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Chelsea vs Tottenham preview - Ancelotti takes nothing for granted

Posted Friday, April 29, 2011 by PA

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has refused to rule out Tottenham - or even Arsenal - finishing fourth in the Barclays Premier League this season. Ancelotti warned his players not to take Spurs lightly in Saturday's must-win game, despite their appalling record at Stamford Bridge and their recent run of one victory in 10 games. The last two months have seen Harry Redknapp's men fall four point...Full Story »

Blackpool vs Stoke City preview - Holloway not scared of relegation run-in

Posted Friday, April 29, 2011 by PA

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway feels his team have nothing to fear from their run-in as they bid to preserve their top-flight status. The Seasiders are above the relegation zone on goal difference alone with four matches left to play in their maiden Barclays Premier League campaign. Holloway's side face Stoke at Bloomfield Road on Saturday before travelling to Tottenham, hosting Bolton and then f...Full Story »

Sunderland vs Fulham preview - Striker headache for Bruce

Posted Friday, April 29, 2011 by PA

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will head into their Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham without a single senior striker fit. Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck (both hamstring) are unlikely to play again this season and Fraizer Campbell (knee) is out for a year, while even youngster Ryan Noble damaged a knee on youth team duty earlier this week. Benin international Stephane Sessegnon is the mai...Full Story »

Wigan vs Everton preview - Latics welcome back Figueroa

Posted Friday, April 29, 2011 by PA

Maynor Figueroa returns for Wigan's Barclays Premier League clash against Everton at the DW Stadium. The Honduras defender has missed relegation-threatened Latics' last two games through suspension. Veteran goalkeeper Mike Pollitt is unavailable after a minor elbow operation but Chris Kirkland will provide bench cover for first-choice Ali Al Habsi. Roberto Martinez's men are otherwise at full...Full Story »

Raith Rovers vs Queen of South preview - Rovers missing banned Walker

Posted Friday, April 29, 2011 by PA

Second-placed Raith Rovers are missing midfielder Allan Walker through suspension for the visit of Queen of the South. Walker misses out following his post-match red card at leaders Dunfermline last weekend. Striker Gary Wales remains out with a hamstring problem and manager John McGlynn will give fitness tests to defender Willie Dyer and winger Scott McBride. McGlynn said: "We have to win to...Full Story »

Cowdenbeath vs Stirling Albion preview - Nicholl short on numbers

Posted Friday, April 29, 2011 by PA

Cowdenbeath are short in numbers as they look to earn their fourth win of the season over visitors Stirling Albion. Striker Archie Campbell has returned to Rangers after his loan spell ended and suspension has ruled out Kenny Adamson, Colin Cameron and Craig Winter. The defensive duo of Joe Mbu and Dene Droudge continue to miss out through injury and Richie Vauls and Mark Baxter are both doubt...Full Story »

Fulham vs Bolton preview - Etuhu looks for six of the best

Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by PA

Dickson Etuhu has targeted maximum points from Fulham's next two Barclays Premier League games as they attempt to secure the top-half finish demanded by manager Mark Hughes. The Cottagers host Bolton on Wednesday night before travelling to Sunderland on Saturday ahead of their final three matches of the season. Victory against the Trotters would catapult them from 13th to ninth in the table,...Full Story »

Real Madrid vs Barcelona preview - Ramos: Real are not favourites

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by PA

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos insists his side are not viewing themselves as favourites ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg against Barcelona, even though they could hardly be in better shape going into the clash at the Bernabeu. Confidence is soaring in the Madrid camp having last week ended a near three-year trophy drought by beating Barca to win the Copa del Rey, and the...Full Story »

Queen of South vs Ross County preview - McKenna back for Queens

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by PA

Queen of the South welcome back Stephen McKenna to their squad after suspension for the match against Ross County. However, Craig Reid drops out following his red card at the weekend for the game which is being played at Stirling Albion's Dunblane Double Tree Stadium following two floodlight failures at Palmerston Park. Rocco Quinn could return to the Doonhamers starting line-up after a substi...Full Story »

Schalke 04 vs Manchester United preview - Ferguson `apprehensive' for Schalke clash

Posted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by PA

Sir Alex Ferguson admits to a sense of nervousness as Manchester United head into a Champions League semi-final with Schalke. The Premier League leaders tackle the Bundesliga side in the Veltins-Arena where they will start as favourites. United are attempting to reach their third final in four years and it leaves Ferguson with an unusual nervousness, which in itself emphasises how important ...Full Story »

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