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Manchester United v Liverpool, Everton v Chelsea - Premier League build-up LIVE!
With George Ankers

Follow all the build-up to another weekend of Premier League action, and keep up to speed with the continued fallout from Fabio Capello's resignation as England manager. Tweet us @GoalUK!

17:01 GMT

10/02/2012

Well, you lovely lot, I'm afraid that's that for our LIVE! build-up this afternoon - you've all been marvellous as usual, so thank you for all your contributions.

But that doesn't mean that the debate stops here! I'll still be manning the @GoalUK Twitter feed as we carry on discussing the burning football issues, and of course Goal.com will have all the Premier League news as it breaks through the evening. You can also tweet me at @channeldelibird. That aside, though, we'll see you tomorrow to find out how it all plays out!

16:56 GMT

10/02/2012

Chad Barton on Twitter: "Haha the top prediction for #MUFC vs #LFC on @GoalUK's website is #MUFC 0-9 #LFC, wouldn't mind a bit if that to be totally honest."

Go on, have a flutter. 50p. What could go wrong?*

*Don't.

16:50 GMT

10/02/2012

Jay Duba is back with us on Twitter: "Newcastle's fairy-tale was over 3 months ago. NO WAY they can climb over my beloved Chelsea."

You say that, Jay, but the Magpies haven't plummeted down the table as some had expected when they finally dropped out of the Champions League places at the tail end of last year. Alan Pardew still seems to be getting the best out of his squad at the Sports Direct Arena.

Fran Stinchcombe agrees with me: "Newcastle have the best team spirit it would seem other than norwich and swansea, that alone could see them push into the top 4"

16:44 GMT

10/02/2012

You may have read earlier that Ryan Giggs has signed yet another contract extension with Manchester United - I think you honestly have to wonder if he put pen to paper out of sheer habit at this stage - but it's good news for the club, says Javier Hernandez, who has hailed him as a "legend" (rightly so, of course).

The Mexican tyro has also got his eyes on winning the Red Devils a 20th league title. To see his thoughts, just click 'read more'.Read More

16:34 GMT

10/02/2012

Debanky on Twitter: "I hate to think even Tottenham will finish ahead of #Arsenal not to talk of Newcastle. A streak of wins needed urgently for Arsenal."

So far the vote is 3-1 towards laughing me out of the building on this one - but they laughed at Galileo too when he said that the earth orbits the sun ...

16:31 GMT

10/02/2012

Well, if you fancy a bit of that, Phil Kitromilides has the lowdown on the value bets in that Tottenham - Newcastle game. Away win at 13/2, you say? Hmm ...

Phil, as a sensible man, went for another bet entirely in the end, but I've just got a bit of a feeling. Maybe Papiss Demba Cisse's brilliant goal last weekend has got me in too much of a flutter (geddit?).

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16:24 GMT

10/02/2012

I'm going to play devil's advocate for a moment here: Chelsea are stuttering and have a tricky away trip to Everton. Arsenal are inconsistent and have an even trickier away trip to in-form Sunderland. Tottenham could be distracted by the Harry Redknapp and England whirlwind ... could this be the weekend when Newcastle go back into the top four?

Tweet me on @GoalUK to laugh me out of the building.

16:18 GMT

10/02/2012

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has (hopefully) downed a honeyed lozenge or two to clear his throat before telling reporters that his side won't fall into the trap of underestimating Everton tomorrow. Let's not forget, the Toffees sunk Manchester City not two weeks ago - could the Blues slip up too?

Check out what the hoarse whisperer had to say by clicking 'read more'.Read More

16:08 GMT

10/02/2012

And if you missed our big lunchtime Q&A with Ed Barker and Matt Ladson giving their expert views on tomorrow's match between Manchester United and Liverpool: a) Where were you? and b) Don't worry - we've got the best of it rounded up for you and tied up with a neat bow. It's because we care, see.

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16:04 GMT

10/02/2012

Your Chelsea debut was "brilliant", was it, Gary Cahill? Try telling that to Tresor Kabongo:

"my friend don't be talking nonsense, there is nothing brilliant about that game or is it your last minute missed shot?"

Keep the tweets flooding in to @GoalUK!

15:58 GMT

10/02/2012

See, this is the kind of story for which I get up in the morning. Bayern Munich have said that they are willing to offer an honorary membership to ... the Pope. Yes, that Pope. Pope Benedict XVI.

I can't help wondering if the big man upstairs might be implicated in some kind of match-influencing scandal if that goes through ... Either way, it's glorious. After announcing the "bomb" signing of 13 million Facebook fans rather than a star striker in January, it looks like the Bavarians are actively trying to sign every single person in the world who isn't a professional footballer. Good for them. I'm available, by the way.Read More

15:51 GMT

10/02/2012

Oooh, well. Here's a topic that we can expect to hear a lot more of in the next few weeks and months - Robin van Persie's future. The flying Dutchman (aren't I original?) has less than 18 months to run on his contract now - is he going to become the latest Samir Nasri and leave Arsenal almost by default?

Well, former Real Madrid head honcho (though since tossed out of the club by Hurricane Mourinho) Jorge Valdano has been offering his thoughts on the striker's future, suggesting that Van Persie "is needed more at Barcelona" than at Madrid. Could the Gunners' talisman be on his way to Camp Nou for a reunion with Cesc Fabregas? Would he even get into that ridiculously-talented team? Click 'read more' to check out what Valdano has to say.

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15:44 GMT

10/02/2012

Andy Stanley on Twitter: "I think Sessegnon could well grab a goal or 2 against Arsenal but i'm hoping that the star of the weekend is Bale with a hat-trick"

Tottenham could certainly do with reminding Harry Redknapp of a few reasons to stay at White Hart Lane, couldn't they? The Newcastle defence will have to reproduce their excellent early-season form to keep the Welsh winger out. That really is a huge match that's flying under the radar with all the talk of Manchester United and Liverpool.

15:39 GMT

10/02/2012

Rebecca Knight tweets @GoalUK on Gary Cahill's "brilliant" Chelsea debut: "starting as he means to go on then #ambition"

15:37 GMT

10/02/2012

Now, plenty of fun was had yesterday as we pondered what Fabio Capello's exit from England might mean for managers around Europe. Well, Goal.com's resident cartoonist, the fabulous Omar Momani, has taken things to their logical conclusion in his Cartoon of the Day.



I'm assuming Omar just didn't have enough ink to draw Kevin Keegan and Ian Holloway sharing the England horse.

15:30 GMT

10/02/2012

It's fair to say that Gary Cahill didn't have the easiest of first starts in Chelsea's 3-3 draw with Manchester United last week, but the £7 million pound man has described it as "brilliant" nonetheless.

After the Blues let their three-goal lead slip, the defender told the club's official website: "I think it's been put out of our minds now, but it was a disappointing result, make no mistake about that."

I'll say. Plenty more talk from the former Bolton boy to come if you click 'read more'.
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15:23 GMT

10/02/2012

Robin Cottle on Twitter: "stars of the weekend-Graham and Morison at the Liberty. With a combined 16 PL goals, proving there are good strikers in the Champ!"

Keep that one quiet, Robin. There are certainly no good strikers in the Championship - particularly not Rickie Lambert at Southampton. Terrible player. Premier League clubs should stay well clear. Or else! (Please.)

15:14 GMT

10/02/2012

Don't forget I want to hear from all of you - who's going to be the big star of the Premier League weekend? Will it be a big name proving their quality or someone unexpected crowning themselves king for a day?

Tweet me on @GoalUK or @channeldelibird to let me know your thoughts.

Personally, I'm going for Sunderland's James McClean to frustrate Arsenal with a big performance at the Stadium of Light.

15:08 GMT

10/02/2012

Newcastle darling Demba Ba, recently back from the Africa Cup of Nations, has been chatting excitedly to France Football about his role at the club and how keen he is to work his heart out for the fans. And look - he had a trial at Watford when he was just 18! Well, there's a case of 'what might have been' if ever there was one.

For the Senegalese super-striker's thoughts, simply click 'read more'.Read More

14:57 GMT

10/02/2012

If, like me, statistics are how you understand the fundamentals of life (1 - amount of doughnuts I am allowed to eat today; 200% - total of daily doughnut consumption on which I am currently operating), then this is for you.

We've taken all the Premier League's weekend games and broken them over our knees to reveal the mathematical goodness inside. It's a must-read.