Sixteen teams are five wins from a berth in the Europa League following the fourth round draw for the League Cup. Eleven of the 16 belong to the Premier League, leaving Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Norwich City, Bristol City, and Middlesbrough
Shanghai Shenhua coach Gus Poyet, who resigned last week, had only been third or fourth choice for the job, the Chinese Super League club's chairman Wu Xiaohui said on Tuesday. Poyet, a former Uruguay, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, replaced Spaniard Gregorio Manzano ahead of the season to build on the club's third-placed finish last term. "Manzano contributed a lot and I hoped he would stay.
Harry Winks says he is finally pain-free and ready to start his season in earnest after shaking off the after-effects of his ankle ligament injury. The 21-year-old was still experiencing discomfort five months after being stretchered off at Burnley in April, and was restricted to a few brief appearances in Tottenham’s opening six matches this term. “I’ve been struggling a little bit with my ankle so for me it was a good chance to go out there, put everything to bed and get a good 90 minutes,” said Winks.