English Premier League Matchweek 7 Preview

By  Football Pulp - 30 September 2016

The defending champions, Leicester City, are having a roller coaster ride this season and it seems quite challenging for them to retain their crown. With 3 defeats in just 6 Matchweeks, Leicester is unable to replicate their dominance from the last season. Surprisingly, the story is a bit different in Champions League as they have 2 wins in 2 matches and most importantly, 2 clean sheets. Taking this into consideration, writing off Leicester is not a wise choice.

Similarly, Man Utd and Chelsea invested heavily in revamping their squads but after 3 dominating Matchweeks, both sides have lost their way. At the other end of the spectrum, the Merseyside teams have been consistent, having lost just once and that too against low profile sides. Arsenal, as usual, is a good competition, keeping the race for top spot intriguing, whereas Spurs are improving with every season. And, Pep Guardiola’s Man City is still unbeaten with 6 wins in 6 matches and is appearing invincible. 

No matter, wherever you are and what nationality you hold, we know how anxiously you are waiting for English Premier League Matchweek 7 to kick-off. All rounds of fixtures will be played this weekend, so let’s get you through to what every fixture holds for you:

Everton v Crystal Palace

Everton has lost just once this season and with such a prolific start, Ronald Koeman’s men will be a force to be reckoned with at home. Crystal Palace picked it late but the Eagles are on the right track and can pose a serious threat to Everton’s impressive start.

Swansea v Liverpool

Swansea emerged victorious the last time these two teams faced each other, but Liverpool is in fine form this season, whereas Swansea is struggling at the bottom of the table with just one win so far.

Hull v Chelsea

The two teams happened to get out of track after an impressive starting three weeks and are struggling to cope with the situation. However, Chelsea is a strong side on paper but the defense is still a worry for Conte.

Sunderland v West Brom

David Moyes’s journey at Sunderland started with a defeat and with just one point in 6 matches; the team is sitting at the bottom of the table. West Brom, on the other hand, has lost twice but is still in the top half of the table. 

Watford v AFC Bournemouth

Both sides are leveled on points and a win will have a crucial impact on either side. However, this fixture has been quite boring with the striking forces unable to live up to the mark.

West Ham v Middlesbrough

West Ham has the poorest start to the season with just one win. Although Antonio emerged as a goal scoring force but the defense is unable to back the team. 

Man Utd v Stoke

A win after two successive defeats was vital for Man Utd and the team is back on their winning ways. However, Stoke is the only other side, after Sunderland, to win a match this season.

Leicester v Southampton

Leicester has lost just once at home to Saints and after another impressive week in Champions League, the holders will be aiming to showcase similar performance in the league as well.

Spurs v Man City

The only two sides in the league without a defeat will be up against each other this Sunday. Man City can increase its lead to 7 points with a win while Spurs can decrease the difference for the top spot.

Burnley v Arsenal

Arsenal will be aiming to tighten the gap at the top with a win at Burnley but the hosts have already defeated Liverpool this season, increasing their chances of pulling another major upset. 

English Premier League Matchweek 7 will be a crucial one as Spurs and Man City will be competing at White Hart Lane. This new rivalry that has emerged in last few seasons is an important tie and the result can drastically change the shape of the league.

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