Premier League: Derby day, starting with Chelsea v Fulham

Premier League: Derby day, starting with Chelsea v Fulham

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Leicester 2-0 Watford

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on BBC One

Leicester were back to their counter-attacking best, they
have different qualities in the squad now. James Maddison has been a really good buy,
it was a good performance. I don’t even think the Etienne Capoue red card was a
free-kick. That will have to be rescinded.

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Chelsea v Fulham (12:00 GMT)

Maurizio Sarri makes two changes to the side that were beaten by Tottenham last Saturday as Pedro and Olivier Giroud come in for Willian and Alvaro Morata drop to the bench.

It means there is a place for Eden Hazard in the starting XI, while Giroud will look to replicate his form from mid-week, when he struck twice in the win over PAOK Salonika.

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Pedro, Hazard, Giroud.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Morata.

Claudio Ranieri makes one change for his second match in charge at Fulham; as Stefan Johansen replaces Andre Schurrle, who does not make the matchday squad.

Aleksandar Mitrovic leads the line following his double in the defeat of Southampton last week, and midfielder Tom Cairney captains the side.

Fulham XI: Rico; Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand; Seri, Chambers, Johansen, Cairney, Sessegnon; Mitrovic.

Subs: Bettinelli; Ream, Bryan, Kebano, Ayite, Cisse, Kamara.

The best of Saturday’s stats

Manchester City moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League and Crystal Palace earned their first home win of the season.

But which English player created history and which strike ended a run of 981 minutes without a goal?

Here are the best of Saturday’s Premier League stats

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‘Incredible to watch’

Man City 3-1 Bournemouth

Danny Murphy

Former England midfielder on MOTD

Sane was incredible to
watch, maybe he’s had a point to prove, there have been question marks over his
character and personality. What I saw is a player who is hungry, working hard both
ways. He’s devastating. Running with pace and making the right decisions. He
has the desire to work hard, that’s what Pep wants. Bournemouth couldn’t cope
with him. He was too good for them. We have eulogised over so many City players
but I had to pick him out. He’s so young there is more to come, it is
incredible. He was fantastic

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