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Premier League: 5 talking points ahead of this gameweek

Martin King
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Top flight football will make its return to screens worldwide this coming weekend, following a busy few days of domestic cup action.

The Premier League enters its 23rd gameweek and makes only its second appearance of 2018, giving those who started the year off on a positive note an opportunity to continue their good form and those who got off on the wrong foot, a second chance to make amends.

There are sure to be many talking points following the conclusion of the round, though, even before it all kicks off, there is plenty for fans and pundits to discuss.

Here are five talking points likely to be on everyone's mind.

#5 Will Manchester City's unbeaten streak come to an end?

'When will they lose?'

This is the number one question on everyone's mind in English football right now. The Citizens have an astounding record of 20 wins out of 22 games this season. They've drawn 2 and they put their near-perfect record on the line when they travel to Anfield this Sunday to face Liverpool.

The Reds may have lost star midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in midweek but still boast a strong team and history puts them in a strong position to beat City this weekend - Liverpool haven't lost to the Sky Blues at home in 15 years.

A 5-0 win in their previous encounter at the Etihad will be a good source of encouragement for Pep Guardiola and he will expect his side to look beyond records and simply get the job done. However, Liverpool, eager to uphold their own Anfield traditions, will be playing only for the win.

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