EPL 2012-13: Premier League Game Week 6 Preview

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EPL: Premier League Game Week 6 Preview
London, Sept 29: Game Week 6 of the Barclays Premier League season kicks-off with the London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea followed by 7 fixtures on Saturday. Here is a look at some of the Previews.

Arsenal vs Chelsea Preview

Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview

Everton vs Southampton - Goodison Park

Everton have had their best start to the season since 1988 and another win against Southampton on Saturday could send them right on top of the Premier League table. However, Southampton come into this game after back to back wins over Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday.


*Everton have not lost at home this season.

Probable Lineups:

Everton (4-5-1): Howard-Neville, Jagielka, Heitinga, Baines-Fellaini, Gueye-Osman, Miralles, Pienaar-Jelavic.

Southampton (4-3-3): Boruc-Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Fox-S Davis, Schneiderlin, Lallana-Puncheon, Ramirez, Lambert.

Fulham vs Manchester City - Craven Cottage

Reigning Champions City face a tough visit to Craven Cottage following their shock exit from the League Cup on Wednesday. A shaky defence threatens City's chances after conceding goals in all 5 games this season. Fulham are unbeaten at home since March but City have not lost here since 2005.


*Fulham are joint top scorers this season with 12 goals and victory against City would mark their best ever start to a Premier League season.

Probable Lineups:

Fulham (4-3-3): Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise; Duff, Baird, Sidwell, Kacaniklic, Rodallega, Petric.

Manchester City (4-4-2): Hart-Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy-Garcia, Y Toure, Silva, Milner-Tevez, Aguero.

Sunderland vs Wigan Athletic - Stadium of Light

Martin O'Niel is searching for his first win in 12 games, his worst record in the Premier League as Sunderland take on Wigan Athletic. The Black Cats remain unbeaten this season but lost against the Latics in the corresponding fixture last season.


*Steven Fletcher has scored Sunderland's four Premier League goals.

Probable Lineups:

Sunderland (4-5-1): Mignolet-Gardner, Bramble, O'Shea, Rose-Larsson, Colback, Vaughan, McClean-Sessegnon-Fletcher.

Wigan (3-4-3): Al-Habsi-Ramis, Caldwell, Figueroa-Boyce, McCarthy, Watson, Beausejoir-Gomez, Maloney, Kone.

Norwich City vs Liverpool - Carrow Road

Liverpool look to end their winless run this season with a visit to Norwich City while Chris Hughton's side will aim to win their first match. Norwich City are a place above Liverpool in the table on 17th position.


*Liverpool's worst start in the top flight for over 100 years.

Probable Lineups:

Norwich City (4-4-2): Ruddy-Martin, Barnett, Turner, Garrido-Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Surman-Hoolahan, Morison.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Reina-Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique-Allen, Gerrard, Sahin-Sterling, Suarez, Borini.

Stoke City vs Swansea City - Britannia Stadium

Many teams conceded that Stoke remains the most difficult team at home. However, Tony Pulis has only one win in eight games. Meanwhile, the Welshside have struggled in three Premier League games after a flying start to the season.


*Stoke City have not won a match this season.

Probable Lineups:

Stoke City (4-5-1): Begovic-Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson-Walters, Whelan, Adam, Nzonzi, Kightly-Crouch.

Swansea City (4-2-3-1): Vorm-Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies-Hernandez, De Guzman-Dyer, Michu, Routledge-Graham.

Reading vs Newcastle United - Madejski Stadium

Reading will be confident ahead of the clash against Newcastle United after coming back to beat Queens Park Rangers in the League Cup on Thursday. Alan Pardew's men are yet to win a match away from home this season.


*Reading are currently bottom of the Premier League table.

Probable Lineups:

Reading (4-4-2): McCarthy-Gunter, Gorkss, Pearce, Shorey-Kebe, Leigertwood, Guthrie, McAnuff-Pogrebnyak, Le Fondre.

Newcastle United (4-4-2): Harper-Perch, Williamson, S Taylor, Santon-Ben Arfa, Anita, Tiote, Gutierrez-Cisse, Ba.

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