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Meanwhile in Scotland: Antonio Kolak scored twice as Rangers swatted Hearts aside 4-0 at Tynecastle on a busy day of Scottish Premiership action.

Today’s Scottish Premiership fixtures

“Game of the day is at Tannadice where Dundee United host St. Johnstone in Liam Fox’s first game as permanent manager after recording a win, draw and defeat as caretaker since taking over after the ill-fated ‘Jack Ross era’, which lasted all of seven games,” writes Simon McMahon. “United looking for their first league win of the season, and could move off the bottom of the table with three points, if Aberdeen beat Kilmarnock at Pitoddrie.”

Liverpool v Brighton: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson starts his first match in over a month as Jurgen Klopp makes allowances for the exertions of the international break. Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota are all on the bench, with Fabio Carvalho and Roberto Firmino starting up front alongside Mohamed Salah. Kostas Tsimikas comes in at left-back for the injured Andy Robertson.

New Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi makes only one change for his first match in charge. Pervis Estupinan starts in place of Enock Mwepu, who is ill.

Full time: Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Premier League: Goals from Thomas Partey, Gabriel Jesus and Granit Xhaka helped Arsenal to a convincing victory over a Tottenham Hotspur side who were reduced to 10 men in the second half. The Gunners extend their lead at the top of the table to four points with seven wins out of eight.

Southampton v Everton: Ralph Hasenhuttl makes six changes for the visit of Everton. Duje Caleta-Car is handed his debut and Ainsley Maitland-Niles is given a first start. Juan Latinos, Stuart Armstrong, Joe Aribo and Sekou Mara are also recalled.

Jordan Pickford returns from a thigh injury to start for Everton at St Mary’s. Captain Seamus Coleman also gets the nod along with Dwight McNeil, while Anthony Gordon has to settle for a place on the bench.

Crystal Palace v Chelsea: James Tomkins is back in Patrick Vieira’s squad after missing the beginning of the season with a calf injury and starts on the bench. John-Kymani Gordon, who scored a hat-trick in Palace U21s 7-3 win over PSG’s U21s on Wednesday, also earns a first-team call-up.

Former Brighton manager Graham Potter takes charge of his first Premier League match as Chelsea boss and makes two changes from the squad that faced Salzburg on 14 September. Ben Chilwell starts in place of the injured Marc Cucurella, while Cesar Azpilicueta makes way for Wesley Fofana.

Liverpool v Brighton line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Tsimikas, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Firmino, Carvalho.

Subs: Gomez, Milner, Adrian, Elliott, Jota, Diaz, Nunez, Arthur, Phillips.

Brighton: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Webster, March, Caicedo, Mac Allister, Estupinan, Gross, Trossard, Welbeck.

Subs: Lamptey, Colwill, Lallana, Sarmiento, Enciso, Undav, Mitoma, Steele, Gilmour.

Referee: Andrew Madley (West Yorkshire)

Liverpool v Brighton
Inside the Liverpool dressing-room ahead of thewir match against Brighton. Photograph: John Powell/Liverpool FC/Getty Images

Bournemouth v Brentford line-ups

Bournemouth: Neto, Smith, Mepham, Senesi, Zemura, Cook, Lerma, Solanke, Billing, Tavernier, Moore.

Subs: Travers, Stephens, Christie, Marcondes, Stacey, Lowe, Dembele, Hill, Anthony.

Brentford: Raya, Ajer, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Baptiste, Janelt, Jensen, Mbeumo, Toney, Damsgaard.

Subs: Hickey, Dasilva, Wissa, Jorgensen, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Roerslev, Cox, Trevitt.

Referee: Thomas Bramall (Sheffield)

Bournemouth v Brentford
Bournemouth fans make their way to the Vitality Stadium for their team’s first ever top flight match against Brentford. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Crystal Palace v Chelsea line-ups

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Clyne, Ward, Guehi, Mitchell, Eze, Doucoure, Olise, Ayew, Edouard, Zaha.

Subs: Milivojevic, Tomkins, Mateta, Schlupp, Hughes, Johnstone, Ebiowei, Riedewald, Gordon.

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Fofana, Thiago Silva, Chilwell, James, Mount, Jorginho, Kovacic, Sterling, Aubameyang, Havertz.

Subs: Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Broja, Ziyech, Gallagher, Koulibaly, Azpilicueta.

Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Lancashire)

Crystal Palace v Chelsea
Personalised shin-pads included, the kit of Kai Havertz is spotted laid out in the visitors’ dressing-room at Selhurst Park., Photograph: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC/Getty Images

Southampton v Everton line-ups

Southampton: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Kotchap, Caleta-Car, Larios, Ward-Prowse, Maitland-Niles, Mara, Aribo, Stuart Armstrong, Adams.

Subs: McCarthy, Adam Armstrong, Perraud, Djenepo, Salisu, Edozie, Elyounoussi, Diallo, Walcott.

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Onana, Gueye, Iwobi, Gray, Maupay, McNeil.

Subs: Keane, Gordon, Begovic, Doucoure, Davies, Ruben Vinagre, Rondon, Garner, John.

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

Fulham v Newcastle United line-ups

Fulham: Leno, Mbabu, Adarabioyo, Ream, Kurzawa, Reed, Chalobah, James, Andreas Pereira, Reid, Mitrovic.

Subs: Rodak, Duffy, Kebano, Cairney, Onomah, Vinicius, Diop, Harris, Parkes.

Newcastle: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Willock, Almiron, Wilson, Murphy.

Subs: Dummett, Lascelles, Joelinton, Lewis, Targett, Karius, Wood, Fraser, Anderson.

Referee: Darren England (South Yorkshire)

Jamal Lewis
Newcastle substitute Jamal Lewis alights from the team coach outside Craven Cottage. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Action Images/Reuters

GOAL! Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Xhaka 67)

Premier League: Granit Xhaka has fired Arsenal into a thoroughly deserved 3-1 lead over 10-man Tottenham Hotspur.

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Premier League: There’s been a red card at the Emirates, but for who Scott Murray?

GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham (Jesus 49)

Premier League: Gabriel Jesus has capitalised on a Hugo Lloris error to put Arsenal back in front early in the second half. Follow the action with Scott Murray …

West Ham v Wolves: “West Ham sit 18th after taking four points from their first seven games of this season and are flirting with danger,” writes Jacob Steinberg. “The goals have dried up, a sturdy defence has become leaky, and although the notion that Moyes could be under threat may seem absurd he will be on shaky ground if results remain disappointing up to the World Cup.”

League One fixtures

  • Accrington Stanley v Morecambe

  • Bolton Wanderers v Lincoln City

  • Buyrton Albion v Forest Green

  • Cambridge United v Derby County

  • Charlton Athletic v Oxford United

  • Cheltenham Town v Shrewsbury Town

  • Exeter City v Bristol Rovers

  • Fleetwood Town v Barnsley

  • Ipswich Town v Portsmouth

  • MK Dons v Peterborough United

  • Port Vale v Sheffield Wednesday

  • Wycombe Wanderers v Plymoth Argyle

League Two fixtures

  • Harrogate v Bradford City

  • AFC Wimbledon v Colchester United

  • Carlisle United v Crewe Alexandra

  • Crawley Town v Stevenage

  • Gillingham v Sutton United

  • Leyton Orient v Newport County

  • Rochdale v Doncaster Rovers

  • Salford City v Grimsby Town

  • Stockport County v Walsall

  • Swindon Town v Northampton Town

  • Tranmere Rovers v Barrow

Championship fixtures

  • Blackburn Rovers v Millwall

  • Blackpool v Norwich City

  • Bristol City v QPR

  • Cardiff City v Burnley

  • Coventry City v Middlesbrough

  • Reading v Huddersfield Town

  • Rotherham United v Wigan Athletic

  • Sheffield United v Birmingham City

  • Sunderland v Preston

  • West Brom v Swansea City

Today’s Premier League fixtures

  • Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur (half-time)

  • Bournemouth v Brighton

  • Crystal Palace v Chelsea

  • Fulham v Newcastle United

  • Liverpool v Brighton

  • Southampton v Everton

  • West Ham v Wolves (5.30pm)

Tottenham Hotspur celebrate
Harry Kane receives the congratulations of his Tottenham Hotspur team-mates after equalising from the spot. Photograph: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Getty Images

Premier League clockwatch

With the international break in the rear view mirror and the World Cup looming on the horizon, a jam-packed October schedule begins with a fascinating afternoon’s action. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur got proceedings under way at the Emirates in the first North Lond derby of the season, where the sides are level at one goal apiece at half-time after a Harry Kane penalty cancelled out Thomas Partey’s opener.

Later on, Roberto De Zerbi faces one of the stiffest top flight tests imaginable when he attempts to mastermind victory over Liverpool at Anfield in his first match in charge of Brighton. Meanwhile in London, Fulham will hope to continue their good start to the season against a Newcastle side looking for their first win since the opening day of the season, while Graham Potter takes charge of his Chelsea for the first time in the Premier League at Crystal Palace.

On the south coast, Bournemouth host Brentford in the first ever top flight match between the two side, while Southampton entertain Everton at St Mary’s in today’s other three o’clock kick-off. Later this afternoon, West Ham will attempt to jump-start their season when they take on Wolves at the London Stadium. We’ll bring you line-ups, news of all the goals as they go in and keep a roving eye on proceedings in the EFL.

Gabriel Jesus and Eric Dier
Gabriel Jesus tussles for the ball with Eric Dier during an early exchange at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters