Clubs will return to action this weekend after the international break with five interesting meetings on matchday 5 of the English Premier League.
Only Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton and Dean Smith’s Aston Villa are still unbeaten since the start of Premier League. Both clubs will be expected to extend their explosive run this weekend when they return to action.
Everton v Liverpool, the Merseyside derby
Regarding Toffees’ season debut and Reds’ one, though it is less impressive than that of the Goodison Park side, this Everton – Liverpool clash to be played on Saturday, October 17 at 11:30PM, is the most attractive.
Carlo Ancelotti inspired a new Everton team who look very interesting with technical leader James Rodriguez. On-fire striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin who already scored five goals will be highly expected too. Without forgetting the work of his attacking partner Richarlison and that of summer signing in midfield, Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Everton are topping the Premier League table with four wins over four and scored twelve goals while conceding just five.
On the other hand, defending champions, Liverpool will be eager to back to winning ways after being humbled by Aston Villa 7-2 in their last game without Sadio Mane, who tested positive to Covid-19.
Chelsea v Southampton
Frank Lampard’s team has gone throughout every taste this season. A win, a draw, a loss and a win, this is how the Stamford Bridge outfit started the Premier League.
The 2012 UEFA champions league winners will be expecting to count on their Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech who was injured, to be available and help the team as Christian Pulisic returned on matchday 4.
However, Saints will try to continue where they stopped as they defeated Burnley (1-0) and West Brom (2-0) before the international break.
The game will be played at 2PM on Saturday.
Manchester City v Arsenal
Citizens could host Arsenal without some of their leaders as Gabriel Jesus is ruled out with Kevin De Bruyne being a major doubt. However, Sergio Aguero could be available for Pep Guardiola as he resumed training last week.
As far as gunners are concerned, their group will surely receive a huge boost as newly signing Thomas Partey arrived in London on Tuesday ahead of his presentation. Mikel Arteta could then count on the Ghanaian midfielder for Saturday’s clash (4:30PM) at the Etihad Stadium.
Tottenham v West Ham
Jose Mourinho’s men were in good shape before the international break as they humiliated Manchester United at Old Trafford (6-1) on their fourth game. A precious win as it help them in taking over the sixth place on PL standings.
Hammers are also coming from a surprising but convincing 3-0 win at King Power Stadium over Leicester City and will be looking forward to take over Spurs.
Leicester v Aston Villa
Foxes sit on the third place of Premier League table after four games while Villans are on the second position in just three matches that they all won. Jack Grealish and teammates would like to extend their winning race after the 7-2 win against Liverpool during previous match day.
Brendan Rodgers’ men will be aiming at finding again the taste of victory after losing to West Ham (3-0) in their last PL game. The game will start at 6:15PM on Sunday.