LITESPORT London Lite Wednesday, 30 September 2009 55 TO BOUNCE BACKBREAKING NEWS... Trescothick puts down a real markerFORMER England batsman Marcus Trescothick has been named the most valuable player for 2009 by the Professional Cricketers Association. The Somerset opener scored 2,934 runs across all competitions to earn a points total of 632 in the PCAs ratings system, 50 more points than his nearest challenger Ian Blackwell. Durham all-rounder Blackwell, formerly of Somerset, enjoyed a fine season with his new county, scoring 1,314 runs and taking 69 wickets. Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter was third in the table, which awards points for a number of factors including batting, bowling, fielding, captaincy, games played and games won. Leagueseeka newsponsor THE Football League is looking for a new title sponsor after announcing its partnership with Coca-Cola is to end after this season. The soft drinks company has been the main sponsor of the league since 2004, but will now reduce its involvement with the competition. A spokesperson for Coca-Cola refused to rule out the possibility of the company becoming an official partner of the Football Association, which is currently attempting to find a new title sponsor for the FA Cup. Both the Football League and Coca- Cola Great Britain have valued their six-year relationship and both parties are committed to continuing discussions about an ongoing commercial partnership, read a joint statement from the Football League and Coca-Cola Great Britain. SWANN EYES AUSSIE ARENA: PAGE 50 APOEL NICOSIAvCHELSEA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP D. LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 2 FROM 7.30PM (KICK-OFF: 7.45PM) LATEST BETTING MATCH ODDS APOEL 9-1, Chelsea 1-4, draw 4-1. FIRST GOALSCORER Anelka 9-2, Kalou 5-1, Lampard 11-2, Sturridge 11-2, Borini 13-2, J Cole 8-1, Malouda 8-1, Ballack 10- 1, Deco 11-1, Zewlakow 12-1, Mirosavljevic 14-1, Essien 16-1. MATCH FACTS APOEL won all three of their home games in qualifying, starting with a 3-0 victory over EB/Streymur which confirmed a 5-0 aggregate win. In the third qualifying round they beat FK Partizan 2-0 at home for an overall 2-1 triumph and then in the play-off round against FC Kbenhavn overturned a 1-0 first- leg deficit with a 3-1 home success. Chelsea failed to win on their travels in last seasons group stage, drawing with CFR 1907 Cluj and FC Girondins de Bordeaux either side of a 3-1 defeat by AS Roma. Since a 2-1 defeat by Fenerbahe SK in the 2007/08 quarter-final first leg, Chelsea have played seven away games in the UEFA Champions League. They have drawn five, won one and lost one. REFEREEBERTRANDLAYEC(FRANCE) KEY MEN NUNO MORAIS APOELNICOSIA ALLtheApoelNicosiaplayerswill bekeentoimpressintheirfirst everhomegameinthe ChampionsLeaguebutNuno Moraiswillhaveevenmore motivationtomakeChelsea struggle.The25-year-oldspent threeyearsintheyouthset-upat StamfordBridgebutmadeonly fourappearancesbeforejoining Apoelafterhiscontractranout. Butsincethenhiscareerhas beenonanupwardcurveandhas becomeakeycomponentofwell drilledCypriotoutfit. RICARDO CARVALHO CHELSEA THEPortugusestopperisnot approachingacrossroadsinhis career,healreadyarrivedatone. The31-year-oldappearedtobe onhiswayoutoftheclubinthe summerandhadhiseyesfixedon areunionwithhisoldbossat ChelseaandPorto,Jose Mourinho.Fateconspiredagainst himandhesincreasinglyfinding thebreakneckspeedofthe PremierLeaguenottohis creakingbodysliking.Hessurely justkeepaspotwarmforAlex, whoisstilloutwithathighinjury. 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