Manchester City have started well in the top-of-the-table clash at Watford, with Fernandinho’s sweet-spotter saved by Heurelho Gomes.
GOAL! Bayern 2-0 Mainz (Robben 23) Arjen Robben gets his second of the game – or his first, depending on how you feel about shots that are deflected off team-mates. What really matters – BECAUSE THERE’S NO I IN TEAM, IS THERE NOW – is that Bayern lead 2-0.
GOAL! Bayern 1-0 Mainz (Robben 11) That didn’t take long. Thomas Muller’s shot deflects off Arjen Robben to give Bayern an early lead.
Huddersfield v Leicester team news
Huddersfield (4-2-3-1) Lossl; Smith, Zanka, Schindler, Lowe; Williams, Mooy; Kachunga, Ince, Sabiri; Depoitre.
Substitutes: Coleman, Hefele, Malone, Hogg, van La Parra, Billing, Quaner.
Leicester (4-4-2) Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Mahrez, King, Ndidi, Albrighton; Iheanacho, Vardy.
Substitutes: Hamer, Amartey, Dragovic, Iborra, Gray, Okazaki, Slimani.
Newcastle v Stoke team news
Newcastle (4-2-3-1) Elliot; Yedlin, Mbemba, Lascelles, Clark; Hayden, Merino; Ritchie, Perez, Atsu; Joselu.
Substitutes: Woodman, Manquillo, Lejeune, Murphy, Shelvey, Diame, Gayle.
Stoke (3-4-2-1) Butland; Zouma, Martins Indi, Wimmer; Diouf, Allen, Fletcher, Pieters; Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting; Jese.
Substitutes: Grant, Tyman, Johnson, Adam, Sobhi, Berahino, Crouch.
Watford v Manchester City team news
Watford (4-3-3) Gomes; Janmaat, Kabasele, Mariappa, Holebas; Doucoure, Cleverley, Chalobah; Carrillo, Gray, Richarlison.
Substitutes: Karnezis, Wague, Zeegelaar, Capoue, Pereyra, Success, Deeney.
Manchester City (4-1-3-2) Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mendy; Fernandinho; De Bruyne, D Silva, Sterling; Jesus, Aguero.
Substitutes: Bravo, Danilo, Mangala, Delph, Gundogan, B Silva, Sane.
West Brom v West Ham team news
West Brom (4-2-3-1) Foster; Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs; Barry, Krychowiak; Morrison, Phillips, Brunt; Rodriguez.
Substitutes: Myhill, Nyom, McAuley, Yacob, McClean, Rondon, Robson-Kanu.
West Ham (3-4-1-2) Hart; Collins, Reid, Fonte; Zabaleta, Kouyate, Obiang, Cresswell; Antonio; Carroll, Chicharito.
Substitutes: Adrian, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Ayew, Arnautovic, Sakho.
Liverpool v Burnley team news, aka the return of Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool (4-3-3) Mignolet; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Klavan, Robertson; Milner, Can, Coutinho; Salah, Firmino, Sturridge.
Substitutes: Karius, Lovren, Moreno, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke, Henderson.
Burnley (4-4-1-1) Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward; Gudmundsson, Cork, Defour, Brady; Arfield, Wood.
Substitutes: Legzdins, Long, Bardsley, Westwood, Walters, Barnes, Vokes.
The first email of the day!
“Glad to learn that Oldham Athletic are also in action!” says Michael Lavin. “Ooo Rogert Palmer.”
They’ll always have a place in the nostalgia chamber of my heart. The best book I’ll never write is on their 1989-90 team.
Bayern v Mainz 05 team news
Bayern Munich (4-2-3-1) Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Rafinha; Vidal, Thiago; Robben, Müller, Coman; Lewandowski.
Substitutes: Ulreich, Sule, Ribery, Martinez, James, Rudy, Tolisso.
Mainz 05 (5-2-2-1) Adler; Donati, Bell, Diallo, Balogun, Brosinski; Frei, Serdar; De Blasis, Öztunali; Quaison.
Substitutes: Zentner, Latza, Muto, Maxim, Fischer, Jairo, Gbamin.
Hello. It’s Saturday! It’s the afternoon! It’s Clockwatch o’clock! Whether you prefer to watch the clock or clock the watch, this is the place for you. (This or one of the 427 other clockwatches available on the information superhighway, but let’s not dwell on that.) There are some cracking fixtures around Europe, the pick of which is in dear old Hertfordshire. Watford and Manchester City, two of the three remaining unbeaten sides in the Premier League, meet at Vicarage Road. If Watford win they will go top of the top division for only the second time in their history and the first since, of course, 1982.
What else? Principle Cole, I’ll show you what else. Liverpool may or may not take the frustration of a bad week out on Burnley, while Huddersfield can move back into the top four with a win over Leicester. Celtic, Barcelona, Bayern, Internazionale and Oldham Athletic are also in action.
There are hundreds of games across Europe, in fact, and you can get the latest news from most of them with our dedicated Live Scores page. The human brain only has the capacity to concentrate on 8.24 per cent of those matches, and these are the ones to which we’ll be paying particular attention:
- Huddersfield v Leicester
- Liverpool v Burnley
- Newcastle v Stoke
- Watford v Manchester City
- West Brom v West Ham
- Getafe v Barcelona (3.15pm)
3pm kick-offs unless stated.
Before the fun starts, you can follow the return of Uncle Roy with Scott Murray.