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Summary

  1. Wolves unchanged, Burnley make three changes
  2. Wolves – drawn both home games this season
  3. Victory would lift Burnley out of bottom three
  4. Everton v West Ham (16:00 BST) – live on Radio 5 live

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  1. Post update

    Wolves v Burnley (13:30 BST)

    The players are out warming up at the Molineux.

    Kick-off not too far away. Fire in your predictions using #bbcfootball

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  2. ‘We’ve established standards’

    Wolves v Burnley (13:30 BST)

    Nuno Espirito Santo

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    Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: “The international break was in the calendar so we knew it was coming.

    “The most important thing is that we established standards in the last game, and we have to maintain those standards.

    “Winning is always good and makes things a lot easier when you are trying to establish an identity like we are.”

  3. Pellegrini turns 65 today

    Everton v West Ham (16:00 BST)

    A first Premier League win as West Ham manager might be the present he wants most.

  4. How did the VAR trial go?

    Only one decision would have been overturned in the five games during which the Premier League trialled video assistant referees (VAR) yesterday.

    A Leroy Sane goal disallowed for offside in Manchester City’s 3-0 home victory over Fulham would have stood.

    Replays showed Sane was marginally onside when scoring just before half-time. It would have put City 3-0 ahead.

    The trial took place at the central VAR hub, and there was no communication with anyone at the matches.

  5. Early team news

    Everton v West Ham (16:00 BST)

    Everton defender Seamus Coleman is expected to be out for two weeks after picking up a foot injury on international duty.

    Idrissa Gueye, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Theo Walcott are all set to return while Bernard is also available, but Richarlison is still suspended.

    West Ham will be without Jack Wilshere with an ankle injury, while Javier Hernandez is a doubt due to illness.

    Long-term absentees Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini are still out.

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  6. ‘West Ham lacking leaders’

    Everton v West Ham (16:00 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    West Ham players looking despondent

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    Former West Ham defender James Collins on BBC Radio 5 Live:

    If I am brutally honest I fear for West Ham a bit. I can
    only see it getting worse before it gets better, and I worry about the
    characters. If it is really going badly who is in that dressing room to really
    grab it by the scruff of the neck and pull the team together?

    Obviously you’ve
    got Mark Noble, there is no question he has been doing that for years, you’ve
    got your core of your British lads but when the going gets tough, who is really
    there to bring them together?

  7. Post update

    Wolves v Burnley (13:30 BST)

    No words.

    Dog outside Molineux

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  8. Cherries ‘not the finished article’

    Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester

    The most goals came in Bournemouth’s 4-2 victory over 10-man Leicester but Eddie Howe says his side are far from the finished article despite moving up to fifth in the Premier League.

    Joshua King added a penalty to two goals from Ryan Fraser in the first half. Adam Smith then made it 4-0 before James Maddison and Marc Albrighton replied late on for the Foxes, who had Wes Morgan sent off in the second half.

    “We’ve won but we know the team is not at its peak yet,” Howe told BBC Sport. “We know you’re judged at the end of the season, not now.

    “We knew before the game we’ve got a lot more improving to do. We’re aware of the table – we were aware of it last year when we had no points after four games.”

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  9. ‘West Ham’s position not important’

    Everton v West Ham (16:00 BST)

    Everton manager Marco Silva: “It will be a tough game. I have no doubts about that. It is not important what position (West Ham) are or that they are looking for their first win.

    “We have to give 100% and our best levels and in that way we can win.”

    Marco Silva

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  10. Persistence pays off for Arsenal

    Newcastle 1-2 Arsenal

    Despite being frustrated in the first half, Granit Xhaka opened the scoring for Arsenal with an excellent long-range free-kick and helped them on their way to a 2-1 win over Newcastle.

    Mesut Ozil doubled the advantage and Ciaran Clark responded in stoppage time for the hosts.

    Ozil – making his 200th appearance for the club – ensured Arsenal won consecutive away league games for the first time since May 2017.

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  11. Sane returns to cause problems

    Manchester City 3-0 Fulham

    Leroy Sane returned to the Manchester City starting XI and scored the opening goal in their emphatic 3-0 win over Fulham in just one minute and 36 seconds.

    It meant the defending champions maintained their unbeaten start to the season after David Silva and Raheem Sterling extended the lead.

    “We never had doubts about Leroy’s quality,” said Pep Guardiola. “He shows us many times in the last season and today he played again so good.

    “We cannot forget sometimes this kind of thing happens, he is 21, 22. Sometimes he has to realise what, like a professional, he has to do.

    “I am delighted for his performance and so confident.”

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  12. The stats…

    Everton v West Ham (16:00 BST)

    Everton are undefeated in 18 of the last 20 Premier League meetings with West Ham, winning 12 and drawing six.

    The Toffees also have won more Premier League matches (24) and scored more goals (80) against West Ham than any other team.

    And Everton are unbeaten this season but have won only once, despite leading in three of their four matches.

    West Ham could win consecutive top-flight matches against Everton for the first time since 1972-73.

    But they could lose their opening five league matches for the first time in their history.

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  13. Naughty Lamps sent to the stands

    Rotherham 1-0 Derby

    Frank Lampard was sent off only twice in 609 Premier League appearances as a player but yesterday had to head to the stands after being sent off as a manager.

    The Derby boss was heated in the Rams’ 1-0 defeat at Rotherham after Tom Lawrence was shown a straight red card for a reckless challenge on Richie Towell.

    “I didn’t get a word from the ref,” said Lampard. “I need to go back to the rulebook myself because I do not want to be leaving the game.

    “I was upset with a handball. If those are the rules, managers will get sent off every game.”

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  14. Post update

    Wilfried Zaha had plenty to say post-match on being the victim of a number of feisty tackles during Palace’s 1-0 win at Huddersfield.

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    Video caption: Wilfried Zaha: I’d have to get my leg broken for anyone to get a card
  15. Zaha to the rescue again

    Huddersfield 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Wilfried Zaha produced a moment of brilliance on his return to the team as Crystal Palace earned their second win of the season against Huddersfield.

    It looked as though it might be a frustrating afternoon for Zaha after he was booked for a late tackle on Florent Hadergjonaj.

    That foul was a reaction to being hauled to the ground by Mathias Jorgensen, but Zaha regained his composure and in the 38th minute to knock the ball between two defenders before smashing past Jonas Lossl.

    “He was a constant threat,” said manager Roy Hodgson. “I thought he was close to scoring more than one goal.

    “But it is nice that he is the match-winner and that is was such a good goal. I am sure it will be one of the better goals of the week.”

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  16. Ryan: Hazard is the best player in the world right now!

    Tom Catton: No question of a relegation battle this season. Haven’t looked terrible yet this season even in the most difficult game. Easily 4 or 5 teams worse than us.

  17. Burnley running on tired legs

    Wolves v Burnley (13:30 BST)

    Ian Dennis

    Radio 5 live senior football reporter

    Burnley will hope the international break has been a beneficial one to recharge their batteries, having already played 10 games.

    To put that into context, it’s a quarter of the games they played during the entire campaign last season, in a matter of weeks.

    During the international break, Gareth Southgate highlighted the diminishing numbers of English players getting game time in the Premier League, but Burnley lead the way with a league-high 68% of home-grown players used so far.

    Sean Dyche will hope those players can rediscover the form that served them well early last season, with excellent results at places such as Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton, because the Clarets are winless in nine Premier League games.

    Wolves will not want the international hiatus to halt momentum from their victory at West Ham, as they seek to end their longest-ever run at Molineux without a top-flight victory.

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  19. United fight off late comeback

    Watford 1-2 Manchester United

    Manchester United withstood a spirited fightback from Watford to claim back-to-back victories and condemn the Hornets to a first loss of the season.

    United scored twice in three first-half minutes as Romelu Lukaku diverted Ashley Young’s cross in via his chest before Chris Smalling fired home Marouane Fellaini’s knock-down.

    Watford pulled a goal back midway through the second half through Andre Gray, but despite putting Mourinho’s side under heavy pressure for the final 20 minutes, they were unable to find an equaliser.

    Nemanja Matic was also sent off in the closing minutes for a second bookable offense.

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  20. Genius Gigi on the road

    Tottenham 1-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley to win a fifth straight league game at the start of the season for the first time since 1990.

    It keeps them level on points with Chelsea, who are top of the Premier League table on goal difference.

    Georginio Wijnaldum scored his first away league goal since joining Liverpool – technology adjudging his header to have crossed the line.

    And Roberto Firmino scored from on the line after Jan Vertonghen turned Sadio Mane’s cross on to his own post in the second half.

    “What a game from my boys – that was really, really good,” said Jurgen Klopp. “If we win at Tottenham it’s a big result.

    “Tottenham are one of the best teams in world football, and to come here and perform like that after the international break… I didn’t take that for granted.

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