London (AFP) – Chelsea will host Premier League champion Manchester City in a rigorous test of leader title qualifications on Saturday as Liverpool and Manchester United bid to keep pace with Thomas Tuchel’s team.
Bruce appears to be ready to finish the season as the first British champion since 2017 after signing with Romelu Lukaku to stay on the cutting edge of the attack.
However, 2020 title winners Liverpool and Manchester United are comparable, with all three teams locked at 13 points after five games.
AFP Sport will consider some issues prior to weekend action.
No fear of Tuchel’s blues
The season is still young, but Alan Shearer, a former English captain who turned into a television expert, predicts that it will be difficult to stop Chelsea.
Tuchel’s team defeated Manchester City three times last season, including the Champions League final.
Since then, they have signed Lukaku from Inter Milan and have been stingy to admit only one goal in the league.
“Lukaku isn’t the only reason they’re so formidable,” Shearer wrote in his BBC Sport column.
“They won the Champions League in May without him, but his arrival means they don’t have a weak connection to their team, and they too have that depth of strength. I have.”
It’s too early to call a match at Stamford Bridge a title maker, but City boss Pep Guardiola wouldn’t want London to be six points away from one of his major rivals.
Unnecessary record of Norwich
Norwich has lost in the last 15 Premier League matches under Daniel Farke. This is the longest loss in England’s top flight history under one manager.
The horror streak includes the end of the 2019/20 season when the Canary Islands were demoted to the championship. They bounced off immediately.
Norwich was given a terrifying mission when he returned to England’s top flight in his first four games against Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester and Arsenal before losing to Watford last week.
The canary is only 3 points behind the 16th-place wolf, but it needs to change shape soon. Fark states that their leaked defenses are the main issue.
“We need to make it harder to play,” he said before his trip to Everton this weekend.
“We need more steel, and we need to be more troublesome. We also need results for self-confidence.”
Can Kane rekindle the Spurs?
Harry Kane has endured a late start to Tottenham’s season as he hasn’t made the move to Manchester City and hasn’t scored in the Premier League yet.
But Tottenham boss Nuno Espírito Santo believes England strikers are still accelerating after Euro 2020.
“He has more to give, it’s about the game and it’s about improving and growing together,” Nuno said as he was preparing for Sunday’s North London Derby against Arsenal.
“When it comes to teams and preparation, we have 65/70 session players and 15 session players.”
After three games, Tottenham was at the top of the Premier League and Arsenal was at the bottom.
Since then, the Spurs have been defeated 3-0 against Crystal Palace and Chelsea in a row, and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have defeated Norridge and Burnley 1-0 to stop the corruption.
Arteta said his confidence level has risen after his team won the third round of the League Cup in Thailand with AFC Wimbledon in the middle of the week.
“Now the boys have won three games in a row, so evaluate how they dealt with the situation and now play at home on Sunday, the biggest day of the season so far. I’m really looking forward to it, “he said. ..
Equipment (always GMT)
Chelsea v Manchester City (1130), Manchester United v Aston Villa (1130), Everton v Norwich, Leeds v West Ham, Lester v Burnley, Watford v Newcastle, Brentford v Liverpool (1630)
Southampton v Wolf (1300), Arsenal v Tottenham (1530)
Crystal Palace v Brighton (1900)
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