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Rummenigge keen to maintain momentum

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has urged his side to maintain the momentum from their Bundesliga win at the weekend when they open their Champions League campaign at Maccabi Haifa.Bayern were underwhelming in the first few weeks of the domestic season but there have been recent signs that Louis van Gaal's men are starting to click.The arrival of Holland winger Arjen Robben from Rea...Full Story »

Ferrara keen to replicate domestic form

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Juventus are off to a flying start in Serie A and coach Ciro Ferrara will be looking for the same thing in the club's Champions League Group A opener against Bordeaux.Ferrara, a member of the last Juve team to win Europe's elite club competition back in 1996, has reason to be optimistic.A 2-0 win at Lazio on Saturday marked Juve's third consecutive triumph in Italy's top flight and justified the...Full Story »

Manchester City look set to field a strong side at Crystal Palace as they attempt to make progress in the Carling Cup.

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

With no European football to distract them, City know the competition offers a perfect opportunity to end a trophy drought that stretches back to 1976.So even the likes of Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor might find themselves involved in a competition they normally pass on, although Carlos Tevez was part of the Manchester United side that won the competition last March.Meanwhile, Joleon Lescott...Full Story »

Sidwell set for Villa return

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Aston Villa midfielder Steve Sidwell is back in contention after injury for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City on Monday.The former Chelsea player has been unavailable for the last two games against Cardiff in the Carling Cup and Blackburn in the league because of a thigh problem, but he has now resumed training.Villa boss Martin O'Neill has no fresh injury worries as he...Full Story »

Cech out of Liverpool test

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Chelsea keeper Petr Cech is suspended for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool after being sent off against Wigan.Hilario is set to deputise for Cech at Stamford Bridge while Didier Drogba and Jose Bosingwa return from suspension.Deco, Joe Cole and Michael Ballack are fit for selection but Alex (groin) and John Mikel Obi (ankle) remain in the treatment room.Carlo Ancelotti will ...Full Story »

Walcott ready for first appearance

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Arsenal will have both Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott available for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Blackburn.Bendtner has recovered from minor injuries after a car crash, while Walcott is ready for his first game of the season following a back problem.However, forward Eduardo (groin) is out and goalkeeper Manuel Almunia is still not fully match fit following a chest infection, so...Full Story »

No Castillo for Wolves

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Wolves will be without injured midfielder Segundo Castillo for tomorrow's home Barclays Premier League clash with bottom-placed Portsmouth.The Ecuador international sustained a hamstring injury during the 5-2 defeat by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light and was substituted at half-time.Castillo's replacement, Michael Kightly, could make his first ever Premier League start against Paul Hart's sid...Full Story »

Foster set to return for United

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Ben Foster will return to the Manchester United starting line-up for Saturday's Premier League encounter with Sunderland.The England keeper sat out the Champions League win over Wolfsburg but has been assured on his place to face the Black Cats by Sir Alex Ferguson.Michael Owen (groin) is out, while Edwin van der Sar (broken finger) and Rafael Da Silva (shoulder) are nearing full fitness after m...Full Story »

Tigers wait on Gardner

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Hull will again check on the fitness of defender Anthony Gardner ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash against Wigan.The former England international has missed the Tigers' last four league games with a knee injury.Centre-back Liam Cooper, who made his league debut at Liverpool last week, is a slight doubt with a hamstring strain but fellow defender Steven Mouyokolo has overcome an injury...Full Story »

Rodriguez out for Clarets

Posted Monday, October 12, 2009 by PA

Burnley have lost yet another player for an extended period after Jay Rodriguez was ruled out for three months with a fractured ankle ahead of the Clarets' Barclays Premier League match against Birmingham on Saturday.Striker Rodriguez becomes the third of Owen Coyle's players to be ruled out until Christmas in the last fortnight, with Martin Paterson and Chris McCann also both on the sidelines w...Full Story »

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