Tottenham host Leicester City in gameweek 10’s marquee match up. The two sides come into the fixture on the back of differing results. Spurs drew nil-nil with Bournemouth a week ago while Leicester defeated Crystal Palace 3-1.
The Foxes dominated Tottenham in last season’s matches, taking four of six points from the North London side. Tottenham’s Moussa Sissoko will miss out due to suspension while both Harry Kane and Toby Alderweireld are still out with injuries.
In the first match on Saturday, Spurs’ London rivals Arsenal will travel to Sunderland. The Black Cats are the Premier League’s only winless team this term, losing seven of nine.
Arsenal have not lost in their last six in all competitions against Sunderland and ride an eight match Premier League unbeaten run into gameweek 10. Theo Walcott is expected to miss out with a thigh injury, however, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla could both return.
Manchester City haven’t won in their last three Premier League matches and are coming off a midweek League Cup defeat to Manchester United. The Citizens travel to West Bromwich Albion where they have won six consecutive matches.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis has just extended his current deal at the Hawthrons and will hope his team can end their losing streak against the Blues. Kevin De Bruyne, Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta could all three return for Manchester City while West Brom’s James McClean faces a late fitness test.
Manchester United have only won once in their last six Premier League games, but hope to right the ship against Burnley at Old Trafford. Burnley have not only lost their last three away matches, but the club have conceded at least three goals in their last three trips away from home.
Can Jose Mourinho get his misfiring Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic on track this week? If not, those critical of him in the British media are growing stronger every week and will be calling for Ibrahimovic’s head.
Crystal Palace and Liverpool will close out Saturday’s fixtures at Selhurst Park in the late game. Liverpool haven’t tasted defeat since their loss to Burnley in gameweek 2, while Palace are winless in their last three games.
Liverpool have lost three of their last five against Palace, who have become a bogey team for the Reds. James Milner and Divock Origi will face late fitness tests, meanwhile Scott Dann may return for Alan Pardew’s Palace team.
Sunday will see Everton host West Ham in the early kick-off. Ronald Koeman’s side are winless in their last four, and dropped all three points to Burnley last weekend on the stroke of full-time. On the other hand, West Ham are undefeated in three, including two straight wins.
Only five points separates the two sides and another win will see West Ham fully recovered from their poor start to the season. Leighton Baines could return for Everton as he is nursing a thigh strain.
Southampton welcome Chelsea in Sunday’s finale as the Saints are undefeated in their last five. Last October, Southampton took all three points from Chelsea, although that was a much different Blues’ team.
Chelsea have won three straight and have looked great doing so. Southampton’s defensive star Virgil van Dijk and company will have plenty of action coming their way for the Saints on Sunday.
Saturday Oct. 29, 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal
Tottenham v Leicester City
Watford v Hull City
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City
Manchester United v Burnley
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Sunday Oct. 30, 2016
Everton v West Ham
Southampton v Chelsea
Monday Oct. 31, 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City