Match Preview

Friday, December 12, 2014

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The Villans are eyeing a third straight victory in the Premier League, with manager Paul Lambert expecting an entertaining encounter at the Hawthorns in the Midlands derby

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Aaron Ramsey will miss the game due to a hamstring injury but says that his team-mates are desperate to win for their French coach, who they feel is being unfairly criticised

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Manuel Pellegrini has masterminded four wins on the bounce in the Premier League, coupled with an impressive Champions League progression

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The Spain international has not scored in his last four outings for the Blues but his boss insists that the striker will hit the goal trail soon as he returns to full fitness

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The BVB boss has confirmed that the Australian will retain his role in between the posts for the game in the German capital, with Roman Weidenfeller once again left on the bench

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The €94 million summer signing has yet to net in the Primera Division but will be brimming with confidence after striking for the second time in the Champions League in midweek

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The Germany captain made his first start of the season on Wednesday as he continues his return to full fitness after a long lay-off with a knee injury

Thursday, December 11, 2014

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The European champions will aim to become kings of the club football world this month, but must maintain their astounding domestic form if they are to leave for Morocco on a high

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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Leonid Slutsky's side can beat Roma and Manchester City to second spot in Group E if they win at the Allianz Arena and other results go their way

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The Toffees have already secured top spot in Group H ahead of the visit from the Russian side, and Roberto Martinez is set to hand starts to some of his fringe players

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Mauricio Pochettino's side can go through as Europa League group winners should they avoid defeat but will be without striker Emmanuel Adebayor

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The Nerazzurri travel to Azerbaijan having already qualified for the next round but their hosts are still in with a fighting chance of joining them

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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The Blues saw their unbeaten start to the season ended by Newcastle on Saturday and will be eager to get back to winning ways, while the Portuguese side can still progress

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The Premier League champions need a win or score draw to progress to the last 16 but go to Rome without several injured first-teamers, while Yaya Toure is still suspended

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The third-placed Germans can go through as runners-up in Group G if they win in Slovenia and leaders Chelsea defeat Sporting Lisbon

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The Basques only need a point to secure qualification for the Europa League but defeat would see their opponents progress instead

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The hosts have already sealed top spot in Group H and are expected to rest players ahead of crunch domestic clash with Benfica but Julen Lopetegui says he will name a strong side

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The Dutch titleholders sit third in Champions League Group F, one point ahead of their Cypriot opponents, meaning a draw would be enough to prolong their European campaign

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The Catalans trail the French titleholders by a point ahead of their showdown in Catalunya, meaning that nothing less than a win will suffice if they want to finish first

Monday, December 8, 2014

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The Gunners travel to Turkey without the rested Alexis Sanchez as the Londoners search for a first-placed finish in Group D, should Borussia Dortmund fail to beat Anderlecht