PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Follow Saturday”s action from around the grounds as it happens
Follow Sportsmail”s coverage of the Barclays Premier League as title chasing rivals Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal are in action across six 3pm games. Harry Redknapp”s men visit Swansea, the Gunners host QPR in a London derby and the Blues welcome Aston Villa. Elsewhere it”s Bolton v Wolves, Norwich v Fulham and Stoke v Wigan. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
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Arsenal 0-0 QPR
Bolton 1-1 Wolves
Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa
Norwich 0-1 Fulham
Stoke 0-1 Wigan
Swansea 0-1 Tottenham
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16.11: Chance for Villa but Agbonlahor”s shot is easily stopped by Petr Cech. He should score.
16.08: Apologies for lack of goal updates on Twitter right now. It seems that website is having one or two problems that is out of our hands.
16.05: GOAL! Bolton 1-1 WOLVES
What does this striker have to do to get more recognition Steven Fletcher scores once again after peeling off his marker, Zat Knight to convert Matt Jarvis” cross.
16.02: After a small break I”m back again as the second halves get underway.
15.50: Half-time everywhere in the Premier League.
15.47: GOAL! Stoke 0-1 WIGAN
Slightly against the run of play this but a top finish from Victor Moses who buried Hugo Rodallega”s cross.
15.45: GOAL! Swansea 0-1 TOTTENHAM
Wouldn”t you just know it, Spurs show those title credentials again as a minute before the break Rafael van der Vaart applies a lovely finish into the bottom corner.
15.42: Fulham once again look dangerous, this time on the counter, as Kerem Frei is denied by a super stop from Norwich keeper John Ruddy.
15.39: Slowly, Spurs are starting to get back into the game at the Liberty Stadium, with Emmanuel Adebayor curling just over for the visitors.
15.36: Cracking game at Carrow Road as Clint Dempsey hits the bar for Fulham from Sa”s cross. The latter is really making an impact here.
15.33: A penalty shout at Arsenal as Laurent Koscielny”s shot seems to deflect off Luke Young”s chest onto his arm. I have seen those given but it would have been harsh.
On the rebound: Stephen Ireland shocked the hosts by equalising for Aston Villa
15.30: GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 ASTON VILLA
And we continue that trend at Stamford Bridge. John Terry looks like he handled Stephen Ireland”s initial shot on the line but the midfielder pounces on the rebound to fire in the equaliser. I think Villa will take the goal over a red card and a penalty…not that there is much choice anyway.
15.27: Still Swansea dominate Spurs who have hardly had a kick…it looks set to be the day of the underdog.
Sam”s the man: Ricketts hands Bolton the lead against Wolves
15.24: GOAL! BOLTON 1-0 Wolves
What a way to mark your comeback. He was out for 10 months but he seems to have learnt how to score in that time as Sam Ricketts scores his first goal in five years by converting Nigel Reo-Coker”s cross.
Spot on: Didier Drogba fired Chelsea ahead against Aston Villa
15.22: GOAL! CHELSEA 1-0 Aston Villa
It”s a certain penalty as Richard Dunne brings down Didier Drogba and the striker steps up to convert from the spot.
15.21: PENALTY (Chelsea)
15.18: Juan Mata is pulling the strings in Chelsea”s midfield but Villa have shown some threat as Gabriel Agbonlahor fails to connect properly with his head from a Marc Albrighton cross.
15.15: Norwich nearly draw level, but Bradley Johnson”s deflected effort flies just wide.
15.12: Tottenham are always likely to be on fire or awful on their travels, but it”s the latter today as Swansea continue to waste a host of decent chances.
15.09: GOAL! Norwich 0-1 FULHAM
Out of nowhere the visitors score as Orlando Sa buries an effort from 20 yards out following a good passing move.
15.07: Arsenal and Chelsea in domination of their early homes games so far…but then so were Manchester United at this stage earlier today. Plenty of football to be played yet.
15.04: Early chance for Stoke as Peter Crouch flashes a chance across goal. Wigan are going to need to wise up from set-pieces.
15.01: Away we go then.
14.57: Teams are out around the country.
14.51: Full line-ups from the Britannia Stadium:
Stoke: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson, Pennant, Delap, Palacios, Etherington, Walters, Crouch. Subs: Begovic, Jones, Diao, Whitehead, Upson, Shotton, Jerome.
Wigan: Al Habsi, Stam, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Jones, Gomez, Diame, McCarthy, Moses, Rodallega. Subs: Pollitt, Gohouri, Crusat, Watson, Di Santo, McArthur, Sammon.
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
Back in the side: Peter Crouch starts for Stoke
14.48: Stoke are boosted by the return of record signing Peter Crouch for the visit of Wigan.
Crouch, who has missed the Potters” last two matches with a virus, replaces Kenwyne Jones in attack as manager Tony Pulis makes four changes from the Boxing Day draw against Aston Villa, with the fit-again Andy Wilkinson, Rory Delap and Jermaine Pennant also recalled.
Hugo Rodallega, the scorer of the goal that secured Premier League survival for Wigan at the Britannia Stadium on the final day of last season, replaces Conor Sammon in the only alteration to the visitors” line-up.
Sammon is among the substitutes, having had his red card against Manchester United rescinded by the Football Association.
14.45: Norwich captain Grant Holt finds himself back on the bench as manager Paul Lambert makes four changes for their game against Fulham at Carrow Road. Fulham are again without the injured trio of Bobby Zamora, Andrew Johnson and Damien Duff.
Norwich: Ruddy, Martin, Whitbread, Ayala, Naughton, Pilkington, Johnson, Fox, Surman, Hoolahan, Morison.
Subs: Rudd, Crofts, Holt, Jackson, Bennett, Barnett, Wilbraham.
Fulham: Stockdale, Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, John Arne Riise, Ruiz, Murphy, Dempsey, Frei, Orlando Sa, Dembele.
Subs: Etheridge, Sidwell, Baird, Kasami, Duff, Hughes, Etuhu.
Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)
14.41: Over to Wales now as Swansea host high-flying Spurs.
Swansea: Vorm, Richards, Williams, Monk, Taylor, Dyer, Dobbie, Allen, Gower, Sinclair, Moore. Subs: Tremmel, Britton, Graham, Routledge, Lita, Rangel, Agustien
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Modric, Parker, Sandro, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor. Subs: Cudicini, Defoe, Dawson, Kranjcar, Rose, Livermore, Pienaar.
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
Still playing: Gary Cahill (left) starts for Bolton despite a fee being agreed for his transfer to Chelsea
14.34: Sam Ricketts will make his first appearance for Bolton for more than 10 months today in the crunch Barclays Premier League clash with Wolves while Gary Cahill captains the side despite a fee having been agreed with Chelsea. Wolves boss Mick McCarthy makes three changes from the team that drew 1-1 against Arsenal, with the injured Ronald Zubar, suspended Nenad Milijas and youngster Anthony Forde replaced by George Elokobi, Richard Stearman and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Ricketts, Mark Davies, Reo-Coker, Muamba, Petrov, Ngog, Klasnic. Subs: Bogdan, Robinson, Eagles, Sanli, Kevin Davies, Wheater, O”Halloran.
Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Elokobi, Hunt, Henry, Ward, Jarvis, Fletcher, Ebanks-Blake. Subs: De Vries, Edwards, Hammill, Doyle, Doherty, Foley, Guedioura.
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
14.30: And here are the teams over at the Emirates as Arsenal host fellow Londoners QPR.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Ramsey, Arshavin, van Persie. Subs: Almunia, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Chamakh, Benayoun, Coquelin.
QPR: Cerny, Young, Connolly, Gabbidon, Traore, Faurlin, Barton, Mackie, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips, Bothroyd. Subs: Murphy, Orr, Hill, Derry, Campbell, Smith, Helguson.
Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
14.27: We”ll start at Stamford Bridge where 50million flop Fernando Torres and veteran Frank Lampard are back warming the bench. Didier Drogba is recalled with Paulo Ferreira also handed his first league start of the season at right-back. Darren Bent is only fit enough to start on the bench for Aston Villa, with Gabriel Agbonlahor starting as a lone striker.
Chelsea: Cech, Ferreira, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Romeu, Meireles, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Torres, Malouda, Bosingwa, Kalou, Hutchinson.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Albrighton, Petrov, Clark, N”Zogbia, Ireland, Agbonlahor. Subs: Marshall, Hutton, Bent, Delfouneso, Bannan, Weimann, Gardner.
Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
14.25: Good day one and all, and welcome to Sportsmail”s coverage of the final six Premier League matches of 2011… and what an afternoon it promises to be, with Spurs Chelsea and Arsenal all in action.
Juan to watch: Mata has proved an effective player in Chelsea”s attack this season