Top tackles bottom at Old Trafford, but our Premier League Predictions has tipped a shock home defeat for Manchester United, while Liverpool can bounce back at Tottenham and Chelsea can begin life after Frank Lampard by beating Wolves.
Each week our writers take on a different band or artist by making their Premier League predictions, while you can join in the fun using the story comment facility (below) or Your Say forum.
Crystal Palace v West Ham (Tuesday, 6pm)
Newcastle v Leeds Utd (Tuesday, 6pm)
Southampton v Arsenal (Tuesday, 8.15pm)
West Brom v Manchester City (Tuesday, 8.15pm)
Burnley v Aston Villa (Wednesday, 6pm)
Chelsea v Wolves (Wednesday, 6pm)
Brighton v Fulham (Wednesday, 7.30pm)
Everton v Leicester (Wednesday, 8.15pm)
Manchester United v Sheffield Utd (Wednesday, 8.15pm)
Tottenham v Liverpool (Thursday, 8pm)
TEAMtalk: How did you come to support the Gunners and what are your favourite memories from your time as a fan?
Franklin: As a child I was shoehorned into supporting Southend United as it was my Dad’s team and where I was born. Bbut living hours away from Southend and rarely getting to go see them live made it difficult. I ended up watching Arsenal on TV every time I could because I was fascinated with [Thierry] Henry and the general way Arsenal moved the ball around the pitch and that was that.
I think just going to the Emirates for the first time was massive for me as I’d been waiting to for years, plus we won 6-1 so really I couldn’t complain.
TEAMtalk: Who have been your favourite five players for your club? (Historically or currently)
Franklin: Obviously as mentioned previously, Henry, closely followed by [Jose] Reyes, [Robert] Pires, [Cesc] Fabregas. Currently, there’s a couple but I’d probably say [Kieran] Tierney because I think he’s been our most consistent player and plays every game like it’s a cup final.
Belief in Mikel Arteta
TEAMtalk: What are your hopes for the rest of the season and what do you make of the current side?
Franklin: It’s a weird one because it’s obviously our worst start to a season in decades but I think there’s so much to look forward to including the youngsters like Saka, Martinielli, and ESR [Emile Smith Rowe].
We’ve also done some great business with signings like Gabriel and [Thomas] Partey and I still strongly believe Arteta is the man.
As far as I’m concerned, this season was always about rebuilding and taking each game as it comes. Top 4 would be an immense achievement that I doubt possible at this moment in time, but at the same time it’s been such a weird season so who knows?
If not, top six and a trophy would still be fantastic within the context of this season.
TEAMtalk: Everyone has a soft spot for another team. Who’s yours and why?
Franklin: Southend United as I mentioned before. I’d say I have more than a soft spot and will be controversial by calling them my ‘Second team’. Come at me.
TEAMtalk: What’s going on for you as an artist at the moment?
Franklin: Lots! (thankfully). Have recently released my new single ‘Everybody Dance’ with Cedric Gervais featuring the legend that is Nile Rodgers and have also got a couple official remixes lined up for some big acts which is very exciting.
Stream ’Everybody Dance’ on the TEAMtalk Spotify playlist
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