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THE big guns return to action in a much more packed Premier League schedule this weekend.

Twelve top-flight teams had last week to put their feet up – sort of – and many stars opted for a warm weather getaway as Storm Ciara wreaked havoc on the remaining schedule.

 Bruno Fernandes made his Man Utd debut against Wolves

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Bruno Fernandes made his Man Utd debut against WolvesCredit: AFP or licensors

This weekend we’ve a packed column for you, featuring four top-flight matches starting with Liverpool’s trip to rock-bottom Norwich…

Norwich vs Liverpool – Saturday, 5.30pm

IT’S a true David vs Goliath showdown at Carrow Road.

On paper this looks the toughest test of the season for a Canaries side who have found the going tough on their return to the top-flight.

Daniel Farke and Norwich chiefs should be applauded for sticking by their guns in restricting their spending and retaining a football philosophy.

But that will mean little to a ruthless Liverpool, who arrive now as one of the most celebrated teams in the Premier League era.

Still unbeaten and on target to wrap up the title weeks early, the Reds haven’t lost a league game since January 2019.

This fixture never appears to disappoint and it’s goals which are on the menu – and plenty of them.

The past three H2H’s here at Carrow Road have finished 4-5, 2-3, 2-5, all in favour of the men in red.

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Infact Liverpool have won their last five games in Norfolk, whilst they dismantled a plucky but out-classed Norwich side 4-1 on the opening day of the season.

Farke and Co beat Man City here earlier in the campaign simply by sticking to their attacking philosophy.

They’re not going to change and WILL get chances against this Liverpool side, who have conceded at Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and Wolves this season on the road.

Basically, the 4/5 on both teams to score is way too high.

We’re expecting Liverpool to take all three points back to Merseyside, but Norwich have drawn a blank at Carrow Road just once all season.

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Liverpool are close to securing their first league title in nearly 30 yearsCredit: AFP or licensors

The 1/2 on there being a goal in each half is short, but is our banker of the day and a great bet to top up any acca.

While all the value falls with Roberto Firmino in this one.

Liverpool’s attacking quartet of the Brazilian, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane all dominate the scoring betting.

But Firmino has ten goals this season, all on the road – 3/2 is a massive price for him to make it eleven.

SunSport’s best bets

Both teams to score: 4/5

A goal to be scored in each half: 1/2

Roberto Firmino to net again on the road: 3/2

Aston Villa vs Spurs – Sunday, 2pm

HAS the tide turned for Jose and Spurs?

If anything, the new-look winter break has come at just the wrong time for Mourinho’s side.

Hard-fought wins over Man City and Southampton had breathed some optimism and momentum into a stuttering season – and Tottenham are without a defeat now in six games.

Villa on the other hand are scrapping to keep their heads above water.

They’ve a trip to Wembley to look forward to in March after reaching the Carabao Cup final – but remain just one point ahead of the relegation zone going into this one.

Every game is huge now and there’s no way Dean Smith is writing off any points here.

Spurs on the road this season have been – to put it bluntly – awful.

They’ve just two wins from 12 matches away from North London, with a goal difference of -5 and five defeats.

And yet they’re odds-on to win here. Don’t go anywhere near that.

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All hell broke loose as Spurs beat champions Man CityCredit: Reuters

This Villa outfit are spearheaded by Jack Grealish and even the most optimistic Villan must know that he’s likely leaving in the summer, relegation or not.

Spurs have been long-time admirers of the creative midfielder and he’s a terrific 12/5 to bag at anytime.

One thing Villa do here is net – they’ve drawn just one blank here all season, in a drab 0-0 draw with West Ham way back in September.

Man City, Liverpool, Leicester and Wolves have all left without a clean sheet.

And so to we reckon will Spurs, who have stopped the opposition scoring just once in a Premier League away game this campaign.

Both teams to score is a 4/7 shot and we can’t recommend that one enough.

Even though we’re not backing Spurs to win this one, we do like the look of them on the team goals market.

They’ve scored two or more on their last five visits to this ground and that’s the safe play at 7/10.

SunSport best bets

Both teams to score at Villa Park: 4/7

Spurs to score two or more goals: 7/10

Jack Grealish to net his eighth of the campaign: 12/5

 Star man Grealish has attracted some interest, as well as a late push for the UEFA Euro England squad

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Star man Grealish has attracted some interest, as well as a late push for the UEFA Euro England squad

Arsenal vs Newcastle – Sunday, 4.30pm

IT’S an unbeaten 2020 so far for Arsenal.

But that doesn’t really tell the full story, does it.

Only two teams have won fewer games in this year’s Premier League season than the Gunners – Watford and Norwich, who both linger in 19th and 20th.

With just SIX wins from 25 games – the same as Brighton – Arsenal are only really out of relegation trouble thanks to their quite ridiculous tally of thirteen drawn matches.

Arteta has certainly made his side hard to beat, with four stalemates on the spin.

But it does mean they start this game level on points with Toon, who are unbeaten in four top-flight matches.

Steve Bruce’s side haven’t done much on the road this term though, winning just three of 12 games and without a success since beating Sheffield United in early December.

And their record on this ground is nothing short of horrendous.

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Arsenal have won the last seven meetings, with an aggregate score of 20-5.

In fact, Newcastle have won in North London just TWICE since the turn of the century. Ouch.

There are the green shoots from recovery showing all over the pitch as Arteta gets his house in order.

Even Granit Xhaka is starting to look like a player.

We reckon this is Arsenal’s time to break that run of draws and three points are there for the taking on Sunday afternoon.

With talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from suspension – and a healthy 23/10 to celebrate with the opener – they can extend Toon’s misery in this part of the world.

Take the 4/9 on them winning and use it to boost your accas.

Or be more adventurous and take the 23/20 on the Gunners to be winning at both half time and full time. That’s a big, big price.

SunSport best bets

Arsenal to beat Newcastle: 4/9

Gunners to be winning at HT and FT: 23/20

Aubameyang to open the scoring at the Emirates: 23/10

 Newcastle have enjoyed the lowest amount of possession of all the Premier League sides this season

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Newcastle have enjoyed the lowest amount of possession of all the Premier League sides this season

Chelsea vs Man Utd – Monday, 8pm

CAN Utd make it three on the spin at the Bridge?

Up until their victory here in February last year, Man Utd hadn’t picked up a win at Stamford Bridge in seven years.

They followed up that top-flight win with a Carabao Cup triumph here in October and the Bridge hoodoo is most certainly broken.

Chelsea continue to flit from the sublime to the ridiculous, with Frank Lampard’s young side just about keeping their place in the top four.

They’re without a Premier League win in three games though and have lost four times on home soil already this season.

But on their day – and especially on the road – they’ve excelled with the fast-paced game Big Frank has brought back to the club.

Neither of these sides can be trusted on the results market.

Who saw Southampton, Bournemouth and West Ham all winning in West London? Not us.

We’re not quite sure why anyone would put their hard-earned on United in this one.

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They’ve won just three out of 12 away games this term, with three defeats in their last four on the road.

And 29/10? Not for us.

We’re not convinced by goals either.

Four of the last six H2H’s here have featured three goals or less, while just ten of United’s 25 PL games have seen similar. That’s the third lowest in the division.

Basically, 10/11 on their being under 2.5 goals is an excellent bet.

And even better is the evens on both teams failing to score.

That bet would have won on seven of the last ten meetings at the Bridge. Expect a cagey one.

SunSport best bets

Under 2.5 goals at Stamford Bridge: 10/11

One or both teams to keep a clean sheet: Evens

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Ferrari agree to be ‘flexible’ to allow F1 to get back on track as soon as possible amid coronavirus shutdown

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FERRARI boss Mattia Binotto says his team are willing to be “flexible” to allow F1 chiefs to run as many races as possible this season.

Binotto says F1’s most famous team, known for their hardline stance when it comes to rules, say they will be open to the sport’s plans once the coronavirus pandemic has scaled down.

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Mattia Binnoto FerrariCredit: Getty Images – Getty


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The Ferrari chief is open to double-race weekends to allow the sport achieve F1 CEO Chase Carey’s goal of putting on between 15 and 18 races this season.

He said: “We know from the sporting regulations that to have a world championship you need at least eight races, but everyone is trying to look for more than that.

“I think what will be important for us is really to be flexible. I’m pretty sure Chase and the teams will be capable of putting together the best championship we can have. “From our side, we are ready for whatever is needed whether short race weekends, double races, whenever it will finish or packing the races together.

“It is important to be flexible and making sure we can have good races as well for the fans.

The Canadian GP became the ninth race to be either scrapped or postponed and there is no news yet when the season will finally get underway. Binotto added: “No one can really know [when the season will start].

“F1 is certainly trying to organise the best season, maybe starting early July if that would be possible but we cannot have any confirmation at the moment. But I think by the end of May we will have a clearer picture.

“I think it is in the interests of everyone to start racing when we can, when that will be possible, and have as many races as we can but I think now it’s too early to have a clear picture of what will be the future.”

F1 chiefs were on a conference call on Monday where they discussed plans for a budget cap from the 2021 season.

Smaller teams have been pushing for tighter controls on how much the bigger teams spend.

McLaren boss Zak Brown wants the $175m (£143m) annual cost cap reduced, but Binnotto, whose team spend around double that per year, is not so keen.

He said: “I think we should avoid being emotional at the moment.

“We are fully aware of the difficulties of some teams and we are fully aware we need to address costs for the future of F1 – reducing costs is the first driver of making sure each single team is surviving.

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“We are discussing a budget-cap reduction but we should not forget in doing that exercise that we’ve got different structures, and different assets.

“There are teams which are constructors like Ferrari and other top teams where we are designing, developing, homologating and producing each single component of our cars.

“Other teams are customers, buying some parts, and do not have the same structures. So when discussing a budget cap we must not forget we have different situations, and it’s important we found a common ground which is suited to the different situations and maybe the answer is not a single budget cap equal for all the teams.”

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Arteta spying on Arsenal stars using hi-tech GPS systems during lockdown to ensure fitness levels don’t drop

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MIKEL ARTETA is plugging his players into a GPS network – to spy on their fitness levels during the coronavirus lockdown.

Having already used GPS vests in normal training, the Gunners are now wearing trackers to monitor their individual regimes at home.

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 Players like Brazilian defender David Luiz already have home gyms and will now be monitored even more closely by Arsenal thanks to GPS

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Players like Brazilian defender David Luiz already have home gyms and will now be monitored even more closely by Arsenal thanks to GPSCredit: Instagram

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Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac is already used to focusing on weight trainingCredit: https://www.instagram.com/seadk6/

It means Arsenal’s fitness department can closely analyse the results as players try to maintain as much sharpness as possible.

Defenders Sead Kolasinac and David Luiz are among many Gunners who pretty much have home gyms.

So Arteta is confident he can trust his squad to stick to the training programmes they were given when match action was suspended last month amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Football.london says Arsenal have joined a handful of Premier League rivals, including neighbours Tottenham in installing a hi-tech system.

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Spurs are thought to be teaming up with STAT Sports so that player data can be sent back to the club via an app.

Jose Mourinho’s men have also united for some training sessions by using video conferencing platforms like Zoom.

But Prem clubs’ fitness experts are realistic about what can be achieved in limited space.

So most are focusing more on strength and conditioning, rather than hoping players can replicate ballwork or sprinting.

Meanwhile Manchester United and Barcelona have reportedly joined Arsenal in chasing Real Madrid starlet Cesar Gelabert.

AS say the Spanish attacking midfielder, 19, could make a shock summer exit.

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Leeds players handed shock PAY RISE by owner for agreeing to to defer wages during coronavirus pandemic

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LEEDS UNITED stars will be getting a wage BONUS when the coronavirus crisis is over.

Players have agreed to take hefty cuts on their salaries while the Championship season remains postponed.


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 Leeds stars will get a pay rise when the season resumes as reward for deferring their wages

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Leeds stars will get a pay rise when the season resumes as reward for deferring their wagesCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Along with manager Marcelo Bielsa, up to half of their wages have been deferred.

But owner Andrea Radrizzani has offered them a 2 per cent raise when things get back to normal as a token of thanks.

Leeds have already taken £1million off their £3m monthly wage bill.

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And players are said to be delighted by Radrizanni’s gesture during a tough time for the game.

Leeds were top of the table when football was halted.

And promotion to the top flight would have guaranteed £170m in the bank.

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However, FA chiefs are yet to decide how and when the season should resume.

Indeed, there is talk it could be branded null and void, meaning there are no winners or losers and everyone will be back to square one at the start of next season.

Meanwhile, Leeds have been boosted by Kalvin Phillips’ declaration of intent to stay at Elland Road for the rest of his career.

The midfielder is believed to be a target for Spurs and Jose Mourinho.

But Phillips intends on remaining at Leeds for some time to come, saying: “I want to spend my career and Leeds and see the club doing well in the Premier League.

“I’m just enjoying every minute right now.”

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