Finally after a long off-season the new campaign has started up again.

After the first week we were able to have a better understanding of how the teams would go, especially with the uncertainty of new managers being at the helm of three of the title contenders.

There are 11 scheduled games to be played this week and with no international matches happening midweek - so teams will be expected to be playing at full gear.

GMS academy Brad Mayall member tries his hand at predicting the results...

The first match is Chelsea vs. Aston Villa. Both teams started their campaigns strongly coming up with impressive wins. Christian Benteke will be hoping to continue his great goal-scoring form while Jose Mourinho's men will be confident they can get a result at Stamford Bridge. 

And Chelsea will be too strong for the Villains at home. 

Chelsea 2-1 Aston Villa 

Fulham vs. Arsenal 

Both teams had differing results in their opening fixtures, Fulham earned three points away at Sunderland while Arsenal suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Villa at the Emirates. 

Arsene Wenger's squad is looking increasingly thin with a number of injuries and also a suspension to key centre-back, Laurent Koscienly. While on the contrary Fulham look confident and the recent signing of Scott Parker can only help their cause. 

I expect a really tight game but I can't see the Gunners loosing this one 

Fulham 1-1 Arsenal 

Everton vs. West Brom 

These two sides meet at Goodison Park and its Roberto Martinez's first game in front of the home fans for the Toffees. 

Everton played some good football in their opening game while West Brom weren't able to grab a point thanks to late Southampton goal. 

Everton will be to good at home for West Brom.

Everton 2-0 West Brom  

Hull City vs. Norwich City 

It will be newly promoted Hull's first home game back in the top division as they face Norwich at the KC stadium.

These home games will be vital if Hull want to avoid relegation but I don't think they will get it done against the Canaries. 

Hull City 1-2 Norwich City 

Newcastle United vs. West Ham United 

Newcastle will be looking to quickly forget their massive opening day defeat to Manchester City while West Ham were convincing in their win against Cardiff City. 

Newcastle however are always strong at home with the support of their fans and West Ham weren't the best road team last season.

Newcastle United  2-1 West Ham United

Southampton vs. Sunderland 

Southampton earned a good three points away from home on opening day while Sunderland couldn't do the same at home.

I think Southampton will continue their early form and come away with another win at home. 

Southampton 2-0 Sunderland

Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace 

Both these sides were defeated 1-0 in their first games and early points are vital as both these teams could see themselves in relegation battles at the end of season. 

Stoke will be strong at the Brittania Stadium as always and I think it will be a good test for the new boys Crystal Palace. 

Stoke 2-1 Crystal Palace 

Aston Villa vs. Liverpool 

This will be Villa's third game in just over a week and they will be going against a Liverpool team who were mostly impressive against Stoke. 

Liverpool will continue to gel while I feel Villa will be too worn out after their busy schedule to truly compete. 

Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool 

Cardiff City vs. Manchester City 

The bluebirds face a massive test going up against Man City in their first ever home game in the Premier League. 

I don't see an upset on the cards in south Wales with City's star power too strong. 

Cardiff City 0-4 Manchester City 

Tottenham Hotsupur vs. Swansea City

Swansea would of preferred a much better start then their 4-1 defeat to Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium but they can still take some positives from the match knowing they made a lot of chances and enjoyed more possession then the Red Devils. 

A match at White Hart Lane is not going to be much easier for them however and I see Spurs earning a good three points. 

Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Swansea City

Manchester United vs. Chelsea 

This match-up is always a massive fixture and I'm sure it will live up to the billing this time around. 

I feel as though Chelsea have the edge with Mourinho having more big game experience but it will be a highly entertaining, close game which will likely go to the wire.

Manchester United 1-2 Chelsea 

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