Match Previews

country flag Premier League Round 2
Sat 17 August 2019 12:30 View team сomparison
Referee
Mike Dean
Weather at KO
weather icon Mostly Cloudy  21oC | Precip: 0% (0 in) | Wind 12.7 mph
Travel Info
1/2 hour plane
Distance
291 KM

Arsenal

Last updated: Sat 17 August 2019 06:12
In Brief

Solid start to season. Strong hosts. Tierney, Bellerin, Mavropanos and Holding sidelined. Xhaka slight doubt. Elneny, Kolasinac and Ozil welcomed back. Mustafi close to leaving.

Looking Back

Made solid start to season with 1:0 away win vs. Newcastle. Aubameyang scored only goal, but most pleasing part of display the solid defending and the clean sheet.

Known force at home, in last 3 campaigns more than 70% of Premier League points collected on home turf.

Looking Ahead

Coach Emery likely to make grand unveiling of his 2 big summer signings in this one. Both David Luiz and Pepe hoping to make first starts since joining. Lacazette also gearing to lead attack.

Tierney, Bellerin, Mavropanos and Holding in rehabilitation. Elneny, Kolasinac and Ozil back to training and set to return. Xhaka slight doubt with back pain.

Mustafi very close to leaving for France, Monaco's bid for defender accepted.

Points of Interest

Love playing Burnley – currently on ten-game winning streak in this fixture. Last time points were dropped at home vs. Burnley was way back in 1974!

Burnley

Last updated: Sat 17 August 2019 06:14
In Brief

Impressive start to season made. Defour remains out. Brady and Drinkwater also missing.

Looking Back

Burnley impressed in season-opener and despite slightly flattering final score Clarets good value for 3:0 home success vs. Southampton.

New left-back Pieters shone brightest in this match, with not just clean sheet to accompany his debut, but also 2 assists.

Looking Ahead

Coach Dyche unlikely to make changes to starting XI after strong display, but recently signed on loan Drinkwater lacks fitness and set to play for reserves this weekend.

Brady still deals with rib injury and not expected to travel, while Defour scheduled to return to training in September.

Points of Interest

Wood was top goalscorer during pre-season, but last weekend Barnes (didn’t score single goal during pre-season) shone after netting brace.

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Transfer in
  • Nicolas Pepe (att) Lille; William Saliba (def) Saint-Etienne; Gabriel Martinelli (mid) Ituano; Dani Ceballos (mid) Real Madrid – on loan; Reiss Nelson (mid) Hertha Berlin – end of loan; Kieran Tierney (def) Celtic; David Luiz 9def) Chelsea;
Transfer out
  • Laurent Koscielny (r) (def) Bordeaux; William Saliba (def) Saint-Etienne – on loan; David Ospina (sp) (gk) Napoli – loan made permanent; Petr Cech (sp) (gk) end of career; Stephan Lichtsteiner (sp) (def) released; Aaron Ramsey (sp) (mid) Juventus; Denis Suarez (sp) (mid) Barcelona – end of loan; Danny Welbeck (sp) (att) released; Takuma Asano (att) Partizan; Carl Jenkinson (def) Nottingham Forest; Alex Iwobi (sp) (mid) Everton; Eddie Nketiah (att) Leeds - on loan;
Transfer in
  • Erik Pieters (def) Stoke City; Ryan Cooney (def) Bury; Jay Rodriguez (att) WBA; Bailey Peacock-Farrell (gk) Leeds; Danny Drinkwater (mid) Chelsea - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Tom Heaton (r) (gk) Aston Villa; Stephen Ward (sp) (def) Stoke City; Peter Crouch (sp) (att) end of career; Anders Lindegaard (gk) Helsingborg; Aiden O'Neill (mid) Brisbane Roar;
Transfer in
  • Nicolas Pepe (att) Lille; William Saliba (def) Saint-Etienne; Gabriel Martinelli (mid) Ituano; Dani Ceballos (mid) Real Madrid – on loan; Reiss Nelson (mid) Hertha Berlin – end of loan; Kieran Tierney (def) Celtic; David Luiz 9def) Chelsea;
Transfer out
  • Laurent Koscielny (r) (def) Bordeaux; William Saliba (def) Saint-Etienne – on loan; David Ospina (sp) (gk) Napoli – loan made permanent; Petr Cech (sp) (gk) end of career; Stephan Lichtsteiner (sp) (def) released; Aaron Ramsey (sp) (mid) Juventus; Denis Suarez (sp) (mid) Barcelona – end of loan; Danny Welbeck (sp) (att) released; Takuma Asano (att) Partizan; Carl Jenkinson (def) Nottingham Forest; Alex Iwobi (sp) (mid) Everton; Eddie Nketiah (att) Leeds - on loan;

Burnley

Last updated: Sat 17 August 2019 06:14
In Brief

Impressive start to season made. Defour remains out. Brady and Drinkwater also missing.

Looking Back

Burnley impressed in season-opener and despite slightly flattering final score Clarets good value for 3:0 home success vs. Southampton.

New left-back Pieters shone brightest in this match, with not just clean sheet to accompany his debut, but also 2 assists.

Looking Ahead

Coach Dyche unlikely to make changes to starting XI after strong display, but recently signed on loan Drinkwater lacks fitness and set to play for reserves this weekend.

Brady still deals with rib injury and not expected to travel, while Defour scheduled to return to training in September.

Points of Interest

Wood was top goalscorer during pre-season, but last weekend Barnes (didn’t score single goal during pre-season) shone after netting brace.

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Probable Bench
Transfer in
  • Erik Pieters (def) Stoke City; Ryan Cooney (def) Bury; Jay Rodriguez (att) WBA; Bailey Peacock-Farrell (gk) Leeds; Danny Drinkwater (mid) Chelsea - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Tom Heaton (r) (gk) Aston Villa; Stephen Ward (sp) (def) Stoke City; Peter Crouch (sp) (att) end of career; Anders Lindegaard (gk) Helsingborg; Aiden O'Neill (mid) Brisbane Roar;

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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 -