Chelsea meet Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United travel to St Mary’s without former Saint Luke Shaw
Another exciting weekend of Premier League football beckons, with Chelsea and Arsenal dressing themselves down after Wednesday’s Champions League exploits.
This London derby fixture is usually an explosive one, with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger the worst of enemies and Chelsea’s poor start to the campaign intensifies the need for the Blues to get a win on the board.
There are five matches on Saturday afternoon including Midlands derbies at Villa Park and the Britannia Stadium. Stoke are in need of a victory although Leicester City are not ideal opponents given that the Foxes are in excellent form.
Bournemouth will be looking to land their first home win of the season when they entertain a Sunderland side who are rock bottom after a miserable start to the campaign.
Meanwhile, Swansea City and Everton meet at the Liberty Stadium, with both sides having aspirations of a top six finish in the Premier League this season. The Toffees come into the match off the back of an excellent 3-1 win over Chelsea.
On Saturday evening, Manchester City will look to preserve their 100% record in the Premier League against West Ham. The Hammers are likely to be fiddly opponents considering that Slaven Bilic’s side have already recorded wins at the Emirates and Anfield.
We have three matches on Sunday and that includes Tottenham Hotspur meeting a Crystal Palace side playing some vibrant football, although Spurs are strong favourites to win this London derby.
Liverpool v Norwich conjures memories of Luis Suarez hat-tricks, although Brendan Rodgers will hope that Christian Benteke can fill the void, while Danny Ings is looking to open his account for the Reds.
Finally on Sunday, Southampton clash with Manchester United in the battle of the Dutch managers, with Ronald Koeman having seen his team win at Old Trafford last season after unfortunately losing against the Red Devils at St Mary’s.
Saturday 19th September
Chelsea v Arsenal 12:45
Aston Villa v West Brom 15:00
Bournemouth v Sunderland 15:00
Newcastle v Watford 15:00
Stoke v Leicester 15:00
Swansea v Everton 15:00
Man City v West Ham 17:30