Thursday, December 25, 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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The Gunners languish in sixth in the Premier League after 17 matches, four points off fourth-placed West Ham, but have the opportunity to gain ground over Christmas

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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

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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

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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

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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The Serie A champions are looking to finish 2014 on a high as they take on the Coppa Italia holders in Qatar

Saturday, December 20, 2014

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The Magpies have lost their last three encounters with their fierce rivals but the 53-year-old has challenged his side to buck that recent trend with a victory on Sunday

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The Gunners were thrashed 5-1 on their last visit to Anfield and the Frenchman is keen to ensure that his side do not suffer another demoralising thrashing this weekend

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The Spain international is heading for his 700th appearance for the European champions and believes the club can maintain their winning run

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The Nerazzurri ended a five-game winless run by winning at Chievo on Monday and will take heart from the fact that their fourth-placed opponents will be without several key men

Friday, December 19, 2014

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Alan Irvine's men have kept back-to-back clean sheets but will have to contend with the striker's comeback from suspension when they visit Loftus Road

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The Hammers sit in the Champions League places but their manager believes a run of four matches in 13 days could shape the rest of their season

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The goalkeeper will make his 700th club appearance should he start the Club World Cup final as Carlo Ancelotti's side aim to finish 2014 on a high

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Wilfried Bony has scored four goals in his last five outings but his manager has insisted that the Swans are a collective rather than solely reliant on the Ivorian

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Ronald Koeman's side have lost five straight matches but the Toffees' boss is not taking anything for granted ahead of his team's visit to St Mary's