It has been a long week of football for the game’s ardent followers and the excitement continues today as action resumes in the Premier League.
Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge on Friday night while Saturday and Sunday has City, Arsenal and Manchester United playing for the points.
Here are every fixture over the course of the 3-day Matchday 5.
Chelsea v Liverpool
The Blues will have their toughest test of the season so far as the Reds visit. The last time Liverpool side went to west London, it ended in a 3 – 1 victory and they would hope to record a 2nd consecutive away win against Chelsea having last done so some 4 decades ago.
The hosts are without a loss and have shown great improvement under the Italian boss, so they wouldn’t be push overs.
Prediction : Liverpool win / Draw
Hull v Arsenal
Leicester v Burnley
Man City v Bournemouth
West Brom v West Ham
Everton v Middlesbrough
A resilient Hull will play host to the Gunners on Saturday. It’s an affairs that can’t be easily predicted but it sure will be tough.
Both sides have won twice, drawn and lost a game each, so it’s a game to add or remove from the 7 points both are currently on.
Prediction : Arsenal to win
Leicester suffered a 4 – 1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool last weekend. But their opponents tomorrow are the only side to have beaten the Reds this season.
Both teams will draw needed inspiration from the results between the 3 and hope to make the best of it.
Prediction : Leicester to win
Manchester City will look to make it 8 victories in as many games this season when the Cherries visit.
With only a win in 4 league games, it’s almost impossible to see a chance of even a draw for Bournemouth, but this is the EPL.
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Prediction : Manchester City to win
It’s a game of the Westerners as West Brom host the Hammers. West Ham would hope to bounce back from last weekend’s shocking defeat at home to Watford, and doing so against a side that has been largely poor this season looks very possible.
Prediction : West Ham to win
Everton are part of the 4 sides that haven’t lost an EPL game this season, and keeping that record against a Middlesbrough that suffered a 1st defeat last weekend shouldn’t be that hard.
Prediction : Everton to win
Watford v Man Utd
Crystal Palace v Stoke
Southampton v Swansea
Tottenham v Sunderland
Watford would draw huge inspiration from their comeback victory against West Ham last weekend and hope to get a point or 3 against the visiting Manchester United.
And the Red Devils won’t want another setback having lost their last 2 games in all competitions. Mourinho will demand a response from his men while Mazzarri also wants same.
A feisty affair awaits!!!
Prediction : Manchester United to win
Crystal Palace wouldn’t mind temporarily putting Stoke City’s search for a first ever league win on the back burner at the Selhurst Park.
Both teams are mid-table sides and have equal qualities in squad strength, so it’s a game that should be well balanced in terms of possession and chances.
Prediction : Draw
Southampton are yet to pick up a win and would hope they do so against a Swansea side that has relatively struggled this term.
Claude Puel isn’t finding life at the Saint Mary’s smooth and will want that first win to come this weekend.
Prediction : Southampton to win
The 3rd best team of last season smashed 4 past Stoke last weekend but couldn’t build on that form as Monaco handed them a defeat during the week in the Champions League.
But given Sunderland’s poor form, they will likely leave White Hart Lane without a point as the hosts will want to take their latest defeat out on them.
Prediction : Tottenham to win
Check out match day 4 result here