Morning Sports Update

SOCCER

Chelsea are 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table following their 2-1 win at West Ham.

Hazard and Costa with the goals for the Blues while Lanzini scored late on for the Hammers, who remain 11th.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says it’s a job well done

Arsenal will need to produce one of the outstanding results in the club’s history if they’re to make it through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

They’re 5-1 down going into the second leg of their last-16 tie with Bayern Munich.

It’s a difficult period for Arsenal – and manager Arsene Wenger’s denied reports Alexis Sanchez has fallen out with his teammates.

The boss wants an early goal tonight
Arsenal have lost four of their last six games in all competitions.

Captain Per Mertesacker wants to get supporters back on side

Kick-off is at 7.45.

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings have until 6 today pm to respond to English FA violent conduct charges.

Mings is cited for a stamp on Ibrahimovic – and if found guilty of doing it deliberately, he could get more than the normal three-game ban.

Ibrahimovic faces the standard three-match punishment – after his elbow on the Bournemouth defender.

Both said their offences were unintentional after the 1-all Premier League draw.

In the Championship tonight there’s a full round of fixtures.

Leaders Newcastle go to Reading and second placed Brighton are away to Rotherham.

Preston go to Derby knowing a win keeps their outside chance of play-off spot alive.


RUGBY

Jared Payne is unlikely to feature for Ireland against Wales this Friday night in Cardiff.

The Ulster back had to sit out training yesterday having only recently returned from injury.

In better news Rob Kearney took a full part in the session.

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