“Chaps, we have the bus, so let’s use it, I say,” said Charlie. “I suggest our first port of call should be Leopardstown . . .”.

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Leicester City’s  Riyad Mahrez  scores a stunning goal against title rivals Manchester City. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

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Seamus Coleman scored Everton’s second in their 3-0 win over Stoke City. Photograph: Getty

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Jamie Vardy celebrates his wonder goal against Liverpool during the week, with Dejan Lovren’s face saying it all. Leicester meet Manchester City and Arsenal in their next two games but after that will play five of the current bottom seven. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game at Carrow Road. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

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Guus Hiddink: “We have to have good competition, good double occupation in every position. . . I don’t deny that it would be a concern if Costa or Remy were injured.  Photo:  John Walton/PA

Guus Hiddink has admitted that Chelsea are short in terms of options up front and has made it clear that the club are considering a move for a strike(...)

Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe celebrates after putting his side 2-1 up against Aston Villa in their Premier League clash. Photo: Lindsey Parnaby/Getty Images

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Chelsea’s Dutch manager Guus Hiddink gestures during the English Premier League football against Watford at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Getty Images

Chelsea 2 Watford 2 Oscar slipped to send a penalty over the crossbar and blow a vital Chelsea victory against Watford in interim manager Guus Hiddin(...)

James McClean has said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is ‘a bit of an idiot’. Photograph: Reuters

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Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has proved over the last 12 months he is a “special footballer” according to manager Roberto Martinez. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

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