Chelsea and Eden Hazard increase pressure on Jose Mourinho and Manchester United: Premier League predictions
Newcastle United to pick up their first win of the season, while Manchester City and Liverpool both to enjoy emphatic victories
The Premier League is back for its third stint of the season following the international break.
Can Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea stay unbeaten at the top? And can Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United and Cardiff City finally get a win?
Find out below in this week's predictions.
Chelsea 3 Manchester United 1
Why? The Newcastle United win was a reprieve for Jose Mourinho, but more misery in London awaits the Portuguese. Eden Hazard is in terrific form and he will have too much for United’s wobbly backline.
Bournemouth 3 Southampton 0
Why? Eddie Howe’s side are a lot of fun and are full of goals with Callum Wilson and Josh King both firing on all cylinders and more should come against a Southampton team who have been underwhelming to say the least so far.
Cardiff City 1 Fulham 2
Why? Cardiff have played some good stuff at times without getting that elusive first win. That victorious moment will not come here as Fulham have looked good against sides near the bottom of the league and in Aleksandar Mitrovic they have a great goal threat.
Manchester City 3 Burnley 0
Why? Burnley have put their struggling start behind them but that will not be enough to bother City. Pep Guardiola’s men have a perfect record at the Etihad Stadium and with Sergio Aguero rested after the international break more goals should come here.
Newcastle United 1 Brighton and Hove Albion 0
Why? Newcastle were unfortunate to come away with nothing from Old Trafford, but Rafa Benitez’s team will get that first triumph here as they win what is likely to be a tense and tight encounter with Brighton.
West Ham United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2
Why? Very hard one to call this. West Ham can be great but also very poor. Tottenham are yet to hit the heights of previous seasons and you feel their tally of 18 points flatters them given how they have actually played. Honours to end even in an enjoyable London clash.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Watford 0
Why? Both sides made good starts to the season but Wolves have kept theirs up while Watford’s is in danger of tailing off with just one point from their past four games. Wolves have lived up to their pre-season surprise package tag and they will get another three points here.
Huddersfield Town 0 Liverpool 3
Why? Liverpool have dipped since winning their first seven games in all competitions but they get back to winning ways here. Jurgen Klopp’s men may have some injuries but they will still be too good for Huddersfield.
Everton 2 Crystal Palace 0
Why? Everton have a real goal threat in Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott and that will see off a Crystal Palace side who are struggling to find the net themselves.
Arsenal 4 Leicester City 2
Why? Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are proving a difficult combination for Premier League sides to handle and more goals should come here against inconsistent Leicester.
Published: October 19, 2018 09:51 AM