Arsenal out to close gap on Liverpool, Lampard looks for first win
One of the only two remaining 100 percent records in the Premier League will go at Anfield where the European heroes will want to proceed with a fine recent record against the north Londoners.
Jurgen Klopp has never lost in seven past Premier League gatherings against Arsenal and his side have beaten the Gunners 4-0 and 5-1 at home in the previous two seasons.
Be that as it may, Unai Emery’s outfit are trusting a bustling summer in the fertrans window, while Liverpool did not strengthen, will have essentially limited the 27-point hole between the sides last season.
Emery could hand a first start to £72 million ($87 million) club record signing Nicolas Pepe, while on-loan Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos earned rave reviews by creating both goals on his full debut against Burnley last weekend.
However, it is at the back Arsenal need a drastic improvement and there is an early opportunity for veteran centre-back David Luiz to make his mark by halting the free-scoring trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, who combined for all five Liverpool goals when the sides last met.
“A lot of times in my life I had sensational players always (but) not world-class players,” Klopp told Liverpool’s website.
“Now, thank God I have them and they make the difference. Sadio Mane, Bobby Firmino, Mo Salah – these guys in the last situation are really outstanding.”
Arms stockpile make them exceptional finishers of their own. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Mane and Salah last season, has scored his side’s champ in the initial two rounds of the crusade.
What’s more, on the proof of Liverpool’s initial four rounds of the period over all rivalries, a guard that enlisted 20 Premier League clean sheets last season looks far less strong.
Alisson Becker remains sidelined with calf damage, which means Adrian – whose cataclysmic endeavored leeway talented Southampton an objective a weekend ago – will keep his place in objective.
Solskjaer’s vision coming together
While Liverpool and Arsenal have exploited two or three kind installations to get their crusades off to a brilliant begin, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham all dropped focuses on matchday two.
The jobs are turned around this end of the week as United host Crystal Palace, who presently can’t seem to score this season at Old Trafford, City travel to Bournemouth and Spurs look to reject Newcastle without hardly lifting a finger recently advanced Norwich did a weekend ago.
Joined paid the punishment for Paul Pogba’s miss from the spot in a 1-1 draw at Wolves on Monday, yet following on from a 4-0 win over Chelsea on the opening few days of the period, there have been a lot of empowering signs that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s vision for a youthful, snappy and hungry side is coming to fruition.
Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who will confront his old side this end of the week, have had a quick effect in supporting a defective resistance, while Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have framed a unique association in advance.
Pukki to heap weight on Lampard?
Lampard was not given a simple begin to life as Chelsea manager with an excursion to Old Trafford pursued by Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup and the visit of a goal-oriented Leicester side to Stamford Bridge a weekend ago.
Be that as it may, Lampard, who had only one year’s administrative involvement with Derby preceding assuming control over his old club, needs a success at Norwich to facilitate the scrutinizing of his strategies.
The previous England universal has been blamed for being too gung-ho in his methodology as both United and Leicester cut Chelsea open constantly on the counter-assault.
In the event that Lampard can’t tailor his methodology, Norwich have a striker in structure prepared to exploit. Teemu Pukki has scored multiple times in his initial two Premier League appearances, including a cap stunt against Newcastle a weekend ago.
Fixtures (1400GMT unless stated)
Aston Villa v Everton (1900)
Norwich v Chelsea (1130), Brighton v Southampton, Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Sheffield United v Leicester, Watford v West Ham, Liverpool v Arsenal (1630)
Bournemouth v Manchester City (1300), Tottenham v Newcastle, Wolves v Burnley (both 1530)
1/2 Dynamic duo: Anthony Martial (right) and Marcus Rashford (left) have both scored twice already this season
Dynamic duo: Anthony Martial (right) and Marcus Rashford (left) have both scored twice already this season
2/2 Frank Lampard is still waiting for his first win as Chelsea manager