Norwich vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Having slipped to fourth place after picking up just one point from the last six available, Arsenal will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League with a win away to Norwich City. The home side made life difficult for Chelsea last time out, hanging in there well until they switched off at a free-kick and allowed Diego Costa to take advantage and score the game’s only goal. It was disappointing for manager Alex Neil, who deserves credit for finding a way to make his team tougher…

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Liverpool vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be searching for their first home win in the league under Jurgen Klopp as they entertain a Swansea City side that is in the midst of their worst sequence of results for nearly two years. If the Reds can replicate the kind of performance which saw them outplay then leaders Manchester City and come away with a sensational 4-1 win, then the Anfield crowd will be in for a treat. Roberto Firmino gave a real indication as to why the club splashed out £29m to secure his services…

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West Ham vs West Brom – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United will be aiming to pick up their first win in four Premier League matches when host a West Bromwich Albion side which will still be buzzing after their win over title hopefuls Arsenal last time out. Manager Slaven Bilic will have been reasonably happy with the first 20 minutes of West Ham’s last game at London rivals Tottenham, but from the moment they fell behind his tactics began to unravel. Playing as the lone striker, Andy Carroll struggled and did not look fully match-fit, while the talents…

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Tottenham vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Tottenham have the chance to set a new club record of 13 Premier League games unbeaten when they take on a Chelsea side which is determined to string together their third successive win in all competitions. The home side come into this having played away in Azerbaijan in the Europa League as recently as Thursday evening, but the momentum with which they are playing at present means they are unlikely to be hampered by such a quick turnaround. Striker Harry Kane also seems to have regained his red hot goalscoring…

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Leicester vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

The top two in the Premier League meet in a massively intriguing encounter as Leicester City look to retain their far from expected residence at the summit with a win over Manchester United. After Claudio Ranieri was appointed in the summer, the Foxes were earmarked as serious relegation candidates, so to find themselves leading the way after 13 games is nothing short of remarkable. Although Riyad Mahrez and free-scoring Jamie Vardy have received most of the plaudits, the whole team deserves immense credit for what they are achieving, which is largely due…

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Man City vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester City will be hoping to end a disappointing week on a positive note when they welcome Southampton to the Etihad Stadium in fixture that they have won in each of the last three seasons. It is now an uphill task for the hosts to finish top of their Champions League group after they suffered defeat away to Juventus on Wednesday, but at least they served up an improved defensive display following what was an awful showing against Liverpool last weekend. They made mistake after mistake as the Reds ran…

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Bournemouth vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Free-scoring Everton will be aiming to win away from home for the first time since the end of September when they visit struggling Bournemouth, who ended a four-game losing streak last time out. It turned out to be another frustrating afternoon for Cherries as they squandered a two-goal lead to draw at Swansea City despite being the better side for long periods. Unlike their previous outing against Newcastle United, they made their early dominance count thanks to goals from Josh King and Dan Gosling, but committed the cardinal sin of…

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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Crystal Palace and Newcastle United will both be plotting a recovery from bitterly disappointing defeats last weekend when they meet at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon. Despite having an array of attacking talent at his disposal, Palace boss Alan Pardew – who takes on his former employers here – will surely be becoming increasingly concerned with the team’s home form, which has seen them claim just two victories from seven outings on their own turf this season. Just to add to their misery, struggling Sunderland came to South London on…

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Sunderland vs Stoke – Premier League preview and team news

Sunderland will be looking to achieve back to back wins for the first time this season, but face a tough test as they take on a Stoke City team that has not conceded a goal on the road since September 12. After being ruthlessly exposed in numerous outings this season, the Black Cats delivered a terrific defensive display on Monday to help them earn three massively valuable points away to Crystal Palace. They had to soak up a lot of pressure over the piece, but the back three were always…

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Aston Villa vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa will be desperate to close the gap between themselves and safety by claiming a first home win of the season over Watford, who are hoping to avoid a third successive loss. After a massively encouraging display which brought a battling goalless draw with title hopefuls Manchester City, and newfound optimism at Aston Villa was almost totally eroded by a shambolic effort at Everton last weekend. Let down by some shocking defending, they created few chances and were soundly beaten, with their many limitations ruthlessly exposed in a punishing…

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Juventus vs Man City – Match preview and team news

The battle to finish top of Champions League Group D is on the agenda in Turin as Manchester City look to secure a win over Juventus which will give them a better chance of avoiding the big guns in the round of 16. A tremendous all-round display away to Sevilla earlier in November sent City through after just four matches, a welcome contrast to last season when they had to produce two fine results to snatch second place against the odds. They come into this in top spot and a point clear…

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Man Utd vs PSV Eindhoven – Match preview and team news

Manchester United will be looking to make it four wins from four Champions League home games when they take on PSV Eindhoven, and could make it through to the knockout stages if results go their way. Despite some disquiet from the club’s supporters regarding their style of football, it cannot be disputed that it has been an excellent couple of weeks or so for United, beginning with victory in their last European match at home to CSKA Moscow. They had been frustrated for long periods of that encounter and looked to…

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Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs Chelsea – Match preview and team news

Chelsea could secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League if they manage to take three points from their long trip to Israel to face Maccabi Tel-Aviv, who have lost all four of their matches so far. Victory over Dynamo Kiev in their last European outing was crucial for Jose Mourinho and his team, however nervy it may have been, with yet another marvellous free-kick from Willian proving to be the winner after they had been pegged back to 1-1 having been forced on to the defensive…

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Arsenal vs Dinamo Zagreb – Match preview and team news

Arsenal face a very tough ask if they are to rescue their Champions League campaign, and anything other than a victory at home to Dinamo Zagreb will see them exit the competition at the group stage. The Londoners currently sit bottom of Group F alongside Dinamo Zagreb on three points, six behind the top two. That means that even if they do take the three points, if Olympiakos avoid defeat away to leaders Bayern Munich, they would be eliminated. If results go their way on Tuesday, they will have to…

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Crystal Palace vs Sunderland – Premier League preview and team news

Sunderland will be hoping to close the gap between themselves and the safety line when they make the tricky trip to South London on Monday evening to take on Crystal Palace. The home side ended a mini dip in form last time out by becoming the first team to condemn new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to defeat, thanks to the constant aerial threat that central defender Scott Dann poses from set-pieces. The 28-year-old also had to defend astutely at the other end of the field, as he helped notch his…

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Tottenham vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

A fierce local rivalry is renewed on Sunday afternoon as Tottenham look to continue their fine form with victory over a West Ham United side who are hoping to get back to winning ways on the road. For Spurs, this match comes after a meeting with their biggest rivals of all, and that they came away from Arsenal disappointed to have taken just a point is testament to the way they have been performing of late, with their run without a defeat in the Premier League now standing at an…

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Man City vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester City will be aiming to maintain top spot in the Premier League when they face Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in an intriguing match-up at the Etihad Stadium. The home side come into this encounter fortunate not to have knocked off their perch, as a draw last time out at bottom club Aston Villa was not capitalised upon by Arsenal, who were held in the North London derby. They had no shortage of possession and chances in the West Midlands, but City – forced to play much of the game without a…

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West Brom vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be looking to take their unbeaten run in the Premier League to seven games by claiming a fourth successive win over West Bromwich Albion, who are keen to improve their home record. The West Midlands club have won just one of their six matches on their own turf, conceding three in each of their four defeats. Their defensive record on the road is decidedly better, but that counted for little in their last match at Manchester United as a determined rearguard action was unable to hold out for any…

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Newcastle vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Having climbed out of the bottom three, Newcastle United will be aiming to put together a strong run of form, but here they face the challenge of coming up against a Leicester City side that is just one point off the top of the Premier League. They barely ventured out of their own half, but the Magpies were able to claim a vital win over fellow strugglers Bournemouth before the international break thanks to Ayoze Perez’s goal. The Spaniard’s toe-poke came from one of their rare attacks, as they hardly…

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Southampton vs Stoke – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will move up to fifth if they register a third straight victory when they take on a Stoke City side that has never won at the St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League. It has been a fine run of form for the Saints, who after a somewhat tentative start to the season are now looking very much like a side that can challenge for a top-six finish. Another authoritative performance saw them come away with all three points again last time out, as Dusan Tadic’s penalty accounted for struggling Sunderland. Before that, it…

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Everton vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

After ending their demoralising run of defeats in Remi Garde’s first game in charge, Aston Villa now head to Everton searching their first Premier League success since the opening day of the season. The home side come into this handily positioned in ninth place, especially when it is considered that Crystal Palace are the only team currently in the top half that they are yet to face. Last time out the Toffees recovered from a slow start at West Ham United to pick up a useful point – with Romelu Lukaku…

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Swansea vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

Two sides in desperate need of a positive result clash at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea City face a Bournemouth side which has slipped into the drop zone following four successive defeats. The Swans have dropped to 14th place after a run of just one win in eight, and their home form of late has been uncharacteristically poor, with goals also at a premium. They really need Bafetimbi Gomis to rediscover his sparkling early season goalscoring touch if they are to lift themselves back up the table, but for that…

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Chelsea vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

After seven defeats in the first 12 rounds of Premier League matches, Chelsea’s latest attempt to turn things around comes at home to Norwich City, who ended their own bad run last time out. In fairness, Chelsea played considerably better in their last match at Stoke City than they had in many of their previous outings this season, but still came away with nothing after being frustrated by a highly organised and obdurate defensive unit. Eden Hazard gave his best display for some time while Pedro Rodriguez added a little…

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Watford vs Man Utd – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five games when they head to Vicarage Road for a potentially tricky clash with an often stubborn Watford side. The hosts were targeting a third straight win in their last match at Leicester City, and comfortably held their own against the third-placed team until goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes made a howling error to gift the Foxes their opener in the second half. It was a mistake that was to prove fatal, as the Brazilian then brought…

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Video: Diego Costa shows his wild side, again

Chelsea striker Diego Costa once again showed his wild side while modelling the new Spain shirt, produced by Adidas. The out-of-form forward will don the new kit in Euro 2016 in France next Summer, and may well feature before that against England on Friday night. ¿La quieres? Who wants it? #BeTheDifference @adidas_ES @sefutbol https://t.co/uDg4pESpaO — Diego Costa (@diegocosta) November 12, 2015 ¿La quieres? Who wants it? #BeTheDifference @adidas_ES @sefutbol https://t.co/uDg4pESpaO — Diego Costa (@diegocosta) November 12, 2015

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