This Premier League preview sees another three huge matches played over the course of the weekend.

The first match sees West Ham face Stoke, with both sides enjoying tough starts to the season but the Hammers biggest problems have been off the pitch as crowd trouble continues to dominate the headlines.

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For Stoke they have been enjoying an excellent run of form, they are now three games unbeaten and other players are now coming to the fore.

West Ham vs Stoke – Saturday 5th November 2016 – 15:00   

West Ham

West Ham welcome Stoke to the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the Hammers looking to avoid any more trouble at their new home.

The hosts come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring in the 50th minute after excellent work from Yannick Bolasie.

Lukaku then turned provider for Ross Barkley who half volleyed it home in the 76th minute to give Everton all three points.

Hammers Still In Good Form

That result will have slightly disappointed Slaven Bilic as they were threatening for long periods of the game.

They failed to capitalise on Everton's mistakes and were punished for their own, they were on an excellent run of form up until that game.

Crowd trouble continues to mar West Ham's results, with the London Stadium a breeding ground for thugs at the moment.

West Ham will be looking to make it back to back home wins, with a 1-0 defeat of Sunderland their last result at the London Stadium.

Hammers Favourites

The Hammers head into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage and recent form taken into account.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they will also be looking to register a fourth win in five matches.

Slaven Bilic's men will be looking to better their recent record against Stoke, they registered just one point against them last year.

West Ham are 21/20 with Andre Ayew and Dimitri Payet at 11/2 to score first.

West Ham

Stoke Finally Come Good

Stoke travel to the London Stadium in excellent form, they have won three successive matches, having suffered a poor start to this campaign.

They won their last fixture against Swansea 3-1, a result that will have delighted manager Mark Hughes.

Two goals from Wilfried Bony (3, 73) and an unfortunate own goal from Swansea defender Alfie Mawson in the 55th minute, were enough to give Stoke the victory.

Wayne Routledge had equalised for the visitors in the 8th minute, but it wasn't enough for the Swans, as former player Bony had the casting vote.

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Five Games Unbeaten

Stoke have been in excellent recent form and are now five games unbeaten, with three wins and two draws.

Mark Hughes will be looking for another solid performance from his side, with their performances away against Manchester United and Hull the template for success.

The Potters have finally sured up their defence, with just one goal conceded in their last three matches.

Swansea Underdogs

Swansea come into this match as underdogs, despite the clubs recent excellent form in the Premier League.

This will be a tough fixture for the Mark Hughes's side, they have an excellent record against the Hammers as well but the crowd could play a huge part.

Stoke's recent record against the Hammers is excellent, with just one defeat in their last seven meetings, a record Hughes will be looking to extend.

Stoke are 13/5 with Wilfried Bony at 7/1 to open the scoring.

 

The second match sees Chelsea play Everton at Stamford Bridge in the Saturday evening kick-off. Chelsea are in excellent form again despite suffering a mini collapse against the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal, they are now on a run of five straight wins and are back in the title race.

Everton have turned the corner as well, despite starting the season well they had gone on a run of five games without a win but the West Ham result will have given them renewed confidence.

Chelsea vs Everton – Saturday 5th November 2016 – 17:30 - BT Sport 1   

Chelsea

Chelsea welcome Everton to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, with both sides coming into the match on the back of impressive wins.

The hosts Chelsea come into this match on the back of a 2-0 win against Southampton at St.Mary's last weekend.

Goals from Eden Hazard (6) and Diego Costa (55) were enough to give the Blues all three points.

It's the first loss for Southampton since the defeat against Arsenal at the beginning of September, ending an unbeaten run of 5 Premier League games.

Hazard In Great Form

That result will have delighted manager Antonio Conte as Chelsea have won their last four successive matches.

The move to a back three has also seen them fail to concede a goal during that time, with four consecutive clean sheets.

Eden Hazard has returned to form under Antonio Conte as well, with 5 goals this season he has surpassed his 4 goal haul for the whole of last season.

Chelsea will be looking to make it three home wins and five successive wins when they face Everton on Saturday.

Blues Favourites

Chelsea head into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage and recent form taken into account.

They will be looking to register their eighth win of the season, they will also be looking to register a fifth win in six matches.

Antonio Conte's men will be looking to better their recent record against Everton, they failed to win any of last seasons three meetings.

Chelsea are 8/15 with Diego Costa at 3/1 to score first.

Chelsea

Everton Stop The Rot

Everton travel to Stamford Bridge in good form, having ended a run of five games without a win by beating West Ham.

They won their last fixture against the Hammers 2-0, a result that will have delighted manager Ronald Koeman.

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring in the 50th minute after excellent work from Yannick Bolasie.

Lukaku then turned provider for Ross Barkley who half volleyed it home in the 76th minute to give Everton all three points.

Toffees In Need Of Run

Prior to the West Ham game Everton were in a poor run of form, with two draws and three defeats.

The defeat against Norwich started that poor run and it has been a huge challenge for Koeman early on in his reign.

With every side this season though getting on a run of form either good or bad can snowball, with many clubs enjoy prolific winning streaks and horrendous losing streaks.

Everton Underdogs

Everton come into this match as underdogs, despite the club's excellent position overall, they find themselves just four points behind Chelsea.

This will be a tough fixture for the Ronald Koeman's side, with Chelsea rediscovering their early season form after poor results against Arsenal and Liverpool.

The Toffees will be looking to improve their overall record against Chelsea, with 52 wins, 50 draws and 61 defeats in 163 games.

Everton are 19/4 with Romelu Lukaku at 7/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

The final match of this preview is the biggest of the weekend, with the North London derby coming to the Emirates. Arsenal are in an incredible run of form, with just one defeat this season they have mounted a serious challenge in all competitions and their result against Ludogorets highlights just what a different animal Arsenal are this season.

Tottenham have really struggled of late but they remain unbeaten in the Premier League. The lack of a top class striker has certainly affected Pochettino's side, although Harry Kane could return to the starting line up in this crucial match in Tottenham's season.

Arsenal vs Tottenham – Sunday 6th November 2016 – 12:00 - BT Sport 1   

Arsenal

Arsenal welcome Tottenham to the Emirates Stadium Sunday lunchtime, in the biggest tie of the weekend, with North London bragging rights on the line.

The hosts Arsenal come into this match on the back of a 3-2 win away against Bulgarian Champions Ludogorets in the Champions League.

Goals from Barbosa (12) and Keseru (15) gave the hosts a 2-0 lead against Arsenal but that lead didn't last long.

Granit Xhaka halved the score in the 20th minute, with the French striker Olivier Giroud scoring his third goal in two matches in the 41st minute.

Mesut Ozil stole all three points in the 87th minute with an excellent solo finish to ensure the Gunners progressed to the latter stages.

Arsenal In Great Form

That result will have delighted manager Arsene Wenger as Arsenal have won five of their last six matches, with the draw against Middlesbrough their only hiccough.

Arsenal have only lost one game in all competitions this season, that was the opening day defeat against Liverpool at the Emirates.

Since then the additions of Mustafi, Perez and Xhaka have strengthened Arsenal, with the talent of Sanchez, Ozil, Koscielny and Cech leaving Arsenal with one of the best sides they have ever had.

Gunners Favourites

Arsenal head into this fixture as the favourites, with home advantage and recent form taken into account.

They will be looking to register their eighth win of the season, they will also be looking to register a sixth win in seven matches.

Arsene Wenger's men will be looking to better their recent record against Tottenham, they failed to win any of their last four meetings.

Arsenal are 10/11 with Olivier Giroud at 9/2 to open the scoring.

Arsenal

Tottenham Lacklustre

Tottenham make the short trip to the Emirates in mixed form, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris admitting the timing couldn't be worse for Tottenham to play Arsenal.

They lost their last fixture against the Bayer Leverkusen 1-0, a result and performance that left Mauricio Pochettino scratching his head.

Kevin Kampl (65) scored the only goal of the game, in truth Javier Hernandez could have made the night much worse for Spurs.

Spurs have struggled at their adopted European home but the performance was one of their worst of the season.

Tottenham In Need Of Wins

Pochettino's men have remained unbeaten in the Premier League this season, recently they have struggled to produce wins though.

With Harry Kane coming back from injury and Heung Min Son running out of form, Vincent Janssen has struggled but converted three goals from the penalty spot.

Since beating Manchester City 2-0, Tottenham have drawn their last three Premier League games against West Brom, Bournemouth and Leicester.

Spurs Underdogs

Tottenham come into this match as underdogs, with the clubs forward crisis deepening, the bookies agree it's a bad time to be playing in form Arsenal..

This will be a tough fixture for the Mauricio Pochettino's side, with Tottenham's unbeaten record this season under serious threat.

The North London derby much like Tottenham's form, has been so evenly matched in the last few seasons. They drew both games in the Premier League last season.

Tottenham are 3/1 with Vincent Janssen and Heung-Min Son at 8/1 to score first.

 

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Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Michail Antonio to score first @ 11/2 and 2-2 draw @ 12/1

Tip 2 – Lukaku to score first @ 7/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1

Tip 3 – Walcott to score first @ 13/2 and Arsenal to win 3-1 @ 12/1

 

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