Action across major leagues in Europe was put on hold as players had to return to their respective countries to partake in international football events and competitions, which is in accordance to the football calendar.
With the international break out of the way, the glamorous and exciting game of football is set to return across Europe. The EPL would be returning this weekend and teams like Man United, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester City would be expected to perform better upon their return.
Top ranked side Chelsea will play host to Brentford on Saturday as Thomas Tuchel's men try to continue their dominance in the English Premier League. However they happen to be among the teams that could suffer defeat with the return of the English Premier League this weekend. Below are four of them.
Despite the return of the five-time Ballon D'or winner, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn't seem to have a firm hold of his team's winning style. The Norwegian tactician has one of the most in form squads in the league, but failed to win his last two league games.
Manchester United would take on Leicester City on Saturday and with the look of things and number of players available for the tie, Ole might be heading for yet another loss. Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane are unavailable for the match leaving a lot of room in the defence.
Southampton suffered a late defeat in the hands of Tuchel's men during their last game before the international break, they played well against Chelsea but were reduced to ten men and lost the game in the end.
Marcelo Bielsa would be hoping to lead his team, Leeds United to victory against Southampton but have already lost a few games in the English Premier League this season. They go on to lose again this weekend as he has failed to utilize the likes of Daniel James and Patrick Bamford.
Thomas Tuchel's men have been in sensational form this season, kicking off their run in blazing style. However, they were handed their first defeat of the season in the league against Man City and were able to bounce back to winning ways against Southampton.
The Blues would take on Brentford this weekend, the bees have surprised so many teams this season and Chelsea might just add to the list. They defeated Arsenal in the opening game of the English Premier League season, played out a 3-3 draw with Liverpool and have only lost one game in the league this season.
Watford return to the EPL has been a well received one as the London side continue to justify their promotion to the English Premier League this season.
Watford would take on Liverpool this weekend as the EPL returns. Based on Liverpool's current form they should be able to secure all three points against Watford this weekend. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane would surely step up to the occasion in tremendous form like they have been since the start of this season.
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