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Manchester United team news and expected line-up

Manchester United will host Newcastle United this weekend. Manchester United are just returning from an emphatic away win in their Uefa Europa league round of 16 first leg where they beat Real Sociedad 4-0.

They will also be looking forward to closing the 10 point gap between them and leaders Manchester City.

Cavani and Van de beek didn't travel with the team to Italy for the Europa league match. Both may start from the bench if available for the match. Paul pogba is still out of action and will not play this weekend. Eric Bailly will be looking for a start after an impressive display against Real Sociedad. Phil Jones is still getting back to shape from his long term injury.

Elsewhere, there are also doubts for Martial and Mctominay. The former was a substitute against Real Sociedad while the latter was withdrawn around 60 minutes. But both may still be fit for a place in the starting eleven.

David de Gea and Luke Shaw are expected back in the starting line-up on Sunday.

Man Utd expected XI (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood; Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.


Chelsea team news and expected line-up

Chelsea will travel to St Mary's stadium for a date with Southampton. The reverse fixture ended in a 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have been impressive since the appointment of new coach Thomas Tuchel. The Blues are yet to taste a defeat under the German tactician dropping only two points in the process. They have won five out of six matches under Tuchel. They collected 13 points out of possible 15 in the league. The impressive form has seen them move up to fourth in the table.

Thaigo Silva and Kai Havertz have been reported to be back in training but may not be rushed into starting eleven immediately. Tammy Abraham was forced off against Newcastle with an ankle injury casting doubt over his involvement in this match. There is also doubt over Christian Pulisic. 

Mendy is expected to be back in the starting line-up ahead Kepa who was in goal against Newcastle. Also Marcus Alonso is expected to start ahead of Ben Chiwell. Christensen will also continue in the heart of the defence. Olivier Giroud is expected to lead the attacking trio alongside Werner and Mount.

Chelsea expected XI: (3-4-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Giroud, Werner.


Manchester City team news and expected line up

Manchester City will travel to London to face Arsenal at Emirates stadium. Manchester City have won the last five matches against the Gunners. Manchester City still holds the best defensive record since the turn of the year. They have allowed only two goals this year. They will be looking to extend their rule at the top of the table. They are currently ten points ahead of Manchester United at the top of the EPL table.

Pep Guardiola will be boosted by the return of Kevin De Bruyne who has been out of action for a long time. Also the player of the moment Ilkay Gundogan was forced off against Tottenham, but he is expected to be fit for the match. Also Sergio Aguero may find a place on the bench. 

John Stones who sat out of their last match against Everton is expected to be in the line up alongside Zinchenko. Reheem Sterling is expected to start as a false striker in the match.

Man City predicted XI: Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Foden, Sterling, Mahrez.


Arsenal team news and expected line-up

Arsenal are having mixed fortune in the league so far. Their inconsistencies have kept them down in 10th position in the EPL table. They will enter the match hoping to find their first win against Manchester City in five meetings.

Kieran Tierney made a substitute appearance against Benfica in the Europa league on Thursday. The left back has been out of action for over a month. He will be in line to make the starting eleven. Thomas Party is still out of action.

Aubameyang is expected to lead the attack. He will be supported by the talents of Smith-Rowe and Saka. Holding is expected to lead the defence in the match.

Arsenal expected XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Ceballos, Xhaka; Pepe, Smith-Rowe, Saka; Aubameyang.


Liverpool team news and expected line-up

Liverpool will welcome Everton at Anfield for the Merseyside derby. The last five matches of this fixture have ended in draw with the last one being a 2-2 draw at Goodison park.

Liverpool has suffered a great loss of form of late. They have dropped to 5th in the EPL table.

Naby Keita may be in contention to play in the match after joining in the team's full training. However, Fabinho, James Milner and Diogo Jota will not be ready to feature in the match.

Jordan Henderson and new signing Kabak are expected to start in defence due the teams defensive problems. 

Liverpool expected XI: Alisson; Robertson, Kabak, Henderson, Alexander-Arnold; Thiago, Jones, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mane, Firmino

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