Premier League & Others 14/3/2021. Four games in the Premier League today. at 12:00, on BBC One, is Southampton v Brighton. At 14:00, on Sky Sports Main Event, is Leicester City v Sheffield United. At 16:30, on Sky Sports Main Event, is Arsenal v Tottenham. The late game at 19:15, on Sky Sports Main Event, is Manchester United v West Ham United.
Premier League & Others 14/3/2021 – Selected Team News
12:00 Southampton v Brighton
- Moussa Djenepo picked up a muscle injury in defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday and is unlikely to recover in time to face Brighton.
- Ralph Hasenhuttl took no risks over Ibrahima Diallo, Kyle Walker-Peters or Takumi Minamino in midweek after all three recently returned from injury. All three will start here.
- Nathan Tella also has a decent chance of reclaiming a start spot up front with Danny Ings unlikely to recover in time for the welcome of Brighton.
- Tariq Lamptey has been ruled out for the remainder of the season in a massive blow for Brighton.
- Of Brighton’s injured players, Aaron Connolly is the only one with a shot of being involved here and even that appears slim.
- Adam Lallana will hope to continue in the side after scoring his first goal of the season last time out.
14:00 Leicester City v Sheffield United
- Eliminated from the Europa League last month, Leicester have had a full week to prepare for Sunday’s game with Sheffield United.
- Brendan Rodgers is hoping to recover Ayoze Perez and Jonny Evans this weekend, but James Maddison looks set to miss out with long-term absentees Harvey Barnes and James Justin.
- With goals in back-to-back games, Kelechi Iheanacho deserves to keep his place in the side up front with Jamie Vardy.
- 19-year-old Sidnei Tavares was handed a surprise full Premier League debut last weekend and will hope to retain his place in midfield. Nampalys Mendy and Hamza Choudhury are alternatives.
- Sheffield United hope to have Chris Basham back from injury for Sunday, while veteran centre-back Phil Jagielka is free to play after serving a one-match ban.
- George Baldock had to cover at centre-back last weekend given their list of absentees but is now free to move back to right wing-back.
- Jayden Bogle returned from injury and started last week’s 2-0 defeat to Southampton but may drop to the bench here.
- Rhian Brewster has started back-to-back Premier League matches but is still no closer to scoring his first goal for the club and may drop out of the XI here.
Arsenal v Tottenham
- Emile Smith Rowe returned from injury against Olympiacos and his recovery means Mikel Arteta has a full squad to select from.
- Nicolas Pepe has started Arsenal’s last two games from the bench, and could come in on the right, though the Arsenal boss may elect to start him next week and keep with Willian on the left.
- Calum Chambers was solid from right-back against Burnley last weekend but Arteta may stick with the side that earned an impressive win in Greece.
- Giovani Lo Celso’s return to action has been delayed owing to a back injury, but the Argentine is close to full fitness.
- Harry Kane was sporting an ice pack on his knee following his withdrawal in the second half against Dinamo Zagreb, though should be fit to start.
- Jose Mourinho could make two changes to the side that started against Crystal Palace, with Serge Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele coming in for Matt Doherty and Harry Winks.
Manchester United v West Ham United
- Manchester United are suddenly short in attack with Anthony Martial now expected to join Edinson Cavani on the sidelines for Sunday’s game after being forced off against AC Milan on Thursday. With Marcus Rashford also a massive doubt, Amad Diallo has a decent chance of a Premier League debut from the off after his goal against Milan.
- Up against a physical side like West Ham, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Nemanja Matic retain his place in the side on Sunday.
- Luke Shaw and Victor Lindelof will return to the starting XI this weekend after being rested on Thursday.
- Donny van de Beek, Juan Mata and Paul Pogba are all expected to miss out once again for the home side. David de Gea is back in Manchester but is self-isolating and may not be available in time for Sunday’s game.
- West Ham will be without star man Jesse Lingard for Sunday’s trip to Old Trafford due to the terms in his loan agreement from parent club Manchester United.
- It wouldn’t be a surprise to see David Moyes revert to a back three against his former club, recalling Ben Johnson to the starting XI at left wing-back.
- Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma will likely compete for one spot in the starting XI on Sunday.
- Lukasz Fabianski recovered from injury to start against Leeds on Monday but No.2 Darren Randolph missed out and remains a doubt here along with right-back Ryan Fredericks.
- The Hammers have a couple of unspecified doubts but Moyes is hopeful they will come through.