The CSD sends a message to the clubs: training prohibited

first_imgThis is stipulated in the Royal DecreeRoyal Decree 463/2020Article 10:3. The opening to the public of the museums, archives, libraries, monuments, as well as the premises and establishments where they are developed public showsyes, the sport activities and of leisure indicated in the annex of the present royal decree.ANNEXED. Equipment list and activities whose opening to the public is suspended in accordance with the provisions of article 10.3:Sports:-Local or closed premises.-Football, rugby, baseball and similar fields.-Basketball, handball, volleyball and similar fields.-Shot clay pigeon shooting courses, which can be assimilated.-Shot galleries.-Tennis courts and assimilable.-Skating rinks, ice hockey, skates and the like.-Swimming pools.-Local boxing, wrestling, judo and assimilates.-Permanent circuits of motorcycles, automobiles and the like.-Velodromes.-Horpodromes, dog tracks and the like.-Fronts, ratchets, squash courts and the like.-Sports.-Bowling bowls and assimilable.-Billiards and assimilable rooms.-Gyms.-Running tracks.-Stadiums.-Other premises, facilities or activities similar to those mentioned.Royal Decree of March 14 establishes the closure of sports facilitiess while the alarm state lasts and the situation remains in effect after the extension thereof decreed by the Government.Now these clubs that wanted to come back The script will be changed to their facilities at the expense of Health. He CSD, for now, will convene on Wednesday, telematically, to the Task Force to Promote Sport (GTID) that it has created to seek solutions to these problems and, especially, those related to the sports economy. There they will meet members of federations soccer, basketball, swimming, athletics, motorsports, motorcycling and winter sports, in addition to Sports Association Spanish, LaLiga, AFE, COE, CPE and Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Atlético and Athletic. Wanted unity of action against occurrences. The players of the Real society will follow confined to their homes, and without training optionally in the facilities of Zubieta from tomorrow, as his coach, Imanol Alguacil, intended, and as he had supported the rest of the club to the point of making it official last Saturday it’s a statement. He Higher Sports Council yesterday reminded the Donostia entity, and all those who thought to follow in their footsteps, that the Royal decree alarm status oblige, in its third additional provision, to closure of sports facilities and the suspension of group training. Although it was not a strict disavowal, the Royal got the message to avoid problems, and suspended a plan that it was optional and individualized, physical, without gym or ball.Peace cost more than desired. He CSD sent in a first moment a notification to the Royal for stating constancy officer his opposition, but it wasn’t until the President of the Council, Irene Lozano, called the president of Real, Jokin Aperribay, when consensus was reached between the parties. The conversation was very constructive, AS found out. He CSD clarified the what the law says and the consequences of skipping it. For the CSD, the standard was quite clear. Irene Lozano ratified it later. “Dialogue and understanding always. To return to a certain normality it is key to comply with the confinement. The training will returnYes, but not as an unsupportive or irresponsible gesture of football, but like one more rung on the road to a society that will gradually recover its normal“La Real came to their senses and began to look for constructive measures, although, from behind the scenes, they still believe that this article on the return to work of some non-essential work activities is interpretable and did not carry an express prohibition against returning to training.To the government you worried very much that this Royal movement confused the message to the rest of the citizenry, by spreading the idea that they can already relax measurements of confinement even though the alarm status It is set until April 26 and will surely will extend. He was also concerned about the call effect. Various clubs else they had thought restart workouts this week under strict sanitary measures. In fact, the Valencia wanted to return today and has chosen to wait. While others, what do you prefer wait waiting for government instructions, they did not give credit to the intentions of their adversaries that have shaken the panorama. Presidents and coaches called LaLiga officials, other clubs, and journalists to contrast the information, since what they fear the most is to compete with the disadvantage that would cause starting a Mini preseason required.last_img read more

Boca and Flamengo, for Facu Pellistri, the Uruguayan pearl

first_imgIn an eventual fight between Mouth and Flamengo for taking their services, Mouth you will have to appeal to the emotional part. The economic power of the clubs Brazil It is much higher than that of the Argentines, so the club led by George Jesus will have this’little’advantage on your side. Since then, in any case, the conversations have been rather stopped. Unlike with Flamengo, which has been put to work this week. The Mengao, champion of the last Brazilian and the last one Liberators, has contacted intermediaries to probe the ‘10’ and its environment, who see the Brazilian as an interesting market. Europe has the lead and the coronavirus puts everything in question, but the career of Facu Pellistri is about to finally take off. In Uruguay A star has been born: Facundo Pellistri. To their 18 years did you see the ’10’ of Peñarol and they start raffling it around the world. It has sounded for Real Madrid or Athletic and, according has been able to know AS, is coming ‘Fight’in the offices: Mouth and Flamengo they have you in their short-term plans.East Argentina-Brazil in the marketHowever, it can be without a winner because the player’s dream is to go to Europe, specifically to Spain. And there have been calls since The league, the Premier wave Serie TO, three of the five great competitions of the continent. It seems that the future of the jewel of Peñarol.But while, renovated in February until 2022 for the club of their hearts, Boca and Flamengo want to try it. Since The Bombonera began the courtship with the arrival of Riquelme to the presidency, asking Pellistri about his conditions for a possible transfer. The boy does not dislike the idea, although it is not among his priorities. The great relationship between Roman and Diego Forlan, technician of Peñarol, could help for this movement. Further, Peñarol and Mouth they keep good relations after the sale of Nández to the Ribera club.last_img read more

The most emotional season of Juan Carlos Garrido

first_imgDoing so was a relief, because directing a historical like Wydad is not within the reach of anyone. “The pressure is absolute. Wydad is Real Madrid or Barcelona of Morocco and when we arrived they had three games without winning. The loss of confidence was enormous, but we managed to recover the players and start with good results,” recalls Garrido, whose Past, he confesses, it has not taken its toll: “I directed Raja, who is his greatest rival, but I feel the respect of both hobbies. The confrontation between Raja and Wydad is, in terms of environment, one of the most attractive games in the world. I have lived derbies in Buenos Aires, in Istanbul, in Seville … They can be just as passionate, but not superior“At this time, Juan Carlos Garrido should be finishing one of the most important games of his career on the bench. Instead it counts the hours left to return to normal. He does it in Casablanca and alone: ​​”I stayed here because I believed that if I went to Spain, I would not be able to return with my team. I am making the sacrifice of not being with my family because I value being close to my players, I understand that at some point everything will return to normal. “The Valencian unveils May 5 as the deadline set by the CAF to decide on the future of African competitions.” Hopefully in the next few days everything will evolve positively. I hope to remember these days because it is the season in which I conquered the Champions of Africa“sentence. Just 10 days after terminating his contract with Étoile du Sahel, Juan Carlos Garrido was presented with the opportunity to return to Morocco, where he had already successfully directed Raja. There, in Casablanca, he won a Cup and a CAF Confederation Cup –He is the only European coach who has managed to win it twice.– so it was “impossible” to say ‘no’ to Wydad: “It is a country I have experience with. I had already had offers and it was clear that, sooner or later, I was going to return. Wydad is a great club that he’s always fighting to win titles. It’s the place I want to be. ” Garrido signed and the first thing he did with the ‘red devils’ was to eliminate Étoile du Sahel, his previous team, from the Champions League quarterfinals. At these hours, Juan Carlos Garrido (Valencia, 1969) should be finishing one of the most important games of his career on the bench. The Spanish coach, at the controls of the historic Moroccan Wydad Athletic Club since last February, would have received one of his former teams, the Egyptian Al Ahly, in the first leg of the semifinals of the African Champions. “The coronavirus crisis has robbed me of the possibility of enjoying a historical environment”Garrido regrets since his confinement in Casablanca.Until African football decided to stop because of the coronavirus, Juan Carlos Garrido’s season followed a script full of emotions typical of the best stories. It all started last November, when the Valencian took the reins of one of the most successful clubs in Tunisian football: Étoile du Sahel. His journey there lasted only three months. “I made the mistake of not informing myself and I found a club full of problems, especially economic. The situation was unpleasant from the first day. The players did not charge and stopped training as a protest“recalls Garrido, who, however, managed to squeeze the team and reach the Champions League quarterfinals after finishing the group stage leader. Juan Carlos Garrido, Wydad coach Juan Carlos Garrido, Wydad coachcenter_img “Wydad is Real Madrid or Barcelona of Morocco. The pressure is absolute” In the first round of the maximum continental competition, Etoile du Sahel was framed in the same group as Al Ahly, the team that Garrido led to win two titles –the Egyptian Super Cup and the CAF Confederation Cup, equivalent to the Europa League in Africa– in the 2014/15 season. “They were favorites, but in the first leg we managed to beat them 1-0. It was nice because of the unexpected and served the squad to realize that everything could change. On the return we lost, but Returning to Cairo was very special to me. I have fond memories of my time there“recalls Garrido, for whom the future had another surprise in store. “I hope to remember these days because it is the season in which I conquered the Champions of Africa”last_img read more

The latest success of the U21 already has a documentary on Amazon

first_imgThe Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), through the Amazon Prime Video platform, will premiere this Monday the documentary ‘La Quinta de la quinta: EURO Sub-21’, which shows how the national team achieved the continental title of the category in Italy in 2019.The documentary has been made by the RFEF communication department and shows with unpublished images the last great conquest of national football, signed last June 30 at the Friuli stadium with a 2-1 victory over Germany in the final with goals from Fabián Ruiz and Dani Olmo. It was not an easy title for Luis de la Fuente’s team, which started with a loss to Italy (3-1) and in the last match of the group stage needed to beat Poland by three points, which they finally defeated 5-0. Then in the semifinal they thrashed France 4-1, which had caused a great sensation, and ended with the victory over the German team.It was the fifth Red title, which had previously been proclaimed continental champion in 1986, 1998, 2011 and 2013.last_img read more

Cornellà’s biggest lethargy

first_imgIt has already handed a whopping ten weeks, greater than 70 days, such because the time that Espanyol has not performed at residence, in Cornellà-El Prat, since that distant one did it March 1 towards Atlético de Madrid (1-1). And, as a lot as coaching progresses and LaLiga’s most optimistic forecasts are fulfilled, it is going to exceed at the very least 100 days. Will probably be then, or later, when Alavés go to a stadium that, sure, won’t have its essence: the followers. Not in 100 days or most likely just a few hundred extra due to COVID-19. And that, within the six remaining matches at residence, if the championship finally ends up being disputed, the parakeets resolve to remain in First Division. He carried Espanyol at residence a single victory in LaLiga, 1-Zero towards Mallorca, the nice key to the ills of its disastrous classification, though alternatively it remained (and stays) undefeated at residence within the championship since December 1 towards Osasuna (2-4). Virtually half a yr in the past.Paradoxically, the luggage within the Europa League was far more meritorious, with 5 wins and a draw, nevertheless it has a major blemish: defeat (0-1 towards CSKA Moscow on December 12) that minimize streak of 26 undefeated continental video games, the file of any crew in historical past however that can stay there. Among the many goals of the stadium. And even within the lethargy, like the present one. Till the compulsory relaxation, The RCDE Stadium had hosted as many video games this yr as in most total seasons: 20 (13 from LaLiga and 7 from the Europa League), with a steadiness of six wins, six attracts and eight losses.GORKA LEIZA & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>The best pleasure at residence was skilled towards the Ludogorets: 6-0.GORKA LEIZA (DAILY AS)center_img 68 days elapsed in 2019, with a trip and a quick preseason in between, between Espanyol’s final recreation at RCDE Stadium, the wonderful afternoon of Could 18 when he returned to Europe after 12 years of absence (with a 2-Zero victory towards Actual Sociedad) and the new night time of July 25, when the crew made its debut within the continental competitors, with the dispute of the primary earlier one, towards the Icelandic Stjarnan (4-0). A parenthesis already inferior to the one that’s counted this yr, with out even having concluded the competitors.last_img read more

Camperdown beat St Hugh’s in netball thriller

first_img In the rural junior finals, Denbigh got the better of Knox 28-22, while in a one-sided senior finals, Holmwood picked up their 11th title after crushing first-times finalists Titchfield 49-25. Goal shooter Tracy Ann Francis was in fine form for the champions, scoring 48 goals from 54 attempts. Gaynstead created history in the urban junior finals, as the Dalton Hinds-coached team defeated many-time champions the Queen’s School 25-21. Goal shooter Kelsey James top scored for Gaynstead with 18 from 22 attempts. Gaynstead High and Camperdown High were crowned new champions in the urban area, while defending champions Denbigh High and Holmwood Technical retained their rural titles in the finals of the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association netball competition at the Leila Robinson Courts yesterday. The match of the day was the urban senior finals between Camperdown and last year’s beaten finalists, St Hugh’s High, where the large crowd in attendance was treated to a thriller. The game went into overtime, and Camperdown emerged 45-41 winners. Both teams were meeting for the second time this season, and Camperdown maintained their dominance over their rivals. In the first game, they won by four goals, and yesterday’s game was no different. It was Camperdown who came out of the blocks the quicker of the two as they raced to a 5-2 lead. St Hugh’s rallied to level at 6-6 before Camperdown took a 9-8 lead after the first quarter. For most of the second quarter, only one or two goals separated the teams before St Hugh’s jumped into a 19-15 lead at half time. DOMINANT HOLMWOOD Exciting affair Camperdown drew level twice in the third quarter, but St Hugh’s maintained their lead going into the final quarter 27-24. It was an exciting and thrilling affair in the final quarter, as at one stage, Camperdown went up by four goals at 29-25, before St Hugh’s rallied to even the score before the team traded goals. At full time, both teams were tied at 34-34. With several of the St Hugh’s players showing fatigue and making several errors, Camperdown took charge in extra time to pull off a four-goal victory. Goal shooter Kadie-Ann Dehaney top scored for St Hugh’s with 36 goals from 60 attempts. Camperdown’s goal attack, Ramone Lawrence, had 30 from 37 and goal shooter Idora McCarthy, 15 from 24. Winning coach Wayne Stewart was very elated after his team’s victory. “Both teams came out and played hard, as St Hugh’s are a good team, but I like the way my girls played this evening. They have been fantastic all season, and it was one of the best finals I have seen. “We had beaten them before, and we were very confident that we would have won again. When we took the four-goal lead in the first minute of overtime, I knew then that it was over,” said Stewart.last_img read more

EVERTON VS LEICESTER CITY

first_imgEVERTON (4-1-3-2)HOWARD,COLEMAN, STONES, MORI, BAINES,BARRY,DEULOFEU, CLEVERLEY, BARKLEY ,KONE, LUKAKUVARDY, ULLOA,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,DE LAET, FUCHS, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)Leicester City are back on the top of the Barclays Premier League after another hugely impressive win, the 2-1 home victory over reigning champions Chelsea.It was their ninth league game without defeat; during that marvellous spell they have taken 23 points from a possible 27, with England striker Jamie Vardy claiming his 15th goal of the season against Chelsea and Riyad Mahrez adding his 12th.Everton return to Goodison Park after drawing 1-1 with Norwich City at Carrow Road last weekend where Romelu Lukaku scored his 15th goal of the season and eighth in the last seven Barclays Premier League and Capital One Cup games.The last three Premier League meetings between these teams have ended in draws, including both matches last season which both finished 2-2. At the King Power Stadium in Leicester the home side came from behind twice to earn a point.At Goodison, Leicester were leading 2-1 until an 88th minute own goal by Matthew Upson cost the visitors two points.last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_img Despite being held to a 1-1 draw by last-placed Tafari Lions, the Black River-based Black Star hold a seven-point lead on nearest challengers Real Treasure Beach in the Magnum/Charley JB St Elizabeth Major League. Having completed seven league games, Black Star are on 19 points, with Real Treasure Beach (12) and the pair of St Bess FC and Super Action in hot pursuit on 10 points each. Black Star’s record includes six wins and they enjoy a plus-10 goal differential. In another remarkable result, Real Treasure Beach edged Super Action 1-0. At present, the goalscoring standings see three players with four goals each. They are Turnesta Stewart and Romario Smith of Super Action and Davian Ash of Black Star. Today’s matches: Newell United vs Tafari Lions FC at Hounslow, Holland PYC vs Black Star FC at Holland. Tomorrow’s matches: Real Treasure Beach FC vs Vineyard YC at Treasure Beach Sports Park, Haughton United vs Appleton Estate FC at Elim, Super Action YC vs St Bess FC at Holland. Following the ninth round of matches in the Manchester FA Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League, defending champions Hillstars are back on top of the standings. Hillstars’ 1-0 win over Land Settlement, which came courtesy of a 90th minute strike by Thorn Simpson, pushed them to 22 points, one more than Ricam Academy. Ricam, who were the previous leaders, were pegged back by a 2-2 draw. Another team, Downs, also profited from Ricam’s loss, jumping to 21 points with a 2-1 win over Greenvale. The league’s golden boot winner last year, Gary McDonald, scored both goals for Downs. Interestingly, all four goals in that game were scored in the first half. Alligator Pond stayed fourth with 18 points despite being held 0-0 by Georges Valley. Eight teams have already advanced to the second round of the South St Elizabeth six-a-side night football competition now on at Treasure Beach Sports Park. They are Gunner FC, Eyes Burning, Wild Onion, Ghetto Youth, Great Bay, Untouchable, Tennant and Longwood. Earlier in the week, Untouchable eliminated Police National 2-1, Tennant crushed Middle East 4-0, while Longwood sent Seaview All Star packing with a 3-0 defeat. The competition continues tonight with the following games: Rio Striker vs Hopewell Masters, Round Hill vs Edusport and Jakes FC vs Boom 11. Treasure Beach night football heats up High Mountain 10K fever hit Williamsfieldcenter_img High Mountain Coffee Road Race fever appears at high pitch 24 hours before the event hit its Williamsfield home in Manchester. There was a beehive of activity at the old Williamsfield round-a-bout, with stalls being erected on every possible land space in proximity. Organisers also anticipate a record amount of entries. Proceeds this year will go to the Mandeville Hospital. The event features the very popular 10K road race, but there will be strong interest around competition in the 5K run and 5K walk. The main route will be the same as previous years, taking participants from the new Williamsfield round-a-bout up the Winston Jones Highway, then through Kendal, around Kirkvine, before ending at the old Williamsfield community park. The current best of local long distance racing will be there, but additional spice will come from specially invited international competitors. Black Star on top in St Elizabeth Major League Hillstars back on top in Manchesterlast_img read more

Foster’s Fairplay | Inappropriate selection

first_img While not viewing the entire Spice act, Foster’s Fairplay can comment on that portion which was seen or heard. There was an accusation of virtual nudity on the part of the entertainer. Those who spoke in defence claimed that she wore a skin-coloured material under a transparent outfit, which simulated the effect of a bare body. This columnist rejects that explanatory response. If it is to be countenanced, why not have a performer of any gender, placing tufts of artificial hair in places where they would appear naturally, claiming that it is not the real thing? The minister also referred to Spice’s ability to create alternative lyrics to supposedly inappropriate songs, which would be more in keeping with the occasion. Isn’t this not a way of saying that this particular performance was not one for the moment? Another argument put forward to justify what this column sees as a ‘wrong place, wrong time’ choice is this: the athletes, who were the toasts of the three nights, asked for Spice. In response to that, Foster’s Fairplay asks the question: Would these same athletes say to a Stephen Francis or a Glen Mills, who are the orchestrators of their preparation programmes to prosperity, “Sir, I am doing three 300m runs this evening instead of the customary eight.” Think not. To have booked Spice was not in the interest of what ought to be fed to a gathering carrying the full age spectrum. To stop short of describing that spot on the show as lacking in propriety can be explained. It’s a crazy, mixed-up world. Who really knows and can honestly say if it is one thing or the other? – Feedback: Email lauriefoster2012@gmail.com During the past week, Foster’s Fairplay has been reminiscing on times that were somewhat less complex than they are now. So much has changed in moral terms, to the extent that what was formerly deemed to be decidedly wrong and unacceptable has taken on a more positive and acceptable image. Of course, that can be reversed to make the right way seem not to be the path to follow. As a part of the look back, a lot of time was allotted to a song called “If It Ain’t One Thing, It’s Another”. It was gifted to music lovers by Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields and came from a 1982 album. Fields, in reflecting on some of the happenings at the time, included in his mind-stimulating lyrics “It’s a crazy mixed-up world”. That assessment, from which several inferences may be drawn, brings this columnist to a situation that has been played out in the written media since the Rio Olympics celebrations over the Heroes weekend. The discourse, controversy, or whatever it can be appropriately called, on the booking of the dancehall act, Spice. She performed at the Rio Sports Gala at the National Indoor Sports Centre on the second of three nights over which the ‘thank you’ event was held. Despite having delved into music for entertainment from an early age, this columnist confesses almost total lack of knowledge and, by extension, appreciation for the now-popular art form. However, there is no difficulty in making the call as to whether Spice and what she brings to the stage should have been considered in the first instance. The series of functions was conceived by the Government and executed through the relevant ministry, managed by a veteran soldier in both sports and entertainment, Olivia Grange. ‘Babsy’, as she is affectionately called, has strut the sporting arena in previous administrations, as well as in Opposition. In either dispensation, her voice has been just as strident and scholarly in matters relevant to the games that people play. She has managed the welfare and affairs of a variety of entertainers and in that regard, studios and stages are her familiar stomping grounds. With all that in mind, her choices should be respected. On the particular occasion to which invitations were issued, the expected mix of the audience was never in doubt. It was comprised of persons picked from various backgrounds and cultures, the accent being on an affiliation to sports and the glory and honour which the Rio participants – able-bodied and handicapped – had showered on the nation. MIXED AUDIENCE NOT THE REAL THING?last_img read more

Palace’s Pardew feeling the heat

first_img EVERTON vs MANCHESTER UNITED Tomorrow MANCHESTER CITY vs CHELSEA Sunday United captain Wayne Rooney will miss the game against his former club because of suspension after collecting his fifth booking of the season in the 4-1 win over West Ham in the League Cup on Wednesday. Paul Pogba returns from suspension for United, however. There could be some spikiness on the touchline, with United manager Jose Mourinho unhappy that his Everton counterpart, Ronald Koeman, has publicly said he would like to sign Rooney and fellow United player Memphis Depay. On This Weekend MANCHESTER, England (AP): It took Swansea’s new American owners less than three months to make their first managerial change, installing Bob Bradley in a bid to steer the club to Premier League safety. The US businessmen in part-control of Crystal Palace have been in situ for nearly a year and now have their own coaching decision to take. Is it time to get rid of Alan Pardew? Pardew’s position as Palace manager looks increasingly fragile, with the team losing its last six league games and conceding goals at an alarming rate. The chaotic 5-4 loss at Bradley’s Swansea last weekend saw Palace at its infuriating worst, unable to defend set pieces or a lead going into injury time. Pardew has reportedly held talks with Palace chairman Steve Parish, who along with American co-owners David Blitzer and Josh Harris will decide on the manager’s future. A home loss to Southampton tomorrow could drop Palace, who are currently fourth-to-last in the standings, into the relegation zone. “They are very patient and loyal,” Pardew said two weeks ago of his American bosses, adding: “They’re not looking for a short-term fix or a quick profit margin.” Yet, the statistics don’t make good reading for Pardew: Palace have the worst points-per-game record of all teams in England’s four leagues in 2016, has the second-worst defensive record in the Premier League (26 goals against in 13 games), and has conceded 13 goals from set pieces this season. Pardew joined Palace in January 2015 after quitting Newcastle, where he made headlines because of his frequent flare-ups in the coaches’ technical area – including head-butting an opposing player as they jostled for a ball at a throw-in. He is calmer on the touchline now, while much of the arrogance some accused Pardew of having appears to have gone. Palace finished in a club-record 10th place in the Premier League in Pardew’s first season in charge, then started last season well before a drastic dip in form saw them narrowly avoiding relegation. A run to the FA Cup final, where Palace lost to Manchester United, spared Pardew from more scrutiny. Palace broke their transfer record twice in the offseason to sign England winger Andros Townsend and then Belgium striker Christian Benteke. Scoring hasn’t been a problem for the team nicknamed “The Eagles,” who are the fifth-highest scorers in the league, but they can’t keep the goals out at the other end. The loss of Pape Souare, who broke his leg in a car crash in September, has deprived Pardew of his starting left back and the coach has been unable to improve Palace’s defending at set pieces even though the team is spending more time on that area on the training ground. Three of Swansea’s goals came via that route last weekend. Southampton, meanwhile, are buoyant after beating Arsenal 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the English League Cup. Also, second-place Liverpool begin a five-week spell without playmaker Philippe Coutinho in a match at Bournemouth tomorrow when fourth-place Arsenal visit West Ham and Tottenham host Swansea. Defending champions Leicester are two points above the bottom three going into a match at last-place Sunderland. Manchester City vs Chelsea Time: 7:30 a.m Crystal Palace vs Southampton Time: 10 a.m Stoke City vs Burnley Time: 10 a.m Sunderland vs Leicester Time: 10 a.m Tottenham vs Swansea Time: 10 a.m West Brom vs Watford Time: 10 a.m West Ham vs Arsenal Time: 12:30 a.m: There was no hiding Pep Guardiola’s appreciation of Antonio Conte when the Manchester City manager was asked who his major coaching rivals might be in his first season in English football. “Conte is a master tactician,” Guardiola said at his presentation news conference in July. “A great signing for Chelsea.” Guardiola has been proved correct. Chelsea arrive at Etihad Stadium tomorrow in the standout game of the round in first place, and on a seven-game winning run since switching to a three-man defence. Guardiola cannot seem to settle on his best formation, regularly switching from a four-man defence to three at the back even during games. City are third in the standings. It should be an intriguing battle between two of the most respected tacticians in football. Bournemouth vs Liverpool Time: 8:30 a.m Everton vs Manchester United Time: 11 a.m Monday Middlesbrough vs Hull City Time: 3 p.mlast_img read more