Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Your Club Today

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Your Club Today

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Arsenal Played 7, W 4, D 1, L 2 RUSSIAN Alisher Usmanov has "no intention" of bowing to global economic pressure by selling his Arsenal shares because he loves the club. The billionaire, who has a 24 per-cent stake, said: "I'm in love with Arsenal. When a man loves a woman he can't conceivably sell that love." POINTS 13 Next game Saturday Middlesbrough (away)

Chelsea Played 7, W 5, D 2, L 0 MICHAEL BALLACK is a doubt for Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough after damaging a calf muscle during training with Germany. The Blues midfielder sat out training yesterday and is likely to miss tomorrow's World Cup qualifier with Wales.

POINTS 17

Fulham Played 6, W 2, D 0, L 4 ROY HODGSON wants to send more of the club's young players to Belgian club Beerschot. Fulham have already loaned out Ghanaian youngsters King Gyan Osei and Daniel Owusu to their new feeder club and will 'park' more of their non-EU players there this season.

POINTS 6

Tottenham Played 7, W 0, D2, L 5 THE kick-off time for the UEFA Cup match against Udinese in Italy a week on Thursday has been changed.

Tottenham's first game in the group stage, which was originally due to start at 8pm, will now kick off at 6.10pm.

POINTS 2

West Ham Played 7, W 4, D 0, L 3 CAPTAIN Lucas Neill wants to sign a new contract before his deal expires in the summer. The 30-year-old defender said: "I am open to them giving me a few more years. If it doesn't work out, so be it, but I'd love a long-term commitment." POINTS 12

Charlton Played 10, W 4, D 1, L 5 IZALE MCLEOD scored on his return last night after an eight-month lay-off with a knee ligament injury. The striker slotted in from close range 10 minutes after coming on a subsitute for the reserves but could not stop them losing 3-2 to Gillingham.

POINTS 13

Crystal Palace Played 10, W 3, D 3, L 3 NEIL WARNOCK has denied reports of a move for Bournemouth's Marvyn Bartley. The 19-year-old defender had been linked with a ?100,000 switch to Selhurst Park but the Palace manager insists he is not preparing a bid.

POINTS 12

QPR Played 10, W 4, D 2, L4 QPR have denied claims they rejected the offer of cheaper tickets for next month's Carling Cup match against Manchester United. …

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