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Top 5 matches to watch out this month in Premier League

The 2020 - 21 Premier League season had already started with incredible fixtures ready to set the tone. We take a look at five such fixtures that will guarantee action and entertainment in the opening month of the new season.

Moinak Banerjee
Last updated: 16.09.2020
Premier League 2020-21 Top Fixtures | Sports Social Blog

With the help of honorable health workers, the Premier League was able to conclude the season last time out with Liverpool crowning themselves the title after 30 years. The 2020 - 21 season had already started with incredible fixtures ready to set the tone. The month of September has a handful of such clashes that not only pull fans to the TV set but also decide the early nature of proceedings for each club involved in these clashes. 

So, we take a look at five such fixtures that will guarantee action and entertainment in the opening month of the new season.

Chelsea vs Liverpool (September 20):

The big clash coming up right away in the second game week is Chelsea hosting Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Both sides have contrasting targets this season. Liverpool are the defending champions and want to repeat their success while Chelsea wants to better their fourth-place standing. Liverpool started the season with a 4-3 thriller against, promoted side, Leeds United. Star performer Mohamed Salah scored a hat- trick in it. Chelsea took on Brighton on Monday night and came out 3-1 winners at Amex. They handed debuts to the German duo of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz with the former certainly impressing. So, this quick coming fixture is set to give an early outlook of the clubs involved. They will receive a handful of challenges in resisting each other's attacks. A treat to watch.

Wolves vs Manchester City (September 2):

On the same game week in a late kickoff, Wolves will welcome Manchester City at Molineux Stadium. This will be the first match Pep Guardiola's men play in the 2020-21 Premier League season after their request for a delayed start was approved by FA. Nuno Espirito's side were in action last weekend with an excellent 2-0 win over Sheffield United. The interesting part of this clash is Wolves made a historical double over the club from Manchester in the last campaign. A late brace from flashy winger Adama Traore helped the Wanderers win at Etihad before they made a magnificent comeback in a 3-2 win at Molineux. City were already suffering a lot with injuries and poor defensive setup then but will be ready to seek revenge this time out. However, this will be a difficult fixture to start off their campaign.

Tottenham vs Newcastle United (September 27):

At this moment of time, both sides have played two games each. Jose Mourinho's Spurs lost their opening game of the season 1-0 against Everton owing to poor performance in their home. They also have a European venture to look forward to in the Europa League. So, it will be a tough ask for the team that has to balance both competitions in the new campaign. For Steve Bruce's Newcastle, they got one over West Ham on an opening day by some definitive football on the show. New signings Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendricks scored for the Magpies in a 2-0 win. Bruce is working on a project and wants to make it a success. Irrespective of points gathered from the previous two clashes, this game will allow both sides to know their identity and strength for the campaign.

Manchester City vs Leicester City (September 27):

Manchester City does have a difficult calendar to start with. After facing Wolves, the Cityzens will welcome Leicester at Etihad. Unlike their faith against the club from West Midlands, City won both of the fixtures against the Foxes last campaign but those are just past stories. Brendan Rodgers's side missed out on Champions League football narrowly even after residing in the top four for the most part of the last campaign. They won against new boys West Brom in their first game with a diligent performance. Golden boot winner Jamie Vardy scored two penalties. All of this doesn't come as good news for Pep. City will be wishing to chalk out maximum points from this fixture to round off their opening month on a high. 

Liverpool vs Arsenal (September 29):

The defining clash of the month arrives on game week 3. By then, Klopp's Liverpool will play Chelsea and a Carabao Cup tie before heading to this fixture. Arteta's Arsenal have a similar schedule to that of their opposition on the day but with a slightly easier fixture list. After the opening day 3-0 victory over Fulham, Arsenal will welcome West Ham at Emirates in the league and then face Leicester in the league cup prior to the clash with Liverpool. They previously met in the Community Shield with Arsenal triumphing on penalties. The clash will field two manager's tactics to extract the best out of their squad. Jurgen Klopp's dominating strategy will meet Arteta's new generational philosophy at Anfield so you must get the popcorn ready. 

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