The Premier League returns this weekend with two derbies coming – Sports –

Original title: The Premier League returns this weekend with two derbies coming up

Qianjiang Evening News Reporter Yang Jian

After the end of the FA Cup and the League Cup, the Premier League will usher in a new round of competition at the weekend.

This week, lottery staff will continue to recommend a special Premier League match, including Manchester United vs Manchester City, Brighton vs Liverpool and Tottenham vs Arsenal, for the information of lottery buyers.

Manchester United vs Manchester City

In the English League Cup midweek, Manchester United defeated Charlton 3-0 at home, leading to an eight game run in all official games. This is the first time the team has had such a good result in the game. last 4 years. Meanwhile at Old Trafford, Manchester United won nine in a row in all competitions. Rashford continued to play well, contributing 7 goals and 2 assists in the last 6 games. In the league, Manchester United’s condition has gradually improved After the Premier League resumed work, they have won three consecutive victories. They are currently fourth in the standings with a record of 11 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats, leading Tottenham behind by 2 points. Judging from the overall performance, after Ten Hag took office, he quickly brought the team on the right track, and after cleaning up the unstable factor of Ronaldo, the locker room became more united. In addition, Dutch striker Weghorst is set to join the team to further add to the team’s offensive firepower. This time against rivals Manchester City in the same city, the Red Devils naturally want to continue their winning streak.

In the English League Cup midweek Manchester City lost 0:2 to Southampton in an away match and suffered major upsets, but Blue Moon still maintained a high efficiency in the league. It is currently second in the standings with a record of 12 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, behind the leader Arsenal 5 points. From an overall performance perspective, after introducing the Norwegian midfielder Haaland this season, Manchester City’s offensive system has almost no weaknesses Efficiency more than one goal per game. De Bruyne, Foden and Grealish, who returned frustrated at the World Cup, also showed good condition. After Portugal’s central defender Dias was injured, coach Guardiola changed the three-centre defense system in time, and the protection.Also, relieve . This time against Manchester United, who are in good form, it is not easy for Blue Moon to come out of the game.

Saturday 20:30 (Beijing time) Premier League

Brighton v Liverpool

Brighton’s performance this season is amazing and they currently have 8 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, coming eighth in the standings. From a general performance point of view, excellent offensive firepower is the key to the team’s success this season. Trosar, Gross and McAllister in midfield are more blossoming. Lu showed great lethality. Although the mid-way coaching change brought a brief downturn for the team, Brighton, with a strong team, quickly got back on track under the leadership of coach De Zelby.

However, it should be noted that the team’s defense still presents some problems. He conceded 10 goals in the last 5 rounds of the league Young central defender Coleville still needs time to grow and Estupinian and Lamptey on the wing have problems with strong offense and weak defence. In this campaign against Liverpool at home, Brighton’s defensive problems can drag the team down when they attack aggressively.

Liverpool’s performance in the first half of the season was not ideal. After Mane’s departure, the team’s striker has entered the rebuilding phase. The integration speed of Nunez’s new support is slow, together with the injuries of Jota and Firmino, the team’s performance has been greatly affected. At present , the record of just 8 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses is sixth in the standings. Fortunately, the World Cup brought a month’s rest for the team. Liverpool’s injury problems have been greatly eased. Chamberlain and Thiago have improved successively, allowing Klopp to have more when it comes to employing midfielders. field to choose. After the World Cup, Liverpool beat Villa and Leicester City in succession in the league, and their momentum picked up. However, they lost to Brentford 1:3 in the last round of the league and there are hidden dangers in the team’s defense and the two backs, Arnold and Robertson, are not in ideal condition this season. In this campaign, against the attacking threat Brighton, it is not easy for Liverpool to keep the goal.

Saturday 23:00 (Beijing time) Premier League

Tottenham v Arsenal

Tottenham performed well in the first half of the game and after 18 rounds, they are currently fifth in the standings with a record of 10 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses. However, after the resumption of the league last month, the team entered the state slowly. First, they were tied by Brentford in the away game, and then lost to Aston Villa at home. Tottenham faced similar problems in both games, that is, the offensive end did not perform very well. Kane and Sun Xingmin, who had just taken part in the World Cup, were clearly out of shape, and Brazilian striker Richarlison fell to injury again and was out for at least 3-4 weeks. It wasn’t until the last round of the league against Crystal Palace that Tottenham found the feeling, Kane scored twice and Sun Xingmin also broke the scoring deficit helping the team win 4:0. In this campaign, facing Arsenal at the top, Tottenham’s upward momentum may have to slow down.

Arsenal’s performance this season is impressive and at the moment, after 17 rounds, they are at the top of the Premier League standings with 14 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, leading Manchester City by 5 points behind them. Judging from recent performance, although the main midfielder Gabriel Jesus was injured in the World Cup and will have to rest for at least two months, the team has not been greatly affected. After the restart of the league, the team defeated West Ham United and Brighton in a row by a large score. There is a good tacit understanding, and the three also scored goals in a row. In contrast, the Gunners’ defense is not encouraging and they have conceded 3 goals in the last three rounds of the league. In this game, facing an improving Tottenham, the key to Arsenal continuing their unbeaten pace is defence.

Next Monday at 00:30 (Beijing time) Premier League

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