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Liverpool boss braced to make last-minute decision on star player, Newcastle United's Steve Bruce eager to beat former club - Premier League preview

Now the international break done and dusted, the Premier League makes its welcome return this weekend. The narrative couldn't just be richer, either; Jose Mourinho is back in town, there's a host of potential injury problems across the board, and a fantastic set of fixtures to enjoy.

Here's our mini preview for the weekend's action, featuring the likes of Liverpool's clash against Crystal Palace, and Chelsea's big trip to the Etihad Stadium to take on Pep Guardiola's Manchester United.

The Special One's first game as Spurs manager being the televised Saturday lunchtime match really is a treat. Will he turn the free-flowing side into a turgid defensive unit? Harry Kane will certainly hope not!

1. Jose Mourinho set for first Spurs match

The Special One's first game as Spurs manager being the televised Saturday lunchtime match really is a treat. Will he turn the free-flowing side into a turgid defensive unit? Harry Kane will certainly hope not!
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Granit Xhaka's last match in a Gunners shirt saw him booed off the field, and stripped of the captaincy. Unai Emery has hinted that he could play this weekend, in what should be an easy task for Arsenal.

2. Arsenal could welcome back shamed midfielder for Saints game

Granit Xhaka's last match in a Gunners shirt saw him booed off the field, and stripped of the captaincy. Unai Emery has hinted that he could play this weekend, in what should be an easy task for Arsenal.
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Brighton will need to be at their best to stop Brendan Rodger's rampant Foxes this weekend, and the Seagulls boss has earmarked Vardy as the key man for his defence to watch on Saturday. He's scored six goals in four games.

3. Graham Potter singles out Leicester City's Jamie Vardy as threat

Brighton will need to be at their best to stop Brendan Rodger's rampant Foxes this weekend, and the Seagulls boss has earmarked Vardy as the key man for his defence to watch on Saturday. He's scored six goals in four games.
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Watford are hoping to follow up their win over Norwich with one against Burnley. Their manager has hit back at claims that he's a defensive coach, and hinted that he'll look to play a 4-4-2 once his side hit their stride.

4. Quique Snchez Flores eager to shake up Hornets formation

Watford are hoping to follow up their win over Norwich with one against Burnley. Their manager has hit back at claims that he's a defensive coach, and hinted that he'll look to play a 4-4-2 once his side hit their stride.
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