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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

Watford are well placed to exploit Chelsea frailties, Manchester City promise another goal glut and Arsenal could signal the end for Ronald Koeman at Everton

Two sides level on points meet in the kind of mouthwatering thriller the innovators behind Friday night Premier League football almost certainly had in mind when dreaming up their wheeze. With the West Ham United striker Andy Carroll absent through suspension for last weekend’s double dose of dunderheadedness, Slaven Bilic is likely to start Javier Hernández and Diafro Sakho up front together for the first time against Brighton, with the Senegalese striker needing to impress if he is to nail down a regular starting spot. A return of four goals in 10 appearances this season looks decent on the face of it, but two of those came in the Carabao Cup, while another was scored for Senegal during the international break. Sakho’s only Premier League goal this season was a winner against Swansea City and with only one goal across seven substitute appearances in the Premier League this season, the 27-year-old needs to make the most of any opportunities put his way or risk being offloaded in January. BG

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