What to look out for in the Premier League this weekend, featuring Liverpool v Everton
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 03
Will fresh and young blood decide this Merseyside derby (Picture: Getty)

It’s a battle of the youngsters on Merseyside this Saturday, as Klopp’s youths, fresh from edging a win at Newcastle, prepare for war against their neighbours.

Meanwhile, (and Haaland) are going hunting against . If things go badly enough, the score-line could put Steven Gerrard out of a job.

There are also battles in the capital between Chelsea and West Ham, and Tottenham and Fulham, plus loads more games to look forward to this weekend.

Everton v Liverpool, Saturday, 12:30pm, BT Sport

fans are all too familiar with the kind of ending Liverpool enjoyed with Fabio Carvalho’s 98th-minute winner over Newcastle. It was just what would have wanted on a night when his young guns shone – with nobody dragging them towards victory more than midfielder Harvey Elliott.

Everton have drawn three games in a row and will not be too worried if he gets Klopp as agitated as Leeds’ Jesse Marsch was on Tuesday over the Toffees’ supposed time-wasting.

Match Stat: Everton’s last home win over Liverpool was 2-0 in October 2010.

Tottenham v Fulham, Saturday, 3pm

Fulham have made a hugely impressive start to life back in the Premier League, turning on the gas after half-time to secure a 2-1 victory over Brighton on Tuesday.

Boss called striker Aleksandar Mitrovic ‘remarkable’ after his goal set them on their way. It is safe to say those who doubted if the Serbian could cut it in the top flight have been silenced.

Spurs go into the game unbeaten, even though Antonio Conte’s side were pegged back at West Ham in midweek.

Match Stat: Aleksandar Mitrovic has now scored 100 league goals for Fulham.

Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth, Saturday, 3pm

This has been a chastening week for two of last season’s promoted clubs – Scott Parker having lost his job in the wake of the Cherries’ 9-0 defeat at Liverpool last Saturday, a fate Forest boss Steve Cooper certainly should not be fearing after their 6-0 trouncing at Manchester City.

Nottingham Forest will be hoping to score more goals as they come up against Bournemouth this weekend (Picture: PA)

Gary O’Neil oversaw Bournemouth’s 0-0 draw with Wolves on Wednesday and while both sides have four points on the board, this feels like a massive game – even at such an early stage of the season.

Match Stat: Forest have used 55 players since the start of last season.

Newcastle v Crystal Palace, Saturday, 3pm

While Klopp and the Liverpool bench were quick to accuse Newcastle of time-wasting, their manager Eddie Howe was at pains to point out the level of his side’s exertions at Anfield this week.

The Magpies boss will be hoping his team can quickly put any fatigue and their last-gasp defeat behind them against a Palace team ready to capitalise on any sign of weakness, even if manager Patrick Vieira had his own late misery after Brentford’s equaliser at Selhurst Park on Tuesday.

Match Stat: Newcastle have won 11 of their 22 Premier League matches.

Chelsea v West Ham, Saturday, 3pm

Thomas Tuchel walked away from Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at Southampton on Tuesday looking for answers as to why his team performed so poorly. Thiago Silva, 38 this month, was the one player to really escape criticism.

Fresh from securing a 1-1 draw with Tottenham thanks to Tomas Soucek’s second-half equaliser, West Ham head into another London derby buoyed by a good performance at a time when David Moyes is integrating the likes of Lucas Paqueta, Emerson and Thilo Kehrer.

Match Stat: Declan Rice played his 200th Hammers game against Tottenham.

Brentford v Leeds, Saturday, 3pm

Brentford have gained points from losing positions in three of their five games so far after Yoane Wissa equalised two minutes from the end to earn a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Tuesday, and it could have been even better for the Bees with a couple of chances being created in injury time.

Can Jesse Marsch fire his side up for a win in West London? (Picture: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Leeds also don’t seem to know when they are beaten with Luis Sinisterra’s first Premier League goal earning a point against Everton at Elland Road and maintaining their impressive start.

Match Stat: Jack Harrison scored in the 94th minute to win this game in May.

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton, Saturday, 3pm

Wolves’ frustrating start to the season continued with a goalless draw at managerless Bournemouth despite dominating the ball for long spells. It feels like a recurring theme in Bruno Lage’s reign that their performances are better than their results.

Ralph Hasenhuttl seems to have come out of the other side after his own frustrations with Saints and goals from Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong saw them run out surprise 2-1 winners over Chelsea in midweek.

Match Stat: Wolves have won the last three meetings between the sides.

Aston Villa v Manchester City, Saturday, 5:30pm, Sky Sports

Can Erling Haaland make it a hat-trick of hat-tricks for Manchester City tomorrow? The Norwegian capitalised on a faultless City performance to bag three in the first half in the 6-0 victory over Forest.

Erling Haaland will fancy another hat-trick against Steven Gerrard’s struggling side (Picture: Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)

With Steven Gerrard now rated favourite to be the next Premier League boss to go, the champions’ visit may not be top of his wish list. You may think a 2-1 defeat at Arsenal should not be increasing scepticism over the Villa manager, but they were seriously flattered by such a close scoreline.

Match Stat: Villa have lost half of Gerrard’s 34 matches as manager.

Brighton v Leicester, Sunday, 2pm, Sky Sports

Seagulls boss Graham Potter has pledged striker Danny Welbeck will be fit after his absence was keenly felt in their first defeat of the season at Fulham on Tuesday.

The first two games of the season at the Amex brought a solitary goal but Foxes matches tend to be high-scoring.

Brendan Rodgers’ side definitely needing to tighten up at the back. They brought in Reims’ Belgium centre-back Wout Faes yesterday to help to fill the void created by Wesley Fofana’s £75million exit to Chelsea.

Match Stat: Three clean sheets so far this term for Brighton’s Robert Sanchez.

Manchester United v Arsenal, Sunday, 4:30pm, Sky Sports

Even given United’s early season wobbles this feels likes the biggest test so far of whether Arsenal are the real deal or their role as pacesetters is down to a favourable fixture list.

They certainly looked impressive enough in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa and should have had more goals than the ones netted by Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli.

Antony, signed for £85.5million from Ajax, may be in line for his United debut having signed too late to feature at Leicester last night.

Match Stat: Jesus has three goals and three assists from five games this term.