5 players who could make their debuts this weekend as the Premier League returns

Premier League football returns with a bang this weekend following a two week pause for the international break.

And if the prospect of titanic clashes such as Everton v Liverpool and Manchester City v Arsenal aren't enough to get you excited, how about adding in a few potential debuts to the mix?

The summer transfer window slammed shut on October 5 with a number of intriguing deals being done at the last minute, and we may well see a few of the new signings making their bows in matchday five.

Here are five of those who could appear for their new team for the very first time…

Thomas Partey (Arsenal)

Arguably the most exciting signing of the whole summer, Arsenal pulled a rabbit out of the hat on deadline day with the £52.5m capture of Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.

It's fair to say Gunners fans are pretty chuffed with their new man, and there is a good chance we will see him in action for the first time on Saturday.

If he does start, it will be something of a baptism of fire for Partey, with City away not exactly the easiest fixture to help him settle into life in the Premier League.

Nevertheless, it is no doubt the sort of game a player of his experience will relish, and he'll be hoping it will be Partey time at the full-time whistle.

Alex Telles (Man Utd)

In what was an underwhelming transfer window for Manchester United, the signing of left-back Alex Telles was one of the more positive ones.

The energetic Brazilian was clearly in need of a new challenge after his successful spell in Portugal with Porto, and he comes into a United side which is in desperate need of inspiration and fresh blood.

With Luke Shaw's form called into question recently, Telles could well go straight into the starting line-up for Saturday's crucial game against Newcastle.

If he can help his team to a much-needed win it would go some way towards beginning to win over the United fans.

Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United)

Rhian Brewster is a man with something to prove.

The new Sheffield United signing has long been touted as one of the most talented young players about, yet never quite managed to make it at Liverpool.

The Reds were prepared to let the striker leave for a fee of £23.5m, and Brewster will be desperate to show Jurgen Klopp and co that they were wrong to do so, and that he has what it takes to perform at the top level.

He has a great chance to get off to a positive start when the Blades host struggling Fulham on Sunday.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Fulham)

One player lining up against Brewster could be Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is another who will be out to prove a point.

After an injury-hit few years at Chelsea the England international has fallen down Frank Lampard's pecking order, and he was allowed to join Fulham on loan on deadline day until the end of the season.

If the midfielder can make a positive impression with the Cottagers there may still be hope that he can return to the fold at Stamford Bridge in the future.

If not, he may be remembered as another bright English talent who just never quite reached his full potential.

Gareth Bale (Tottenham)

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Tottenham fans have been waiting patiently for Gareth Bale's second debut, and Sunday's derby against West Ham could prove to be the big moment.

Since sealing his stunning return on loan from Real Madrid Bale has been working hard behind the scenes to get up to speed on his fitness.

And onlookers this week claimed he has wowed both staff and players with his desire and quality in training recently.

The most likely scenario would be for him to start on the bench against the Hammers, but with Jose Mourinho in charge anything is possible.

Either way, we should see Bale appear at some stage for an emotional second coming in north London.

What a shame there will not be 60,000 people at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to give him the most rapturous of receptions.

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