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.

Friday, 22nd November 2019, 1:43 pm

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!
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.
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.
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.
John Egan was injured on international duty in midweek, and Chris Wilder will make a late decision on whether to risk him against Manchester United. The Red Devils have won just once on the road in the league this season.
Jurgen Klopp's side take on Crystal Palace this weekend, and will to continue their march towards the title. He has revealed that he's still not made a decision over whether Salah will play, as he continues to recover from injury.
Chelsea have been simply fantastic on the road this season, but they'll face a massive test against a wounded Man City this weekend. Last season this game ended 6-0, surely that can't happen again. Can it?
Eddie Howe was once again overlooked for a top job this week, as Mourinho went to Spurs. Still, Wolves certainly won't be underestimatingthe side, and Ryan Bennett has urged his team to wary of their threat this weekend.
The Toffees simply have to beat Norwich this weekend. After that, it's Leicester, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal. No pressure then, Marco Silva...
Brucey is back in town on the Monday night kick-off, when Newcastle United travel to Villa Park. He's been bullish in his pre-match presser, claiming he wants to go back there and beat them. They last won at Villa in 2013.