The end of the international break brings intense English Premier League (EPL) competition back to the football fans. EPL will present several big matches for Matchday 8 this time.
Among the interesting spectacles will be the match between Manchester United and Leicester City, the newly rich club, Newcastle United with Spurs (Tottenham Hotspur’s nickname), Liverpool against Watford, and Aston Villa against Wolves. Some big clubs such as Manchester City, Chelsea, and a club that has just returned to its form, Arsenal, will try to get perfect points when they play against a club that is ranked below them in EPL standings.
For this matchday, many eyes are on the match that Newcastle will host Tottenham Hotspur in St. James Park. That match will certainly be anticipated, not only by Spurs as the next match opponents, but also by all clubs in the EPL, especially the EPL Big Six (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur itself). This is because Newcastle United has just been acquired by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, through the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. The public, especially EPL clubs are certainly looking forward to Newcastle’s progress under its new owner.
Newcastle itself is in the second bottom (19th) in this season without a single win, while hosting the 8th place on the table, Tottenham Hotspur. Meanwhile, Spurs itself is not without problem. One of its star, Son Heung Min is tested positive for Covid-19, as well as three other Spurs players. This problem makes spurs manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, have to rack his brain to get perfect points when they travel to Newcastle’s headquarters on the next matchday.