Premier League & Others 5/12/2020. A packed day of fixtures today. First up we have Burnley v Everton on BT Sport 1 at 12:30. Also on BT Sport 1 at 15:00 is Manchester City v Fulham. The two later games are on Sky Sports Main Event, at 17:30, West Ham play Manchester United before the late game at 20:00 between Chelsea and Leeds United.
Premier League & Others 5/12/2020: Other games / Alternative Channels
Premier League & Others 5/12/2020. Selected Team News.
Burnley v EvertonBurnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is expected to return to the side after missing the defeat at Manchester City with concussion. Robbie Brady is fit but Phil Bardsley and Josh Brownhill will have back problems assessed, while Dale Stephens and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are doubts. Everton have no new injury concerns, with captain Seamus Coleman still sidelined by a hamstring injury. Lucas Digne and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are long-term absentees. More Team News / Match Report https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55111846
Burnley v Everton
Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is expected to return to the side after missing the defeat at Manchester City with concussion.
Robbie Brady is fit but Phil Bardsley and Josh Brownhill will have back problems assessed, while Dale Stephens and Johann Berg Gudmundsson are doubts.
Everton have no new injury concerns, with captain Seamus Coleman still sidelined by a hamstring injury.
Lucas Digne and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are long-term absentees.
Manchester City v Fulham
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is confident Sergio Aguero will be back to his best once he has fully recovered from his knee injury.
The Argentina forward has been ruled out of Saturday’s Premier League match with Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.
It means Aguero will have played in only four of City’s last 29 games since he suffered the injury against Burnley on 22 June.
“When he is fit, he’ll be the same player,” said the City boss.
Concerns have been raised about the 32-year-old, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
“Of course age is age and the physicality is different,” Guardiola added. “He will need a bit more time than [Phil] Foden or Raheem [Sterling]. But I’m optimistic he will help us this season.
“What Sergio needs is for there to be no pain in the knee. Today he feels much better. With one or two weeks training in normal conditions he will come back.
“I want him back as soon as possible. His sense of goal is unique. We are already five or six months without him, that’s a long time.”
Fulham head coach Scott Parker has a fully-fit squad aside from long-term absentee Kenny Tete.
Defender Tosin Adarabioyo, who signed from Manchester City in September, is set to feature against his former club.
West Ham United v Manchester United
West Ham will be without forward Michail Antonio, who has a new hamstring problem.
Andriy Yarmolenko is in contention after recovering from coronavirus but Ryan Fredericks could miss out with a groin injury.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is nursing an ongoing shoulder complaint, although he might still be involved this weekend.
Defenders Luke Shaw and Phil Jones are United’s only definite absentees.
Chelsea v Leeds United
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard must decide whether to hand Olivier Giroud his first Premier League start of the season following the Frenchman’s four-goal haul against Sevilla on Wednesday.
Lampard says he has a fully-fit squad to choose from for Saturday’s match.
Diego Llorente is fit for Leeds but boss Marcelo Bielsa says he would prefer the centre-back to play for the under-23 side before making his debut.
Pablo Hernandez, Jamie Shackleton and Adam Forshaw remain sidelined.
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