The 2021/22 Premier League season is in full flow as another bumper weekend awaits all 20 teams.
The opening game week delivered so much in terms of excitement, surprises and drama- proving why it is regarded by many as the most intense League in Europe.
Tottenham Hotspur showed a bit of what to expect under new manager, Nuno Espirito Santo when it defeated the champions Manchester City.
Two of the three newly promoted teams- Brentford and Watford began the season on the front foot convincingly defeating their opponents.
The London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea is the headline act of this weekend. After last week’s terrible performance, Mikel Arteta will be desperate to get the Gunners’ season back on track.
Review of Gameweek 1
Gameweek 1 ushered in the return of fans to the various stadia and by implication increased the excitement and experience for viewers. Little wonder the opening weekend recorded seven home wins.
Premier League debutants, Brentford began proceedings with a memorable 2-0 win against a lacklustre Arsenal team last Friday night.
Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba were the stars of the show with a hat-trick and four assists respectively as Manchester eased past rivals, Leeds United 5-1.
Leicester City managed a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as Chelsea cruised past fellow Londoners, Crystal Palace 3-0.
Newcomers, Watford enjoyed a brilliant start to life with a 3-2 win over Aston Villa.
Everton came from behind to defeat Southampton 3-1 as Brighton scored two goals in five minutes to steal a 2-1 win against Burnley.
Liverpool made light work of Norwich City, defeating the Canaries by 3-0 at Carrow Road.
Sunday’s encounter began with a 4-2 cracker between West Ham and Newcastle at St. James’ Park.
Tottenham Hotspur, without Harry Kane, edged past Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City 1-0.
Preview Of Gameweek 2
This weekend’s round of fixtures spells plenty of excitement, VAR drama and top-quality football on display.
Gameweek 2 action begins with a lunchtime kick-off between Liverpool and Burnley at Anfield.
Aston Villa entertains Newcastle in what should produce goals aplenty immediate after.
Crystal Palace host Brentford as Leeds United will hope to bounce back from last weekend’s mauling when it takes on Everton.
Manchester City will smell blood when it welcomes Norwich City to the Etihad as Brighton and Watford face off at the Falmer Stadium.
Manchester United will hope for more of the same in their visit to Southampton on Sunday afternoon as Wolves take on Tottenham.
The blockbuster encounter of the weekend will see Arsenal square up against Chelsea at the Emirates. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Romelu Lukaku are expected to start for their respective teams.
UEFA Champions League hopefuls, West Ham and Leicester City will round off the action on Monday night.
Predictions for Gameweek 2
Liverpool vs Burnley (1)
Aston Villa vs Newcastle (over 2.5 goals)
Crystal Palace vs Brentford (over 1.5 goals)
Leeds United vs Everton (goal/goal)
Manchester City vs Norwich (1)
Brighton vs Watford (Halftime draw)
Southampton vs Manchester United (2)
Wolves vs Tottenham (2X)
Arsenal vs Chelsea (2)
West Ham vs Leicester City (goal/goal)