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Tottenham role for Mitchell
Tottenham role for Mitchell Southampton

Tottenham role for Mitchell

Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Paul Mitchell as their new Head of Recruitment and Analysis.

Can Southampton make top four? Southampton

Can Southampton make top four?

Adam Bate looks at the numbers behind Southampton's success and wonders if it can continue.

Koeman keeps top-four target Southampton

Koeman keeps top-four target

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman insisted his side can finish in the top four despite drawing 1-1 at Aston Villa.

Clyne strikes to deny Villa Southampton

Clyne strikes to deny Villa

Southampton conceded their first Premier League goal since the start of October as they drew 1-1 with Aston Villa.

Lambert praises Villa defence Southampton

Lambert praises Villa defence

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert was full of praise for his centre-backs after his side's 1-1 draw against Southampton.

Koeman: Fixtures are 'crazy' Southampton

Koeman: Fixtures are 'crazy'

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes the busy festive schedule will suit the Premier League's big guns.

A Villa v Southampton preview Southampton

A Villa v Southampton preview

Aston Villa will be looking to break out of their slump and end Southampton's winning run on Monday Night Football.

Forster welcomes fresh start Southampton

Forster welcomes fresh start

Fraser Forster has 'tremendous memories' from his time at Celtic, but is enjoying a 'fresh start' at Southampton.

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Liverpool's draw against Ludogorets showed again that confidence is fragile among Brendan Rodgers' players

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Champions League: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes it 100 appearances for Arsenal and is showing sparkling form

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Champions League: Chelsea’s five-star show at Schalke suggests they could be unstoppable at home and in Europe

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