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Ontheminute.com's Premier League preview of Chelsea, Everton, Fulham and Liverpool.

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Ontheminute.com's Premier League preview of Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle and Norwich.

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Ontheminute.com's Premier League preview of QPR, Stoke, Sunderland and Swansea.

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Ontheminute.com's Premier League preview of Tottenham, West Brom, Wigan and Wolves.

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Premier League results 13/8

Blackburn    1 - 2    Wolves           
Fulham    0 - 0    Aston Villa           
Liverpool    1 - 1    Sunderland           
QPR    0 - 4    Bolton           
Wigan    1 - 1    Norwich           
Newcastle Utd    0 - 0    Arsenal

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Crazy stats, regarding the West Brom vs West Brom game:

Average age of Man Utd starting XI v Blackpool 2010/11 = 28.45.
Average age of Man Utd starting XI v West Brom 2011/12 = 23.9

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Premier League results 14/8

West Brom    1 - 2    Manchester United           
Stoke City    0 - 0    Chelsea

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Premier League 27 and 28 August

- Saturday -

Aston Villa - Wolves
Villa Park
Kick-off: 13:05
Last season: Villa 0-1 Wolves, Wolves 1-2 Villa.
Injuries:
Villa: None
Wolves: Ebanks-Blake
Possible starting XIs:
Villa: Given, Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, N'Zogbia, Petrov, Delph, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Bent
Wolves: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, Henry, O'Hara, Hunt, Doyle, Fletcher
Pick:
I expect this early-season derby to end close, probably with a draw. Both have looked in good shape so far this season.
Draw.

Wigan - QPR
The DW Stadium
Kick-off: 13:30
Last season: Not played.
Injuries:
Wigan: Gohouri, Alcaraz
QPR: Dyer, Mackie
Possible starting XIs:
Wigan: Al Habsi, Stam, Caldwell, Boyce, Figueroa, Diame, Watson, Gomez, McCarthy, Moses, Rodallega.
QPR: Kenny, Connolly, Hall, Orr, Gabbidon, Derry, Faurlin, Buzsaky, Taarabt, Smith, Bothroyd.
Pick:
Queens Park Rangers managed to bounce back from a poor start to the season with a great result at Everton and I believe they could even get something from this one.
More than 2.5 goals.

Blackburn - Everton
Ewood Park
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Everton 2-0 Blackburn, Blackburn 1-0 Everton.
Injuries:
Blackburn: None
Everton: Coleman, Gueye
Possible starting XIs:
Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Pedersen, N'Zonzi, Dunn, Hoilett, Goodwillie, Roberts.
Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Rodwell, Heitinga, Arteta, Cahill, Fellaini, Beckford.
Pick:
Everton will be desperate to bounce back from their defeat to Queens Park Rangers and they face a Blackburn side who have struggled at the start of the season.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Chelsea - Norwich
Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Not played.
Injuries:
Chelsea: Cech, Luiz, Essien
Norwich: Ayala, Ward, Vaughan
Possible starting XI's:
Chelsea: Hilario, Bosingwa, Alex, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Lampard, Malouda, Anelka, Torres.
Norwich: Ruddy, Naughton, Barnett, De Laet, Tierney, Bennett, Crofts, Johnson, Pilkington, Holt, C. Martin.
Pick:
Chelsea should have no problems at all winning this game against newly-promoted Norwich. Juan Mata could feature at some point in this game and I even believe he could make instant impact if he features.
Chelsea to win with 0-1 handicap and Mata to score.

Swansea - Sunderland
Liberty Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Not played.
Injuries:
Swansea: Monk
Sunderland: Gordon, Meyler, Campbell.
Possible starting XIs:
Swansea: Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Caulker, Rangel, Sinclair, Agustien, Britton, Dobbie, Graham, Dyer.
Sunderland: Mignolet, Ferdinand, O'Shea, Brown, Richardson, Larsson, Cattermole, Sessegnon, Elmohamady, Colback, Gyan.
Pick:
Sunderland struggled in the derby against Newcastle, but I believe they will bounce back from that defeat and the crash out of the Carling Cup to Brighton in midweek with at least a draw against Swansea.
Draw.

Liverpool - Bolton
Anfield
Kick-off: 18:30
Last season: Liverpool 2-1 Bolton, Bolton 0-1 Liverpool.
Injuries:
Liverpool: Gerrard, Johnson, Meireles.
Bolton: Mears, Lee Gardner, Holden, Alonso, Ricketts
Possible starting XI:
Liverpool: Reina, Enrique, Carragher, Agger, Kelly, Lucas, Adam, Downing, Kuyt, Suarez, Carroll.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Robinson, Knight, Cahill, Steinsson, Reo-Coker, Muamba, Petrov, Eagles, Klasnic, K Davies.
Pick:
Liverpool won both meetings with Bolton last season and have a much stronger squad this season. The Reds should win this one, by at least two goals.
Liverpool to win with 0-1 handicap.

- Sunday -

Newcastle Utd - Fulham
St. James' Park
Kick-off: 14:00
Last season: Fulham 1-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 0-0 Fulham.
Injuries:
Newcastle:Ben Arfa.
Fulham: Davies, B Riise, J Riise.
Possible starting XIs:
Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, S Taylor, Coloccini, R Taylor, Tiote, Cabaye, Barton, Obertan, Gutierrez, Ameobi.
Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Hangeland, Senderos, Briggs, Murphy, Dempsey, Etuhu, Duff, Zamora, Johnson.
Pick:
Newcastle impressed against rivals Sunderland last week, but Joey Barton could be missing, if he decides to join Queens Park Rangers. Could be close, but I expect a narrow home win.
Newcastle to win.

Tottenham - Manchester City
White Hart Lane
Kick-off: 14:30
Last season: Manchester City 1-0 Tottenham, Tottenham 0-0 Manchester City.
Possible starting XIs:
Tottenham: Friedel, Dawson, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Corluka, Huddlestone, Kranjcar, Bale, Lennon, Van der Vaart, Defoe.
Manchester City: Hart, Lescott, Kompany, Kolarov, Richards, Milner, Barry, Yaya Toure, Silva, Aguero, Dzeko.
Pick:
It was close between these two last season. Spurs' on-loan City striker Emmanuel Adebayor will not be able to feature in this one and I believe City will win.
Manchester City to win.

West Brom - Stoke
The Hawthorns
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Stoke 1-1 West Brom, West Brom 0-3 Stoke.
Injuries:
West Brom: Gera.
Stoke: Delap, Fuller, Higginbotham.
Possible starting XIs:
West Brom: Foster, Reid, Olsson, Tamas, Shorey, Mulumbu, Scharner, Tchoyi, Morrison, Brunt, Long.
Stoke: Begovic, Shawcross, Huth, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Jones, Walters.
Pick:
West Brom have lost both their opening games of the season and they struggled at home against Stoke last season. Should be a close one.
Draw.

Manchester United - Arsenal
Old Trafford
Kick-off: 17:00
Last season: Arsenal 1-0 Manchester United, Manchester United 2-0 Arsenal.
Injuries:
Man Utd: Rafael, Vidic
Arsenal: Diaby, Wilshere
Possible starting XIs:
Manchester United: De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand, Jones, Evra, Nani, Cleverley, Anderson, Young, Rooney, Welbeck.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Ramsey, Djourou, Rosicky, Walcott, Arshavin, Van Persie.
Pick:
Arsenal midfield star Jack Wilshire will be missing in this one and I expect a strong and impressive Manchester United team will be able to win this game by at least two goals.
Manchester United to win with 0-1 handicap.

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Here is the BBC's Mark Lawrenson's predictions for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 27 and 28 August

- Saturday -

Aston Villa - Wolves
Prediction: 1-1

Wigan - QPR
Prediction: 2-1

Blackburn - Everton
Prediction: 1-2

Chelsea - Norwich
Prediction: 3-0

Swansea - Sunderland
Prediction: 1-2

Liverpool - Bolton
Prediction: 2-0

- Sunday -

Newcastle - Fulham
Prediction: 1-0

Tottenham - Manchester City
Prediction: 1-1

West Brom - Stoke
Prediction: 2-1

Manchester United - Arsenal
Prediction: 2-1

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Here is the The Sun's Jim Munro's predictions for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 27 and 28 August

- Saturday -

Aston Villa - Wolves
Prediction: 2-2

Wigan - QPR
Prediction: 1-0

Blackburn - Everton
Prediction: 1-2

Chelsea - Norwich
Prediction: 3-1

Swansea - Sunderland
Prediction: 0-2

Liverpool - Bolton
Prediction: 1-0

- Sunday -

Newcastle - Fulham
Prediction: 1-2

Tottenham - Manchester City
Prediction: 1-2

West Brom - Stoke
Prediction: 1-1

Manchester United - Arsenal
Prediction: 1-1

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Here are ESPN's predictions for the Premier League fixtures this weekend:

Premier League 27 and 28 August

- Saturday -

Aston Villa - Wolves
Prediction: 1-1

Wigan - QPR
Prediction: 1-1

Blackburn - Everton
Prediction: 0-0

Chelsea - Norwich
Prediction: 3-0

Swansea - Sunderland
Prediction: 0-2

Liverpool - Bolton
Prediction: 2-0

- Sunday -

Newcastle - Fulham
Prediction: 1-0

Tottenham - Manchester City
Prediction: 0-0

West Brom - Stoke
Prediction: 2-0

Manchester United - Arsenal
Prediction: 4-0

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Premier League 10, 11 and 12 September

- Saturday -

Arsenal - Swansea
Emirates Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Not played.
Arsenal: LLDDLL
Swansea: DWWLDD
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Walcott, Arteta, Frimpong, Ramsey, Arshavin, Van Persie
Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Dyer, Routledge, Agustien, Sinclair, Graham
Injuries:
Arsenal: Diaby, Wilshere, Vermaelen
Swansea: Bodde, Tate
Arsenal should manage to bounce back from a poor start to the season with a clear win in this one against Swansea.
Arsenal to win with 0-1 handicap.

Everton - Aston Villa
Goodison Park
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Everton 2-2 Aston Villa, Aston Villa 1-0 Everton.
Everton: WLWLW
Villa: WWDWD
Everton: Howard, Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Heitinga, Barkley, Osman, Cahill, Fellaini, Stracqualursi.
Villa: Given, Hutton, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, N'Zogbia, Petrov, Jenas, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Bent.
Injuries:
Everton: Anichebe, Saha, Coleman, Gueye
Villa: None
Everton are good at home and the home advantage on Saturday will probably see them win this one.
Everton to win.

Manchester City - Wigan
Ethiad Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Manchester City 1-0 Wigan, Wigan 0-2 Manchester City.
Man City: WWW
Wigan: DDW
Man City: Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, Silva, Barry, Y.Toure, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko.
Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, G.Caldwell, Lopez, Figueroa, Gomez, Diame, Watson, Rodallega, Moses, Maloney.
Injuries:
Man City:Barry, Nasri, Richards
Wigan: Gohouri, Alcaraz
Manchester City have a very strong team and I can not see them lose this one against Wigan on Saturday. City should win this one and I believe Dzeko will continue to score goals.
Manchester City to win and Dzeko to score.

Stoke City - Liverpool
Britannia Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Liverpool 2-0 Stoke, Stoke 2-0 Liverpool.
Stoke: DDW
Liverpool: DWW
Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Crouch, Jones.
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Lucas, Adam, Kuyt, Downing, Suarez, Carroll.
Injuries:
Stoke: Wilson and Rory Delap
Liverpool: Kelly, Gerrard
Liverpool have had a good start to the season and I believe they could manage to get something from this one, but should be close.
Draw.

Sunderland - Chelsea
Stadium of Light
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Sunderland 2-4 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-3 Sunderland.
Sunderland: WLWDLD
Chelsea: LDLDWW
Sunderland: Mignolet; Bardsley, Brown, Bramble, Richardson; Larsson, Cattermole, Gardner, Colback; Bendtner, Sessegnon
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Lampard, Mikel, Malouda; Anelka, Torres
Injuries:
Sunderland: Gyan (hamstring), O'Shea (calf), Meyler, Gordon, Campbell (all knee)
Chelsea: Drogba (concussion), Essien (knee)
Sunderland managed and impressive 0-3 win away to Chelsea last season and have had a fine start to this season. Should be close, but I believe Chelsea will win.
Chelsea to win.

Wolves - Tottenham
Molineux Stadium
Kick-off: 16:00
Last season: Wolves 3-3 Tottenham, Tottenham 3-1 Wolves.
Wolves: WWD
Tottenham: LL
Wolves: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Ward, Jarvis, Henry, O'Hara, Hunt, Doyle, Fletcher.
Tottenham: Friedel, Corluka, Dawson, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Parker, Modric, Bale, Defoe, Adebayor.
Injuries:
Wolves: Edwards, Ebanks-Blake
Tottenham: Van der Vaart, Sandro, King
Wolves have had a good start to the season and Tottenham have failed to impress so far, this should be a close one between these one. But expect many goals.
More than 2.5 goals.

Bolton - Manchester United
Reebok Stadium
Kick-off: 18:30
Last season: Manchester United 1-0 Bolton, Bolton 2-2 Manchester United.
Bolton: WLL
Man Utd: WWW
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Muamba, Petrov, Davies, Ngog.
Man Utd: De Gea, Smalling, Ferdinand, Evans, Evra, Nani, Cleverley, Anderson, Young, Rooney, Hernandez.
Injuries:
Bolton: Holden, Gardner, Lee, Mears, Alonso, Ricketts
Man Utd: Welbeck, Rafael, Vidic
Manchester United have impressed a lot so far this eason and I believe they will win this one and should be many goals in this game.
Manchester United to win and More than 2.5 goals.

- Sunday -

Norwich - West Brom
Carrow Road
Kick-off: 14:30
Last season: Not played.
Norwich: WWDDDL
West Brom: LWDLLL
Norwich: Rudd, Naughton, Barnett, De Laet, Tierney, Bennett, Crofts, Johnson, Pilkington, Holt, C. Martin.
West Brom: Foster, Reid, Olsson, Tamas, Shorey, Mulumbu, Scharner, Tchoyi, Morrison, Brunt, Odemwingie.
Injuries:
Norwich: Ayala, Ward, Whitbread
West Brom: Long
Norwich have impressed me a bit at the start of this season and I believe they very well could get a win in this one.
Norwich to win.

Fulham - Blackburn
Craven Cottage
Kick-off: 17:00
Last season: Fulham 3-2 Blackburn, Blackburn 1-1 Fulham.
Fulham: DLL
Blackburn: LLL
Fulham: Schwarzer, Grygera, Hughes, Hangeland, Baird, Dempsey, Murphy, Sidwell, Duff, Ruiz, Dembele.
Blackburn: Robinson, Salgado, Samba, Dann, Givet, Hoilett, N'Zonzi, Petrovic, Vukcevic, Robert, Yakubu.
Injuries:
Fulham: J A Riise, Davies
Blackburn: Pedersen, Dunn, Nelsen
Blackburn have had a very weak start to the season and I will be a bit surprised if Fulham does not win this one.
Fulham to win.

- Monday -

QPR - Newcastle Utd
Loftus Road
Kick-off: 21:00
Last season: Not played.
QPR: DWLLWL
Newcastle: WDDDWW
QPR: Kenny; Perone, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Traoré; Derry; Smith, Barton, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips; Campbell.
Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, Coloccini, S Taylor, R Taylor; Tiote, Gutiérrez, Cabaye, Oberton; Best, Lovenkrands.
Injuries:
QPR: Hulse (knee), Mackie (broken foot), Dyer (foot).
Newcastle: Vuckic (broken hand), Williamson (broken arm), Ben Arfa, Harper, Guthrie, Shola Ameobi (match fitness).
Queens Park Rangers have brought in a lot of strong players just before the transfer window closed and shoul dbe able to get something from this one.
More than 2.5 goals.