Leicester vs Liverpool – King Power Stadium
While Maguire’s 95th minute winner will certainly send the Foxes tail up into this clash against the early league leaders, we think Liverpool will continue building their defensive record this season and claim the win. Fantasy managers who own stock in the Anfield Defense will look ahead with joy, as Leicester will be without Jamie Vardy, whose scoring record against the Reds is remarkable – 7 strikes in 5 games.
Brighton vs Fulham – Amex Stadium
Aleksandar Mitrovic’s brace over Burnley last weekend is what we’ve singled out as the difference maker in this mid-table clash. Brighton had a dismal record against set pieces last season, and the big Serbian striker should be able to capitalize.
Chelsea vs Bournemouth – Stamford Bridge
Claiming the win and an enormous amount of possession at Newcastle, we reckon Chelsea and Sarri will spread their wings a little at home. Eddie Howe is no Rafa Benitez, and it will take a massive effort to stifle the free-flowing football of the West-Londoners. Look for Marcos Alonso and Pedro to bomb forward and continue their great start.
Crystal Palace vs Southampton – Selhurst Park
The Eagle’s fans glower down upon whichever side takes the pitch against their team in South London. Even still, we think Southampton make it out with a draw and that they’ll be the happier side; though it will take diligence and fight to combat a rowdy home ground, as well as the always dangerous Will Zaha who scored last weekend.
Everton vs Huddersfield Town – Goodison Park
With or without their skeptically-priced star man Richarlison, Everton have more about them under Marco Silva than in recent years, and will look to carve open similar wounds in Huddersfield to when the Terriers visited the Etihad earlier this month. However, we feel a draw is on the books due to the red card, and Huddersfield likely shutting up shop early.
West Ham vs Wolves – London Stadium
Manuel Pellegrini is an experienced manager in the Premier League, and even though West Ham are the only team who have yet to record a point, we expect him to right the ship at home. Striker Marko Arnautovich has two in three, and new signing Anderson looks a natural in the Hammer’s midfield.
Man City vs Newcastle – Etihad Stadium
Rafa has started, like we all imagined, about as good as he could without the full backing of the club. But a trip to the Champions will rarely end in anything positive for visitors this season. Picking up any of the Citizen’s attackers could yield big for fantasy managers, as Newcastle will likely cede any ideas of possession.
Cardiff vs Arsenal – Emirates Stadium.
The gears are beginning to turn for Unai Emery’s side, while the Bluebirds couldn’t find their way past a ten man Huddersfield, registering only 4 shots on target and 44% possession. Alex Iwobi looked superb against Chelsea, and did well against West ham, while Aubameyang will certainly press hard for his first goal of the campaign.
Burnley vs Man United – Turf Moor
What may be the most intriguing clash of Matchweek 4, Burnley will play host to a battered Jose Mourinho side. In deflecting responsibility from himself, we believe his team’s morale will not improve, and he will be forced to accept a draw from Sean Dyche’s side. Tarkowski has scored twice from set pieces, and that may be the best way forward from the clarets.
Watford vs Spurs – Vicarage Road
Someone’s perfect start will come to an end, and we think it’ll be Watford’s. Tottenham are putting in some very mature performances, and Moura’s double over the Red Devils will give him a mountain of confidence alongside Harry Kane.
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