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Brighton winger José Izquierdo has stepped up his recovery from a knee injury after completing 45 minutes for Albion's reserves on Monday.

"Izzy's" half against Leicester City's backups was his first play-time since he featured for Japan against Colombia during the World Cup. It will be a big boost for Chris Hughton when he will be able to call on Izquierdo as well as Solly March and Ali Jahanbakhsh to fill the slot on the left side of his midfield.
Source: The Argus
Sep 25 - 2:45 PM

In the latest episode in their turbulent feud, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has told Paul Pogba that he will never captain the club again.

Mourinho is said to be trying to impose his authority on the Frenchman after he cost United Wolves' equaliser at the weekend and followed that up by criticising the team's lack of attacking in his post-match comments. Mourinho signalled his annoyance with members of his squad in his programme notes ahead of United's Tuesday night Carabao Cup clash with Derby. "[The game against Wolves was] an important lesson; a lesson that I repeat week after week after week, a lesson that some boys are not learning. Every team that play Manchester United are playing the game of their lives, and we need to match that level of aggression, motivation and desire - 95% isn't enough when others give 101%." After a recent run of good performances, Pogba and his manager's relationship is again on the rocks.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 25 - 2:40 PM

Alisson will get a rest on Wednesday night when Liverpool host Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.

The Belgian goalkeeper last started for Liverpool in January before he conclusively lost his place to Loris Karius. With the German now in Turkey, a chance to impress now falls into his hands. Speaking about possible rotation, Jurgen Klopp said "I will not name a number of changes. It will not be the maximum and it will not be the minimum." For the Blues, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Antonio Rudiger and Pedro are doubt but youngsters like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Etham Ampadu, and the lesser-spotted Gary Cahill may get a run out.
Source: BBC Sport
Sep 25 - 2:29 PM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that midfielder Ander Herrera is fit to face Derby County in the League Cup this week.

The Spanish midfielder has been out since the beginning of the month after sustaining an ankle injury against Burnley in Gameweek 3. While the Manchester United remains more crowded than ever after Fred's impressive performance over the weekend, Herrera will get a chance to regain his fitness in the League Cup third round, as will new signing Diogo Dalot, who impressed in the Champions League win over Young Boys last week. Said Mourinho: "Ander is ready. Marcos Rojo is the only player that is not available through injury and it's Marcus Rashford's last suspension match...This is an English competition, the different salt and pepper that English competitions have and I think it is good for [Dalot], for his development, for him to be ready for the top flight as soon as possible."
Source: Sky Sports
Sep 24 - 10:37 PM

Lost in the team news over the weekend was the new contract signed by Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero.

The team's all-time leading scorer celebrated with his fourth goal of the season in his 300th overall appearance for Manchester City in a 5-0 win over Cardiff City. The new deal extends his current contract by a year, which will keep him at the club until 2021, when he is 33 years old. Said Aguero, who has always expressed a hope to return to Argentina at the end of his contract: "I am happy for this additional year. My idea was being here for 10 years. I've been here for seven years [and] it's going to be 10 when the contract expires. This was the main reason I signed. I'm very happy because they have treated my very well since the first day I got here. I'm very happy with everything that involves the club, my teammates, the staff and the management team."
Sep 24 - 10:31 PM

Virgil van Dijk will miss the first game of a double-header with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday after suffering an injury setback.

Frustrated fantasy managers watched on as van Dijk trudged to the side-lines before the hour mark on Saturday, just five minutes before his clean-sheet had been locked in. However, Jurgen Klopp was quick to play down the severity of the Dutchman’s injury by revealing that he had started the game with a minor problem – a bruise on the ribs – which became uncomfortable after taking another knock there. "It’s not cool, but not too serious. It should be okay hopefully. I didn’t hear anything different." Defensively Liverpool are well-stocked following the return of Joel Matip - who started his first league game against Southampton - while Dejan Lovren is back on the training pitches and "close" after recovering from a pelvic problem.
Sep 24 - 5:01 PM

Chelsea lost their perfect start to the season following a hard-fought draw at London-rivals West Ham.

Preparation for the Blues wasn’t ideal following their late return from Greece due to a cancelled flight. Chelsea had opened their Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win over PAOK on Thursday, but the victory came at a cost as Pedro was helped off deep into time added on due to a shoulder injury. "For us, he is very important because he is the best player we have with movement without the ball. We are trying to have him at the end of the week, but I don't know at the moment," Sarri revealed on Sunday. However, the Chelsea boss was a little more optimistic about Antonio Rudiger who limped off with a muscular problem at the Olympic Stadium. "I want to speak with the doctor, but I think nothing serious. Maybe three or four days, no more." Gary Cahill is now on standby after being handed his first minutes of the season.
Source: 90min
Sep 24 - 4:37 PM

Cardiff caught a City backlash on Saturday after the home side were hit for five by the Champions.

Following a midweek loss to Lyon in Europe, the Citizens wasted no time in taking the game to their hosts and scored three quick-fire goals to effectively end the game as a contest in the first half. And things didn’t improve for the Bluebirds in the second forty-five with defender Lee Peltier being stretchered off while receiving oxygen following an awkward fall. "He dislocated it [shoulder] I think. That sort of compounded the afternoon really," mused Neil Warnock following the loss. "I think he'll be out for a few months. That'll leave us a bit thin but hey-ho." The right-back was making only his second Premier League start of the season having lost his place to Bruno Ecuele Manga and he may not appear again in 2018. Peltier will be assessed and he could require surgery to help stabilise the joint.
Source: The Sun
Sep 24 - 4:18 PM

Jordan Pickford is among the worst in the Premier League in terms of goals conceded as their 2-0 loss brought the total to 11.

The company Pickford are keeping in terms of goals conceded include teams that have played Manchester City, face relegation, or both. Not good company to keep for Marco Silva's side who have not played City (or Liverpool) and should be well above the relegation zone come the end of the season. Still the defense is struggling enough that goals should be expected from Everton's opponents.
Source: Espn.com
Sep 23 - 1:01 PM

Aaron Ramsey assisted on both Arsenal goals in a two minute stretch that saw the Gunners best Everton 2-0.

It wasn't a great Arsenal performance nor were either of Aaron Ramsey's assists things of beauty. In both cases, they were enough to give Arsenal a win. It was also the Gunners' first clean sheet of the season despite shaky defending for all of the first half and much of the second.
Source: Espn.com
Sep 23 - 12:53 PM

After a mid-week rest, Petr Cech was Arsenal's standout performer in the first half against Everton.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper was excellent in the first half as he made huge saves on Dominic Calvert-Lewin early and then Theo Walcott later in the half. The Gunners will need a heroic performance from Cech if the defense doesn't improve.
Source: Espn.com
Sep 23 - 11:54 AM

After playing well as a substitute, Lucas Torreira made his first Premier League start in Week 6 against Everton.

Looking for some additional defensive solidity, Unai Emery has elected to give Lucas Torreira his first Premier League start. Matteo Guendouzi was the player to make way.
Source: Espn.com
Sep 23 - 11:06 AM

In their best defensive performance of the year, the Hammers were able to contain Chelsea. Unfortunately for them, they were unable to score leading to a 0-0 draw.

West Ham came out in this game looking to hit Chelsea on the counter but it was clear early on that they were missing their talisman in Marko Arnautovic. With Mikail Antonio leading the line, there wasn’t enough firepower up top to push the Hammers to victory. Their best chance fell to Andriy Yarmolenko in the 76th minute but the forward was unable to finish his chance. Next up, the Hammers will take on Macclesfield Town in the league cup and Manchester United in the league as the going is about to get tough for the team just above the relegation zone.
Sep 23 - 11:03 AM

Rudinger was substituted off for Gary Cahill in the 68th minute in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with West Ham.

While the severity of Rudinger’s suspected groin injury is unknown at this time, it could offer an entryway for Gary Cahill to earn his way back into the Chelsea side. While the center back expressed that if he doesn’t play he would like to leave the club, if Chelsea rolls with him in the lineup, Cahill could keep his place.
Sep 23 - 10:37 AM

Erik Lamela has returned to being a valuable reserve for Spurs after a season lost to injury last year as he scored his second goal as a substitute in as many matches.

Last weekend against Liverpool, Lamela struck late in stoppage time with a goal that salvaged pride and at least helped cause some inquests when Son looked to have been fouled in the box by Sadio Mane. This weekend, it was Lamela again who provided a goal from the bench. Approximately eight minutes after coming in for Son, the Argentine was put in by a Danny Rose cross and slotted home nicely for what would become a crucial goal when Anthony Knockaert scored for Brighton in stoppage time. If Lamela keeps scoring like this Mauricio Pochettino (and fantasy managers) will have even more trouble figuring out who will be supporting Harry Kane in the Spurs attack from week-to-week.
Sep 22 - 3:03 PM



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