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Old friend Javier Hernandez is on the other side of the pitch when Manchester United hosts West Ham United at Old Trafford on Sunday (Watch live at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via


He won’t recognize too many of the Red Devils as former teammates, with Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, and Paul Pogba all handed starts by Jose Mourinho.

For their part, West Ham starts new boys Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta and Marko Arnautovic in addition to Hernandez. Remarkably, Jose Fonte and Aaron Cresswell are on the bench.


Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind, Matic, Pogba, Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford, Lukaku. Subs: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Fellaini, Herrera, Lingard, Martial.

West Ham United: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Noble, Obiang, Fernandes, Arnautovic, Ayew, Chicharito. Subs: Adrian, Byram, Cresswell, Fonte, Collins, Rice, Sakho.

STREAM: Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur

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Newcastle United gets its first taste of Premier League football in better than a year when it hosts the debut of Tottenham Hotspur’s latest title bid on Sunday (Watch live at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via


Spurs start with Heung-Min Son on the bench, with American center back Cameron Carter-Vickers also available for a substitute’s role. Ex-Newcastle man Moussa Sissoko starts out wide.

As for Newcastle, captain Jamaal Lascelles starts on the bench with new boy Florian Lejeune starting alongside Ciaran Clark in defense. Dwight Gayle passed his fitness test and will try to bring a terrific Championship scoring record back to the top flight.


Newcastle United: Elliot, Clark, Dummett, Manquillo, Lejeune, Shelvey, Ritchie, Hayden, Gayle, Perez, Atsu. Subs: Darlow, Lascelles, Murphy, Aarons, Mbemba, Merino, Mitrovic.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (C), Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Kane. Subs: Vorm, Carter-Vickers, Wanyama, Wimmer, Winks, Son, Janssen.

STREAM: Man City opens season at new boys Brighton

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The crowd at Falmer Stadium will be buoyed by big performances from Watford, Huddersfield Town, and Burnley, as Brighton and Hove Albion makes its Premier League return with a visit from title-contending Manchester City (Watch live at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and online via Live Extra).

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Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, and Yaya Toure are all bench options for loaded City.

Brighton also surprisingly starts Championship hero Anthony Knockaert on the bench, while new boys Pascal Gross and Davy Propper start their lives in Brighton.


Brighton and Hove Albion: Ryan; Bruno, Dunk, Duffy, Suttner; Brown, Propper, Stephens, March; Gross; Hemed. Subs: Maenpaa, Huenemeier, Rosenior, Sidwell, Murphy, Knockaert, Murray.

Man City: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Stones, Danilo, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, D Silva, G Jesus, Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Bernardo, Sterling, Sane, Mangala, Foden, Yaya Toure

STREAM: Everton, Watford aim to snap skids
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Everton hopes to awaken its attack and end a three-match goalless run when it visits Watford at Goodison Park on Friday (Watch live at 2:45 p.m. ET on Premier League Extratime and online via

Watford hasn’t been better, losers of three-straight in PL play.



Everton: Joel, Baines, Jagielka, A. Williams, Holgate, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Davies, Barkley, Mirallas, Lukaku. Subs: Hewelt, Kone, Barry, Valencia, Besic, Pennington, J. Williams.

Watford: Gomes (GK); Kabasele, Prödl, Mariappa; Janmaat, Doucouré, Behrami, Capoue, Holebas; Okaka, Deeney (C). Subs: Pantilimon (GK), Eleftheriou, Zúñiga, Watson, Amrabat, Success, Niang.

STREAM: Swans look for Premier League life vs Everton

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Swansea City’s fight for Premier League safety has gone well so far Saturday, but can the Welsh side increase the pressure on Hull City and Crystal Palace with a home win over Everton (Watch live at Noon ET Saturday on NBC and online via


Crystal Palace was throttled by Manchester City while Hull was stunned at home by Sunderland, giving Swans the chance to move ahead of the Tigers and to within three points of Palace. More importantly, the win would put them into safe 17th.

But the task is mighty, with longtime Swans man Ashley Williams and Everton coming into town off of successive matches without goals. That doesn’t happen a lot to Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley, who will surely have a good chance at stopping the offensive rot at a pair of shutouts.


Swansea City: Fabianski; Olsson, Mawson, Fernandez, Naughton; Carroll, Britton, Ki, Sigurdsson, Llorente, Ayew. Subs: Nordfeldt, Amat, Kingsley, Cork, Fer, Narsingh, Borja.

Everton: Stekelenburg, Baines, Williams, Jagielka (c), Holgate, Barry, Gana, Davies, Calvert-Lewin, Mirallas, Lukaku. SubsJoel, Barkley, Valencia, Lookman, Pennington, Kenny, J.Williams.