After a long international break, the Premier League returns this weekend, and it’s got fans excited.
A number of high-profile matches are scheduled, with Liverpool taking on Arsenal in one of the most important matchups.
Chelsea, the league leaders, will travel to Leicester’s King Power Stadium to play the unpredictable Foxes.
Leicester v Chelsea
If Jamie Vardy scores twice he will equal the PL record of 93 goals scored after turning 30, a record held by Ian Wright.
Aston Villa v Brighton
New Villa head coach Steven Gerrard will return to the PL for the first time since playing for Liverpool at Stoke in May 2015, a match in which he scored but Stoke hit SIX.
Burnley v Crystal Palace
Maxwell Cornet has the best minutes-per-goal ratio of all players with at least four PL goals this season
Norwich v Southampton
When Danny Ings scored in Saints’ last visit to Norwich, in celebration he mimicked lining up to take a shot in snooker
Wolves v West Ham
Jesse Lingard scored April 2021’s Budweiser Goal of the Month the last time these teams met at Molineux
Man City v Everton
In this fixture last season, Sergio Aguero scored twice as a substitute in his fairytale final appearance for Man City. The goals were assisted by Fenandinho.
Newcastle v Brentford
This is Eddie Howe’s first match as Newcastle head coach. Alan Pardew was the last manager to win their first PL match for the club in December 2010.
Watford v Man Utd
There are four current Hornets players below who have all previously been at Man Utd. Tom Cleverly is the only one to have won the PL title at Old Trafford
Andrey Arshavin famously scored all four of the Gunners’ goals in a 4-4 draw at Anfield in April 2009. Theo Walcott provided the assist for his final goal of the night on the break.
Spurs v Leeds
Aaron Lennon, Paul Robinson, and Robbie Keane have all played for both Spurs and Leeds United.