£32m out, fan favourite in: Chelsea team to play Walsall in the League Cup

first_img 6. Abdul Baba Rahman (left back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! Let us know what you think of our predicted XI by leaving a comment below 11 11 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right back) 12. John Obi Mikel (holding midfielder) 9. Radamel Falcao (striker) 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) 26. John Terry (centre back) 11 11 27. Jamal Blackman (goalkeeper) 11 Chelsea visit Walsall in the League Cup on Wednesday night after a dramatic few days in the capital, and there is set to be a number of significant changes to the side that beat Arsenal.On Tuesday afternoon, the FA charged Diego Costa with violent conduct, following an incident with Gunners defender Gabriel Paulista, and handed the striker a three-match suspension.This leaves Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao fighting for a rare start in Jose Mourinho’s side at the Bescot Stadium.John Terry is also set to return to the starting line up having spent the victory over Arsenal at the weekend on the substitutes’ bench – in what could become a new role for the Blues legend this season.Click the right arrow above to take a look at how talkSPORT thinks Chelsea could line up against their League One opponents… 11 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 17. Pedro (right wing) 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 11 11 11 11 36. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (holding midfielder)last_img read more

Read more

Manchester United team news v Arsenal: line up for Premier League clash – Predicted starting XI

first_imgManchester United have a great opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League this Sunday as they come up against a struggling Arsenal side at the Emirates.The Red Devils defeated Wolfsburg in the Champions League in midweek while their opponents were downed by Olympiakos, heaping pressure on manager Arsene Wenger.And Louis van Gaal can inflict even more damage to the Frenchman with victory as he looks to fire his side back above city rivals Manchester City.Michael Carrick should be available to return to the starting line-up, but Ander Herrera is unlikely to be fit to make the XI.Do you agree with this predicted line-up? Let us know your thoughts below… 12. Chris Smalling (centre-back) 9. Anthony Martial (striker) 16. Michael Carrick (central midfield) 11 11 11 11 11 11 10. Wayne Rooney (attacking midfield) 11 17. Daley Blind (centre-back) 36. Matteo Darmian (right-back) 7. Memphis Depay (left winger) 11 31. Bastian Schweinsteiger (central midfield) 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted Man United team by leaving a comment below 11 11 8. Juan Mata (right winger) 5. Marcos Rojo (left-back) 11last_img read more

Read more

West Ham boss hopeful on Andy Carroll situation

first_img1 West Ham’s Slaven Bilic hopeful Andy Carroll will not be out for more than ‘a couple of weeks’ West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has admitted his disappointment after Andy Carroll limped off in Tuesday’s win over Bournemouth. The Hammers’ comeback victory, which sees them move above Manchester United into fifth in the table, was dampened by yet another injury to striker Carroll.The 27-year-old limped off after just 12 minutes into the 3-1 victory, with a hamstring problem, but Bilic hopes the injury is not too serious.“It is a really bad situation for us,” the West Ham boss said.“After the Liverpool win I said that he is back, he looked sharp, he looked strong and he was covering the whole pitch and terrorising the difference.“So, it is a blow but he has been working really hard. Maybe or hopefully it is not that long. Maybe it is going to be a couple of weeks but we need him.“He is disappointed because he knows he is back but if we have to choose between a knee and hamstring injury it is better to have a hamstring injury.”last_img read more

Read more

Transfer news: £38m Chelsea and Liverpool target says he wants move this month

first_img1 Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira Alex Teixeira has spoken out over his future amid interest from Chelsea and Liverpool – confessing that he wants to move in the January transfer window.On Thursday, reports claimed that Liverpool had opened talks with the £38m-rated Shakhtar Donetsk forward, tabling an opening bid of £24.6m.This news arrived after weeks of speculation that Chelsea were the favourites to clinch his signature this month.And Teixeira himself has now confirmed that an offer has been received and he has informed Shakhtar of his wish to leave the club.Speaking to Brazilian newspaper Globo, the 26-year-old said, “I would like to move in this transfer window and have told them [Shakhtar] that. They have received a very good offer and they are working on a solution.“But if I don’t go now then I will leave in the summer.“After six years in Europe and with Shakhtar, we are ready to move and I have spoken to my wife and daughter.”Teixeira continued: “It is my desire to move to a big league and I know that the English league is very strong. I am ready and I know that I will grow up a lot there.“I am aware that two big clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea are interested but I haven’t given my word to either of them.“I am not ruling out other leagues but I do want to play in the Premier League.“In my mind, it is the strongest in the world. I want a challenge and to further my career there. My aim is to move to a big club so that I can well there and get a place in the Brazil squad. Everyone knows that it is hard to achieve and I need to leave here to achieve that goal.”last_img read more

Read more

WATCH: Man City torn apart by Real Madrid starlet in stunning solo goal

first_img Real Madrid starlet Borja Mayoral 1 Check out this wonderful goal from Real Madrid starlet Borja Mayoral against Manchester City in the UEFA Youth League.The 18-year-old forward was promoted to the Madrid first-team for a short spell under Rafa Benitez, and he demonstrated why with two goals in a 3-1 win over the Blues.And this terrific mazy run, complete with stepovers and faints aplenty, was the pick of the bunch.See the goal in the video below!last_img

Read more

Six Dole workers to get $3.3 million in sterility lawsuit

first_imgMiller claimed that Dole chose to spray the pesticide rather than injecting it into the soil or mixing it with groundwater as its manufacturer recommended on the product’s label. Dole attorney Rick McKnight, meanwhile, said that the pesticide was only applied once or twice a year. He said the chemical was diluted with water, sprayed at night for 15 minutes and then the plants were washed with 56,000 gallons of water for more than an hour afterward. Dole wanted the chemical on the roots, not the leaves, he said. Legal experts have said the case was significant because it raised the issue of whether multinational companies should be held accountable in the country where they are based or in the countries where they employ workers. The lawsuit could open the door for others to file similar claims in this country, where juries are known for awarding bigger judgments, experts said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The six plaintiffs – whose awards ranged from $311,200 to $834,000 – were among 12 workers suing Dole and Dow. Jurors in the Los Angeles County Superior Court trial found that the two companies were a substantial factor in causing them harm. Members of the seven-man, five-woman jury awarded the other six plaintiffs nothing after ruling that the companies did not substantially harm them. The jury decided that Dole would be held responsible for the bulk of the payments. The case is the first of five lawsuits involving at least 5,000 agricultural workers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama, who claim they were left sterile after being exposed to the pesticide. Other growers and manufacturers are named as defendants. Duane Miller, the workers’ attorney, had accused Dole of improperly applying the pesticide in amounts far exceeding guidelines. WESTLAKE VILLAGE – A jury awarded $3.3 million to six workers Monday who claimed they were left sterile by a pesticide used at a banana plantation in Nicaragua operated by Dole Fresh Fruit Co. The workers’ lawsuit accused Westlake Village-based Dole and Standard Fruit Co., now part of Dole, of negligence and fraudulent concealment while using the pesticide DBCP in the 1970s. The chemical was used to kill microscopic worms on the roots of the banana plants. The suit also alleged that Dow Chemical Co. and Amvac Chemical Corp., manufacturers of the pesticide, “actively suppressed information about DBCP’s reproductive toxicity,” according to the lawsuit. Amvac reached a $300,000 settlement in the case before the trial, according to spokeswoman Kelly Kozuma. last_img read more

Read more

LETTERKENNY CHOSEN AS PART OF NEW €100 MILLION BROADBAND PROJECT

first_imgLetterkenny has been chosen as one of the first locations in the country to be part of a €100 million project by telecommunications giant Eircom in new fibre-optic broadband.The new technology is certain to put the town on the map for prospective employers looking to set up new companies here.Eircom boss Paul Donovan said upgrade work on the current broadband line in Letterkenny and other selected town will start this year. After that it is hoped the overhaul of the current service to a state-of-the-art broadband network service is expected to be complete by the end of 012.“This is the next step in the rollout of high speed broadband services.“We have selected locations which have a geographical reach beyond Dublin and across the country.“We believe there is a strong appetite for new fibre based products and services that will be competitively priced. “Work will commence later this year and we hope to have the network upgrade completed by the end of Summer 2012,” Donovan promisedThe other regional towns chosen as part of the ambitious project include Mervue (Galway); Douglas (Cork); Dooradoyle (Limerick); Tallaght, Ballyboden, Palmerstown, Swords, Donabate in Co. Dublin and Clonee in Co Meath.Once Phase 1 is completed, fibre-optic broadband will pass more than 100,000 homes and businesses within the selected areas, providing speeds of 40 Mbps and beyond.EndsLETTERKENNY CHOSEN AS PART OF NEW €100 MILLION BROADBAND PROJECT was last modified: August 30th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:broadbandEircomletterkennylast_img read more

Read more

FANTASTIC FREE SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe Shower Man, Brian Gillespie, pictured with his wife Annette at last year’s business showcase event in the Clanree Hotel.Businesses from all over Donegal are being invited to promote their enterprises at a special showcase in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Friday November 28th organised by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO).The November event follows a similar successful event in The Clanree Hotel last year when businesses from all over Donegal attended the showcase and availed of the opportunity to network with other businesses in the county.“Last year’s event was the first of its kind we had organised and was the beginning of a sequence of events to highlight how people are doing business in Donegal,” said Michael Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise. He added that this year’s event in the Mount Errigal, will be even better for businesses because, this time, the event will also be open to the public.“In the LEO Donegal we have always been diligent to respond to the needs of business in the county and taking on board the feedback we received from last year’s excellent showcase we have made some changes and improvements this year.One of the main changes is that – after a morning opportunity for businesses to network between 10am and 12 noon – the event will then be open to the public to giving businesses an opportunity to also trade on the day.”In addition, he explained that it will be free for businesses to attend, and there will not be an admission charge to the public who wish to attend either. “This really is a fantastic and free opportunity for businesses, not only to network with other businesses in the county, but also to trade and showcase their enterprise to the public who can come along on the day also for free.”However, Mr Tunney did stress that places at the event are strictly limited and insisted that with demand certain to exceed supply, businesses would need to register as a matter of urgency.“News of this event was just released by LEO recently and bookings for places immediately started to flood in. I would urge businesses who are keen not to pass up this fantastic free opportunity to register right away by contacting Danny at danny.mceleney@leo.donegalcoco.ie or by calling 074 9160735.”  FANTASTIC FREE SHOWCASE OPPORTUNITY FOR BUSINESSES IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessdonegalLEOshowcase eventlast_img read more

Read more

Former Man City boss Roberto Mancini admits: ‘I couldn’t turn down Italy job’

first_img1 Roberto Mancini, the Inter Milan manager Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confessed it would be impossible to turn down the Italy job.The 51-year-old has been with Inter Milan since 2014 after spending four years at the Etihad.Italy are on the hunt for a new manager after current boss Antonio Conte agreed to join Chelsea following Euro 2016.Mancini is considered a frontrunner for the job and he has now revealed it would be hard to say no to his country.“Not everyone gets the chance to coach the national team,” Mancini told Premium Sport.“The work is obviously different to club football, but it can be equally nice and pleasant.“It would be an achievement for anyone, and if it comes you have to accept it because it is a great thing.”last_img

Read more

West Ham starlet pens new three-year deal

first_imgWest Ham teen ace Joe Powell has penned a new three-year contract with the club.The highly-rated 17-year-old has been a regular feature in the club’s Under-18 side this season but is yet to break into Slaven Bilic’s senior set up.But that has not stopped the Hammers from rewarding Powell with an extension, at the club he joined when he was eight.The winger told the club’s official website: “It’s a great feeling to sign the big contract that you always dreamt about as a kid and it’s a bonus for me as it’s for the club I love.“A lot of hard work has gone into this moment, the older you get, the harder and the more serious it gets and you have to compete with other players for your place.“When I first found out, I was over the moon and the support and praise from everyone was amazing.” 1 Joe Powell only signed a professional deal at West Ham the start of the year last_img read more

Read more