first_imgCHELSEA (4-2-3-1)COURTOIS, IVANOVIC, ZOUMA, CAHILL, AZPILICUETA,FABREGAS, MATIC,PEDRO, WILLIAN, HAZARD, COSTAPALACE (4-1-3-2)MURRAY, ZAHA,SAKO, PUNCHEON, CABAYE, McARTHUR,SOURE, DELANEY, DANN, WARD,McCARTHYChelsea finally got their first win of the season, winning 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, but the victory came at a cost with John Terry red-carded for the fifth time in his career.The three points takes the Blues to 10th in the Barclays Premier League and their four points is eight points fewer than at this stage last season and their lowest return after three games sine 2000 – when they went on to finish in sixth place.By contrast, south London rivals Crystal Palace are in fifth place after winning two of their first three – and five points more than they had after the first three a year ago. It is, indeed, the Eagles’ best start to a Premier League campaign since 1997.Palace are causing problems from dead-ball situations; since the arrival of Alan Pardew as manager Palace have scored 16 set-piece goals, more than any other Premier League side during that period.And the Eagles, who did not score a single own goal in the Premier League last season, have already scored two this campaign.Palace’s record at Stamford Bridge is poor. In six Premier League visits they have lost five, drawn one (in March 1995), scored just five goals and conceded 16.last_img read more


Tottenham could lose key midfielder to Juventus in January

first_img Dembele has had his share of injury problems while at Tottenham and struggles to complete more than 60 minutes per match. Tottenham Hotspur star Mousa Dembele shrugs off Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard with ease. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Juve have been regularly linked with Dembele, who is also a target for wealthy clubs in China, but they could finally make their move with Can absent. tense 2 RANKED The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ scrap gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos LATEST Most Popular Football Stories latest Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade whoops The 31-year-old is still considered an important member of the first team at Spurs and has played 10 times in the Premier League so far this season. 2 BEST OF Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Doubts about the long-term fitness of former Liverpool midfielder Emre Can, who recently had surgery on a thyroid nodule, have forced Juve into considering their transfer options as it is unclear how long he will be out for.As such, Corriere di Torino says that may involve a raid on Spurs.Dembele is out of contract at the end of the season when he can walk away from the club as a free agent.But Spurs may attempt to cash in on him during the January sales in order to avoid losing him for nothing next summer. SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Tottenham midfield maestro Mousa Dembele could be set for a move to Juventus in January as the Italians look to add quality depth to their squad.The Italians have a long-standing interest in the Belgian star, famed for being tough to dispossess and with a brilliant ability to carry the ball forward. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more