Cardiff City vs Newcastle (0-1)
Newcastle will travel to Wales and should come away with all three points. Cardiff will seek to upset Rafa’s men but should find themselves too weak even for a mid-table team that didn’t do much improving to their squad.
Tottenham vs Fulham (2-1)
It can be argued that Fulham won the transfer window. They spent a record for a team promoted back to the top flight. They seem to be facing a baptism of fire on their return, as they will now face a gelled Tottenham squad. Fulham will have fond recent memories of Wembley after winning promotion there just a few months ago, but in the end Tottenham should prove too strong.
Everton vs Southampton (2-0)
Everton may deem themselves unlucky last week when they went down to ten men but still managed to draw an exciting game that they feel they should have won. This week they will hope record signing Richarlison will once again turn up and repay some more of that fee. Another goalless draw would be a great result for Southampton, especially on the road. Everton with their new and improved squad should prove too much.
West Ham vs Bournemouth (2-0)
West Ham will seek to quickly forget about their opening day trouncing to title favourites Liverpool. They are expected to integrate more of their new signings and as such should get the better of Bournemouth, who will seek another positive result which is important for another mid-table finish.
Leicester vs Wolves (2-2)
This fixture could prove to be an entertaining goal fest. Expect the away team to attack, and the home team to counter at pace. A high scoring draw seems in the offing.
Chelsea vs Arsenal (2-1)
The Gunners will face another stern test, this time away to top four and London rival Chelsea. The West Londoners started shakily away to Huddersfield but managed to put them away quite handily, whereas Arsenal had a few good moments at home against Manchester City. Arsenal over the last few fixtures have gotten positive results against their one-time oppressors. Chelsea should do enough to edge this fixture.
Burnley vs Watford (1-0)
The season may be new; however, Burnley will seek to return with an old-time favourite, winning 1-0 at home. Against Watford this result could easily be a reality.
Manchester City vs Huddersfield (4-0)
Manchester City started their title defence by dispatching Arsenal away. They will now have an easier home test against relegation favourites Huddersfield. Even without Kevin De Bruyne, who appears to be out for a while yet, Pep’s men should have too much fire power.
Brighton vs Manchester United (0-2)
Brighton will seek to give Jose Mourinho and Manchester United fans more reasons to complain by upsetting them at home. Manchester United should have more returning stars and should dispatch another of the relegation favourites.
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool (1-3)
Crystal Palace got their season off to what could be described as an upset win against a highly fancied Fulham. This time the will face their former bogey team Liverpool at home. The Scousers will start as favourites but Palace and their former Liverpool manager Roy Hudgson will be confident of victory. Liverpool should have too much fire power to not return home comfortable victors.