Around we go again with the second week of English Premier League fixtures and predictions.
The English Premier League hits the second round of fixtures this weekend, with Liverpool vs Chelsea taking centre stage.
Stamford Bridge is the venue as Frank Lampard pits his Blues against Jurgen Klopp’s reigning champions, with both sides having won on the opening weekend.
The Reds edged out Marcelo Bielsea’s Leeds in a 4-3 thriller at Anfield, with Mohamed Salah netting a hat-trick, while Chelsea eased past Brighton at the Amex Stadium.
Across the capital there’s a London derby on Saturday night as Arsenal take on hapless West Ham.
Manchester United are also in action for the first time this season on Saturday, tackling Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City must wait until Monday night for a tricky trip to Molineux to play Wolves, with Aston Villa clashing with Sheffield United earlier in the evening.
Elsewhere on Sunday there’s an intriguing tussle at the King Power Stadium between Leicester and Burnley.
Brighton make the long trip north to play Newcastle, while Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham visit Southampton in the lunchtime kick off.
The weekend kicks off on Saturday when Everton face promoted West Brom, before the other two sides to escape the Championship, Leeds and Fulham, face off at Elland Road.
Prediction methodology explained.
The expected win percentage is based off publicly available odds. For example, if a team’s odds are 2.30, the expected chance of winning is 43%. If the odds are 1.62 the expected chance of winning is 62% and so on. These are accurate at the time of writing but are subject to change. Where there is no value listed, the odds were not available at the time of writing.
All times listed are South African Standard Time.
Everton vs West Brom – 13:30
Leeds vs Fulham – 16:00
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace – 18:30
Arsenal vs West Ham – 21:00
Southampton vs Tottenham – 13:00
Newcastle United vs Brighton – 15:00
Chelsea vs Liverpool – 17:30
Big guns Chelsea and Liverpool contest the first major clash of the new English Premier League season at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Find the predictions for the starting XI for Chelsea vs Liverpool here.
Leicester City vs Burnley – 20:00
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United – 19:00
Wolves vs Manchester City – 21:15