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From Roy Keane’s no-holds-barred approach at Sunderland to Jim Smith basing his tactics on a formation of ducks, Danny Higginbotham has heard it all from his managers

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United will qualify for Champions League, according to study

The Independent has teamed up with the makers of Football Manager to simulate how the final few games will unfold and the table will finish

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Chelsea will win the Premier League by 13 points ahead of Arsenal in second, research suggests

The Independent has teamed up with the makers of Football Manager to simulate how the final few games will unfold and the table will finish

Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Southampton and Tottenham: Which sides will finish in the top four?

A look at which sides look the likeliest to qualify for the Champions League based on current form and remaining fixtures

Referee Roger East looks over stricken Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster after he injured his knee against Burnley

England squad: Forster Forster injury earns Rob Green England recall

Southampton’s Forster was carried off on a stretcher after suffering a knee injury against Burnley on Saturday

West Ham vs Sunderland - LIVE! Adam Johnson returns to the bench at Upton Park as Dick Advocaat takes charge of first game

Follow every goal from today's seven Premier League matches

Southampton vs Burnley: Premier League match preview

Both sides with nothing to lose but all to gain as we approach the season’s climax

Sergio Aguero, Mesut Ozil, Mario Balotelli and Quinton de Kock

Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Southampton and Tottenham: Which teams will finish in the top four?

Six won't go into three so we take a look at the contenders' current form, remaining fixtures and assess their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League

Jamie Mackie, Dick Advocaat, Arsene Wenger and Antoine Greizmann
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Chelsea 1 Southampton 1 player ratings: Fraser Forster? Thibaut Courtois? Diego Costa? Who was the star man?

Chelsea missed the chance to get an eight-point lead ahead of Manchester City

Chelsea vs Southampton team news: Willian brought back into Blues side

Team news from Stamford Bridge

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If your smartphone won’t quite cut it, it’s time to invest in a new portable gadget
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Ross Barkley played well against Italy but he must build on that. His time to step up and seize that England No 10 shirt is now
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Why Carrick is still proving an enigma for England

Manchester United's talented midfielder has played international football for almost 14 years yet, frustratingly, has won only 32 caps, says Sam Wallace
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