The North London derby kicks-off what promises to be an action packed weekend in the Premier League. Tottenham’s away record against the top three is woeful at best and if Harry Redknapp wants to take the North Londoners to the top then this is one area that clearly needs to improve. Elsewhere Chelsea face a tough trip to St Andrews, Avram Grant looks ahead to a daunting trip to Anfield in order to kick start the Hammers’ season, while Wayne Rooney will finally get to witness what Manchester United fans really think about him as he returns from the US.
In the papers this morning Ray Wilkins seeks legal advice; Mark Hughes questions the progress made at Manchester City and Roy Hodgson refuses to stir up Gerrard row.
Wilkins seeks legal advice – Sky Sports
Hamburger SV in talks with Tottenham over Niko Kranjcar – IM Scouting
Wenger drops Bendtner from ‘best ever’ squad – Daily Telegraph
Moyes calls on countries to cover wages – Guardian
Hodgson refuses to stir up Gerrard row – Guardian
Rooney braced for fans’ reaction – Daily Telegraph
Chelsea chase Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Arturo Vidal – IM Scouting