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Swansea must get back on track after Spurs loss by taming Tigers

Swansea City manager Garry Monk discusses reports linking Ecuador international Jefferson Montero to match-fixing.

Swansea will still be sore after a late, undeserved 2-1 defeat at home to Tottenham last week. This Saturday will give the team a chance to vent their frustration on a far more vulnerable opponent in Hull City, but only if they can keep their focus. The Tigers are desperate to break a nine-match winless streak and climb out of the relegation zone before the New Year. Here are three things to consider ahead of this one ...

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Hull will be missing three key players on Saturday. Defender...

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For Manchester United, Villa Park has been a happy hunting ground

ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno, Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol discuss whether or not Manchester United are Premier League title contenders after winning six consecutive league matches.

While Manchester United will be expected to record their seventh straight win at Aston Villa on Saturday, they're unlikely to score seven as they did against the same opponents in March 1950.

Four of the goals -- including three penalties -- in a 7-0 win that day were scored by my great uncle Charlie. An ever-present for United that season, he scored a total of 16 goals from outside-left -- an astonishing return for a winger. He took particular toll on Villa, with that quartet following a double...

Kevin Mirallas' absence leaves Everton with plenty to ponder vs. Southampton

Everton and USA goalkeeper, Tim Howard, has revealed how tough it was signing for Manchester United at 23, and his own favourite shot stoppers.

There is rarely a good time to travel to Southampton -- particularly for an Everton side with just one win from their last 13 visits to the south coast -- but this may be a better time than most.

The Saints are one of the few sides having to contend with a lengthier injury list than the Blues', not to mention the home side's current run of five successive defeats. Their lack of confidence and long list of absentees are things Roberto Martinez's men have to exploit.

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#FCdebate -- Should the Premier League take a winter break?

The FC TV panel are fans of the festive tradition. What do you think? Vote now!

The festive season is upon us and, for Premier League fans, it means a glut of games.

From Saturday until New Year's Day, England's top-flight teams will play four times in a 12-day period (they'll also be in FA Cup action the first weekend in January) as the season accelerates to the halfway point and beyond.

It's often said the holiday period can make or break a team's season, but should it be like that?  

Should the Premier League take a winter break?

Elsewhere across Europe, the top leagues take time off. For example, after Friday,...

Inter's Roberto Mancini owes some of his success to former club Lazio

Roberto Mancini has Inter playing at a different pace than under predecessor Walter Mazzarri.
Roberto Mancini and 11th placed Inter travel to Lazio, the club he helped end a lengthy trophy drought as a player and later became a indemand manager.

Roberto Mancini will swear Sunday's game against Lazio is just like any other.

When he re-encountered Lazio for the first time after leaving to become coach of Inter a decade ago, the Elegantissimo (very elegant) Mancio said: "I don't feel anything special on facing my old team and I couldn't tell you if they remember be with more anger or affection.

"I was very happy in Rome and have great memories of that period of my life. But now my mind is on other things. I have to think about winning, not...

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Liverpool and Arsenal's defensive issues not an easy fix

The ESPN FC panel answer your twitter questions on Liverpool's top-four chances, Jozy Altidore's future and Chelsea's potential transfer window targets.

Liverpool's lack of attacking quality puts pressure on their defence; Arsenal's backline lets down their all-star attack. Both Brendan Rodgers and Arsene Wenger would paint themselves as devotees of attacking football, yet each manager requires defensive solutions to save his season.

A frail defence cost Liverpool last season's title, as they conceded 50 goals (two more than 11th placed Crystal Palace.) While Arsenal lost any chance to challenge at the top when being thrashed by the clubs that finished...