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  • West Brom are the next side tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side travel to The Hawthorns in the Carabao Cup.City are unbeaten in six games this season but have really hit their stride in the last three, scoring 15 goals without reply.Liverpool and Watford were swept aside 5-0 and 6-0 respectively in the Premier League, with a 4-0 Champions League hammering of Feyenoord coming between those matches.It remains to be seen how strong a side Guardiola opts to field in Wednesday's third-round League Cup tie but his teams in the competition last year were mostly filled with senior men.Some rotation is likely, with goalkeeper Ederson a strong candidate to be rested after playing two matches in protective headgear following his nasty clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane.The game might also provide the opportunity for midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to step up his return from a long-term knee injury or for captain Vincent Kompany to be eased back i..

    West Brom tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City in Carabao Cup clash

    West Brom are the next side tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side travel to The Hawthorns in the Carabao Cup.City are unbeaten in six games this season but have really hit their stride in the last three, scoring 15 goals without reply.Liverpool and Watford were swept aside 5-0 and 6-0 respectively in the Premier League, with a 4-0 Champions League hammering of Feyenoord coming between those matches.It remains to be seen how strong a side Guardiola opts to field in Wednesday's third-round League Cup tie but his teams in the competition last year were mostly filled with senior men.Some rotation is likely, with goalkeeper Ederson a strong candidate to be rested after playing two matches in protective headgear following his nasty clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane.The game might also provide the opportunity for midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to step up his return from a long-term knee injury or for captain Vincent Kompany to be eased back i..
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  • Man City boss Pep Guardiola set to shuffle his pack for West Brom tripWest Brom are the next side tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side travel to The Hawthorns in the Carabao Cup.City are unbeaten in six games this season but have really hit their stride in the last three, scoring 15 goals without reply.Liverpool and Watford were swept aside 5-0 and 6-0 respectively in the Premier League, with a 4-0 Champions League hammering of Feyenoord coming between those matches.It remains to be seen how strong a side Guardiola opts to field in Wednesday's third-round League Cup tie.Some rotation is likely, with goalkeeper Ederson a strong candidate to be rested after playing two matches in protective headgear following his nasty clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane.The game might also provide the opportunity for midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to step up his return from a long-term knee injury or for captain Vincent Kompany to be eased back into act..

    West Brom V Man City at The Hawthorns : Match Preview

    Man City boss Pep Guardiola set to shuffle his pack for West Brom tripWest Brom are the next side tasked with stopping free-scoring Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's side travel to The Hawthorns in the Carabao Cup.City are unbeaten in six games this season but have really hit their stride in the last three, scoring 15 goals without reply.Liverpool and Watford were swept aside 5-0 and 6-0 respectively in the Premier League, with a 4-0 Champions League hammering of Feyenoord coming between those matches.It remains to be seen how strong a side Guardiola opts to field in Wednesday's third-round League Cup tie.Some rotation is likely, with goalkeeper Ederson a strong candidate to be rested after playing two matches in protective headgear following his nasty clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane.The game might also provide the opportunity for midfielder Ilkay Gundogan to step up his return from a long-term knee injury or for captain Vincent Kompany to be eased back into act..
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  • England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed for Liverpool from Arsenal.Here, we look at other big-name players who have left the Emirates Stadium to join the north London club's Premier League rivals in recent years.EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR - to Manchester City, July 2009Signed from Monaco in January 2006, Togo international Adebayor went on to score plenty of goals for the Gunners. In total he hit 62 goals in 142 appearances, including 30 goals in 40 starts during the 2007/08 season, before his relationship with the club soured. He departed for Manchester under a cloud and only made matters worse as he sprinted the full length of the pitch to celebrate in front of Arsenal's fans after scoring in City's 4-2 win soon after. Loan spells at Real Madrid and Tottenham followed as his place came under threat from other new arrivals.KOLO TOURE - to Manchester City, July 2009Having joined Arsenal for a nominal fee in 2002, Toure went on to establish himself as one of the clu..

    Oxlade-Chamberlain the latest player to leave Arsenal for Premier League rival

    England winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed for Liverpool from Arsenal.Here, we look at other big-name players who have left the Emirates Stadium to join the north London club's Premier League rivals in recent years.EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR - to Manchester City, July 2009Signed from Monaco in January 2006, Togo international Adebayor went on to score plenty of goals for the Gunners. In total he hit 62 goals in 142 appearances, including 30 goals in 40 starts during the 2007/08 season, before his relationship with the club soured. He departed for Manchester under a cloud and only made matters worse as he sprinted the full length of the pitch to celebrate in front of Arsenal's fans after scoring in City's 4-2 win soon after. Loan spells at Real Madrid and Tottenham followed as his place came under threat from other new arrivals.KOLO TOURE - to Manchester City, July 2009Having joined Arsenal for a nominal fee in 2002, Toure went on to establish himself as one of the clu..
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  • Chelsea will face Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group C in a draw which brings Diego Costa's ongoing exile into renewed focus.Six British clubs found out their opponents for the group stage, which begins on September 12 and 13, in the draw in Monaco on Thursday.Premier League champions Chelsea were drawn in Group C alongside Costa's former club Atletico.Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico in July 2014 and has been an unauthorised absentee from London this summer as he agitates for a move back to his former club. The situation is complicated by a transfer embargo which prevents Atletico from registering new players until January.Roma and Qarabag, the first Azerbaijan side to reach the group stages, are also in Group C.Tottenham, runners-up behind their London rivals in May, face the unenviable task of facing holders Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in Group H, as well as Cyprus' APOEL.Scottish champions Celtic, play-off winners over Kazakhstan's Astana, a..

    Chelsea given Atletico Madrid test in Champions League draw

    Chelsea will face Atletico Madrid in Champions League Group C in a draw which brings Diego Costa's ongoing exile into renewed focus.Six British clubs found out their opponents for the group stage, which begins on September 12 and 13, in the draw in Monaco on Thursday.Premier League champions Chelsea were drawn in Group C alongside Costa's former club Atletico.Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico in July 2014 and has been an unauthorised absentee from London this summer as he agitates for a move back to his former club. The situation is complicated by a transfer embargo which prevents Atletico from registering new players until January.Roma and Qarabag, the first Azerbaijan side to reach the group stages, are also in Group C.Tottenham, runners-up behind their London rivals in May, face the unenviable task of facing holders Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in Group H, as well as Cyprus' APOEL.Scottish champions Celtic, play-off winners over Kazakhstan's Astana, a..
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