The Premier League is back in our lives once again this weekend with a whole host of games for fans to sink their teeth into prior to the international break. While all 16 clubs that are left to play over the next few days have three precious points up for grabs, there are four in particular that have a real opportunity in front of them as we head into the remainder of Week 8.
P.S: Southampton have already taken their opportunity with both hands, sending themselves top of the table with a dominant 2-0 win over Newcastle – but if you want to avoid missing out on your chance to make some money from the rest of this weekend’s fixtures, go ahead and visit the betting page.
Everton may have stumbled ever so slightly in recent weeks, but this lunchtime, they could make one of the biggest statements of the season so far. The way in which they could achieve that goal would be by beating Manchester United, at home, sending themselves back to the top of the Premier League in the process. United are battered and bruised after a handful of poor results and a defeat here could mean so much for the club, with many believing the Toffees could be the catalyst behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer getting the sack with a defeat.
After weeks of Chelsea showcasing their attacking prowess, they’re now starting to combine that with the defensive strength they need to make a run at the top four this season. Frank Lampard has been able to piece together a really enjoyable squad and every single time they go out there and play, they seem to take their game up a notch. If they can beat Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge, with the Blades only having one point from their first seven games, there’s a decent chance they’ll be in the Champions League places by the time Monday morning rolls around.
Tottenham Hotspur are far from the finished article and Jose Mourinho himself would probably admit that, but there are a few signs emerging that seem to indicate he’s starting to find the right formula in North London. The next chance he’ll have to prove that will come at 12pm tomorrow when Spurs travel to the Midlands to take on West Bromwich Albion. The Baggies haven’t won a league game all season and after their defeat to Fulham, their confidence is bound to be at an all-time low.
They may not have been able to pull off the upset against Liverpool last week, but boy oh boy did they come close. The Hammers are no joke and now that they’ve been able to edge past a tricky run of fixtures, they should have their eyes firmly set on pushing for a place in the top half. If they want to accomplish that goal, however, they need to prove that they are able to get the job done when they’re the favourites – which is why they need to secure a win over Fulham tonight.