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'Boro feeling positive vs. Southampton

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Middlesbrough boast positive attitude ahead of winnable Southampton trip

The confidence built in this 'Boro squad by the Monday night win vs. Hull only bodes well for this weekend's trip south.

Injuries to key playmakers will give Aitor Karanka a selection headache in the run-up to Middlesbrough's Sunday afternoon trip to Southampton.

Gaston Ramirez picked up a knock and didn't train with the squad on Friday morning. Given that solo striker Alvaro Negredo is another serious doubt, could this mean a recall to the team for overlooked frontman David Nugent?

The man with that enviable England honour ofscoring on his debut and never playing again, Nugent certainly has the experience and...

 By Ben Jacobs

Underdog status might help Leicester get a result vs. Man City

A Robert Huth brace propelled champions Leicester over Man City last season, but will the same be in the cards this year?
Leicester's reserves lost heavily in midweek but now the onus is on those rested to get a result vs. Man City.

Leicester City's poor Premier League form doesn't look like it will end at home to Manchester City on Saturday. If the 5-0 Champions League drubbing at Porto -- City's heaviest defeat under Claudio Ranieri -- in midweek is anything to go by, it might be a case of damage limitation for the Foxes. That said, Ranieri fielded a second string XI in Portugal and that decision will be justified if the likes of Jamie Vardy, Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez come back into the side fresher this weekend, ultimately...

Mazzarri must address Watford's indiscipline and set-piece weaknesses

Walter Mazzarri's Watford are currently seven places and seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Watford may be sitting relatively pretty in 11th place but, make no mistake, the Hornets are in a slump. For the first time in his tenure as head coach, Walter Mazzarri is facing a critical test.

Watford face a tricky home fixture with Everton on Saturday and bouncing back after successive defeats against Stoke and West Brom will be tough, especially with a number of injuries and suspensions. Mazzarri has much to ponder ahead of kickoff, but it will be the nature of recent defeats that provides...

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West Ham's transition from Upton Park has been one of regression, stress

Slaven Bilic discusses his lengthy injury list ahead of West Ham's clash with Liverpool.

On Friday, Slaven Bilic was upbeat but admitted his mood had been dark, almost bordering on defeatist, earlier this week. "I felt really bad," West Ham's manager said. "Not only me, we all felt bad."

Last Saturday, West Ham delivered the worst performance yet of a desperately disappointing season. Arsenal were 5-1 winners on their first visit to the London Stadium, a scoreline that would actually flatter Bilic's team. Within the club, there followed a week of intense soul searching. The issuing...

 By Nick Ames

Pulis uses experience and new ideas to mastermind West Brom's resurgence

West Brom manager Tony Pulis was full of praise for his side after they beat Watford and moved up the Premier League table.

Only six weeks have passed since West Bromwich Albion fans, during their team's 4-0 home thrashing by Manchester City, voiced their frustration in the kind of way that would grate with any player or manager. "We've got the ball, we've got the ball," they sang during rare periods in which Pep Guardiola's side afforded them any consequential possession.

At the time, West Brom were heading for a fifth game without a win; grumbles around The Hawthorns about the team's defence-first style were not going...

 By Andy Mitten

Mourinho sees signs of improvement at Man United but seeks more progress

The FC crew explain why they're unconvinced by the odds-makers' prediction for Manchester United's clash against Tottenham.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand discusses what's at stake at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The ESPN FC crew discuss Man United's chances of returning to the Champions League after the side's Europa League win.
Jose Mourinho says he will be happy as long as Man United continue to progress each match they play.

Jose Mourinho will attempt to lead Manchester United to victory over a team from the top half of the Premier League when his side host Tottenham on Sunday.

The Portuguese goes into the game in optimistic mood. United are unbeaten in seven games and through to the last 32 of the Europa League, having won for the first time in eight European away games against Zorya Luhansk in freezing Odessa on Thursday night.

Nobody is getting carried away about Monday's draw and the chance to meet the likes of...