Match Day 6, Games Preview
West Ham vs Tottenham: After an impressive display against West Brom but failing to get a goal. Slaven Bilic will have to stout his boys to put in a greater effort to withstand the powerful attack of Tottenham especially on the road. They need to get the ball to Chicharito in dangerous areas for the goals to come. Tottenham on their own exhibited a powerful control of the game against a stubborn Swansea side who were happy to sit back and let Spurs play the ball. Unfortunately, they couldn't nick a goal through Fabianski who held them off a great deal. Joe Hart will have a great deal of work to do to hold off Tottenham. I see Spurs nicking a victory this time.
West Ham 1:2 Tottenham
Burnley vs Huddersfield: Burnley have enjoyed a pretty run of result on away soil against top oppositions; Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool and aside losing at home to West Brom overall, they've maintained a good run of results. Sean Dyche will be expecting his strikers to hit top gear and let the goals to come in from all angles especially from Arfield and Wood against Huddersfield who happen to be on same points. The Terriers had a good performance against Leicester last weekend and will be gnashing their teeth for not taking all three points out of that game. Now they have an opportunity to claim three maximum points on the road with a top class performance and Depoitre in good position to punish the opponents defenders. It promises to be an entertaining game.
Burnley 1:2 Huddersfield
Everton vs Bournemouth: Having lost their last four games in all competition, this presents an opportunity for Everton to make a statement with this game at all cost and there's no better place to get their mojo back than at Goodison Park. Ronald Koeman will be much troubled with this game's eventuality and only a three point will do justice to that and Rooney & co will have much work to do. Bournemouth on their own have been fazed with much setbacks as they've only won a game in the premiership against a known rival from the championship, Brighton whom they out powered again in the Carabao Cup in extra time. They will hope the victories will spur them to getting good results henceforth. Starman Jermaine Defoe coming on the heel of his winning goal against Brighton in the league can get them up to decent position but he will need the whole team to work along with him.
Everton 2:1 Bournemouth
Man City vs Crystal Palace: The Etihad boys have been in devastating form this season along with their other city counterpart but Man City's kind of football is more free flowing and reminiscent of the old Arsenal days which Gary Nevile @GNev2 testified to, where they are able to tear open any defense at will. The team is firing on all cylinders and Aguero happen to be the icing on the cake along with Jesus. All these appraisal makes Crystal Palace getting a result at the Etihad an uphill task, the Eagles who have only in midweek in the EFL recorded their first win and goal for the new season and will hope this marks the beginning of a new trend of result. Its an impossible task against the routing sky blues but never say never with Benteke on his best day will get the job done against any form of defense in the league.
Man City 3:1 Crystal Palace
Southampton vs Man United: Southampton will need to put their acts right to get a result in this game. Stoke City brought with them their physical embodiment and the Saints will simply need to do the same, their physical character, intelligent team play and speed will be needed to neutralize the marauding trickery of the Red Devils. Davis and Long proved a wonderful combination for Crystal Palace and the return of van Dijk will prove a last lasting solution to the defensive deficiencies. The Red Devils have also been in a similar form like their other blue city side, they have seen off their opponents in similar style especially powering high towards the end of the game. The goals have also been coming in from different angles and with Pogba still absent, United still have wonderful talents capable of performing similarly to the French man. The saints will need to hold a grip of Lukaku who has been on a scoring form since joining the Reds and come Saturday he will continue to be their point man and most deadly player on the pitch.
Southampton 1:3 Man Utd
Stoke City vs Chelsea: After losing last weekend which marked the end of their five-match unbeaten run against the Magpies, Stoke is set to play the champions and hope to annihilate the Blue game plan like they did the Red Devils. Stoke will certainly need to be on top of their game like they did against Man Utd and their players better be up for it. They'll need the team efforts of Choupo-Moting, Rodriguez and Shaqiri in attack, Fletcher and Allen inspired midfield and a defense line devoid of the Chelsea loanee, Kurt Zouma but Martins Indi and Wimmer will have much work to do to tame the Blues. Chelsea are third on the table with some excellent piece of recovery from their match day one blunder but David Luiz red card in their last game against the gunners marred their season turn around. It brought alive their disciplinary level which need to be critically harnessed, it could tarnish and damage their title defence. Their season opener shouldn't be easily forgotten and on a good day for the Blues, no team is unbeatable for them as well but they could be their own very worst enemies.
Stoke 2:2 Chelsea
Swansea vs Watford: Last weekend Swansea just did enough to hold on to a point against the high flying Spurs, where their defense was regularly called to duty. They'll need to hit the gear soon as they have only won a game against a Crystal Palace side who is yet to score a goal in this campaign. Ayew and Abraham still remains their best bet for the goal rush and they will be counting on them to hit gear. Watford on their own received some bashing from Man City who are definitely the team to beat this season, so the amount of goals conceded those not really reflect how poor Watford are but how ruthless Man City are in front of goal. So Watford should rather be accessed since their victory against the saints which they won, nonetheless, they will need a performance to earn all full points in this game. Gray and Richarlison's brilliance will be called upon.
Swansea 1:2 Watford
Leicester vs Liverpool: Leicester have had a patchy campaign with their tight fixtures which have pitched them against top teams at this early phase, but they were brilliant against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup which Shakespeare himself confessed the result must have been aided by the halftime withdrawal of Coutinho. The foxes will certainly hope to replicate that result this weekend again but they'll need to sharpen up their counter attack play and hope Vardy and Mahrez punish the Reds. Liverpool have been haphazardly inconsistent this season and this may prove a usual problem for them and their fans. They have won some matches and lost some others which represents some level of disparity in their play. They will hope to get their acts right and jump to winning ways when they face Leicester again this weekend. Their fast legs will play this time including Salah and Ferminho, still missing Mane but they will hope to fight to the death this time and get a decent result which will bring them back to reckoning among the title challengers. Leicester 1:1 Liverpool
Brighton vs Newcastle: Having lost to Bournemouth in two consecutive games already they will be hoping to get back to the form that had them beat West Brom in the league. Losing this game will only put more pressure on Chris Hughton, who will be hoping the player gather their acts right to claim all three points at home against an inform Newcastle side who have claim all points in their last three games, which has created a turn around in their earlier empty season. Benitez will hope to continue that run of form that has brought him respect once again, Jamaal Laschelles has also been wonderful from the back scoring the match winners in consecutive games. Joselu will also be needed to hit gear so the goals can come from all angles.
Brighton 1:2 Newcastle
Arsenal vs West Brom: Having bounced back from their huge loss at Anfield, they have since won Bournemouth and drawn at Stamford Bridge against the champions which in itself is a pretty good outcome. Things are already taking shape for Wenger with the return to goal scoring form of Alexis Sanchez with his wonder goal against Cologne and amid the recent injury to Welbeck, this presents a timely opportunity to throw the Chilean alongside Lacazette and Ozil which will be too deadly for the Baggies. West Brom will need to give a deserving efforts to get a result out of this game and except they gather their acts right which they are capable of, they might find it an utopian dream to get a result out of this game. They will need to get Morrison and Rodriguez into dangerous positions to cause threat to the gunners defense. It's a top game for the Baggies to build their strength and see how they fair against the big teams.
Arsenal 2:1 West Brom