The Premier League returns after a week-long hiatus that seemed longer than it used to be. As happy as we are with the Premier League’s resumption, there is also fear of the calm that will come in the scheduled international break after this match week.
There is also the issue of three matches being postponed, one due to an industrial strike that has now been called off, and two more after the death of the Queen and a lack of police to provide security. Infected structures:
Let’s take a look at what games are still scheduled and what to expect from them.
Friday’s games kick off at the same time, so Fantrax managers should see four confirmed lineups during the countdown clock.
Under fire, Steven Gerrard will hope his side can claim their first win in five games when they welcome Southampton to Villa Park on Friday night. Villan has lost three games and drawn one of the last four. Southampton under Ralph Hasenhuttl did a little better, so he will be keen to prey on Villanes for lack of confidence and form.
Not available: Mate Kasch (injured), Jan Bednarek (injury), Diego Carlos (injured).
Q: Emiliano Martinez (injured), Ole Watkins (injured), Robin Olsen (injured).
Not available: Valentino Livramento (injured), Romeo Lavia (injured).
Question: Duke Caleta Car
Nottingham Forest vs. Fulham
Nottingham Forest’s Steve Cooper knows that the fourth loss in a row could spark speculation about his job security. Forrest welcomes his rising team-mate Fulham in what appears to be a game that must be won. Forest fans were disappointed when Bournemouth came from two goals down to score a 2-3 win last time out. On the other hand, Fulham were impressive, with Aleksandar Mitrovic providing goals up front.
Not available: Musa Nyakat (injured), Url Mangala (injured), Omar Richards (injured).
Not available: Harry Wilson (injured), Manor Solomon (injured).
Question: Anthony Robinson (injured).
wolves against Manchester
Can anyone stop Haaland? Bruno Lagg knows that figuring out the perfect formula to silence Haaland will go a long way if his side are to get anything out of a match against Pep Guardiola. Manchester. The striker has scored ten goals in just six Premier League games (plus three more in two Champions League matches) and already has a hat-trick to his name. The acrobatic goal against the previous club Borussia Dortmund In the Champions League Another proof that he’s not planning to slow down any time soon.
Not available: Francisco Oliveira (injured), Sasa Kalajzic (injured).
Not available: none
Q: Aymeric Laporte (injured), Kyle Walker (injured).
Newcastle against Bournemouth
Newcastle are eager to get back to winning ways, and hosting 13th-placed Bournemouth and the Tourist this weekend is just the tonic any doctor could order. The Magpies have drawn four matches and lost one of their last five matches. Despite improvements to the gameplay and control, the Magpies struggled to finish. Bournemouth have suffered a rude awakening since returning to the Premier League, winning just once in their last five games.
Not available: Jonjo Shelvey (injured), Carl Darlow (injured), Emil Kraft (injured).
Q: Callum Wilson (injured), Bruno Guimarães (injured), Alain Saint-Maximin (injured).
Not available: David Brooks (injured), Joseph Rothwell (injured), Benjamin Pearson (injured).
QUESTION: Junior Stanislas (injured).
Tottenham Hotspur, led by Antonio Conte, faces bottom Leicester in the most critical confrontation in the GW-8. The North London team has yet to lose in the league. However, Conte will lift the spirits of his players after they were relegated to two late goals in the Champions League against Sporting Lisbon. League wiper Leicester will be eager for a first victory of the season in a match that could determine the future of manager Brendan Rodgers.
Not available: Lucas Mora (injured).
Not available: Ricardo Pereira (injured), Ryan Bertrand (injured).
Question: Dennis Bright (injured).
Brentford vs. Arsenal
Brentford Premier League welcomes Arsenal to Brentford Community Stadium in what is expected to be a tasty treat. The Bees hope to continue their last good run of four matches unbeaten. On the other hand, Arsenal will be eager to get back to winning ways after dropping points for the first time in a 3-1 loss in Manchester United.
Not available: Christian Norgaard (injured), Ethan Pinnock (injured).
Question: Serge Canos (injured).
Not available: Reiss Nelson (injured), Mohamed Elneny (injured), Emile Smith Rowe (injured).
Question: Thomas Partey (injured).
Everton, led by Frank Lampard, meets West Ham in what appears to be a confrontation between two heavyweights in the English Premier League. Everton and West Ham are ranked 16th and 18th respectively, winning only once this season. An informal relationship with limited mouth-to-mouth action should be expected in this match.
Not available: Andros Townsend (injured), Ben Godfrey (injured), Yerry Mina (injured), Jordan Pickford (injured), Mason Holgate (injured).
QUESTION: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (injured), Abdallah Doukuri (injured).
Not available: Nayef Ajurd (injured), Benjamin Johnson (injured).
What are your expectations for this game week? Who do you plan to captain? Do you play with chips? Who are the players you think could shine during GW-8? What late news have you seen? Please add your thoughts to the comments section below!