Now the international break is over, let’s get back to the real quiz, aka the Premier League.
Your latest transfers dropped last Friday, but if you were smart, you would have held off until after the break to see if there were any major injuries.
With all eyes on the Premier League again, here are the fixtures for the ‘top six’ teams in September.
- HOME vs Newcastle (Premier League)
- AWAY vs Napoli (Champions League)
- AWAY vs Chelsea (Premier League)
- AWAY vs MK Dons (Carabao Cup)
- AWAY vs Sheffield United (Premier League)
Jurgen Klopp’s men will spend most of the month on the road with four consecutive games away from Anfield.
The trip to Stamford Bridge looks the hardest away day on paper, but Liverpool will still fancy themselves to pick up five straight wins in all competitions in September.
- AWAY vs Norwich (Premier League)
- AWAY vs Shakhtar Donetsk (Champions League)
- HOME vs Watford (Premier League)
- AWAY vs Preston (Carabao Cup)
- AWAY vs Everton (Premier League)
Man City can look forward to a very favourable run of fixtures and Kevin De Bruyne will be licking his lips at the prospect of facing Norwich and Watford this month.
One small caveat is Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy makes it tricky to decide on what City players to transfer in this month.
- AWAY vs Watford (Premier League)
- AWAY vs Eintracht Frankfurt (Europa League)
- HOME vs Aston Villa (Premier League)
- HOME vs Nottingham Forest (Carabao Cup)
- AWAY vs Man United (Premier League)
Arsenal have enjoyed a promising start to the season and don’t have an awful lot to fear on paper in September – despite three away games.
The acid test for Unai Emery’s side will come right at the end of the month when they travel to Old Trafford, a fixture that is notoriously unfavourable to the Gunners.
- HOME vs Crystal Palace (Premier League)
- AWAY vs Olympiacos (Champions League)
- AWAY vs Leicester (Premier League)
- AWAY vs Colchester (Carabao Cup)
- HOME vs Southampton (Premier League)
Spurs’ tricky August included away trips to Man City and Arsenal but Mauricio Pochettino’s side can look forward to an easier run this month.
The visit to Leicester looks the most challenging of the bunch, with Southampton at home a fixture that Harry Kane and co will be looking to do some damage in.
- HOME vs Leicester (Premier League)
- HOME vs Astana (Europa League)
- AWAY vs West Ham (Premier League)
- HOME vs Rochdale (Carabao Cup)
- HOME vs Arsenal (Premier League)
Man United face three testing league fixtures this month and pressure could mount on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should things not go his way.
Leicester, West Ham and Arsenal all sit above United as things stand and the Red Devils could slip further down the table during a tricky month.
- AWAY vs Wolves (Premier League)
- HOME vs Valencia (Champions League)
- HOME vs Liverpool (Premier League)
- HOME vs Grimsby (Carabao Cup)
- HOME vs Brighton (Premier League)
Chelsea’s start to the season has been just as tough as many expected and their next three games in September won’t fill Blues fans with optimism.
Thankfully for Frank Lampard, Chelsea round off the month with what should be routine back-to-back wins against Grimsby in the Carabao Cup and Brighton in the league.