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Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield in Saturday’s early kick-off while there will also be a London derby as unbeaten Arsenal take on Chelsea
The Premier League is back with a bang this weekend after the international break with two derbies set for Saturday.
It was a good international break for England as they secured their place as favourites at Euro 2024 following their impressive win over Italy while they will be joined by Scotland after a strong qualifying campaign.
But focus switches back to domestic matters and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his Liverpool side can continue their strong start to the campaign when they take on Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield. The Toffees have won just once at Anfield since 1999 and that came during the 2020-21 season when there were no crowds due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Elsewhere, unbeaten Arsenal make the trip across London to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, who were much improved under Mauricio Pochettino before the international break.
We will be hearing from a host of Premier League bosses as they speak to the media in their press conferences today and Mirror Football will be providing team news, injury updates and other breaking stories.
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The Premier League is putting broadcast packages up for sale soon – and it will change the way we watch the most popular football league in the world.
The number of matches shown live on TV in the UK will increase from 200 to 270 from the 2025/26 season after the league announced on Wednesday how its next tender process for a four-year cycle will work. The 3pm blackout for Saturday matches will remain in place, but, for the first time, all fixtures played at 2pm on Sundays will be available to screen.
Read more here.
Eddie Howe has no interest in swapping Newcastle for England despite the FA putting him on their managerial shortlist.
Those at Wembley are already planning for life after Gareth Southgate, who has been in his role as Three Lions boss since 2016 and are again expected to appoint an English manager.
Read more here.
Everton manager Sean Dyche has confirmed that Idrissa Gueye is fit to face Liverpool on Saturday.
Seamus Coleman is back training, but won't be available, while Dele Alli and Andre Gomes remain sidelined.
Sandro Tonali could play his final game of the season for Newcastle on Saturday before the Italy star is banned for betting on matches.
And reports in his homeland claim the £55m summer signing and self-confessed “betting addict” is set to miss next summer’s Euro 2024 championships – if Italy qualify. Tonali flew from Newcastle to Turin on Tuesday to speak to local prosecutors and Italian FA lawyers.
Read more here.
With Andy Robertson’s shoulder injury likely to keep him out until December at the earliest, it places a spotlight once more on Liverpool’s defence, and the depth of cover in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The back line has been an Achilles heel in recent years, their title defence in 2020-21 – described by the German coach as “the worst ever” – sabotaged by injuries to his four senior centre halves.
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Jorginho and Kai Havertz are both set to make their first return to Stamford Bridge since leaving Chelsea on Saturday evening.
The Italian midfielder was the first to make the move to Arsenal, joining the Gunners during the January transfer window before Havertz followed suit six months later as part of a £65million switch. Both of them left behind complex legacies as Chelsea players, neither boasting the unwavering love and affection of the entire Stamford Bridge faithful.
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Aaron Ramsdale has admitted he is “suffering and hurting” and fears his shock Arsenal demotion might see him “fall by the wayside" of the England scene.
Ramsdale has become Mikel Arteta ’s second-choice Premier League keeper after losing his place to David Raya after the opening four games of the season. And it is clear Ramsdale will look to leave the Emirates if he cannot regain his place in Arteta’s first-choice starting eleven.
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Former Premier League defender Steven Caulker believes that the situation around Sandro Tonali is another "reality check" for football and its relationship with betting.
Tonali is under investigation by the Italian Prosecutor's Office and the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in relation to illegal betting activity. On Tuesday, he admitted to betting on AC Milan games that he himself had played in.
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Manchester United are preparing to offload Jadon Sancho in January – with the winger having shown no desire to end his feud with Erik ten Hag.
Sancho has been training away from United's first-team squad for the past six-and-a-half weeks, since being exiled by boss Ten Hag for effectively calling him a liar in public. Ten Hag claimed Sancho was left out of the squad for United's 3-1 defeat at Arsenal on September 3 because of his poor training performances that week.
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Manchester City legends are among those paying their respects to Francis Lee at Manchester Cathedral today.
Lee passed away earlier this month aged 79. He scored 148 goals in 330 appearances at City, helping the club win multiple honours, including the First Division title in 1968.
Micah Richards, Mike Summerbee, Graeme Souness, Tony Book and Joe Royle are all in attendance at the funeral.
The 3pm Saturday afternoon blackout will stay in place from the 2025/26 season, despite the Premier League making around 70 more matches available for live broadcast.
England's top-flight is set to increase the number of games shown live from 200 to 270 per campaign in its next rights cycle. The current round includes matches across seven packages, but the league is looking to offer more matches across just five packages in the next cycle.
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The independent commission, which will hear a case against Everton relating to Premier League Profit and Sustainability regulations, is underway, with preliminary hearings taking place this week.
In a surprise move, initial submissions have already begun in a behind closed doors hearing, with the commission set to hear evidence from the Merseyside club and the Premier League in the next fortnight. Everton had expected the hearing to begin next week, but are happy the disciplinary process has begun, with the club said to be ‘confident’ they will be cleared of any wrongdoing.
Read more here.
The international break is always a worry for managers due to the risk of injuries.
Andy Robertson suffered a shoulder injury while playing for Scotland and he wasn't the only concern among the 20 Premier League clubs.
Here we've given a full rundown of each club's injuries.
The Premier League will advise clubs later this week to prohibit Israel and Palestine flags inside stadiums when games return this weekend.
The Premier League and EFL, who are still discussing what their position will be, confirmed last week that a moment’s silence will be held before this weekend’s round of matches as a mark of respect. It comes as the conflict in the Middle East continues following the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 with thousands already killed.
Read more here.
The UK is braced for 'unprecedented' rainfall in the coming days with the arrival of Storm Babet likely to lead to postponements across the football calendar.
A red weather warning has been issued for heavy rain and damaging wind in parts of Scotland, while there are also warnings in place for parts of England ahead of the return to club action.
The Met Office has confirmed the north-east, north-west and east of England will be affected by a risk of flooding and power cuts from Thursday through to Saturday, while there is likely to be travel disruption for fans attending matches.
Matches in the Football League are likely to be more at risk though, with clubs potentially facing waterlogged pitches and unplayable conditions. There is also a full round of fixtures scheduled in Scotland and in the Women's Super League.
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