Tanko Premier League Weekend Preview – Stats, Hazard Update and Other Team News
Premier League enters match day 2 this weekend as clubs continue to struggle for supremacy. Chelsea had a bad start to their defence to the Premier League title when Burnley stunned the at Stamford Bridge last week. And we may be thinking Manchester United are back to their best after an emphatic display which earned them their highest win margin against Westham since Mourinho took charge.
Man City and Arsenal also had a fine start to the season after beating Brighton and Leicester respectively on the first match day. The Premier League continues and we are up for a cracker on Sunday as Tottenham host Chelsea to open their new home, Wembley
|19.08. 12:30||Swansea||Manchester United|
|19.08. 15:00||Burnley||West Brom|
|19.08. 15:00||Liverpool||Crystal Palace|
|19.08. 15:00||Southampton||West Ham|
|19.08. 17:30||Stoke City||Arsenal|
|20.08. 13:30||Huddersfield||Newcastle Utd|
|21.08. 20:00||Manchester City||Everton|
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Swansea vs Manchester United
Manchester United will be full of confidence following their 4-0 win on the opening weekend.
Summer signings Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku have seamlessly settled into the side. While Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Paul Pogba already look like they will provide more of an attacking threat than they did last season.
United’s attack is likely to prove too much for a Swans defence which kept a clean sheet at Saint Mary’s last time out.
Swansea have never kept a clean sheet in the Premier League against Man United in 12 previous attempts.
Swansea team news v Man United
Spanish signing Roque Mesa was left on the bench at Southampton. The central midfielder is in contention to make his Premier League debut.
Swansea will be without midfielders Nathan Dyer and Sung-Yeung Ki. The South Korean underwent knee surgery in the summer and is ruled out until “the middle of September.”
Llorente is likely to remain sidelined with a hand injury, meaning Abraham would lead Swansea’s attack once again. Clement hopes to have the Spanish striker “available soon.”
Tom Carroll and Leroy Fer are set to continue with their attempts to fill the massive void left by Sigurdsson.
Man United team news v Swansea
Mourinho is unlikely to tinker too much with his winning eleven, although Ander Herrera could start in midfield.
Summer signing Victor Lindelof was left out of Mourinho’s 18-man squad last week. The 23-year-old is in contention to at least make the substitutes bench this time around.
Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Luke Shaw are long-term absentees, although the latter is targeting a return next month.