Wenger: Walcott not yet ready

Arsene Wenger says that Theo Walcott will not make his return to action against Sunderland this weekend as he is not yet ready 'to be kicked again'.

Liverpool v Hull

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to ring the changes for Saturday's Premier League clash with Hull City at Anfield.

West Brom v Crystal Palace

West Brom will be hoping to put more daylight between themselves and the relegation zone when they host Crystal Palace on Saturday.

West Ham v Man City

West Ham United will be looking to end their poor run of results against Manchester City when the two sides face off at Upton Park on Saturday.

Rodgers: No need for defence coach

Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool have conceded a number of "soft goals" this season but insists he doesn't need to bring in a defensive coach.

Sunderland v Arsenal

Arsenal will be hoping to kick start their Premier League campaign when they travel to the Stadium of Light to face Sunderland on Saturday.

Carrick hoping for Chelsea return

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has set his sights on making his comeback from an ankle injury against Chelsea on Sunday.

Carroll nears Hammers return

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has revealed striker Andy Carroll could feature for the Hammers in three or four weeks time.

Whelan out for six weeks

Stoke will be without the services of midfielder Glenn Whelan for up to six weeks after he suffered a broken leg while on international duty.

Rodgers: Mario matter closed

Brendan Rodgers has drawn a line through the issue of Mario Balotelli's shirt swap on Tuesday evening, stating the matter is closed.

Valdes training at Man United

United have confirmed former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes will train at Carrington as he continues to recover a serious knee injury.

Costa discharged from hospital

Chelsea striker Diego Costa reportedly received hospital treatment after returning from Spain duty with a severe stomach bug.

Black Cats land Reveillere

Sunderland have announced the signing of veteran French defender Anthony Reveillere on a deal until the end of the season.

De Gea dismisses Real rumours

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has responded to rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid by insisting he's happy where he is.

Carragher: Balotelli a panic buy

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Mario Balotelli will not be at Anfield next season and that he was a 'panic buy'.


English Barclays Premier League, Season 2013/2014

  Teams P Pts
1 Chelsea 8 22
2 Manchester City 8 17
3 Southampton 8 16
4 West Ham United 8 13
5 Liverpool 8 13
6 Manchester United 8 12
7 Arsenal 8 11
8 Swansea City 8 11
9 Tottenham Hotspur 8 11
10 Stoke City 8 11
11 Hull City 8 10
12 Aston Villa 8 10
13 Everton 8 9
14 West Bromwich Albion 8 9
15 Leicester City 8 9
16 Crystal Palace 8 8
17 Sunderland 8 8
18 Newcastle United 8 7
19 Burnley 8 4
20 Queens Park Rangers 8 4
South African ABSA Premier League
Wednesday 22nd October
Free State Stars 0 - 0 Amazulu
Bidvest Wits 0 - 2 Polokwane City
Supersport United 1 - 4 Maritzburg United
Ajax Cape Town 2 - 1 Platinum Stars
University Of Pretoria 1 - 2 Bloemfontein Celtic

Barclays Premier League
Monday 20th October
West Bromwich Albion 2 - 2 Manchester United
Sunday 19th October
Stoke City 2 - 1 Swansea City
Queens Park Rangers 2 - 3 Liverpool
Saturday 18th October
Southampton 8 - 0 Sunderland
Newcastle United 1 - 0 Leicester City
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