EPL 2021-22, Matchday 6 preview: Chelsea-Manchester City, Arsenal-Tottenham Hotspur among headliners
The English Premier League 2021-22 begins its Matchday 6 commitments from Saturday. Meanwhile, a couple of big matches are sure to headline it as we preview the matchday.
Matchday 6 of the 2021-22 English Premier League begins from Saturday. There are two high-voltage clashes to be played during this, as we present the preview of the same, involving all the top sides.
Manchester City out to stop an unstoppable Chelsea
Defending champion City currently is in the fifth spot and needs to ante up in the race for the top spot. On the other hand, Chelsea is at the top, looking to extend its lead. As the two behemoths collide on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, The Blues happen to be outright favourites. However, ruling out the Cityzens might not be the right thing to do. Nevertheless, a win for City could take it to the top spot, while a loss could drop it to ninth. As for Chelsea, a win would allow it to maintain the principal place, while a loss could push it down to fifth.
Manchester United looks to outlast Aston Villa
United entertains tenth-placed Villa on Saturday. It is expected to be a straightforward clash for the Red Devils. Although it would be wary of its defeat to West Ham United a couple of days back in the EFL Cup second round, the team is expected to be vastly different, with most of the top players in the side. A win for United takes it to the top spot from third, while a loss could drop it to sixth.
Leicester City aims to rout Burnley
Leicester has not been in the best of its form this season, placed 12th in the table. As it hosts 19th-placed Burnley on Saturday, it should be an easy ride for the former. However, given the form the Foxes is in now, the Clarets can pull off a surprise. A win for Leicester might push it up to seventh, while a loss could drop it further to 17th.
Liverpool looks to hammer Brentford
Second-placed Liverpool would travel to take on ninth-placed Brentford on Saturday. For sure, The Reds is the favourite to claim the three points in this clash. But, given the decent form the Bees is in, along with home advantage, a surprise could be on the cards. Nevertheless, a win for Liverpool could take it to the top, while a loss may drop it to fifth or even sixth.
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur clash in a tricky tie
Arsenal has been in terrible form, placed 13th, while Tottenham has been decent, placed seventh. As the Gunners hosts Spurs on Sunday, it might have a slender home advantage. However, Arsenal has failed to perform in the two big clashes so far this season. A win for the Gunners could help it rise to the seventh spot, while a defeat could push it down to the 17th. As for Tottenham, a win should take it to the fifth or fourth, while a failure could see it going down to the 13th.