Super 6 is back for the new season, and will now be an all Premier League slate throughout 22/23! Jake Osgathorpe delivers predictions and tips for gameweek two.
Manchester City were utterly dominant at both ends of the pitch against West Ham last Sunday, with their defence again looking strong.
Last season Pep's side ranked as the best defensive team in the league, allowing a measly 0.68 xGA per game at home, so it is hard to see anything other than a home win with an accompanying clean sheet in this one.
Arsenal impressed last weekend when beating Crystal Palace, but will be thrilled to be back at the Emirates, where they were consistently excellent last season.
Only City and Liverpool ranked better on all the major underlying metrics when playing at home, and on Saturday they welcome a fragile Leicester team who, after doing so against Brentford last time out, have lost the xG battle in 11 of their last 15 league games.
Southampton were well-beaten by Spurs last weekend, and that shocking defensive display was to be expected given how the Saints finished last season. Ralph Hasenhuttl's side have now allowed an average of 2.03 xGA per game across their last 18 league matches.
Leeds got off to a good start, and given the numbers they put up when playing away from home under Jesse Marsch (1.52 xGF, 1.30 xGA per game), they look the most likely winners of this contest.
Brentford came from behind to earn a deserved point at Leicester last weekend, and look well-placed to get another good result here given how strong they are at home.
The Bees ranked as the seventh best home team in the league last season, averaging an impressive 1.64 xGF and 1.08 xGA per game, so a reeling Manchester United can expect another difficult game.
Nottingham Forest were well-beaten by Newcastle on their return to the top flight, with Steve Cooper's side comfortably second best, failing to lay a glove on their opponents (xG: NEW 1.98 - 0.32 FOR).
The same can be said of West Ham's loss to Manchester City, with David Moyes' side blown away, but in much calmer waters this weekend they can get off the mark given the quality they have at their disposal, and the general consistency with which they play.
Both Chelsea and Tottenham got off to winning starts last weekend, and in an early clash between two of the big six, it really is tough to split the pair.
Both teams have a world class coach in the dugout, quality squads at their disposal and near identical underlying processes since the appointment of Conte (Chelsea +0.90 xGD/game | Tottenham +0.91).
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