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Summary

  1. Tonight: Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST), Boro will be relegated if they fail to win
  2. Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante wins Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year
  3. Get involved: What has been your club's lowest moment? #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Jamie Lillywhite and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    As always, thank you for all your comments as Sportsday comes to an end today.

    Stay across the BBC Sport website for all the action from Chelsea versus Middlesbrough tonight and we will be back at 08:00 BST on Tuesday to discuss all the fall out from that game.

    Bye for now.

  2. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    What has been your club's lowest moment?

    Simon Grimmett: Dropping like a lead balloon out of the Premier League after being there every season since it had been formed in the worse season in the history of our club, with only three league wins all season. Aston Villa fan of course.

    Jonathan Rudd: Hull City fan. Getting locked out of our ground at the time in 2001, hours before a winding up order in the high court was a pretty grim day.

    Anthony Benton: In my lifetime? Wolves being relegated to League One the season after we were relegated to the Championship. Of all time? Dropping from the First to Fourth Division in fourth years and almost going out of existence in the 80s.  

    Aston Villa
  3. Live tonight

    Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    There will be live commentary on Chelsea versus Middlesbrough in the Premier League on BBC Radio 5 live tonight.

    BBC Sport app users may need to click on the below link.

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  4. How it stands

    Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST)

    A win for Chelsea tonight at home will leave Antonio Conte's side only three points from becoming the Premier League champions.

    Table

    Meanwhile, Middlesbrough will be doomed to playing in the Championship in 2017-18 if they lose.

    Bottom
  5. Sheffield United complete Evans signing

    Football

    Chesterfield striker Ched Evans has completed his return to Sheffield United, signing a three-year contract.

    BBC Radio Sheffield reported in April that the deal was worth about £500,000.

    Evans, 28, last played for the Blades in 2012 before he was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison.

    That conviction was quashed and, following a re-trial in October 2016, Evans was found not guilty.

  6. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    What has been your club's lowest moment?

    Sam Hill: As a Pompey fan, being within minutes of going out of business. Twice in the last seven years.

    Matt Parry: Recent derby matches will take the prize, unless Wayne Rooney comes back, that'll be a new low for Everton.

    Jody Maguire: Bristol City bottom of the football league near Christmas 1982. Two calendar years earlier we were in the top tier.

    Sadio Mane
  7. 'Chelsea's home form has been wonderful'

    Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST)

    Steve Bower

    Match of the Day commentator

    I was at Goodison last weekend to see Chelsea take a significant step towards the title before West Ham helped them even closer on Friday night. They now have a chance to wrap it up before Spurs kick a ball again.

    Antonio Conte's team have produced when it's mattered and even when they have suffered a set back, their response has been that of champions.

    Their home form has been a wonderful foundation for them to be top since November 5th and they will be confident of moving within one win of lifting the trophy with victory over Middlesbrough.

    The league's lowest goal scorers have only a flicker of light at the end of the survival tunnel and know for them too it's all about the victory. Tottenham, you feel, won't be holding their breath.

    Chelsea
  8. Team news

    Chelsea v Middlesbrough (20:00 BST)

    There is a big game at Stamford Bridge tonight, which will affect the top and bottom of the table.

    Chelsea pair David Luiz and N'Golo Kante are injury doubts for tonight's game against Middlesbrough. Luiz fell awkwardly towards the end of last week's 3-0 victory over Everton, while Kante has a thigh problem.

    Middlesbrough pair Grant Leadbitter and Adlene Guedioura have returned to training after respective hamstring and groin injuries and could be involved. Gaston Ramirez is likely to miss out with a pelvic problem, while Victor Valdes and Daniel Ayala remain doubts.

    David Luiz
  9. Don't be afraid to speak up - Muntari

    Football

    Former Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari has given a powerful interview to BBC Sport, after he left the field recently during Pescara's Serie A game at Cagliari after being booked for complaining of being racially abused. 

    "I left the pitch because I was racially abused, I have the right to do that," says Muntari.

    "The last week has been hell, I was treated like a criminal, my message to those abused is don't be scared to talk, speak up, be strong to talk, you have to make the change." 

    Video content

    Video caption: Racial abuse: Don't be afraid to speak up - Sulley Muntari
  10. On this day...

    Football

    In 2013 Manchester United announced that Sir Alex Ferguson would retire at the end of the season.

    Sir Alex Ferguson
  11. Buttler hails Jayawardene signing

    Cricket

    England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler, currently playing in the Indian Premier League with the Mumbai Indians, welcomes the arrival at Lancashire of Mahela Jayawardene, who was once a batting consultant on tour with England, hence the wording.

  12. Scotland select uncapped trio for tour

    Rugby Union

    New Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has named three uncapped players in a 34-man squad for next month's three-Test summer tour. 

    Glasgow centre Nick Grigg, prop D'Arcy Rae and Edinburgh hooker George Turner are the new additions in the squad that will face Italy in Singapore on June 10 before Tests in Australia and Fiji. 

  13. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    What has been your club's lowest moment?

    Jason Aaron Forrest: Pretty sure we win the #FeelSorryForOurselves award at Leeds. Basically the last 25 years since the creation of the Premier League.

    Jon Longshanks: I think for Arsenal losing the League Cup final against Birmingham City. Aged me 10 years overnight.

    Abdul M. Ismail: 1989. Arsenal needed to beat Liverpool by two goals to win the title, and they won 2-0 at Anfield. 

    Michael Thomas
  14. 5 live Boxing podcast

    Boxing

    The latest 5 live Boxing podcast is available for you and the ever-outspoken Tyson Fury says he will "box rings" round Anthony Joshua.

    Access the podcast here.

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    Video caption: Former heavyweight world champion says he will “box rings around” Anthony Joshua.
  15. Boro seek to end winless streak

    Chelsea v Middlesbrough (Monday, 20:00 BST)

    Now to tonight's 5 live commentary match at Stamford Bridge, where Middlesbrough will be back in the Championship after only a season away if they lose.

    Boro are not exactly the form horse, their only league win in 18 games since Christmas came at home to relegated Sunderland last month and they have not won an away match in 16 attempts since the second weekend of the season, losing five of the last six.

    Steve Agnew
  16. Messi lookalike taken to police station

    Football

    Reza Parastesh, the 'Iranian Messi'

    It's not him. Nor is it Richard Stilgoe (one for the teenagers). This is an Iranian student who had to be taken to a police station at the weekend - because he looks too much like Lionel Messi.

    Read more on that story here.

  17. 5 live Sport

    Football

    BBC Radio 5 live

    A reminder about tonight's 5 live Sport with Kelly Cates, which will come live from Stamford Bridge ahead of the commentary match between Chelsea and Middlesbrough.

    John Murray is your commentator, joined by much-travelled former striker Steve Claridge.

    Following the football will be another edition of Flintoff, Savage & The Ping Pong Guy.

  18. 'We have tried to play good football'

    Southampton v Arsenal (Wednesday, 19:45 BST)

    Southampton

    Southampton are 10th in the Premier League, but could finish as high as eighth and entertain Arsenal on Wednesday.

    Saints boss Claude Puel says: "We can show our qualities and it's important to end this season well and find the clinical edge to score.

    "We have tried to develop a side of young players and to play good football. Against any opponent we can have good possession."

    Claude Puel
  19. Kerber through but Pliskova bows out

    Tennis

    Top seed Angelique Kerber, the world number two, survived a blip against Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, battling back from 5-3 down in the deciding set to win 6-2 1-6 7-5 in their Madrid Open round two contest.

    Second seed Karolina Pliskova, the world number three, has gone out, however, beaten 6-3 6-3 by Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, the world number 22.

    Angelique Kerber
  20. Get Involved #bbcsportsday

    What has been your club's lowest moment?

    George Jones: In my lifetime, probably when we suffered our first relegation in 2009. I'd always seen Newcastle in the top flight until then. To see them go down felt alien to me. I was numb for weeks afterward, I just didn't know how to process it. Made relegation last season a little easier to stomach since I knew how it felt. 

    Connör Godfrey: In my time as a fan, probably Sunderland going out of the top flight on record lowest points 2002-03 then breaking our own record in 05-06. This season will fit nicely on that pile.

    Dave Guichard: In my lifetime as a CPFC fan..... losing 7-1 to Huddersfield, Carl Leaburn scoring a hat trick against us, almost losing the club altogether in 2010!  

    Sunderland