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EPL: Michael Owen predicts Southampton vs Arsenal, West Brom vs Man City

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Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Southampton to beat Arsenal in tonight’s Premier League clash at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Owen also predicted Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to defeat West Brom on Tuesday night.

Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “We have a repeat of Saturday’s FA Cup tie as Arsenal once again travel to St. Mary’s. I mentioned in my BetVictor FA Cup Preview that I fancied the Saints on the day. They are so well organised under Ralph Hasenhüttl, and I thought they managed the game perfectly.

“Now facing off in the league, I do not think either manager will make too many changes. With that in mind, I could see another slender home win on the cards. Southampton 1, Arsenal 0.”

Commenting on the West Brom vs Man City, Owen said, “Big Sam has got a reaction from his players in recent weeks; however, they welcome a Manchester City side that is swiping aside anyone that comes before them just now.

“Yes, they were slightly under par against Cheltenham in the FA Cup, but they can be very awkward fixtures to play in.

“I do not think West Brom are set up to offer much on the counter-attack, so I can see this being a case of City breaking them down. With the quality on offer, I think that is just what the visitors will do as they continue to push for the top spot. West Brom 0, Manchester City 2.”

The kick-off time for Southampton vs Arsenal and West Brom vs Man City is 9:15 pm.

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EPL: Details of Man City’s transfer deal for Kayky emerge

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Manchester City have completed the signing of Brazilian youngster, Kayky, from Fluminense.

Pep Guardiola’s side will pay Fluminense an initial £8.5million with add-ons to follow which could take the eventual transfer fee to around £15million.

Fluminense will also receive a percentage of any future sales of the player.

Kayky will join up with Man City’s youth set-up when he arrives in England next year.

The 17-year-old signed a five-year deal with the Premier League leaders.

This was disclosed by football transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, on Monday night.

Romano wrote on Twitter, “Brazilian gem Kayky will join Manchester City, confirmed and here-we-go.

“The agreement is already at the “signing stage”.

“Kayky will join #MCFC in June 2022 – personal terms agreed for 5 years.

“Fluminense will receive €10M + add ons + % future sale.”

Kayky has scored two goals in six first-team appearances for Fluminense this year.

The forward has drawn comparisons with Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar.

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Champions League: Bayern Munich’s squad to face PSG in France confirmed

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Bayern Munich’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie on Tuesday night in France has been confirmed.

Bayern Munich manager, Hans-Dieter Flick, released a list of 19 players to tackle PSG in a tweet via the club’s official Twitter handle.

Flick’s men had lost 3-2 against PSG in the first-leg last week in Germany.

Bayern head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin in their previous game on Saturday.

Bayern’s squad against PSG:

Neuer, Nubel, Pavard, Kimmich, Martinez, Sane, Choupo-Moting, Boateng, Goretzka, Davies, Sarr, Hernandez, Nianzou, Muller, Alaba, Coman, Musiala, Stanisic and Zaiser.

The kick-off time for PSG vs Bayern is 8 pm.

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EPL: Oscar opens up on return to Chelsea, ending his career at Stamford Bridge

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Former Chelsea midfielder, Oscar, has revealed his plans to return to Stamford Bridge to ‘finish’ off his career.

The Brazilian left Chelsea in 2017 to join Chinese side, Shanghai SIPG, in a £60m deal that has seen him earn £400,000-a-week salary for the last four years.

However, the 29-year-old is keen to return to the West London club that helped him win two English Premier League titles, the League Cup and the UEFA Europa League.

“I think about finishing at Chelsea because I had good times before at Chelsea,” Oscar told talkSPORT.

“Chelsea helped me a lot to improve and to do what I always dreamed [of], which was to play in the Champions League, and they helped me to play in the World Cup and to win the Premier League.

“I’ve a lot of friends at Chelsea. If I’ve a chance to finish my career at Chelsea, it is a dream for me. Of course, Chelsea does not like to buy too many older players, which is normal because it is a top team from Europe, but I’ll try my best to be fit to finish there.”

Oscar netted 38 goals in 203 appearances for Chelsea after arriving from Brazilian side Internacional in 2012 in a deal worth around £20m.

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