London Lite Tuesday, 20 October 2009 29 ARSENAL P8 W6 D0 L2 Pts18 GAEL CLICHY has shaken off an ankle injury and will play against AZ Alkmaar in Holland tonight, with Kieran Gibbs dropping to the bench. Theo Walcott (knee) is out. NEXT GAME:TonAZAlkmaar(CLGRP,a) CHELSEA P9 W7 D0 L2 Pts21 MICHAEL BALLACK will have his ankle assessed today but is rated as a doubt for tomorrows Champions league game with Atletico Madrid. NEXT GAME: Tom A Madrid (CL GRP, h) FULHAM P8 W3 D1 L4 Pts10 CHRIS SMALLING is desperate for a role against Roma on Thursday. The 19-year-old has been used already in Europe this season and said: I always want to play against top players. NEXT GAME: Thurs Roma (EL GRP (h) TOTTENHAM P9 W6 D1 L2 Pts19 PORTSMOUTH are hoping to use their links with Spurs to sign Giovani Dos Santos on loan. The Mexico international is close to a return after his ankle injury. NEXT GAME:SatStoke (h) WEST HAM P8 W1 D2 L5 Pts5 GIANFRANCO ZOLA insists it is too early to press the panic button despite West Ham languishing second bottom following their defeat at Stoke. Last season was much worse than this and we came through it, said the manager. NEXT GAME: Sun Arsenal (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE P11 W4 D4 L3 Pts16 VICTOR MOSES is unlikely to play against Leicester tonight after limping off with a thigh injury against Cardiff at the weekend. Freddie Sears should start. NEXT GAME:TonLeicester(a) QPR P11 W4 D5 L2 Pts17 JIM MAGILTON is unlikely to make changes to the side to face Reading tonight, despite the return of Ben Watson from his ban. The midfielder missed the 4-0 win over Preston. NEXT GAME: Ton Reading (h) READING P12 W2 D4 L6 Pts10 RYAN BERTRAND is a doubt for the clash with QPR tonight after he took a blow to the head in the defeat to West Brom. The former Chelsea defender was substituted in the 41st minute. NEXT GAME: Ton QPR (a) WATFORD P12 W4 D5 L3 Pts17 DANNY GRAHAM says victory over Middlesbrough will mean nothing if the Hornets are beaten at struggling Ipswich tonight. He said: We have got to take the momentum into Tuesday. NEXT GAME: Ton Ipswich (a) LEAGUE ONE BRENTFORD P13 W3 D5 L5 Pts14 BEN STREVENS will get another run out for the reserves today against Brighton as he builds match fitness. Manager Andy Scott said: Hopefully in a couple of weeks he will be in the first team. NEXT GAME:SatStockport(h) CHARLTON P13 W8 D4 L1 Pts28 PHIL PARKINSON plans to boost his squad to help Addicks push for promotion when the transfer window reopens. The manager said: If we can be in or around the top area by January then you never know, but we might be able to bring some [players] in. NEXT GAME: Sat Gillingham (a) GILLINGHAM P13 W4 D2 L7 Pts14 SCOTT VERNON could be out for the entire four weeks of his loan deal from Colchester after picking up an ankle injury on his debut against MK Dons. NEXT GAME: Sat Charlton (h) LEYTON ORIENT P13 W4 D3 L6 Pts15 CHARLIE DANIELS is already looking forward to next weekends test against Huddersfield. He said: Theyre a big club and theyve spent money. Theyll be up for it and well be up for it. NEXT GAME: Sat Huddersfield (a) MILLWALL P13 W4 D6 L3 Pts18 THE CLUB yesterday lodged their appeals against the FA charges for failing to control their fans during the Carling Cup clash with West Ham in August. NEXT GAME:SatLeeds(h) SOUTHEND P13 W4 D5 L4 Pts17 GEORGE FRIEND wants to stay on loan at Roots Hall from Wolves. Boss Steve Tilson said: We are looking to extend the deal. NEXT GAME: Sat Carlisle (a) WYCOMBE P13 W1 D4 L8 Pts7 JON-PAUL PITTMAN believes Matty Bloomfields return from injury is a major boost. He said: Its great to have him back with us. NEXT GAME:SatExeter(a) LEAGUE TWO BARNET P13 W6 D3 L4 Pts21 JOE DEVERA missed the weekend defeat at Burton due to a hamstring injury but has an outside chance of facing Darlington. NEXT GAME: Sat Darlington (h) DAG & RED P13 W8 D3 L2 Pts27 DANNY SPILLER is facing an extended spell out after the midfielders hamstring problem turned out to be worse than first feared. He will be out for a few weeks yet, said manager John Still. NEXT GAME:SatMacclesfield(a) Fixtures are subject to change TONIGHTS FIXTURES(7.45pmKOunlessstated) UEFACHAMPIONSLEAGUEGroupEDebrecenv Fiorentina(SSi),LiverpoolvLyon(SS2)GroupFBarcelona vRubinKazan(SSi),InterMilanvDynamoKiev(SSi) GroupGRangersvUnireaUrziceni(SS3),VfBStuttgartv Sevilla(SkySportsInt)GroupHAZvARSENAL(SSXtra), OlympiacosvStandardLiege(SSi). CHAMPIONSHIPBlackpoolvSheffUtd,BristolCityv Plymouth,CardiffvCoventry,DoncastervPeterborough, IpswichvWATFORD,LeicestervCRYSTALPALACE, MiddlesbroughvDerby(8.00),NottmForestvBarnsley, QPRvREADING(8.00),ScunthorpevNewcastle,Sheff WedvPreston,WestBromvSwansea. LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday PREMIER LEAGUE P W D L F A PTS MANUTD 9 7 1 1 21 9 22 CHELSEA 9 7 0 2 19 8 21 TOTTENHAM 9 6 1 2 21 13 19 ARSENAL 8 6 0 2 27 11 18 MANCITY 8 5 2 1 16 9 17 ASTONVILLA 8 5 1 2 12 7 16 SUNDERLAND 9 5 1 3 17 13 16 LIVERPOOL 9 5 0 4 22 13 15 STOKE 9 3 3 3 8 11 12 BURNLEY 9 4 0 5 9 19 12 EVERTON 8 3 2 3 10 12 11 FULHAM 8 3 1 4 8 10 10 BLACKBURN 8 3 1 4 11 17 10 WIGAN 9 3 1 5 9 16 10 BOLTON 8 2 2 4 11 13 8 WOLVES 9 2 2 5 8 15 8 BIRMINGHAM 9 2 1 6 6 11 7 HULL 9 2 1 6 8 22 7 WESTHAM 8 1 2 5 9 13 5 PORTSMOUTH 9 1 0 8 5 15 3 CHAMPIONSHIP P W D L F A PTS WESTBROM 12 7 3 2 24 12 24 NEWCASTLE 12 7 3 2 18 6 24 CARDIFF 12 6 2 4 24 12 20 MIDDLESBRO 12 6 2 4 18 13 20 BLACKPOOL 12 5 4 3 16 13 19 PRESTON 12 5 4 3 18 16 19 NOTTMFOREST 12 5 4 3 14 12 19 LEICESTER 12 4 6 2 13 11 18 BRISTOLCITY 12 4 6 2 11 10 18 QPR 11 4 5 2 17 10 17 SHEFFUTD 12 4 5 3 20 18 17 WATFORD 12 4 5 3 17 19 17 SHEFFWED 12 4 4 4 19 16 16 CRYSTALPAL 11 4 4 3 12 12 16 COVENTRY 12 4 4 4 16 18 16 SWANSEA 12 3 6 3 8 10 15 DERBY 12 4 2 6 15 19 14 SCUNTHORPE 12 4 2 6 17 22 14 BARNSLEY 12 4 2 6 14 21 14 DONCASTER 12 1 8 3 11 14 11 READING 12 2 4 6 10 18 10 PETERBOROUGH 12 1 5 6 13 20 8 PLYMOUTH 12 2 2 8 11 22 8 IPSWICH 12 0 6 6 13 25 6 LEAGUE ONE P W D L F A PTS LEEDS 12 9 3 0 20 6 30 CHARLTON 13 8 4 1 22 11 28 MKDONS 13 8 2 3 15 9 26 COLCHESTER 13 7 4 2 23 10 25 BRISTOLROVERS 12 7 1 4 19 16 22 NORWICH 13 5 4 4 25 20 19 SWINDON 13 4 7 2 14 17 19 HUDDERSFIELD 13 5 3 5 24 16 18 MILLWALL 13 4 6 3 17 9 18 SOUTHEND 13 4 5 4 18 16 17 WALSALL 13 4 5 4 15 16 17 OLDHAM 13 4 5 4 11 14 17 HARTLEPOOL 13 4 4 5 14 14 16 YEOVIL 13 3 6 4 17 16 15 LEYTONORIENT 13 4 3 6 15 22 15 GILLINGHAM 13 4 2 7 19 22 14 BRENTFORD 13 3 5 5 13 17 14 STOCKPORT 13 3 5 5 13 20 14 BRIGHTON 13 3 4 6 15 22 13 EXETER 13 3 4 6 13 22 13 CARLISLE 13 2 5 6 13 19 11 TRANMERE 13 3 1 9 11 28 10 SOUTHAMPTON 13 4 6 3 20 15 8 WYCOMBE 13 1 4 8 12 21 7 LEAGUE TWO P W D L F A PTS BOURNEMOUTH 13 9 1 3 17 8 28 DAG&RED 13 8 3 2 25 14 27 ROCHDALE 13 8 2 3 23 12 26 ROTHERHAM 13 7 4 2 20 12 25 NOTTSCOUNTY 13 6 4 3 29 12 22 ALDERSHOT 13 6 3 4 24 16 21 SHREWSBURY 13 6 3 4 21 17 21 BURTONALBION 13 6 3 4 19 15 21 BARNET 13 6 3 4 18 14 21 CHESTERFIELD 13 6 2 5 17 18 20 BURY 13 6 2 5 16 18 20 PORTVALE 13 4 6 3 15 13 18 BRADFORD 13 4 5 4 20 22 17 ACCSTANLEY 13 5 1 7 18 20 16 MACCLESFIELD 13 4 4 5 14 20 16 CREWE 13 5 0 8 21 23 15 NORTHAMPTON 13 4 3 6 19 22 15 HEREFORD 13 3 6 4 16 19 15 LINCOLNCITY 13 5 0 8 9 17 15 CHELTENHAM 13 3 5 5 16 23 14 MORECAMBE 13 1 9 3 17 24 12 TORQUAY 13 2 4 7 16 22 10 GRIMSBY 13 3 1 9 11 25 10 DARLINGTON 13 1 2 10 6 21 5 Southampton deducted 10pts for administration LITESPORT LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... MACCA (L&B 19/10) as a Red, I wasnt laughing on Saturday, but your text gave me a good chuckle. Gotta laugh eh! Liverbird, E2 STEWBALL (L&B 19/10) who cares if the Scouse nipper got back to Merseyside...I wanna know if he got his ball back! . Chuck SCOUSERS (L&B 19/10) was it a bird, was it a plane? No, it was a beachball and your centre backs dumb and dumber! French Connection, NW1 BEACHBALL (L&B 19/10) did anyone notice the seven mins of added time given to Liverpool on Saturday? Guess its only news when it involves the champions. Jimbo SPURSALWAYS (L&B 19/10) the same Bent that was top scorer for you early season when he got a chance? James, SE10 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 Kamarafocuses on top Totti at Craven CottageROMAdonthavemanyhappy memories from their recent trips to London and Fulham striker Diomansy Kamara hopes to inflict more capital punishment. Roy Hodgsons troops enter- tain the Serie A side on Thurs- day in what is arguably the most glamorous game in the clubs recent history. Fulham will face the Italian giants,wholostatArsenaland Chelsea last season, from the comfortof 12thinthePremier League following last nights 2-0 breeze against hapless Hull. Senegal striker Kamara opened his account for the season against the relegation- hauntedTigersandhopeshell prove a lucky omen against FrancescoTottiandco,having scored against Roma during his time with Modena. Itsabiggameaswearefirst in the group and we have not lost in the group stages, he said. I know Roma as I played against them when I was with Modena in Italy. I scored against them as well. I scored against Roma both in the Olympic Stadium in Rome and when Modena were at home. It is a good omen. PlusRoma,BaselandCSKA Sofia have all lost in the group so far. Maybe if we win this gameitwillhelpusgothrough to the next round of the com- petition. Thats important. With10pointsyouwillfinish first or second, so its impor- tant we dont lose against them. Former Fulham favourite Jimmy Bullard made his return to first team action for Hull last night after nine months out with a knee injury. He was given a mixed recep- tionbyhisformerfansbutHull boss Phil Brown believes he canbethesparkthatigniteshis clubs season. Its very important for us to get Jimmy in the team, thats the reason we bought him, said Brown. When he plays, Jimmy has the responsibility of gettingontheballandmak- ing us tick. 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