Premier League & Others 13/2/2021. Four games in the Premier League today. At 12:30 on BT Sport 1 is Leicester City v Liverpool. At 15:00, on Sky Sports Main Event is Crystal Palace v Burnley. At 17:30, on Sky Sports Main Event is Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur. The late game at 20:00 is between Brighton v Aston Villa on Sky Sports Main Event.
Premier League & Others 13/2/2021 – Detailed Channel Information
Premier League & Others 13/2/2021 – Selected Team News
Leicester City v Liverpool
- James Justin picked up a knee injury in the FA Cup win over Brighton on Wednesday and now looks set to miss out in a hammer blow for Leicester.
- With Timothy Castagne already sidelined, Leicester are now thin at left-back ahead of Saturday’s welcome of Liverpool.
- Christian Fuchs will more than likely play at left-back or as a third centre-back if Justin is ruled out.
- Brendan Rodgers may contemplate using Marc Albrighton as an emergency right-back, with Ricardo Pereira moving out to left-back.
- Ayoze Perez picked up a shin injury against Brighton on Wednesday night and is now a doubt for the Foxes.
- Fabinho has been ruled out for Liverpool due to a muscle injury, leaving Jurgen Klopp with a big decision to make.
- Klopp would have hoped to pair Ozan Kabak with Fabinho and move Jordan Henderson back into midfield but he may have to scrap that plan now unless he braves a double debut for Kabak and Ben Davies – the latter wasn’t even in the squad last weekend.
- Naby Keita is in the final stage of his recovery but Diogo Jota is still two or three weeks away from a return.
Crystal Palace v Burnley
- Crystal Palace predictably struggled without Wilfried Zaha against Leeds on Monday and their star man remains a major doubt here.
- Andros Townsend should return to the starting XI on Saturday after dropping to the bench in their 2-0 defeat to Leeds.
- Cheikhou Kouyate will push for a recall, while Christian Benteke or Michy Batshuayi may replace Jordan Ayew up front.
- A knock kept Jack Cork out of Burnley’s FA Cup defeat to Bournemouth on Tuesday but he has since trained and should be available here.
- Chris Wood is still a doubt for the Clarets but Josh Brownhill has a good chance of being involved on Saturday. Charlie Taylor is touch and go.
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur
- Rodri and Ruben Dias trained with the squad on Friday after scares over their availability earlier in the week but Fernandinho is ruled out of this one.
- Sergio Aguero still isn’t ready, with Nathan Ake and Kevin De Bruyne also still sidelined for the league leaders.
- Gareth Bale is an injury doubt after missing their FA Cup encounter with Everton. Dele Alli was back on the bench on Wednesday.
- Jose Mourinho has admitted Eric Dier is suffering from a lack of confidence and it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was held back on the bench here.
- Serge Aurier wasn’t fit enough to be involved in midweek and Mourinho will hope to have him back for Saturday.
- Steven Bergwijn and Erik Lamela are in competition to start in attack for Tottenham, while Moussa Sissoko or Harry Winks will partner Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in midfield.
Brighton v Aston Villa
- Brighton are hopeful Adam Webster will return from a rolled ankle to face Aston Villa this weekend.
- Alexis Mac Allister, who was arguably Brighton’s best player at the start of the year, has recently returned from injury.
- Exciting January signing Moises Caicedo was an unused substitute in their 1-0 FA Cup defeat to Leicester on Wednesday.
- Dean Smith gave Douglas Luiz a rest last weekend with Marvelous Nakamba benefitting with a rare start.
- The latter probably deserves another start on merit here but as Villa have had nearly a full week to recover and prepare for this match it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Smith revert back to his favourite XI.
- January arrival Morgan Sanson is still waiting for his full Villa debut but may have to settle for another place on the bench here.
- Bertrand Traore set up the winning goal against Arsenal and is above Anwar El Ghazi and Trezeguet in the pecking order for a place in attack as things stand.
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