Premier League & Others 12/12/2020. A packed day of football today. The 12:30 kick-off on BT Sport 1 is Wolves v Aston Villa. Over on Sky Sports Main Event at 15:00 is Newcastle United v West Brom. The Manchester derby between Manchester United v Manchester City on Sky Sports Main Event at 17:30. At 20:00, Everton v Chelsea is on BT Sport 1.
Premier League & Others 12/12/2020. Detailed Channel Information.
Premier League & Others 12/12/2020. Selected Team News.
Wolves v Aston Villa
Wolves have no reported fresh injury problems ahead of the West Midlands derby with Aston Villa.
Forward Raul Jimenez has left hospital after surgery on his fractured skull, while defender Jonny is also a long-term absentee with a knee injury.
Aston Villa midfielder Ross Barkley remains out with a hamstring injury.
Winger Trezeguet is available despite suffering a cut to his head against West Ham and Bjorn Engels is fit after a long-term thigh injury.
Newcastle v West Brom
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has revealed he will be without “a big chunk” of first-team players because of the Covid-19 outbreak at the club.
However, three unnamed players are back in training after negative tests.
West Brom head coach Slaven Bilic is expected to make changes following last week’s 5-1 defeat by Crystal Palace.
Jake Livermore, Kieran Gibbs and Filip Krovinovic are among the favourites to come in but Matheus Pereira begins a three-game suspension.
Manchester United v Manchester City
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial is fit again after missing the midweek Champions League defeat by RB Leipzig with a minor injury.
Fellow forward Edinson Cavani, who also did not travel for that game, will be assessed.
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero will be on the bench after making a scoring return in Europe in midweek.
Ilkay Gundogan, who picked up a knock in that Champions League match, trained on Friday but Eric Garcia is out.
Everton v Chelsea
Everton midfielder James Rodriguez has been ruled out after sustaining a calf injury against Burnley.
Fabian Delph is sidelined with a hamstring problem, while captain Seamus Coleman will miss a fourth match with a similar injury.
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic, who was rested for Tuesday’s draw against Krasnodar as a precaution after recent hamstring issues, is available.
Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi are both sidelined for two weeks.
Focus: Premier League & Others 12/12/2020
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