Liverpool and Chelsea keep winning as Wolves get point at Manchester United: Premier League predictions
Manchester City bounce back from Uefa Champions League setback, while Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur among other victors
There is plenty at stake in the Premier League this weekend as Liverpool and Chelsea look to maintain their 100 per cent records, while Cardiff City, Huddersfield Town, Newcastle United and Burnley are all still looking for their first win.
Here is a rundown of the weekend's 10 fixtures and what to watch for.
Fulham 1 Watford 1
Saturday, 3.30pm UAE time
Why? Watford have had a cracking start to the season, winning their first four games and then almost taking a point against Manchester United. Fulham have looked good themselves at times and the signing of Aleksandar Mitrovic has been inspired so far. The London side's manager Slavisa Jokanovic will be keen to get one over on the first club he managed in England, but this looks set for honours even at Craven Cottage.
Burnley 0 Bournemouth 2
Why? These are worrying times for Burnley. They have yet to win this season in the league and the defence that was so reliable last season is leaking goals. The last thing they need is the visit of a confident Bournemouth, and the forward pairing of Callum Wilson and Josh King could be too hot to handle for Sean Dyche's side.
Cardiff City 0 Manchester City 3
Why? Pep Guardiola's Manchester City put in one of their poorest performances in recent times in losing to Lyon. But with the likes of Sergio Aguero set to be restored to the side they will be far too good for struggling Cardiff City, who are yet to win in the Premier League since their return to the top flight in the summer.
Crystal Palace 2 Newcastle United 1
Why? Hard one to call. Newcastle have had a rough start but have had a difficult fixture list. Palace have been inconsistent but the Wilfried Zaha factor, as it was at Huddersfield Town last weekend, may well decide this game in favour of the London hosts.
Leicester City 1 Huddersfield Town 0
Why? Leicester were a shambles last weekend in losing at Bournemouth and the pressure is on manager Claude Puel. They will look to Jamie Vardy, who returned from suspension in the loss at Bournemouth, to fire them to an important win against a Huddersfield side who are a willing outfit back lack quality.
Liverpool 3 Southampton 0
Why? Interesting test for Liverpool as they go for win No 6 on the trot in the Premier League after the rigours of Uefa Champions League football in midweek. Jurgen Klopp may shake up his side, but any iteration of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Daniel Sturridge and Xherdan Shaqiri will find goals against Southampton.
Manchester United 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
Why? Wolves have been terrific this season and are already making a case for being one of the most impressive promoted sides from the Championship in recent times. They were well worth their draw with Manchester City last month and they can cause Manchester United equal problems with their possession football. United have impressed of late, but coming straight from Switzerland after their Champions League victory, this looks like a potential slip-up on the horizon for Jose Mourinho's men.
Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2
Why? It's been a tough few weeks for Tottenham. Three defeats in a row, Harry Kane looking out of sorts and Mauricio Pochettino getting angry with journalists. But despite that, they should still be too good for Brighton. Lucas Moura has been in fine form, and Kane, as Pochettino has said this week, is too good to stay in the doldrums for long.
West Ham United 1 Chelsea 3
Why? West Ham got a confidence building first win last Sunday at Everton, but that feel-good factor will not last long. There are still concerns with the make up of Manuel Pellegrini's squad and they could be found out against a Chelsea team who have a 100 per cent record. Eden Hazard has carried his World Cup form into the new season and he is likely to give the West Ham defence a torrid afternoon.
Arsenal 4 Everton 2
Why? The good news for Everton is that they have Richarlison back from suspension. The bad news is they have struggled defensively so far under Marco Silva, conceding nine goals in their first five games, and coming up against a potent Arsenal attack led by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang looks ominous for the Merseyside team.
Updated: September 22, 2018 11:46 AM