Wednesday, February 24, 2016

NSC Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 19:45 GMT

Dynamo Kiev team only lost 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge during their Champions League group campaign so far. In the remaining five group stage matches, the Ukrainians have kept four clean sheets and conceded only three goals. They are on a nine-match unbeaten home run in UEFA competition dating back to February 2014. Serhiy Rebrov’s team have not played a competitive match since qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages against Maccabi Tel Aviv on December 9th. The team has since won seven, drawn three and lost three of 13 friendly matches in the interim period.
The likes of Artem Kravets, Younes Belhanda and Niko Kranjcar have been left out of their UCL squad while new signings Oleksandr Yakovenko and Nikita Korzun have been included. Oleksandr Rybka is Serhiy Rebrov's only injury concern, meaning Oleksandr Shovkovskiy is set to start between the sticks.
Manchester City were humiliated 5-1 at Chelsea in the FA Cup last Sunday but Pellegrini fielded a very unexperienced XI wiht a lot of fringe and academy players. Anyway, prior to that match the Citizens suffered defeats at home against both Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, two disappointing results that have seen them slide to fourth in the table, six points behind the Foxes and four behind Spurs and Arsenal. As to the Champions Leage, the Citizens won two of their three away games – at Borussia Mönchengladbach (2-1) and Sevilla (3-1) – in finishing top of Group D.
Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Samir Nasri, Eliaquim Mangala and Jesus Navas all miss out  through injury while Bacary Sagna and Wilfried Bony are unlikely to start. David Silva, Yaya Toure and Aguero will all come back into the starting XI after missing last time out.
Manchester City are the only team in the last 16 not to have kept a clean sheet in the competition so far. English teams have won none of their last five away games against Ukrainian opposition in the UCL (D3 L2).

Probable lineups
Dynamo Keiv: Shovkovsky – Danilo Silva, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Vida – Sydorchuk, Rybalka – Yarmolenko, Garmash, Gonzalez – Junior Moraes.
Manchester City: Hart – Sagna, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy – Fernando, Fernandinho – Silva, Yaya Toure, Sterling – Aguero.

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Arsenal vs Hull City  - Competition: English FA Cup 

Arsene Wenger is expected to rest his big-name players with one eye on the huge UCL clash with FC Barcelona in midweek. The Frenchman confident on the fitness of Laurent Koscielny while Gabriel remains unavailable. Mohamed Elneny will probably start after making his debut against Burnley in round four. David Ospina, Flamini and Calum Chambers are all in line to feature, while Danny Welbeck and Joel Campbell could also start.
Hull City team are in brilliant form as they have won five of their last seven games, losing just once. Anyway, they suffered a blip in their quest to return to the Premier League with a 0-0 draw with Brighton on Tuesday night. With 15 games of the Championship season to go, Hull are top of the pile and two points clear of Middlesbrough, who do have a game in hand on Bruce's side.
Man United loanee Nick Powell will definitely be making his debut while Michael Dawson, Abel Hernandez and Jake Livermore are likely to be rested with Tuesday's tough away trip to Ipswich Town. Ahmed Elmohamady could have to settle for a place on the bench once again. In attack, Steve Bruce must decide whether to play his top scorer Abel Hernandez or continue with Adama Diomande.
In 2014 the Gunners beat the Tigers in the final at Wembley before while they knocked out Steve Bruce's side last year, with a 2-0 success on home soil in the third round on their way to win the FA Cup. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 10 meetings with Hull, winning nine, since the Tigers won 2-1 at the Emirates in September 2008. 

Date: 20 February 2016
Time: 12:45 GMT
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PSG vs Chelsea
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 16 February 2016 - Time: 19:45 GMT
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris
The two goals scored by Ibrahimovic and Cavani for Paris Saint Germain 2-1 made it lead going into the second leg of their European clash against Chelsea team.

Paris Saint Germain 2-1 Chelsea (Champions League):
39' Ibrahimovic 1-0 // 45' Mikel 1-1 // 78' Edinson Cavani 2-1 

Paris SG starting lineup vs Chelsea UCL 2016:- Trapp, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Maxwell, Verratti, Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Moura, Ibrahimovic, Di Maria

Chelsea starting XI vs PSG Champions League 2016:- Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman, Fabregas, Mikel, Pedro, Willian, Hazard - Diego Costa.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Barcelona vs Celta
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Date: 14 February 2016
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona

Messi scores a superb free kick and then produces a cheeky pass from a penalty to give Luis Suarez his hat trick as FC Barcelona team hammer Celta de Vigo 6-1 in Spanish Primera Divisio.

Barcelona 6-1 Celta Vigo:
28' Messi 1-0 // 39' John Guidetti (pen.) 1-1 // 59' Suarez 2-1 // 75' Suarez 3-1 // 82' Suarez 4-1 // 85' Rakitic 5-1 // 90' Neymar 6-1 

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Arsenal vs Leicester City
Competition: Premier League
Date: 14 February 2016
Time: 12:00 GMT
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London 
Arsenal team are joint second with London rivals spurs after they returned to winning ways on Sunday thanks to a comfortable 2-0 victory at Bournemouth, a match that saw the Gunners end a run of four league games without a win and three without a goal. Their defensive record is quite good as Wenger's men have kept five clean sheets in his last seven appearances. Coquelin is expected to return to the starting XI as the Frenchman should replace Mathieu Flamini as the shield in front of the back four. He could start alongside Aaron Ramsey in the double-pivot, with Alexis Sanchez and Ozil looking sure starters in the attacking midfield positions in the 4-2-3-1 formation. Olivier Giiroud will lead the line while in defence Gabriel should be preferred to Per Mertesacker.
Leicester sit 5 points clear at the top of the table after they emphatically brushed aside Man City 3-1 at the Etihad last weekend. The leaders will head to the capital in full confidence as they have also beat Stoke City (3-0) and Liverpool (2-0) in recent times. The Foxes have failed to score just once on their travels and are undefeated in 15 of their last 16 away matches. e
Claudio Ranieri is expected to keep the same XI as Shinji Okazaki should continue to be favoured in the supporting role to Jamie Vardy in attack, with Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton continuing out wide in the 4-4-1-1 formation. The settled back four of Danny Simpson, Robert Huth, Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs set to start as usual.
Earlier this season, Arsenal recorded a 5-2 victory at the King Power and they were also 2-1 winners in the corresponding league match last season.
Arsenal last 5 matches:
17/01/16 Stoke City 0 – 0 Arsenal
24/01/16 Arsenal 0 – 1 Chelsea
30/01/16 Arsenal 2 – 1 Burnley
02/02/16 Arsenal 0 – 0 Southampton
07/02/16 Bournemouth 0 – 2 Arsenal

Leicester City last 5 matches:
16/01/16 Aston Villa 1 – 1 Leicester City
20/01/16 Leicester City 0 – 2 Tottenham
23/01/16 Leicester City 3 – 0 Stoke City
02/02/16 Leicester City 2 – 0 Liverpool
06/02/16 Man City 1 – 3 Leicester City
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Levante vs Barcelona
Competition: Spanish Primera Division
Date: 7 February 2016
Venue: Estadio Ciudad de Valencia 
FC Barcelona team beat bottom of the table Levante with Luis Suarez scoring for the visitors. Levante vs Barcelona match ended with 0-2 scoreline in Spanish Primera Division 2016.
BarcelonaDavid Navarro (og) 21' // Luis Suarez 90'

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chelsea vs Manchester United  - Competition: Premier League 

Chelsea team are unbeaten since Hiddink replaced Mourinho but they are still struggling for wins with only 3 wins in their latest 8 outings in all competitions. The Blues followed up a 1-0 away win at Arsenal with a 5-1 success over MK Dons in FA Cup. The improved form has helped push away the spectre of relegation and there is an outside chance of them even finishing in the top-six. Anyway, a goalless draw at Watford in midweek means Hiddink's men have still not registered back-to-back win in EPL this season.
Guus Hiddink could hand a recall to Eden Hazard. That would see Cesc Fabregas drop back alongside John Obi Mikel at the base of midfield in the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Oscar and Willian joining the Belgian in the attacking midfield trio. Alexandre Pato is a way of being fit to feature having not featured competitively since November. Pedro will be assessed after picking up a minor groin problem but is expected to be fit while Loic Remy and Falcao are also out.
Man United, who ran out 3-1 winners over Derby County in last week’s FA Cup tie at the iPro Stadium, enter this match on the back of a fine 3-0 win over Stoke City in midweek and now a top-four finish is a more pressing target and the Reds are five points short of fourth place. The pressure is still firmly on Van Gaal, but the Dutchman's record against the so-called bigger teams in the top flight is actually very strong - they beat Liverpool 1-0 a couple of weeks ago.
Louis van Gaal could name an unchanged side as Jesse Lingard, Mata and Anthony Martial will be expected to form the attacking midfield trio in the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Wayne Rooney continuing as the lone striker. Anyway, Morgan Schneiderlin could come in for Maraoune Fellaini in the only change. Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Delay Blind and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson appear likely to form the back four once again. Schweinsteiger, Rojo, Valencia and Young are still sidelined.
Chelsea are undefeated in their last 9 matches against Man Utd in all competitions. Louis van Gaal's men were held to a 0-0 draw by Chelsea on 28 December and the Dutchman is yet to beat the Blues during his short reign at Old Trafford, following last season’s 1-1 home draw and the 1-0 defeat in west London.

Chelsea last 5 matches:
13/01/16 Chelsea 2 – 2 West Brom
16/01/16 Chelsea 3 – 3 Everton
24/01/16 Arsenal 0 – 1 Chelsea
31/01/16 MK Dons 1 – 5 Chelsea
03/02/16 Watford 0 – 0 Chelsea

Manchester United last 5 matches:
12/01/16 Newcastle 3 – 3 Man United
17/01/16 Liverpool 0 – 1 Manchester United
23/01/16 Manchester United 0 – 1 Southampton
29/01/16 Derby County 1 – 3 Man United
02/02/16 Man United 3 – 0 Stoke City

Date: 7 February 2016
Time: 16:00 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London 

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