Arsenal legend Thierry Henry fears the Premier League could lose one of its Champions League places unless lessons are learnt quickly.
I highly doubt that either of these sides is capable of playing a boring game. Does anyone really expect them to cause an upset at Old Trafford? His side didn’t disappoint as they picked up where they left off from their 2-1 win against Tottenham in midweek.
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Pundits have been proved wrong with their Premier League predictions, as Liverpool, Newcastle, and Manchester City all failed to win their respective matches, many thought they would win easily.
The problem for English clubs is that the calculation is over the last 5 years and the 2010/11 season, which was especially good for England and weak for fourth-placed Italy, now drops out of the reckoning, meaning Serie A began 2015/16 just three points behind England while the Bundesliga has already overtaken the Premier League.
Next two matches: Manchester United (Away), West Ham United (Home).
The main story: Sitting third in the table, West Ham has been one of th surprises of the season thus far. Only against Stoke (29) have Arsenal attempted more shots on goal in a Premier League match this season, but profligate became prolific as they doubled their goals tally for the season in one afternoon.
Wayne Bridge scoring the goal that knocked Arsenal out of the Champions League. So unless the English FA passed a secret law requiring any team hosting Slaven Bilic’s side to play with a hologram instead of a human keeper, West Ham will eventually have some of their early shots saved. But the regret is more that we played Manchester United three days before at Villa Park and were kicked off the park that day.
Norwich City have not won any of their last 14 Premier League away games in London (D6 L8).
The Algerian winger scored four goals in Leicester’s opening four games of the season and was named the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month.
Striker Diego Costa serves the second game of a three-match ban.
The Serbia worldwide, who was sent off against Arsenal on August 29, is available, but fellow forward Papiss Cisse (back) will be missing once again.
Chelsea travel to face Newcastle United, who have had a rather embarrassing start to their league campaign. Indeed, with a bit of luck they could have held a two-goal advantage over the Gunners.
The main story: The rift between Saido Berahino and West Brom appears to be over.
The Chilean placed the ball into the open net to hand Arsenal the lead for the first time in the match.
This is the first weekend of the year when I’m forced to wait on lineups to be released before I can make my mind up on certain fixtures.
Juan Mata also continued his fantastic form as he added another in the 90th minute to put further gloss on the scoreline, leaving Manchester United on top of the table this weekend for the first time since Fergie’s reign ended. The good news for the Citizens is that Sergio Aguero if fully fit after picking up an injury two weeks ago. City went ahead in the 25th minute through Kevin De Bruyne, but Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane, with his first goal of the season, and Erik Lamela scored as Spurs roared back for a win that sent them fifth.