African Stars Watch – As it happened – 11 August 2018

African Stars Watch – As it happened – 11 August 2018
Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Aug 11, 2018. 17:39

Thank you for joining us on for what was our LIVE African Stars Watch coverage of players in action on the European continent on Saturday, 11 August 2018.

Commentary (press F5 to refresh) 
All times CAT

18h00 - We conclude with teams news from the late Premier League game, where Idriss Gueye starts for Everton (who also have Oumar Niasse on the bench) away to Wolverhampton Wanderers, with the hosts featuring Bright Enobakhare and Romain Saiss on their bench.

17h55 - Full time in the Premier League, where Chelsea claimed the biggest win of the afternoon as they thumped Huddersfield 3-0 away. Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha both scored as Crystal Palace won 2-0 at Fulham, Isaac Success' Watford beat Brighton 2-0, and Bournemouth downed Cardiff 2-0.

17h50 - Half time in the Ligue 1 game, where Kalifa Coulibaly's Nantes are holding Monaco 0-0.

17h40 - Pedro scores for Chelsea, who are now 3-0 up away to Steve Mounie's Huddersfield and surely on course for three points (and the top of the log, on goal difference). In London, Wilfried Zaha has scored to put Palace 2-0 up away to Fulham.

17h35 - Watford have also introduced Isaac Success as a substitute. The Nigerian was reportedly close to a loan move away from the club, but appears very much part of their plans now...

17h30 - Malian talent Yves Bissouma has come on as a substitute for Brighton, who are looking to recover from a 0-2 deficit away to Watford.

17h20 - Past the hour mark in the Premier League's afternoon matches. Jeffrey Schlupp's goal still sees Palace 1-0 up away to Fulham.

17h15 - Watford go 2-0 up at home to Gaetan Bong's Brighton, with Roberty Pereyra scoring his second goal.

17h05 - Back underway in the second half in the Premier League matches. Steve Mounie will be hoping to pose more of a threat to Chelsea defence as Huddersfield try to come back from two goals down.

16h55 - Kicking off in five minutes is the first French Ligue 1 match of the day, which sees Nantes host Monaco. Kalifa Coulibaly and Koffi Djidji start for the former, while the latter feature Jean-Eudes Aholou in their starting XI.

16h50 - Half time across the games in the Premier League, where Wilfried Zaha's Palace claimed a 1-0 lead at Fulham thanks to a goal late from Jeffrey Schlupp. Bournemouth lead 1-0 at home to Cardiff, Steve Mounie's Huddersfield are 2-0 down at home to Chelsea (whose second was a penalty from new signing Jorginho), and Watford lead Brighton 1-0.

16h40 - Chelsea are 1-0 up away to Steve Mounie's Huddersfield after a goal from midfield dynamo N'Golo Kante. At Vicarage Road, Gaetan Bong has come on as a substitute for Brighton, but they find themselves 1-0 down after a goal from Roberty Pereyra.

16h30 - We have our first goal in the Premier League's afternoon games, with Ryan Fraser putting Bournemouth 1-0 up at home to Sol Bamba's Cardiff.

16h25 - Past the midway point of the first half and it remains goalless in the four Premier League matches across England.

16h15 - The Watford v Brighton & Hobe Albion game sees Isaac Success waiting in reserve for the former, while the visitors have Leon Balogun, Yves Bissouma and Gaetan Bong (of Nigeria, Mali and Cameroon respectively) waiting on their bench.

16h10 - Ivory Coast star Jean Michael Seri makes his Premier League debut for Fulham (they also have DRC national Neeskens Kebano on the bench) at home to Crystal Palace, who will once again look to Elephants attacker Wilfried Zaha for inspiration, while Ghanaian Jeffrey Schlupp plays on the left side of midfield.

16h05 - Ivorian Sol Bamba and Gabonese Bruno Ecuele start in defence for Cardiff City as they mark their return to the top flight with a match away to Bournemouth, while Nigerian star Victor Moses is on the bench for Chelsea as they take on hosts Huddersfield Town. The ‘Terriers’ feature Benin striker Steve Mounie in attack and have Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi on the bench.

16h00 - Our focus will fall on the Premier League, with no less than four matches kicking off at this hour. The early afternoon game in England's top flight saw Serge Aurier's Tottenham Hotspur claim a 2-1 away win over a Newcastle United team which featured Mohamed Diame in the starting XI and Christian Atsu as a substitute.

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