Latest Premier League news

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November 24, 2006 7:14pm CST
Latest Premier League news (Updating with latest injury news) LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Brief news from Premier League before this weekend's fixtures: * Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo believes Chelsea would not be the force they are without Jose Mourinho in charge. "I'd like to see what would happen if he were to leave, perhaps they'd stop getting good results in England," Ronaldo told the club's website before Sunday's clash at Old Trafford. * Chelsea are likely to able to include both Michael Ballack (calf) and Didier Drogba (ankle) in their squad after the pair picked up injuries in Wednesday's 1-0 Champions League defeat at Werder Bremen. * Arsenal captain Thierry Henry will miss Saturday's match at Bolton with a neck injury. Defender William Gallas and Tomas Rosicky are also out of the Gunners side with injuries but Gilberto Silva should return. * Bolton manager Sam Allardyce hopes striker Nicolas Anelka can break his Premier League scoring drought against his old club Arsenal. "He hasn't scored for us in the Premiership but scoring against Arsenal would re-ignite his season," he told the club's website. * Liverpool will be without midfielders Xabi Alonso and Mark Gonzalez for the home match against Manchester City on Saturday. Alonso has a knee injury while Gonzalez tore his hamstring against PSV Eindhoven in midweek. * Middlesbrough's former England defender Ugo Ehiogu has joined second division strugglers Leeds United on loan until the end of the year. England winger Stewart Downing is a doubt for the clash with Aston Villa with a groin injury. * Watford were counting the cost of promotion to the Premier League when they reported a 5.6 million pounds ($10.73 million) pre-tax loss on Friday. The club blamed promotion bonuses of 3.4 million pounds. * Newcastle United's summer signing from Chelsea, Damien Duff, could be out for up to a month following knee surgery.
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