Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Sparkles will be flying when Arsenal and Fulham go head to head in the London derby on Saturday afternoon. The Gunners kicked off the new Premier League campaign in style and, no doubt, they want to keep their 100% record intact. Even though right-back Tomiyasu is banned for the match following his sending-off in the local derby, home win should be considered as Mikel Arteta’s men seem to be determined to win their first EPL trophy since 2004. Elneny, Timber, and Gabriel Jesus remain in the recovery room.
The Cottagers, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Brentford and seeing that key attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic left the club, we are tempted to put our money on the title hopefuls. Defender Tim Ream is banned for the match, but there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Partey):
After starting his youth career at Odometah, Thomas Partey was spotted by Atletico Madrid scouts in 2011 and he soon joined the Estadio Vicente Calderon outfit. The defensive midfielder, who born in Odumase Krobo, Ghana on 13 June, 1993, played 33 league games for Atletico Madrid B, while making 14 league appearances for the first team.
After ending his loan spells with Mallorca and Almeria, Thomas Partey returned to Atletico Madrid in 2015 and he made his debut for Diego Simeone’s team in a 1-0 win over Espanyol. The Ghanaian footballer played in the 2015/2016 Champions League final against Real Madrid, coming as a substitute in the 116th minute of the game.
Thomas Partey made his Ghana debut in a 2-0 win over Mauritius in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match. His main position is defensive midfield, but the Atletico Madrid man is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well. Partey scored two goals for los Rojiblancos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.