Liverpool has won all of their premier league matches this season, with the blues coming two-points shy of the feat. Only four teams have achieved this feat of at least six consecutive wins at the beginning of the season.
Chelsea missed their chance to repeat history made during their 2005 and 2009 premier league matches when they set this record. The other teams to beat this record are Newcastle, Manchester City and Liverpool.
Will the Reds extend their winning streak? That is one question which Saturday 29th will answer when the two top league contenders will lock horns in a match like no other. Wednesdays Carabao Cup match is set for a major snub, with plans underway to play team B by both teams on the rumour mills and the Betting Markets and Offers.
However, Saturday's match against Liverpool is perhaps Sarri’s first major headache after taking over from Antonio Conte. Expressing fears earlier, the Italian manager said Liverpool “is a step forward of us at this moment,” whether this is a tactic or genuine statement remains to be proven Saturday. Currently, Pedro has a shoulder injury while Rudiger is battling a groin injury after being substituted in the 69th minute of their match against West Ham. Will N’Golo Kante pull any surprises in his new position or will Belgium’s top-scorer Hazard steal the show to add on his 5 goals this season?
First placed Liverpool is upbeat to maintain their impressive start this season. Football pundits attribute this remarkable streak to the fact that most key players at Anfield never made it to the last matches of the FIFA World Cup, giving the players ample time to rejuvenate their energies. Egyptian star Mo Salah has scored only two goals this season compared to the 44 goals he garnered during the last season’s competitions combined. Lovren and Roberto Firmino are out on injuries while Virgil van Dijk continues to grapple with a rib bruise. Will Senegalese Sadio Mane overtake Hazard as the top scorer? Only time will tell.
Arsenal faces Watford at 1500hrs Saturday, after facing off with Brentford Wednesday in the Carabao Cup competitions. The 6th placed gunners are at the same spot they ended last season’s league.
Unai Emery is carefully reorganizing the team which played ‘beautiful’ games to play more win-centred matches as goalkeeper Petr Cech was quoted to have told reporters of The Independent. “Sometimes you need to make sure you win an ugly game when you are not playing completely well but you just dig deep,” said Cech.
While Arsenal has lost two matches this season, 4th placed Watford has only lost a single game and drawn once. Jose Holebas and Andre Grey are the players to watch.
The first English Premier League clash between these two giants was in 1992 at Highbury which ended in a 2-0 defeat to Everton, the two looks forward to locking horns. The two have met 52 times in the English Premier League with 32 wins for Arsenal, seven wins for Everton and 13 draws.
Arsenal is 5th on the Premier League Table with 9 points in 5 games while Everton is 10th with 6 points in 5 games. Unai Emery will be forced to start without Koscielny, Kolasinac and Maitland-Niles who are still nursing their injuries.
Everton sides will lack the services of Coleman and McCarthy with the expected return of Jagielka and Keane. Richarlison tops the scoresheet for Everton with three goals while Iwobi is the top scorer at Emirates with one goal.
Below you can find the full schedule of the remaining games for the week seven, 29th September - 01st October.
Saturday 29th September - Kick-Off @1500hrs (Unless Stated)
Monday 01st October - Kick-Off @2000hrs
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