"> ">

Zhirkov close to Blues return

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Summer signing Yuri Zhirkov is back in training after a knee injury but will not be considered by Chelsea for their Premier League home game against Burnley.England midfielder Joe Cole, also back in training after knee ligament problems, is still a few weeks away from a return to action.Juliano Belletti has recovered from his Achilles injury but defenders Alex (groin) and Paulo Ferreira (knee) ...Full Story »

Samuel set for starting role

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Jlloyd Samuel could be in line to make his first Premier League start of the season for Bolton as Gary Megson's side host Liverpool.Samuel was preferred to new signing Paul Robinson for Tuesday's Carling Cup win at Tranmere and could be set to keep his place in the side. Andy O'Brien is also in contention after recovering from a groin strain.Joey O'Brien and Ricardo Gardner are still nursing lon...Full Story »

Defence high on Big Sam's agenda

Posted Friday, September 25, 2009 by PA

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has told his players Saturday's home match against West Ham is one they cannot afford to lose.Defeats in their opening two Barclays Premier League matches, against Manchester City and Sunderland, have already put pressure on the squad.Allardyce cannot contemplate a third successive reverse, and that means tightening up at the back."We must get a clean sheet agains...Full Story »

« Previous12...1741174217431744Next »