On October 16, Man United will visit Leicester City without an official center to pair Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane. That is why the Red Devils will most likely have to use the duo Victor Lindelof – Eric Bailli. In addition, it is difficult for Man United to register two players, Fred and Cavani, because Brazil and Uruguay will play the final match of the qualifications for the 2022 World Cup on October 15.
Man United obviously lacks strength, and Leicester also lacks Wesley Fofana, James Justin, Wilfred Ndidi due to injury. But fortunately for Leicester, when old General Evans returned to strengthen his defense. According to estimates, the pair of Lester and Mann will probably end in a draw in June. If that happens, MU will have the third consecutive game without winning the Premier League.
Unlike Man United, Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal will face fairly easy opponents. With Liverpool, they will have the opportunity to extend their unbeaten streak in the Premier League this season, when they are only away at Watford. This is the earliest match in the 8th round. However, Klopp certainly did not forget that Liverpool once lost 0-3 at Wartford while they were undefeated in the 2019/20 Premier League. The upcoming match will be a good opportunity for Liverpool to “collect the debt”, as well as 3 points against Watford will help Klopp’s team to temporarily climb to the top of the table. Then the pressure will be on Chelsea.
Chelsea’s top team will play before the Brentford rookie. Due to Chelsea’s form and stability, it is very difficult for Brentford to hope to win a point despite having a home advantage, but also shocking before he scored against Arsenal (2-0) and Liverpool (a 3-3 draw). Experts estimate that Chelsea will have a slight 2-0 victory to regain first place in the table in case Liverpool beat Watford.
They play with Man City at home, and their opponent is only Burnley – the club is on the 17th place on the table. Man City is expected to win 3 points against Burnley. In addition, he will have staff calculations when he will travel to Club Brugge (Belgium) in the group stage of the Champions League next week.
The other two London clubs, Tottenham and Arsenal, expect to have three points with victories that do not differ too much in the meeting with the “young emerging young man” Newcastle and Cristal Palace. Arsenal are in good shape, and manager Mikel Arteta does not want his first game to mark his “September Coach of the Year” award with a draw or defeat. The Palace’s victory in the London derby will help Arsenal improve their 11th place.
As for Tottenham, things will be a little difficult for them when Newcastle’s spirit rises after they are officially owned by rich owners from Saudi Arabia. It may be a spiritual remedy for “Shoots”, but it is in a more impressive form. However, experts say that Tottenham will have fun in this match and bring Steve Bruce closer to being fired.