FULL SCHEDULE: Premier League fixtures released for 2015-16 season

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The schedule for the 2015-16 Premier League has been released as the excitement builds with just 52 days to go until the new campaign begins.

Below is the full schedule for all 38 weekends of action from August 8 until May 15 with new boys Bournemouth, Norwich City and Watford back in the big time, plus champions Chelsea handed a somewhat favorable start to their title defense. The big game of the opening weekend sees Tottenham Hotspur head to Manchester United, while the Boxing Day schedule is jam-packed and some intriguing clashes have been lined up for the final day of the campaign.

[ RELATED: Review of 2014-15 PL season ]

Unless otherwise stated, every game will kick off at 10 a.m. ET but will be subject to change as the TV schedule is set throughout the season.

Once again you can watch every Premier League game live via NBC Sports Group, with our feature games on NBCSN and NBC and watch every single second of every single game live in the 2015-16 season online via NBC Sports Live Extra and the NBC Sports Live Extra App. Via your TV you can watch all of the games live on Premier League Extra Time.

So, here are the matches to look forward to in the new season. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

8 August 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa    #BOUAVL
Arsenal v West Ham United    #ARSWHU
Chelsea v Swansea City    #CHESWA
Everton v Watford    #EVEWAT
Leicester City v Sunderland    #LEISUN
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur    #MUNTOT
Newcastle United v Southampton    #NEWSOU
Norwich City v Crystal Palace    #NORCRY
Stoke City v Liverpool    #STKLIV
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City    #WBAMCI

15 August 2015

Aston Villa v Manchester United    #AVLMUN
Crystal Palace v Arsenal    #CRYARS
Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth    #LIVBOU
Manchester City v Chelsea    #MCICHE
Southampton v Everton    #SOUEVE
Sunderland v Norwich City    #SUNNOR
Swansea City v Newcastle United    #SWANEW
Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City    #TOTSTK
Watford v West Bromwich Albion    #WATWBA
West Ham United v Leicester City    #WHULEI

22 August 2015

Arsenal v Liverpool    #ARSLIV
Crystal Palace v Aston Villa    #CRYAVL
Everton v Manchester City    #EVEMCI
Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur    #LEITOT
Manchester United v Newcastle United    #MUNNEW
Norwich City v Stoke City    #NORSTK
Sunderland v Swansea City    #SUNSWA
Watford v Southampton    #WATSOU
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea    #WBACHE
West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth    #WHUBOU

29 August 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City    #BOULEI
Aston Villa v Sunderland    #AVLSUN
Chelsea v Crystal Palace    #CHECRY
Liverpool v West Ham United #LIVWHU
Manchester City v Watford    #MCIWAT
Newcastle United v Arsenal    #NEWARS
Southampton v Norwich City    #SOUNOR
Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion    #STKWBA
Swansea City v Manchester United    #SWAMUN
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton    #TOTEVE

12 September 2015

Arsenal v Stoke City    #ARSSTK
Crystal Palace v Manchester City    #CRYMCI
Everton v Chelsea    #EVECHE
Leicester City v Aston Villa    #LEIAVL
Manchester United v Liverpool    #MUNLIV
Norwich City v AFC Bournemouth    #NORBOU
Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur    #SUNTOT
Watford v Swansea City    #WATSWA
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton    #WBASOU
West Ham United v Newcastle United    #WHUNEW

19 September 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Sunderland #BOUSUN
Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion    #AVLWBA
Chelsea v Arsenal    #CHEARS
Liverpool v Norwich City    #LIVNOR
Manchester City v West Ham United    #MCIWHU
Newcastle United v Watford    #NEWWAT
Southampton v Manchester United    #SOUMUN
Stoke City v Leicester City    #STKLEI
Swansea City v Everton    #SWAEVE
Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace    #TOTCRY

26 September 2015

Leicester City v Arsenal    #LEIARS
Liverpool v Aston Villa    #LIVAVL
Manchester United v Sunderland    #MUNSUN
Newcastle United v Chelsea    #NEWCHE
Southampton v Swansea City    #SOUSWA
Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth    #STKBOU
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City    #TOTMCI
Watford v Crystal Palace    #WATCRY
West Bromwich Albion v Everton    #WBAEVE
West Ham United v Norwich City    #WHUNOR

3 October 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Watford    #BOUWAT
Arsenal v Manchester United    #ARSMUN
Aston Villa v Stoke City    #AVLSTK
Chelsea v Southampton    #CHESOU
Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion    #CRYWBA
Everton v Liverpool    #EVELIV
Manchester City v Newcastle United    #MCINEW
Norwich City v Leicester City    #NORLEI
Sunderland v West Ham United    #SUNWHU
Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur    #SWATOT

17 October 2015

Chelsea v Aston Villa    #CHEAVL
Crystal Palace v West Ham United    #CRYWHU
Everton v Manchester United    #EVEMUN
Manchester City v AFC Bournemouth    #MCIBOU
Newcastle United v Norwich City    #NEWNOR
Southampton v Leicester City    #SOULEI
Swansea City v Stoke City    #SWASTK
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool    #TOTLIV
Watford v Arsenal    #WATARS
West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland    #WBASUN

24 October 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur    #BOUTOT
Arsenal v Everton    #ARSEVE
Aston Villa v Swansea City    #AVLSWA
Leicester City v Crystal Palace    #LEICRY
Liverpool v Southampton    #LIVSOU
Manchester United v Manchester City    #MUNMCI
Norwich City v West Bromwich Albion    #NORWBA
Stoke City v Watford    #STKWAT
Sunderland v Newcastle United    #SUNNEW
West Ham United v Chelsea    #WHUCHE

31 October 2015

Chelsea v Liverpool    #CHELIV
Crystal Palace v Manchester United    #CRYMUN
Everton v Sunderland    #EVESUN
Manchester City v Norwich City    #MCINOR
Newcastle United v Stoke City    #NEWSTK
Southampton v AFC Bournemouth    #SOUBOU
Swansea City v Arsenal    #SWAARS
Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa    #TOTAVL
Watford v West Ham United    #WATWHU
West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City    #WBALEI

7 November 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United    #BOUNEW
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur    #ARSTOT
Aston Villa v Manchester City    #AVLMCI
Leicester City v Watford    #LEIWAT
Liverpool v Crystal Palace    #LIVCRY
Manchester United v West Bromwich Albion    #MUNWBA
Norwich City v Swansea City    #NORSWA
Stoke City v Chelsea    #STKCHE
Sunderland v Southampton    #SUNSOU
West Ham United v Everton    #WHUEVE

21 November 2015

Chelsea v Norwich City    #CHENOR
Crystal Palace v Sunderland    #CRYSUN
Everton v Aston Villa    #EVEAVL
Manchester City v Liverpool    #MCILIV
Newcastle United v Leicester City    #NEWLEI
Southampton v Stoke City    #SOUSTK
Swansea City v AFC Bournemouth    #SWABOU
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United    #TOTWHU
Watford v Manchester United    #WATMUN
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal    #WBAARS

28 November 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Everton    #BOUEVE
Aston Villa v Watford    #AVLWAT
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United    #CRYNEW
Leicester City v Manchester United    #LEIMUN
Liverpool v Swansea City    #LIVSWA
Manchester City v Southampton    #MCISOU
Norwich City v Arsenal    #NORARS
Sunderland v Stoke City    #SUNSTK
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea    #TOTCHE
West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion    #WHUWBA

5 December 2015

Arsenal v Sunderland    #ARSSUN
Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth    #CHEBOU
Everton v Crystal Palace    #EVECRY
Manchester United v West Ham United    #MUNWHU
Newcastle United v Liverpool    #NEWLIV
Southampton v Aston Villa    #SOUAVL
Stoke City v Manchester City    #STKMCI
Swansea City v Leicester City    #SWALEI
Watford v Norwich City    #WATNOR
West Bromwich Albion v Tottenham Hotspur    #WBATOT

12 December 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United    #BOUMUN
Aston Villa v Arsenal    #AVLARS
Crystal Palace v Southampton    #CRYSOU
Leicester City v Chelsea    #LEICHE
Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion    #LIVWBA
Manchester City v Swansea City    #MCISWA
Norwich City v Everton    #NOREVE
Sunderland v Watford    #SUNWAT
Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United    #TOTNEW
West Ham United v Stoke City    #WHUSTK

19 December 2015

Arsenal v Manchester City    #ARSMCI
Chelsea v Sunderland    #CHESUN
Everton v Leicester City #EVELEI
Manchester United v Norwich City    #MUNNOR
Newcastle United v Aston Villa    #NEWAVL
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur    #SOUTOT
Stoke City v Crystal Palace    #STKCRY
Swansea City v West Ham United    #SWAWHU
Watford v Liverpool    #WATLIV
West Bromwich Albion v AFC Bournemouth #WBABOU

26 December 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace #BOUCRY
Aston Villa v West Ham United    #AVLWHU
Chelsea v Watford    #CHEWAT
Liverpool v Leicester City    #LIVLEI
Manchester City v Sunderland    #MCISUN
Newcastle United v Everton    #NEWEVE
Southampton v Arsenal    #SOUARS
Stoke City v Manchester United    #STKMUN
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion    #SWAWBA
Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City #TOTNOR

28 December 2015

Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth    #ARSBOU
Crystal Palace v Swansea City    #CRYSWA
Everton v Stoke City    #EVESTK
Leicester City v Manchester City    #LEIMCI
Manchester United v Chelsea    #MUNCHE
Norwich City v Aston Villa    #NORAVL
Sunderland v Liverpool    #SUNLIV
Watford v Tottenham Hotspur    #WATTOT
West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United    #WBANEW
West Ham United v Southampton    #WHUSOU

2 January 2016

Arsenal v Newcastle United    #ARSNEW
Crystal Palace v Chelsea    #CRYCHE
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur    #EVETOT
Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth    #LEIBOU
Manchester United v Swansea City    #MUNSWA
Norwich City v Southampton    #NORSOU
Sunderland v Aston Villa    #SUNAVL
Watford v Manchester City    #WATMCI
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City    #WBASTK
West Ham United v Liverpool    #WHULIV

12 January 2016

2:45 p.m. ET kick-offs unless stated
AFC Bournemouth v West Ham United    #BOUWHU
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace    #AVLCRY
3 p.m. ET Liverpool v Arsenal    #LIVARS
Swansea City v Sunderland    #SWASUN

13 January 2016

2:45 p.m. ET kick-offs unless stated
Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion    #CHEWBA
Manchester City v Everton    #MCIEVE
Newcastle United v Manchester United    #NEWMUN
Southampton v Watford    #SOUWAT
Stoke City v Norwich City    #STKNOR
3 p.m. ET Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City    #TOTLEI

16 January 2016

AFC Bournemouth v Norwich City    #BOUNOR
Aston Villa v Leicester City    #AVLLEI
Chelsea v Everton    #CHEEVE
Liverpool v Manchester United    #LIVMUN
Manchester City v Crystal Palace    #MCICRY
Newcastle United v West Ham United    #NEWWHU
Southampton v West Bromwich Albion    #SOUWBA
Stoke City v Arsenal    #STKARS
Swansea City v Watford    #SWAWAT
Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland    #TOTSUN

23 January 2016

Arsenal v Chelsea #ARSCHE
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur    #CRYTOT
Everton v Swansea City    #EVESWA
Leicester City v Stoke City    #LEISTK
Manchester United v Southampton    #MUNSOU
Norwich City v Liverpool    #NORLIV
Sunderland v AFC Bournemouth    #SUNBOU
Watford v Newcastle United    #WATNEW
West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa    #WBAAVL
West Ham United v Manchester City    #WHUMCI

2 February 2016

2:45 p.m. kick-offs unless stated
Arsenal v Southampton    #ARSSOU
3 p.m. ET Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth    #CRYBOU
Leicester City v Liverpool    #LEILIV
3 p.m. ET Manchester United v Stoke City    #MUNSTK
Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur    #NORTOT
Sunderland v Manchester City    #SUNMCI
Watford v Chelsea    #WATCHE
3 p.m. ET West Bromwich Albion v Swansea City    #WBASWA
West Ham United v Aston Villa    #WHUAVL

3 February 2016

2:45 p.m. ET Everton v Newcastle United #EVENEW

6 February 2016

AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal    #BOUARS
Aston Villa v Norwich City    #AVLNOR
Chelsea v Manchester United    #CHEMUN
Liverpool v Sunderland    #LIVSUN
Manchester City v Leicester City    #MCILEI
Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion    #NEWWBA
Southampton v West Ham United    #SOUWHU
Stoke City v Everton    #STKEVE
Swansea City v Crystal Palace    #SWACRY
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford    #TOTWAT

13 February 2016

AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City #BOUSTK
Arsenal v Leicester City    #ARSLEI
Aston Villa v Liverpool    #AVLLIV
Chelsea v Newcastle United    #CHENEW
Crystal Palace v Watford    #CRYWAT
Everton v West Bromwich Albion    #EVEWBA
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur    #MCITOT
Norwich City v West Ham United    #NORWHU
Sunderland v Manchester United    #SUNMUN
Swansea City v Southampton    #SWASOU

27 February 2016

Leicester City v Norwich City    #LEINOR
Liverpool v Everton    #LIVEVE
Manchester United v Arsenal    #MUNARS
Newcastle United v Manchester City    #NEWMCI
Southampton v Chelsea    #SOUCHE
Stoke City v Aston Villa    #STKAVL
Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City    #TOTSWA
Watford v AFC Bournemouth    #WATBOU
West Bromwich Albion v Crystal Palace    #WBACRY
West Ham United v Sunderland    #WHUSUN

1 March 2016

2:45 p.m. ET kick-offs unless stated
AFC Bournemouth v Southampton    #BOUSOU
Arsenal v Swansea City    #ARSSWA
Aston Villa v Everton    #AVLEVE
Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion    #LEIWBA
3 p.m. ET Liverpool v Manchester City    #LIVMCI
3 p.m. ET Manchester United v Watford    #MUNWAT
Norwich City v Chelsea    #NORCHE
Sunderland v Crystal Palace    #SUNCRY
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur    #WHUTOT

2 March 2016

2:45 p.m. ET Stoke City v Newcastle United    #STKNEW

5 March 2016

Chelsea v Stoke City    #CHESTK
Crystal Palace v Liverpool    #CRYLIV
Everton v West Ham United    #EVEWHU
Manchester City v Aston Villa    #MCIAVL
Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth    #NEWBOU
Southampton v Sunderland    #SOUSUN
Swansea City v Norwich City    #SWANOR
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal    #TOTARS
Watford v Leicester City    #WATLEI
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United #WBAMUN

12 March 2016

AFC Bournemouth v Swansea City    #BOUSWA
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion    #ARSWBA
Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur    #AVLTOT
Leicester City v Newcastle United    #LEINEW
Liverpool v Chelsea    #LIVCHE
Manchester United v Crystal Palace    #MUNCRY
Norwich City v Manchester City    #NORMCI
Stoke City v Southampton #STKSOU
Sunderland v Everton    #SUNEVE
West Ham United v Watford    #WHUWAT

19 March 2016

Chelsea v West Ham United    #CHEWHU
Crystal Palace v Leicester City    #CRYLEI
Everton v Arsenal    #EVEARS
Manchester City v Manchester United    #MCIMUN
Newcastle United v Sunderland    #NEWSUN
Southampton v Liverpool    #SOULIV
Swansea City v Aston Villa    #SWAAVL
Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Bournemouth    #TOTBOU
Watford v Stoke City    #WATSTK
West Bromwich Albion v Norwich City    #WBANOR

2 April 2016

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City    #BOUMCI
Arsenal v Watford    #ARSWAT
Aston Villa v Chelsea    #AVLCHE
Leicester City v Southampton    #LEISOU
Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur    #LIVTOT
Manchester United v Everton    #MUNEVE
Norwich City v Newcastle United    #NORNEW
Stoke City v Swansea City    #STKSWA
Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion    #SUNWBA
West Ham United v Crystal Palace    #WHUCRY

9 April 2016

Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth    #AVLBOU
Crystal Palace v Norwich City    #CRYNOR
Liverpool v Stoke City #LIVSTK
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion    #MCIWBA
Southampton v Newcastle United    #SOUNEW
Sunderland v Leicester City    #SUNLEI
Swansea City v Chelsea    #SWACHE
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United    #TOTMUN
Watford v Everton    #WATEVE
West Ham United v Arsenal    #WHUARS

16 April 2016

AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool    #BOULIV
Arsenal v Crystal Palace    #ARSCRY
Chelsea v Manchester City    #CHEMCI
Everton v Southampton    #EVESOU
Leicester City v West Ham United    #LEIWHU
Manchester United v Aston Villa    #MUNAVL
Newcastle United v Swansea City    #NEWSWA
Norwich City v Sunderland    #NORSUN
Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur    #STKTOT
West Bromwich Albion v Watford    #WBAWAT

23 April 2016

AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea    #BOUCHE
Aston Villa v Southampton    #AVLSOU
Crystal Palace v Everton    #CRYEVE
Leicester City v Swansea City    #LEISWA
Liverpool v Newcastle United    #LIVNEW
Manchester City v Stoke City    #MCISTK
Norwich City v Watford    #NORWAT
Sunderland v Arsenal    #SUNARS
Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion    #TOTWBA
West Ham United v Manchester United    #WHUMUN

30 April 2016

Arsenal v Norwich City    #ARSNOR
Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur    #CHETOT
Everton v AFC Bournemouth    #EVEBOU
Manchester United v Leicester City    #MUNLEI
Newcastle United v Crystal Palace    #NEWCRY
Southampton v Manchester City    #SOUMCI
Stoke City v Sunderland    #STKSUN
Swansea City v Liverpool    #SWALIV
Watford v Aston Villa    #WATAVL
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United    #WBAWHU

7 May 2016

AFC Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion    #BOUWBA
Aston Villa v Newcastle United    #AVLNEW
Crystal Palace v Stoke City    #CRYSTK
Leicester City v Everton    #LEIEVE
Liverpool v Watford    #LIVWAT
Manchester City v Arsenal    #MCIARS
Norwich City v Manchester United    #NORMUN
Sunderland v Chelsea    #SUNCHE
Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton    #TOTSOU
West Ham United v Swansea City    #WHUSWA

15 May 2016

Arsenal v Aston Villa    #ARSAVL
Chelsea v Leicester City    #CHELEI
Everton v Norwich City    #EVENOR
Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth    #MUNBOU
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur    #NEWTOT
Southampton v Crystal Palace    #SOUCRY
Stoke City v West Ham United    #STKWHU
Swansea City v Manchester City    #SWAMCI
Watford v Sunderland    #WATSUN
West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool    #WBALIV

West Ham gets breakthrough win, goals for Scamacca and Bowen

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West Ham United won a proper scrap with Wolves on Saturday at London’s Olympic Stadium, using a beautiful goal from Gianluca Scamacca and a clever finish from Jarrod Bowen to post a 2-0 win.

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The Irons win their second match of the year to move clear of the bottom three with seven points.

Wolves now occupy 18th place on the Premier League table with six points, but will feel hope at the performance of Diego Costa off the bench for the final 32 minutes.

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What we learned from West Ham vs Wolves

Gianluca Scamacca is feeling comfortable: He was spotted visibly angry when a teammate’s sloppy first touch destroyed an early chance, and Scamacca is obviously not sheepish about his role in the team. He also clearly wanted to take a start over Michail Antonio to make his case to start every week. His thunderous goal from the edge of the 18 should’ve adequately made it.

Diego Costa flashes: The big, tempestuous veteran striker still knows where to be on the pitch and was just put off enough on a powerful header that went wide of the goal. Costa was a fine hold-up man, something Wolves have used to thrive when Raul Jimenez is at or near his best. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Costa become the positive difference in 3-4 matches this season… maybe even next Saturday against old pals Chelsea?

Declan Rice: Speaking of the positive difference, Declan Rice is a force from endline-to-endline.

West Ham vs Wolves
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Jarrod Bowen reaction: ‘Just what we needed’

“It’s just what we needed. We haven’t had the start we wanted, and we had an international break to regroup our thoughts and go out on the front foot. We suffered without the ball but what this manager does is we’re a tough team to break down and we can counter. Massive three points for us, and we’ve got a lot of games now.”


Gianluca Scamacca reaction: First Premier League goal ‘amazing’

“It was an amazing feeling, for the fans. We needed to win. Today we worked very hard and made a good victory.”


Tactical focus

Declan Rice, Lucas Paqueta, and Tomas Soucek going up against Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, and Matheus Cunha was a grind and we think all deserve ice baths. Not so much a midfield muddle as a melee, Neves and Paqueta were kept from their creative best in order to snap into tackles, though Rice stepped forward to seize the day on several occasions

[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ]


Stars of the Show

Declan Rice

Jarrod Bowen

Rayan Ait-Nouri


What’s next?

Wolves have a trip to Anderlecht for Thursday action in the Europa Conference League before Fulham visits London’s Olympic Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Wolves will reunite Diego Costa with Chelsea come 10am ET Saturday.


How to watch West Ham vs Wolves live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 12:30 pm ET, Saturday
TV channel: NBC
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com


Key storylines & star players

For both sides, the goal-scoring woes are a result of not only a failure to convert scoring chances, but also their inability to create them. West Ham and Wolves both rank in the bottom five of the Premier League in expected goals with identical paltry 0.9 xG averages (per 90 minutes). No other side in the Premier League is anywhere close to underperforming their expected numbers by more than 50 percent.

Goals have come much more easily for West Ham in the Europa Conference League, where they have scored three goals in all four games thus far — six in two games against Danish side Viborg, and three apiece against Romanian runners-up FCSB and another Danish side in Silkeborg.

Wolves made the effort to be a better attacking side this season, as they spent $18 million on Sasa Kalajdzic, but the Austrian international striker tore his ACL on his debut for the club. Raul Jimenez, meanwhile, has played just 211 minutes in three Premier League appearances (none since Aug. 31) and has just one goal, in the League Cup. The Mexican international is now in a race against time to be healthy and fit for the 2022 World Cup eight weeks from now.


West Ham team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Nayef Aguerd (ankle), Benjamin Johnson (hamstring)

Wolves team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Raul Jimenez (groin), Sasa Kalajdzic (torn ACL), Nathan Collins (suspension), Chiquinho (knee)

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Liverpool vs Brighton goal fest features Trossard hat trick

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Brighton and Hove Albion refused to go away, giving new manager Roberto De Zerbi a memorable debut in a 3-3 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.

Leandro Trossard scored twice early to give the Seagulls a 2-0 lead and completed his hat trick after the hosts had rallied behind a Roberto Firmino brace and an Adam Webster own goal to lead 3-2 with 27 minutes left in the 90.

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Brighton remains fourth and now has 14 points through seven games, good for fourth and no worse than fifth depending on the result of the Manchester derby on Sunday.

Liverpool sits ninth with 10 points through seven games. Both clubs have a match-in-hand on most of the field.

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What we learned from Liverpool vs Brighton

De Zerbi’s dynamic start: Life after Graham Potter was plenty good going forward for Brighton and Hove Albion, but Roberto De Zerbi’s buzz might wear off when he watches the Seagulls defending. Only a little, though, because every team gives up chances to Liverpool and the Reds were pretty due to bang some home (Mohamed Salah is now very much overdue for a big, big game of finishing… bookmark that one).

Liverpool’s defense messy, messy, messy (Yes, Jurgen, especially Trent): There Is not a level-headed person alive who would deny Trent Alexander-Arnold his status as one of the best right-sided playmakers in the world. There’s an argument that he’s could become his generation’s Andrea Pirlo as a central midfielder. But he’s not playing central midfield, and teams are targeting his side of the pitch and finding joy. As Jordan Henderson ages out and Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho exist as cover, how long before Jurgen Klopp finally says, “Yes, okay, here” to those who see what everyone else sees: a dynamic player who turns 24 on Friday and isn’t improving at the defensive duties of a right back but intercepts passes so well.

That said, his performance is less of a talking point if Virgil van Dijk connects on a clearing attempt of the Brighton cross that became Trossard’s third goal. This game could’ve been 6-5 and while we would’ve loved that entertainment, Klopp has to wonder what’s next. Andy Robertson and Ibrahima Konate were missing but Liverpool’s spent plenty for depth that’s been disappointing (and Joel Matip isn’t exactly paid like a depth piece, is he?).

Trossard top of his game: The Belgian international now has five goals and two assists through seven Premier League games for Brighton this season, which is pretty, pretty good. The 27-year-old is now an every-game player and part-time starter for Belgium, and what a nice place he’s made for himself at the Amex.


Jurgen Klopp reaction: Liverpool problem ‘not in our DNA’

“Directly after the game it is a massive knock,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. “N, slowly but surely, we feel that is just the situation and we will get through. We got a point and not what we wanted.

“We are a dominant team and want to have the ball so when you give these goals away I know it is a problem. We have to find the solutions. We have to keep going. It is nothing in our DNA. It just happens and now it happens more often. This is a period where we struggle. We have to fight through this situation. We cannot fight anymore today though we just have to admit.”


Tactical focus

Maybe it’s the increased focus on the performances of Trent Alexander-Arnold, but it sure does seem like teams are targeting the right side of Liverpool’s defense.

[ VIDEO: Premier League highlights ]


Stars of the show

Leandro Trossard: Away hat tricks at Anfield are pretty rare.

Roberto Firmino: Guess that Darwin Nunez signing really can be for the (near) future, as Firmino has five goals and three assists in his last four Premier League outings.

Thiago Alcantara: 10-of-12 duels won and two key passes while drawing six fouls.


What’s next?

The challenge isn’t going to get any easier for Liverpool, who hosts Arsenal in eight days after a Champions League visit from Rangers on Tuesday. Brighton gets stung Tottenham in another test of top-four mettle.


Liverpool vs Brighton score

Liverpool: 3 (Firmino 33′, 54′, Webster o.g. 63′)

Brighton: 3 (Trossard 4′, 17′, 83′)


Leandro Trossard goal video(s): Belgian gives De Zerbi dream start

Roberto Firmino goal video: Liverpool pulls one back

Leandro Trossard hat trick video: Seagulls overcome blown lead for point


How to watch Liverpool vs Brighton live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
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Key storylines & star players

Is Liverpool ready to turn chances into goals at a more familiar rate? The Reds’ expected goal total for this season is close to leaders Manchester City and Arsenal but its actual goal production is fifth and somewhat-inflated by their nine-goal beatdown of Bournemouth previously this season.

Brighton, meanwhile, has to show that it’s getting a handle on life after Graham Potter, as De Zerbi’s credentials say things might not look too different. The former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk boss craves possession in his teams and delivers chances as a boss in the manner you’d expect from a former attacking midfielder.


Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Calvin Ramsay (lower back), Curtis Jones (tibia), Ibrahima Konate (knee), Naby Keita (thigh), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (thigh), Andrew Robertson (knee), Caoimhin Kelleher (groin), Ibrahima Konate (knee),

Brighton team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Jakub Moder (knee), Adam Lallana (lower leg), Enock Mwepu (illness).

Conor Gallagher breaks Crystal Palace hearts with late Chelsea winner

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea recap: The Blues erased an early deficit and Conor Gallagher scored the late winning goal (his first for the club) as new manager Graham Potter made his Premier League debut at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

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Odsonne Edouard got on the end of a fantastic cross from Jordan Ayew in the 7th minute as Crystal Palace began brightly and threatened in behind on a number of occasions early on. Chelsea hit back through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 38th minute, setting the stage for Gallagher to come off the bench and score the stunning winner. Gallagher, of course, starred on loan to Palace last season before being recalled to Chelsea in the summer.

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What we learned from Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Thiago Silva avoids red card, sets up equalizer 5 minutes later

Chelsea’s race was nearly run in the 33rd minute, when Thiago Silva was caught napping and lost the ball in acres of space. As Ayew darted past the Brazilian, who was now lying flat on his stomach, Silva stuck out his left hand and slapped the ball away to prevent the counter-attack (and likely scoring chance). Referee Chris Kavanagh showed Silva a yellow card, deeming that either (or a combination of) the distance from goal (roughly 35 yards out) and at least one recovering defender meant there wasn’t an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to be denied.

Five minutes later, Silva headed the ball down for Aubameyang to rifle it home. From nearly a goal and a man down, to level on both, in 300 seconds.

Christian Pulisic down Potter’s pecking order, too

When Kai Havertz came off in the 76th minute, rather than inserting Pulisic (or any other attacking player for that matter) into the game, Potter instead brought on an extra central midfielder in Gallagher. Potter always thinks outside the box, though — seamlessly shifting team shape more narrow or wider, higher or deeper, extra man in midfield or out wide — always willing to make the first move in the tactical chess match, to play the game on his terms.

So, let’s not read too much into Pulisic sitting on the bench (for 84 minutes), but it’s clear he’ll have to make a whole lot out of very little to impress Potter and regain a regular place in the team. Right on cue, it was Pulisic who made the zig-zagging run past two defenders to set up Gallagher for the winner. No small contribution for a player currently out in the cold.


Reaction from Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Conor Gallagher, on scoring his first Chelsea goal and doing so against Chelsea…

“It’s a very special moment to come on and get the winner and my first goal for Chelsea.

“It was written in the stars. Unfortunately it came against Palace but I’m just buzzing to get my first goal.

“Everyone knows how much I loved it here, and I thank the whole club and the fans — even today with the reception they gave me.

“Hopefully I can build a bit of confidence with the goal and push on. I want to work as hard as I can for him [manager Graham Potter] and be available wherever he needs me, whether starting or coming off the bench.”

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How to watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com


Key storylines & star players

What will Graham Potter’s first Premier League XI look like come Saturday? Kepa Arrizabalaga could be in goal if Edouard Mendy is not ready, but will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remain a starter? Are Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic locks for the midfield? Lots to monitor as Christian Pulisic, Conor Gallagher, Ben Chilwell, and Hakim Ziyech will hope to have made a major impression.

Palace has played well against the “Big Six” this year, leading Man City 2-0 before an Erling Haaland hat trick, drawing Liverpool, and losing on Opening Day vs Arsenal while holding 57% of the ball and matching the Gunners in shots and shots on target. A win over the Blues sure would do the trick.


Crystal Palace team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: James McArthur (groin) | OUT: James Tomkins (calf), Nathan Ferguson (ankle), Jack Butland (hand)

Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Edouard Mendy (knee), N’Golo Kante (thigh)

Brentford on lucky end of Bournemouth penalty decision, scoreless draw

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Bournemouth vs Brentford recap: The Bees were perhaps lucky to escape with a point, thanks to a curious penalty decision, in a 0-0 draw at Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

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The game’s biggest moment came in the 20th minute, when Brentford defender Kristoffer Ajer appeared to slide through Bournemouth left back Jordan Zemura. Ajer made no contact with the ball (he could have, as it appeared well within his reach) before pulling out of the challenge, leaving his legs high and catching Zemura who tried to hurdle the outstretched defender.

Referee Thomas Bramall initially said no foul, and then maintained that position following his own lengthy video review session.

Ivan Toney made a goal-line clearance at one end of the field and missed the game’s best scoring chance at the other, both in the second half as Brentford controlled possession and looked the likeliest to score in the stalemate affair.

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How to watch Bournemouth vs Brentford live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10 am ET, Saturday
Online: Stream via Peacock Premium


Key storylines & star players

Brentford sit 9th in the Premier League table, even after only seven games, is no small achievement for a tiny club that only made its PL debut a year ago. They look like they belong in the top half of the table as well, with their 15 goals scored bested by only Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal — the top three sides in the league heading into matchweek 8. Ivan Toney is back to his goal-scoring best with five in seven games, chipping in a pair of assists as well as he continues to prove himself a complete player at the top level, resulting in his first England call-up (but not appearance, yet) last week.

Bournemouth are trying to replicate Brentford’s top-flight success after returning to the Premier League this season. Without a star center forward like Toney (six goals scored, 4th-fewest in the PL), the Cherries will frequently look to grind out results by keeping clean sheets, only their defensive record (19 conceded in seven games) runs to the contrary.


Bournemouth team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: David Brooks (fitness), Lloyd Kelly (knee), Joseph Rothwell (thigh), Benjamin Pearson (undisclosed), Ryan Fredericks (undisclosed)

Brentford team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Christian Norgaard (achilles) | QUESTIONABLE: Keane Lewis-Potter (knock), Ethan Pinnock (knee)

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