The EFL Cup is put to one side and Premier League football returns as the season gets into full swing.
In seven Saturday fixtures, four of the top five sides are in action with all having the opportunity to go top of the league if results go their way. Of this group, Arsenal will be looking to make the first move in Saturday’s early kick off as they travel to play a struggling Sunderland side who are yet to win in the league this season.
It will then be the turn of Tottenham and Manchester City to try and make their mark on the top of the table at three o’clock. At home to holders Leicester City, Spurs will be keen to extend their impressive unbeaten run in the league while Pep Guardiola’s Man City will be desperate to end tricky October with a win away at West Brom.
In the late Saturday kick off Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace. Liverpool will be hoping to negate the goal-scoring ability of their former striker, Christian Benteke, who looks set to lead the line for Palace.
In the other Saturday fixtures, Hull travel to Watford, Middlesborough play Bournemouth and Manchester United welcome Burnley to Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho waits to find out how much trouble he is in with the FA over comments made about the referee Anthony Taylor.
Sunday sees two matches featuring London sides. Southampton host fourth place Chelsea as the Southerners look to extend their five match unbeaten run while Conte’s Chelsea look to keep pace with the top of the Premier League.
West Ham take a trip up north to play Everton in what will probably be a welcome escape from the poor form and crowd troubles they have been experiencing at their new ground in Stratford. Seven people were arrested at the London Stadium as West Ham beat Chelsea 2-1 in the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening.
Swansea’s fans must wait until Monday evening for their match against fellow strugglers Stoke in a bottom of the table clash. Bob Bradley will be desperate to get a first league win under his belt but in form Joe Allen and Xherdan Shaquiri stand in his way as the duo have starred in recent wins for Stoke against Sunderland and Hull.