Defending champions, Manchester City will hope to defend their title with a visit to London Stadium to tackle Westham United in their first game of the new season.
The Sky blue side secured back-to-back triumphs most dramatically on the final day of last season. After falling 2-0 down with 15 minutes to play against Aston Villa, Ilkay Gundogan’s brace, either side of Rodri’s long-range strike, handed Pep Guardiola his 11th trophy on English soil.
West Ham forced Manchester City to a draw in the second to the last match of last season.
Meanwhile city’s goalie, Ederson played last Saturday against Liverpool in the community shield after recovering from an injury. Guardiola normally lets the backup goalkeeper play in the domestic cup competitions, but against a team like Liverpool, the manager needed his expertise on the ball and that will not change this weekend.
City have missed out on Marc Cucurella, but Joao Cancelo was always going to start the majority of games at left-back, with Kyle Walker his full-back partner on the right.
In addition, City’s neighbour, Man United’s head coach, Erik ten Hag will make his debut with a home clash against Brighton, who pulled off one of last season’s most memorable results when they beat the Red Devils 4-0 in May.
EPL Results so far
Newcastle 2 Nottingham Forest 0
Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 2
Fulham 2 Liverpool 2
Everton 0 Chelsea 1
Tottenhan 4 Southampton 1
Bournemouth 2 Aston Villa 0