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Saturday 18 May 2013

Matchweek 38: 'I expect us to win, not draw'

Follow the press conferences, team news and head-to-head stats ahead of the final matchday

It is the last weekend of the 2012/13 Barclays Premier League season and there is still plenty to play for on the final day.

All eyes will be on London and the North East as the tense battle for fourth place reaches its denouement. In-form Arsenal, in fourth, travel to Newcastle United knowing that a top-four place is theirs as long as they as least match the score Tottenham Hotspur achieve.

Spurs, in fifth and only one point behind their north London rivals, take on Sunderland at White Hart Lane.

UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea host Everton, who are guaranteed sixth spot, at Stamford Bridge in what will be David Moyes' last match in charge of the Toffees. Should Chelsea lose, Arsenal can leapfrog the Blues into third place.

There is also the possibility of a third-place play-off if Chelsea are held to a draw by Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday while Arsenal need to win at Newcastle by a single goal while scoring two more than Chelsea. That would mean the two teams would finish level on points, goal difference and goals scored.

The curtain comes down on Sir Alex Ferguson's managerial career as champions Manchester United travel to West Bromwich Albion.

With our Matchday Live service you can watch the manager press conferences, catch all the latest team news and check out the head-to-head statistics ahead of the weekend's action.

After kick-off you can follow live in-running commentary, check out live photos from all the grounds and get the latest in-match stats. At the final whistle we provide match reports including manager reactions. For Matchday Live just click on the links below.


Sunday 19 May

Kick-offs 4pm.

Chelsea v Everton  |  #CHEEVE  Matchday Live >>

Rafa Benitez (CHE) on leaving with his side in the ascendant, Chelsea’s future, his expectations for Sunday’s match against Everton and David Moyes. Latest team news now in.

David Moyes (EVE) on wanting to end the season on a high, his emotional final week at the club and what he thinks of Chelsea's campaign. Latest team news now in.


Liverpool v Queens Park Rangers   |  #LIVQPR  |  Matchday Live >>

Brendan Rodgers (LIV) on Jamie Carragher's influence at the club, the improvement his players have made this season, what he wants to achieve with Liverpool and the significance of winning on the final day. Latest team news now in.

Harry Redknapp (QPR) on his plans for the summer, why his team were relegated from the Premier League and the challenge of getting out of the Championship. Latest team news now in.


Manchester City v Norwich City   |  #MCINOR  |  Matchday Live >>

No Manchester City press conference. Latest team news now in.

Chris Hughton (NOR) on surviving in the Premier League, his view of the season, the performance against West Brom and the challenge of taking on Manchester City. Latest team news now in.


Newcastle United v Arsenal   |  #NORWBA  |  Matchday Live >>

Alan Pardew (NEW) on Steve Harper's career at the club, the importance of Fabricio Coloccini to the team, the season as a whole and his determination to end the campaign with victory. Latest team news now in.

Arsene Wenger (ARS) on the job his players have done this season, the battle for fourth place and the challenge of taking on a Newcastle side that has survived the drop. Latest team news now in.


Southampton v Stoke City   |  #SOUSTK  |  Matchday Live >>

Mauricio Pochettino (SOU) on injuries, blooding Under-21 players, the importance of finishing as high in the table as possible and what he’s learned in the last four months. Latest team news now in.

Tony Pulis (STK) reflects on an unusual season, discusses Premier League management, dealing with pressure and the club’s plans to develop homegrown players. Latest team news now in.


Swansea City v Fulham  |  #SWAFUL  |  Matchday Live >>

Michael Laudrup (SWA) on what Michu has achieved this season, why his side need to strengthen in the summer and his targets for next season. Latest team news now in.

Martin Jol (FUL) reviews his team’s seasons in four parts, explains the importance of finishing well and why there is hardly anything to choose between his side and Michael Laudrup’s. Latest team news now in.


Tottenham Hotspur v Sunderland  |  #TOTSUN  |  Matchday Live >>

Andre Villas-Boas (TOT) on the end-of-season run-in, his evaluation of his side’s performance this season, the prospect of missing out on Champions League football and what sort of Sunderland side Spurs will face on Sunday. Latest team news now in.

Paolo Di Canio (SUN) on staying in the Barclays Premier League, his plans for the future and his determination to get a result at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Latest team news now in.


West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United  |  #WBAMUN  |  Matchday Live >>

Steve Clarke (WBA) on getting back to winning ways, his view of the campaign as a whole, his respect for Sir Alex Ferguson and focusing on winning the final match of the season. Latest team news now in.

Sir Alex Ferguson (MUN) on the memories of 26 years at the club, how football has changed during his tenure, his overwhelmingly emotional week and how much he wants to beat West Brom. Latest team news now in.


West Ham United v Reading  |  #WHURDG  |  Matchday Live >>

Press conference not available. Latest team news now in.

Nigel Adkins (RDG) on looking ahead to next season's campaign in the Championship, the mood in the squad and West Ham's achievement in staying up. Latest team news now in.


Wigan Athletic v Aston Villa  |  #WIGAVL  |  Matchday Live >>

Roberto Martinez (WIG) on Callum McManaman's injury, coping with relegation, the role the supporters have played over the last few days and his confidence in what lies in store for the club. Latest team news now in.

Paul Lambert (AVL) on Premier League survival, the influence of the club's fans this season, his rebuilding job at Villa Park and wanting to end the season on a high. Latest team news now in.


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