*This weekend’s English Premier League programme has been postponed following the death on Thursday of Queen Elizabeth II.
A nationwide mark of respect was announced on Friday, as England and Great Britain enters a period of national mourning after the end of the monarch’s 70-year reign.
EPL fixtures will be rescheduled at a later date.
The English Premier League reaches its seventh round of fixtures this weekend, with yet another bundle of eye-catching games across the country between Saturday and Monday.
All eyes are on Manchester United after their sparkling turnaround in fortunes under new boss Erik Ten Hag, following back-to-back defeats to open the season that had left them on the brink of crisis.
Instead, the Red Devils go to Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon looking to make it five EPL wins on the bounce and break into the top four while they’re at it.
Arsenal were the victims at Old Trafford a week ago, ruining their perfect start to the new campaign.
The Gunners still come into the weekend top of the Premier League table though, with Frank Lampard’s winless Everton the visitors to the Emirates Stadium off the back of a sequence of four successive draws.
A London derby kicks off the EPL weekend, as well as a shock new era, on Saturday lunchtime across the capital.
Chelsea and Fulham lock horns at Stamford Bridge with the visitors able to sneak above the Blues in the standings if they can snaffle three points, thanks in no small part to the stuttering form of their big-spending hosts, who fired coach Thomas Tuchel in dramatic fashion following midweek defeat in the Uefa Champions League.
Graham Potter was instantly earmarked as the man for the job, with England’s hottest managerial prospect jumping ship from Brighton for his first crack at the top table.
A battle between second and third could well prove the highlight of the day, meanwhile, as reigning champions Manchester City go up against Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.
Top spot is up for grabs, at least temporarily, with both Pep Guardiola’s City and Antonio Conte’s Spurs unbeaten so far.
Liverpool have struggling Wolves in their sights on Saturday afternoon, as they seek to continue their rise from a sticky opening to the new season.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were held to a derby draw last weekend but have taken seven points from nine as they try to make up the early ground on the top six.
Moneybags Newcastle remain something of an enigma, with only one win to show for their off-field spending and on-the-pitch efforts despite all the positivity surrounding boss Eddie Howe.
Sunday sees them travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham, whose boss David Moyes is likely still spitting feathers after last week’s latest VAR controversy.
The Monday night football is steeped in tradition this week, too, as two of the English game’s old school heavyweights meet under the lights at the City Ground.
Nottingham Forest host Leeds with the home side needing points to escape the relegation zone, while the away side have coach Jesse Marsch on the naughty step following his touchline combustion last time out.
Elsewhere on Saturday, the dark clouds are swirling in the Midlands ahead of the meeting between rock-bottom Leicester and Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.
Brighton’s incredible start under Potter sees them in with a shout of topping the EPL table by Saturday night and few would have bet against them before his departure to the bright lights of the capital city.
The Seagulls instead head along the south coast with their wings clipped to face promoted Bournemouth, who changed coaches in self-inflicted fashion a few weeks ago after sacking Scott Parker.
Also with the English Channel in sight are Southampton and Brentford, with the visitors to St Mary’s Stadium eyeing up the dizzy heights of the top six as they continue to moneyball their way beyond their wildest dreams.
English Premier League predictions for 10 – 12 September
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.