Meanwhile, Chelsea will be looking to make up ground on the top teams under new head coach Graham Potter and a former Manchester United star is predicting the three London clubs to be involved in this season’s title race.
Patrice Evra, who also turned out for West Ham towards the end of his playing career, says the current campaign is “crazy” and “anything can happen”
English football’s top flight returns from the international break this weekend with the North London derby between Arsenal and Spurs, while Fulham host Newcastle United and Brentford head to Bournemouth.
There’s another all-London clash taking place at Selhurst Park, where Crystal Palace host Chelsea, while West Ham are set to face Wolves at home.
Here is what Evra had to say about the title race in the Premier League this season:
“Everything is weird” - Patrice Evra on Premier League title race
Speaking to Betfair, Evra said: “It’s a crazy Premier League, there have been a lot of surprises.
“The favourites were Liverpool and City, but anything can happen.
“More games are coming and I always say you know more around December, but now we’ve got the World Cup. So, everything is weird.
“I think City and Liverpool are still the favourites, but you have so many others too including Tottenham, Arsenal, and Chelsea. Although, it’s really weird with Chelsea at the moment.
“(Manchester) United can surprise people now if they keep fighting like the way they have been doing, they can be there.
“Every team is tough, playing against Crystal Palace you’re going to struggle, playing against Newcastle you’re going to struggle, every game is going to be tough.
“I don’t think we will see a massive points difference, like the winner of the league won’t be 20 points or 10 points in front, like in previous years.
“It’s going to be tough and it’s difficult to say who’s going to win the league. I keep saying what I said at the start of the season, Liverpool and City are the favourites.”