Paul Merson is backing Arsenal to claim a 3-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday to continue their Premier League title challenge. Manchester United, meanwhile, are aiming to get back to winning ways after having dropped points in their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Wednesday night. If Arsenal win this game, Manchester United could be out of the title race. “This is a massive game for Man United, and they’ll be 11 points behind Arsenal if they lose this match. Sutton feels that Manchester United are sure to cause Arsenal problems at The Emirates but he is still expecting to see Mikel Arteta’s men come out on top.
Chris Sutton is expecting to see Chelsea FC snatch a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in a “close” game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. Graham Potter’s Chelsea FC side start the weekend in fourth place in the table and a point ahead of Saturday’s opponents – and Manchester United will be without Cristiano Ronaldo due to disciplinary reasons. “I’m still really not sure what to expect from United,” Sutton wrote in his column for BBC Sport. Manchester United are also unbeaten in six away games against Chelsea FC in all competitions. Meanwhile, Blues boss Potter highlighted the importance of Bruno Fernandes in the Manchester United team ahead of Saturday’s clash in in south west London.3 months ago The Sport Review
Paul Merson is tipping Chelsea FC to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-1 win away to Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon. Chelsea FC are now preparing to return to Potter’s former club Brighton on Saturday as the Blues aim to return to winning ways in the top flight and start climbing the table again. Writing in his column for Sportskeeda, Merson said: “Chelsea got a good result in the Champions League, and they played some good football as well. “Brighton played well against Manchester City last week, and I thought they would score their second goal at one point. After Saturday’s game, Chelsea FC will switch their focus back to the Champions League and their final group game against Dinamo Zagreb at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.3 months ago The Sport Review
Thierry Henry believes it is too early to get carried away by Arsenal’s position at the top of the Premier League table – but says he is full of “hope” that the Gunners can sustain a title challenge this season. Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since Henry was still playing for the Gunners back in the 2003-04 campaign – and they have not finished in the top four since 2015-16 under Arsene Wenger. “It’s 11 games, you celebrate the title after 38 games, not before that,” Henry told CBS Sports, as quoted by Metro. “What we are talking about right now with Arsenal is hope. “Look at Liverpool – twice they tried to maintain the rhythm of Man City but couldn’t do it.3 months ago The Sport Review
Chris Sutton is backing Manchester City to book their spot in the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at The Etihad on Friday night. The fourth-round clash is something of a dress rehearsal for the Premier League meeting between the two sides at The Emirates in mid-February, with Arsenal currently leading City at the top of the table by five points with a game in hand. The Gunners head into the game on the back of their impressive 3-2 win over Manchester United at The Emirates last Sunday after Manchester City had beaten Wolves 3-0 earlier in the day. “The FA Cup clearly won’t be Arteta’s priority, but his side have got so much momentum at the moment while City are still not at their fluid best. Speaking at his pre-match news conference this week, the Arsenal manager underlined the important role Guardiola has played in helping to shape his career as a coach.11 days ago The Sport Review
Paul Merson is tipping Manchester United to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory away to Aston Villa on Sunday. Former Arsenal midfielder Merson feels that Manchester United will have too much for Emery’s side on Sunday and he is backing them to claim a comfortable away win. Writing in his column for Sportskeeda, Merson said: “Manchester United are a much better team now, and I’m very impressed with what Erik ten Hag has done so far. They used to lose Premier League games like the one they had against West Ham – now they’re riding their luck and winning them. They’ve played against Chelsea, Tottenham, and Newcastle in the Premier League during this period and they’ve been very good.3 months ago The Sport Review
Manchester United should be breaking the bank to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur this month, according to Paul Merson. Manchester United currently find themselves fourth in the Premier League table after 17 games, but they have scored the fewest goals (27) of any team in the top nine positions. “In an age where clubs spend money for fun and world-class centre-forwards are a rarity, I would find it crazy if Manchester United did not break the bank for Harry Kane,” Merson wrote in his column for The Daily Star. “Call me silly but Kane would even give United a chance of winning the Champions League in my opinion. Speaking at his post-match news conference on Friday night, Ten Hag said: “Manchester United is always aiming for trophies.1 month ago The Sport Review
Callum Hudson-Odoi has admitted that he doesn’t know what the future holds beyond this season as he continues his loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen from Chelsea FC. Since his move to Leverkusen, Hudson-Odoi has made one assist in 10 appearances in all competitions, and that includes four appearances in the Champions League for the German side. Havertz’s goal was his third of the season in all competitions for the Blues and it drew praise from Chelsea FC manager Graham Potter after the game. Asked about Havertz’s strike at his post-match news conference, Potter singled out the “incredibly talented” German attacker for praise. They will then host Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League next week, before a crunch Premier League clash against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday 6 November.3 months ago The Sport Review