The 2018/2019 Barclays Premier League Season is five days in and teams like Liverpool and Chelsea are the only teams with a 100% win record. All teams will be coming into the weekend looking to book some points - whether they are bottom, middle of in the top end of the table.
‘The District Line Derby’ was the name for the London Derby between the Hammers and the Blues. The name was a reflection of the Tube route which was used for the transportation of fans between Stamford Bridge and Old Upton Park. Their rivalry goes back a long time ago, with their first clash in the English Premier League being in October 2nd 1993 in Upton Park where Chelsea lost 1-0 to the hosts.
Their rivalry was worsened with the swooping of West Ham’s top talents like Joe Cole, Frank Lampard and Glen Johnson by the Blues. Both Pellegrini and Sarri’s sides are missing some key players. West Ham will have to start without Lanzini, Carroll and Reid with a 75% chance of playing for Chicharito and Arnautovic. Sarri will start without Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek and Emerson who have a 75% chance of playing.
The Blues tops the table with 15 points in 5 games; however, the Hammers are not to be underestimated despite the side seating 16th on the League table with only 3 points in their five matches played. The two sides have met 44 times in the Premier League with 24 wins for Chelsea, 12 wins for West Ham, and 8 draws. Hazard is the current top scorer for the Blues with five goals and two assists whereas Arnautovic tops the Hammers score list with three goals and one assist.
The first Liverpool match against Southampton in the English Premier League was in 1992 at Anfield which ended in a 1-1 draw. Since then, the two have met 38 times with 18 wins for Liverpool, ten wins for Southampton and 9 draws.
Liverpool’s recruitment policy from Southampton has seen most of Southampton’s top stars move to Anfield. Mane, Clyne, Lovren and Lallana will be looking forward to facing their former club.
Sitting 2nd on the Premier league table with 15 points in 5 games, Klopp’s side will be without Chamberlain. However, they have received an injury boost with the expected return of Lovren, Lallana and Firmino upon the clash.
There is a 75% chance for Long and Austin to play for Southampton. Mane is Liverpool's top scorer with five goals while Ings leading with three goals for Southampton.
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 six, 22-23rd September.
Saturday 22nd September - Kick-Off @1500hrs (Unless Stated)
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