England

Thursday 5 March 2015

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The winger came off the bench to rapturous applause against Manchester United to make his first Magpies appearance for 17 months

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The duo appeared to spit at each other during the first half of the Premier League fixture with Paul Scholes insisting that Cisse's role in the incident was "unforgivable"

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The Reds are brimming with belief after overcoming Premier League champions Manchester City and Sunday and will be confident of seeing off their struggling visitors

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The Magpies claimed a morale-boosting win over Aston Villa at the weekend and will fancy their chances against a Red Devils outfit that have been winning games but unconvincingly

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The hosts' former has nosedived in recent weeks and they are going up against a Blues side still buzzing after Sunday's Capital One Cup success at Wembley

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The Premier League champions are in dire need of a win after a 2-1 loss at Liverpool that has left them five points adrift of Chelsea having played one game more than the leaders

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The Gunners are looking to hold onto third place in the Premier League but face a home side desperate to pull themselves out of the bottom three

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Spurs are in dire need of a boost after bowing out of the Europa League and then losing the Capital One Cup final to Chelsea - but their visitors have been in fine form of late

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The Toffees have triumphed in just one of their last 11 Premier League games, so they will not be relishing an away game against the Potters, who have won their last two

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The striker has just four goals this season, with his last coming over a month ago, as Louis van Gaal brings in Marouane Fellaini, while the hosts also make just one change

Wednesday 4 March 2015

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The combustible Spain international is set to lead the line for Chelsea at Upton Park and the Hammers boss is wary of his penchant for creating confrontation

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The 21-year-old has been in fine form for Villarreal this term and his agent believes he could leave the club after just one season as there is a lot of interest in him

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The Spanish midfielder wants to make a big impact at the Italian outfit and has stressed that he is happy to play wherever the coach needs him

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The Frenchman has made 17 appearances in all competitions so far this season and has been backed to eventually replace current captain John Terry in central defence

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The centre-back is close to agreeing an extension to his deal after months of speculation, with the joint-chairman hinting that talks have progressed

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COMMENT: A return to form - and the bravery to try the outrageous - has helped the Brazilian and the Reds re-emerge as contenders in 2015