23/12/2023 Football

23/12/2023 Football – There are plenty of games today. In the Premier League, there are six games, including Liverpool v Arsenal.

23/12/2023 Football – Premier League – West Ham v Manchester United

  • West Ham United Squad Changes: Anticipated rotation after six changes in the Carabao Cup loss at Liverpool. Maxwel Cornet and Nayef Aguerd might return after illness.
  • Manchester United Team Updates:
    • Victor Lindelof out for over a month due to minor groin surgery.
    • Diogo Dalot serving a one-match ban after a red card against Liverpool.
    • Bruno Fernandes returns from suspension.
    • Christian Eriksen back in training, but Lisandro Martinez, Casemiro, and Mason Mount out until mid-January.
  • Match Facts – Head-to-Head:
    • West Ham’s recent 1-0 win over Manchester United is one of only eight victories in 54 Premier League encounters.
    • The Hammers could achieve consecutive Premier League wins against United for the second time.
    • Last five Premier League meetings decided by a single-goal margin.
    • West Ham nearing 100 top-flight home goals against Manchester United.
  • West Ham United’s Recent Performance:
    • 13 points from last six Premier League matches (W4, D1).
    • A win could bring them to 30 points after 18 matches for the first time since 2014-15.
    • Close to 500th league home defeat since joining the Football League in 1919.
    • Only three wins in 31 Premier League games against top-four sides since David Moyes’ return.
    • Said Benrahma could score against Manchester United in three consecutive seasons, a first since 1972-73.
    • Mohammed Kudus scored six goals in last 11 appearances.
    • David Moyes tied with Harry Redknapp for most Premier League losses as a manager.
  • Manchester United’s Current Form:
    • 12 losses in last 25 matches in all competitions.
    • 19 defeats in 2023, the most in a single calendar year since 1989.
    • No wins in 12 away games against top-nine teams under Erik ten Hag, with an aggregate score of 34-9 against them.
    • Rasmus Hojlund yet to score in 15 domestic appearances.
    • Antony without a goal or assist in 18 appearances this season.
    • Bruno Fernandes created a league-high 126 chances in 2023 but never scored against West Ham in 10 encounters.
23/12/2023 Football - Premier League - Liverpool v Arsenal

23/12/2023 Football – Premier League – Liverpool v Arsenal

  • Liverpool Team Updates:
    • Ryan Gravenberch likely to play after a suspected hamstring injury turned out to be muscular fatigue.
    • Alexis Mac Allister, Diogo Jota, and Andrew Robertson expected to return in the new year.
  • Arsenal Team News:
    • Mohamed Elneny close to recovery from a hamstring issue.
    • Jorginho’s participation remains uncertain.
    • Thomas Partey, Jurrien Timber, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Fabio Vieira are long-term absentees.
  • Match Facts – Head-to-Head:
    • Liverpool unbeaten in 10 home Premier League games against Arsenal (7 wins, 3 draws).
    • Arsenal hasn’t kept a clean sheet in the last 15 top-flight meetings, conceding 43 goals.
    • This match marks Liverpool’s 100th home league game against Arsenal.
  • Liverpool’s Recent Performance:
    • Only one loss in their last 50 top-flight games at Anfield, unbeaten in the last 20.
    • Scoring streak of 26 consecutive league matches ended with a 0-0 draw against Manchester United.
    • Jurgen Klopp’s team attempted 34 shots in the last match, the most without scoring in seven years.
    • Only three losses in 41 Premier League home games against top-six sides under Klopp.
    • Mohamed Salah scored nine goals in 13 top-flight appearances against Arsenal.
    • Trent Alexander-Arnold has six Premier League assists against Arsenal, five at Anfield.
  • Arsenal’s Current Form:
    • Seven wins in the last nine matches in all competitions.
    • Risk of losing back-to-back top-flight away fixtures for the first time since May 2022.
    • Won 24 of 39 Premier League matches in 2023, aiming for 25 league wins in consecutive years.
    • Conceded the fewest shots on target in the top flight this season.
    • Gabriel Martinelli scored four times against Liverpool, including goals and assists in both meetings last season.
    • Gabriel Jesus scored or assisted in Arsenal’s last three visits to Anfield.
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23/12/2023 Football – Other Games


All National League matches are shown internationally on National League TV (excluding UK)

12:00am UK SAT / 7:00pm ET FRI
UK – OneFootball
USA – Paramount+

1:45am UK SAT / 8:45pm ET FRI
A-LEAGUE WOMEN – Wellington v Newcastle
UK – TNT Sports 2
Australia – 10play / Paramount+
Hong Kong – SPO TV
Malaysia – SPO TV
New Zealand – Sky Sport 1

6:00am UK / 1:00am ET
A-LEAGUE WOMEN – Canberra v Central Coast
UK – TNT Sports 5
Australia – 10play / Paramount+
New Zealand – Sky Sport 4

6:00am UK / 1:00am ET
A-LEAGUE WOMEN – Perth v Sydney
UK – TNT Sports 3
Australia – 10play / Paramount+
New Zealand – Sky Sport 7

7:00am UK / 2:00am ET
A-LEAGUE WOMEN – Western Sydney v Adelaide
UK – TNT Sports 4
Australia – 10play / Paramount+
New Zealand – Sky Sport 9

1:30pm UK / 8:30am ET
South Africa – Supersport OTT 3

1:30pm UK / 8:30am ET
South Africa – Supersport PSL / Supersport Variety 4

1:30pm UK / 8:30am ET
South Africa – Supersport OTT 2

1:30pm UK / 8:30am ET
South Africa – Supersport OTT

2:30pm UK / 9:30am ET
UK – OneFootball
India – Sports18

3:30pm UK / 10:30am ET
South Africa – Supersport PSL

5:00pm UK / 12:00pm ET
TURKISH SUPER LIG – Trabzonspor v Basaksehir
Canada – beIN Sports 3
USA – beIN Sports 3

5:15pm UK / 12:15pm ET
BELGIAN PRO LEAGUE – Antwerp v Westerlo
Canada – DAZN
South Africa – ESPN 2 Africa

5:30pm UK / 12:30pm ET
NATIONAL LEAGUE – Bromley v Altrincham
UK – TNT Sports 1 / TNT Sports Ultimate

7:45pm UK / 2:45pm ET
BELGIAN PRO LEAGUE – Anderlecht v Genk
Canada – DAZN
South Africa – ESPN 2 Africa

23/12/2023 Football Gossip & News

  • Manchester United Transfer Targets:
    • Considering Youssef En-Nesyri from Sevilla as an alternative to Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy, who prefers Tottenham.
  • Tottenham and Chelsea Potential Deal:
    • Tottenham might offer Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to Chelsea in exchange for Conor Gallagher.
  • Aston Villa’s Interest:
    • Eyeing a loan move for Timo Werner from RB Leipzig to bolster attacking options.
  • Chelsea’s Prospective Signings:
    • Approached Sporting Lisbon for Ousmane Diomande and Viktor Gyokeres.
  • Arsenal’s Midfield Target:
    • Interested in Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi, though he’s hesitant to move in January.
  • Coaching Moves:
    • Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer close to joining Turkish club Besiktas.
  • Manchester United and Eintracht Frankfurt Loan Deal:
    • Donny van de Beek set to join Frankfurt on loan with an option to buy.
  • Inter Milan’s Interest in Celtic’s Matt O’Riley:
    • Planning a loan with an obligation to buy, while Aston Villa and West Ham also show interest.
  • Sunderland’s Pierre Ekwah Drawing Attention:
    • Crystal Palace, Fulham, and Nottingham Forest interested, but Sunderland wants to retain him.
  • Luton Town and Albert Sambi Lokonga:
    • Considering ending Lokonga’s loan early to strengthen other positions.
  • European Super League Discussions:
    • Organisers still hopeful of persuading Premier League clubs despite public distancing.
  • Everton Eyeing Josh Brownhill:
    • Contemplating a move for Burnley’s midfielder in January.
  • Fulham’s Agreement with Fluminense:
    • Deal set for midfielder Andre, decision pending from the player.
  • Sevilla’s Loan Interest in Bournemouth’s Hamed Traore:
    • Considering a January loan move for the midfielder.

Saturday’s gossip: En-Nesyri, Guirassy, Gallagher, Hojbjerg, Werner, Diomande, Gyokeres – BBC Sport

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