11 11 15. Daniel Sturridge (striker) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right-back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 11 11 11 11 23. Emre Can (centre midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 21. Lucas Leiva (centre midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 22. Simon Mignolet (goalkeeper) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! 17. Mamadou Sakho (centre-back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 10. Phillippe Coutinho (attacking midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right Jurgen Klopp is hoping to become just the second Liverpool manager in the Premier League era to win his first game in charge.The German is managing the Reds for the first time at Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow, knowing that victory could see his side climb above the Londoners and Merseyside rivals Everton in the table.Klopp has promised that there won’t be a radical shake-up initially, so he is expected to field many of the stars who played regularly under Brendan Rodgers.Liverpool have won the last five games against Tottenham, including successive 5-0 and 3-0 wins at White Hart Lane.However, the new boss can’t call upon Mario Balotelli, who scored the winner when the side’s last met in February.Klopp’s first team selection will be heavily scrutinsed – so is this the XI who will face Spurs? 11 11 18. Alberto Moreno (left-back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 33. Jordon Ibe (attacking midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 7. James Milner (attacking midfield) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 37. Martin Skrtel (centre-back)
Squad numbers were first introduced to the Premier League in 1993.Prior to that, teams numbered 1-11 in each game (with two substitutes as numbers 12 and 14), meaning players could change number each game.Since the introduction of squad numbers, however, certain players have become synonymous with the number on their back.At Chelsea, John Terry has worn the number 26 for 18 seasons, while fellow Stamford Bridge legend Didier Drogba switched squad number during his illustrious Blues career.So, who are the best players to wear 1-25 for Chelsea in the era of squad numbers?Take a look at the slideshow above to find out!Disagree with our selection? Comment below. 16. Roberto Di Matteo (wore Chelsea’s no.16 from 1996-2001) – Also worn by Robert Fleck (1993-1994), David Hopkin (1994-1995), David Rocastle (1995-1996), Arjen Robben (2004-2007), Raul Meireles (2011-2013), Marco van Ginkel (2013-2015), Kenedy (2015-present) The best player to wear no.1 for Chelsea since squad numbers were introduced in 1993 is Petr Cech. To find out the rest of Chelsea’s best ever players by squad number, click the arrow above! – Cech had Chelsea’s number one shirt between 2004 and 2015. It’s also been worn by Dmitri Kharine (1993-1997), Ed De Goey (1997-2003) and Asmir Begovic (2015-present). 9. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (wore Chelsea’s no.9 from 2000-2004) – Also worn by Tony Cascarino (1993-1994), Mark Stein (1994-1996), Gianluca Vialli (1996-1999), Chris Sutton (1999-2000), Mateja Kezman (2004-2005), Hernan Crespo (2005-2006), Khlalid Boulahrouz (2006-2007), Steve Sidwell (2007-2008), Franco Di Santo (2008-2009), Fernando Torres (2011-2015), Falcao (2015-present) 14. Graeme Le Saux (wore Chelsea’s no.14 from 1997-2003) – Graeme Le Saux had two spells at Chelsea 26 26 26 4. Claude Makelele (wore Chelsea’s no.4 from 2003-2008) – Also worn by David Lee (1993-1994), Jakob Kjeldbjerg (1994-1995), Ruud Gullit (1995-1997), Steve Clarke (1998-1999), Jes Hogh (1999-2001), David Luiz (2010-2014), Cesc Fabregas (2014-present) 17. Jose Bosingwa (wore Chelsea’s no.17 from 2008-2012) – Also worn by Nigel Spackman (1993-1996), Scott Minto (1996-1997), Danny Granville (1997-1998), Albert Ferrer (1998-2001), Emmanuel Petit (2001-2004), Scott Sinclair (2007-2008), Eden Hazard (2012-2014), Mohamed Salah (2014-2015), Pedro (2015-present) 15. Mario Melchiot (wore Chelsea’s no.15 from 1999-2004) – Also worn by Mal Donaghy (1993-1994), Andy Myers (1994-1996), David Lee (1996-1998), Sam Dalla Bona (1998-1999), Didier Drogba (2004-2006), Florent Malouda (2007-2013), Kevin De Bruyne (2013-2014), Papy Djilobodji (2015-present) 26 6. Marcel Desailly (wore Chelsea’s no.6 from 1998-2004) – Also worn by Frank Sinclair (1993-1996), Steve Clarke (1996-1998), Ricardo Carvlaho (2004-2010), Oriol Romeu (2011-2013), Nathan Ake (2014-2015), Baba Rahman (2015-present) 11. Didier Drogba (wore Chelsea’s no.11 from 2006-2012) – Also worn by Dennis Wise (1993-2001), Bolo Zenden (2001-2003), Damien Duff (2003-2006), Oscar (2012-2014), Didier Drogba again (2014-2015) 19. Diego Costa (worn Chelsea’s no.19 from 2014-present) – Also worn by Neil Shipperley (1993-1994), Jakob Kjeldbjerg (1995-1996), Paul Parker (1996-1997), Tore Andre Flo (1997-2000), Pierre Issa (2000-2001), Valerio di Cesare (2001-2003), Scott Parker (2003-2005), Lassana Diarra (2005-2007), Paulo Ferreira (2008-2013), Demba Ba (2013-2014) 5. Michael Essien (wore Chelsea’s no.5 from 2005-2014) – Michael Essien was a firm favourite at Stamford Bridge, dubbed as one of the Premier League’s most powerful holding midfielders 10. Eden Hazard (worn Chelsea’s no.10 from 2014-present) – Also worn by Gavin Peacock (1993-1996), Mark Hughes (1996-1998), Pierluigi Casiraghi (1998-2000), Slavisa Jokanovic (2000-2002), Joe Cole (2003-2010), Yossi Benayoun (2010-2011), Juan Mata (2011-2014) 26 24. Gary Cahill (worn Chelsea’s no.24 from 2012-present) – Also worn by Craig Burley (1993-1994), Robert Fleck (1994-1995), Dan Petrescu (1995-1996), Eddie Newton (1996-1999), Sam Dalla Bona (1999-2002), Gabriele Ambrosetti (2002-2003), Bolo Zenden (2003-2004), Mikel Forsell (2004-2005), Shaun Wright-Phillips (2005-2008), Nemanja Matic (2009-2011), 18. Wayne Bridge (wore Chelsea’s no.18 between 2003-2008) – Also worn by Eddie Newton (1993-1996), Erland Johnsen (1996-1997), Andy Myers (1997-1999), Gabriele Ambrosetti (1999-2001), Albert Ferrer (2001-2002), Sebastian Kneissl (2002-2003), Ricardo Quaresma (2008-2009), Yuriy Zhirkov (2009-2011), Romelu Lukaku (2011-2014), Loic Remy (2014-present) 26 26 26 26 2. Branislav Ivanovic (worn Chelsea’s no.2 from 2007-present) – Also worn by Darren Barnard (1993-1994), Steve Clarke (1994-1996), Dan Petrescu (1996-2000), Christian Panucci (2000-2001), Albert Ferrer (2002-2003), Glen Johnson (2003-2006) 26 26 Getty 26 26 26 26 26 21. Salomon Kalou (wore Chelsea’s no.21 between 2006-2012) – Also worn by Mark Stein (1993-1994), David Rocastle (1994-1995), Anthony Barness (1995-1996), Jody Morris (1996-1997), Paul Hughes (1997-1998), Bernard Lambourde (1998-2001), Enrique De Lucas (2002-2003), Hernan Crespo (2003-2004), Marko Marin (2012-2013), Nemanja Matic (2014-present) 26 12. John Obi Mikel (worn Chelsea’s no.12 from 2006-present) – Also worn by Steve Clarke (1993-1994), Craig Burley (1994-1996), Michael Duberry (1996-1999), Mario Stanic (2000-2004), Carlton Cole (2005-2006) 26 25. Gianfranco Zola (wore Chelsea’s no.25 between 1996-2003) – Also worn by David Lee (1994-1995), Terry Phelan (1995-1996), 26 26 13. Michael Ballack (wore Chelsea’s no.13 from 2006-2010) – Also worn by Kevin Hitchcock (1993-2001), William Gallas (2000-2006), Victor Moses (2012-2014), Thibaut Courtois (2014-present) 20. Deco (wore Chelsea’s no.20 between 2008-2010) – Also worn by Glenn Hoddle (1993-1995), David Lee (1995-1996), Frank Sinclair (1996-1998), Danny Slatter (1998-1999), Jody Morris (1999-2003), Juan Sebastian Veron (2003-2004), Paulo Ferreira (2004-2008), Josh McEachran (2011-2012) 22. Eiður Guðjohnsen (wore Chelsea’s no.22 between 2000-2006) – Also worn by Paul Elliott (1993-1994), Anthony Barness (1994-1995), Muzzy Izzet (1995-1996), Mark Nicholls (1996-2000), Magnus Hedman (2006-2007), Tal Ben Haim (2007-2008), Ross Turnbull (2009-2013), Willian (2013-present) 23. Carlo Cudicini (wore Chelsea’s no.23 between 1999-2008) – Also worn by Nick Colgan (1994-1995), Jody Morris (1995-1996), Nick Colgan again (1996-1997), Dmitri Kharine (1997-1999), Daniel Sturridge (2009-2013), Mark Schwarzer (2013-2014), Juan Cuadrado (2015) 8. Frank Lampard (wore Chelsea’s no.8 from 2001-2014) – Also worn by Damian Matthew (1993-1994), Paul Furlong (1994-1995), Mark Hughes (1995-1996), Andy Myers (1996-1997), Gus Poyet (1997-2001), Oscar (2014-present) 26 26 3. Ashley Cole (wore Chelsea’s no.3 from 2006-2014) – Also worn by Andy Myers (1993-1994), Scott Minto (1994-1996), Celestine Babayaro (1996-2004), Asier Del Horno (2005-2006), Filipe Luis (2014-2015) 26 26. John Terry (worn Chelsea’s no.26 from 1998-present) – Also worn by Andy Dow (1993-1995), Michael Duberry (1995-1996), Neil Clement (1996-1997), Laurent Charvet (1997-1998) 26 26 26 7. Ramires (worn Chelsea’s no.7 from 2010-present) – Also worn by John Spencer (1993-1996), Bernard Lambourde (1997-1998), Bjarne Goldbaek (1998-1999), Didier Deschamps (1999-2000), Winston Bogarde (2000-2003), Adrian Mutu (2003-2004), Maniche (2005-2006), Andriy Shevchenko (2006-2008)
1 Marco Verratti Chelsea are reportedly ready to break the bank in January to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Marco Verratti.The Blues are enduring a miserable season so far and sit 16th in the Premier League table after 16 games.Jose Mourinho has insisted he has no right to ask the board for new players and he must work with what he’s got.However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Chelsea are working on a big deal for Verratti.The 23-year-old is wanted by all of Europe’s top clubs and Barcelona legend Xavi recently admitted he would be perfect for his old side.Chelsea, though, are willing to make the midfielder one of their top earners and believe he can be lured to Stamford Bridge.
Harry Redknapp has warned Roy Hodgson that anything less than reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 will be a failure for England.The Three Lions have endured disappointing early exits in their previous two tournaments under Hodgson but Redknapp reckons they have the talent within the current squad to go all the way in France this summer.The former Tottenham and West Ham boss told talkSPORT: “We have got some outstanding young players in the country at the moment.“I look around at the rest of Europe and I don’t see any great teams. Spain, Italy, are not what they were, Belgium have got great players on paper but don’t seem to produce it as a team.“I think we have got as good a chance as anybody this year. I will be disappointed if we don’t make at least the semi-finals.”Redknapp believes the future is exciting for England with an array of talented young players at Hodgson’s disposal.Two of the country’s best prospects, Dele Alli and Ross Barkley, look to be fighting for one midfield spot at Euro 2016 but Redknapp claims they should BOTH be in the starting XI.“They are two fantastic young players – absolutely top class,” he said.“I would love to see the pair of them playing at the Euros this summer together, that is how good they are.”“I couldn’t make up my mind between the two of them. They are two big, big players for the next ten years hopefully.”
“You be the judge,” he said. The rate increase hits Angelenos on top of an automatic bump in rates approved last year to pay for energy-efficiency programs. Humphreville said DWP customers should not be surprised if their bills were 25 percent higher in the next two years. Jeffery Peltola, director of budget, rates and efficiency for the DWP, said the rate increases were desperately needed to maintain quality service. “If we don’t fix things now, make no mistake, we will be in crisis mode, and it will be more expensive,” Peltola said. Several neighborhood representatives suggested appointing a DWP customer advocate to avoid future communication problems. They also demanded better accountability from the giant city utility. “There are so many areas that we weren’t told about, so many things we don’t understand,” said Dan Wiseman of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council. “We need one person that can advocate for the average person.” San Fernando Valley neighborhood councils did celebrate one victory: A Valley rate zone that will allow Valley DWP customers to use more power without paying more for it. The Valley zone will allow customers to remain in lower-cost rate tiers for longer periods of energy use. For example, a Valley homeowner will pay 13 cents an hour to use up to 1,500 kilowatts during the summer, versus 15 cents an hour for a West L.A. homeowner who uses a third less power. “In the Valley, the climate is different,” said Leonard Shaffer, a Tarzana neighborhood council member. “Air-conditioning is not luxury for most – it’s a necessity.” connie.l[email protected] (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The increase came during revelations the average DWP worker makes nearly $77,000 a year – nearly 20 percent more than the average civilian city worker. Most neighborhood council representatives said their communities were against the rate hike, mainly because of a lack of clear rate information from the DWP. “DWP is a public company, and as its owner we have a right to know what’s going on,” said Jack Humphreville, chairman of the DWP Oversight Committee. “The way the rate was spun conflicted with the what’s really going on.” Humphreville said hidden fees – such as energy cost increases that are automatically passed on to customers – could leave many people paying a lot more than the $1.75 a month more that DWP officials touted. HOLLYWOOD – Neighborhood council members Saturday questioned a controversial Department of Water and Power rate increase that many said was confusing – and misleading. “Our council voted down this increase because there was just too much we didn’t understand,” Woodland Hills representative August Steurer said at a monthly neighborhood council congress in Hollywood. “The average person doesn’t understand the DWP; (it has its) own language.” This week, the DWP board approved its first rate increase in 15 years. The plan would increase electric rates by 9 percent over the next three years, and water rates would increase 6 percent over two years.
AT LEAST A dozen Bank of Ireland staff in Donegal have pocketed whopping bonuses, donegaldaily.com can reveal.Bank of Ireland has many generous perks for its senior executives.And despite the taxpayers’ bail-out the bank has continued to pay handsome wads of cash to senior staff. And today a Donegal Bank of Ireland insider told donegaldaily.com: “There’s a lot of media attention surrounding Dublin executives but at least a dozen here in Donegal have banked big bonuses.“The coverage of the situation in Dublin is a smokescreen. Senior executives across the country get annual bonuses and a few in here have landed some too.“I personally don’t think any bonuses should be paid after the collapse of the banks. If I was given one, I’d hand it back. It belongs to the country now.”Asked how much was paid out, our source replied: “You are looking at between €10k and €50k.” The chief executive of the Bank of Ireland gets an annual cash allowance of €34,000 for his car on top of his basic salary of €690,000.Head of retail Des Crowley receives an annual car cash allowance of €27,500 along with €20,000 for entrance fees to clubs, and €7,000 for annual membership fees. Both also receive free tax advice.The bank refuses to discuss bonuses, claiming commercial confidentiality.EXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL BANK STAFF POCKET HUGE BONUSES was last modified: December 18th, 2010 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Whatever the outcome this season, Tottenham fans have loved it and could only laugh at the ‘bitter’ Arsenal fans Arsenal fans were revelling in Tottenham’s disappointment as their rivals saw hopes of catching Leicester at the top fade after a 1-1 draw with West Brom.With the Gunners reduced to spectators having slipped out of the title race weeks ago, there were accusations of bitterness from the white half of north London. POCHETTINO: ‘WE NEED TO BELIEVE AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS’Spurs have not been top once this season, while Leicester have never looked like surrendering their position, but Arsenal supporters, who enjoyed a spell at the summit, still enjoyed it.VARDY HANDED FURTHER ONE-GAME BAN 1
Former England and Leicester striker Frank Worthington has denied being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.The 67-year-old said he did suffer with “some issues and short term memory loss” but denied mental health issues.In a statement to Press Association Sport, Worthington said: “Further to speculation about my health in the last 24 hours I would like to make it clear that I have never been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or any other neurological disorder or illness.”In a statement on her Facebook page on Thursday, Worthington’s daughter Kim-Malou Worthington had claimed her father was suffering from Alzheimer’s.An FA spokesman said: “Our extensive work on this matter has been actively ongoing for two years as we are committed to better understanding the lasting effects of head injuries in football and implementing preventative measures.“Universally welcomed in November 2015, the FA was the first football national governing body in the world to introduce medical guidelines for the handling of head injuries. UEFA is keen to propagate them Europe wide.“To better understand the effects of head injuries, a consolidated approach to research is imperative. If the FA acts alone, the findings are less powerful and more likely to result in vague conclusions. Therefore, it is essential we work collaboratively with the FIFA Medical Committee who employ world leading experts in this field and have the capability to drive the research globally.”FIFA Professor Jiri Dvorak has launched a global online registration system to gather data from injured players.The spokesman added: “Collating significant data from as wider pool as possible is the key to initiating a prospective trial going forward.” Frank Worthington (centre) in 2001 1
1 John Goddard has signed for Swindon Town Swindon Town have started their preparations for next season already by snapping up non-League star John Goddard from Woking.The 22-year-old scored 17 goals in 41 Conference outings for mid-table Woking last term, which attracted the attention of a number of League clubs.But it is League One Swindon who have moved fastest to land him, agreeing an undisclosed fee with Woking and handing the midfielder a three-year deal, including the option of another 12 months.Goddard came through the ranks at Swindon’s M4 neighbours Reading, who he joined as an eight-year-old but was released in 2012 before he made a senior appearance.Swindon chairman Lee Power told the club’s official website: “We were aware of the number of clubs interested in signing the player and we are delighted to have finally secured John’s signature with him being one of the hottest properties in non-league football.”
Lazio have told Antonio Candreva that he will not be sold this summer – amid reported interest from Chelsea and Inter Milan.The winger, who has bagged 35 goals in the past three seasons, is currently considering his options after five years in the Italian capital.Both Chelsea and Inter Milan are interested in the Italy international and they have made enquiries about his availability.Lazio have repeatedly stated that Candreva is not for sale and, according to Corriere dello Sport, they have now relayed the same message to the player.The 29-year-old’s agent reportedly held a meeting with Lazio president Claudio Lotito this week to sort out his client’s future.But Lotito used the opportunity to firm up his stance that Candreva will not be sold unless an outstanding offer is made. 1 Antonio Candreva in action for Italy at Euro 2016