Chelsea clash with Manchester United, while Arsenal and Leicester meet on Monday night
The Premier League is back for a ninth round of fixtures and we’re especially excited about the clash at Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho returning there once again with Manchester United.
SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER
Chelsea 12:30 Manchester United
United are out of the Premier League title equation, perhaps they were never in it. Their defence has looked shaky several times this season and surely won’t stand up to the stern test posed by Hazard & Co on Saturday lunchtime.
Chelsea 2 Manchester United 0
AFC Bournemouth 15:00 Southampton
There is more than one way to skin a cat and perhaps a dynamic attacking Cherries side will have be more patient against a Southampton team determined to be resolute in this one.
Bournemouth 1 Southampton 0
Cardiff City 15:00 Fulham
Cardiff aren’t as bad as everyone is making out. They were superior to Burnley in the shot count a fortnight ago and might edge out a Fulham side who will need to battle hard in this game against physical opponents.
Cardiff 1 Fulham 0
Manchester City 15:00 Burnley
Sean Dyche continues to work well with Burnley although this is a tall order against a City team who were unlucky not to claim a victory at Anfield a fortnight ago.
Manchester City 3 Burnley 0
Newcastle United 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion
Hard to be confident about a home or an away win so we’ll plump for a low-scoring draw, with Newcastle having been two up at Old Trafford before losing.
Newcastle 1 Brighton 1
West Ham United 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur
We really like the Hammers and the fact they have beaten Man United and drawn at home to Chelsea means we can back them with confidence against a Spurs side missing key players.
West Ham 3 Tottenham 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00 Watford
Wolves are fast becoming banker material, with the Midlands side likely to overcome a Watford side who have fallen by the wayside in recent weeks.
Wolves 2 Watford 0
Huddersfield Town 17:30 Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp will hope his players return feeling no ill-effects from the international break and he might field a weakened team in this clash but still expect to see the job done.
Huddersfield 0 Liverpool 3
SUNDAY 21ST OCTOBER
Everton 16:00 Crystal Palace
Roy Hodgson has looked increasingly disgruntled as the season has wore on and scoring goals is proving to be an issue for his Eagles side. Not an accusation you can level at Everton after five goals scores in two matches.
Everton 2 Crystal Palace 1
MONDAY 22ND OCTOBER
Arsenal 20:00 Leicester City
Arsenal are not as good as their winning run might suggest. Yes they are a capable of scoring goals aplenty although they still have defensive shakiness and this might be exposed against an attack-minded Foxes side.
Arsenal 2 Leicester 2
All odds were correct at time of posting.