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Pitch invaders could have been a marketing stunt

A pitch invader heads towards Tottenham's players. Credit: PA

The three men who invaded the pitch during tonight's Europa League match at White Hart Lane were all wearing shirts that carried a logo belonging to an earphone company. There were three invasions in the first half which led to the players being taken off by the referee just before half-time. The game was delayed by ten minutes. A Tottenham steward told ITV Sport's Ned Boulting that the invasions appear to have been co-ordinated.

The invaders were all wearing shirts with a company logo. Credit: PA

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Fire at factory on site of proposed new Spurs stadium

A fire has broken out at the one remaining building on the site of Tottenham Hotspur's proposed new stadium.

Owners of the Archway Sheet Metal factory told ITV News that they suspect arson and say they have previously received death threats over the business' opposition to the football club's expansion plans.

Tottenham have been unable to build a new stadium while Archway Sheet Metal remains on the proposed site. Credit: Google Maps

London Fire Brigade said they were called at 05.18 this morning and that 100% of the first floor was alight.

Police are also in attendance.

Costa set for Chelsea clash against West Brom

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hopes having injury-hit Diego Costa fit will give them a boost against West Brom this afternoon.

It's the first of eight games in 24 days for the Blues - a prospect Mourinho has referred to as a 'beautiful' period - and will be a testing time for Premier League new boy Costa. The 26 year old missed Spain's international fixtures over the past fortnight battling hamstring and groin issues.

Mourinho said: "I always think that the Christmas period for players doing it for the first time in their career is more difficult. The English players, or those who have been here for many, many years, are more physically and, especially, more mentally adapted and prepared to cope with that incredible marathon of football we have to face."

Chelsea go into this afternoon's match at the top of the table. Kick off is at 3pm.

Elsewhere in the top flight this afternoon, West Ham are away to Everton and QPR travel to Newcastle.

Giroud could be fit for Gunners showdown with Man Utd

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud could return from injury for this evening's game against Manchester United.

The 28 year old has been out for three-month after breaking his leg in the closing stages of the 2-2 draw against Everton on August 23.

Manager Arsene Wenger said the France international could be in contention for tonight's game.

The Gunners are sixth in the Premier League going in to the game. Kick off is at 5.30pm.

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