There have been accumulated matches in the English Premier League as a result of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
This means that players return to the pitch this weekend two days after midweek games.
Southamton face league leaders, Arsenal, while Manchester City are at home to Brighton and Tottenham face Newcastle at the Tottenham Stadium.
These three matches could produce shock results this weekend.
Southampton vs Arsenal: The Gunners have only lost one match so far this season. And that was against Manchester United before Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
They have been widely tipped to win the Premier League title this season But followers of the English top-flight would also expect surprises.
Southampton were 1-0 better of Bournemouth in the midweek, while Arsenal’s game against Manchester City was postponed.
They, however, beat PSV 1-0 in the Europa League. But even Mikel Arteta knows that this is one game his side must put every resources to win.
Man City vs Brighton: The Citizens recorded their very first defeat of the season to rejuvenating Liverpool last weekend. They are still second in the league table but four points adrift Arsenal. Ordinarily, one would easily give this Pep Guardiola’s side.
But despite losing their manager to Chelsea, Brighton have remained a team to beat in the Premier League and could post a strong resistance to City. Brighton managed a 0-0 draw with struggling Nottingham Forest in their last outing.
Tottenham vs Newcastle: Spurs go into this on the back of their midweek defeat to Manchester United. Antonio Conte’s side were outplayed by the Red Devils and could suffer if they file out same way against high-flying Newcastle United.
The Magpies drew 0-0 with Manchester United before beating Everton 1-0 in the midweek. Newcastle could hand Tottenham their second defeat within 3 days and send them further down the table.