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TOP TWO CLASH AS CITY HEAD TO LIVERPOOL

Premier League preview for weekend beginning Saturday the 2nd of October featuring - Manchester City and Liverpool


This week in the Premier League we have a number of big games to enjoy but none come much bigger than Liverpool playing Man City, the top two placed teams in the league, in the final match of what is set to be another scintillating weekend of football.

Fixtures

All matches kick off at Saturday 2nd October at 3pm unless stated.

Manchester United (4th) vs Everton (5th) - Saturday at 12:30

Man United’s form - DWWWL

Everton’s form - DWWLW

Top Scorers: Fernandes (4); Calvert-Lewin & Gray (3)

Burnley (19th) vs Norwich City (20th)

Burnley’s form - LDLLD

Norwich’s form - LLLLL

Top Scorers: Mee, Wood, Cornet & Tarkowski (1); Pukki (2)

Chelsea (3rd) vs Southampton (16th)

Chelsea’s form - WDWWL

Southampton’s form - DDDDL

Top Scorers: Lukaku (3); A.Armstrong, Ward-Prowse & Elyounoussi (1)

Leeds United (18th) vs Watford (12th)

Leeds’ form - DDLDL

Watford’s form - LLLWD

Top Scorers: Raphinha (3); Sarr (4)

Wolverhampton Wanderers (14th) vs Newcastle United (17th)

Wolves’ form - LLWLW

Newcastle’s form - LDLDD

Top Scorers: Hwang & Jimenez (1); Saint-Maximin & Wilson (2)

Brighton & Hove Albion (6th) vs Arsenal (10th) - Saturday at 17:30

Brighton’s form - WLWWD

Arsenal’s form - LLWWW

Top Scorers: Maupay (4); Aubameyang (2)

Crystal Palace (15th) vs Leicester City (13th) - Sunday at 14:00

Crystal Palace’s form - DDWLD

Leicester’s form - LWLLD

Top Scorers: Edouard, Gallagher & Zaha (2); Vardy (5)

Tottenham Hotspur (11th) vs Aston Villa (8th) - Sunday at 14:00

Tottenham’s form - WWLLL

Aston Villa’s form - WDLWW

Top Scorers: Son (3); Ings (2)

West Ham United(7th) vs Brentford (9th) - Sunday at 14:00

West Ham’s form - WDDLW

Brentford’s form - DDLWD

Top Scorers: Antonio (5); Toney (2)

Liverpool (1st) vs Manchester City (2nd) - Sunday at 16:30

Liverpool’s form - WDWWD

Man City’s form - WWWDW

Top Scorers: Salah (5); Torres & Jesus (2)

Players in-form

It’s been a tough start to the season for Newcastle who are currently without a win as pressure builds on manager, Steve Bruce, who is unpopular with the fans. The one thing that does bring excitement to the Geordies is Allan Saint-Maximin. The Frenchman has been lighting up the league with his pace, trickery and unpredictability when on the ball, he’s the type of player who gets fans off their seats. Also, he’s finally adding goals and assists to his game and without Callum Wilson through injury he’s Newcastle's biggest threat. Saint-Maximin has a 7.10 rating.

Everton have been performing well since the arrival of Rafa Benitez but face a big challenge this week against Man United, who will be looking to bounce back from defeat to Aston Villa last weekend. With main goal scorer and highest rated Everton player (7.74) Dominic Calvert-Lewin out with injury the burden falls on other player’s shoulders. Demarai Gray has been superb this season finally living up to the potential he showed in his younger years. Gray rates at 7.30. He’s not alone though, Abdoulaye Doucoure provides energy and goals from central midfield - something he had during his time at Watford but lacked during his first season at Goodison Park - his rating is at 7.00 and Doucoure is one the United defence, without captain Harry Maguire, must keep an eye on.

Undoubtedly, much attention will be on the Liverpool versus Man City game and there could be a great battle to watch down one side of the pitch between Mohamed Salah and Joao Cancelo. Salah, as ever, has been in unbelievable goal scoring form scoring three in the Champions League on top of his five domestic goals. The Egyptian currently rates at 7.13. However, he could have a difficult afternoon up against Cancelo who is expected to play left-back, marking Salah on Sunday. He’s a vital man for Pep Guardiola often utilising his technical ability allowing him to drift inside to central midfield and he registered an assist last weekend. The 27-year-old has also proved solid defensively and will need all his acumen to score another impressive 7.98 just like he did versus Chelsea.

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Written by Alex Smith