The Matchweek 10 of the 2021/22 Premier League season kicks off with a tantalizing clash at the King power stadium when Arsenal will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run as they look to jump up towards the European places in the Premier League table when they travel to the King Power Stadium.
The highlight of this weekend is the huge game at North London as both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will be aiming to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they lock horns this weekend.
Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City will also be in action in what promises to be an exciting weekend of Premier League Football.
Chelsea continue as the early pacesetters 🏃♂️🔵
In this thread, we shall be covering all Matchweek 10 fixtures from 30th October to 1st November. Join the discussion and share your views on the various matches
Gameweek 10 Fixtures
Saturday, 30th October
Leicester City v Arsenal (12:30)
Burnley v Brentford
Liverpool v Brighton
Manchester City v Crystal Palace
Newcastle United v Chelsea
Watford v Southampton
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United (17:30)
Sunday, 31st October
Norwich City v Leeds United (14:00)
Aston Villa v West Ham United (16:30)
Monday, 1st November
Wolverhampton v Everton (20:00)
Leicester City vs Arsenal
Arsenal are one of the most in-form teams in the Premier League at the moment. Since the 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, the club from North London has gone on to win six of their eight matches in all competitions, remaining unbeaten in the process.
Is that, however, a true reflection of Mikel Arteta’s men’s abilities? We’ll find out this weekend when the Gunners travel to King Power Stadium to face Leicester City. Arsenal faced only one real top-six club during their eight-game unbeaten streak: Tottenham Hotspur. Six of their eight opponents are now either in the Premier League’s bottom half or in the lower level.
Leicester City, their weekend opponent, hasn’t been without flaws. Brendan Rodgers’ side has only 14 points in nine games this season after missing out on the top four for the second year in a row last season.
Leicester vs Arsenal team news
Luckily for Arsenal, Ben White is expected to be fit for the game after being substituted with illness during Tuesday’s win over Leeds in the Carabao Cup.
Arteta also hopes that Martin Odegaard, Pablo Mari and Kieran Tierney will return, though Granit Xhaka remains sidelined.
Jamie Vardy is available for Leicester after returning to training, but the Foxes are still without Wilfred Ndidi, Wesley Fofana, Marc Albrighton and James Justin.
After a 22-game winless run against Arsenal in the Premier League between 1995 and 2018, Leicester have won four of their last seven against the Gunners in the competition (D1 L2).
Arsenal won twice away against Leicester last season - 2-0 in the League Cup and 3-1 in the Premier League. They’ve not won three consecutive away games against the Foxes in all competitions since September 1925.
Leicester have won their last two Premier League games, beating Manchester United and Brentford, and are looking for three consecutive league wins for the first time since winning their first three games in 2021 against Newcastle, Southampton and Chelsea.
Having lost consecutive away Premier League games at the start of February (vs Wolves & Aston Villa), Arsenal have since lost just two of their 11 league games on the road (W6 D3). However, Arsenal have won just one of their last 12 away Premier League matches on a Saturday that have kicked off before 1pm (D5 L6), beating Fulham 3-0 on MD1 last season.
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored more Premier League goals against Arsenal than he has vs any other side in the competition (11). In fact, only Wayne Rooney (12) has netted more against the Gunners in the competition than Vardy.
Newcastle vs Chelsea
Chelsea has been in excellent form this season, winning five games in a row in all competitions. In their most recent Premier League match, the Blues thrashed Norwich City 7-0. However, they were put to the test in midweek against Southampton in the Carabao Cup, when they were only able to win on penalties.
Despite facing a Newcastle United side that has struggled this season, Thomas Tuchel’s side will be confident in their ability to secure all three points and maintain their lead at the top of the table. The Magpies are one of only three teams in the Premier League without a win so far this season.
Newcastle was beaten to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace last weekend after losing 3-2 to Tottenham Hotspur. Following the sacking of Steve Bruce, interim manager Graeme Jones will once again assume charge of the team, hoping to pull off a major upset to get the Tynesiders off to a good start this season.
Newcastle vs Chelsea team news
Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are back after missing the midweek win over Southampton.
But Mateo Kovacic will miss the game after injuring his hamstring during training.
“He will be out for some weeks because he’ll miss next week for sure and then comes international break as well,” Tuchel said. “It’s a minimum of those weeks.”
With Romelu Lukaku, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner already out, more absences would be a big blow. N’Golo Kante is expected to return.
As for Newcastle, led by interim boss Graeme Jones while the club search for a permanent successor to Steve Bruce, Jonjo Shelvey is suspended and Martin Dubravka and Paul Dummett remain sidelined. Freddie Woodman is rated as 50/50.
Chelsea have won two of their last three Premier League away games against Newcastle (L1).
Newcastle United have lost five of their previous six Premier League meetings with Chelsea, winning the other 1-0 in January 2020.
Chelsea are looking to win four consecutive Premier League matches under Thomas Tuchel for the second time They previously did so in February, with the fourth win during that run coming against Newcastle.
Newcastle are without a win in their nine league games so far this season. Only twice in their history have the Magpies failed to win any of their opening ten games of a league campaign.
Mason Mount has been involved in more Premier League goals for Chelsea under manager Thomas Tuchel than any other player at the club (11 – seven goals, four assists).
Tottenham vs Manchester United
Manchester United are in serious trouble after going four games without a win in the Premier League, including a 4-2 setback at Leicester City and a terrifying 5-0 loss at home to bitter rivals Liverpool last weekend. Manchester United has slid to seventh place in the table, eight points behind leaders Chelsea and three behind fourth-placed West Ham. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under fire as a result of recent defeats and lackluster performances.
Tottenham have been struggling, with their form worsening after a promising start under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo. Following back-to-back 1-0 losses to Vitesse Arnhem (Europa Conference League) and West Ham United (Premier League), the Lilywhites got back on track this week, defeating Burnley 1-0 in the Carabao Cup, and will look to build on that success.
Tottenham vs Man United team news
Tottenham remain without Ryan Sessegnon, while summer signing Bryan Gil was forced off early against Burnley and the club are assessing the injury.
Matt Doherty returned to the match day squad in Lancashire, but was an unused substitute.
Paul Pogba is suspended for United after his woeful red-card challenge on Naby Keita last Sunday that saw the Liverpool midfielder stretchered off.
However, compatriot Raphael Varane is back in full training after a groin injury suffered on international duty, which should help to fix Solskjaer’s leaky defence.
Anthony Martial could also return against Spurs.
After a six-game winless run away to Tottenham in the Premier League, Manchester United have won two of their last three visits to the Lilywhites in the competition (D1).
Tottenham have lost more Premier League games against Manchester United than they have versus any other side in the competition (36).