The Premier League returns to action this weekend, after watching the brick wall (international break) for what felt like much longer than one week. If anything, though, the boredom of being away from league action has only spiked anticipation to watch it.
With a lot going on, from old rivalries reforming to vital relegation battles, here are the 5 matches you should be excited for this weekend.
The 5 most exciting Premier League matches to watch this weekend
Manchester City vs Liverpool
This one needs no introduction. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few seasons, you know how tasty things can get when Manchester City and Liverpool come lock horns.
This time round, it’s City who are fighting for the title and Liverpool are fighting for top four. Still, with world class talent such as Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne and Mohamed Salah on display, this is the perfect match to kick off the Premier League’s return.
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Newcastle United vs Manchester United
With just 3 points to separate the two sides, Newcastle will want to claim their return to the top four, largely helped by getting a win over Manchester United who sit above them in third. Both sides have been in exceptional form this season, so it will be a thrilling top-four battle.
Brighton vs Brentford
Speaking of top four, don’t write off Brighton. They’re just seven points below fourth-placed Spurs, however, have a handy 3 games in hand. Standing in their way, though, is Brentford, who are only behind Brighton via goal difference. With both teams possessing the same record in their last 5 matches (2W, 2D, 1L), this could be a fiery encounter.
Nottingham Forest vs Wolves
This is exciting, but for different reasons. With just a point separating the two sides, both are in absolutely dire form. This, in my opinion, is going to be a battle of who’s worse. This could make for some quite humorous viewing, if you’re into that.
West Ham vs Southampton
Both teams are in the relegation zone at the moment, but it’s close in the bottom nine teams. The Hammers have at least one game in hand on most of their competitors, but Southampton will fight tooth and nail to make sure they don’t get the advantage against them.
Which match(es) will you be watching?