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The Premier League is finally back in business and with so many points and places still up for grabs, supporters are bracing themselves for a gripping climax to the 2019/20 campaign.
There is an action-packed schedule of top-flight action to sink your teeth into this weekend, and there’s three more top flight fixtures to tune in to on Sunday.
Tonight’s Merseyside derby between Everton and champions elect Liverpool is undoubtedly the standout contest, but there’s plenty up for grabs at both ends of the table as Newcastle take on Sheffield United and Chelsea travel to Aston Villa.
We’ve taken a look at the betting odds, team news and details about where you can watch each fixture below and remember – you can also check out all our Premier League predictions for the weekend here.
How to watch the Sunday’s Premier League fixtures
Every single Premier League fixture between now and the end of the season, including this weekend’s matches, will be available to watch on TV, with Sky Sports, BT Sport and the BBC sharing the screening rights for all the English top-level action.
Which Premier League games are free to air?
A number of the 2019/20 Premier League season’s remaining fixtures will be available to watch on free-to-air channels – and Sunday brings us two free to air matches.
The Merseyside Derby, which will be shown on Sky’s free channel Pick, is what everyone will be tuning in to, but the early kickoff between Europa League chasing Sheffield United and Newcastle will also be live on Pick. You can also check out our 55/1 #OOT special for the Merseyside Derby tonight.
You can find details of all Sunday’s Premier League TV listings below.
14:00 – Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick
16:15 – Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD
19:00 – Sky One / Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD / Pick
Premier League team news and betting odds
Sunday 21st June
Newcastle United vs Sheffield United team news
Jetro Willems remains sidelined with a knee injury, though Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett and Sean Longstaff should all be fit enough for selection if picked by Steve Bruce.
Five Magpies youngsters, Tom Allan, Daniel Barlaser, Dan Langley, Kell Watts and Jack Young have all been drafted into the senior squad for the remainder of the campaign to provide cover and numbers ahead of the packed schedule.
Newcastle predicted line-up: Dubravka, Yedlin, Fernandez, Lascelles, Schar, Rose, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
John Fleck and Jack O’Connell, who sat out Sheffield United’s draw at Villa with minor knocks, should be available again, and that duo’s return brings Chris Wilder’s squad up to full strength.
Having looked lacklustre in attack on Wednesday, Wilder could choose to freshen things up in the final third. David McGoldrick and Lys Mousset could come off the bench to start in place of Oliver McBurnie and Billy Sharp.
Sheffield United predicted line-up: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O’Connell, Baldock, Lundstram, Fleck, Norwood, McGoldrick, Mousset
Newcastle vs Sheffield United betting odds
Newcastle win: 23/10
Sheffield United win: 11/8
Aston Villa vs Chelsea team news
Pepe Reina could return between the sticks after Orjan Nyland’s mid-week mistake, while Ally Samatta could come in to replace Keinan Davis up top.
Elsewhere, Ezri Konsa, who was suffering from cramp in the second half against Sheffield United should be fit to play, though Bjorn Engels will miss out with a knee injury.
Aston Villa predicted line-up: Reina, Mohamady, Hause, Mings, Target, McGinn, Nakamba, Luiz, Grealish, Samatta, Trezeguet
Jorginho carries over a suspension from March and won’t feature on Sunday, while doubts remain over the fitness of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James.
N’Golo Kane, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic and ex-Villa loanee Tammy Abrhama make a welcome return to fold however.
Chelsea predicted line-up: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Willian, Pulisic, Abraham
Aston Villa vs Chelsea betting odds
Aston Villa win: 23/4
Chelsea win: 4/9
Everton vs Liverpool team news
Fabian Delph and Andre Gomes are expected to shake off minor niggles ahead of Sunday’s derby, though fellow midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin will miss out.
Colombian centre-half Yerry Mina’s thigh injury keeps him in the treatment room, where he is joined by Theor Walcott who will also miss Sunday’s restart fixture.
Everton predicted line-up: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Delph, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin
Mohamed Salah, Andrew Robertson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all expected to recover from minor knocks ahead of Sunday’s game.
Xherdan Shaqiri remains a doubt however, while Nathaniel Clyne, who is set to leave later this month, won’t be involved.
Liverpool predicted line-up: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino, Salah
Everton vs Liverpool betting odds
Everton win: 5/1
Liverpool win: 11/20
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