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Premier League restart preview No 8: Everton

Carlo Ancelotti’s side entered the break in poor form and maybe he will now give young players, such as Anthony Gordon and Lewis Gibson, a chanceWhat was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? Carlo Ancelotti entered lockdown bro…

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Premier League restart preview No 7: Crystal Palace

Team’s fine form before lockdown has all but ensured safety but will the home fans be treated to more goals in the run-in?What was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? The 1-0 victory against Watford courtesy of Jordan Aye…

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Premier League restart preview No 7: Crystal Palace

Team’s fine form before lockdown has all but ensured safety but will the home fans be treated to more goals in the run-in?What was the situation like when the league was suspended on 13 March? The 1-0 victory against Watford courtesy of Jordan Aye…

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Chelsea v Everton: match preview

Carlo Ancelotti returns to Stamford Bridge with a familiar face in Frank Lampard in charge of Chelsea. Lampard describes the Italian as a gentleman and a fantastic manager and his work with Everton has shown as such. Fans adore him and the side’s impro…

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Manchester United v Manchester City: match preview

Manchester United can record an impressive third win over Manchester City this season in a 182nd derby staged as these rivals hit prime form. There may be injury concerns regarding United’s Harry Maguire and City’s Kevin De Bruyne but whoever plays wil…

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Leicester v Aston Villa: match preview

Aston Villa fought valiantly in the Carabao Cup final and will have hope of staying up if they can maintain such defensive improvement. The worry is still end product in front of goal though and the need for those around Jack Grealish to match his ende…

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Arsenal v West Ham: match preview

Arsenal’s unlikely Champions League tilt will have real momentum if they rack up a third consecutive win. It could make for a tense affair given that their season is, since losing in the Europa League Olympiakos, on something of a knife-edge and West H…

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Liverpool v Bournemouth: match preview

Liverpool will move a nerve-shredding 25 points clear with 10 games left should they set a new English top-flight record of 22 consecutive home league wins with victory over relegation-threatened Bournemouth. Mohamed Salah is in line to make his 100th …

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Burnley v Tottenham: match preview

Burnley are on a roll at the moment and could overtake Tottenham if they can keep up their impressive record against top sides. That might not be as improbable as it sounds, for José Mourinho’s side have lost four in a row since Son Heung-min joined Ha…

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Crystal Palace v Watford: match preview

The relative safety of 12th place with 10 games to go after back-to-back wins has helped Roy Hodgson land a deal for another season at Crystal Palace, whom he joined in September 2017 when they had no points after seven games under the guidance of Fran…

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Sheffield United v Norwich City: match preview

These two have gone in different directions since their promotion last spring but Norwich remain tantalisingly within reach of safety and have enjoyed a stellar week. Can they top the win against Leicester and FA Cup victory over Tottenham by seeing of…

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Southampton v Newcastle: match preview

Newcastle have won once in 10 Premier League games, and didn’t score a goal in their four February league matches. Despite those grim statistics, Steve Bruce said he is “quietly confident” of getting a result at St Mary’s, with morale boosted by their …

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Wolves v Brighton: match preview

Wolves have hit form and are three points off fourth place after a brilliant win over Tottenham and as such the Champions League feels tantalisingly close. Why settle for fourth though? Leicester’s recent struggles suggest third is still up for grabs a…

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Everton v Manchester United: match preview

Ole Gunnar Solskjær issued a public apology and threatened a clear-out after the 4-0 humbling at Goodison Park last season. The exodus never materialised but Sunday’s return is opportunity to demonstrate that, with Bruno Fernandes making an immediate i…

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Everton v Manchester United: match preview

Ole Gunnar Solskjær issued a public apology and threatened a clear-out after the 4-0 humbling at Goodison Park last season. The exodus never materialised but Sunday’s return is opportunity to demonstrate that, with Bruno Fernandes making an immediate i…

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Tottenham v Wolves: match preview

Manchester City’s Champions League ban has raised the temperature of this fixture. For Tottenham and Wolves, the discussion has turned towards a top-five finish and victory would represent a tonic. Injury-hit Spurs have flattered to deceive under José …

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Bournemouth v Chelsea: match preview

Frank Lampard will demand a positive reaction from Chelsea after being punished by Bayern Munich at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. A trip to Bournemouth may be the perfect opportunity to do exactly that as Chelsea have more points on the road than at home…

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West Ham v Southampton: match preview

West Ham produced an encouraging performance despite losing to Liverpool on Monday and David Moyes needs his struggling side to maintain that level when they host Southampton. However Saints are in good form and West Ham, who remain in the bottom three…

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Watford v Liverpool: match preview

Watford are in trouble and have the horrible task of facing all-conquering Liverpool so hell for leather is the only option for Nigel Pearson’s side. There feels little point in thinking what might have been when the divide is so large between the two …

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Brighton v Crystal Palace: match preview

Brighton are still winless this year and under pressure as they gear up to face bitter rivals Crystal Palace. Roy Hodgson’s side were in the same boat until last weekend. The confidence three points can bring could give Palace a useful edge with Bright…