remier League football is back this weekend with all 20 top-flight sides in action across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Here is everything you need to know about those 10 games, courtesy of PA Sport…
Newcastle top scorer Callum Wilson faces a late fitness test ahead of the Magpies’ clash with Chelsea. Wilson limped off during the defeat at Southampton two weeks ago with a hamstring injury, but boss Steve Bruce is hopeful he will recover in time for the early kick-off. Ryan Fraser (hamstring) is definitely out, while Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie have returned to training following hamstring and shoulder injuries but are unlikely to be risked.
Chelsea will be without Christian Pulisic and Thiago Silva. Winger Pulisic is still recovering from a hamstring injury and defender Silva will be rested after international duty with Brazil. But Kai Havertz is back in contention after self-isolating and Ben Chilwell is also expected to be fit.
Last season: Newcastle 1 Chelsea 0, Chelsea 1 Newcastle 0
Last five league matches: Newcastle W L D W L; Chelsea W D D W W
Top scorers: Callum Wilson (Newcastle) 6; Timo Werner (Chelsea) 8
Match odds: H 11-2 A 1-2 D 10-3
Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
3pm | Aston Villa (6) v Brighton (16) | BT Sport 1
Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton has returned to daily training but is not ready for the visit of Brighton. The England international has been out since New Year’s Day with a knee injury but played 70 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week. Kortney Hause is back in training after a groin problem but fellow defenders Bjorn Engels (thigh) and Fred Guilbert (side strain) are out.
Brighton are expected to recall captain Lewis Dunk after his three-match ban came to an end before the international break. Aaron Connolly (thigh) and Solly March (ankle) are back in contention but the game could come too soon for Leandro Trossard (adductor). Davy Propper returned following an Achilles issue but has been ill in recent days so may miss out.
Last season: Brighton 1 Aston Villa 1, Aston Villa 2 Brighton 1
Last five league matches: Aston Villa W W L L W; Brighton L D D L D
Top scorers: Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) 8; Neal Maupay (Brighton) 4
Match odds: H 5-4 A 1-2 D 10-3
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
Tottenham v Man City: Premier League match preview
Tottenham will be able to call on Steven Bergwijn. The Holland forward scored on his Spurs debut in the corresponding fixture last year but missed the international break due to an unspecified injury – although he is in contention this weekend. Erik Lamela (Achilles) is close to a return while Matt Doherty is self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with the Republic of Ireland.
City will check on the fitness of record goalscorer Sergio Aguero and forward Raheem Sterling. Aguero has been out for the past month with a hamstring injury and Sterling pulled out of the England squad earlier this week with a calf problem. Captain Fernandinho, recently sidelined with a muscular injury, is now out after suffering gastroenteritis. There are also doubts over defenders Nathan Ake and Benjamin Mendy.
Last season: Tottenham 2 Man City 0, Man City 2 Tottenham 2
Last five league matches: Tottenham W D W W W; Man City D W D W D
Top scorers: Harry Kane (Tottenham) 13; Raheem Sterling (Man City) 5
Match odds: H 16-5 D 29-10 A 4-5
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
Manchester United have some injury concerns but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feels positive about his options when they host West Brom. Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones were the only players unable to train on the eve of the match, although Saturday will come too soon for Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo as they build fitness. Solskjaer suggested Mason Greenwood may also not make it as he returns from illness, while he is waiting to see if Marcus Rashford had any reaction to his return to training on Friday following a shoulder complaint. Victor Lindelof will have an ongoing back issue assessed on Saturday, when Alex Telles could make his Premier League debut having been laid low following a positive Covid-19 test.
West Brom expect to have defender Branislav Ivanovic, forward Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson all available following self-isolation after positive Covid-19 tests. Ivanovic and Pereira had both been unavailable for the defeat by Tottenham before the international break, while Robinson has completed his 10-day isolation period after testing positive for the virus while away with the Republic of Ireland.
The Baggies are waiting for the all clear from other players who have returned after international duty. Forward Hal Robson-Kanu (broken arm) has started some group training and midfielder Sam Field (knee) is also stepping up his own rehabilitation.
Last season: No corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: Man Utd L W D L W; West Brom L D D L L
Top scorers: Marcus Rashford (Man Utd) 7; Hal Robson-Kanu & Callum Robinson (West Brom) 3
Match odds: H 3-10 A 9-1 D 9-2
Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)
Fulham will again check on midfielder Mario Lemina, who has been out with a hamstring problem. Cottagers boss Scott Parker reported no fresh injury problems following the international break, but French forward Aboubakar Kamara will serve out a three-match suspension. Dutch defender Kenny Tete is stepping up his recovery from a calf problem, along with Terence Kongolo (ankle) but both are not yet ready for a return.
Everton defender Seamus Coleman has been ruled out after sustaining an injury in training for the Republic of Ireland. Forward Richarlison returns after a three-match suspension. Midfielders Fabian Delph (knock) and Allan (muscle) are fit while long-term absentee Jean-Philippe Gbamin is closing in on a return in the next couple of weeks.
Last season: No corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: Fulham L D L W L; Everton W D L L L
Top scorers: Aleksandar Mitrovic & Bobby Reid (Fulham) 3; Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) 11
Match odds: H 29-10 A 10-11 D 27-10
Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire)
West Ham boss David Moyes hopes Michail Antonio will be fit for selection. The 30-year-old has missed the Hammers’ last two games with a hamstring problem. He has been recovering during the international break and is back in training ahead of the trip to Bramall Lane. Angelo Ogbonna is also working his way back from injury after he was forced off against Fulham with a knock two weeks ago.
Last season: Sheff Utd 1 West Ham 0, West Ham 1 Sheff Utd 1
Last five league matches: Sheff Utd L D L L L; West Ham W D D L W
Top scorers: David McGoldrick (Sheff Utd) 3; Sebastien Haller (West Ham) 5
Match odds: H 2-1 A 29-20 D 9-4
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
Leeds v Arsenal: Premier League match preview
Kalvin Phillips is hoping to return to action for Leeds. The England midfielder could start against the Gunners after missing Leeds’ last three Premier League matches due to a shoulder injury. Club record signing Rodrigo is also back in contention after recovering from conronavirus, but Pablo Hernandez misses out due to a muscle strain, while Diego Llorente (groin) and Jamie Shackleton (thigh) remain unavailable.
Arsenal will be without Thomas Partey as the Ghana international continues to recover from a thigh injury suffered in the defeat to Aston Villa. Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac are also unavailable after the pair both tested positive for Covid-19 during the international break. Gabriel Martinelli (knee) is out but long-term absentees Calum Chambers and Pablo Mari are now back in full training, although a lack of match fitness means they are unlikely to feature at this stage.
Leeds provisional squad: Meslier, Cooper, Koch, Dallas, Ayling, Klich, Phillips, Alioski, Bamford, Struijk, Harrison, Costa, Rodrigo, Raphinha, Roberts, Casilla, Casey, Poveda, Davis.
Last season: No corresponding fixture
Last five league matches: Leeds D L W L L; Arsenal W L L W L Top scorers:
Patrick Bamford (Leeds) 7; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 4
Match odds: H 11-5 A 6-5 D 13-5
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
Liverpool v Leicester: Premier League match preview
Liverpool’s injury problems continue to mount as they prepare to welcome Premier League leaders Leicester.England duo Joe Gomez (knee) and Jordan Henderson (thigh) were injured on international duty and are both ruled out, the former most likely for the season. Trent Alexander-Arnold (calf) is also out while fellow defenders Rhys Williams and Neco Williams are also doubts, but midfielder Fabinho is back in training and could return after a hamstring injury.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers welcomes back Timothy Castagne following a hamstring injury that has sidelined the Belgian full-back for the club’s last four games. Wesley Fofana has shrugged off a small knee problem he suffered during the international break. Caglar Soyuncu and Wilfred Ndidi remain on the sidelines with groin injuries and although Ricardo Pereira is back in training after a knee issue, he also misses the trip to Anfield.
Last season: Leicester 0 Liverpool 4, Liverpool 2 Leicester 1
Last five league matches: Liverpool L D W W D; Leicester L L W W W
Top scorers: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 10; Jamie Vardy (Leicester) 9
Match odds: H 19-20 S 27-10 D 11-4
Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire)
Robbie Brady is a doubt for Burnley due to a tight hamstring sustained on Republic of Ireland duty this week. Fellow wideman Johann Berg Gudmundsson has a calf niggle but is expected to be in contention, as is left-back Charlie Taylor, who has an Achilles tendon issue. Midfielder Dale Stephens misses out with a hamstring problem. Erik Pieters has recovered from a calf injury while fellow defender Phil Bardsley is available again having tested positive for coronavirus last month.
Palace have been boosted by the return to fitness of defenders Joel Ward (groin), Tyrick Mitchell (knock) and James Tomkins (thigh). Midfielder Ebere Eze was withdrawn from England Under-21 duty as a precaution and is a doubt. Luka Milivojevic, who serves the second game of a three-match suspension, is awaiting the result of a second coronavirus test in Serbia after testing positive on Monday.
Last season: Crystal Palace 0 Burnley 1, Burnley 0 Crystal Palace 2
Last five league matches: Burnley L D L L D; Crystal Palace L D W L W
Top scorers: Matej Vydra (Burnley) 2; Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) 5
Match odds: H 7-4 A 7-4 D 21-10
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
Conor Coady’s hopes of making a 122nd consecutive league appearance for Wolves hang in the balance after he was forced to leave the England squad due to covid protocols. The defender has had to self-isolate and train on his own but boss Nuno Espirito Santo hopes he will be available. Rayan Ait-Nouri is expected to shrug off the knock which saw him withdraw from France’s under-21 squad at the start of the international break.
Captain James Ward-Prowse is expected to be fit for Southampton after he returned to training this week following a hamstring injury which ruled him out of international duty. Full-back Ryan Bertrand is also back after a thigh issue but Mohamed Salisu is still building up his match fitness. Top goalscorer Danny Ings remains out after knee surgery last month, but manager Ralph Hasenhuttl reported the forward is making good progress ahead of an expected return in December.
Last season: Southampton 2 Wolves 3, Wolves 1 Southampton 1
Last five league matches: Wolves W W D W L; Southampton W D W W W
Top scorers: Raul Jimenez (Wolves) 4; Danny Ings (Southampton) 5
Match odds: H 13-10 A 23-10 D 11-45
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)
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