Regional Paper Talk: Stars given a chance

Jose Mourinho will give his Chelsea outcasts a chance to prove their worth, while Neil Lennon has ruled out a move to the Premier League.

Last Updated: 25/09/13 at 14:25 Post Comment

Jose Mourinho: Wants his stars to perform

Jose Mourinho: Wants his stars to perform

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LONDON EVENING STANDARD

Sam Allardyce reaches his West Ham managerial century on Tuesday when West Ham play Cardiff in the League Cup.

Jose Mourinho will give snubbed stars Juan Mata, David Luiz, Michael Essien, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ryan Bertrand a rare chance to impress in Chelsea's League Cup tie at Swindon.

Andre Villas-Boas believes Aston Villa's extra preparation and recovery time could give them a decisive edge over his Tottenham side in the League Cup third-round tie.

Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov could return for Fulham against Everton on Tuesday.

MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Manchester United will not contest a council ruling which gives a protection status to the club's Old Trafford stadium.

In wake of the derby debacle, Manchester United boss David Moyes has a selection poser ahead of cup tie against Liverpool.

Manchester City ace Pablo Zabaleta has revealed that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney's pre-derby jibe boosted the Blues' derby determination.

Real Madrid stepped up their bid to sign Gareth Bale when they heard of Manchester United's interest, Bernabeu president Florentino Perez has said.

LIVERPOOL ECHO

Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez will show he is totally committed to the Liverpool cause against Manchester United in the League Cup on Wednesday.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez is not afraid to let his players know when he thinks they are underachieving.

NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE

Hatem Ben Arfa has insisted Newcastle United's French legion do not need any reminding of how big the League Cup is to the Toon Army.

SUNDERLAND ECHO

Sunderland are looking for a tracksuit manager to replace sacked Paolo Di Canio.

Gus Poyet's odds have been slashed to become the next Sunderland manager, with the Uruguayan now the firm favourite to succeed Paolo Di Canio.

BIRMINGHAM MAIL

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert won't risk players and plans to make sweeping changes for Capital One Cup-tie with Tottenham Hotspur.

Birmingham City boss Lee Clark says that he has a strategy to keep Jesse Lingard at the club for longer.

Scott Sinclair tips Morgan Amalfitano to be a big hit at West Bromwich Albion.

EXPRESS & STAR

Leigh Griffiths was set to boost Wolves by returning to training on Tuesday.

THE SENTINEL

Erik Pieters and Asmir Begovic are out of Stoke's starting line-up at Tranmere in the League Cup.

NEWHAM RECORDER

Steven Caulker feels his old club Tottenham are stronger this year, despite the departure of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade paid tribute to his side's spirit after the O's won their eighth league game in a row by seeing of the challenge of London rivals Brentford on Monday night.

FULHAM CHRONICLE

Martin Jol has told Ashkan Dejagah he must fight for his place in Fulham's first-team squad.

Jose Mourinho has a policy of 'one slip-up and you're out' at Chelsea, defender Gary Cahill has revealed.

SOUTH WALES EVENING POST

Michael Laudrup has paid tribute to Alvaro Vazquez after Swansea City's new striker made a winning start at Crystal Palace.

WALES ONLINE

After missing much of Wales' recent double-header and the entire pre-season, Gareth Bale looks set to finally make his debut in front of the Real Madrid fans against fierce city rivals Atletico.

THE PINK UN

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has challenged Gary Hooper to lay down a marker in Tuesday's Capital One Cup third round trip to Watford.

THE DAILY ECHO

Kenwyne Jones has confirmed he was looking to leave Stoke last season.

HULL DAILY MAIL

Hull manager Steve Bruce makes no apologies for using his squad players in the Capital One Cup.

LEICESTER MERCURY

Ex-Leicester City midfielder Robbie Savage admitted he will be cheering on Derby County when the sides meet in the Capital One Cup.

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

Tom Heaton has labelled Burnley's strike partnership of Danny Ings and Sam Vokes 'unplayable'.

Corry Evans has pleaded with supporters to be patient as Blackburn Rovers battle to find some consistency.

THE STAR

Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United have mustered just two league wins between them in their opening 23 matches. Some fans are becoming restless and the pressure is mounting on David Flitcroft, Dave Jones and David Weir to stop the rot.

EVENING TIMES

Neil Lennon vowed to stay and lead Celtic in the Champions League after being linked with a move to Sunderland.

Marius Zaliakas is expected increase Rangers' aerial firepower if he agrees to put pen to paper with the Ibrox club.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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