In the midst of clear skies all around the nation last weekend, the Premier League really heated up as Chelsea and Tottenham played to a thrilling draw on Sunday.
The first two managers to square off were Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte, and gameweek three features even more tantalizing matchups.
In an effort to further humiliate Erik ten Hag, Jurgen Klopp will lead Liverpool to Manchester United on Monday. By that time, the German will be aware of the size of the Manchester City deficit. On Sunday, Pep Guardiola’s team takes the field against Newcastle following a full day of competition that began with Chelsea’s trip to Leeds and West Ham’s visit to Brighton.
The itinerary for Saturday is rather unassuming, with Conte’s Spurs playing Wolves before Everton takes on Nottingham Forest, Southampton travels to Leicester City, and Fulham and Brentford play in the first-ever west London rivalry in Premier League history.
In this thread, we shall be covering all Matchweek 3 fixtures. Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches.
Premier League Fixtures - Matchweek 3
Saturday, 20th August 2022
12:30pm Tottenham Hotspur v Wolves
3:00pm Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
3:00pm Everton v Nottingham Forest
3:00pm Fulham v Brentford
3:00pm Leicester City v Southampton
5:30pm AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal
Sunday, 21st August 2022
2:00pm Leeds United v Chelsea
2:00pm West Ham United v Brighton & Hove Albion
4:30pm Newcastle United v Manchester City
Monday, 22nd August 2022
8:00pm Manchester United v Liverpool
Bournemouth vs Arsenal
Arsenal will be looking to make it three straight wins at the start of the 2022-23 Premier League campaign when they travel to Bournemouth in Saturday’s late start.
The Gunners have started their season with successive victories over Crystal Palace and Leicester City, while Bournemouth have beaten Aston Villa and lost to Manchester City in their first two fixtures.
Bournemouth were impressive on their return to Premier League action on August 6, recording a 2-0 win over Aston Villa, with Jefferson Lerma and Kieffer Moore on the scoresheet against Steven Gerrard’s side, but the team were brought back down to earth with a bang by the champions last weekend.
Man City ran out 4-0 winners over Scott Parker’s side in Manchester, but the newly-promoted outfit will not be reading too much into the result, as they are not the type of fixtures that will define their season.
A bumper Saturday coming up
Spurs XI: Lloris, Royal, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Perisic, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Kulusevski, Son, Kane.
Wolves XI: Sa, Jonny, Collins, Kilman, Ait-Nouri, Neves, Nunes, Moutinho, Guedes, Podence, Neto.
7 - Wolves have named seven Portuguese players in their starting XI today - excluding the Home Nations, this is the joint-most players from a single nation named in a Premier League starting XI (and fourth time with seven Portuguese players for Wolves). Sete.
Harry Kane has broken Sergio Agüero’s record for most Premier League goals scored for a single club in the competition’s history:
◎ 284 games
◉ 185 goals
One of their own.
Harry Kane: one-record-after-another wonder.
Ivan Perisic has registered as many Premier League assists as Emile Smith Rowe since the start of the 2021/22 season (2)
Today marked Perisic’s THIRD Premier League appearance of his career…
Tottenham are now unbeaten in their last nine Premier League games:
◉ 20 goals scored
◉ 5 goals conceded
◉ 5 clean sheets
The Spurs march on.
Harry Kane’s landmark goal seals the win for Spurs
Ivan Perišić for Tottenham vs. Wolves:
◉ Most duels won (7)
◉ Most tackles (5)
◉= Most chances created (3)
◉ Most assists (1)
Assists in back-to-back games for the Croatian.
Since the start of 2019/20, Wolves have had 20+ shots and failed to score in two Premier League games:
◉ 25 vs. Tottenham (2021)
◉ 20 vs. Tottenham (2022)
45 shots, 9 shots on target, 2.45 xG and zero goals.
Harry Kane has scored the most goals for one club in Premier League history
Harry Kane breaks Sergio Aguero’s record for the most Premier League goals scored for a single club (185)
Last weekend: Ivan Perišić assists Harry Kane
Today: Ivan Perišić assists Harry Kane
The beginning of a new partnership at Spurs