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Alan 1:06 Sat Sep 22
Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
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Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba, 25, was watched by Barcelona scouts during their Champions League win over Young Boys. (Mundo Deportivo - in Spanish)

United are leading a move by Premier League clubs to return the transfer deadline to the end of August. (Mail)

Spurs stars like Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose want improved contract terms to match Harry Kane's deal, worth more than £200,000 a week. (Sun)

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is a target for Besiktas. The 31-year-old France international is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer. (Goal - in Turkish)

Paris St-Germain's France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, 23, is open to joining Manchester City on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season. (Metro)

Former Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal wants another chance at managing in the Premier League. (Times - subscription required)

Barcelona are set to make another offer for Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, 29. The La Liga champions made a bid for the Spain international, whose deal at Old Trafford runs out next summer, during the last transfer window. (Sun)

Everton and England winger Theo Walcott, 29, says he had fallen out of love with football when he left Arsenal in January. (Mirror)

Arsenal's 26-year-old Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno, a summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen, says he is frustrated at still being second choice at Emirates Stadium behind Czech team-mate Petr Cech, 36. (Evening Standard)

Fleetwood Town boss Joey Barton says he wants to manage Marseille one day. The English former midfielder spent a season on loan at the French club in 2012-13. (L'Equipe - in French)

Brighton striker Glenn Murray, 34, is not in discussions with the club over a new contract despite the Englishman's current deal ending next summer. (Talksport)

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez is still unsure how much money he will be given to spend in the January transfer window. (Chronicle)

Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets, 30, is expected to sign an improved Barcelona contract in the next few weeks. (ESPN)

Monaco's former Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, 32, has had a statue of himself erected in his home town in Colombia. (Mail)

Chelsea and Spain forward Pedro, 31, says boss Maurizio Sarri's approach is a welcome change from that of predecessor Antonio Conte. (Mirror)

Former Wolves forward Bakary Sako is on trial at West Brom. The 30-year-old Mali international is a free agent after his release from Crystal Palace at the end of last season. (Express and Star)

Leicester City boss Claude Puel says he will consider recalling England Under-20 midfielder Harvey Barnes, 20, from his loan spell at Championship side West Brom in January. (Leicester Mercury)

Everton forward Richarlison, 21, says he used to try to copy Brazil team-mate Neymar's haircut when he was growing up. (Telegraph)

Paris St-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel is not speaking to sporting director Antero Henrique over the failure to sign a midfielder in the summer. (Le Parisien - in French)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is refusing to blame his side's run in the Europa League qualifiers for their Premier League struggles this season, with the Clarets currently bottom of the table. (Guardian)







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West Ham United v Chelsea: All you need to know

West Ham United play their first home London derby of the season on Sunday when Chelsea make the trip across the capital to London Stadium.

Here's the rundown on everything you need to know for the game.

Where and when?

West Ham United v Chelsea
Premier League
London Stadium
Sunday 23 September 2018, 1.30pm

How to follow

This fixture has been selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports, and will be available on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
Live match updates will be provided in whufc.com's live blog and through the new official mobile app.
Live audio commentary is available both through the website and app.
You can also follow the action on our Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat channels.
Highlights will be available on whufc.com from midnight on Monday.

Team news

Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful that Marko Arnautovic will recover in time to play against Chelsea at the weekend.

The forward was substituted moments after his goal in last weekend's 3-1 victory at Everton with a knee problem, but Pellegrini says he is undergoing treatment to return him to the pitch as soon as possible.

Fellow forward Chicharito is still battling a virus, while Jack Wilshere underwent surgery this week on an ankle injury.

Andy Carroll (ankle), Winston Reid (knee) and Manuel Lanzini (knee) are long-term injury victims.

For Chelsea, Pedro is a major doubt after picking up a shoulder injury in their midweek UEFA Europa League victory at Greek side PAOK.

Eden Hazard and David Luiz were rested for that game, so are expected to return at London Stadium, but Mateo Kovacic could miss out with a minor injury.

Meet the opposition

Chelsea have enjoyed an outstanding start to life under new manager Maurizio Sarri.

The Blues, who dispensed with the services of previous boss Antonio Conte over the summer, have won all five of their opening Premier League games to surge to the top of the table.

Alongside Liverpool, they hold the only remaining 100 per cent records after coming from behind to defeat Cardiff City 4-1 last weekend.

Eden Hazard has been in supreme form since leading Belgium to a third place finish at the FIFA World Cup in Russia and he bagged a hat-trick in defeating Neil Warnock's newly-promoted side.

Huddersfield Town, Arsenal, Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth are the other sides to come up short against the Blues this term.

Last time out

The Hammers enjoyed a good record against the Blues last term, winning 1-0 at London Stadium thanks to Marko Arnautovic's early goal, before heading to Stamford Bridge in April and earning a 1-1 draw.

Chelsea went in front before the break when Cesar Azpilicueta scrambled home from a corner, but the Hammers regrouped after the interval and won their point when Chicharito came off the bench to fire home.

In total, the teams have met 44 times in the Premier League, with Chelsea winning 24 times and the Hammers 12.

How to get there

The Central and Jubilee Lines, TfL Rail, London Overground and DLR are scheduled to serve Stratford, Hackney Wick and Pudding Mill Lane as usual on Sunday.

Greater Anglia services from Essex are subject to some alterations. Replacement buses will run between Southend Victoria and Shenfield, from Ingatestone to stations between Marks Tey to Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Ipswich & Norwich, and Chelmsford for Hatfield Peverel, Kelvedon and stations Witham to Braintree.

Trains will run from Liverpool Street to Shenfield or Chelmsford, calling at Stratford.




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Takashi Miike 5:45 Sat Sep 22
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks Alan

Mad Dog 1:47 Sat Sep 22
Re: Saturday newspapers (includes West Ham)
Thanks alan





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