Quite a few new faces…
After spending more than £150 million this summer, Steve Cooper’s visitors could have three players make their debuts this afternoon.
Watford midfielder Emmanuel Dennis, former Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté, and Morgan Gibbs-White could all make their Red debuts today.
What to expect from Morgan Gibbs-£42.5 White’s million signing…
The return of Nottingham Forest to the Premier League after a 23-year absence was never going to be boring.
Steve Cooper’s side’s transfer business has remained one of the summer’s biggest stories, raising eyebrows across English football.
The former Wolves starlet became the 16th new arrival at the City Ground after they confirmed the club record signing of Morgan Gibbs-White for £42.5 million, bringing their total outlay to £150 million.
The Forest players inspect the field…
Team news from Crystal Palace and Aston Villa…
The Crystal Palace Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Schlupp, Doucoure, Ayew, Eze, Zaha, Edouard start.
Johnstone, Whitworth, Clyne, Richards, Hughes, Milivojevic, Olise, Ebiowei, Mateta are the substitutes.
Villa Park Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Digne, Ramsey, Kamara, McGinn, Bailey, Buendia, Watkins are the starters.
Olsson, Augustinsson, Chambers, Young, Coutinho, Nakamba, Luiz, Ings, Archer are the substitutes.
Team news from Leicester and Southampton…
Ward, Castagne, Evans, Amartey, Justin, Ndidi, Perez, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy are the starters for Leicester.
Iversen, Thomas, Soyuncu, Tielemans, Mendy, Praet, Daka, Albrighton, Iheanacho are the substitutes.
Southampton Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Salisu, Djenepo, Lavia, Mara, Elyounoussi, Aribo are the starting XI.
McCarthy, Lyanco, Valery, Bednarek, Walcott, Armstrong, Romeu, Diallo, Adams are the substitutes.
Team news from Fulham and Brentford…
Fulham’s starting eleven are as follows: Leno, Tete, Tosin, Ream, Robinson, Palhinha, Reed, Andreas, Stansfield, Mitrovic, and Decordova-Reid.
Brentford subs: Rodak, Mbabu, Duffy, Diop, Chalobah, Cairney, Francois, Harris, Ablade Raya, Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Norgaard, Jensen, Dasilva, Mbuemo, Wissa, Toney are the starting XI.
Strakosha, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Dervisoglu, Lewis-Potter, Baptiste, Janelt, Bech, Roerslev are the substitutes.
Both Dele Alli and Morgan Gibbs-White are named to the bench…
Dele Alli and Morgan Gibbs-White made headlines this week for different reasons.
Alli’s future was called into question after Besiktas made an offer to bring him to Turkey, but he is back on the Toffees’ bench this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Gibbs-White joined Steve Cooper’s side earlier this week for a fee of £47.5 million.
The 22-year-old signed a five-year contract with the City Ground and will wear the No.10 shirt this afternoon if he plays.
Team news from Everton and Nottingham Forest…
Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Coady, Holgate, Mykolenko, Iwobi, Davies, Gray, Gordon, Rondon are the starting eleven for Everton.
Begovic, Keane, Allan, McNeil, Dele, Coleman, Gbamin, Vinagre are the substitutes.
Nottinghamshire Forest Henderson, Cook, Worrall, McKenna, Toffollo, O’Brien, Mangala, Williams, Lingard, Johnson, Awoniyi are the starting eleven.
Subs: Hennessey, Biancome, Kouyate, Yates, Freuler, Gibbs-White, Mighten, Surridge, Dennis
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Good afternoon and welcome to Sportmail’s live coverage of Premier League kick-offs at 3 p.m.! We’ll be focusing on Everton vs. Nottingham Forest, but we’ll keep you updated on all of the games.
There’s a west London derby as Fulham take on Brentford, Southampton travel to Leicester and Crystal Palace host Aston Villa – so stay tuned as we bring team news shortly…