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After the two-week international break, which seemed like two months, club football is back and, in particular- the Premier League.

The best division in the world is back in action on Saturday with three key derbies on the line at the weekend.

1. Everton vs Liverpool

First, we will watch the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool at the Goodison Park, with both teams looking to extend their good start of the season.

It's Toffees vs Reds and this time Liverpool enter as hot favourites in the derby.

Roberto Martinez doesn't have any injured or suspended players, while Brendan Rodgers will have to be without Jose Enrique, but his hot-shot striker Daniel Sturridge should return after the numerous thigh and hamstring issues he has been suffering from.

The main battle will probably be in the center of the park between the young playmakers of both sides- Ross Barkley vs Philippe Coutinho.

They will have to feed Romelu Lukaku and the "SAS" respectively, in which promises to be one great and high-scoring Merseyside derby.

2.  Arsenal vs Southampton

Later in the day Arsenal play against the surprise package this season- Southampton.

The Gunners will miss Mathieu Flamini due to the Frenchman suspension ( five yellow cards), but star winger Theo Walcott will be available for the north London team.

Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky should join Walcott in the squad, whilst Welshman Aaron Ramsey is a doubt for Arsene Wenger.

Mauricio Pochettino's only problem is Rickie Lambert, who is doubtful due to a muscle injury he sustained in the friendly between England and Chile.

Arsenal have been praised by many for the beautiful football they have been playing this season, but this might prove not enough against the Saints impressively solid defence.

3. Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

On Sunday afternoon you will have the opportunity to watch a third big derby of the weekend with the shaky Manchester City playing against a new-look Tottenham.

City have been outstanding at home and it will be very difficult for Spurs to win at the Etihad.

Both teams lost their last games with 1-0. Sunderland defeated City and Newcastle won against Spurs, so either side are looking to bounce back from bad results.

The Manchester outfit will be without injured captain Vincent Kompany and probably Joe Hart, will continue to sit on the bench, after Manuel Pellegrini insisted he needs a rest.

Tottenham will be without Christian Eriksen, who will be out for a few weeks, while Hugo Lloris, Danny Rose and Etienne Capoue could all return in the Starting XI.

Both teams have hidden weapons in the faces of Stevan Jovetic and Erik Lamela, who could be game changers, but it will be most likely up to Sergio Aguero and his opposite number Roberto Soldado to decide who claims the points.

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