Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2016/2017
|29.Southam. - Hull City|
|Sunderl. - Bournem.|
|West Br. - Leicester|
|Stoke City - West Ham|
|Palace - Burnley|
|30.Man. Utd. - Swansea|
|Everton - Chelsea|
|Middlesb. - Man. City|
|Tottenh. - Arsenal|
|1.Watford - Liverpool|
Koscielny back in training
Central defender Laurent Koscielny was back in training with Arsenal today despite worries he could miss Sunday's North London Derby with Tottenham due to a knee injury. The France international was reported to have picked up the knock in the Gunners' midweek win over Leicester City, but he appears to have made a full recovery. Defender Shkodran Mustafi was still missing and isn't expected to return to first team action for another two weeks.
West Br. 29.4.17
West Brom duo out for two games
West Brom manager Tony Pulis says Matt Phillips and Hal Robson-Kanu are set to miss the next two matches due to injury. The duo both pulled up with hamstring problems in training on Tuesday and will definitely not be involved against Leicester on Saturday. James Morrison or James McClean are the leading contenders to replace Phillips while Salomon Rondon will come in for Robson-Kanu up front, as West Brom look to break a four-game duck without a goal.
Man. Utd. 28.4.17
Fellaini sent off for head butt
Marouane Fellaini was sent off during Manchester United's goalless draw with Manchester City for a headbutt. The Belgium international was booked for a foul on the Argentine in the second half, but 19 seconds after the previous challenge the midfielder was shown a straight red for headbutting the Citizens forward. Fellaini has made 42 appearances for United this season, scoring three goals, and he has become a key figure for Jose Mourinho. United are now unbeaten in 24 successive Premier League matches, equalling their longest such run in a single season.
Man. City 28.4.17
Bravo could be out for season
Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo could miss the remaining five games of the season after sustaining an injury in Thursday's 0-0 Premier League draw with rivals Manchester United. The Chilean was carried off on a stretcher in the 79th minute and replaced by Willy Caballero. "Of course he has an injury, probably [out] for some weeks," manager Pep Guardiola said after the game. "I don't know if he will be available again this season."
Man. Utd. 28.4.17
Mourinho reveals Fosu-Mensah injury
Manchester United starlet Tim Fosu-Mensah suffered an injury in the dying moments of his side's goalless draw with Manchester City on Thursday, Jose Mourinho has confirmed. The versatile Dutchman seemed to land awkwardly when jumping for a corner. "Tim Fosu-Mensah is really injured in the last action of the game. He's also an important injury," the Manchester United boss said in his press conference. "The team is in trouble and has a lot of problems, to play the way we did shows resilience and character."
Dembele suffers ankle injury
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has stated that Mousa Dembele picked up an ankle injury against Crystal Palace but stated he does not think it is 'a big thing'. The Belgium international has been in sparkling form for Spurs this season and his role in dictating the team's attacking play cannot be understated. Dembele looks like a doubt for this weekend's North London derby against Arsenal, with Pochettino stating that the playmaker would be assessed on Thursday.
Sakho worry for Palace
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce is hopeful that defender Mamadou Sakho did not suffer an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. Sakho, who is on loan at Palace from Liverpool, was stretchered off in the second half of his side's 1-0 loss against Spurs after falling awkwardly when challenging for the ball.
"It looks like ligament trouble for Mama," Allardyce said. "We certainly hope it's not the cruciate but it could be the medial or the lateral. It certainly looks like a hyper-extension of the knee and we wait and see what the scan shows." Allardyce, whose team are next in action at home to Burnley on Saturday, is already without defenders Scott Dann and James Tomkins through injury.
Man. City 26.4.17
Silva doubtful for derby
Manchester City playmaker David Silva is a major doubt for Thursday's derby against Manchester United. The Spain international was forced off after just 23 minutes of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final loss to Arsenal with a hamstring injury. Striker Sergio Aguero has a better chance of featuring despite suffering a knock in the same game, while only match-fitness is now holding fellow forward Gabriel Jesus back. Jesus has been out since breaking a bone in his foot in February.
|4||Man. City||65||28||19-8-6 (33)|
|5||Man. Utd.||64||26||17-13-3 (33)|
|8||West Br.||44||-3||12-8-13 (33)|
|11||Stoke City||39||-13||10-9-15 (34)|
|14||West Ham||38||-15||10-8-16 (34)|
|17||Hull City||33||-31||9-6-19 (34)|
|27.4||Man. City - Man. Utd.||0 : 0|
|26.4||Arsenal - Leicester||1 : 0|
|26.4||Middlesb. - Sunderl.||1 : 0|
|26.4||Palace - Tottenh.||0 : 1|
|25.4||Chelsea - Southam.||4 : 2|
|23.4||Liverpool - Palace||1 : 2|
|23.4||Burnley - Man. Utd.||0 : 2|
|22.4||West Ham - Everton||0 : 0|
|22.4||Hull City - Watford||2 : 0|
|22.4||Swansea - Stoke City||2 : 0|
English Premier League stats
|home wins||50 %|
|away wins||28 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2016/2017
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.