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Big games this weekend

YES! Football is finally back, and we can't wait for the Premiership to get started. We reckon this season will be as good as any (although it may not finish in quite the same way as last year). Here's our guide to the games you can catch this weekend!


Alan Pardew has his work cut out matching the high-points of last season as Newcastle welcome Spurs to The Sports Direct Arena for AVB's first game in charge. This looks like a game that could be full of goals with Demba Ba and Papis Cisse forming a deadly partnership, and the likes of Gareth Bales, Van der Vaart and Jermaine Defoe hoping to take three points back to White Hart Lane.
Key men: Papis Cisse, Gareth Bale

Nuts reckons: 2-2

WIGAN V CHELSEA - Sun 13.30pm Sky Sports 1/HD

Chelsea travel up to Wigan to kick off their season hoping for three away points. The pressure is really on Fernando Torres to live up to his massive price tag after the departure of Didier Drogba, and new boss Roberto DiMatteo knows as with every Chelsea boss, he has the owner keeping a beady Russian eye on everything. As for Wigan, they finished last season better than anyone, but they struggle for goals and will have a tough day keeping the likes of Eden Hazard at bay.
Key men: Fernando Torres, Victor Moses

Nuts reckons: 1-3


Winning back to back Premier League titles is no mean feat, but that's what City will be aiming for as they start their campaign against newly-promoted Southampton. On paper this looks like a home banker, but the Saints will be hoping to show the world they won't be Premiership pushovers, and they have some strong attacking talent. To be fair though, we still think they could end up on the wrong side of a hiding. Sorry Saints fans, tough start.
Key Men: Sergio Aguero, Rickie Lambert

Nuts Reckons: 4-0


The eyes of the world will now be on this one as everyone awaits Robin Van Persie's debut for the Red Devils at Goodison Park. As if Wayne Rooney returning to his old club wasn't enough of a talking point, can the pair of them form the partnership last season would suggest? Everton of course have a good recent record when hosting United, and Sir Alex Ferguson will be eager to get some kind of revenge for the Toffeemen putting paid to their title hopes in the 4-4 draw at Old Trafford back in May.
Key Men: Robin Van Persie, Nikita Jelavic

Nuts Reckons: 1-2

Extra: Check out Rio Ferdinand talking about Van Persie (skip to one minute in)