Preview: Liverpool vs Newcastle, Chelsea vs Cardiff City and Manchester United vs Southampton

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Preview: Liverpool vs Newcastle, Chelsea vs Cardiff City and Manchester United vs Southampton

After a 2 week break, the Premier League returns this weekend with many clubs wondering what effect the international period will have had on their sides. Amongst other fixtures, Liverpool FC will face Newcastle United, Chelsea FC will take on Cardiff City and Southampton will travel to ManUnited.

Liverpool vs Newcastle on Saturday, October 19th at 12:45

Liverpool go into the game in 2nd position in the league based only on goals scored. The Reds have made an impressive start this campaign and are quickly proving to be one of the early season teams to beat. They have lost just 1 of their last 6 games, picking 13 points up along the way. Newcastle United go into the match on the back of a 2-1 victory over newly promoted Cardiff City. The Geordie’s have lost just 2 of their last 6 games however; both of those defeats have come in their last 3 games. Last time the 2 sides met, Liverpool eased to a 6-0 victory at St James Park.

Chelsea FC vs Cardiff City on Saturday, October 19th at 15:00

Chelsea FC returns to Premier League action this week with the visit of Cardiff City. After 7 games, the Stamford Bridge side are currently sitting in 3rd position, just 2 points behind both Liverpool and leaders – Arsenal. Mourinho’s team have won just 3 of their last 6 games. Cardiff has gained 8 points from their first 7 games in the Premier League, putting them in 14th place going into the game against Chelsea. In their last fixture, Cardiff lost 2-1 to Newcastle at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Manchester United vs Southampton on Saturday, October 19th at 15:00

ManUnited go into the game sitting in 9th position having lost 3 of their 7 games so far this season. The reigning champions will be hoping to create a similar result to that from their last fixture away at Sunderland. The Red Devils left the Stadium of Light with 3 points having won 2-1 thanks to a brace from Adnan Januzaj. The Red Devils will need Robin Van Persie to get back to his goal scoring ways as they look to put themselves back into title contention, the Holland international has only netted 3 times so far this season.

Southampton has been one of the surprise packages so far this season. Mauricio Pochettino’s side currently sit in 4th position, just 2 points off the top of the Premier League. The side have only lost one of their first 7 games this season, winning 4. Last time out, Southampton beat Swansea 2-0 thanks to goals from Lallana and Rodriquez. The Saints have scored 7 goals so far this season, with 6 different scorers. Last time the 2 sides met, Manchester United ran out 2-1 winners. The Red Devils came back from 1-0 down to gain an important 3 points in their successful quest to become champions.

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