Premier League LIVE: Scores and updates across the four 3pm kick-offs
Premier League LIVE: Updates from around the grounds as Lampard looks to end Chelsea’s sorry run
Follow Mail Sport’s live blog as we take you through today’s 3pm Premier League kick-offs, including Bournemouth vs Chelsea and Tottenham vs Crystal Palace.
With Hugo Lloris out for the season, Harry Kane takes on the armband for his club – to match his England captaincy.
Emerson Royal is named in the centre of Tottenham’s defence, as they try to halt a four-match winless streak.
Your starting XI for #TOTCRY 🔢 pic.twitter.com/9gGpcvlf25
What can Frank Lampard do to get Chelsea clicking? I’m not sure, but this is the team he’s ventured with on the South Coast.
You don’t get better top quality experience than the captain Thiago Silva, goalkeeper Kepa, and N’Golo Kante in the centre of the park.
But there’s a fair amount of younger players in the Chelsea team too, as they look to gain valuable Premier League experience in the run-in.
Your Chelsea side today! 💪@ParimatchGlobal | #BouChe pic.twitter.com/HP7FuoGzNx
Beginning with the hosts at the Vitality Stadium.
Bournemouth remain unchanged, as Gary O’Neil puts faith in the side that’s helped to transform the fortunes of the Cherries.
They need to win to go above their opponents today, but they’ll have every belief that they can do just that.
📝 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠 𝗡𝗘𝗪𝗦 📝
Unchanged for #BOUCHE 💪 pic.twitter.com/Q9DIyu2ySe
Team news from around the grounds is only moments away…
Manchester City will want to win to keep up their run at the top of the tree.
Their visitors this afternoon are Leeds United – and it’s a huge welcome back to the Premier League for Sam Allardyce, who is tasked with keeping the Yorkshire lads up.
Dominic Hogan is your guide for that one if you want in-depth detail from the Etihad.
I’ll try to keep the Coronation jokes brief, but Crystal Palace are playing a London derby at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this afternoon.
Roy Hodgson believes that the club are safe – and it’s fair to say that’s probably true – but they won’t want to let up their good run of form recently. They could still finish top half!
For Spurs, they need to knuckle down and focus – European football is on the line, and they’ll be desperate to placate their fans at least for the time being with a win against their south London rivals.
In Wolverhampton, Wolves have moved themselves further away from the relegation discussion, and they’ll know that a further three points today will all but secure their safety for another year.
But it’s not going to be an easy test, welcoming Aston Villa. Unai Emery has turned the team into European chasers, and they’ll be keen to get themselves back on track after last week’s defeat to Man United.
When the fixtures were released, no one could have foreseen Bournemouth and Chelsea being equal on points in May. While the Cherries trail, it’s purely on goal difference, and Gary O’Neil has thrown his name into the ring for manager of the season.
For Frank Lampard and Chelsea, it’s important to turn around their poor form, to bring some happiness to Blues fans after a torrid season.
Good afternoon, and welcome to Mail Sport’s live coverage of the 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League. Whatever you’ve been up to today, I hope you’ve had a good day.
There’s four matches going on, with things to figure out at both ends of the table.
Bournemouth vs Chelsea
Man City vs Leeds United
Wolves vs Aston Villa
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
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