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THE SWEEPER'S DAY-EARLY RESULTS SERVICE

THE SWEEPER has amnesia. He's forgotten how to lose. Two winners - Arsenal to beat Derby and Manchester United to draw with Chelsea - and a non-runner (Barnsley v Tottenham) in last week's Trixie. And, though he's not sure whether it's the light - or just from being in the form of his life - this weekend's Premiership programme looks easy. Chelsea can hammer West Ham; Coventry can bury Blackburn; Arsenal can gun down Everton; Leicester can fox Charlton; Newcastle may draw with Manchester United; Sheffield Wednesday may draw with Leeds; Tottenham may draw with Aston Villa; and Wimbledon can cut down Nottingham Forest. Freefalling Middlesbrough may be held to a draw by Southampton tomorrow while Fiorentina may draw with plucky Venezia.

LIBERO WAGERS

(56, 25p trebles with Stanley): Chelsea to beat West Ham (4-9); Coventry to beat Blackburn (evens); Arsenal to win at Everton (5-6); Leicester to beat Charlton (4-5); Newcastle to draw with Manchester United (12-5); Sheffield Wednesday to draw with Leeds (9-4); Tottenham to draw with Aston Villa (12-5); Wimbledon to beat Nottingham Forest (8-13).

SUNDAY SKY GAME

Middlesbrough v Southampton

Draw (pounds 2, 9-4, generally).

SUNDAY C4 ITALIAN JOB

Venezia v Fiorentina

Draw (pounds 2, 2-1, William Hill).

ORIGINAL BANK: pounds 100.

CURRENT KITTY: pounds 196.68!

TODAY'S BETS: pounds 19.62 (inc. tax).

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