SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER
Crystal Palace 12:30 Tottenham Hotspur
Eight games this Saturday, the first of which is a London derby featuring Crystal Palace against Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park. The Eagles brought in Edouard and Will Hughes towards the end of the transfer window while Spurs brought in Emerson Royal. Harry Kane has been scoring for fun over the international break, but Spurs’ lead scorer Son is nursing a possible injury and is “being assessed.”
Arsenal 15:00 Norwich City
The first of the six 3pm games is a bottom of the table clash between Arsenal who sit in 20th against 19th placed Norwich. Arsenal will be hoping that today's game can kick start their season but Xhaka is suspended for this one. Norwich look like they might have a tough season ahead of them. Lees-Melou may have gone under the radar.
Brentford 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion
Ivan Toney's team against Brighton and Hove Albion up next. Ivan scored a goal last time out but there are other of his team mates with better TFF scores. Brighton brought in defender Cucurella during the transfer window. Wellbeck returned from injury in Brighton's recent loss to Everton.
Leicester City 15:00 Manchester City
A clash between two teams who are on the same number of points is next up - Leicester v Manchester City. Vardy appears to have rediscovered his scoring boots over the summer break and Lookman joined the Foxes at the end of August. Man City didn't sign s recognised striker so assume the role will be split between Jesus and Torres – though Jesus is a possible this weekend. Kevin De Bruyne is still being assessed but looking to be in contention to feature and they may have keeper issues.
Manchester United 15:00 Newcastle United
Next, Man Utd v Newcastle. That Man Ronaldo should make his second United debut in this game, but don't forget they also brought in Varane and Sancho over the summer. Sancho should be fine after picking up minor injury in International break... though Rashford still out long term following surgery. Newcastle are sat just above the relegation spots and will need a good slice of luck to get anything out of today's game. Callum Wilson ruled out through injury.
Southampton 15:00 West Ham United
Mid-table Southampton against 2nd place West Ham is the next of the 3 o'clock games. The Saints have drawn their last two games but look to have replaced Ings quite well with Adam Armstrong. West Ham have started well but their defence isn't very solid and Antonio is single-handedly keeping them from dropping down the table at minute.
Watford 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers
The final 3pm game is Watford versus Wolves at Vicarage Road. Watford are 12th but haven't won in their last 2 games. Dennis is cheap as chips though. Wolves have suffered three 1-nil defeats against three of the big six teams so hopefully their season starts today. Hwang was brought in to play up front.
Chelsea 17:30 Aston Villa
Saturday's late match is Chelsea against Aston Villa. Lukaku reportedly has an injury but it may simply have been “internationalitis”. The Blues brought in Saul at the end of the window. Villa will be without Emi Martinez in goal due to quarantining but Watkins is back fit to play up top with Ings.
SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER
Leeds United 16:30 Liverpool
The solitary Sunday game features Leeds v Liverpool at Elland Road. Leeds have only recorded a couple of draws so far this season and are unlikely to get anything better today. Liverpool are one of five teams currently sat on 7 points. Firmino is likely to be out due to injury.
MONDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER
Everton 20:00 Burnley
And finally, the Cup sees Burnley travelling to Goodison Park to take on Everton. Burnley have a solitary point to show for the three games played so far. Everton have injury concerns over Dominic Calvert-Lewin (broken toe and thigh injury) but brought in Rondon at the end of the window.
Remember there may be issues around players returning for playing in internationals (for example Argentinian players) or for not playing in internationals (like the Brazilians, but not Richarlison) so worth checking team squads before kick-off if you’re thinking of making transfers – these usually pop up here an hour-ish before game start: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/premier-league/scores-fixtures
Next game Premier League game is on Friday, but that’s another week.
As always, take care, stay safe, use your transfers wisely and let battle (re)commence!!