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Chelsea vs Tottenham, Premier League as it happened

All the action from Tottenham's win at Stamford Bridge

Liam Corless
Sunday 01 April 2018 16:35
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Alli's masterful first put Spurs ahead for the first time
Alli's masterful first put Spurs ahead for the first time

Chelsea and Tottenham meet in Sunday's second Premier League game and what a game it promises to be.

Both teams are in desperate need of all three points as the race for Champions League qualification hots up. Defeat today and the Blues' top four hopes could well be over but Spurs haven't won at Stamford Bridge for 28 years - can they finally break the hoodoo?

Follow all the latest in our live blog.


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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the day's Premier League action.

First up we've got Arsenal vs Stoke (1.30pm kick-off) before Chelsea host Tottenham at 4pm.

Team news for the first match to come in just a couple of minutes.

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Arsenal vs Stoke team news

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Pre-match words from Arsene Wenger

On Petr Cech missing out: "He woke up yesterday with a sore groin. I hope he will be available for Thursday but he couldn't play today."

On the changes he's made to the team that beat Watford two weeks ago: "There's always a gamble when you change the team but if you look at the quality of our players, we cannot look for any excuse."

Quotes from Sky Sports

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Fans gather around the Emirates Stadium prior to kick-off 

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Arsenal vs Stoke - last five meetings

  • Stoke 1-0 Arsenal, Premier League (August 2017)
  • Stoke 1-4 Arsenal, Premier League (May 2017)
  • Arsenal 3-1 Stoke, Premier League (December 2016)
  • Stoke 0-0 Arsenal, Premier League (January 2016)
  • Arsenal 2-0 Stoke, Premier League (September 2015)
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Pre-match words from Stoke boss Paul Lambert

On whether yesterday's results aided Stoke's pursuit of survival: "Results went for us.

"We are still in a difficult position but yesterday's results were positive. We need to try and win the game and we will have a real go at it’."

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Thierry Henry is a big fan of Dele Alli, despite the Spurs man's struggles this season...

"Every young player goes through the same thing. You surprise people at the beginning, then you back it up, then other teams change their tactics because they respect you. That tells you how great he is."

Quotes from Sky Sports

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The Colombian comes in for Petr Cech, who misses out with a groin injury.

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The top four is surely now gone for Arsenal but the Gunners can take a step to securing sixth place today.

A win over Stoke will take them five points clear of Burnley in seventh.

The Potters have also had a disappointing domestic season and even a win won't be enough to take them out of the relegation zone.

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