Nottingham Forest vs Middlesbrough Live Stream

“If you perform well, then you keep the shirt”.

It’s one of the most refreshing messages in football – and one Garry Monk can spell out to the entire Middlesbrough squad on Saturday against Nottingham Forest by keeping faith with Dael Fry.

The Boro boss has enjoyed a stellar week. Back-to-back home victories, six points and two clean sheets. Momentum is building on Teesside, confidence growing, excitement building.

Monk named an unchanged XI for Burton Albion on Tuesday, rewarding those who started the game against Sheffield United three days earlier. ‘Momentum through consistency’ seemed to be the message.

So it will be interesting to see what XI Monk opts for at the City Ground this weekend, a historical house of pain for Boro.

Aitor Karanka broke many of the club’s ancient away day hoodoos in 2015/16 – Wolves, Ipswich, QPR – and he became the first Boro boss to win away at Forest since 1999 too.

But Monk can expect a stern test again, with Forest seemingly rejuvenated rather than deflated following Britt Assombalonga’s departure this summer , and both sides head into the game having started the campaign well – with two wins from three.

The crunch decision for Monk to make is who he plays alongside Ben Gibson in the heart of Boro’s defence. Dael Fry deputised for Daniel Ayala against Sheffield United and Burton Albion, and came away with plenty of credit.

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Middlesbrough’s Dael Fry in action at Mansfield Town

The 19-year-old Academy graduate hardly put a foot wrong over 180 minutes, and the old romantics on Teesside were surely warmed by the sight of two homegrown talents marshalling the Boro back-line.

It’s easy to forget that Fry is five years below Gibson. There is a decent case to suggest Fry is actually a more rounded centre-half than Gibson was at that age.

He’s been tipped for big things, after years of guidance from Jonathan Woodgate and Gibson at Rockliffe, and has already been tipped to become a future England captain by ex-Boro wide man Stuart Ripley.

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Fry lifted the World Cup with England’s Under-20s in the summer, and has quietly accumulated experience over the last two years. He’s a far more accomplished defender than the raw 17-year-old who was unearthed at Preston on the opening day of 2015/16.

But is it too early for him to play week-in, week-out? Can he handle the rigorous demands of the Championship?

Monk certainly has a tough decision to make, with Ayala – a vital part of Boro’s success over the last three years – available again for selection after recovering from a muscular problem.

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Daniel Ayala in action for Middlesbrough

The Spaniard’s costly mistake at Wolves will inevitably have eaten away at him over the last fortnight, and he’ll be itching to be reunited alongside Gibson at the heart of Boro’s defence.

What should Monk do? Well, you’d have to say Fry – as young as he is – has done little wrong, so can count himself very unfortunate should he be overlooked in Nottingham on Saturday.

With a cup game against Scunthorpe scheduled for Tuesday, Fry and Ayala can both expect game-time over the coming days – regardless of who gets the nod against Mark Warburton’s side.

It’s a nice dilemma for Monk to have. But for me, Fry has done enough to be given another chance in a high-stakes duel.

“If you perform well, then you keep the shirt.” Fry will hope that’s the case this weekend.

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Ipswich look set to be without captain Luke Chambers for the visit of Brentford.
The defender was unable to train after falling awkwardly during the first half of Tuesday night’s win at Millwall.
Centre-backs Adam Webster (ankle) and Tommy Smith (hamstring) are also undergoing rehabilitation, so Town boss Mick McCarthy may need to draft in cover.
Flynn Downes (calf), Emyr Huws (Achilles), Luke Hyam (ankle) and Teddy Bishop (groin) all continue their recoveries, while midfielder Tom Adeyemi has been laid low by a virus.
Brentford will be without Josh McEachran, who was carried off on a stretcher during the 2-2 midweek draw with Bristol City.
The Bees are hopeful the former Chelsea youngster has not suffered a serious injury after X-rays came back all clear, but he will not be available at Portman Road.
Fellow midfielder Ryan Woods is still missing after he and his partner tragically lost the baby they were expecting.
Rico Henry could return but Sergi Canos is not quite ready after an ankle injury.

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Scott Hogan has joined Aston Villa’s injured ranks for the Championship clash with Norwich on Saturday.
The forward lasted only 29 minutes of Tuesday’s defeat by Reading after suffering an ankle injury and could be set for another spell out.
Hogan joins Jonathan Kodjia (broken ankle) and Jack Grealish (kidney) on the sidelines while midfielder Mile Jedinak (groin) is also likely to have to wait another week.
Ahmed Elmohamady, who needed 30 stitches in a mouth wound, will be assessed and youngsters Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Keinan Davis could come into contention.
Canaries head coach Daniel Farke is expecting changes for a third game in six days, with striker Nelson Oliveira hoping to retain his place after scoring in the 2-0 home win over QPR on Tuesday night.
Full-back Ivo Pinto came off with cramp but should travel, while German midfielder Marco Stiepermann and fellow summer recruit Marley Watkins may also be in contention should Farke look to freshen up his side.
Swiss defender Timm Klose is closing in on a return from a pre-season leg muscle problem, while midfielder Alex Pritchard is recovering from ankle surgery and teenage defender Jamal Lewis is facing around four months out following a minor knee operation.
Midfielder Louis Thompson is set to miss the majority of this season following Achilles surgery.

Stoke City vs Arsenal Live Stream

What is it?

It’s week two of the new Premier League season. Arsenal travel to the bet365 stadium in a bid to maintain their 100% record following opening day victory over Leicester City.

Stoke City vs Arsenal Live Stream

Stoke City vs Arsenal Live Stream

When is it?

Arsenal and Stoke lock horns on Saturday evening on August 19.

What time is kick off?

The match begins at 5:30pm.

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What TV channel is it on?

You can watch live coverage of the game on BT Sports 1 with Jake Humphrey and Ian Wright, probably.

Arsenal vs Stoke is being shown live on BT Sport 1  Credit: REX

What’s the team news?

Alexis Sanchez, who has been linked with a summer move away from the Emirates, continues to be unavailable for selection due to an abdominal injury.

“For Alexis it looks a bit early, but he works hard in training,” said Wenger.

“Our medical people think Saturday comes too soon but he should be available for the next game against Liverpool.”

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Arsenal welcome back Francis Coquelin and Per Mertesacker injury while Laurent Koscielny is serving the final match of his suspension from last season’s red card against Everton.

Lucas Perez is unlikely to feature at all after stating his desire to leave the club.

Aaron Ramsey, who scored in a substitute appearance in Arsenal’s 4-3 win over Leicester City, could partner Granit Xhaka in midfield at the expense of Mohamed Elneny.

Jese could be in line for his first start for Stoke  Credit: Reuters 

Former Real Madrid striker Jese could make his Stoke debut after arriving on a season-long loan from PSG earlier this week.

Fellow new signing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could also make his first start for the Potters.

What are they saying?

Arsene Wenger has said he is prepared to allow Alexis Sanchez to leave for free next year Credit: Getty Images 

Arsene Wenger has looked to dismiss any suggestion that Stoke represent Arsenal’s ‘bogey team’.

“I don’t believe in bogey teams too much. What is important is the performance on the day,” said Wenger.

“We had a good performance last season and we have to focus on that, just to deal with the same performance.

Arsene Wenger has denied Stoke are Arsenal’s ‘bogey’ team  Credit: AFP 

“Stoke have a good record at home against many teams and I’m convinced that if we play our game, we have a good chance of winning.”

Arsene Wenger has also been forced to reiterate that wantaway striker Alexis Sanchez will not leave the club.

“I am a football manager, I want Sanchez to stay, and that’s it. After that, all the financial implications, for me, are less important,” said Wenger.

“It is a financial sacrifice. It is a sacrifice that you have to calculate, how much it costs. If you let the player go and you buy somebody you spend maybe more than you lose.

Alexis Sanchez looks set to stay at Arsenal  Credit: PA

“And as well if you extend the contracts it costs you maybe more than you lose when you keep the player. So you have to consider the length of the contract as well that the players want.

“So all that is into consideration, the financial sacrifice is not as heavy as it looks.”

Stoke defender Geoff Cameron has called on his teammates to ‘go in Arsenal’s faces’.

“Last season was disappointing against Arsenal and we can all say we didn’t play well,” said Cameron.

Mark Hughes has a dreadful record against Arsene Wenger  Credit: Getty Images 

“But if we go out with the attitude we showed at Everton – running, chasing down balls, getting in their faces – it will be tough for them.

“As you can see in their first game, Leicester made it very difficult for them and I’m sure they’re kicking themselves because they deserved more. We can look at that and go forward.”

What’s our prediction?

Despite what you may think, Arsenal actually have a brilliant record against Stoke in recent years. Back Arsene Wenger’s men to comfortably see off Mark Hughes’ Potters.

Prediction: Stoke 1-4 Arsenal

Southampton vs West Ham United Live Stream

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Virgil van Dijk will not feature again for Southampton

Southampton’s record signing Mario Lemina could start against West Ham on Saturday, but Virgil van Dijk will not be considered for selection.

Lemina signed from Juventus this summer in a deal which could rise to £20m, but was an unused substitute in last weekend’s 0-0 draw at home to Swansea.

However, wantaway defender Van Dijk will not feature, even though Southampton remain determined not to sell the highly-prized centre-back in this transfer window.

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic said this week has “a lot of sympathy” with for Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino over the Van Dijk situation.

This is the second of three straight away games for West Ham and Bilic is hoping to bounce back after their opening 4-0 defeat at Manchester United last Sunday.

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League action as Man Utd travel to Swansea and Liverpool host Crystal Palace.

Team news

Defender Ryan Bertrand has shaken off a knock, which means Southampton have a clean bill of health for the game.

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has returned to full fitness to take a seat on the bench, meaning Van Dijk is the only first-team player unavailable for selection.

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Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino says the club’s position on Virgil van Dijk has not changed

Michail Antonio returns to the West Ham squad for the trip to the south coast.

The winger underwent a hamstring operation over the summer and was not ready for last Sunday’s defeat, but he will feature at St Mary’s.

Midfielders Cheikhou Kouyate and Manuel Lanzini (both knee) and striker Andy Carroll (thigh) remain sidelined, although all three are back in training.

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West Ham suffered a heavy defeat last Sunday

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Southampton have won two of their last three Premier League games against West Ham, as many as in the previous nine combined.

The Hammers won this won fixture 3-1 in 2016-17; they last won consecutive away league games against Southampton in December 1952.

Southampton attempted 29 shots in their opening Premier League match of 2017-18 versus Swansea City, but only two of these were on target (7%).

The last time West Ham lost both of their opening two games to a league season was in 2010-11, the season they suffered their second relegation from the Premier League.

Since the start of last season, St. Mary’s has seen fewer goals than any other Premier League stadium (excluding promoted sides), with just 38 goals being scored in 20 games at the ground (F17 A21).

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Southampton drew with Swansea on the opening day

Merson’s prediction

I thought for 25 minutes West Ham were comfortable against Manchester United last weekend, but after 2-0 it was cringeworthy and worrying. If they lose this game then they have another two away games to come as well.

I heard Karren Brady on The Debate on Sky Sports saying they have four away games now but then three home games in a row in March – wow!

You need to get off to a good start in the Premier League and not be behind the eight ball. Teams at the bottom won’t win five games on the spin and I think it’s worrying for West Ham. I didn’t like what I saw. There are ways of losing matches and at the end against Man Utd it could have been anything.

Southampton had chances last week against Swansea, like that sitter Maya Yoshida missed at the back post, and I think they will get off the mark.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-0 (6/1 with Sky Bet)

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West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says that he is sure that Manuel Lanzini will stay at the club

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Live Stream

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Live Stream. The Eagles travel to Anfield on Saturday to face Liverpool, in Frank de Boer’s first competitive match against a top six side.

With the Dutchman still searching for his first victory in the Premier League, we preview the game.

Kick off: 15:00

Venue: Anfield

Referee: Kevin Friend

Palace are likely to field a mainly unchanged side from the 0-3 defeat at home to Huddersfield. However, with Wilfried Zaha out with a knee injury, Andros  Townsend is likely to come into the starting XI. Pape Souare has returned to full training but is still not match fit, as are Connor Wickham and Bakary Sako, out with knee and calf injuries respectively.

Predicted XI: 13. Hennessy, 24. Fosu-Mensah, 6. Dann, 44. Riedewald, 2. Ward, 3. Van Aanholt, 4. Milivojevic, 42. Puncheon (C), 10. Townsend, 8. Loftus-Cheek, 17. Benteke.

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On the bench, there is a chance of returns for Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur, after the duo returned to playing in red and blue in the U23’s match vs Burnley.

Liverpool will be without midfield talisman Philippe Coutinho once again, as the transfer speculation regarding his potential move to Barcelona refuses to die down. He is out with a back injury. The Reds will also be without striker Daniel Sturridge and right-back Nathaniel Clyne due to respective injuries.

Predicted XI: 22. Mignolet, 18. Moreno, 32. Matip, 6. Lovren, 66. Alexander Arnold, 5. Wijnaldum, 23. Can, 14. Henderson, 19. Mane, 11. Salah, 9. Firmino.

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Both teams will be desperate to get three points on the board after disappointing opening weekends. After a tough game in Germany against Hoffenheim midweek, Palace will look to capitalise on the extra day’s rest. Liverpool on the other hand, won’t want to disappoint in their first home game of the season, but Coutinho’s absence will prove to be a big factor for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

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Leicester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion Live Stream

Leicester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion Live Stream. Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho has visited a specialist as he continues to struggle with a toe complaint.

The striker, a B£25million summer signing from Manchester City, sustained the injury at the beginning of this month in Leicester’s final pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach.

He still made his full debut for the Foxes last week as they got their Premier League campaign under way against Arsenal, lasting 82 minutes of the 4-3 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.

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Leicester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion Live Stream

However, Iheanacho is still experiencing some discomfort and a late decision will be made on his fitness ahead of Saturday’s home match against Brighton.

“He didn’t (train on Thursday). He’s had a bit of discomfort with his toe so we’ve taken him out. I’ll make a late decision tomorrow morning,” said Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare.

“We’ve been able to extend his fitness because of the discomfort he’s got in there. But he’s been to see a specialist and we’re trying to give him enough time to recover from that.

“It’s been very hard because he’s been behind the fitness levels of the others because of his late start with us. So we’re giving him every opportunity to get his fitness levels up and so we’ll make a late decision on that.

“He can run but not at full pelt. Striking a ball, if he catches it wrong on his toe, it’s a problem. So sometimes he’s getting a lot of discomfort, so we’re trying to manage that as best as we can.

“It’s a natural thing for most players in terms of a specialist in that area. It’s really just a second opinion.”

Danny Drinkwater (thigh), Vicente Iborra (groin), Robert Huth (ankle) and Nampalys Mendy (ankle) are all making progress but will miss out against the Seagulls.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton, meanwhile, has refused to rule out a future England call-up for Lewis Dunk after tying the defender to a lengthy new contract.

The 25-year-old centre-back, who is Albion’s longest-serving player, agreed a five-year deal on Thursday to remain at the Amex Stadium until 2022.

Dunk’s first Premier League campaign began in inauspicious style with an own goal in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Manchester City, but Hughton is confident his player has the potential to make the step up and perhaps progress to the national team.

When asked about international recognition for Dunk, Hughton said: “He’s got huge potential.

“We almost, in one breath, we look at him as a young player because I suppose he’s inexperienced at the top level but on the other side we don’t, this is a player that’s been playing regularly for the last five years.

“When I put him up against some of the players in this division, similar ages and so, then yes, I think he’s a player of huge potential and it’s a big season for him because this is his first season at Premier League level.

“He’s been spoken very well about, he’s done great for me over the last couple of seasons and, along with everyone else, it’s a big season for him, but he’s progressing nicely.”

Izzy Brown has temporarily returned to parent club Chelsea for an assessment after suffering a hamstring problem in the opening weekend defeat to Manchester City.

Record signing Jose Izquierdo has not trained with his new team yet and will not be involved against the Foxes, while midfielder Beram Kayal (broken leg) and forward Sam Baldock (knee) remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

Burnley vs West Bromwich Albion Live Stream

Burnley face West Brom at Turf Moor on Saturday, Aug. 19. Here’s all the info you need to watch. Burnley vs West Bromwich Albion Live Stream

Burnley vs West Bromwich Albion Live Stream

Burnley won just one match away from home last season. They already equaled that tally this year in terrific fashion. The Clarets scored three goals before halftime against champions Chelsea after Gary Cahill was shown a red card in the 14th minute. They used clever set pieces and smart counters to devastate their opponents and held off the comeback attempt in the second half. Sam Vokes scored twice and Stephen Ward added a cracker in the span of 19 minutes to essentially end the match. They will face a weaker side in West Brom for their first home contest, but one that will likely be harder to break down.

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Burnley vs West Bromwich Albion Live Stream

West Brom played exactly like a Tony Pulis coached side does in their first Premier League match. They won 1-0 on a headed set-piece goal in the 31st minute. New loanee Ahmed Hegazy scored the game winner for the the Baggies, as Bournemouth could not find an equalizer. West Brom are easily one of the most uninteresting sides in the Premier League. They play a a defense-first, defense-second style, and rely on set pieces for many goals. It would be surprising to see any sort of high-scoring contest from this side all season. Against Burnley, expect more of the same.
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The Premier League match between Burnley and West Brom will not be broadcast live on television. Live streaming is available on NBC Sports Gold, which you can access by purchasing a single season package, either online or through the NBC Sports Gold app.

Date: Saturday, August 19
Start time: 10 a.m. E.T.
Location: Burnley, England
Stadium: Turf Moor
TV Info: None
Live Stream: NBC Sports Gold, Fubo.TV

Burnley will be riding high after an opening day win against the champions, while West Brom look to start a winning streak.

AFC Bournemouth vs Watford Live Stream

AFC Bournemouth welcome Watford to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday in a game both sides will consider winnable.

The Cherries lost their league opener 1-0 against West Bromwich Albion last Saturday, while Watford drew 3-3 in a dramatic encounter with Liverpool at Vicarage Road.

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New Watford manager Marco Silva will hope to get his first win for the club after impressing at Hull City at the end of last season, while Cherries boss Eddie Howe will be disappointed by the result at the Hawthorns, and will hope to change the club’s fortunes against an injury stricken Hornets side.

Bournemouth will begrudgingly recall their 6-1 hiding at the hands of the Hornets in 2013, when both teams were yet to reach the heady heights of the top flight. Veteran forward and club captain Troy Deeney scored a hat-trick in that game, but fortunately for the Cherries Deeney won’t be available to play on Saturday.

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The two clubs have enjoyed a somewhat tamer relationship in the Premier League so far, as neither team has much to show for their past four encounters with four draws in their last four match-ups.

The two teams did record two thrilling 2-2 draws last season, with Troy Deeney and Josh King scoring in both of them.

Nathan Ake will hope to cement his place within the Cherries’ defence after impressing while on loan at the south coast club last season from Chelsea. The young defender even managed to bag three goals in ten appearances for the club.

The talented youngster will be up against Watford powerhouse Stefano Okaka on Saturday, who scored within ten minutes against Liverpool.

Ake will require guidance from the experienced Steve Cook and Charlie Daniels if he is to stamp out the threat from Okaka.

Okaka will be supported on either wing by the tricky attacker Nordin Amrabat, and new signing Richarlison who will likely step in for the injured Roberto Pereyra.

Team News

Bournemouth captain Simon Francis is reported to have sustained a hamstring injury last week and is expected to be replaced on Saturday. Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson are still out with respective injuries.

Watford are in the midst of a minor injury crisis as Daryl Janmaat was taken off in the first half against Liverpool, while Pereyra picked up a knock and was substituted just after half time. Younes Kaboul heroically played the remaining 20 minutes of the game despite picking up a muscular injury.

Injury to club captain Troy Deeney should see Okaka lead the front-line, but expect to see new signing Andre Gray make an appearance later on in the game.

Potential Bournemouth Starting Lineup: Begovic; Smith, Cook, Ake, Daniels; Fraser, Surman, Arter, Ibe; King, Defoe.

Potential Watford Starting Lineup: Gomes; Femenia, Prodl, Britos, Holebas; Cleverly, Doucoure, Chalobah; Amrabat, Okaka, Richarlison.

Prediction

The Cherries will without a doubt be disappointed with their opening day loss, and the players will be keen to make up for that performance on Saturday at the Vitality Stadium in front of their home fans. If Defoe and King start to gel, they could form a fearsome front-line for Bournemouth.

Watford looked very capable in attack against Liverpool, but they looked shaky in defence and the loss of Janmaat and Kaboul won’t help those back-line frailties. Pereyra is also a big loss for the Hornets, who relied on his creatively last time out.

Prediction: AFC Bournemouth 2 – 1 Watford