Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Liverpool’s midfield are due for another test, Chelsea have a hole to fill and could Saints spring a surprise over Arsenal? It is easy to see why Chelsea were interested in finding cover at right wing-back last summer. Reece James’s knee injury has given Graham Potter a conundrum to solve before his team host Manchester United on Saturday. There is no ready-made alternative to the England international. The experiment of using Raheem Sterling as James’s stand-in was swiftly aborted during Chelsea’s win over Villa last weekend and César Azpilicueta does not have the legs to charge up and down the right flank against top opposition. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a likelier candidate. The midfielder did well as a wing-back for Thomas Tuchel and has filled in there for Potter. However Loftus-Cheek is not a defender – he had some uncomfortable moments against Brentford in midweek – and his delivery is not as incisive as James. United should look to target that flank. Jacob SteinbergChelsea v Manchester United, Saturday 5.30pm (all times BST)Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United, Sunday 4.30pmManchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, Saturday 3pmSouthampton v Arsenal, Sunday 2pmNottingham Forest v Liverpool, Saturday 12.30pm

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