All unbeaten records came to an end last weekend in the Premier League, as Everton and Aston Villa both suffered defeats. It means going into this weekend Everton remain top, level on points with Liverpool. Aston Villa sit third with Leicester occupying fourth place.
There are some interesting games to look forward to on Sunday and we preview them below.
Aston Villa v Southampton
Aston Villa’s 100% start to the season came to an end last Sunday as they were comfortably beaten 3-0 at Villa Park by Leeds United. That somewhat surprising defeat came after the Villains had won their opening four games, including a sensational 7-2 victory over current champions, Liverpool.
Villa are back at home this Sunday lunchtime for the visit of Southampton, who themselves are on a run of four games without defeat. That run has included three wins and a 3-3 draw at Chelsea when they were last on the road. Last Sunday they beat top of the league Everton, so will come into this game full of confidence.
Newcastle United v Everton
Everton might have been displaced from the top of the Premier League by the time they face Newcastle at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Toffees unbeaten start to their season came to an end at Southampton last weekend, where they put in a disappointing display in a 2-0 defeat. Prior to that, Everton had won their opening four games and had held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw. Carlo Ancelotti will be keen for his side to bounce back quickly but will face a tough task against Steve Bruce’s men.
Newcastle have won two, drawn two and lost two of their opening six games, so how they’ll approach this game will be interesting. When they last played at St James’ Park, they were soundly beaten 4-1 by Manchester United, but they did secure a 1-1 draw at Wolves when last seen.
Manchester United v Arsenal
Manchester United welcome Arsenal to Old Trafford for the Sunday afternoon kick-off, with both sides looking to get their stumbling Premier League campaigns going.
United are yet to win at home in the league this season, losing to Crystal Palace 3-1, Tottenham 6-1 and drawing 0-0 with Chelsea. Another London club arrives this weekend hoping to extend that poor run of form at Old Trafford, but United did gain a confidence boosting 5-0 home win over RB Leipzig in midweek in the Champions League.
Arsenal have lost their last two games in the Premier League 1-0, including at Manchester City when they visited the region two weeks ago. Last weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Leicester at the Emirates Stadium left the Gunners with a record of three wins and three defeats from their opening six games. Only one of those victories came on the road, a 3-0 success at bottom club, Fulham.
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