Crystal Palace entertain Arsenal in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off at Selhurst Park. Palace have experienced a positive season by their standards and they are currently ninth on the table with a two-point advantage over Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. Roy Hodgson’s side go into the game on the back of a three-match unbeaten run where they have accumulated five points.
Arsenal suffered yet another humiliating Premier League defeat on Sunday evening at the front of their fans or more correctly couple of fans who are either homeless or just wanted to skip dinner to avoid talking to their family members.
Graham Potter was seen as a saviour for Brighton after the club picked up a 3-0 victory over Watford in the first game of the season. However, it has been a downhill slide for the Seagulls ever since. Brighton have now slipped to 16th place in the table and they have only picked up three points from the last six games. The upcoming assignment for the club is extremely tough as they are up against Spurs at home. Brighton have been unable to pick up home victories, as the team has failed to beat the likes of West Ham, Southampton, and Burnley.
Last weekend brought us a derby match between Manchester United and Liverpool, and that was the first game for the Reds to lose two points. There is a number of exciting matches in the 10th round and we are going to highlight some of them.
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur
Another derby match is ahead of Liverpool and they want to get back on winning track after drawing with Man Utd at Old Trafford. Jurgen Klopp’s is sitting on the top of the table being six points ahead of the defending champions Manchester City. Mohamed Salah and the lads are very productive in the front, while their defending is one of the best in the league.
Chris Wilder will be delighted at his team
occupying a top six position in the Premier League. However, his delight may be
short lived considering that Liverpool are in town this weekend. The defending
European champions have a 100% record in the Premier League after the recent
success over Chelsea. The Reds have already built up a five-point advantage
over Manchester City and Klopp will not be looking to drop points against a
newly promoted outfit.
The weekend’s clash at Goodison Park could be a potentially gloomy affair, with neither the Toffees nor Wolves having set the Premier League alight with their performance. In fairness to Wolves, they have had the excursions of the Europa League and that has somewhat contributed to their three successive draws to start the Premier League campaign.
Still, Nuno’s side can take heart from the fact that they have given a good account of themselves without getting beaten. The Wolves face another stern test of their credentials against the Toffees on Sunday, considering they will go into the game on the back of the second leg of the Europa League playoff against Torino.
All of Europe’s four major domestic leagues, the Premier League, La Liga, the German Bundesliga and Serie A are all in full swing as we’re about to hit October.
Every reigning champion from the top leagues, Manchester City, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus have all encountered slip ups, some bigger than others. Yet, the bookies are still backing last year’s winners despite them all showing signs of weaknesses.
The race for the Premier League title is on, with Liverpool still the favourites to lift the trophy. This has been the deal for the past three years and it seems this term is going in the same direction.
The Red have 100 percent record after three games, and they are widely expected to see off Burnley despite it being an away fixture. This would leave them with 12 maximum points but still far away from the 38-game haul for the season.
The off-season in Spain has been filled with transfer activities from the top three clubs in the top flight. Real Madrid as expected made a huge splash in the market signing the likes of Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic.
Barcelona not to be undone signed Antoine Griezmann from rivals Atletico Madrid. Atletico Madrid meanwhile secured Portuguese golden boy Joao Felix from Benfica for a club record fee. All the sehappeningsmean that we are in for an amazing season.
Gareth Southgate’s England are scheduled to face the Netherlands at the semi-final stage of the Nations League next week. The Three Lions have had a brilliant run over the past year where they made the semi-final stage of the World Cup while also beating the likes of Spain and Croatia en route to topping their Nations League group.
Since then, Southgate has experimented with a number of younger players getting the chance to impress, and the Three Lions boss is certainly spoilt for choices when they face off against the Netherlands, who have gone through a fascinating resurgence under the guidance of Ronald Koeman over the past year.