This final Saturday preview sees two big matches to end the day. Swansea host Manchester City in the final 3pm kick off, this is the second time these sides have met in three days at the Liberty. The later kick off sees one of the matches of the season in Arsenal vs Chelsea, with the Gunners looking to beat bogey side Chelsea and announce their title credentials.

Swansea vs Manchester City – Saturday 24th September 2016 – 15:00 

Can Manchester City make it 2/2 against Swansea in three days?
Can Manchester City make it 2/2 against Swansea in three days?

Swansea welcome Manchester City to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with Francesco Guidolin under intense pressure according to the media.

Swansea come into this match on the back of a narrow 2-1 defeat against the same opposition in the EFL Cup in midweek.

Goals from Gael Clichy (49) and García Serrano (67), put Manchester City 2-0 up with 23 minutes to spare.

Guidolin's men did find a late consolation goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson in the 93rd minute, with City under a little bit of pressure towards the end.

Swansea last Premier League result was a 1-0 defeat away to Southampton, with Claude Puel grabbing his second win as Saints manager.

Charlie Austin's goal in the 64th minute was enough for the South Coast side, with many in the media reporting that could be it for Francesco Guidolin as boss.

 

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Mixed Season So Far

Swansea started the season in excellent fashion, with a narrow 1-0 win away against newly promoted Burnley.

Things quickly took a backwards step, with a 2-0 defeat against Hull at the Liberty Stadium, with late goals from Shaun Maloney and Abel Hernandez consigning the Swans to a home defeat.

Swansea continued their excellent recent record against Chelsea, extending their unbeaten run to three matches against the West London side.

Defeats to Manchester City and Southampton have put a dampener on their season, with Guidolin reportedly on the verge of the sack, with Giggs and Chris Coleman the rumoured successors.

Good Test For Swansea

The match against Manchester City will be a huge challenge for Swansea, with City in excellent form and looking to make it two wins in three days against the Swans.

Swansea's late goal was a result of excellent build up, with the Welsh side confident of causing an upset against Guardiola's side in this match.

Swansea will be looking to better their recent record against City, with no wins against them in nine matches.

Swansea are 13/2 with Fernando Llorente at 9/1 to score first.

Can Swansea end Manchester City's 100% record on Saturday?
Can Swansea end Manchester City's 100% record on Saturday?

Manchester City still remain unbeaten this season under manager Guardiola, with 8 wins from their opening 8 games in all competitions.

Their 2-1 win in midweek against Swansea was ideal preparation, with City choosing to rest a few key players and still producing an excellent result.

They were made to work for their goals, with their first coming in the 47th minute and they conceded an excellent effort late on as well.

Guardiola will be guarding against complacency, even though they have enjoyed a flawless start in all competitions.

Incredible Season So Far

New coach Pep Guardiola will be looking to continue their excellent form, they have a 100% record under the Spaniard.

The Champions League is where City will target improvement, with Manuel Pellegrini and his side reaching the semi-finals of the tournament last season.

They find themselves on top of the Premier League on 15 points, with Everton and Tottenham the only other unbeaten sides this season.

 

Argentine Aguero returns, after serving a PL suspension, with his form excellent despite his ongoing absence in the league, with two Champions League hattricks already in the bag.

Same Again For Pep

Manchester City will be looking for their second win in three days against the Welsh side.

They are in excellent form having despatched Bournemouth 4-0 in their last Premier League match at the Etihad.

Goals from Kevin de Bruyne, Kelechi Iheanacho, Raheem Sterling and Ilkay Gundogen gave City another emphatic win, with Bournemouth yet to register a win against them.

Pep will be looking for City to continue their excellent record against Swansea, with 10 wins in 15 games against the Swans.

Man City are 2/5 with Sergio Aguero at 5/2 to score first.

 

Arsenal vs Chelsea – Saturday 24th September 2016 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1 

Can Arsenal finally beat Chelsea and state their title credentials?
Can Arsenal finally beat Chelsea and state their title credentials?

Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening, with Arsenal looking to continue their recent form.

Arsene Wenger side have won their last four matches in a row, with their last win a 4-0 thumping of Nottingham Forrest in the EFL Cup.

Goals from Granit Xhaka (23), new signing Perez (60 and 71) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 93rd minute.

It was a dominant performance from Arsenal, away from home against a strong side in the Championship and this will have pleased Wenger.

Their last Premier League game saw them win 4-1 away against Hull City, a side who they continue to have an excellent record against.

Goals from Alexis Sanchez in the 17th and 83rd minute, either side of Theo Walcott's 55th-minute goal. Granit Xhaka scoring an excellent goal in the 92nd minute to cap off an excellent win.

Granit Xhaka scoring an excellent goal in the 92nd minute to cap off a great win.

Much More To Come

Recent results will have given Wenger and his men cause for optimism, this match against Hull will be another test for the Gunners.

Arsenal will be looking to push on having remained unbeaten in their last six matches, along with the signings of Mustafi and Perez there will be a feel-good factor at the club.

They find themselves in 4th position in the Premier League, with a goal difference of +5 and ten points overall.

The most pleasing aspect will be the Gunners have found their goalscoring touch, with 8 goals in the last two matches.

Big Match For Arsenal

Arsenal host Chelsea this weekend, this is a huge game for Arsenal, with London rivals Chelsea regularly getting the better of the Gunners.

Arsenal will be looking to better their poor record against Chelsea, which has seen them win just one game in 11 matches.

Chelsea did the double over Wenger's men last season, winning 1-0 and 2-0 respectively.

Arsenal are 13/10 with Olivier Giroud at 11/2 to score first.

The Emirates hosts one of the games of the season this Saturday evening
The Emirates hosts one of the games of the season this Saturday evening

Chelsea travel to the Emirates on the back of a 4-2 win against Leicester, in the midweek EFL Cup fixture.

The Foxes took a 2-0 lead, with goals in the 17th and 34th minute from Shinji Okazaki.

Chelsea responded with four goals, Gary Cahill scoring in the 45+2 minute, Azpilicueta scoring in the 49th.

To compound Leicester's night Wasilewski was sent off in the 89th minute, this ultimately saw the Foxes surrender the game.

Fabregas grabbed a double with extra time just beginning, his goals in the 92 and 94th minute settled the tie in Chelsea's favour.

Home Loss For Conte

Chelsea have had an excellent start to life under Conte this season, this despite losing their last match 2-1 at home against Liverpool.

Goals from Dejan Lovren in the 17th minute and Jordan Henderson in the 36th gave Liverpool a 2-0 lead.

With the visitors high pressing game providing huge dividends, both goals were exceptionally well taken.

Lovren's finish was as good as that of any Premier League striker, with Henderson's 25-yard effort unsavable, curling in the top right-hand corner.

Diego Costa did manage to pull one back for the home side in the 61st minute but Chelsea rarely threatened.

Chelsea Favourites

Chelsea still find themselves well placed in 5th, with 10 points and with no European football they will have a great chance of sustaining a title tilt.

This will be another tough fixture for Chelsea, with Arsenal in great form having scored four goals in their last two games.

Antonio Conte will be looking to continue Chelsea's excellent recent record against Arsenal, with the Blues winning seven of the last ten matches.

Chelsea are 19/10 with Diego Costa at 5/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Aguero to score first @ 5/2 and Manchester City to win 3-1 @ 9/1

Tip 2 –Costa to score first @ 5/2 and Chelsea to win 2-1 @ 9/1

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