Week 9 wraps up in fine fashion with two nice matches for the finale of the weekend. So far this week has been quite unpredictable like Middlesbrough's hard fought 0-0 draw at the Emriates on Arsene Wenger's birthday no less. Leicester City finally broke their domestic slump with an emphatic victory over Crystal Palace to much the relief of Claudio Ranieri. Burnley continued to punch above their weight with a solid victory over Everton at Turf Moor, now taking wins from both Liverpool clubs at home. Even Bournemouth denied Spurs the chance to move top with an entertaining performance in which Eddie Howe's side could have taken all the spoils. Even Xherdan Shaqiri burst back onto the fantasy radar with a superb two goal haul away to Hull City.
There are however somethings remain ever constant, as in Liverpool's in ability to keep a clean sheet despite their slick attacking play. But the 2-1 victory was enough to take the Red's joint top with Arsenal at least until Manchester City plays today.
Speaking of our first match, Pep Guardiola's side face a stout opponent in Southampton. While the Saints have been praised for their defense in the past few weeks, keeping a number of clean sheets, I think we can all agree they might face the wrath of Sergio Aguero. The Argentine forward has been benched in recent matches but surely will be unleashed from the onset here. I think the Saints can probably hold out for a time but ultimately this feels like a comfortable win for Manchester City here.
As for Chelsea's massive clash against Manchester United, the media frenzy will surely surround Jose Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge as an opposition manager. Many Chelsea fans still hold the "Special One" in high regard after the success he brought to the London club in his two stints in charge. This time around, Mourinho brings with him the most expensive squad in the Premier League. It's hard to see this one open up into a goal fest and I expect something along the lines of the draw with Liverpool but maybe with a goal or two.
How did you do on Saturday? Which players do you have left to go today?