Premier League Matchweek 10 Preview
Here are some fixtures and highlights for this weekend of Premier League action:
West Brom vs. Manchester City: Manchester City haven’t recorded a victory in six games, their latest loss coming against Manchester United in the English League Cup. With form foul, and players and fans growing frustrated, Pep Guardiola must find a way to record a victory against West Brom. A draw does not bold well to keep City atop the table with the points differential too close for comfort.
Sunderland vs. Arsenal: This is Arsene Wenger’s opportunity to claim the top of the table. Arsenal have been consistently good as of late, and with Sunderland not posing much a threat, look for the team to try to seize hold of the lead.
Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool: Liverpool need to find a hot scoring start. This kind of performance will help their chances to go top and heighten their goal difference.
Southampton vs. Chelsea: Coming off of a 4-0 victory against Manchester United, it looked as if Antonio Conte’s Chelsea was the real deal. However, in the English League Cup they were knocked out by West Ham United 2-1. Southampton has been formidable of late, holding off decent opponents in their last few fixtures across their competition list. Expect this matchup to be a contested one unless Chelsea replicate the early scoring they did against United.
Tottenham vs. Leicester City: Tottenham still hasn’t lost a game, and with that kind of form, Leicester City shouldn’t be much trouble either. The former Premier League champions aren’t in the shape to defend the title again and Tottenham are just as good last season as they are this season; they are on a mission to win a title. The Spurs have a great opportunity to reach the top of the table with a resounding win over the Foxes.
Manchester United vs. Burnley: In a post-match interview, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera were adamant that their win over Manchester City in the English League Cup has given the team confidence, along with severity that their next fixture against Burnley must be a win. Herrera feels that wins against teams like them will help them in their quest to secure the Premier League title. Look for United to come out strong against this team.
Dillon Davis-Tirado covers the Premier League for MFST, follow him on Twitter @thedavistirado.
Hailing from New York City from the borough of Brooklyn, Dillon is a die-hard New York sports fan. He currently resides in Upstate New York, where he studies at Wells College in Aurora, NY.
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