3pm team news: White + Sanchez benched, Nketiah absent

There’s some bombshell team news from the 3pm kick-offs, with 10 teams in Premier League action.

Robert Sanchez is dropped to the bench for Brighton and Hove Albion’s home match against West Ham United, which comes a week before the Seagulls embark on the first of at least four Double Gameweeks.

£3.9m-rated Jason Steele starts between the posts for Albion, while Solly March and Pervis Estupinan return from injury after sitting out the cup win over Stoke City.

Emerson Palmieri is back in a Premier League XI after missing out last weekend, while Danny Ings leads the line for the Hammers once again. Alphonse Areola starts in goal in the absence of the injured Lukasz Fabianski.

Ben White is only among the substitutes for Arsenal, with the injured Eddie Nketiah missing out altogether.

Takehiro Tomiyasu deputises for White at right-back, while Thomas Partey is in for Jorginho.

Jefferson Lerma and Hamed Traore are replaced by Joe Rothwell and Antoine Semenyo in Gary O’Neil’s two alterations.

Son Heung-min is back in a Premier League starting XI for the first time in three matches, while Harry Kane returns to the team after a midweek breather. Emerson Royal is only among the substitutes, despite being passed fit.

There are three changes for Wolves after their 2-0 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday, with the injured Hugo Bueno and the benched Raul Jimenez and Joao Moutinho making way for Jonny, Pedro Neto and Diego Costa.

There are two changes apiece at Villa Park.

For Villa, Alex Moreno replaces Lucas Digne at left-back and Emi Buendia comes in for Leon Bailey up top.

Palace’s Wilfried Zaha is back from injury and Eberechi Eze is recalled, with Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jeffrey Schlupp the men to drop out.

At Stamford Bridge, Reece James and Thiago Silva miss out through injury as Wesley Fofana and Benoit Badiashile replace them in defence.

Wilfred Gnonto is benched and Patrick Bamford is absent completely, with Crysencio Summerville and Georginio Rutter the two players to come in.


Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Partey, Vieira, Saka, Trossard, Martinelli.

Subs: Turner, Tierney, White, Smith Rowe, Kiwor, Holding, Jorginho, Nelson, Xhaka.

Bournemouth XI: Neto, Smith, Mepham, Stephens, Senesi, Zemura, Ouattara, Billing, Rothwell, Semenyo, Solanke.

Subs: Travers, Randolph, Fredericks, Cook, Christie, Stacey, Moore, Anthony, Pollock.

Aston Villa XI: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Moreno, McGinn, Kamara, Douglas Luiz, J Ramsey, Buendia, Watkins.

Subs: Olsen, Sinisalo, Traore, Chambers, Young, Duran, Digne, Bailey.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Doucoure, Lokonga, Olise, J Ayew, Eze, Zaha.

Subs: Whitworth, Ward, Milivojevic, Mateta, McArthur, Hughes, Edouard, Richards, Ahamada.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Steele, Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan, Caicedo, Gross, March, Mac Allister, Mitoma, Ferguson.

Subs: Sanchez, Welbeck, Sarmiento, Enciso, Undav, Gilmour, Van Hecke, Veltman, Buonanotte.

West Ham United XI: Areola, Johnson, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Emerson, Soucek, Rice, Paqueta, Bowen, Ings, Benrahma.

Subs: Hegyi, Anang, Cresswell, Zouma, Scamacca, Fornals, Lanzini, Downes.

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, W Fofana, Koulibaly, Badiashile, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Fernandez, Joao Felix, Kovacic, Sterling, Havertz.

Subs: Aubameyang, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Mudryk, Zakaria, Ziyech, Gallagher, Chukwuemeka, Madueke.

Leeds United XI: Meslier, Ayling, Koch, Wober, Firpo, Adams, McKennie, Summerville, Aaronson, Harrison, Rutter.

Subs: Roca, Gyabi, Struijk, Robles, Kristensen, Gnonto, Greenwood, Fernandez, Gray.

Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Sa, Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Jonny, Neves, Lemina, Sarabia, Nunes, Neto, Costa.

Subs: Bentley, Ait-Nouri, Collins, Jimenez, Cunha, Tati, Moutinho, Gomes, Traore.

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Forster, Romero, Lenglet, Davies, Porro, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Perisic, Kulusevski, Kane, Son.

Subs: Austin, Sanchez, Richarlison, Emerson, Dier, Danjuma, Tanganga, Moura, Sarr.


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