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Friday 14
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Latest Football News

Leicester City

Foxes given Vardy lift ahead of Eagles encounter

14th December 2018, 12:45

Jamie Vardy is set to make a return for Leicester City against Crystal Palace on Saturday after shrugging off a groin problem.

Manchester City

Record breaking not a concern for Guardiola

14th December 2018, 10:39

Man City boss Pep Guardiola says breaking more records this season is the furthest thing from his mind at the moment.

Arsenal

New chapter excites Gunners defender Koscielny

14th December 2018, 07:22

Laurent Koscielny made his anticipated comeback in Arsenal's victory over Qarabag and now aims to start "a new chapter" in his career.

AS Roma

Roma reject Premier League bid for Under

14th December 2018, 18:34

Roma have reportedly rejected a bid from Arsenal for Turkey international Cengiz Under.

Atletico Madrid

Simeone not planning for life without Costa

14th December 2018, 18:15

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is not expecting the club to sell Diego Costa in the January transfer window.

Crystal Palace

Toure and Defoe not on Palace radar

14th December 2018, 18:04

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is keen to strengthen in January but says Jermain Defoe and Yaya Toure are not targets.

West Ham United

Hammers star sets sights on fresh terms

14th December 2018, 17:49

Andy Carroll says it is down to him to ensure West Ham look to keep him when his contract expires in the summer.

Cardiff City

Cardiff to check on trio ahead of Hornets test

14th December 2018, 17:42

Cardiff will assess the fitness of Danny Ward, Kenneth Zohore and Greg Cunningham ahead of Saturday's trip to Watford.

Boxing

Joshua targets Wilder and rules out Fury

14th December 2018, 17:25

Anthony Joshua hopes to face Deontay Wilder on April 13 and is "not interested" in taking on Tyson Fury.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Options aplenty for Nuno

14th December 2018, 17:15

Nuno Espirito Santo could call on some familiar faces when his Wolves side welcome Bournemouth to Molineux on Saturday.

Southampton

Bertrand absence continues for Saints

14th December 2018, 17:01

Southampton will again be without Ryan Bertrand against Arsenal after Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed he is struggling with a back injury.

Celtic

Blow for Rodgers as Christie hurt

14th December 2018, 16:50

Celtic will assess Ryan Christie after the midfielder was stretchered off with an injury during Thursday's defeat to Red Bull Salzburg.

Newcastle United

Schar set for Magpies return

14th December 2018, 16:48

Newcastle could recall Fabian Schar to their defence for Saturday's trip to Huddersfield Town.

Inter Milan

Marseille magician on Inter radar

14th December 2018, 16:38

Inter are among the clubs reportedly interested in Marseille's £41million-rated attacking star Florian Thauvin.

Newcastle United

Benitez ready for key run

14th December 2018, 16:37

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez admits his side are heading into a pre-Christmas double-header which could define their season.

Boxing

Wilder - Arm op affected me against Fury

14th December 2018, 16:36

Deontay Wilder says he struggled in his heavyweight draw against Tyson Fury because of a previous operation on his arm.

Southampton

Hassenhuttl demands courage from Saints

14th December 2018, 16:33

New Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has demanded his side play without fear as they look to end their St Mary's hoodoo.

Match Previews

Southampton v Arsenal

14th December 2018, 16:20

Ralph Hasenhuttl will take charge of his first home game as Southampton boss on Sunday when the Saints face Arsenal at St Mary's.

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea

14th December 2018, 16:13

Brighton will seek a first Premier League victory over Chelsea when the two clubs meet at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.

Crystal Palace

Big name duo to miss Foxes clash

14th December 2018, 15:56

Suspended duo Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins will be missing for Crystal Palace's Premier League home game against Leicester City.

Everton

Gomes interest expected by Silva

14th December 2018, 15:55

Everton boss Marco Silva says it is not a surprise to learn Andre Gomes is attracting attention from other clubs.

Everton

Gomes interest expected by Silva

14th December 2018, 15:55

Everton boss Marco Silva says it is not a surprise to learn Andre Gomes is attracting attention from other clubs.

Ipswich Town

Chambers happy with Lambert approach

14th December 2018, 15:53

Ipswich captain Luke Chambers says he has been encouraged by the changes boss Paul Lambert has made since taking the job.

Huddersfield Town

Key duo missing but others overcome knocks

14th December 2018, 15:24

Steve Mounie is still banned and Aaron Mooy is injured, but Terence Kongolo and Jonathan Hogg are likely to feature against Newcastle.

Arsenal

Emery short on defenders for Southampton trip

14th December 2018, 15:20

Unai Emery will be without four defenders, including Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi, for Arsenal's clash at Southampton on Sunday.

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Liverpool v Manchester United

14th December 2018, 15:19

Both Liverpool and Manchester United are facing selection headaches going into Sunday afternoon's Premier League clash at Anfield.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Boss coy over Jimenez future decision

14th December 2018, 15:17

Nuno Espirito Santo has urged Raul Jimenez to focus on football and says Wolves will decide his future "in the right moment".

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Fulham v West Ham United

14th December 2018, 14:59

Claudio Ranieri is expected to make defensive changes for Fulham's clash with London rivals West Ham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Fulham

Ranieri says striker shouldn't shoulder burden

14th December 2018, 14:58

Claudio Ranieri says Fulham cannot put Aleksandar Mitrovic under any greater pressure to score because of their defensive struggles.

Bournemouth

Howe not expecting January sales at Bournemouth

14th December 2018, 14:36

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he is not expecting Callum Wilson or any other star men to be sold in the January window.

Fulham

Chambers back in frame for West Ham clash

14th December 2018, 14:34

Calum Chambers is available to return for Fulham's home Premier League clash with in-form West Ham United on Saturday.

Liverpool

Clyne set for shock Reds recall

14th December 2018, 14:13

Jurgen Klopp is ready to bring Nathaniel Clyne back against Manchester United to help ease Liverpool's defensive injury crisis.

Match Previews

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bournemouth

14th December 2018, 14:10

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo looks to a have a couple of selection dilemmas ahead of Saturday's tricky visit of Bournemouth.

Marseille

Marseille will turn it around - Garcia

14th December 2018, 14:08

Embattled Marseille boss Rudi Garcia says he will not step down after calls to resign following the team's shock Europa League exit.

Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim set sights on Charlton's Aribo

14th December 2018, 13:53

Hoffenheim are reportedly planning a move for Charlton midfielder Joe Aribo, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

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Watford v Cardiff City

14th December 2018, 13:46

Cardiff will be aiming for their first away win of the season when they head to Watford on Saturday.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley

14th December 2018, 13:33

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is expected to rotate his line-up for Saturday's visit of Burnley.

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Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United

14th December 2018, 13:15

It is 18th against 15th at The John Smith's Stadium on Saturday as Huddersfield welcome Newcastle to Kirklees.

Manchester United

Mourinho still working on United style

14th December 2018, 13:12

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says his side is "far" from being a team that reflects his own football philosophy.

Montpellier

Montpellier boosted by Dolly comeback

14th December 2018, 12:58

Montpellier winger Keagan Dolly is back in full training following a leg injury and is set to return to action against Lyon next week.

Match Previews

Crystal Palace v Leicester City

14th December 2018, 12:56

Crystal Palace will look to do something they have not been able to manage in their last 13 attempts when Leicester visit on Saturday.

France

Laporte says 'personal reasons' behind France snub

14th December 2018, 12:40

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte believes his failure to secure a place in the France squad is due to "personal reasons".

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Manchester City v Everton

14th December 2018, 12:40

An injury-hit Manchester City side look set to have their mettle tested when they face Everton in Saturday's early game.

Rangers

'Unsettled' Rangers star set for crunch talks with Gerrard

14th December 2018, 12:38

Ovie Ejaria is set for talks with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard about the possibility of cancelling his loan and going back to Liverpool.

Liverpool

Rangers loanee set for crunch talks with Gerrard

14th December 2018, 12:23

Loanee Ovie Ejaria is set for talks with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard about the possibility of return to Liverpool.

Barcelona

Alba talks up Morata for Barca

14th December 2018, 12:12

Barcelona defender Jordi Alba believes it would be a good move for the club if they were to bring Alvaro Morata to the Nou Camp.

Marseille

Interest growing in Marseille star

14th December 2018, 11:48

Marseille are expecting to have a battle on their hands to keep hold of their France international Florian Thauvin next summer.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Hughton hopes for change in 'top roles'

14th December 2018, 11:46

Chris Hughton wants greater inclusion in "the top roles" in order to make progress in eradicating racism from football.

Cardiff City

Cardiff striker watched by Baggies

14th December 2018, 11:39

Cardiff City striker Ibrahim Meite is being tipped to move on in January and has emerged as a target for Championship side West Brom.