The Premier League is in action again this weekend as we head into Matchday 6. With Everton hanging on at the top of the table while some big clubs attempt to close the gap between them, let’s dive into the best and worst of the EPL this weekend.
Best of Week 6
Saturday, October 24, 12:30PM ET
Old Trafford, Manchester
Watch on NBC and Telemundo
While these teams aren’t vying for a top spot in the table, it’s always an exciting battle when Chelsea (#8) takes on league giants Man United (#15) regardless of how the season is going for either one of them. Chelsea is looking to extend their unbeaten run to 4 straight, as their last three matches consisted of 2 draws and a win. Most recently, they’re coming off a 3-3 draw against Southampton last week and will look to fare a little better this weekend. The Blues haven’t won a league game at Old Trafford since 2013, so they have a bit of a mountain to climb. If there’s anytime to do it, though, it’s now. Man U has had a rough go so far this season with 2 losses including a big 6-1 defeat to Tottenham. While they’re coming off a commanding 4-1 victory over Newcastle last week, they’ll be without Jesse Lingard, Eric Bailly, and Anthony Martial when Chelsea comes to town. No matter the outcome, expect a goal-fest between these two fierce rivals.
Worst of Week 6
Brighton and Hove Albion v. West Bromwich Albion
Monday, October 26, 1:30PM ET
Amex Stadium, Falmer
Watch on NBCSN and Universo
Two teams that are in poor form at the moment — Brighton (#16) only has one win while West Brom (#17) is still searching for their first victory of the season. They’re both coming off draws last week, and while it’s still early in the season they’ll both be looking to inch further away from the relegation zone. Brighton will be without Lewis Dunk who is beginning a three-match suspension after he was sent off against Crystal Palace for a reckless challenge, so manager Graham Potter will have to figure out a way to shore up the defense without their captain in the squad. Both teams have only scored a total of 14 goals between them through the first 5 weeks of the season, so don’t expect fireworks or anything too crazy from this match-up.
Week 6 Sleeper
Wolverhampton v. Newcastle United
Sunday, October 25, 12:30PM ET
Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Watch on NBC and Telemundo
On paper this might not sound like anything too exciting, but 6th-place Wolves have found themselves in a decent run of form, winning 3 of their first 5 games, though they were all against opponents further down the table. Newcastle, on the other hand, find themselves in 13th place but only 2 points behind Wolves, so there could be a lot of movement after this match. The Magpies are coming off a 4-1 loss to Man United, which was preceded by a 1-1 draw at Tottenham and a 3-1 win against Burnley. Wolves have recorded 7 clean sheets throughout their last 9 home matches in league play, and they’ll be looking for their third-straight win which could potentially send them flying up into third place if other results go their way.
This Weekend’s Full Schedule
All times listed are Eastern.
Saturday, October 24th
Sunday, October 25th
Monday, October 26th
1:30PM - Brighton v. West Brom - NBCSN, Universo
4:00PM - Burnley v. Tottenham - Peacock