Premier League Form Guide: Mourinho seeks first Stamford Bridge success with United

Jose Mourinho will attempt to snap Chelsea's unbeaten start by securing his maiden win at Stamford Bridge as Manchester United manager.

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United is on a three-match losing run at Stamford Bridge, something he'll be hoping to end this weekend. [File photo]   -  Getty Images

The international break is over and the Premier League is set to return with a blockbuster to kick off the weekend's proceedings.

Jose Mourinho has had time to cool off after the drama of Manchester United's stirring, vital comeback against Newcastle United last time out, but the Portuguese will be dropped right back into the cauldron against former club Chelsea on Saturday.

Elsewhere, Liverpool will look to become the fourth club to reach 200 away victories in the competition, while Arsenal should maintain momentum at home to Leicester City.

CHELSEA vs MANCHESTER UNITED (SATURDAY 17:00 IST)

Mourinho will be in the spotlight once more as he attempts to end a three-match losing run as United manager at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea, level at the top with Liverpool and Manchester City, has the chance to extend its unbeaten start to nine Premier League matches, which it previously achieved in the title-winning campaigns of 2005-06 and 2014-15.

Eden Hazard again looms as the danger after becoming the first player to reach 10 goal involvements (seven scored, three assists) this term.

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MANCHESTER CITY vs BURNLEY (SATURDAY 19:30 IST)

Burnley's steadying return of seven points from its last three matches seems likely to take a hit against Manchester City, against whom it is winless in 14 away league visits.

Pep Guardiola's side will expect to set a Premier League record 34-game unbeaten run in 3:00pm kick-offs by claiming at least a point.

However that may prove trickier the expected, the Clarets having beaten the competition's reigning champion at least once in each of their four previous Premier League campaigns.

WEST HAM vs TOTTENHAM (SATURDAY 19:30 IST)

Three league victories on the trot has lifted Tottenham to fifth ahead of Saturday's short trip to West Ham.

The Hammers, chasing consecutive home wins for the first time since December 2016, has prevailed in none of its last seven London derbies in the Premier League, while Spurs has come out on top in each of their previous four capital clashes.

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BOURNEMOUTH vs SOUTHAMPTON (SATURDAY 19:30 IST)

Southampton was picked apart by Chelsea in its most recent appearance and will find it tough against a Bournemouth side which has collected 22 points from the last 30 available.

The Saints, though scoreless and without a point in their last three, does at least boast a strong record against this weekend's opponents, having won three and lost only one of their six Premier League meetings.

CARDIFF CITY vs FULHAM (SATURDAY 19:30 IST)

Taking points off the teams around it will be crucial for Cardiff City and it must fancy its chances of nabbing a first win against Fulham, which has conceded four more goals than any other side.

The Cottagers was tipped by many to make a success of its Premier League return, but five points from eight fixtures and consecutive heavy defeats have given rise to concern.

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NEWCASTLE UNITED vs BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (SATURDAY 19:30 IST)

Newcastle United entered the international break on a demoralising note following a collapse at Old Trafford that left it level on points with Cardiff at the foot of the table.

Its abysmal home form has included four straight defeats and has them on the brink of becoming just the fourth team in English top-flight history to lose each of its first five.

Brighton and Hove Albion, 1-0 victor over West Ham last time out, will have its sights set on snapping a 17-game winless streak away from home.

WOLVES vs WATFORD (SATURDAY 19:30 IST)

After taking maximum points from its opening four matches, Watford has won none of the following four and now sits two points behind seventh-placed Wolves.

In contrast, Nuno Espirito Santos' men are unbeaten in six in the Premier League, enjoying the best start by a promoted club since 2008-09. They are are looking to win three consecutive top-flight home games for the first time since November 1980.

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HUDDERSFIELD TOWN vs LIVERPOOL (SATURDAY 22:00 IST)

Having escaped unscathed from the crunch clash with Manchester City, Liverpool will surely enjoy the chance to stretch its legs against a Huddersfield Town team it defeated 3-0 in both meetings last term.

The Terriers conjured one shot on target across those encounters and appear in real relegation danger this season, particularly in view of the six successive blanks it has fired on home turf.

EVERTON vs CRYSTAL PALACE (SUNDAY 20:30 IST)

Everton looks to have a dug its way out of a hole courtesy of wins against Fulham and Leicester City, but has won just once in the league on a Sunday in its last 14 attempts.

It appears a curious mental block that could be removed against Crystal Palace, which has recorded four Premier League victories at Goodison Park but none in its last three visits.

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ARSENAL vs LEICESTER CITY (TUESDAY 00:30 IST)

An in-form Arsenal will be heavy favourites to extend its dominance over Leicester City to 12 successive Premier League home wins.

The Foxes has managed a mere six draws and 19 defeats in its last 25 competitive visits to the Gunners, although it has triumphed in two of four Premier League away games to date this season.