Premier League and Carabao Cup final: 10 things to look out for this weekend


Weariness for Leeds and Spurs, sticky times for Lampard and the season’s first major silverware

Although it may be coincidence, someone far more observant than this column recently noticed that Southampton appear to have devised a clever, completely legal mid-game tactic that involves one of their players going down “injured” and in apparent need of medical attention between the 60th and 70th minute, at which point their teammates adjourn to the sideline to receive energy gels and tactical instruction from Ralph Hasenhüttl and his backroom team. Should it occur on Friday evening, we can but hope it won’t be the most interesting talking point to arise from their match against Norwich, but it has piqued our curiosity and is the first of our now traditional 10 things to look out for this weekend. BG

Southampton v Norwich City, Friday 8pm (all times GMT)

Everton v Manchester City, Saturday 5.30pm

Manchester United v Watford, Saturday 3pm

Leeds v Tottenham, Saturday 12.30pm

Brentford v Newcastle, Saturday 3pm

Brighton v Aston Villa, Saturday 3pm

West Ham v Wolves, Sunday 2pm

Crystal Palace v Burnley, Saturday 3pm

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Written by Barry Glendenning, Simon Burnton and John Brewin
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