Premier League Preview: Match Day 7

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After a midweek round of Carabao Cup fixtures, the Premier League is back in full force this weekend with some marquee matchups.

Manchester City’s demolition of Watford, Arsenal’s heroic 10-man comeback against Aston Villa and VAR took centre stage last weekend and hopes are for another dramatic weekend in the Premier League.

Premier League Match of the Weekend: Manchester United vs Arsenalย 

Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United under the Monday Night Football lights in what looks to be a crucial game for both sides.

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back after a dismal performance away at the London Stadium last weekend, compounded by the injury to Marcus Rashford.

However, Paul Pogba is likely to make his return for the Red Devils ahead of the game against the Gunners, adding some much-needed depth to their midfield and attacking ranks.

For Arsenal, it has been a whirlwind of emotions heading into the weekend.

Overcoming a first-half red card to beat Aston Villa last time out, doubts still remain about the defensive unit. That being said, the returns of Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney to the Arsenal first-team midweek means Unai Emery could ring the defensive changes if given the all clear.

One thing is for sure, this rivalry never fails to disappoint and both teams will be going for the win in their pursuit of Champions League football.

Rest of the weekend:

Sheffield United host league leaders Liverpool to kick off our weekend action as the Redmen will look to maintain their 100% record to start the season at Bramall Lane.

The late Saturday kick-off sees reigning champions Manchester City travel to Goodison Park to face an Everton side under pressure. Marco Silva will be hoping for a big performance to demonstrate his progress, whereas David Silva will be hoping to reach 200 Premier League wins at a record pace.

Elsewhere, the high-flying Foxes host Newcastle United as part of Super Sunday but look to be without James Maddison who has a minor knock and Chelsea face Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Frank Lampard looks to get his first home league win for the Blues.

Premier League Player to Watch: Son Heung-min (ยฃ1.85)

The Spurs forward has been integral to Pochettino’s side since returning from suspension, and the side will be out for revenge after a dismal week.

Hosting Southampton this weekend, I anticipate a big performance from Spurs as they look to play down some of the critics.

Son’s link-up play with Harry Kane so far this season has been a highlight for the North London club and I expect them both to be firing on all cylinders at the weekend.

The South Korean’s pace is going to cause Southampton’s defence issues and expect him to be competing on all fronts for Match Day and In-Play Dividends.


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