Premier League weekend preview
Barclays Premier League day 4 will open on Saturday with a few very interesting games. Below is our summary to follow the best games this weekend.
Newcastle-Arsenal. Both teams are in needs of points in the early stages of the season. The Gunners will face a team which has not won yet this season but in front of their home crowd to open the weekend, they will be a though opponent for Arsenal as Aussie Bet predicts it. Coach Arsenal Wenger also thinks a little be a tight challenge in northern England.
Arsene Wenger on the game: “We want to do well at Newcastle but it’s always very, very, very tight and very committed there because the crowd is always behind their team.
They have just come out from a good result at Manchester United so it’s important that we prepare well. Last season and the season before, it was the last game of the season that we had to win. There has always been something big at stake, but we like pressure.”
Swansea-Manchester United. The Welch have remarkably started the season with their duo Gomis and Ayew who have caused many problems to the opposing teams so far.
Manchester United coach is very cautious before the game: “Swansea are a very good team, they play a positional game like we do. They want to build up and have a good attack with speed and creativity.
They proved against Chelsea and against Newcastle and when I see the individual players I see that they have quality. I don’t want to lose again.”
Manchester City-Watford. City is the team which has impressed the most so far. Three games, three wins and three clean sheets. Another showdown is expected against Watford.
The Spaniard David Silva is very optmistic after a good start of the season: “The team is showing a very good style of play. The first season we won the title in 2011/12, we also started really well and kept going right up until December and then finished very strongly.
I hope this will be the same again this year. We need to keep playing the way we have been doing in our first three games. We must give everything we have but take it game by game. We will need some luck on our side at times, too but we are pleased with the way things are going”
Chelsea-Crystal Palace. The champions have started slowly the season and were smashed 3-0 at City last weekend. Jose Mourinho’s team has not shown the same quality level as they were last season and will need to respond against a team which won 2 of their first 3 games.
Jose Mourinho talks about the London derby: “Last season was to win the title, this season it is to try to recover positions we lost with two bad results at the opening of the Premier League.
Crystal Palace are always a difficult opponent and they have even better players than last season and an even better team than last season. A London derby is always a London derby and for them Stamford Bridge is a huge motivation. We have played one match at home, two matches away and have four points which is not what we want but it is not a drama. We know we can improve and are going to improve”.
Liverpool-West Ham United. Liverpool is third in the table and has shown great quality so far. Lastly they took a point from Emirates but could have won it. Coach Rodgers say the hunger is back:
“The players have come in and the hunger has returned back to the team, I think that’s clear. You’ve seen in the games we’ve played that freshness and ability to play with no fear. We’ve got new players in with a new motivation and ambitions. They are really enjoying the work and being here, so I think the stability within the group is good.”