Manchester United's van Persie celebrates his goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match in Manchester

After a long deprived summer, the new Premier League season began last weekend, we might now know what to expect from all 20 clubs. With new (or returning) men in the managerial hot-seat, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all kicked off with impressive victories. Arsenal were very disappointing in losing 3-1 at home to Aston Villa, while Fulham and Southampton got vital early away wins.

This coming weekend, the pick of the games see defending champions United take on Chelsea at Old Trafford, and it’s hard to pick a winner. Both teams will play very defensively as both team are often prone to being caught on the counter-attack.

Southampton bid for a second successive win at home against Sunderland, who suffered a disappointing 1-0 home defeat against Fulham. The Saints will have new £14.5m signing Pablo Osvaldo up front, add Ricky Lambert to the mix and they could make it 2 wins in 2 games.

The first fixture of the weekend is Fulham v Arsenal, with the latter hoping to make amends for their dire display against Villa. Fulham are usually strong at home, and will be buoyed by the arrival of Scott Parker from Tottenham. Don’t under-estimate Arsenal.

 

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