The hair apparent…
Surely Todd Cantwell has the most recognisable Barnet in the Premier League?
Some interesting selections
Kevin De Bruyne starting on the bench for Man City where Ralph Hasenhuttl has picked an attacking Southampton team featuring Che Adams, Nathan Redmond, Adam Armstrong and Mohamed Elyounoussi.
The same can be said of Mikel Arteta who looks to be trying to replicate a Man City style 4-3-3 with Partey, Smith Rowe and Odegaard as a progressive central trio. Burnley as expected with Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes up top.
Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk and Thiago are back for Liverpool after their mid week rest. Palace are unchanged from the Tottenham win.
Billy Gilmour, Milot Rashica and Josh Sargent come in for Norwich against Watford.
Team news: Norwich vs Watford
Norwich XI: Krul, Aarons, Kabak, Hanley, Williams, Gilmour, Normann, McLean, Sargent, Pukki, Rashica
Subs: Gibson, Rupp, Cantwell, Tzolis, Lees-Melou, Gunn, Giannoulis, Idah, Omobamidele
Watford XI: Foster, Femenia, Cathcart, Troost-Ekong, Rose, Cleverley, Sarr, Sissoko, Kucka, Bonaventure, King
Subs: Ngakia, Etebo, Louza, Masina, Sema, Fletcher, Bachmann, Kabasele, Hernandez
Team news: Manchester City vs Southampton
Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Joao Cancelo, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Grealish
Subs: De Bruyne, Torres, Mahrez, Carson, Foden, Palmer, Lavia, Mbete-Tabu, Wilson-Esbrand
Southampton XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Stephens, Bednarek, Walker-Peters, Romeu, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi, Adams, Adam Armstrong
Subs: Lyanco, Perraud, Broja, Djenepo, Salisu, Tella, Diallo, Valery, Forster
Team news: Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Milner, Konate, van Dijk, Tsimikas, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Jota, Mane
Subs: Keita, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Minamino, Robertson, Origi, Phillips, Kelleher
Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Kouyate, McArthur, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha
Subs: Butland, Milivojevic, Tomkins, Olise, Hughes, Clyne, Edouard, Kelly, Riedewald
Team news: Burnley vs Arsenal
Burnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Westwood, Brownhill, McNeil, Wood, Barnes
Subs: Cork, Hennessey, Lennon, Rodriguez, Cornet, Collins, Pieters, Bardsley, Vydra
Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Thomas, Pepe, Odegaard, Smith-Rowe, Saka, Aubameyang
Subs: Leno, Lacazette, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Tavares, Pablo Mari, Sambi Lokonga, Martinelli.
Watford’s head coach Xisco Munoz
A mixed start to the season for Watford but they do have two potent counter-attacking threats in Dennis and Ismaila Sarr. Not much to separate them and Norwich on paper today.
Looks a good crowd welcoming Manchester City’s players…
Liverpool vs Palace facts
Liverpool have won their last eight Premier League games against Crystal Palace, scoring 24 goals and conceding just five.
After winning three consecutive Premier League away games against Liverpool between 2014-15 and 2016-17, Crystal Palace have lost each of their last four visits to Anfield in the competition.
Liverpool are on the longest current league unbeaten run in the top four tiers of English football, going 14 league games without defeat since a 1-0 home loss against Fulham in March.
Liverpool have had more shots than any other Premier League side this season.
The lunchtime game
Brentford are on their way to springing a surprise – does it count as one? – at Wolves where they are 2-0 up at the start of the second half. The home team will throw the kitchen sink and Adama Traore at them now and you can keep an eye on that game here with Harri Thomas. Some teething problems for Wolves as they adjust to playing a back four.
Matchday at Anfield
Some Burnley vs Arsenal stats
After a run of 10 consecutive league defeats against Arsenal, Burnley are now unbeaten in their last three against the Gunners.
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last nine away league games against Burnley, last tasting defeat at Turf Moor in December 1973.
Burnley are winless in their last 12 home league games, their longest run without a victory at Turf Moor in their league history.
Burnley haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven Premier League games, losing six of these and scoring just three goals in the process.
Arsenal had 30 shots in their 1-0 victory against Norwich last time out, more than they’d managed in their first three Premier League games this season combined.
All eyes on Pep Guardiola and Arsenal’s new look defence
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of all four Premier League three o’clock kicks-offs with Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal in action.
Man City’s three games at the Etihad this season have produced 19 goals so there is the potential for them to keep us very busy against Southampton who have drawn three games since an opening weekend defeat at Everton. Pep Guardiola has found himself under the spotlight in the build-up, asking Man City’s fans to turn up and support the team after there were empty seats for the 6-3 Champions League win over RB Leipzig. He even suggested he would consider resigning if he felt the relationship between himself and the supporters had broken down. Surely not?
City have nine points from their first four games but fellow title contenders Liverpool are one point ahead on 10 and host Crystal Palace this afternoon. Four points from London derbies against West Ham and Spurs suggest Patrick Vieira’s new look team are starting to gel, with summer signings Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi impressing at the back and debutant Odsonne Edouard scoring twice. Liverpool’s attack looked mightily productive at Leeds and against AC Milan though, so a tough examination is in store.
Given Arsenal’s struggles against direct football at Brentford a trip to Burnley looks fraught with danger, although Sean Dyche has never tasted victory over them at Turf Moor (the last two meetings there have been draws). Arsenal eased the pressure on Mikel Arteta slightly against Norwich – with a promising back four of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel and Kieran Tierney keeping a clean sheet – but they are not out of the woods yet. Trips to Burnley and Brighton and home games against Spurs, Palace and Aston Villa will tell us plenty in the next few weeks.
Norwich’s penal fixture list eases up today with a home game against Watford. Daniel Farke’s team stayed in games against Leicester and Arsenal but are yet to register a point, and even at this early stage of the season it feels vital they get a result at Carrow Road.
Full team news from around the grounds shortly.