15:00 Saturday

Liverpool vs Brighton – Liverpool

Liverpool have had a poor start to the season but remain a formidable threat at Anfield. They have struggled largely to the number of injuries in their midfield ranks, with no senior starters available for several weeks. However, things have started to look up for the Reds with Thiago and Jordan Henderson both making timely returns to fitness. When Brighton visit on Saturday they should have a close to full fitness squad to choose from. 

Brighton are having to get used to life without Graham Potter and will be welcoming Roberto De Zerbi to the Premier League on their visit to Merseyside. The Italian joins from Shakhtar Donetsk and faces a difficult task for his first game. That being said, Brighton have had an extremely good start to the season under Potter and sit 4th in the league. Can the new boss continue this good run or was it all Potter? We predict Liverpool will win this one and will welcome the Italian with a tough start. 

15:00 Saturday

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea – Chelsea 

Palace, despite playing good football, will be worried with their start to the season after only winning one of their first six games. They sit 16th in the league, only two points off the relegation zone and will be looking to pick up as many points as possible to secure survival. The Eagles have struggled to score in their last round of fixtures, drawing a blank vs Newcastle and scoring one vs Brentford. We expect this to continue when Chelsea visit Selhurst Park. 

Graham Potter’s reign at Chelsea begins now. He has had a good amount of time with a large portion of his team this international break to drill in his philosophy and we expect this to shine through on their visit to South London. The Chelsea players will know they are playing for a spot in their new boss’ side, and this will likely produce good displays from many. We expect a comfortable Chelsea win for this one. 

15:00 Saturday

Fulham vs Newcastle – Fulham

Fulham have had a surprising start to the season and sit 6th in the league thanks to the firepower of Aleksandra Mitrovic. They come into this game in good form, with two wins in their last three and notably beat Brighton in an extremely competitive game. They remain unbeaten at home with two wins and a draw against Liverpool on the opening day of the weekend. 

Newcastle, although they have been playing good football, have struggled to really take command of games and have drawn five of their seven games this season. They have a few injury worries to important players and they have struggled without them in the past few days.

They looked flat without Allain Saint-Maximin and failed to create many clear-cut chances without him in the side. The news gets even worse for Newcastle, with Alexander Isak set for a spell on the side line and with so many players out injured it is difficult to see them picking up any points when they visit an in-form Fulham side. 

15:00 Saturday

Bournemouth vs Brentford – Brentford

The Cherries remain managerless since firing Scott Parker after that humiliating 9-0 loss to Liverpool and have gone unbeaten ever since. They have drawn twice and scored a late winner to come back from 2-0 down to take all the points at Forest. Many suspect Gary O’Neil will get the job on a permanent basis following these results, whilst others suspect it is just the flurry of good performances that comes after a managerial change. We suspect the latter and think Brentford will have too much for them. 

The Bee’s have had a solid start to the season and are looking likely to build on their first Premier League season last time out. Ivan Toney has become a real handful for defenders this season and has earned himself a call up to the England squad in recent weeks. They lost they’re last game to Arsenal and Thomas Frank will be looking for a reaction when they visit the south coast. We think he’ll get one, and a comfortable Brentford win the outcome.