Leicester v Chelsea: Jamie Vardy
This one might get a few eyebrow raises, but I’m going for Jamie Vardy to cause an early upset against Chelsea this weekend. I have a feeling this one won’t be as clean cut as some may think, with Craig Shakespeare shaking Leicester up, they’re starting to get back to it and look really good again.
I’m not saying the Foxes will win – and I think it’ll be much tougher if Eden Hazard is back – but an early goal for the home side would definitely kick us off nicely.
Everton v Tottenham: Harry Kane
Yes!!! It’s finally September!!! Do you know what that means? It means Harry Kane is about to net a bagful of goals, and he’s going to start that off at Goodison on Saturday. There’s some corking games this weekend, and this is shaping up to be one of them, but now he’s out of the August curse I reckon Kane will net at least one.
Tottenham are more likely to be better away from Wembley, too.
Stoke v Manchester United: Paul Pogba
I’m not saying Stoke won’t be a difficult place to travel to – because it will – and United have struggled there recently. But Paul Pogba looks like a different animal this season, and I’m going to go with him to open the scoring on Saturday. It could be a long-range shot, or maybe a header that comes from a set piece. Either way, it’d be a nice treat for the travelling fans.
Burnley v Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke
Burnley are tough to beat at home, so I can see the goal here coming from a corner or a set piece. I’m going to go with Christian Benteke to find the net, though it wouldn’t surprise me if this game went on to finish as a draw. Sean Dyche’s side can be really tough to break down.
Swansea v Newcastle: Tammy Abraham
Newcastle have had a mixed start to the season, and although they played well last time out, Swansea may just have a little too much in the tank for them. Young lad Tammy Abraham got one for the Swans before the international break and I’m backing him to continue that form here.
West Ham v Huddersfield: Chicharito
It pains me not to say Tom Ince! But I actually think it’ll be West Ham that will get the match going. They’re having a shocking start to the season and there’s a lot of questions being asked about them, but Javier Hernandez is a fox in the box and a really good signing.
It only takes one little opportunity for him to bag one, and he’s got bounds of energy. He will open the scoring, but then I believe it could end in a draw as The Terriers make it difficult for them. (And then Tom will get one, of course)