Jan 132017

• Costa misses game at Leicester after clash with fitness coach
• Chelsea will refuse to sell their top scorer

Diego Costa has been dropped from the Chelsea squad for Saturday’s Premier League fixture at Leicester City, after a row that involves a massive offer made to him from a club in the Chinese Super League.

The volatile striker has also clashed with one of the Chelsea fitness coaches over an injury that he feels he has been carrying, and he did not travel to Leicester with his team-mates on Friday. Costa has not trained fully this week and the manager, Antonio Conte, has become involved in the argument.

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Jan 132017

• Lens reportedly said relegation may help hasten move to Fenerbahce
• ‘It’s disgracefully disrespectful,’ says Moyes of loan player’s comments

David Moyes has branded Jeremain Lens “disgracefully disrespectful” after the Sunderland winger, on a season’s loan at Fenerbahce, was quoted as saying he hoped his parent club would get relegated.

The Holland international, previously with PSV Eindhoven and Dynamo Kyiv, was quoted in the Turkish media suggesting that Sunderland dropping into the Championship might help facilitate his ambition of a permanent move to the Istanbul club.

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Jan 132017

Only Chelsea and Tottenham have won more league games at home this season than Burnley so Southampton face a tall order at Turf Moor, especially as Claude Puel’s side are still struggling in front of goal. Former Burnley player Jay Rodriguez will be hoping to put that right to end a miserable run of three consecutive league defeats. Graham Searles

Kick-off Saturday 3pm

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Jan 132017

Tottenham vs West Brom: Team News, Predicted Line ups, Betting Tips – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham vs West Brom Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture. 

Tottenham vs West Brom
English Premier League 2016/17
14th January, 12:30 pm BST
White Hart Lane, London
Live Stream: Watch Spurs vs West Brom live on Sky Sports 1


Tottenham host West Brom on Saturday, with the north London club looking to make it six wins in a row in the Premier League.

Spurs are on a great run at the moment, and are firmly into the title race. They are third in the league with 42 points, seven behind Chelsea, and will be looking to reduce the gap between them.

The improvement in results has coincided with the return to form of Dele Alli. The England midfielder has scored six goals in his last three games, including a brace against the leaders Chelsea in Spurs’s last Premier League game.

Mauricio Pochettino is likely to make changes in the side that won 2-0 against Aston Villa in the FA Cup last Sunday, with the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and Harry Kane being expected to start.

Erik Lamela is still recovering from a hip problem. He is unlikely to play against the Baggies.

Predicted Tottenham Starting Lineup (3-4-2-1): Lloris, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Rose, Alli, Eriksen, Kane


West Brom have recovered well after their back to back defeats against Manchester United and Arsenal with two straight wins in the Premier League.

The Baggies have lost four away games already, and need to improve that record. However, they have a good record against Spurs, having lost just once in their last seven meetings.

Saido Berahino has returned to fitness but it remains to be seen whether he features in the starting XI as he is way short of match fitness. Jonny Evans will miss out on this game for the Baggies. Chris Brunt will be assessed closer to kick off.

Predicted West Brom Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Foster, Galloway, Olsson, McAuley, Dawson, Yacob, Fletcher, Phillips, Morrison, Chadli, Rondon


2 – West Brom have won their last two Premier League games

3 – Tottenham have drawn their three matches against West Brom in all competitions

5 – Tottenham have won their last five home matches in the Premier League


Spurs are on a great run at the moment, and they are favourites to win the game. It should be a tight game, but bet on them to win on Saturday.

Alli has scored seven goals in his last four Premier League games. The England midfielder is on 7/2 with Ladbrokes to score the first goal of the match.


West Brom are a well organised side, and they will be looking to frustrate the home side with defensive tactics. Tottenham boast of the second best home record in the division, and a home victory is the most likely outcome.

Prediction: Tottenham 1-0 West Brom

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Jan 132017

• Gabriel Jesus’s registration at the Football Association not complete
• Vincent Kompany could play at Everton after two months out

Gabriel Jesus must continue to wait for his Manchester City debut but Vincent Kompany could return at Everton on Sunday. Jesus officially joined City from Palmeiras this month but his registration has not yet gone through.

“He cannot play – papers,” Pep Guardiola said of the 19-year-old Brazil international. “When Palmeiras and the FA solve the problems he will be able to play.” Most of the paperwork has been done and City are confident the remainder will be completed soon, meaning Jesus could be available to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League next weekend. The issue may not have overly concerned Guardiola this week, however, with the manager having said the forward needs to build up match fitness in training.

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2013/2014 >> Results of Round 31th – Barclays Premier League

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Barclays Premier League Results of Round 31th
Barclays Premier League Results | 31th Round | Football News | 22-23 March | 2013-2014

Here’s latest scores Barclays premier league results round of 31th (22-23 March 2014) :

22 March 2014
FT : Chelsea (6) vs (0) Arsenal
FT : Cardiff City (3) vs (6) Liverpool
FT : Everton (3) vs (2) Swansea City
FT : Hull City (2) vs (0) West Bromwich Albion
FT : Manchester City (5) vs (0) Fulham
FT : Newcastle United (1) vs (0) Crystal Palace
FT : Norwich City (2) vs (0) Sunderland
FT – West Ham United (0) vs (0) Manchester United – Report

23 March 2014
FT – Tottenham Hotspur (3) vs (2) Southampton
FT : Aston Villa (1) vs (4) Stoke City

FT : Full Time

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Preview >> Manchester City vs Fulham [22 March 2014] – Barclays Premier League

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Manchester City vs Fulham
Venue : Etihad Stadium | Referee : Jonathan Moss
22 March 2014 – KO 15:00 BST
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There is no margin for error against the Premier League’s bottom club for Manchester City side. With an away sequence that reads Old Trafford, the Emirates Stadium and Anfield to come, Manchester City must put maximum points on the board regardless of The Captain Kompany’s suspension and injury to Sergio Agüero. Only Norwich City have conceded more goals on their travels this season than Fulham, who have lost 10 of 15 away games but secured their first win under new manager Felix Magath last weekend.
Manchester City Squad : 4-4-2
Hart; Kolarov, Demichelis, Lescott, Zabaleta; Silva, fernandinho, Tore, Nasri; Negredo, Dzeko.
Substitutes : Pantilimon, Clichy, Rodwell, Boyata, Milner, García, Navas, Jovetic, Nimely, Wabara, Lopes.
Fulham Squad : 4-2-3-1
Stockdale; Richardson, Heitinga, Hangeland, Riether; Kvist, Sidwell; kasami, Holtby, Kacaniklic, Woodrow.
Substitutes : Stekelenburg, Riise, Burn, Amorebieta, Bent, Zverotic, Boateng, David, Roberts, Rodallega, Tankovic, Dembélé.
Manchester City
Doubtful : None.
Injured/unavailable : Nastasic (knee), Richards (muscle), Agüero (hamstring).
Suspended : Kompany (1/1).
Doubtful : Burn (calf).
Injured/unavailable : Dejagah (thigh), Mitroglou (knee), Parker (knee), Karagounis (thigh), Duff (knee), Briggs (groin).
Suspended : None.

Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistants: I Hussin and S Long
Fourth Official: N Miller
Here’s Barclays Premier League fixtures round of 31th (22-23 March 2014) :
22 March 2014
12:45 GMT – Chelsea vs Arsenal – Preview
15:00 GMT – Cardiff City vs Liverpool – Preview
15:00 GMT – Everton vs Swansea City
15:00 GMT – Hull City vs West Bromwich Albion
15:00 GMT – Manchester City vs Fulham – Preview
15:00 GMT – Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace
15:00 GMT – Norwich City vs Sunderland
17:30 GMT – West Ham United vs Manchester United – Preview

23 March 2014
12:30 GMT – Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton
16:00 GMT – Aston Villa vs Stoke City

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