Chelsea and Liverpool make it five in a row as Jose Mourinho ends Watford's run: Premier League predictions

Manchester City too good for Fulham and victories for Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Everton are among the forecasts for the return of England's top flight after the international break

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Eden Hazard of Chelsea celebrates with teammate Marcos Alonso after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The Premier League is back after a two-week hiatus. It is Liverpool, Chelsea and Watford who lead the way on 12 points apiece, with West Ham United at the bottom on no points.

Here is a look at what to expect from the fifth round of games that run from Saturday until Monday.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Leicester City v Liverpool - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - September 1, 2018  Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring their first goal   REUTERS/Darren Staples  EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  Please contact your account representative for further details.

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Liverpool 2

Saturday, 3.30pm UAE time

Why? Tottenham's defeat to Watford before the international break was a shock, but manager Mauricio Pochettino felt he had seen the setback coming after they struggled initially before going on to beat Manchester United.

A number of Tottenham's leading players, including Harry Kane and Dele Alli look off the pace after the rigours of the summer.

Liverpool, while sometimes flattering to deceive, have got off to a flier and with Sadio Mane in great form they can get a get their first away win at Tottenham since 2014 on Saturday.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and AFC Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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Bournemouth 2 Leicester City 1

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Both teams seem set for mid-table this season, but Bournemouth's only loss so far has been to Chelsea, and they made the London side work for their result.

Callum Wilson and Josh King are a good combination upfront and they should give Eddie Howe's side the edge, especially with Jamie Vardy still suspended for Leicester.

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Chelsea 3 Cardiff City 0

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Chelsea have started well under Maurizio Sarri with 12 points out of 12 to their name.

With Eden Hazard, Jorginho and Marcos Alonso gelling well together they should be too strong for Cardiff City.

Neil Warnock's side are not lacking in commitment, but despite their best efforts are short in quality and they will not trouble Sarri's men.

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Huddersfield Town 0 Crystal Palace 2

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Huddersfield recovered from a difficult start that saw them beaten 3-0 and 6-1 respectively by Chelsea and Manchester City to earn draws with Cardiff and Everton.

But David Wagner's side do look set to suffer second season syndrome in the top flight, and Palace, with Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkin expected to be back fit for Palace, should just have the edge to nick this.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City in action during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at Etihad Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Manchester City 4 Fulham 1

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Fulham have shown enough so far in their return to the Premier League to demonstrate they should be competitive at this level.

But facing champions Manchester City is a completely different challenge and Pep Guardiola's side have goal threats across the pitch, led by Sergio Aguero, that should mean they take all three points here.

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Newcastle United 1 Arsenal 2

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Rafa Benitez did a great job keeping Newcastle up so comfortably last season but it is looking a tall order to repeat that feat this time around.

Arsenal have a lot of issues, but goalscoring is not one of them with five goals scored on their travels already and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will expect a successful day on Tyneside.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02:  Troy Deeney of Watford (9) celebrates as he scores his team's first goal with Jose Holebas of Watford (25) during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on September 2, 2018 in Watford, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Watford 0 Manchester United 2

Saturday, 8.30pm

Why? Watford have a 100 per cent record and come into this game full of momentum.

But Jose Mourinho is a wily strategist and will have seen how Watford defeated Tottenham and will be aware not to make the mistakes.

Expect United to pack the midfield to pressurise Watford and look to starve the service to Troy Deeney and Andre Gray.

A tight encounter with United taking the points thanks to have a little more experience.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Burnley 0

Sunday, 4.30pm

Why? Wolves may have had to wait until their fourth game for their first win but they have been very impressive so far.

New signing Adama Traore was the match-winner against West Ham and Wolves will look for more from him to pile the misery on Burnley, who have yet to win this season.

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Everton 2 West Ham United 1

Sunday, 7pm

Why? It has been a pointless start for West Ham under Manuel Pellegrini and it is unlikely to get any better at Goodison Park.

Everton should have more points then the six they currently have, but Marco Silva's side are an entertaining side and they should have too much for West Ham, even with Richarlison being suspended.

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Southampton 1 Brighton and Hove Albion 0

Monday, 11pm

Why? Southampton won when the two sides met in the League Cup last month, with Charlie Austin's lone strike being the difference maker.

This could be a similar story. Southampton did well to win at Crystal Palace earlier in September and Mark Hughes will want to build on that against a side who have not won away from home in the top flight since October 2017.

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