Premier League team news: How Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and City will line up

Here is how we are predicting the Premier League’s ‘big six’ to line up this weekend

Friday 23 August 2019 16:16
Emery preparing for 'big challenge' as Arsenal head to Anfield

The Premier League returns this weekend with matches across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Arsenal‘s visit to Liverpool looks like the pick of the bunch as the Gunners try to reverse their poor form at Anfield with a Nicolas Pepe and David Luiz among their new recruits this summer.

Chelsea travel to Norwich desperate for their first win under new manager Frank Lampard, but they face a tricky trip and the task of shackling the in-form Teemu Pukki.

The champions Manchester City travel to Bournemouth where they won last season with a late winner courtesy of Raheem Sterling, and they would surely take the same result again in what can be a tough away day.

Meanwhile Manchester United host Crystal Palace, and Tottenham welcome Newcastle United hoping to pour more misery on Steve Bruce’s tenure on Tyneside.

Here is how we think the Premier League’s big six will line-up.

Liverpool (vs Arsenal)

With Alisson still unavailable, the only question mark over Jurgen Klopp’s selection is who he will pick in midfield. Fabinho and Jordan Henderson look likely to start but there are a number of players who could take the other spot. Often in big games, he turns to the ever-reliable James Milner.

Arsenal (vs Liverpool)

Nicolas Pepe looks set to make his full Premier League debut for the Gunners and he will add significant firepower, particularly on the counter-attack at Anfield.

Manchester United (vs Crystal Palace)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not expected to make many changes but he could well bring in Juan Mata for Jesse Lingard, given just how few goals and assists Lingard has been producing both at the tailend of last season and the start of this one.

Tottenham (vs Newcastle)

With Tanguy Ndombele ruled out, Moussa Sissoko is likely to come back into the side in midfield alongside Harry Winks. Erik Lamela and the returning Heung-min Son may well get the nod ahead of Lucas Moura.

Chelsea (vs Norwich)

Antonio Rudiger is back in the fold for Chelsea but Frank Lampard may be reluctant to through him straight into the starting line-up, and is expected instead to persist with Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen. Mason Mount is likely to keep his place after scoring last week.

Manchester City (vs Bournemouth)

With John Stones still not fully fit, Nicolas Otamendi will continue at centre-back for the champions alongside Aymeric Laporte. Sergio Aguero is set to continue up front with Gabriel Jesus on the bench, while Riyad Mahrez could miss out to Bernardo Silva.

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