Liverpool to lay down a marker as Hornets sting United? – 5 Premier League Talking Points

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Premier League clubs resume domestic action this weekend following the international break.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at five talking points across the top-flight matches.


Will Klopp’s Entertainers Earn Their Spurs?

Liverpool chalked up an impressive four wins from their opening four Premier League matches ahead of the international break to sit top of the table.

Tottenham saw their own 100 percent start end with defeat at Watford last time out.

Jurgen Klopp’s men will be out to maintain that momentum and lay down a marker following last season’s 4-1 defeat at Wembley.

 

Can Hornets Sting Red Devils?

Watford manager Javi Gracia during the Premier League match at Wembley Stadium. London. (Nick Potts/PA Wire/PA Images)

After their unexpected—but fully deserved—win over Spurs, Watford find themselves up against another stern test when Man United come to Vicarage Road for Saturday’s late kickoff.

United boss Jose Mourinho has had plenty to say in the buildup, not least over his use of England forward Marcus Rashford.

A calm approach, though, is what has served Javi Gracia’s squad so well this season.

While some Hornets fans might be allowing themselves to get just a bit carried away, you can bet it will be business as usual from the Spaniard as he goes in search of another perfect performance.

 

All Blue at the Bridge

CARDIFF, WALES - Sunday, September 2, 2018: Cardiff City's goalkeeper Neil Etheridge during the FA Premier League match between Cardiff City FC and Arsenal FC at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Neil Warnock’s side have not found life easy back in the top flight, with no win from the first four games.

However, the Bluebirds will nevertheless travel to Chelsea full of expectation, boosted by their performance in a 3-2 home defeat by Arsenal.

Picking up maximum points away to a team who have yet to drop one is, of course, no mean ask—but Warnock is never one to shirk a challenge.

 

Irons Under Fire

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini (centre) with Felipe Anderson (left) and Jack Wilshere Adam Davy/PA Wire/PA Images)

Despite a big summer spending spree, a Carabao Cup win at AFC Wimbledon is all new Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini has been able to show for the heavy investment.

So far, though, there have not been any serious rumblings of discontent among the Hammers faithful, which last season saw the atmosphere at the London Stadium turn toxic.

Pellegrini, though, needs a positive Premier League result—and fast.

Come unstuck at Everton on Sunday and things could well get a little more hot for the mild-mannered Chilean.

 

Clarets Left to Concentrate on the League

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 14, 2017: Burnley's Steven Defour in action against Southampton during the FA Premier League match at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The heroic efforts of last season must seem like a lifetime ago for Clarets fans, who have seen their brief Europa League campaign end before the group stage while Sean Dyche’s men have failed to win a domestic fixture.

Heading to a buoyant Wolves side is hardly the next best destination, but Burnley can have no excuses over jet lag as they aim to finally break their Premier League duck.

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