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Tottenham vs West Ham LIVE! Latest team news & Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, Liverpool Premier League reaction

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Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Sunday’s Premier League action.

Sunday serves up four top-flight games for us, kicking off at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United host Fulham at midday. Then it’s on to Selhurst Park for the M23 derby between Crystal Palace and Brighton.

Another derby follows – this time a London one – as Tottenham entertain West Ham with Gareth Bale set for his second Spurs debut, while Leicester City and Aston Villa round off the action at the King Power this evening.

Alongside those four games, we will also have all the latest news and reaction from Saturday’s drama as Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool all dropped points, with Manchester United picking up a much-needed win at Newcastle.

  • Sheffield United vs Fulham (12pm)
  • Crystal Palace vs Brighton (2:30pm)
  • Tottenham vs West Ham (4:30pm)
  • Leicester vs Aston Villa (7:15pm)

Live Updates

Chelsea 3-3 Southampton: Lampard on Kepa

Frank Lampard insists his struggling goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has the mental strength to turn around his slump in form at Chelsea.

“He has to be strong enough mentally, that’s the job we’re in,” said Lampard. “He has to deal with that, he has the support of myself and his team-mates. He has to keep working, that’s the only way through it… to work and feel the support of everyone around him.

“It’s unfortunate because he did make two really good saves today, but obviously with something like the second goal then eyes are drawn to that. But it certainly wasn’t just Kepa involved in that. Mendy will probably be fit in the next week or two weeks and that’s a decision then about who plays.”

Sheffield United vs Fulham | Alan Smith’s view
 

Appearances can be deceptive. A quick glance at Sheffield United’s squad at the start of last season persuaded most pundits to forecast relegation.

And we all know what happened afterwards. But try as I might, I just can’t see enough quality in the Fulham dressing room to offer anything like a similar story.

Granted, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ademola Lookman should provide more threat going forward, but central defence and midfield still look way off the mark.

Mind you, after losing seven on the trot, last season included, United can’t be feeling too chipper themselves.

Sheffield United vs Fulham team news
 

Sheffield Utd XI: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Lowe, Baldock, Lundstram, Berge, Norwood, Stevens, McBurnie, McGoldrick
Subs: Sharp, Burke, Robinson, Verrips, Ampadu, Osborn, Brewster
 

Fulham XI: Areola, Aina, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson, Cairney, Zambo, Ivan Cavaleiro, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman, Mitrovic
Subs: Kebano, Rodak, Reid, Lemina, Le Marchand, Bryan, Kamara
 

Referee: Andre Marriner

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There was plenty of fire and fury from managers yesterday, and we’ll delve into that over the next hour.

Team news for Sheffield United and Fulham is coming up in the next 10 minutes or so as well, so stay tuned…

Newcastle 1-4 Manchester United

Last but not least, Saturday’s late game saw Manchester United come from behind to win 4-1 at Newcastle. The home side got off to a flying start off a Luke Shaw own goal.

United then saw an equaliser from Bruno Fernandes ruled out for offside following a VAR review, but the visitors were back on level terms in the 23rd minute when defender Harry Maguire powered in a header from a corner.

Fernandes then saw a penalty saved by Karl Darlow just before the hour-mark, but he made amends with a cool finish four minutes from time. In stoppage time, Aaron Wan-Bissaka crashed home a third before Rashford completed the turnaround.

Man City 1-0 Arsenal

Raheem Sterling’s first-half goal was enough for Pep Guardiola to get one over his old assistant as City edged out Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal 1-0.

Arsenal were forced into a late change before kick-off as David Luiz replaced Rob Holding, who suffered a hamstring problem in the warm-up, while new signing Thomas Partey was on the bench.
 

City went in front after a swift counter-attack in the 23rd minute when Sterling swept the ball in after Phil Foden’s shot had been parried by Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno.
 

The Gunners improved in the second half as Nicolas Pepe grew into the match, but were not able to conjure an equaliser as Luiz sent a 25-yard free-kick over the crossbar.
 

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Chelsea 3-3 Southampton
 

Frank Lampard’s defence cost him once again as Southampton fought back to draw 3-3 with a stoppage-time equaliser from Jannik Vestergaard.

Timo Werner struck twice to put Chelsea in control, but Danny Ings make it 2-1 before half-time – and the visitors were level through Che Adams on 57 minutes after an error from Kepa and Kurt Zouma.

Chelsea were ahead again through Kai Havertz two minutes later, but Southampton did find a way through in stoppage time when a free-kick was headed out to the edge of the penalty area, and Walcott guided the ball back towards goal, with Vestergaard nodding in.
 

Everton 2-2 Liverpool

Where do you even begin with a game like this?

Sadio Mane, back in the team after recovering from Covid-19, put the visitors in front after just three minutes. Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford was fortunate not to have been dismissed for a knee-high challenge on Reds defender Virgil Van Dijk, which saw the Dutchman forced off injured with only 11 minutes on the clock. Pickford was saved from a red card by a marginal VAR decision which ruled Van Dijk’s shoulder was offside.

Everton equalised in the 20th minute through a header from Michael Keane at a corner. Mohamed Salah put the Reds 2-1 up with 18 minutes to go, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his fine scoring run with a towering header to equalise again on 81 minutes.

Richarlison was shown a late red card for a challenge on Thiago Alcantara, which left both players requiring treatment. There was more drama deep into stoppage time when Jordan Henderson thought he had won it for the champions when Pickford fumbled his shot – but the goal was ruled out for the tightest of offside decisions against Mane.
 

Now that we know what’s coming up today, let’s review yesterday’s drama…

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Leicester vs Aston Villa (7:15pm)

Looking at this fixture before the season started, you’d have the Foxes down as favourites – but Villa head to the King Power with plenty of confidence.

Villa have won all three of their opening fixtures, including thrashing champions Liverpool 7-2. As for Leicester, they wiped the floor with Man City 5-2 before being embarrassed at home by West Ham 3-0 before the break.

So, which Leicester side will turn up to face the new-and-improved Villans?

Crystal Palace vs Brighton (2:30pm)

Though it is not necessarily known as one of the great derbies in world football, tensions will be running high in east London as the Eagles host the Seagulls today.

Roy Hodgson’s Palace started the 2019/20 season superbly with wins against Southampton and Manchester United, but follow-up defeats to Everton and Chelsea – the latter a 4-0 thumping – have tempered expectations.

As for Graham Potter’s Brighton, they sit 15th after losing three of their opening four games. The south coast club have shown more than enough in attack so far this term, but must sort out a leaky defence if they are to avoid a potential relegation scrap.

Sheffield United vs Fulham (12pm)

The bottom two will meet at Bramall Lane today as Sheffield United host Fulham. Both clubs are off to dismal starts to the season, losing each of their opening four games, and are already looking at a fight to stay in the top flight.

Fulham’s defensive woes have cost them dear with 11 goals conceded, and Scott Parker will be hoping that some late additions in the transfer window can have an immediate impact. The Blades, meanwhile, have found their woes to be at the other end of the pitch, with David McGoldrick’s consolation effort against Arsenal the only League goal they have mustered so far this season.

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Tottenham vs West Ham (4:30pm)

So, another London derby looms, with Jose Mourinho and David Moyes going head to head this afternoon.

Both Spurs and the Hammers return to Premier League action following promising results before the international break. Though Tottenham are favourites, West Ham’s big wins over Wolves (4-0) and Leicester (3-0) suggest Mourinho has some thinking to do regarding how to nullify their goal threat.

Dan Kilpatrick will be at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for us later with expert coverage and analysis.

So, here’s a quick run-down of today’s match action…

  • Sheffield United vs Fulham (12pm)
  • Crystal Palace vs Brighton (2:30pm)
  • Tottenham vs West Ham (4:30pm)
  • Leicester vs Aston Villa (7:15pm)

Hello and welcome to another bumper day of Premier League action!

We will be keeping you up to date with all the goals from around the top flight along with dedicated coverage of Tottenham vs West Ham.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also have all the latest news and reaction to Saturday’s drama – and there was plenty of it…

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Gameweek 5 fixtures and results

Saturday, October 17 Kick-off How to watch
Everton 2-2 Liverpool 12.30pm BT Sport
Chelsea 3-3 Southampton 3pm BT Sport Box Office
Man City 1-0 Arsenal 5.30pm Sky Sports
Newcastle 1-4 Man United 8pm Sky Sports Box Office
Sunday, October 18    
Sheffield Utd vs Fulham 12pm BT Sport Box Office
Crystal Palace vs Brighton 2pm Sky Sports
Tottenham vs West Ham 4.30pm Sky Sports
Leicester vs Aston Villa 7.15pm Sky Sports Box Office
Monday, October 19    
West Brom vs Burnley 5.30pm Sky Sports Box Office
Leeds vs Wolves 8pm Sky Sports

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