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Premier League interest ratings: This weekend’s fixtures ranked

(Source: www.telegraph.co.uk)

Welcome to a new feature for the 2018/19 Premier League season as we rank and rate the weekend’s games according to interest and intrigue. 

As the season progresses the significance of each game will become more important, but other factors such as styles, potential individual battles and entertainment value will be considered. 

We shall endeavour to try and be as equitable and democratic as possible to ensure the Big Six do not win out every single week. 

10th: Watford vs Brighton (Saturday, 3pm)

Watford: all that is transient, shallow and soulless in modern football with none of the benefits. Javi Gracia is a good coach, but no better than Quique Sánchez Flores or Walter Mazzarri so expect another anonymous season that catches the attention of nobody outside their corner of Hertfordshire. Ben Foster is their most high-profile signing, a proven Premier League goalkeeper, but hardly likely to trigger a stampede outside the club shop. 

Brighton are slowly building, spending £1 million less than Arsenal, and their task this season is to pick up a few more wins on the road. One hopes Soccer Saturday give Paul Merson this game in the event club-record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh starts. 

More Info: www.telegraph.co.uk

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