It’s a footballing weekend: Here are the matches to watch out for

Manchester United vs Southampton (Saturday, 5 PM), vs Leicester Metropolis (Friday, 12.30 AM)

All eyes will likely be on Manchester United’s new signing Casemiro as Erik Ten Hag’s males, after defeating Liverpool 2-1 in a dramatic efficiency final Tuesday, journey to Saint Mary’s stadium to tackle Southampton. Antony Martial reportedly will likely be out with an damage however Casemiro will possible begin this one. Southampton are using excessive in the mean time after defeating Leicester Metropolis 2-1 final week, talking of which…

Leicester Metropolis, who’re having one of many worst begins to the season, journey to Outdated Trafford on Friday after they deal with enterprise towards Chelsea on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Leicester Metropolis (Saturday 7.30PM)

Leicester will look to get a measure of revenge towards Chelsea, who’ve considerably upset their workforce’s steadiness by threatening to prise Wesley Fofana from the Foxes’ ranks. Fofana, whose coronary heart has been set on a Stamford Bridge transfer, has been omitted of earlier Leicester Metropolis lineups and just lately being type of banished from first workforce apply because the Frenchman trains with the reserves until additional discover. He most undoubtedly gained’t be within the Leicester squad travelling to London on Saturday. Chelsea, however, have endured a humiliating 3-0 loss to Leeds final week and can hope to regular the ship towards the Foxes, who’re languishing on the bottom-end of the desk. The Blues will, nevertheless, miss the providers of Kalidou Koulibaly, who was crimson carded towards Leeds.

Liverpool vs Bournemouth (Saturday, 7.30 PM), vs Newcastle (Thursday 12.30 AM)

Final yr’s Premier League and Champions League runners-up Liverpool are winless this season after 3 matches. That’s a sentence that I assumed I might by no means have to jot down within the latest previous. However the current paints a distinct image. Jurgen Klopp’s marauding Liverpool don’t look the identical with out Sadio Mane, with Luis Diaz nonetheless discovering his toes within the workforce. To compound Klopp’s worries Diego Jota remains to be out injured whereas Firmino appears to be like a shadow of his former self. With Mohamed Salah the one participant scoring of their matches, a conflict with newly promoted Bournemouth is likely to be what Liverpool wanted. However it might probably additionally backfire just like the Fulham match. Fail to win towards Bournemouth, the Reds will likely be on the backside rung of the desk with an impending conflict with crimson scorching Newcastle looming on Thursday. The Magpies are in splendid type having halted Manchester Metropolis’s run final week with a scintillating 3-3 draw and Liverpool will likely be fairly cautious when Eddie Howe’s workforce come to Anfield.

Juventus vs Roma (Saturday 10 PM)

The biggie from this week’s Serie A lineup is the conflict between Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus and Jose Mourinho’s Roma. A depleted Juve workforce, with out the likes of Paul Pogba and Angel di Maria could have solely Dusan Vlahovic to look to for objectives but when the journey to Sampdoria final week is any indication, with out correct channels to play the ball to the striker, objectives will likely be onerous to return by. Former Outdated Girl participant Paulo Dybala will likely be returning to Turin, this time as a Roma participant, hoping to make his ex-club want that that they had not offered him. This one will likely be electrical as Mourinho appears to be like for a payback after dropping each matches to Juventus final time period.

Honourable mentions

Actual Madrid vs Espanyol (Monday 1.30 AM)

Barcelona vs Actual Valladolid (Saturday, 11 PM)

Manchester Metropolis vs Crystal Palace (Saturday 7.30 PM)

Arsenal vs Aston Villa (Thursday 12 AM)

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