How every Premier League club’s starting XI could look this weekend, including new signings


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The Premier League is already shaping up to be fascinating in 2019/20 after a stunning opening weekend.

Here on talkSPORT we brought you three live commentaries full of goals, skills, and VAR.

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And we’re back at it again this weekend as we bring you another three matches live across Saturday.

The first of the GameDay action comes from the Emirates at 12:30pm as Arsenal host Burnley, before talkSPORT 2 brings you all the action from Norwich City vs Newcastle.

To round off the triumvirate we’ve got a classic as Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur, hoping for revenge after last season’s Champions League defeat.

It’s promising to be a brilliant GameDay here on talkSPORT but who will be starting for every club across the weekend?

Here at talkSPORT.com we’ve taken the early team news and predicted each team’s XI

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Arsenal (vs Burnley) – live on talkSPORT

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It’s likely David Luiz will make his debut for the Gunners on Saturday afternoon, while Nicolas Pepe is set for his first start, along with Dani Ceballos.

The latter two only made it off the bench against Newcastle but after an iffy showing Unai Emery looks ready to unleash his new boys.

Aston Villa (vs Bournemouth)

Manager Dean Smith could begin to bring some of his other new signings in agains the Cherries this weekend.

Anwar El Ghazi could be dropped for Jota, while full-backs Frederic Guilbert and Matt Targett might also get the nod.

Bournemouth (vs Aston Villa)

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We’d be surprised to see any more than one change by Eddie Howe but Jack Stacey could come in to replace Adam Smith on the right side of defence.

Brighton & Hove Albion (vs West Ham)

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Graham Potter is looking to build on his side’s 3-0 win over Watford but he may not just stick with the same team.

Neal Maupay looked brilliant when he came off the bench so could get the nod alongside Glenn Murray.

Burnley (vs Arsenal) – live on talkSPORT

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Clarets boss Sean Dyche isn’t one to make changes for the sake of it so we seriously doubt any will happen, especially against Arsenal.

Chelsea (vs Leicester)

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Frank Lampard has got plenty of thinking to do but not much time to do it as his men get back from their UEFA Super Cup clash with Liverpool on Thursday.

Kante is a doubt but having seen his team torn to shreds by Manchester United on the break he will do everything in his power to get the Frenchman on the pitch.

Christian Pulisic could make his full Premier League bow too.

Crystal Palace (vs Sheffield United)

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Wilfried Zaha should hand Roy Hodgson a massive boost by returning to the team against promoted side Sheffield United.

Jordan Ayew is likely to be the man he will replace but we doubt there will be any other changes.

Everton (vs Watford)

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Toffees boss Marco Silva will be itching to get three points against Watford having failed to defeat Crystal Palace on the opening weekend.

We wouldn’t be surprised to see late transfer window additions Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi starting.

Meanwhile, Jean-Philippe Gbamin should come in for the suspended Morgan Schneiderlin.

Leicester City (vs Chelsea)

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If Brendan Rodgers is to make any changes this weekend it’s set to be in midfield with Dennis Praet possibly coming in for Hamza Choudhury.

A progressive player, he should help push the Foxes onto the front foot.

Liverpool (vs Southampton)

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This team depends on if the Reds pick up any new injuries in the UEFA Super Cup.

If none are forthcoming then expect Sadio Mane to be the only change from the side who beat Norwich City 4-1.

Manchester City (vs Tottenham) – live on talkSPORT

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Riyad Mahrez was in scintillating form against West Ham United but his finishing left a lot to be desired.

It for that reason we think Bernardo Silva will come in for him against Spurs.

Manchester United (vs Wolverhampton Wanderers)

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After such a successful opener against Chelsea we can’t see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rocking the boat when they travel to Wolves next Monday.

Newcastle United (vs Norwich City) – live on talkSPORT 2

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He might have spent a couple of minutes in central midfield and been at fault for Arsenal’s goal but we reckon Jetro Willems will come in and push Matt Ritchie into midfield against the Canaries.

Norwich City (vs Newcastle United) – live on talkSPORT 2

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The Canaries gave a good account of themselves last Friday against Liverpool, despite the scoreline.

Only Timm Klose is likely to come in, if he’s declared fit, although Marco Stiepermann’s misses against the Reds might make his place in the team questionable.

Sheffield United (vs Crystal Palace)

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If Chris Wilder is to make any changes to his XI they’re only likely to be in attack.

Billy Sharp may have earned himself a start thanks to his goal, while Oliver McBurnie may come in for Callum Robinson.

Southampton (vs Liverpool)

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The Saints need to bounce back immediate from their loss to Burnley but have an uphill battle seeing as they are taking on Liverpool.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could come into midfield but the rest is likely to be the same, despite the 3-0 loss at the weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur (vs Manchester City) – live on talkSPORT

Mauricio Pochettino, like Pep Guardiola, can always spring a surprise so who know who will start this one.

Erik Lamela could get dropped as they look to go with a two-man frontline, while Christian Eriksen could come in against City after his superb cameo in the win over Aston Villa.

Watford (vs Everton)

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Andre Gray couldn’t help the Hornets against Brighton so may get dropped for the game with Everton.

This would likely see Roberto Pereyra come in and Gerard Deulofeu move up alongside Troy Deeney.

West Ham United (vs Brighton & Hove Albion)

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The Hammers were never likely to get too much out of Man City last weekend but will, nonetheless, make changes.

We could see Arthur Masuaku replace Aaron Cresswell, and Pablo Fornals come into the team for Michail Antonio.

Wolverhampton Wanderers (vs Manchester United)

Just like last season, Wolves will try not to change things up much.

We very much doubt there will be any alterations next Monday.

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