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Sat 10 August 2019 15:00 View team сomparison
Referee
Kevin Friend
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Distance
297 KM

Bournemouth

Last updated: Sat 10 August 2019 08:25
In Brief

Starting season with lots of problems. Francis, Lewis Cook, Gosling, Brooks, Kelly and Stanislas sidelined. Steve Cook and Daniels passed fit.

Looking Back

Bournemouth scored 3 goals in all of their last 3 friendlies, with preparation for new season ending with impressive 3:0 win over Lyon.

Added several new players in summer, but mostly set to rely on those already at club last season.

Looking Ahead

Coach Howe used predominantly 3-4-3 formation in pre-season and with all the injury issues in defence and midfield this likely to be the starting shape on Saturday too.

Five players start season out injured, while new left-back Kelly got hurt recently and also not available. Daniels and Steve Cook passed fit though.

Up front Wilson and King main duo, but Solanke set to become impact sub (scored in 2 of last 3 friendlies).

Points of Interest

Winger Ibe showed unseen in years form in pre-season – 3 goals and 2 assists – making him one to watch.

Sheffield United

Last updated: Sat 10 August 2019 08:28
In Brief

Back in top flight after 12 years of absence. Not much quality in squad and chances of survival seen as slim. Important O’Connell doubtful.

Looking Back

Blades return to Premier League after 12 years in lower divisions, but old-fashioned football favoured by manager and lack of technical quality in squad worry many that stay in this division will be brief.

Not much quality faced in pre-season friendlies with 4 of 6 games played against English sides from League One or lower.

Looking Ahead

Coach Wilder set to use 3-5-2 formation, with winger Robinson utilised as centre forward.

Recently signed from Bournemouth striker Mousset could be one to watch as he will be extra motivated to shine in this fixture.

Important centre-back O’Connell doubtful, missed 3 friendlies, but manager hoping that he will be able to play through pain.

Points of Interest

Winger Robinson, used a lot as second striker, was most productive player in pre-season – 4 goals and 1 assist.

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Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Arnaut Danjuma (mid) Club Brugge; Jack Stacey (def) Luton Town; Lloyd Kelly (def) Bristol City; Philip Billing (mid) Huddersfield; Harry Arter (mid) Cardiff City – end of loan; Jermain Defoe (att) Glasgow Rangers – end of loan; Harry Wilson (mid) Liverpool - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Nathaniel Clyne (sp) (def) Liverpool – end of loan; Tyron Mings (sp) (def) Aston Villa; Lys Mousset (sp) (att) Sheffield United; Connor Mahoney (mid) Millwall; Marc Pugh (mid) QPR; Emerson Hyndman (mid) Atlanta United – on loan; Harry Arter (mid) Fulham - on loan;
Transfer in
  • Oliver McBurnie (att) Swansea; Lys Mousset (att) Bournemouth; Callum Robinson (mid) Preston NE; Luke Freeman (mid) QPR; Phil Jagielka (def) Everton; Ben Osborn (mid) Nottingham Forest; Ravel Morrison (mid) Ostersunds; Dean Henderson (gk) Man United U23 – on loan; Muhamed Besic (mid) Everton - on loan; Michael Verrips (gk) Mechelen;
Transfer out
  • Danny Lafferty (sp) (def) released; Martin Cranie (sp) (def) Luton; Paul Coutts (sp) (mid) Fleetwood; Conor Washington (sp) (att) Hearts; Caolan Lavery (att) released; Jake Eastwood (gk) Scunthorpe – on loan; Nathan Thomas (mid) Carlisle – on loan; Ched Evans (att) Fleetwood - on loan; Mark Duffy (sp) (mid) Stoke - on loan;
Transfer in
  • Arnaut Danjuma (mid) Club Brugge; Jack Stacey (def) Luton Town; Lloyd Kelly (def) Bristol City; Philip Billing (mid) Huddersfield; Harry Arter (mid) Cardiff City – end of loan; Jermain Defoe (att) Glasgow Rangers – end of loan; Harry Wilson (mid) Liverpool - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Nathaniel Clyne (sp) (def) Liverpool – end of loan; Tyron Mings (sp) (def) Aston Villa; Lys Mousset (sp) (att) Sheffield United; Connor Mahoney (mid) Millwall; Marc Pugh (mid) QPR; Emerson Hyndman (mid) Atlanta United – on loan; Harry Arter (mid) Fulham - on loan;

Sheffield United

Last updated: Sat 10 August 2019 08:28
In Brief

Back in top flight after 12 years of absence. Not much quality in squad and chances of survival seen as slim. Important O’Connell doubtful.

Looking Back

Blades return to Premier League after 12 years in lower divisions, but old-fashioned football favoured by manager and lack of technical quality in squad worry many that stay in this division will be brief.

Not much quality faced in pre-season friendlies with 4 of 6 games played against English sides from League One or lower.

Looking Ahead

Coach Wilder set to use 3-5-2 formation, with winger Robinson utilised as centre forward.

Recently signed from Bournemouth striker Mousset could be one to watch as he will be extra motivated to shine in this fixture.

Important centre-back O’Connell doubtful, missed 3 friendlies, but manager hoping that he will be able to play through pain.

Points of Interest

Winger Robinson, used a lot as second striker, was most productive player in pre-season – 4 goals and 1 assist.

Suspended
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Unavailable
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Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Oliver McBurnie (att) Swansea; Lys Mousset (att) Bournemouth; Callum Robinson (mid) Preston NE; Luke Freeman (mid) QPR; Phil Jagielka (def) Everton; Ben Osborn (mid) Nottingham Forest; Ravel Morrison (mid) Ostersunds; Dean Henderson (gk) Man United U23 – on loan; Muhamed Besic (mid) Everton - on loan; Michael Verrips (gk) Mechelen;
Transfer out
  • Danny Lafferty (sp) (def) released; Martin Cranie (sp) (def) Luton; Paul Coutts (sp) (mid) Fleetwood; Conor Washington (sp) (att) Hearts; Caolan Lavery (att) released; Jake Eastwood (gk) Scunthorpe – on loan; Nathan Thomas (mid) Carlisle – on loan; Ched Evans (att) Fleetwood - on loan; Mark Duffy (sp) (mid) Stoke - on loan;

Key

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Game Score
Round 1
Liverpool - Norwich City 4 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 5
Bournemouth - Sheffield United 1 - 1
Burnley - Southampton 3 - 0
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Aston Villa 3 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Arsenal 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 4 - 0
Round 2
Arsenal - Burnley 2 - 1
Aston Villa - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 1
Everton - Watford 1 - 0
Norwich City - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Sheffield United - Crystal Palace 1 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 1 - 1
Round 3
Aston Villa - Everton 2 - 0
Norwich City - Chelsea 2 - 3
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 2
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Sheffield United - Leicester City 1 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 3
Liverpool - Arsenal 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 1 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Round 4
Southampton - Manchester United 1 - 1
Chelsea - Sheffield United 2 - 2
Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 1 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 0
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 1
West Ham United - Norwich City 2 - 0
Burnley - Liverpool 0 - 3
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 2
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 2
Round 5
Liverpool - Newcastle United 3 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 1 - 0
Sheffield United - Southampton 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 4 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 5
Norwich City - Manchester City 3 - 2
Bournemouth - Everton 3 - 1
Watford - Arsenal 2 - 2
Aston Villa - West Ham United 0 - 0
Round 6
Southampton - Bournemouth -
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Norwich City -
Everton - Sheffield United -
Manchester City - Watford -
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
West Ham United - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Aston Villa -
Chelsea - Liverpool -
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool -
Bournemouth - West Ham United -
Aston Villa - Burnley -
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Crystal Palace - Norwich City -
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford -
Everton - Manchester City -
Leicester City - Newcastle United -
Manchester United - Arsenal -
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur -
Burnley - Everton -
Liverpool - Leicester City -
Norwich City - Aston Villa -
Watford - Sheffield United -
West Ham United - Crystal Palace -
Arsenal - Bournemouth -
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Southampton - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Manchester United -