Premier League team news and match statistics ahead for Saturday August 17

The latest team news and statistics for the latest Premier League action

The latest team news and statistics for the latest Premier League action


Arsenal (7) v Burnley (5)

Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac, victims of an attempted car-jacking last month, could return for Arsenal. Back and leg bruising could see Granit Xhaka miss out, with Konstantinos Mavropanos, Kieran Tierney and Emile Smith Rowe (all groin), and Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding (both knee) absent.

Left-back Charlie Taylor could return to Burnley’s squad but Danny Drinkwater is unlikely to be considered just yet, although while two reserve matches have been arranged next week with the aim of giving Chelsea loanee Drinkwater some game time.. Robbie Brady (ribs) and Steven Defour (calf) are sidelined.

Last season: Burnley 1 Arsenal 3, Arsenal 3 Burnley 1

Last five league matches: Arsenal L L D W W; Burnley D L L L W

Top scorers (all competitions): Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) 1; Ashley Barnes (Burnley) 2

Sky Bet odds: H 1/3 A 8/1 D 4/1

Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)


Aston Villa (15) v Bournemouth (8)

Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia is out with an ankle injury – he is expected to be sidelined for around 10 days while Kortney Hause is also missing with his own ankle problem. James Chester remains absent for Dean Smith’s side after picking up a hamstring injury during pre-season.

Bournemouth forward Arnaut Danjuma (foot) is out. Midfielders Andrew Surman and Harry Wilson are available but defender Lloyd Kelly (ankle) is not yet match-fit, Lewis Cook is continuing the final stages of his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury and Dan Gosling (hip) and David Brooks (ankle) are also still recovering, along with Simon Francis and Junior Stanislas (both knee).

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Aston Villa W W D L L; Bournemouth L D W L D

Top scorers (all competitions): John McGinn (Aston Villa) 1; Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) 1.

Sky Bet odds: H 13/10 A 19/10 D 5/2

Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire)


Brighton (4) v West Ham (20)

Brighton have no fresh injury problems. Striker Neal Maupay is pushing for a start after coming off the bench to score on his debut in the win at Watford but winger Jose Izquierdo and defender Ezequiel Schelotto (both knee) continue their rehabilitation along with midfielder Yves Bissouma (shoulder).

West Ham have doubts over forwards Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson, who picked up unspecified problems against Manchester City. Captain Mark Noble (calf) will miss out again but could be back next week. Midfielder Jack Wilshere is fit despite coming off against City with a dead leg.

Last season: West Ham 2 Brighton 2, Brighton 1 West Ham 0

Last five league matches: Brighton L D D L W; West Ham D W W W L

Top scorers (all competitions): Florin Andone & Neal Maupay (Brighton) 1.

Sky Bet odds: H 7/5 A 19/10 D 12/5

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)


Everton (11) v Watford (18)

Everton are waiting on the fitness of midfielder Andre Gomes, who limped off at Crystal Palace. Midfielder Fabian Delph (thigh) remains sidelined, full-back Leighton Baines is back training with the squad but midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin misses out through suspension.

Danny Welbeck could be involved for Watford – he has not featured since November when he broke his leg playing for Arsenal but is back to fitness. Ismaila Sarr will not feature but Gerard Deulofeu should be fine after illness and Adam Masina, Domingos Quina and Nathaniel Chalobah are in the squad.

Last season: Watford 1 Everton 0, Everton 2 Watford 2

Last five league matches: Everton W D W D D; Watford D L L L L

Sky Bet odds: H 8/11 A 11/4 D 7/2

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)


Man City (1) v Tottenham (6)

Midfielder Fernandinho is back in contention as City have close to a fully-fit squad available. The Brazilian missed last week’s opener against West Ham having returned to training late following international duty. Winger Leroy Sane is the only major absentee as he awaits knee surgery while left-back Benjamin Mendy is unlikely to be involved as he builds up match fitness.

Tottenham are still without hamstring injury victims Dele Alli and Ryan Sessegnon. Juan Foyth and Son Heung-min are both suspended but Spurs are otherwise at full strength. Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen are vying for starts while Giovani Lo Celso could be on the bench following his deadline-day move from Real Betis.

Last season: Man City 1 Tottenham 0, Tottenham 0 Man City 1

Last five league matches: Man City W W W W W; Tottenham W L L D W

Top scorers (all competitions): Raheem Sterling (Man City) 4; Harry Kane (Tottenham) 2

Sky Bet odds: H 4/11 A 7/1 D 4/1

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)


Norwich (16) v Newcastle (14)

Norwich have only two fit centre-backs and winger Onel Hernandez could require surgery after slipping and falling while at home for a suspected lateral miniscus tear and possible ACL damage. Adam Idah and Kenny McLean are also doubtful but Alex Tettey is expected to be available.

Magpies winger Allan Saint-Maximin may miss out with a hamstring injury but fellow midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is fit after ankle trouble. Deadline-day signing Emil Krafth will hope for a debut but DeAndre Yedlin (groin), Florian Lejeune (knee), Christian Atsu (knee) and striker Dwight Gayle (hamstring) are out and Andy Carroll continues to work his way back towards match fitness.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Norwich D D W W L; Newcastle W D L W L

Top scorers (all competitions): Teemu Pukki (Norwich) 1

Sky Bet odds: H 23/20 A 23/10 D 12/5

Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)


Southampton (17) v Liverpool (3)

Saints should have new signing Kevin Danso available – the defender has joined up with the squad this week after his deadline-day switch from Augsburg. Captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg should also be involved following illness and winger Moussa Djenepo could be set for a debut having been an unused substitute in the 3-0 defeat at Burnley.

Adrian is a doubt for Liverpool after an accidental collision with a supporter in the immediate aftermath of the Super Cup final win over Chelsea left the goalkeeper with a swollen ankle. First choice Alisson Becker has a calf injury so if Adrian is unavailable at St Mary’s then Andy Lonergan is likely to be deployed. Midfielder Naby Keita will miss out because of a muscle strain.

Last season: Southampton 1 Liverpool 3, Liverpool 3 Southampton 0

Last five league matches: Southampton D D L D L; Liverpool W W W W W

Top scorers (all competitions): Sadio Mane (Liverpool) 2

Sky Bet odds: H 11/2 A 4/9 D 10/3

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)


Source: SportingLife