After the unwanted International break, and the disappointing conclusion of this summer's transfer window, it's finally back to the footy, starting with the Manchester derby.

An especially fascinating contest sees new managers at both Manchester clubs, each looking to get a step ahead, with John Stones needing to perform well in the City defence if they are to hold Zlatan Ibrahimovich and the seemingly irrepressible Paul Pogba both relative newcomers to a much strengthened Manchester United side under Jose Mourinho.

That game is the lunchtime kick-off, with tasty action to come, with Arsenal playing Southampton, while Spurs travel to early strugglers Stoke City in the 3 o'clock kick-off, while Liverpool are of course on TV yet again, hosting Champions Leicester City in the 5:30 game as they inaugurate their big new main stand, increasing the capacity of Anfield to over 54,000.

The only game on Sunday sees Chelsea traveling to Swansea City, while Evertonians must wait until Monday night for the encounter at the Stadium of Light against former manager David Moyes's new charges, Sunderland.

Live Forum

Reader Comments (24)

Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer

Warning: mysql_fetch_assoc() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 27

Add Your Comments

In order to post a comment, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.

» Log in now

Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and Talking Points submissions across the site.

© ToffeeWeb