It’s back to the Premier League this weekend after midweek games in both the Champions and Europa leagues.
Man City vs Bournemouth
Sat 01/12 at 15:00
To kick things off this weekend, Man City host Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City will be looking to get back to winning ways after a midweek draw against Lyon in the Champions League.
Having said that, they’re still unbeaten in the Premier League and have won the last five on the bounce.
Raheem Sterling has scored in every one of his appearances against Bournemouth so he’ll be looking to continue that ominous form.
In terms of team news, Man City have a number of players with minor injuries. Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus will all be assessed prior to the game.
Meanwhile Kevin de Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy and Claudio Bravo will all miss this game.
At the other end, Bournemouth will have to do without Dan Gosling due to a minor knee injury and Jefferson Lerma due to a suspension.
My money’s on a comfortable home win for Man City.
Chelsea vs Fulham
Sun 02/12 at 12:00
Chelsea’s form seems to have dipped a little in recent weeks. They’ve had the worst form in the top four over the past five weeks and I’m sure they’ll still be bitter about their 3-1 loss to Tottenham last weekend.
This game probably couldn’t have come at a better time for Chelsea since Fulham are at the bottom of the table and are unlikely to put up much of a fight away from home.
In terms of team news, Maurizio Sarri is set to make 10 changes to the team that played PAOK in the Europa League during the week and Eden Hazard is set to play despite a minor ankle injury.
At the other end, Fulham continue to play without Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Kevin McDonald due to longer term injuries.
I think this one may be a little one sided…
Arsenal vs Tottenham
Sun 02/12 at 14:05
It’s the North London derby on Sunday and Arsenal host the first round at the Emirates Stadium.
Since last week’s win against Chelsea, Tottenham have pulled themselves into third in the table, just three points behind Liverpool.
Tottenham’s confidence will be sky high after their win over Chelsea and Inter Milan in the Champions League.
However, Arsenal will be looking to continue their 18 game unbeaten streak.
To boost their chances, Arsenal will bring back their senior players to the starting line-up
Tottenham are boosted by the return of Jan Vertonghen who could take part for the first time since September and Christian Eriksen should return to the starting line-up after recovering from a minor abdominal injury.
Erik Lamela and Kieran Trippier will sit this one out due to more serious injuries.
This game is set to be a corker.
Liverpool vs Everton
Sun 02/12 at 16:15
To end the weekend’s Premier League football, Liverpool host Everton on Sunday afternoon.
This is set to be one of Liverpool’s hardest games of the season to date with Everton sitting in sixth position in pretty decent form.
However, Liverpool need to keep their points ticking over to keep pace with Man City at the top of the table.
Everton’s new manager Marco Silva knows how to beat Liverpool as he did with Hull last season so he’ll be looking to repeat that feat with a much stronger team.
Liverpool will have to do without their captain Jordan Henderson after he was sent off last weekend and a number of players are recovering from minor injuries suffered in their midweek loss to PSG.
I think Liverpool will just edge this one being at home.
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