EPL: What to expect from Man Utd vs Everton, Chelsea vs Southampton, Brighton vs Arsenal


The Premier League returns this weekend following European fixtures in the midweek.

Early kick-off is at Old Trafford, where Manchester United host Everton.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, in typical fashion, bought himself some time with a 2-1 win over Villarreal in the Champions League.

With United having lost three out of four games, Solskjaer had come under pressure and you could feel some of it float away, as Cristiano Ronaldo popped up with a 95th minute winner.

You will expect the Red Devils to get three points in this form against Rafa Benitez’s men, who have blown hot and cold so far this season.

After that game in Manchester, Chelsea welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel is one manager who is beginning to feel the heat. The German won the Champions League within six months of him replacing Frank Lampard and became an instant hero.

However, he has found out that managing a topflight team in England is a different ball game, when you have the full season in front of you.

Chelsea have lost their last two matches against Manchester City and Juventus. You would imagine the champions of Europe are bruised and will take out their frustrations on the Saints.

Across London, Arsenal travel to Brighton in fine form. After losing their first three matches of the season, Mikel Arteta’s men have bounced back in fine style, winning all four matches ever since.

Against Tottenham last weekend, the Gunners were exciting and electric. And it looked as if Arteta’s grand plan was coming together.

But this weekend, they face a worthy opponent in Brighton. Graham Potter’s men missed the chance to go top of the league on Monday and will be keen to test Arsenal’s newly-found confidence on their own home turf.

This one could go either way.

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