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Liverpool visit Leicester City for the second time this week, after losing 2-0 in the Carabao Cup, and Jürgen Klopp has the task of arresting a poor run of two draws and two defeats with 10 goals conceded in all competitions. Craig Shakespeare is likely plotting a classic counter-attacking display from his side, to prey on their opponents frailties, and to record a third successive win against Liverpool for the first time since 1963.
It's probably the headline match of the weekend, but there are lovely ones as well.
Stoke take on the champions after a loss at Bristol City which Mark Hughes described as their worst of the season and with only one centre-back available. Chelsea will be without David Luiz, their fourth sending off this season. “Maybe they haven’t quite got the dark arts right on spec at the moment. But I don’t see them as a team with a discipline problem,” said Hughes.
Manchester City will surely not falter against a Crystal Palace side already on their second manager of the season – Roy Hodgson – and who have lost all five league matches scoring no goals. City are joint-top on 13 points and have a goal difference of 14, so expectations of a romp at the Etihad Stadium by Pep Guardiola’s team are realistic.
Mauricio Pellegrino is up for the challenge of reining in Manchester United and may opt to start Virgil van Dijk in central defence, while striker Charlie Austin is available after a knock. Captain Steven Davis has called on Southampton fans to get behind them at a venue where United have won nine times in 12 visits. The trip to St. Mary’s is the first of six away games for United in the next month, and José Mourinho may seek to rotate his attacking options before the trip to CSKA Moscow, with Anthony Martial in form.
Joy Sports' Gary Al-Smith and football analyst Nii Akwei try their hands at sizing the fixtures, which are:
⚽ West Ham v Spurs
⚽ Burnley v Huddersfield
⚽ Everton v Bournemouth
⚽ Man City v Crystal Palace
⚽ Southampton v Man Utd
⚽ Stoke v Chelsea
⚽ Swansea v Watford
⚽ Leicester v Liverpool
⚽ Brighton v Newcastle
⚽ Arsenal v West Brom
They attempt predicting scores for each of the ten games, below.
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