Finally the international break is over and along with it comes the gameweek 4 preview. It’s a weekend filled with an exciting range of Premier League fixtures and choosing the right players can just make your weekend even more exciting! So good luck and may your arrows be green!
Manchester United vs Manchester City
They don’t get any bigger than this, as the two Manchester giants go head to head in a lunch time kick off. This fixture promises to be a fierce and eye catching encounter between two long lost friends Pep and Jose, with both managers desperately wanting the 3 points. United come into this game off the back of 3 Premier League wins on the trot, while City are still somewhat trying to settle in to life under Pep and with Aguero suspended, this fixture looks to be going just one way.
STAR MAN: Paul Pogba (8.5m)
United’s world record signing will definitely want to start paying back for what United have invested in him, and what would be a better occasion than the Manchester derby?
Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 Manchester City
Arsenal vs Southampton
Southampton have had a rough start to their season having again dropped points against Sunderland last time out, while Arsenal on the other hand seem to have found some form and will definitely be a handful for the Saints.
STAR MAN: Alexis Sanchez (11.0m)
The little Chilean seems to be back in form and if he continues this way, it could be a tough day for the Saints’ defense.
Prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Southampton
Bournemouth vs West Brom
Both the Cherries and the Baggies have under performed this season and both sides would have been looking for such a game to get their season back on track. It seems to be an open ended game with both sides having ample amount of opportunities to take home the 3 points.
STAR MAN: Nacer Chadli (6.4m)
A debut day goal seems to be on the cards….?
Prediction: Bournemouth 0-1 West Brom
Burnley vs Hull
Hull City have had an amazing start to the season as the are placed 5th on the Premier League table after some pretty decent performances in each of the last 3 games, while Burnley sit on 3 points from 3 games. With the way Hull have been playing, it seems like it is going to be a win for them.
STAR MAN: Curtis Davies (5.0m)
With an assist and a clean sheet in the last 3 games, he definitely looks worth a shot against a goal shy Burnley side.
Prediction: Burnley 0-1 Hull City
Middlesbrough vs Crystal Palace
Boro have started their Premier League campaign on a high and are placed 6th after 3 games played, while Palace on the other hand have built a pretty decent squad on paper, but aren’t doing enough to get the results. It seems like it will be an open ended game with both teams having the opportunity to grab the 3 points.
STAR MAN: Christian Benteke (7.4m)
After having a horrific time at Liverpool, the Belgian will be looking to prove his worth and hit the ground running.
Prediction: Middlesbrough 1-3 Crystal Palace
Stoke vs Tottenham
Stoke have defied all odds and after a number of horrific performances sit at the very bottom of the league table, while Spurs come into this game sitting mid table with 5 points from the last 3 games, and this seems to be a perfect opportunity for them to get back to winning ways.
STAR MAN: Harry Kane (10.9m)
This is the perfect opportunity for him to kick start his season and start registering his name on the scoresheet.
Prediction: Stoke 0-2 Tottenham
West Ham vs Watford
Even with an injury plagued squad, the Hammers are trying their best to match their from from last season and get back to their original style of play. Payet starting from the bench for France in the international break is definitely a major boost for West Ham too. Watford on the other hand have had very few attempts on goal this season, with only Burnley beating them in that department. From the looks of it, it seems to be going all one way.
STAR MAN: Michail Antonio (7.0m)
The young Englishman has been the only bright spark for the Hammers so far this season, and he will definitely want to continue his goalscoring form going into this game.
Prediction: West Ham 2-0 Watford
Liverpool vs Leicester
Liverpool have another big game in hand as the defending Champions pay them a visit. Klopp’s side is in dire need of a win after losing one and playing out a draw in the last 2 games while Leicester are on the back of a win against a Williams-less Swansea side and they will definitely want to build on this good result.
STAR MAN: Riyad Mahrez (9.5m)
The Algerian will have to be at his very best if the Foxes want to have any chance of overcoming the side from Merseyside.
Prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Leicester
Swansea vs Chelsea
This Swansea side are struggling to give any sort of convincing performance after the departure of Williams while Chelsea are in top notch form after the arrival of Conte as they sit second in the Premier League with 7 goals in the last 3 games.
STAR MAN: Diego Costa (9.7m)
The Spaniard has had a decent start to his season and with Hazard in top form playing just behind him, we can’t see Costa not getting on the scoresheet.
Prediction: Swansea 0-3 Chelsea
Sunderland vs Everton
Everton are settling in to life under Koeman after having won 2 and drawn 1 in the last 3 games while Sunderland are still winless this season and will be dying to start racking up points to have any chance of staying up this season.
STAR MAN: Romelu Lukaku (9.0m)
The big Belgian bagged a brace on international duty against Cyprus and will definitely be looking to take back that form as he travels to the Stadium of Light for a Monday night kickoff.
Prediction: Sunderland 1-3 Everton
Written by FPL Transfer Tips (@FPL_TransTips)