Premier League Week 4 Fixtures: Previewing This Weekend's Most Exciting Matchups
After a week of international fixtures, the Premier League makes its return with some mouth-watering matchups scheduled to take place in the coming week.
Already, teams are beginning to show glimpses of just how much they’ll be able to offer this season and an idea of where it is they’ll be aiming to finish.
With those early expectations in mind, there are several games which stand out more as potential blockbusters concerning more than a few teams who will be vying for European football.
Tottenham vs. Norwich City
Two of the clubs who have been busiest in their summer recruitment, Tottenham and Norwich City ,both boast completely different squads from the two that met last season.
Between them, the two sides have brought in a combined 15 signings over the course of the transfer window, both very arguably coming out for the better as a result.
Last season’s fixtures between these two outfits weren’t exactly barnstormers, producing a 2-2 draw on each occasion.
However, with Andre Villas-Boas and Chris Hughton now putting together squads with increased expectations on what they’ve achieved in the past, White Hart Lane could play host to a very entertaining battle this weekend.
Everton vs. Chelsea
Although David Moyes’ record against big clubs when playing at Goodison Park was very respectable during his time as Everton manager, he couldn’t help but lose twice to Chelsea in the 2012-13 campaign.
With both sides now under new management, the likely to take on an entirely different script when the pair meet again this weekend.
Given the system Martinez usually deploys and the great talents that Chelsea pose there, the wings are likely to decide a great deal of just who the superior party is on Mersyside this week.
With Eden Hazard and Oscar both picking up niggles over the course of the last week, Goodison Park could play host to the first Premier League appearance of Willian, too.
Swansea City vs. Liverpool
Brendan Rodgers’ first trip back to the Liberty Stadium was an acceptable success last season, as the former Swansea City boss settled for a 0-0 draw at his old stomping ground.
However, having opened up his 2013-14 campaign with three consecutive 1-0 wins and risen to the top of the table, the Liverpool boss will be hoping for more.
The Swans began their season with an uncomfortable 4-1 loss to Manchester United, but have since gone on to improve, claiming an impressive 2-0 win at West Brom last week.
Michael Laudrup’s side have the ability and personnel to break the Reds’ winning streak this coming weekend, but fulfilling that potential is another task altogether.
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