Despite dropping a 2 goal lead on Monday Night Football, West Brom have kept 14 clean sheets in the Premier league in 2015 and the baggies will hope they can add to that with an away trip to Palace in the early kick off. Aston Villa entertain Stoke, the two promoted teams face each other as Bournemouth host Watford, a rejuvenated Newcastle travel to the Etihad, free scoring Leicester City have an away trip to the Canaries and the seasons away day specialist travel to Sunderland completing the list of 3 of clocks. Saturday Night Football sees Chelsea play Southampton in a fixture where Jose Mourinho has never lost to the Saints in the Premier League, winning 4 and drawing 2.
Super Sunday promises to be an explosive afternoon with two live games between Arsenal vs Manchester United and Everton Vs Liverpool in this seasons first Merseyside derby. The other game on Sunday sees Spurs travel to Swansea who haven’t won since beating Manchester United 2-1 on 30th August at the Liberty.
Ones To Watch
André Ayew- Started the season off with a bang, scoring 3 goals and assisting 1 in his first 4 games. He’s quietened down since then however as the swans host a Spurs side on the back of a frustrating away day draw in the Europa League, Ayew’s pace skill and ability to be in the box at the right time, puts him up for serious consideration. Swansea also have 4 home games in their next 6 Premier League fixtures.
Kevin De Bruyne- Settled into Manchester city’s squad instantly, scoring 2 goals in his last 2 games, this former Chelsea man hasn’t wasted any time making him self heard. Superb accurate passing with a keen eye for an early shot, De Bruyne could be the key to unlock a Newcastle team who will happily plant 11 men behind the ball. 4 home games in their next 6 makes this man a selection who could gain consistent points over the coming weeks provided he stays away from injuries.
Romelu Lukaku- Linking up superbly well with Deulofeu and Koné, the big Belgian netted twice and assisted the equaliser making it 4 goals so far this season. This selection made a little easier as the toffees take on their neighbours who look good value to make silly defensive errors, evident from conceding sloppy goals against recently Villa and Norwich. Mostly likely deployed as a target man, he will be certain to cause all sorts of problems provided he receives the service he was presented with when he scored twice against West Brom.
Diafra Sakho- West Ham are considered our away day specialists and will be looking for a routine victory when they travel to Sunderland, who’ve conceded 12 goals in their last 5 games. Scoring two on the bounce against Manchester City and Norwich, he won’t be shy when asked to apply the finish. Creativity from Payet will be something Sakho will thrive off and this game is one the Senegalese will know he should be scoring in.