Ahead on another international break, Premier League game week 7 might provide the necessary push for most top teams, barring Chelsea and Manchester City who are set to lock horns against each other.
This week, most big guns will aim to take their points and goals tally as high as possible. As we can find below, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are facing so-called minnows while the rest of the fixtures can promise to be mouth-watering clashes. Following are the full list of matches for game week 7.
Chelsea or Manchester City – who will move ahead in the table?
On the last game of Saturday, two of the top three teams in the league table will face each other. Naturally, stakes will be super high at Stamford Bridge. City are on a goal-scoring run at the moment, netting as many as 16 goals from last three matches. They even returned victorious from their European trip against Shakhtar.
On the other hand, Chelsea have also found their rhythm and have remained unbeaten since the opening day disaster against Burnley. Most recently, in the Champions League, the Blues have defeated Atletico Madrid at the Spanish giants’ home. All in all, it can be said beyond doubt that both teams are on a brilliant form right now, and naturally, game week 7’s Saturday night will be extremely delightful for the football lovers.
Several injuries that might change the league future:
In a weird mishap, Sergio Aguero has run into a car accident and is likely to miss a few weeks of actions. This will surely dampen the Manchester City spirit and it is to be seen whether the team can successfully cope up with the unavailability of the star striker. On the other hand, Manchester United are already suffering from the injuries of Paul Pogba. In addition, Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial are also not fully fit. Jose Mourinho might find it challenging to deal with all these issues, albeit the United squad depth is pretty good this season.
Arsenal and Liverpool cannot afford any mistake:
Both these teams have faltered on multiple occasions this season, but they are slowly getting to their best and hopefully game week 7 will not bring forth any surprise for Arsene Wenger or Jurgen Klopp. Arsenal will take a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion, a side that lost only one of their last four games. The Seagulls will try again to cause a major upset against the Gunners, and Wenger will have to preplan for the hosts.
On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp’s team have been very inconsistent this season. They have humiliated Arsenal, got thrashed by Manchester City and ended level with Burnley and Watford. As they are set to take a trip to Newcastle United in game week 7, chances of seeing another upset is definitely not slim.
Can Crystal Palace finally score a goal?
The Eagles have been on the worst start by any British top tier team, ever. They have failed to win any of the first six matches and have not scored a single goal over those 540 minutes. In game week 7, Palace will travel to Old Trafford to face a confident Manchester United. Mourinho’s side has been spectacular so far, scoring 28 goals from 7 matches in all competitions. It is likely that Romelu Lukaku and co will want to rampage through the Palace defense in this Old Trafford affair. But, towards the other end, it will be interesting to see if the bottom-most side can finally find the nets for the first time in this campaign.