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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photographyThe Dozen archive Continue reading…

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Burnley close on Europe as Chris Wood and Kevin Long sink Leicester

Burnley made it five successive top-flight wins for the first time in half a century as the prospect of European football at Turf Moor next season drew ever closer.It is more than 50 years since the Clarets have been involved in a continental competiti…

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Burnley v Leicester City: match preview

Sean Dyche was briefly linked with the Leicester job when it became vacant early in the season, mainly because of his Midlands connections, and Saturday’s visitors to Turf Moor might consider that a chance missed now that Burnley are likely to end up i…

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Leicester mood sours as Claude Puel’s methods come under increased scrutiny

• Frenchman said 2-1 loss to Newcastle wasted a ‘big opportunity’• Players’ unease in relation to Puel is said to run deeper than resultsClaude Puel’s managerial style is coming under scrutiny at Leicester City, where there is growing unease within the…

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Jonjo Shelvey on target as polished Newcastle prove too good for Leicester

Mathematicians could quibble but Newcastle United have practically banished the threat of relegation thanks to this accomplished victory at Leicester, their first away win in the Premier League since New Year’s Day. Goals by Jonjo Shelvey and Ayoze Pér…

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Leicester City v Newcastle United: match preview

Newcastle will arrive in confident mood after climbing to 12th in the table on the back of a fine run of form that has seen them lose only twice in the league since the turn of the year. With 35 points on the board, another victory would all but secure…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Arsène Wenger is given a striking decision, Hugo Lloris climbs the wrong table and Christian Benteke’s woes rumble onAlexandre Lacazette heard one of the loudest cheers when he came on for Danny Welbeck against Stoke City. Arsène Wenger said Welbeck ha…

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Iborra and Vardy seal victory for 10-man Leicester after Brighton penalty miss

For 78 minutes Leicester were dreadful and the main question was whether Brighton would be able to summon enough quality to claim three points rather than settle for one against strangely lethargic visitors. They won a perfect opportunity to do so when…

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City: match preview

Both sides can, to all intents and purposes, just go out and play although Leicester could conceivably wonder whether a kind-looking run of games can heave them into faint contention for sixth place. Chris Hughton does not quite see Brighton’s position…

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From Luke Shaw to Marc Albrighton: 10 underrated Premier League players | Nick Miller

Not every top-flight player gets the plaudits they deserve – here we have a look at some of those who fly under the radarAt various points during their title-winning season, praise was shared around the Leicester side. Jamie Vardy, N’Golo Kanté and Riy…

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Antonio Conte pleased with Chelsea’s character after FA Cup win at Leicester – video

Antonio Conte praised his players as his side reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup after a 2-1 extra-time win away at Leicester City. Pedro scored the vital goal in the first-half of extra-time as Chelsea ended a difficult week on a high after they ha…

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FA Cup and Premier League: talking points from the weekend

Álvaro Morata needs to play regularly, rusty Manolo Gabbiadini can solve Southampton’s problems, and Stoke are in big trouble Continue reading…

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Antonio Conte sets sights on FA Cup final and Chelsea victory

• Chelsea draw Southampton in FA Cup semi-final• Conte: ‘I want to try to change the final result compared to 2017’Antonio Conte remains on course to avenge defeat in the FA Cup final last season, after Pedro’s extra-time header squeezed Chelsea beyond…

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Chelsea’s Morata tries to run his way into Antonio Conte’s good books | Barney Ronay

Maligned centre-forward looked a lot better in Chelsea’s FA Cup quarter-final win in extra time against Leicester CityAntonio, Antonio. And still, just about, Antonio. Never mind the tide of snark on social media, or the sense of death that attaches it…

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Pedro’s extra-time header takes Chelsea past Leicester into semi-finals

Chelsea’s hopes of claiming silverware from a tempestuous campaign have been maintained. It took a header in extra-time, scored by one of the smallest players on the pitch, to see off Leicester City here but, as those in the away end chorused their del…

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Leicester City v Chelsea: FA Cup quarter-final – live!

Live updates from the FA Cup tie at the King Power StadiumLive scores: keep up with all today’s games as the goals go inDrop Simon an email or tweet @Simon_Burnton 3.31pm GMT The team sheets have been handed in, and these are the names upon them:Leices…

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Adrien Silva: ‘I will never understand Fifa’s decision. We’re talking seconds’

Leicester’s midfielder has put a bleak chapter behind him before facing Chelsea, who tried to sign him as a youngster, in the FA CupAdrien Silva is recalling when he was banned from playing after a Premier League club tried to sign him, only this episo…

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Antonio Conte looks to FA Cup after Chelsea’s exit from Europe

• FA Cup is the only trophy the club can win this season• Champions League exit further exposes rift with boardAntonio Conte has appeared to direct more thinly veiled criticism at Chelsea’s hierarchy when he claimed his team had found their level by be…

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Leicester City v Chelsea: match preview

An intriguing tie that brings together two clubs who have had contrasting experiences in Spain this week. While Leicester’s players enjoyed some warm-weather training in Marbella, Chelsea were being given the run around by Lionel Messi in Barcelona. Th…

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Alex Iwobi is drifting, Pellegrino is on dangerous ground and Manchester United produced a classic performanceIt always feels unfair to single out a young player, not least one who seems with each performance these days to become a one-man Arsenal soci…