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Fan First's Premier League preview for weekend starting 22nd of October featuring - Liverpool & Manchester United

Another weekend of Premier League action is upon us with all eyes looking towards the big game that completes the game week between Man United and Liverpool. There will also be plenty interested to see how Newcastle get on versus Crystal Palace following the sacking of Steve Bruce by the new owners.


(All matches kick off Saturday 23rd October at 3pm unless stated.)

Arsenal (12th) vs Aston Villa (13th) - Friday at 20:00

Arsenal’s form - WWWDD

Aston Villa’s form - LWWLL

Top Scorers: Aubameyang (3); Ings (3)

Chelsea (1st) vs Norwich (20th) - Saturday at 12:30

Chelsea’s form - WWLWW

Norwich’s form - LLLDD

Top Scorers: Lukaku (3); Pukki (2)

Crystal Palace (14th) vs Newcastle (19th)

Crystal Palace’s form - WLDDD

Newcastle’s form - LDDLL

Top Scorers: Edouard (3); Wilson (3)

Everton (8th) vs Watford (16th)

Everton’s form - WLWDL

Watford’s form - LWDLL

Top Scorers: Calvert-Lewin, Gray & Townsend (3); Sarr (4)

Leeds (17th) vs Wolves (10th)

Leeds’ form - LDLWL

Wolves’ form - WLWWW

Top Scorers: Raphinha (3); Hwang (3)

Southampton (15th) vs Burnley (18th)

Southampton’s form - DDLLW

Burnley’s form - LLDDL

Top Scorers: Ward-Prowse (2); Mee, Wood, Tarkowski & Cornet (1)

Brighton (4th) vs Man City (3rd) - Saturday at 17:30

Brighton’s form - WWDDD

Man City’s form - WDWDW

Top Scorers: Maupay (4); Silva, Torres, Jesus & De Bruyne (2)

Brentford (9th) vs Leicester (11th) - Sunday at 14:00

Brentford’s form - LWDWL

Leicester’s form - LLDDW

Top Scorers: Mbuemo, Toney & Wissa (2) Vardy (7)

West Ham (7th) vs Tottenham (5th) - Sunday at 14:00

West Ham’s form - DLWLW

Tottenham’s form - LLLWW

Top Scorers: Antonio (5); Son (4)

Liverpool (2nd) vs Man United (6th) - Sunday at 16:30

Liverpool’s form - WWDDW

Man United’s form - WWLDL

Top Scorers: Salah (7); Fernandes & Greenwood (4)

Players In-Form

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has scored an 8.65 and 9.11 in his last two outings. He’s the league’s joint top goal scorer with seven and has four assists to his name. The Egyptian has been in magical form so far this campaign scoring fantastic solo efforts versus Manchester City and Watford that has put him in the conversation regarding the best player in the world. And surely based on current form alone, he is. Jurgen Klopp’s side are the only team left undefeated and Salah will be a key man as Liverpool look to extend that run at the home of their rivals, Old Trafford, on Sunday.

A few people have been questioning Leicester this season after a mediocre start but the 4-2 win over Man United and 4-3 win over Spartak Moscow in the Europa League will give Brendan Rodgers’ side a boost in confidence. Leicester have reverted back to the three man defence that served them so well last year and have seen an up turn in form as a result. However, one man has been firing all season for the Foxes and that’s Jamie Vardy. He’s level with Salah at the top of the scoring charts with seven and has rated above a 7.27 in four of the last five games.

Ever since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea the West London side have been one of the best defensive teams in the league. They’ve kept a league high of six clean sheets this season, and of course, Chelsea’s solid defensive shape and quality helps with that but goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has been in inspired form. He’s made 25 saves this campaign, the fifth most in the Premier League. Last week in the 0-1 win over Brentford, Mendy made a number of astonishing saves to keep Chelsea ahead and he was undoubtedly man of the match. He averages a 7.00 across this season and scored a 7.98 for last week’s heroics.

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Written by Alex Smith