African Stars Watch - As It Happened - (13 January 2018)

African Stars Watch - As It Happened - (13 January 2018)
Riyad Mahrez

by Bertin Basson

Saturday Jan 13, 2018. 19:01

Welcome to for our African Stars Watch; where we keep you updated on action across Europe from an African perspective, on Saturday 13 January 2018.


That's it for our ASW coverage today - be sure to keep an eye on for all the latest news from the continent.

19h00 - Naby Keita starts in midfield for RP Leipzig who are at home to Schalke in the German Bundesliga. Amine Harit is involved from the onset for the visitors - Nabil Bentaleb is among the substitutes for the Royal Blues.

18h55- Full-Time scores in the English Premier League:  Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City, Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley, Huddersfield 1-4 West Ham United, Newcastle United 1-1 Swansea City, Watford 2-2 Southampton, West Brom 2-0 Brighton.

18h50 - Yannick Bolasie and Gana Gueye start for the Toffees who have Oumar Niasse to call on from the bench.

18h40 - Serge Aurier starts for Tottenham Hotspur who are at home to Everton in the English Premier League. Victor Wanyama named among the substitutes for the hosts.

18h30 - Ndidi's Leicester City with it all to do in the final 20 minutes at Stamford Bridge. The Foxes, who have been dominant away to Chelsea this afternoon, reduced to 10-men.

18h20 - Jordan Ayew has put Swansea 1-0 up at Newcastle United. The Ghana international nodding home from close range for the Welsh outfit who are desperate to rise off the foot of the table.

18h10 - Still goalless in the English Premier League clash between Chelsea and Leicester City. The Foxes on top at Stamford Bridge with Riyad Mahrez a constant threat.

17h55 - No Achraf Hakimi for Real Madrid this afternoon. The Morocco international has made way in the starting 11 for Dani Carvajal. Goalless at the break in their clash against Villarreal in the Spanish La Liga.

17h40 - Half-Time scores in the English Premier League:  Chelsea 0-0 Leicester City, Crystal Palace 1-0 Burnley, Huddersfield 1-1 West Ham United, Newcastle United 0-0 Swansea City, Watford 0-2 Southampton, West Brom 1-0 Brighton.

17h35 - Plenty of African interest as Rennes play host to Marseille in the French Ligue 1. Wahbi Khazri among several African's in the starting 11 for the hosts. Cameroon trio Clinton N'Jie, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa  and Henri Bedimo find themselves on the bench for the visitors.

17h30 - Sako has continued his good run of form for Crystal Palace with the game's opener at Selhurst Park.

17h15 - In Spanish La Liga action, Real Madrid play host to Villarreal with the Yellow Submarine without Cedric Bakambu who recently completed a big money move to China.

17h00 - Kick-off in six English Premier League encounters: Chelsea vs Leicester City, Crystal Palace vs Burnley, Huddersfield vs West Ham United, Newcastle United vs Swansea City, Watford vs Southampton, West Brom vs Brighton

16h55 - We will also bring you action from France, Germany and Spain where there has already been one game today. Girona with a 6-0 thumping of Las Palmas. Kenya international Michael Olunga with a hat-trick for the hosts. 

16h45 - At Watford, Mali international  Molla Wague starts for the Hornets. Mario Lemina and Sofiane Boufal are on the bench for Southampton. Elsewhere, Gaetan Bong starts for Brighton who are away to West Brom.

Later, Victor Wanyama's Tottenham Hotspur play host to Everton. Line-up's yet to be confirmed. Line-ups yet to be confirmed.

16h40 - Andre Ayew starts on the bench for a West Ham United outfit who have Cheikhou Kouyate in the starting 11. The Hammers are away to Huddersfield. Andre's brother Jordan Ayew starts for Swansea City at the same time. The Swans are away to fellow Ghanaian Christian Atsu's Newcastle United in a crucial clash at the bottom of the standings. Mohamed Diamé also starts for the Magpies.

16h35 - Wing duo Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako are involved from the onset for Crystal Palace who play host to Burnley at Selhurst Park.

16h30 - Our main focus will be on the English Premier League where Chelsea vs Leicester City headlines a busy day of action with a total of seven matches to take place across England. Victor Moses goes head-to-head with fellow Nigerian Wilfred Ndidi at Stamford Bridge.

Riyad Mahrez and Daniel Amartey are also involved from the onset for the Foxes.

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