Around the grounds

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Another round of friendlies have been played and documented, lets take a quick look to see what we can find out.

Spurs 0 Liverpool 0

Spurs (4-2-3-1): Friedel; Naughton (Walker, 46), Gallas (Vertonghen, 75), Kaboul (Dawson, 63), Assou-Ekotto (Bassong, 63); Jenas (Smith, 83), Livermore (Huddlestone, 63); Lennon (Carroll, 71), Sigurdsson (Bentley, 63), Bale (Townsend, 46); Kane.

Liverpool (4-1-2-3): Jones (Gulacsi, 46); Flanagan (Wisdom, 46), Carragher (Wilson, 62), Skrtel (Sama, 62), Enrique (Robinson, 62); Spearing (Lucas, 62); Shelvey (Gerrard, 62), Adam (Henderson, 46); Downing (Sterling, 46), Morgan (Eccleston, 46; Carroll, 72), Cole (Borini, 62).

Game played in stifling heat, Bale and Sigurdsson put in cross after cross, still a tough fpl decision between the 2.

Chelsea 0 AC Milan 1

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Branislav Ivanovic (Sam Hutchinson 75), David Luiz, John Terry (c) (Gary Cahill 58) Ashley Cole (Paulo Ferreira 58); John Mikel Obi, Frank Lampard (Michael Essien 75); Ramires (Florent Malouda 75), Raul Meireles (Marko Marin h-t), Eden Hazard; Romelu Lukaku (Fernando Torres 58)

Chelsea looking rusty, Hazard good but defenders looking shakey..look elsewhere?

Arsenal 0 Man City 2 (Zabaleta, Toure)

Arsenal Starting 11: Fabianski; Jenkinson(Eastmond 65), Vermaelen, Bartley(Miquel 46), Gibbs; Diaby(Coquelin 46), Song(Eisfeld 77) Arteta(Oxlade-Chamberlain 46); Walcott(Chamakh46), Gervinho(Aneke 65), Santos(Afobe 58)

Man City Starting 11: Pantilimon; Kompany, (Boyata 57), Savic, K Toure; Zabaleta, Biton, Y Toure (A Johnson 77), Razak (Suarez 88), Kolarov; Aguero (Lopes 90), Tevez (Evans 84)

Santos continues midfield for Arsenal OOP, Tevez looking sharp for city in a front 2, bargain?

Dynamo Dresden 3 West Ham 0

West Ham Starting 11: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O’Brien, Reid, McCartney, Noble, O’Neil, Nolan, Vaz Te, Taylor, Cole

Hammers looking dire… jump ship!!!!

Olympiacos 1 Newcastle 1 (Taylor)

Newcastle Starting XI: Krul; Perch, S Taylor (Dummett 46), Williamson, Santon; Obertan (Sammy Ameobi 72), Bigirimana, Gosling (Abeid 36), Amalfitano; Vuckic; Shola Ameobi (Cisse 72)

Mostly fringe players here… disregard.

Hartlepool 1 Sunderland 0

Sunderland Starting 11: Mignolet (Westwood, 46); Gardner, Kilgallon (Laing, 80), Bramble, Richardson; Campbell, Meyler, Cattermole (Knott, 80), Colback; R Noble, Wickham (Reed, 68).

Frazier Campbell the best of the bunch but thwarted by a fine keeping display.

SC Olhanense 1 Reading 1 (Guthrie)

Reading Starting 11: McCarthy; Cummings, Gorkss, Pearce, Harte; Robson-Kanu, Guthrie, Leigertwood, McAnuff; Le Fondre, Pogrebnyak

Reading from 60mins: McCarthy; Gunnarsson (Cummings 77), Mariappa, Morrison, Shorey; Antonio, Guthrie, Tabb, Obita; Church, Hunt

Guthrie scored and played a nice game.. looks a fpl bargain at 4.5.

Botev Plovdiv 2 Wigan 2 (Boselli, Jones)

Moses amongst it again… need confirmation of where he will be playing…

Copenhgen 0 West Brom 3 (Tamas, Long, Reid)

West Brom Starting 11: Daniels; Reid, McAuley, Olsson (Tamas 46), Ridgewell; Mulumbu (Gera71), Morrison (Thorne 62), Dorrans (Mantom 62); Odemwingie (El Ghanassy 71), Fortune (Long 46), Thomas (Cox 46)

Long from the spot and Reid free kick…. keep an eye on those set piece takers… Odem livley throughout.

MLS All Stars 3 Chelsea 2 (Lampard, Terry)

Chelsea Starting 11: Hilario (Turnbull 46); Ivanovic, Cahill (Chalobah 74), Terry (David Luiz 46), Cole (Ferreira 46; Essien (Mikel 60), Lampard (Meireles 60); Ramires (Hazard 60), Marin (Piazon 60), Benayoun (Malouda 46); Lukaku (De Bruyne 74).

Marin continues to impress, can he gain a spot at 7.0?

That’s about all for now, happy scouting!

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