LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 7 August 2009 37 for Euro Gunners CHELSEAvMANUNITED FA COMMUNITY SHIELD Sunday, live on Sky Sports 2 from 2.45pm (kick-off: 3pm) Key men ANTONIO VALENCIA MAN UTD ALL eyes will be on the former Wigan winger (left) as fans and critics alike try to judge how well he will be able to fill Cristiano Ronaldos golden boots. The Ecuadorian international, signed for 16m in the summer, has already scored for the Red Devils in pre-season but will want to make a big impression at Wembley. JOHN TERRY CHELSEA THE Blues captain infuriated a large section of the Stamford Bridge support with his prolonged silence as Man City came calling with their massive chequebook in the summer. But having finally pledged his future to the west Londoners, Terry has the chance to do all his talking on the pitch as Chelsea look to get revenge on Manchester United for their 2007 Community Shield defeat. Latest betting MATCH ODDS Chelsea 10-11, Manchester United 10-11. FIRST GOALSCORER D Drogba 6-1, W Rooney 13-2, M Owen 6-1, D Berbatov 7-1, N Anelka 7-1, F Lampard 8-1, F di Santo 9-1, D Wellbeck 10-1, D Sturridge 10-1, F Macheda 10-1, S Kalou 10-1, F Malouda 12-1, A Valencia 14-1, M Ballack 14-1, Y Zhirkov 16-1, J Terry 22-1, N Vidic 25-1, R Ferdinand 40-1, no goalscorer 8-1. Last seasons Community Shield 10 August 2008 Man Utd 0 Portsmouth 0 (Utd win 3-1 on penalties) Pompey failed to replicate their famous FA Cup win at Wembley as a depleted United side took the honours on penalties after a lacklustre encounter. Red Devils keeper Edwin van der Sar saved from Arnold Mvuemba, before Glen Johnson fired over the bar to gift United the win. CHELSEA LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... LINNERS (L&B 06/08) 50,000 turning up for the meaningless Emirates Cup is because its the only silverware Arsenal are gonna win in a long time p.s Beijing is in China not a short trip on the London Underground. Devils advocaat, E11 LINNERS (L&B 06/08) 50,000 at the new library? Were they all eating prawn sandwiches the whole game, the stadium looked empty. Spurs at Wembley Cup... loyal supporters! Dog, CM3 LINNERS (L&B 06/08) Rumour has it all the silverware has gone missing at the Emirates!! Come on the front wheels! Choc Ice, N17 LINNERS (L&B 06/08) 25 tix+air fare. costs to support a team. how does it go? MUG. 49,999 probably wanted to see the other classy teams! Rol, SS3 STOP picking on Steveo. He is a Care in the Community success story. Andrew, W1 ARENT people touchy? Maybe its because they realise they are in for a disappointing season? This column is nothing without me and you all know it! And Ron Parish (aka closet Gooner) its only banter, lighten up you div! Steveo, THFC Loyal GOONERGAL (L&B 06/08)...get a bloke! JJ To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 50p plus standard network charges >>Text LL RANT to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite Going on holiday? You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: e-edition.thelondonlite.co.uk Alan Bennett can not wait to get started after completing his permanent move from Reading. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Tom Carlisle(a)August 11 BristolCity(CCR1,h)15Brighton(h)18Norwich(h)22 Southampton(a) CHARLTON FRAZER RICHARDSON, Miguel Llera and Christian Dailly are all poised for their Charlton debuts this weekend. The defensive trio are all likely to start against Wycombe. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Tom Wycombe(h)August 11Hereford(CCR1,a)15Hartlepool(a)18LeytonOrient(a) 22Walsall(h) GILLINGHAM JACOB ERSKINE is expected to be on the Gills bench for Tomurdays clash with Swindon following the strikers arrival from Bromley. Simon King and Stuart Lewis are long-term absentees. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Tom Swindon(h)August 11 Plymouth(CCR1,h)15Tranmere(a)18Colchester(a)22 Hartlepool(h) LEYTONORIENT BEN CHORLEY will partner Tamika Mkandawire in the Os defence to take on Bristol Rovers. James Scowcroft is also set to make his debut after joining from Crystal Palace on a free transfer. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Tom BristolRovers(a) August 11Colchester(CCR1,a)15Oldham(h)18Charlton (h)22Yeovil(a) MILLWALL STEVE MORISON and Gary Alexander will start up front at Southampton. Defender Tony Craig will undergo a late test on a back problem. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Tom Southampton(a) August 11Bournemouth(CCR1,h)15Carlisle(h)18 Oldham(h)21Southend(a) SOUTHEND ADAM BARRETT is confident of being fit enough to feature against Huddersfield. The defender has been recovering from a knee problem. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Tom Huddersfield(h)August 11Cheltenham(CCR1,a)15Walsall(a)18Wycombe(a) 21Millwall(h) WYCOMBE PETER TAYLOR is backing defender Luke Oliver to have a terrific start to the season. The boss said: Hes been the pick of our players during pre-season. FIRST FIVE GAMES:TomCharlton(a)August11 Peterborough(CCR1,h)15Leeds(h)18Southend(h)22 Norwich(a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET DEFENDER Gary Breen (left) has shaken off a slight knee injury and is fit to start in the seasons opener against Lincoln tomorrow. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Tom LincolnCity(a)August 11Watford(CCR1,h)15Shrewsbury(h)18Morecambe(h) 22Torquay(a) DAG & RED STRIKER Josh Scott is suspended for tomorrows clash with Crewe. That means boss John Still will decide whether John Nurse or Wesley Thomas should start alongside Paul Benson up front. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Tom Crewe(a)August 11 Cardiff(CCR1,a)15Torquay(h)18Shrewsbury(h)22 NottsCounty(a) Fixtures are subject to change Weekend fixtures (3pm kick-offsunless stated) TONIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP Middlesbroughv SheffUtd(7.45,Sky Sports1) TOMORROW CHAMPIONSHIPCardiffvScunthorpe, Crystal Palace v Plymouth, DerbyvPeterborough, LeicestervSwansea, PrestonvBristolCity,QPR vBlackpool, ReadingvNottm Forest, SheffWedvBarnsley, WatfordvDoncaster, West Brom v Newcastle (5.30,BBC1). LEAGUE ONEBrighton vWalsall,BristolRovers vLeyton Orient, Carlisle v Brentford,CharltonvWycombe, Gillingham vSwindon(12.30),LeedsvExeter,MKDonsvHartlepool, NorwichvColchester, Oldham vStockport,Southamptonv Millwall (12.45,Sky Sports2), SouthendvHuddersfield, Yeovil vTranmere. LEAGUE TWOAldershot v Darlington, BuryvBournemouth, Cheltenham v Grimsby,CrewevDag&Red, Lincoln Cityv Barnet, Morecambe vHereford,NorthamptonvMacclesfield, NottsCountyvBradford, PortVale vRochdale, Rotherhamv Accrington Stanley,Shrewsbury v BurtonAlbion, Torquayv Chesterfield. SUNDAY FA COMMUNITY SHIELDChelseavMan Utd (Wembley Stadium,Sky Sports2). CHAMPIONSHIPCoventryvIpswich(12.45,SkySports2) Vidic out for a start as United head for Wembley NEMANJA VIDIC will miss the start of the Premier League season, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed today. Vidic has been ruled out of the Community Shield against Chelsea on Sunday at Wembley and their opening Premier League clash with Birmingham because of a calf injury. Wes Brown is also sidelined this weekend with a thigh problem while Gary Neville is out with a groin strain. Before the traditional kick- off to the season pits the champions against the FA Cup winners, Ferguson said: I would expect Wes to be fit for the game a week on Sunday. As for Vidic he pulled his calf in the warm-up at Bayern Munich and is two weeks away. Gary is doing a little bit of training and coming on fine but I do not think he will make Sunday. With goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar out for up to 10 weeks with broken fingers, Ferguson has to choose between Ben Foster and Tomasz Kuszczak against Chelsea. Both played a half in the game against Valencia in midweek and Ferguson added: We have a selection dilemma as to who plays in goal on Sunday. It is not an easy one for me. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html