Liverpool will look to maintain their unbeaten start to the season at home to Arsenal on Sunday at Anfield in a potentially explosive game.
The Gunners were losers away at Stoke City on Saturday and have a great opportunity to arrest any imminent early season slide on a ground that always erupts with real excitement and quality whenever the pair clash.
Chelsea have a second bite at the cherry at Stamford Bridge in Sunday’s early kickoff when they welcome Everton. Buoyed by the recent international retirement of Wayne Rooney who can now fully concentrate on his club career and his landmark 200th Premier League goal at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night, the Toffees will aim to make life unbearable for the champions.
Manchester United and Leicester City clash in what could represent the first real domestic test high-flying Red Devils will encounter this season. The visiting Foxes are known to be a handful for any top opposition side and given their energetic start to the season, Manchester United surely have to bring their A-game to stand any chance of a win against a tricky Leicester City team.
League leaders Borussia Dortmund will look to consolidate their away win last weekend at Wolfsburg when they host Hertha Berlin at Signal Iduna Park.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has stayed put with Dortmund and was among the goals in the opening day whitewash. The Gabonese international will be key to earning a second successive win, to ensure Dortmund maintain their early season lead.
Defending champions Bayern Munich are away to Werder Bremen-who started the season on a losing note away from home, in a game Carlo Ancelotti will be keen to clinch maximum points in a bid to douse talks of a meltdown at the Bavarian giants.
The big game of the weekend in Italy takes place at Stadio Olimpico when Roma hosts league leaders Inter Milan in a potentially mouth-watering fixture.
It will be an instant return for Inter boss, Luciano Spalletti, to his former employers, and it will be interesting to note the reception the Roman faithful’s accord their erstwhile gaffer.
High-flying AC Milan in third-place welcome bottom place Cagliari to the San Siro, a game the home team should easily win to extend their early season dominance. Coach Vincenzo Montella knows anything other than a satisfactory home performance and result in front of the club owners and fans in the season’s maiden home fixture will be termed unacceptable.
Champions Juventus are away at Genoa as they face stiff competition this season in their title defense. Juventus secured a comfortable home win against Cagliari on the opening matchday and should thread carefully against 13th-place Genoa, who secured an away draw to Sassuolo.
The Parc des Princes comes alive on Friday night when table topping PSG entertain third-place Saint Etienne. Both teams are unbeaten this season, winning all three games contested to date, the home team ahead on the log only due to a superior goal difference.
It promises to be a worthwhile game to watch as PSG-parading the league’s best attack- face a visiting Saint Etienne team who are yet to concede this season.
Second-place Monaco will entertain fifth-place Marseille in the weekend’s big game. The home team will almost be without rebel want-away teenage star forward Kylian Mbappe who apparently has his head turned around amid a potential big money transfer to rivals PSG.