Chelsea v Bournemouth, West Ham v Wolves and more: clockwatch – live!

01 September 2018 12:49
Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendLerma set for Bournemouth liftoff after Colombia guard of honourAny thoughts? You can email John or tweet @johnbrewin_ 1.49pm BST In the earlier match today, Liverpool have a handsome 2-0 lead at Leicesteroh, make that 2-1. Comedy keeping from Allison lets Leicester back into the game. Related: Leicester City v Liverpool: Premier League – live! 1.23pm BST Just when the football season is beginning to get into the swing, along comes the international break. But before a series of dull press conferences from the Grove Hotel or St Georges Park can commence, there is a round of the Premier League to stage, and five games to be played at the traditional 3pm slot. Chelsea’s season has been a rush job, with Maurizio Sarri given under a month to work with his players before the league season kicked. They didn’t even find a tracksuit to fit him, and had to scrape the initials “AC” off before giving it to him.Nevertheless, with three wins from three, and plenty of goals, it has been an exciting start, not that Roman Abramovich is currently able to watch them play. Bournemouth, who have seven points and came back to draw 2-2 with Everton last week have had almost as exciting a start. Last season, Bournemouth won this fixture 3-0. West Ham finally got a win on the board this week but it was in the Carabao Cup at Wimbledon. Of all 92 clubs, they are the sole team to have not gained a point. Wolves, so impressive in holding Manchester City last week, visit the London Stadium where insurrection is always bubbling. Everton have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season, but have also rued a couple of draws. Huddersfield travel to Goodison today, and will Juninho Bacuna, scorer of the greatest own-goal of all time in the week at Stoke, get a run out? David Wagner’s team already look to be in trouble, having gained just a single point and allowed Saido Berahino to end his goal drought. Brighton have a great record against Fulham, who travel down to the Amex Stadium, having won the last five meetings. Glenn Murray scored the winner in a 2-1 Championship match back in November 2016 when they last met. Crystal Palace welcome Southampton and the expectation has to be for a home win, and Mark Hughes to find something and someone to blame. Elsewhere, in the Championship, Sheffield United v Aston Villa takes the eye, as does West Brom v Stoke, a top division fixture for so long. In League One, Peterborough, the only team with a 100% record, play Doncaster, while League Two leaders Lincoln play at Exeter. Continue reading. . read full article

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