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  1. Tonight: Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST), Boro will be relegated if they fail to win
  2. Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante wins Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year
  3. Get involved: What has been your club's lowest moment? #bbcsportsday

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By Jamie Lillywhite and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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Thanks and goodbye

As always, thank you for all your comments as Sportsday comes to an end today.

Stay across the BBC Sport website for all the action from Chelsea versus Middlesbrough tonight and we will be back at 08:00 BST on Tuesday to discuss all the fall out from that game.

Bye for now.

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What has been your club's lowest moment?

Simon Grimmett: Dropping like a lead balloon out of the Premier League after being there every season since it had been formed in the worse season in the history of our club, with only three league wins all season. Aston Villa fan of course.

Jonathan Rudd: Hull City fan. Getting locked out of our ground at the time in 2001, hours before a winding up order in the high court was a pretty grim day.

Anthony Benton: In my lifetime? Wolves being relegated to League One the season after we were relegated to the Championship. Of all time? Dropping from the First to Fourth Division in fourth years and almost going out of existence in the 80s.  

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Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST)

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How it stands

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST)

A win for Chelsea tonight at home will leave Antonio Conte's side only three points from becoming the Premier League champions.


Meanwhile, Middlesbrough will be doomed to playing in the Championship in 2017-18 if they lose.


Sheffield United complete Evans signing


Chesterfield striker Ched Evans has completed his return to Sheffield United, signing a three-year contract.

BBC Radio Sheffield reported in April that the deal was worth about £500,000.

Evans, 28, last played for the Blades in 2012 before he was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison.

That conviction was quashed and, following a re-trial in October 2016, Evans was found not guilty.

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What has been your club's lowest moment?

Sam Hill: As a Pompey fan, being within minutes of going out of business. Twice in the last seven years.

Matt Parry: Recent derby matches will take the prize, unless Wayne Rooney comes back, that'll be a new low for Everton.

Jody Maguire: Bristol City bottom of the football league near Christmas 1982. Two calendar years earlier we were in the top tier.

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'Chelsea's home form has been wonderful'

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST)

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I was at Goodison last weekend to see Chelsea take a significant step towards the title before West Ham helped them even closer on Friday night. They now have a chance to wrap it up before Spurs kick a ball again.

Antonio Conte's team have produced when it's mattered and even when they have suffered a set back, their response has been that of champions.

Their home form has been a wonderful foundation for them to be top since November 5th and they will be confident of moving within one win of lifting the trophy with victory over Middlesbrough.

The league's lowest goal scorers have only a flicker of light at the end of the survival tunnel and know for them too it's all about the victory. Tottenham, you feel, won't be holding their breath.

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Team news

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST)

There is a big game at Stamford Bridge tonight, which will affect the top and bottom of the table.

Chelsea pair David Luiz and N'Golo Kante are injury doubts for tonight's game against Middlesbrough. Luiz fell awkwardly towards the end of last week's 3-0 victory over Everton, while Kante has a thigh problem.

Middlesbrough pair Grant Leadbitter and Adlene Guedioura have returned to training after respective hamstring and groin injuries and could be involved. Gaston Ramirez is likely to miss out with a pelvic problem, while Victor Valdes and Daniel Ayala remain doubts.

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Don't be afraid to speak up - Muntari


Former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari has given a powerful interview to BBC Sport, after he left the field recently during Pescara's Serie A game at Cagliari after being booked for complaining of being racially abused. 

"I left the pitch because I was racially abused, I have the right to do that," says Muntari.

"The last week has been hell, I was treated like a criminal, my message to those abused is don't be scared to talk, speak up, be strong to talk, you have to make the change." 

Racial abuse: Don't be afraid to speak up - Sulley Muntari

On this day...


In 2013 Manchester United announced that Sir Alex Ferguson would retire at the end of the season.

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Buttler hails Jayawardene signing


England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, currently playing in the Indian Premier League with the Mumbai Indians, welcomes the arrival at Lancashire of Mahela Jayawardene, who was once a batting consultant on tour with England, hence the wording.

Scotland select uncapped trio for tour

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New Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has named three uncapped players in a 34-man squad for next month's three-Test summer tour. 

Glasgow centre Nick Grigg, prop D'Arcy Rae and Edinburgh hooker George Turner are the new additions in the squad that will face Italy in Singapore on June 10 before Tests in Australia and Fiji. 

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What has been your club's lowest moment?

Jason Aaron Forrest: Pretty sure we win the #FeelSorryForOurselves award at Leeds. Basically the last 25 years since the creation of the Premier League.

Jon Longshanks: I think for Arsenal losing the League Cup final against Birmingham City. Aged me 10 years overnight.

Abdul M. Ismail: 1989. Arsenal needed to beat Liverpool by two goals to win the title, and they won 2-0 at Anfield. 

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5 live Boxing podcast


The latest 5 live Boxing podcast is available for you and the ever-outspoken Tyson Fury says he will "box rings" round Anthony Joshua.

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Former heavyweight world champion says he will “box rings around” Anthony Joshua.

Boro seek to end winless streak

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (Monday, 20:00 BST)

Now to tonight's 5 live commentary match at Stamford Bridge, where Middlesbrough will be back in the Championship after only a season away if they lose.

Boro are not exactly the form horse, their only league win in 18 games since Christmas came at home to relegated Sunderland last month and they have not won an away match in 16 attempts since the second weekend of the season, losing five of the last six.

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Messi lookalike taken to police station


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It's not him. Nor is it Richard Stilgoe (one for the teenagers). This is an Iranian student who had to be taken to a police station at the weekend - because he looks too much like Lionel Messi.

Read more on that story here.

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BBC Radio 5 live

A reminder about tonight's 5 live Sport with Kelly Cates, which will come live from Stamford Bridge ahead of the commentary match between Chelsea and Middlesbrough.

John Murray is your commentator, joined by much-travelled former striker Steve Claridge.

Following the football will be another edition of Flintoff, Savage & The Ping Pong Guy.

'We have tried to play good football'

Southampton v Arsenal (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)


Southampton are 10th in the Premier League, but could finish as high as eighth and entertain Arsenal on Wednesday.

Saints boss Claude Puel says: "We can show our qualities and it's important to end this season well and find the clinical edge to score.

"We have tried to develop a side of young players and to play good football. Against any opponent we can have good possession."

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Kerber through but Pliskova bows out


Top seed Angelique Kerber, the world number two, survived a blip against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, battling back from 5-3 down in the deciding set to win 6-2 1-6 7-5 in their Madrid Open round two contest.

Second seed Karolina Pliskova, the world number three, has gone out, however, beaten 6-3 6-3 by Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, the world number 22.

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What has been your club's lowest moment?

George Jones: In my lifetime, probably when we suffered our first relegation in 2009. I'd always seen Newcastle in the top flight until then. To see them go down felt alien to me. I was numb for weeks afterward, I just didn't know how to process it. Made relegation last season a little easier to stomach since I knew how it felt. 

Connör Godfrey: In my time as a fan, probably Sunderland going out of the top flight on record lowest points 2002-03 then breaking our own record in 05-06. This season will fit nicely on that pile.

Dave Guichard: In my lifetime as a CPFC fan..... losing 7-1 to Huddersfield, Carl Leaburn scoring a hat trick against us, almost losing the club altogether in 2010!  

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Cavani considers Napoli return


Edinson Cavani has been a regular in the BBC Sport Gossip Column for some time, but the Paris St Germain striker says he could return to former club Napoli after his contract with the Ligue 1 club ends in 2020.

The Uruguay international, capped 91 times by his country, renewed his contract with PSG in April and has scored a record 128 goals in 195 competitive games for the club. 

"After PSG I don't know what will happen but if I will want to change team I may choose to return to Napoli and then go back home," he says. 

"I don't want to go back home when I will be too old, I would like to retire when I decide so rather than football leaving me."

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Sharapova-Bouchard do battle in Madrid


BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Staying with tennis and there could well be more friction on the court in Madrid tonight when Maria Sharapova takes on the woman who called her a "cheater" and called for a life ban for her doping offences - Eugenie Bouchard.

The two players have met four times before - twice on clay - and Sharapova has won them all, including Grand Slams at the Australian and French Opens.

Sharapova, 30 has won 35 WTA titles and Bouchard, 23, the current world number 60, just the one. 

You can hear live commentary, grunts and all, on 5 live sports extra from 19:00 BST.

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'I don't think he really believes he's British'


More from Dan Evans, explaining his stance on Slovenia-born Aljaz Bedene, who was granted British citizenship in March 2015.

"It's nothing to do with Aljaz - I like him, he's not confrontational in any way but to me it doesn't sit well if you play for another country," Evans told BBC Sport after his defeat at the Madrid Open today. 

"I don't feel bad about him, but for me it's a bit baffling as to why. And now he lives in Slovenia as well - I don't think he really believes he's British either. It's just the citizenship rule, where he's lived here for five years. It's just a bit different, isn't it?"

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On this day...


A year ago to the day in Las Vegas, Britain's Amir Khan was knocked out in the sixth round of his WBC middleweight title clash with defending champion Saul Alvarez. 

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What has been your club's lowest moment?

Luc Jones: Plymouth Argyle going into administration and then were one game away from becoming a non-league club. It's been a long battle but finally we now seem to be (more or less) heading in the right direction.

Shelagh Burke: Constant points deductions at Bournemouth because of debts, supporters dipping in their pickets to save the club and ending up in League Two and nearly getting relegated out of the football league when it went down to the last game of the season. That is why l am enjoying where we are at the moment.

Will Tottie: Norwich getting relegated to League One and then losing 7-1 at home to Colchester on the opening day of the season. A few days later we poached their manager Paul Lambert, and got back to back promotions to the Premier League. Incredible really. 

Bournemouth are on course for their highest ever finish in English football this season

'I'm number three'


Forthright views from Dan Evans following his Madrid Open defeat by Robin Haase.

When reminded by BBC tennis correspondent Russell Fuller that he was the British number four, Evans asked: "Fourth?" and when told it was behind Slovenia-born Aljaz Bedene, who became a British citizen in March 2015, he added: "Oh, so I'm third."

Boro face fortress at the Bridge

Chelsea v Middlesbrough (Monday, 20:00 BST)

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More on tonight's 5 live commentary match at Stamford Bridge, where leaders Chelsea are seeking a 13th Premier League home win in 14 attempts.

It's quite simple for Middlesbrough - lose and you're down, for what would be a record-equalling fourth time in the Premier League.

While Antonio Conte's side have taken 81 points from 34 matches, equalling the final tally by champions Leicester last term, Boro have 28 points with three games remaining and the fewest points won by a team to avoid relegation from the Premier League is 34, set by West Brom in 2004-05.

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Singh handed Ireland call


Simi Singh, who may well be my new favourite name in cricket, has been selected in the Ireland squad for the Tri-Nations series against Bangladesh and New Zealand, which starts on Friday at Malahide.

The 30-year-old Leinster Lightning spinning all-rounder, who gained Irish citizenship last month, replaces Andy McBrine in the only change to the squad originally selected for the England ODI series, which Ireland lost 2-0.

British rider injury update

An update on Cheshire rider Emily Gilruth suffered a serious fall in the Badminton Horse Trials at the weekend.

A statement released by British Eventing on Monday said 40-year-old sustained a TBI (traumatic brain injury) when falling from her horse at the third fence.

"The doctors are pleased with her progress," British Eventing said. "She remains under sedation.

"We would like to say a huge thank you to Badminton's medical team for their efficient and very caring service, also to the staff in the intensive care unit at Southmead." 

Senior steps down at Blackburn


Blackburn's director of football and operations Paul Senior has resigned less than 24 hours after the club's relegation to League One, and only 123 days on from his appointment. 

Rovers dropped down into the third tier of English football for the first time since 1980 - becoming the first Premier League champions to drop down to tier three - as wins for Birmingham and Nottingham Forest rendered their own win at Brentford redundant. 

5 live Sport

BBC Radio 5 live

Tonight's 5 live Sport with Kelly Cates comes live from Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea take on Middlesbrough, who - as we all know - will be relegated if they lose.

There will be full live commentary from John Murray, joined by former much-travelled striker Steve Claridge.

After the football there will be another edition of the cult programme, Flintoff, Savage & The Ping Pong Guy.

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What has been your club's lowest moment

Anonymous: Bognor Regis Town only needed to beat lowly Met Police to win the Ryman League title because narrow leaders Havant had drawn their final game. But we could only draw with the Police.

But from the depths of that despair there was jubilation only a few days later when we went up via the play-offs, beating our old adversaries Dulwich to go up to the Conference South. The completely contrasting emotions of football.

James Crane and Ollie Pearce celebrate for Bognor Regis Town

Watch the best action from the Women's Super League


Arsenal's Danielle Carter is the star performer of this week's WSL round-up, which features stunning goals from Yeovil's Sarah Wiltshire and Reading's Jade Moore.

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WSL: Arsenal's Danielle Carter this week's star performer

Marathon duo to reunite for Great Manchester Run


This was one of the great moments in London Marathon history, as Matthew Rees helped David Wyeth - a complete stranger to him - over the finishing line.

The two men will both take part in the Great Manchester Run 10k on Sunday 28 May, which will be broadcast live on BBC One.

Exhausted London Marathon runner helped across the line

Water fuss about nothing


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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won't face any further action over his bottle throwing antics at Anfield yesterday.

Annoyed at a decision by referee Robert Madley during the 0-0 draw with Southampton, a clearly furious Klopp threw the his water bottle on the ground in disgust.

It brought back memories of Jose Mourinho kicking a water bottle at Old Trafford earlier this season which earned the Manchester United manager a touchline ban.

However, unlike in that instance, the Football Association do not feel Klopp's actions had the potential to cause a problem and will not be taking the matter any further.

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Dodd loses place on Fifa Council


Australia's Moya Dodd has failed to regain her place as Asian football's female representative on the Fifa Council after she lost a vote 27-17 to Bangladeshi Mahfuza Akhter Kiron.

Former Australia international and practising lawyer Dodd served on world football's executive body as an appointed member between 2013 and 2016.

During that time, the 52-year-old made her mark as a strong champion for women in football and reform of the sport's tainted governance structure. That track record, however, counted for little in Bahrain on Monday when the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) 27th Congress opted instead for Kiron, of whom little is known outside her native country.

The vote came down to a head-to-head between the two when North Korean candidate Han Un Gyong and Palestine's Susan Shalabi Molano withdrew. 

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What has been your club's lowest moment?

Doug Johnston: There have been many for Leeds. Having to pay Robbie Fowler to leave the club, going into administration, being relegated from the Premier league, the play-off final defeat to Watford, being relegated from the Championship and the FA Cup defeat to Histon. But there is one that stands out: the League One play-off final defeat to Doncaster Rovers (pictured). That almost made me lose faith in football.

Greg Cook: Sheffield Wednesday - being a day/hours away from falling into administration & nearly ceasing to exist, that & not being able to beat nine-man Yeovil Town on a Tuesday night at home. Awful times, glad things are looking up.

Thomas Blick: I think my lowest point as a Reading fan was when we lost at home to Norwich in the last ever game at Elm Park in 1998. It was an awful game and we were relegated that season too.  

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'Monreal thinks he's at a christening'


Remember the days when you would see Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane snarling in the tunnel before Arsenal and Manchester United matches?

Yesterday was a bit tamer, a bit more friendly. But not everyone was impressed.

Watch as Match of the Day 2 pundits Phil Neville and Martin Keown criticise Arsenal and Manchester United players for hugging and laughing in the tunnel before the Gunners' 2-0 victory at the Emirates on Sunday. 

Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd: Tunnel cam shows opposition players hugging

PAOK fail with appeal against leaders


It was an ambitious plan to win the league but second-place PAOK lost an appeal at the Greek federation that paves the way for Olympiakos to be officially named champions. 

PAOK had requested that Olympiakos be docked six points for violence during last month's Greek Cup semi-final first leg against AEK Athens. 

Had the decision gone PAOK's way they would have been declared champions because the season ended last week with Olympiakos six points in front but with PAOK having a better head-to-head record. 

A final decision on whether Olympiakos will officially be declared champions will be made by the Super League. 

Nicholson triumphs at 37th attempt


New Zealander Andrew Nicholson completed quite a comeback yesterday when won the Badminton Horse Trials on Sunday for the first time at the 37th attempt - 18 months after breaking his neck in a fall. 

"Of course, I knew I would win Badminton one day - I just didn't know when," said Nicholson, who first competed at Badminton in 1984.

"Nereo is a truly amazing horse. The amount of big events he's done year after year is unbelievable," the six-times Olympian added. "It's been worth the wait. I've won big events before but this just feels so different." 

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