Solskjær expects Pogba to stay at United: weekend countdown – as it happened

That’s all from us today. Let’s all hope the best team win the league.

A little bit of breaking news: Uefa has ordered Montenegro to play the European Championship qualifier against Kosovo on June 7 behind closed doors as a result of the racist behaviour of fans in the match against England in March, the Football Association of Montenegro has announced.


Peter emails in: “Sky’s journalistic drilling into Jürgen Klopp’s dental history just confirms the obvious. He clearly does not have summer teeth and has no need for silver fillings. But boy will it be a long summer if Liverpool don’t get some silver in their trophy cabinet.”

Trophies are shinier than teeth.

City are setting the standard in the Premier League, according to a certain Mr J Guardiola.

After witnessing his Arsenal side suffer two defeats in the last week, Unai Emery has a simple task on his hands ... to rebuild the side’s confidence.

“The first target is to recover our confidence,” he said. “We can build on this confidence each minute, each hour, each day, each week - and above all we’re training and we’re looking for a big performance for the three points.

“Individually for Sunday the first target is to think in our capacity and be consistent defensively and offensively. We need to adapt to them, but I think both are very important. We need to prepare ourselves and also adapt for them.”

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The Bolton players are making a stand.

Brendon Rodgers may worry about Jürgen Klopp is able to pay his rent on time, rather than if he is about to go one better at Liverpool and win the league.

The Liverpool manager lives in the house Rodgers bought when he was in charge at Liverpool, so hopefully he’s keeping it tidy. One assume it still has the painting of the Leicester boss on the wall.

“I don’t think it’s a secret (that I’m his landlord). It has been well-documented,” said Rodgers. “I saw what he said, he is a funny guy. He has been a very, very good tenant. I don’t need to keep an eye on him. He always pays up on time. He’s very good!”

Rafa Benítez is rightly using his final few press conferences of the season to make the point of what he could do at Newcastle with a bit of backing from the owner. The Spaniard’s contract runs out in the summer and he hasn’t been given much reason to stay. Benítez says he wants to compete higher up the league, rather that settle for mediocrity.

“If we can do the right things we can compete. For what? If we can compete and then try to at least be close to winning something ...

“But we have to do things right - I don’t say this is wrong, but right for my point of view. You can bring in another manager and then maybe he will be happy if they do well and they finish 15th. I would like to do something more, if it’s possible.”

Fernandinho could still feature for Manchester City at Burnley on Sunday despite being forced off with a a knee injury in the Manchester derby during the week. City medical staff will assess the Brazilian before giving him the nod.

Fernandinho was forced off in the Manchester derby.
Fernandinho was forced off in the Manchester derby. Photograph: Matt West/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

This weekend marks 21 years since Jamie Pollock scored the greatest own goal of all time. So if City do not go on to win the league, all their fans should remember things can never be that bad again.

Don’t worry, everyone, we interviewed the former midfielder for the 20th anniversary.

Cardiff need a win at already relegated Fulham. Here’s our match preview:

A busy day for Sid Lowe. Here is writing about how Getafe could be off to the Champions League!

Miguel Almirón is out for the season due a hamstring issue, Rafa has confirmed. Now the Paraguayan is focused on saving his summer at the Copa America.

“He’s fine. He went to see a specialist in Spain and he has had his treatment. Now everything is going according to plan, so it’s quite positive and he’s keen to do everything.

“You know him, he’s a really, really good professional.”

You’d think there might be revenge on the mind of Nuno Espírito Santo when Wolves face FA Cup finalists Watford this weekend. The Hornets recorded a superb comeback win at Wembley over Wolves but Nuno is just concentrating on finishing as high up the league as possible.

“It’s a new game, a new challenge. That would be a mistake,” said Nuno. “Revenge or payback situations can blind you and take away from your focus and attention. It’s just a new game, a new challenge. Our idea is always to go game by game. The past is the past.

“We work on that and motivate ourselves, prepare ourselves to compete. We assess their strengths, weaknesses and prepare ourselves. We know they’re a good team so it’ll be a tough challenge. It’s always the same.”

Mauricio Pochettino was not happy when Borussia Dortmund had one day more than his Spurs team to prepare for both legs of the Champions League last 16 fixture between the clubs. And so his reaction to the bumper rest that Ajax have been granted ahead of next Tuesday’s semi-final first-leg ought to come as no surprise. The KNVB have postponed all Eredivisie fixtures this weekend to allow Ajax to be as fresh as possible for the trip to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Pochettino’s team have a home game against West Ham on Saturday lunchtime.

“The reality is they’re going to have more time to prepare and avoid risk – and we are going to take risks,” Pochettino said. “It’s not a complaint. Only the fact is that I think it’s not fair. I would say the same if it were the other way round. I don’t want to create a debate but the fact is playing a Champions League semi-final – I think both teams should have the same time to prepare.”

Gregg is now sprinting to Liverpool in order to witness the fine football on offer tonight. I, on the other hand, am committed to this blog, so will be here to the bitter end.

Right, Will is going to take the reins again now. Have a fine weekend one and all. Bye.


Bolton players may refuse to play against Brentford

A big story in the Football League now, where the BBC is reporting that Bolton players may refuse to play against Brentford unless they are paid on Friday. The squad have still not been paid for March, and April’s pay date is rapidly approaching on 30 of this month. Last week, former Watford owner Laurence Bassini claimed he had saved Wanderers from going into administration after he agreed a deal to buy the club. This has yet to be ratified by the FA. Bolton’s relegation from the Championship was confirmed this month.

Sky Sports have been playing an interview with Jürgen Klopp in which he tackles the big question: “What’s going on with your white teeth?”

Here’s his answer:

I went to the dentist because I had problems with my teeth. It was not that I saw Bobby Firmino’s teeth and thought ‘I want them!’. The last part when [they drilled them] they made them very small. I looked in the mirror and thought ‘Oh no’.

So, we’re assuming, he had them made bigger and whiter. “They’re comfortable,” he says, “[but] Firmino’s are “really, really, really white”.

Jürgen Klopp.
Gleaming! Photograph: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

There have been no videos of eggs being smashed today, readers. For that we should be grateful. Instead, watch this cheeky panenka by Brisbane Roar’s Éric Bauthéac, who was clearly trying to impress his new manager, Robbie Fowler, who was watching in the stands. Will anyone have the, erm, eggs to try such a brazen spot-kick in Europe this weekend?

Southampton can confirm their Premier League status by beating Bournemouth if Cardiff fail to win against relegated Fulham. Here’s your match preview:

Maurizio Sarri insists there was no malice in any abuse he received from Burnley’s backroom staff. Chelsea manager confirmed he will accept – and deserved – his £8,000 fine from the FA for straying out of his technical area in Monday’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

Antonio Rudiger clashed with Burnley goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer, while Sarri was left angry with abuse he received from the visiting coaching staff, but the Italian has moved to quash any further fallout.

In my career I made a lot of mistakes on the pitch, so I can understand very well under pressure you can say something you don’t think. And I think that it was a strong discussion but my opinion has to remain on the pitch. The fine was because I was out of my technical area, and it was true, and so I have to pay I think. I went there in my opinion for a good reason. But I was out and so I have to pay.

I like Sarri.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says that if it’s up to him Wilfried Zaha will be going nowhere next season. “I’m looking forward to seeing him in a Crystal Palace shirt for many years to come,” said Hodgson. But it might not be up to him. Here’s what he added: “If the bids don’t come in to me anymore then I won’t have the power to veto any decisions of that nature.” Ah. It was reported this week that Palace would listen to offers of around £80m for the forward. A tad optimistic, no?

Here’s a title-race quiz for you. I only got six out of 10. Mid-table mediocrity awaits. Can you do better?

'It would be my biggest achievement by an absolute mile'

Neil Warnock reckons that keeping Cardiff in the Premier League would be huge, massive, mega-big and more. Ultimately, surviving the drop from the Premier League to the second-tier Championship would count as his biggest achievement the Welsh club’s manager said before the game against relegated Fulham. Cardiff are currently 18th with three games to go and sit three points behind Brighton. However, Brighton have lost five of their last six games and face tough opposition in Arsenal and Manchester City in their final two matches.

It’s probably the hardest season I’ve had and it would be my biggest achievement by an absolute mile. The pundits did not give us any hope of staying up, and quite rightly so when you look at our different circumstances compared to other clubs. We’ve never thrown the towel in, even with heavy defeats. Whatever happens this season it would be one of my biggest achievements. I think the players are the same. You can point at our mistakes but all I have asked is they do their best week in, week out.”

Warnock said anyone would be surprised his side was still battling relegation when they were the pre-season favourites to be the first club to go down. Huddersfield Town and Fulham were both relegated by the first week of April.

City have set new standard for title-challengers, says Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has been speaking before Manchester City travel to Burnley on Sunday. He says that by reaching 100 points last season City became the Usain Bolt of the Premier League, in terms of setting a new standard for winning the title.

The standards we created last season, people knew that now you have to be closer to 100. We helped Liverpool to reach that [standard] and Liverpool helped us this season. We communicate with each other really well. Next season Chelsea will get better, Tottenham, [Manchester] United. If they want to [win the league] they have to improve the standard [to around 90 or 100 points]. It’s like when Usain Bolt made his 100 metres race. That is the new standard. We have to maintain what we have done last season and this season. I’m happy with that.

Guardiola said he did not think being out of the Champions League will help City. He says Liverpool will benefit from being motivated by being in the semi-finals. He also said he’s not thinking about a domestic treble.

I’m not thinking too much about [the treble]. I’m focused on Burnley, Leicester and Brighton. It’s not going to change my opinion of how we have done this season. I have respect for my players and for what Liverpool have done.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola, looking quite villainous, as he watched the FA Youth Cup final on Thursday night. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images


Mauricio Pochettino clearly isn’t as fully focused on West Ham as he told Sky Sports News he was earlier on. Here’s what he had to say about Ajax being given the weekend off before the match on Tuesday.

It is difficult. I understand that in this type of situation everyone can have an opinion. I know very well the Premier League and FA have tried to help. It’s true that the Premier League is very different to the Dutch league, the fact or the reality is they are not going to play. I think it’s not fair.

In case you missed it, here’s David Squires’ take on supernatural deity Robbie Fowler being given the Brisbane Roar gig:

The Premier League is not the only European competition with a close title race. Despite Dortmund having been thrashed by Bayern a few weeks ago, they are still only one point behind the champions with four games to play. Like Liverpool, they have the chance to go two clear before their rivals play on Sunday. Bayern take on relegation fodder Nurnberg, while Dortmund have the small matter of a Revierderby with Schalke. Here’s what Dortmund midfielder Thomas Delaney has to say about it:

The derby has a life of its own, so where we are in the table doesn’t mean anything. It probably won’t be the most attractive game. I don’t think we are going to win 9-2.

You never know, though. Manchester City beat them by seven goals.


Some sad news from Argentina, where it is being reported that Emiliano Sala’s father, Horacio, has died aged 58.

Here’s the Press Association’s report:

Emiliano Sala’s father has died, months after the footballer was killed in a plane crash in the English Channel, a politician has said. Horacio Sala, 58, died at his home in Progreso in Argentina’s Santa Fe province, local media reported on Friday.

The 28-year-old Argentine footballer, who had signed for Cardiff City, disappeared with the pilot of the Piper Malibu after it crashed in the waters north of Guernsey on 21 January. Progreso mayor Julio Muller told radio station La Red of Mr Sala’s death.

“The partner of Horacio called me at five in the morning. The doctors were already there. When he left his home, he had already died,” Mr Muller said, according to local media reports. “He could never get over Emi’s death.”

Mr Muller cited “a heart problem” for the father’s death. Emiliano Sala’s remains were recovered on February 6 after a private search, but the pilot, David Ibbotson, 59, of Crowle, Lincolnshire, is still missing.

The father said he was “desperate” after the underwater search found the crashed aircraft. “I cannot believe it. This is a dream. A bad dream. I am desperate,” Mr Sala told local broadcaster Cronica TV.


Mauricio Pochettino has spoken to Sky Sports before his press conference to preview Spurs v West Ham. He says his Spurs team are fully focused on the Premier League match and Ajax can wait, though he does hint that some players might be rested.

“I think we need to be massively focused only on West Ham. It’s a massive derby for us and our fans. It’s so important for us to keep our position in the top four. Although we must not forget Tuesday we must be competitive on Saturday. It’s the most important game for us. West Ham deserved more against Manchester United. They were better than Manchester United. It’s a derby, you don’t know what’s going to happen. Our decisions [for selection] must be right. Some players we have to asses today to see if they are a risk. But we are going to put out our best team. We need to win the three games to be in the top four and what happens at other clubs is not in our hands. It’s going to be difficult to get three points because Manuel [Pellegrini] is doing a great job. He is one of the greatest managers in football. I hope we get three points because it gives us the best opportunity to prepare for Tuesday night.


The weekend officially starts when our first match preview goes live. So thanks to Watford v Wolves! It’s a repeat of that wonderful FA Cup semi-final. Here’s your team news here:

Thanks Will. Spoiler alert: Huddersfield can beat Liverpool by scoring more goals than them. You’ll have to think of something else to say later.

Good news for all involved! Gregg is back! But do not worry, I will be returning later to wrap it up and explain how Huddersfield can win tonight.

Manuel Pellegrini gives an update on Jack Wilshere’s fitness and states he is available to face Spurs this weekend.

Pellegrini told Sky Sports: “Jack is working with normality with the whole squad; he doesn’t have any pain in his ankle. he will be on the squad list tomorrow. Next season I think that Jack will have an important role in our team.”

A bit more from Dyche following Burnley’s backroom staff kicking off with Chelsea’s management team on Monday night. You’ll be pleased to know that everyone’s favourite bouncer is not in favour of this sort of thing and the matter is closed!

“Both parties decided it was an emotional moment, something out of nothing really,” Dyche said. “The fact is, it’s not displayed as a good thing, we don’t condone melees and all that, but it was two groups that cared.”

Dyche added: “They care about trying to get in the Champions League, we care about getting a vital point to, almost, seal our place in the Premier League. It ends up not the right display, but two groups who care deeply about what’s going on and there’s nothing other than that. We have absolutely no problem at all with it. It’s done and dusted. It’s one of those things.”

It’s the second leg of the Women’s Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Lyon this weekend. The first leg in France ended with the hosts winning 2-1 but Chelsea certainly showed their quality against the all-conquering Lyon.

Midfielder Karen Carney is backing her current Chelsea side to match the successful Arsenal team she was a part of over a decade ago.

Carney, 31, was part of the only English side to win a major European honour as she lifted the Uefa Women’s Cup - the precursor to the Champions League - in 2007 with Arsenal. The England international scored in the second leg of the Gunners 3-0 semi-final victory over Brondby and is targeting the same result from a squad showing some of the traits of that Arsenal side.

“I just hope it is the same outcome,” she said when asked to reminisce about her success 12 years ago. I don’t care if it is me or anyone else who scores, I just want to get to the final.

“It is really funny, we have the same conversation all the time - that Arsenal team that won it have so many similarities to this current team. It is actually a joke. The similarities are just incredible, the characters, people, personalities. The grit and determination.

“I see a lot of that team and the characteristics in this team and I hope the team continues to be themselves and when it comes to the game on Sunday they express themselves and I would love the same outcome.”

“My kids never go to Champions League games but they want to go to this one.”

Our man in Spain, Sid Lowe, has spoken to Luis Suárez about Liverpool, Barcelona and being Messi’s next door neighbour.

Liverpool fans are sending some words of encouragement to Burnley. Will it work?

For your enjoyment when you want to procrastinate ...

Some good news for Manchester United, as Ander Herrera has returned to training after missing the last six matches due to a hamstring injury. The Basque midfielder’s absence has been noticeable in recent weeks, a possible sign of things to come when he almost certainly departs during the summer.

Manchester City are going to Turf Moor on Sunday in what is, on paper, the trickiest clash of their final three games. Burnley looked like they would be in a relegation battle at this point of the season but have turned things around over recent months and moved clear of Cardiff and Brighton.

Sean Dyche said in his pre-match press conference: “We’ve not just fought our way out of trouble, we’ve scored more goals than most other teams in doing so. The main thing for me has been the consistency in our performances.”

Dyche has spotted that City are pretty good but I am sure he would love to claim their scalp.

“Manchester City are a top side,” Dyche added. “We want to take on the game and at least prove that we can challenge with the elite teams.

“The top six are miles ahead, but we are looking forward to it, especially in front of our own fans.”


Good morning! We’ve swapped the Liverpool fan with a Manchester City one to redress the balance heading into a huge weekend in the title race. No chance of saying we’re biased here.

Right, I’m going to grab a break so Will Unwin will take over on the blog for a little while. See you again shortly.

If Bruce Forsyth was still around to cast judgment on Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s performance since succeeding Mark Hughes he’d surely say: “Didn’t he do well.” Saints are on 37 points and this close to securing survival after a dreadful start to the season under Hughes. In the 20 league games following his arrival, Southampton have picked up 28 of their overall season tally of 37 points. Three more against Bournemouth would see them reach 40 points - the traditional safety mark in the Premier League - and Hasenhuttl feels the players owe it to everyone at the club to produce the required performance.

I know this is something like a derby against Bournemouth on the south coast, because they are not so far away from each other. It is a special game and for us it is mainly a special game because we can make the last step. We are very motivated to make the last step in front of our crowd - it is exactly what we wanted to have three games before the end and now we have the chance.


Ole Gunnar Solskjær says he will keep faith with David De Gea for Sunday’s visit of Chelsea despite the Manchester United goalkeeper’s form having taken the mother of all nosedives in recent high-profile games.

Neil Warnock feels Cardiff can escape relegation from the Premier League as the “shackles have been off” since the controversial defeat to Chelsea last month. Cardiff head to relegated Fulham on Saturday filling the final relegation spot, three points adrift of Brighton and with an inferior goal difference. But manager Warnock said: “I know it sounds silly because you’d think there would be more pressure on us. But since the Chelsea game the shackles have been off us. We just think we’ll do what we can now and what will be will be. We played like that at Brighton, and I’d be quite happy if we played like we have done the last few weeks.”

Midfielder Joe Ralls will play no further part this season after tearing his hamstring against Liverpool last weekend and Warnock joked that Harry Arter, who has been trying to recover from a calf injury, hasn’t been allowed to watch training this week because he’s Scott Parker’s brother in law and could be a spy. Honk.

And now for something a bit different. Leyton Orient are on the verge of a return to the Football League. Jobi McAnuff has made more than 700 appearances across an impressive 20-year career, won promotion to the Premier League, represented Jamaica in the Copa América, swapped shirts with Lionel Messi, and walked out in front of 70,000 people in a Gold Cup final against Mexico, yet the only thing on his mind right now is facing Braintree Town. Stuart James went to speak to the Os captain.

“The FA Youth Cup? I’ll take what I can,” cheers Matt Dony. Unfortunately, Klopp’s side didn’t enter the Liverpool Senior Cup this year, Matt. Careless to pass up the opportunity for silverware. Southport scooped that.

Solskjær believes Pogba will be at United next season

Ole Gunnar Solskjær has been speaking about the future of Paul Pogba, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid this morning. Here’s what he had to say:

You can’t guarantee anything in football but yes I think Paul is going to be here. I can assure you that he is very determined to be successful at United. That’s just the standards he sets because when he’s creating chances, scoring goals, doing loads of work … that’s just media, supporters, everyone looks to Paul. ‘Could you have done better?’ He’s done fantastic for us, he’s a human being as well and we’re all the same, we want him to do well. He’s a leader in that dressing room and on the pitch for us. Back to if I can guarantee, I would say yes, I can guarantee but in life you can never, but he will be here as far as I’m concerned. You can’t change 10 players and bring 10 players in in one go. You have got to get this group of players to a stage where you’re happy.


The PFA Women’s Team of the Year has been announced and players from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City dominate. The prolific Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema is one of three players from Arsenal included in the team. The division’s top scorer, who has struck 21 times and provided nine assists in 18 appearances to lead the Gunners to the brink of their first title since 2012, is joined in the XI by her midfield team-mates Kim Little and Lia Walti.

PFA Women’s Super League 1 Team of the Year 2019

Sophie Baggaley (Bristol City), Hannah Blundell (Chelsea), Aoife Mannion (Birmingham), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Ji So-yun (Chelsea), Kim Little (Arsenal), Lia Walti (Arsenal), Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal).

Raheem Sterling scooped an award last night for his powerful stance in highlighting racism, stereotyping and abuse in football and the media. He won the Integrity and Impact award at the BT Sport Industry awards and had this to say on stage:

When the next generation come through, you have to set the example. Coming through at Liverpool I had people around me like Steven Gerrard I looked up to. Looking at him I thought what can I do within myself to be half the person and player he was. You take little things and each year, try and develop not just on the field but off it. I was just speaking about my personal experiences, I didn’t expect it to get so much attention. I just wanted to bring it to the attention of my audience on Instagram. It’s been really pleasing to see people listening and trying and do better.” Well done Raheem.

Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling is joined by TV presenter, Dan Walker (right), baroness Valerie Amos and England manager Gareth Southgate. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images for Sport Industry Group

If Liverpool were looking for a positive sign as they do everything they can to overcome the Manchester City machine and win their first league title in 29 years, they could look to their Under-18s for inspiration. They beat City on penalties in the second leg of the FA Youth Cup final last night to take the trophy back to Anfield for the first time since 2007. Pep Guardiola was watching too!

Good morning!

There are just three matchdays left in the Premier League, readers. You can almost smell the end. But as Grace once warbled in 1994: “It’s not over, not over, not over, not over yet!” The weekend’s Premier League action kicks off at Anfield tonight when title-chasing Liverpool host relegated and rock-bottom Huddersfield at 8pm. If the Reds win they will go two points clear of Manchester City in their ridiculously high-quality blinking contest, meaning the Premier League lead would have changed hands a staggering 29 times this season. Pep Guardiola’s side travel to Burnley on Sunday afternoon, where they can snatch the lead back if they do the business and win there. Mind you, they drew 1-1 at Turf Moor last season.

Perhaps it’s not quite as cut and dried as many believed it to be after City’s 2-0 win at Old Trafford. Jürgen Klopp is certainly of that opinion. “It was not the last chance before the [City] game [against United]. Why should it be the last chance after the game?” he said. He also helpfully pointed out that although many have been saying that Liverpool and City are both champion teams this season, the title race “is like Highlander. Only one of us will be there at the end.” Unfortunately for Klopp, he doesn’t have an immortal Scottish swordsman in his squad.

Pos Team P GD Pts
1 Man City 35 67 89
2 Liverpool 35 59 88
3 Tottenham Hotspur 35 30 70
4 Chelsea 35 21 67
5 Arsenal 35 23 66

Away from the top two, there are other big matches this weekend. In the race for the top four, Spurs get the chance to close in on qualifying for the Champions League next season when they host West Ham in Saturday’s early kick-off. Cardiff can pile the pressure on Brighton in the scrap to avoid relegation if they beat Fulham before the Seagulls host Newcastle in Saturday’s late kick-off. And Arsenal will hope to put an end to their wretched away from when they visit Leicester at midday on Sunday. They can move up to fourth before Chelsea visit Manchester United in a huge match in the battle for Champions League qualification. United’s top-four hopes would be left in tatters if they lost to Chelsea.

Pos Team P GD Pts
16 Southampton 35 -17 37
17 Brighton 35 -22 34
18 Cardiff 35 -35 31
19 Fulham 35 -43 23
20 Huddersfield 35 -49 14

Friday: Liverpool v Huddersfield (8pm)

Saturday: Tottenham v West Ham (12.30pm), Crystal Palace v Everton (3pm), Fulham v Cardiff (3pm), Southampton v Bournemouth (3pm), Watford v Wolves (3pm), Brighton v Newcastle (3pm).

Sunday: Leicester v Arsenal (12pm), Burnley v Manchester City (2.05pm), Manchester United v Chelsea (4.30pm).

There are some huge games in the Championship and Leagues One and Two this weekend too. After stalling countless times, Norwich will look to finally gain promotion back to the Premier League when they host Blackburn at 7.30pm on Saturday. Here’s a handy guide to what’s still at stake in England and Scotland.

And here’s some things (well, 10 of them) to look out for in the English top flight this weekend: