Lace-up for the 13th round of top-tier English football. Premier League teams take to the field once more as they line up against each other this weekend and battle it out for three points in front of their adoring fans.
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Manchester City vs West Ham United
Manchester City enter the weekend in second place, three points behind the league leaders Chelsea and a single point ahead of Liverpool. Pep’s side have won their last two games in the Premier League – 2-0 vs Manchester United & 3-0 vs Everton – and came out on top in their recent Champions League encounter against Paris Saint-Germain 2-1.
Renowned for the form they show at this time of the season, Manchester City know that a slip up at the London Stadium this Sunday could be costly and one that allows their rivals to slip ahead of them on the league table.
Although West Ham United lost their most recent Premier League game to Wolves 1-0, the Hammers have shown their mettle in the competition, beating the likes of Liverpool 3-2 before the international break.
It’s not the first time David Moyes’ side have gotten the better of a supposed “big six” side this season. West Ham have toppled Tottenham in the league and both the Manchester clubs in the EFL Cup.
Should the London side wish to mix it up with the best this season and continue battling for a top-four spot in the league, it is essential that they bounce back this weekend and steal a point or more from the champions.
Arsenal vs Newcastle United
Arsenal take to the field after a disappointing 4-0 loss at Anfield last weekend. Although the Liverpool scoreline is a hard defeat to take for Gunner fans, their team has been on the up and up after a terrible start to the season. After starting their campaign with three losses in a row, Arteta’s team went on a 10-game unbeaten run in all competitions, with Arsenal now in the mix in fifth place, three points off fourth and a single point away from sixth.
With a difficult game away to Old Trafford up next, Arteta will want his side back on track with a home win against The Magpies – who have twice as many games than they have points.
Newcastle haven’t had a great season so far.
After managing his 1,000th football game, Steve Bruce was stripped from his duties as manager, with Eddie Howe now at the helm for his first game in the dugout against Arsenal.
Coming off the back of a 3-3 draw at home to Brentford, Newcastle fans will be hoping to see their side show a bit more spirit in London this Saturday – and if luck is on their side – take back a few points from the capital.
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