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After international break where the shocker of Italy failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the Premier League resumes this week with 10 games.

Big Matches to Watch:

Starting off the fixtures for the weekend is Tottenham Hotspur (7-2-2) visiting Arsenal (6-1-4) in this top six battle of 3rd vs 6th. With the visiting team coming in with better form (WLLWW), one being a home match against Real Madrid, against Arsenal’s form (WWWDL).

What to watch for:
  • After a slow August Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been hot with his play of late and will be putting pressure on the Arsenal defense to keep him off the score sheet.
  • Tottenham’s style gives neutrals a good offensive showing
  • With Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud out of the match look for Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette to make some noise if given playing time
  • Criticism of Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil in big matches and making an impact, could be a story line

Newcastle United (4-2-5) will be at Manchester United (7-2-2) for another Saturday match. In this match is 2nd in Manchester United against 11th Newcastle United. With the current form would be favouring Manchester United (LWWWL) with the last lose against Chelsea rather than Newcastle United (DDWLL).

What to watch for:
  • Both teams coming off of losses look for a strong effort between the teams
  • Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to training this week and there were murmurs of one or both making the bench Saturday
  • Look for a tactical battle between managers Rafael Benitez and Jose Mourinho
  • Let me reiterate that there is a chance that Pogba and Ibrahimovic might be back from injury
Weekend Predictions:

Saturday’s fixtures

Arsenal vs Tottenham

Crystal Palace vs Everton

West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea

Leicester City vs Manchester City

Liverpool vs Southhampton

Burnley vs Swansea City

Bournemouth vs Huddersfield Town

Manchester United vs Newcastle United

Sundays fixture

Watford vs West Ham United

Monday’s Fixture

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Stoke City

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