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11am Arsenal news: No Chambers and Nelson recall, Ramsey wanted by SIX Euro giants, Ozil refuses to go

Category : Football , Premier League

SIX European giants want Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will reject a January exit to fight for his place – whilst we also have the verdict on a 4-1 victory over Fulham.
Read all this plus more of the latest news, views and gossip from the Emirates.
Aaron Ramsey launched the new year with plenty to celebrate – a goal to kill off Fulham and interest from six top European rivalsAP:Associated Press
NAI DEAL
ARSENAL will not be able to recall Calum Chambers and Reiss Nelson from their loan spells – despite their ongoing injury crisis.
The Gunners have had to use makeshift centre-backs in recent matches – with no recall deal in Chambers’ deal to Fulham while Nelson’s development would likely be hindered by returning early.
GIANTS IN CHARGE FOR RAM
AARON RAMSEY’S agents have confirmed the Arsenal ace is being chased by SIX European giants.
The Welshman is in talks with Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich over a summer move.
EMERY VOWS TO BEAT BOOS
UNAI EMERY has told angry Arsenal supporters that he is not going to give in to mob rule.
The Gunners boss faced down an Emirates rebellion during yesterday’s 4-1 win against struggling Fulham.
VERDICT ON VICTORY
THEY may have hit Fulham for four – but Arsenal are still struggling from the same problems that have plagued them during recent times.
Heralded as one of the best finishers in the world, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses far too many chances to be considered as one of the greats in the Premier League. Click here for our full assessment of the Premier League win.

SHKODRAN BUGGED
UNAI EMERY has revealed Shkodran Mustafi was taken off against Fulham due to illness — but confirmed the setback isn’t serious.
The German centre-back — who has only just returned from injury — was replaced at half-time by midfield maestro Lucas Torreira during the 4-1 win.
ARSENAL 4 FULHAM 1
ARSENAL launched their New Year nervously with a much-needed victory at the Emirates.
Goals from Granit Xhaka, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw off struggling Fulham as the Gunners struck twice late on and moved two points off the top four.

MESUT IN NO GO
MESUT OZIL has refused to leave Arsenal in January – despite being frozen out of the club by manager Unai Emery.
The German does not fit into the high intensity system set out by the Gunners boss – but the midfielder is keen to fight for his place.
FANS SHOW LACA JUDGEMENT
ARSENAL FANS were labelled “fickle” and “stupid” after booing Alexandre Lacazette’s substitution – only for his replacement Aaron Ramsey to instantly seal victory.
Emery’s decision was condemned around Emirates as Aboubakar Kamara had just closed Fulham’s deficit to 2-1 – but Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang promptly netted to make it look easy all over again for the Gunners in a 4-1 win.

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11am Man Utd news: Dubai training, Ole gives Woodward headache, Inter want Young, and Rashford rejects Real

Category : Football , Premier League

OLLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER’S success is giving Ed Woodward a headache, Inter line up Ashley Young and Marcus Rashford is ready to reject Real Madrid.
Read all of this plus more of the latest news, views and gossip from Old Trafford.
Getty – Contributor Ashley Young, centre, and Marcus Rashford, right, are at the centre of transfer talk[/caption]
DU MORE EXERCISE
MANCHESTER UNITED’S stars will head to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp following their FA Cup clash against Reading.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take his squad to the Middle East for a four-night stay at the five-star One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court Hotel.
ASH IS INTER TWO-YEAR DEAL
INTER MILAN are preparing a two-year deal to land Ashley Young on a free transfer.
The Italian giants are monitoring the Manchester United’s contract negotiations at Old Trafford, with his deal running out in the summer.
UTD HEADACHE IF OLE KEEPS SHINING
ED WOODWARD could face his biggest managerial decision yet when he chooses Jose Mourinho’s permanent successor – and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s blistering start is making his task even harder.
Read our assessment on why Mauricio Pochettino might not walk into the Old Trafford hotseat even if he desperately wants to.
SHAW’S £6K GIFT FOR STAFF
LUKE SHAW splashed out £6,000 on Harrods hampers for Manchester United staff this Christmas.
The generous England defender had 30 baskets worth over £200 each delivered to Carrington.

SANCHEZ BACK IN TRAINING
ALEXIS SANCHEZ has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a huge boost after returning to training.
The Norwegian is looking forward to playing the Chilean as he continues his comeback from a hamstring injury he picked up in November.
FERGIE AND CLASS OF 92 AT SALFORD
SIR ALEX FERGUSON watched on as the class of 92’s Salford beat promotion rivals Wrexham in the National League.
The former Manchester United boss was alongside legends like Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Nicky Butt – who own ten per cent of the big-spending non-Leaguers.
BOSS KNOWS BEST
SIR ALEX FERGUSON gave Manchester United a major boost before they thumped Bournemouth 4-1.
Interim chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer invited the legendary boss to Carrington for Saturday’s training session.

NO RASH TO GO
MARCUS RASHFORD will reject approaches from Real Madrid to stay at Manchester United.
SunSport revealed back in November that the Spanish giants wanted the England star.
ROSE HINTED
RED BULL SALZBURG’S Marco Rose is the shock name on Manchester United’s managerial shortlist in case Mauricio Pochettino rejects them.
The list also includes Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc and interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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RASH DINNER

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Chelsea sign Christian Pulisic for £58m from Borussia Dortmund in huge Liverpool snub

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CHELSEA have completed the signing of Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund for £58 million.
The American, who had been linked to Liverpool, will be loaned back to the Bundesliga side until the end of the season.
Christian Pulisic attracted interest from a number of Premier League clubsGetty Images – Getty
The winger, 20, is club’s third most-expensive signing in history and he will join the Blues in the summer.
BVB announced the news on social media and Pulisic released a heartfelt statement to the fans, his team-mates and the bosses at Dortmund.
It read: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be entering my final months at (y)our world-famous club.
“It feels like only yesterday that I arrived in Dortmund as a raw, excited, very nervous but exceptionally proud 16-year-old from a small American town called Hershey.

Christian Pulisic has scored one goal and made two assists this seasonGetty – Contributor
“I had no idea what lay ahead but I soon discovered that as a young Schwarzgelben, I would be in the best possible hands.
“I would not be where I am today without the club and their belief in giving young players a chance.
“It’s been an honour and a dream to pull on the black-and-yellow in front of the Sudtribune.
“Many, many memorable moments stand out – to have experienced all of them before my 20th birthday still feels, at times, like a dream.

Liebe Borussen () pic.twitter.com/nAKgF1sHdI
— Christian Pulisic (@cpulisic_10) January 2, 2019

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Chelsea’s 10 most expensive signings

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Athletic Bilbao – £71m
Alvaro Morata, Real Madrid – £60m
Christian Pulisic, Borussia Dortmund – £58m
Jorginho, Napoli – £57m
Fernando Torres, Liverpool – £50m
Tiemoue Bakayako, Monaco – £40m
Danny Drinkwater, Leicester – £35m
David Luiz, PSG – £34m
Michy Batshuayi, Marseille – £33m
N’Golo Kante, Leicester – £32m

“I would like to thank all those coaches who I have played under and who have gave me these opportunities.
“And to my amazing team-mates throughout the years, you took me in as a young boy, shared your experience with me, helped to me develop and grow into a professional footballer.
“For this I sincerely thank you.
“To our unbelievable fans: It’s been a privilege to stand with you on the Sudtribune and to experience how you support your heroes.
“I feel honoured to have been able to make the trip from being supporter, to bring supported.
“You have taken me in as one of your own. Thank you.”
Christian Pulisic was wanted by Liverpool and ArsenalAP:Associated Press
The 20-year-old thanked the chiefs at Dortmund and vowed to commit himself to the club completely for the rest of the season.
He added: “In the summer of 2019, I move on to Chelsea and to a new competition, the English Premier League.
“It’s a privilege to have signed for such a legendary club and I look forward to working hard towards being a contributor to their team of world class players.
“Look forward to working with Maurizio Sarri and his technical team.”
And Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “We are delighted to have signed one of Europe’s most sought-after young players.
“Christian has shown his quality during a fantastic spell in Germany and at just 20, we believe he has the potential to become an important Chelsea players for many years to come.
The winger has already played for the United States 23 timesGetty Images – Getty
“We look forward to welcoming him to Stamford Bridge in the summer and wish him and Dortmund every success for the remainder of the season.”
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: “It was always Christian’s dream to play in the Premier League.
“That certainly has to do with his American background and as a result we were unable to extend his contract.
“Against this background, we have decided to accept an extremely lucrative bid by Chelsea, given the low contract maturity.
“Christian Pulisic is a character perfect player.
“I am sure that in the coming months he will do everything in his power to bring his quality to the team and to achieve his sporting goals with his team-mates at Borussia Dortmund.”
Christian Pulis has been with Dortmund since 2015Getty – Contributor
Pulisic looked set to sign for rivals Liverpool, but the German club did not accept Jurgen Klopp’s £45m offer.
It is also understood that Arsenal made an approach for the winger, but the club’s proposal of £35m was not enough.
And his move to Chelsea was ‘accidentally’ confirmed by former USA striker Eddie Johnson last week.
Pulisic has already made 100 appearances for the German club since breaking into the first-team in 2016.
He has scored one goal and made two assists in 11 appearances for Lucien Favre’s side this season.
Last season he scored four goals in 32 matches after he scored three times in his opening campaign.
Some Chelsea fans are worried that Christian Pulisic’s arrival will allow Eden Hazard to leavePA:Press Association
Pulisic started his career in the seventh tier of English football before he joined the Bundesliga club in 2015.
But Chelsea fans are now concerned that Eden Hazard will be free to join Madrid now that they have Pulisic.
Christian Pulisic has fallen out of favour at BVB following Jadon Sancho’s impressive spellPA:Press Association

 
 
 

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11am Chelsea news: Fans fear Hazard exit, Pulisic joins, Cahill tipped for Fulham, Inter join Kovacic fight

FULHAM close on Gary Cahill, Inter could frustrate Chelsea’s hopes of keeping Mateo Kovacic and Tammy Abraham wants to cut short his loan with Aston Villa.
Read all this plus more of the latest news, views and gossip from Stamford Bridge.
Former England defender Gary Cahill could be set for a January move across south London from Chelsea to Premier League rivals FulhamReuters
‘ONLY MEANS ONE THING’
BLUES fans are convinced that Eden Hazard will join Real Madrid in the summer following Christian Pulisic’s arrival.
The American winger joins for £58m from Borussia Dortmund – and supporters feel he will be replacing their majestic Belgian.
PUL-ED IN
CHELSEA have completed the signing of Christian Pulisic for £58million from Borussia Dortmund.
The American attacker will be loaned straight back to the German club until the end of the season.
COTTAGE ONTO THE HILL
CLAUDIO RANIERI is close to winning the race to sign Gary Cahill.
The Fulham boss has targeted Cahill, 33, to sort out his defence at Craven Cottage on a six-month loan.
INTER JOIN KOVACIC
CHELSEA have been landed a blow in their plans to sign Mateo Kovacic on a permanent basis with former club Inter Milan reportedly plotting a move.
The Croatian midfielder, 24, is currently on loan at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid but there is no option to buy him as part of the deal.
ABE’S ODDYSEE
TAMMY ABRAHAM has asked Chelsea to cancel his Aston Villa loan spell and push for a crack in the Premier League.
The English youngster has netted 14 goals in just four months in the Midlands – and is already attracting interest from Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Brighton and Fulham.

YEAR COMES THE SUN
ROMAN ABRAMOVICH prepared to bring in the New Year with Sir Paul McCartney while on holiday on the luxury island St Barts.
Chelsea’s owner has been celebrating the festive period on his £1.2bn superyacht Eclipse, which has its own missile-defence system and submarine.
ISC-NO
CHELSEA are ready to pull the plug on the deal to bring Isco to Stamford Bridge.
The player’s representatives made a last-minute play for more money from the Blues after interest from PSG. That led the Chelsea top brass to question Isco’s desire to play for the club.
AN OD OFFER
CHELSEA have set a £36million price tag on Callum-Hudson Odoi having rejected a second bid from Bayern Munich.
Reports in Germany say that Bayern have failed with two bids of Hudson-Odoi, with Sky Sports Germany claiming Chelsea rejected a £20m bid from the Bundesliga champions.

RAHMAN NOODLES
CHELSEA are reportedly set to recall flop left-back Baba Rahman next month.
The Ghana international has made just three Bundesliga appearances since joining Schalke almost a year ago on loan.
ED NOWHERE!
EDEN HAZARD should reject any Real Madrid advances and stick with Chelsea, according to Roberto Martinez.
The Belgium manager believes his international captain is better off in West London and has the chance to “reinvent himself” at Stamford Bridge under Maurizio Sarri.

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Is West Ham vs Brighton on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for Premier League clash

WEST HAM welcome Brighton to the London Stadium looking to continue their excellent recent form.
The Seagulls arrive in fine fettle themselves though having picked up another morale boosting three points last time out against Everton.
Felipe Anderson scored twice as West Ham beat Southampton 2-1PA:Press Association
What time is kick-off?
THIS clash is set for the evening of Wednesday, January 2.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm.
Last time Brighton visited this ground, they left with all three points after an impressive 3-0 victory.
Is West Ham vs Brighton on TV and can I live stream it?
UNFORTUNATELY this game hasn’t been selected for TV coverage in the UK.
But you can still follow all the action here on SunSport, by heading over to our comprehensive LIVE BLOG.

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Is Newcastle vs Man Utd on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for Premier League match

NEWCASTLE host Manchester United as they look to pull themselves out of relegation trouble.
Rafa Benitez’s men have just one win in their last seven games and come up against a United side who secured a third win in three under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against Bournemouth.
Rafa Benitez saw his side held by WatfordReuters
What time is kick-off?
THIS clash is set for Wednesday, January 2.
Kick-off in the North East is at 8pm.
When United last visited Tyneside, they were defeated 1-0 by a Matt Ritchie strike to leave Jose Mourinho still without a career win at St James’ Park.
Is Newcastle vs Manchester United on TV and can I live stream it?
YOU can watch this game live on Sky Sports Main Event, Premier League and Ultra HD.
Coverage begins at 7.30pm, whilst Sky customer can stream by using their Sky Go login details.
If you’re not a Sky subscriber, purchase a NOW TV pass from as little as £7.99.
And here on SunSport we will as ever be running a LIVE BLOG to keep you up to date with the goals and talking points.

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Is Chelsea vs Southampton on TV? Channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news for the Stamford Bridge clash

CHELSEA welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge for their first Premier League clash of the New Year.
Maurizio Sarri’s side are trying to gatecrash the title race, whilst Saints have improved under new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl but come into this one off the back of home losses to West Ham and Man City.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is thought to have placed a centre-back at the top of his list of prioritiesGetty – Contributor
What time is kick-off?
THIS clash is set for Wednesday, January 2.
Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is set for 7.45pm.
The last time Saints visited this ground they left empty-handed after a 2-0 defeat.
Is Chelsea vs Southampton on TV and can I live stream it?
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Chelsea fans fear Eden Hazard will join Real Madrid after Blues complete Christian Pulisic signing

CHELSEA fans are convinced Eden Hazard will join Real Madrid after the Blues signed Christian Pulisic.
The Dortmund star sealed a £58million switch and will be loaned back to the Bundesliga side until the end of the season.
Chelsea fans are certain it is only a matter of time before Eden Hazard leaves for Real MadridEPA
Though they are picking up a top class midfielder, Chelsea supporters were in despair at the seemingly inevitable departure of their star man.
One said: “Pulisic in at Chelsea, good signing. Only means 1 thing though Hazard is off in the summer.”
Another posted: “Pulisic and Willian on both wings, while Hazard wears the no. 7 Jersey for Madrid.”
One comment read: “Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea in the summer. As part of the deal, he’ll remain at BvB on loan for the rest of the season.
Christian Pulisic has joined Chelsea in a £58million dealGetty – Contributor

Don’t leave me, Hazard
This Pulisic deal seems like Chelsea trying to be proactive ahead of the summer and an imminent ban.
I feel Hazard would leave, but don’t know how to handle it. I think I’m mentally prepared but I know I’m not. Pulisic isn’t his replacement anyway.
— Tomi Adesina (@tomi_adesina) January 2, 2019

“The move is perfect for Pulisic, and gives Eden Hazard a few months to house-hunt in Madrid.”
Another said: “Can’t help but feel Chelsea have got themselves a real player in Pulisic there, shame for them that he will probably be a Hazard replacement, good business all the same.”
One posted: “The nature of the Christian Pulisic deal must be bitter sweet for Chelsea fans.
“They’ve signed a winger 6 months in advance, I’m sure Maurizio Sarri has one eye the potential departure of Eden Hazard.”

That will be Hazard off then #Pulisic #Chelsea
— Paul (@PaulEyezOnMe) January 2, 2019

Looks like:Pulisic In Hazard Out For Chelsea in the summer.
— Colin Curryer (@colincurryer) January 2, 2019

Pulisic paves the way for Hazard to leave in the summer …
— Dan Humphreys LFC (@DanHumphreys27) January 2, 2019

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A fellow user wrote: “Don’t leave me, Hazard. This Pulisic deal seems like Chelsea trying to be proactive ahead of the summer and an imminent ban.
“I feel Hazard would leave, but don’t know how to handle it. I think I’m mentally prepared but I know I’m not. Pulisic isn’t his replacement anyway.”
Hazard recently performed a startling U-turn by saying he would not talk of a new deal just minutes after claiming he wanted to become a Stamford Bridge legend.
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Christian Pulisic: Chelsea’s new £58million American signing started at non-league Brackley Town

CHELSEA’S new £58million star Christian Pulisic fell in love with football playing with a club in the seventh tier of English football.
The Blues have confirmed the signing of the Borussia Dortmund star in a deal which will see him spend the remainder of the season on loan with the German club.
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Arsenal and Liverpool had also been chasing the 20-year-old American but it is Chelsea who have come up trumps in the race to snap up one of the most sought after young players in Europe.
And Blues supporters will now owe a major debt of gratitude to non-League Brackley Town.
It was there that the American star spent a year of his childhood – and where he developed his love for football.
Pulisic was brought up in Pennsylvania but when he was seven his mother, Kelley, got the chance to move to the UK on a teaching exchange in 2005.

Proud of my boys decision to stay and continue to grow as a player. BVB gave him an opportunity at 17yrs old… Respect.. #thanksdortmund pic.twitter.com/D18V2pIVki
— Mark Pulisic (@MarkPulisic) January 23, 2017

The family ended up in Tackley, a small village eight miles north of Oxford.
Aged seven, Pulisic discovered his love of the beautiful game and joined the local club, Brackley Town, whose men’s team were playing in the Southern League at the time.
Pulisic, who comes from a family of footballers, had already started to play in the US, but it with the Northamptonshire club where his love of the game grew.
Pulisic told the Daily Mail in 2016: “A lot of people don’t realise but it really brought on my passion for the game.
The Borussia Dortmund ace  owes a big part of his development to non-league Brackley Town – where he played for a season aged sevenEPA
“After school every day, I was just out for hours in the park, playing with my schoolmates.
“That’s really where my love for the game started to come alive and that was a big part of my development.
“I just started to love it so much and I said: “Wow. I’m pretty good! I think I can do something with this game.”
Dad Mark told Sky Sports: “We were football crazy.
“We travelled all over and took in all the nuances of what English football is – the craziness outside the stadiums, the chanting inside and signing the songs.
“Christian remembers it to this day. For sure it had an impact in the short time we were there.”
Pulisic was invited to go on trial at Barcelona’s La Masia academy but chose DortmundGetty
The family went on trips to Anfield, Old Trafford and White Hart Lane during their year in blighty.
After returning to the US, Pulisic continued to develop and became a jewel in the crown of the American system.
By 13 he was starring in the American U15 team, scoring 21 goals in 28 matches.
But his family always knew the talented teen had to be in Europe if he was to reach his potential.
At 15, his father Mark turned down the chance for Pulisic to join Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, deciding to join Borussia Dortmund instead.
Mark told The Guardian: “When he was 15 and playing in the national sides, he realised he had to make the move quickly for the development of his game.
Pulisic’s father Mark had played professional indoor soccer in the USGetty
“Once, as parents, we felt he was ready and it was something he wanted, we went to visit Dortmund.
“All of us decided we felt it was the right move and the club was great with us, so we took the plunge. You have to go with your gut feeling.”
Mark was just one of a long line of footballers in the Pulisic family.
Both Mark and Kelley had played at the collegiate level in for George Mason University – with Mark going on to play professional indoor soccer for the Harrisburg Heat.
Mark would also later coach the indoor club Detroit Ignition.
His cousin Will is a goalkeeper and has played for both Borussia Dortmund and USA youth teams – he is currently at the prestigious Duke University.
Pulisic is the youngest American to ever score in a World Cup qualifierGetty Images
At 17, Pulisic had burst into the Dortmund first team.
After scoring 10 goals and eight assists in 15 matches for the youth team, he was brought into the senior squad in January 2016.
He scored his first Bundesliga goal in April and, at 17 years and 212 days, became the youngest ever non-German to score in the division and the fourth-youngest overall.
Later that month he became the youngest player to score two goals in a single Bundesliga game.
Records also tumbled on the international stage.
Pulisic had made his USA debut in March 2016 and became the youngest American to score in a World Cup qualifier.
Pulisic has seen his playing time cut this year because of injury and the emergence of Jadon SanchoGetty – Contributor
He scored five goals for Dortmund last season and the season before, although this season he has seen his playing time cut.
Jadon Sancho has won some of Pulisic’s playing time with his blistering form, while the American has also struggled with a couple of injuries.
But he is still regarded as one of the brightest talents in the game for his age – and Chelsea believe he can develop into a top class player for years to come.
Should he do so, fans should be sure to say a small thank you to Brackley Town.

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What time is Match Of The Day TONIGHT, and which New Year games are being covered?

PREMIER LEAGUE stars have been busy over the festive period and are back for their first matches of 2019.
Gary Lineker will be in the hotseat, with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, Man Utd and Chelsea in action.
Gary Lineker will be back to present the Premier League highlights show on Boxing DayHandout
When is Match of the Day on?
Match of the Day will review all the New Year games on Wednesday, January 2.
It will start at 10.45pm on BBC One and 11.45pm on BBC One Scotland.

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What games are on Match of the Day?
The following games will be on Match of the Day:
Everton vs Leicester
Arsenal vs Fulham
Cardiff vs Tottenham
Bournemouth vs Watford
Chelsea vs Southampton
Huddersfield vs Burnley
West Ham vs Brighton
Wolves vs Crystal Palace
Newcastle vs Man Utd
Liverpool’s big title clash at Man City will not be on Match of the Day as it takes place on Thursday, January 3.

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