Next Up – Huddersfield

Next Up – Huddersfield 16 September 2017

Head Coach: David Wagner

Founded: 1908

Ground:   John Smith's Stadium Huddersfield

Address: Stadium Way Huddersfield HD1 6PX

Capacity: 24,500

Squad:
 

1          Denmark          GK       Jonas Lössl

2          England           DF       Tommy Smith (captain)

3          England           DF       Scott Malone

4          England           MF       Dean Whitehead

6          England           MF       Jonathan Hogg (vice-captain)

8          Denmark          MF       Philip Billing

9          DR of Congo   FW       Elias Kachunga

10        Australia           MF       Aaron Mooy

11        Morocco          MF       Abdelhamid Sabiri

13        England           GK       Joel Coleman

14        England           DF       Martin Cranie

15        Germany          DF       Chris Löwe

17        Netherlands     MF       Rajiv van La Parra

18        England           MF       Joe Lolley

19        USA                 MF       Danny Williams

20        Belgium            FW       Laurent Depoitre

22        England           MF       Tom Ince

23        Germany          FW       Collin Quaner

24        Benin               FW       Steve Mounié

25        Denmark          DF       Mathias Jørgensen

26        Germany          DF       Christopher Schindler (vice-captain)

27        Slovenia           DF       Jon Gorenc Stanković

28        England           GK       Robert Green

33        Switzerland      DF       Florent Hadergjonaj (on loan from Ingolstadt 04)

44        Germany          DF       Michael Hefele

45        England           MF       Kasey Palmer (on loan from Chelsea)

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information
For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site: www.htafc.com

 

A view from the oppo (down under!) – Chelsea

A bit about you:

Name: Nevin

Current home town: Nhulunbuy, in the Australian outback

Birthplace: Belfast

How long have you supported your team? 20 long and sometimes painful years

Overview of your club:

Favourite match played by your team & why: Last year - Chelsea v Everton (5-0). Just a perfect team performance in every department. It really gave hope that this would be our year. Keeping a clean sheet at the back, and seeing Hazard weave his magic going forward was amazing. In the end you felt sorry for Everton but all who saw the game I think just appreciated that this was no ordinary day

Favourite player of all time who played for your club:  Gianfranco Zola, a legend

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why?  Hazard has been my favourite for long time now. Love his control & vision, and he’s one of the few that just seems so natural on the ball. Combine that with his work rate and attitude, he’s a great role model for others and a pleasure to watch.

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? Morata, he’s hit the ground running since arriving and already gelling well with the team, especially the other Spaniards

Player in our squad you most fear and why? Mahrez is my main concern. He’s the play maker of the team and also dangerous in front of goal

Up and coming prospect in your squad? Bakayoko (Midfielder). Lots of good experience from Monaco and Champions League, for such a young age.

How do you think you’ll do against us? 2-1 to Chelsea. The Spanish trio will tip the balance in our favour.

General Questions:

What did you think to the summer transfer activity both in and out of your club?  Loving the addition of Morata. Not sorry to see Costa go (albeit unofficially at this stage) as he is too moody and unpredictable when the going gets tough.

Where do you think you’ll finish this season? Hoping for 1st, but reckon we’ll be a close 2nd

Who do you think will win the league? Saddens me to say that I reckon it could be a return to the top for United.

Which three teams do you think will get relegated from the Premiership? Crystal Palace, Watford & Brighton.

Any other comments? I think Chelsea will do well to keep a clean sheet for this game, especially if Vardy & Mahrez combine well together. However, all my hopes are pinned on Chelsea’s Spanish contingent doing their thing and causing havoc. Failing that, let Willian have a crack, as the lifts the whole team when he plays. Here’s to a good game.

Next Up – Chelsea

Next Up - Chelsea – 9 September 2017 3:00pm

 

Manager       Antonio Conte         Founded       1905

 

Ground   Stamford Bridge          Address   Fulham Rd, London SW6 1HS  

 

Capacity      41,631          

 

Squad: 

 

1          Argentina        GK        Willy Caballero

2          Germany         DF        Antonio Rüdiger

3          Spain               DF        Marcos Alonso

4          Spain               MF       Cesc Fàbregas

6          England           MF       Danny Drinkwater

7          France                         MF       N'Golo Kanté

9          Spain               FW       Álvaro Morata

10        Belgium           MF       Eden Hazard

11        Spain               MF       Pedro

13        Belgium           GK        Thibaut Courtois

14        France                         MF       Tiémoué Bakayoko

15        Nigeria            MF       Victor Moses

16        Brazil               MF       Kenedy

17        Belgium           MF       Charly Musonda

19        Spain               FW       Diego Costa

21        Italy                 DF        Davide Zappacosta

22        Brazil               MF       Willian

23        Belgium           FW       Michy Batshuayi

24        England           DF        Gary Cahill

27        Denmark         DF        Andreas Christensen

28        Spain               DF        César Azpilicueta

30        Brazil               DF        David Luiz

35        England           DF        Jake Clarke-Salter

36        United States   MF       Kyle Scott

37        Portugal          GK        Eduardo

       Ghana             DF        Baba Rahman

 

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.  

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site: www.chelseafc.com 

View from the opposition – Man Utd

Huge thanks to Andrew for again stepping in and doing this 'view from' at the last minute when we were let down ............

A bit about you:

Name: Andrew

Current home town: Leicester

Birthplace: Leicester

How long have you supported your team? 45 years

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: The players walking out on the side of the Stretford End supporters. Normally the home team walk out on the right hand side of the tunnel.

Favourite match played by your team & why: 1968 European Cup Final beating Benfica 4 - 1 in extra time at Wembley. George Best was the hero and this became his world stage defining moment.

Favourite player of all time who played for your club:  George Best

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why?  Nemanja Matic, as i feel he is going to be very much like Bryan Robson.

Player in your squad we should most fear and why? Marcus Rashford, he has grown 3" and become so strong in the last year. He is becoming Gary Lineker-esque.

Player in our squad you most fear and why? Danny Drinkwater, as all ex Man Utd players try to show why they should not have been let go.

Up and coming prospect in your squad? Joel Pereira - Goalkeeper

How do you think you’ll do against us? 3-1, both teams have shown they can score but United have shown they have a better defence so far.

General Questions:

What did you think to the summer transfer activity both in and out of your club?  Almost excellent, still want Fellaini out.

Where do you think you’ll finish this season? 2nd

Who do you think will win the league? Noisy neighbours

Which three teams do you think will get relegated from the Premiership? Newcastle, Bournemouth, Crystal Palace but at this stage only current form gives you any idea as that can change when Manager's start being sacked.

Any other comments? Really looking forward to seeing how United will cope with Leicester playing counter attacking football, especially with the speed of Vardy and the current form of Okazaki.

Next Up Manchester United 26 August 2017

Next Up Manchester United 26 August 2017

Manager      José Mourinho    

Founded     1878 as Newton Heath LYR F.C. and 1902, as Manchester United F.C.1863

Ground        Old Trafford

Address       Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester M16 0RA

Capacity      75,653

Squad: 

1      Spain                     GK          David de Gea

2      Sweden                 DF           Victor Lindelöf

3      Ivory Coast            DF           Eric Bailly

4      England                DF           Phil Jones

5      Argentina              DF           Marcos Rojo

6      France                  MF          Paul Pogba

8      Spain                    MF          Juan Mata

9      Belgium                FW          Romelu Lukaku

10    Sweden                FW          Zlatan Ibrahimović

11    France                  FW          Anthony Martial

12    England                DF           Chris Smalling

14    England                MF          Jesse Lingard

15    Brazil                   MF           Andreas Pereira

16    England                MF          Michael Carrick (captain)

17    Netherlands           DF          Daley Blind

18    England                MF          Ashley Young

19     England              FW          Marcus Rashford

20     Argentina            GK          Sergio Romero

21     Spain                  MF         Ander Herrera

22     Armenia              MF         Henrikh Mkhitaryan

23     England              DF          Luke Shaw

25     Ecuador              DF          Antonio Valencia

27     Belgium              MF          Marouane Fellaini

31     Serbia                 MF         Nemanja Matić

36     Italy                    DF          Matteo Darmian

38     England               DF          Axel Tuanzebe

40     Portugal               GK         Joel Castro Pereira

45     Rep of Ireland       GK          Kieran O'Hara

—     England                FW         James Wilson

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.  

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site: http://www.manutd.com