Premier League talking points

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There are six midweek matches as the Premier League season heads towards a conclusion.

With issues still to be settled at both ends, Press Association Sport examines the key talking points.

Relegation battle intensifies

Everton v Southampton – Premier League – Goodison Park
Everton’s late leveller was agony for Mark Hughes (Peter Byrne/PA)

Terriers out to bite Blues

Both Saints and the Swans have Huddersfield, three points better off but with the worst goal difference, in their sights. However the Terriers thumbed their noses at everyone who said they would not pick up another point during their nightmare run-in by doing just that at Manchester City. Next up is a trip to a Chelsea side back in with a chance of a top-four finish. So no chance of picking up a point there, either, surely?

Chelsea ready to pounce

Chelsea v Liverpool – Premier League – Stamford Bridge
Antonio Conte and Chelsea remain in the hunt for the top four (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Hammer time for Jose

There is some mild jeopardy to be found above, too, with Manchester United still not guaranteed second place.  They should have all but wrapped up the coveted runners-up spot at Brighton on Friday night but instead crashed 1-0 to leave Jose Mourinho again questioning the performances of some of his players. A trip to West Ham is up next, a club never averse to making life as uncomfortable as possible for United. Or they might just roll over as they have so many times previously this season.

Puel in peril?

Crystal Palace v Leicester City – Premier League – Selhurst Park
Claude Puel may be packing his bags soon (Mark Pain/EMPICS)

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