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Fulham’s squad looks largely settled barring injury, with Marco Silva barely rotating despite European qualification and relegation never being in danger. Frank Onyeka, Shandon Baptiste and Josh Dasilva should start in midfield (although the latter has been benched for the last three tough-on-paper games), while Neeskens Kebano, Sasa Lukic and Bobby DeCordova-Reid are likely to be used as substitutes.
Predicted line-ups for all 20 Premier League clubs, accompanied by key manager quotes and any injury concerns ahead of Gameweek 38.
The Best FIFA Football Awards were held in Paris last night, honouring the sport’s top players and coaches. Lionel Messi was named the men’s player of the year, having inspired Argentina to their first World Cup victory since 1986. Lionel Scaloni and Sarina Wiegman won the men’s and women’s coaches of the year respectively. Meanwhile, Alexia Putellas was named the women’s player of the year.
The awards are based on performances in the 2021-22 season, and are decided by an international jury that includes national team managers and captains, as well as selected members of the media and fans who vote online. There is also a special fan award called ‘The Best’, which recognises an outstanding moment or gesture in the past year.
Amid the excitement of the college football bowl game season, it’s time for some of the nation’s top players to be acknowledged for their outstanding performances. Several awards have been announced, including the Heisman Trophy and Doak Walker Award. The Sporting News has also released its list of positional awards, which is a fitting conclusion to another fantastic season in college football.
This year the Men in Blazers podcast is launching an annual awards show. The show celebrates the best of English soccer and American soccer, and will feature an acceptance speech from each winner. The award shows are the latest piece in the Men in Blazers’ evolution from popular soccer podcast to global media platform. They are produced in collaboration with Crooked Media and aim to reflect the moral complexity of the world’s biggest sports stories. Join Marcus Speller, Jules Breach, Kate Mason, Luke Moore, Vithushan Ehantharajah and Pete Donaldson every weekday to react to the world’s big sporting events – from the sublime to the ridiculous, and the bust-ups to the cock-ups.