The Premier League returns this weekend as eye-catching fixtures are lined across the English territory. The likes of Manchester United will take on newly promoted side Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford while Leicester City welcomes Swansea City at the King Power Stadium.
This weekend promises to be interesting as the January transfer window ended in the midweek with some players expected to make a (potential) debut for a host of Premier League sides.
Last week was filled with mouth watering displays especially with the shocking 0-3 defeat of Chelsea by Eddie Howe’s AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. With the midweek results in the Premier League where Chelsea and Arsenal were beaten there is much to look forward to in this weekend fixtures.
On this note we evaluate key matches to watch ahead of the weekend.
Burnley vs. Manchester City:
League favourites Manchester City will visit Burnley at Turf Moor in the early kick-off of this weekend Barclays Premier League encounter. The host will be hoping to do the damage just like Liverpool did at home after holding Tottenham 1-1 at Wembley Stadium and beating Chelsea 2-3 at Stamford Bridge in the League Opener.
However, with the flamboyant displays in the City’s game play and technical awareness in their squad, the Burnley side will have a lot of work to do in the 90 minutes contest.
With the front three of Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling rampaging against the Burnley defence, the home side will need to be at their very best to get a result in the match as Pep Guardiola’s side comes visiting this weekend away from home.
Arsenal vs. Everton
Arsenal will welcome Sam Allardyce’s Everton side in arguably one of the star match of the weekend in the Premier League. This match will be anticipated for the obvious reason as Theo Walcott returns to the Emirates Stadium to face Alexis Sanchez less Arsenal in London.
The English forward was in fine form in midweek as he produced the goods for the Toffees at home against former League Champions Leicester City when he bagged a brace to down the Leicester side.
His reunion is coming at a perfect time when the watching world will be keen to see how Arsenal’s new recruit Henrikh Mkhitaryan and his Dortmund teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fares on the pitch in their home debut as both sides meets at the Emirates Stadium in about time.
Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur:
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will be welcoming Tottenham Hotspurs at Anfield this weekend in the English Premier League clash as battles ensues on the playing turf among the these two English heavyweights.
Both sides met last year in the first half of the season with Spurs winning 4-1 thanks to a brace from star forward Harry Kane. However, with the match at Anfield which is not an easy ground to come away with a win the tied might likely change.
This is possible with the talent of Sadio Mane, center forward Roberto Firmino and goalgetter Mohamed Salah leading the lines for Liverpool in transition. They have received a big boost with the form of rejuvenated former Arsenal man Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain just behind the Liverpool front three in attack.
Will the Tottenham side be easy to crack at Anfield? This is a massive question for the host (Liverpool) as Mauricio Pochettino’s men visits the home side for the Super Sunday clash.