PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM NEWS
Swansea v Man. Utd LIBERTY STADIUM, SATURDAY 12.30PM
José Mourinho’s only real selection dilemma revolves around whether he should set up a bit more conservatively away from home and recall Ander Herrera. As for Swansea, they are still without Fernando Llorente, who is building up his fitness after breaking an arm. Roque Mesa could make his debut in place of Leon Britton, who is struggling with a back problem.
Burnley v West Brom TURF MOOR, SATURDAY 3PM
Burnley have never made a better start to a Premier League campaign, or perhaps any campaign. Expectations will be high at Turf Moor but Tony Pulis’s side are unlikely to fall apart like Chelsea. The two sides appear evenly matched, and while Albion’s away form is not great either, it would not be an enormous surprise to see the points shared, as happened last season.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace ANFIELD, SATURDAY 3PM
Crystal Palace can become only the fourth visiting team in history to win four successive league games at Anfield but it will take a major transformation from the opening day to achieve that feat. Liverpool will be looking to build on a valuable Champions League play-off win at Hoffenheim. That first leg may prompt changes, by Jürgen Klopp but his options appear limited
Stoke v Arsenal bet 365 STADIUM, SATURDAY 5.30PM
Stoke City’s recruitment of Jesé Rodríguez on a season-long loan from PSG means Mark Hughes now has five Champions League winners in his squad, more than any other club. The winger is expected to be involved at some stage against Arsenal, 4-1 winners here in May and eager to secure a return to Europe’s elite club competition after finishing fifth last season.
Tottenham v Chelsea WEMBLEY STADIUM, SUNDAY 4PM
Kieran Trippier could be fit for Tottenham after missing out with an ankle injury and will be assessed on Saturday. Fellow England international Danny Rose remains sidelined, as does Erik Lamela. Midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko could make his Chelsea debut following a knee injury. Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas are suspended following their dismissals against Burnley.
Bournmouth v Watford VITALITY STADIUM, SATURDAY 3PM
Eddie Howe will be looking for a reaction from his side after an underwhelming performance in the 1-0 defeat by West Brom. Jermain Defoe could make his first start for Bournemouth since May 2001 and Jordon Ibe may return to the starting lineup. Watford, who drew 3-3 with Liverpool in their season opener, could have their captain, Troy Deeney, available following groin surgery.
Leicester v Brighton THE KING POWER STADIUM, SATURDAY 3PM
After opening the season with defeats, both clubs will be keen to get points on the board. Leicester let victory slip through their fingers against Arsenal while Brighton could only hold out for so long against Manchester City. Keeping Jamie Vardy quiet will be the main task for Brighton after the England international scored twice in a superb individual performance at Arsenal.
Southampton v West Ham ST. MARY’S, SATURDAY 3PM
Mauricio Pellegrino has few injury concerns for a fixture that has been switched to St Mary’s with the London Stadium not ready after the world championships. Ryan Bertrand has recovered from a knock, while Cédric Soares should start. For West Ham, Michail Antonio is fit again after four months out with a hamstring injury. Slaven Bilic will be targeting a defensive improvement after last weekend.
Huddersfield v Newcastle JOHN SMITH’S STADIUM, SUNDAY 1.30PM
After missing last weekend’s 3-0 win at Crystal Palace, Jonathan Hogg, Nahki Wells, Martin Cranie and Jon Gorenc Stankovic remain unavailable. Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez will be without key midfielder Jonjo Shelvey as he begins a three-match ban. Benitez will also be without Florian Lejeune and Paul Dummett, while the game will come too soon for full back DeAndre Yedlin.
Man City v Everton ETHIAD STADIUM, MONDAY 8PM
Manchester City are still without new signing Benjamin Mendy and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan. City have no fresh injury concerns but midfielder Fabian Delph is also out with an unspecified knock. Everton’s record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson is expected to make his debut and, although he only feels ready to play 45 minutes, boss Ronald Koeman said he would be involved.