Previous
Chelsea
West Ham United
Dec 26, 2014 12:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Burnley
Liverpool
Dec 26, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Everton
Stoke City
Dec 26, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Manchester United
Newcastle United
Dec 26, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur
Dec 26, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
West Bromwich Albion
Manchester City
Dec 26, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Arsenal
Queens Park Rangers
Dec 26, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Five trends of the 2014-15 Premier League

Tactics & Analysis
Read

Top 10 moments for Liga MX in 2014

Liga MX
Read
By ESPN Staff

Stiff back rules Emerton out for Sydney FC

Sydney FC will have to beat Newcastle for the first time this season without Brett Emerton after the midfielder was ruled out of Saturday's A-League clash with back tightness.

The Socceroos veteran was officially scratched on Thursday although the club hopes he'll make a quick recovery after scans cleared him of a hamstring tear from last weekend's 3-1 loss to Melbourne Victory.

Yairo Yau will also miss the crucial clash at Hunter Stadium while on international duty for Panama.

One-match suspensions to defenders Fabio and Tiago Calvano are set to clear the way for Adam Griffiths' recall and a first in the competition.

If Adam plays alongside teammate Joel and against younger brother Ryan, it will be the first time three brothers have appeared in the same A-League match.

The match will be an intriguing battle between two of the competition's top strikers, Alessandro Del Piero and Emile Heskey, while the Sky Blues (20 points) can leapfrog fifth-placed Newcastle (22) with a win.

The Jets have won both encounters between the two sides this season, 3-2 in Sydney and 2-1 in Newcastle.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.