The Premier League’s congested Christmas fixture list can make or break a team’s title credentials, and Sunday will find two top sides with very contrasting dilemmas come head-to-head.
Fri, 16 Dec, 2011
LIVERPOOL have recalled Jonjo Shelvey from his loan spell at Blackpool as fears grow midfielder Lucas could be out for the season.
Thu, 01 Dec, 2011
Blackburn midfielder Steven Nzonzi has been banned for three matches after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct.
Tue, 29 Nov, 2011
LIVERPOOL defender Jose Enrique insists there will be no excuses from the players as they prepare for a quick turnaround for a Carling Cup quarter-final at Chelsea.
MANCHESTER CITY boss Roberto Mancini says it is little wonder England struggle in major tournaments when players get little respite between domestic fixtures.
Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is likely to make a number of changes to his team for tomorrow's Carling Cup quarter-final against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2011
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is planning wholesale changes for tomorrow’s Carling Cup quarter-final at Arsenal.
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish will make several changes for the Carling Cup quarter-final at Chelsea which comes just 48 hours after playing against Manchester City.
Andre Villas-Boas sent out an SOS to Chelsea supporters to help him turn the club’s calamitous season around after watching them lurch to another last-gasp defeat that put their Champions League future in serious doubt.
Thu, 24 Nov, 2011
Midfielder James Milner intends to keep ignoring the critics who are attempting to undermine Manchester City’s charge for glory.
Wed, 16 Nov, 2011
LIVERPOOL manager Kenny Dalglish has threatened to field a youth team in their Carling Cup quarter-final at Chelsea later this month in protest at what he believes is “disgraceful” fixture scheduling.
Fri, 11 Nov, 2011
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has launched a blistering attack on the “disgraceful” fixture scheduling which will see his side play two matches in 48 hours.
Thu, 10 Nov, 2011
The Carling Cup quarter-final draw has come up with two massive ties as Chelsea will host Liverpool while Arsenal must welcome Manchester City to the Emirates Stadium.
Sat, 29 Oct, 2011
Aston Villa were meeting managerial target Alex McLeish at a secret location in London today, as their bitter battle with the Scot’s former club Birmingham continued.
Wed, 15 Jun, 2011
ASTON VILLA boss Gerard Houllier hopes Ian Holloway remains as Blackpool boss despite their recent public spat over midfielder Charlie Adam.
Sat, 29 Jan, 2011
LOCAL pride might have remained intact for Aston Villa and Birmingham City yesterday but their derby draw did neither of their survival hopes many favours.
Mon, 17 Jan, 2011
West Midlands police have vowed to identify and take action against fans who caused the violent scenes at the end of Birmingham’s Carling Cup triumph over Aston Villa last night.
Thu, 02 Dec, 2010
West Ham v Manchester United
Tue, 30 Nov, 2010
Arsenal v Wigan
Under-fire Ipswich manager Roy Keane has been left with no choice but to field a young side for tomorrow’s Carling Cup quarter-final with West Brom.
Birmingham midfielder Craig Gardner could return to face his former club Aston Villa in tomorrow’s Carling Cup quarter-final at St. Andrews.
Gabriel Agbonlahor will return to the Aston Villa side for tomorrow’s Carling Cup quarter-final clash with Birmingham at St Andrews.
ROBERTO MARTINEZ last night revealed his plan to make Wigan the Arsenal of the north ahead of their Carling Cup quarter-final at the Emirates Stadium.
Avram Grant does not believe Manchester United can make it all the way through the season without defeat – but warned Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have a habit of coming good in the end.
Mon, 29 Nov, 2010
Roberto Martinez today revealed his plan to make Wigan the Arsenal of the north ahead of their Carling Cup quarter-final at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal could welcome back Emmanuel Eboue ahead of schedule from a knee problem for tomorrow night’s Carling Cup quarter-final against Wigan at Emirates Stadium.
Alex Ferguson is expected to make massive changes for tomorrow’s Carling Cup quarter-final with West Ham.
JONNY EVANS has revealed his performances have left him frustrated for the past six months.
Fri, 26 Nov, 2010
Jonny Evans has revealed his performances have left him frustrated for the past six months.
Thu, 25 Nov, 2010
Birmingham midfielder Craig Gardner is battling to be fit for the upcoming Carling Cup quarter-final derby clash with his former club Aston Villa.
Mon, 22 Nov, 2010
Leicester 1 West Brom 4
Tue, 26 Oct, 2010
THERE are two schools of thought about why Alex Ferguson has so far failed to dip into the £80 million (€94m) banked by the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid last summer.
Mon, 07 Dec, 2009
ALL things considered, Michael Ballack has had better weeks.
Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce returned to work today for the first time since undergoing heart surgery.
Fri, 04 Dec, 2009
Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has been ruled out for two weeks with a thigh injury.
Thu, 03 Dec, 2009
Ray Wilkins believes Chelsea’s success can be put down to Carlo Ancelotti’s close, and surprisingly humorous, relationship with his players and backroom staff.
Wed, 02 Dec, 2009
FRANK LAMPARD insists it is a “disservice” to suggest Chelsea’s success under Carlo Ancelotti has been built purely on strength and good organisation.
Blackburn will be without top scorer David Dunn and Republic of Ireland midfielder Keith Andrews for tomorrow night’s Carling Cup quarter-final against Chelsea.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2009
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is likely to have Ashley Cole fit for tomorrow’s Carling Cup quarter-final at Blackburn.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists the time has come for his team to start winning on their travels against the big-four teams, starting with Manchester United in the Carling Cup quarter-final tonight.
ALEX FERGUSON has rounded on the critics who have written his youngsters off following Manchester United’s Champions League defeat to Besiktas last week.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is expected to utilise his squad for the Carling Cup quarter-final against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Mon, 30 Nov, 2009
Martin O’Neill will check on the fitness of left-back Stephen Warnock and midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker before finalising his side for tomorrow's Carling Cup quarter-final with Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
Portsmouth boss Avram Grant will be without cup-tied quartet Jamie O’Hara, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Mike Williamson and Tommy Smith for the visit of Aston Villa to Fratton Park in the Carling Cup quarter-final.
Blackburn hope to have Sam Allardyce back at work on Monday, assistant manager Neil McDonald has confirmed.
Tue, 24 Nov, 2009
Mark Hughes has not ruled out the possibility of Robinho making his comeback in Manchester City’s enticing encounter with Liverpool at Anfield on November 21.
Wed, 11 Nov, 2009
Paul Scholes is in line for a surprise comeback against Blackburn at Old Trafford tonight.
Wed, 03 Dec, 2008
Arsene Wenger has every faith his young Gunners will once again seize the opportunity to show just how good they are in tonight’s Carling Cup quarter-final at Burnley.
Tue, 02 Dec, 2008
Edwin van der Sar insists Manchester United remain relaxed about their prospects of completing a Premier League title hat-trick.
Mon, 01 Dec, 2008
Stoke will still be without striker Dave Kitson, recovering from a knee injury, for tomorrow’s Carling Cup quarter-final at home to Derby, while midfielder Michael Tonge is cup-tied.
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