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Leicester City v West Ham United: match preview

If there was ever a good time for West Ham to be travelling to the King Power Stadium, then this is surely it. Leicester have won only four of their previous 18 league games, they were booed off in the last home match and go into this fixture off the b…

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Bournemouth v Swansea City: match preview

Swansea are in trouble. Carlos Carvalhal’s side are just a point above the relegation zone and crucially their momentum disappeared. Bournemouth should have a chance at turning their own abject streak around as Swansea have scored just two goals and ar…

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Everton v Southampton: match preview

Southampton have three games to save their skins and leaving aside Tuesday’s trip to Swansea for a six-pointer, this is the other one in which they really need a return as they host Manchester City on the final day and that may be too tall an order. La…

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Tottenham Hotspur v Watford: match preview

Tottenham, devastated by their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester United last week, must bounce back to maintain their advantage over Chelsea chasing in fifth place, who on Monday may be two points behind Spurs, by taking all three against out…

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Manchester United v Arsenal: match preview

Relations between José Mourinho and Arsène Wenger have eased recently yet how Manchester United fans might greet the Arsenal manager, for so long their bete noire, as he walks out at Old Trafford will intrigue, given the Frenchman is leaving the Gunner…

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West Ham United v Manchester City: match preview

Another victory will move Manchester City one win away from setting a new points record in the Premier League. The champions look determined to keep standards high and they scored nine goals in two visits to the London Stadium last season. They will fa…

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Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion: match preview

Burnley’s dream of playing in the Europa League is still alive despite the fact they have fallen short in consecutive Premier League games. Sean Dyche’s side have suffered just one defeat from their past eight games, and will prove to be a difficult ta…

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Newcastle United v West Brom: match preview

Darren Moore has presided over the collection of five points from three games since assuming caretaker charge of West Brom but he could still see his side’s long inevitable relegation confirmed on Saturday night. Meanwhile Rafa Benítez has announced th…

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Swansea City v Chelsea: match preview

There is plenty at stake for both clubs as Chelsea pursue the three points that would keep alive hopes of a top-four finish while Swansea chase the victory that would give their survival prospects a huge boost. Swansea have collected 13 points from the…

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Crystal Palace v Leicester City: match preview

Victory against Leicester City would hoist Crystal Palace to 38 points and the verge of top-flight safety. Claude Puel’s side will arrive at Selhurst Park having won only twice in 10 league games stretching back to January, without Kasper Schmeichel, a…

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Huddersfield v Everton: match preview

Everton, following their win against in-form Newcastle, travel to Huddersfield and are eyeing a second successive win. David Wagner’s side, six points above the relegation zone, have taken 25 from a maximum 35 points at home this season, in comparison …

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Southampton v Bournemouth: match preview

Southampton’s situation remains dire but there is still a potential escape route open to Mark Hughes’s side. With matches against Everton and relegation rivals Swansea following this, they have the chance to make up ground before the final-day visit of…

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Liverpool v Stoke City: match preview

Paul Lambert has overseen three wins at Liverpool in his managerial career, the most recent with Wolves in the FA Cup last season, but now must accomplish what no other Stoke manager in history has done to bring hope to the club’s relegation fight. Sto…

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Could a robot play snooker? | Notes and queries

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsCould a robot play snooker?Eric Ludlow, Leicester Continue reading…

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Everton v Newcastle: match preview

Rafael Benítez’s in-form Newcastle can leapfrog Everton with a fifth consecutive league victory. The onus will be on Jonjo Shelvey to show the watching Gareth Southgate that he is worth considering, and trusting, for a late inclusion in England’s World…

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Arsenal v West Ham United: match preview

Arsène Wenger’s farewell to Arsenal begins against West Ham. A first opportunity for the fans to show just how much he has meant to the club over the past 22 years before the pressure of hosting Atlético Madrid on Thursday. What influence, if any, coul…

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