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There are huge fixtures in Matchweek 11, including the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. Will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer find a defensive solution?
Before then, Aston Villa travel to a team who do have their defensive priorities in order. We look at the impact Mohammed Salisu is having on the Southampton backline.
And can Watford cause an upset against Arsenal? Adrian Clarke explains why Joshua King and Ismaila Sarr will be a major threat at Emirates Stadium.
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12:30 MAN UTD VS MAN CITY
Solskjaer faces a key tactical dilemma ahead of this Saturday’s derby with Man City at Old Trafford.
Does the Manchester United manager persist with the 3-5-2 formation that worked so effectively in last weekend’s 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur? Or will Solskjaer be swayed by United’s recent success in a 4-2-3-1 against Man City, using that system in three of four unbeaten meetings with their local rivals.
Pep Guardiola likes City’s forwards to make the pitch feel as wide as possible whenever his team have possession.
Jack Grealish, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez regularly take up positions within five yards of the touchline. From there they look to isolate full-backs in 1v1s while the rest of the opposition defence stays compact and narrow.
Staying wide in this manner also creates extra room on the inside for City’s attacking midfielders, and for his inverted full-backs Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker.
Players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford have the ability to hurt City when United spring attacks.
The key to a positive result will be United making themselves significantly harder to break down.
With an impressive 50 per cent win ratio against Guardiola, Solskjaer will be quietly confident he can continue his good recent record.
His selections in defence will have a significant bearing on the type of contest we see.
Man Utd — de Gea; Lindelöf, Bailly, Maguire(C); Wan-Bissaka, Bruno Fernandes, McTominay, Fred, Shaw; Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Man City — Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, João Cancelo; Gündogan(C), Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Gabriel Jesus, De Bruyne, Foden.
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15:00 CHELSEA VS BURNLEY
All 14 Premier League meetings between these side have seen at least one goal scored in the first half, the most meetings between two teams in PL history to have seen at least one goal scored in the first 45 minutes in every match.
This will be Thomas Tuchel’s 30th Premier League match in charge of Chelsea. The Blues have kept 18 clean sheets since his first game in charge in January, four more than any other side, while only Jose Mourinho has ever kept more than 18 in his first 30 matches in charge in the competition (22).
Five of the six points Burnley have won in the Premier League against Chelsea have come at Stamford Bridge (W1 D2 L4). And, after winning just three of their first 30 PL matches in London (D4 L23), the Clarets have won five of their last eight trips to the capital.
Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet has scored four goals in his first five Premier League appearances. It is the joint-most goals scored in a player’s first five PL appearances when each appearance has come for a side starting the day in the relegation zone, equalling Demba Ba’s four in five for West Ham United in February and March 2011.
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Chelsea — Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger; James, Kanté, Jorginho(C), Chilwell; Barkley, Hudson-Odoi; Havertz.
Burnley — Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee(C), Taylor; Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil; Cornet, Wood.
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