LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 14 August 2009 31 TO GET SOMELUCKPREMIER LEAGUE STAMFORD BRIDGE TOMORROW, LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 1 FROM 12.30PM (KO: 12.45PM) REFEREE ALAN WILEY (STAFFS) KEY MEN JOHN TERRY CHELSEA EVEN the ludicrous money offered by Manchester City couldnt tempt Mr Chelsea (left) to cut his ties with the club hes served since he was a 14-year- old. Hell no doubt be afforded a rousing reception by his adoring fans on his first appearance since the summers most tedious transfer saga first came to light. STEPHEN HUNT HULL ONE man who wont be expecting a warm welcome in west London tomorrow is Hulls latest recruit. The Republic of Ireland international completed his switch from Reading yesterday, and fate will see him debut against the man whose skull he smashed nearly two years ago. Many argue Petr Cech has never been the same goalkeeper since Hunts knee acquainted itself with the top of Cechs head and he can expect to the be the target of the Shed Ends notorious wit. CHELSEA 4-1-3-2 HULL CITY 4-4-2 Cech Ivanovic A Cole CarvalhoTerry Malouda Mikel Cech GeovanniAltidore TurnerZayatte Olofinjana Kilbane Dawson MarneyHunt AnelkaDrogba Essien Myhill Boateng Redknapp willstick byBentley ...fornow POSSIBLE LINE-UPS HARRY REDKNAPP has told David Bentley he will not pull the plug on his Spurs career -- yet. Bentley (below), 24, has been charged with drink-driving following an incident in Hertfordshire in the early hours of Thursday morning. Redknapp, who prefers Aaron Lennon on the right wing anyway, would have been within his rights to have shown the player the door. But that wont happen -- unless he re- offends or a tempting offer from another club comes Spurs way. Instead the player, who cost 15m from Blackburn a year ago, will be hit only in the pocket via a fine of around 100,000. Redknapp said: There will be internal action, of course. Im very anti-drinking to start with. There is no place for that. He is very lucky no-one was injured in the accident so hes got off lightly. SPURS v LIVERPOOL SUNDAY, 4PM (SKY SPORTS 1) EVERTON v ARSENAL TOMORROW, 5.30PM (ESPN) THOMAS VERMAELEN admits he needs to be a real clever-clogs as he attempts to make a massive impact in his debut season for Arsenal. The Belgian centre-back, signed from Ajax in the summer, should make his first competitive start for the Gunners against Everton on Saturday after recovering from a groin problem. But the 6ft-tall 23-year-old knows he needs to use brain, rather than brawn, to keep forwards quiet this year. I am not so tall, I know that, so you have to be good at reading the game, Vermaelen explained. I think my heading game is good, I have a good jump and that is positive if you are a centre-back. On the field it is just very important to be smart and thinking all the time. I will always give 100 per cent. I have a good mentality and I want to do my best for Arsenal by playing as well as I possibly can. And although he has only just arrived at the Emirates, Vermaelen is already well aware that Arsenal fans are beginning to grow impatient as they wait for their young stars to finally turn potential into silverware. I have read some of the papers and have seen the pressure for Arsenal to win a trophy, he explained. But we have a lot of talented players and some great young ones too, so it is a good group. Thomas will stand Verm by being a brainbox for the Gunners Using his barnet: Vermaelen gets stuck in during pre-season action against the Bees at Underhill Lampard Brighton tomorrow after missing the midweek defeat to Bristol City due to international commitments. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomBrighton(h)Aug 18 Norwich(h)22Southampton(a)29Oldham(h)Sept 5 Charlton(a) CHARLTON P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 PHIL PARKINSON will make a late decision on whether to start Miguel Llera against Hartlepool tomorrow. The defender suffered a head injury last weekend and needed stitches. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomHartlepool(a)Aug 18 LeytonOrient(a)22Walsall(h)29Tranmere(a)Sept5 Brentford(h) GILLINGHAM P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 KEVIN MAHER proved his fitness in the midweek win over Plymouth and will start at Tranmere. Defender Simon King, midfielder Stuart Lewis and striker Dennis Oli are all still out. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomTranmere(a)Aug 18 Colchester(a)22Hartlepool(h)25Blackburn(CCR2,h) 29Walsall(a) LEYTONORIENT P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 ANDROS TOWNSEND is in line for a starting place in the Orient side to face Oldham. The 18-year-old midfielder, on loan from Tottenham impressed during his hour-long spell in the win over Colchester in midweek. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Oldham (h) Aug 18 Charlton (h) 22 Yeovil (a) 25/26 Stoke (CCR2, h) 29 Carlisle (h) MILLWALL P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 KENNY JACKETT will stick with the starting line-up that beat Bournemouth 4-0 in the Carling Cup on Tuesday when Carlisle visit the New Den tomorrow. Fit-again Jason Price returns to the bench. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomCarlisle(h)Aug 18 Oldham(h)21Southend(a)25WestHam(CCR2,a)28 Brighton(h) SOUTHEND P1 W0 D1 L0 Pts1 STEVE TILSON will be missing striker Francis Laurent (ankle), winger Damian Scannell (ankle) and midfielder Lee Sawyer (ribs). NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Walsall (a) Aug 18 Wycombe (a) 21 Millwall (h) 25 Hull (CCR2, a) 29 Swindon (a) WYCOMBE P1 W0 D0 L1 Pts0 MATTBLOOMFIELDrequiressurgery afterscansrevealedabrokennose andabrokenboneinhischeekafteranaerial clashwithPeterboroughsCharlieLeeonTuesday. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomLeeds(h)Aug18 Southend(h)22Norwich(a)29BristolRovers(h)Sept 5 Brighton(a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P1 W0 D0 L1 Pts0 JOHN OFLYNN is not ready to come back from the foot injury he sustained in pre-season. Physio Mark Stein said: Its healing slowly. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomShrewsbury (h)Aug 18 Morecambe(h) 22 Torquay (a)29 NottsCounty (h)Sept 4Northampton(a) DAG & RED P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 STRIKER Mark Nkoweji and defender Anwar Uddin are out for a number of weeks. Striker John Nurse faces a late test on an ankle injury before the visit of Torquay. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomTorquay(h)Aug 18 Shrewsbury(h)22NottsCounty(a)29LincolnCity(h) Sept5Cheltenham(a) Fixtures are subject to change Weekendfixtures (3pm kick-offs unless stated) TOMORROW PREMIER LEAGUE Aston Villa v Wigan Athletic, Blackburn v Man City, Bolton v Sunderland, Chelsea v Hull City (12.45, Sky Sports 1), Everton v Arsenal (5.30, ESPN), Portsmouth v Fulham, Stoke City v Burnley, Wolves v West Ham. CHAMPIONSHIP Barnsley v Coventry, Blackpool v Cardiff City, Bristol City v Crystal Palace, Doncaster v Preston, Ipswich v Leicester, Newcastle v Reading (5.20, Sky Sports 1), Nottm Forest v West Brom, Peterborough v Sheff Weds, Plymouth v QPR, Scunthorpe v Derby, Sheff Utd v Watford, Swansea City v Middlesbrough. LEAGUE ONE Brentford v Brighton, Colchester v Yeovil, Exeter City v Norwich, Hartlepool v Charlton, Huddersfield v Southampton, Leyton Orient v Oldham, Millwall v Carlisle Utd, Stockport v Bristol Rovers, Swindon v MK Dons, Tranmere v Gillingham, Walsall v Southend, Wycombe v Leeds Utd. LEAGUE TWO Accrington v Lincoln City, Barnet v Shrewsbury, Bournemouth v Rotherham, Bradford v Port Vale, Burton Albion v Morecambe, Chesterfield v Northampton, Dag & Red v Torquay, Darlington v Bury,, Grimsby v Crewe, Hereford v Cheltenham, Macclesfield v Notts County, Rochdale v Aldershot. SUNDAY PREMIER LEAGUE Man Utd v Birmingham (1.30, Sky Sports 1), Tottenham v Liverpool (4.00, Sky Sports 1). 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.html