All the factz on West Ham United v Everton, including which TV channel its on

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The tea-time kick-off in the Premier League today sees West Ham United host Everton at the London Stadium. 

Both sides still harbour ambitions to be ‘best of the rest’ and claim 7th place. A win for either side would go some way to achieving that, while also significantly damaging their opponents’ chances.

The match kicks off at 5.30pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:

* West Ham won 1-3 at Goodison Park back in September.
* The Hammers have won their last 3 matches at the London Stadium and are unbeaten in 6 in all.
* Everton have won 15 points away from home this season – as many as they managed in the whole of last season.
* Angelo Ogbonna could make his 100th appearance for the Hammers today.
* Everton have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 4 matches.

All the factz on the March 30 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League

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There are five matches that kick off at 3pm in the Premier League today, with the focus very much on the relegation battle. 

At this point in the season, teams are getting increasingly desperate to get to a points total that will keep them in the division for another year, so expect some frantic football.

Here are the factz you need to know:

Brighton & Hove Albion v Southampton 

* In the reverse fixture, Brighton came from 2 goals down to snatch a draw at St Mary’s.
* Brighton’s form has recovered recently – two wins out of two following a run of one win in 12.
* Saints are stuttering and have yet to win away from home under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
* Goals have been Brighton’s problem recently – they’ve only scored more than once in a game in their last 12 home matches.

* James Ward-Prowse is Saints’ main man at the moment – he has scored in 3 successive matches and has 6 goals in all in 2019.

Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

* Wolves won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Molineux.

* Burnley have lost their last 4 matches, dragging them back into relegation trouble.
* Wolves are in good form; 4 wins in their last 8 matches and just one defeat.
* The Clarets haven’t kept a clean sheet in 8 matches.

* Raul Jimenez is Wolves’ main man – he’s had a hand in 18 of their 38 league goals this season (12 goals).

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town

* Huddersfield could be relegated today – and would equal the Premier League record if they do.
* Palace are at risk of being dragged back into the relegation fight – they have lost 3 of their last 4 PL matches.
* However, Huddersfield have lost 16 of their last 18 PL matches, winning just one.
* Selhurst Park is far from a fortress for Palace this season – they’ve won just 13 points there. Only Huddersfield have a worst record.

* Huddersfield have scored just 18 goals this season – 9 fewer than anyone else.

Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth

* Bournemouth thumped Leicester 4-2 at the Vitality Stadium earlier in the season.
* Leicester have won 3 of their 4 matches under Brendan Rodgers.
* Bournemouth are out of form, with 1 win in their last 7 matches, with 4 defeats in that run.
* Leicester haven’t kept a clean sheet in their past 10 matches.

* The Cherries aren’t great on the road – they’ve already lost 11 PL matches away from the Vitality Stadium.

Manchester United v Watford

* United love playing Watford – they’ve won 15 of the last 16 meetings in all competitions.
* The Red Devils haven’t lost at home in the PL since August – a run of 12 matches.
* Watford have won 12 matches this season – they haven’t won 13 in a top flight season since 1986/7.
* Gerard Deulofeu is Watford’s form man with 4 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 appearances.
* However, United have kept just two clean sheets at home all season – only Fulham have a worse record.

All the factz on Fulham v Manchester City, including which TV channel its on

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The first match in the Premier League today sees Manchester City travel to Craven Cottage to play Fulham. 

Fulham are running out of matches to save themselves from relegation and face a City side in form and looking for three points to strengthen their title ambitions.

The match kicks off at 12.30 and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* City have won the last 6 league meetings between the sides, including 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season.
* Fulham have lost 11 of their 12 matches in all competitions this year.
* City have won their last 6 PL matches, scoring 16 goals in the process.
* Defence is Fulham’s main problem – they’ve conceded 70 goals and kept just two clean sheets all season.
* Worryingly for Fulham, Manchester City have scored the most goals in the PL this season – 79.

Real Madrid plan £125 million move for Manchester United star Paul Pogba – reports

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Spanish giants Real Madrid are planning to make a £125 million bid to bring Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to the Bernabeu this summer, according to reports. 

Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is a long-term fan of his countryman and tried to sign him three summers ago when Pogba decided instead to join United for a then world record £89 million.

With Zidane planning a major revamp of the Madrid squad, Pogba is a name towards the top of the list of targets, according to The Sun.

The player also admitted in an interview recently that it was a dream for him to play for the club. He also spoke of his admiration for Zidane.

However, this doesn’t mean Pogba wants to leave United right now. He is believed to be happy in Manchester, and is enjoying playing under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was confirmed as United’s permanent manager yesterday (March 28). Indeed, his form since the Norwegian took over has been impressive.

United also don’t want to sell one of their star players. Pogba will be one of the players Solskjaer builds his team around.

But if Madrid want to test United’s resolve it will take a bid of at least £125 million, according to The Sun.

Manchester United and Barcelona join Bayern Munich in race for Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi

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Manchester United and Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea’s teenage age Callum Hudson-Odoi, joining Bayern Munich and other German clubs. 

Reports say that Hudson-Odoi still wants to leave Chelsea. He had a transfer request rejected in January but, frustrated at a continuing lack of game time, he still feels his future lies away from Stamford Bridge.

If that is the case, then top European clubs are lining up to sign him. Bayern Munich were thought to be at the top of the queue, having made a £35 million bid for the 18-year-old in January. While they are thought to be planning another bid, they now have competition from Manchester United and Barcelona, according to The Daily Mail.

In addition, German sides Red Bull Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund are also reportedly interested in Hudson-Odoi . Dortmund may make a move if Jadon Sancho is sold, with United reportedly interested in him as well.

However, Chelsea do not want Hudson-Odoi to leave and have offered him an improved deal worth a rumoured £80,000 a week. This could be especially important if a transfer ban for the next 2 windows is upheld – the club are currently appealing the decision.

Ultimately, where Hudson-Odoi stays or goes may depend on whether he is given an extended run in the Chelsea first-team or not. This far, boss Maurizio Sarri has shown little inclination to do this. Indeed,  the player made his full England debut before his full Premier League debut this week.