The 2021/22 Premier League campaign is in its third round of fixtures across Saturday and Sunday before the season’s first international break.
Saturday 28 August
Man City v Arsenal
The Gunners fell to a 2-0 loss at Brentford in the curtain-raising Premier League match, before defeat by the same scoreline to Chelsea at the Emirates last Sunday. Arteta returns to his former employers as Arsenal visit the defending champions Manchester City. They bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Tottenham on the opening day by beating Norwich City 5-0 at The Etihad.
Aston Villa v Brentford
Danny Ings’ bicycle kick in the win over Newcastle was an early goal of the season, also find their feet, Villa may well with new signings ;Emi Buendia, Ashley Young and Leon Bailey. Villa’s manager face off against his former club Brentford under Thomas Frank.
Brighton v Everton
A come-from-behind victory over Southampton was followed up by a battling draw at Elland Road, and a midweek Carabao Cup win over Huddersfield.
Newcastle v Southampton
Southampton make the five-and-a-half hour trip up to Newcastle.
Norwich v Leicester
Norwich is with two heavy defeats – at home to Liverpool and away at Manchester City – they finished bottom in 2019/20. No points, no goals and eight conceded already.
West Ham v Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace go in search of their first win of the Patrick Vieira era away at West Ham. A 3-0 defeat at Chelsea was followed up by a disappointing goalless draw at home to Brentford.
Liverpool v Chelsea
A 3-0 win at Norwich was followed up by a 2-0 home victory over Burnley and with two goals in two, Diogo Jota and Harvey Elliott’s performance in midfield against Burnley offered Liverpool fans further encouragement. Liverpool have lost just two of their previous 13 Premier League meetings with Chelsea.
Sunday 29 August
Burnley v Leeds
Sean Dyche’s men play host to Leeds, looking for a first point of the new campaign.
Tottenham v Watford
Harry Kane announced on Wednesday that he will remain at Tottenham after Daniel Levy refused to budge on his valuation of the England captain.
Wolves v Man Utd
The final game of the weekend comes from Molineux as Manchester United visit Wolves on Sunday afternoon.