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Summary

  1. Liverpool start day a point behind leaders Man City
  2. Fulham 13 points behind 17th-placed Burnley
  3. Everton v Chelsea – live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live
  4. Chelsea will move into top four with victory

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By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Poor Xherdan Shaqiri. Bet he was dying for a start this afternoon!

  2. BreakingBreaking team news

    Fulham v Liverpool (14:15 GMT)

    Fulham make four changes. Ryan Sessegnon is again on the bench.

    Liverpool make two changes. Fabinho and Adam Lallana come in for Jordan Henderson and James Milner.

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    Team news coming up any minute…

  4. Going down already

    Fulham v Liverpool (14:15 GMT)

    Poor Fulham. Like Huddersfield, it would take a miracle for them to avoid relegation this season.

    They were at least saved the blushes of dropping to the bottom thanks to West Ham’s dramatic comeback over the Terriers yesterday.

    If they are to stay up, they need to win every game between now and the end of the season and hope their rivals drop points. It’s as simple as that.

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    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only).

    Lee: We can still win the league, it’s not over. People forget City play 5 away and 3 at home. Win today and there are only 3 away games left for us.

    Tunde: 1. Liverpool (because I’m a Liverpool fan and hoping City slumber a bit) 2. Man City 3. Arsenal and 4. Chelsea . Just a strange feeling that Tottenham might slip off.

  6. ‘It’s good to share the love’

    Everton v Chelsea (16:30 GMT)

    Everton midfielder Andre Gomes takes part in a ‘hug-a-thon’ to help raise money for The People’s Place charity, part of Everton in the Community’s mental health programme.

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    Video caption: ‘It’s good to share the love’ – Everton’s Andre Gomes on ‘hug-a-thons’
  7. Lawro’s prediction

    Everton v Chelsea (16:30 GMT)

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    Chelsea have been in Europa League action this week, which won’t help their energy levels but they will be full of confidence after thrashing Dynamo Kiev and I don’t see them leaving Goodison Park empty handed.

    Prediction: 1-1

    Lawro’s full predictions v Radio 1 DJ Danny Howard

  8. Post update

    Get the pints of Guinness out!

  9. Rooney bags a treble

    DC United 5-0 Real Salt Lake

    Wayne Rooney

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    Wayne Rooney. Remember him? Well, England’s all-time leading international goalscorer did what he does best yesterday and scored his first Major League Soccer hat-trick as DC United thrashed Real Salt Lake 5-0.

    The former England captain, 33, opened the scoring with a penalty and beat the keeper with a chipped finished for his second just before half-time.

    He slid home his third in the 65th minute against a Real Salt Lake side who finished the game with nine men.

    Rooney’s side are top of the Eastern Conference after three games of the new MLS season.

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    Bradley: Got to throw the kitchen sink at Fulham and everyone else till the footballing season ends. Old big ears and the Premier League title may arrive after all.

    Vishnu: My top 4 predictions:
    1. Manchester City 2. Liverpool 3. Arsenal 4. Tottenham

  11. Keita a doubt for Liverpool

    Fulham v Liverpool (14:15 GMT)

    Fulham have no new injury concerns and forward Andre Schurrle is training again after a virus.

    Alfie Mawson is recovering from knee surgery and hopes to be back playing before the end of the season.

    Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is out of the game because of an ankle injury sustained in the Champions League victory over Bayern Munich.

    Naby Keita will be assessed after missing the trip to Germany with a minor injury.

    Liverpool's Naby Keita

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  12. ‘Man City will win it’

    Fulham v Liverpool (14:15 GMT)

    Mark Lawrenson

    Ex-Liverpool defender on Football Focus

    It’s easier chasing than
    being chased. Liverpool could have been 10 points clear at one stage, but they
    have still had an unbelievable season. I still think Manchester City will win
    the league.

  13. Everything to play for

    Fulham v Liverpool (14:15 GMT)

    All the focus remains on the top of the Premier League table where Liverpool are hoping to win their first league title in 29 years.

    They can return to the top of the table with victory over Fulham this afternoon, with Manchester City still to play a game in hand.

    Chelsea are also fighting for a place in the top four – and securing a spot in next season’s Champions League – and could move level on points with Arsenal with a win today.

    Everton, currently sat in 12th, will still be out of the top 10 whatever the result.

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    It’s prediction time. Can Liverpool win the title and will Chelsea finish in the top four?

    Send in your predictions on what you think the league table will look like after eight more games.

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  15. What happened in the Premier League on Saturday?

    Huddersfield players

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    There were late goals and drama in abundance in Saturday’s three Premier League matches.

    West Ham staged an astonishing comeback to snatch a dramatic 4-3 win over bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield Town at London Stadium.

    Town were 3-1 up with 15 minutes to go, with Karlan Grant having scored twice, before the Hammers reduced the deficit through Angelo Ogbonna.

    Javier Hernandez nodded in with six minutes of normal time left to make it 3-3, and the Mexican striker headed home in injury time to complete the fightback. West Ham stay in ninth position.

    To read about the other two games, click here.

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    Fulham v Liverpool (14:15 GMT)

    Hmmm.

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  17. Coming up today…

    There’s another FA Cup quarter-final happening early this afternoon and you can follow that match between Millwall and Brighton with Matt Henry’s live text – that kicks off around 12:45 GMT.

    But I’m focusing on today’s two Premier League games. And they’re biggies! Liverpool could return to the top of the table with victory over Fulham, while Chelsea are still battling for that top four spot with Arsenal and Manchester United.

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  18. Post update

    Fulham are playing for pride.

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    Liverpool are playing for the Premier League title.

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    And Chelsea want a place in the top four.

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