23 & 25 November – Spurs, Everton, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Brighton predicted line-ups

The English Premier League is back this weekend after the break for International matches. We take a look below at the expected line-ups for 5 Premiership Clubs. All 5 clubs are in the lower half of the table – places 11th to 15th to be precise. However if it’s a card table that you’re more interested in with spades, diamonds and hearts as well as clubs then you can read more here about new online casinos in the UK.

Spurs, who were left frustrated after a 1-1 draw at home with Sheffield United which they nearly lost, will play London rivals West Ham on Saturday with a predicted 4-2-3-1 formation. Manager Pochettino has been replaced swiftly with Mourinho so we may see more focus on being hard to beat.  Defender Toby Alderweireld is likely to partner Davinson Sanchez with Serge Aurier and Ben Davies as wing backs, all ahead of keeper Gazzaniga. Mourinho could stick with Spurs midfield pairing of Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko, who undoubtedly have been Spurs’ most consistent players in an otherwise rocky season. Harry Winks is likely to miss out despite playing for England in their Euro qualification wins against Kosovo and Montenegro. The dynamic trio of Heung Min Son, Dele Alli and Lo Celso will be looking to trouble West Ham with their pace and trickery behind talisman Harry Kane. Jose Mourinho however will want to stamp his own identity on the team so don’t be surprised if there are some changes to the line-up.

Everton will be in good spirits after their win at Southampton in their last Premier League outing and will be looking to find some consistency as they face Norwich City at Goodison Park. Manager Marco Silva is likely to stick with his favored 4-2-3-1 formation with England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in goal followed by the solid center-back pairing of Holgate and Mina, while Digne and Sidibe to be employed as full backs. There is no shortage of creativity and quality on the ball for Everton with Gylfi Sigurdsson, Tom Davies and Morgan Schneiderlin in the midfield. Theo Walcott will be looking to trouble Norwich with his blistering pace while the Brazilian Richarlison will provide creativity, pace and goal threat from the left wing. Turkish striker Cenk Tosun, who scored against Tottenham to salvage a point for Everton, is expected to keep his place, if fit, in place of England’s Dominic Calvert Lewin.

Up next for Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace is a small matter of welcoming league leaders Liverpool at Selhurst Park. Palace will be looking for stop the rot after only securing only one point from their last four league games. Gary Cahill and James Tomkins will lead the defense along with keeper Guaita, with Patrick Van Aanholt and Ward as full backs. Palace will hope their two pacey wingers in Zaha (if fit) and Townsend fire if they are to have any chance to getting something out of the game against red-hot Liverpool. The three central midfielders would be McArther, Milivojevic and Kouyate, making up a 4-5-1 formation. Jordon Ayew will lead the line upfront.

Newcastle take on Aston Villa on late Tuesday night at Villa Park as they look to continue their decent run of form by making it three wins out of their last five league matches. Manager Steve Bruce won’t be able to repeat the lineup that won against Bournemouth due to Lascelles injury. Newcastle may keep their 5-4-1 formation if Schar has recovered from his long-term injury but if not we suspect Bruce will change it to 4-1-4-1 with Hayden dropping back to support the defence and Matty Longstaff coming back into midfield. As we mentioned, Centre-back and captain Lascelles is out with a knee injury (until the New Year), so it’s left to the other 2 centre-backs Fernandes and Clark (and possibly Schar) to ward off any threat Jack Grealish and co. may have. Newcastle have the pace of Willems and Yedlin as wing backs to supplement their midfield. Jonjo Shelvey is the creative head of the team with Hayden in defensive midfield (now probably joined by Matty Longstaff) along with Saint-Maximin and Almiron as wide players. Joelinton will start upfront.

Brighton will be keen to continue their decent start to the season, despite a defeat at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford. They are up against the Premier League most well-knit team this season in Leicester City, who are on a roll. Brighton normally pride themselves of a tried and tested defense partnership of Duffy and Dunk in the centre with Burn and Montoya as full backs. Dunk is however suspended so the very tall Burn could switch to centre with Bong coming into the right-back role. Stephens and Propper are the centre midfielders, with Trossard (if fit) and Alzate as wingers. Brighton will look to play their standard 4-4-2 formation with Connolly (if fit – struggling with groin injury) and Maupay as the front two strikers.

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