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Arsenal’s captaincy, Newcastle takeover talk and team news – live!

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Arsenal's captaincy, Newcastle takeover talk and team news – live!

Morning all. The League Cup matches are over and we have just returned to the seventh round of Premier League matches. Eight of them are on Saturday, which is a rarity on the weekend's announcement days. Starting tomorrow at 12:30 are league leaders Liverpool traveling to Bramall Lane for a 12:30 game against Sheffield United hoping to stay eight points ahead of Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's team is in action at Everton early at 5:30 pm. Jürgen Klopp managed to rotate all 11 of his holders against Chelsea when he beat MK Dons 2-0, so there is no worry about fatigue. The Blades face a daunting task against the Reds, who have won their last 15 Premier League games since last season, but Chris Wilder is backing Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson to perform in what could have been a busy game. . day between the sticks.

"Liverpool's three strikers have been unbelievable in the last two years," Wilder said. "In terms of quality, mobility and the way they trade, we will have to have an incredibly good day to keep the ball out of the net. Our goalkeeper will have to make defenses, we understand that, but I think we have the best young goalkeeper in the country."

At three in the afternoon, the first two meet in Molineux. Watford and Wolves have not yet won a game this season. A six pointer already? Closer to the top, West Ham, fifth-placed, face sixth-placed Bournemouth. The Hammers were defeated by Oxford 4-0 in the League Cup, but Manuel Pellegrini made a number of changes and his back rock, Angelo Ogbonna, did not start. Bournemouth are scoring fun in the league right now, while Hammers have conceded just two goals in the last five games. It is intriguing. Burnley, third in Aston Villa, has not yet won this season. Opportunity knocks Villa out of the last three.

Following the embarrassment of defeat at Colchester on Tuesday and the murmurs of discontent in the ranks, how Maurico Pochettino could make a victory when his former Southampton club visit Tottenham. The Saints beat rival Pompey in the League Cup midweek, but in their last home game against Bournemouth they were second with a 3-1 loss. Ralph Hasenhüttl expects a reaction. It could be complicated for the Spurs.

There are also Chelsea v Brighton and Crystal Palace v Norwich, which are also to be seen on Saturday and, as mentioned earlier, Everton hosts Manchester City. Pressure is mounting on Marco Silva after a disappointing start to the season, including a 2-0 home defeat by Sheffield United last time. Silva is still struggling to find out which is his best team. He could solve the problem quickly if City played something like they did at Watford last week 8-0. And on Sunday, Newcastle face Leicester in form at King Power Stadium with a conversation in the air in preparation for the match. . Manchester United host Arsenal on Monday night.

To read more, here are our 10 things to see in the Premier League this weekend.

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