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Premier League predictions: Lawro v world champion boxer Josh Warrington

Leaders Manchester City might have been knocked off the top of the table by the time they play Chelsea at tea-time on Saturday in the pick of the weekend fixtures. But BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson thinks they will get a win at Stamford Bridge that will put them back on the Premier League summit. “Chelsea have lost their past two away games, at Tottenham and Wolves, and there are one or two cracks starting to appear,” Lawro explained. “Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has changed his team around…

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Premier League predictions: Lawro v cricket legend Shane Warne

The Premier League returns this weekend, with Chelsea playing Manchester United at lunchtime on Saturday in the first action after the international break. “It is a big game – talk about announcing that the Premier League is back,” BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson said. “The story is former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho going back to Stamford Bridge. You would think he has gone back enough times but it always seems to be a big deal when he goes back, and this is no different. “Jose lost on all three…

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Premier League predictions: Lawro v Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill

After three successive defeats in the Premier League and Champions League, Tottenham will attempt to get back on track when they visit Brighton in Saturday’s late kick-off. The Seagulls have already beaten Manchester United at the Amex Stadium this season, however, so can they claim another major scalp this weekend? BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson says: “It seems that Tottenham have become the latest crisis club and their manager Mauricio Pochettino is probably not helping matters by losing his cool with reporters when he was asked about his team…

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Premier League predictions: Lawro v singer Tom Grennan

Two of the Premier League’s new managers go head to head on Saturday when Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea host Unai Emery’s Arsenal – but who will come out on top? BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson was not impressed by the Gunners in their defeat by Manchester City last weekend, saying: “I may have to revise my prediction that Arsenal will finish fourth. “It was a little bit of a mish-mash of a performance, the kind of thing I have seen before where a manager is new to the Premier League…

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Premier League predictions: Lawro v Inbetweeners star Joe Thomas on opening weekend

The Premier League is back, but who will enjoy a fast start to the season, and who will suffer the pain of a defeat on the opening weekend? BBC Sport’s football expert Mark Lawrenson has made his predictions for the first 10 games of the new campaign, which include Manchester United hosting Leicester on Friday night, newly-promoted Wolves against Everton on Saturday and champions Manchester City’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday. Lawro is making predictions for all 380 top-flight matches this season, against a variety of guests. His first guest…

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World Cup 2018: Lawro predicts the opening round of group games

2018 Fifa World Cup on the BBC Host: Russia Dates: 14 June – 15 July Live: Coverage across BBC TV, BBC Radio and BBC Sport website with further coverage on Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app. BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is predicting the outcome of all 64 games at the 2018 Fifa World Cup. He starts with the opening games in each group, which include a mouth-watering all-Iberian encounter between Portugal and Spain, holders Germany against Mexico, and England versus Tunisia. All of those games are live…

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