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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 November 2018

Chelsea and Eden Hazard increase pressure on Jose Mourinho and Manchester United: Premier League predictions

Newcastle United to pick up their first win of the season, while Manchester City and Liverpool both to enjoy emphatic victories

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, centre, has had plenty to celebrate this season already and he could be well doing so again on Saturday against Manchester United. Action Images via Reuters
Chelsea's Eden Hazard, centre, has had plenty to celebrate this season already and he could be well doing so again on Saturday against Manchester United. Action Images via Reuters

The Premier League is back for its third stint of the season following the international break.

Can Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea stay unbeaten at the top? And can Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United and Cardiff City finally get a win?

Find out below in this week's predictions.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be back under pressure on Saturday. Reuters
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho could be back under pressure on Saturday. Reuters

Chelsea 3 Manchester United 1

Saturday, 3.30pm

Why? The Newcastle United win was a reprieve for Jose Mourinho, but more misery in London awaits the Portuguese. Eden Hazard is in terrific form and he will have too much for United’s wobbly backline.

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Bournemouth's Callum Wilson. Reuters
Bournemouth's Callum Wilson. Reuters

Bournemouth 3 Southampton 0

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Eddie Howe’s side are a lot of fun and are full of goals with Callum Wilson and Josh King both firing on all cylinders and more should come against a Southampton team who have been underwhelming to say the least so far.

Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic, left, has started the season well. Reuters 
Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic, left, has started the season well. Reuters 

Cardiff City 1 Fulham 2

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Cardiff have played some good stuff at times without getting that elusive first win. That victorious moment will not come here as Fulham have looked good against sides near the bottom of the league and in Aleksandar Mitrovic they have a great goal threat.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero. AP Photo
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero. AP Photo

Manchester City 3 Burnley 0

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Burnley have put their struggling start behind them but that will not be enough to bother City. Pep Guardiola’s men have a perfect record at the Etihad Stadium and with Sergio Aguero rested after the international break more goals should come here.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez. PA via AP
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez. PA via AP

Newcastle United 1 Brighton and Hove Albion 0

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Newcastle were unfortunate to come away with nothing from Old Trafford, but Rafa Benitez’s team will get that first triumph here as they win what is likely to be a tense and tight encounter with Brighton.

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini. Getty Images
West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini. Getty Images

West Ham United 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Very hard one to call this. West Ham can be great but also very poor. Tottenham are yet to hit the heights of previous seasons and you feel their tally of 18 points flatters them given how they have actually played. Honours to end even in an enjoyable London clash.

Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers has been among the side's most impressive players. Getty Images
Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers has been among the side's most impressive players. Getty Images

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Watford 0

Saturday, 6pm

Why? Both sides made good starts to the season but Wolves have kept theirs up while Watford’s is in danger of tailing off with just one point from their past four games. Wolves have lived up to their pre-season surprise package tag and they will get another three points here.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Getty Images
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Getty Images

Huddersfield Town 0 Liverpool 3

Saturday, 8.30pm

Why? Liverpool have dipped since winning their first seven games in all competitions but they get back to winning ways here. Jurgen Klopp’s men may have some injuries but they will still be too good for Huddersfield.

Everton's Richarlison is back among the goals. Reuters
Everton's Richarlison is back among the goals. Reuters

Everton 2 Crystal Palace 0

Sunday, 7pm

Why? Everton have a real goal threat in Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott and that will see off a Crystal Palace side who are struggling to find the net themselves.

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in his side's last game at Fulham. Reuters 
Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in his side's last game at Fulham. Reuters 

Arsenal 4 Leicester City 2

Monday, 11pm

Why? Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are proving a difficult combination for Premier League sides to handle and more goals should come here against inconsistent Leicester.