LITESPORT London Lite Friday, 2 October 2009 41 SS ARSENAL P6 W4 D0 L2 Pts12 MANUEL ALMUNIA is in contention for a return to action against Blackburn on Sunday after his chest infection. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Blackburn (h) 17 Bham (a) 20 AZ (CL GRP, a) 25 West Ham (a) 28 Liverpool (CC R4 h) CHELSEA P7 W6 D0 L1 Pts18 JOE COLE is hoping to play a bigger role for the Blues against Liverpool on Sunday. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Liverpool (h) 17 Aston Villa (a) 21 Athletico Madrid (CL GRP, a) 24 Blackburn (h) 27 Bolton (CC R4 h) FULHAM P6 W2 D0 L4 Pts6 SIMON DAVIES will not be fit to face West Ham on Sunday due to a foot injury, while Damien Duff also misses out with a calf problem. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Sun WestHam(a) 19Hull(h)22Roma(ELGrp,h)25ManCity(a) 31Liverpool(h) TOTTENHAM P7 W5 D0 L2 Pts15 HEURELHO GOMES will battle it out with Carlo Cudicini for the number one jersey for Tottenhams match with Bolton. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Bolton (a) 17 Portsmouth (a) 24 Stoke (h) 27 Everton (CC R4, h) 31 Arsenal (a) WEST HAM P6 W1 D1 L4 Pts4 VALON BEHRAMI remains doubtful for Sundays visit of Fulham while striker Guillermo Franco will make the bench if he can prove his match fitness. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Sun Fulham (h) 17 Stoke (a) 25 Arsenal (h) 31 Sunderland (a) Nov 8 Everton (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P9 W3 D3 L3 Pts12 CLAUDE DAVIS will be assessed today on the progress of his hamstring injury. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Blackpool (h) 17 Cardiff (a) 20 Leicester (a) 24 Forest (h) 31 Preston (a) QPR P9 W3 D5 L1 Pts14 JIM MAGILTON is likely to stick with an unchanged squad for the trip to Swansea. The Rs are unbeaten in their last six league games. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Tom Swansea (a) 17 Preston (h) 20 Reading (h) 24 Derby (a) 30 Leicester (h) READING P10 W2 D4 L4 Pts10 GRZEGORZ RASIAK is set to be called into Brendan Rodgers starting XI to face Middlesbrough on Saturday. The striker was a substitute in the win over Preston. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Boro (h) 17 West Brom (a) 20 QPR (a) 26 Leicester (h) 31 Coventry (a) WATFORD P10 W4 D5 L1 Pts14 HENRI LANSBURY and Scott Severin are the most likely to return to action for the visit of Cardiff after a virus tore through Malky Mackays squad. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Cardiff (a) 17 Middlesbrough (a) 20 Ipswich (a) 23 Sheff Wed (h) 31 West Brom (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P10 W3 D4 L3 Pts13 BEN STREVENS and Carl Cort are closing in on a return, but are not ready for the game with Swindon. Myles Weston is on standby to be used in attack. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Swindon (h) 9 Hartlepool (a) 17 Orient (a) 24 Stockport (h) 31 Exeter (a) CHARLTON P10 W7 D2 L1 Pts23 SAM SODJE is pushing to replace Miguel Llera, below in scrum cap, for a place in the Charlton line-up for the top of the table clash with Leeds NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Leeds (a) 6 Barnet (h) 10 Oldham (h) 17 Hudderfield (h) 24 Gillingham (a) GILLINGHAM P9 W3 D2 L4 Pts11 MARK STIMSON will be without Mark McCammon and midfielder Stuart Lewis for another three weeks. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Southampton (a) 6 Norwich (JPT R2, h) 10 Wycombe (h) 13 Brighton (a) 17 MK Dons (a) LEYTON ORIENT P9 W2 D3 L4 Pts9 BOSS GERAINT WILLIAMS must come to terms with JJ Melligans suspension as the Os face Wycombe on the back of a 4-0 pounding in midweek to Norwich. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Wycombe (a) 6 Brighton (JPT R2, h) 10 Colchester (h) 17 Brentford (h) 24 Hudderfield (a) MILLWALL P9 W2 D4 L3 Pts10 GARY ALEXANDER is in line to start against Tranmere after injuring his heel in the week. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Tranmere (h) 10 Swindon (a) 17, Stockport (a) 24 Leeds (h) 31 Colchester (h) SOUTHEND P10 W2 D5 L3 Pts11 DAMIAN SCANNELL should be fit to feature against Stockport after an ankle injury, while Jean-Yves Mvoto must go through another fitness test on a hip problem. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Stockport (a) 6 MK Dons (JPT R2, a) 9 Southampton (h) 17 Bristol Rovers (h) 24 Carlisle (a) WYCOMBE P10 W1 D3 L6 Pts6 STUART BEAVON will face a late fitness test on a groin problem ahead of tomorrows visit of Orient but midfielder Tommy Doherty is still two weeks away from match fitness. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Orient (h) 10 Gillingham (a) 17 Colchester (h) 24 Exeter (a) 31 Walsall (h) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P10 W5 D3 L2 Pts18 IAN HENDON is likely to name an unchanged side tomorrow. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Grimsby (h) 6 Charlton (JPT R2, a) 10 Rochdale (a) 17 Burton (a) 24 Darlington (h) DAG & RED P10 W6 D3 L1 Pts20 SCOTT DOE is under pressure from Abu Ogogo for the right-back spot at Hereford, while John Still must also decide whether to recall Danny Spiller on the left flank. NEXT FIVE GAMES: Tom Hereford (a) 10 Darlington (h) 17 Bradford (h) 24 Macclesfield (a) 31 Port Vale (h) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS MANUTD 7 6 0 1 17 6 18 CHELSEA 7 6 0 1 16 6 18 LIVERPOOL 7 5 0 2 22 10 15 TOTTENHAM 7 5 0 2 17 10 15 MANCITY 6 5 0 1 14 7 15 ARSENAL 6 4 0 2 18 8 12 ASTONVILLA 6 4 0 2 9 5 12 SUNDERLAND 7 4 0 3 14 11 12 EVERTON 6 3 0 3 8 10 9 WIGAN 7 3 0 4 7 13 9 BURNLEY 7 3 0 4 5 15 9 STOKE 7 2 2 3 5 9 8 BOLTON 6 2 1 3 8 9 7 BIRMINGHAM 7 2 1 4 4 6 7 BLACKBURN 6 2 1 3 6 9 7 WOLVES 7 2 1 4 7 13 7 FULHAM 6 2 0 4 4 8 6 WESTHAM 6 1 1 4 6 9 4 HULL 7 1 1 5 6 19 4 PORTSMOUTH 7 0 0 7 3 13 0 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS NEWCASTLE 10 7 2 1 18 5 23 WESTBROM 10 6 2 2 21 11 20 PRESTON 10 5 3 2 18 12 18 MIDDLESBRO 10 5 2 3 16 12 17 CARDIFF 10 5 1 4 19 11 16 SHEFFUTD 10 4 4 2 18 14 16 BLACKPOOL 10 4 4 2 13 9 16 LEICESTER 10 4 4 2 12 10 16 BRISTOLCITY 10 4 4 2 10 9 16 COVENTRY 10 4 3 3 15 15 15 QPR 9 3 5 1 13 8 14 WATFORD 10 3 5 2 16 15 14 SHEFFWED 10 3 4 3 17 13 13 NOTTMFOREST 10 3 4 3 11 11 13 CPALACE 9 3 3 3 7 10 12 SWANSEA 10 2 5 3 5 9 11 SCUNTHORPE 10 3 2 5 13 19 11 DONCASTER 10 1 7 2 10 12 10 READING 10 2 4 4 9 13 10 DERBY 10 3 1 6 12 19 10 BARNSLEY 10 2 2 6 11 20 8 PETERBOROUGH 10 1 4 5 11 17 7 PLYMOUTH 10 1 2 7 9 19 5 IPSWICH 10 0 5 5 11 22 5 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS LEEDS 10 8 2 0 18 5 26 CHARLTON 10 7 2 1 20 10 23 BRISTOLR 10 7 1 2 17 9 22 COLCHESTER 10 5 3 2 20 9 18 MKDONS 10 5 2 3 11 9 17 HUDDERSFIELD 10 4 3 3 19 13 15 OLDHAM 10 4 3 3 10 11 15 SWINDON 10 3 6 1 10 12 15 NORWICH 10 3 4 3 18 17 13 BRENTFORD 10 3 4 3 10 12 13 WALSALL 10 3 4 3 10 13 13 HARTLEPOOL 10 3 3 4 11 11 12 GILLINGHAM 9 3 2 4 15 12 11 SOUTHEND 10 2 5 3 13 12 11 MILLWALL 10 2 5 3 7 8 11 STOCKPORT 10 2 5 3 12 14 11 YEOVIL 10 2 4 4 12 13 10 CARLISLE 10 2 4 4 10 13 10 EXETER 10 2 4 4 10 14 10 BRIGHTON 9 2 3 4 10 17 9 LORIENT 10 2 3 5 12 20 9 TRANMERE 10 2 1 7 9 21 7 WYCOMBE 10 1 3 6 9 16 6 SOUTHAMPTON 10 1 6 3 10 12 -1 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS BOURNEMOUTH 10 8 0 2 15 6 24 ROCHDALE 10 6 2 2 19 10 20 DAG&RED 10 6 2 2 20 12 20 ROTHERHAM 10 6 2 2 16 9 20 SHREWSBURY 10 6 2 2 19 13 20 NOTTSCO 10 6 1 3 26 9 19 ALDERSHOT 10 5 3 2 18 11 18 BARNET 10 5 3 2 14 10 18 BRADFORD 10 4 4 2 15 15 16 BURY 10 5 0 5 10 13 15 CHESTERFIELD 10 4 2 4 14 16 14 CHELTENHAM 10 3 4 3 14 16 13 ACCRINGTON 10 4 1 5 14 18 13 BURTON 10 3 3 4 14 14 12 CREWE 10 4 0 6 15 16 12 PORTVALE 10 2 5 3 12 12 11 NORTHAMPTON 10 3 1 6 14 18 10 HEREFORD 10 2 4 4 13 17 10 MORECAMBE 10 1 7 2 13 17 10 MACCLESFIELD 10 2 4 4 11 18 10 GRIMSBY 10 3 1 6 10 18 10 LINCOLNCITY 10 3 0 7 7 16 9 TORQUAY 10 2 1 7 11 17 7 DARLINGTON 10 0 2 8 4 17 2 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... REDSTER (L&B 01/10) how can Man U be less of a team when most play was channelled through Ronaldo? As for lucky, Wolf had one chance and scored. United should have been 3-0 by half-time. Jord RE RANGERS(L&B 01/10) watch out you London Prem boys, QPR are on their way back. Del RE ADEBAYOR (L&B 01/10) what a surprise. Totally toothless FA leave it for a few weeks, then give Adebayor a slap over the wrist. Now theyll probably cite Tevez for not celebrating properly! Skinner MACCA (L&B 01/10) as a Hull fan based in London, I was interested to read of the players outing to the Humber Bridge. Less pleased to hear no-one jumped. TigerFeet 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 Keeper crisis still bugging relieved Roy FULHAM ....1 BASLE ........0 Europa League, Group E ROYHODGSONadmitsFulhammay be forced to play a second successive Europa league match without a substitute goalkeeper. The Cottagers completed last nights victory over Basle without cover on the bench for Mark Schwarzer because of injuries. David Stockdale is out with a knee problem while their two 18-year-old keepers are also having treatment. UEFA rejected their approach to registerPascalZuberbuhlerascover against Basle and Hodgson admitted they may face Roma in three weeks time without the former Swiss inter- national once again. We dispute UEFAs decision. We think the game would be denigrated if an outfield player was in goal because your keeper became injured, he said. I dont understand this decision. We protested and appealed but they stuck firm by their decision. With any luck Stockdale will be fit for the next game against Roma but theres no guarantee. We could be in the same situation again. Danny Murphys 57th-minute strike nudged the Cottagers to the top of Group E but Fulham return to Premiership action against West Ham on Sunday struggling to stay out of the relegation zone. BY NEAL COLLINS Europa vision: Danny Murphy celebrates after scoring the only goal last night EUROPA CUP: GROUP E P W D L F A PTS FULHAM 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 BASLE 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 ROMA 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 CSKA SOFIA 2 0 1 1 1 3 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.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html