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Nov 24

Newcastle United v Watford: match preview

Takeover talk has reached fever pitch on Tyneside but, before Newcastle can be transformed by hundreds of Middle Eastern millions, Mike Ashley must accept an offer from Amanda Staveley. Until that happens there is a sense of limbo; not that Rafa Beníte…

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Nov 24

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion: match preview

Gary Megson has had a busy week since taking over as Albion caretaker, reshuffling the backroom and telling the assistant, Ben Garner, to stay away, and now trying to get a tune out of a team with four draws and six losses from the last 10. Tottenham a…

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Nov 24

Liverpool v Chelsea: match preview

Antonio Conte conducted preparations for Anfield on the flight home from Qarabag as Chelsea only managed one full training session before travelling to Liverpool. For the home side, post-Champions League fatigue may be more in mind than body after blow…

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Nov 24

Swansea City v Bournemouth: match preview

The pressure is building on Paul Clement and, although the Swansea manager is confident his job is not on the line, another defeat would be a huge blow, especially with a trip to Chelsea to come on Wednesday. Tammy Abraham will have to miss that game b…

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Nov 24

Manchester United v Brighton & Hove Albion: match preview

In the pre-game press conference José Mourinho highlighted that Manchester United’s three Premier League matches in the coming eight days are crucial to his side’s title challenge. First up are Chris Hughton’s Brighton whose position in ninth suggests …

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Nov 24

Crystal Palace v Stoke City: match preview

It may not yet be December, but it feels as if crunch time is already upon Crystal Palace. Roy Hodgson has overseen significantly improved performances over his side’s past five matches, yet the team have still won only once all term and are adrift at …

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Nov 21

The Gabba Pool Deck: just a way to get women in bikinis into an Ashes Test match

The pool in the Brisbane stadium, which hosts this week’s first Ashes Test, is supposed to get new people interested in cricket – but some think it could be a distraction for the playersName: The Pool Deck.Age: One year. Continue reading…

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Nov 18

Watford v West Ham United: match preview

David Moyes takes charge of his 500th Premier League game and his first as West Ham United manager. Unfortunately he will be without the club’s top scorer, Javier Hernández, who was injured playing for Mexico. Despite Moyes’s emphasis on improved work …

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Nov 18

Brighton & Hove Albion v Stoke City: match preview

Brighton put together a run of two wins and two draws, built on Glenn Murray’s four goals in three games, before the international break and are eighth in the table as a result. Lee Grant starts in place of the injured Jack Butland for Stoke and Murray…

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Nov 17

Leicester City v Manchester City: match preview

What chance a repeat of last season? Leicester beat Manchester City 4-2 on that occasion, with Jamie Vardy scoring a hat-trick as Pep Guardiola’s side somewhat naively played into the hands of the then Premier League champions. Now City are an entirely…

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Nov 17

Manchester United v Newcastle United: match preview

After just 11 matches Manchester United trail the leaders, Manchester City, by eight points and are already playing catch-up. Their last outing was the defeat at Chelsea and, given how shrewd Rafael Benítez is, Newcastle United may provide a real test …

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Nov 17

Burnley v Swansea City: match preview

Only Manchester City have managed to beat Burnley in their past nine league games, a run of results that has taken the Clarets to within goal difference of the top six. That sort of form has brought Sean Dyche to the nation’s attention and ought to be …

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Nov 17

West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea: match preview

Tony Pulis will have welcomed the international break to give him time to mastermind an upturn in form but, with the champions in town, one wonders whether the Welshman needed longer to prepare. Antonio Conte has fond memories of the Hawthorns after Ch…

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Nov 17

Crystal Palace v Everton: match preview

These sides’ miserable starts cost them managers. Everton still wait to make a permanent appointment but they are in better shape now than a few weeks ago and ended an eight-match winless run just before the international break. They have also reintegr…

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Nov 17

Liverpool v Southampton: match preview

Jürgen Klopp has not beaten Southampton in four league meetings but, after three straight wins in all competitions and with his squad nearing full fitness, he said: “Now is a good moment to strike back.” Adam Lallana, who is yet to make an appearance t…

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Nov 17

Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town: match preview

Eddie Howe knows the importance of getting a result at home to Huddersfield Town. “Our run now will define our season and we have got off to a good start,” the Bournemouth manager said. After a last-gasp win at St James’ Park, his side are targeting su…

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