Sporting Preview RSS news feed Sporting Preview News RSS Feed en Arsenal v Manchester United: Starting Line-Ups Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Ramsey, Arteta, Wilshere, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Welbeck, Sanchez Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:31:30 GMT Audio: Arsenal Star Says Welbeck Has Nothing To Prove Against Manchester United Arsenal forward Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told talkSPORT that fellow Gunner and England striker Danny Welbeck has nothing to prove when he faces his old side Manchester United this evening. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:26:24 GMT Newcastle United v QPR: Starting Line-Ups Newcastle United: Krul, Janmaat, Williamson, Dummett, Haidara, R.Taylor, Sissoko, Colback, Cabella, Perez, Ameobi Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:25:53 GMT Everton v West Ham United: Starting Line-Ups Everton: Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Hibbert, McCarthy, Osman, Barkley, Mirallas, Naismith, Lukaku Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:23:30 GMT Leicester City v Sunderland: Starting Line-Ups Leicester boss Nigel Pearson makes two changes, with Riyad Mahrez and Paul Konchesky in for Andy King and Danny Drinkwater. Captain Wes Morgan starts despite missing international duty with Jamacia because of injury. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:21:44 GMT Stoke City v Burnley: Starting Line-Ups Stoke City boss Mark Hughes will be hoping Bojan can continue his good form after his first goal for the club in the 2-1 win at Spurs last time out. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:17:33 GMT Manchester City v Swansea City: Starting Line-Ups Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Fernandinho, Toure, Nasri, Jovetic, Aguero Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:15:02 GMT Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion: Starting Line-Ups Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa Sat, 22 Nov 2014 15:14:31 GMT Liverpool Star Should Shun Italian Move Liverpool are quite keen to keep Glen Johnson, but the right-back's head has been turned in the direction of Serie A. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:57:45 GMT Michael Owen's Weekend Premier League Picks Featuring Liverpool And Manchester United The Premier League returns and it is little wonder that my pre-season fancies Chelsea are now only 1-5 chances for the title. That may seem a very skinny price considering we have only played 11 of the 38 games, but who is going to catch them? Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:48:53 GMT Chelsea v West Brom: The Three Best Bets They've been an unstoppable juggernaut this season and that only looks like continuing at Stamford Bridge this weekend. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:11:23 GMT Leeds And Middlesbrough Feature In Ladbrokes' Championship Accumulator Despite the international week proving more exciting than many had anticipated - in England's case at least - we're more than happy to see domestic football back in action this week. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:06:57 GMT Audio: Strootman Has Shaken Hands On Manchester United Move According to Dutch journalist Hugo Borst, Dutch star Kevin Strootman has "shaken hands" on a move to Manchester United. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:05:44 GMT Arsenal v Manchester United: Interesting OPTA Stats Once the biggest fixture in the Premier League, both Arsenal and Manchester United now find themselves struggling to recapture past glories. Opta takes a look into the history books. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:57:04 GMT Stoke City v Burnley: Interesting OPTA Stats Stoke will be looking to claim maximum points when they host rock bottom Burnley. Opta provides the statistics. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:56:39 GMT Newcastle United v QPR: Interesting OPTA Stats Will in-form Newcastle continue their winning run against improving QPR? Opta has the answers. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:56:07 GMT Manchester City v Swansea City: Interesting OPTA Stats With only one win from their last six games, can Manchester City get three points against Swansea. Opta gives their verdict? Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:55:34 GMT Leicester City v Sunderland: Interesting OPTA Stats Is it too early to call Leicester's match with Sunderland a relegation six-pointer? Opta have the vital statistics for what could prove a vital match. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:54:55 GMT Everton v West Ham United: Interesting OPTA Stats West Ham currently occupy the top four spot that Everton covert. Opta crunches the numbers. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:54:30 GMT Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion: Interesting OPTA Stats Premier League leaders Chelsea will be looking to get the show back on the road with three more points when they face West Brom. Opta rates this chances. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:53:52 GMT Three Goalkeepers Who Could Replace David De Gea At Manchester United Manchester United stopper David de Gea insists that Victor Valdes has not been brought to Old Trafford as his successor. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:46:27 GMT Can Tottenham Or Liverpool Turn It Around? Following bleak autumns where both Liverpool and Tottenham find themselves in the wrong half of the Premier League table after the internationals, can either of these so-called giants rescue their faltering seasons? Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:40:54 GMT Five Things We Can't Wait To See In The Premier League This Weekend Featuring Manchester United And Everton After a week of Euro 2016 qualifying madness and friendly fun the Premier League returns with a belter of a match between Arsenal and Manchester United as well as several other tasty encounters. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:34:07 GMT Aston Villa v Southampton: Team News Aston Villa defender Philippe Senderos will miss Monday night's Premier League clash with Southampton as he is out for a month with a calf injury he suffered on international duty with Switzerland. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:06:01 GMT Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur: Team News Hull should have Allan McGregor, Michael Dawson and Nikica Jelavic all recovered from injury and back for Sunday's Premier Leaghue clash with Tottenham. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:03:52 GMT Crystal Palace v Liverpool: Team News Crystal Palace have captain Mile Jedinak back for Sunday's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Selhurst Park after the Australia international missed the 1-0 defeat at Manchester United through suspension. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:03:27 GMT Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough: Team News New Wigan manager Malky Mackay takes charge of The Latics for the first time against Middlesbrough at the DW Stadium on Saturday afternoon after his controversial appointment. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:03:00 GMT Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United: Team News Blackburn still have Jason Lowe, Tommy Spurr and Josh King all out injured ahead of the visit of Leeds to Ewood Park in the Championship on Saturday. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:02:31 GMT Arsenal v Manchester United: Team News Arsenal forward Theo Walcott is a major doubt for Saturday evening's Premier League clash with Manchester United. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:02:04 GMT Stoke City v Burnley: Team News Stoke manager Mark Hughes is hopeful that Glenn Whelan, Erik Pieters and Phil Bardsley will all be fit for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash with Burnley. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:00:31 GMT Newcastle United v QPR: Team News Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has several key players out injured for Saturday's Premier League clash with QPR at St James' Park. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:56:32 GMT Manchester City v Swansea City: Team News Manchester City have captain Vincent Kompany available for Saturday's Premier League clash with Swansea at the Etihad Stadium. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:54:12 GMT Leicester City v Sunderland: Team News Leicester City have defenders Liam Moore and Wes Morgan both fit for Saturday's Premier League clash with Sunderland despite both players pulling out of international duty. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:53:35 GMT Everton v West Ham United: Team News Everton have ten players on the injured list for Saturday's Premier League clash with West Ham with most unlikely to feature. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:53:07 GMT Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion: Team News Chelsea have Diego Costa fit for Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash with West Brom at Stamford Bridge. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:52:42 GMT Wigan Athletic v Middlesbrough: Big Match Stats And Facts Wigan have failed to score in four of their last five matches against Middlesbrough, netting twice in the other. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:35:18 GMT Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United: Big Match Stats And Facts Blackburn have won their last two against Leeds United, they've never won three in a row. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:34:57 GMT Arsenal v Manchester United: Big Match Stats And Facts Arsenal have dropped more points than any other team from winning positions in this season's Barclays Premier League (9). They dropped only nine points from leading positions in the whole of 2013-14. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:34:37 GMT Stoke City v Burnley: Big Match Stats And Facts There have been just 11 goals scored in the last nine league games between Stoke and Burnley, though four of those have come in the last two meetings which were in the Barclays Premier League in 2009/10. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:34:15 GMT Newcastle United v QPR: Big Match Stats And Facts Ayoze Perez has scored three goals in the Barclays Premier League this season, and each was a winning goal in Newcastle's last three matches. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:33:52 GMT Manchester City v Swansea City: Big Match Stats And Facts Sergio Aguero has scored 12 goals in 11 Barclays Premier League games this season and just nine of those appearances were starts. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:33:29 GMT Leicester City v Sunderland: Big Match Stats And Facts Leicester City have won none of their last six Barclays Premier League matches (W0 D1 L5), failing to score in five of those games. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:33:04 GMT Everton v West Ham United: Big Match Stats And Facts Everton are unbeaten in their last 12 Barclays Premier League games against West Ham United (W8 D4 L0). Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:32:41 GMT Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion: Big Match Stats And Facts Didier Drogba has scored eight goals in nine Barclays Premier League games against West Brom. This is his joint highest tally against any club along with Arsenal. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:32:19 GMT Newcastle Interested In Arsenal Destroyer Newcastle United's search for another new striker could see the club turn to current Anderlecht hotshot Aleksander Mitrovic this January, with the Serbian likely to be available for around £10m according to reports. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:53:57 GMT Audio: Evans Says Shankly And Clough Would Struggle With The Issues At Liverpool According to The Times' football editor Tony Evans, legendary Liverpool boss Bill Shankly would have struggled with the issues currently dogging Brendan Rodgers at Anfield. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:44:37 GMT Chelsea Identify 'New John Terry' While the papers were dominated by Jose Mourinho's "go and get Reus" call to the Chelsea board, the Blues are reportedly preparing a move for a player a little closer to home. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:03:18 GMT Tottenham Want Prolific Croatian To Revitalise Their Strike Force Between Emmanuel Adebayor, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado, Tottenham's bumbling strike force have made a combined 22 appearances in the Premier League and have contributed just three goals. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:55:40 GMT Audio: David Moyes Says Manchester United Should Not Have Sold Danny Welbeck To Arsenal Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has claimed he would not have let Danny Welbeck leave Old Trafford and has backed the England striker to continue the excellent start he has made to his Arsenal career. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:43:36 GMT Liverpool Considering £5m Option To Solve Their Striking Crisis There are many ways in which the well-known striking crisis at Liverpool can supposedly be solved. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:12:31 GMT Redknapp's Latest Bargain Bin Target Should Worry QPR Fans Harry Redknapp may be about to dip his hand back into the bargain bin of footballers labelled "out-of-contract" in a bid to solve Queen Park Rangers' defensive woes and the results could be far from good news for fans of the Rs. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:37:04 GMT Tottenham Should Sell Unhappy Vertonghen To Manchester United Much in the same way ticket touts prey on punters desperate to see the big game, Tottenham can use Manchester United's frantic search for a new defender to their distinct financial advantage. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:32:34 GMT Manchester United Leading Tottenham In Memphis Depay Race Defenders may be high on the list of priorities at Old Trafford but reports suggest Louis van Gaal is on the cusp of adding another talented midfielder to his squad. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:19:09 GMT Arsenal May Pursue Destro To Help Sanchez The chances of Arsenal recruiting further goal-scoring talent to support the efforts of Alexis Sanchez have received a boost, following Roma striker Mattia Destro's latest hints. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:10:05 GMT Tottenham Should Snap Up PSG Playmaker The shape of Tottenham's Premier League campaign is starting to resemble that of a certain fruit, but if the London club are to turn things around, then signing Paris St-Germain's disgruntled midfielder could be the catalyst. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:05:24 GMT Newcastle Could Be On For Post-Christmas Carroll The 25-year-old is only just returning to action for West Ham, after tearing ankle ligaments during a pre-season tour of New Zealand a few months back. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:51:58 GMT Liverpool Could Ditch Balotelli For Real Madrid Striker The time for Brendan Rodgers to decide whether to cut his considerable losses on Mario Balotelli or stick with the misfiring Italian for the sure-to-be bumpy ride is fast approaching. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:45:40 GMT Scotland A Massive Price To Beat England At Celtic Park Luke Moore previews England's trip to Celtic Park to face Scotland and thinks the home side have what it takes to win, at an enormously attractive price... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:39:00 GMT Tottenham And Pochettino Heading For Divorce Tottenham's run of four home Premier League defeats in five isn't all Mauricio Pochettino's fault, but he is the most likely victim... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:58:15 GMT Tough Times Ahead For Manchester United After International Break Just when a little of the Manchester United gloom seemed to be lifting, the international break has brought more injury problems. Ralph Ellis sees more tough times ahead for Louis van Gaal... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:57:48 GMT Southampton Confident Of Beating Manchester United In Race For Indi Louis van Gaal and Ronald Koeman are set to go head-to-head in the transfer market as Manchester United and Southampton bid to sign Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:35:36 GMT Crystal Palace Turn Toward AC Milan Striker Goal-shy Crystal Palace are looking to boost their striking options during the January transfer window with a swoop on AC Milan. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:31:07 GMT In-Form Tottenham Star Could Be Next In Line For Full England Debut If the England U21s are a mirror image of the senior side, then you can expect the five-game winning streak Roy Hodgson's side have been enjoying of late to end against Scotland. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:21:23 GMT Scotland v England: English Class Could Silence Tartan Army Though classed as an international friendly, there is no such thing when it comes to matches between Scotland and England. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:16:01 GMT Three Players Manchester City Should Sign In January Already eight points off Premier League leaders Chelsea and with the season not even at the mid-point yet, Manchester City can be backed at a distant 5/1 to retain their title, but if the Citizens are to turn around their form this term then January additions may be required. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:55:27 GMT What Arsenal Need To Do To Save Their Season The annual "Arsene Wenger is under pressure" story is rearing its ugly head once again in north London after poor performances in both the Champions League and the Premier League. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:54:58 GMT Scotland v England: Three Reasons For The Surge Under Strachan The difference between Scotland in Euro 2016 qualifying and in their two prior campaigns is drastic; let's identify why... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:41:26 GMT Audio: David Seaman Says Arsenal Should Not Move For Chelsea Keeper Former Arsenal and England keeper David Seaman has told talkSPORT that Arsene Wenger should not launch a bid for Chelsea keeper Petr Cech. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:29:51 GMT Scotland v England: Arsenal Striker Should Be Backed To Score After a winless June, when England scored just four goals in their six games both preparing for and at the World Cup, Roy Hodgson has repaid the Three Lions fan base with a 100 per cent record since, stringing five triumphs together and scoring 12 times. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:10:01 GMT Liverpool v Chelsea: Starting Line-Ups Mario Balotelli starts up front for Liverpool and Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling are restored to the starting line-up. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 12:46:21 GMT Michael Owen's Weekend Premier League Picks Featuring Manchester United And Southampton Southampton continue to silence the pre-season doubters and, if their rivals at the top of the table reproduce their European form domestically, they could well find themselves in the Champions League next season! Sat, 08 Nov 2014 12:28:19 GMT Audio: Former Liverpool Striker Says Lambert Should Start Against Chelsea, Not Balotelli Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey has called on Reds' manager Brendan Rodgers to give Rickie Lambert a chance in Saturday's Premier League clash with Chelsea. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 12:27:29 GMT Five Things We Can't Wait To See This Premier League Weekend Including Liverpool and Manchester United The weekend's Premier League action promises to throw up plenty in the way of talking points as Jose Mourinho visits his old friends at Anfield and Louis van Gaal looks to help Manchester United get over their derby defeat with a home win over Crystal Palace. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 12:15:23 GMT QPR v Manchester City: Interesting OPTA Stats Manchester City find themselves in a run of poor form. Will the visit to QPR turn out to be a turning or breaking point? Opta reveals all. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:59:13 GMT West Ham United v Aston Villa: Interesting OPTA Stats It's a battle of the claret and the blues between two sides in contrasting form, as West Ham host Aston Villa. Opta have all the stats. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:58:49 GMT Southampton v Leicester City: Interesting OPTA Stats Southampton will be looking to extend their surprising run when they face a Leicester side in the relegation zone. Opta rates their chances. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:58:25 GMT Manchester United v Crystal Palace: Interesting OPTA Stats Can Manchester United get back to winning ways when they face struggling Crystal Palace? Opta gives their verdict. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:57:55 GMT Burnley v Hull City: Interesting OPTA Stats The Premier League's bottom side Burnley host a Hull team struggling for win. Opta are on hand with the vital statistics. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:57:21 GMT Liverpool v Chelsea: Interesting OPTA Stats Last season it was Chelsea who knocked Liverpool's title challenge off course with victory at Anfield. Opta reveals whether history will repeat itself, or if revenge is in the air. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:57:00 GMT Late Lapses Among Reasons Why Liverpool Can Beat Chelsea Liverpool and Chelsea collide at Anfield for Saturday's televised lunchtime kick-off from the Premier League and after a spirited performance at Real Madrid, the Reds will harbour hopes of revenge for last season's title-throwing disaster. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:49:10 GMT Middlesbrough And Blackburn Feature In Top Weekend Championship Picks There are two very exciting matches in the Championship on Saturday with four of the top five in the table playing each other, and our man Mike Norman has previewed both games in his weekly look at the action in England's second tier... Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:32:29 GMT QPR v Manchester City: Austin A Good Bet To Score After a diabolical defeat to CSKA Moscow at the Etihad in midweek, even the most belligerent of Sky Blues fans will be a little hesitant about backing the Premier League champions this weekend, despite the fact they are in action against what is, on paper, the division's second worst team. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:31:25 GMT West Ham v Aston Villa: Villain's Losing Run To Continue As they approached the final 10 minutes of their tie against Tottenham, Aston Villa fans must have been thinking they were in for an upturn in their fortunes, how wrong they were. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:30:59 GMT Southampton v Leicester: Foxes In For A Torrid Time Leicester are the next side tasked with trying to stop high-flying Southampton as they make the daunting trip to the south coast to face Ronald Koeman's men. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:30:34 GMT Manchester United v Crystal Palace: Rooney A Good Bet To Score Since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure from the Old Trafford dugout the records have been tumbling at Manchester United and not in a good way. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:30:12 GMT Burnley v Hull City: Visitors To Take Points In Second Half The wait for a first Premier League win of the season goes on for Burnley, as the Clarets sit languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table, and unfortunately for them, we can't see that changing this weekend. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:29:51 GMT Liverpool v Chelsea: Back Blues To Strike Early At Anfield Vanished are the days that Liverpool blew teams away within a whirlwind opening half-hour at Anfield and with Chelsea in town next a return to those trademark ways of last season look further off than ever. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:29:29 GMT Three Defenders On Arsenal Hit List Arsenal are set to step up their search for defensive reinforcements in the coming weeks with Aston Villa star Ron Vlaar, Celtic's Virgil van Dijk and Manchester United man Chris Smalling all reported to be on their hit list. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:20:52 GMT Swansea City v Arsenal: Team News Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey will miss Sunday afternoon's Premier League clash with Arsenal as he will be serving his second suspension of the season after he was red carded in the goalless draw at Everton last weekend having picked up five bookings this season. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:47:03 GMT West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United: Team News West Brom have Jonas Olsson and Silvestre Varela missing for Sunday's Premier League home clash with Newcastle United. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:46:45 GMT Tottenham Hotspur v Stoke City: Team News Tottenham will assess Aaron Lennon and Emmanuel Adebayor before Sunday afternoon's Premier League clash with Stoke City at White Hart Lane. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:46:25 GMT Sunderland v Everton: Team News Sunderland have Jack Rodwell fit and available for Sunday's Premier League clash against him former club Everton. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:46:06 GMT Middlesbrough v Bournemouth: Team News Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has no new injury or suspension problems for Saturday's top of the Championship table clash with Bournemouth. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:45:46 GMT Leeds United v Blackpool: Team News Leeds are expecting to have skipper Jason Pearce back in the starting line-up against Blackpool after he missed the midweek draw against Charlton through suspension. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:45:24 GMT QPR v Manchester City: Team News QPR could have Joey Barton and Nedum Onuoha both back to face their former club when Rangers host Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday evening at Loftus Road. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:45:04 GMT West Ham United v Aston Villa: Team News West Ham should have striker Diafra Sakho back from a shoulder injury for Saturday's Premier League clash with Aston Villa at Upton Park. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:44:41 GMT Southampton v Leicester City: Team News Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with Leicester City at St Mary's. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:44:20 GMT Manchester United v Crystal Palace: Team News Manchester United are short of centre-backs for Saturday afternoon's home Premier League clash with Crystal Palace. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:43:59 GMT Burnley v Hull City: Team News Burnley will have Steven Reid available for Saturday's Premier League clash with Hull after he recovered from a groin problem. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:43:39 GMT Liverpool v Chelsea: Team News Liverpool should have captain Steven Gerrard, fellow midfielder Jordan Henderson and forward Raheem Sterling all back in their side for the visit of league leaders Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime. Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:43:19 GMT