Saturday saw some great action in the Premier League, but we all knew coming into this weekend that Sunday would be the day when everyone would be glued to the action. The biggest match of the young season kicks off today at 11 am EST, when a Chelsea side missing Thibaut Courtois travels to the northwest of England to face Manchester City, in a clash of the two teams most have chosen to win the title this campaign.
Courtois is serving his one-match ban due to his straight red card last week, and will be replaced in goal by Asmir Begovich in his first start since joining the club. The side from London will hope to get a key three points on the road to stay unbeaten on the season. Meanwhile, Manchester City will look to build on their easy 3-0 win over West Brom Albion last weekend, with the hopes of getting an early boost to their championship aspirations.
Prior to that delicious matchup, we get a tasty appetizer in the form of Crystal Palace hosting Arsenal, with kickoff at 8:30 am EST. This is a key match for the Gunners, as they look to rebound after their poor showing in a 2-0 defeat to West Ham United. Crystal Palace defeated Norwich City 3-1 on the road last weekend, and they pose a threat for Arsenal in the match. Fantasy managers will be paying close attention to the defense of Arsenal, as another bad showing could see Cech and company sent packing just two weeks into the season.
Stick with us as we give you lineups, analysis, and commentary throughout the two matches today. Do you expect Eden Hazard or David Silva to get on the scoresheet in a star-studded match, or are we in store for a 0-0 Mourinho "park the bus" draw? Do you think Crystal Palace will be able to take down Arsenal? Chat with us as we enjoy the Sunday action!