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Key events

Manchester City v Nottingham Forest: Manchester City make two changes for the visit of Nottingham Forest. Julian Alvarez gets his first Premier League start while Kenin De Bruyne drops to the bench as Ilkay Gundogan comes into the side. Forest, making a first league visit to City since 2002, give Renan Lodi a debut in one of three changes, with Cheikhou Kouyate and Remo Freuler also picked to start.

Bournemouth v Wolves: Somewhat harshly, in my humble opinion, Bournemouth caretaker boss Gary O’Neil has dropped goalkeeper Mark Travers and gives a Premier League debut to summer signing Neto for the visit of Wolves following Saturday’s 9-0 drubbing at Liverpool.

O’Neil, who was placed in temporary charge of Bournemouth after Scott Parker was sacked on Monday, also brings in captain Lloyd Kelly, midfielder Philip Billing and striker Dominic Solanke. Still without a win to their name this season, Wolves are unchanged following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

Manchester City v Nottingham Forest line-ups

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Joao Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Gundogan, Alvarez, Haaland, Foden.

Subs: De Bruyne, Ortega, Gomez, Mahrez, Palmer, Gomes, Lewis, Knight, Wilson-Esbrand.

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Nottingham Forest: Henderson, Worrall, Kouyate, McKenna, Williams, Yates, O’Brien, Renan Lodi, Johnson, Gibbs-White, Freuler.

Subs: Biancone, Cook, Colback, Awoniyi, Lingard, Hennessey, Toffolo, Surridge, Dennis.

Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire)

Julian Alvarez
Julian Alvarez starts for Manchester City tonight. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/Manchester City/Manchester City FC/Getty Images

Arsenal v Aston Villa line-ups

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Sambi Lokonga, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus.

Subs: Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Holding, Cedric, Tomiyasu, Vieira, Alencar, Turner, Smith.

Aston Villa: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, McGinn, Kamara, Ramsey, Bailey, Watkins, Buendia.

Subs: Douglas Luiz, Ings, Chambers, Augustinsson, Young, Coutinho, Olsen, Archer, Iroegbunam.

Referee: Rob Jones (Northumberland)

Bournemouth v Wolves line-ups

Bournemouth: Neto, Smith, Mepham, Kelly, Zemura, Cook, Lerma, Billing, Christie, Tavernier, Solanke.

Subs: Travers, Fredericks, Marcondes, Stacey, Lowe, Moore, Hill, Senesi, Anthony.

Wolves: Jose Sa, Nelson Semedo, Collins, Kilman, Jonny, Matheus Luiz, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Goncalo Guedes, Jimenez, Pedro Neto.

Subs: Ait Nouri, Daniel Podence, Hwang, Sarkic, Gomes, Ronan, Dendoncker, Traore, Campbell.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Leander Dendoncker
Leander Dendoncker arrives at the Vitality Stadium listening to today’s Guardian Football Weekly podcast, in which he didn’t get a mention. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Action Images/Reuters
Martin Odegaard and Sambi Lokonga
Martin Odegaard and Sambi Lokonga shoot the breeze in the Arsenal dressing-room ahead of tonight’s game against Aston Villa. Photograph: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC/Getty Images

Tonight’s Premier League fixtures

  • Bournemouth v Wolves (7.30pm)

  • Arsenal v Aston Villa (7.30pm)

  • Manchester City v Nottingham Forest (7.30pm)

  • West Ham v Tottenham Hotspur (7.45pm)

  • Liverpool v Newcastle United (8pm)

  • All times BST

Anfield Stadium
Liverpool host Newcastle United at Anfield tonight. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Midweek Premier League clockwatch

Welcome one and all. As the top flight continues to take shape, we’ll be across five different matches tonight with table-toppers Arsenal hosting already beleaguered Aston Villa in one of the three 7.30pm (BST) kick-offs. In the others, managerless Bournemouth welcome Wolves to the Vitality Stadium, while Manchester City entertain Nottingham Forest at the Etihad.

The London Stadium is the venue for West Ham’s London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, while Liverpool host Newcastle United at Anfield in what might be the pick of the fixtures. For all his good work since taking over at Newcastle, Eddie Howe’s record against Big Six clubs have not been great (P9 W1 D2 L6) and his side will need to start taking points from these teams with more regularity if they are to challenge for European places. With these staggered kick-off times a clock-watcher’s dream, stay tuned for team news and build-up.



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