Premier League predictions: Gameweek 4
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The international break is over!
It was an international break full of intrigue and excitement – with World Cup places on the line. Nevertheless we imagine the majority of you are excited about the return of the Premier League.
After three matches in the Premier League so far, it feels like the “Phony War” is over and we can now concentrate on the real thing.
This is exacerbated by the end of the summer transfer window and yesterday’s decision to end the 2018 window early.
Manchester City v Liverpool
The Premier League weekend is kicked off by the game of the next three days: Manchester City v Liverpool.
Both Manchester City and Liverpool can go top with a win.
The attacking line-ups on both sides are simply too brilliant to see this game go goalless.
Liverpool seem to be the favourites with both our community (see the Facebook Live below) and the pundits.
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Leicester v Chelsea: Battle of the champions
Not for a while have we seen a Saturday 3pm fixture list with so many big games.
Leicester v Chelsea is undoubtedly the stand out match, featuring the two champions from the last three years.
Will Wayne Rooney play for Everton? Can Harry Kane score his first Premier League goal of the season?
Will Arsene Wenger bounce back with a win? Are Bournemouth going to lose their opening 4 games?
How will Southampton v Watford pan out?
The other 3pms also feature some intriguing teams, which we simply don’t know enough about.
Southampton v Watford is simply fascinating and Marco Silva’s side might well have the edge.
Whilst Brighton really need to show something against West Brom, for us not to think they are the new Middlesbrough.
Manchester United attempt 4 in 4
Jose Mourinho takes his Manchester United side to Stoke to make it four wins out of four this Premier League season.
Stoke have beaten Arsenal at the Bet365 Stadium already this campaign.
Arguably Manchester United’s first test of the campaign, but if they pass with flying colours, that will likely be dismissed.
Due to European games in midweek, the “Super Sunday” offering is not as super as you might think.
Nevertheless, Frank De Boer’s travails as Crystal Palace manager should be an eye opener. Surely the Dutchman isn’t going to exit quicker than he did at Inter Milan?!
Whilst the arrival of Renato Sanches into the Premier League means all eyes will be on Swansea v Newcastle.
West Ham v Huddersfield
The Premier League Gameweek 4 ends with a Monday night game – the first at the London Stadium in 2017/2018.
West Ham have lost all three of their Premier League away games. Huddersfield have been impressive under David Wagner and are yet to let in a goal.
Will the “Dildo Brothers” be involved somehow? If West Ham lose we could see Sullivan & Gold giving Slaven Bilic the push…