The so-called ‘Big Six’ in the Premier League have enjoyed varying starts to the new season, but it’s unlikely to be too long before they gather together at the top of the table.
Liverpool and Chelsea have got off to a flyer, winning all four matches to date, while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have also made solid starts to the new campaign,
Arsenal and Manchester United have both lost two of their opening four games, but both sides are expected to quickly climb the standings.
Read on as we assess how each of the Big Six will fare over the next few weeks.
The Reds lead the way after four games, although they have been functional rather than spectacular so far.
Jurgen Klopp’s side must face Spurs, Chelsea and Man City over the coming weeks, while Champions League games against Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli will also be testing.
There are plenty of different types of football bets available on that run of games, but it would be a brave move to back Liverpool to win the lot.
Maurizio Sarri has led Chelsea to four victories this term and the next few games offer plenty more chances to get more points on the board.
In addition to their clash with Liverpool, the Blues will face Cardiff City, West Ham United and Southampton.
Don’t be surprised to see Chelsea on top of the table heading into their home game against Manchester United on October 20.
Pep Guardiola’s side started the season in flying form, but an injury to midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has had an impact on their performances.
The reigning champions were held 1-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers, before labouring to a 2-1 home success against Newcastle United.
City play Fulham, Cardiff and Brighton & Hove Albion ahead of their meeting with Liverpool on October 7, and it will be interesting to see how they cope without the influential Belgian.
Spurs came down to earth after three wins in a row when they were beaten 2-1 at Watford.
Saturday’s home game against Liverpool offers a chance for redemption, while subsequent matches against Brighton, Huddersfield and Cardiff should yield three victories.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side may remain in the top four over the next few weeks, but their ability to throw in a dodgy result or two is likely to hamper their title ambitions once again.
The Gunners have bounced back from defeats against City and Chelsea with successes against West Ham and Cardiff.
Matches against Newcastle, Everton, Watford and Fulham should keep Arsenal moving in an upwards direction over the next few weeks.
Manager Unai Emery’s decision to play Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette together against the Bluebirds paid dividends, and fans will hope he sticks with the duo for the foreseeable future.
After losing two of their opening three games, the Red Devils steadied the ship with a polished performance at Burnley.
United face Watford, Wolves, West Ham and Newcastle in their next four matches and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them win the lot.
A 12-point haul would set them up nicely for what promises to be a blockbuster clash with Chelsea during October.