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Premier League title race is not over yet as Crystal Palace got a crucial win at Stamford Bridge today.

Chelsea are still 7 points clear at the top but Manchester City can bounce back from their recent disappointing period as Pep Guardiola’s men are set to face Arsenal and then Chelsea on Wednesday.

Two away wins would mean 63 points, only 6 less than Chelsea.

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BT Sport will broadcast live two Chelsea‘s game in April, both in the next few days.

The first match is the clash beetwen The Blues and Manchester City which will be played Wednesday, April 5th and which will be shown on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD.

The second game sees Antonio Conte‘s side play away at Bournemouth Saturday, April 8th: the match will be on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD from 5pm.

 

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Kevin De Bruyne suffered a groin injury while on international duty with Belgium.

Due to this injury the Belgian player han been ruled out of the upcoming games vs Greece and Russia and, if the problem is serious he will be out also of the games Manchester City will play, after the international break, vs Arsenal and Chelsea.

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Barcelona star Neymar admits he would love to play in the Premier League.

The Brazilian striker revealed huge respect for some of the English top clubs and hinted he would like to join one of them:

“It’s a championship that surprises me,” he said at a PokerStars event.

“I like the playing style and the teams.”

Recente rumours claimed that Manchester United and José Mourinho were really keen on the Brazilian international and Neymar included the Red Devils among his favourite Premier League sides, as well as Chelsea and a couple more:

“I admire Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool: these are the teams that are always fighting for the title.

“And then you have top-level coaches like Mourinho and  Guardiola. These are coaches any player would like to play for.

“Who knows? I’d like to play there.”

 

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Chelsea Premier League game at Stamford Bridge against Southampton has been rescheduled for Tuesday 25th April at night.

The clash against Saints will be played at 7.45 pm and will be broadcasted on Sky Sports in the UK.

Southampton had been due to head to Stamford Bridge two days earlier, but the game had to be moved due to the Blues’ involvement in the FA Cup semi-finals that weekend.

Other Premier League games against Southampton were rescheduled for those days:

Wednesday 26 April

7.45pm Arsenal v Leicester City 
7.45pm Middlesbrough v Sunderland
8pm Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur

Thursday 27 April
8pm Manchester City v Manchester United 

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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill scored a late goal which means that the Blues are now 13 points clear at the top of the table, with Tottenham and Manchester City both playing tomorrow.

The defender said after the game: “The manager told us to keep playing our football and wins are all that matter at this stage. We only had two Premier League games in this month”.

Chelsea won even their last game at Olympic Stadium against West Ham United, who lost against Leicester today.

Cahill added: “We managed to get the results and now we can sit back and watch tomorrow’s games. There will be pressure. I have played in that situation where a team has won and you have to go out and get a result.”

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Chelsea will face Tottenham at Wembley in the Fa Cup semifinal in April: Gary Cahill is waiting for this London derby vs The Spurs.

“We’re delighted we’re through and a trip to Wembley, so looking forward to that”. – the Blues defender said – “It’s going to be a spicy game, as it always is against Tottenham”.

Chelsea defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the quarter finals, while Tottenham trashed Millwall 6-0 at White Hart Lane. The other Fa Cup semifinal will be Arsenal vs Manchester City. 

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola won February’s Premier League Manager of the Month award and joked that Antonio Conte‘s cupboard was full enough to find space for another trophy.

The Citizens boss said after winning the award: “I think Conte’s cupboard is full enough and they couldn’t fit any more in, so they decided to give it to somebody else!”

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was named three times in a row Manager of the Month (in November, December and January) but Guardiola beat the Italian boss this month.

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Arsenal are resigned toto selling Alexis Sanchez in summer, with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain reportedly interested in the former Udinese striker.

Anyway the Gunners are not willing to let him join another Premier League side despite interest shown from Chelsea and Manchester City, according to Standard Sport.

Arsène Wenger won’t reportedly accept any audacious bid from England for the 28-year-old, despite Sanchez has less than 18 months left on his contract and has not claimed interest in committing his future to the Gunners so far.

Robin van Persie was sold to Manchester United in 2012, with the Dutchman who rejected a move to Serie A.

 

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Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is confident the Citizens can still catch Chelsea at top of Premier League table despite the Blues are currently leading 10 points clear at the top.

“When you have this desire to win, to win, to win, I would not feel comfortable losing a title, – Fernandinho told Sky Sports – We have to believe, I still believe. We all know the Premier League is so tough and many, many things can happen – right until the last game of the season”.

“We have Stoke and it’s always difficult to play against them. After that we have Liverpool and then Arsenal and Chelsea.

“So I think this month is going to decide if we are going to be up there new the top of the table or not.”

 

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