HomeArsenal3 things to look forward to in gameweek 05:...

3 things to look forward to in gameweek 05: Premier League 2020-21

- Advertisement -

Four matchdays have flown past us in the Premier League, and we’re starting to get a sense of the unpredictability the 2020/21 campaign is guaranteed to bring. 

Defending champions, Liverpool, were massacred at Aston Villa, suffering a jaw-dropping 7-2 defeat. The Reds looked to be in fine shape leading up to the seemingly straightforward fixture at Villa Park, but the hosts had other ideas.

- Advertisement -

Liverpool’s arch-rivals, Manchester United, too, were utterly humiliated at home by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. The visitors ran the hosts ragged and walked home with an enormous 6-1 win. 

This weekend, we, once again have some exciting Premier League encounters — some impressive teams going toe-to-toe with one another. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some key elements to look out for ahead of the weekend extravaganza. 

#3 Can Manchester United return to winning ways? 

Having failed to secure Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United fans aren’t particularly hopeful of a stellar campaign under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

On paper, Manchester United have a pretty decent squad and are expected to run for a top-four finish. Yet, on the pitch, nothing seems to be on song. 

Newcastle United, who are currently occupying the sixth place in the Premier League table, have managed two wins and a draw from their first four Premier League matches, losing only to Brighton.

Considering Manchester United’s current form and new signing Edinson Cavani’s unavailability, Newcastle won’t be afraid to take a swing at the big boys.

Can Solskjaer find a cure in time? The Saturday night kick-off will answer all the questions. 

#2 Manchester City’s desperation for improvement 

Last season, Manchester City were left undone by an insanely efficient Liverpool side. This season, the Blues are expected to do a little better, capitalize when Liverpool slip up and try to bring the trophy back to the Etihad.

However, for reasons unknown, City find themselves in an awkward position ahead of Saturday’s clash against Arsenal. 

In three Premier League matches, City have only managed one win — their opener at Wolverhampton. The next two matches ended in a defeat and a draw.

The 2-5 home defeat to Leicester City was particularly embarrassing, as the hosts were found in sixes and sevens all over the pitch.

Against Arsenal, Manchester City would look to bury the recent disappointments and put three points on the board. A draw won’t be good enough. 

#1 Liverpool would look to bag the bragging rights in Merseyside derby

Before the international break, Liverpool were subjected to one of the most bizarre results in the club’s history. The 7-2 defeat against a clearly inferior side sent a strong warning, and it’d be interesting to see how Liverpool respond. 

Everton’s spotless start to the Premier League campaign could make Liverpool wary, but it’d be foolish to write Liverpool off for this one. Jurgen Klopp should see the setback only as a wake-up call and look to put their best foot forward at Goodison Park. 

The last three matches at the Park have ended goalless. This time, given the determination and the sky-high stakes, we expect the two Merseysiders to put on a show for the onlookers. 

Also Read: Everton have form but Liverpool have the psychological edge ahead of the Merseyside derby

- Advertisement -

15 Highly Educated Cricketers Of All Time

Cricket is a game of passion and dedication. A sport in which one involves themselves in camps and practice since early childhood. Due to...

Do we often under-appreciate Andy Flower? What’s his legacy?

There's a hint of sadness in noting that Zimbabwe has never been a dominant power in world cricket. But nothing could be sadder than...

Why are more and more MotoGP riders using the Noson nasal dilator?

Introduction MotoGP riders or athletes are physically fit and healthy individuals and their muscles are continuously functioning and used during the performance. As a fan...

How Come UFC Fighters Have Cauliflower Ears But Boxers Don’t?

The UFC has come a long way since its early days, wherein the fights seemed like modern-day gladiators due to its brutality and inconsistent...

5 spinners who can be India’s potential finger-spinners

The Indian cricket team has always been proud of its ability to produce world-class batsmen and similarly potent spinners. Though in recent times, the...

IPL 2018: The beautiful Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur

Being seated in the Sawai Mansingh stadium brings a different world, a world of difference away from the palpable excitement of watching truly India’s...

Top 5 Left Wingers In The World, Based On 2019-20 Season

Owing to the fact that football has evolved a lot since its inception and the tactics have changed a lot, the role of wingers...

The astonishing decline of Mario Balotelli

There was a time when Mario Balotelli was on top of the world.  The Italian talisman had scored two goals in the Euro 2012 semi-finals,...

What can be expected from the 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix?

Heat in the air and heat inside the car- that's been the story of the Azerbaijan Grand prix. As F1 parks itself at Baku...

How Suresh Raina Batted India Into The Finals of 2011 World Cup

Its been 9 years, since India won the Cricket World Cup defeating Sri Lanka on 2 April, 2011. The images and visuals of...

IPL 2018: The best from the West Indies

When one of nature's treacherous attacks on mankind- earthquakes- strike, their impact is measured on Richter's scale. When West Indians strike in a tournament...

Age Fraud in Indian Cricket: Are players really to be blamed?

There have been times while watching a cricket match when we tend to hear commentators comment on cricketers’ age. We as fans have many...

Big change for India Women’s cricket as BCCI looks to finalise bowling coach soon

We are not even at the halfway stage of the 2018 cricketing season. It clearly seems there's no stopping India's women's cricket team. The...

Ajax XI if they didn’t sell their star players

Based in Amsterdam, AFC Ajax, who incidentally draw their name from the legendary Greek hero of the same name, are the most successful club...

5 famous players to play for both Leeds United and Liverpool

Leeds United are back in the Premier League after 16 years and will play Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday in their very first match...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -