Cardiff city – sat/3:00pm
Watford v Manchester united – sat/5:30pm
Wolverhampton v Burnley – sun/1:30pm
Everton v Westham – sun/4:00pm
Southampton v Brighton – sun/8:00pm
Tottenham Hotspur look to bounce back from heavy Watford defeat against Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur host league Leaders in the first and probably the most exciting fixture of the weekend to be.
Spurs suffered a heavy defeat against Watford last time out, after seeing a second half own goal lead turned around by the Hornets before the final whistle to maintain their 100 percent start of the season.
Liverpool on the other hand are yet to be beaten so far and have only conceded a single goal this season courtesy of a Becker Allison error.
To add salt to injury, spurs striker Harry Kane is reportedly not 100 percent fit and Mauricio Pochettino would be in dire need of his star striker if he is to break the Merseyside red’s defence. Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris are also not expected to feature. Luckily, Lucas Moura seems to be in darting form so far.
The fixture is expected to be a block buster with Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp unwilling and unlikely to surrender their place at the top of the league table to fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester city host Fulham at the Etihad
After dropping two valuable points against Wolverhampton few weeks back, Manchester city struggled to finally earn themselves all three against Newcastle thanks to a Kyle Walker long-range punt.
The reigning Champions currently sit fourth on the league table below Liverpool, chelsea and Watford and Pep Guardiola will be hoping to keep tabs with the early leaders until his star midfielder Kevin De Bryune returns from injury.
This weekend however, Manchester city have the comfort of home when they welcome thirteenth placed Fulham to the Etihad.
Newly promoted side ‘Fulham’ were beaten in their first two Fixtures against crystal palace (2-0) and Tottenham Hotspur (3-1) before eventually earning three valuable points against Burnley (4-2) and a single point against Brighton (2-2).
It’s most certainly going to be a difficult journey for Fulham at the Etihad but maybe the newly promoted side could find a way just like Wolverhampton and earn themselves a valuable point or even all three against the reigning champions.
But will Pep Guardiola allow it ?
Could Arsenal fall victim to Rafa Benitez’s newly found strategy ?
Unai Emery finally earned his first six premier league points against Westham and Cardiff city in the previous fixture. However the new boss will face another test in Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle away in the weekend.
Rafa Benitez’s newly found technique almost saw him steal a point or three from chelsea and Manchester city. Could the manager finally get it done against arsenal ?
Unai Emery and Arsenal are still in incubation as the manager is yet to nail down a starting eleven for the season and Benitez is likely to take advantage of that in the weekend game with the north London defence nowhere near perfect.
Can Watford condemn jose Mourinho to a third defeat ?
Manchester United returned to winning ways against Burnley while Watford continued their 100 percent start to the season by dispatching Tottenham Hotspur just before the international break. The two teams go head to head in one of the most exciting fixture of the weekend.
The Hornets currently sit third on the league table on maximum points while their weekend opponents United sit tenth on six points after losing to Brighton and Tottenham.
With Manchester United, it’s always a big fixture and this is no different as the hornets look to quench the red devils as they did spurs.
A strained relationship with paul pogba is already news and a loss to Watford would only add salt to mourinho’s injury after already losing two of his last four Fixtures.
Luke Shaw is still believed to be in contention to start at Watford despite the England left back being given a mandatory 6-7 days rest after his collision with Dani Carvajhal which left the 23-year-old incapacitated. Jose Mourinho would definitely want his season’s best player back in the team in no time.
Can Westham steal first point against Everton ?
Going in to the weekend, Westham and Manuel Pellegrini remain at the very bottom of the league table with the hammers still the only club to not earn a point so far this season.
Despite reports his place is not under threat, the Manager ‘Manuel Pellegrini’ is definitely under pressure to provide results on the pitch after four straight losses.
Everton on the other are doing fine but not great with the team currently unbeaten in the new season. The Merseyside blues have won one and drawn other three as compared to their opponents.
Everton are definitely not the opponents a struggling Westham would be hoping to play, but a win could bring back the team’s confidence to play and at least set the manager [ Manuel Pellegrini ] on the right track once more.
Elsewhere in the weekend, Bournemouth face Leicester city with Jamie Vardy back and running for his club. Chelsea and Maurizio sarri look to coast to another three points when Cardiff city visit the Stamford bridge. Huddersfield host crystal palace, wolves host Burnley and Southampton welcome Brighton in what should prove to be another exciting weekend.