Friday, August 12, 2011

England: Premier League Weekend Previews & Predictions

A new season dawns in the Premier League this weekend and after a summer of transfers and continued speculation, it is now time for action. Unrest has spread across England this week with riots flaring up in London and other major cities, and as a result Tottenham's home clash with Everton has been postponed. But elsewhere, the show must go on, and there are some mouth-watering encounters as top-flight sides look to get their campaigns off on the front foot. Champions Manchester United will be gunning for a record 20th league title and they kick-off at West Brom on Sunday, while Chelsea, under the tutelage of new manager Andre Villas-Boas, face Stoke at the Britannia Stadium. Two newly-promoted sides are in action on Saturday with QPR and Norwich looking forward to life in the top-flight once again after success in the Championship last term. Rangers host Bolton and the Canaries travel to Roberto Martinez's Wigan, who narrowly escaped relegation in May. Elsewhere, Liverpool host Sunderland, Wolves go to Blackburn, Aston Villa play Fulham and the evening game sees Newcastle take on Arsenal.


Liverpool vs. Sunderland:
Fulham vs. Aston Villa:
Newcastle vs. Arsenal:

Key Points
Paul Merson's Predictions
Lawro's Predictions

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