Here’s a look at the Week 6 slate of games in the Premier League. We’ll update this with results as the games progress. Despite the lack of games last week, we still updated our Weekly Power Rankings, and the number in parenthesis before each team reflects that. Home teams are listed first, and winners will be indicated in bold. In the event of a draw, both teams will be placed in italics.
Matches are only on Saturday and Sunday, and with six “top” clubs playing two matches this week because of Champions and Europa League, there could be some unexpected results this weekend:
Saturday, 22 September 2018
12:30pm BST/7:30am EST
(14) Fulham 1-1 (5) Watford
3pm BST/10:00am EST
(18) Burnley 4-0 (7) AFC Bournemouth
(19) Cardiff City 0-5 (3) Manchester City
(13) Crystal Palace 0-0 (17) Newcastle United
(12) Leicester City 3-1 (20) Huddersfield Town
(1) Liverpool 3-0 (16) Southampton
(6) Manchester United 1-1 (10) Wolverhampton Wanderers **MATCH OF THE WEEK**
5:30pm BST/12:30pm EST
(11) Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 (8) Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday, 23 September 2018
1:30pm BST/8:30am EST
(15) West Ham United 0-0 (2) Chelsea
4:00pm BST/11:00am EST
(4) Arsenal 2-0 (9) Everton
Though Arsenal and Everton might have a lower total ranking between them, the game I’m looking forward to the most is Manchester United against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Both clubs have won their last two matches after some early season results that were a bit below expectations, and both clubs look to be rounding into form. Manchester United is coming off a Wednesday match in the Champions League, where they beat our Small Club of the Week Young Boys 3-0 in Bern. The big question will be if tired legs – and a flight from the middle of the continent – will affect United, but a crowd at Old Trafford will probably help. The Wolves are probably hoping for at least a point, but I could also see a match where the Wolves exploit some tired legs on the United side and come away with all three.
West Ham United finally earned a point on the season last week, winning at Everton 3-1. This week, Chelsea comes for a visit to London Stadium, in a week where Chelsea opened up play in the Europa League in Greece against PAOK Salonika. Can West Ham take advantage of tired legs as well? Or will the Hammers return to their losing ways that defined the first four weeks of the season? Eden Hazard was left behind and won’t even be travelling to Greece to rest up for this match, so the premier striker should be able to lead the charge, so we’ll find out on Sunday.
Until next time…
Last update: 23 September 2018, 5:00pm EST
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