29-Nov-2017 19:54:32 | The Guardian
7 min: Swansea are looking comfortable in the early stages at Stamford Bridge. That’s fine for them, but no good for those of us who have Morata as their fantasy league captain.
5 min: Tarkowski makes an uncharacteristic error i the heart of the Burnley defence, and suddenly Callum Wilson has a chance to score. But Mee hurtles across to make a tremendous saving tackle.
Burnley have come close to opening the scoring at Bournemouth, hitting the crossbar already.
Well, there goes Huddersfield’s new-fangled plan for away matches! They’re undone within two minutes, courtesy of a lovely flicked pass by Ramsey and a typically smart finish from Lacazette.
1 min: Huddersfield make a bright start at the Emirates, with Mooy releasing Mounie down the right before Ramsey concedes a corner. Cech punches it clear.
The kickoffs at Arsenal, Bournemouth and Chelsea are imminent. The others will follow 15 minutes later.
“Methinks Mark Hughes has erred in starting the aging big man with the good touch,” msues Justin Kavanagh. “Surely he should have waited until Liverpool were three or four goals ahead—i.e. when they’re at their most vulnerable?”
Here’s how my tea leaves are looking. How are about yours?
Arsenal 3-0 Huddersfield
Man City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi. Kompany, Delph; Sterling, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Aguero, Jesus
Subs: Bravo, Danilo, D Silva, Mangala, B Silva, Diaz, Zinchenko
Something appears to have given Mark Hughes the impression that Liverpool’s defence is vulnerable to aerial attack - so in comes Peter Crouch for his first league start of the season. Meanwhile, Jürgen Klopp has rotated his team again, restoring Mane and Firmino but dropping Coutinho and Salah. Solanke gets his first start.
Bournemouth: Begovic; Francis, Steve Cook, Ake, Daniels; Ibe, Surman, Arter, Pugh; King, Callum Wilson.
Subs: Boruc, Gosling, Afobe, Adam Smith, Lewis Cook, Defoe, Fraser.
Antonio Conte has decided to rest Eden Hazard and Cesar Azplicueta. If you can’t do that for a home match against this Swansea side, then you never can.
Chelsea: Courtois; Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro.
In a bid to end a sorry streak on the road, David Wagner has made big changes to his Huddersfield lineup and formation. It looks like he’s going to try a three-man central defence, matching Arsenal’s system. Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has brought Ozil back in.
Arsenal: Cech; Koscileny, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac; Ozil, Lacazette, Sanchez
Hello and welcome. Today’s Premier League fixtures contain some intriguing duels. Lookit:
Arsenal (4th) v Huddersfield (13th)