MIDWEEK PREMIER LEAGUE BOOTROOM
LEWIS STEELE’S GUIDE TO TONIGHT’S ACTION, ALL GAMES LIVE ON AMAZON PRIME
SOTON (4-4-2): McCarthy; Livramento, Salisu, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Elyounoussi; Adams, A Armstrong. LEICESTER (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Soumare; Lookman, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy. 25 SOUTHAMPTON have lost six of their seven midweek PL games in 2021, conceding 25 goals — including the 9-0 loss at Manchester United in February.
WATFORD (4-3-3): Bachmann; Ngakia, Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Rose; Kucka, Sissoko, Tufan; Cucho, Pedro, King. CHELSEA (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Barkley, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku. 10-0 CHELSEA have won their last four PL away games by an aggregate of 10-0. The last time they won five away PL games without conceding was in 2008.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Johnson, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio. BRIGHTON (4-2-3-1): Sanchez; Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Cucurella; Gross, Bissouma; Lamptey, Moder, Trossard; Maupay.
8 BRIGHTON are on an eight-game winless run in the PL — only Newcastle are on a worse one. This is David Moyes’s 50th home league game as West Ham boss.
WOLVES (3-4-3): Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri; Traore, Jimenez, Hwang. BURNLEY (4-4-2): Pope; Lowton, Collins, Mee, Taylor; Gudmundsson, Brownhill, Cork, McNeil; Wood, Cornet. 0-4 BURNLEY did the double over Wolves last season, including winning 4-0 at Molineux. Chris Wood scored a first-half hat-trick for Sean Dyche’s side.
ASTON VILLA (4-3-3): Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Ings, Watkins. MAN CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Jesus, Mahrez, Sterling. 289 CITY have scored more goals against Aston Villa in all competitions (289) than any other team they have faced. Newcastle (280) are second.
EVERTON (4-4-1-1): Pickford; Coleman, Keane, Godfrey, Digne; Townsend, Allan, Doucoure, Iwobi; Gray; Richarlison. LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane. 20 EVERTON ended a 20-match winless league run against Liverpool last season. They’ve not won back-to-back Merseyside league derbies since 1984-85.