Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2017/2018
|31.Palace - Liverpool|
|Man. Utd. - Swansea|
|Newcast. - Huddersf.|
|West Br. - Burnley|
|West Ham - Southam.|
|Watford - Bournem.|
|Brighton - Leicester|
|Everton - Man. City|
|1.Arsenal - Stoke City|
|Chelsea - Tottenh.|
Gomez injured 10 minutes into England game
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez was forced off just 10 minutes into England's friendly against the Netherlands after suffering an ankle injury. The 20-year-old, who was making his second appearance for the national team, fell awkwardly after landing on the ball in the opening stages of the match in Amsterdam. He hobbled to the sidelines, but was unable to shake off the injury and was replaced by Leicester City's Harry Maguire.
Anything other than a minor twist could see Gomez miss both legs of Liverpool's Champions League quarter final against Manchester City. Those games are being played on April 4 and April 10, with a Merseyside derby against Everton taking place between the two legs.
Man. City 23.3.18
Aguero to miss Argentina friendlies
Sergio Aguero has been released from the Argentina squad and will miss friendlies against Italy and Spain as he continues recovery from a knee injury. The Manchester City star suffered the injury during training with his club, missing their last outing before the international break against Stoke City.
He had been called up to the squad by coach Jorge Sampaoli in the hope he could feature against Spain in Madrid, Friday's clash with Italy never thought to be a realistic target for a return. But Argentina have decided it best to release him and not use him in either encounter, allowing Aguero to continue recuperating.
Koscielny to miss Colombia match
Laurent Koscielny has been ruled out of France's international friendly against Colombia and is a doubt for the game against Russia next week. The 32-year-old limped off after just 11 minutes during Arsenal's Europa League win over Milan last week due to a back problem. Koscielny hasn't been ruled out of the clash with Russia yet but with Arsenal set to face Stoke City on Saturday, Arsene Wenger be hoping that France don't risk playing him.
Christensen sent home
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has left the Danish national team and been sent back to Stamford Bridge after a fresh injury concern. The 21-year-old, who has established himself as a first-team regular under Antonio Conte this season, was surprisingly absent from the squad that beat Panama in Brondby on Thursday. Denmark manager Age Hareide revealed that Christensen is carrying a knock and has returned to Chelsea prematurely to undergo treatment.
Man. Utd. 22.3.18
Zlatan leaves Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has left Manchester United after the club agreed to terminate his contact early. Ibrahimovic, 36, scored 29 goals in 53 appearances for the Red Devils but has played only seven times since damaging cruciate ligaments last April. The former Sweden striker's contract was due to expire in the summer.
"Great things also come to an end and it is time to move on after two fantastic seasons with Manchester United," he wrote on Instagram. "Thank you to the club, the fans, the team, the coach, the staff and everybody who shared with me this part of my history." Ibrahimovic is yet to announce his plans but there has been intense speculation recently that he will join Major League Soccer outfit LA Galaxy.
West Ham 22.3.18
Collins injured in West Ham friendly
West Ham defender James Collins hobbled off the field in the 29th minute of the Hammers' friendly against Dagenham & Redbridge on Wednesday, a big blow to the club's already paper-thin back line. The 34-year-old defender has missed significant time this season due to injury, with an ankle injury keeping Collins out for nearly three months in 2017. The Hammers are already without defender Winston Reid who remains out for the season with a knee injury, while the club sold center-back Jose Fonte to Chinese club Dalian Yifang F.C. in late February.
Gueye sidelined by 'muscle tear'
Idrissa Gueye is expected to be out of action for around three weeks, according to Senegal manager Aliou Cisse. He revealed to reporters yesterday that the Everton midfielder arrived at Senegal's training camp with a "muscle tear" which, given his prior injury this season could be a recurrence of a hamstring problem. "My squad is almost complete, but Gana had a muscle tear when he came over," Cisse said. "I had wanted him to be in my team, but I think he will be out for three weeks."
Barkley to resume full training
Midfielder Ross Barkley is due to resume full training next week to boost Antonio Conte's Chelsea squad over the remaining weeks of the season. The 24-year-old January signing has been out with a minor hamstring problem, which is not the same as the serious injury that kept him out for the first half of the campaign. Barkley has only made three appearances, including one start, since joining from Everton for €20m.
|1||Man. City||81||65||26-3-1 (30)|
|2||Man. Utd.||65||35||20-5-5 (30)|
|17||West Ham||30||-21||7-9-14 (30)|
|19||Stoke City||27||-29||6-9-16 (31)|
|20||West Br.||20||-25||3-11-17 (31)|
|17.3||Liverpool - Watford||5 : 0|
|17.3||Stoke City - Everton||1 : 2|
|17.3||Bournem. - West Br.||2 : 1|
|17.3||Huddersf. - Palace||0 : 2|
|12.3||Stoke City - Man. City||0 : 2|
|11.3||Arsenal - Watford||3 : 0|
|11.3||Bournem. - Tottenh.||1 : 4|
|10.3||Chelsea - Palace||2 : 1|
|10.3||Everton - Brighton||2 : 0|
|10.3||Man. Utd. - Liverpool||2 : 1|
English Premier League stats
|home wins||46 %|
|away wins||27 %|
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.