Manchester City v Brighton, Newcastle v Crystal Palace and more: clockwatch – live | Premier League
Your final set of teamsheets for today’s Premier League 3pm kick-offs, with Andros Townsend on the Luton bench after his free transfer …
Newcastle: Pope; Trippier, Lascelles, Schär, Burn; Longstaff, Guimarães, Joelinton; Murphy, Wilson, Gordon
Subs: Dubravka, Dummett, Tonali, Targett, Isak, Hall, Livramento, Almirón, Anderson.
Crystal Palace: Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Lerma, Doucouré, Hughes; Ayew, Mateta, Edouard
Subs: Matthews, Holding, Franca, Clyne, Richards, Ahamada, Riedewald, Rak-Sakyi, Ozoh.
Ederson on the bench for Manchester City, but Rodri is straight back into Pep Guardiola’s starting lineup.
Manchester City: Ortega; Walker, Stones, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Bernardo, Foden; Doku, Alvarez, Haaland
Subs: Ederson, Dias, Phillips, Ake, Kovacic, Grealish, Gomez, Nunes, Lewis
Brighton: Steele; Milner, Dunk, Igor Julio, March; Baleba, Gross; Adingra, Welbeck, Mitoma; João Pedro
Subs: Verbruggen, Webster, Van Hecke, Veltman, Dahoud, Gilmour, Lallana, Fati, Ferguson
Brentford: Flekken; Ajer, Collins, Pinnock, Onyeka; Jensen, Nørgaard, Janelt; Mbeumo, Wissa, Maupay
Subs: Strakosha, Zanka, Ghoddos, Mee, Roerslev, Yarmoliuk, Ji-soo, Olakigbe, Brierley.
Burnley: Trafford; Roberts, Al Dakhil, O’Shea, Taylor; Berge, Cullen; Trésor, Amdouni, Odobert; Foster
Subs: Muric, Cork, Brownhill, Delcroix, Redmond, Bruun Larsen, Rodriguez, Zaroury, Koleosho.
Former Bristol City midfielder Alex Scott starts for under-fire Andoni Iraola, as Gary O’Neil faces his former club at the Vitality Stadium. Mat Doherty is back in the Wolves lineup.
Let’s get straight into the team news. They’re about to drop …
Good afternoon! Eesh, that was a long international break, wasn’t it? And with England stinking the place out in the Cricket World Cup and likely to be dumped from the Rugby World Cup tonight in a double Saffa-smashing, thank goodness for the Premier League. You can always rely on it.
It returned with the Merseyside derby this lunchtime of course, which is still ongoing. There’s a veritable feast on offer this Saturday – an incredible five 3pm kick-offs, with two evening games later on to boot. Can Manchester City get back to winning ways at home to Brighton? Probably. Can Newcastle flex their muscles against Crystal Palace? Probably. Can Bournemouth win a game? Probably not.
Let’s see how accurate, or wildly inaccurate those predictions prove to be. Stick with us for the latest.