Saturday, 27 December 2014

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Keith Millen will step into a caretaker role at Loftus Road after the first sacking of the season, with both clubs in need of a win as they continue their fight against relegation

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The Hammers have already beaten Liverpool and Manchester City at home and their manager sees no reason why he cannot claim bragging right over another Premier League heavyweight

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The Potters have secured impressive wins against the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal this season and now hope to record back-to-back victories after triumphing on Boxing Day

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Friday's 2-1 loss to Tottenham extended the Foxes' winless run to 13 games - 11 of which have been defeats - but face a Tigers side also in danger of relegation

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Both sides suffered defeats on Boxing Day with the Toffees having slipped down to 12th place in the Premier League table, two points behind Alan Pardew's side

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Louis van Gaal's side are unbeaten in their last eight and travel to White Hart Lane to face an in-form Spurs team that have won their last three games in a row

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The Belgian will continue in goal after Brad Jones picked up an injury in the win against Burnley as the Reds welcome Garry Monk's side to Anfield on Monday

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The Blues have lost just once this season - to Newcastle at St James' Park - but the Saints boss insists his side will attempt to take all three points from Jose Mourinho's men

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The Premier League champions have won their last nine games ahead of their clash with the relegation-threatened Clarets but the Chilean is taking nothing for granted

Thursday, 25 December 2014

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The Belgian was dropped for the trip to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford but the Reds boss insists his No.1's loss of form has not shaken his confidence in him

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With Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic still nursing injuries, James Milner could be deployed as an auxiliary striker while Alan Irvine is only missing Jonas Olsson

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Louis van Gaal wants his side to make their stadium even more of a fortress than it already is after exempting his players from having to train on Christmas morning

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The 23-year-old was substituted late on against Stoke City on Monday but claims to be fit for the fixture at Stamford Bridge, although Oscar could be recalled to the starting side

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

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The Argentine scored his first Premier League goal in his last appearance, and the Spurs boss has been encouraged by the 21-year-old's progress in recent weeks

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Saints boss Ronald Koeman calls for focus from his side as they look to follow up their first win in seven games last time out, travelling to Selhurst Park on Boxing Day

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The Toffees' poor form in all competitions sees them lying 11th in the Premier League at Christmas and the Spaniard is well aware that the Potters will be a tough Boxing Day test

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The Villans held Manchester United last time out but fell to a 4-1 defeat at the Liberty Stadium in April, while the Swans are sweating on Gylfi Sigurdsson's fitness

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Despite heavy investment during the summer, the visitors find themselves in the relegation zone but their manager hopes to kick-start their season over the festive period

Sunday, 21 December 2014

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After Manuel Pellegrini's side drew level on points at the top on Saturday, Jose Mourinho wants his side to adapt to the threat of the Potters at the Britannia Stadium