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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    That's your lot for today.

    Join us later for Chelsea v West Brom in the Premier League.

    Until then.

  2. Alderweireld to be left out again?

    Juventus v Tottenham (Tue, 19:45 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is expected to be left out of the Tottenham squad for Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at Juventus.

    Alderweireld has only just recovered from a hamstring injury that has kept him out since November.

    The Belgian completed the full 90 minutes in the FA Cup replay win over Newport at Wembley last Wednesday, and declared himself fit to return to Mauricio Pochettino’s squad on a full time basis.

    However, Pochettino left Alderweireld out of his squad for Saturday’s North London derby against Arsenal and is planning to do the same when Tottenham leave for Turin this afternoon.

    It is understood Pochettino wants to be certain of Alderweireld’s capacity to play at the high intensity required before picking him for such key fixtures.

  3. Sane, Silva, Delph there..Laporte, Jesus not

    FC Basel v Man City (Tues, 19:45GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    No reason has been given for the absence of £57m club record signing Aymeric Laporte from Manchester City’s training session this morning.

    Tomorrow’s Champions League last-16 first-leg tie with FC Basel should have been Laporte’s European debut for his new club.

    Gabriel Jesus’ absence with a knee injury was more predictable and the potential availability of Leroy Sane, David Silva and Fabien Delph compensates for that.

    Sane has only missed three games with the ankle injury he suffered in that awful challenge by Joe Bennett at Cardiff last month, so can count himself somewhat fortunate.

    Manchester  CIty
  4. View from the gantry

    Chelsea v West Brom (20:00 GMT)

    Jonathan Pearce

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "Antonio Conte is in an unenviable position. Even if he wins this trio of massive home games over nine days, including Hull in the FA Cup and Barcelona, he's a dead man walking.

    "It's unfair. He's knowledgeable, likeable, passionate and straightforward. The politics reek.

    "West Brom have just three points from seven games against top-six sides and haven't won at Chelsea since 1983.

    "Alan Pardew has eight points from 12 league matches - two fewer than his predecessor Tony Pulis managed in his final 12 at The Hawthorns. But the new Baggies boss can create history by becoming the first man to win at Chelsea with three Premier League clubs.

    "If he does that, Conte might not make the weekend."

  5. Post update

    A couple of bits for tonight and Tuesday...

  6. PSG go further clear

    French Ligue 1


    Paris St-Germain are 12 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after Neymar's goal beat Toulouse.

    Angel di Maria, who earlier hit the crossbar directly from a corner, found Neymar with a ball over the top and the Brazilian's shot was deflected in.

    Marseille, who were in second place, drew 2-2 at Saint-Etienne on Friday and sit 13 points behind PSG.

    Monaco beat Angers 4-0 later on Saturday to move one point above Marseille.

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    SMS Message: 1. City 2. Liverpool 3. Spurs 4. Arsenal (never right off an Arsenal run in!) 5. Utd 6. Chelsea, Saints, Swans and Baggies down. from Charlie
  8. Lewa equals scoring record

    German Bundesliga

    Robert Lewandowski

    Robert Lewandowski equalled a scoring record set by his absent manager Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich beat Schalke to go 18 points clear at the top.

    The Pole has scored in the first 11 home games of the Bundesliga season, something only Heynckes has done, for Borussia Monchengladbach in 1972-73.

    Heynckes was bed-ridden with flu as Bayern won their 12th game in a row.

    Schalke's Franco di Santo levelled after Lewandowski's opener with Thomas Muller scoring the winner.

  9. Napoli keep hold of top

    Italian Serie A


    Napoli returned to the top of Serie A after a dominant victory over Lazio, despite conceding the opening goal.

    The hosts fell behind to a Stefan de Vrij tap-in but Jose Callejon equalised just before half time after beating the offside trap and poking home.

    Napoli then took control in the second half as a Wallace own goal made it 2-1 before Mario Rui's shot deflected off Piotr Zielinski and flew into the net.

    Dries Mertens then finished off a fine move, flicking home Zielinski's pass.

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    toby light‏: Stockport County to gain promotion through play offs and return to a full time club and they will win the FA trophy.

  11. Barca firing blanks

    Spanish La Liga


    On the continent...

    Barcelona failed to score for the first time in La Liga this season as Getafe picked up a hard-fought point at the Nou Camp.

    The hosts remain unbeaten in the league and are seven points above second-placed Atletico Madrid.

    Philippe Coutinho and Lionel Messi both forced saves from Getafe keeper Vicente Guaita, who is joining Crystal Palace on a free transfer this summer.

    Yerry Mina, making his league debut for Barca, headed a chance just wide.

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    SMS Message: I can see both Liverpool (2nd) and Spurs (3rd) finishing ahead of United. Chelsea just nicking 5th, and Conte and Wenger gone before next season! from Odhran
    SMS Message: Top four: City, Liverpool, Man U, Spurs. Bottom three... lottery ticket... Stoke I feel (sorry), Huddersfield (sorry, captain Picard), aaaaand er Swansea (sorry, Carlos but a bounce has to end —that's physics innit). My predictions means that none of those teams will go down now — be thankful fans of these sides :) from Sophie


  13. Man City focus on Europe

    FC Basel v Man City (Tues, 19:45 GMT)

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    A beautiful winter's day in Manchester, with sun, blue sky and snow in view ahead of City's training session ahead of their Champions League trip to Basel.

    Main interest this morning will focus on whether either Gabriel Jesus or Leroy Sane are fit for the trip to Switzerland.

    Jesus has missed 10 games with a knee injury, whilst Sane has been out for three games with the ankle injury he sustained against Cardiff last month.

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    SMS Message: 1 Man City 2 Liverpool 3 Tottenham 4 Man Utd 5 Chelsea 6 Arsenal. City double, League Cup Arsenal, Champions League Spurs, Burnley in Europe, West Brom Southampton Swansea down, Wolves Villa up, Bristol City beat Cardiff in playoff final. from Ellie
    SMS Message: City will win losing one more game this season. United I think have a better squad than Liverpool and will be just above them with Tottenham securing the last slot, but always unsure about a side who rely so heavily on someone, let’s hope Kane stays fit. from Kit
    SMS Message: 1st Man City, 2nd Liverpool, 3rd Spurs, 4th Man Utd. West Brom 20th, Southampton 19th, Brighton 18th. Spurs could win it next season if transfer window successful and they keep hold of Kane. I don't support Spurs, but playing tremendous football. from Paul
  15. How did he miss??

    Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has had a shocker here.

    I could have scored that with my eyes closed and with one leg over my shoulder.

    Hit the play button below.

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    Darren Boyce-Smith‏: Unless they sack the manager Southampton will go down. 5 wins in 27 is an appalling record for a manager. Board have made a massive mistake by backing him.

    Wayytedd Pass: Now it's starting to get desperate for Southampton. It appears they just don't have the goals in that team. I do believe the will struggle to open-up Burnley and so I keep guessing where the points are gonna come from. Mario Lemina perhaps?

  17. Pellegrino criticises own players

    Mohamed Salah

    Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino claimed the "biggest defeat" his side suffered in their loss to Liverpool was "the character we showed in the second half".

    Liverpool moved to within two points of second-placed Manchester United after goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah secured a comfortable victory.

    Brazil forward Firmino gave Liverpool an early lead with his 20th goal of the season when he finished off a counter attack after being teed up by Salah.

    Southampton then twice brought saves out of Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius, before Liverpool added a second through Salah after he exchanged passes with Firmino.

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    Mollie‏: Top 4 and bottom 3 are both hard to predict this season, But think Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham could take them. There's so many who could go down, but as a Huddersfield fan I hope it's not us - I'm saying West Brom, Stoke and Southampton.

    Guy Grobler‏: Title: City Champs:United,Spurs, Cheslea. Europa: Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton (if 7th place gets it this season). Relegation: WBA, Stoke, Huddersfield.

    Harrison Realls: ‏1. Man City 2. Liverpool 3. Tottenham 4. Man UTD 5. Chelsea 6. Arsenal — 18. Stoke 19. Southampton 20. West Brom Huddersfield to finish 17th, before you all ask!

  19. Terriers bite back


    Huddersfield produced "one of the performances of the season" as they brought their five-match losing streak in the Premier League to an end with an emphatic home victory over Bournemouth.

    The Terriers started the game in the relegation zone for the first time this season, but climbed out thanks to a fine performance which left manager David Wagner looking optimistically to the future.

    Huddersfield face teams in the bottom half of the table in six of their next seven league games.

    "It was a huge win for us," said Wagner.

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    Luki Vuki‏: Chelsea to completely derail their season and conte gone at the end of it. Liverpool second, United third, Spurs will nick 4th. Impossible to say at the bottom other than bye bye West Brom.

    Ben Berwick‏: I can see Chelsea sacking Conte and dropping out of top four race. I can see Liverpool catching Utd for 2nd. I don’t dare call the relegation battle.