Premier League football: Chelsea v Manchester United

Live text and Radio 5 live commentary as Chelsea ease to victory over Manchester United in the Premier League.

19 January 2014 Last updated at 11:56

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  1. 1842: 

    A big day in the top flight then and big wins for Tottenham and Chelsea. We'll be talking about that one for quite a while - join us tomorrow for West Brom v Everton.

    Over and out.

  2. 1842: 

    David Moyes on the transfer window: "We know the type of players we want to bring in the club. A lot are not available, if we can get them we will try to do that but it is difficult. The club has always said it is long term here. We have an idea of the players we like to being in. We would like them now obviously, but it is more than likely it won't be."

  3. 1841: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd
    David Moyes

    More from Manchester United boss David Moyes, on his side's title chances: "What we won't do is throw the towel in until we can't get there. The job is to try and win the title.

    "The priority is to win the next game. That happens to be a cup game, so I will try to win that and go from there.

    On defending set pieces: "You always practice and make sure you do it. People have jobs to do and pick people up and it is difficult to do much more than say this is what you have to do. There were two set pieces that were the difference today.

    "I didn't think there was a big difference between the two teams today, the difference was the set pieces."

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    Yullaw: Carlos Queiroz can save Manchester United from this situation. Hopefully he can replace Moyes soon.

  5. 1838: 

    Chelsea next have Stoke in the FA Cup, before a run of league games against West Ham, Manchester City and Newcastle.

  6. 1833: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd
    Samuel Eto'o

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho on selecting Samuel Eto'o ahead of Fernando Torres: "Fernando is very dangerous with space, more powerful than Samuel, and I thought Manchester Untied were not coming to give me space, they came here to be compact. I thought Samuel was someone with more technical abilities and more movement in small spaces. It was a difficult decision but my feeling was for this game Samuel was more adapted."

    He added: "I want better. We have to improve, they were stronger than us in the beginning. We kept calm but I want my team to do better."

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    What next for Manchester United then?

    They face Sunderland in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final on Tuesday night before games against Cardiff, Stoke, Fulham, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Olympiakos.

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    Wambui Moses: Great managers win trophies. Mourinho first at Porto, then at Chelsea. What does Moyes bring to Manchester United? Longevity??


    James from Birmingham: Natural evolution... Every dog has its day and Manchester United's is over just as Liverpool's was in the 90's. Fantastic news for the neutral.

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    Jose Mourinho says that Fernando Torres will be 'out for weeks' but is not worried as 'it's time for Demba.'

    A vote of confidence then for Demba Ba.

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    Jose Mourinho says that Rafael's challenge could have been a red card but he defends him for 'en emotional time of the game. He was frustrated.'


    Darren in Llantwit Major: I think this is a big week for David Moyes, a big statement of intent is required on the transfer market, or the support he has is going to evaporate rather rapidly. He needs to show us he has some clue what direction he is taking us, because at the moment it's downwards fast.

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    Opta Sports: 100 - Games to 100 Premier League wins: Mourinho 142, Ferguson 162, Wenger 179, Benitez 181, Dalglish 197. Technicians.

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    David Nicholas: Are people forgetting that this Man U side is exactly the same as the one that easily won the title last year?

    Kurai Musasiwa: This season is the most competitive and most interesting season in a long time

    Nick: Definitely a red for Vidic. Absolutely no attempt to get the ball, aimed for the player's legs. That should always be a red

  15. 1818: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd
    David Moyes

    Manchester United manager David Moyes, speaking to BBC Sport: "We did not deserve to be 2-0 down at half time. We had a little bit of bad luck with the first one but we can't blame anyone else but ourselves for the other two. We did not defend well enough and did not get a chance like Chelsea got to score, so we can only blame ourselves for that.

    "I thought we played well in parts of the game. We played well at the start, we just missed the clinical finish. We didn't score in their box and we didn't defend well in our box. I thought we did well in between the two boxes, but then did not do what was required in the crucial areas.

    "We will keep going. We showed a lot of good things today. There is a progress we have to make and improve all round and myself and the club will try to do that."

    On Vidic's sending off and Rafael's booking: "I have not seen Rafa's but I have seen Vidic's. Vidic's for me is not a red card, it was a yellow card. If Rafa's was a bad one I would hopefully come out honestly and say what I think."

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    David Moyes sees 'we can only blame ourselves' but says his side played well at the start of the game.

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    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Jose Mourinho on Manchester United's title chances: "It is hard, they are 14 points behind Arsenal, 13 behind Manchester City and 12 from us. Maybe one team collapses but for three to collapse is difficult, so for them I think it is the fight to finish in the top four.

    "They will do that with their pride and tradition and fight and hopefully they win against the other contenders because now we do not play against them in the league."

  18. 1813: 
    Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Here comes David Moyes...

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    James Wood: Those focusing the blame on Moyes are clueless. Fergie, Gill, the board and Woodward are far more culpable.

    Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Statisticians Opta: 48 - David Moyes has now managed 48 PL away games at Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool & Man Utd without winning a single one.

  21. 1810: 
    100 UP- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    I neglected to chalk up Jose Mourinho's 100th Premier League win this afternoon - his first also came against Manchester United back in 2004.


    Lucky in Leicester: I don't think Moyes was wise to have a backroom staff overhaul, when a squad overhaul was well overdue.

  23. 1809: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd
    Jose Mourinho

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho tells BBC Sport: "I think it is a big win and deserved, yes. The way I was analysing the game it was hard for them to be losing 2-0 at half time. They started better than us, they had a good initiative.

    "The second half was different. For 25-30 minutes we had very good control until we dropped back and they reacted with pride.

    "I think this game was a bit of a contradiction to other games. Normally we produce and produce and then it is hard for us to score, this time with the first shot we scored. The second goal was the killer in the box I know from many years ago and it looks like Samuel Eto'o is coming back."

  24. 1807: 
    THE ETO'O SHOW- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd
    Samuel Eto'o

    Jose Mourinho praises 'the killer of the penalty box' Samuel Eto'o after his hat-trick to sink United today. The Cameroon man was busy in and around the area all day.


    Pete in Llanvair Discoed: Moyes not to blame for the state of United. Ferguson bought Van Persie to paper over the cracks in a dying team and enable him to go out on top. It worked, but Moyes is now dealing with the aftermath.

  26. 1804: 
    Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits that his side were fortunate to be 2-0 up at half-time but also praises his players for their control after the break. Full quotes to come.

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    Richard Harmer: Lets be honest for a moment. Manchester United are so poor this season that this tells us nothing about Chelsea's title chances.

    Monkey: United's record against the other top-nine clubs - played 10, won one.

    Abraham Abebe: A squad with average and aged players plus mid-table coach. Manchester United, what a transition!

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    Rob, Northwich: With City's strike power I'm going for them as Champs, followed by Chelsea, Arsenal then Liverpool.

    Liam in Stockport: Clear red for Vidic. Clear red for Rafael. Fully deserved win for Chelsea. United to finish fifth at best!

    Alan, Devon: Well played Utd, on that performance and with Rooney and Van Persie back I think we will pip Liverpool for 4th, which would be nice. Chelsea an ordinary, average team and oh so lucky today. City's title at a canter.

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerChelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    "Tough for any side to lose their best two players, but Manchester United are in need of a massive overhaul. So many of their players aren't good enough."

  30. 1759: 
    PLAYER REACTION- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd
    John Terry

    Chelsea captain John Terry: "In the first 15 minutes they were on top but we didn't panic, kept our shape and hit them on the counter-attack.

    "I said to him (Samuel Eto'o) before the game that it was important for him to get a goal and he said he loves the big games.

    "The other two (Arsenal and Manchester City) are looking very strong at the moment and it was important we kept in touch with them."

    Former Manchester United striker Louis SahaChelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    "Manchester United in pain. Need to find medicine soon."

  32. 1758: 

    While you gather your thoughts on the events at the Bridge, here's some news from another side interested at the top of the table, Everton.

    Lacina Traore is due to have medical at Everton.

    It was believed the 6ft 8in striker was on his way to West Ham.

    But Sam Allardyce confirmed yesterday that despite reaching an agreement with Monaco, to bring the 23-year old on loan to Upton Park, it was unlikely the Ivory Coast international would complete the move.

  33. 1756: 
    Top of the table

    That victory leaves the top three bunched up again, there's just two points between them and just who do you make favourites from here? What a title race.

    As for Manchester United, it's a six-point gap, and a 16-goal difference, to Liverpool in fourth.

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    Join the debate at #bbcfootball- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Well one thing's for sure, there's no shortage of talking points after that one!

    Should Vidic have been sent-off? Should Rafael have been sent-off?

    What now for Manchester United and David Moyes? Are Chelsea going to win the league?

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  35. 1753: 
    FULL-TIME- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    But there goes the whistle. Chelsea stroll to victory.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    "That should have been a red card. Rafael is a very lucky boy there.

    "He left the ground with two feet."

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  37. 1752: 
    YELLOW CARD- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Referee Phil Dowd breaks up the pushing and shoving and shows Rafael a yellow card. He's a lucky boy indeed...

  38. 1752: 
    Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Ooof! this could explode now. Rafael goes flying in to a tackle on Gary Cahill and it all kicks off...

  39. 1750: 
    Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    David Moyes, arms crossed, eyes bulging, barely made eye contact with his captain as he trudged down the tunnel. It will be a long coach journey back up the M6.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    "That was pure frustration from Nemanja Vidic. David Moyes looks disgusted at his captain.

    "It is a definite red card. He was nowhere near the ball."

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    RED CARD- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd - Nemanja Vidic

    Madness! A really rash challenge from Nemanja Vidic as Eden Hazard runs away from him in midfield and Vidic just snaps, flying into a scissor challenge and hacking him down.

    The sort of challenge you put in when you've been hammered by a teenager online on a console game. Pure frustration.

  42. 1748: 
    INJURY TIME- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Four minutes of added time signalled at Stamford Bridge, but perhaps the days of that being a cause for concern for opponents of Manchester United are over. Once upon a time the home fans would have been made very nervous by that.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    "Ramires' running power and engine has seen him cover every part of the pitch. He is still running deep into the Manchester United half.

    "His levels of fitness are phenomenal."

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  44. 1745: 
    FINAL FIVE- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    That Javier Hernandez goal did not trigger a late Manchester United surge, it's been so comfortable for Chelsea. David Moyes looks crestfallen.


    Joe in Bedford: Everyone blaming Moyes for such a poor season - The blame lies, firstly, with Ed Woodward and, secondly, with Ferguson for leaving the squad in a dire position.

  46. 1743: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Here he is, Nemanja Matic replaces Willian and form an extraordinarily dogged midfield with David Luiz, John Mikel Obi and Ramires.

    Get through that lot in the last six minutes.

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    Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Chelsea's new/old/sort of new boy Nemanja Matic is about to come on. How many times this season will I call him Nemanja Vidic?


    Chris Smalling then gets into a good position down the right wing but can't pick out a team-mate.

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    Tom Franks: Have backed Moyes so far but something has to change. Awful results, no signings and it only looks like it'll get worse.

    Chris Tubby: Never have I seen a man u team so devoid of leaders or characters. No one stepping up to fill the gaps

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    Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    The dead ball comes to nothing though.

    Into the last 10...

  50. 1739: 
    Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Manchester United win a free-kick in a good area. One more and United will be in business...

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    "Manchester United deserved a goal in this game, 3-0 possibly flattered Chelsea. United have played OK, it does now not look as bad on paper."

  52. 1737: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd

    Samuel Eto'o's planned moment of applause is somewhat ruined by that Manchester United goal, as the Cameroon striker skulks off straight away to be replaced by Fernando Torres.

    More of a spring in Manchester United's step now, as you'd expect.

  53. 1735: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 3-1 Man Utd - Javier Hernandez (78 mins)

    He always scores against Chelsea, and Mexican Javier Hernandez turns one in from nowhere to maybe re-ignite this game. Danny Welbeck does good work down the right, cuts the ball back to Phil Jones and his scuffed shot is going wide until Hernandez turns it in from a few yards out.


    Ben in Emsworth: People calling for Moyes' head but who would you get instead? We'll swap you for Chris Hughton.

  55. 1731: 
    Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    Into the last 20 minutes at Stamford Bridge, and it's an exercise in game management by Chelsea now. David Luiz, John Mikel Obi and Ramires in central midfield are ensuring there is no chance of a comeback.

    You have the nagging feeling that there would have been more goals in this one for Chelsea should they wish to go for it.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    "Manchester United now have a huge League Cup semi-final, second leg in mid-week against Sunderland. It is crazy to think where we are at is that Manchester United may need a League Cup win to secure European qualification."

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  57. 1729: 
    Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    This second half has been a total non-event since that very early third goal. What will the managers say after this? That could well be more interesting...

  58. 1728:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford Bridge

    "The heat has gone out of this game now. Chelsea may have lost a three-goal lead to Manchester United under Andre Villas-Boas at Stamford Bridge in February 2012. Can you see that happening under Jose Mourinho? No - neither can I."

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerChelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    "I wonder where Manchester United would be now if they'd have appointed Jose Mourinho?"

  60. 1727: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    Petr Cech! Dearie me the Chelsea goalkeeper has a real moment, letting a backpass through his legs and then scrambling to save the ball on the line before beating Danny Welbeck to the loose ball. Jose Mourinho is furious with his custodian.

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    "And you all hammered me when I said Utd will finish 5th ............ I should have said 6th"

  62. 1725: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    Oscar is the man replaced/rested, as John Mikel Obi takes his place. Oscar has not been at his best today, but Chelsea don't care. They are cruising this game without really busting a gut.

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    Wil: Fergie's worst signing? Moyes, by far.

  64. 1724: 
    Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    Chelsea are going to send on John Mikel Obi. I have no idea why.

  65. 1722: 
    Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    Eden Hazard cuts inside from the left and gets a shot away but Michael Carrick makes a block, flicking it away for a corner. Chelsea want more.

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    Martyn: Juan Mata is sitting on the Chelsea bench thinking he could walk into this Manchester United team.

  67. 1719: 
    Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    This will be a long, long half for Manchester United and David Moyes. United having plenty of the ball now but the intensity has gone, they are a beaten side. And you've not been able to say that about a United side at 60 minutes of a game very often in the past 20 years.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    "The struggles for David Moyes, for me, are exemplified by having to play Danny Welbeck off Javier Hernandez. Welbeck has proved he is a good goalscorer in recent weeks when played as a striker, up top.

    "The fact Moyes has no better option but to go with Welbeck in the hole sums it up for me."

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  69. 1715: 
    Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    Great feet from Eden Hazard to move away from danger and then win a free-kick from Phil Jones, as Frank Lampard is sent out to warm up.

    For all the doom and gloom, Manchester United are only six points behind fourth place with 16 games remaining. The Champions League is still on.

    Ramires thumps a shot over from 30 yards.


    Ed in Manchester: This is what happens when a poor squad isn't improved. The squad has been in need of an overhaul, particularly midfield for two-three years. It hasn't happened. It isn't David Moyes' fault, but the longer this goes on the more likely he is to take the blame.

    Michael in Nottinghamshire: The Glazers need to bite the bullet and get rid of Moyes at the end of the season. Yes it will be a £30m pay off, but compared to the losses we will suffer from not making the Champions League and winning anything due to his inadequate management, its a better option as far as I'm concerned.

  71. 1713: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    Here's another sub for United - Javier Hernandez is on for Ashley Young. That should see Adnan Januzaj moved out to the wing.

  72. 1713: 
    Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    Chelsea haven't been brilliant today, but they are 3-0 up and there are still 35 minutes left. David Moyes' record against the big four is not going to get any better today.

  73. 1712:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford Bridge

    "Shocking defending from Manchester United at the corner that led to Samuel Eto's third goal. Turning into a damage limitation exercise for the Premier League champions. David Moyes, arms folded, looks a totally dejected figure."

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    Paul Humphreys: One of the best performances I've seen from Manchester United all season. And we're 3-0 down.

  75. 1711: 
    THE FAB FOUR?- Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd
    Samuel Eto'o

    Samuel Eto'o is the fourth player to score Premier League hat-trick against Man United after Romelu Lukaku, Dirk Kuyt and David Bentley. What a bunch there.

  76. 1708: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    I'm not sure I've seen defending as bad as that from Manchester United since Laurent Blanc or William Prunier were playing. Anyway, David Moyes makes a change, bringing on Chris Smalling for Patrice Evra.


    Andy in Sheffield: Chelsea average, as they have been all season. Chelsea winning, as they have also been all season.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 3-0 Man Utd

    "Truth is, Gary Cahill got up and won a header far too easily. They have to defend a lot better than that.

    "Jonny Evans and Nemanja Vidic have to be a lot stronger than that."

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  79. 1706: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 3-0 Man Utd - Samuel Eto'o (49 mins, HAT-TRICK)

    Game, set, and the match, Mr Samuel Eto'o. But more woeful defending from a set-piece as Gary Cahill is left free from four yards out, his powerful header is just about stopped by David De Gea and drops at the feet of Eto'o who could not miss from a yard.

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    Lawrence Kiumu: Manchester United used to be Goliath, then came David.

  81. 1704: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd

    Here's a stat to cheer up United fans; Manchester United have come from two or more goals down at half-time to win five times in the Premier League, more than any other club.

    Ashley Young has an early free-kick but his delivery is poor and easily cleared.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 2-0 Man Utd

    "It will be interesting to see what the Glazers do if Manchester United do not make the Champions League places. Will the money be there to invest in the team?"

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  83. 1702: 
    KICK-OFF- Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd

    Samuel Eto'o, on a hat-trick, gets the ball rolling and the second half under way...

  84. 1701: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd

    David Moyes is pacing up and down like an expectant father outside the delivery room. United have come out very early here, still no signs of Chelsea.

  85. 1700: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd

    Here they come - no changes at the break by the look of it.

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    Ed C: Biggest half time talk of Moyes career. It's now or never. Lose today forget Champions League football next season.

  87. 1657: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd

    Darren Fletcher is out warming up at the moment, so it looks like he may come on. Javier Hernandez is also out there.


    Mike Dowgill: Lacking that predatory instinct up front today. Our defence could have done better with both goals too. Not all bad today though, more surprising comebacks have happened.

  89. 1655: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United have trailed in 11 Premier League matches this season, one fewer than Hull. So they know what it's like to be behind.

    The question is, how do they come back?

  90. 1652: 
    HALF-TIME- Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd
    Chelsea v Man Utd

    Where do you go from here then Manchester United fans? Fourth place or bust?

    The annoying thing for David Moyes will be the fact that his side started so well, had a great chance through Danny Welbeck, but find themselves 2-0 down.

  91. 1651:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveGOAL TIME
    Samuel Eto'o scores Chelsea's openers

    Listen to the moment Samuel Eto'o beats David de Gea with a deflected shot to put Chelsea ahead against Manchester United on the BBC Radio 5 live website.

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  92. 1650:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford Bridge

    "Manchester United manager David Moyes turned away in complete despair as Samuel Eto'o swept in his second goal right on half-time. Moyes has watched his side miss their opportunities - and be punished by opponents who have taken theirs. Chelsea in complete control."

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 2-0 Man Utd

    "Samuel Eto'o will be delighted with his two goals. Oscar, Willian and Eden Hazard have been superb on the break.

    "This game is all about goals."

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    Dan Barton: The Manchester United defence should hang their head in shame, lack of effort to get back.

  95. 1648: 
    HALF-TIME- Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd
  96. 1646: 
    Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd

    That was some horrible defending from the champions, Nemanja Vidic was caught dithering as his team-mates cleared the area and therefore played everyone onside. What a half-time team talk for David Moyes here...

  97. 1644: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 2-0 Man Utd - Samuel Eto'o (45 mins)

    But Manchester United can't shut it out until half-time. United clear the corner originally but then are caught out by one pass through, Gary Cahill is onside and able to square it for Samuel Eto'o who thrashes in from six yards out. An inspired selection after all up front for the Blues...

  98. 1644: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    David Luiz hits a free-kick into the wall and away for a corner. Almost half-time...

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    Jack Organ: There's only one United player on show today that would get in the Arsenal team. Januzaj.

  100. 1641: 
    ACROBATIC EFFORT- Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    Adnan Januzaj is Manchester United's best - maybe only - outlet right now. He nutmegs Branislav Ivanovic with a great touch to tee up Patrice Evra but his cross is cleared.

    At the other end, Samuel Eto'o is direct again and the cross falls for Oscar, who tries an overhead kick but slices it wide. Great technique though!

  101. 1639: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    David Luiz's hair protects him from a big clash of heads with Phil Jones.

    How big a moment will that Danny Welbeck chance prove? A really big opening, you won't get many better chances than that at Stamford Bridge.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    "Danny Welbeck never quite got the ball out of his feet, there. You have to be on your toes to get the ball out in front of you.

    "It was a major let off for Chelsea."

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  103. 1637: 
    CHANCE!- Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    Big chance! Adnan Januzaj digs out a low cross which Gary Cahill can't reach, it falls at the feet of Danny Welbeck who should score from six yards out but his tame shot is easy for Petr Cech to hang on to.

    All credit to Cesar Azpilicueta though, he made a strong last-ditch challenge to put Welbeck off.

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    Yazsotv: Sir Alex was famous for great comebacks and changing games to Manchester United's favour. Don't think David Moyes has that experience.

  105. 1634: 
    YELLOW CARD- Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    As blatant a booking as you could ever wish to see - Ashley Young tugging back Ramires as he seized onto a loose pass in the middle. How can the visitors disrupt this Chelsea side now, they are looking more comfortable as the game wears on.

  106. 1633: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    Adnan Januzaj is the shining light in a fairly dark season for Manchester United so far. What a talent.

    Chelsea's possession is up to 43% now which shows the hold they have had since that ropey opening 15 minutes.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    "It was brilliant from Adnan Januzaj there, but very poor from David Luiz. Sometimes you have to be happy to square up and defend properly rather than try and get in front when you cannot."

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  108. 1632:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford BridgeANALYSIS

    "Chelsea's David Luiz has had a somewhat chaotic opening half-hour, including a couple of reckless challenges. He has just had Jose Mourinho leaping about and gesticulating furiously for him to return to his central position after he was caught horribly out of his ground in an advanced position on the right flank."

  109. 1629: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    This is a much more open game than I was expecting. Really end-to-end stuff now as Oscar shoots speculatively wide from 20 yards. Chelsea beginning to dictate it now, Ramires and David Luiz finding their passing.

    Then the first bit of class from Adnan Januzaj as he beats Luiz three times on a mazy run before flashing a cross across goal. That was brilliant from the youngster.

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    Ahmet K: Next goal will decide whether one team is in for a beating or we are in for a good game.

    Chelsea celebrate
  111. 1627: 
    CLOSE!- Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    David Luiz needs to be careful, he's already on a booking and is having a few nibbles in midfield. Fellow Brazilian Oscar then loses the ball in a dangerous area, allowing Patrice Evra to advance with the ball and thump a shot into the side-netting!

    Good strike from the Frenchman.

  112. 1624: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    It's all opening up now. Ramires breaks away through the middle, running right at the heart of the Manchester United defence before playing in Branislav Ivanovic on the right. Will he cross or shoot? Neither as he flashes a ball into the stands.

    MOTD presenter Gary LinekerChelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    "Can't ever remember Manchester United being such underdogs to win a Premier League game."

  114. 1623: 
    AS IT STANDS- Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd
    Premier League

    Chelsea will move back to within two points of the top of the table if they hold on to this win - United will stay 14 points back from Arsenal.

  115. 1622:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford Bridge

    "Fourth official Lee Probert is already in close acquaintance with Jose Mourinho and David Moyes, particularly when the technical area got rather over-populated following David Luiz's barge on Antonio Valencia. Could be a long afternoon for poor old Lee."

  116. 1620: 
    Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    How will Manchester United react to going behind? They were running the game before that goal. Chelsea now looking good as Eden Hazard skims past Nemanja Vidic and Rafael but his low cross cannons off the shins of Jonny Evans and away.

    The corner then skims right through the middle of the goalmouth. A second Chelsea goal now could be on the cards...

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    Richard: Sigh. Control the game, deflected shot puts us behind. Typical.

    Navneet Gautam: And everyone asked why Eto'o started ahead of Torres. What a vital goal!

  118. 1619: 
    YELLOW CARD- Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    David Luiz is the first man to be booked for a very heavy challenge on Antonio Valencia, right on the touchline. No need to go flying in there and it causes a bit of a melee, with Jose Mourino and Samuel Eto'o particularly unhappy.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 1-0 Man Utd

    "Samuel Eto'o has barely had a kick of the ball. he showed great feet to come inside Phil Jones, and it took a huge deflection off Michael Carrick.

    "David De Gea would have caught that easily if it had not taken a deflection. Chelsea are very fortunate to be ahead."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  120. 1616: 
    GOAL- Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd - Samuel Eto'o (18 mins)

    I was just about to tell you that Samuel Eto'o had only touched the ball twice in the opening 15 minutes, when the Cameroonian striker opens the scoring. Drifting out to the right, he cuts inside Phil Jones too easily before lashing in a left-footed shot which loops up off the toe of Michael Carrick to fly into the top corner and leave David De Gea stranded.

    Fortunate for Chelsea, without a doubt.

  121. 1614: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd

    Oscar is tripped in the centre of the pitch as Chelsea just start to get on the ball more. It's been an excellent start for United though.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-0 Man Utd

    "Willian and Oscar have given the ball away too often thus far, while the referee has made some strange decisions in Chelsea's favour. They have not got going.

    "Phil Jones is being given all the time in the world on ball at the base of the Manchester United midfield. Somebody needs to get around him."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Richard Parfitt: Chelsea looking far too sluggish so far.

  124. 1611: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd

    Hands up if you predicted 22% of possession in the opening 10 minutes for Chelsea? Congratulations! You win.

    Or maybe lose, if you're spending your weekends predicting hypothetical possession percentages. Anyway, Chelsea have been sluggish beyond belief.

    Jose may make a triple change in a minute it's been that bad.

  125. 1609: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd

    Referee Phil Dowd gives a bizarre free-kick as David Luiz blocks off Phil Jones - giving the free-kick to Chelsea.

    The home side have improved marginally, with Ramires having their first shot of the game from 20 yards, straight at David De Gea.

  126. 1609:  
    Phil McNulty, BBC Sport chief football writer at Stamford Bridge

    "Jose Mourinho You Wanted This Job" chant Manchester United's fans - a little wave from Chelsea's manager, who seems very happy where he is at Stamford Bridge.

  127. 1607: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd

    Chelsea haven't started playing yet. At all.

    Ramires and Eden Hazard both give the ball away softly, indeed Chelsea's successful passing percentage is a measly 36% so far.

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea 0-0 Man Utd

    "Manchester United have come out with a real intent to be positive against Chelsea."

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  129. 1605: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd

    Antonio Valencia beats his man down the right and Ramires has to hare across the ground to make a strong challenge. That could have gone badly wrong. Adnan Januzaj's corner whips across the goalmouth as Chelsea's uncertain start continues.


    El in Holyhead: Considering his goalscoring record against Chelsea I'm surprised Hernandez isn't starting. Not been his greatest season in red but could have done a decent job today.

  131. 1603: 
    Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd

    Really strong start from the visitors, looking to make a mockery of the bookies' odds today. Ashley Young and Danny Welbeck's interplay for that early chance was superb.

  132. 1603: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Swansea 1-3 Tottenham
    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood: "I thought we played well. We changed it a little bit with three up top

    "Swansea had a few chances from outside the box early on, but I always thought we were the most dangerous side.

    "As soon as it clicked I thought our quality would come through and it did.

    "I can't take the credit for Emmanuel Adebayor, he has to take the credit. I have just given him the stage to go and perform.

    "It's not as if he was never a good player. He was always a fantastic player. Everywhere he has been he has scored goals. He is enjoying his football at the moment and we are all reaping the rewards from it."

  133. 1602: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd

    Manchester United make a strong start with Ashley Young prominent down the left wing. He gets a , er, healthy reception from the home fans.

    Rafael's cross is then cleared and Ashley Young's low shot is pushed away by Petr Cech!

    United come out swinging...

  134. 1600: 
    KICK-OFF- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Manchester United get us going then...

    Former Wales striker John Hartson at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    "Phil Jones has a massive role today for Manchester United, as he will have a lot of runners to check. I am surprised that Chelsea have not started with Fernando Torres, but Jose Mourinho always likes to surprise with his selections."

    Listen to commentary of Chelsea v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

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    Vladmir Pazdinov: Why are people surprised to see Young ahead of Kagawa? Moyes values tracking back more than attacking threat.

  137. 1555: 
    Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Michael Carrick and Nemanja Vidic look very focused in the tunnel as the sides are led out onto the pitch. Here we go...

  138. 1553: 
    100 UP- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    David Beckham has graced us with his presence, as the camera also picks out Nani deep in conversation with a suited man. A busy agent?

    Manchester City brought up their 100 yesterday and there could be another one now. Jose Mourinho's first Premier League win came at home v Manchester United - so could his 100th.

  139. 1550: 
    Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Ten minutes to go then! Will this big game disappoint or excite us?

  140. 1548:  
    Former Manchester United assistant manager Mike Phelan on BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    "David Moyes will only be thinking about Chelsea, he will not be thinking about the League Cup semi-final, second leg with Sunderland.

    "Manchester United have to play well today. The players are under scrutiny, and need to put in a performance to show their capabilities as players and as a football club."

    Listen to build-up to Chelsea v Manchester United on BBC Radio 5 live now.

  141. 1547: 
    WHAT IF...- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)
    Jose Mourinho and David Moyes

    David Moyes was the chosen successor to Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer of course but there was some thinking that Jose Mourinho could have been the man to take charge at Old Trafford.

    So what if United had appointed Jose?

    "Mourinho would have been travelling on the "quick-fix, even quicker success" ticket while Moyes offered stability and security, the "safe hands" option," says chief football writer Phil McNulty.

    "Mourinho was almost a guarantee of trophies while Moyes moved into Ferguson's Carrington office without a top-level trophy to his name."


    Reece in Stockport: Why do people rave about Shinji Kagawa? He's awful, what has he ever done in a Manchester United shirt? People slate Ashley Young but he always delivers quality crosses and he can score stunning goals!

  143. 1540: 
    MOURINHO THE PUNDIT- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Jose Mourinho on Manchester United's line-up: "If we have more of the ball and we control the game we don't need to worry too much about their attackers.

    "If they do have the ball, the moment they get it they will look to get it to Adnan Januzaj as quickly as possible and he will link with Welbeck very well. We know they will counter-attack and get in a lot of crosses.

    "Moyes wants Jones and Carrick to be positional so that Januzaj can play with some freedom."

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    Grumpy Murray: That's the worst Manchester United team since about 1989.

    MehraN EbrahimI: Am really happy with Moyes' team, all of the midfielders are hard workers and will track back with the threat of Hazard!

    Ed Palmer: Lots of Utd fans seem to think Kagawa is good, despite huge evidence to the contrary.

  145. 1537: 
    MANAGER REACTION- Swansea 1-3 Tottenham
    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup:

    "We started well in the first half hour. We had a great attitude and put them under pressure. We had some good chances and the strike from Bony hit the bar.

    "The first time they have a shot on target they score. We lost shape for 5-10 minutes. It is something that happens when you are struggling.

    "We have to admit we have some problems right now. On other hand, we have to continue like this. We need a win.

    "The next four league games are against direct opponents. We play in the FA Cup next then it is a game against Fulham which is a game we want and need to win.

    "It is getting a bit frustrating with injuries."

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    Richard Powell: Looking at the starting line-ups it appears The Chosen One has chosen wrong and The Happy One should be more than happy!

  147. 1535: 
    Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Manchester United manager David Moyes, speaking to Sky Sports: "We were a bit short after Christmas, getting Phil Jones and Ashley Young back is important for us.

    "We come here to try and win it. We have picked a team we think can win it."

  148. 1531: 
    Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Jose Mourinho says his wide players Eden Hazard and Willian are 'enjoying' their play at the moment and bring balance to the side. He also praises David Luiz for his disciplined play in midfield.

    "Football is about balance" says the Special One. When asked about his plans to stop Adnan Januzaj he just says "When we have the ball, they don't' have the ball." Simple really.

  149. 1528:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveChelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Fulham coach Ray Wilkins on BBC Radio 5 live:

    "It's great for the media when the likes of Jose Mourinho comes out with what he comes out with and other managers as well but I'm sure that won't effect David Moyes one iota.

    "He has got his mind firmly set on what is a big challenge for him at Manchester United. I personally think he will do very well.

    "We've got to give this man a chance. He's had an extremely good period at Everton over the last 10 years and the club has evolved every year under David Moyes so let's give him an opportunity.

    "We're always very keen, especially the media people of today, to pull these guys down. Let's give David the opportunity to succeed."

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    Siafa Jp: AVB AVB... You left out a top player only to find yourself with the short stick! Go Ade-baba, show 'em what you made of. Props up Tim Sherwood. You got vision.

  151. 1526:  
    MOTD's Steve Wilson at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    "In all, with four clubs, Jose Mourinho has faced Manchester United 17 times, losing only twice.

    "The latest meeting also went the Portuguese's way. Back in August he travelled to Old Trafford with getting a draw plainly on his agenda. He stifled the life out of United and the game and got the goalless stalemate he wanted."

    MOTD presenter and former Tottenham striker Gary LinekerSwansea 1-3 Tottenham

    "Adebayor is the new Adebayor!"

  153. 1526:  
    BBC Sport Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty at Stamford BridgeChelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    "Manchester have surely reached the point where defeat today will end even their slim chances of retaining the title - a loss at Chelsea would leave them 14 points behind leaders Arsenal.

    "Chelsea's ambition is to secure the win that will keep them on the heels of Arsenal and Manchester City and manager Jose Mourinho knows what always accompanies this fixture.

    "He writes in the programme (notes obviously written before Arsenal's win over Fulham): "We don't play a team that is 11 points away from the leaders, we play Manchester United."

    "And Mourinho knows the importance of any win against United, wherever they are in the table."

    LINE-UPS- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Luiz, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Eto'o. Subs: Cole, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Mikel, Matic, Schwarzer.

    Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Jones, Carrick, Valencia, Januzaj, Young, Welbeck. Subs: Giggs, Smalling, Lindegaard, Hernandez, Cleverley, Fletcher, Kagawa.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)


    Sam from Harrow: I don't understand Moyes, he needs an attacking threat especially without Van Persie and Rooney and he doesn't play Kagawa!! What does Shinji have to do?!!

    Andrew: I didn't think I could be any more pessimistic about Manchester United's slim chances of a win today, then I saw our starting line-up. Struggling to see where the goals are coming from. I have a feeling that this is going to be a long 90 minutes of football.

    Sam in Bradford: Young over Kagawa? Cant see the logic with that selection. Good to see Jones back mind you.

  156. 1523: 
    FULL-TIME- Swansea 1-3 Tottenham

    Fulham, West Ham and Cardiff are coming up fast for Swansea. They may be vital after another defeat today.

  157. 1520: 
    Swansea 1-3 Tottenham

    Swansea have kept going, in many respects they've played well this afternoon but struggled to turn their possession into chances. Add in conceding some bad goals and you get a home defeat.

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    Greg Russell: No Fletcher, who has strengthened the midfield since return, and Ashley Young, who disappears in big games, in the team. Confused.

    Alex Slater: Trust in Mourinho. He started Eto'o upfront against Liverpool and he got the winner. Torres is a cracking sub to run at tired legs.

    Lee Varvel: Has there ever been a weaker United XI? Easy win for Chelsea.

  159. 1517: 
    TEAM NEWS- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Samuel Eto'o starts in attack as Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho makes two changes to the side who beat Hull City 2-0 last time out. Branislav Ivanovic returns to the side following a knee injury, while striker Fernando Torres drops to the bench. New signing Nemanja Matic is on the bench.

    David Moyes hands starts to Phil Jones and Ashley Young for Manchester United. Jonny Evans also starts while, as expected, both Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie miss out through injury.

  160. 1516: 
    Swansea 1-3 Tottenham

    Spurs are keeping the ball well now, seeing this game out. Oooh, Emmanuel Adebayor is almost in for his hat-trick after a long ball through the middle but Gerhard Tremmel gets there first!

  161. 1513: 
    Swansea 1-3 Tottenham

    Mousa Dembele and Christian Eriksen have shots charged down on the edge of the box as Spurs look for a fourth goal.

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    Machiavelli: Eto'o upfront? What has Torres not done to warrant a start against Manchester United?

  163. 1511: 
    Swansea 1-3 Tottenham

    Eight minutes left at the Liberty Stadium and the hint of more goals. Swansea piling men forward and Spurs looking for a fourth on the counter.

  164. 1509: 
    Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Pick the bones out of that lot then. Surprised to see Samuel Eto'o and Ashley Young starting?

  165. 1507: 
    TEAM NEWS- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Chelsea make two changes, as Samuel Eto'o starts up front.

    Manchester United make three changes, with Ashley Young and Phil Jones returning.

    Chelsea XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, David Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto'o

    Man Utd XI: De Gea; Rafael, Evans, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Carrick, Jones, Young; Januzaj, Welbeck.

  166. 1506: 
    GOAL- Swansea 1-3 Tottenham - Wilfried Bony (78 mins)

    Hang on, maybe I was a tad premature on the declaration chat! Wilfried Bony gives the Swans some hope as he sweeps home a lovely steered effort from Roland Lamah's cross.

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    Statisticians Opta: 5 - Emmanuel Adebayor has now matched his PL goal total from last season (in seven apps this season compared to 25 in 2012-13).

  168. 1503: 
    Swansea 0-3 Tottenham

    There are 15 minutes left but if it was possible for both captains to shake hands in the middle and declare, they would.

    Stand by for team news from Stamford Bridge...

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    Calvin Ewing: Someone should really tell Swansea the second half has started.

  170. 1501: 
    Swansea 0-3 Tottenham

    Tim Sherwood is making this management lark look easy. Clarence Seedorf will be on the phone any minute now.

    Swansea have imploded since that second goal went in.


    Ian in Whitley Bay: Re 14:49 - Too right, Morecambe and Wise aren't fit to shine the shoes of Paul and Barry.

    Former Swansea striker Ian Walsh on BBC Radio WalesSwansea 0-3 Tottenham

    "Swansea are all over the place at the back. They were pushing forward to try and get back into the game, but now Spurs have made it three.

    "It was dreadful defending."

  173. 1459: 
    GOAL- Swansea 0-3 Tottenham - Emmanuel Adebayor (71 mins)

    Give the man a tap-in and he'll take it. Spurs spring Swansea open yet again as Danny Rose this time takes it on, this time the right decision is made and he squares for Emmanuel Adebayor, who takes it really well. What has happened to Swansea at the back?

  174. 1458: 
    SITTER!- Swansea 0-2 Tottenham

    You have to score!

    Spurs spring a flat Swansea backline and Mousa Dembele and Emmanuel Adebayor are clean through on goal. Dembele carries it forward, but shoots when he could have squared it for an Adebayor tap-in and sees his shot roll wide.

    Adebayor is livid.

  175. 1455: 
    YELLOW CARD- Swansea 0-2 Tottenham

    Wilfried Bony goes into the book now for an aerial challenge with Vlad Chiriches. Bony won the header and then butted the Romanian on his follow through.

  176. 1455: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Swansea 0-2 Tottenham

    Another fairly anonymous performance from Nacer Chadli, and he is replaced by one-time Swan Gylfi Sigurdsson, who gets a healthy round of applause from the home fans.

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    Zack Hall: Personally, I love the Chuckle Brothers.

    Who doesn't?

  178. 1453: 
    Swansea 0-2 Tottenham

    Another Swansea injury? Has Michael Laudrup upset a voodoo practitioner? Wayne Routledge wins a corner but feels his hamstring immediately. He's still out there but doesn't look right.

    Laudrup may have to register himself to play at this rate. Not that that's a bad thing...

  179. 1450: 
    Swansea 0-2 Tottenham

    If you could bottle the confidence coursing through the veins of Emmanuel Adebayor right now you'd be a very rich man. The Togolese striker picks the ball up in his own half, nutmegs a midfielder, shrugs off another and then runs 40 yards before rolling the ball to Aaron Lennon - whose shot is blocked.

    Adebayor is quite simply a new man.

  180. 1449: 

    One of the texts of the season...

    Chuckle Brothers

    Gooner Steve: Re 14.22 - Cannot believe you tried to compare Adebayor to Bergkamp. The Chuckle Brothers have made as many television shows as Morecambe & Wise but the gulf in class is similar to Adebayor and Bergkamp!

  182. 1448: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 0-2 Tottenham

    Swansea do indeed get Wilfried Bony into the game, and he hits a low skidding shot that forces Hugo Lloris into action. Still 35 minutes to go here...

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    Real Stealth: Swansea are in trouble near the bottom. At the moment any team from 10th down could get relegated

  184. 1444: 
    Swansea 0-2 Tottenham

    Can Swansea come back from this? There is nothing to suggest so at the moment, they look a really deflated side. Yet another injury hasn't helped their cause either. If they can get Wilfried Bony into the game again they may have a sniff.

    Former Swansea striker Ian Walsh on BBC Radio WalesSwansea 0-2 Tottenham

    "It is men against boys. Spurs walked through Swansea's right-hand side.

    "There was no Tottenham player in the six-yard box, but the cross came with real pace from Kyle Walker. The physical strength of the Tottenham side has unsettled Swansea."

  186. 1441: 
    GOAL- Swansea 0-2 Tottenham - Chico Flores (OG 53 mins)

    Tottenham are a different side since their opener, and take a two-goal lead as Kyle Walker finds space in the box, flashes in a low cross into the corridor of uncertainty, and with Nacer Chadli poised behind him, Chico Flores turns the ball into his own net.

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    Idowu Lawanson: Will someone please ask AVB why he left Adebayor out of the team when at Spurs? Very poor judgement if you ask me!

  188. 1438: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    More problems for Swansea - and yet another injury - as Jonjo Shelvey goes down holding his leg. He has to come off too, with Roland Lamah taking his place. Reshuffle, reshuffle, reshuffle.

  189. 1436: 
    YELLOW CARD- Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Spurs start the second half in the confident mood they ended the first, Kyle Walker already having two strong runs down the right. Jordi Amat then picks up the first booking of the game for an industrial challenge on Vlad Chiriches.

  190. 1433: 
    KICK-OFF- Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Back under way.

  191. 1432: 
    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Would Dennis Bergkamp and Emmanuel Adebayor make for a good partnership? Contrasts everywhere you look there.

    Anyway, here they come, as Adebayor goes through his ritual of touching the grass before hopping back onto the pitch...

  192. 1430: 
    Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Team news for the big one at the Bridge will be in in about half an hour. What sort of side will David Moyes select? Will Chelsea go for the kill or will Jose play it tight?

    All shall be revealed.

  193. 1427:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveSTILL TO COME- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    Former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins on BBC Radio 5 live:

    If United lost today would their chances of retaining the title be over?

    "I would have thought so.

    "I think it will be an extremely difficult game for Manchester United and I think Chelsea will edge it.

    "United have suffered with injuries in the defensive unit. If you look at how many pairings they have had at centre-half it is very difficult to maintain a good challenge without that stability at the centre of your defence.

    "Manchester United have not had that spine this year through injuries and lack of form but they'll be ok, I'm sure.

    "If you look at the Manchester United side and the majority of players and how long they have been there, they haven't known a new manager. For them it is a change and David Moyes obviously has his own philosophy on how the game should be played, whether it be defensively or in an attacking manner, so I do think that it is difficult for these guys because it has always been Sir Alex.

    "They were ingrained with how they were going to play with Sir Alex for years and years and years and all of a sudden David wants to change the odd things. It is a little difficult for them but I'm sure they will overcome the situation."

  194. 1425: 

    Elswehere, the battle for the Spanish title continues as leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid - separated by only goal difference - both aim to re-establish a three-point gap over third-placed Real Madrid. Barca travel to Levante (1800 GMT) ahead of Atletico's home encounter against Sevilla (2000 GMT).

    And that's not all. The two most successful teams in Dutch history - Ajax and PSV Eindhoven - meet in the marquee match of the Eredivisie season in Amsterdam (1530 GMT). Second-placed Ajax can move level with surprise frontrunners Vitesse Arnhem by beating the visitors, who are languishing in eighth under ex-Barcelona star Phillip Cocu.

    Stay across all the continental chat on our European football page.

  195. 1422: 
    Spurs open the scoring

    Here's a stat which may surprise you - it did me - Emmanuel Adebayor now has as many Premier League goals as ex-Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp.


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    Ben Wiggins: Not the best half but Spurs have turned it around, Swansea can't cope with Adebayor and Eriksen. Brilliant link-up.

    Matt Aylott: Still trying to work out how Manchester United spent £28m on Fellaini rather than spend £12m on Eriksen?

    Mark Cohen: Don't think anyone saw Adebayor's comeback this season, just can't see him keeping it up. Will get comfortable and slack off

  197. 1421: 
    Clarence Seedorf

    While Chelsea v Manchester United grabs all the attention in England today, there is plenty of action over in mainland Europe too. And all eyes will be focused on one man in particular - Clarence Seedorf. The ex-Netherlands midfielder and sometime BBC pundit takes charge of struggling AC Milan for the first time since replacing his doomed predecessor Massimiliano Allegri. The 18-time Italian champions, who are already 33 points behind leaders Juventus at the halfway stage, host Hellas Verona at the San Siro (1945 GMT).

  198. 1419: 
    Premier League

    Spurs are up to level on points with Liverpool as it stands. The Tim Sherwood experiment appears to be a success...

  199. 1418: 
    HALF-TIME- Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Emmanuel Adebayor's fifth goal since coming in from the cold has Spurs ahead, but Swansea were mightily impressive in the opening half hour or so.

  200. 1415: 
    SHOWBOAT- Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    See you later - Christian Eriksen does Ashley Williams with a beautiful body swerve, completely sold the defender. The Dane's shot is not the best though and it's an easy save for Gerhard Tremmel.

    Swansea attack well and Kyle Walker has to chest the ball behind for a corner, which is dealt with.

    MOTD presenter and former Tottenham striker Gary LinekerSwansea 0-1 Tottenham

    "Delightful cross from Eriksen leads to Adebayor goal. Much prefer this system for Spurs."

  202. 1412: 
    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Last few minutes of the first half, Wayne Routledge wins the Swans a corner but Jordi Amat can only steer his shot wide. Michael Laudrup needs a good half-time team-talk.

    Former Swansea striker Ian Walsh on BBC Radio WalesSwansea 0-1 Tottenham

    "Swansea have lost their shape and lost their composure since going behind. They do not seem to have the right shape to stop Tottenham dominating the ball."

  204. 1409: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    It's amazing what a goal can do for a side, Spurs a different team now and the Swans can't cope. A corner is not cleared properly and worked back into the path of Emmanuel Adebayor, who absolutely smashes it back on goal - a real thumper which Gerhard Tremmel turns away.

    Danny Rose then weaves through a weak tackle to smash into Row L. Spurs on fire...

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    Temi: What a ball from Eriksen. Showing Walker and Lennon how it's done.

  206. 1407: 
    Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    Just like Sunderland yesterday, Tottenham scored with their first effort of the match. Clinical stuff.

    Former Swansea striker Ian Walsh on BBC Radio WalesSwansea 0-1 Tottenham

    "What a superb cross from Christian Eriksen. That came from nowhere.

    "It is difficult to tell whether it was a defensive mistake, or simply a good header."

  208. 1406: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 0-1 Tottenham

    And an instant chance for a second! Spurs move it well again as Danny Rose tees up Nacer Chadli on his right, the Belgian takes aim but fires his shot three yards over.

    Swansea need to get a grip on this one...

  209. 1404: 
    GOAL- Swansea 0-1 Tottenham - Emmanuel Adebayor (35 mins)

    Completely against the run of play, Spurs lead! It's a fine goal too as Aaron Lennon rolls the ball back to Christian Eriksen, his first-time cross is a gem and Nacer Chadli is beaten to the header by Emmanuel Adebayor, and he buries it from four yards out. Hammer blow for the hosts.

  210. 1402: 
    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Wilfried Bony is giving Michael Dawson a torrid time at the moment. He gets the better of him again to meet a floated cross but can't time his jump, floating a header tamely at Hugo Lloris.

    On this display you can see why Swansea were moved to break their transfer record for Bony. Movement, strength and a thumping shot. Goals pay the bills though, and he needs to chalk up a few more. Fast.

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    Mauricio Lopez: The wrestling that goes on in the box during set pieces is ridiculous.

    Matt the Toffee: How was that not a penalty?! Clear push, referee had a good view.

    Jay: How was that not a penalty against Dawson?

  212. 1358: 
    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Some real picturebook football from Swansea as they move the ball effortlessly around in midfield. Spurs are chasing shadows at times, but doing their best to stay disciplined and keep their shape. The challenge for Swansea is to create anything other than a long-range shot with all their play.

    They've not managed to so far.

  213. 1356: 
    PENALTY APPEAL- Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Swansea want a penalty now as Wilfried Bony gets a push in the back from Michael Dawson. Referee Martin Atkinson is not interested and waves it away.

    Former Swansea striker Ian Walsh on BBC Radio WalesSwansea 0-0 Tottenham

    "Wilfried Bony is getting the Swansea fans going. He only sees one thing when he gets anywhere near the goal."

  215. 1354: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    This is simply brilliant! Jonjo Shelvey slides an early pass into the path of Wilfried Bony, but there's little danger as he takes it in his stride 25 yards out. However, the big striker lashes in a shot which flies past Hugo Lloris and smashes against the crossbar! What a hit son, what a hit...

  216. 1352: 

    You've gone big, early there Matthew. Get yourself down the bookies.

    Don't forget that Aidy Boothroyd was talked about as a future England manager though, last seen guiding the mighty Cobblers to the foot of the Football League...


    Matthew: Tim Sherwood, future England manager.

  218. 1349: 
    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    After that frantic start, the game is settling down now. As I type that, Wilfred Bony fires in an effort from 25 yards flies wide.

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    Richard Powell: Tim Sherwood clearly a graduate of the Rafa Benitez School of Gesticulation.

  220. 1345: 
    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    He giveth; he taketh away. Jonjo Shelvey is prone to this, moments after some fine work he is slack, passing the ball straight to Aaron Lennon and only a first-rate interception from the stretching Ashley Williams stops Emmanuel Adebayor from being clean through.

  221. 1343: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    It's the Jonjo Shelvey show here! Another effort, and this one is the best, a powerful strike from 25 yards which forces Hugo Lloris into a strong save up to his left. Comfortable enough for the Frenchman, but he certainly got hold of that shot.

  222. 1341: 
    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Nabil Bentaleb is stationed at the heart of the Tottenham midfield today, keeping it neat and tidy, He's not seen much of the ball so far though as Swansea dominate. The pace of Emmanuel Adebayor and then Nacer Chadli does break through the Swansea lines though, maybe they will have to be more direct.


    Chris in Macclesfield: Spurs boss Tim Sherwood has identified Nabil Bentaleb as a future star and has no problem giving him some quality game time to aid his development. I like the cut of his jib.

  224. 1336: 
    CLOSE!- Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Jonjo Shelvey is getting closer! Alex Pozuelo tries a lovely bit of skill as he lifts the ball over the head of Vlad Chiriches, the Romanian toes the ball away and Shelvey is onto it in a flash, hammering a left-footed effort wide from 18 yards. Third time lucky?

    Former Swansea striker Ian Walsh on BBC Radio WalesSwansea 0-0 Tottenham

    "Swansea have started very brightly here, against a buoyant Tottenham team which is packed full of talent."

  226. 1334: 
    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Jonjo Shelvey lashes a shot wide from a quickly-taken short corner, it's poor but the hosts have made a really positive opening at the Liberty. They need a win today and are going for it from the gun.

  227. 1332: 
    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Swansea move it nicely through the middle and a neat touch through from Alex Pozuelo sends Wilfried Bony in on goal - the sliding Hugo Lloris is out quickly to sweep up though, cleverly letting go of the ball as he approached the edge of the box. That's got the home fans going!

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    Anand Sriraman: Good to see Sherwood willing to change from his preferred 442. Hope this formation does better for him than it did for AVB.

  229. 1331: 
    Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Nacer Chadli has indeed started over on the left for Spurs, with Christian Eriksen in behind lone striker Emmanuel Adebayor. Scrappy opening few minutes as Danny Rose is caught by a late challenge.

  230. 1330: 
    KICK-OFF- Swansea 0-0 Tottenham

    Jonjo Shelvey rolls the ball to Wilfried Bony - and we are away!

  231. 1324: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Players in the tunnel time then as Emmanuel Adebayor swigs one last energy drink.

    Let's get the Sunday football rolling...

  232. 1318: 
    Luis Suarez

    A lot of today's newspapers are debating whether Luis Suarez dived when Liverpool were awarded a penalty against Aston Villa yesterday. There was also plenty of chat about the incident in the MOTD2 Extra studio.

    Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin says: "Did he try and stay up? No. Don't get my argument wrong, I would have given a penalty and I have nothing against Luis Suarez. Things have changed in the modern game and if you don't go down your manager will get annoyed at you."

    MOTD commentator Steve Bower responds: "Brad Guzan went out and put his arm out, there was contact and Suarez went down, what do you expect him to do? Rightly or wrongly, because of his reputation, he is not getting penalties or free kicks but for me yesterday was a penalty."

  233. 1311: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Some tremendous scenes on the sidelines as two Chinese dragons dance away to some heavy percussion, presumably to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year.

    2014? The year of the Horse by the way. Unfortunately for West Ham fans we have to wait until 2020 for the year of (Razvan) Rat.

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    Rhys James: Paulinho's brilliant, as are Eriksen & Chiriches lately. Capoue good when he plays. 4/7 signings is not bad for first six months.

  235. 1306:  
    BBC Radio 5 liveLISTEN LIVE

    BBC Radio 5 live have coverage of both Premier League games this afternoon, beginning at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea host Tottenham. Jonathan Overend and Steve Claridge will provide updates from 1330 GMT.

    One of the biggest games of the season then follows at 1600 GMT, as Chelsea host Manchester United. Mike Ingham, Alan Green and John Hartson are the live commentary team.

  236. 1304: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Tim Sherwood - flanked by Sir Les - surveys the Liberty Stadium pitch from the mouth of the tunnel. Can he make it five league wins from six this afternoon?

    Expect the Swans to have plenty of the ball as usual - they just need to find some cutting edge. How they've missed Michu.

  237. 1259: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Lewis Hotlby is on the bench today, he has been linked with a move back to Germany, while club record signing Erik Lamela is not in the squad at all. He obviously needs time to adapt, but you could make an argument that Spurs' big shopping spree in the summer hasn't really worked out so far.

    Jermain Defoe has already signed his exit papers, but will some more players be leaving before the end of the month?

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    Chris Thompson: If Sherwood is starting Chadli he obviously doesn't rate Holtby, which is a real shame.

  239. 1253: 

    Nacer Chadli has made just seven starts for Spurs this season since his summer move from Dutch side FC Twente and the White Hart Lane faithful are yet to see the best of him.

    He's a huge man to play on the wing, a real brute, but I'm not sure quite what his best position is. Is he an out-and-out, hug the touchline winger? Or does he like to drift inside? He hasn't scored for the club yet, but maybe today is his day.


    Ash Pinnock in Hampshire: Nacer Chadli is always quick to be written off by other Spurs fans. In my opinion, he hasn't put a foot wrong, or right for that matter. He has a lot to prove today.

  241. 1251:  
    Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin on MOTD2 ExtraSwansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    "I am not surprised by Tottenham changing formation, as you need the extra man in midfield to get on the ball. It is a real surprise to me that Christian Eriksen has taken so long to establish himself in the 'number 10' position."

    Watch the programme on BBC One and the BBC Sport website now. You can also hear it on BBC Radio 5 live.

  242. 1250:  
    Swansea first-team coach Alan Curtis on MOTD2 ExtraSwansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    "We have been stretched at the moment with injuries. We have not acted in the market yet, but that is not to say things are not going on behind the sides.

    "In the next few weeks we should also get several players back, except Michu who is a bit further away."

    Watch the programme on BBC One and the BBC Sport website now. You can also hear it on BBC Radio 5 live.

  243. 1250: 
    TEAM NEWS- Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Just one change for Swansea City from the team beaten 2-0 at Old Trafford last time out, with Chico Flores taking the place of Jose Canas, who became the latest in a long list of injuries for manager Michael Laudrup.

    Swansea are still without last season's top scorer Michu, while Jonathan de Guzman (calf), Pablo Hernandez (hamstring), Nathan Dyer (ankle) and goalkeeper Michel Vorm (knee) are also sidelined.

    With no Premier League victories since 4 December, Laudrup could do with a clean bill of health as much as a clean sheet.

  244. 1250: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Spurs manager for Tim Sherwood: "The change of shape will mean very little. There will be more rotation up there to cause Swansea a few problems. Roberto Soldado looked like he needed a rest.

    "The expectancy is not so great away from home and that has suited us. We know Swansea are very brave on the ball and look to play, we have to impose ourselves on them."

  245. 1247: 
    LINE-UPS- Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Swansea: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Ben Davies, Britton, Amat, Pozuelo, Shelvey, Routledge, Bony. Subs: Taylor, Cornell, Lamah, Tiendalli, Vazquez, Richards, Donnelly.

    Spurs: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Rose, Bentaleb, Dembele, Lennon, Eriksen, Chadli, Adebayor. Subs: Soldado, Holtby, Capoue, Naughton, Defoe, Sigurdsson, Friedel.

    Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)

  246. 1246: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Swansea manager Michael Laudrup: "It has been very difficult for us recently but in no game have I seen a lack of confidence in the side. Everybody wants the ball, that is important. We are all looking forward to winning a game again.

    "Tottenham have surprised me with their line-up. I have seen every game since Tim Sherwood took over and every game they have played with two up front. I see it as a huge compliment to us that they need three in midfield."

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    Robin Clifford: I'm immediately concerned by the sight of Chadli in our starting 11!

    Abid Patel: In a season where anything seems possible it would be silly to count United out, complacency can creep in.

  248. 1241: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Well there we go, proof that Tim Sherwood is not going to play the same system for every game. Swansea have averaged 60% possession in games this season, the highest figure in the Premier League, so maybe that's why he has drafted in an extra midfielder.

    Nacer Chadli on the left with Christian Eriksen supporting Emmanuel Adebayor?

  249. 1239: 
    TEAM NEWS- Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    HOLD THE PHONE - Tim Sherwood does not play 4-4-2! It's one striker, as Roberto Soldado drops out of the side to be replaced by Nacer Chadli.

    Spurs XI: Lloris, Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Rose, Eriksen, Bentaleb, Dembele, Chadli, Lennon, Adebayor

  250. 1237: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Tim Sherwood continues to divide opinion it seems, he's nailed his colours to the mast though and his attacking philosophy is paying off.

    Under Andre Villas-Boas, Tottenham had the lowest chance conversion rate in the Premier League (7%) but in the period under Sherwood they have the highest rate in the division (23%). His training sessions must be just shooting...


    Cameron from Grove Park: The stats since Sherwood took over are misleading. We're just as vulnerable at the back and still not playing good enough football. Spurs' problems are far from fixed.

    Justin: Sherwood worries me, does he have a plan B or is he another Redknapp? Can't always play 442, that showed against Arsenal.

  252. 1232: 
    TEAM NEWS- Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Swansea make just once change from the 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford last week. Chico Flores comes in for the crocked Jose Canas.

    Swansea XI: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Amat, Britton, Shelvey, Pozuelo, Routledge, Bony.

  253. 1230: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    We should have team news from the Liberty any minute now. Can Swansea get any of their injury list back out on the field?

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    Isaac Manda: The best Moyes can hope for is a draw but I think Chelsea have all it takes to pull this one off. 2-1 to Chelsea

    Matt Harding: Quite relaxed really. Haven't felt so sure Utd would lose since 2011 CL final vs Barcelona. Anything from the game is a bonus.

    Edward Almond: Man Utd close to 5/1 at some bookies against a fairly weak Chelsea. Got a feeling there might be a surprise in store

    MOTD's Martin Fisher at the LibertySwansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    "Swansea City's name barely gets a mention when the pundits offer up their considered thoughts on which three clubs will be relegated from the Premier League this season. Maybe they're fooled by the Swans position in the table.

    "They are 13th heading into the weekend. It sounds safe, but a three-point advantage over the drop zone is the far less convincing reality.

    "Add a winless run of seven games, including four defeats in five, and it becomes easy to appreciate why many fans are becoming concerned."

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    Steve Huish in Surbiton: Biggest game of the season for David Moyes. Lose this one and United will be in real trouble in the premiership. A defeat would mean that the Sunderland game would be massive.

    Jude, Brighton: Funny how everyone has been raving about Liverpool and criticising Tottenham yet they could be level on points by the end of the day...

    Dan Hedge: I think Sherwood is our man as long as he can win a game without playing 4-4-2, love the team spirit and having Adebayor back though!

  257. 1221:  
    Pat Nevin on MOTD2 ExtraMOTD2 Extra- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    "There is no argument, Chelsea are the big favourites in this game. No Wayne Rooney, and no Robin van Persie, so United are already at a disadvantage. The Chelsea team is in good form, they are playing the Jose Mourinho way.

    "A draw is no good for United, so they need to attack Chelsea, and that is probably the last thing you want to have to do against that side at the moment."

  258. 1220: 
    SHERWOOD'S SPURS- Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)
    Tim Sherwood

    Tim Sherwood was the surprise choice to replace Andre Villas-Boas as Spurs boss - but you can't knock his record in the league since taking over.

    Four wins and a draw have lifted Spurs to within three points of fourth-placed Liverpool. Though their goal difference needs work.

    Will Tim drift from his 4-4-2 today? I've just seen the two squads arrive at the Liberty Stadium and I'm disappointed to report that even Brad Friedel has joined the 'big headphones, head down and playing with his phone' brigade.

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    Elliot Fulton: Moyes has been hard done by. Imagine inheriting a squad where Tom Cleverley is your 2nd best CM, and being expected to win league

  260. 1216: 

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Sunday soapbox is yours.

    What chance, if any, have Manchester United got of winning at Stamford Bridge this afternoon?

    If Chelsea don't win today, does it do any damage to their title chances?

    Have Spurs fans been surprised by Tim Sherwood - either pleasantly or otherwise - and are any Swansea fans frustrated with their season to date?

    Fire away with your thoughts on today's football on text via 81111 (UK Only) - with a name on, please - or tweet us at #bbcfootball.

    Magic darts.

  261. 1214: 
    Swansea v Tottenham (1330 GMT)

    Our day's action starts in south Wales, where Swansea need a result against Tim Sherwood's Tottenham side.

    The Swans have lost four of the last five and are without a league win since they beat Newcastle on 4 December. They have won at Old Trafford in the FA Cup since, mind.

    Lose today and Michael Laudrup's side would end the weekend just three points above the drop zone, whereas a win would lift them into the top half.

  262. 1213: 
    Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)

    So there we go - the cases for and against, How do you find the defendant?

    I'm probably going for another 0-0 draw to match the snorefest at Old Trafford in August.

    But before the rumble in the urban jungle, we have another big Premier League showdown to look forward to...

  263. 1209:  

    Hear expert reaction to the weekend's Premier League action on MOTD2 Extra. Joining Mark Chapman in the studio are MOTD commentator Steve Bower, former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin and Sunday Telegraph football correspondent Jason Burt.

    Watch the programme on BBC One and the BBC Sport website at 1215 GMT. You can also hear it on BBC Radio 5 live.

  264. 1208: 
    UNITED THEY STAND?- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)
    Javier Hernandez

    But before we all write off Manchester United, remember the first rule of English football over the last 20-odd years:


    Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie may be out injured, but Danny Welbeck has hit form (with six goals in his last nine games) and Javier Hernandez average a goal every 100 minutes against Chelsea.

    United are also unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games on the road and won at the Bridge last season - Hernandez grabbing the winner in a brilliant 3-2 win.

  265. 1206: 
    WILL IT BE A BLUE DAY?- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)
    Jose Mourinho

    On the face of it, Manchester United's task this afternoon is vast.

    The simple fact remains that under Jose Mourinho, Chelsea have still never lost a Premier League match at Stamford Bridge - a frankly ludicrous record that stretches back 70 games over his two spells.

    On top of that, David Moyes has never won away from home to one of the Premier League's traditional big four - Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool or Arsenal - a run of 47 games which has brought 18 points and 29 defeats.


    And the cherry on the cake is the fact that United's main two threats - Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie - have both been ruled out.

  266. 1200: 
    BURNED AT THE BRIDGE?- Chelsea v Man Utd (1600 GMT)
    David Moyes

    In the six months since David Moyes's arrival at Old Trafford the 50-year-old has been through the full gamut of managerial emotions.

    The joy of winning the Community Shield in his first game; the satisfaction of keeping hold of Wayne Rooney after a turbulent summer; the pride in beating league leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford and thrashing Bayer Leverkusen; but also the frustration of missing out on a host of transfer targets; the embarrassment of a hiding at rivals Manchester City; the pain of home defeats to West Brom, Tottenham, Newcastle and Everton and the disappointment of cup defeats to Sunderland and Swansea.

    But today has the possibility to add more depth to Moyes' debut season. His side could face a heavy defeat against an in-form Chelsea keen to prove a point and strengthen their own title ambitions.

    On the other hand, against the odds, Moyes could lead his side to a huge win at Stamford Bridge which would leave the bookmakers, critics and pundits in a state of shock.

    Which will it be? We will find out in less than six hours...

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 19 Jan 2014 UK

Barclays Premier League summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Arsenal 22 24 51
No movement 2 Man City 22 38 50
No movement 3 Chelsea 22 23 49
No movement 4 Liverpool 22 25 43
Moving up 5 Tottenham 22 3 43
Moving down 6 Everton 21 15 41
No movement 7 Man Utd 22 9 37
No movement 8 Newcastle 22 4 36
No movement 9 Southampton 22 4 31
No movement 10 Aston Villa 22 -7 24
No movement 11 Hull 22 -6 23
No movement 12 Norwich 22 -17 23
No movement 13 Stoke 22 -14 22
Moving up 14 West Brom 21 -5 21
Moving down 15 Swansea 22 -6 21
No movement 16 Crystal Palace 22 -17 20
No movement 17 Fulham 22 -26 19
No movement 18 West Ham 22 -11 18
No movement 19 Sunderland 22 -15 18
No movement 20 Cardiff 22 -21 18

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