LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: Robin Koch of Leeds United is challenged by Sadio Mane of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on September 12, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
The Premier League is back with some interesting matchups
After a week of international football, we’re back to the club football that we all love, and maybe even missed, this upcoming weekend. The Premier League has some cracking matches in store for Matchweek 4.
Here are the three matches I’m most looking forward to watching.
Leicester City vs Manchester City
The Foxes welcome the reigning champions to their den on Saturday morning. This will be a match where both sides will be eager to take all three points but will surely not want to leave empty-handed.
Leicester and Man City sit level on six points. A solid but not overly impressive start to the campaign for both sides makes this match all the more intriguing.
Leicester recorded their six points with a notable, but not quite convincing, wins over Wolves and Norwich City. They were battered 4-1 by West Ham at the London Stadium — an Ayoze Pérez red card in the first half did not help their cause.
Unsurprisingly, Man City looks the stronger of the two sides as they’ve coolly brushed off Norwich and Arsenal with a couple of 5-0 wins. Their lone loss came in the opening weekend at the hands of league leaders Tottenham.
The big story in this game is the possibility of Man City calling on the No. 3 goalkeeper Scott Carson as a result of South American players being forced into a 10-day quarantine upon returning to England. Carson has only started one other match for the club.
The match will be a solid test for both sides and should give the fans a real clue about who these teams are. Is City ready to show their league wide dominance once again or will Leicester prove tough to beat again this season?
Leeds vs Liverpool
Elland Road will surely be rocking for this fixture. The Leeds supporters need to back their side and help them get going after a sluggish start to the season.
Leeds enters the clash with just two points in their bag — drawing against Everton and Burnley. They were outclassed the opening weekend at Old Trafford and look to be a shell of themselves in the early days of the campaign.
There have been brief moments where they look like the Leeds of last season, but those moments are too few and far between for people to say Marcelo Bielsa has everything under control.
Liverpool turns up with seven points after a pair of convincing wins against Norwich and Burnley. The Reds played a thrilling match against Chelsea that ended in a 1-1 draw, but left many LFC fans with more to desire after being up a man for the entire second half.
Liverpool will also suffer from the South American quarantine as Alisson Becker, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino are expected to be ruled out. A massive blow for the Reds but they will still feel confident they have a good enough squad that can take all three points.
Even without these talented players, we should be in for a cracking match. These two sides played a couple of memorable matches last season where they combined for a total of nine goals.
Expect a fast-paced, counter-attacking heavy match Sunday morning when these two sides lock horns. That is if Leeds can sort themselves out.
Arsenal vs Norwich
Yes, this game is intriguing to me but for all the wrong reasons. It’s an early season bottom-of-the-table clash!
Both sides have kicked off the campaign looking a…