Premier League returns, team news and more: football countdown – live

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Football is back. It never went away, of course, but the top-end domestic programme returns this weekend after the first international break of this unique season. The World Cup kicks off in less than seven weeks’ time, before which, eight rounds of the Premier League will be crammed in before the final pre-Qatar round on 5 and 6 November.

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In the top flight things will kick off in style tomorrow lunchtime, with Arsenal v Tottenham in the north London derby. That’s before Manchester City play Manchester United on Sunday and loads more besides. Team news, press conferences, previews and more coming up. But first – 10 things to look out for in the Premier League this weekend:

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As stated, Spurs will meet Arsenal tomorrow. David Hytner reports here on the Italian’s contract situation at Tottenham – he is being linked with struggling Juventus, in view of the fact his current deal expires at the end of the season:

Updated at 10.24 BST

Preamble

Football is back. It never went away, of course, but the top-end domestic programme returns this weekend after the first international break of this unique season. The World Cup kicks off in less than seven weeks’ time, before which, eight rounds of the Premier League will be crammed in before the final pre-Qatar round on 5 and 6 November.

In the top flight things will kick off in style tomorrow lunchtime, with Arsenal v Tottenham in the north London derby. That’s before Manchester City play Manchester United on Sunday and loads more besides. Team news, press conferences, previews and more coming up. But first – 10 things to look out for in the Premier League this weekend:

The Guardian