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1) More than usual in the derby

Bragging rights in north London were at stake on Saturday as well as the always nuanced question of the balance of power between Arsenal and Tottenham. The two different sides look completely identical to the naked eye and both will know the added importance of winning in the Emirates. Arsenal’s only failure this season has been A bit hard defeat On their hardest assignment, at Old Trafford; When Tottenham faced the most rigorous test, away at Chelsea, they were very lucky Withdrawal in stormy conditions. So both Mikel Arteta and Antonio Conte can both deal with a big scalpel early on if early claims to chasing the title, or at least the second place they could be ready to grab, become a little more compelling. They will fully realize that there is no better occasion to claim the claim. Nick Ames

2) Haaland seeks to win three in a row at home

Erling Haaland should be looking forward to his first Manchester derby, but after seeing the Norwegian score 14 goals in 10 games for City this season, United’s defense is sure to view the 22-year-old with apprehension. 11 of Haaland’s goals reached in seven Premier League Of the matches, and after scoring a hat-trick twice in his last league game, he is now hoping Eric ten Hag’s backline will allow him to become the first player to score consecutive home hats in the Premier League. Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez are sure to be primed to work at the heart of United’s defense while Harry Maguire may not be too sad to miss a place on the bench after suffering a muscle injury with England. Louise Taylor

3) Potter ends wait for the blues league arc

After two postponements to the international holiday, Chelsea travel to Selhurst Park for their first Premier League game in nearly a month, and their first trip to the Premier League under Graham Potter. In his only match so far, a draw home Against RB Salzburg in the Champions League, Thomas Tuchel’s successor was criticized in some media circles for his selection of Raheem Sterling as the left-back – criticism that seemed unfair as the England international played an advanced role. Always adapting tactically, Potter is expected to play five at full-back against Palace, with Ben Chilwell on the wing opposite Reese James and Mark Cucurella playing on the left side of the three defence. Alternatively, Potter could choose to move the Spaniard he knows from his time at Brighton to a more attacking role at left-back, leaving room for Kalidou Koulibaly or Wesley Fofana. Barry Glendinning

Marc Cucurella, Chelsea player.
Graham Potter hopes to get the best of Mark Cucurella, whom he knows well from his time at Brighton. Photo: James Williamson/AMA/Getty Images

4) De Zerby takes over at Brighton

The Queen was alive, Boris Johnson was prime minister, and the UK economy wasn’t devastated by her government the last time these two teams played in the Premier League. They say a week is a long time in football. Aeons later, Graham Potter is no longer responsible for Brighton’s rise to fourth in the table and so on The era of Roberto de Zerbi Finally, at Anfield. The Italian left Shakhtar Donetsk in July as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine with his side at the top of the league when the season was suspended. He finds himself in an unusual position for a new Premier League manager – going in a stable environment and inheriting a confident side that does not need urgent repair. De Zerbe wants Brighton to “play brave football” and that will be required against Liverpool who, despite their modest start, have won their last three home games in all competitions. Andy Hunter

5) Fulham may miss Ballinha badly

There is an argument that the smartest act of the summer was Fulham’s purchase of João Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon. It’s hard to imagine Marco Silva’s side would have made such a quick start after winning the tournament without Balinha adapting so quickly to the pace of English football, impressing with his ability to recover the ball in midfield and efficient passing. The Portugal international was instrumental in defying Fulham’s expectations to climb to sixth place, providing him with the defensive balance he had missed during previous post-promotion campaigns. He even scored two crucial goals. If there is a criticism of the 27-year-old, it is that his intervention has sometimes been too aggressive; Five yellow cards in seven matches are not good looking. He was discontinued with Newcastle. Can they live without it? Jacob Steinberg

Joao Balenha competes for the ball against Remo Froller of Nottingham Forest.
Joao Balenha, who appears in the match against Nottingham Forest, will miss Fulham’s match against Newcastle. Photo: James Williamson/AMA/Getty Images

6) Saints are in trouble if defensive issues persist

At home to Everton after successive defeats away from home to Wolverhampton and Aston Villa, Southampton should avoid letting their season run away, not least because next weekend’s outing is a trip to Manchester City. Unable to find the net in three of their past four matches, Southampton are hoping Che Adams can rediscover his magic. His barren five-game streak was followed by four goals in his first three games of the season. Hosting an Everton side who have not scored more than once in a game this season, it is likely to be settled by very good margins. Still without a clean sheet in the Premier League this season, a repeat of the incredible exaggeration shown by Southampton in front of goal in recent games against Manchester United, Wolves and Villa could cost them dearly. BG

7) It’s time for Paquita to shine for the hammers

West Ham still lacked attacking inspiration ahead of their vital home game against Wolverhampton, and while Lucas Paqueta offered glimpses of luxury, especially during his Europa League debut, the Brazilian has yet to make the difference domestically. That’s not down to a lack of effort – Paqueta is a serious factor outside of possession – but he hasn’t fully adapted to the pace of the Premier League. The former Lyon midfielder was guilty of focusing on the ball during the match West Ham lost 1-0 to Everton And even if the 25-year-old finds it easier to play killer passes with more movement in front of him, he should realize that he is unlikely to get the kind of space he enjoys in Ligue 1. , two points less than wolves, needed more of their standard signature. youth

8) Fireworks ending at Elland Road as the villa comes to town

Stuart Atwell should hope history does not repeat itself when Leeds host Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon. Atwell has never forgotten the last time he officiated this game at Elland Road in April 2019 when Dean Smith and then Villa faced Marcelo Bielsa and then the Leeds on the penultimate day of the championship season. They both got two superstars but the match contained a real advantage that doubled in the 72nd minute. When Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia fell, Smith’s injured players stopped, expecting the opponent to put the ball out of play. Instead, Matthews Klech collected Tyler Roberts’ ball and curled a ball out of Jade Steer’s reach. With Clic being confronted by angry Villa players, the clash was secured and Atwell dismissed Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi on a red card only to have that decision retroactively overturned. Albert Adomah was duly allowed to score the 77th equalizer almost unopposed, but since then both teams have played four matches in the Premier League, collecting a total of 23 yellow cards and one red card, while John McGinn’s headstrong challenge to Archie Gray Make a Leeds teenager stretch while playing. Pre-season game in Australia. Maybe Atwell should wear a tin helmet? LT

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9) O’Neill is looking to land a permanent job

Although they have been around since 1889 and 1899 respectively, Brentford and Bournemouth will meet in the First Division for the first time at Vitality Stadium. Just a point separating the two sides but Bournemouth’s future remains cloudy in uncertainty, with a 150 million pounds sterling by Las Vegas businessman Bill Foley is apparently about to expire while Gary O’Neill is enjoying a successful stint as interim manager following the sacking of Scott Parker. Nominated for the August Manager of the Month award after picking up five points from three games, it looks like O’Neal will stay in the position until Foley takes the reins from current owner, Maxim Demin, and has the kind of matches where he can make more of his claim to the full-time job. A home win against Brentford would not hurt his chances, amid reports he has impressed Bournemouth players and their potential new owner. BG

10) Leicester and Forrest desperately need to stop mold

It doesn’t look great in the East Midlands with second-placed Nottingham Forest four points ahead of Leicester, bottom by one. What should worry both clubs is that West Ham and Wolves are outright ahead of them, and not likely to be mediocre for long, while Bournemouth and Fulham, the two rising teams with Forest, are 12th and 6th with 8 and 11 points respectively. That means it’s not easy to predict who will go down this season – and that means work to be done for Brendan Rodgers and Steve Cooper. Leicester miss Kasper Schmeichel badly and not only as a goalkeeper – but it’s hard to score concerns like driving when his replacement simply can’t stop the round ball from going into the rectangular thing. So, Rodgers should bring in Daniel Iverson to replace Danny Ward, while Cooper, who signed with 21 players this summer, needs to stop messing around and settle into a team and let him coalesce. Otherwise, a long, tough season for both – per post anyway – guaranteed. Daniel Harris

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