Week four of the 2019/2020 English Premier League fixtures (EPL) will begin on Saturday, 31st August. Twenty teams will be playing in ten matches (eight on Saturday and two on Sunday) as the race for the top spot intensifies. Liverpool currently tops the table with nine points and an unbroken winning streak while Manchester City comes second. Newcastle and Watford occupy the bottom positions.
The fourth week of the 2019/2020 English football season has some mouthwatering Premier League fixtures lined up. Leicester City will face off with Bournemouth in one of Saturday’s most exciting games. The match of the weekend will, however, be Arsenal against Tottenham Hotspur. The two London teams will battle it out for derby pride as well as a favourable position in the standings.
Saturday, 31st August Premier League fixtures
Here are the EPL matches that will take place on Saturday, 31st August 2019.
Southampton vs Manchester United: 12:30 p.m. BST (British Summer Time)
Manchester United will be looking for their first away victory of the 2019/2020 season when they travel to Southampton. Ole Gunnar’s tenure as the permanent Manchester United manager suffered a huge blow last weekend when they lost to Crystal Palace. Southampton, on the other hand, will be energized by last weekend’s win over Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Saints have not beaten Manchester United at their home stadium since 2003. When the two teams last met, the match ended in a 2-2 draw. Manchester United is fifth on the table while the Saints sit at the eighteenth position, with just two teams below them.
West Ham vs Norwich: 3 p.m. BST
Ahead of their meeting, Norwich City and West Ham were involved in Carabao Cup action in the midweek. The Hammers beat Newport County by two goals to nil. This extended their winning streak after beating Watford by three goals to one in the Premier League. Norwich, on the other hand, lost their Carabao Cup match to Crawley Town by one goal.
The defeat extended Norwich’s run without a clean sheet to four matches. West Ham and Norwich are currently occupying the fourteenth and seventeenth positions respectively.
Leicester vs Bournemouth: 3 p.m. BST
Leicester City and Bournemouth will face off at the King Power in one the potentially most exciting matches of the weekend. Leicester City will be looking to build on last weekend’s victory over Sheffield United. Leicester City’s striker will be the main man to watch after he scored against Sheffield on the previous outing.
Bournemouth will come into the match on the back of a defeat to Manchester City last weekend. Leicester is currently fourth in the Premier League standings while Bournemouth is in the eleventh position. Leicester is the favourite to win this match, seeing how they have turned their home ground into a real fortress recently.
Manchester City vs Brighton: 3 p.m. BST
Manchester City will host Brighton and Hove at the Etihad aiming to make it two wins in a row. The Citizens beat Bournemouth by three goals to one on the third week of the Premier League 2019/2020 season. Manchester City players are in excellent form and are strong favourites to beat Brighton this weekend. Guardiola will work with a 4-3-3 formation.
Brighton lost to Southampton last weekend by two goals to nil in a match where they had a man sent off. The team currently sits eighth in the table while City is second, two points behind leaders Liverpool.
Newcastle vs Watford: 3 p.m. BST
Newcastle welcome Watford to St. James Park for their fourth match of the season. The teams occupy the last two positions in the league standings. Newcastle has, however, won a game while Watford players are yet to collect their first three points from a match. Watford and Newcastle last met at the end of January in a match that Watford emerged victorious.
Watford’s season has started in the worst possible way. The team is yet to earn any points after three matches. They will, however, be motivated by their midweek win over Coventry.
Chelsea vs Sheffield United: 3 p.m. BST
Chelsea welcome Sheffield United to the Stamford Bridge on Saturday aiming to earn two wins in a row. The Blues beat Norwich City last weekend thanks to goals from Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham. The two players are expected to be part of Chelsea’s lineup when they host Sheffield.
The Blues currently sit thirteenth in the table while Sheffield is at the ninth position after losing to Leicester City last weekend.
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa: 3 p.m. BST
Aston Villa and Crystal Palace will come into this match after having won their last weekend fixtures. Palace beat Manchester United by two goals to one while Villa beat Everton by two goals to nil. Home advantage could prove critical in this match since Everton does not have a good away record judging from recent matches.
Crystal Palace players are also not consistent, their win at United coming after a loss to Sheffield and followed by a penalty shootout with Colchester. Crystal Palace and Aston Villa occupy the table’s tenth and sixteenth positions respectively.
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Burnley vs Liverpool: 5:30 p.m. BST
Liverpool will make the short trip to Burnley seeking to maintain their unbroken winning streak. The Reds have beaten Arsenal, Southampton and Norwich so far in an excellent winning streak. Liverpool striker, Mohammed Salah was prolific when the Reds beat Arsenal last weekend. He will be among the players to watch out for when Burnley hosts the Premier League leaders.
Burnley will be returning to the Turf Moor stadium since their opening match when they beat Southampton by three goals to nil. The Clarets will be aiming to beat Liverpool for the first time at the Turf Moor since 2016. When the two teams last met, Liverpool came from behind to beat Burnley by three goals to one.
Sunday, 1st September Premier League matches
Here are the EPL matches that will take place on Sunday, 1st September 2019.
Everton vs Wolverhampton: 2 p.m. BST
Everton will be aiming to get back to winning ways after their 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa last weekend. The Toffees will host Wolverhampton at the Goodison Park in Sunday’s first Premier League match. Everton invested in several new signings, but they are yet to start making an impact. The team could benefit significantly from home advantage against Wolves.
Wolverhampton, on the other hand, will be looking for their first victory of the season. Raul Jimenez’s late goal earned the team a draw against Burnley last weekend. Wolves and Everton currently occupy the fifteenth and twelfth positions in the league standings respectively.
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Arsenal vs Tottenham: 4:30 p.m. BST
Arsenal will host Spurs in a potentially mouthwatering weekend match at the Emirates Stadium. Both London teams will be aiming to bounce back from last weekend’s defeats. Arsenal lost to league leaders Liverpool while Spurs were upset by Newcastle at home. Arsenal will go into the match with confidence, having beaten Spurs by four goals to two when the teams last met in the Premier League. The Gunners are currently third in the table while Spurs are in the seventh position.
Week four’s English Premier League fixtures promise to be action-filled. While there will only be one top-tier match between Arsenal and Tottenham, the rest of the matches should also be quite interesting as teams look for points early in the season. Which teams do you think will emerge victorious on matchday four of the EPL?
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