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Spurs look to stop Liverpool, as Chelsea and City eye top spot


On Saturday, the Premier League returns after a two-week international break. For many, it is a welcome return for English football’s top-flight. Saturday’s games certainly offer some tasty games. Here are the pick of Saturday’s games:

Tottenham v Liverpool (Kick-off 12:30)

In potentially the Premier League game of the weekend, Tottenham host league leaders Liverpool at Wembley.

Spurs were on the neck and neck with the Reds after winning their opening three top-flight games. However, a surprise defeat at in-form Watford in their last top-flight game ended their hundred per cent record.

In reality, this is a difficult game to get back to winning ways. In fact, rather strangely for a home game for the team from north London, they are underdogs heading into the clash.

The main reason Spurs are underdogs to win the game is the way Liverpool have started the Premier League campaign. Jurgen Klopp’s side has won all four of their league matches so far this season, while also keeping a clean sheet in three of their four games.

This game will be a difficult one to call. Spurs are always strong on home soil, while Liverpool are in good form. However, this game looks to be the Reds toughest challenge yet, as all the teams the Merseysiders have faced so far this season are vastly inferior.

Chelsea v Cardiff (Kick-off 3 PM)

Just like Liverpool, Chelsea have won all four of their top-flight games this season. The Blues will be highly confident of making it five out of five wins, as Premier League new boys Cardiff head to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are in fact second in the league table, behind Liverpool by an inferior goal difference of just one. The Blues will be hoping for a Reds slip-up at Wembley in the early kick-off to capitalise.

Cardiff have not enjoyed a great return to the Premier League, picking up just two points from their first four top-flight games.

A lack of goals has been an obvious weakness in the Bluebirds team this season, as they have failed to score in three of their first four league outings. Neil Warnock did score twice last time out in a 3-2 home defeat against Arsenal, so they may prove to be a bigger attacking threat hereon in.

Manchester City v Fulham (Kick-off 3 PM)

Reigning champions Manchester City kick-off their home game against Fulham on Saturday two points behind Liverpool, Chelsea and surprise-package Watford.

City have won three and drawn one of their top-flight games so far this season. Pep Guardiola’s side will be keen to keep pace or even go above the early pacesetters this weekend.

Even with that one draw against Wolves earlier this season, the Citizens have still won eight of their last ten top-flight games.

Fulham started their Premier League campaign with consecutive defeats. However, since then the Cottagers have picked up four points from their last two top-flight games. Even with an in-form Aleksandar Mitrovic in their team, it seems unlikely the Londoners will pick-up just their second league victory of the campaign.

Saturday’s other Premier League games (Kick-off 3 PM unless stated)

Bournemouth v Leicester

Huddersfield v Crystal Palace

Newcastle v Arsenal

Watford v Manchester United (5:30 PM)

Who will be the big winners in Saturday’s Premier League games?

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