Premier League Saturday Preview

The Premier League’s top-three – only separated on goal-difference – are all in action on Saturday as the top-flight returns following the international week.

Champions Manchester City currently sit top, and they will be hopeful of victory as they host Burnley.

Second place Chelsea kick-off the action in what is the game of the weekend in the Premier League, as they welcome their old boss Jose Mourinho and his out-of-sorts Manchester United side to Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool, in third, travel to Huddersfield in the final game of the day – as The Terriers continue their search for their first win of the season.

The other two win-less top-flight sides – Newcastle and Cardiff – are also in action on Saturday. Brighton make the trip to St James’ Park, whilst The Bluebirds host Fulham in the Welsh capital.

Elsewhere, there are also two derbies – with Bournemouth, who could move into the top-four, welcoming South Coast rivals Southampton to the Vitality Stadium, whilst in the capital West Ham entertain Tottenham at the London Stadium.

The final game of the day sees in-form Wolves look to move into the top-six as they host Watford – who are looking to end a run of four games without a win.

See below for a preview on the games, including predictions from former England, Crystal Palace and Tottenham midfielder Andy Gray and our own Football Insider Graeme Bailey and bet365’s Steve Freeth.

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Chelsea 12:30 Manchester United
Stamford Bridge

TEAM NEWS: Chelsea have a near fully fit squad, with question marks over Antonio Rudiger and Ethan Ampadu, who are both considered doubtful.

Marouane Fellaini, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay and Ander Herrera are all doubts for United, whilst Jesse Lingard and Marcos Rojo miss out.

KEY FACT: Chelsea are looking to remain unbeaten throughout their first nine matches of a Premier League season for a third time
MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 3/4 Draw 29/10 Man Utd 4/1
bet365 Pick: Under 2.5 goals @10/11
ANDY SAYS: Chelsea have been playing well, and I think they will have far too much for United and claim a comfortable home win…3-0
GRAEME SAYS: It is really hard to see United getting something here, I think Jose would like to park the but are they good enough? Probably not…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Eden Hazard – could be top of the Index in a short space of time so plenty of value left

AFC Bournemouth 15:00 Southampton
Vitality Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Bournemouth have a doubt over Ryan Fraser – who was unable to feature for Scotland due to a hamstring problem.

Southampton could have a near fully fit squad to choose from but Stuart Armstrong and Alex McCarthy slight doubts.

KEY FACT: Southampton have only lost one of their six PL matches against AFC Bournemouth
MATCH ODDS: Bournemouth 21/20 Draw 5/2 Southampton 12/5
bet365 Pick: Over 2.5 goals & Both Team To Score @21/10
ANDY SAYS: Home win for me, I think Bournemouth are just too good for Southampton…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: I think Southampton could make life difficult for Bournemouth and may just snatch a point…0-0
Football Index – One to follow: Callum Wilson – still outside the top-200 and looks an Index bargain

Cardiff City 15:00 Fulham
Cardiff City Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Danny Ward and Junior Hoilett are both expected to be fit for Cardiff, but Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Lee Peltier and Aron Gunnarsson are all ruled out.

Fulham are without Joe Bryan, Tom Cairney and Neeskens Kebano but Timothy Fosu-Mensah could return following a dislocated shoulder.

KEY FACT: Cardiff City have won both of their previous Premier League meetings with Fulham
MATCH ODDS: Cardiff 7/5 Draw 9/4 Fulham 19/10
bet365 Pick: Under 2.5 goals @Evens
ANDY SAYS: I predicted Cardiff would struggle this season, that is what’s happening and I think that continues here…0-2
GRAEME SAYS: I can see Cardiff getting something here for sure, but maybe just a point…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Aleksandar Mitrovic at under £3, looks a bargain

Manchester City 15:00 Burnley
Etihad Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Man City should welcome Kevin De Bruyne and Fabian Delph back, whilst Ilkay Gundogan could also be in contention, but they remain without Danilo, Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala.

Nick Pope, Stephen Ward and Ben Gibson remain sidelined but James Tarkowski should be OK to feature whilst Robbie Brady and Steven Defour could make their returns.

KEY FACT: City are unbeaten in their last 33 Premier League matches kicking off at 15:00 on a Saturday
MATCH ODDS: Man City 1/14 Draw 10/1 Burnley 33/1
bet365 Pick: Raheem Sterling first goalscorer EW @9/2
ANDY SAYS: Comfortable home win, little doubt about it – just a matter of how many goals…4-0
GRAEME SAYS: Just so hard to how City don’t win this, has to be a home win…3-0
Football Index – One to follow: Raheem Sterling, just outside the top-ten – plenty of value left in him

Newcastle United 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion
St. James’ Park

TEAM NEWS: Yoshinoro Muto, Kenedy, Paul Dummett and Salomon Rondon are all in contention to feature, but Ciaran Clark and Florian Lejuene remain sidelined.

Brighton could have a fully fit squad with Gaeton Bong, Davy Propper, Dale Stephens, Pascal Gross and Matt Ryan all hoping to be recovered.

KEY FACT: Chris Hughton is aiming for his first victory at St James’ Park as an away manager
MATCH ODDS: Newcastle 23/20 Draw 11/5 Brighton 5/2
bet365 Pick: Both Teams To Score @Evens
ANDY SAYS: I can see Newcastle getting their first victory of the season here…2-1
GRAEME SAYS: Tough game for Newcastle and I think Brighton get something here…2-2
Football Index – One to follow: Glenn Murray is on the rise – one to keep an eye on

West Ham United 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur
London Stadium

TEAM NEWS: West Ham hope to have Arthur Musuaku, Robert Snodgrass and Javier Hernandez available, but Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, Andy Carroll, Winston Reid and Manuel Lanzini are all sidelined.

Tottenham should welcome back Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose, whilst they will wait on Vincent Wanyama and Moussa Dembele. Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen are sidelined.

KEY FACT: The Hammers have the chance to win a second consecutive league match at the London Stadium for the first time since December 2016
MATCH ODDS: West Ham 16/5 Draw 11/4 Spurs 4/5
bet365 Pick: Harry Kane first goal @11/4
ANDY SAYS: My former team gets the win here, I just think they will have too much for West Ham…1-3
GRAEME SAYS: I am not convinced Tottenham can win here, I think this will be a draw…1-1
Football Index – One to follow: Harry Kane – destined for number one spot again, so still worth looking at

Wolverhampton Wanderers 15:00 Watford

TEAM NEWS: Wolves boss Nuno has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Watford have Jose Holebas and Christian Kabasele suspended whilst Tom Cleverley and Daryl Janmaat remain sidelined, and Nathaniel Chalobah is a doubt.

KEY FACT: This is the first ever Premier League meeting between these two
MATCH ODDS: Wolves 8/11 Draw 5/2 Watford 4/1
bet365 Pick: Both Teams Not To Score @4/5
ANDY SAYS: Wolves are a good time and they will secure the win here…2-0
GRAEME SAYS: A really good game come up here, but have to give Wolves the benefit of any doubt as they are in very good form…2-0
Football Index – One to follow: Ruben Neves – still something of a bargain at under £4

Huddersfield Town 17:30 Liverpool
John Smith’s Stadium

TEAM NEWS: Tom Smith, Aaron Mooy, Christopher Schindler and Abdelhamid Sabiri could feature for Huddersfield but Philip Billing, Terence Kongolo, Danny Williams and Ramadan Sohbi are all sidelined.

Sadio Mane could play despite a broken thumb, whilst Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah should overcome knocks to start, but Naby Keita is a major doubt along with James Milner.

KEY FACT: Huddersfield are targeting their first goal in a Premier League home match this season
MATCH ODDS: Huddersfield 10/1 Draw 4/1 Liverpool 2/7
bet365 Pick: Huddersfield +2 @5/6
ANDY SAYS: Jurgen Klopp will dispatch of his good friend David Wagner here without too many issues…0-4
GRAEME SAYS: Huddersfield just won’t have enough to hold Liverpool here…0-2
Football Index – One to follow: Sadio Mane – still under-rated, still a very good signing

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