Tuesday, 1 November 2011

UEFA Champions League Fixtures, EPL News and Results LIVE:



Tonight's UEFA Champions League Fixtures:

Group E:
Arsenal vs Marseille: LIVE from 19:45pm
Arsenal can qualify from Group F tonight if they beat Marseille and Dortmund do not lose to Olympiacos. Robin Van Persie is in the form of his life at the moment for Arsenal, scoring 12 goals so far in the EPL this season. Marseile will be looking for revenge from their late 1-0 defeat to The Gunners a fortnight ago.
Borussia Dortmund vs Olympiacos: LIVE from 19:45pm
Dortmund are at the bottom of Group F and will be desperate for a win tonight against Olympiacos who only have two more points that them.
Group F:
Racing Genk vs Chelsea: LIVE from 19:45pm
Chelsea know that a win tonight could also seal knockout phase qualification and since the lack of threat made by Genk a fortnight ago in the 4-0 win, they may make a few changes. Genk will want to move from bottom of the table but it will be tough.
Valencia vs Bayer Leverkusen: LIVE from 19:45pm
Valencia are yet to win this CL term, picking up two draws in Group F. Bayer Leverkusen on the other hand are second in their group only a point behind leaders Chelsea. This match will be a hard game for Valencia as they face tough, in form German opposition and may lose.

FACT: Racing Genk have not won a CL match in nine.
FACT: Arsenal and Chelsea both have not lost a CL match since last season.




EPL NEWS:

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll believes that Liverpool can cope without their captain Steven Gerrard and vice captain Jamie Carragher.
Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam believes the competition for places at Liverpool is getting the best out of the players. He is one of only three Liverpool players that has played every EPL match this term.

Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby has suffered an injury setback to his return to first team action. He is expected to be out for at least another three weeks with a hamstring problem. He has not played for The Gunners since pre-season when he underwent ankle surgery.

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba wants more of the same as Newcastle try to cement their place in the top three.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has suggested City striker Carlos Tevez could yet return to the first team if he apologises for his part in the ongoing controversy.

Newcastle United striker Sammy Ameobi and QPR defender Anton Ferdinand have been racially abused on Twitter.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is the only Englishman on the 23 man shortlist for the Ballon D'Or list.

The full list:
Eric Abidal, Sergio Aguero, Karim Benzema, Iker Casillas, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dani Alves, Samuel Eto'o, Cesc Fabregas, Diego Forlan, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Thomas Muller, Nani, Neymar, Mesut Ozil, Gerard Pique, Wayne Rooney, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Wesley Sneijder, Luis Suarez, David Villa, Xabi Alonso and Xavi.

My prediction: Aguero/Messi/Fabregas/Ronaldo

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson admits Rio Ferdinand will have to tailor his game, but is confident the defender still has a big part to play at Manchester United.

Arsenal's misfiring striker Marouane Chamakh could head back to Bordeaux. He is upset at the lack of playing time that he gets for the club.

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez wants to move to another EPL club if he's forced to leave Manchester City.

I do not see this happening.... City and United are the only teams that have the wage budget and the money for this (and they have both already bought him) and Chelsea will not be interested. He may go to Inter Milan or AC Milan as he would fit right in there and play well.