Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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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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The 25-year-old has scored 11 goals in 15 appearances since the Rs' return to the top flight but only has 18 months remaining on his current contract at Loftus Road

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The Toffees languish in 11th place in the English top flight but their manager remains optimistic about their hopes about challenging for a Champions League berth

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The Brazil international has fallen sharply out of favour at Spurs and the Brasileiro Serie A champions are interested in bringing the 26-year-old a ticket home

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The 48-year-old returns to management after resigning from Watford in December 2013, with the Serie A club having won only one of their last 11 league games

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The Portuguese revealed Matilde Faria told him he would have been bored by international football, though he revealed he might be interested in the Three Lions role "in 20 years"

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The former England international striker joins the mid-table Championship side until the end of the season, having begun training with them earlier in December

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The 23-year-old Dutch centre-back has attracted plenty of attention over recent months and two Premier League sides have made the first move with regards to a possible swoop

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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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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 Italy international forward was close to reuniting with the Black Cats over the summer but his hopes of securing his future at Anfield have faded and January could see him move

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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 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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With every Premier League outfit in action on Friday, Al Hain-Cole has taken a look at the players most likely to provide some Christmas cheer in front of goal

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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 Reds boss says he could dip into the transfer market once again, despite spending heavily in the summer, but feels his team are slowly starting to improve their form