Here are our predictions for the Premier League action this weekend.
Arsenal v Manchester City
There is a lot of momentum surrounding the Gunners at the moment but the champions will be looking to react after a 1-0 defeat to Stoke. Expect Arsenal to pile on the pressure but City to show a bit of fight and grit to take a point.
Chelsea v Swansea City
A battle between the two form sides in the Premier League. Chelsea are the highest scorers in the top flight with 11 goals but the Swans have matched them with three wins from three so far.
Crystal Palace v Burnley
Both of these teams are in the bottom three and in need of a win. Burnley have played well since the opening game defeat to Chelsea but Palace may just have a little bit too much in attack.
Southampton v Newcastle United
The Saints come out of the international break with their last game away against West Ham producing a 3-1 win. Newcastle have struggled to score while the Saints have defended well.
Stoke City v Leicester City
This won’t be a match for the purist fans of football to enjoy. Stoke will be confident after their win at Manchester City and because they have a better defence this season than Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunderland showed against Manchester United that they can get stuck in against any side at home. Both sides go into this game on the back of a defeat and it’s one of the most difficult to call this weekend.
West Bromwich Albion v Everton
West Brom and Everton are both at the wrong end of the table on two points each. Everton have been good in attack and if they can find a way to stop leaking goals, they might just snatch all three points.
Liverpool v Aston Villa
The big blow for Liverpool is Daniel Sturridge being out of action. Villa will take confidence from their good start and their 2-2 draw here last season. They will dig in and could make it difficult for Brendan Rodgers’ side although the home team should just edge it.
Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers
This will be the first match for United to unleash their late summer signings and attacking potential. They should have far too much for QPR as they look for their first win of the season.
Hull City v West Ham
There’s not much to choose between these two mid-table teams. West Ham have scored more goals this season but Hull have the better defence. This could be another draw.