PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Chelsea v Newcastle and Bolton v Tottenham – as it happens
19:15 GMT, 2 May 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Chelsea host Newcastle and Bolton welcome Tottenham to conclude the mid-week action. The battle at Stamford Bridge concerns two teams chasing Champions League spots, while at the Reebok Stadium, Spurs will also be targeting a top-four place as they visit the relegation threatened Trotters. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.
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Bolton 0-0 Tottenham (8pm)
Chelsea 0-1 Newcastle (7.45pm)
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20.14: Fantastic chance for Spurs. After soaking up some Bolton pressure they go back on the attack and only a point blank save from Adam Bogdan keeps Rafael van der Vaart out after he initially saved a Gareth Bale shot.
20.11: Chelsea look a little sloppy here – Newcastle are proving tougher opposition than QPR were on Sunday and the Blues are struggling to break them down.
20.08: Not a bad start from the away side at the Reebok Stadium too. Spurs even had a decent shout for a penalty after David Wheater pulled down Younes Kaboul inside the box from a corner – but nothing was given.
20.06: GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 NEWCASTLE
This is stunning, even by Papiss Cisse's ridiculously high standards.
The striker flicks up a pass across him on the edge of the box and hammers home with his next touch to leave Petr Cech with no chance – what a goal!
20.04: Demba Ba, who hasn't scored in over a 1000 Premier League minutes now, has Newcastle's first decent effort.
But his overhead kick from a Mike Williamson knock down is over the bar.
20.02: Away we go at the Reebok Stadium as Spurs get us going.
19.59: Torres is again involved for Chelsea as he charges down the flank, but his cross for Daniel Sturridge is scuffed wide by the striker.
19.56: Teams are out at the Reebok, Tottenham in their black change strip.
19.53: Emotional scenes at the Reebok Stadium as Muamba makes his way out on to the pitch and is given huge applause from every corner of the ground. He can barely hold back the tears as even the club mascot gives him a hug.
Fabrice Muamba chants also ring around the ground.
19.50: First chance falls for Chelsea too, but on the edge of the box Fernando Torres lashes a shot comfortably over the bar.
Chase down : Newcastle's Cheick Tiote (left) puts Chelsea's Fernando Torres under pressure
19.47: Away we go at Chelsea v Newcastle.
19.44: The teams are out at Stamford Bridge as rain falls in west London.
19.41: Bolton and Tottenham both named unchanged sides for tonight's Barclays Premier League clash at the Reebok Stadium.
Spurs, hoping to tighten their grip on fourth spot, are again without midfield inspiration Scott Parker, but Aaron Lennon overcomes a knock to feature for Harry Redknapp's side.
Midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker is passed fit to start for relegation-threatened Bolton, who could move out of the bottom three with a point.
19.38: Muamba has been interviewed by Sky Sports and has confirmed he is getting stronger by the day…as well as having six boxes of 'get well soon' cards to open.
Once again it's great to see the Bolton midfielder in high spirits again after his shocking cardiac arrest on the pitch at Tottenham on March 17.
19.35: From InfoStradaLive:
Kevin Davies has 8 career #EPL home goals against #spurs. Only Alan Shearer (9) has more at home against them in the #PL era.
19.32: Fabrice Muamba returns to the Reebok Stadium this evening to watch the game, and upon arriving at the ground he was given a very warm round of applause by waiting fans outside. It's good to see him again.
19.29: From InfostradaLive:
Tottenham have failed to win all seven PL away matches in 2012, picking up only three points. The only team with a worse away record this year is QPR (1 point).
19.26: From OptaJoe:
12 – Newcastle have conceded a total of 12 goals in their last three Premier League games in London. Battered.
Still going strong: Brad Friedel has been ever-present for Tottenham this season
19.23: Brad Friedel hits another milestone this evening in the Tottenham goal.
According to the club, he will become their oldest player of all time, taking over the record held by Jimmy Cantrell for 89 years.
Friedel of course was just starting his career back in those days.
19.20: Full line-ups from the Reebok Stadium:
Bolton v Tottenham
Bolton: Bogdan, Boyata, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Eagles, Reo-Coker, Mark Davies, Petrov, Ngog, Kevin Davies. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Alonso, Knight, Klasnic, Sordell, Miyaichi, Vela.
Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Kaboul, Rose, Lennon, Sandro, Modric, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor. Subs: Cudicini, Saha, Giovani, Defoe, King, Livermore, Nelsen.
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)
19.17: So we know it's a huge match for Tottenham but it's just as big for Bolton too.
The Trotters lie in the bottom three but know even a point could take them out of the relegation zone.
Given Spurs' awful record at the Reebok Stadium though (they have never won a league game there) surely three points is the target for Owen Coyle's men.
19.14: Bolton starting XI:
Bogdan, Boyata, Wheater, Ream, Ricketts, Eagles, Mark Davies, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Ngog.
19.11: Tottenham starting XI:
Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Kaboul, Rose, Lennon, Modric, Sandro, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor.
Back on form: Chelsea's Fernando Torres retains his place after scoring a hat-trick against QPR on Sunday
19.08: Breaking team news from Spurs is that they are unchanged – lineups coming in a second.
19.05: Interim boss Roberto Di Matteo gambles on resting both Juan Mata and Frank Lampard as he makes six changes for Chelsea's Barclays Premier League game against Newcastle.
Fernando Torres keeps his place up front after his first hat-trick for the club against QPR on Sunday, while Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires, Raul Meireles, John Obi Mikel, Florent Malouda and Ryan Bertrand are all recalled.
Newcastle make one enforced change from the side thrashed 4-0 at Wigan on Saturday, bringing in James Perch for the injured Danny Simpson.
19.02: Full-lineups from Stamford Bridge:
Chelsea v Newcastle
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand, Ramires, Mikel, Meireles, Sturridge, Torres, Malouda. Subs: Turnbull, Cole, Essien, Lampard, Mata, Drogba, Kalou.
Newcastle: Krul, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Cabaye, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba. Subs: Elliot, Gosling, Ryan Taylor, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Obertan, Ferguson.
Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)
18.59: Huge game at Stamford Bridge then. The winner will certainly have a hold on fifth spot, but depending on how Spurs do at Bolton, it could be fourth with just two games left.
18.56: Chelsea starting XI:
Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand, Mikel, Meireles, Ramires, Malouda, Sturridge, Torres.
18.53: Newcastle starting XI:
Krul, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Ba, Cisse.
18.50: It is probably just me being slow on the uptake but it was only the realisation that we have no more Saturday 3pm fixtures left in the Premier League this term – that I realised just how close we are to the end of the campaign.
After tonight's games every side will have just two matches left and that's just the sort of build up we need this evening with three of the four teams in action chasing a Champions League spot. Team news on the way.
On fire: Papiss Cisse has scored 11 goals for Newcastle since joining in January