03-Feb-2018 14:07:20 | The Guardian
Bournemouth (3-4-2-1) Begovic; Francis, Cook, Ake; Fraser, Cook, Gosling, Daniels; Ibe, Stanislas; Wilson.Substitutes: Boruc, Simpson, Surman, Pugh, Arter, King, Mousset.
Stoke City (3-4-2-1) Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Cameron; Bauer, Ndiaye, Allen, Pieters; Shaqiri, Choupo-Moting; Crouch.Substitutes: Grant, Johnson, Stafylidis, Adam, Diouf, Sobhi, Berhaino.
Manchester City are on course to move 18 points clear at the top of the table. Scott Murray has the latest from Turf Moor, where Ederson has just made a storming save.
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Hello you. The Premier League may not give good title race – only seven out of 26 have gone to the final day, and only three to the final minute – but you can usually put your parachute payment on a dramatic relegation battle. Look at Les Ferdinand’s face here. That kind of glazed, desperate look - once reserved for nightclub dancefloors when the slow songs came on at 1.45am - sums up the raw need to avoid relegation.
It’s safe to assume a few people will wear a similar facial expression on 13 May, the last day of the 2017-18 Premier League season. There are probably 11 teams who could still go down, from Bournemouth in 10th place to West Brom in 2oth. It’s one big game of snakes and ladders, and eight of those teams will be rolling the dice this afternoon.