score and latest updates from today’s 2pm fixtures

And welcome to reside protection of this afternoon’s first three Premier League fixtures that includes, within the combat for European locations, world champions Chelsea towards Europa League semi-finalists West Ham within the Alan Dickens derby, Brighton v Southampton in a south coast battle of the bearded managers and managerless Burnley v Wolves within the Clarets’ ongoing marketing campaign to beat the drop and land Everton or Leeds again within the mire and Wolves’ two-steps-forward-one step again bid to safe a Convention League shot.

In about 1978 there was a craze at our college of youngsters sporting whacky badges with some grossly unamusing quip on them that may maybe have raised a titter had it been uttered by Cyril Fletcher on That is Life. I have never considered them for greater than 40 years however one got here crashing again into my thoughts on Friday: “Be alert. Britain needs lerts.” 

Thomas Tuchel was the inspiration for that reminiscence dredge. Chelsea have misplaced their final three dwelling video games and, requested to handle what’s gone fallacious, he stated: “Perhaps then it comes again to me as a result of I ought to push them and make them alert.

“It is human to be drained, human to be extra alert in a knockout sport than a traditional match.

“It’s a thin line in judging that’s why lazy is the wrong word. But it’s OK to feel less tension in a normal match in the Premier League and a home match than if you go to the Bernabeu… But it cannot lead to being less alert.”

This afternoon Chelsea want lerts towards a West Ham aspect with their eyes on Thursday’s semi-final, first leg towards Eintracht Frankfurt, having received solely two of their final six Premier League video games. 

As for Burnley, Michael Jackson is simply ‘cracking on with the job’, having taken 4 factors from two video games in interim cost. “We just made little tweaks, including just remembering who they are,” Jackson stated. “They came together and it galvanized them.”

Sunday’s sport presents a chance for Burnley to tug themselves out of the underside three. Jackson, although, is aware of one other fully-focused show will probably be wanted towards a Wolves aspect looking for a response from their final match on April 8 which resulted in a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.

“I think every team in the Premier League is dangerous – if you sleep for a moment then you get cut open,” Jackson stated. “There are good sides with top-class managers and good gamers, so we’ve got bought to be on it. Wolves is a membership with a transparent identification of how they play, however they’re very troublesome to play towards.

“We have got to try and find those weaknesses.”

Be part of us for the group information from 1pm. 

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