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Watford v Everton: match preview

Everton can move up into seventh, the position they finished last season, with victory over Watford but that may prove difficult as Sam Allardyce’s side have won just once on the road this season. Javi Gracia will be keen to capitalise on their poor aw…

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Liverpool v West Ham United: match preview

David Moyes has never won in 14 visits to Anfield as manager, losing seven and drawing seven, and his prospects of guiding West Ham to back-to-back league victories for the first time since December 2016 appear slim given the sensational form of Liverp…

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Bournemouth v Newcastle United: match preview

Bournemouth welcome Rafael Benítez’s Newcastle United to the south coast on the back of a warm-weather training camp in Portugal. Both teams ought to be revitalised after a two-week break and need to hit the ground running on their return to action, wi…

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Bournemouth v Newcastle United: match preview

Bournemouth welcome Rafael Benítez’s Newcastle United to the south coast on the back of a warm-weather training camp in Portugal. Both teams ought to be revitalised after a two-week break and need to hit the ground running on their return to action, wi…

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Swansea City: match preview

Brighton and Swansea are both enjoying a spell of good form and are unbeaten in five and 10 matches respectively in all competitions. Chris Hughton will hope Jürgen Locadia can pick up from where he left off against Coventry and provide the attacking t…

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Swansea City: match preview

Brighton and Swansea are both enjoying a spell of good form and are unbeaten in five and 10 matches respectively in all competitions. Chris Hughton will hope Jürgen Locadia can pick up from where he left off against Coventry and provide the attacking t…

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Burnley v Southampton: match preview

Burnley were the undoubted success story of the first half of the season, accumulating 32 points from their first 19 games. Since Christmas a brake has been applied, with four draws and four defeats. While survival is unlikely to be an issue for Sean D…

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Leicester City v Stoke City: match preview

Leicester have lost some momentum in the league following a disappointing run that has been overshadowed by Riyad Mahrez’s antics. Mahrez, however, is set to make his first league start for more than a month here. Stoke, who will be without the injured…

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West Bromwich Albion v Huddersfield Town: match preview

Alan Pardew has put his faith in Jonny Evans to lead West Bromwich Albion out of trouble saying “God teaches us to forgive” with regard to reinstating the defender as captain. Pardew seems to recognise the importance of moving quickly on from the Barça…

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Sky netted a sweet Premier League deal but the TV rights bubble isn’t over

The value of TV packages may have plateaued in the UK but footie bosses aren’t worried, with the game’s appeal growing globally and the likes of Amazon on the sidelinesOn the face of it, the outcome of the latest battle for Premier League TV rights app…

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Wigan Athletic v Manchester City: match preview

Wigan have a tremendous FA Cup record against Manchester City in recent years, though since the last upset – the sixth round in 2014, not the 2013 final – the Latics have dropped another division while Pep Guardiola’s side have gone from strength to st…

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Rochdale v Tottenham Hotspur: match preview

Rochdale are staring relegation full in the face as they sit bottom of League One and are 11 points from safety. There is some hope in having between three and five games in hand on their rivals for the drop and it is a similar glimmer that Keith Hill …

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Sheffield Wednesday v Swansea City: match preview

Carlos Carvalhal returns to Sheffield Wednesday, the Championship club which sacked him on Christmas Eve. Now busy masterminding Swansea City’s revival, Carvalhal knows remaining in the Premier League is infinitely more important than the cup. “We’ll t…

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West Brom v Southampton: match preview

West Bromwich Albion will start on the back foot after the club revealed they are investigating four senior players over an incident at their warm-weather training camp in Spain. However Southampton’s victory earlier in February at the Hawthorns could …

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Coventry City: match preview

Chris Hughton has confirmed Jürgen Locadia is set to make his Brighton debut against Coventry and the striker will surely be looking to show off against the lowest-ranked side left in the FA Cup. Wingers Jordan Maguire-Drew and Kyel Reid are missing fo…

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Huddersfield Town v Manchester United: match preview

There are two Premier League grounds where José Mourinho has never been on the winning side. Newcastle is the more famous, but on his first visit to Huddersfield in October the Terriers ran out 2-1 winners. That is perhaps the high point of the newly p…

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Newcastle United v Manchester United: match preview

A thigh strain permitting, Islam Slimani hopes to makes his Newcastle debut. Can the Algeria striker and Leicester loanee help Rafael Benítez put an old foe, José Mourinho, in his place? Might Slimani be capable of scoring the goals needed to ensure Be…

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Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion: match preview

The visit of a club four points adrift at the foot would normally cheer the champions, though West Bromwich Albion pose a particular threat to those in charge at Chelsea. They are not the team to confront when the head coach’s job is on the line, as An…

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Huddersfield v Bournemouth: match preview

Huddersfield’s victory at Birmingham City in the FA Cup replay in midweek has given rise to hope that the result will stimulate a confidence boost that could yield their first league victory since before Christmas. They must also find more creativity. …

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Southampton v Liverpool: match preview

Liverpool head to the south coast with Jürgen Klopp joking that perhaps they should move their scouting department into the area in reference to the number of players they have signed from Saints recently. Virgil van Dijk became the sixth and last of t…