The PR people at Borussia Dortmund currently turn out to be beating heads against their desk frustrated at Jadon Sancho
A few days ago, the 19-year-old English international committed cardinal social media to a Bundesliga player when he smoothly shared video of a recent trip to Dubai on Instagram.
The quickfire series of clips comes down to a & # 39; What I Did On My Holiday & # 39; essay for the TikTok generation. Sancho jumps off a yacht, feeds giraffes in a zoo and rides a dune buggy. Unfortunately, the video also ends with a photo of him putting salt on a £ 268 gold-plated steak.
Just a year ago the same steak served by famous chef Salt Bae in his restaurant in Dubai, the center of an average tea-cup storm in Germany when it was ordered by Bayern Munich veteran Franck Ribery.
Since then, there has been a golden rule for Bundesliga players: show off your wealth the way you want, just don't eat the ruddy steak.
Sancho is predictably treated with a wave of faux moral indignation in recent days. Bild accused him of ruining his reputation & # 39; while Die Welt sniffed that it was & # 39; difficult for the public & # 39 ;.
All this is of course no more than hot air. Sancho has the right to do whatever he wants with his money, and the German press is endearingly strained about bling impressions. Where they once became hot under the collar about the cars of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, now they do that about the vacations of Sancho.
Yet the video also served to emphasize a bitter but inevitable truth for Dortmund.
Sancho is no longer the young student with big eyes who idolized Aubameyang a few years ago. He is now an established star, full of self-confidence and sees a movement back to England.
As the January transfer window progresses, speculation about the future of Sancho has once again overdrive.
He has been repeatedly associated with relocations to Manchester United, Liverpool and former Manchester City club, while Chelsea is said to be preparing a record for a bid of £ 120 million.
Haaland has further wound up the rum mills. With the arrival of the Norwegian there is a new prodigy on the block to challenge the status of Sancho, if not his place in the team.
And then there is the discipline. The Instagram video is the newest in a series of small indiscretions by Sancho this season.
In October, he was omitted from the team for a crucial game against title rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach after his late return from the international break. A month later he was facing Barcelona because he missed a team meeting.
The doommongers have already started drawing parallels with Ousmane Dembele, the French youth whose furious behavior alienated his teammates and accelerated them to £ 100m to Barcelona in 2017.
Yet such comparisons are a kind of unfair. Dembele had been much less impressive for Dortmund after a year than Sancho after three years. The Frenchman also went on strike and destroyed his apartment before leaving Dortmund. Sancho, on the other hand, turned up a few times late and fed a giraffe.
The video with gold steak was undoubtedly badly advised, not least for a player who describes himself on the club website as & # 39 ; just a normal young guy & # 39 ;. It is uncomfortable with Dortmund's increasingly vain attempts to maintain their reputation as a salt club.
However, it is no secret that Dortmund is more stubborn and cynical than their carefully romanticized self-image suggests. With Sancho it has always been a matter of when, instead of or, it will move to one of the richest clubs in Europe. And perhaps more importantly, for how much.
His current contract, which was signed only last summer, will keep him in the club until 2022 and, in accordance with club policy in this area, does not contain a release clause. Dortmund plans to make a significant profit on Sancho, and Chelsea's £ 120 million is perhaps just the starting point of a bidding war.
They are also in a hurry to sell it. Dortmund is currently one of four or five teams with a realistic chance of winning the Bundesliga title this season. They count on a now deadly front three from Sancho, Haaland and Reus to help them with this.
This week, Kicker magazine ranked him as the number one winger this season, ahead of Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry.
There is also no reason to assume that Haaland & # 39; s departure will speed up his departure. The Norwegian is central and if someone leaves to make room for him, it is Paco Alcacer, not Sancho.
Only an offer of Neymaresque proportions would tempt the club to release their English crown jewel. And as for the player himself, Dortmund remains relaxed to the point of complacency.
After the Barcelona incident, sports director Michael Zorc dismissed suggestions that Sancho's bad discipline can be calculated to provoke a January movement.
& # 39; I have no impression of the conversations I have had with him and his agent, & # 39; Zorc told Bild.
That would and will probably change in the summer. There are already rumors that Milder Rashica from Werder Bremen is standing in line as a replacement. By the time the next season starts, Sancho may be back in the Premier League.
But until then, the transfer rumors must be interpreted in the same way as that infamous gold steak. With a pinch of salt.
Ask Fernando Torres to name his heroes and one of the first men he will mention is Carlos Matallanas , a former lower footballer in Spain who has since become a tactical channelist for the second divisional side Fuenlabrada and a respected sports journalist.
Fuenlabrada plays at the & # 39; Fernando Torres Stadium & # 39; with 6,000 capacity named after the most famous son of the city. They are currently fifth and if they are promoting to the first division in their history for the first time in their history, they will only talk about & # 39; overcoming the opportunities & # 39; and about their & # 39; superhuman & # 39; efforts, but Torres knows that we use those words too much in football.
Matallanas has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as motor neuron disease [MND]. It is the same condition recently diagnosed with Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow and the same condition that has previously known Scotland Rugby Union International Doddie Weir since 2016.
Matallanas played 330 games during 14 seasons, including one enchantment in the fourth layer of Spain with both Rayo Majadahonda and Racing Club Portuense. His tactical accumulation and his ability to express himself well meant that he retired in fear – he would go into coaching or the media.
But in 2013 he had some dental work and he started noticing that he had speech problems. First he laid it down on the anesthetic used in the extraction of wisdom teeth, but it remained. He had several neurological tests that ruled out minor problems and in May 2014, when the loss of control began to spread to some muscles in his arms and legs, he was only 33 years old diagnosed with most patients. The disease died within five years of its onset. He is proud to have now passed that point.
Matallanas wrote in an explanatory article to the readers of his regular column on the website & # 39; El Confidential & # 39; in October of that year: & # 39; It is a disease whose development is very cruel, little by little paralyzing the patient, his ability to communicate and ultimately his ability to breathe away. All the while he keeps his intellect intact so that he is fully aware of the decline and his death. & # 39;
Remarkably, the & # 39; El Confidential & # 39; is also written with positivity and even humor. He joked: "By the way, a word to the worried: doctors keep thinking there is no connection between going to the dentist and my illness." He also said: "Instead of arousing a sense of fear, my new reality was assimilated into my need to make the most of my time."
He continues to write his weekly articles for Daily AS with a special computer that responds to his blinking eyelids. He writes his tactical analysis reports for Fuenlabrada in the same way.
Football had been his life and he decided from the moment of diagnosis that it would stay that way. His columns in Diario AS have become must-reads and a praising Spanish striker Jaime Mata for reaching the Spanish team of 30 years after a career in the lower competitions led to a reaction from the player: & # 39; extraordinary – you are an example of never giving up. & # 39;
Carlos told Sportsmail : & # 39; Then I first began to experience the symptoms of my illness, I took my first coaching badges because I knew I was what I wanted to do after I retired.
& # 39; Despite the illness, I can still watch football, write articles for Daily AS and I have a role as part of the coaching staff at Fuenlabrada. I have to organize myself well because I have less time during the day than a healthy person, but with patience I can write about our next rivals and our current form with my eyes and a special computer, and I pass on the notes to Mere, who coaches Fuenlabrada and trained me in the third division a few years ago. & # 39;
Explaining his continued friendship with Torres, he says: & # 39; My little brother played alongside Fernando youth soccer in Atletico Madrid. They became friends and our families also became friends. I am three years older than she is. As we grew older, I started to spend more time with Fernando during his first years as a professional.
& # 39; Since my diagnosis, Fernando has always asked my brothers how I was doing. I live in Cadiz, not in Madrid, but we WhatsApp each other from time to time. He is the patron of Fundela, an association for promoting research into this disease. Everything he can do to help, he will do. & # 39;
Before Matallanas lost the use of his limbs he interviewed Torres in 2015 . He had already lost the use of his voice, but he could type the questions and answers for his brother Gonzalo to read them aloud.
He was murdered from Torres that of all his teammates in all his different clubs Steven Gerrard the most important thing was telling Carlos that he knew he would never find another like him.
The interview is more a conversation between two players about their football memories and when Torres is asked about his heroes, he chooses Carlos, the fourth division player whose love for football continues to give him the life force to stay alive and to be productive. stay.
There is even a passion for the Premier League. He says: & # 39; I have been fond of English football since the early 1990s, long before it was so common to watch other competitions in Spain. And I was a Liverpool fan before Fernando turned red. The disappointment that he left Athletic was reduced because he went to a team that I really liked. I went to him in Anfield in 2008. & # 39;
In that column in 2014, when he first explained his situation to his readers, Matallanas wrote: & # 39; Many of you will be aware of this disease thanks to the ice bucket challenge that became popular with famous people around the world this summer. It is fair to say that this has helped raise awareness of the problem, but it is still far from being understood.
& # 39; It is just like catching a criminal, to find it, we need to investigate it. And before the financial aspect, it is important that the problem has priority. As for me [If in the end it is also my fate to lose my battle against this disease]the least doubt about what happened to me, I leave behind the more satisfied I will be. Simply because it means that we are closer to the day when nobody has to die in such an absurd and incomprehensible way. & # 39;
With the midpoint of the season approaching, Christmas seems like a perfect time to sit back and think with a half-term report.
Throughout Europe, traditional powers have been shaken up by unlikely starters that are performing well above expectations.
Premier League – Sheffield United
Tipped by many to not only go back to the championship right away, but also to finish the bottom, the sheets have been a relief.
The side of Chris Wilder personifies their manager with full commitment and struggle, but can also surprise those who have not followed the promotion campaign last season with the quality of their football.
They are seventh, before Manchester United, the phenomenal achievement at this stage of the season.
Almost none of the players are famous names and the signing of Lys Mousset for a £ 10 million club record was laughed at in the summer.
The 23-year-old had a terrible score in Bournemouth but seems to have been transformed under Wilder and a real threat with five goals and three assists to his name.
Newly promoted teams often struggle on the road, but Wilder's men have accumulated points in every away match, including Tottenham, Wolves, Everton and Chelsea.
One of Wilder's best management style insights This season was his comment about Dean Henderson after the blunder of the goalkeeper cost the team points at home against Liverpool.
& # 39; If he wants to become a professional footballer, these things will happen, but if he wants to play for the top teams, if he wants to play for England, then he should do better & # 39 ;, was the ruthless assessment of the manager.
& # 39; He needs to concentrate more. It is a disappointing day for him, I am not going to put my arms around him. He just has to do better. & # 39;
It is no wonder that the blades have looked so sharp.
La Liga – Granada
Not much was expected from Granada when they were promoted to LaLiga champions Osasuna last season.
But the Andalusian side was at the top of the table late in October after a blistering start of life in the top flight.
They have bewildered Barcelona and held Atletico Madrid for a creditable draw so far. Those dizzy heights from the end of October have been reduced to a position in the middle of the table, but they are full of screams and have a lead with Roberto Soldado, Alvaro Vadillo and Carlos Fernandez (on loan from Seville).
Manager Diego Martinez is so popular at the time that he was asked to turn on the Christmas lights.
He is certainly more adored than Tony Adams, who was their fourth manager of the horrible relegation campaign of 2017 that ended with an unfortunate 20 points.
Martinez is the youngest coach in LaLiga and has forged a close group with an enormous spirit.
The club raised his eyebrows with his appointment, but he is a great success and they were perhaps wary of admiring looks from elsewhere .
Granada has, where possible, also given priority to the recruitment of Spanish players and Andalusia, which drilled a strong sense of identity into the group.
Recent results have just begun to slip, so it will be a real test of Fernandez and his me in the coming months.
Serie A – Cagliari
Six points of the Champions League-place, more goals than Juventus, Napoli and AC Milan this season and the tendency to score overpowers makes Cagliari the surprise package so far in Italy .
The Sardianian club was on an amazing 14-game unbeaten run before conceding a last-minute goal against Lazio.
During that period Rolando Maran's side used the indomitable Raja Nainggolann as the center. He scored a few belters, including a lightning bolt that set tongues on social media.
Returning to the club where he made his Series A debut, the midfielder inspired four goals and the same number of assists and was well supported by Marco Rog alongside Luca Cigarini.
Rog was signed from Napoli for £ 13 million and former Boca Juniors man Nahitan Nández participated for £ 15 million in the summer. Those two additions look very clever behind the firepower of Giovani Simeone and Joao Pedro.
The old boy of Liverpool Ragnar Klavan is an uncompromising presence at the back and Cagliari has put together a really solid side.
Napoli and AC Milan are struggling desperately this season, so Malan and Co may have a real chance in the top four if they can maintain the current pace.
Call 1 – Rennes
Many of the headlines around Rennes are aimed at their young midfield star Eduardo Camavinga.
The Angolan-born French youth player is only 17 years old, but it is talked about once in a generation talent and Real Madrid is said to be interested.
They quoted £ 84 million for the starlet, which recently scored the winner against Lyon.
With the exception of the centerback combination, Rennes has put together an exciting team. At the age of 35, Jeremy Morel is old enough to be the father of Camavinga, but the mix works well.
Julien Stephan's side is currently third, two points ahead of Lille, but with a competition in hand and is led in front by M & # 39; Baye Niang.
The former Torino beneficiary settled brilliantly in Brittany last term before he signed permanently and scored seven in 15 games. Stephan gets the best out of Niang and Co and is 39, he is quite young in management terms.
The Frenchman turns his team on to attack and the only black line against them this season was the Europa League campaign.
Rennes finished fourth behind Celtic, Cluj and Lazio had only won their last dead rubber game from a troubled group.
Bundesliga – Monchengladbach
With Bayern Munich the shadow of itself, the title race in Germany is wide open Blown and Borussia Monchengladbach is right in the fight.
Marcus Thuram, son of the former French defender Lillian, has more eye for purpose than his legendary father and the 22-year-old has netted six times, five assists this season.
He was a key figure for the foals and thinks the unpredictability of the Bundesliga has given his side a real chance for silverware this season.
& # 39; Bayern can lose one day, win another day. Union can win, and then lose, I don't think there's a lot of logic in this competition, and that's a good thing.
& # 39; Anyone can beat anyone, so we'll see at the end of the season, & # 39; he said.
Monchengladbach play sparkling attacking football that their soft coach Marco Rose who told the competition website: "Football for 50 to 80 thousand is entertainment, so when people have fun, we do many things well.
"The support here is incredible if you play good football. "
Rose cut her teeth under Jurgen Klopp in Mainz and went impressively to RB Salzburg in Europe last season before landing at Monchengladbach.
He freely admits the influence Klopp had on him and a similar, progressive style is evident in his team.
Breel Embolo, Denis Zakaria and Stefan Lainer have so far spoken it all together with Thuram for Monchengladbach and it will be fascinating to see if they are toe-to-toe. toe can go n with RB Leipzig and a challenge from Bayern as the season develops.
Ashes 2019 series: scheme, results channel, squadrons, last chances and more
England did not go to the best start of the Ashes 2019 while Joe Root and Co came to beat in Edgbaston after Steven Smith had saved Australia from a shameful start in the first innings by getting a century to double their score
Bowler Jofra Archer Will now come to England for the second test while making his Ash debut while Trevor Bayliss hopes for immediate impact.
World Cup hero Ben Stokes has recovered as vice captain after he lost it in 2017 after a late evening change in Bristol.
Sportmail offers you everything you need to know for the Ashes 2019 series between England and Australia, including fixtures, channel, squadrons, odds and more.
When does the Ashes series start?
The Ashes starts on Thursday, August 1.
There are five test games with the last being played from Thursday, August 12.
What time does the game begin?
The games are scheduled at 11:00 AM CET depending on the weather.
Ashes 2019 fixtures
- First test – August 1-5 (Edgbaston)
- Second test – August 14-18 (Lord & # 39; s)
- Third test – August 22-26 (Headlingley)
- Fourth test – September 4-8 (Old Trafford)
- Fifth test – September 12-16 (The Oval)
On which channel is it?
Viewers in the UK can watch the Ashes on Sky Sports Main Event and the cricket channel from 10 AM BST.
How do I look in Australia?
The Ashes are broadcast on TV by Channel 9, Channel 90 (9HD), 9Gem, (Gem HD and 9Go.
You can stream live on 9Now to see all coverage of The Ashes on channel 9, 9Gem and more.
Have rules been changed?
Yes, ICC has announced on a biennial trial basis in all formats and first class cricket that teams may substitute concussed players during competitions
The rule takes effect on the first day of 2019 Ashes and the decision is made by the team's medical representative and the player to be replaced must be approved by the referee and be considered a & # 39; like for like & # 39; -player and allowed to club and bow in place of concussion.
Another rule change that will take effect on August 1 is that captains will no longer be suspended for a slow ICC violation will take its place Subtract points from this and fine the entire team if he was found guilty of delayed overload.
England & # 39; s Ashes team for the second test competition
- Rory Burns
- Jason Roy
- Jofra Archer
- Joe Root (c)
- Joe Denly
- Jos Buttler
- Ben Stokes (vc)
- Jonny Bairstow
- Chris Woakes
- Stuart Broad
- Jack Leach
Australia's Ashes squadron for the second test competition
- Tim Paine (capt)
- Cameron Bancroft
- Patrick Cummins
- Travis Head
- Usman Khawaja
- Nathan Lyon
- Peter Siddle
- S teve Smith
- Mitchell Star
- David Warner
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What happened last time happened?
Last time it was whitewash for England down under that did not win any test match against Australia in the Ashes 2017/18.
In the first test match, Australia showed their dominance after winning 10 wickets on the Gabba. This was followed by winning 120 runs in the second test match thanks to Shaun Marsh 126 runs in Adelaide Oval.
The Aussies then won the third and fifth test matches through an innings and got stuck with England in the draw in the fourth test game.
Odds odds 2019
- England – 165
- Australia – 4/6
- Draw – 5/1
* Odds courtesy of Betfair Exchange
What does the future offer for Anthony Joshua? A third fight with Andy Ruiz, newcomer Oleksandr Usyk, a completely British heavyweight collision or perhaps a unification fight with Deontay Wilder?
After delivering a masterclass for Andy Ruiz Jr . in the rematch on Saturday questions have already been asked about what to do next Anthony Joshua
The British defeated Ruiz, who stunned the boxing world in New York in June, by a unanimous points decision for his WBA , WBO and IBF heavyweight title win back in Saudi Arabia
Here, Sportsmail takes a look at what follows for the 30-year-old British heavyweight …
Kubrat Pulev – 3/1
Pulev remains joint favorite to be named alongside Joshua & # 39; s next opponent, alongside Oleksandr Usyk.
Pulev, who was scheduled to fight Joshua before retiring with a tense pectoral muscle in 2017, is the mandatory challenger for the IBF heavyweight title and the Bulgarian promoters are convinced that he will be Joshua's next boxing enemy will be.
& # 39; The next fight from Kubrat Pulev will be for the IBF world heavyweight title, & # 39; told his Top Rank Promoters Sky Sports.
& # 39; If the Joshua-Ruiz winner decides not to fight against Pulev, his next fight will be for the vacant IBF title. & # 39;
Pulev was only defeated once in 29 previous fights and claimed his status as a mandatory challenger for the IBF title with victory over Hughie Fury.
Oleksandr Usyk – 3/1
The 32-year-old Usyk is also 3/1, alongside Pulev, to fight the 30-year-old British heavyweight next one .
Shortly after Joshua demanded vengeance on the Mexican, the WBO President stated that Joshua was to record the Ukrainian Usyk within 180 days of Saturday's triumph.
If Joshua does not agree to meet the Ukrainian former cruiserweight king before that time, he will be forced to leave his belt with a setback in his hope of adding the WBC crown.
Andy Ruiz Jr – 5/1
Joshua fed intense speculation of a trilogy with Ruiz Jr after his unanimous victory points in Saudi Arabia.
After taking his sweet revenge for his shock loss on June 1 in Madison Square Garden, Joshua agreed to a third decisive game somewhere in the future.
& # 39; If you hear – we're going to do a third & # 39 ;: Joshua said in his interview after the game.
Ruiz added: & I don't want to apologize. If we do the third, I'm in the best shape of my life. I thought I would get stronger, but in the next fight I will prepare and look at my team. & # 39;
Joshua swept the score card with a unanimous 118-110, 118-110, 110-109 verdict on Ruiz Jr. on Saturday in Riyadh.
Deontay Wilder – 6/1
After the game, there was a lot of talk that the British would then focus on the undefeated Wilder.
And Carl Froch was a proponent of that fight, which could make Joshua the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Wilder must be worried. He (Joshua) will feel like a king after that victory & # 39;
He added: & # 39; Wilder must be the goal. Within the next two or three battles, he must unite the belts and then what he still needs to do.
& # 39; You must provide AJ with the best heavyweights in the world – in the top three – and you cannot place him as the best, because he has not been tested against the other two. Tyson Fury is an excellent hunter and Wilder is a monster puncher. & # 39;
Tyson Fury – 6/1
For Saturday's highly anticipated fight, Fury recently made plans to fight the winner of Joshua vs Ruiz Jr after dealing with Wilder
Asked if Fury would consider facing Joshua, and told talkSPORT: & 100 percent yes. That fight must happen. "
However, Manchester's heavyweight first wants to settle his unfinished business with Wilder.
He added:" I have three more fights left on my contract. Deontay Wilder is next and if Wilder wants it again, he can. Then I will definitely be against the winner of Joshua and Ruiz Jr. fight. & # 39;
TOTTENHAM V CRYSTAL PALACE: Roy Hodgson & # 39; s high-flying Eagles in search of capitalization of the misery of Mauricio Pochettino throughout the London fight
- Tottenham welcomes Crystal Palace to the new White Hart Lane on Saturday
- Palace enters the competition in the top four with two victories in their last two
- Spurs have fought for form and have only one match won so far this season
- Wilfried Zaha is tipped by the bookmakers to match Harry Kane in the score
- Tottenham v Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Saturday 3:00 pm
All Tottenham fans entering this feeling feel fully satisfied and fully expected of three points and a simple afternoon? Yes, I didn't think so.
It was a very strange start to the season for second place in the Champions League and things just don't feel right at all.
Mauricio Pochettino has made it all the grumbles of a dissatisfied man, while Spurs & # 39; recent lackluster display in the North London derby emphasized their current situation.
Crystal Palace, on the other hand, enters this fixture and is quite in the top four. They are of course early days, but the men of Roy Hodgson give a regular report of themselves.
The victory in Old Trafford is already a high point in the early season, with Palace winning the last two games on the jump.
However, there is no realism like the realism of Roy Hodgson. The Palace writer has reminded the loyal fans of the club that this season & # 39; heartache & # 39; and & # 39; suffer & # 39; will be. Enjoy the moment, Roy, right?
When questioned about either Palace & # 39; s can start from last year and the top order can harass, Hodgson was largely dismissive.
He said: & # 39; I'd like to say that, but if I'm realistic, I'm not sure I can do it. I think a stay in the Premier League will always be everything for us and it will always be the fight, a little suffering.
& # 39; There will be no rainbows and blue skies and pink glasses all the way through. There is a lot of gong and heartache along the way. & # 39;
So, don't say you're not warned Palace fans.
Team news 
Spurs new boy Giovani Lo Celso undergoes rehabilitation will not play a role after injuring his hip on international duty. Juan Foyth is & # 39; completing the final stages of conditioning before returning to training & # 39; and will not occur, while Davinson Sanchez is doubtful with his ankle injury.
A boost for Pochettino & fate, however, with Tanguy Ndombele (thigh), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring) and Eric Dier (hip) have all returned for training and will are evaluated for selection.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson will help Scott Dann and James McArthur
Mid-back Dann missed the 1-0 win over Aston Villa with one hand but could return, while midfielder McArthur would have been checked for a non- specified injury
Defend Martin Kelly (groin) remains offside, just like attacker Connor Wickham.
What the bosses say
Pochettino wants to concentrate on the return of his side to his beautiful new stadium and spoke fairly frankly about his subject during his press conference before the game.
& # 39; To be clear in our minds, to think that the most important thing is the collective and start to put forward individual situations, all together again and try to be dynamic and strong and starting games to win & # 39 ;, Pochettino said. "That's the most important thing for us now."
The Argentinian also tackled Christian Eriksen's situation after the signpost stayed in North London.
& # 39; He is happy. He was always happy. He never said he wasn't happy here. Of course everyone has goals, goals, challenges. I told you before the Arsenal game that he was in good spirits and that is why I played him. & # 39;
What the bookmakers say
There is potentially a lot to be earned for gamblers who want to get fat and stick to a hefty sum at the palace wins on 8/1. The bookmakers, in general, are suggested Spurs players will return from the international break and go back to winning ways. The hosts are 2/5 with the 21/5 draw.
MailOnline Sport prediction
Harry Kane returns to Spurs with four goals in two games for the national team, so not short in form. Palace makes the short trip to North London with a & # 39; nothing to lose attitude & # 39; but Sportsmail has this in favor of the hosts. To win at rest and full time they are 11/10. LONG SHOT – Gary Cahill earned high praise after bowing his palace, and he has a 25/1 prize with a number of bookmakers to score at any time.
There is probably no one on the planet who likes to make Jamie Vardy more ridiculous than Harry Maguire.
During the World Cup, Maguire became the target of Vardy & # 39; s jokes. During a round table discussion at the training camp in England, Leicester's striker hovered along the edges before intervening.
& # 39; Jamie Vardy from the Vardy News, & # 39; he began, holding his fist up like a sham microphone. & # 39; How large is the diameter of your head? & # 39;
Vardy now gave it Manchester United defends the nickname & # 39; Slabhead & # 39; while they were both in Leicester. It has transcended the dressing room and can now be seen on the back of a few somewhat strange fans.
So it's fair to say that while Maguire is a truly respected defender, Vardy has done more than anyone else to give the 6ft 4in brute from Sheffield a comical lead in the eyes of some.
The 32-year-old Vardy, who will almost certainly stand up against this UK, also has a great record against the & # 39; big six & # 39 ;. His 34 attacks against them put him ahead of anyone else in the team he played in the Premier League.
And Maguire, who is given the task of defending himself against him, has been criticized for this international breach.
Roy Keane said: & # 39; We were talking about how good he is at the ball, but defensively, I still think he … I still have one or two question marks about him. I'm always worried about his pace during the turn. & # 39;
Vardy has the pace to exploit that. He may be friends with Maguire, but he can be up to Vardy to turn him into a joke again on Saturday.
Provisional team of Manchester United: Gea, Romero, Wan-Bissaka, Young, Jones, Maguire, Lindelof, Rojo, Williams, Tuanzebe, Chong, Garner, Gomes, James, Fred, Lingard, Matic, Mata, McTominay, Pereira, Greenwood, Rashford.
Leicester Provisional Team: Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic, Chilwell, Justin, Pereira, Morgan, Evans, Fuchs, Soyuncu, Amartey, Gra y Praet, Tielemans, Maddison, Albrighton, Barnes , Choudhury, Mendy, Ndidi, Perez, Vardy, Iheanacho.
What the bosses say 
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said : & The treatment room has been busy and still is, so we don't really know who will be available. There may be Aaron (Wan-Bissaka), maybe Jesse (Lingard) and I think that may be due to those who withdrew, but I can't promise that those two will also be available.
& # 39; (Paul) Pogba will not be fit, no, unless he & # 39; has had a miraculous recovery overnight from yesterday to today or tonight to tomorrow, he is not ready to be 100 percent to train, no
& # 39; We hope that more can be ready for West Ham next week and Paul and Anthony (Martial) are in that category. I think they are ready for that and really can't say anymore. & # 39;
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers said : & # 39; Our ambition is there.
& # 39; It's a long season. I think we are really looking forward to a game against a top class team of players of a very high standard in a great arena.
& # 39; We really want to go there and put down a good performance that gives us a good result, so the players look forward to a very good match. & # 39;
Billy Sharp loves Yorkshire. From Sheffield United to Scunthorpe to Sheffield United to Doncaster Rovers to Leeds United to Sheffield United
That is the list of teams that he has permanently signed during his career – except for a certain mark on his writing.
That comes in the form of his spell in Southampton. There must be something he liked on the south coast to drag him away from Yorkshire for almost two and a half years – although he had borrowed time from Doncaster at the time.
Yet he helped the saints in the Premier League. His nine goals in 15 championship games were crucial for them to cross the line, and they have not looked back since.
Sharp had to go further, as much as he might like Southampton, as he struggled to go to the first team at St Mary's as soon as they went upstairs.
He is from this bank used this period but achieved his Premier League goal – against Bournemouth during the opening weekend. That was the same day the Saints fell 3-0 in Burnley, but they've won two on the road since – in Brighton and Fulham.
More generally Yorkshire – with potable tap water and edible fish and chips – is clear where Sharp & # 39; s heart lies. There was a short leave, but something continues to drag him back to the team that he supported as a boy. Southampton seduced him once, but on Saturday, if he gets the chance, he wants to send them out of God's & # 39; s Own County without showing anything for their journey.
] Sheffield United pair David McGoldrick and Callum Robinson are in a race to be fit for the home game against Southampton.
McGoldrick (shoulder) and Robinson (hamstring) both returned early this week from international service with the Republic of Ireland after their draw against Switzerland.
Midfielder John Fleck will also have been judged after missing the last three games due to a hamstring strain while striker Lys Mousset pushes for his first start for the club.
Southampton winger Nathan Redmond misses again due to an ankle injury that excluded him from the 1-1 draw with Manchester United on August 31.
But Michael Obafemi and Ryan Bertrand, who were put aside by cramp and an ankle problem respectively, were described by boss Ralph Hasenhuttl as "options", and Moussa Djenepo (muscle problem) could also be involved .
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Provisional Team: Henderson, Baldock Stevens, O & Connell, Basham, Lundstram, L Freeman, McBurnie, Robinson, Egan, Norwood, Fleck, Osborn, Mousset, McGoldrick, Sharp , Moore, Besic.
Southampton Provisional Team: Gunn, McCarthy, Soares, Valery, Yoshida, Stephens, Bednar ek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Romeo, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Armstrong, Boufal, Long, Obafemi , Ings, Adams, N & Lundulu, Djenepo.
What the Bosses Say
Manager Chris Wilder: I believe that we will grow in the division and keep getting better. From a point of view, we have everything we have. I don't think we stole anything. It has been a pleasant start to many aspects of playing, in and out of possession. Of course we trust it, but we are the type of club that does not look back, we look forward to the next challenge and we have a big one on Saturday. & # 39;
Ralph Hassenhuttl Everyone is back from his international competitions without injuries, so that's good news. The bad news is that Nathan [Redmond] is not yet available, but he is making progress. Moussa [Djenepo] looks better; we are not sure if it is enough to play this weekend. We will have to look. He can bring us something special, he showed it in the few minutes he played, so he can make a difference. The chances are not that great, but let's see. I do not want to take too much risk because it is a very busy September. It was good to regroup during the break, we look forward to it. & # 39;
What the bookmakers say
Sheffield United is priced at 6/4 to secure their second home win of the season, which is understandable since they were last time on Brammall Lane. Southampton is 11/5 to make a draw or 19/10 to be victors of their visit to South Yorkshire.
MailOnline Sport Prediction
This feels like the kind of game that can be turned on anyway a goal, so the odds of 7/1 for the Blades to get 1 -0 to win stands out. For more of a LONG SHOT, Ravel Morrison as the last goal scorer on 14/1 could be a shout, since Chris Wilder has made it clear that he intends to use him more in the future .
- This is the first Premier League meeting between Sheffield United and Southampton since March 1994, the 0-0 match at Bramall Lane.
- Southampton has just won one of their last five league games against Sheffield United (2-1 in September 2007 in the championship), not scoring in the four they did not win (D2 L2).
- This is the first meeting between Sheffield United and Southampton in a league since December 2014, when League One defeated Sheffield United Premier League Southampton 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the League Cup.
- Sheffield United lost earlier consecutive home games in the Premier League only once before, and did so in March 1993 under Dave Bassett.
- Southampton wants to win consecutive Premier League games for the first time since March 2017 under Claude Puel.
- Neither Sheffield Unite or Southampton scored this season in the first half of a Premier League match – the Blades tried 21 shots and the Saints had 19 unsuccessfully in the first 45 minutes of matches.
- Only James Maddison of Leicester (13) has had more shots without aiming one in the Premier League this season than Che Adams of Southampton (7).
- Excluding own goals, all four of Sheffield United's goals this season were scored by British / Irish players – in Premier League history, 90 percent of the Blades goals were scored by British / Irish players, two out of two after highest share behind Blackpool (98 percent) and Oldham (94 percent).
- Southampton have won their last two away matches in all competitions without conceding a goal – they last won three on the road without giving back in March 1986.
- 43 percent (6 / 14) of the Premier League debuts given to Englishmen this season have been handed over by Chris Wilder and Sheffield United – Henderson, O & Connell, Lundstram, Baldock, Freeman and Osborn.
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BRIGHTON v BURNLEY: After a spectacular start, these two hit the buffers and bottom slot at Match of the Day.
- Burnley travels to the south coast to Brighton and Hove Albion
- Both sides have four points after winning one match, losing two and pulling one
- Burnley is unbeaten in their last six Premier League games on the south coast
- Brighton lost both league matches against Sean Dyche
- Brighton v Burnley, The Amex Stadium , Saturday 15:00
It all started so well, right? ? Three was the magic number for these two sides on the opening day of the season, with clean sheets and 3-0 wins when Burnley knocked down Southampton and overthrew Brighton Watford.
Everything was ready for a beautiful momentum meeting at the start of the season, right? Incorrect.
Since then, both the seagulls and the Clarets have endured striking parallels, each of which is lost twice and only picks up another point through a draw.
So with the early form gone, what can we expect to unfold at the Amex on Saturday afternoon?
History suggests that Sean Dyche & # 39; s side has it in his pocket, being undefeated in their last six Premier League games on the south coast (four wins, two draws).
Incidentally, Brighton was also winless in their last seven league games with Burnley, losing both Premier League meetings last season. Yikes.
Both parties share the common complaint of participating in this competition after hiding the runaway titans from the top flight.
Prior to the international break, Brighton fell into a 4-0 loss against Manchester City, while Liverpool Burnley gave the runaround to Turf Moor to achieve a comfortable 3-0 win. Not exactly relying on both parties.
Team News 
Brighton Boss Graham Potter has suggested that Adam Webster has a major role to play after his appearance against reigning champion Manchester City, and offers updates on both Yves Bissouma and Leon Balogun.
& # 39; Yves Bissouma has started to train with us from next week, & # 39; said Potter.
& # 39; Leon Balogun had a bit of tightness and needed an extra day, but apart from there everyone came back fit and ready from their national side.
& # 39; It is early stages with Leandro [Trossard] but he felt something in his groin – we are probably looking after the next international break earlier he is available again. & # 39;
Burnley & # 39; s injury situation looks healthy with Dwight McNeil now recovered from the slight back and hamstring injuries that forced him to miss a possible England U21 debut.
The in-form Ashley Barnes is also beyond Johann Berg Gudmundsson will be investigated to determine whether he can return from a calf injury that forced him to miss the defeat to Liverpool.
The Irish star Robbie Brady is also expected to be back in the team of the match day.
What the bosses say
Potter took compliments during his duties for the game: & # 39; Burnley had a good start to the season – we need to find the right balance in the game
The former Swansea gaffer has also suggested that his team is still very busy developing and adjusting their approach.
& # 39; We have enough players that we think can help us in the offensive positions. "It's about working with what we have and helping them keep getting better."
Sean Dyche, on the other hand, always the willing speaker, had few complaints about air entering here.
] & # 39; I am happy with the form, the return of points is ok, I think we have had bad luck with a last minute and in my opinion a questionable decision (vs Wolves) and a fine , but unlike our achievements
& # 39; It's a decent start, but we have to go on, we can't sit on it and be like "oh well," we have to make sure we build on that. "
What the bookmakers say
The odds keep changing across the board on this, which means that it is certainly a difficult one when it comes to having a flutter.
This collision is likely to cause many fans to leave their accumulator due to its unpredictable nature, with the hosts currently standing at 6/5 to get three points, while a Burnley triumph on the south coast is being offered by multiple outlets at 13/5
MailOnline Sport prediction
Burnley will have the fatigue of traveling with them, which may be in favor of Brighton. leave sour taste Yet that seems like a solid call now The draw is 9/4 This is an excellent candidate for the bottom slot on Match of the Day but we would like to be wrong It is a LONG SHOT but 3-3 returns 80/1
- Brighton is without a win in their last seven Meetings with Burnley (D5 L2) and lost both games in the Premier League last season
- Burnley won exactly 3-1 last season – they have never won back-to-back league games against Brighton.
- Burnley is unbeaten in their last six Premier League games on the south coast (W4 D2) and won 3-1 against Bournemouth and Brighton in their last two.
- Brighton You have scored no more than once in your last 14 Premier League home games (eight goals in total) and are without a win in their last seven at the Amex Stadium (D2 L5).
- Burnley has given English more minutes this season than any other Premier League team (2,712).
- Brighton only collected 15 points in 22 Premier League games in 2019 (W3 D6 L13), eight times less than any other party to have played in the top flight in 2018-19 and 2019-20
- Burnley used only 14 players in the Premier League this season – two fewer than any other party.
- Brighton & Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay have combined to create six chances for each other in the Premier League this season – the only pair to combine are more Man City & Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Agüero (seven).
- Although they lost 4-0 in Man City, Brighton & # 39; s possession of 46.5% was the fourth highest of a competitive side against a top flying side managed by Pep Guardiola in his career and the most since Liverpool had 50.4% in January 2019.
- Ashley Barnes tried 31% of Burnley & # 39; s shots on goal in the Premier League this season (15 of 48) – only Teemu Pukki from Norwich has had a higher percentage of shots from his team (14/41, 34%).