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Manchester City v Chelsea: Premier League – live!

MBM updates as City look to seal seventh league title Jonathan Liew: Guardiola, Tuchel and the case for defence Get in touch! Send your thoughts to Scott by email 4.56pm BST As is de rigueur these days, a large crowd gathered outside the Etihad to wish Manchester City well upon their arrival. Just as they did for the Champions League semi-final against PSG, hundreds of fans lined the street leading up to the ground, giving it plenty as the team bus drove past slowly. It was the usual heady mix of blue flares, fireworks, people spilling into the road, peelers keeping order, and not much in the way of social distancing. The title may be clinched tonight in an empty stadium, but the champions-elect know they’ve made their people happy. 4.40pm BST Manchester City make nine changes to the XI sent out to beat PSG on Tuesday evening. Ederson and Ruben Dias are the only players to keep their places. Sergio Aguero is handed a start, nine years on from that title-clinching goal. Chelsea are stable by comparison, making just five changes to the team named for the schooling of Real Madrid on Wednesday. Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech, Billy Gilmour, Reece James and Marcos Alonso replace Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Jorginho, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell. 4.34pm BST Manchester City: Ederson, Ake, Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Rodri, Mendy, Torres, Aguero, Sterling, Gabriel Jesus.Subs: Walker, Gundogan, Zinchenko, Steffen, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden, Garcia. Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Kante, James, Ziyech, Gilmour, Alonso, Pulisic, Werner.Subs: Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Abraham, Zouma, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Emerson Palmieri, Livramento. 3.17pm BST It’s a dress rehearsal for the Champions League final … and so much more. For a start, there’s the not insignificant fact that Manchester City can secure their seventh English league championship this evening. Three points tonight, and they’ll be uncatchable at the top of the Premier League table. How they’d love to get the job done and freewheel towards their date with destiny in Istanbul. Chelsea won’t be in the mood to faff about either. They need a top-four finish, to guarantee Champions League football next season, whatever their fate in Turkey, and that’s yet to be secured. Defeat today would give West Ham, Spurs and Liverpool the chance to make up some ground, with tricky fixtures against Arsenal, Leicester and Aston Villa to come, and that’s before considering the FA Cup final. Continue reading…
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Ryan Mason insists ‘VAR was wrong’ and Harry Kane’s goal was ONSIDE as Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are all-but ended by Leeds

Ryan Mason insisted the VAR decision to rule out Harry Kane’s first-half goal against Leeds for offside was ‘WRONG’ after Tottenham’s Champions League hopes were all-but ended following a 3-1 defeat at Leeds. Son Heung-min cancelled out Stuart Dallas’ early opener, but Patrick Bamford fired the Whites back in front at Elland Road before half-time […]
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Leeds v Tottenham LIVE: Ryan Mason’s Spurs look to close gap to Premier League top four – full commentary and confirmed line-ups

Tottenham head to Leeds for Saturday’s early kick-off in the Premier League as they look to keep their top-four hopes alive. Spurs go into this weekend’s matches five points off Chelsea in fourth and could yet gatecrash the Champions League places. Ryan Mason has lead his side to back-to-back top-flight wins since taking temporary charge […]
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West Ham v Everton: match preview

West Ham remain in contention for Champions League qualification with four games left and David Moyes will be feeling even more optimistic if he beats his former side at the London Stadium. These are heady times for West Ham, who hope that Declan Rice is closing in on a return from his knee injury. However Everton are strong on the road and have not given up hope of qualifying for Europe themselves. Jacob Steinberg Sunday 4.30pm Sky Sports Premier League Continue reading…
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Tottenham look to take care of own business in top-four race

Spurs need rivals to drop points to achieve target Three points needed at Leeds on Saturday When Tottenham fans think about what they need from elsewhere, from the other matches between now and the end of the season to kick open the door to a fourth-placed Premier League finish, they can convince themselves that it could happen. Chelsea must lose one and draw one of their remaining four and their run-in is difficult, taking in a trip to Manchester City on Saturday evening and a home fixture with Leicester. On top of that, West Ham and Liverpool must each draw one game. Related: Leeds v Tottenham: match preview Continue reading…
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