Slowly and steadily the tension is developing, the drama is building, as we enter Match Day 6 of the Premier League. The most eye catching fixture of this week is Arsenal’s trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but there are other exciting matches to watch out for.
Manchester United’s trip to Southampton promises to be a cracker while Bournemouth vs Sunderland could be an early relegation six pointer.
Without further adieu, here are predictions for each match in Week 6, and we take a look at some of the key fixtures as well.
Premier League, Week 6, Saturday: Fixtures, Date, Time, TV Info and Predictions
Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal (19th September, Saturday, 12:45 BST) / (BT Sport 1)
Aston Villa 1-0 West Brom (19th September, Saturday, 15:00 BST)
Bournemouth 1-1 Sunderland (19th September, Saturday, 15:00 BST)
Newcastle 1-0 Watford (19th September, Saturday, 15:00 BST)
Stoke 2-1 Leicester (19th September, Saturday, 15:00 BST)
Swansea 2-2 Everton (19th September, Saturday, 15:00 BST)
Manchester City 2-0 West Ham (19th September, Saturday, 17:30 BST) / Sky HD 1
Tottenham 1-1 Crystal Palace (20th September, Sunday, 13:30 BST) / Sky HD 1
Liverpool 2-0 Norwich (20th September, Sunday, 16:00 BST)
Southampton 2-2 Man Utd (20th September, Sunday, 16:00 BST) / Sky HD 1
Chelsea vs Arsenal
The Blues are heading into this fixture on the back of a convincing and moral boosting 4-0 victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Champions League on Wednesday. Jose Mourinho will be looking to translate that form into the league, as the Blues simply cannot afford to lose grounds to leaders Manchester City any more.
Arsene Wenger says the mental block against Jose Mourinho is gone. The record still stands at 1-13, Arsene: http://t.co/Xi9O60gKs0
— Football365 (@F365) September 18, 2015
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) September 15, 2015
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has yet to win against a Jose Mourinho’s side and the Frenchman probably won’t get a better chance to do it again this Saturday. They say strike while the iron is hot. An Arsenal victory and consequently a victory for Manchester City will probably put an end to all thrills of the title race as early within September.
Southampton vs Manchester United
The Champions League midweek didn’t go according to plans for United and louis van Gaal. The Red Devils suffered a shock 2-1 to PSV in the first match of the Champions League, a game where defender Luke Shaw suffered a horrible leg injury that could force him out for the rest of the season.
Wayne Rooney: Has scored more goals in last 10 appearances for England (8) than he has his last 10 PL appearances for Manchester United (0)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 5, 2015
Ronald Koeman’s side hasn’t hit full strike this season. The Saints are lacking in consistency and it seems the Dutchman hasn’t found the right balance and combination for his team yet.
Liverpool vs Norwich
The Reds are struggling badly. With two back to back defeats and self belief torn to shreds, Liverpool desperately need points on the board.
Norwich picked up their second victory of the season last week against Bournemouth and would be happy to face a Liverpool side without Luis Suarez, who has scored 12 goals in just six games against Norwich. Alex Neil’s side has suffered only one defeat away from home this season, but can they get pick up points from Anfield?