Saturdays Premership News

The big game of the day sees 2nd placed Tottenham visiting 4th placed Manchester City for the late kick off. City have new recruit Gaberial Jesus, after his £27 million transfer has been officially completed. He is joined in the squad by midfielder Fernando, but Fernandinho misses out through suspension. For Tottenham, defender Jan Vertonghen and midfielder Erik Lamela misses out through injuries to their ankle and hip respectively.

In the early kick off, Liverpool entertain Swansea City, with Liverpool looking to keep the pressure on Tottenham and leaders Chelsea. The home team have defender Joel Matip available, while Nathaniel Clyne also returns to the team. Mignolet will continue in goal and Coutunho will start up front, with Sturridge on the bench. Swansea’s new recruit, Luciano Narsingh, is out with a calf injury, however, Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll will both start.

6th placed Manchester United travel to Stoke to take on Mark Hughes’ team. With only Eric Bailly away on international duty, United boss Jose Mourhino has a near full-strength squad to choose from. Stoke will be without Diouf, Sobhi and Bony who are all away on African Nations Cup duty.

Everton travel to Selhurst Park, looking to carry on where they left off against Manchester City last weekend and keep up the pressure on the top 6 after falling 7 points behind Man United in 6th. The Toffees boss, Ronald Koeman, has included Lieghton Barnes and keeper Stekeleburg in his squad, while there could be starts for new recruits Schneiderlin and Lookman. For Sam Alladyce’s Crystal Palace, new signing Jeffery Sclupp will be available, alongside the returning McAthur, Campbell and Dann, but they are without Wilfreid Zaha and Bakary Sako due to African Cup Duty.

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