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West Brom vs Bolton lineups

West Brom: Carson, Jara, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey, Morrison, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Scharner, Brunt, Odemwingie.
Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Pablo, Barnes, Reid, Fortune, Cox.

Bolton: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Knight, Cahill, Robinson, Lee, Muamba, Holden, Petrov, Kevin Davies, Elmander.
Subs: Bogdan, Taylor, Mark Davies, Klasnic, Ricketts, Moreno, Blake.

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Birmingham vs Everton lineups

Everton: Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Arteta, Osman, Cahill, Yakubu.
Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Gueye, Barkley.

Birmingham: Foster, Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Bowyer, Fahey, Hleb, Jerome.
Subs: Taylor, Murphy, Phillips, Derbyshire, Michel, Zigic, Jiranek.

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Premier League results 2/10

Wigan    2 - 0    Wolves           
Birmingham    0 - 2    Everton           
Stoke    1 - 0    Blackburn           
Tottenham    2 - 1    Aston Villa           
West Brom    1 - 1    Bolton           
West Ham    1 - 1    Fulham           
Sunderland    0 - 0    Manchester Utd

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Here are the norwegian newspaper Dagbladet's predictions for the Premier League fixtures on Sunday 3 October:


Manchester City - Newcastle
Prediction: Manchester City win.

Liverpool - Blackpool
Prediction: Draw.

Chelsea - Arsenal
Prediction: Chelsea win.

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Here are the norwegian TV channel TV2's predictions for the Premier League fixtures on Sunday 3 October:


Manchester City - Newcastle
Prediction: Manchester City win.

Liverpool - Blackpool
Prediction: Draw.

Chelsea - Arsenal
Prediction: Chelsea win.

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Very poor round. But at least I got three picks correct....

Stoke - Blackburn
Stoke to win.

Manchester City - Newcastle
Carlos Tevez to score.

Chelsea - Arsenal
Chelsea to win.

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Premier League News Update:

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney believes a winter break would help both England and the Premier League.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=25816

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has confirmed that Jean Beausejor will be miss the clash with Arsenal next week.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=25791

Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon admits he is desperate for more game time in order to get back to his best.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=25785

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Update on injuries in the Premier League:

Tottenham Hotspur:   
        B Assou-Ekotto     Knee Injury     16th Oct 10     
            L King     Groin Strain     23rd Oct 10     
            A Lennon     Back Injury     no return date     
            W Gallas     Groin Strain     16th Oct 10     
            Y Kaboul     Hamstring Injury     16th Oct 10     
            J Defoe     High Ankle Sprain     Dec 10     
            M Dawson     Knee Injury     16th Oct 10     
            J O'Hara     Back Injury     no return date     
            J Woodgate     Groin/Pelvis Injury     no return date
   

Arsenal:    
        B Sagna     Thigh Muscle Strain     no return date     
            K Gibbs     Calf/Shin Injury     23rd Oct 10     
            T Vermaelen     Achilles Tendinopathy     16th Oct 10     
            T Walcott     Ankle/Foot Injury     24th Oct 10     
            R Van Persie     Ankle/Foot Injury     24th Oct 10     
            E Frimpong     ACL Knee Injury     May 11     
            A Ramsey     Broken Leg     16th Oct 10

    
Fulham:
         S Kelly     Calf Muscle Strain     19th Oct 10     
            M Dembele     Ankle/Foot Injury     23rd Oct 10     
            F Stoor     Groin Strain     16th Oct 10     
            B Zamora     Broken Leg     Feb 11     
            D Stockdale     Ankle/Foot Injury     16th Oct 10     
            P Senderos     Calf/Shin Injury     Feb 11     
            A Johnson     Jumpers Knee     16th Oct 10

    
Manchester City:
         7    A Tchuimeni-Nimely     Sprained Ankle     27th Oct 10     
            M Johnson     Knee Injury     16th Nov 10     
            P Zabaleta     Hamstring Injury     no return date     
            W Bridge     Hip/Thigh Injury     no return date     
            M Richards     Hamstring Injury     no return date     
            M Balotelli     Knee Injury     27th Nov 10     
            A Kolarov     Ankle/Foot Injury     no return date     


Newcastle United:    
        F Coloccini     Groin Strain     no return date     
            H Ben Arfa     Broken Leg     no return date     
            S Harper     Broken Collar Bone     Dec 10     
            D Guthrie     Knee Injury     no return date     
            D Gosling     ACL Knee Injury     Jan 11     
            L Best     Ankle/Foot Injury     13th Oct 10     
            S Taylor     Shoulder Injury     31st Oct 10

    
West Ham United:
        V Behrami     Knee Injury     16th Oct 10     
            A Edgar     ACL Knee Injury     Mar 11     
            P Kurucz     Knee Injury     May 11     
            T Hitzlsperger     Hip/Thigh Injury     16th Oct 10     
            Z Hines     Knee Injury     Dec 10     
            J Collison     Knee Injury     Jan 11     


Bolton Wanderers:    
        R Gardner     Thigh Muscle Strain     no return date     
            J Samuel     Calf Muscle Strain     no return date     
            A O'Brien     Ankle/Foot Injury     no return date     
            S Davis     Knee Injury     23rd Oct 10     
            J O'Brien     Knee Injury     no return date     


Chelsea:    
        Y Benayoun     Achilles Tendinopathy     Feb 11     
            Alex     Hip/Thigh Injury     30th Oct 10     
            S Kalou     Thigh Muscle Strain     no return date     
            F Lampard     Gilmores Groin     16th Oct 10     
            J Bosingwa     Knee Injury     16th Oct 10     


Everton:    
        P Jagielka     Hamstring Injury     no return date     
            S Pienaar     Groin Strain     no return date     
            L Saha     Knee Injury     17th Oct 10     
            J Rodwell     Ankle/Foot Injury     22nd Nov 10     
            V Anichebe     Knee Injury     17th Oct 10     


Aston Villa:    
        A Weimann     Ankle/Foot Injury     Feb 11     
            E Heskey     Calf/Shin Injury     no return date     
            G Agbonlahor     Groin Strain     16th Oct 10     
            F Delph     Knee Injury     no return date     


Blackburn Rovers:
        G Hanley     Knee Injury     13th Oct 10     
            D Dunn     Ankle/Foot Injury     no return date     
            V Grella     Hamstring Injury     18th Oct 10     
            K Andrews     Groin Strain     13th Oct 10     very doubtful


Liverpool:
        F Torres     Groin Strain     24th Oct 10     
            D Agger     Groin Strain     no return date     
            P Konchesky     Hamstring Injury     no return date     
            F Aurelio     Achilles Tendinopathy     no return date     


Manchester United:
        W Rooney     Sprained Ankle     13th Oct 10     very doubtful
            R Giggs     Hamstring Injury     16th Oct 10     
            A Valencia     Ankle/Foot Injury     Feb 11     
            O Hargreaves     Knee Injury     no return date     


Blackpool:   
        A Baptiste     Knee Injury     no return date     
            L Almond     Shoulder Injury     23rd Oct 10     
            B Clarke     ACL Knee Injury     May 11     


Sunderland:
        K Richardson     Hamstring Injury     18th Oct 10     
            F Campbell     ACL Knee Injury     May 11     
            D Meyler     ACL Knee Injury     27th Nov 10     


West Bromwich Albion:
        J Matlock     Thigh Muscle Strain     16th Oct 10     
            M Cech     Ankle/Foot Injury     no return date     
            I Miller     Thigh Muscle Strain     16th Oct 10    


Wolverhampton Wanderers:
        R Zubar     Ankle/Foot Injury     6th Nov 10     
            A Guedioura     Broken Leg     Feb 11     
            S Hunt     Metatarsal Fracture     16th Oct 10     

Stoke City:
        A Wilkinson     Knee Injury     16th Oct 10     
            M Sidibe     Calf/Shin Injury     Jan 11     


Birmingham City:
        J McFadden     ACL Knee Injury     Feb 11     


Wigan Athletic:
        T Cleverley     Knee Injury     16th Oct 10

Last edited by litlio (2010-10-10 14:31:47)

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Premier League News Update:

Liverpool ace Dirk Kuyt could be out of action for months after picking up an ankle injury last night.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=25894

Manchester United midfielder Anderson has revealed he would welcome a return to Porto.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=25893

Liverpool star Fernando Torres returned to training on Wednesday and could be fit for the Merseyside derby.
Read more: http://www.ontheminute.com/news/news.php?news=25892

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Premier League 16, 17 and 18 October

- Saturday -

Arsenal - Birmingham
Emirates Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: Arsenal 3 Birmingham 1, Birmingham 1, Arsenal 1.
Arsenal: 3-1-2
Birmingham: 0-4-2
Arsenal (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Almunia; Eboué, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy; Song, Wilshere; Arshavin, Fabregas, Nasri; Chamakh.
Birmingham (Possible, 4-5-1): Foster; Carr, Johnson, Dann, Ridgewell, Larsson, Ferguson, Hleb, Bowyer, Fahey, Jerome.
Referee: Martin Atkinson. Matches: 6. R2 Y19.
Arsenal won 3-1 here last season and even tough they have failed to win in their last three Premier League games, they should be able to win this one at home at the Emirates.
Arsenal to win.

Bolton - Stoke
Reebok Stadium
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: Bolton 1 Stoke 1, Stoke 1 Bolton 2
Bolton: 0-5-1
Stoke: 3-1-2
Bolton (Possible, 4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson; Lee, Holden, Muamba, Petrov; Elmander, K Davies.
Stoke (Possible, 4-4-2): Sorensen; Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross,Collins; Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington, Pennant; Jones, Walters.
Referee: Peter Walton. Matches: 2. R0 Y9.
Their meeting here last season ended in a 1-1 draw. The last time Stoke managed to beat Bolton away was in October 1990. But the visitors have managed to take 10 points from their last four Premier League games.
Draw.

Fulham - Tottenham
Craven Cottage
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: Fulham 0 Spurs 0, Spurs 2 Fulham 0
Fulham: 1-5-0
Tottenham: 3-1-2
Fulham (Possible, 4-4-2): Schwarzer; Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido; Davies, Etuhu, Murphy, Duff; Dempsey; E Johnson.
Tottenham (Possible, 4-4-2): Gomes; Hutton, Corluka, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto; Van der Vaart, Huddlestone, Modric, Bale; Pavlyuchenko, Crouch.
Referee: Mike Dean. Matches: 6. R0 Y17.
Three of the last four meetings in the League here between these two have ended in draws. I expect this one to be close as well as Fulham remain unbeaten this season, drawing six of their seven games.
Draw.

Manchester United - West Brom
Old Trafford
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: N/A.
Manchester United: 3-3-0
West Brom: 2-2-2
Man Utd (Possible, 4-4-2): Van der Sar; Rafael, Ferdinand, Vidic, O’Shea; Fletcher, Scholes Anderson, Nani; Rooney, Berbatov.
WBA (Possible, 4-5-1): Carson; Jara, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey; Brunt, Scharner, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Morrison; Odemwingie.
Referee: Mick Jones. Matches: 4. R0 Y14.
United have won 13 of their last 14 Premier League games at Old Trafford. They have gone 12 games without a loss in the Premier League.
Manchester United to win.

Newcastle - Wigan
St James’ Park
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: N/A.
Newcastle: 2-1-3
Wigan: 2-2-1
Newcastle (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Krul; Perch, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique; Routledge, Barton, Tiote, Gutiérrez; Nolan; Carroll.
Wigan (Possible, 4-5-1): Al Habsi; Boyce, Gohouri, Alcaraz, Figueroa, N’Zogbia, Thomas, Gomez, McCarthy, Rodallega; Di Santo
Referee: Mark Halsey. Matches: 3. R0 Y6.
The Magpies have lost three of their last four League games and if they lost this one it woul dbe their worst sequence for more than two years. It has been 200 minutes since Wigan last conceded a Premier League goal.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Wolves - West Ham
Molineux
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: Wolves 0 West Ham 2, West Ham 1 Wolves 3
Wolves: 1-1-4
West Ham: 1-2-3
Wolves (Possible, 4-1-3-2): Hahnemann; Foley, Craddock, Berra, Ward, Mancienne; Fletcher, Edwards, Jarvis; Hunt, Doyle.
West Ham (Possible, 4-4-2): Green; Jacobsen, Da Costa, Upson, Gabbidon; Barrera, Parker, Noble, Boa Morte; Obinna, Piquionne
Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 6. R1 Y19.
Wolves lost 0-2 here last season and they have gone 10 games without keeping a clean sheet. Neither team have impressed me so far this season. Wolves have failed to win in their last six games.
Less than 2.5 goals.

Aston Villa - Chelsea
Villa Park
Kick-off: 17.30 BST
Last season: Villa 2 Chelsea 1, Chelsea 7 Villa 1
Aston Villa: 3-1-2
Chelsea: 5-0-1
Aston Villa (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Friedel; L Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Albrighton, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Downing; A Young; Carew.
Chelsea (Possible, 4-3-3): Cech; Ferreira, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Essien, Lampard, Ramires; Anelka, Drogba, Malouda.
Referee: Lee Mason. Matches: 4. R1 Y15.
Aston Villa managed to beat Chelsea here last season and the hosts have had an decent start to the season. The Blues have managed to win only once in their last 11 Premier League visits to Villa Park.
Chelsea to win.

- Sunday -

Everton - Liverpool
Goodison Park
Kick-off: 13.30 BST
Last season: Everton 0 Liverpool 2, Liverpool 1 Everton 0
Everton: 1-3-2
Liverpool: 1-2-3
Everton (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Howard; Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines; Coleman, Fellaini, Arteta, Osman; Cahill; Yakubu
Liverpool (Possible, 4-4-2): Reina; Johnson, Kyrgiakos, Skrtel, Carragher; Meireles, Pulsen; Jovanovic, Gerrard, Cole; Torres.
Referee: Howard Webb. Matches: 4. R0 Y16.
Liverpool won 0-2 here last season, but they have been very weak so far this season. But the Reds have won eight of their last 10 Premier League visits to Goodison Park.
Draw.

Blackpool - Manchester City
Bloomfield Road
Kick-off: 16.00 BST
Last season: N/A.
Blackpool: 2-1-2
Manchester City: 3-2-1
Blackpool (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Gilks; Eardley, Evatt, Cathcart, Crainey; Vaughan, Adam; Taylor-Fletcher, Grandin, Varney; Campbell
Man City (Possible, 4-3-2-1): Hart; Boateng, K Toure, Kompany, Lescott; De Jong, Barry; Silva, Y Toure, Milner; Tévez.
Referee: Phil Dowd. Matches: 7. R2 Y26.
It is 15 games since the visitors conceded more than one goal in a Premier League game. But the visitors face a very strong team in this one. Pablo Zabaleta, Wayne Bridge, Micah Richards, Mario Balotelli and Aleksandor Kolarov are expected to miss the game for the hosts.
More than 2.5 goals.

- Monday -

Blackburn - Sunderland
Ewood Park
Kick-off: 20.00 BST
Last season: Sunderland 2 Blackburn 1, Blackburn 2 Sunderland 2
Blackburn: 2-2-2
Sunderland: 1-4-1
Blackburn (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Robinson; Salgado, Samba, Nelsen, Givet; Nzonzi, Jones; Emerton, Pedersen, E Diouf; M Diouf.
Sunderland (Possible, 4-5-1): Mignolet; Onuoha, Turner, Bramble, Bardsley; Elmohamady, Henderson, Cattermole, Malbranque, Welbeck, Bent.
Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 4. R1 Y8.
Their meeting here last season ended in a 2-2 draw. Sunderland have drawn four successive League games from the first time since September 1994 and I believe this could be the fifth.
Draw.