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The two-week international break is nearly over, and football fans can't wait for the English Premier League to resume. Chelsea moved to the top of the table with a 3-1 victory over Southampton before the break. Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United, on the other hand, avoided defeat and earned a point to remain in the Premier League's top four. Take a look at the updated premier league table below;
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Following the break, those at the top will be aiming for a win to avoid dropping points in the title race, but this will be difficult for some teams due to tough fixtures. Let's take a look at two top-four teams that are likely to lose their first game following the international break.
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Chelsea's first game after the international break would be against Brantford. This would be their first meeting in any competition, as the two teams had never met before. Brantford were recently promoted to the Premier League and they have made an astonishingly strong start to the season. They are currently ranked seventh in the table, having won three games, drawn three, and lost one.
One interesting fact about them is that none of the Premier League's big six clubs have beaten them this season. In their first game, they defeated Arsenal and kept a clean sheet. Also, Liverpool was unable to defeat them at home this season. This shows that they are a tough team, and if Chelsea is not careful, they may lose this game.
2. Manchester United
Manchester United's first match following the international break will be against Leicester City. Based on their track record, Manchester United has a slim chance of winning this game. Leicester may have had a slow start to the season, but they know how to handle Manchester United at home. Check out the outcomes of their previous three meetings below.
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As you can see, Manchester was unable to defeat them in both the league and the FA Cup last season.
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