The midweek fixtures threw up further chaos in the world of fantasy football. Who knew that Jurgen Klopp would rise to Guardiola levels of unpredictability in his selections? On we go, however, to the weekend – where the only real banker looks to be at the Emirates, where an in-form Arsenal host Huddersfield. Manchester United should be beating Fulham at home, but they are winless in four and Claudio Ranieri has previous for thwarting Jose Mourinho.
There are also huge clashes at either end of the table, with Chelsea v Man City the glamour tie of the weekend but Cardiff v Southampton just as compelling for different reasons. Cardiff and Southampton have conceded 13 goals between them in their last three games – perhaps best not to be including anyone from either defence. Two teams in the top four face tricky away fixtures, with Liverpool off to Bournemouth – where they lost a 4-3 classic two years ago – and Tottenham heading to Leicester. Finally, Monday night sees the first contest of the season between Marco Silva’s Everton and his old club Watford – expect a bit of bad blood there after the former’s ‘approach’ for the in-demand Portuguese coach last season.