Thursday September 4th, 2014

Chelsea's offseason move to bring in Diego Costa for more offense has paid early dividends as the club is 3-0-0 out of the gate and leading the Premier League in scoring with 11 goals through three games.

Costa leads the Premier League in scoring with four goals in three games, but is a question mark for a battle of perfect sides.

Chelsea is a -400 favorite on the three-way line on Saturday hosting surprising Swansea City. Swansea City is going off at +1100 to win the game outright and +500 to force a draw.

The Swans are also off to a 3-0-0 start that includes an upset on the road against Manchester United in the season opener. Chelsea is unlikely to overlook this game after the well-publicized stunner over Manchester United.

In the most high-profile match of the weekend, Manchester City will try to bounce back from a shocking loss against Stoke City last Saturday when the team plays on the road against Arsenal on Saturday. Man City is a +130 road favorite with Arsenal paying +200 to win at home and the draw in this matchup paying +250.

In the last nine matchups between these two EPL powerhouses, Manchester City holds a 4-2-3 advantage. Arsenal has played to a 1-0-2 record through its first three games and will be debuting new striker Danny Welbeck.

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Aston Villa is one of only four teams in the Premier League that hasn't recorded a loss yet, opening the season with a 2-0-1 record. That undefeated streak could be in jeopardy this Saturday visiting Liverpool as a +1000 underdog.

Liverpool is a -375 favorite to win at home with the draw going off at +475. Liverpool is 2-1-0 this season and 15-3-8 in its last 26 games against Aston Villa.

Still looking for its first win of the season, Manchester United is a -350 favorite hosting Queens Park Rangers on Sunday. QPR is going off at +950 to win the game outright and +450 to force a draw.

If history between these two teams is any indication, this should be the game that Manchester United (currently 0-1-2) picks up its first three-point haul under manager Louis van Gaal. The Red Devils are 12-0-1 in their last 13 games against the Queens Park Rangers.

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