All the factz on Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton, including which TV channel its on

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There are a pair of matches in the Premier League tonight, with Brighton & Hove Albion making a first trip to Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium.

After a defeat last time out, Spurs will be desperate to win to bolster their chances of Champions League qualification. Meanwhile Brighton will be just as desperate for three points as they seek to build a bigger gap between themselves and Cardiff City directly below them in the table in the final relegation spot.

The match kicks off at 7.45pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • Spurs beat Brighton 1-2 at the Amex Stadium earlier in the season.
  • Tottenham have won all three games at their new stadium without conceding a goal.
  • Brighton ended a run of 5 consecutive defeats at the weekend with a draw against Wolves.
  • However, the Seagulls have failed to score in any of their past 6 matches.
  • Spurs have drawn just one PL match this season.

Manchester City chase Atletico Madrid star Rodri in potential record deal

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Manchester City are lining up a bid for Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri this summer but might have to break their transfer record to get him, according to reports. 

Rodri, 22, has impressed for Atletico since his €25 million move from Villarreal last summer with a series of intelligent displays. He has a £60.6 million release clause in his contract and it is believed Atletico bosses are unwilling to let him go for anything less, according to The Telegraph.

City’s current record signing is Riyad Mahrez, who cost £60 million when he joined from Leicester City last summer.

City boss Pep Guardiola is known to be looking for a midfielder as a long-term replacement for the ageing Fernandinho. In addition, the future of Ilkay Gundogan is uncertain – he is yet to sign a new deal and only has a year left on his current contract so may be sold this summer to avoid the possibility of losing him on a free in 2020.

There is likely to be competition for Rodri’s signature from other clubs in Spain and around Europe. However, one potential destination, Barcelona, looks unlikely as they have signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax.

All the factz on Chelsea v Burnley, including which TV channel its on

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The final match of this round of Premier League fixtures sees Burnley travel south to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. 

Chelsea will be seeking a win to strengthen their push for a Champions League place. Burnley are, bar a freakish set of results, safe from relegation. However, freed from those worries, they may play freely.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Chelsea spanked Burnley 0-4 at Turf Moor back in October.
* The Blues are unbeaten in 6 matches at home in all competitions, winning 5.
* However, Burnley are in form, having won their last 3 matches.
* A goal for Burnley would be their 43rd this season and a record goal tally for a PL season.
* If Eden Hazard scores, it will be his 17th in the PL this season – his highest goal return at Chelsea.

Chelsea plot bid to sign Barcelona star

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Chelsea are planning to make a bid for Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho this summer if, as expected, Eden Hazard joins Real Madrid. 

Hazard has been linked with Real Madrid for some time and it is thought likely he will join Zinedine Zidane’s team in the summer transfer window.

Coutinho has been earmarked as a replacement by Chelsea bosses. While Coutinho hasn’t been the success hopes for since he joined Barca in January 2018 he is still highly regarded. At the same time, this relative lack of success means that the club may be prepared to sell him. That said, Barcelona would look to recoup most if not all of the initial £105 million they paid Liverpool for him.

However, this may all be academic if Chelsea fail to overturn a two-window transfer ban that UEFA slapped on them for breaking transfer rules. The Blues are appealing and hope to hear the result of that soon.

All the factz on Cardiff City v Liverpool, including which TV channel its on

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It’s another match with huge importance at the top and bottom of the Premier League as Cardiff City host Liverpool. 

A win for the Bluebirds will take them level on points with Brighton in 17th place. But a win for the Reds will take them back to the top of the Premier League.

The match kicks off at 4pm and the match is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Cardiff haven’t beaten Liverpool since 1959 when both sides were in division 2 (now the Championship).
* The Bluebirds have won 4 and lost 6 of their last 10 PL matches.
* Liverpool have won their last 8 matches in all competitions.
* However, Cardiff aren’t great at home – winning 2 of their last 8 – and conceding 33 goals over the season – a league high.
* If Mo Salah scores it will be his 20th league goal of the season. Only Robbie Fowler and Luis Suarez have scored at least 20 goals in successive PL seasons.