Friday, February 3, 2012
City include Tevez in Prem Lge squad
Premier League clubs have submitted their squads for the final half of the season following the close of the January transfer window.
In something of a surprise, league-leading Manchester City have included AWOL striker Carlos Tevez in their 23-man squad. Blackburn defender Chris Samba is another wantaway star named in his club's squad, despite not playing since handing in a transfer request last month.
Meanwhile, second-placed Manchester United have added injured skipper Nemanja Vidic, while Liverpool will evidently hope that midfielder Lucas Leiva also makes a swift recovery as the Merseysiders put forward the smallest squad with just 19 names included.
The rules: Each club's 25-man squad should have eight homegrown players who - regardless of age or nationality - spent three years (or a total of 36 months) in the youth system of a club in England or Wales before they reached the age of 21.
Contrary to reports elsewhere, players aged under 21 can, if required, be named in the 25-man squad as a homegrown player. An Under-21 player is defined as being born on or after January 1, 1989.
Clubs can use an unlimited number of Under-21 players in addition to their 25-man squad. For instance, Chelsea would not need to name Daniel Sturridge and Arsenal Jack Wilshere in their 25-man squad.
Any player who is left out of the 25-man squad will only be eligible to play in the Carling Cup until January 1. From January 1 to January 31, clubs can make unlimited changes to their 25-man squad. On February 1 a new 25-man squad must be named to run until the end of the current campaign.
If a club chooses fewer than 25 players for their squad it is almost certainly due to them having a large number of under-21 players. Clubs with fewer than 25 players in their squad are still permitted to sign free agents.
(Squad lists do not include registered Under-21 players as information is not
ARSENAL: Andre Santos, Andrey Arshavin, Mikel Arteta, Yossi Benayoun, Maroune Chamakh, Abou Diaby, Johan Djourou, Lukasz Fabianski, Gervinho, Kieran Gibbs, Laurent Koscielny, Vito Mannone, Per Mertesacker, Park Chu-young, Tomas Rosicky, Bacary Sagna, Thierry Henry, Alex Song, Sebastien Squillaci, Robin van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen, Theo Walcott.
ASTON VILLA: Gabriel Agbonlahor, Marc Albrighton, Barry Bannan, Darren Bent, Ciaran Clark, James Collins, Carlos Cuellar, Fabian Delph, Richard Dunne, Shay Given, Brad Guzan, Christopher Herd, Emile Heskey, Stephen Ireland, Eric Lichaj, Andrew Marshall, Stiliyian Petrov, Stephen Warnock, Charles N'Zogbia, Jermaine Jenas, Alan Hutton, Robbie Keane.
BLACKBURN: Christopher Samba, Michel Salgado, Herold Goulon, Bradley Orr, Bruno Ribeiro, David Dunn, Paul Robinson, Mark Bunn, Nick Blackman, Martin Olsson, Mauro Formica, Radosav Petrovic, Gael Givet, Morten Gamst Pedersen, Steven Nzonzi, David Goodwillie, Vince Grella, Simon Vukcevic, Ayegbeni Yakubu, Scott Dann, Amine Linganzi, Anthony Modeste, Marcus Olsson.
BOLTON: Robbie Blake, Adam Bogdan, Tim Ream, Kevin Davies, Mark Davies, Chris Eagles, Sean Davis, Stuart Holden, Jussi Jaaskelainen, Ivan Klasnic, Zat Knight, Robert Lainton, Tyrone Mears, Fabrice Muamba, Temitope Obadeyi, Martin Petrov, Darren Pratley, Nigel Reo-Coker, Sam Ricketts, Paul Robinson, Tuncay Sanli, Gretar Rafn Steinsson, David Wheater, David Ngog, Chung-Yong Lee.
CHELSEA: Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Michael Essien, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, Didier Drogba, John Mikel Obi, Florent Malouda, Raul Meireles, Jose Bosingwa, Paulo Ferreira, Salomon Kalou, Ross Turnbull, Daniel Sturridge, John Terry, Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Hilario, Sam Hutchinson.
EVERTON: Victor Anichebe, Leighton Baines, Tim Cahill, Tony Hibbert, Phil Jagielka, Phil Neville, Leon Osman, Darron Gibson, Nikica Jelavic, Seamus Coleman, Sylvain Distin, Marouane Fellaini, John Heitinga, Tim Howard, Jan Mucha, Steven Pienaar, Landon Donovan, Royston Drenthe, Denis Stracqualursi, Marcus Hahnemann, James McFadden.
FULHAM: Chris Baird, Simon Davies, Mousa Dembele, Clint Dempsey, Damien Duff, Dickson Etuhu, Marcel Gecov, Zdenek Grygera, Orlando Sa, Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes, Andrew Johnson, Stephen Kelly, Danny Murphy, Bjorn Helge Riise, John Arnse Riise, Bryan Ruiz, Mark Schwarzer, Philippe Senderos, Steven Sidwell, Csaba Somogyi, Pavel Pogrebnyak, David Stockdale, Rafik Halliche.
LIVERPOOL: Brad Jones, Glen Johnson, Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger, Fabio Aurelio, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Andy Carroll, Maxi Rodriguez, Dirk Kuyt, Stewart Downing, Jay Spearing, Jamie Carragher, Jose Reina, Charlie Adam, Alexander Doni, Martin Skrtel, Lucas Leiva, Craig Bellamy.
MAN CITY: Micah Richards, Joe Hart, Stuart Taylor, Joleon Lescott, Gareth Barry, James Milner, Adam Johnson, Gael Clichy, Costel Pantilimon, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Kolo Toure, Aleksandar Kolarov, Nigel de Jong, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, David Pizarro, Gunnar Nielsen, Owen Hargreaves.
MAN UTD: Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand, Jonathan Evans, Michael Owen, Anderson, Dimitar Berbatov, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs, Chris Smalling, Park Ji-Sung, Javier Hernandez, Nemanja Vidic, Michael Carrick, Nani, Ashley Young, Tom Cleverley, Darren Fletcher, Antonio Valencia, Tomasz Kuszczak, Anders Lindegaard, Paul Scholes, Ritchie De Laet.
NEWCASTLE: Shola Ameobi, Demba Ba, Hatem Ben Arfa, Leon Best, Yohan Cabaye, Fabricio Coloccini, Robert Elliot, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Steve Harper, Tim Krul, Peter Lovenkrands, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, James Perch, Danny Simpson, Alan Smith, Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Cheik Tiote, Mike Williamson, Papiss Demba Cisse.
NORWICH: John Ruddy, Russell Martin, Adam Drury, Bradley Johnson, Steve Morison, Zak Whitbread, Andrew Crofts, James Vaughan, Grant Holt, Simeon Jackson, Andrew Surman, Anthony Pilkington, Wes Hoolahan, David Fox, Elliott Bennett, Simon Lappin, Leon Barnett, Elliott Ward, Marc Tierney, Jonathan Howson, Kyle Naughton, Aaron Wilbraham.
QPR: Paddy Kenny, Armand Traore, Clint Hill, Shaun Derry, Fitz Hall, Adel Taarabt, Bobby Zamora, Rob Hulse, DJ Campbell, Jay Bothroyd, Samba Diakite, Jamie Mackie, Danny Gabbidon, Akos Buzsaky, Taye Taiwo, Nedum Onuoha, Joey Barton, Luke Young, Thomas Smith, Heidar Helguson, Radek Cerny, Brian Murphy, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Anton Ferdinand, Dijbril Cisse.
STOKE: Diego Arismendi, Asmir Begovic, Peter Crouch, Rory Delap, Salif Diao, Matthew Etherington, Ricardo Fuller, Danny Collins, Robert Huth, Kenwyne Jones, Carlo Nash, Wilson Palacios, Jermaine Pennant, Ryan Shawcross, Ryan Shotton, Mamady Sidibe, Thomas Sorensen, Matthew Upson, Jon Walters, Glenn Whelan, Dean Whitehead, Andy Wilkinson, Marc Wilson, Jonathan Woodgate, Cameron Jerome.
SUNDERLAND: Phil Bardsley, Titus Bramble, Wes Brown, Fraizer Campbell, Trevor Carson, Lee Cattermole, Jack Colback, Nicklas Bendtner, Craig Gardner, Sebastian Larsson, Kieran Richardson, Michael Turner, John O'Shea, David Vaughan, Kieren Westwood, Ahmed Elmohamady, Sotiris Kyrgiakos, Simon Mignolet, Stephane Sessegnon, James McClean, David Meyler, Marcos Angeleri, Craig Gordon, Matthew Kilgallon, Wayne Bridge.
SWANSEA: Michel Vorm, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Alan Tate, Ferrie Bodde, Leon Britton, Andrea Orlandi, Curtis Obeng, Danny Graham, Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer, Stephen Dobbie, Wayne Routledge, Garry Monk, Leroy Lita, Luke Moore, Jose Moreira, Angel Rangel, Kemy Agustien, Mark Gower, Gerhard Tremmel, Fede Bessone, Gylfi Sigurdsson.
TOTTENHAM: Brad Friedel, Heurelho Gomes, Carlo Cudicini, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Michael Dawson, William Gallas, Ledley King, Younes Kaboul, Bongani Khumalo, Ryan Nelsen, Aaron Lennon, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone, Luka Modric, Niko Kranjcar, Gareth Bale, Louis Saha, Jermain Defoe, Rafael van der Vaart, Sandro, Emmanuel Adebayor, David Bentley, Giovanni Dos Santos, Simon Dawkins, Scott Parker.
WEST BROM: Keith Andrews, Chris Brunt, Simon Cox, Luke Daniels, Graham Dorrans, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Ben Foster, Marton Fulop, Zoltan Gera, Billy Jones, Shane Long, Gareth McAuley, James Morrison, Youssouf Mulumbu, Peter Odemwingie, Jonas Olsson, Steven Reid, Liam Ridgewell, Paul Scharner, Nicky Shorey, Gabriel Tamas, Jerome Thomas, Someon Tchoyi.
WIGAN: Chris Kirkland, Mike Pollitt, Ben Watson, Emmerson Boyce, Gary Caldwell, David Jones, Hendry Thomas, James McArthur, Jordi Gomez, Hugo Rodalleha, Mohamed Diame, Maynor Figueroa, Steve Gohouri, Antolin Alcaraz, Franco Di Santo, Ali Al-Habsi, Ronnie Stam, Adrian Lopez, Conor Sammon, Shaun Maloney, Albert Crusat, Jean Beausejour.
WOLVES: Wayne Hennessey, George Elokobi, David Edwards, Richard Stearman, Jody Craddock, Michael Kightly, Karl Henry, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Steven Fletcher, Stephen Hunt, Carl Ikeme, Roger Johnson, Christophe Berra, Matt Jarvis, Adam Hammill, Nenad Milijas, Sebastian Bassong, Eggert Jonsson, Ronald Zubar, Jamie O'Hara, Kevin Doyle, Dorus De Vries, Kevin Foley.