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Wolves v Manchester City, Leeds v Chelsea and Celtic bid for Scottish title: football – live! | Premier League

I have hundreds of quotes I use at different moments. I try to think how they fit with who I am and how we play football. I love quotes, learning from people of the past. Sports figures, historical figures, whatever. The key is understanding what messages to use at the right time. I use things that resonate with me … there are historical figures, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, presidents like John F Kennedy.

Jesse Marsch has been on fine form prior to Leeds’ big game tonight. Unsurprisingly, it formed the main part of the Fiver tonight.

Team news

Leeds v Chelsea

Leeds: Meslier, Llorente, Koch, Cooper, Struijk, Harrison, Raphinha, Bate, Phillips, James, Rodrigo.
Subs: Firpo, Klaesson, Gelhardt, Hjelde, Cresswell, Greenwood, Klich, Shackleton, Gray.

Chelsea: Mendy, Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Pulisic, Lukaku.
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Thiago Silva, Werner, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Sarr.

Watford v Everton

Watford: Foster, Ngakia, Kabasele, Samir, Masina, Sissoko, Kayembe, Gosling, Sema, Joao Pedro, Kalu.
Subs: Etebo, Troost-Ekong, Cathcart, Bachmann, Sierralta, Morris, Cukur, Blake, Grieves.

Everton: Pickford, Iwobi, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Mykolenko, Gordon, Doucoure, Delph, Gray, Richarlison.
Subs: Kenny, Allan, Calvert-Lewin, Begovic, Andre Gomes, Davies, Branthwaite,
Rondon, Alli.

Leicester v Norwich

Leicester: Schmeichel, Amartey, Castagne, Evans, Justin, Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Lookman, Vardy, Barnes.
Subs: Soyuncu, Albrighton, Ward, Iheanacho, Perez, Mendy, Daka, Thomas.

Norwich: Gunn, Aarons, Hanley, Byram, Giannoulis, Gilmour, Rupp, Springett, Lees-Melou, Rashica, Pukki.
Subs: Krul, Gibson, Dowell, Placheta, Tzolis, Sorensen, Williams, Gibbs, Rowe.

Dundee United v Celtic

Dundee Utd: Siegrist, Freeman, Edwards, McMann, Liam Smith, Meekison, McDonald, Levitt, Niskanen, Macleod, Clark.
Subs: Sporle, Mulgrew, Eriksson, Neilson, Mochrie, Graham, Watt, O’Donnell, Cudjoe.

Celtic: Hart, Ralston, Carter-Vickers, Starfelt, Taylor, O’Riley, McGregor, Hatate, Forrest, Giakoumakis, Abada.
Subs: Furuhashi, Turnbull, McCarthy, Jota, Rogic, Ideguchi, Bain, Maeda, Welsh.


What an evening of association football we have in store for you tonight. You lucky, lucky things. With the exception of Leicester v Norwich, which is a stone-cold dead rubber, all of the Premier League fixtures tonight have something juicy riding on them. Namely, of course, the league title with Manchester City looking to re-establish their three point advantage over Liverpool with a trip to Europe-chasing Wolves.

That’s the late-kick off. The early one is a fixture that screams 1960s: Leeds v Chelsea. Simply put, it is a humungous game at Elland Road, with Leeds’ woeful goal difference meaning they will need to better Burnley and Everton in the final three games of the season – Everton travel to already-doomed Watford tonight. Brighton and Brentford should provide easier tests for Leeds but it is an excellent time to play Chelsea, who are now in danger of spectacularly blowing it. Tuchel has gone into crisis mode.

Elsewhere, we’ll also be reporting on fitba, with Celtic able to wrap up the title tonight at Dundee United. It really is a formality, with the Bhoys leading Rangers by six points and 20 goals with two games remaining, but a draw or win tonight (or if Rangers fail to win) will rubber-stamp the trophy for Ange Postecoglou and co.

Fixtures of concern (all times BST)

Leeds v Chelsea 7.30pm
Leicester v Norwich 7.45pm
Watford v Everton 7.45pm
Wolves v Man City 8.15pm

Dundee United v Celtic 7.30pm
Rangers v Ross County 7.45pm

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