Manchester City vs Burnley: How to watch, live stream, TV, team news, odds, prediction

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Manchester City vs Burnley will be a clash of styles at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (start time 10am ET on Peacock Premium) and this one is intriguing on multiple fronts.

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Firstly, Pep Guardiola has plenty of lineup headaches as some of his players have to quarantine after coming back from international games, plus he’s picked up some injuries and Raheem Sterling isn’t happy about his lack of minutes. Given the fact that City have looked slick in recent weeks and won at Chelsea and drew at Liverpool, it seems like Pep Guardiola will find a way to figure this all out. Also, Man City have won their last four home games versus Burnley by a 5-0 scoreline…

As for Burnley boss Sean Dyche, he is without captain Ben Mee for this clash due to a positive COVID-19 test. The Clarets have yet to win in the Premier League this season but have showed plenty of attacking intent and have been a little unlucky. That said, there’s a growing sense of nervousness around Turf Moor as they head into a very tough run of games.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City vs Burnley.

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Manchester City team news, injuries, lineup options

City will be without Ferran Torres for over two months after he suffered a fracture in his foot while playing for Spain over the international break. Benjamin Mendy remains suspended by the club, while Gabriel Jesus and Ederson will be missing due to their involvement with Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ilkay Gundogan have returned from injury and are fit to play.

Burnley team news, injuries, lineup options

Center back and captain Ben Mee is out after a positive COVID-19 test, while Dale Stephens is out with an ankle injury. Charlie Taylor and Matej Vydra are both battling to be fit.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Well, Man City are heavy favorites to win at -1000 and Burnley are massive underdogs at +2000. The draw is +800. That tells you all you need to know.

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Prediction

This could be tougher for City than expected, especially as they have a lot of absentees. That said, they will find a way to get it done and they continue to look solid at the back. Man City 3-0 Burnley. 


How to watch Manchester City vs Burnley live, stream and start time

Kick off: 10am ET, Saturday
TV Channel: Peacock Premium
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Christian Pulisic remains out with injury

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Christian Pulisic is still out with an ankle injury, as Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed the USMNT star is unavailable.

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With Pulisic being left out of the USMNT’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers in October, he also hasn’t played for Chelsea since mid-August.

Pulisic, 23, suffered an ankle injury in the USMNT’s 4-1 win at Honduras on Sept. 9 and has been out since. Thomas Tuchel previously told ProSoccerTalk that Pulisic was close to a comeback in mid-September, but it seems like the American winger has suffered a setback.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s trip to Brentford on Saturday (watch live, 12:30pm ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com), Tuchel revealed that Pulisic is still out.


What is the latest Christian Pulisic injury update?

“Christian Pulisic is still injured and not available,” Tuchel said when asked about the latest injury news.

Pulisic being out over the last eight weeks for Chelsea has underlined how much of an impact he can have for Tuchel’s team, as they’ve missed a bit of dynamism and creativity in the final third in recent games.

This injury will be hugely frustrating for Pulisic.

What has been going on with Pulisic this season?

In early September the Pennsylvanian winger returned from a spell out due to testing positive for COVID-19, as he had to work his way back to full fitness.

Pulisic started the 2021-22 domestic season well, as he scored a penalty kick in Chelsea’s UEFA Super Cup final win in a shootout and scored in the opening day win against Crystal Palace.

However, as has been the case for much of his young career, injuries have hampered his fast start to the new season and he hasn’t played for the Blues in over two months.

Bad news for USMNT

Any time Pulisic is out injured it is a blow for the USMNT.

Pulisic wore the captains armband in two of the USMNT’s three World Cup qualifiers in September (he only played in two after missing the game at El Salvador) and is clearly the talisman for the Stars and Stripes.

Even a 75 percent fit Pulisic has to start for the USMNT, but he isn’t close to that right now.

With two huge World Cup qualifiers coming up in November against Mexico and Jamaica, the USMNT need Pulisic to get plenty of minutes between now and then.

Newcastle confirm Steve Bruce to take charge v. Tottenham

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The new owners of Newcastle United have released a statement on manager Steve Bruce, as they confirmed he will take charge of their game against Tottenham on Sunday.

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Newcastle host Spurs at St James’ Park (watch live, 11:30am ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) in what Magpies fans are calling a celebration.

After the $400 million takeover of the club by a Saudi Arabian-led consortium last week, there has been plenty of speculation that Bruce will be fired.

Instead, the boyhood Newcastle fan will take charge this Sunday and this will be his 1,000th game as a manager.

What did Newcastle say?

“Newcastle United can confirm that head coach Steve Bruce will take charge of Sunday’s Premier League fixture with Tottenham Hotspur and in doing so reach his 1,000th professional match as a manager.

Amanda Staveley said: ‘We have had an extremely busy week reviewing the business and getting to know people and it is imperative that we continue to be patient and considered in our approach. Change does not always happen overnight, it demands time and that we follow a carefully considered plan and strategy.

‘We met Steve and the players on Monday and have given them the time and space this week to focus on preparing for what is a very important game on Sunday.

‘Steve has been very professional in our dealings with him and he and his coaching team will take the team on Sunday. If we make any changes going forward, Steve will be the first to know but, in the meantime, we wish him the best of luck in his 1,000th match as a manager and will be joining you in getting right behind the team.

‘Thank you for the warm welcome you have given us. We can’t wait to be at St. James’ Park with you.’

How much longer will Steve Bruce be in charge?

Bruce, 60, has never been a fans’ favorite at Newcastle but he has done the job he was brought in to do and he said in his press conference on Friday that he would like to stay in the job.

He seemed realistic about the situation and said he will ‘have a crack’ at impressing the new owners and said ‘who wouldn’t love this opportunity?’ given the finances expected to be available. He also had a pop at reporters who said that Bruce would be fired after the new owners came in.

Mike Ashley, the previous owner, wanted Bruce to keep Newcastle in the Premier League and he’s done that over the last two seasons. They haven’t been fun to watch, but they’ve ground out results.

Nothing more, nothing less.

With Newcastle currently sitting second from bottom in the table and yet to win after seven games this season, it seems like Bruce will soon be out.

The statement references his 1,000th game as a manager and the point from Staveley saying ‘if we make any changes going forward, Steve will be the first to know’ is ominous for Bruce.

As for who will replace him, there is a lot of work to be done on that front as Ralf Ragnick could come in as a sporting director and then appoint a manager thereafter. Top managers across the world will be lined up by Newcastle and they are clearly heading in a whole new direction.

As for this weekend, Bruce will be in the dugout at St James’ Park.

Brentford vs Chelsea: How to watch, live stream, TV, team news, odds, prediction

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Brentford vs Chelsea sees a new rivalry arrive on Saturday (start time 12:30 pm ET on NBC and online via NBCSports.com) as this particular west London derby debuts in the Premier League.

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Thomas Frank’s Bees have been superb in their first-ever Premier League season, as they sit in seventh place and have 12 points from their first seven games of the season. Their impressive win away at West Ham last time out showcased their quality, while a home win against Arsenal and a draw against Liverpool has already proved they can mix it with the big boys. Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo will both relish the opportunity to rough up the reigning European Champions.

Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea sit top of the Premier League table heading into this weekend, but the Blues have had a few issues in recent weeks. Romelu Lukaku has had a dip in form, while a few key injuries have disrupted Chelsea’s rhythm. They will be the favorites to win as they make the short trip across west London to Brentford, but with so many Chelsea players away on international duty, it is never easy for these big boys to get going after the break.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brentford vs Chelsea.

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Brentford team news, injuries, lineup options

Kristoffer Ajer and Vitaly Yanelt are both battling back to full fitness after respective thigh and hamstring injuries, while Mads Sorensen, Josh DaSilva and Shandon Baptiste are all long-term absentees for the Bees.

Chelsea team news, injuries, lineup options

Thiago Silva is expected to miss out after returning late from international duty with Brazil, while Antonio Rudiger is also out with a back injury. Romelu Lukaku is fit after picking up small knocks, while Reece James and N’Golo Kante will both return for the Blues. Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that USMNT star Christian Pulisic is still out with the ankle injury he picked up in early September.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Brentford are massive underdogs to win at +525, while Chelsea are heavy favorites at -176. The draw is +275.

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Prediction

This is going to be a lot closer than people think, but I think the extra class of Chelsea’s attackers will make the difference. Just. Brentford 1-2 Chelsea.


How to watch Brentford vs Chelsea live, stream and start time

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

Leicester City vs Manchester United: How to watch, live stream link, start time, odds

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Leicester City’s bottom-half start to the season can take an upswing if the Foxes can take advantage of centerback injuries within Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday (start time 10am ET on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).

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But the Foxes haven’t been stopping too many teams from scoring either, as Wesley Fofana’s absence has hit the club hard and Wilfred Ndidi’s been out, too.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Leicester City vs Manchester United.

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Leicester City team news, injuries, lineup

Jonny Evans could return from a foot injury but the game comes too soon for James Justin and Wilfred Ndidi. Wesley Fofana remains out for months.

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup

Raphael Varane is out for weeks and Harry Maguire’s unlikely to be back from his injury absence. Amad Diallo is also out, but there’s a chance we may see Marcus Rashford’s season debut.


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

A Leicester City win (+240) and draw (+250) pay about the same, while away team status isn’t stopping Man United from +106 odds to take all three points.

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Prediction

Man United is well-built to find their way to three points here, and the emotional boost of a possible Marcus Rashford return could really get United fans dreaming of their best days. Leicester City 1-3 Manchester United.


How to watch Leicester City vs Manchester United live, stream and start time

Kick off: 10am ET Saturday
TV Channel: USA Network
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