Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2017/2018
Pochettino allays Kane injury fears
Harry Kane limped off clutching his hamstring late in Tottenham's 4-1 win over Liverpool. The England striker scored twice as Spurs ran riot at Wembley, but was replaced by Fernando Llorente after 88 minutes, seemingly with a hamstring injury. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino allayed injury fears after the game, insisting Kane was 'tired' after playing three games in a week.
Wijnaldum ruled out of Tottenham clash
Georginio Wijnaldum was ruled out of Liverpool's meeting with Tottenham Hotspur due to a knee injury sustained in training. After picking up the knock on Saturday, the midfielder was assessed but the Premier League game came too soon for the Dutchman to feature in the squad against Spurs.
"Gini got a knock on his knee yesterday. It's nothing serious but very painful," said Jurgen Klopp ahead of the clash in London. "We couldn't do it overnight. It's not a big thing but the time was too short from yesterday to today, so he's not even involved in the squad."
West Br. 22.10.17
Evans set for scan on groin injury
Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans will have a scan on a groin injury on Sunday. The 29-year-old centre half had to be withdrawn during the first half of West Brom's 1-0 defeat at Southampton on Saturday evening. "Jonny's injury is his groin, so we're not sure until we scan it tomorrow," West Brom manager Tony Pulis said. "Obviously everyone in Northern Ireland will be a little bit concerned about Jonny, and we are a little bit concerned."
Man. Utd. 21.10.17
Phil Jones limps off with leg injury
Manchester United could be without defender Phil Jones for a while after he suffered an injury in Saturday's Premier League match against Huddersfield Town. Jones appeared to injure his leg while making a last-ditch tackle and as he walked down the tunnel, he told reporters he'd picked up a problem with his quadriceps. The English defender had only just returned from a spell on the sidelines, spending the UEFA Champions League fixture against Benfica on the bench as a result.
Billing to miss up to 12 weeks
Huddersfield Town's Philip Billing faces the prospect of surgery and up to 12 weeks out and after twisting his right ankle in the team's 2-0 loss at Swansea City last Saturday. The Danish midfielder, who has made seven league appearances for the club this season, was carried off on a stretcher on the hour-mark at the Liberty Stadium. Meanwhile, Benin forward Steve Mounie, who helped the team make a strong start to the season, could return to the starting line-up on Saturday after missing five games in all competitions with a heel injury.
Gayle injury blow for Newcastle
Newcastle United will be without Dwight Gayle for their clash with Crystal Palace after manager Rafael Benitez confirmed he is suffering with a calf injury. The striker was hurt during the 2-2 draw with Southampton. He was aslo troubled by a hamstring problem earlier in the season. Gayle is yet to score in the 2017/18 season after netting 23 times last term.
Everton sweat on Schneiderlin injury
Everton could be without Morgan Schneiderlin for Sunday's Premier League showdown with Arsenal after the midfielder suffered an injury in their Europa League defeat to Lyon. Schneiderlin appeared to pick up an ankle knock and he was forced off after 57 minutes.
Everton are already without a number of long-term absentees with Ross Barkley, Ramiro Funes Mori, Yannick Bolasie and Seamus Coleman still on the injured list. James McCarthy has also recently been sidelined with a knee problem but did return to play for the club's Under-23 side on Tuesday.
Luiz and Bakayoko doubtful
Chelsea's David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko are expected to miss the match with Watford this weekend. Luiz was withdrawn from Wednesday Champions League fixture with Roma after the defender suffered a knock to his calf. Although Bakayoko finished the match, it was discovered he was suffering from a groin strain following the game. N'Golo Kante is also injured and will not play in Saturday's match.
|1||Man. City||25||28||8-1-0 (9)|
|2||Man. Utd.||20||18||6-2-1 (9)|
|13||West Br.||10||-3||2-4-3 (9)|
|17||West Ham||8||-9||2-2-5 (9)|
|18||Stoke City||8||-10||2-2-5 (9)|
|21.10||Chelsea - Watford||4 : 2|
|21.10||Man. City - Burnley||3 : 0|
|21.10||Newcast. - Palace||1 : 0|
|21.10||Southam. - West Br.||1 : 0|
|21.10||Stoke City - Bournem.||1 : 2|
|21.10||Swansea - Leicester||1 : 2|
|21.10||Huddersf. - Man. Utd.||2 : 1|
|20.10||West Ham - Brighton||0 : 3|
|16.10||Leicester - West Br.||1 : 1|
|15.10||Southam. - Newcast.||2 : 2|
English Premier League stats
|home wins||44 %|
|away wins||31 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2017/2018
The English Premier League (EPL) is probably one of the most popular football competitions in the world. The current format of the Premiership was created in 1995, when the number of clubs was reduced from twenty-two to twenty. Each team plays against all the other teams in the league twice, for a total of 38 matches for each team per season. The number of points scored in the season determines the position of teams in the table.
At the end of the campaign, the top three teams in the English Premier League qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League, while the fourth placed teams play the qualifying rounds. The three bottom teams in the Premiership table are relegated to the Football League Championship. The Football League Championship winners and runners-up are promoted automatically, while the next four clubs enter a play-off for an additional place in the top flight.