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Wenger names 18-man squad for Marseille trip |
Aaron Ramsey returns to the squad but Kieran Gibbs has not travelled.

Chelsea are hopeful Ramires will be fit for Sunday's Barclays Premier League match away to QPR after he missed training for Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Genk.

Ramires Injury Update Part 2 - We Ain't Got No History
Ramires has a 'fifty percent' chance of recovering for his knee injury in time for Sunday's match against QPR, but the midfielder is out for Chelsea's Champions League game against Genk.

Iceman Steinsson out in the cold (From The Bolton News)
Defender Steinsson and Fabrice Muamba were left out of the squad completely for Saturday’s victory at Wigan, while Zat Knight was dropped to the bench.

Neil Warnock's blast for 'out of order' Joey Barton | Football
"He is only a young lad [Taarabt]. You forget he is a young kid really. I think he is trying very, very hard at the moment and the next few games will be interesting. "I think when you're playing the top clubs you need that something special to win you games. We've missed his contribution goal-wise and hopefully, if Joey plays really well and some of the other lads play really well, the opportunities for Adel will come."

"Disappointment Points To Progress": Liverpool 1 - ManUre 1 - Anfield Asylum
Now there's a nice run of games before the next International break and the Chelsea-City gauntlet that awaits after that. Norwich, West Brom, and Swansea scream nine of nine.

TACTICAL REVIEW: Liverpool FC 1-1 Manchester United | Ferguson's surprise selections lead to functional stalemate - The Busby Babe
Gerrard appeared to mostly have a free role in attack with the support of two central players in behind of him. This freedom often took him to the right side of the pitch. Whenever Kuyt is deployed on the flank, he tends to tuck in towards the middle. In this match, Gerrard would start from a central position and when he advanced up the pitch, he would drift to the right. As Kuyt advanced further forward, he would drift from his wide right position towards the center

Are Tottenham Hotspur Trying To Emulate Arsenal? - Cartilage Free Captain
Tottenham Hotspur may be adopting a brand new transfer policy, but is it a good thing for the club?