The Middle East is home to millions of followers of the English Premier League, with natives keeping a keen eye on proceedings along with thousands of British expats living and working across the region.
The next round of fixtures features some mouthwatering clashes, as former Premier League champions Leicester host Liverpool, Newcastle travel to Manchester City, and Watford and Spurs go head-to-head having both taken maximum points from their opening three fixtures.
This article looks ahead to all three games, and if you’re looking for information on how to watch them live from your laptop or mobile device, then consult a guide which will provide you with all the information regarding the best VPNs for live streaming from the Middle East.
Leicester vs Liverpool
Liverpool travel to the King Power having won all three of their opening Premier League fixtures - seeing off West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Brighton, keeping three clean sheets in the process.
However, this clash, which kicks off at 12.30pm GMT, perhaps represents the Reds’ toughest test so far, as since losing narrowly at Manchester United on the opening weekend, Leicester have responded with back-to-back wins against both Wolves and Southampton.
That said, the Foxes remain without star striker Jamie Vardy, who is still suspended following his recent red card.
Leicester’s diminished attacking threat in the absence of Jamie Vardy is likely to encourage Liverpool to throw caution to the wind and play on the front foot - and with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in such excellent form, Jurgen Klopp’s side is incredibly difficult to contain.
Manchester City vs Newcastle
Newcastle travels to Manchester City in Saturday’s late kick-off having picked up just one point from their opening three games. To make matters worse, the Toon Army were dumped out of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday by Championship side Nottingham Forest, and the public friction between boss Rafa Benitez and owner Mike Ashley continues to dominate the headlines.
Their opponents Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from the disappointing 1-1 draw at newly-promoted Wolves last time out - a result which allowed Liverpool to take an early two-point advantage over Pep Guardiola’s side.
Anything other than a home comfortable home victory will be a huge surprise here, and with Sergio Aguero in such good form, there’s every reason for Newcastle fans to be very afraid - the Argentine forward has scored an astonishing 14 goals in 11 career appearances against the Magpies. Kick off is at 17.30 GMT on Saturday.
Watford vs Spurs
Two of the early-season pacesetters go head-to-head at Vicarage Road as Watford host Spurs.
The visitors stunned Old Trafford in the last round of fixtures as they eased past Manchester United, while Watford edged past Crystal Palace in what was a bad-tempered encounter, with Hornets midfielder Etienne Capoue fortunate not to see red for a horror challenge on Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.
This is undoubtedly Watford’s toughest test of the season so far, and their first dropped points of the season may be just around the corner. Catch this one at 16.00 GMT on Sunday.