English Premier League Week 4 match preview

EPL Match Preview

Week 4 of the English Premier league will kick off with Liverpool visiting Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday by 12:30pm after the International break. This week promises to be action packed with new signings set to debut for their new clubs.

Leicester City against Chelsea will also be a match to watch, the current defending champions for 2016/2017 squaring up against the 2015/2016 champions. We take a deep look into all the Premier League fixtures for this week.

Manchester City vs Liverpool 
Kick Off: Saturday, 12:30

Both sides sit in the top four after collecting seven points from their opening three games, though City are still seeking a first home win after being held to a 1-1 draw by Everton.

The only injury doubt for Guardiola’s City remains Ilkay Gundogan, with the midfielder being given plenty of time to find fitness following last season’s serious knee injury.

For Liverpool Adam Lallana (thigh) and Nathaniel Clyne (hamstring) are expected to miss out.

Last 5 matches Head to Head Stats
Liverpool – 3 wins
Manchester City – 0 win
Draw – 2 draws

Arsenal vs AFC Bournemouth
Kick Off: Saturday, 15:00

Arsenal are in desperate need of three points in their home match at Bournemouth on Saturday, following back-to-back defeats before the international break. Arsenal sit on the 16th position with 3 points, just 2 places above Bournemouth, who have not collected any points this season.

Last 5 matches Head to Head Stats
Arsenal – 4 wins
AFC Bournemouth – 0 win
Draw – 1 draw

Brighton & Hove Albion vs West Bromwich Albion
Kick Off: Saturday, 15:00

West Brom remain unbeaten this season. They won their opening two games with the exact 1-0 margin against Burnley and Bournemouth and earned a draw against Stoke City to keep them 5th on the league standings. Brighton have lost two of their matches and drawn one, they sit on 17th position, just below Arsenal

Last 5 matches Head to Head Stats
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Everton vs Tottenham Hotspur
Kick Off: Saturday, 15:00

Everton started well, winning their first game, drawing against Manchester City, but were easily beaten in their last match against Chelsea, loosing 2 – 0. Wayne Rooney faces disciplinary action after being charged with drink driving last week. We will to see if he will be distracted by it.

Jordan Pickford was forced to withdraw from England duty while Klaassen’s foot concern is not expected to be solved before the game.

Tottenham Hotspur has not had the best of starts to the season. A routine 2-0 win at Newcastle was followed by just a point gained after two games at Wembley despite dominating displays. Loosing to Chelsea and dropping a point in the last minute of regular time against burnley.

Victor Wanyama will miss out with a knee injury while Kieran Trippier is also a doubt.

Last 5 matches Head to Head Stats
Everton – 0 win
Tottenham Hotspur – 2 wins
Draw – 3 draws

Leicester City vs Chelsea
Kick Off: Saturday, 15:00

Leicester will be without Silva, while fellow new signing Vicente Iborra is also an injury doubt ahead of this weekend’s match. However, Robert Huth and Kelechi Iheanacho are available for selection, while deadline-day signing Aleksandar Dragovic could also feature in the squad after arriving on loan from Bayer Leverkusen.

Gary Cahill serves the final match of his suspension, Antonio Rudiger will continue to be used in defence, while new siginings Zappacosta and Drinkwater are likely to be on the bench. Hazard is also yet to feature for the blues this season and will likely be involved in this match. Chelsea are on a row from back to back wins against Tottenham and Everton

Leicester sits on the 15th position of the table, after just picking 3 points from there 3matches, chelsea are much higher on the 6th position

Last 5 matches Head to Head Stats
Leicester City – 1 win
Chelsea – 2 wins
Draw – 2 draws

Southampton vs Watford
Kick Off: Saturday, 15:00

Both Southampton and Watford picked up a win and 2 draws from their opening three matches of the season. And they are coming on the back of goal-less draws against newly promoted sides. Watford were held at home by Brighton, whereas Southampton failed to break the shackles at Huddersfield.

Last 5 matches Head to Head Stats
Southampton – 3 wins
Watford – 0 win
Draw – 2 draws

Stoke City vs Manchester United
Kick Off: Saturday, 17:30

Stoke city knows how to play the big guns, they have already beaten Arsenal on home turf this season. But lost against Everton in their opening match, and earned at draw at West Brom.

The Red Devils started the season well, earning nine points out of a possible nine from their opening three matches. They will try to continue their 100% start to the season as they visit stoke city in the last match on Saturday.

Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are not expected back until the end of the year.

Last 5 matches Head to Head Stats
Stoke City – 1 win
Manchester United – 1 win
Draw – 3 draws

Burnley vs Crystal Palace
Kick Off: Sunday, 13:30

Burnley will enter the fixture brimming with confidence after beating Chelsea and picking up a plausible point against Tottenham. They currently sit 10th on the EPL table

Crystal Palace have endured a nightmare start to the season, losing all three matches under new boss Frank de Boer without scoring a goal. They suffered home defeats to Huddersfield and Swansea. They will be without Wilfried Zaha, who is still recovering from a knee injury suffered in the 3-0 defeat to Huddersfield.

Last 5 matches Head to Head Stats
Burnley – 3 wins
Crystal Palace – 1 win
Draw – 1 draw

Swansea City vs Newcastle United
Kick Off: Sunday, 16:00

Swansea and Newcastle both enjoyed impressive wins before the international break. Paul Clement had to contend with a troubled transfer window but was able to pull off some late deals that should leave the Swans in decent shape for the rest of the season.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez could miss the match after complications from surgery. The 57-year-old underwent surgery last week to deal with an infection from a hernia operation that he had more than two years ago.

They both sit on 13th and 14th on the EPL table, only a point separates them.

Last 5 matches Head to Head Stats
Swansea City – 3 wins
Newcastle United – 1 win
Draw – 1 draw

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