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country flag Premier League Round 2
Sun 18 August 2019 14:00 View team сomparison
Referee
David Coote
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Sheffield United

Last updated: Sun 18 August 2019 06:47
In Brief

Only ones of the newly promoted sides to avoid defeat in opening round. Great atmosphere expected for first Premier League home match in 12 years! At full strength.

Looking Back

Blades saved 1:1 away draw vs. Bournemouth on return to top flight, making them only newly promoted side to avoid defeat. Captain Sharp was the late hero after coming off the bench.

Concern for Sheffield will be vulnerability shown when asked to defend set pieces, the goal was conceded after one and in general organisation in own box in such situations looked poor.

Looking Ahead

Coach Wilder has full squad to pick from and the most likely changes he could consider are in attack. Sharp and McBurnie had positive impact coming off bench last weekend making them possible starters now.

Basham lucky to avoid giving away penalty twice last week when holding shirts of opponents and he needs to be careful with VAR in use.

Points of Interest

At end of last season in the Championship kept 8 clean sheets in final 10 home league games.

Manager Comments

Wilder on potential changes to starting XI: "The toughest part of the job now is actually picking a team, every single one of them (the players) could quite easily start, they all bring something a little bit different."

Crystal Palace

Last updated: Sun 18 August 2019 06:50
In Brief

Unable to beat ten-man Everton at home in season-opener. Tomkins and Sakho Schlupp set to miss. Schlupp welcomed back.

Looking Back

Palace lacked cutting edge at home vs. Everton, but at least looked solid defensively and 0:0 draw deserved outcome. Still should have done more, especially after receiving numerical advantage in second half.

Last season Palace generated most of their points on the road, with their counterattacking style much more suited for away matches.

Looking Ahead

Coach Hodgson very likely to pick Zaha ahead of 1 of the 2 forwards from the off, plus he might consider refreshing his midfield with Camarasa or Kouyate quality alternatives.

Main centre-backs Tomkins and Sakho remain sidelined, but Schlupp welcomed back after short absence.

Points of Interest

Last season had lowest conversion rate in entire top flight, just over 4% of their shots turned into goals and this wasteful trend continued in round 1.

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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;
Transfer in
  • Jordan Ayew (att) Swansea – loan made permanent; James McCarthy (mid) Everton; Garry Cahill (def) Chelsea; Stephen Henderson (gk) Nottingham Forest; Jaroslaw Jach (def) Sheriff – end of loan; Victor Camarasa (mid) Real Betis - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (r) (def) Man United; Michy Batshuayi (r) (att) Chelsea – end of loan; Jason Puncheon (sp) (mid) released; Julian Speroni (gk) released; Lucas Perri (gk) Sao Paulo – end of loan; Bakary Sako (mid) Denizlispor; Alexander Sorloth (att) Trabzonspor – on loan; Pape Souare (def) Troyes;
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;

Crystal Palace

Last updated: Sun 18 August 2019 06:50
In Brief

Unable to beat ten-man Everton at home in season-opener. Tomkins and Sakho Schlupp set to miss. Schlupp welcomed back.

Looking Back

Palace lacked cutting edge at home vs. Everton, but at least looked solid defensively and 0:0 draw deserved outcome. Still should have done more, especially after receiving numerical advantage in second half.

Last season Palace generated most of their points on the road, with their counterattacking style much more suited for away matches.

Looking Ahead

Coach Hodgson very likely to pick Zaha ahead of 1 of the 2 forwards from the off, plus he might consider refreshing his midfield with Camarasa or Kouyate quality alternatives.

Main centre-backs Tomkins and Sakho remain sidelined, but Schlupp welcomed back after short absence.

Points of Interest

Last season had lowest conversion rate in entire top flight, just over 4% of their shots turned into goals and this wasteful trend continued in round 1.

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Transfer in
  • Jordan Ayew (att) Swansea – loan made permanent; James McCarthy (mid) Everton; Garry Cahill (def) Chelsea; Stephen Henderson (gk) Nottingham Forest; Jaroslaw Jach (def) Sheriff – end of loan; Victor Camarasa (mid) Real Betis - on loan;
Transfer out
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (r) (def) Man United; Michy Batshuayi (r) (att) Chelsea – end of loan; Jason Puncheon (sp) (mid) released; Julian Speroni (gk) released; Lucas Perri (gk) Sao Paulo – end of loan; Bakary Sako (mid) Denizlispor; Alexander Sorloth (att) Trabzonspor – on loan; Pape Souare (def) Troyes;

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 1 - 3
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Burnley - Norwich City 2 - 0
Everton - Sheffield United 0 - 2
Manchester City - Watford 8 - 0
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 0
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
West Ham United - Manchester United 2 - 0
Arsenal - Aston Villa 3 - 2
Chelsea - Liverpool 1 - 2
Round 7
Sheffield United - Liverpool 0 - 1
Bournemouth - West Ham United 2 - 2
Aston Villa - Burnley 2 - 2
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Norwich City 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 2 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford 2 - 0
Everton - Manchester City 1 - 3
Leicester City - Newcastle United 5 - 0
Manchester United - Arsenal 1 - 1
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur 3 - 0
Burnley - Everton 1 - 0
Liverpool - Leicester City 2 - 1
Norwich City - Aston Villa 1 - 5
Watford - Sheffield United 0 - 0
West Ham United - Crystal Palace 1 - 2
Arsenal - Bournemouth 1 - 0
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 2
Southampton - Chelsea 1 - 4
Newcastle United - Manchester United 1 - 0
Round 9
Everton - West Ham United 2 - 0
Bournemouth - Norwich City 0 - 0
Aston Villa - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Chelsea - Newcastle United 1 - 0
Leicester City - Burnley 2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Watford 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Southampton 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Manchester City 0 - 2
Manchester United - Liverpool -
Sheffield United - Arsenal -
Round 10
Southampton - Leicester City -
Manchester City - Aston Villa -
Brighton and Hove Albion - Everton -
Watford - Bournemouth -
West Ham United - Sheffield United -
Burnley - Chelsea -
Newcastle United - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Arsenal - Crystal Palace -
Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur -
Norwich City - Manchester United -
Round 11
Bournemouth - Manchester United -
Arsenal - Wolverhampton Wanderers -
Aston Villa - Liverpool -
Brighton and Hove Albion - Norwich City -
Manchester City - Southampton -
Sheffield United - Burnley -
West Ham United - Newcastle United -
Watford - Chelsea -
Crystal Palace - Leicester City -
Everton - Tottenham Hotspur -
Round 12
Norwich City - Watford -
Chelsea - Crystal Palace -
Burnley - West Ham United -
Newcastle United - Bournemouth -
Southampton - Everton -
Tottenham Hotspur - Sheffield United -
Leicester City - Arsenal -
Manchester United - Brighton and Hove Albion -
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Aston Villa -
Liverpool - Manchester City -