Premier League Gameweek 4 Preview
Game-week four is upon us and eight games take place today. The Premier League returns to action this weekend after mid-week games in the Capital One Cup and European competitions.
Saturday sees eight games in the top-flight in total, with six coming at the traditional 3pm slot in the afternoon, with one kicking off at lunch-time and the other in the evening.
So lets take a look into what football fans have to look forward to today.
The first game today takes place at St James’ Park as Newcastle United host an out-of-form Arsenal.
The Magpies go into the game off of a solid 0-0 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United, and they’ll be quietly fancying their chances after Arsenal’s slow start with just one win from three.
However, The Gunners have a solid record against Newcastle in recent times and Olivier Giroud will be wanting to continue his hot goalscoring form against The Magpies.
It’s unusual to see so many of the top-teams play on the same day, but following Arsenal at lunch-time will be Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool.
The trio all have home games and will all be confident going into the matches against Watford, Crystal Palace and West Ham United respectively.
As well as those matches at 3pm, Aston Villa host Sunderland, AFC Bournemouth take on the shock package of the season so far Leicester City, and Stoke City welcome West Bromwich Albion and their former-boss Tony Pulis to The Britannia Stadium.
The later kick-off is at White Hart Lane as Tottenham Hotspur welcome Everton to North London.
Spurs have had a poor start to the new campaign, drawing two and losing the other, whilst Everton have picked up four points from three games.
Spurs and Everton always throw up exciting fixtures, so it’s got to be the game to watch today.
Turning our attentions to tomorrow, we have two games to look forward to on Super Sunday.
First up is Southampton against Norwich City with The Saints desperate to kick-start their season following their shock Europa League exit on Thursday evening.
The Canaries have started okay with one win, one draw and a defeat, but their last away trip saw them score three goals and pick up three points against Sunderland.
Following the match at St Mary’s Stadium is a trip to Wales as Swansea City host Manchester United.
Garry Monk‘s men did the double over The Red Devils last season and will want to do the same this time around following their solid start to the new campaign.
Five points from three games so far, including a point at Stamford Bridge for Swansea, whilst United have picked up seven points from three.
So that’s what game-week four has in store for us!
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt