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The Premier League is back after the international break and the top two sides are in action on Sky Sports as the title race bu

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The Premier League is back after the international break and the top two sides are in action on Sky Sports as the title race builds up to a tantalising crescendo. Miles Bridges Hornets Jersey . Tottenham travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the Saturday Night Football game before Leicester City face Southampton at the King Power Stadium on Super Sunday.Any slip-ups might allow the chasing pack to close the gap with Arsenal in action against Watford, Manchester City travelling to Bournemouth, West Ham up against Crystal Palace and Manchester United hosting Everton. With so much at stake, we take a look at 10 questions that could be answered over the weekend.Chelsea out to put Villa to the sword? (Aston Villa v Chelsea - Saturday, 12.45pm) Villa look set to be relegated from the top flight for the first time since 1987 after Remi Gardes exit Things could not look any bleaker for Aston Villa who are set to be relegated from the top flight for the first time since 1987 after Remi Gardes long-awaited exit was confirmed late on Tuesday evening.The former Lyon boss won just twice in 20 Premier League games since replacing Tim Sherwood and leaves Villa staring relegation to the second tier in the face.Caretaker Eric Black will look to motivate an already demoralised group of players for the visit of outgoing champions Chelsea who are lying in mid-table. Guus Hiddink seeks push for European spot With talk of who will take over at Stamford Bridge intensifying, Guus Hiddink will look for a final push and an outside chance of European qualification.The Blues will be strong favourites to extend their Premier League unbeaten streak under the Dutchman and close the gap to six points on fifth-placed West Ham should results go their way.Can Stoke maintain their European push? (Stoke City v Swansea - Saturday, 3pm) Jack Butland will miss the rest of the season The Potters are riding high in eighth position in the table and have lofty ambitions of qualifying for the Europa League, but they will have to do it without goalkeeper Jack Butland who will miss the rest of the season after fracturing an ankle during Englands 3-2 friendly win over Germany last weekend.Mark Hughes side picked up a much-needed win at Watford last time out following a slump at home to Southampton. Francesco Guidolins Swans have almost secured their Premier League safety The visitors certainly wont be a pushover with Italian veteran Francesco Guidolin back at the helm following illness and the Swans have shown signs of improvement in recent weeks.They have almost secured their Premier League safety - they are currently on 36 points and 10 clear of the relegation zone - after what has been a difficult season for the Welsh club.Who will win the basement battle? (Norwich v Newcastle - Saturday, 3pm) Rafa Benitez is still searching for his first win as Newcastle boss As matches go this weekend, this is massive! A win for Newcastle will drag fourth-from-bottom Norwich back into the relegation mire while victory for the Canaries will give them some breathing space.The Tynesiders now have 11 players sidelined with injuries after goalkeeper Rob Elliot was ruled out for the season after damaging knee ligaments in Irelands 2-2 draw with Slovakia.With the experienced Rafa Benitez at the helm they will hope to build on their 1-1 draw against relegation rivals Sunderland, although he is still waiting to record his first win. Will it come at Carrow Road?Can Payet inspire the Hammers again? (West Ham v Crystal Palace - Saturday, 3pm) Dimitri Payet has been in blistering form for club and country Fifth-placed West Ham will be looking to continue their top-four push at home to a stumbling Crystal Palace side and will have a red-hot Dimitri Payet back in the side fresh from his return to the France fold.Payet marked his international recall after almost a year away with a strong showing in Fridays 3-2 win over Netherlands and scored with a swerving 30 yard free-kick in Tuesdays 4-2 victory against Russia.Now the attacking midfielder will be aiming to extend their Premier League unbeaten run to seven matches with seven remaining after Saturday.Palace have tumbled from fifth on New Years Day to 16th and will be desperate to end a run of 13 league matches without a win that has dropped them far too close to the relegation zone.Will Sunderland earn a vital win? (Sunderland v West Brom - Saturday, 3pm) Sunderland will be looking for goals from Jermain Defoe to help keep them up The pressure is piling on Sunderland who lie two points from safety behind 17th-placed Norwich with eight games to go. Five of those are at the Stadium of Light where they are guaranteed to have passionate home support behind them.After a 1-1 draw with rivals Newcastle, Sam Allardyce told his players they needed to win four of their remaining eight matches to stay in the top-flight.The Black Cats, in their eighth consecutive Premier League campaign, take on mid-table Albion, followed by another home clash against table-topping Leicester and they will pray Jermain Defoes goals will fire them to safety.They last recorded a home win against Manchester United in mid-February while West Brom head to the north east still smarting from their loss at home to Norwich before the international break.Can Arsenal challenge the top two? (Arsenal v Watford - Saturday, 3pm) Arsene Wenger hopes his side can record back-to-back Premier League wins A run of just two wins from their last nine games in all competitions has seen the Gunners knocked out of the Champions League last-16 for a sixth successive season and exit the FA Cup in the quarter-final, losing to Watford at the Emirates Stadium.Their dismal form has severely dented their hopes of ending their 12-year wait for the Premier League title, as they trail leaders Leicester by 11 points with a game in hand.But they have a quick opportunity for revenge against the Hornets, who have lost their last three top flight games, while Arsene Wenger will hope his side can pick up back-to-back league victories for the first time since mid-February.Can City get back to winning ways? (Bournemouth v Manchester City - Saturday, 3pm) Manchester City suffered derby defeat in their last match In danger of dropping out of the top four, out-of-form City havent scored in their last three matches and have been short of any creativity.They currently hold the final Champions League qualification position although theyre only one point ahead of West Ham and Manchester United to whom their title hopes virtually evaporated against when they suffered a 1-0 home defeat last time out. Eddie Howes Bournemouth were humbled at Tottenham They travel to the south coast looking to find some kind of form before their crunch Champions League quarter-final 1st leg against Paris St-Germain at the Parc des Princes.The Cherries, who were humbled at Tottenham before the international break, will be aiming to add another prized Premier League scalp to their already burgeoning list.Will Spurs keep pace at Anfield? (Liverpool v Tottenham - Saturday, 5.30pm, live on Sky Sports 1 HD) Deli Alli, Eric Dier and Harry Kane are enjoying the spirit at both club and international level Tottenham will welcome back returning England heroes Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Danny Rose with open arms.The quartet were all inspirational in Saturdays come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Germany in Berlin.Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that his team will win at Liverpool on Saturday which would pile the pressure on Leicester, a day before they play. Jurgen Klopp has a big week of Premier League and Europa League action After the trip to Anfield, Spurs host Manchester United in what looks to be two pivotal fixtures to their hopes of winning a first league title since 1961.Liverpool wont be easy pushovers though with Jurgen Klopps men still in the European hunt and will aim to put a huge dent in Spurs title ambitions before they travel to Borussia Dortmund in their upcoming Europa League clash. Can the Foxes win again? (Leicester v Southampton - Sunday, 1.30pm, live on Sky Sports 1 HD) England and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy scored against Germany and the Netherlands Qualification to the Champions League for the first time? Almost certainly, especially if the surprise leaders beat Southampton at home on Sunday.After narrowly escaping relegation last season because of an incredible run of results in the final nine games, Leicester are mounting the most unlikely of title challenges. They are currently five points clear of second-place Tottenham with seven games to go. Ronald Koeman sprinted down the touchline to celebrate Saints winner against Liverpool Jamie Vardy, who scored his first two goals for England in Saturdays game in Berlin and Tuesdays match against the Netherlands at Wembley, is aiming to get back on the scoresheet after five league games without a goal.The (England) goals can only be good for my confidence and I will hopefully be scoring again at the weekend, he said.The Foxes will be seeking a fourth straight win, but the Saints could prove dangerous opposition and head into the game seeking a hat-trick of Premier League wins. Will United finish with a flourish? (Manchester United v Everton - Sunday, 4.00pm, live on Sky Sports 1 HD) Marcus Rashford was the derby winner for Manchester United United are now just a point off the top four and could set up an FA Cup semi-final against Sundays opponents should they win their replay against West Ham next week.They are still on a high following an impressive performance in the Manchester derby which saw local boy Marcus Rashford score the winner. Romelu Lukaku has scored 25 goals for Everton this season Rashford, 18, has led the way with five goals in eight appearances, but top scorer Romelu Lukaku has been banging them in for the Toffees.The 22-year-old has scored 25 goals this season despite the clubs disappointing campaign, so this should be a keenly contested battle at Old Trafford. You can watch Tottenham, Leicester and Manchester United in action on Sky Sports this weekend.By purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass for £6.99 or Sky Sports Week Pass for £10.99, you can enjoy access to all seven Sky Sports channels and watch on a TV with a NOW TV Box or on a range of devices. Also See: Premier Leagues greatest game? Weekend Menu on Sky Sports Muggsy Bogues Jersey .C. -- When Michael Jordan speaks, people still listen. Larry Johnson Jersey . He had even more fun Friday. Coming off a sensational rookie season, Spieth opened the new year by never coming close to bogey and making a 12-foot birdie putt on the last hole for a 7-under 66. https://www.hornetslockerroom.com/Muggsy-Bogues-City-Edition-Jersey/ . Giants manager Bruce Bochy told The Associated Press of the decision before NL West-leading San Francisco opened a 10-game homestand Monday night with the first of three games against second-place Arizona.CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Its been 10 years since a driver last attempted running both the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day, a feat so grueling that only Tony Stewart has successfully completed all 1,100 miles. Now Kurt Busch wants to give "the double" a try and he will have cars capable of winning both races. He said Tuesday he will attempt to make the Indianapolis 500 in a fifth entry for Andretti Autosport. Should he make the May 25 race, Busch would then fly to Charlotte Motor Speedway to fulfil his full-time job with Stewart-Haas Racing -- a team co-owned by Stewart -- in NASCARs longest event of the year. "Im a fan of motorsports, a student of motorsports, and I view this as a challenge for myself," Busch said in an interview with The Associated Press. "Memorial Day weekend, the central focus of all motorsports is Monaco, Indianapolis and Charlotte and this is a tremendous opportunity to be right in the middle of it." Only John Andretti, Stewart and Robby Gordon have attempted the "double," and no driver has tried since Gordon in 2004. "Welcome to the club!" Gordon posted on his Twitter account. Stewart, Buschs new co-owner at Stewart-Haas, is the only driver to complete the double. He did it in his second and final attempt, in 2001, when he finished sixth at Indy and third at Charlotte. An Indiana native who grew up dreaming of winning the Indianapolis 500, Stewart long ago abandoned that goal and passed on an offer last year from Roger Penske to drive one of his cars in the 2013 Indianapolis 500. But Stewart has given Busch his blessing. "Its a great opportunity for Kurt and I fully support him," Stewart said Tuesday. "Hell have a lot to learn in a short amount of time, but he has an overwhelming amount of driving talent on his side. He has a great car owner with Michael Andretti, whos not only an owner, but hes been a driver too. "Michael has so much to offer Kurt in terms of knowledge and firsthand experience. It really seems like a natural pairing." Buschs attempt comes at a much different time than when Gordon and Stewart last tried to run both races. Social media didnt exist a decade ago, and Busch plans to utilize every avenue possible to let fans follow along with his attempt. On Tuesday, he even launched a website -- www.kurtbuschdouble.com -- that is expected to chronicle his efforts. "I think this is something that is good for NASCAR, good for IndyCar, good for the fans to get behind and really feel like they are part of," Busch said. "There was no social media, or the means for fans to get an in-depth look at what goes into the double when the others tried it. We think weve got an opportunity to make people feel like they are part of the experience with me." Busch first flirted with the idea last May when he completed the Indy 500 rookie orientation program with Andretti. He didnt put a program together to run the 500, and said hes second-guessed that decision at times. "I took the conservative route and sometimes I kick myself because Carlos Munoz finished second as a rookie in that car last year," Busch said. "So now Im challenging myself to do something great in motorsports." Andretti will unveil the car and primary sponsor for Busch at a later date. "Im really excited to have Kurt come onboard for the Indy 500. He did a great job for us when he tested last year," Andretti said. "Hes obviously a natural talent and we feel he is going to take to the Indy car quickly and have a competitive month with us." Busch, an advocate for The Armed Forces Foundation who is dedicating his effort to the men and women in the U.S. military, will bring at least two personal ssponsors. Willy Hernangomez Jersey. Cessna has signed on to help with his transportation between IndyCar and NASCAR, and Busch estimates it will require at least 20 hours of flight time shuttling him back and forth between both series. Hes also teamed with Basis, a wrist-based health tracker Busch is using to help with his training leading up to the double. Busch has also taken up martial arts and joked hes entered "a boot camp phase" of his personal training. "You can get your body ready, and do all the cardio needed and follow the nutritional guidelines," he said. "But the mental aspect of running 1,100 miles is like nothing you can prepare for. I think the martial arts can help with that." He said hes spoken to Stewart, as well as former Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Sam Hornish Jr., and Juan Pablo Montoya, who left NASCAR to drive for Penske in IndyCar this season, about his venture. Castroneves, Hornish and Montoya are all former Indy 500 winners. "All of them have given me great support and told me, You can do this," Busch said. Indeed, three-time winner Castroneves welcomed Busch to the field: "Congrats on the #indy500, see u there!!" he tweeted. Busch will not participate in an IndyCar race before the Indy 500, but president of competition Derrick Walker said last month the series would try to accommodate him with track time much the same way it has Montoya, who has received additional testing time in his preparation for the season. "To add a driver with the resume of Kurt Busch to the Indianapolis 500 field is a huge gain for IndyCar," Walker said. "We want to see the best 33 drivers put their skills to the test on the biggest stage in motorsports, regardless of which series they come from. To attempt the double is a tremendous challenge, and were looking forward to watching Kurt accomplish the feat." Buschs path to the Indy 500 will begin in earnest after the May 10 Sprint Cup race at Kansas. Hes expected to spend a week testing Andrettis Honda, and make at least 10 trips between Indy and Charlotte as he participates in NASCARs All-Star race and attempts to qualify for the 500, race in the 500 and the 600. He said hes worked out several scheduling issues with NASCAR and has permission from Charlotte Motor Speedway to helicopter onto the frontstretch of the track to speed up his arrival for the second race. Busch won the Coca-Cola 600 -- which is a full 100 miles longer than any other race on the NACAR schedule -- in 2010. "As a past Coca-Cola 600 champion, Kurt Busch knows what a test of endurance 600 miles can be. To race 1,100 is nearly impossible," said Charlotte Motor Speedway president Marcus Smith. "To even attempt this takes a lot of guts. Fans will appreciate this effort, and I know theyll be as excited as I will, watching the clock to see if he can make it to Charlotte in time for our green flag." Charlotte officials said theyll track Buschs journey from Indianapolis on their massive big screen video board in the infield of the speedway so fans can follow and anticipate his arrival. But if he wins the 500, Busch knows hell be late to Charlotte -- if he makes it all. However, NASCARs new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format means all Busch has to do this year is win a race to earn a spot in the 16-driver Chase, and he can afford to miss the start of the 600 and not jeopardize his regular job. "As long as we attempt to qualify for every race, we are eligible for the Chase under the new rules," Busch said. "Its like you are in New York City, on Broadway, and you look up at all the bright lights -- they are clearly pointing to this being the right time to do this. The green light is on." ' ' '

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