Toby Alderweireld returns to first-team training for Tottenham

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Toby Alderweireld is being reintegrated into first-team training at Tottenham.

The Belgian centre-back, 29, missed the Champions League defeat to Juventus on Wednesday with a hamstring problem.

He has already missed three months of this season with a hamstring injury before returning in the FA Cup match against Newport on February 7.

A tweet from the club on Friday read: “@AlderweireldTob (hamstring) is in the early stages of integrating in parts of first team training.”

The club also reported that midfielder Eric Dier suffered an elbow injury against Juventus and was being assessed ahead of Sunday’s match at Bournemouth.

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Mohamed Salah a winner again with Liverpool in Premier League

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Mohamed Salah’s dream debut season at Liverpool just keeps getting better after he was named Premier League Player of the Month for the second time.

The Egypt star scored four times in three Premier League games in February – including a brace in the 2-2 draw against top-four rivals Tottenham.

Salah will now look for his 33rd goal in all competitions when he plays at Old Trafford against Manchester United for the first time in a Liverpool shirt on Saturday.

However, he was quick to credit the support of manager Jurgen Klopp and his team-mates for his latest accolade.

“The players make it easier and the coach also makes it easier for me,” said Salah, who became the first Egyptian to win the award when he was handed the trophy in November. “It’s nice to win it again especially because it’s the Player of the Month of the Premier League so that’s something good.

“I say always try to help reach the three points and to be in a better position.”

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Antonio Conte hopes Chelsea won't be left feeling Blue by Crystal Palace as Premier League relegation battle heats up

Matt Jones 9/03/2018
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Crystal Palace players celebrate Christian Benteke's goal against Chelsea last April.

Manchester United and Liverpool lock horns in the Premier League in the match of the weekend on Saturday, but there’s plenty of other fixtures for fans to get their teeth into across the weekend.

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, vying for a top-four finish, will hope to ground the visiting Eagles as Crystal Palace fly to Stamford Bridge. And despite struggling in the relegation zone, Roy Hodgson’s side have won on their last two trips to west London.

Two sides looking to put some daylight between them and the relegation zone meet at St James’ Park as Newcastle United (16th) host Southampton, just a point behind them in 17th.

Elsewhere, Brighton will hope to consolidate their new-found status as a top half side and aim to build on their 2-1 win against Arsenal as they go to Goodison Park to take on Everton, with the two teams level on 34 points.

Leicester City are on a five game winless streak in the Premier League but have the perfect chance to snap that run and put another nail in West Brom and manager Alan Pardew’s coffin with victory at the Hawthorns.

West Ham will hope to put their own woes behind them when they entertain Burnley, David Moyes’ boys have slipped back into relegation trouble and will want to end a run of consecutive 4-1 defeats.

In the other game, another two teams hoping to edge to safety will be Swansea and Huddersfield who meet at the John Smith’s Stadium. It’s sure to be a scrap between the Terriers and the Swans.

Here, we take a look at the key stats ahead of GW30.

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CHELSEA V CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace could become only the second team to win three consecutive away Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, after Blackburn Rovers (1993/94 to 1995/96).

NEWCASTLE V SOUTHAMPTON

Only Tottenham (5) are on a longer current unbeaten away run in the Premier League than Southampton (four – W1 D3).

EVERTON V BRIGHTON

After picking up 12 points from a possible 18 in Sam Allardyce’s first six games in charge (W3 D3 L0), the Toffees have earned just seven from the last 27 available (W2 D1 L6).

WEST BROM V LEICESTER

The home side has never previously won in the seven Premier League meetings between these sides, with five away wins and two draws. Indeed, it’s most played fixture in Premier League history that hasn’t seen a single win for the home side.

WEST HAM V BURNLEY

Burnley have won just one of their last 16 away top-flight games against the Hammers (D3 L12), with that win coming in October 1973 (1-0).

Sam Vokes scored the winner the last time in a 2-1 win in the Championship in December 2011.

HUDDERSFIELD V SWANSEA

Swansea are looking to do the league double over Huddersfield for the first time since 1992/93, when the two teams were in the third tier together.

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