Premier League match previews: Team news, key stats and predictions

Team information, essential stats and predictions as the Premier League returns, along with three games live on Sky Sports this weekend.
Brighton will have Solly March back for its Premier League clash with Tottenham, but will hand a late fitness test to Davy Propper. Winger March is match after missing the last two games with a thigh problem of Albion, whilst midfielder Propper remains doubtful having sat out last weekends loss at Chelsea because of a issue.
Shane Duffy (calf), Bernardo (knock), Leandro Trossard (groin) and Jose Izquierdo (knee) remain sidelined for the Seagulls however Leon Balogun is available following a slight injury.
Tottenham are most likely to perform Moussa Sissoko at right-back. The midfielder is set to fill in for the frozen Serge Aurier, having done thus after the red card from Southampton a week of the Ivory Coast international.
Midfielder Giovani Lo Celso (cool ) and winger Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) are still hurt.
Stat of the game: Tottenham are winless in nine Premier League away games (D2 L7) since defeating Fulham in January. They continue went more without a win on the road between April-December 2006 (10 matches ).
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Charlie Nicholas forecast: What would we state about Tottenham? They made a battling performance with 10 men against Southampton, but theyre currently struggling, and Bayern picked them apart. Brighton on the flip side, if Leandro Trossard is fit, could cause difficulties. Unfortunately the results have not been impressive. Some time is taken by new managers, but they are able to cause Spurs problems. Tottenham are there for the taking at the moment – there is no togetherness and they could be squeezed by Brighton in this.
CHARLIE PREDCITS: 1-1 (11/2 with Sky Bet)
Jack Cork is unlikely to blame for Burnley because of a shoulder injury. The midfielder suffered a small fracture in his shoulder blade at last weeks 2-2 draw and will not be risked.
Danny Drinkwater has returned to light training, but he is a certain absentee, while Johann Berg Gudmundsson will be hoping for a return to action, was an unused substitute against Villa, following over a month out with a calf issue.
Theo Walcott and andre Gomes is going to be appropriate this week, after returning to training. Gomes was sidelined for a month with a rib difficulty but was working with team-mates in Finch Farm this week, even while Walcott has recovered in the head trauma, he endured last weeks defeat to Manchester City.
Jean-Philippe Gbamin has returned to light training, however, the summer signing is not yet prepared to come back from a thigh issue.
Stat of the match: Not one of the 10 Premier League games between Burnley and Everton have ended as attractions – Burnley and Everton have won four and half of the last encounters, respectively.
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Charlie Nicholas forecast: this is the identical scenario, and I do not move against Burnley often. Burnley are mid-table and won two of their opening seven games, but theyre on the verge of entering the top half and have introduced a danger in each match, using Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are getting the goals again. The other has a off day, when one scores although it is an old fashioned venture! They are back to being strong defensively, so I dont see trouble for them this year, and I expect them to win this particular match. I never understand what Marco Silva would like to achieve. Whenever you have as many attacking options because he does, and it isnt functioning, you need to try something different. There is not any rhythm to Everton, no comprehension and if things pan out how I watch them at Burnley, Silva may be very fortunate to still maintain his chair by the worldwide break, with Everton possibly in the lowest three.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp includes a late decision to make on whether to remember goalkeeper Alisson Becker for the trip of Leicester.
The Brazil was sidelined by a calf injury sustained in the opening match of the year, but has returned with the primary group.
Centre-back Joel Matip will definitely miss out, nevertheless, with a minor knee problem which made him inaccessible to the midweek Champions League triumph over Red Bull Salzburg.
Leicesters former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is very likely to change a winning side on his return.
Midfielder James Maddison has recovered from an ankle problem which forced him to overlook last weekend to the 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle.
Summer signing Dennis Praet impressed against Newcastle, but the Belgium global is the most prone to make way for Maddison.
Stat of the match: Liverpool are unbeaten in their past 43 house league games (W33 D10) – the longest current streak in the top five leagues, and Liverpools second-longest ever in top-flight history. Their previous best of 63 between February was ended by Leicester.
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Charlie Nicholas forecast: This is the best test for Leicester. They are the real deal and may be close to breaking into the top . They beat Tottenham and ought to have got something against Man Utd, however they will go to Anfield and accept them on. Liverpools defence isnt as good as last time and we knew that, but theyre five points clear. Brendan Rodgers understands how dangerous their front three will be, so he will try to block the full-backs also which isnt being defensive, its being strategic. If Salzburg can score three occasions at Anfield then Im convinced Leicester could grab a goal. Liverpool have played well in some and stumbled on other, so this may be the one where they finally falter.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-2 (16/1 with Sky Bet)
Norwich full-back Jamal Lewis will be available to the clash with Aston Villa, with his elbow problem not as bad as originally feared. Veteran Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern begins, with Ralf Fahrmann (groin) joining Tim Krul (back) on the sidelines, while Archie Mair will be promoted from the U23s as cover.
Defender Ben Godfrey, place for a hernia surgery throughout the worldwide break, will probably be available, full-back Sam Byram (ankle) and midfielder Todd Cantwell (hamstring) are minor doubts and centre-half Grant Hanley (groin) misses out. Midfielders Alex Tettey (groin), Mario Vrancic (H ), Tom Trybull (ankle), winger Onel Hernandez (knee) and defenders Christoph Zimmermann (foot) and Timm Klose (knee) all carry on their rehabilitation.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has no fresh injury issues. Defenders Tyrone Mings (shin) and Matt Targett (hamstring), who picked up issues in last weekends 2-2 draw with Burnley, have trained this week and are offered for selection, while midfielder Henri Lansbury is back in contention after recovering from an ankle injury.
The game will come very soon for striker Jonathan Kodjia (fractured cheekbone) and James Chester (hamstring) remains out.
Stat of the match: Aston Villa have dropped some league-high eight points out of winning positions from the Premier League so far this season. Truly, 50 per cent of this comeback victories in the competition that term have been against Villa. (2/4).
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Charlie Nicholas forecast: Villas defence is trying to cope with the better players in the Premier League. They might not score goals, but I believe theres goals from the team. It is possible to flip John McGinn and Jack Grealish from home and Wesley is a hazard. Norwich are a fantastic opinion as we all know. Defensively theyll leak goals, but just how far may Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki carry them, alongside Emiliano Buendia and Marco Stiepermann? They give you everything they have, but the first three will be the trick to moving forward – Villa may make the most of that.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-2 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
Watford midfielder Will Hughes may be set for a comeback with sat out his sides past two games with injury, but this battle will come too soon for captain Troy Deeney, with all the striker still having not recovered from a knee problem.
Meanwhile, the boss Quique Sanchez Flores will choose to begin Roberto Pereyra after the forwards arrived at half-time to get Gerard Deulofeu in their 2-0 loss at Wolves out time.
Sheffield United will be without David McGoldrick (groin) once again but Billy Sharp comes from suspension. Wilder has no fresh injury concerns.
Stat of the game: Watford have conceded at least once in every one of their last 19 Premier League games without a clean sheet at the competition.
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Charlie Nicholas forecast: Quique Sanchez Flores acquired the stage against Arsenal, however, it has been since. 2 things is nowhere near good enough and that I liked the first time to him, although I like this director. Sheffield United will feel frustrated following their result. Their pace and dedication is there for everyone to view, although they will struggle to score goals that year. Watford will know they will need to have on the line – they will receive their first win of this year, although it is going to be a game with a great deal of reservations.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (8/1 with Sky Bet)
West Ham are without goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. The Poland will be sidelined for up to three months after sustaining an accident while shooting last weekend to a free-kick contrary to Bournemouth.
Midfielder Jack Wilshere goes back to full fitness, though he missed a day of practice with a small muscle twinge, whilst defender Winston Reid stays on the long-term harm list.
Crystal Palace will be without midfielder Luka Milivojevic, who acts a one-match ban following a fifth caution in last weekends triumph over Norwich.
Victor Camarasa can come into contention for a midfield berth, but defender Mamadou Sakho stays unavailable as he recovers from a muscular strain. Forward Connor Wickham has returned to training after an ankle issue.
Stat of the game: West Ham have dropped more Premier League London derbies than any other hand (97), while just Fulham (19.5 per cent) have a lower win rate in such games than Crystal Palace (22.7 percent – won 22 of 97).
How to see: West Ham vs Crystal Palace is still currently live on Saturday Night Football in 5pm; Kick-off 5.30pm. Clips that are in-game can be watched by sky Sports clients in the game blog on program and the Sky Sports site. Highlights will also be printed on the Sky Sports platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube station after the final whistle.
Charlie Nicholas forecast: This is a London derby. Crystal Palace are better but its difficult to tell sometimes. Wilfried Zaha looks although Mark Noble is playing much better than he has, like he could be within the move situation. It was a fantastic stage for West Ham at Bournemouth when normally theyd have folded. Here is the Ham side I have seen in a while and I think Sebastian Haller are the fans favourite, finding the web.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 3-1 (14/1 with Sky Bet)
Arsenal have no fresh injury worries as head trainer Unai Emery prepares to welcome a range of regulars to get Sundays Premier League visit of Bournemouth back.
Emery made 10 changes for Thursdays Europa League triumph over Standard Liege with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Bernd Leno, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Matteo Guendouzi likely to return.
Striker Alexandre Lacazette (ankle) and midfielder Emile Smith Rowe (concussion) are the only absentees with forward Bukayo Saka available having suffered from cramp from the latter phases of Mondays draw at Manchester United.
Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe must possess Scotland winger Ryan Fraser back after illness.
Defender Adam Smith (hamstring) and midfielder Dan Gosling (cool ) are both closing in on a return since they step up their retrieval.
Defender Chris Mepham has withdrawn in the Wales squad with an unspecified injury, while midfielder David Brooks (foot ), left-back Charlie Daniels (knee) and winger Junior Stanislas (knee) all carry on their own rehabilitation.
Stat of the game: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will become the first Arsenal player to score as many as eight objectives in the Gunners first eight matches as Dennis Bergkamp in 1997-98 to some Premier League season.
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Charlie Nicholas forecast: This is really a sport I expect Arsenal win and to go. Bournemouth are ticking along well and will play on the counter-attack, however they dont tend to have results on the street away at the big sides. But with Arsenals defence is quite fragile, this is another hazardous game to the Gunners. They should just have enough to get the win, but then if Arsenal are something, they are surprising.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 3-1 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
City are again without playmaker Kevin De Bruyne as Wolves are hosted by them .
The Belgium international missed the midweek Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb after suffering a groin injury at the latter stages of last weekends victory at Everton.
Manager Pep Guardiola insists the problem is not too serious but he is not eager to take a threat this weekend.
John Stones also remains on the sidelines, however Guardiola added that hes optimistic the England defender will also be match after the upcoming international break.
In Terms of the visitors, Portugal forwards Diogo Jota is still absent after being sidelined for sailors Europa League triumph at Besiktas on Thursday with an ankle Issue.
But aside from overlooking Jota, the people have a fully-fit squad to select from.
Stat of the game: Nine of the last 14 goals scored in Premier League meetings between Man City and Wolves have been through set-pieces (four corners, three penalties, 2 free-kicks), comprising four of the five last season.
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Charlie Nicholas prediction: Manchester City needs to have a comfortable day, although Wolves may be awkward. If Liverpool drop points over the Saturday before, then it is a chance they simply must take. City are brilliant to watch, and they are only just starting out. Wolves are a dangerous side and they have their first win every week, but at the time they have come in Thursdays tough trip to Besiktas, it may be too far for Nuno Espirito Santos side.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 3-1 (10/1 with Sky Bet)
Southampton full-back Cedric Soares was absent because of its 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last time out.
When Frank Lampards Blues visit St Marys the Portugal international has a calf problem and will remain unavailable.
Boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has harm concerns, with Moussa Djenepo.
The Mali winger has played in three top-flight games since his summer switch from Standard Liege, but hasnt featured since promising the winner.
Chelsea, meanwhile, will probably be without Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles), Emerson Palmieri (thigh), Antonio Rudiger (groin) and Marco Van Ginkel (ACL) for Sundays battle about the south shore.
Stat of the game: Chelsea have scored at least one time in each of their last 15 games away against Southampton in most contests (33 goals in complete ), continue failing to find the net in a 0-1 loss in December 1997.
To see: Southampton vs Chelsea is live on Super Sunday from 1pm; Kick-off 2pm. Sky Sports clients can observe clips in the match blog about the Sky Sports site and program. Highlights will be published on the Sky Sports platforms along with the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly.
Charlie Nicholas forecast: This can be just another test for Southampton, that had been adequate against Tottenham. Tammy Abraham and mason Mount have been commended, and rightly so. Abraham has earned his first England call-up. Chelsea are sitting in seventh that is acceptable – it is tight right now. It will be a season filled with ups and downs for your Blues and it may just take its toll with a great deal of games coming to get their kids.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 1-1 (6/1 with Sky Bet)
Newcastle midfielder Isaac Hayden is frozen for the clash with Manchester United. Hayden was ignored in the King Power Stadium during last weekends 5-0 drubbing for a challenge on Leicesters Dennis Praet and begins a three-match ban.
Yet, head coach Steve Bruce might be boosted by the return of striker Dwight Gayle (H ), wing-back Jetro Willems (knee) and midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), whereas beating Florian Lejeune (knee) is building up suit fitness, leaving just winger Matt Ritchie (foot ) on the casualty list.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka, paul Pogba along with Anthony Martial seem set to be among Manchester Uniteds absentees. Pogba (ft ), Wan-Bissaka (illness) and Martial (thigh) were one of those that missed Thursdays Europa League trip to AZ Alkmaar, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stating afterwards that there couldprobably not be any players returning on Sunday.
Phil Jones defenders Luke Shaw and Ashley Young have been the others to overlook the draw in Holland, at which Jesse Lingard limped away with a hamstring issue that will need checking.
Stat of the match: Manchester United are winless in their last seven away league games (D3 L4) – they continue had a longer run without a win in the road in the top-flight between February and September 1989 (11 matches ).
How to see: Newcastle vs Man Utd is live on Super Sunday from 4pm; Kick-off 4.30pm. Sky Sports clients can watch clips from the live game site on the Sky Sports website and app. Highlights will also be released on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel soon.
Charlie Nicholas forecast: Steve Bruce goes up against his old group – its a fascinating one. The final time Newcastle were at home, they were dreadful. You need to give the fans something in the home, they are an awesome bunch of fans. Manchester United are currently residing with two wins in seven in 10th, scrambling for points in the home. Solskjaer has his strategy for the club and the childhood although there is a great deal of requirements set up. Some time will be taken by his vision. One week, Newcastle will surprise everybody, and this could be this week. If they were hit by them and are competitive, Manchester United cans shock.
CHARLIE PREDICTS: 2-1 (14/1 with Sky Bet)

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