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Premier League as it happened: Liverpool vs Watford and more

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Liam Corless
Saturday 17 March 2018 18:49
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Another weekend, another programme of Premier League football to get stuck into. Today there are just four league games on offer – with a further two FA Cup fixtures, which you can follow here – with Liverpool vs Watford the final game of the day.


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Saturday’s Premier League fixtures:

Bournemouth 2-1 West Brom

Huddersfield 0-2 Crystal Palace

Stoke 1-2 Everton

Liverpool 17:30 Watford

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Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of Saturday's Premier League action.

There are four games today on this FA Cup affected weekend with three - Bournemouth vs West Brom, Huddersfield vs Crystal Palace and Stoke vs Everton - kicking off at 3pm.

Liverpool's home clash with Watford comes a little later on.

Without further ado, off we go.

Samuel Lovett17 March 2018 10:06
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Team news

Stoke: Butland, Johnson, Shawcross, Zouma, Stafylidis, Ndiaye, Allen, Adam, Shaqiri, Crouch, Sobhi

Subs: Bauer, Berahino, Choupo-Moting, Jese, Martins Indi, Fletcher, Haugaard

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Jagielka, Baines, Davies, Gueye, Rooney, Walcott, Tosun, Bolasie

Subs: Schneiderlin, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Robles

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Team news

AFC Bournemouth: Begovic, Adam Smith, Francis, Steve Cook, Ake, Ibe, Gosling, Lewis Cook, Stanislas, King, Callum Wilson

Subs: Boruc, Surman, Pugh, Daniels, Defoe, Fraser, Mousset

West Brom: Foster, Nyom, Dawson, Evans, Hegazi, Gibbs, Livermore, Yacob, Brunt, Rodriguez, Rondon

Subs: Robson-Kanu, Phillips, Myhill, McClean, Burke, Krychowiak, Field. 

Ben Burrows17 March 2018 14:11
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Team news

Huddersfield: Lossl, Hadergjonaj, Jorgensen, Schindler, Malone, Hogg, Mooy, Quaner, Pritchard, Ince, Mounie

Subs: Smith, Billing, Kachunga, Coleman, Lowe, van La Parra, Depoitre

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Wan Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp, Benteke, Zaha

Subs: Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Lee, Cavalieri, Fosu-Mensah, Kelly, Riedewald 

Ben Burrows17 March 2018 14:13
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Roy Hodgson previews Palace's trip to Huddersfield

"We're fully aware of the importance of the game. We need to pick up some results and some wins so I think the task for us in every game from now until the end of the season will be the same.

"We've got to make sure we're ready for the fight. Huddersfield have done that all season and we've got to match that."

Liam Corless17 March 2018 14:24
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Jay Rodriguez and Ahmed El-Sayed Hegazi of West Bromwich Albion inspect the pitch ahead of their game away to Bournemouth 

Liam Corless17 March 2018 14:34
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West Brom boss Alan Pardew held clear-the-air talks with the club's hierarchy this week and in his pre-match press conference on Friday he revealed how those discussions went.

He said:

"I told them what I think perhaps needs to happen going forward. They listened and I'm still in a job.

"I said it was probably time I spoke to upstairs and said, 'I don't know where all this speculation is coming from, so let's clear the air'".

The Baggies face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium at 3pm.

Liam Corless17 March 2018 14:40
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Stoke's Peter Crouch warms up ahead of his side's clash with Everton at the bet365 Stadium 

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Everton face Stoke at the bet365 Stadium this afternoon and, ahead of the game, Toffees boss Sam Allardyce has revealed that he has enlisted the help of a psychologist to boost his players' performances.

He said this week:

"We tried a number of things. I think a change of systems, a change of personnel but I think a change of mentality is the big one.

"They are getting some help with that. We have used our in-house sports psychologist who has been here for a while and slowly he has integrated himself in some of the sessions with some of the players.

"We've been using a bit more work into the mind in the analysis room about who we are, what do we want to get and what we want to achieve.

"The main thing is the focus on being mindful and visualising the performance you give at the top level, and thinking about that to put yourself in a positive frame of mind before you run out onto the field on a Saturday.

"All your preparation tactically and technically is fine but if the player spends a little bit of time thinking about his best performance and putting himself in the right frame of mind, then that best performance has a better chance of being delivered."

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We are underway in all three of the day's 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League!

Liam Corless17 March 2018 15:03

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