We are now at gameweek six of the Premier League and the table is starting to take shape with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City leading the way. Liverpool and City play their gameweek six fixtures on Saturday. Here is what is happening on Saturday in the English top-flight:
Champions looking to stay on course in Cardiff
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City travel to league new boys Cardiff City in one of the 3 PM kick-offs.
Pep Guardiola’s side are currently behind Chelsea and Liverpool by two points having won four of their five league games so far this season. The Citizens suffered a surprise 2-1 home defeat against French side Lyon in their Champions League opener on Wednesday night, so will be looking to bounce back quickly in this clash. Guardiola’s side are big favourites to beat the Bluebirds.
City have a very strong recent away record in the top-flight, winning seven of their last eight league games on their travels.
Cardiff have endured a tough start to life back in the English top-flight and have picked up just two points from their five outings so far. Neil Warnock’s side has suffered two straight defeats in the Premier League, losing 3-2 against Arsenal before a 4-1 defeat at Chelsea last time out.
The Welsh side failed to score in their first three top-flight matches, but three goals in their last two games show the Bluebirds are improving when it comes to their attacking play at least.
Liverpool looking to maintain perfect record against the Saints
Jurgen Klopp’s side has started the Premier League campaign in good fashion, not only recording five wins but also scoring at least two goals in four of their five league outings this season.
The Merseysiders also recorded last-gasp 3-2 victory over French side PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday night, so belief and spirits will be high within the Reds camp.
Liverpool have a very strong home record in the Premier League of late, winning seven of their last eight matches at Anfield in the top-flight. The Reds also have a formidable defensive record of late on home soil in the top-flight, having kept clean sheets in their last seven games in the Premier League.
Southampton heads to Merseyside on the back of a disappointing 2-2 draw on home soil against Brighton last time out. The Saints threw away a two-goal, conceding a stoppage-time equaliser.
The draw means that the team from the south coast have won just three of their last 17 Premier League matches. However, two of those victories have come in the visitors last three away games, including their last away game, a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.
Saturday’s other Premier League fixtures (3 PM kick-off unless stated)
Fulham v Watford (12:30 PM kick-off)
Burnley v Bournemouth
Crystal Palace v Newcastle
Leicester v Huddersfield
Manchester United v Wolves
Will Liverpool maintain their perfect record in the top-flight by beating Southampton on Saturday?