TI – Manchester City vs Aston Villa live: Latest score and Premier League updates, plus Southampton vs Spurs as Erik Lamela scores equaliser

Latest news and talking points:Mauricio Pochettino returns to St Mary’s for the first time since leaving Southampton for Tottenham.Burnley face Leicester at Turf Moor in a pivotal relegation scrap.Crystal Palace seek to return to winning ways against Hull at Selhurst Park.Newcastle will hope to record a much-needed victory against Swansea at St James’ Park amid a fan boycott.QPR entertain West Ham at Loftus Road.Stoke faace Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.Liverpool look to close gap on top-four with a trip to the Hawthorns to face West Brom.The day’s evening kick-off sees Manchester City host FA Cup finalists Aston Villa.

ESPN – Fantasy preview: Week 34

The season's heaviest schedule has four teams playing two games in the week: Hull, Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea. There is one game to check announced lineups before the ESPN FC fantasy game locks: Southampton vs. Tottenham. Saturday, April 25 Southampton (17-5-11) vs. Tottenham (17-6-10) The Saints lost at Stoke and will miss Toby Alderweireld (6.7) who dislocated his shoulder. Spurs broke a two-game scoring drought against woeful Newcastle with goals from Nacer Chadli (6.1), Christian Eriksen…

GUARDIAN – 10 talking points from the weekend’s football

Rodgers’ tactics under the microscope again after latest Liverpool flop, Zouma demonstrates Chelsea’s midfield depths and Burnley need Ings to refind scoring touchBrendan Rodgers rightly asked questions of Liverpool’s big-game mentality and their nerve after they served a passive, flat performance in the FA Cup semi-final against a vibrant Aston Villa and saw the last chance to light up this turbulent season with silverware disappear at Wembley. But he knows questions will also be directed his way after a raft of tactical changes contributed to Liverpool’s confused, anaemic display. Rodgers’ team still have an outside chance of securing Champions League qualification this season but it is only an outside chance. Without a top-four finish, and without any silverware in his three developing years as Liverpool manager, Rodgers’ claims that Liverpool have made genuine progress this season will not be supported by any credible evidence. Andy Hunter Related: Premier League: Chelsea v Manchester United – in pictures Related: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League & FA Cup photos Related: Bradford fire: the horrors and the silence that had to be broken | Daniel Taylor Continue reading…