LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 21 August 2009 33 ARSENAL P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 EDUARDO could feature against Portsmouth tomorrow after the striker shook off a groin injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomPortsmouth (h)Aug26Celtic(CLQL2,h)29ManUtd(a) Sept12ManCity(a) 19 Wigan (h) CHELSEA P2 W2 D0 L0 Pts6 YURI ZHIRKOV (knee) is likely to sit out the trip to Fulham on Sunday, while Juliano Belletti (Achilles) is also a major doubt. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Fulham (a) Aug 29 Burnley (h) Sept 12 Stoke (a) 20 Tottenham (h) 26 Wigan (a) FULHAM P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 TONI Kallio will miss the derby with Chelsea on Sunday. The Finnish international has been suffering from an Achilles injury which he suffered during pre-season. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Chelsea (h) Aug 27 Amkar Perm (ELQL2, a) 30 Aston Villa (a) Sept 13 Everton (h) 19 Wolves (a) TOTTENHAM P2 W2 D0 L0 Pts6 HEURELHO GOMES is out of Tottenhams match with West Ham this weekend. The goalkeeper suffered a thigh injury against Hull and will be replaced by Carlo Cudicini. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SunWestHam(a) Aug 25 Doncaster (CCR2,a) 29Birmingham (h)Sept 12ManUtd(h)20 Chelsea(a) WEST HAM P1 W1 D0 L0 Pts3 RADOSLAV KOVAC played in a special practice match at Watford on Wednesday and boss Gianfranco Zola is delighted by his return. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Tottenham (h) Aug 25 Millwall (CCR2, h) 29 Blackburn (a) Sept 12 Wigan (a) 19 Liverpool (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P3 W1 D1 L1 Pts4 VICTOR MOSES is unlikely to feature against Newcastle tomorrow as the youngster seeks to complete a 3m move to Wigan. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomNewcastle(h) Aug27ManCity(CCR2,h)31Peterborough(a) Sept12Scunthorpe(h)15QPR(a) QPR P3 W0 D2 L1 Pts2 KASPARS GORKSS is pushing for a place in the Rangers starting line up to face Nottingham Forest this weekend. The defender was dropped for the defeat to Bristol City. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Nottm Forest (h) Aug 25 Accrington (CCR2, h) 29 Scunthorpe (a) Sept 12 Peterbrough (h) 15 Crystal Palace (h) READING P3 W0 D2 L1 Pts2 NOEL HUNT is expected to come into the starting line-up at the expense of Scott Davies. Matt Mills will keep his place against Sheffield United after impressing against Swansea. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Sheff Utd (h) Aug 25 Barnsley (CCR2, h) 29 Barnsley (a) Sept 12 Doncaster (h) 16 Cardiff (h) WATFORD P3 W1 D1 L1 Pts4 MIDFIELDER Don Cowie faces a late test ahead of the visit of Blackpool on the hamstring problem that has kept him sidelined for the Hornets last two games. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomBlackpool (h) Aug 25 Leeds (CCR2,a)29Swansea(a)Sept 12Barnsley (h) 15 Plymouth (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P3 W2 D1 L0 Pts7 DAVID HUNT is expected to keep his place in the Brentford side after scoring the winner against Norwich in midweek. Boss Andy Scott is unlikely to make changes to face Southampton. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomSouthampton (a)Aug29Oldham(h)Sept5Charlton(a)12 Huddersfield(a)19BristolRovers(h) CHARLTON P3 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 THERE are no fresh injuries ahead of the match with Walsall. Tamer Tuna and Jack Clark could start on the bench. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Walsall (h) Aug 29 Tranmere (a) Sept 5 Brentford (h) 12 Southampton (h) 19 Norwich (a) GILLINGHAM P3 W1 D0 L2 Pts3 KEVIN MAHER could return against Hartlepool in place of Jack Payne. Dennis Oli will miss out again with a knee problem. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Hartlepool (h) Aug 25 Blackburn (CCR2, h) 29 Walsall (a) Sept 5 Exeter (h) 12 Millwall (h) LEYTON ORIENT P3 W1 D0 L2 Pts3 GERAINT WILLIAMS is expected to make changes to the side at Yeovil. Luke Ashworth (right) could start. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Yeovil (a) Aug 25 Stoke (CCR2, h) 29 Carlisle (h) Sept 4 Southend (a) 12 Exeter (h) MILLWALL P3 W1 D2 L0 Pts5 STEVE MORISON, Jimmy Abdou, Paul Robinson, and Zak Whitbread are all certain to miss tonights trip to Southend. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TonSouthend (a) Aug 25 WestHam(CCR2,a)28Brighton(h) Sept 5 Bristol Rovers (a) 12 Gillingham(a) SOUTHEND P3 W0 D3 L0 Pts3 STEVE TILSON is still without Damian Scannell and Francis Laurent (both ankle) for the clash with Millwall tonight. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Ton Millwall (h) Aug 25 Hull (CCR2, a) 29 Swindon (a) Sept 4 Leyton (h) 11 Leeds (h) WYCOMBE P3 W0 D1 L2 Pts1 ADAM SMITH is sweating on his place for the clash with Norwich tomorrow after being hauled off early in the first half against Southend on Tuesday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Norwich (a) Aug 29 Bristol Rovers (h) Sept 5 Brighton (a) 12 Hartlepool (a) 19 MK Dons (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P3 W1 D1 L1 Pts4 NICKY DEVERDICS is on stand-by to fill in for Mark Hughes at Torquay, if he fails to recover from a shoulder problem. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Torquay (a) Aug 29 Notts County (h) Sept 4 Northampton (a) 12 Macclesfield (a) 19 Bradford City (h) DAG & RED P3 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 JOHN STILL will stick with the same starting line-up that crushed Shrewsbury 5-0 on Tuesday when table-topping Daggers face Sven-Goran Erikssons Notts County tomorrow. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomNottsCounty (a)Aug 29LincolnCity(h)Sept5Cheltenham (a)12 Chesterfield(h)19Burton(a) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS TOTTENHAM 2 2 0 0 7 2 6 CHELSEA 2 2 0 0 5 2 6 ARSENAL 1 1 0 0 6 1 3 LIVERPOOL 2 1 0 1 5 2 3 MANCITY 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 WESTHAM 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 WIGAN 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 FULHAM 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 BIRMINGHAM 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 MANUTD 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 SUNDERLAND 2 1 0 1 2 3 3 BURNLEY 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 WOLVES 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 STOKE 2 1 0 1 2 4 3 BOLTON 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 ASTONVILLA 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 BLACKBURN 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 PORTSMOUTH 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 HULL 2 0 0 2 2 7 0 EVERTON 1 0 0 1 1 6 0 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS CARDIFF 3 2 1 0 8 2 7 MIDDLESBRO 3 2 1 0 5 0 7 NEWCASTLE 3 2 1 0 5 1 7 COVENTRY 3 2 1 0 4 1 7 WESTBROM 3 2 1 0 5 3 7 BRISTOLCITY 3 2 1 0 4 2 7 PRESTON 3 1 2 0 6 3 5 SHEFFUTD 3 1 2 0 3 1 5 LEICESTER 3 1 2 0 3 2 5 CRYSTALPALACE 3 1 1 1 4 3 4 WATFORD 3 1 1 1 5 5 4 DERBY 3 1 1 1 4 4 4 BLACKPOOL 3 0 3 0 2 2 3 DONCASTER 3 0 3 0 2 2 3 SCUNTHORPE 3 1 0 2 3 8 3 SHEFFWED 3 0 2 1 3 4 2 QPR 3 0 2 1 2 3 2 PLYMOUTH 3 0 2 1 3 5 2 READING 3 0 2 1 0 3 2 PETERBORO 3 0 1 2 4 6 1 IPSWICH 3 0 1 2 2 5 1 NOTTMFOREST 3 0 1 2 2 5 1 SWANSEA 3 0 1 2 1 5 1 BARNSLEY 3 0 1 2 2 7 1 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS COLCHESTER 3 3 0 0 11 3 9 CHARLTON 3 3 0 0 7 3 9 LEEDS 3 3 0 0 5 2 9 HUDDERSFIELD 3 2 1 0 12 4 7 BRENTFORD 3 2 1 0 5 2 7 BRISTOLROVERS 3 2 0 1 5 3 6 MILLWALL 3 1 2 0 3 1 5 MKDONS 3 1 2 0 1 0 5 YEOVIL 3 1 1 1 4 3 4 WALSALL 3 1 1 1 4 4 4 CARLISLE 3 1 1 1 3 4 4 OLDHAM 3 1 1 1 2 3 4 SWINDON 3 1 1 1 1 5 4 GILLINGHAM 3 1 0 2 8 6 3 SOUTHEND 3 0 3 0 5 5 3 LEYTONORIENT 3 1 0 2 4 5 3 TRANMERE 3 1 0 2 4 5 3 EXETER 3 0 2 1 3 4 2 WYCOMBE 3 0 1 2 3 5 1 HARTLEPOOL 3 0 1 2 1 4 1 STOCKPORT 3 0 1 2 1 4 1 NORWICH 3 0 1 2 3 10 1 BRIGHTON 3 0 1 2 1 8 1 SOUTHAMPTON 3 0 1 2 2 5 -9 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS DAG&RED 3 3 0 0 12 4 9 BOURNEMOUTH 3 3 0 0 5 0 9 CHELTENHAM 3 2 1 0 4 2 7 NOTTSCOUNTY 3 2 0 1 10 2 6 CREWE 3 2 0 1 6 2 6 TORQUAY 3 2 0 1 7 5 6 LINCOLNCITY 3 2 0 1 3 1 6 ROTHERHAM 3 2 0 1 3 2 6 BURY 3 2 0 1 4 4 6 CHESTERFIELD 3 2 0 1 3 3 6 NORTHAMPTON 3 1 1 1 3 1 4 BARNET 3 1 1 1 4 3 4 ROCHDALE 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 MACCLESFIELD 3 1 1 1 2 4 4 SHREWSBURY 3 1 1 1 5 8 4 ALDERSHOT 3 1 0 2 3 3 3 BURTONALBION 3 1 0 2 6 7 3 ACCSTANLEY 3 1 0 2 1 4 3 HEREFORD 3 0 2 1 4 6 2 PORTVALE 3 0 2 1 1 3 2 MORECAMBE 3 0 1 2 4 9 1 BRADFORD 3 0 1 2 0 7 1 DARLINGTON 3 0 0 3 1 5 0 GRIMSBY 3 0 0 3 2 8 0 Southampton deducted 10pts for going in to administation Weekend fixtures (3pm kick-offs unless stated) TONIGHT LEAGUE ONE Southend v Millwall (7.45). TOMORROW PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal v Portsmouth; Birmingham v Stoke; Hull v Bolton; Man City v Wolverhampton; Sunderland v Blackburn; Wigan v Man Utd. CHAMPIONSHIP Coventry v Swansea; Crystal Palace v Newcastle; Derby v Plymouth; Leicester v Barnsley; Middlesbrough v Doncaster; Preston v Peterborough; QPR v Nottm Forest; Reading v Sheff Utd; Sheff Wed v Scunthorpe; Watford v Blackpool; West Brom v Ipswich, (5.20, Sky Sports 2). LEAGUE ONE Brighton v Stockport; Bristol Rovers v Huddersfield; Carlisle v Exeter; Charlton v Walsall; Gillingham v Hartlepool; Leeds United v Tranmere; MK Dons v Colchester; Norwich v Wycombe; Oldham v Swindon; Southampton v Brentford; Yeovil v Leyton Orient. LEAGUE TWO Aldershot v Accrington Stanley; Bury v Grimsby; Cheltenham v Bradford; Crewe v Hereford; Lincoln City v Burton Albion; Morecambe v Macclesfield; Northampton v Bournemouth; Notts County v Dag & Red; Port Vale v Darlington; Shrewsbury v Chesterfield; Torquay v Barnet. SUNDAY PREMIER LEAGUE Burnley v Everton; Fulham v Chelsea (4.00, Sky Sports 2); West Ham v Tottenham (1.30, Sky Sports 2). CHAMPIONSHIP Cardiff v Bristol City (1.15, Sky Sports 2). Brumsale couldsee Hammers Goldrush DAVID GOLD could launch a bid for West Ham after today agreeing to sell his stake in Birmingham City to Hong Kong businessman Carsen Yeung. Gold was linked with the Hammers last week, having once owned 30 per cent of the club with business partner David Sullivan. At the time he said the speculation was not surprising, adding when pressed on the matter, you can understand how difficult it is for me, Im sure, to talk about this. Now, though, the way is clear for Gold to make a bid after he and Sullivan, who jointly own 50 per cent of Birmingham, accepted a 40.75m offer to sell their stake to Yeung. ALL WRIGHT NOW JERMAIN DEFOE has revealed he is taking advice from Ian Wright, who netted 185 goals for north London rivals Arsenal in the 1990s. Spurs striker Defoe scored twice in Englands draw against Holland last week before netting his first hat-trick for five years in a 5-1 win at Hull. And with Spurs on top of the Pre- mier League, Defoe confessed: I speak to Wrighty a lot on the phone. I spoke to him the other day and he said to me: Youre playing in a good team, you know you are going to get chances. Just hit the target. And he told me: During a game, if you hit the target four times, you are going to score two goals. I think its true, its just important tohitthetargetreally.Ivealwayssaid that when you are playing games and you look like you are going to score, you will score but if you dont have that confidence thats when you have to start looking at yourself. Defoe prepares for Sundays derby against his old club West Ham insist- ing: If you speak to any player who goesbacktotheiroldteam,especially when they get stick, it makes you want to do well even more. It does make you play better when you get booed. Its not a problem. At the end of the day, I loved my time at West Ham. Im looking for- ward to it. DefoeSpurredbyadvicefromGunnerlegend WEST HAM V SPURS SUNDAY, 1.30PM (ESPN) Jerminator: Defoe on his way to a Hull of a hat-trick 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.html