Chelsea’s trip to QPR is the big game this weekend as the Premier League returns to action, with the Blues returning to Loftus Road hoping for better after last season’s 1-0 defeat.

Heidar Helguson scored the winner 11 months ago, whilst Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa saw red in a game that led to John Terry being accused of racism.

Champions Manchester City travel to Stoke City in another 3pm kick-off, with Michael Owen expected to make his debut for the Potters.

Arsenal will be strong favourites to claim three points against rock-bottom Southampton, whilst Manchester United are also at home against Roberto Martinez’s Wigan.

Liverpool travel to Sunderland in the day’s late kick-off, whilst Norwich City host West Ham United in the early match of the day.

Aston Villa’s game against Swansea and West Bromwich Albion’s trip to Fulham conclude Saturday’s fixtures.

On Sunday, there is one match, with Tottenham Hotspur traveling to Reading at 4pm. Andre Villas-Boas’ side are looking for their first win of the season after two draws.

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