After what was an exhausting but rather oddly entertaining international break, the Barclays English Premier League is back to our screens.
In the early kickoff of the day, we have a mouthwatering encounter when Liverpool visit the Citizens at Etihad Stadium.
Liverpool go into this game after an emphatic win over bitter rivals Arsenal before the break and they welcome back star player Philippe Coutinho from a back injury.
The Brazilian had been rumored to be heading to Barcelona after he handed in his transfer request given that his Brazilian counterpart Neymar had left the Catalans following a world Record transfer deal to PSG. But the Brazilian is now back and should be on the team to face City.
Pep Guardiola has assembled a world class team and will be hoping that his winning streak continues when they face Liverpool.
Pep will be relying on his two formidable strikers, Gabriel Jesus who has been directly involved in 12 goals of his last 11 games, while club record scorer Sergio Aguero will be hoping to continue adding to his name.
Manchester City vs Liverpool 14:30PM Ugandan Time
In the second game of the day, a limping Arsenal will be hosting a rather dynamic and unpredictable Bournmouth at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal who were shattered and left clueless by Liverpool at Anfield will be hoping that they can better this game. A loss for the Gunners will put a huge dent into their hopes of competing for the League title.
Many football fans questioned why Wenger benched club record signing Alexander Lacazatte against Liverpool and why he chose to use Bellerin ahead of Sead Kolasniac in the left wing.
Today Arsenal will also be relying on their talisman Alexis Sanchez who failed to secure a move away to Manchester City over the transfer deadline day.
The Chilean posted on his social media page and said ”Am coming home” and manager Wenger believes his player is more than ready for the challenge now.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth 5:00PM Ugandan Time.
Brighton and Albion vs West Bromwich Albion 5:00PM Ugandan time
Everton vs Tottenham 5:00PM Ugandan Time
Leicester City vs Chelsea 5:00PM Ugandan Time
Southampton vs Watford 5:00PM Ugandan Time
In the late kick off of the day, Stoke City will be hosting the Red Devils of Manchester. Stoke City who managed a giant kill when they last hosted Arsenal will be hoping for the same when Manchester United come visiting.
Manchester United will be hoping to continue with their 100% start to the season and stay at the top of the log.
United could be welcoming back their Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimović to play alongside an already elite strike force that comprises of Lukaku, Lingard, Martial and Rashford.
Jose Mourinho will not want to take any prisoners when they travel to Stoke City. As he has indicated, each game to him is like a final and he will be hoping that his players turn up the heat today.
Stoke City vs Manchester United 7:30PM Ugandan Time
Author: Moses Echodu
Moses is a freelance writer for Newslibre and Programs Associate at the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation. He loves writing about sports, politics and news around the globe and Inspiring new young people!!