Posted on Fri 16 Aug 2019, 05:20 PM

Manchester City will seek revenge against Tottenham this weekend for their dramatic Champions League exit last season as Liverpool and Manchester United also look to continue their winning run.
Man City dominated the league last season and ended the season the first English team to win a domestic treble but fell short once again at the quarter final stage of the champions league after they were eliminated from the competition by Tottenham on away goal rule.

Raheem Sterling’s strike deep into stoppage time of the match was disallowed by VAR, a decision which caused the English champion a place in the semi final of the competition despite winning 4-3 on the night.

City have started the season in a spectacular form by thrashing West ham United 5-0 in the opening weekend of the EPL with sterling scoring a hat-trick.

Tottenham  also defeated Aston Villa  but were made to work hard as they had to come from behind to win with  two goals in the final five minutes from Harry Kane to secure a 3-1 win.

Kane has warned his team-mate that they cannot fall behind so early in the campaign if they want to mount a title challenge this season.

“We have to make sure we get off to a good start,” said the England captain.

“It’s important that we stay in touch for as long as we can.

“We have full belief that we can go all the way but there’s a long road ahead.”

Liverpool will hope to have moved ahead by the time City and Spurs kick-off at the Etihad when they travel to a Southampton side hoping to pick themselves up after a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Burnley  last weekend.

Frank Lampard and Chelsea will be hoping to kick start their season after a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend.

The Chelsea legend will be hoping to build on their excellent performance against Liverpool on Wednesday despite losing 5-4 0n penalties in a game they totally dominated.

After the match Lampard said.....

“To lose the game was disappointing but if it means Chelsea’s season can be something like how we played today, we’ll be OK,” he said.

The home game will afford Chelsea fans the opportunity  to grant their all-time top goal-scorer   a heroic  welcome for his first home game as manager against Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

After the negativity that greeted Manchester United securing just three new signings in the transfer window, the comprehensive margin of victory over Chelsea was the perfect tonic for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James all made a big impact as United registered just their second clean sheet at home in the Premier League under the Norwegian, while James came off the bench to score the final goal.

However, a Monday night trip to Wolves, where they lost twice last season, will present a different kind of test to United’s ambitions this season.

“When you start the season like this, the club, the supporters, everyone goes home bouncing and happy. Now it’s about leveling out,” said Solskjaer.

“We know the last two games went against them when I was there. We just have to make sure we do everything we can and there’s no repeat of that scoreline.”

Other fixtures slated for Saturday are:

Arsenal v Burnley 12.30pm  Aston Villa v Bournemouth, Brighton v West Ham, Everton v Watford, Norwich v Newcastle, Southampton v Liverpool, all slated for 3pm while Manchester City v Tottenham kicks off by 5.30pm.

Sunday fixtures sees Sheffield United take on Crystal Palace by 1pm while Chelsea will entertain Leicester city by 3.30 pm.

Manchester United will complete this weekend's fixtures when the travel to molineux to take on wolves,8pm Nigerian time.
The spanish Laliga kicks off tonight with Barcelona kicking off the defense of their title away to Athletico Bilbao as Real Madrid also play away to Celta Vigo on Saturday.

The Bundesliga will also resume this weekend with Dortmund looking to dethrone the reigning champion Bayern Munich, in all, it is going to be a great weekend of football.


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