Fulham v Chelsea
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Fulham have made a very strong start to the season but cracks started to appear last weekend as Marco Silva's ambitious attacking instincts were met with a fluent attack for the first time.
The Fulham manager has always been a little too open at this level, struggling to coach enough compression between the lines defensively as his aggressive tactical setup gets caught by superior opponents.
At Tottenham, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son endlessly found time between the defensive and midfield lines, dropping into the half-spaces to get on the ball, turn, and drive at the defence; it was the pattern that defined the outcome.
Whether it's Graham Potter or a caretaker in charge for this one, for the sake of continuity Chelsea are likely to deploy a 3-4-2-1 similar to the one used by Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel.
In that shape, Kai Havertz and Mason Mount will be able to drop off and find room either side of Joao Palhinha and Harrison Reed.
What's more, should Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have recovered in time his runs on the shoulder will pull Fulham's defence backwards, only further revealing room for the number tens to flourish.
Back Chelsea to win with a -1 handicap at 3.259/4
Leicester City v Aston Villa
Brendan Rodgers' tactical decisions continue to baffle, almost as if he is trying to get sacked. Having abandoned the 4-1-4-1 for a 3-5-2 that doesn't work and refusing to reinstate it for so long, Rodgers then deployed a 4-4-2 against Brighton.
Inevitably, the selection was outnumbered in all three formation lines and Brighton won easily.
Things stabilised a little when Rodgers moved to 3-5-2 and with Patson Daka and Kelechi Iheanacho working well together last weekend, this is likely to be his starting system against Villa.
Almost by accident, then, Rodgers will have the perfect shape to exploit Steven Gerrard's ultra-narrow formation. Manchester City drew last weekend because they picked such narrow wingers and sat the full-backs in midfield, congesting the pitch.
Conversely, Leicester will move wide, and could dominate. Timothy Castagne and James Justin can find acres of space on the outside of Villa's diamond-shaped midfield, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison will naturally drift out to the flanks from their midfield starting positions and the front two can quickly isolate an error-prone Villa defensive partnership. Villa will see more of the ball than they did against Man City, meaning more of that unfocused possession football and more woeful vulnerability in the transition.
Back Leicester to win at 2.47/5
Man City v Tottenham
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This match is easy to tactically preview because every Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte battle is roughly the same: the Tottenham manager will happily sit in a fiercely tight midblock, allowing Man City to pass the ball around the defence, before launching three-pronged counters in behind the high line.
Heung-Min Son's return to form comes at a worrying time for City, who face an injury crisis with Kyle Walker and John Stones unavailable.
Spurs will also look to pass out carefully from the back, inviting pressure in order to spin behind and launch artificial transitions - as they famously did with the Dejan Kulusevski goal near the beginning of a 3-2 win in this fixture last year.
Those, too, could be successful given how strangely open Man City have looked this season. Erling Haaland has taken a body - defensively and offensively - away from midfield, destabilising things a little.
But that's nothing compared to City's issues in defence. Ake will likely partner Ruben Dias, with Joao Cancelo on the right and Sergio Gomez on the left.
Kulusevski and Emerson Royal will look to pile pressure on Gomez, but of course all of this could be undone by the sheer brilliance of Kevin de Bruyne and Haaland.
Back double chance Spurs/draw at 3.185/40
Crystal Palace v Man Utd
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Manchester United's victory over Arsenal was by far their most convincing performance of the season, because despite scoring through Solkjaer-like counters via Marcus Rashford there were long periods of this game when United pressed and built out from the back like an Ajax team. Most notably of all, the verticality in the partnership between Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes was very Erik ten Hag.
Crystal Palace will be a stern test of just how much these players have absorbed from the new manager's coaching methods.
Patrick Vieira will sit his team back and invite United possession, hoping to simply block the central area of the pitch; they are superb at snapping into challenges in the very zone that Eriksen controlled last weekend.
This is no doubt the key battle area.
United are going to be vulnerable at the back for some time, especially when encouraged to hold a higher line, as they will be at Selhurst Park.
Here, then, is a banana skin fixture as Wilfried Zaha, Eberichi Eze, and Jordan Ayew look to run beyond Lisandro Martinez. The winning streak should come to an end.
Back double chance Palace/draw at 1.674/6