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Chelsea vs Newcastle preview - Tiote to miss Chelsea game

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote will not be risked against Chelsea on Sunday to prevent him starting the new season with a suspension. The Ivory Coast international is unlikely to figure in the final game against West Brom either after picking up his 14th booking last weekend, although manager Alan Pardew has admitted his is unlikely to use Alan Smith as a direct replacement following his ret...Full Story »

Getafe vs Osasuna preview - Mendilibar - Let`s sort it ourselves

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Osasuna coach Jose Luis Mendilibar wants his side to take control of their own destiny against fellow strugglers Getafe and secure Primera Division survival themselves rather than depend on other results. Osasuna are within touching distance of safety thanks to their stunning second-half fightback against Sevilla in midweek, when they recovered from a 2-0 half-time deficit to win 3-2, netting t...Full Story »

Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur preview - Reds have Carroll in contention

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll could return to the squad to face Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday. The £35million record signing has missed two of the last three matches with a knee injury sustained at Arsenal in mid-April but trained this week and may take his place on the bench. Midfielder Raul Meireles was forced off with a minor injury in Monday's 5-2 demolition of Fulham but has also...Full Story »

Birmingham vs Fulham preview - Blues without suspended pair

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Birmingham will be without leading scorer Craig Gardner and defender Liam Ridgewell through suspension for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham at St Andrew's. Nine-goal Gardner will complete a two-game ban while Ridgewell will serve a one-match suspension for his red card in last weekend's 2-1 reverse at at Newcastle. Stuart Parnaby and David Murphy will be in contention to repl...Full Story »

Arsenal vs Aston Villa preview - Vermaelen poised for comeback

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Centre-back Thomas Vermaelen is set to return for Arsenal after nine months out with a niggling Achilles problem in the Barclays Premier League clash with Aston Villa. Captain Cesc Fabregas (thigh) and midfielder Samir Nasri (hamstring) face late fitness tests. Abou Diaby (calf) and Tomas Rosicky (thigh) are also out. However, full-back Gael Clichy is available again after missing the defeat a...Full Story »

Barcelona vs Deportivo La Coruna preview - Guardiola offers Barca assurance

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has reassured the teams battling against relegation at the bottom of the Primera Division that his side will set out to win their remaining games, starting at home to Deportivo La Coruna. Barca were confirmed as champions of Spain for the third season running after drawing 1-1 at Levante on Wednesday and with a Champions League final date against Manchester United ...Full Story »

Almeria vs Mallorca preview - Laudrup wants to take momentum

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Real Mallorca coach Michael Laudrup wants his side to build on their second-half display against Hercules in midweek as they take on Almeria looking to secure their Primera Division status. Mallorca looked in some trouble as they trailed 2-0 to second-bottom Hercules at half-time in Wednesday's clash in Alicante, but the visitors fought back to claim a share of the points thanks to goals in the...Full Story »

Parma vs Juventus preview - Chiellini - We must look at ourselves

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Juventus centre-back Giorgio Chiellini admits the Turin giants will only have themselves to blame if they fail to qualify for the Europa League. They stand seventh heading into their final two matches of the Serie A campaign, against Parma and Napoli on the following Sunday. Parma are all but safe, with six points between themselves and third-bottom Sampdoria, while Napoli stand third and are ...Full Story »

Sampdoria vs Palermo preview - Samp hoping to cash in

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Relegation-threatened Sampdoria will be hoping Palermo's players suffer the after-effects of their Coppa Italia semi-final celebrations when the teams meet at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Serie A. The Sicilians completed a 4-3 aggregate victory over Scudetto winners AC Milan at La Favorita on Tuesday night to reach their first Coppa Italia final in 32 years. Palermo with face holders Inter Mil...Full Story »

Cesena vs Brescia preview - Ficcadenti urges Cesena focus

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Cesena coach Massimo Ficcadenti has warned his team not to lose focus ahead of two very important games at the end of the Serie A season. Ficcadenti was in celebratory mood after last weekend's 2-0 win at Cagliari moved them a step closer to retaining their top-flight status. The result lifted Cesena, who gained promotion to Serie A last summer, four points clear of 18th-place Sampdoria ahead ...Full Story »

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