Well the season is well underway now and every weekend is bound to throw up some exciting games as well as a few surprises. This weekend will certainly be no different and here is our predictions for what to expect this weekend.
Man City v Everton: Having Kolo Toure back at the centre of defence is definitely a plus for Man City as they threw away a two goal lead against Fulham last week. Although Owen Hargreaves put in a good performance in the Carling Cup in the week, it is unlikely that he will get a start. While Man City are the money men of the Premier League at the moment, Everton are the complete opposite. However, despite their financial crisis they have still managed to rack up 7 points from their opening 4 games. Expect Everton to put up a strong fight but not quite strong enough.
Prediction: Man City 3-1 Everton
Arsenal v Bolton: Arsenal have become the laughing stock of English football recently, especially after the 8-2 embarrassment against Manchester United. The back four has been consistently shaky in recent years and even though they have signed Mertesacker, their defensive errors are still clear for all to see. Thomas Vermaelen is still unavailable, as is Jack Wilshere. With David Ngog and Gael Kakuta joining Bolton on transfer deadline day they certainly seem to have a stronger side than at the start of the season. Bolton also come off the back of a 2-0 Carling Cup win so could have the momentum to cause Arsenal some problems.
Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Bolton
Chelsea v Swansea: With the 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford still fresh in their minds and that terrible miss from Fernando Torres dominating the headlines, both club and player will want to bounce back with avengance and Swansea could feel their wrath. Peter Cech will be fit to start despite being taken off with a head injury in mid week. Swansea finally got off the mark last week with a 3-0 win against West Brom but playing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge is never easy. Swansea do play some good football but Chelsea will be too strong for them.
Prediction: Chelsea 4-0 Swansea
Liverpool v Wolves: Liverpool fans could finally see their hero Steven Gerrard pull on the Liverpool shirt for his first start since March, which is bound to be a big boost for the club. It is expected that Martin Skrtel will come back into the team following his suspension and Martin Kelly is likely to return to right back. Wolves will be without Kevin Foley, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Ronald Zubar and Jody Craddock. However, captain Roger Johnson is set to make his return and Steven Fletcher is fit again following his groin strain. Wolves have had a good start to the season by their standards, but Liverpool will be looking to rectify the mistakes made against Spurs last week.
Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Wolves
Newcastle v Blackburn: Newcastle will be without Davide Santon, Alan Smith, Haris Vuckic and Mike Williamson for the visit of Blackburn, while Shola Ameobi is also a doubt. However, the good news is that midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa could make his first start for Newcastle in almost a year. Meanwhile, Blackburn will be without David Dunn and Ryan Nelsen but David Goodwillie, Morten Gamst Pedersen and Michel Salgado are fit to make their return. Leon Best has been in impressive form for unbeaten Newcastle and his goal could nick the win for them.
Prediction: Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn