Premier League match previews: Team news, key stats, predictions

David Moyes takes charge of his first West Ham game, while Arsenal host Manchester United and Manchester City take on Everton on New Year's Day

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Image: Nine Premier League games will be played on New Year's Day, including Arsenal vs Man Utd

Team news, key stats and predictions as the Premier League returns for the first games of 2020.

Man City vs Everton - New Year's Day, 5.30pm kick-off

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Everton's win over Newcastle in the Premier League

Manchester City will assess David Silva and John Stones after both returned to training with the first-team group following the 2-0 win over Sheffield United.

Aymeric Laporte (knee) and Leroy Sane (knee) remain long-term absentees while Pep Guardiola could rotate his full-backs agains after Benjamin Mendy was rested against the Blades.

Everton will once more be without Alex Iwobi (hamstring) with the former Arsenal winger expected to miss the next couple of weeks.

Morgan Schneiderlin (calf) has trained the team and the midfielder could be in contention for Sunday's FA Cup tie with Liverpool. Andre Gomes and Jean-Philippe Gbamin are recovering well.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester City's 2-0 win over Sheffield United

Stat of the match: Man City have won their last four Premier League games against Everton - they've never won five in a row against the Toffees in the top flight.

How to watch: Follow the action with our dedicated live blog. Highlights of the game will be published shortly after full time on the Sky Sports website and app plus the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

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Charlie Nicholas' prediction: 3-0 (9/1 with Sky Bet)

Norwich vs Crystal Palace - New Year's Day, 5.30pm kick-off

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Norwich's draw with Spurs in the Premier League

Norwich are checking on midfielder Kenny McLean for the clash with Crystal Palace. The midfielder picked up a knock to his foot in the 2-2 draw with Tottenham and will be assessed.

Ben Godfrey and Timm Klose (both knee) remain out while Josip Drmic (hamstring) is not expected to return until the weekend.

Injury-hit Crystal Palace remain without a host of first-team players at Carrow Road. Left-back Patrick Van Aanholt is sidelined with a hamstring problem, while forward Christian Benteke has been absent due to a muscle strain.

Joel Ward and Gary Cahill (both knee), Scott Dann (calf), Jeffrey Schlupp (hip) and Andros Townsend (groin) are also on the treatment table.

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Image: Patrick van Aanholt remains out injured for Crystal Palace

Stat of the match: There has been just one goal scored in the first half of Crystal Palace's last 10 Premier League games - scored in first-half injury-time by Wilfried Zaha in Palace's win at Burnley in November.

How to watch: Follow the action with our dedicated live blog. Highlights of the game will be published shortly after full time on the Sky Sports website and app plus the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

Charlie Nicholas' prediction: 3-2 (28/1 with Sky Bet)

West Ham vs Bournemouth - New Year's Day, 5.30pm kick-off

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Brighton's win over Bournemouth in the Premier League

David Moyes will have Aaron Cresswell available when he begins his second spell in charge of West Ham against Bournemouth.

Cresswell missed the 2-1 home defeat by Leicester, which prompted the sacking of Manuel Pellegrini, through suspension. Jack Wilshere is set to miss out again with a groin problem.

Injury-hit Bournemouth are set to boost their attack by recalling Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser. The pair were substitutes for the loss at Brighton after picking up niggles over the festive period.

Josh King (hamstring) has joined a casualty list including Adam Smith, David Brooks and Nathan Ake, while Jack Stacey (ankle) and Simon Francis (knee) face fitness tests.

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West Ham manager David Moyes has promised to give West Ham 'no choice' but to extend his 18-month contract after returning for a second spell as manager

Stat of the match: Only Everton (10) have lost more Premier League games on New Year's Day than West Ham (7).

How to watch: Follow the action with our dedicated live blog. Highlights of the game will be published shortly after full time on the Sky Sports website and app plus the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

Charlie Nicholas' prediction: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)

Arsenal vs Manchester United - New Year's Day, 8pm kick-off

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Manchester United's win at Burnley in the Premier League

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka will be assessed after he missed the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea through illness.

Calum Chambers looks set for a spell on the sidelines after hobbling off with a knee injury during the 2-1 defeat, joining Rob Holding (knee), Kieran Tierney (shoulder), Sead Kolasinac (ankle) and Sokratis (head) in missing out.

Dani Ceballos is back in full training, however, while Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin could return.

Paul Pogba is expected to return to the Manchester United squad after missing the win against Burnley on Saturday. Diogo Dalot is also in contention with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw expected to return after being rested at the weekend.

However, Axel Tuanzebe, Marcos Rojo and Scott McTominay will be absent with Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah also long-term omissions.

Granit Xhaka started Mikel Arteta's first game in charge of Arsenal against Bournemouth
Image: Granit Xhaka will be assessed ahead of the visit of Manchester United

Stat of the match: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in Arsenal's 1-1 draw with United in the reverse fixture this season, as well as netting in this exact fixture last term. The last Arsenal player to score in three successive Premier League games against United was Thierry Henry in November 2001.

How to watch: Follow the action with our dedicated live blog. Highlights of the game will be published shortly after full time on the Sky Sports website and app plus the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

Charlie Nicholas' prediction: 3-2 (25/1 with Sky Bet)

Liverpool vs Sheffield United - Thursday, 8pm kick-off

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says VAR is ruining the entertainment of the game and has urged the football authorities to look at how it is used

Liverpool will be without Xherdan Shaqiri after the Swiss international suffered a slight hamstring injury prior to the victory over Wolves.

Sheffield United will monitor midfielder John Lundstram in the run-up to kick-off. Lundstram, a boyhood Reds fan, missed the defeat to Manchester City with an ankle injury but trained on New Year's Eve, and could come back in for Mo Besic.

Chris Wilder has no fresh injury concerns, with Lys Mousset likely to keep his place up front.

Stat of the match: Liverpool are looking to keep five consecutive Premier League clean sheets for the first time since September 2007 under Rafael Benitez.

How to watch: Follow the action with our dedicated live blog. Highlights of the game will be published shortly after full time on the Sky Sports website and app plus the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.

Charlie Nicholas' prediction: 2-0 (11/2 with Sky Bet)

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