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Mesut Ozil missed Arsenal's win over Newcastle due to a shoulder injury and he's expected to miss the New Years Day match against Cardiff City.

The injury is not supposed to be serious and Ozil has a chance to return on the 11th of January. Arsenal play at home against one of the worst away teams in the league and shouldn't miss the playmaker too much.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 02:29:00 PM

Crystal Palace is slowly running out of time to figure things out under new manager Sam Allardyce after another loss.

The Eagles put together a valiant effort against a streaking Everton side, holding Romelu Lukaku and company scoreless until the 87th minute. But they'll look back on the last five minutes of the match with frustration as one counter-attack was all Everton needed to take three points from Selhurst Park after Seamus Coleman scored off a through ball from Tom Davies less than three minutes shy of stoppage time. Loic Remy received his first Premier Leauge start alongside Christian Benteke, but it wasn't enough to jumpstart a Palace attack that has gone goalless in three of the club's last four league matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 12:16 PM

AFC Bournemouth bounced back from going behind twice to grab a 2-2 draw at home to Watford.

Lewis Cook returned to the Cherries' starting line-up while Steve Cook and Tyrone Mings started in the centre of defence as Bournemouth await the return of the still-suspended Simon Francis. Kabasele stuck the Hornets in front after Britos headed a corner aimed at the far-post back into the six-yard box. Bournemouth were rejuvenated by their half-time team talk by Eddie Howe after a languid first-half display and equalised through Josh King, who got on the end of Adam Smith's cross. Smith did brilliantly to create the chance, marauding down the right flank. Watford retook the lead against the run of play through Deeney. Poor defending by Bournemouth gifted him the opportunity to flick the ball beyond Boruc after another corner. Afobe took advantage of Kabasele's cramp to find space and fire powerfully past Gomes to make the tie even again and that was how it finished.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 21 - 12:22 PM

Jose Holebas will be suspended for Watford's next two domestic matches.

Fortunately for the Hornets, the Greek will only miss one PL game - the GW23 clash with Arsenal on Tuesday January 31. The other half of the suspension will be served on Sunday 29th January as Watford meet Millwall in the FA Cup fourth round. Holebas' yellow against Bournemouth came after a foul on Jack Wilshere. While fantasy managers have enjoyed quite a few attacking returns from him, his status as a "card magnet" is grating for many.
Jan 21 - 11:39 AM

Juan Mata had a day to forget as United were held by Stoke in a physical encounter at the Bet365 Stadium.

United applied pressure consistently but Stoke proved to be up to the task as they dealt a blow to United's title ambitions. United were forced to start without Marcos Rojo through illness with Smalling coming in. Fellaini also started in place of Carrick. Stoke grabbed the lead against the run of play after Mata touched a Pieters cross past his own goalkeeper. Minutes later, Mata had a howler as he somehow skied from close range after Ibra teed him up. As the game proceeded, United created many chances, but Lee Grant saved well from the best of those attempts from Fellaini and Pogba. Lingard hit the post and United were unlucky not to be awarded a few close range free-kicks and had penalty appeals turned down. Like many matches this season, they left it late to get their breakthrough. It was sub Wayne Rooney who smashed in an injury time free-kick from the left to become United's top-scorer on 250.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 21 - 11:58 AM

Everton waited until the end to steal three points from Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park thanks to Seamus Coleman.

The right-back rummaged down the wing, where youth star Tom Davies found the Irish international with a through ball. Coleman collected himself and fired a shot past Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey for the match-winner, his fourth goal of the season, in the 87th minute make it three wins on the trot for the Toffees and five straight Premier League matches without a loss. For once, Everton didn't need the help of Romelu Lukaku, who entered the match with three goals in his last four league matches. With the win, Everton now moves five points back of sixth-place Manchester United, who drew at Stoke.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 12:11 PM

Scott Arfield has not been ruled out of Burnley's trip to Arsenal on Sunday but remains a major doubt while Johann Berg Gudmundsson has a slightly better chance of a return.

While most sources are applying a "25% chance available" tag to each wide midfielder, according to the Lancashire Telegraph, Arfield's appears to be closer to no chance and Gudmundsson more a 50/50 proposition. Both picked up hamstring injuries two weeks back in FA Cup action but according to Sean Dyche, Gudmundsson has been progressing well in the buildup to Sunday while Arfield has been more "touch and go". Neither make an appealing fantasy option this weekend even if they were fit, given the matchup.
Jan 21 - 3:54 AM

With less than 24 hours before their Saturday lunchtime kickoff against Swansea City, FIFA have made Joel Matip eligible to play for Liverpool.

The dispute between club and country has finally been settled and in just enough time for Matip to make the XI if Jurgen Klopp so desires for Saturday's contest with the Swans. West Brom's Nyom has also been given eligibility after both players withdrew their desire to play for Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations. While the absence of Sadio Mane will continue to be felt, the Reds are in pretty good shape otherwise concerning injuries and player availability. It could be a lopsided affair against last place Swansea at Anfield on Saturday.
Jan 21 - 4:06 AM

West Ham revealed its first official signing of the new year on Friday night in Southampton defender Jose Fonte.

It looks like a shrewd piece of business for the Hammers to sign Southampton's club captain for £8 million after he was linked with Manchester United this summer for double after winning Euro 2016 with Portugal. The 33-year-old, who is not available to play this weekend, signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with a club option for a third year. Said Fonte: "I signed for West Ham because they are a great club and a very big club. They have a lot of fans and I have known for a number of years how passionate they are. The manager was also a very big influence. I thought that he really wanted me and that he sold me the project and the ambition of the Club."
Jan 21 - 5:45 AM

Fernando Llorente scored a quick second half brace and Gylfi Sigurdsson was the hero with a match winner as Swansea City picked up three massive points with an upset 2-3 win over Liverpool.

There is hope for Swansea's season after a huge win, in fact their first win ever at Anfield in league play. The first half was all about displaying a focused defense that limited Liverpool's normally clever attack. In the second frame, they pounced on two chances in the opening seven minutes to take a shocking 0-2 lead, both scored by Llorente. The first with a toe poke after a successful set piece from the corner, the second from a header after a brilliant overlap run of new signings Martin Olsson and Tom Carroll, the latter delivering the pinpoint cross. The Reds would respond with two quick goals but Swansea one again leaned on the heroics of Sigurdsson, who stretched to meet the ball at the far post.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 9:35 AM

Roberto Firmino shot back into form, scoring two second half goals to get Liverpool level with Swansea City, but the Jacks were in the mood for the upset and found a winning goal in a 2-3 upset.

While still hampered by the absence of Sadio Mane, the return of Philippe Coutinho to the XI made this matchup look very one-sided on paper, but the Reds found themselves up against a Swansea side looking determined to climb out of the bottom of the table. After struggling to break through their defense in the first half, the upset looked sealed with Swansea scoring two goals quickly after the second half began. Firmino would score twice himself though in the space of 14 minutes, first by heading in a James Milner cross, then by scoring brilliantly when he collected a Georginio Wijnaldum cross, controlling the ball and firing accurately. In the end, an inconsistent defense cost the Reds points in their chase to the title, with some questionable efforts from Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan in the middle.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 9:44 AM

Danny Drinkwater has called for Leicester City to "put their stamp" on Sunday's trip to Southampton, as the Foxes go in search of their first away from the King Power Stadium this season.

While a defeat on Sunday would match the worst record by a reigning top-flight champion after 22 matches, Drinkwater has called for his side to rise to the occasion at the St. Mary's Stadium. "It’s going to be a tough game because we know the qualities that they’ve got in the team," Drinkwater told LCFC.com. "It’s up to us to stop them by putting our stamp on the game." The emphasis put on this weekend's fixture has much to do with Leicester's current struggles as the Foxes have scored just one goal in their last four league matches and conceded 34 goals this season, only two fewer than all of their title-winning campaign.
Source: www.lcfc.com
Jan 20 - 4:24 PM





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