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Surprise package of the season: Southampton. Tipped to be among the relegation candidates, Saints have won five of their last six and put EIGHT past Sunderland last weekend. Can Stoke cause an upset? They did beat Manchester City at the Etihad...
Preview: Southampton v Stoke
Team news from West Ham v Manchester City coming up shortly, but how about Sunderland v Arsenal? Gus Poyet said he learned a lot about his players in the 8-0 thrashing against Southampton last week but there have been some calls for him to stick with the same XI. He wouldn't, would he...?
"We have to win at Sunderland - I cannot deny that," said Gunners boss Arsene Wenger in his pre-match press conference. "I believe it is linked with confidence at the moment but I cannot fault the attitude."
Wenger laments lack of confidence
Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell claimed this week that the ‘Invincibles’ team of 2003-04 would be worth £1 billion in the current market. But would they reeeaaally though? We’ve put Sol’s maths to the test...
How much would the 'Invincibles' be worth now?
It was this weekend 10 years ago that Arsenal’s historic 49-game unbeaten run came to an end. Ruud van Nistelrooy and Wayne Rooney scored the goals in a 2-0 win for Manchester United at Old Trafford - and Arsene Wenger is still blaming the referee a decade later!
Wenger: Invincibles ended by referee
Premier League game of the day? Without question. These teams have just three league wins between them and both are in desperate need of a victory. Sunderland were hammered 8-0 last week and Arsenal are already 11 points off the title pace. Something's gotta give...
Preview: Sunderland v Arsenal
Don't forget to change your teams! Most deadlines are up in approximately 25 minutes, so no excuses! Strikers in form: Sergio Aguero, Graziano Pelle, Saido Berahino. Get them in! Diego Costa = injured.
To celebrate, why not have YOUR say in our poll? It's simple enough. Who will win - Real Madrid or Barcelona? Or will the spoils be shared? This fixture finished 4-3 to Barca at the Bernabeu last season...
Poll: Who will win El Clasico?
- Has the 148th best shooting accuracy in the Premier League
- Has had the most shots without scoring (22) of any player in the PL
- Has put together just nine shots on target from 29 efforts this season
In full: The stats behind Balotelli's hopeless start
Oh Mario. Just two months after joining Liverpool and we're already discussing his potential exit. "At this moment in time of course he hasn’t scored the goals we would like or want," said Brendan Rodgers ahead of today's game, before suggesting he is not sure if the Italian has a long-term future at Anfield. Ouch.
Balotelli fighting for his Liverpool future
Hull manager Steve Bruce on Mario Balotelli: "There's lots been made of the changing of shirts but we've seen it for years haven't we? It's maybe not in our DNA in the English leagues but abroad they all do it and they think it's nothing."
Who knew swapping shirts at half-time would cause such a fuss? EVERYONE. Apart from Mario Balotelli. Why always him? Liverpool continue to struggle in Europe but are, kind of, back on track domestically following back-to-back league wins. They face a tricky test today against a Hull side who have a knack for turning up in big games.
Preview: Liverpool v Hull
Manuel Pellegrini on nine-goal Sergio Aguero: "Sergio is a young player, he has a lot of years to improve - three or four years more than other players. It just depends on what he wants to do in the future. I was always sure he would return to his normal performance but I think he can get even better."
For someone who came in as the lowest-profile striker arrival at West Ham over the summer, Diafra Sakho sure has found his shooting boots quickly. He has netted in each of his five Premier League starts and continues to rise up the top scorer charts...
Nine goals: Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa
Six goals: Saido Berahino, Graziano Pelle
Five goals: Diafra Sakho, Leonardo Ulloa
"It is flattering to hear that France might be looking at me," Hammers striker Diafra Sakho - the club's top scorer with six goals in all competitions - told Goal, "but I am only thinking about West Ham and doing my best for them at the moment and nothing else."
Sakho flattered by talk of France call-up
Before all that, though, Manchester City have the opportunity to cut the gap at the top to two points when they visit in-form West Ham in the lunchtime kick-off. Big Sam had a big plan and my oh my is it paying off so far - his new-look side are in fourth after consecutive victories.
Preview: West Ham v Manchester City
Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will feature in today’s Clasico - but will he start? And Lionel Messi has the chance to equal, or even break, the all-time Liga scoring record - will he do it? Check out what else is going on around Europe this weekend...
Goal Global: Clasico battle & big moments to look out for
The Premier League is great and all that but the biggest game of the day has to wait until 17:00 BST. Real Madrid host Barcelona in the first Clasico showdown of the season and that man Luis Suarez, returning from suspension, will be involved. I bet he’s chomping at the bit to get started. WAHEY!
Preview: Real Madrid v Barcelona
Goooood morning and welcome back to the LIVE matchday blog! Eight games in and the Premier League is as competitive as ever. Just six points separate the Champions League places from the relegation zone and one win could send a side from the bottom half to the top four. Good, eh?
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