In the final games of matchday four, Swansea host Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon. On the Monday Night Football Sunderland host Everton at the Stadium of Light, with David Moyes poised to face his old employers.
Swansea vs Chelsea – Sunday 11th September 2016 – 16:00 - Sky Sports 1
Swansea welcome Chelsea to the Liberty Stadium this Sunday afternoon, with Swansea looking to put their recent form behind them and register a much-needed win.
The Swans lost their last game 2-1 against a resurgent Leicester at the King Power Stadium, with another defeat for boss Francesco Guidolin.
They produced a good away performance, especially in light of the way that they lost to Hull the weekend before.
Swansea have a chance to put that previous home performance to bed, with a win here allowing them their first home victory of the new season.
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 backward 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.
Guidolin and his men will have been deeply disappointed, failing to win at home and having created very few goalscoring opportunities.
Swansea will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Chelsea, they were undefeated in two matches against the West London side last season.
Big Test For Swansea
The match against Chelsea will be a huge challenge for Swansea, with Chelsea rejuvenated under another Italian in Antonio Conte.
The corresponding fixture last season saw Swansea beat Chelsea 1-0, with a 25th-minute goal from Gylfi Sigurdsson enough to settle the tie.
Swansea will be looking to better their overall record against Chelsea. They have won 2, drawn 4 and lost 6 of their 12 meetings.
Swansea are 5/1 with Borja Baston the favourite to score first at 9/1.
Chelsea have had an excellent start to life under Conte this season, with three wins from their opening three matches.
After the miserable season they endured last year, Chelsea looked to have rediscovered the form that allowed them to win the title in the 2014/15 season.
They come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win against Burnley prior to the international break, with goals from Eden Hazard, Willian and Victor Moses sealing a comfortable win.
It was total domination from Chelsea, with the Blues restricting Burnley to no shots on target from a total of 6 shots overall.
Chelsea dominated possession with 61% in comparison with Burnley's 39%, with the gulf in class more than evident.
No European Football
With the Champions League looming next week Chelsea will have no European constraints this season.
This can only have a positive effect on their Premier League form, with a huge match against Liverpool on Friday night instead.
David Luiz's return to Stamford Bridge raised more than a few eyebrows, with the Brazillian the surprise package on Transfer Deadline Day.
There is intrigue to see where he will fit into Antonio Conte's plans, with his favoured position in central defence, although there has been talk of a defensive midfield berth available.
Chelsea will see this as an ideal opportunity to register their fourth successive win, with Swansea struggling to maintain any consistency this season.
The Blues will be delighted with their start, with tough wins against West Ham and Watford followed by a convincing win against Burnley.
They have grown with every game, even at this early stage, they are seemingly of the only sides who can prevent the dominance of Manchester in the title race.
With a tough fixture in the form of Liverpool looming, Conte and co will be looking to get the three points in this fixture.
Chelsea will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Swansea. In 12 matches they have won 6, drawn 4 and lost 2.
Chelsea are 8/13 with Diego Costa the favourite to score first at 100/30.
Sunderland vs Everton Odds – Monday 12th September 2016 – 20:00 - Sky Sports 1
Sunderland welcome Everton to the Stadium of Light this Monday evening, with Sunderland looking to register their first win of the season under David Moyes.
The Black Cats drew their last game 1-1 against Southampton at St.Mary's, with last seasons top scorer Jermaine Defoe scoring the opener in the 80th minute.
They conceded just five minutes later when Jay Rodriguez equalised, following another mistake from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
Sunderland have a chance to go one better, with a win here allowing them their first victory of the new season.
Tough Season So Far
Sunderland have had a tough start to the season, with two narrow 2-1 defeats against Middlesbrough and Manchester City.
They gave a great account of themselves against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, with an unfortunate own goal from Paddy McNair the difference between the sides.
Moyes and his men will have been deeply disappointed, as they followed up that defeat with a 2-1 defeat against Middlesbrough at home.
Sunderland will be looking to extend their recent record against Everton, they have won two of the last three matches against the Toffee's.
Big Test For Sunderland
The match against Everton will be a huge challenge for Sunderland, with Everton rejuvenated under new manager Ronald Koeman.
The corresponding fixture last season saw Sunderland beat Everton 3-0, a result that kept Sunderland in the Premier League and was the last match under Roberto Martinez.
Sunderland will be looking to better their overall record against Everton. They have won 54, drawn 23 and lost 66 of their 143 meetings.
Sunderland are 12/5 with Jermain Defoe to open the scoring at 11/2.
Everton have had an excellent start to life under Ronald Koeman this season, with two wins and a draw from their opening three matches.
After the miserable season they endured last year, Everton looked to have rediscovered the form that allowed them to register a 5th placed finish in the 2013/14 season.
They come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win against Stoke prior to the international break, with a Shay Given own goal from the penalty spot giving Everton al three points.
It was a dominant performance from Everton, with the Toffee's restricting Stoke to just one shot on target from a total of 8 shots overall.
Everton edged possession with 54.9% in comparison with Stoke's 45.1%, with the home side slightly wasteful in front of goal.
Everton have looked a far better unit under Koeman, with their current 8th placed position an excellent starting point.
They have conceded just the two goals this season, which already indicates the level of influence that Koeman is having on this side.
The forward line is the only concern that Everton will have, with just four goals from their opening three games but to have 7 points is an excellent return.
Everton do have some excellent attacking options with Romelu Lukaku, Yannick Bolasie, Enner Valencia, Ross Barkley and Kevin Mirallas.
Everton will see this as an excellent opportunity to register their third successive win, with Sunderland struggling to maintain any consistency this season.
The Toffees will be delighted with their start, with tough wins against West Brom and Stoke and a deserved draw against Tottenham.
They will be wary of a Sunderland side that have put in excellent performances against tough opposition, with both Manchester City and Middlesbrough enjoying great starts.
With another tough fixture against a North East side looming, Koeman and co will be looking to get the three points in this fixture.
Everton will be looking to continue their excellent overall record against Sunderland. In 143 matches they have won 66, drawn 23 and lost 54.
Everton are 11/10 with Romelu Lukaku at 4/1 to score first.
Tip 1: Hazard to score first @ 4/1 and Chelsea to win 2-1 @ 15/2
Tip 2:Bolasie to score first @ 13/2 and Everton to win 2-1 @ 15/2