CHELSEA’S draw against Burnley summed a day of shock results in England. Man United’s loss to Swansea wasn’t a huge surprise the way the Red Devils have been playing though.
Down the leagues we saw the likes of Middlesbrough, Reading, Bournemouth, Bristol City and Swindon all lose.
Hopefully Sunday will be a better day and here’s the Premier League team news – and it’s just as important as tips in my opinion.
Everton v Leicester
Leighton Baines is expected to return to the Everton team after missing three games with a minor knee problem. He will come in at left-back for Bryan Oviedo who felt his hamstring in the Europa League win over Young Boys. Midfielder Gareth Barry is suspended but Aaron Lennon, who was cup-tied in Switzerland, returns.
On-loan centre-back Robert Huth returns to the Leicester squad after being cup-tied for last weekend’s FA Cup defeat at Aston Villa. Striker Chris Wood and goalkeeper Kaspar Schmeichel remain sidelined, although both are back in training and close to a return.
Southampton v Liverpool
Morgan Schneiderlin and Shane Long are available for Southampton having returned to training on Friday after an adductor injury and fractured ribs respectively. Matt Targett is back in contention after a head injury, although Toby Alderweireld, Jay Rodriguez, Emmanuel Mayuka and Ryan Bertrand are out.
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling is pushing for a start after his successful return from a foot injury in midweek. Captain Steven Gerrard misses out again with a hamstring injury.
Last season: Southampton 0 Liverpool 3, Liverpool 0 Southampton 1
Spurs v West Ham
Harry Kane is expected to return to Tottenham’s starting line-up. Kane was rested along with Ryan Mason and Mousa Dembele for the Europa League draw with Fiorentina in the Europa League.
West Ham will welcome both Winston Reid and James Collins back following hamstring problems. Cheikhou Kouyate is also available despite suffering a minor arm injury earlier in the week. Morgan Amalfitano is suspended and Nene, who was signed earlier in the week, is not yet match fit.
Last season: West Ham 2 Spurs 0; Spurs, 0 West Ham 3.
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