Premier League preview: Arteta under pressure in London derby; Nuno goes back to Molineux; Buoyant Man United travel to St Mary’s

🎯 It’s been a shaky PL start in defense for TAA, but in passing he ranks:

🔺 1st – passes through the back line (97)
🔺 3rd – passes into final third (184)
🔺 5th – passes leading to shot (20)
🔺 7th – pressured passes

Is Southgate right not to include him for #ENGGER?

#LFC

Overall, the #Packers rank just 18th for yards gained per pass completion, and Rodgers has 4 throw aways. Brady is 8-34 on +10 yard attempts, and 3-11 on +20 yard attempts for #Buccaneers.

Whether it’s Brady’s O-Line, or Rodgers’ receivers; these QBs have trust issues right now.

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Tua ➡️ Tyreek

This deep middle 48-yard TD pass brought the #Dolphins within one score of the Ravens in Week 2. It’s currently the 2nd-most improbable completion (20.7% chance) so far in the #NFL.

🐬🐆

#BUFvsMIA | #FinsUp

Miami Dolphins @MiamiDolphins

Another 👀 at @cheetah’s first TD as a 🐬!

📺: Watch #MIAvsBAL on @NFLonCBS

#MiamiDolphins and #BuffaloBills both currently average 6.7 yards per play, tied (also with the Eagles and Chiefs) for 2nd in the #NFL after Week 2.

Buffalo just edges Miami in 1st downs (46-45) and drive-scoring rate (52.4%-47.4%).

Expect a high-scoring game. ⚡️

#BUFvsMIA

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📉 The #Bengals rank 31st in yards per play (4.3) in the #NFL after two weeks. They dropped 10 spots in our Power Rankings.

Burrow may have been sacked 13 times so far, but the #Jets rank 28th for QB pressures (12). Bounce back for the Bengals?

#CINvsNYJ
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

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Week two

It is time for week two of the Premier League where there are some intriguing matches taking place.


Anfield awaits

The weekend begins with Liverpool hosting Burnley in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will be backed by a full crowd at Anfield for the first time since March 2020 against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, before they were crowned champions of England.

Mohamed Salah scored on the opening day for the fifth successive season as the Reds beat Norwich 3-0 last weekend. He needs just two more goals to reach 100 Premier League goals.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold (L) after scoring his side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Fabinho will be missing due to a family bereavement but Thiago Alacantara and Jordan Henderson are available.

Burnley squandered a 1-0 lead at home to Brighton in their opening day fixture, losing 2-1 at Turf Moor.

Sean Dyche’s men memorably ended Liverpool’s 68 game unbeaten run last season and have lost just one of their last four games at Anfield.


Lukaku set to feature against under-pressure Arsenal

In the most fascinating fixture of the weekend, Chelsea travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal.

The Gunners, who were missing forwards Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, fell to a disappointing 2-0 defeat away at newly-promoted Brentford.

Mikel Arteta’s side are under pressure to respond but they are facing a strong Chelsea side, who will have £97.5 million man Romelu Lukaku in their armoury against a hesitant Arsenal defence.

Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea holds his number 9 shirt after a training session at Stamford Bridge, (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea dispatched Crystal Palace 3-0 with ease but will be without Christian Pulisic, who scored the second goal against the Eagles.


Solskjaer’s men travel to the South Coast

Manchester United visit St Mary’s to take on a fragile Southampton side, looking to make it two wins from two.

United thrashed Leeds United 5-1 in a superb performance with Bruno Fernandes scoring a brilliant hat-trick.

New signing Jadon Sancho could make his first start after appearing in a behind closed doors friendly in midweek, while Raphael Varane is likely to be named on the bench.

Southampton fell apart in the second half against Everton last week, losing 3-1 after leading 1-0 at half-time.

Adam Armstrong scored on his debut for the Saints.

There were some good news this week for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men as captain James Ward-Prowse signed a new five-year contract at the club following transfer speculation surrounding the midfielder this summer.

There were two very different clashes involving these two sides last season. United came back from 2-0 down against Southampton to win 3-2 with Edinson Cavani coming off the bench to spark a famous United comeback.

In the return fixture, it was disastrous for Southampton as a first minute red card led to a humiliating, record-equalling 9-0 defeat.

The scoreboard at the end of the match showing the score 9-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Nuno back to old stomping ground; City host Norwich

Elsewhere, Nuno Espirito Santo will make his first return to Molineux to as Tottenham manager on Sunday.

Spurs suffered an embarrassing 1-0 reverse away to Pacos Ferreira in the Europa Conference League, bringing them back down to earth after their outstanding  win at home to Manchester City last week.

Man City will welcome Norwich City in a difficult test for Daniel Farke’s men on Saturday afternoon.

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🎯 It’s been a shaky PL start in defense for TAA, but in passing he ranks:

🔺 1st – passes through the back line (97)
🔺 3rd – passes into final third (184)
🔺 5th – passes leading to shot (20)
🔺 7th – pressured passes

Is Southgate right not to include him for #ENGGER?

#LFC

Overall, the #Packers rank just 18th for yards gained per pass completion, and Rodgers has 4 throw aways. Brady is 8-34 on +10 yard attempts, and 3-11 on +20 yard attempts for #Buccaneers.

Whether it’s Brady’s O-Line, or Rodgers’ receivers; these QBs have trust issues right now.

2

Tua ➡️ Tyreek

This deep middle 48-yard TD pass brought the #Dolphins within one score of the Ravens in Week 2. It’s currently the 2nd-most improbable completion (20.7% chance) so far in the #NFL.

🐬🐆

#BUFvsMIA | #FinsUp

Miami Dolphins @MiamiDolphins

Another 👀 at @cheetah’s first TD as a 🐬!

📺: Watch #MIAvsBAL on @NFLonCBS

#MiamiDolphins and #BuffaloBills both currently average 6.7 yards per play, tied (also with the Eagles and Chiefs) for 2nd in the #NFL after Week 2.

Buffalo just edges Miami in 1st downs (46-45) and drive-scoring rate (52.4%-47.4%).

Expect a high-scoring game. ⚡️

#BUFvsMIA

2

📉 The #Bengals rank 31st in yards per play (4.3) in the #NFL after two weeks. They dropped 10 spots in our Power Rankings.

Burrow may have been sacked 13 times so far, but the #Jets rank 28th for QB pressures (12). Bounce back for the Bengals?

#CINvsNYJ
https://thegeniusplaybook.com/the-playbook-nfl-power-rankings-2022/

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