Tottenham have not enjoyed their last two trips to face West Ham. Spurs suffered a huge blow to their title challenge at both Upton Park and the London Stadium in the last two seasons and they face the Irons once again on Saturday afternoon. Tottenham fans will hope that their strong start to the season – especially away from home – and the relative lack of pressure of the early stages of the campaign will help secure a different result in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
The League Cup has become an increasingly important tournament for Premier League teams. In recent years we’ve seen the bigger sides grasp the opportunity to win some early silverware but at this stage of the competition, it is still far from the top of teams’ priorities. That will be made clear on Saturday when Leicester host Liverpool for the second time in five days. Craig Shakespeare and Jurgen Klopp will pick very different starting XIs for the two matches, proving that they are only willing to risk their best players for the Premier League right now. After mixed starts to the season for both teams, they’ll each need their best players to be in good form to pick up a valuable three points.
After losing their first two Premier League matches of the season, it looked as though Newcastle were going to be in for a long hard slog. That’s all changed just a few weeks later as the Magpies have won three on the bounce and are sitting pretty in fourth. Newcastle have another good opportunity to pick up three points on Sunday afternoon when they travel to the south coast to take on Brighton. The Seagulls have had some tough afternoons since winning promotion but they claimed their first ever Premier League the last time they were at the Amex Stadium and will be targeting another win when Newcastle come to town.
Marc Leishman gave himself a great chance of winning the FedEx Cup with a wire-to-wire win at the BMW Championship last week. The Australian is fourth in the FedEx Cup rankings ahead of the season ending Tour Championship but has some world class competition in the race for the $10 million prize.
A little over 4,000 fans were in attendance to watch Burton’s win over Fulham on Saturday. The majority of those in the Pirelli Stadium went home happy as Burton secured their second league victory of the season and many of them will also be present at Old Trafford on Wednesday when Burton take on Man Utd in the Carabao Cup. The win over Fulham was a big result for Burton but it would be nothing compared to a win over Man Utd. United won yet another Premier League match 4-0 against Everton on Sunday and we all know how much this competition means to Jose Mourinho. The defending champions are in rude health and ready to get their League Cup campaign off to a winning start.