Manchester City can this evening extend their already formidable 12-point lead at the Premier League summit with yet another victory against Wolves. Pep Guardiola’s side are in irresistible, record-breaking form, with goals from centre-backs Ruben Dias and John Stones securing a 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday - an incredible 20th consecutive triumph across all competitions. City’s supreme strength in depth has helped the Spaniard to make plenty of changes game to game during this historic sequence and, as many Fantasy Premier League managers can attest, trying to second-guess Guardiola’s selections is, now more than ever, a fool’s errand.
Ireland’s deputy premier Leo Varadkar has backed a proposed joint bid by the UK and Ireland to host the 2030 World Cup. Varadkar said the five-nation bid from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would be "something for us to work towards together." A feasibility study is currently under way and will continue before the formal bidding process begins next year, with Boris Johnson also giving his seal of approval.
England’s players have come under great scrutiny in recent weeks as they toil against Indian spin
In the words of UK prime minister Boris Johnson, football may "come home" in 2030 as a joint bid to host the World Cup is proposed. A successful bid will be the first since England hosted, and won, the World Cup tournament in 1966 - their only success to date - and would mark a 64-year gap. This is not the first time England, and the UK, have proposed taking on hosting duties, and there remains a long road ahead.
Spanish giants Barcelona and Atletico Madrid must drastically cut costs on their squads following new salary limits imposed by LaLiga on Tuesday amid the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Both Barca and Atletico will have to make saving of over €35million (£30.3m) in order to meet salary restrictions which are calculated in line with clubs' revenues, which have been hit hard by Covid-19. With fans still prevented from attending matches due to Covid-19 restrictions and the global transfer market taking a big hit, most top European clubs have been unable to generate anywhere near the same sort of revenue as they had done pre-pandemic.
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Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says there should be more pressure on domestic and European rivals Manchester City as the clubs prepare to return to European action this week. The Blues are in the spotlight as they continue to their push for a famous quadruple in Tuesday's Champions League round-of-16 first leg against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, while City face Fiorentina at the same stage of the competition. Both clubs have invested heavily in their squads this season and are also battling it out for the WSL title, but Hayes believes all the pressure and buzz is around her side.
Roy Hodgson is finally able to look to brighter days ahead on the injury front as Crystal Palace. Jeffrey Schlupp, a key member of his squad who has been missing since early January, is back in the fold ahead of Wednesday, while the return of Wilfried Zaha to training will be a lift to everyone. After a drastic drop off in form, Palace went back to basics and kept things tight against Brighton and Fulham, snatching a smash and grab win on the south coast before a goalless draw against Scott Parker's side.
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The Eagles could seal a first ever league double over Man United with victory at Selhurst Park.
The Toffees closed to within two points of West Ham in fourth in the battle to qualify for the Champions League next season
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Chelsea will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to life under Thomas Tuchel as they travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on Thursday. Tuchel has enjoyed an excellent start but is now in the midst of a much tougher run of fixtures and will no doubt be hoping for better than Sunday’s dour 0-0 draw with Manchester United in what is a crucial fixture in the race for Champions League qualification. The Reds returned to winning ways following the disappointment of a first Merseyside derby defeat at Anfield in a generation by beating Sheffield United 2-0 on Sunday evening.
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