London Derby, The Seagulls host Leicester, and Ronaldo faces an in-form West Ham side.
On matchday 5’s Sunday, there will be three games taking place in the Premier League. Tottenham vs Chelsea is the main event, the London derby will take place at 9:00 PM IST, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The two games taking place at 6:30 PM are Brighton vs Leicester and West Ham vs Manchester United. Leicester will be looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat, but Brighton has been very impressive this season.
Similarly, West Ham is also looking impressive and yet to lose a game this season. They come up against Manchester United who is top of the table, based on only goals scored.
Let’s break down each game individually, and take an insight into what can be expected
Brighton vs Leicester City
The Seagulls have won three out of their four games, and have had a very impressive start to the season, and in 6th.
Brighton’s biggest downfall last season was, they weren’t clinical at all. XG(expected goals) had them scoring 27 goals at home last season, and they only managed 12.
This season they’ve scored 4 goals in their games and conceded one. Neal Maupay, the French striker is their top scorer with 2 goals. They did only got a last Gasp winner against Brentford, but will be confident, and continue playing their attractive football.
Tariq Lamptey is still recovering to get his first appearances since last season, and Adam Webster is likely to be absent.
The Foxes are coming out of a tough 2-2 draw against Napoli in the UEFA Europa League. They would have liked the win, as they were 2-0 up.
Leicester have had a slow start to the season, only on six points, and in 9th, three points & places behind their opponents.
Brendan Rodgers will want to Bounce back after their last defeat vs Manchester City. Rodgers is likely to play a back-three.
Ayoze Perez is still suspended, and Fofana and James Justin are still out of contention.
Brighton(3-4-3):Robert Sanchez, Duffy, Dunk Veltman, Cucurella, Bissouma, Mwepu, Trossard, Lallana, MacAllister, Maupay
Leicester City(3-4-1-2): Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Vestergaard, Evans, Castagne, Tielemans, Ndidi, Pereira, Maddison, Vardy, Iheanacho
West Ham United vs Manchester United
West Ham United
The Irons are coming off a good 2-0 victory in the Europa League. However, the man who put them ahead in the game, Michael Antonio, will be missing after receiving a red card in their 0-0 draw vs Southampton.
Antonio is the joint top-scorer in the premier league with Bruno Fernandes, who will be playing for Manchester United.
Antonio was player of the month in August and is West Ham’s Talisman. Benrahma, Fornals, and Rice have all been in great form, but might struggle without their number 9.
Man United, top of the table, will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing UCL defeat and continue their good form in the Premier League.
All teams at the top of the table are in great form, and Ole’s men need to make sure they get all three points.
The Portuguese duo is looking to build up great link-up play, and Pogba will want to add to his tally of seven assists.
Marcus Rashford is training hard, but still unavailable. Scott McTominay and Edinson Cavani are doubtful.
West Ham United(4-2-3-1): Fabianski, Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Fornals, Benrahma, Vlasic, Bowen
Manchester United(4-2-3-1): De Gea, Shaw, Maguire, Varane, Wan-Bissaka, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Sancho, Ronaldo.
Tottenam Hotspur vs Chelsea
Spurs took their first defeat last week, vs Palace. Nuno and his men will look to bounce back and will be pumped for Derby day.
Tottenham has been solid defensively under Nuno and will make it a tight game for Chelsea.
Harry Kane and co. will look to get the victory and leapfrog Chelsea in the table. They are 7th on 9 points, only 1 point behind 2nd place Chelsea.
Japhet Tanganga is suspended after his red card against Crystal Palace, and Son is still trying to recover from a calf injury.
Tomas Tuchel’s men are looking like the team to beat this year. Lukaku has slotted into the team perfectly, and scored two goals last weekend, making it a total of 3. He was also on target in their midweek champions league game.
Chelsea has also only conceded in one Premier League game, and both the clubs have had three clean sheets each. Last year, only one goal was scored in both games, and it was a Jorginho penalty.
Chelsea will look to control the game and expect a similar result.
Pulisic is injured, and Kante continues his start-and-stop season.
Tottenham Hotspur(4-3-3):Lloris, Emerson, Dier, Sanchez, Reguillion, Skipp, Hojberg, Alli, Bergwijn, Lucas, Kane
Chelsea(3-4-2-1): Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso, Havertz, Mount, Lukaku