Premier League: Ziyech kicks off goalscorer Yankee…

The Premier League returns after the international break, and the weekend kicks off with Newcastle hosting Chelsea at St. James’ Park.

The hosts were disappointing in defeat last time out against Southampton and will be looking to improve on that performance, but have to face a Chelsea side that look like they are starting to get their act together.

The Blues created lots of chances in their previous match against Sheffield United, and although this is an away match, they are likely to be very dangerous on the break.

Hakim Ziyech has looked a class act since he broke into the Chelsea team, and we look for him to score today at 12/5.

Next up sees Aston Villa host Brighton. This is a tough one to call – when Villa are on song they look very good, and they had no problem beating both Liverpool and Arsenal in style. However, they have also lost at home to both Leeds and Southampton in recent weeks.

Brighton are the more established Premier League team, but they have drawn a lot of games and lie just three points off the relegation zone.

One thing is clear though is the form of Jack Grealish. The Villa captain looked at home on the international stage during the Premier League break. He has also shown a liking for playing against Brighton in the past, scoring in each of his last four meetings, and we’ll take him to net again today at 13/5.

The early evening game is today’s highlight, as Tottenham host Manchester City in north London.

Spurs will be looking at this game as a benchmark to judge how well they are playing, while City know a defeat here could result in them dropping eight points behind defending champions Liverpool, never mind all the other sides ahead of them.

This is a difficult game to call, but City have looked more solid defensively of late. They creaked at times against Liverpool in the first half, but only conceding one at Anfield isn’t a bad result. Kane and Son will test them again today, but we’ll look for Gabriel Jesus to get more chances and thus take him to score, at 7/5.

The late game sees Manchester United host West Brom, looking for their first home league win to ease the pressure from manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

United have struggled to break teams down at Old Trafford, but were very impressive in dispatching Everton last time out. They must be confident of beating a Baggies side which sits in the relegation zone and has seen a number of squad members test positive for coronavirus during the international break.

Bruno Fernandes was superb last time out against Everton, netting a brace, and we look for him to score again today, at 5/4.

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Ziyech, Grealish, Jesus and Fernandes all to score anytime as a Yankee (odds thanks to SkyBet)

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