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Rafael Da Silva came off early on Saturday at Craven Cottage with an ankle injury and will miss United's mid-week trip to Spain as a result.

Manchester United flew to Spain for their Champions League match with Real Sociedad minus injured players Danny Welbeck, Jonny Evans, Michael Carrick, and Rafael. Carrick and Welbeck were both absent for the Fulham match but both Rafael and Evans were both taken off injured during the match. While neither player will feature for United in mid-week, it isn't clear whether they will be fit in time for Sunday's showdown with Arsenal at Old Trafford. Stay tuned for more news later in the week.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Liverpool are in a great position to head to the Champions League final after piling on the goals in a 5-2 win over Roma, but the mood was dampened when Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain was stretchered off with a knee injury.

The event occurred in the 15th minute when the Liverpool midfielder challenged Aleksandar Kolarov for the ball and came away with the worst of it. Following the match, Jurgen Klopp said "It's probably a really bad injury" and "If you can say that already before the scan then it's never good news." If one is to speculate ligament damage that requires surgery and rehab, Oxlade-Chamberlain could be out until well into next season. His hopes of inclusion in the World Cup are all but dashed unless the scan results are much better than expected. Even in a best case scenario, it would be tough to imagine him returning for another league game this season, so he can be dropped in fantasy draft formats.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 25 - 3:32 AM

Troy Deeney could miss the remaining games after sustaining a foot / ankle injury during the goalless draw with Crystal Palace.

There has been no official update, but the Watford captain was seen leaving Vicarage Road on Saturday with his right foot in a protective boot. This lightweight removable cast allows partial weight-bearing and helps prevent further damage - it is often applied as a precautionary measure until a player can be fully assessed. The boot can be used for a number of different injuries ranging from a sprained ankle to a metatarsal fracture. Deeney has endured a difficult season, missing the first six weeks of the campaign following groin surgery, while suspension saw the club talisman sidelined for a total of seven matches. Stefano Okaka made his first league start since December last weekend, and if manager Javi Gracia decides to stick with a 4-4-2 for the trip to Tottenham on Monday, then club-record signing Andre Gray is likely to be named as his strike partner.
Apr 25 - 5:34 AM

Javi Gracia remains hopeful that Roberto Pereyra can still play a part in the season run-in despite limping off with an apparent groin injury on Saturday.

The Watford winger was replaced by Richarlison after 55 minutes and the out-of-form Brazilian, who has been linked with a move away from the club, made a positive impact from the bench. He could have won the game against fellow strugglers Crystal Palace were it not for a good low down save by Wayne Hennessey late on. The club are expected to provide an update on the status of Pereyra as part of their weekly pre-match media briefing, although manager Gracia was "confident he will be available". Last Saturdays draw put Watford on 38-points and barring a comeback of Lazarus proportions by Stoke and Southampton, then the Hornets are safe and there would be no need to risk players unnecessarily. Sebastian Prodl [illness] is expected to return this weekend while Younes Kaboul has been training fully although he lacks conditioning.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 25 - 6:02 AM

Everton eked out a narrow 1-0 win over Newcastle on Monday but the three-points came at a cost after Morgan Schneiderlin was forced off early in the second half.

The Toffees midfielder sustained a thigh injury in an accidental collision with United winger Matt Ritchie during the build-up to what proved to be the watch winner by Theo Walcott on 51 minutes. However, Schneiderlin was quick to allay growing concerns of a lengthy lay-off when he posted an update via Twitter: ‘Good to get the three points tonight. Disappointed to have to come off but I couldn’t run off a bad dead leg from the first half. Nothing too serious so I should be back for Saturday!’ And manager Sam Allardyce is hoping Schneiderlin will recover in time to face Huddersfield Town after admitting Everton lost some of their "rhythm and fluency" in the middle of the park when he came off. "He had a massive influence for us today. That loss caused us to lose some of our fluency and possession in midfield."
Apr 24 - 4:20 PM

Arsène Wenger is sweating on the fitness of Jack Wilshere after Mohamed Elneny was ruled out for at least three weeks.

The Egypt international rolled his ankle during Sundays 4-1 over West Ham and he will miss the Europa League tie against Atlético Madrid. Wilshere hasn't played since picking an ankle injury in Moscow 10 days ago, but is poised for a return in the semi-final first-leg: "Jack had a training session today [Sunday] and he looked positive, so he has a good chance to be available for Thursday." Wenger will check on several members of his squad ahead of the contest, but two players who will definitely miss out are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [cup-tied] and Henrikh Mkhitaryan who has failed to recover from a knee ligament injury. Petr Cech [hip] and Sead Kolasinac [ankle] will be assessed while serial sneezer, Mesut Ozil, who missed Sunday due to illness [6th absence in 15 months] faces a test: "We will have to see how he recovers."
Apr 24 - 3:03 PM

Swansea still have it all to do and Carlos Carvalhal will be hoping for some positive news from the treatment room after Frederico Fernandez was forced off against Manchester City on Sunday.

The Swans sit just four-points above the drop zone with four games remaining and will be counting on their influential skipper for the run-in: "We don't know in this moment [exactly how severe the injury is], but I have expectations that it is not too serious," said Carvalhal on Saturday. These sentiments were backed by the player 24 hours later following an update via the club’s website: "I am fine. I got hit painfully on the knee and I had to come off," Fernandez said. "It doesn’t look so bad. Hopefully it will mean a couple of days recovery and I will be ready for next weekend. I need to discuss it with the doctor. It seems to be in the tendons, but I hope I will be available against Chelsea." Kyle Bartley is likely to deputise should he fail to recover.
Apr 24 - 2:11 PM

Theo Walcott scored the lone goal as Everton beat Newcastle 1-0 at Goodison Park on Monday.

Sam Allardyce's side were unchanged from their draw with Swansea City at the weekend and found chances hard to come by in the first-half of the mid-table encounter. However, the Everton went on the offensive after the break and broke the deadlock in the 51st minute. Yannick Bolasie's deep cross from the right wing found Walcott, who controlled with a cushioned touch before smashing into the roof of the net from 10 yards out. The goal was Walcott's third since joining Everton in January from Arsenal. Newcastle pressed for an equalizer and created a few chances late in the match, but Everton held on to earn their first win in four match matches. The victory bring Everton up to eighth in the table, one point above Leicester City and four points above tenth-placed Newcastle.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 23 - 5:33 PM

Newcastle's four-match winning streak came to an end with a 1-0 defeat at Everton on Monday.

In all, it was a disappointing trip to Goodison Park for Newcastle. Rafa Benitez made one change to his side from the 2-1 win over Arsenal, as Islam Slimani made his first start since arriving on loan from Leicester City. Ayoze Perez nearly broke the deadlock in a first-half void of clear-cut chances when he tested Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 31st minute. Perez had another opportunity just after the restart, but the Spaniard dragged wide with his left foot. Just a matter of seconds later, Everton took the lead when Theo Walcott collected a cross and smashed home from close-range. Matt Ritchie went close from a free-kick on 77 minutes as the visitors went for it late, but the Magpies weren't able to even the score. The defeat means Newcastle remain 10th on 41 points with four matches remaining.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 23 - 5:51 PM

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez said that the club will explore a way to keep Kenedy at the club beyond this season.

The Brazilian international is pushing for a World Cup spot this summer after impressing for Newcastle since arriving on loan from Chelsea in the winter transfer window. The versatile winger has recorded two goals and two assists in recent months, catching the eye of Benitez, who said he would even take Kenedy back on loan if they couldn't work out a deal with Chelsea: "If you want to win games and he's doing well you have to play him. If he's doing even better, than fine, fair enough. You can't change that. It will be more difficult for us, for sure, but he's so happy he'll be keen to stay."
Apr 23 - 1:01 PM

Pep Guardiola believes John Stones will be ready for the World Cup as he works his way back to full fitness.

An abductor injury has kept the City defender sidelined for almost three weeks, but Stones is on the mend and should play a part during the run-in. "It is getting better," said Guardiola. "Hopefully he can play the last games." When asked if he thought the 23-year-old would be ready for the World Cup finals in Russia, the Spaniard replied: "I think he will be fine, yes." Stones has had a disappointing 2018 with just three Premier League starts having begun the season well. The return of captain Vincent Kompany and the excellent form of Nicolás Otamendi has limited him to less than 12 hours of football – across all domestic competitions – since January. He did however, feature in England’s two recent friendly internationals against Netherlands and Italy. Despite an assured performance in Amsterdam, Stones endured a mixed evening at Wembley four days later, gifting Ciro Immobile an early chance and is still prone to mistakes.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 22 - 3:53 PM

Manchester City reminded everyone of why they deserve their league title this season with a dominant 5-0 win over Swansea City.

City took the lead early in the first half after holding possession well, with Raheem Sterling teeing up David Silva for the Citizens' first. Sterling himself scored soon after, tapping in a Delph cross. City continued their good work in the second half and Kevin de Bruyne got his name on the scoresheet with a long-range thunderbolt, his fifth from outside the box this season. Raheem Sterling won a penalty for City, which Lukasz Fabianski tipped onto the post, only for Bernardo Silva to score it. Jesus atoned for his miss with a header late on, ably assisted by Yaya Touré's precise chip over the hapless Swansea defence. City close in on a number of Premier League records, whilst the PL's only Welsh side are far from safe 4 points ahead of 18th placed Southampton.
Source: BBC Sport
Apr 22 - 1:35 PM





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