Man United at Brighton Team News: Jones, Smalling, Stephens

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Manchester United travels to Brighton & Hove Albion for the very first game of Premier League matchday three weekend. Both clubs beat Championship level sides in midweek League Cup action, but this match will obviously be much greater in significance.

United were an embarassment in their season opening loss to Crystal Palace, and the idea of losing the first two right off the top, given the opponents, seems ludicrously unacceptable.

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Mikel Arteta Explains Reasoning for Mesut Ozil Ouster

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta responded by stating that his team is evolving when questioned about the absence of Mesut Ozil from Wednesday’s League Cup game, as per Goal.

The North London club took on Premier League rivals Leicester City in the third round of the competition. An own goal from Christian Fuchs gave Arteta’s side the lead, with Eddie Nketiah later scoring the decisive second goal to make it a 2-0 final scoreline.

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Chelsea FC Transfer Talk: Edouard Mendy, Tiemoue Bakayoko

Chelsea FC will host lower division minnows Barnsley FC later tonight in the EFL Cup third round, but until we have the next match to discuss and analyze, we have some transfer talk to do. The new goalkeeper addition, Edouard Mendy of Rennes, has been confirmed by manager Frank Lampard.

“Competition is a regular thing. We have brought Mendy in for that competition. It’s in everyone’s hands to get into the squad,” Lampard told the media ahead of the League Cup clash.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Lincoln City (EFL Cup)

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Liverpool FC made it two for two to start the Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday. Now the Reds shift gears, as they prepare to face League One side Lincoln City in the Carabao Cup.

Jurgen Klopp rarely fields his strongest sides in domestic cups, and will likely make a slew of changes for Thursday’s match-up.

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Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI vs Shkendija

Tottenham Hotspur travel to Macedonia to take on Shkendija in the Europa League play-off on Thursday. Given what we know of the team news, will manager Jose Mourinho field his strongest possible starting line-up?

Spurs come into this game slightly rested after their Carabao Cup game at Leyton Orient was called off. This will give the squad some unexpected time to recover after Sunday’s Premier League outing at Southampton. For this Europa League playoff, we can expect to see a strong team.

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Tottenham Team News vs Shkendija: Sergio Reguilon, Dele Alli

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Tottenham Hotspur will now be able to field a strong team on Thursday for their Europa League playoff clash in Macedonia, with their Carabao Cup clash now having been cancelled. They will go into this game with some confidence, having beaten Southampton 5-2 on Sunday.

A win here against Macedonian side Shkendija will mean that they are just one game away from qualifying for the Europa League group stage.

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Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Bournemouth (Carabao Cup)

Manchester City will be hosting Bournemouth in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Thursday. Now that we know the team news for this one, what kind of team will Pep Guardiola field?

The Sky Blues got their Premier League campaign off to the best possible start with a 3-1 win over Wolves. But they have injury woes to deal with here and that is sure to have an impact on Pep Guardiola’s team selection. The Manchester club’s strong bench allows them to rotate heavily as they can bring in players such as Raheem Sterling.

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Manchester City Team News vs Bournemouth: Gundogan, Laporte

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Manchester City will be without a number of key players for Thursday night’s Carabao Cup clash against AFC Bournemouth.

The Citizens will shift their focus to the Cup after a strong start in the Premier League. With goals from Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus, they were able to overcome a Wolverhampton Wanderers side that gave them problems last year, 3-1, on Monday night. On Thursday, they will welcome the Cherries to the Etihad, but Pep Guardiola will have a lot to concerns with respect to squad availability.

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Tottenham-Leyton Orient Clash Called Off Due to Covid Outbreak

Tottenham’s third round Carabao Cup game at Leyton Orient was called off before kick-off with several players on the League Two side testing positive for Coronavirus.

Spurs came into Tuesday’s game full of confidence after a dominant 5-2 league win over Southampton. This was to be one of two games that they would be playing in midweek, so getting it called off provides them a chance to get some much needed rest.

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Manchester United Transfer Talk: Alex Telles, Chris Smalling

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Just a fortnight until the summer transfer window closes and Manchester United still have only one deal over the line. They’re a team that is depleted and in need of much more in the back line; no doubt. Both manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer and left back Luke Shaw have called to strengthen the squad.

Both of these men have said the lack of a preseason and time off has hurt the squad too. Although it’s worth noting that the other club in Manchester had a very similar situation, with their end to the 2019-20 season and off-season, and their opening day result was polar opposite of United’s.

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Pep Guardiola Provides Update on Manchester City Injury Woes

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Pep Guardiola revealed that Manchester City could be without as many as seven players until after the international break, as per the Manchester Evening News.

The Citizens started the Premier League season on a bright note as they comfortably got past Wolves 3-1 at the Molineux on Monday night. Goals from Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus were enough to seal the three points. However, the win came at a price.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City (Carabao Cup)

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Arsenal will travel to King Power stadium on Wednesday to take on Leicester City for their first Carabao Cup game of the season. Now that we know the team news, let’s see which players are expected to make the starting eleven.

The Emirates club had to work had to get past a spirited West Ham side on Saturday. Goals from strikers Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah proved to be the difference and ensured the three points for Arteta’s side. In the cup competition, however, we will see some squad rotation.

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