Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2016/2017
|1.Liverpool - Everton|
|Chelsea - Palace|
|Man. Utd. - West Br.|
|Leicester - Stoke City|
|Watford - Sunderl.|
|Hull City - West Ham|
|Burnley - Tottenh.|
|Southam. - Bournem.|
|2.Swansea - Middlesb.|
|Arsenal - Man. City|
Man. Utd. 24.3.17
United handed Pogba injury boost
Manchester United have reportedly been handed a major boost regarding the fitness of Paul Pogba with the midfielder now looking set to return earlier than expected from a hamstring injury. The Frenchman is sitting out the current international break after going off in United's Europa League win over Rostov, with manager Jose Mourinho citing fatigue after a long season playing almost every game. Pogba is now expected to return for his team's home game against Everton on April 4.
Hazard could return for Man City clash
Eden Hazard has had a major boost in his battle against a calf strain and is now expected to be fit for Chelsea's clash with Manchester City. The Belgium captain missed Chelsea's 2-1 win at Stoke last week after picking up the injury in training, and was expected to be out for more than two weeks. But the injury has responded more quickly to treatment than had been expected, and the Chelsea star is set to be ready to return to training with his club early next week.
West Ham 23.3.17
Sakho will miss rest of the season
West Ham striker Diafra Sakho is set to miss the rest of the season. The Senegal international has been sidelined since he suffered a back injury in November which required surgery. Sakho is now back in light training but West Ham medics say he will need a lengthy period of building up his fitness.
Sanchez, Ozil contract talks on hold
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that the ankle injury suffered by Alexis Sanchez during Saturday's 3-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion is not as bad as first feared. Sanchez limped off in the 78th minute of last weekend's match following a challenge from James McClean.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have put contract talks with Sanchez and Mesut Ozil on hold until the summer, Wenger has revealed. The pair have under 15 months remaining on their current deals and have been linked with moves away from the Emirates.
Cech to miss crucial games
Petr Cech is set to be sidelined for up to a month with a calf injury. The Arsenal goalkeeper limped out of our 3-1 defeat to West Brom on Saturday after pulling up with a calf problem. It means the 34-year-old will be ruled out of his team's league game against Manchester City after the international break and the visit of London rivals West Ham three days later. He will also miss Arsenal's trip to Crystal Palace 10 April 10 and the Gunners' away clash with Middlesbrough a week later.
Man. Utd. 22.3.17
Jones could be out for a month
Phil Jones could be sidelined for up to a month after suffering a suspected broken toe. The England and Manchester United defender picked up the injury in a collision with club team-mate Chris Smalling. The incident took place during England training at St George's Park. Jones was sent back to Manchester for scans and he now looks certain to be sidelined for several weeks and miss a crucial period for United.
Hull City 21.3.17
Huddlestone suspended for 3 games
Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone will miss the Tigers next three matches after his appeal against his red card during Saturday's defeat to Everton was rejected. Huddlestone was given his marching orders after 73 minutes at Goodison Park for a bad challenge on Idrissa Gueye.
Alexis disregards Wenger to play for Chile
Alexis Sanchez has declared himself fit to play for Chile over the international break despite Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger claiming otherwise. The forward had to be substituted against West Bromwich at the weekend, which was followed by comments by the Arsenal manager which described as a 'terrible state', with the belief that he had damaged his ankle ligaments. Days following these comments, Alexis has taken it upon himself to make himself available for Chile as they look to take on Argentina and Venezuela in their World Cup qualifiers this week.
|3||Man. City||57||24||17-6-5 (28)|
|5||Man. Utd.||52||19||14-10-3 (27)|
|8||West Br.||43||1||12-7-10 (29)|
|9||Stoke City||36||-9||9-9-11 (29)|
|12||West Ham||33||-12||9-6-14 (29)|
|18||Hull City||24||-32||6-6-17 (29)|
|19.3||Man. City - Liverpool||1 : 1|
|19.3||Middlesb. - Man. Utd.||1 : 3|
|19.3||Tottenh. - Southam.||2 : 1|
|18.3||Everton - Hull City||4 : 0|
|18.3||Sunderl. - Burnley||0 : 0|
|18.3||West Br. - Arsenal||3 : 1|
|18.3||West Ham - Leicester||2 : 3|
|18.3||Palace - Watford||1 : 0|
|18.3||Stoke City - Chelsea||1 : 2|
|18.3||Bournem. - Swansea||2 : 0|
English Premier League stats
|home wins||49 %|
|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.