• Manchester City v Newcastle: match preview

    Pep Guardiola talked honestly on Friday regarding the pain felt by all at Manchester City following the torrid Champions League semi-final knockout by Real Madrid. But can his players show how hard-headed they are by accepting the continental dream is over for another season and that all that matters now is the 12 points left to compete for in the Premier League? Beat Newcastle and a quarter of the mission to retain their crown – and illustrate their mental fortitude – is accomplished. Jamie...

  • Leeds v Manchester City: match preview

    For all Manchester City’s attacking verve it is unlikely they will be able to repeat the emphatic nature of Liverpool’s victory over Leeds in March. Leeds are a far more organised side under Jesse Marsch than the one brushed aside 6-0 at Anfield in the penultimate game of Marcelo Bielsa’s reign. The fact Leeds are also still in a relegation battle – despite taking 11 points from their past five games – will also make the task tougher for Pep Guardiola’s side who could have one eye on Wednesday’s...

  • West Ham v Manchester City: match preview

    Manchester City need only four more points to retain their title. They will be confident of moving closer towards their goal after their thrashing of Wolves. Kevin De Bruyne should be full of belief after scoring four goals at Molineux but West Ham will be determined to make life difficult for Pep Guardiola’s side. They still have a chance of snatching sixth place off Manchester United and will want to make Mark Noble’s final game before retirement one to remember. Jacob Steinberg

  • Chelsea v Wolves: match preview

    Chelsea were stunned by Everton’s and Jordan Pickford’s heroics last time out and will be desperate to return to winning ways as both Arsenal and Tottenham still could overhaul them in the top-four race. Granted, for Spurs to have a realistic chance they will need to beat Liverpool on Saturday so Chelsea should be fine, but the wheels could still fall off with the sale of the club still in limbo. Fortunately their chances of staying third until the season’s end are boosted by facing Wolves. No...

  • Everton v Chelsea: match preview

    Old acquaintances must be forgotten by Frank Lampard as he strives to keep Everton afloat against his previous employers, and the club where he cemented legendary status over a 13-year playing career. Having lost all seven away games under Lampard Everton, who could be five points adrift of Burnley come kick off, simply cannot afford to drop points in their three remaining home fixtures. Chelsea were wasteful in their draw at Manchester United on Thursday but possess enough attacking options to...

  • Brighton v Manchester United: match preview

    The stakes might not be high but this end-of-season encounter is not completely meaningless. Rather than challenging for the title or pushing for a Champions League spot Manchester United still need points to make sure of a Europa League place and avoid the Europa Conference. Brighton – ninth but only four points above Southampton in 15th – are seeking a highest top flight finish since they came 13th in the old First Division in 1982. To inch closer to their goals both must improve on recent...

  • Manchester United v Brentford: match preview

    Barring the near-miracle of Champions League qualification this is surely the annus horribilis of Manchester United in the Premier League era. Even if they beat Brentford and Ralf Rangnick’s team win their final two games they can only equal their lowest ever total of 64 points in the competition and this is with a far more expensive squad than David Moyes had when his 34-league game tenure of 2013-14 ended on that mark. But, to paraphrase Samuel Beckett, United, must go, because, well, they...

  • Chelsea v Manchester City: Women’s FA Cup final – live!

    Live updates as Chelsea go for the double at WembleyEriksson targets revenge in final showdownPhoto essays from the road to WembleyGet in touch! Email RobI knew doing simultaneous MBMs would catch up with me. As you were.

  • Sportsmail and Karen Carney preview Women's FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester City

    Women's Super League champions Chelsea face Manchester City in this weekend's FA Cup final with a record crowd set to be in attendance at Wembley.

  • Celtic seal Scottish title, Wolves v Manchester City, Leeds 0-3 Chelsea: football – live!

    Updates from around the Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeGet in touch! Email Michael or tweet him with your thoughtsLeeds 0-1 Chelsea: You fear for Leeds. They look so nervy. Mount sees another shot blocked after good work from Pulisic down the left. The home side have had just 35% possession in these opening 10 minutes.

  • Wolves v Norwich: match preview

    Norwich are not long for this world in the top flight but there are some morsels still to aim for with two games remaining. A single point will beat their tally of 21 when relegated in the 2019-20 season and bump them to seventh in the lowest totals in Premier League history, while another three would push them up to eighth, above Sheffield United’s 23 from last season. A rather large problem is their injury-ravaged squad: Norwich will be without seven first-team players, a welcome sight for a...

  • Watford v Leicester: match preview

    Leicester returned to the winners’ enclosure after five matches in midweek, thanks in part to playing Norwich, but largely because of Jamie Vardy slotting back into the starting lineup. It was Vardy’s first 90 minutes in the league for Leicester since 28 December after hamstring and knee injuries ravaged this year for the striker. Lucky for him relegated Watford are the next team up and he will no doubt be eyeing up another tension-releasing onslaught in front of goal. Brendan Rodgers will...