LITESPORT London Lite Monday, 24 August 2009 33 ARSENAL P2 W2 D0 L0 Pts6 THEO WALCOTT will miss the Champions League tie with Celtic as he needs more time to recover from a back injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: WedsCeltic (CLQL2,h)SeptManUtd(a)Sept12ManCity (a)19 Wigan (h) 26 Fulham (a) CHELSEA P3 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 MICHAEL ESSIEN will return for the clash with Burnley on Saturday after being rested at Fulham on Sunday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Burnley (h) Sept 12 Stoke (a) 20 Tottenham (h) 26 Wigan (a) Oct 4 Liverpool (h) FULHAM P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 DANNY MURPHY limped out of yesterdays defeat to Chelsea with a calf injury and is doubtful for trip to Amkar Perm. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Thurs Amkar Perm (ELQL2, a) SunAston Villa (a) Sept 13 Everton (h) 19 Wolves (a) 26 Arsenal (h) TOTTENHAM P3 W3 D0 L0 Pts9 SEBASTIEN BASSONG could miss a month of the season if he decides to join the Cameroon squad for this Januarys African Nations Cup. The news would be a blow to Spurs who are already short of defensive options. NEXT FIVE GAMES:TomDoncaster (CCR2,a)SatBirmingham (h)Sept 12 Man Utd(h) 20 Chelsea(a)26Burnley(h) WEST HAM P2 W1 D0 L1 Pts3 LUIS JIMINEZ could be rested for tomorrows Carling Cup clash with Millwall after picking up a knock during yesterdays home defeat to Spurs. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Millwall (CCR2, h) 29 Blackburn (a) Sept 12 Wigan (a) 19 Liverpool (h) 28 Man City (a) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P4 W1 D1 L2 Pts4 JULIAN SPERONI will be assessed today after missing the weekend defeat to Newcastle with a throat injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES:ThursManCity (CCR2,h)Aug31Peterborough(a)Sept12 Scunthorpe(h)15QPR(a)19Derby (h) QPR P4 W0 D3 L1 Pts3 JIM MAGILTON is expected to keep faith in his squad ahead of their Carling Cup match with Accrington Stanley despite their poor performance against Nottingham Forest. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Accrington (CCR2, h) SatScunthorpe (a) Sept 12 Peterbrough (h) 15 Crystal Palace (h) 19 Cardiff (a) READING P4 W0 D2 L2 Pts2 ADAM FEDERICI has vowed to shrug off the weekend blunder that gifted Sheffield United a goal. He said: Ive got to deal with it in my own way and be brave. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Barnsley (CCR2, h) Sat Barnsley (a) Sept 12 Doncaster (h) 16 Cardiff (h) 19 Peterborough (a) WATFORD P4 W1 D2 L1 Pts5 DON COWIE will start against Leeds tomorrow if he shows no reaction to his hamstring injury. Don looked sharp against Blackpool and Im pleased about that, said boss Malky Mackay. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Tom Leeds (CCR2, a)SatSwansea (a)Sept 12Barnsley (h) 15 Plymouth (a)19Leicester LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P4 W2 D2 L0 Pts8 CLEVELAND TAYLOR is ready to battle his way through the season. He said: In every game we are the underdogs. It is something that doesnt bother me. NEXT FIVE GAMES:SatOldham(h) Sept5Charlton(a)12Huddersfield(a)19 BristolRovers(h)26Yeovil(a) CHARLTON P4 W4 D0 L0 Pts12 ANDY GRAY expects to formalise his move to Barnsley this week. The striker has joined the club on loan until a deal is reached between the two clubs. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Tranmere (a) Sept 5 Brentford (h) 12 Southampton (h) 19 Norwich (a) 26 Exeter (h) GILLINGHAM P4 W1 D0 L3 Pts3 DENNIS OLI is determined to play some part against Blackburn tomorrow. I would be delighted if I could start, said the winger who returned from an injury lay-off on Saturday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Blackburn (CCR2, h) Sat Walsall (a) Sept 5 Exeter (h) 12 Millwall (h) 19 Leeds (a) LEYTON ORIENT P4 W1 D1 L2 Pts4 SEAN THORNTON will undergo a check on his knee injury this week. The midfielder suffered the problem in the match against Charlton last week. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Stoke (CCR2, h) Sat Carlisle (h) Sept 4 Southend (a) 12 Exeter (h) 19 Stockport (a) MILLWALL P4 W1 D3 L0 Pts6 STEVE MORISON is extremely doubtful for Carling Cup tie with West Ham, suffering a hamstring injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Tom WestHam (CCR2,a)FriBrighton(h)Sept 5Bristol Rovers(a)12Gillingham(a)19Huddersfield(h) SOUTHEND P4 W0 D4 L0 Pts4 SIMON FRANCIS cannot wait face Hull. He said: I was disappointed to miss out on playing Chelsea. I cant wait. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Hull (CCR2, a) Sat Swindon (a) Sept 4 Leyton (h) 11 Leeds (h) 19 Brighton (a) WYCOMBE P4 W0 D1 L3 Pts1 ADAM CHAMBERS may have his loan spell from Leicester extended until May. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Bristol Rovers (h) Sept 5 Brighton (a) 12 Hartlepool (a) 19 MK Dons (h) 26 Swindon (a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P4 W2 D1 L1 Pts7 KENNY GILLET missed the win over Torquay with a hamstring injury but the problem is not believed to be serious. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sat Notts County (h) Sept 4 Northampton (a) 12 Macclesfield (a) 19 Bradford City (h) 26 Rotherham (a) DAG & RED P4 W3 D0 L1 Pts9 JOHN STILL wants more experience in his squad. He said: If I could get two experienced players, it may be different. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sat LincolnCity(h) Sept5Cheltenham(a)12 Chesterfield(h)19 Burton(a)26Morecambe(h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS TOTTENHAM 3 3 0 0 9 3 9 CHELSEA 3 3 0 0 7 2 9 ARSENAL 2 2 0 0 10 2 6 MANUTD 3 2 0 1 6 1 6 MANCITY 2 2 0 0 3 0 6 SUNDERLAND 3 2 0 1 4 4 6 BURNLEY 3 2 0 1 2 2 6 BIRMINGHAM 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 STOKE 3 1 1 1 2 4 4 LIVERPOOL 2 1 0 1 5 2 3 WESTHAM 2 1 0 1 3 2 3 FULHAM 2 1 0 1 1 2 3 WOLVES 3 1 0 2 1 3 3 HULL 3 1 0 2 3 7 3 WIGAN 3 1 0 2 2 6 3 ASTONVILLA 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 BOLTON 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 BLACKBURN 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 PORTSMOUTH 3 0 0 3 1 6 0 EVERTON 2 0 0 2 1 7 0 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS CARDIFF 4 3 1 0 11 2 10 MIDDLESBRO 4 3 1 0 7 0 10 NEWCASTLE 4 3 1 0 7 1 10 WESTBROM 4 3 1 0 7 3 10 PRESTON 4 2 2 0 8 3 8 SHEFFUTD 4 2 2 0 6 2 8 LEICESTER 4 2 2 0 4 2 8 COVENTRY 4 2 1 1 4 2 7 DERBY 4 2 1 1 6 5 7 BRISTOLCITY 4 2 1 1 4 5 7 SHEFFWED 4 1 2 1 7 4 5 WATFORD 4 1 2 1 7 7 5 BLACKPOOL 4 0 4 0 4 4 4 CRYSTALPALACE 4 1 1 2 4 5 4 SWANSEA 4 1 1 2 2 5 4 QPR 4 0 3 1 3 4 3 DONCASTER 4 0 3 1 2 4 3 SCUNTHORPE 4 1 0 3 3 12 3 PLYMOUTH 4 0 2 2 4 7 2 NOTTMFOREST 4 0 2 2 3 6 2 READING 4 0 2 2 1 6 2 PETERBOROUGH 4 0 1 3 4 8 1 IPSWICH 4 0 1 3 2 7 1 BARNSLEY 4 0 1 3 2 8 1 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS CHARLTON 4 4 0 0 9 3 12 LEEDS 4 4 0 0 8 2 12 COLCHESTER 4 3 0 1 12 5 9 BRISTOLROVERS 4 3 0 1 6 3 9 BRENTFORD 4 2 2 0 6 3 8 MKDONS 4 2 2 0 3 1 8 HUDDERSFIELD 4 2 1 1 12 5 7 MILLWALL 4 1 3 0 3 1 6 YEOVIL 4 1 2 1 7 6 5 EXETER 4 1 2 1 4 4 5 OLDHAM 4 1 2 1 4 5 5 SWINDON 4 1 2 1 3 7 5 SOUTHEND 4 0 4 0 5 5 4 LEYTONORIENT 4 1 1 2 7 8 4 STOCKPORT 4 1 1 2 5 6 4 WALSALL 4 1 1 2 4 6 4 CARLISLE 4 1 1 2 3 5 4 HARTLEPOOL 4 1 1 2 2 4 4 NORWICH 4 1 1 2 8 12 4 GILLINGHAM 4 1 0 3 8 7 3 TRANMERE 4 1 0 3 4 8 3 WYCOMBE 4 0 1 3 5 10 1 BRIGHTON 4 0 1 3 3 12 1 SOUTHAMPTON 4 0 2 2 3 6 -8 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS NOTTSCOUNTY 4 3 0 1 13 2 9 DAG&RED 4 3 0 1 12 7 9 CREWE 4 3 0 1 7 2 9 BOURNEMOUTH 4 3 0 1 5 2 9 ROTHERHAM 4 3 0 1 5 3 9 NORTHAMPTON 4 2 1 1 5 1 7 BARNET 4 2 1 1 5 3 7 CHELTENHAM 4 2 1 1 8 7 7 CHESTERFIELD 4 2 1 1 4 4 7 ALDERSHOT 4 2 0 2 6 4 6 BURTONALBION 4 2 0 2 8 7 6 TORQUAY 4 2 0 2 7 6 6 LINCOLNCITY 4 2 0 2 3 3 6 BURY 4 2 0 2 4 5 6 PORTVALE 4 1 2 1 2 3 5 MACCLESFIELD 4 1 2 1 4 6 5 SHREWSBURY 4 1 2 1 6 9 5 ROCHDALE 4 1 1 2 3 4 4 BRADFORD 4 1 1 2 5 11 4 GRIMSBY 4 1 0 3 3 8 3 ACCSTANLEY 4 1 0 3 2 7 3 HEREFORD 4 0 2 2 4 7 2 MORECAMBE 4 0 2 2 6 11 2 DARLINGTON 4 0 0 4 1 6 0 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration Arsenal in a sweat as Fabregas is hamstrung CESC FABREGAS is struggling to be fit for Saturdays showdown against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Arsenal captain has been troubled by a hamstring niggle, and after being declared fit to face Celtic last week, he aggravated the problem against Portsmouth on Saturday and was taken off at half-time. Fabregas will have a fitness test today to assess the extent of the injury. Cesc has a hamstring problem. He will be short for Wednesday certainly, said Arsene Wenger. If its a little pull hell be out for three weeks. Meanwhile, the Spaniards midfield partner Abou Diaby, who scored twice against Pompey, is determined to win a regular starting place. He said: I want to stay fit, play the maximum number of games and do really well this season. This is a big year.is hugged and dwarfed by Tom Huddlestone Tottenhams winner Ancelotti is baffled by bosses ignoring Blues duo CARLO ANCELOTTI says he is surprised that previous Chelsea managers failed to harness the combined talents of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka. The Blues duo, who have battled against each other in the past to fill a lone striking role, both scored in the 2-0 win over Fulham yesterday as they once again formed a lethal partnership. And Ancelotti admits he is puzzled that the likes of Felipe Scolari and Guus Hiddink were loathe to play them together in the past. I was always sure Didier and Nicolas could play together, Ancelotti said. They are fantastic strikers and different players. I dont know why it didnt work with previous managers -- it depends on the system you want to use on the pitch. Chelseas win was their third in succession at the start of the new campaign, but Ancelotti has warned his team not to get complacent. We have to maintain this now. It is now important that the players have a good motivation, he added. 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