All the factz on Stoke City v Manchester City including which TV channel it is on

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The final match in this round of Premier League games sees Stoke City take on Manchester City at the Bet365 Stadium. Kick-off is at 8pm and the match will be show live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know: 

• Manchester City will be aiming for a repeat of the fixture between the sides earlier in the season, when they ran riot at the Etihad Stadium, winning 7-2.
• A win for Manchester City will take them 16 points clear of city rivals United, with just 24 left to play for. Meanwhile, a win for Stoke would lift them out of the relegation zone.
• Stoke have won just one of their last 10 PL matches (4 defeats). They have also failed to score in 5 of their last 9 matches.
• Manchester City have won 6 of their 8 PL matches this year, drawing one and losing the other.
• Stoke have the worst goal difference in the PL, with -26. Before the start of the weekend, they also had the joint leakiest defence with 54 conceded, although West Ham have now conceded more. They are playing the side with the best attack though – 83 goals in 29 matches for Manchester City.

All the factz on Manchester City v Chelsea including what TV channel it is on

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The second game in the Premier League today sees Manchester City play Chelsea. The match kicks off at 4pm and it is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. Here are the factz you need to know: 

* A Kevin de Bruyne goal was enough for City to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the end of September.
* City have won their last 13 PL home matches, scoring at least twice in every one.
* Meanwhile Chelsea have lost 3 of their last 4 and have won only 2 of their last 10 away matches.
* City’s total of 75 points from 28 games is a top-flight record.
* But Chelsea have a good record against City – they’ve beaten then 24 times in the PL.

All the factz on the Arsenal v Manchester City Premier League match including which TV channel it is on

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Only one fixture in the Premier League today, and it is re-run of Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, with Arsenal hosting runaway league leaders Manchester City.  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:

• City won the reverse fixture earlier in the season, and could do the league double over the Gunners for the first time since 1975/6.
• However, City’s record at Arsenal isn’t great – just one win in their last 32 attempts with 20 defeats.
• Arsenal aren’t in great form – having won just 2 of their last 7 PL matches (3 defeats). Of course, they also slumped to a 3-0 defeat in the Carabao Cup final to City just a few days ago.
• Meanwhile City have won 29 of their last 35 PL matches, losing just once.
• Two players are targeting personal milestones tonight: Sergio Aguero needs one goal to have scored 200 for City. However, Petr Cech will want to keep him out and register his 200th clean sheet in the PL.

Chelsea target summer move for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski

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Chelsea are assessing the potential of a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in the summer.

Lewandowski, 29, is said to be thinking of a move in the summer, by which time he will have spent four seasons in the German capital. He has also recently signed up with super-agent Pini Zahavi, which has helped to stoke speculation. If he does move, it is thought the Premier League is his preferred destination, according to a report in The Sun.

Lewandowski has been prolific for Bayern, scoring 97 goals in 119 appearances. Previously, he scored 74 goals in 137 appearances for Borussia Dortmund. He has also scored 51 goals in 91 appearances for Poland.

Chelsea would be front-runners for his signature, as boss Antonio Conte still appears dissatisfied with his current strike force, having kept both Alvaro Morata and Oliver Giroud on the bench at the weekend. Lewandowski would be seen as an upgrade on both.

Of course, the Blues would face competition for his signature. Manchester City would likely be interested – Pep Guardiola worked with Lewandowski at Bayern – as would their rivals from across the city, United. Liverpool could also be in the mix, with Lewandowski having played under Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.

However, Bayern will be reluctant to let their talismanic striker leave. He is under contract until 2021 and Bayern’s management have previously warned potential suitors off making a bid for him.

Also, in today’s inflated transfer market, Lewandowski would likely cost north of £50 million – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a similar age to the Pole, cost Arsenal £56 million when they bought him from Dortmund in January – and possibly closer to £100 million.

All the factz you need on the Carabao Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City including what TV channel its on

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The first major silverware of the season will be decided today, as Arsenal meet Manchester City at Wembley for the Carabao Cup final. The match kicks off 4.30pm at it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. Here are the factz you need to know:

* Arsene Wenger has never lifted the League Cup – the last time the side won it was in 1993.
* If City win, it will be Pep Guardiola’s first trophy in England, after winning 21 in Spain and Germany.
* This is City’s 6th appearance in the final of what is now the Carabao Cup and 3rd in the past 5 years. They’ve won it 4 times.
* For Arsenal, this is the 8th time they have reached the final, but they’ve only won the trophy twice.
* Arsenal have lost their last 2 League Cup finals – to Chelsea in 2007 and Birmingham City in 2011.
* This is the first time the sides have met in a major final, although the did play each other in the 2014 Community Shield.
* To get the Carabao Cup final, Arsenal have scored just 6 goals – the fewest by any finalist. City haven’t fared much better with 8.
* City beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League earlier in the season.
* Arsenal have beaten City once in their last 5 meetings. City have won twice.
* Guardiola has won 6 of the last 7 finals he has managed a team in. The only defeat in that run was the 2011 Copa Del Rey final, when Barcelona lost to old enemies Real Madrid.