Mark Hughes' side have only five points on the board and face the champions off the back of a bad performance in the EFL Cup mid-week that resulted in defeat to Bristol City . "(My players) have to have respect for the opponent. Both Manchester clubs have scored 16 goals and conceded only two. It promises to be a hard game for the champions, and Conte may hope they gain an extra edge by getting ready at Stamford Bridge, rather than their regular Cobham base.
The Blues had an easy run out against Nottingham Forest in a midweek League Cup game while several key players were rested which gives a great insight into who will start this weekend. As for Stoke , they are without Kurt Zouma as he is on loan from Chelsea . Having taken four points from home games against Arsenal and Manchester United , Stoke could hardly have anticipated their bad start when they conceded on 83 seconds to a neat finish from Morata, his fourth goal of the season ...
The only other piece of team news regards David Luiz and the defender will continue to serve his three-game suspension after being sent off last week but the Brazilian global may have missed out anyway due to a broke wrist. 'Yes, we are in good form, ' acknowledges Willian. "But you know when you play for Man United, winning is an expectation and an obligation but I like that obligation to be honest".
Before bowling the maiden over and a hat-trick, Kuldeep gave 39 runs in his first seven overs. Bhajji was nostalgic as he remembered the iconic day in 2001, when captain Sourav Ganguly walked up to him ahead of his hat-trick delivery. It took the edge and it was a flawless catch by the master himself behind the wicket. Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan had a hat-trick in the test matches.
United, whose top players include Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, are now joint top of the English Premier League and have qualified for the Champions League after winning the second-tier Europa League last season. Aguero's tally of 175 City goals is just two behind the 78-year-old record of 177 set by Eric Brook. Costa was booked 31 times in three seasons at Chelsea but only sent off once.
However, we are backing a draw as our prediction , and we think it is good value for money at the best odds of 14/5 at Bet365. "Nobody deserves to be on the bench", he added. "He has to work". If you want one word: happiness. Mourinho's men face league games against Southampton tomorrow and Crystal Palace next weekend with a Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow in-between.
Meanwhile, West Brom began the weekend 10th in the Premier League - one point ahead of Arsenal - losing just one of their five games . Former Manchester United defender Evans is among the most reliable defenders in the Premier League outside the traditional top six and would be more than capable of playing at that level again.
He's only 20 days with us, working and am happy with him. "The club decision was to sign another midfielder or give that possibility to Eric". Dier has been deployed predominantly in holding midfield this season, but may have found himself in defence more often were it not for a knee injury to Victor Wanyama.
We have a lot of games. It was Manuel Pellegrini's first trophy in 2014 before he went on to win the Premier League title the same season; then he won it again two years later to maintain an average of one trophy a year in his tenure - though it wasn't enough for the Chilean to keep his job.
After two matches the pressure is mounting on stop-gap opener Hilton Cartwright (one and one), as well as wicketkeeper Matthew Wade (two and nine). "It felt similar to Dhaka, I reckon, just below Chittagong", Cummins said when asked to compare the conditions in West Bengal to those in Bangladesh .
The two Manchester giants are now joint-top of the early-season standings and they have an identical record after the opening five matches of the campaign. Of course, in the unlikely event that City and United can not be separated after 38 matches, a first Premier League play-off at a neutral venue would be needed to decide the champions.
Welbeck is known to have caused the Blues problems before, and is now being said to be ahead of Alexis Sanchez in the pecking order. Arsenal will be hoping to record back-to-back victories when they take on West Brom in the Premier League on Monday night.
Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero is worthy of his place in Manchester City history, even if he continues to be ignored when it comes to individual honours. That is what we did last season. A report in The Daily Telegraph states that, while 11 Premier League clubs have made improvements that meet the league-wide promise on disabled access made two years ago, some others have fallen short of hitting that criteria.
I think City clearly have an incredible squad, and when they play at their very best, they produce a level of football few can get close to. Manchester United will look to continue their strong start to the season when they take on Southampton at St Mary's on Saturday afternoon.
Ramsey is now on £110,000 a week but he may get more than £150,000 a week. 'You will be in a position where you either extend for money you can not afford or you go into the final year of their contract. Wenger noted that Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel , had recently urged Uefa and Federation Internationale de Football Association to introduce new rules to control the spending on transfer fees.
Larson will join Busch in the front row after finishing second. Each of the series are seen as stepping stones toward the larger Cup Series with Martin Truex Jr ., Kyle Larson and Joey Logano among the group to come up through the Pro Series while Cayden Lapcevich and Alex Labbe emerged from the Pinty's Series.
Launched on July 1, 2016, Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz and is now in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto , and Montreal. NY landed in Canada with a comfortable nine game lead in the wild card race, but three games behind the Red Sox in the AL East.
Madrid failed to score for the first time since April 2016, ending a run of 73 consecutive games with a goal, but Zidane refuses to panic ahead of Saturday's LaLiga match away at Alaves . "Tomorrow, we have a match in which to prove ourselves and I have a match to show that I'm worthy of being in this job". "I don't know if it'll be odd to be up against him but I'm happy for him because he's doing a good job.
City boss Guardiola has worked with Aguero to develop his all-round game but there has never been any doubt about the 29-year-old Argentinian's finishing ability. "We have a lot of games". Guardiola said the Germany global had not suffered a recurrence of the cruciate ligament injury that cut short his first season in England.
Everyone has to feel sorry for you. Well, an Australian Quora user came across the question: "Who will save the Indian cricket team from the malignant Virat Kohli?" and said: "WOW!" KOLKATA The success of the two wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal has kept the competition going for slots in the Indian team and augurs well in the run up to the World Cup in 2019, skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday.
Hughes may be forced to field a number of peripheral first team players against former club Chelsea , with Glen Johnson likely to deputise alongside Erik Pieters , who has played exclusive at left wing-back this season. "You need character away from home and stand up and be counted, but it's in the past now". David Luiz is suspended following his red card against Arsenal last week.
The Bavarians, who travel to Paris St Germain in the Champions League next week, struggled for much of the first half before Robert Lewandowski , who two years ago had scored a league record five goals in nine minutes against Wolfsburg, put the hosts ahead with a 33rd-minute penalty.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria passed by the Dominican Republic on Thursday night as it heads for Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas. In Puerto Rico , at least two people were killed and millions on the island face weeks and perhaps months without electricity.
Embiid's rookie season was known more for the frequent injury updates than the flashes of dominance that have the Sixers convinced he can become their cornerstone player. Many thought Okafor had outlasted Noel in the Sixers' crowded frontcourt after the trade, but Richaun Holmes appeared to surpass Okafor on the depth chart following the trade with his play.
In the league, as it stands, Liverpool are on course to concede 68 goals this season, 1.8 goals per game. Midfield: Jordan Henderson started in the League Cup clash but I can't see Klopp leaving him out for this game so the skipper should keep his place with James Milner once again on the bench.