English Premiership

EPL Players to Watch - Week 1

2015-08-06 12:47

Cape Town - Sport24 soccer expert Wade Pretorius looks at which Premier League players are going to shine and which players may not...

The greatest show on earth is back on Saturday as champions Chelsea look to defend their title but which of their stars are set to shine in the opening weekend?

Players to watch in week one:

Romelu Lukaku (Everton) gets my nod as my forward. Aguero and Costa are doubts, Benteke is playing away and Rooney is up against Spurs.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) is my midfield selection. While Swansea City shouldn't be a push over, I'm tipping Hazard to get on the score sheet.

I'm backing Yaya Toure (Manchester City) to shine for City in their opening fixture. At home to West Bromwich, I'm tipping Toure to be among the goals.

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny is my choice for my defensive option. The Gunners are at home to West Ham and should open their 2015/16 with a win and possibly a clean sheet too.

The fixtures:

Saturday: Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City v Crystal Palace, Everton v Watford, Leicester City v Sunderland, Bournemouth v Aston Villa, Chelsea v Swansea City

Sunday: Arsenal v West Ham United, Newcastle United v Southampton, Stoke City v Liverpool

Monday: West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City

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Saturday, 23 November 2019
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur, London Stadium 14:30
Arsenal v Southampton, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v Norwich City, Goodison Park 17:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Burnley, Vicarage Road 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Manchester City v Chelsea, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 24 November 2019
Sheffield United v Manchester United, Bramall Lane 18:30
Monday, 25 November 2019
Aston Villa v Newcastle United, Villa Park 22:00
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