English Premier League Preview Matchweek 8

By  Umair Asif - 14 October 2016

The fight for the prestigious English crown will recommence after a long awaited gap, since players were busy performing their international duties. The teams will regroup and redirect their focus on the ongoing intense battle. The defending champions, Leicester, will pay a visit to contenders, Chelsea, to recommence the proceedings, whereas the highlight of Matchweek 8 will be the tie between Man Utd and Liverpool, also known as the El-Classico of England.

Man City is still holding the top spot but Spurs, Arsenal, and Liverpool are not far away, keeping the chase intact. We have witnessed action packed matchweeks so far and expect the same from Matchweek 8. So, here’s what every fixture in English Premier League Matchweek 8 holds for you:

Chelsea v Leicester City

It’s been almost 16 years since Leicester secured a win at Stamford Bridge and seeing its current form, it seems highly unlikely for the Foxes to not make it 17 years. Diego Costa is in impressive goal scoring form and poses the major threat for Ranieri’s men.

Arsenal v Swansea City

Swansea has the most prolific record at emirates with an average of 2 points, the best for a visiting team against Arsenal. However, the Gunners will be focusing on increasing their winning streak to six matches and keep the title chase close. 

AFC Bournemouth v Hull City

Hull City’s form seems to have fallen off a cliff with no wins in their last 5 premier league outings. The Cherries have a golden opportunity to run away with all the three points.

Man City v Everton

Every tie is crucial in the current scenario since both sides will love to bounce back. The Toffees have been impressive so far but Pep Guardiola’s Man City has been stupendous. Although Spurs put a dent in their unbeaten run but writing off City after just one defeat is simply foolish.

Stoke City v Sunderland

The relegation battle is far-fetched with teams having tough time securing wins. However, Stoke managed to seal a point at Old Trafford that may have lifted their confidence and will prove vital against Sunderland this weekend.

West Brom v Spurs

The impressive goal scoring form Nacer Chadli is enjoying will be crucial for West Brom against Spurs, while Hugo Lloris and company will be eying their 5th consecutive win of the season against Baggies. 

Crystal Palace v West Ham

West Ham has won the previous two meetings against Palace away from home, and their focus will be on to make it three in a row. A win hold immense value for Hammers, who are currently lurking in the relegation zone.

Middlesbrough v Watford

Middlesbrough season fell off the rail after an impressive start to the season, whereas Watford also lacked consistency. Only 2 points separate the two sides and a win can be pivotal for either of them. 

Southampton v Burnley

The win against Liverpool is the only highlight of the season for Burnley, whereas Southampton picked it late but are now in good position and have managed to score in every game at home in the last 13 matches.

Liverpool v Man Utd

The tie known as El-Classico of England has a rich history and with the current shape of the premier league table, this fixture is of immense importance not just for the two sides involved but also for those involved in the title chase.

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