Arsenal v Chelsea: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgThibaut Courtois replaced Petr Cech as Chelsea’s number oneKick-off: 4pm, Sunday 24 January 2016Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Match in a nutshell: Chelsea aim to continue their hold over Arsenal, who haven’t scored against the Blues in the last five league meetings between the sides.Six key battles: Including John Obi Mikel v Mesut Ozil Injuries and suspensionsARSENALRuled out: Francis Coquelin (knee), Santi Cazorla (knee), Tomas Rosicky (knee), Jack Wilshere (leg), Danny Welbeck (bone bruising).Fitness test: Alexis Sanchez (hamstring).CHELSEARuled out: Radamel Falcao (thigh).Fitness test: Eden Hazard (groin). Possible line-upsArsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Flamini, Ramsey; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Walcott; Giroud.Subs from: Ospina, Macey, Gibbs, Gabriel, Debuchy, Chambers, Elneny, Rosicky, Reine-Adelaide, Sanchez, Iwobi, Campbell.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Costa. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Aina, Cahill, Djilobodji, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Ramires, Oscar, Traore, Kenedy, Hazard, Remy. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesArsenal total: D D W W L (8 points)Home: W W W W D (13 points)Chelsea total: D D W D D (7 points)Away: W D L D L (5 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Costa 9; Willian 8; Oscar 5; Pedro 3, Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Cahill 2, Fabregas 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Ivanovic 1, Kenedy 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Matic 1, Terry 1.Arsenal: Giroud 18; Sanchez 9; Ozil 5, Ramsey 5, Walcott 5; Campbell 3, Koscielny 3; Flamini 2; Gabriel 1, Gibbs 1, Oxlade-Chamberlain 1.Last five meetings19 September 2015: Chelsea 2 Arsenal 02 August 2015: Arsenal 1 Chelsea 026 April 2015: Arsenal 0 Chelsea 05 October 2014: Chelsea 2 Arsenal 022 March 2014: Chelsea 6 Arsenal 0Arsenal 1 win, Chelsea 3 wins, 1 drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Recycle to save energy and water, and reduce pollution; here’s how:

first_imgHere’s what recycling does for the environment, the economy, and the manufacturing industries.Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74% of the energy used to make them.Every ton of glass containers recycled saves over a ton of natural resources.For every 10% recycled glass used to make new glass containers, energy costs drop by 2-3%.Recycling aluminium creates 97% less water pollution than making new metal from ore. Aluminium can be recycled indefinitely without losing its quality.last_img

Geocaching for a Cause: From Germany to London

first_imgShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedTen Years of Geocaching in AustriaJuly 12, 2011In “Community” Weekly Newsletter – International Geocaching DayJuly 25, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”The Fastest 15 Minutes in Geocaching: WWFMMay 5, 2014In “Geocaching Info” German geocachers travel to the UK for 12 hours of caching with localsA group of German geocachers packed more than their GPS devices on a recent geocaching adventure to the UK.  They also packed good intentions. Their epic international caching trip doubled as a fundraiser.At the end of January, 80 geocachers made ​​their way from Düsseldorf and Aachen, Germany to London, UK to spend an entire weekend treasure hunting with geocachers from several different countries.The event, “London 2012” (GC38HZA),  took place at the Joy of Life Fountain. The German cachers met an international group of geocachers at the event. Adventurers from Norway, France, U.S., and of course the UK joined to embark on a 12-hour treasure hunt. The teams found 64 caches. The favorite cache for many was “London – Beatles Abbey Road” (GC6F12). Geocachers got to transform into a “Beatle” for the cache. Others visited platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter movies.The trip there and back across the English channel was about more than the event; it was also a chance to help others.German geocachers make their way from from Düsseldorf to LondonJanina Hering aka Döskopp says, “We thought about how to best utilize our time on the bus.” So, with some planning and the help of German geocaching shops and other businesses, Janina and her team collected prizes for a raffle that would take place on the bus drive back  to Germany. The raffle money went to an organization for sexually abused children.“We knew we wanted to support this organization. Their work is absolutely admirable,” she explained.Janina was in charge of the collection of prizes, such as Geocoins and gummy bears. The team was busily selling raffle tickets and ended up raising more than 500 Euros for the association. Board Member Monika Schiffer (left) and Geocacher Janina Hering (right)“Such private, dedicated fundraisers are unfortunately rare,” says an excited Board Operator, Monika Schiffer. “The great thing about this initiative is that their hobby connected them to such a great gesture.”Congrats to Janina and her fellow geocachers on a successful, well planned event. To find a geocaching event near you check out the Events Calendar.last_img read more

What It Takes to Produce Higher Quality

first_imgQuality = Investment + Time + EffortQuality requires a greater investment. Quality costs more to produce. If you start with cheap, poor quality inputs, you automatically end up with poor quality outputs. It costs a good bit more to begin with higher quality inputs, but the result is something worth more on the other end.What investments do you make in inputs?Quality takes more time. If you want to produce excellent work, a craftsman’s quality work, you have to put in the hours. In a world where we expect everything we want immediately delivered to our doorstep–even if it requires a drone–the focus on quality is in retreat. Taking your time, measuring twice, and making the necessary adjustments improves quality. If your goal is this quarter’s results, you might decide to go faster. If your goal is a lasting relationship, speed kills.Are you putting in the time necessary to produce something of a higher quality?Quality is more difficult to produce. It takes more effort and more energy to produce something of a higher quality. For most of us, after time, this where we have the greatest control when it comes to quality. It takes more energy to give yourself over to the task in front of you. It take more effort to produce bigger results. But the resulting improvement in quality is worth paying for (at least for your dream clients, those who perceive the value).Are you pouring your effort and energy into producing something of a higher quality?You might think this is about your product, your service, or your solution. It’s more than that.last_img read more

10 months agoBrighton midfielder Solly March on Chelsea defeat: We had nothing to lose

first_imgBrighton midfielder Solly March on Chelsea defeat: We had nothing to loseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton midfielder Solly March from positives from defeat at home to Chelsea.March pulled a goal back for the Seagulls after first-half strikes from Pedro and Eden Hazard, and Hughton decided to focus on his team’s second-half reaction, as they created chances to equalise against the Blues.March said, “We had nothing to lose. We wanted to get at them and show them that we were better in the second half.“We did that after the break and we won the half. But at the end of the day it wasn’t good enough, so we’re a bit disappointed.“I think we looked okay at times, but perhaps we tried forcing it too much with our final ball and when we got into the final third.“We will work on that for the next game and hopefully we will improve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

18 days agoPablo Machin named new head coach of Espanyol

first_imgPablo Machin named new head coach of Espanyolby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePablo Machin has been named new head coach of Espanyol.The former Girona and Sevilla boss takes over from David Gallego, who was sacked on Monday.Machin had been out of a job since leaving Sevilla in March and will be presented at the RCDE Stadium on Tuesday morning.Espanyol are currently in 19th position in LaLiga Santander and haven’t won a home game all season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

BC protesters look to get creative with demonstrations

first_imgAPTN National NewsOver the years people fighting for a cause have found ways of getting their voice heard.However, in British Columbia a group calling themselves Nations United Against Pipelines are taking their right to protest to new levels.They say by changing their tactics their message will be loud and clear.APTN’s Tina House has the story.last_img

Ohio State mens hockey drops series to Michigan still earn CCHA bye

“That one stings,” said Ohio State senior defenseman Brandon Martell after rival Michigan completed a weekend sweep of his team. Michigan defeated OSU, 6-3, Saturday night, following a 5-3 victory the night before. Leaving the series empty-handed, OSU remains in a tie for fourth with Ferris State in the 11-team Central Collegiate Hockey Association. But even with two losses, the Buckeyes earned a first-round bye in the CCHA Tournament. OSU coach Mark Osiecki said his staff came into the weekend primarily focused on securing that objective. “Our first step was trying to earn a bye. That’s a big step for us,” Osiecki said. The Buckeyes started Saturday’s Senior Night with four of their five seniors on the ice. The spotlight soon moved to OSU sophomore forward Tanner Fritz. The Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, native scored two goals in the opening period, sandwiched around a pair of tallies from the Wolverines. Fritz was not finished yet. After Michigan took a 3-2 lead early in the second on a goal by sophomore forward Phil Di Giuseppe, Fritz assisted sophomore forward Max McCormick’s equalizer at the 5:16 mark of the period. “(Fritz) is on a whole different level,” Osiecki said of his forward’s recent play. Neither Fritz nor his teammates, though, could muster any offense in the final period against the Wolverines. Michigan scored the final three goals of the contest. Osiecki pulled senior goalie Brady Hjelle after he let in his fifth goal of the game. “He’s been solid for us … he didn’t have his A-game tonight by any means. I don’t want to leave him out there just dangling in the wind,” Osiecki said of the call to pull Hjelle on Senior Night. The Buckeyes came out of the gate slowly Friday night and were unable to find the net until the beginning of the third period. McCormick’s 10th goal of the season made it 2-1 with 19 minutes to play. The remainder of the period brought a bevy of goals, but OSU never pulled even. The final Michigan goal came on an empty net with 50 seconds left. The sweep of the Buckeyes (13-14-7, 12-9-5-1 CCHA) leaves the Wolverines (12-18-2, 9-15-2-2 CCHA) with 31 points in conference play. Although it sits in ninth place, coach Red Berenson’s squad has won four of its last six. “That’s probably the best weekend of hockey Michigan has played all year. The penalty killing was good and the power play was good,” Berenson said. OSU will shift focus to the final series of the regular season, a date with league-leading Miami (Ohio). Osiecki said a positive response to being swept at home will be key to preparing for the Red Hawks. “You’ve got to turn the page as quick as possible, but they also have to let it sting,” Osiecki said. “That has to drive you for Monday, has to drive you for Friday.” Game one of the two-game series will be played Friday at 7:35 p.m. in Oxford, Ohio. read more

Pulisic vows to fight for Chelsea spot

first_imgNew Chelsea signing Christian Pulisic understands that his price tag doesn’t guarantee him a place at Stamford Bridge.Pulisic joined Chelsea on Wednesday for a fee of €64m but will spend the remainder of the season on loan at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.The 20-year-old became the third most expensive signing in Chelsea history, a tag he knows meant hard work.“You have to go in and earn your spot and prove you are worthy of being on the field,” he told ESPN.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think they definitely see me in one of the wider areas, but I think they also know that I can play kind anywhere across the attack. So I’m ready for wherever I need to be filled in really.”Pulisic also revealed that he hasn’t had a chance to speak with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.“No, nothing like that,” he said.The Dortmund player will join up with Chelsea in next summer’s pre-season tour.last_img read more

Ritchie Newcastles win over Man City could be a turning point

first_imgNewcastle United defender Matt Ritchie is hoping that their 2-1 win over Manchester City can prove to the catalyst that turns their season around.The Magpies seemed set for a 13th Premier League defeat this term after Sergio Aguero handed City the lead at St James’ Park in the opening 24 seconds of the match.But Newcastle held their nerve in front of the home crowd to mount a stunning comeback which saw Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon equalise in the 66th-minute.Ritchie then scored the match-winner for Newcastle after Sean Longstaff was fouled in the area by Fernandinho.The 2-1 win over reigning champions City moves Newcastle up to 14th-place in the Premier League and, crucially, five points above the drop zone.Now Ritchie hopes they are back on track after securing back-to-back wins in the league for only the second time this season.“The place has been low, to be honest. The players have kept believing, we keep training, keep focused,” Ritchie told BT Sport.“It’s a fantastic result. The main thing was belief, I’m not sure many people thought we could win the game, but certainly, in the dressing room we did.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It was a kick in the teeth to concede so early. To get in at 1-0 at half-time was good. We regrouped.“We have belief within the group that we can still have a good season.“We beat Man United at home last season and that was the turning point, hopefully, this can be the turning point this year.“Just belief and togetherness in the group, we need the people around to believe as well. Hopefully, that gives everyone hope.”Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez also gave his thoughts on the victory in which he expressed his delight at how his side stuck to their game plan, despite the early setback.Next up for Newcastle will be a trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham on Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more