Premier League Preview – Gameweek 7

Here is a short preview of all 7 fixtures to be played this Saturday from the Premiership.

Tottenham v Chelsea: Saturday’s early kick-off rarely disappoints in terms of goals and overall spectacles and with the added spice of Mourinho’s return, this one is sure to provide excitement whichever way it goes. Spurs have only conceded 1 goal so far this campaign, the lowest of any side in the football league, surely they stand to concede a couple to the hands of Chelsea’s attack? A win for either side would take them top of the tree (for a few hours at least) so both sides will be desperate for those 3 points. Prediction: 3-2 Chelsea.

Hull City (Tigers) v West Ham United: After only a few minutes of their 2013/2014 season, Torres was brought down in the area, penalty given to Chelsea – Hull just aren’t cut out for this top flight business. Well, 2 wins already for Steve Bruce’s side including last week’s impressive away victory at Newcastle has silenced doubters. I’ll back them to gain another point against West Ham, who have been pretty poor on their travels throughout the last couple of years. Prediction: 1-1.

Aston Villa v Man City: Both sides enjoyed midweek cup victories against Championship opposition, with Villa requiring extra time and a side full of first team players to see off Watford at Vicarage Road. Man City enjoy the luxury of a vast squad and an abundance of experience when it comes to recovering from midweek fixtures – so for me this game is a no-brainer. 2-0 City.

Sunderland v Liverpool: The black cats are in a real mess now after bringing in 14 players over the summer, shipping out many and now removing their manager Paulo Di Canio. The Italian was sacked after a comprehensive defeat to West Brom and a post match ‘on pitch reaction’ that will stay in football for a very long time! Liverpool are likely to start Luis Suarez, though with or without their star man it’s likely to be an easy afternoon for them up in Wearside. Prediction: 2-0 Liverpool.

Manchester United v West Brom: After a crucial victory in the League Cup, Moyes will fancy his side to knock a few past Albion who haven’t yet shown any signs of the top half credentials they had last season. United fans will view this as a must win, and when they need to bag 3 points it’s very rare the opposition causes an upset. Prediction: 3-0 Man Utd.

Fulham v Cardiff: Not the most glamorous of fixtures in this week’s bundle, yet a match like this has potential to be a cracker, or equally as wonderful, a 0-0 and last on Match Of The Day. Both sides have the ability to score goals and with only 2 clean sheets between them – goals must be galore!!!??? Prediction: 3-1 Fulham.

Swansea City v Arsenal: The build-up has been mostly about Arsene Wenger talking about how great of a side the Swans are, and that he sees Michu as a Dennis Bergkamp style player. Nevertheless, Arsenal should be going there and putting on a professional away performance (such as their win at Sunderland). Neither side will budge though. Prediction: 1-1.

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