Luton and Tottenham get matchday 8 of the 2023-24 Premier League season underway on Saturday.
It promises to be a fantastic round of games, culminating in a showdown between Manchester City and Arsenal in a clash that is sure to have a huge impact on the Premier League title race.
Earlier in the weekend, Manchester United will look to end a bad week with a positive when Brentford head to Old Trafford while Burnley host Chelsea.
Crystal Palace host Nottingham Forest in the late kick-off on Saturday.
Sunday sees Liverpool make a tough trip to Brighton and Newcastle head to the capital for a meeting with West Ham, before that fascinating game at the Emirates Stadium as City visit Arsenal.
This a thread for Matchweek 8 of the 2023/24 Premier League season, Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches.
Lots to look forward to as Matchweek 8 gets under way
A vital part of Arsenal’s backline
James Maddison is the first player to provide five assists in the Premier League this season.
Micky van de Ven celebrates his first Tottenham goal.
167 - Following Micky van de Ven’s opener, Tottenham have now had 167 different players score for them in the Premier League (excluding own goals), more than any other side in the competition’s history (Newcastle & West Ham 166). Breakthrough.
Manchester United XI: Onana, Lindelof, Maguire, Evans, Dalot, Casemiro, Amrabat, Mount, Fernandes, Rashford, Højlund.
Brentford XI: Strakosha; Collins, Pinnock, Ajer; Roerslev, Jensen, Nørgaard, Janelt, Hickey; Mbeumo, Wissa.
Fulham XI:Leno; Robinson, Ream, Diop, Castagne; Iwobi, Palhinha; Reid, Andreas, Willian; Vinicius.
Sheffield United XI: Foderingham; Bogle, Ahmedhodzic, Trusty, Basham, Thomas; Hamer, Norwood, Souza; McBurnie, Archer.
Burnley XI: Trafford; Vitinho, Al Dakhil, Delcroix, Taylor; Berge, Cullen, Brownhill; Odobert, Foster, Trésor.
Chelsea XI: Sanchez, Cucurella, Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher, Palmer, Broja, Sterling
Everton XI: Pickford; Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Garner, Harrison, Gueye, McNeil; Doucouré; Calvert-Lewin.
Bournemouth XI: Neto; Tavernier, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez; Christie, Cook; Smith, Billing, Ouattara; Solanke.
Tottenham now have the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League:
Ange Postecoglou is top of the league.
◉ Won with 10-men
◉ Unbeaten in the PL this season
◉ Won six of their opening eight games
◉ Top of the league
Take a bow, Ange Postecoglou.
Manchester United have NEVER lost three consecutive home games in the Premier League.
Brentford could make history this afternoon…
Micky van de Ven’s game by numbers vs. Luton:
100% duels won (4/4)
94% pass accuracy (64/68)
6x possession won
1 shot on target
0 fouls committed
His first Tottenham goal is the match winner.
James Maddison in the Premier League this season:
◉ Most passes into the box (106)
◉ Most chances created (25)
◉ Most assists (5)
Main man Madders.
Manchester United have conceded the opening goal in four consecutive Premier League home games for just the third time in their history:
Another match without a clean sheet.
Everton have scored multiple goals in a Premier League home game for the first time since October 2022 against Crystal Palace.
The 17 game wait is finally over.