The English Premier League (EPL) is set to continue as Everton hosts last season’s champions league finalist Liverpool at Goodison park.
The fixture everyone will be looking out for on this match day 6 is the encounter between Manchester United and Arsenal. The Gunners have an impressive 100 % winning record this season so far as they’ve won 5 out of their 5 opening matches. Will Man Utd ruin this record, that’s the question everyone is asking.
Fixtures for Saturday, Sept. 3 2022.
Everton vs Liverpool (12:30): the blue and red halves of Merseyside come together for the 292nd time as Everton welcomes rivals, Liverpool, to Goodison Park. Everton will want to take advantage of the hosting rights as they seek their first win of the league campaign, having drawn their last three PL matches 1-1 (L2).
Chelsea vs Westham (15:00): Manager Thomas Tuchel pulled no punches in his assessment of Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat against Southampton, branding his team as “soft”. It’s easy to see why Tuchel may be displeased with the manner of the defeat, but the visit of West Ham could prove timely for Chelsea to defy their boss’ assessment considering the Blues have won three of the last four H2Hs ‘to nil’ (L1).
Brentford vs Leeds (15:00): Brentford have come from behind to draw their two most recent matches, meaning they have the joint most stalemates in the top flight (three) at this early stage of the campaign. Worryingly, that loss came to opponents here Leeds, who have happy memories of playing at the Brentford Community Stadium, as their last-gasp 2-1 victory on the final day of the 2021/22 season secured their Premier League survival.
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Tottenham vs Fulham (15:00): Tottenham only have a short wait for another opportunity to crack 100 Premier League (PL) London Derby victories after a 1-1 draw away to West Ham. They had to rely on an own goal to seal that point after their own players failed to convert any of their 13-shot attempts, but the most frustrating aspect for manager Antonio Conte may have been squandering the chance to go alongside Manchester City.
Newcastle vs Crystal Palace (15:00): It’s been a steady if unremarkable start for Newcastle United this season, but Wednesday night’s agonising defeat away to Liverpool – when they were without three of their top players and were aggrieved at goal harshly ruled out by VAR – illustrated that Eddie Howe has made competitive improvements to his side.
Nottingham vs Bournemouth (15:00): A myriad of signings haven’t been enough to stop Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest side from conceding nine consecutive Premier League (EPL) goals without reply since their opening strike at Everton in a 1-1 draw. Having faced Tottenham and Manchester City, the last couple of rounds have proved to be a sobering experience for the promoted side (L2), but the visit of crisis club Bournemouth could provide some much-needed respite.
Wolves vs Southampton (15:00): Wolves missed a plethora of chances in midweek, as their search for a Premier League (EPL) victory stretched to 12 games following a 0-0 draw against a Bournemouth side under interim management. The arrival of towering forward Saša Kalajdžić from Stuttgart should serve as a beacon of hope for Bruno Lage’s men, and with a newfound aerial presence, there is the potential for Wolves to try and utilise a more direct approach when needed.
Aston Villa vs Man City (17:30): The pressure is mounting on Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard after his side slumped to their fourth defeat (W1) from their first five Premier League (EPL) fixtures of the new campaign, handing Villa their worst league start in 25 years. When asked if he was concerned about the fact his side had slipped into the relegation zone, his response was clear, “of course I am.”
Fixtures for Sunday, Sept 4. 2022.
Brighton vs Leicester City (14:00): Much like last season, Brighton have gotten off to an absolute flyer in the Premier League (EPL) and a 2-1 defeat against Fulham last time out ought not to dent confidence too much, as the following the completion of round five, Graham Potter’s side ranked fourth in the table. Contrastingly, Leicester are enduring a torrid start to their EPL season, with their 1-0 loss to Manchester United last time out serving as their fourth consecutive defeat as boos rang out at full-time.
Man Utd vs Arsenal (16:30): It’s been 18 years since Arsenal last won their opening five Premier League (PL) fixtures, a stark contrast to last season where they started the campaign with three defeats and conceded nine goals. Arteta’s revitalised side are manufacturing some potent attacking sequences from the first whistle, netting the opening goal in four of their first five contests.