Covers' resident soccer expert Soccer Authority breaks down some of the weekend's biggest fixtures in the Barclays Premier League.
Manchester United vs. Newcastle United
Fresh off a European Champions League Victory (3-1 vs. Brugge), Manchester United will come into this game full of confidence. So far this season the Red Devils have picked up maximum points with wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa.
Newcastle have a new manager in Steve McClaren but things don't look to be picking up. The Magpies have only earned one point from their opening two games and are struggling in defense.
Key Stat: Newcastle have lost their last seven games on the road with an average of 2.6 goals conceded per game
Injuries and suspensions: Manchester United - Phil Jones (CB), Fellaini (CM). Newcastle - Janmaat (FB), Steven Taylor (CB), Sissoko (CM) is doubtful
Leicester vs. Tottenham
Leicester’s form of late has been nothing short of amazing. Leicester were destined for relegation last year but after a string of big wins they managed to stay up. This season they've continued that fine form with two wins from two.
Spurs have been disappointing this season with only one point taken so far. The Lilywhites lost their opener against Manchester United and drew against Stoke last weekend. We've seen nothing this season to convince us that Spurs will once again have an inconsistent season.
Key Stat: Leicester have only lost one of their last 11 Premier League games and that was against last year’s Champions Chelsea.
West Brom vs. Chelsea
This fixture finished 3-0 in West Brom's favor last year. However, in that game, Cesc Fabregas(Chelsea) received an early Red Card, and Chelsea had already won the Title at that stage.
The Blues have also only picked up one point after drawing with Swansea and losing to Man City last weekend. If Chelsea can't find a victory, they run the risk of losing sight of Man Utd and Man City at the top of the table.
Key Stat: Tony Pulis prides himself on having an organized defense. However, West Brom have conceded 10 Goals in their last five home games in the EPL.
Injuries and suspension: Chelsea - Oscar is doubtful
Everton vs. Manchester City
Everton are unbeaten this season after drawing with Watford and dispatching of Southampton last weekend. If Romelu Lukaku can continue finding the back of the net we have no reason to believe Everton won't have a successful season.
Man City have a 100 percent record so far with 2/2 wins but let's not forget about their poor away form last season.
Key Stat: Everton are unbeaten in 11 of their last 16 meetings with Man City
Injuries and suspensions: Everton - Hibbert, Pienaar and Baines. Man City - Fernando