LONDON, Sporting Alert — The complete fixture for the English Premier League Week 4 matches this coming weekend, as club action resumes after the international break.
Week 4 round of games will kickoff with the highlighted match of the week involving Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Both teams will fancy their chances of pulling off the victory given the firepower they have up front and because there will certainly be goals, the team with the better defense is expected to seal the points.
Despite being fit enough to feature for Brazil in a pair of World Cup qualifiers, Philippe Coutinho will not be involved for Liverpool after he was left out of the squad.
“It was not the most easy time, but that is the transfer window. I think we handled it really well,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp of Coutinho.
“He could have played 15, 20 minutes in the City game, maybe longer, but I think really it makes sense [to leave him out].”
Full-back Nathaniel Clyne and midfielder Adam Lallana are both long-term absentees for Liverpool and will not be available.
However, new Reds signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in line for a debut after his £35m transfer move from Arsenal on deadline-day.
Manchester City will be without captain and leading centre-back Vincent Kompany after he picked up a slight calf injury on international duty for Belgium.
“I’m sad [for Vincent Kompany] – I would like him to be fit. He made a huge effort,” Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said.
“Our physios worked a lot to take care of him so the last seven, eight, nine games of last season he played without a problem.”
Right-back Kyle Walker is available for Man City after a one-match ban.
However, forward Raheem Sterling is suspended following his red card at Bournemouth.
Defending champion Chelsea travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City in a game that could see midfielder Danny Drinkwater make his debut against his former Foxes teammates.
England Premier League leaders Manchester United go in search of their fourth successive victory of the season when they visit Stoke City in what is expected to be a tough challenge for Jose Mourinho’s side.
Elsewhere, Arsenal will entertain Bournemouth hoping to bounce back from back-to-back defeats and a disastrous summer transfer window.
Also on Saturday, Everton will welcome Tottenham, Brighton will face West Bromwich, while Southampton will take on the traveling Watford.
Two matches are on the schedule for Sunday, with Burnley facing Crystal Palace and Swansea City entertaining Newcastle United.
The lone game on Monday sees West Ham United facing Huddersfield Town at home.
English Premier League Week 4 matches
All game times are ET
Saturday, September 9
Manchester City v Liverpool (7:30 am)
Arsenal v Bournemouth (10:00 am)
Brighton v West Bromwich (10:00 am)
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur (10:00 am)
Leicester City v Chelsea (10:00 am)
Southampton v Watford (10:00 am)
Stoke City v Manchester United (12:30 pm)
Sunday, September 10
Burnley v Crystal Palace (8:30)
Swansea City v Newcastle United (11:00 am)
Monday, September 11
West Ham United v Huddersfield Town (3:00 pm)