Here’s a look at the Week 2 slate of games in the Premier League, including links to our individual previews for each game (which should all be updated prior to the individual game kicking off)*. We’ll update this with results as the games progress. The number in parenthesis before each team is their current spot in our Weekly Power Rankings. 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.
*Note: Check out how we did on our weekend predictions here.
This week begins with a match on Saturday, 18 August 2018, and concludes with a match on Monday.
Saturday, 18 August 2018
12:30pm BST/7:30am EST
(19) Cardiff City 0-0 (11) Newcastle United (PREVIEW)
3pm BST/10:00am EST
(6) Everton 2-1 (15) Southampton (PREVIEW)
(12) Leicester City 2-0 (16) Wolverhampton Wanderers (PREVIEW)
(5) Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 (17) Fulham (PREVIEW)
(14) West Ham United 1-2 (8) Bournemouth (PREVIEW)
5:30pm BST/12:30pm EST
(4) Chelsea 3-2 (9) Arsenal (PREVIEW) **MATCH OF THE WEEK**
Sunday, 19 August 2018
1:30pm BST/8:30am EST
(10) Burnley 1-3 (13) Watford (PREVIEW)
(1) Manchester City 6-1 (20) Huddersfield Town (PREVIEW)
4:00pm BST/11:00am EST
(17) Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 (3) Manchester United (PREVIEW)
Monday, 20 August 2018
8:00pm BST/3:00pm EST
(7) Crystal Palace v (2) Liverpool (PREVIEW)
It’s only the second game of 38, but early season showing can be indicative of how things could end up shaking out. Arsenal will probably be looking for at least one point versus Chelsea, and West Ham United will want to show that their 4-0 loss last week to Liverpool was more about the competition and not the quality of their team, especially after spending so much money on transfers during the offseason.
The newly promoted teams – Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City, and Fulham – probably want better results than last week to show that they belong in the Premier League. The Wolves were the only ones to garner a point, though they had to come from behind to draw an Everton team that played a man down the entire second half.
Though we are still a few weeks away from our first look at the Relegation Zone, it’s important for those teams that might be on the bubble to pick up early season points when it’s a little easier, instead of trying to do it later in the season once the teams have really learned to play together.
Until next time…
Last update: 19 August 2018, 8:50pm EST