FRIDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
Southampton 20:00 Aston Villa
A Friday night fixture kicks off this weekend's set of matches. Southampton versus Aston Villa at St Mary's. 14th place Saints got their first away win of the season last weekend, Che Adams with the only goal. Aston Villa's poor run continued against West Ham when they recorded their fourth loss in a row. Ings will be missing this weekend and Konsa is suspended for this one. In a word? Uninspiring…
SATURDAY 6TH NOVEMBER
Manchester United 12:30 Manchester City
The Saturday lunch time game is this weekend's big match - the Manchester derby. Ole is still at the wheel and United recorded a good win against Spurs last weekend followed up by a draw in Europe in midweek, Ronaldo on the scoresheet in both. Varane came off injured against Atalanta. Manchester City lost against Palace last Saturday but got back to winning way in the Champions League.
Brentford 15:00 Norwich City
Three 3pm matches, the first of which feature two of the newly promoted sides - Brentford v Norwich City. The Bees started well but come into this one off the back of three losses. Raya will be replaced by Fernandez in goal for the foreseeable. Norwich are rock bottom on two points but at least they scored a goal last weekend.
Chelsea 15:00 Burnley
The second of the 3 o'clock games is Chelsea against Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea won in the CL on Tuesday and sit top of the League after four consecutive wins. Kovacic is out injured, as is Lukaku, Mount may be back though. Burnley won last weekend but are still in the bottom three. Cornet is looking cool but is this the right game to bring him in?
Crystal Palace 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers
The last of the 3pm games is Crystal Palace versus Wolverhampton Wanderers. Both teams are in quite good form. Palace are in 13th and beat Manchester City last time out with Zaha and Gallagher on the scoresheet. 7th place Wolves beat Everton on Monday, Jimenez with his second goal of the season. Marcal will be missing through injury.
Brighton & Hove Albion 17:30 Newcastle United
At 5:30pm, Brighton v Newcastle United at the Am Ex. The Seagulls are down to 8th as they've drawn too many recently but last weekend came back from two down against Liverpool. Newcastle have a new manager so may get a bounce as currently they are still 19th and haven't won a game all season. Callum Wilson is still good value.
SUNDAY 7TH NOVEMBER
Arsenal 14:00 Watford
Three games at 2pm this Sunday, the first of which is Arsenal against Watford at the Ethiad. The Gunners are up to 6th and Smith Rowe is on a good run of form at the moment. Tierney is likely to be missing through injury. The Hornets are in 16th and are quite hard to predict this season. No new injury worries for Watford.
Everton 14:00 Tottenham Hotspur
Next up, Everton versus Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison. The Toffees come into this game off the back of three loses, Calvert-Lewin is still missing and they face a Tottenham Hotspur side who are under new management. Conte is now in charge at The Lane and will be hoping to get off to a winning start in the League after the Conference win Thursday. Will Kane regain his previous season form?
Leeds United 14:00 Leicester City
The last of the 2 o'clock games features Leeds United and Leicester City. Leeds are 17th but have picked up 4 points from their last 2 matches. Rodrigo and Raphinha are in good form at the moment. Leicester are 11th and have collected 8 points from the last 15 available. Pereira could be back for this game.
West Ham United 16:30 Liverpool
And finally, another big game, this time between 4th place West Ham and Liverpool who lie in 2nd position. The two sides are separated by a couple of points so this should be a good match. Both sides were in midweek European action, recording a draw and a win respectively. Liverpool will be without Naby Keita and James Milner. The Hammers appear to be at full strength.
So there you go, it’s Guy Fawkes night as I type this – transfer-wise will you be keeping your powder dry or lighting the fuse and hoping for fireworks? Let’s just hope the weekend isn’t a damp squib Enjoy!