The Premier League returns this weekend after a two-week layoff due to the international break. With only seven games remaining in the season, the table is still taking shape, however some fascinating patterns are emerging.
And, as we prepare for more mouth-watering top-flight action, Sportsmail has compiled a list of ten reasons why you should be excited for its return…
Let’s start with Watford’s early Saturday match against Liverpool, who are undefeated. On October 3, a day after losing 1-0 to Leeds United, the former surprised everyone in England by sacking their manager, Xisco Munoz.
The 41-year-departure old’s came as a surprise given the club’s current Premier League position of 15th with seven points from seven games.
Claudio Ranieri, a veteran of the Premier League, has been appointed in his place. The Italian’s appointment at Vicarage Road will be his fourth in England, having previously led Chelsea, Fulham, and, most notably, Leicester City to the 2015-16 Premier League title.
With Ranieri’s expertise and the predicted ‘new manager bounce,’ a re-energized Watford side should cause a lot of issues for a possibly-depleted Liverpool side on Saturday afternoon.
Source: Daily Mail