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Stoke fans seek Diouf return

 By Nick Miller

Jamie Vardy in elite company on the list of Premier League scoring streaks

Jamie Vardy's scoring streak is a big reason that Leicester lead the league and have sights set on the top four.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy could break the Premier League's scoring streak record this weekend. With that in mind, we look at the top 10 streaks since the start of the league in 1992...

10. Six games - 13 Premier League players, 1992-2015

It was an impressive enough feat to inspire plenty of interest when Jamie Vardy notched in his sixth successive game, back in October, but that didn't earn him entry into quite the exclusive club he is in now. From the early days of the Premier League, 13 players...

 By James Dall

Leicester's thrilling displays are enough to make Man United jealous

The ESPN FC panel discuss whether or not Leicester City can keep their recent form and surprise Manchester United at home.

Premier League Spotlight previews the weekend's fixtures and highlights the key points to keep an eye on.

Weekend fixtures

Aston Villa vs. Watford
Bournemouth vs. Everton
Crystal Palace vs. Newcastle
Man City vs. Southampton
Sunderland vs. Stoke
Leicester vs. Man Utd

Tottenham vs. Chelsea
West Ham vs. West Brom
Liverpool vs. Swansea
Norwich vs. Arsenal

Battle of the Weekend: Leicester vs. Manchester United

Close your eyes and imagine Leicester City winning the Premier League. Now open them and see the club top of the table after a third of the season played. It's wonderful. Sure, as the boring realists keep reminding us, Claudio Ranieri's side could soon tumble down the division, but why concern yourself with such negativity while the going...

Watford's trip to Aston Villa looms as a season-defining match

Watford's trip to Aston Villa will be as tough as their loss to Manchester United, says manager Quique Sanchez-Flores.

If Watford can beat Aston Villa on Saturday, they will be 15 points above the bottom side. Benchmarking against the team at the foot of the table is not very aspirational, but it would be a very healthy cushion for a club that has finished bottom in each of their last two seasons in the Premier League.

Aston Villa are in terrible shape with five points from 13 games. And after the trip to Villa Park, Watford face Norwich and Sunderland -- two teams that are also struggling for form. In short, there...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Man City plan Leo Messi, Guardiola reunion with £800,000-a-week deal

Lionel Messi started his first game since September against Roma and looked like he'd never been away.

The winter window draws closer with each passing day, and the transfer rumour mill is starting to pick up steam. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest and greatest. See all the summer deals here.

TOP STORY: Man City to break the bank for Messi

Financial figures at the pinnacle of world football continue to spiral away from reality like a golden rocket ship full of diamond-encrusted corner flags, with Manchester City the latest club to be linked with an astronomical bid for Barcelona star Lionel...

 By Mark Lovell

Pep Guardiola conducting Bayern Munich in perfect harmony

The ESPN FC team debate which European power is in better form between Spanish side Barcelona or German side Bayern Munich.

Pep Guardiola has his Bayern Munich side playing brilliantly right now.

Bayern Munich's Sporting Director Matthias Sammer declared on the eve of the new season: "Pep Guardiola is the conductor, the team is the orchestra." Undoubtedly, the Spanish maestro has Bayern's big band synchronised and working in almost complete harmony at the moment.

Treble-seeking Bayern sealed top spot in Champions League Group F with a routine 4-0 win over Greek champions Olympiakos on Tuesday. Goals from Douglas Costa, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller settled the game as a contest within...

 By Steven Kelly

Christian Benteke and James Milner see Liverpool past Bordeaux

Christian Benteke's stunning strike was enough to send Liverpool to the Europa League's Round of 32 after defeating Bordeaux.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol explains why Liverpool's goalkeeper should have received a warning on the play against Bordeaux.

Liverpool progressed to the knockout stage of the Europa League with a far from convincing performance against energetic yet limited opponents.

During a first half in which the home side made virtually all the running, Simon Mignolet helped put the Reds a goal down after he was punished for holding the ball for over 20 seconds. James Milner levelled with a penalty shortly afterwards before a superb Christian Benteke strike eventually won the game.

Anfield certainly isn't bringing the best out of...