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Chelsea 1 extended their Premier League unbeaten run under Guus Hiddink 2 to 13 games, but were denied a win as Stoke earned a late draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Teams: Chelsea starting XI: Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic (c), Baba; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Traore. Substitutes: Begovic, Miazga, Clarke-Salter, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Pato, Remy.

Stoke Citystarting XI : Butland; Cameron, Wollscheid, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan (c), Imbula; Shaqiri, Afellay, Arnautovic; Diouf. Substitutes: Haugaard, Ireland, Joselu, Walters, Teixeira, Crouch, Bojan. But who will come out on top?

Stay tuned to Standard Sport for all the action! Please wait a moment for the Live Blog to load. What they said: Guus Hiddink: “The players responded well when I came in.

I said to everyone, ‘what was your contribution in the year of the championship and the last half year? “Don’t give me an answer by word but in training and in upcoming games’.

I think they responded.” Mark Hughes: “They’ve got themselves into a position where they can have a strong finish and may well get into the European places. “They may need others to slip up but they have the potential to go on a run which can take them a long way.” References ^ Chelsea (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Guus Hiddink (www.standard.co.uk)

Norwich City vs Chelsea: As it happened

Chelsea 1 edged out Norwich City 2 at Carrow Road with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday to go eighth in the Premier League 3 and extend Guus Hiddink’s unbeaten league run with the Blues. Teams Norwich City starting XI: Ruddy; Bennett, Martin (c), Klose; Pinto, Tettey, Howson, Brady; Redmond, Hoolahan, Jerome. Substitutes: Mbokani, Jarvis, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Olsson, O’Neil.

Chelsea starting XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic (c), Kenedy, Fabregas, Matic, Hazard, Oscar, Traore, Diego Costa. Substitutes: Begovic, Baba Rahman, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Pato, Remy. But who will come out on top?

Stay tuned to Standard Sport for all the action! Please wait a moment for the Live Blog to load. What they said Norwich boss Alex Neil: “Are you going to roll over and give up?

We’re fighting for our lives and we want to stay in the Premier League. A win changes everything. “We are capable of a level that can get us positive results in the remaining 11 games. “There is no point us dipping our toe in the water and being a bit cagey and hoping we see things out. We need to go and attack it.” Player ratings: Southampton vs Chelsea Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink: “When I started in December we were close to the relegation zone, one point away.

Of course this club must have big objectives but it was a side objective to get away from the relegation zone as soon as possible. “The team did well with draws and victories so in a relatively short time we’ve accomplished that in-between target.

That encourages us to go on.” References ^ Chelsea (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Norwich City (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Premier League (www.standard.co.uk)

Norwich City vs Chelsea: Prediction, team news, TV channel …

Chelsea 1 face their second successive Premier League 2 away trip on Tuesday when they play Norwich City 3 at Carrow Road following a comeback win at Southampton 4 on Saturday. Date, time and venue Chelsea travel to play Norwich on Tuesday 1 March at Carrow Road, with the game kicking off at 19:45 PM. Where to watch The game will not be shown live, but fans can follow all the action as it happens in Standard Sport’s blog from 18:45 PM.

Last five matches Southampton 1 Chelsea 2 5 (27/02/2016) Chelsea 5 Manchester City 1 6 (21/02/2016) PSG 2 Chelsea 1 7 (16/02/2015) Chelsea 5 Newcastle 1 8 (13/02/16) Chelsea 1 Man United 1 9 (07/02/16) Team news and probable line ups Pedro will miss the match after suffering a hamstring injury against Southampton, which forced him off the field after just seven minutes. John Terry remains a doubt as Hiddink said on Saturday he doesn’t “want to take a big risk on his fitness”, although Radamel Falcao and Kurt Zouma will definitely be sidelined through injury. Meanwhile, Abdul Baba Rahman could be sacrificed at left back for Kenedy after the former’s mistake at St Mary’s Stadium saw him replaced at the break before Hiddink praised Kenedy’s subsequent performance.

In contrast, the only injury concerns Norwich have to contend with is that to Andre Wisdom. Norwich possible starting XI: Ruddy, Pinto, Bennett, Martin, Klose, Brady, Redmond, Tettey, Howson, Naismith, Jerome. Chelsea possible starting XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman, Mikel, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa.

What they re saying Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink: “The Chelsea we want to see is one which reacts to setbacks. We like to be proactive also, and this is what the team did, regaining possession as soon as possible and showing a huge desire to turn a negative result into a positive one. “We emphasised that and the players responded.” In Pictures: Southampton vs Chelsea Norwich boss Alex Neil: “I don’t think we deserved that to lose to Leicester. In the game we had good chances and defensively we were solid.

We kept Vardy and Mahrez quiet and we certainly deserved something. There are a lot of things to take from it. “We have a game on Tuesday and we’ll get it out of our system before then.” Prediction What do you think the result of the match at Carrow Road will be? Have your say by voting in the poll below!

Betting odds (Bet Victor) Norwich to win: 11/2 Chelsea to win: 4/7 Draw: 16/5 All odds provided courtesy of Bet Victor.

To place a bet, click here. 10 References ^ Chelsea (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Premier League (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Norwich City (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Southampton (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Southampton 1 Chelsea 2 (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Chelsea 5 Manchester City 1 (www.standard.co.uk) ^ PSG 2 Chelsea 1 (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Chelsea 5 Newcastle 1 (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Chelsea 1 Man United 1 (www.standard.co.uk) ^ All odds provided courtesy of Bet Victor.

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Manchester United plot Kane and Alli double deal as Tottenham …

1/24 Mohamed Elneny 1 to Arsenal The 23-year-old joined the Gunners from Swiss side Basel after making over 90 league appearances for the club and winning three consecutive Super League titles. An experienced Egyptian international, Elneny can operate in several midfield roles and will provide Arsene Wenger with a versatile option in the centre of the park. Getty Images 2/24 Steven Caulker 2 to Liverpool The 24-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Southampton but completed a short-term switch to Anfield to provide Jurgen Klopp with defensive cover.

Having struggled for game time on the South Coast, the England international will be keen to impress. Reuters 3/24 Matt Jarvis to Norwich With West Ham boasting a wealth of midfield options, Jarvis completed a season-long loan move to Carrow Road last summer. The 29-year-old impressed sufficiently enough to earn a three-and-a-half year permanent deal earlier this month.

An astute signing from the Canaries. Rex 4/24 Jack Hunt to Sheffield Wednesday The 25-year-old full-back never played a competitive game for Crystal Palace after joining the south Londoners from Huddersfield Town in 2013. He joined the Owls on loan last Augist and, after making 22 appearances in all competitions, was rewarded with a three-and-a-half year permanent deal.

Rex 5/24 Charlie Austin 3 to Southampton The 26-year-old was set to become a free agent in the summer but QPR secured a fee for his services after he completed a move to Southampton earlier in the month. Austin had attracted interest from several sides and Ronald Koeman has got his hands on a forward who scored a healthy 18 goals in his only season at the top level. Getty Images 6/24 Alessandro Diamanti to Atalanta (on loan) The 32-year-old midfielder made just three substitute appearances for Watford after arriving in August.

The former Italy international, who won 17 senior caps for the Azzurri, has joined Serie A side Atalanta on loan until the end of the season. EPA 7/24 Diego Poyet to Charlton (on loan) The Championship strugglers have re-signed Poyet on loan after the midfielder was recalled from his initial loan spell at MK Dons by parent club West Ham. The 20-year-old came through the Valley’s youth ranks but joined the Hammers in the summer of 2014.

He will remain in south-east London until the end of the season. Getty Images 8/24 Mauro Zarate 4 to Fiorentina The forward started the season in memorable fashion, netting in a 2-0 victory over Arsenal, but has signed for Serie A club Fiorentina on a permanent basis. The 28-year-old’s fee is reported to be 1.5m.

9/24 Sam Byram 5 to West Ham The 22-year-old appeared to be destined for a move to Everton earlier in the transfer window but eventually chose to move to the Boleyn Ground. The former Leeds full-back may have grown up in Yorkshire but he was born in Essex and members of his family are Hammers fans.

10/24 Shilow Tracey 6 to Tottenham The 17-year-old midfielder was monitored by Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace and West Ham this month but committed his long-term future to Spurs after rising to prominence with National South side Ebbsfleet United. The north Londoners will be hoping they have unearthed another Dele Alli.

11/24 Emmanuel Adebayor 7 to Crystal Palace The Togo forward has penned a shot-term deal with Alan Pardew’s side, who have been short of goals in recent weeks. The former Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester City striker has a wealth of experience and could be just the ticket for the south Londoners during the second half of the season.

12/24 Andros Townsend 8 to Newcastle The England international was previously seen as one of Tottenham’s most promising prospects, but fell out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino. Banished to the Under-21s after a bust up with one of the club’s fitness coaches, Townsend’s spell at White Hart Lane was brought to an end after he completed a 12m switch to Tyneside five days before the transfer deadline.

13/24 Ramires 9 to Jiangsu Suning A surprise departure but at 25million Chelsea could hardly say no to a sizeable profit on a player who was at best a squad member.

14/24 Alexandre Pato 10 to Chelsea Chelsea have taken a six-month gamble on the former AC Milan striker, who spent last season on loan with Sao Paulo. Pato will compete with Diego Costa for a first-choice striking role.

15/24 Sandro 11 to QPR The QPR midfielder has joined West Brom on loan with a view to a permanent summer move. Sandro has made just 11 appearances for Rangers in the Championship this season following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last term.

16/24 Mario Suarez 12 to Watford The 28-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Vicarage Road and joins from Serie A side Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee, understood to be around 4million.

17/24 Matt Miazga 13 to Chelsea The 20-year-old defender arrives from MLS side New York Red Bulls, and has signed a four-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.

18/24 Patrick Bamford 14 to Norwich City The academy graduate moves to Carrow Road on loan after only recently returning to Chelsea after deciding to cancel his stint at Crystal Palace after failing to cement his place in Alan Pardew’s side.

19/24 Emmanuel Emenike 15 to West Ham The 28-year-old Nigerian international arrives from Fenerbahce, though he has spent this season on loan at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates league.

20/24 Alex Prtichard 16 to West Brom The Tottenham man has joined West Brom on loan until the end of the season in a bid to get more game time. Pritchard was at Brentford last term, where he scored 12 Championship goals in 45 starts as the Bees made the play-offs.

21/24 Federico Fazio 17 to Sevilla (loan) The 28-year-old only signed for the north Londoners from the La Liga outfit in the summer of 2014 but has failed to establish himself at White Hart Lane.

22/24 Abdoulaye Doucoure 18 to Watford The 23-year-old midfielder signed for Watford only to immediately be sent out on loan to felllow Pozzo club Granada.

23/24 Mathieu Debuchy 19 to Bordeaux (loan) After a frustrating 18 months at Arsenal that saw Hector Bellerin comprehensively overtake him in Arsene Wenger’s affections. He moves to Bordeaux on loan in the hope of securing his spot in Didier Deschamps’ France side.

24/24 Yaya Sanogo 20 to Charlton (loan) Arsene Wenger had hoped that a spell at Ajax would sharpen Sanogo’s striking instincts. He didn’t start a single game and has now moved on to Charlton. They have had previous success with Arsenal loanees, with Francis Coquelin returning to the Emirates and establishing himself as a crucial first-teamer.

References ^ Mohamed Elneny (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Steven Caulker (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Charlie Austin (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Mauro Zarate (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Sam Byram (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Shilow Tracey (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Emmanuel Adebayor (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Andros Townsend (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Ramires (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Alexandre Pato (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Sandro (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Mario Suarez (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Matt Miazga (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Patrick Bamford (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Emmanuel Emenike (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Alex Prtichard (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Federico Fazio (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Abdoulaye Doucoure (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Mathieu Debuchy (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Yaya Sanogo (www.standard.co.uk)

Patrick Bamford to Norwich City: Chelsea striker moves to Carrow …

1/24 Mohamed Elneny 1 to Arsenal The 23-year-old joined the Gunners from Swiss side Basel after making over 90 league appearances for the club and winning three consecutive Super League titles. An experienced Egyptian international, Elneny can operate in several midfield roles and will provide Arsene Wenger with a versatile option in the centre of the park. Getty Images 2/24 Steven Caulker 2 to Liverpool The 24-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Southampton but completed a short-term switch to Anfield to provide Jurgen Klopp with defensive cover.

Having struggled for game time on the South Coast, the England international will be keen to impress. Reuters 3/24 Matt Jarvis to Norwich With West Ham boasting a wealth of midfield options, Jarvis completed a season-long loan move to Carrow Road last summer. The 29-year-old impressed sufficiently enough to earn a three-and-a-half year permanent deal earlier this month.

An astute signing from the Canaries. Rex 4/24 Jack Hunt to Sheffield Wednesday The 25-year-old full-back never played a competitive game for Crystal Palace after joining the south Londoners from Huddersfield Town in 2013. He joined the Owls on loan last Augist and, after making 22 appearances in all competitions, was rewarded with a three-and-a-half year permanent deal.

Rex 5/24 Charlie Austin 3 to Southampton The 26-year-old was set to become a free agent in the summer but QPR secured a fee for his services after he completed a move to Southampton earlier in the month. Austin had attracted interest from several sides and Ronald Koeman has got his hands on a forward who scored a healthy 18 goals in his only season at the top level. Getty Images 6/24 Alessandro Diamanti to Atalanta (on loan) The 32-year-old midfielder made just three substitute appearances for Watford after arriving in August.

The former Italy international, who won 17 senior caps for the Azzurri, has joined Serie A side Atalanta on loan until the end of the season. EPA 7/24 Diego Poyet to Charlton (on loan) The Championship strugglers have re-signed Poyet on loan after the midfielder was recalled from his initial loan spell at MK Dons by parent club West Ham. The 20-year-old came through the Valley’s youth ranks but joined the Hammers in the summer of 2014.

He will remain in south-east London until the end of the season. Getty Images 8/24 Mauro Zarate 4 to Fiorentina The forward started the season in memorable fashion, netting in a 2-0 victory over Arsenal, but has signed for Serie A club Fiorentina on a permanent basis. The 28-year-old’s fee is reported to be 1.5m.

9/24 Sam Byram 5 to West Ham The 22-year-old appeared to be destined for a move to Everton earlier in the transfer window but eventually chose to move to the Boleyn Ground. The former Leeds full-back may have grown up in Yorkshire but he was born in Essex and members of his family are Hammers fans.

10/24 Shilow Tracey 6 to Tottenham The 17-year-old midfielder was monitored by Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace and West Ham this month but committed his long-term future to Spurs after rising to prominence with National South side Ebbsfleet United. The north Londoners will be hoping they have unearthed another Dele Alli.

11/24 Emmanuel Adebayor 7 to Crystal Palace The Togo forward has penned a shot-term deal with Alan Pardew’s side, who have been short of goals in recent weeks. The former Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester City striker has a wealth of experience and could be just the ticket for the south Londoners during the second half of the season.

12/24 Andros Townsend 8 to Newcastle The England international was previously seen as one of Tottenham’s most promising prospects, but fell out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino. Banished to the Under-21s after a bust up with one of the club’s fitness coaches, Townsend’s spell at White Hart Lane was brought to an end after he completed a 12m switch to Tyneside five days before the transfer deadline.

13/24 Ramires 9 to Jiangsu Suning A surprise departure but at 25million Chelsea could hardly say no to a sizeable profit on a player who was at best a squad member.

14/24 Alexandre Pato 10 to Chelsea Chelsea have taken a six-month gamble on the former AC Milan striker, who spent last season on loan with Sao Paulo. Pato will compete with Diego Costa for a first-choice striking role.

15/24 Sandro 11 to QPR The QPR midfielder has joined West Brom on loan with a view to a permanent summer move. Sandro has made just 11 appearances for Rangers in the Championship this season following the club’s relegation from the Premier League last term.

16/24 Mario Suarez 12 to Watford The 28-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Vicarage Road and joins from Serie A side Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee, understood to be around 4million.

17/24 Matt Miazga 13 to Chelsea The 20-year-old defender arrives from MLS side New York Red Bulls, and has signed a four-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.

18/24 Patrick Bamford 14 to Norwich City The academy graduate moves to Carrow Road on loan after only recently returning to Chelsea after deciding to cancel his stint at Crystal Palace after failing to cement his place in Alan Pardew’s side.

19/24 Emmanuel Emenike 15 to West Ham The 28-year-old Nigerian international arrives from Fenerbahce, though he has spent this season on loan at Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates league.

20/24 Alex Prtichard 16 to West Brom The Tottenham man has joined West Brom on loan until the end of the season in a bid to get more game time. Pritchard was at Brentford last term, where he scored 12 Championship goals in 45 starts as the Bees made the play-offs.

21/24 Federico Fazio 17 to Sevilla (loan) The 28-year-old only signed for the north Londoners from the La Liga outfit in the summer of 2014 but has failed to establish himself at White Hart Lane.

22/24 Abdoulaye Doucoure 18 to Watford The 23-year-old midfielder signed for Watford only to immediately be sent out on loan to felllow Pozzo club Granada.

23/24 Mathieu Debuchy 19 to Bordeaux (loan) After a frustrating 18 months at Arsenal that saw Hector Bellerin comprehensively overtake him in Arsene Wenger’s affections. He moves to Bordeaux on loan in the hope of securing his spot in Didier Deschamps’ France side.

24/24 Yaya Sanogo 20 to Charlton (loan) Arsene Wenger had hoped that a spell at Ajax would sharpen Sanogo’s striking instincts. He didn’t start a single game and has now moved on to Charlton. They have had previous success with Arsenal loanees, with Francis Coquelin returning to the Emirates and establishing himself as a crucial first-teamer.

References ^ Mohamed Elneny (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Steven Caulker (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Charlie Austin (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Mauro Zarate (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Sam Byram (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Shilow Tracey (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Emmanuel Adebayor (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Andros Townsend (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Ramires (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Alexandre Pato (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Sandro (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Mario Suarez (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Matt Miazga (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Patrick Bamford (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Emmanuel Emenike (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Alex Prtichard (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Federico Fazio (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Abdoulaye Doucoure (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Mathieu Debuchy (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Yaya Sanogo (www.standard.co.uk)

Arsenal vs Sunderland team news: Oxlade-Chamberlain and …

Arsenal 1 manager Arsene Wenger 2 has made two changes to the side which drew at Norwich on Sunday. The Frenchman is forced into both of those alterations as Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla recover from problems sustained at Carrow Road. Joel Campbell and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are introduced as Aaron Ramsey drops back to accompany Mathieu Flamini in deep midfield.

Keiran Gibbs, who dropped out of the matchday sqaud to face Norwich with an injury concern, returns to the bench.

Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce makes three changes to his Sunderland team as Jermain Defoe drops out of the squad with injury Arsenal: Cech, Beller n, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Cambell, zil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Walcott, Chambers, Iwobi Sunderland: Pantilimon, Yedlin, van Aanholt, Kaboul, O Shea (c), Coates, Toivonen, M Vila, Watmore, Borini, Fletcher.

References ^ Arsenal (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Arsene Wenger (www.standard.co.uk)

Norwich City vs Arsenal: As it happened

Arsenal 1 once more surrendered a lead and an opportunity to gain ground on the league’s top sides with a tame 1-1 draw against Norwich. A bright start, somewhat dimmed by an early injury for Laurent Koscielny, had been capped by Mesut Ozil’s fantastic chipped finish over the error-strewn John Ruddy. But from there everything that could go wrong for Arsene Wenger seemed to go wrong, as the hosts equalised, Alexis Sanchez hobbled off with an ankle injury and they could not find a way back into the game.

The Gunners now have just two points from their last three Premier League games, though they do find themselves in touch with Manchester City and Leicester, You can relive the action as it happened below.

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References ^ Arsenal (standard.co.uk)

Tottenham pair Heung-min Son and Dele Alli have a special …

Two of Tottenham 1 ‘s players appear to have developed a certain camaraderie this season. Heung-min Son and Dele Alli have both made impressive starts to their Spurs careers and the pair clearly aren’t afraid to lend each other a helping hand. Eagle-eyed Spurs fans spotted the duo exchange a strange greeting during the north London club’s 1-0 victory over Qarabag on Thursday night.

What initially appeared to be a traditional handshake took an unexpected twist as Alli consoled the South Korean after his chance had cannoned off the crossbar. You can see the duo’s handshake in the clip below: But maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised that the pair have struck up a bond after a few short months playing alongside each other at White Hart Lane? We think the same way and you can see that on the training pitch, Alli told Standard Sport 2 earlier in the season.

It s really good to have that natural chemistry with someone. There are a lot of players here who are intelligent and want to play the same way, so it naturally links together.” Mauricio Pochettino clearly has his young side pulling in the right direction and they have a chance to extend their unbeaten Premier League record to 13 when they face Chelsea on Sunday. Perhaps Teddy Sheringham has been an inspiration?

References ^ Tottenham (www.standard.co.uk) ^ Alli told Standard Sport (www.standard.co.uk)