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country flag Premier League Round 1
Sat 10 August 2019 17:30 View team сomparison
Referee
Chris Kavanagh
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Distance
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Tottenham Hotspur

Last updated: Sat 10 August 2019 08:48
In Brief

Lack of new signings angered coach Pochettino. Foyth and Son suspended. Alli and newcomer Sessegnon sidelined. Davies and Aurier major doubts. Dier and Wanyama passed fit.

Looking Back

With just 1 new name added to squad as of Wednesday morning coach Pochettino expressed anger at owner Levy and how Lilywhites conduct business. Hint at tense relationship between the two of them.

In terms of pre-season results were decent against strong teams, with famous wins over Juventus and Real Madrid achieved, while only loss was vs. Man United.

Looking Ahead

Coach Pochettino has Foyth and Son suspended for opening 3 rounds, while new hamstring injury for Alli rules him out for several weeks.

Davies, Aurier, Dier and Wanyama also had issues recently and only last 2 cleared to play. Daies and Aurier unlikely to be risked. Also deadline-day signing Sessegnon is out injured.

Selection issues and recent sale of Trippier might see young Walker-Peters starting as right-back in round 1.

Points of Interest

Harry Kane has scored his first ever August goals 12 months ago, he netted twice in opening 3 rounds last season. In his first 5 years as professional he has never scored goal during that month.

Aston Villa

Last updated: Sat 10 August 2019 08:54
In Brief

Major overhaul of squad after promotion made Villa the highest ever newly promoted spenders in history of Premier League. Captain Chester ruled out. Nyland, Steer, Elmohamady, Konsa and El Ghazi questionable.

Looking Back

Manager went for complete revamp of squad.

Villains are the record spenders in terms of transfer fees paid from newly promoted sides and with 9 new players and 3 others making their loans permanent moves Smith’s message is clear – ‘Staying in division is a must!’

Had perfect pre-season – 5 wins in 5 – but only serious opponents were RB Leipzig in final friendly that was won 3:1.

Looking Ahead

Coach Smith set on using 4-3-3 formation, with Engels emerging as favourite to partner Mings in heart of defence.

Elmohamady had long summer break (lacks fitness) and this could see Guilbert given start at right-back.

Nyland, Steer, Konsa and El Ghazi other doubtful players. Captain Chester battles hamstring injury and won't feature.

Points of Interest

Last season had third best defensive record on the road in the Championship.

Suspended Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Tanguy Ndombele (mid) Lyon; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds; Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (att) Monaco – end of loan; Ryan Sessegnon (mid) Fulham; Giovani Lo Celso (mid) Real Betis - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Kieran Trippier (r) (def) Atletico Madrid; Fernando Llorente (sp) (att) released; Vincent Janssen (att) Monterrey; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds – on loan; Michel Vorm (gk) released; Cameron Carter-Vickers (def) Stoke - on loan; Luke Amos (mid) QPR - on loan; Josh Onomah (mid) Fulham;
Transfer in
  • Kortney Hause (def) Wolves – loan made permanent; Anwar El Ghazi (mid) Lille – loan made permanent; Tom Heaton (gk) Burnley; Bjorn Engels (def) Reims; Ezri Konsa (def) Brentford; Tyrone Mings (def) Bournemouth; Douglas Luiz (mid) Man City; Marvelous Nakamba (mid) Club Brugge; Trezeguet (mid) Kasimpasa; Jota (mid) Birmingham City; Wesley (att) Club Brugge;
Transfer out
  • Alan Hutton (r) (def) released; Mile Jedinak (r) (mid) released; Albert Adomah (r) (att) Nottingham Forest; Ritchie De Laet (sp) (def) Antwerp; Tommy Elphick (sp) (def) Huddersfield; Gary Gardner (sp) (mid) Birmingham City; Andre Green (sp) (mid) Preston NE – on loan; Glenn Whelan (sp) (mid) released; Micah Richards (def) released; Mark Bunn (gk) released; Ross McCormack (att) released; Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (att) Tranmere – on loan; Scott Hogan (att) Stoke - on loan; James Bree (def) Luton - on loan; Birkir Bjarnason (mid) released;
Transfer in
  • Tanguy Ndombele (mid) Lyon; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds; Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (att) Monaco – end of loan; Ryan Sessegnon (mid) Fulham; Giovani Lo Celso (mid) Real Betis - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Kieran Trippier (r) (def) Atletico Madrid; Fernando Llorente (sp) (att) released; Vincent Janssen (att) Monterrey; Jack Clarke (mid) Leeds – on loan; Michel Vorm (gk) released; Cameron Carter-Vickers (def) Stoke - on loan; Luke Amos (mid) QPR - on loan; Josh Onomah (mid) Fulham;

Aston Villa

Last updated: Sat 10 August 2019 08:54
In Brief

Major overhaul of squad after promotion made Villa the highest ever newly promoted spenders in history of Premier League. Captain Chester ruled out. Nyland, Steer, Elmohamady, Konsa and El Ghazi questionable.

Looking Back

Manager went for complete revamp of squad.

Villains are the record spenders in terms of transfer fees paid from newly promoted sides and with 9 new players and 3 others making their loans permanent moves Smith’s message is clear – ‘Staying in division is a must!’

Had perfect pre-season – 5 wins in 5 – but only serious opponents were RB Leipzig in final friendly that was won 3:1.

Looking Ahead

Coach Smith set on using 4-3-3 formation, with Engels emerging as favourite to partner Mings in heart of defence.

Elmohamady had long summer break (lacks fitness) and this could see Guilbert given start at right-back.

Nyland, Steer, Konsa and El Ghazi other doubtful players. Captain Chester battles hamstring injury and won't feature.

Points of Interest

Last season had third best defensive record on the road in the Championship.

Suspended
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Unavailable
Doubtful (chance of availability) Rested
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Transfer in
  • Kortney Hause (def) Wolves – loan made permanent; Anwar El Ghazi (mid) Lille – loan made permanent; Tom Heaton (gk) Burnley; Bjorn Engels (def) Reims; Ezri Konsa (def) Brentford; Tyrone Mings (def) Bournemouth; Douglas Luiz (mid) Man City; Marvelous Nakamba (mid) Club Brugge; Trezeguet (mid) Kasimpasa; Jota (mid) Birmingham City; Wesley (att) Club Brugge;
Transfer out
  • Alan Hutton (r) (def) released; Mile Jedinak (r) (mid) released; Albert Adomah (r) (att) Nottingham Forest; Ritchie De Laet (sp) (def) Antwerp; Tommy Elphick (sp) (def) Huddersfield; Gary Gardner (sp) (mid) Birmingham City; Andre Green (sp) (mid) Preston NE – on loan; Glenn Whelan (sp) (mid) released; Micah Richards (def) released; Mark Bunn (gk) released; Ross McCormack (att) released; Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (att) Tranmere – on loan; Scott Hogan (att) Stoke - on loan; James Bree (def) Luton - on loan; Birkir Bjarnason (mid) released;

Key

Key players
Regular players
Support players
75% - Chance of availability
Artificial Pitch
Universal Player Grid
Squad Confirmed
Played in Cup fixture
New Information

Team Strength*

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Just Adequate
Poor
*Based on Available Players
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 -