Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2017/2018
|20.Brighton - Chelsea|
|Arsenal - Palace|
|Everton - West Br.|
|West Ham - Bournem.|
|Leicester - Watford|
|Stoke City - Huddersf.|
|Burnley - Man. Utd.|
|Man. City - Newcast.|
|21.Southam. - Tottenh.|
|22.Swansea - Liverpool|
Winks out for two more weeks
Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks has been ruled out for a further fortnight with a persistent ankle injury. The 21-year-old hasn't appeared for Spurs since Boxing Day. Now he is not expected to feature in their next two games against Southampton on Sunday and Newport in the FA Cup the following weekend. The news will be a disappointment for Mauricio Pochettino who wanted to use Winks' energy and passing ability during a busy part of the season.
Everton complete Walcott signing
Everton have completed the £20m signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal. Sam Allardyce was desperate to sign the England international to boost his side's goal threat. And he's now wrapped up a £20m deal for Walcott - despite Arsenal orignally wanting £30m. Walcott leaves the Gunners after tumbling down the pecking order in the past 12 months. The 28-year-old has made just 15 appearances this season but hasn't started a Premier League game since April last year.
West Ham 16.1.18
Chicharito sent home with flu
West Ham coach Alan Irvine says Hammers striker Chicharito was sent home yesterday with flu-like symptoms. Irvine told reporters at a press conference "Chicharito came in this morning and was sent home unwell don't know if he will be OK for tomorrow or not. It's been described as flu. Is it flu? I don't know, it might be a bad cold. We'll find out tomorrow."
Irvine added that Carroll and Sakho are unavailable for selection saying that "Andy Carroll (was) not fit yet" and "(Sakho) is injured at the moment, has been since the window opened so he's not been on the training ground at all, I've seen very little of him to be honest. He is not available for selection, it is as simple as that."
Stoke City 15.1.18
Stoke appoint Lambert as new manager
Stoke City have appointed Paul Lambert as their new manager to end their difficult search to find a replacement for Mark Hughes. Although the former Aston Villa and Norwich City manager is not a universally popular choice among Stoke fans, Lambert, 48, has signed a contract until the end of the 2019/20 season. He is tasked with lifting Stoke out of the Premier League relegation zone. Lambert last managed at Wolves but lost his job last year.
Man. Utd. 15.1.18
Martial an injury doubt vs Stoke
Anthony Martial is a doubt for Manchester United's Premier League visit of Stoke City. The 22-year-old travelled to Dubai with the rest of the United squad for their warm weather training last week but manager Jose Mourinho said Martial had suffered an unspecified injury. Antonio Valencia is set to make his first appearance since suffering a hamstring injury at West Brom on December 17, having come through the Dubai training camp unscathed. Second choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero did not travel to the United Arab Emirates but Mourinho clarified he was fit and available for the Monday night fixture with Stoke.
Man. City 14.1.18
Delph will be out "for a while"
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed Fabian Delph is likely to be out "for a while" with a knee injury as he counted the cost of Sunday's 4-3 defeat at Liverpool. Delph's departure came long before the contest reached boiling point after he turned his knee in a sliding challenge on Oxlade-Chamberlain. Right-back Danilo replaced Delph and looked uncomfortable on the opposite side of the defence.
"He will be out, I think, for a while," Guardiola told a post-match news conference. "I don't know if it will be a lot of time but he will be out for a while. It is his knee, he turned his knee."
Virgil van Dijk ruled out
Virgil van Dijk is set to miss the Reds anticipated clash with league leaders Manchester City, according to the Liverpool Echo. The world's most expensive defender has reportedly been hampered by a tight hamstring in the lead up to the clash, with Jurgen Klopp wary of risking the centre-back.
Alexis and Ozil missing
Alexis Sanchez has been left out of Arsenal's matchday squad for a meeting with Bournemouth amid mounting transfer talk, while Mesut Ozil is also missing. The German playmaker is absent through injury, but Jack Wilshere has shaken off a knock picked up in a Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea to make Arsene Wenger's starting XI. Alex Iwobi is also included again despite struggling at Stamford Bridge in midweek.
|1||Man. City||62||50||20-2-1 (23)|
|2||Man. Utd.||50||32||15-5-3 (23)|
|11||West Ham||25||-12||6-7-10 (23)|
|18||Stoke City||20||-27||5-5-13 (23)|
|19||West Br.||19||-12||3-10-10 (23)|
|15.1||Man. Utd. - Stoke City||3 : 0|
|14.1||Liverpool - Man. City||4 : 3|
|14.1||Bournem. - Arsenal||2 : 1|
|13.1||Chelsea - Leicester||0 : 0|
|13.1||Newcast. - Swansea||1 : 1|
|13.1||Tottenh. - Everton||4 : 0|
|13.1||West Br. - Brighton||2 : 0|
|13.1||Palace - Burnley||1 : 0|
|13.1||Watford - Southam.||2 : 2|
|13.1||Huddersf. - West Ham||1 : 4|
English Premier League stats
|home wins||44 %|
|away wins||29 %|
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.