Here’s a look at the Week 4 slate of games in the Premier League. 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.
No Monday games this week, so games will be confined to Saturday (seven games) and Sunday (three games).
Saturday, 1 September 2018
12:30pm BST/7:30am EST
(8) Leicester City 1-2 (1) Liverpool
3pm BST/10:00am EST
(14) Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 (13) Fulham
(2) Chelsea 2-0 (7) AFC Bournemouth
(11) Crystal Palace 0-2 (19) Southampton
(5) Everton 1-1 (20) Huddersfield Town
(17) West Ham United 0-1 (16) Wolverhampton Wanderers
5:30pm BST/12:30pm EST
(4) Manchester City 2-1 (12) Newcastle United
Sunday, 2 September 2018
1:30pm BST/8:30am EST
(18) Cardiff City 2-3 (9) Arsenal
4:00pm BST/11:00am EST
(15) Burnley 0-2 (10) Manchester United
(5) Watford 2-1 (3) Tottenham Hotspur **MATCH OF THE WEEK**
In what I’ve dubbed our “Match of the Week” Watford has the opportunity to prove its mettle as the only undefeated/untied team from outside the “Big Six” with a match against the Spurs. They’ll be at home as well, and hope that the home pitch advantage of Vicarage Road can aid them against a Spurs team that hasn’t quite looked like the top flight club expected, especially considering their lack of action in the preseason transfer market.
West Ham United is still looking for their first point in league play, so hopefully they can carry over Tuesday’s performance – a 3-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon on the road – in the EFL Cup to a game against the inconsistent Wolves. The Wolves also won on Tuesday (a 2-0 road win against Championship club Sheffield Wednesday), so momentum might not matter for either team.
Huddersfield and Cardiff City would probably be happy with just scoring a goal this week, as they’ve combined to score one goal in six total matches. They both face off against much higher ranked teams – though teams not without flaws early in the season – but I’d be surprised if they were sitting at more than three combined goals at the end of the weekend. After all, they both lost to lower tier teams in Tuesday’s EFL Cup matches, being outscored 5-1 in the process.
Until next time…
Last update: 2 September 2018, 1:00pm EST
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