This weekend provides an opportunity for Liverpool to make an early statement about their credentials this season.
Liverpool still hold title ambitions after season’s of failure, and Arsenal are in a similar scenario. Both clubs go into the season looking at a title, but both seem to have fragile confidence that is dented by the first bad run of form.
So a new season has begun and the more things change, the more they stay the same. Arsenal dominated possession in their 0-0 draw at Newcastle United.
The same flaws that meant the Gunners ended up with no trophies last season were visible all over again. The Gunners were aesthetically pleasing, and looked good passing the ball around for long spells but lacked a cutting edge.
Arsenal lost 0-3 to Chelsea at Emirates Stadium in the previous fixture. Can the Gunners return the favor and beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge?
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s men will surely seek to exploit the set-piece situation when they meet league leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues have exposed their frailties in that area of discipline yet again with a 1-1 draw against lowly Hull midweek. Hull’s goal came off a corner kick.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti said in a post match interview that the...