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Thursday media watch [28.08.14 AM]: Delph set for England
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28th Aug 2014
Thursday media watch [28.08.14 AM]: Delph set for England


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Daily Mail: Roy Hodgson will turn to England's kids today by naming Fabian Delph, Calum Chambers, Danny Rose and John Stones in his first squad since the calamitous World Cup campaign in Brazil. England's head coach is preparing for next week's friendly at Wembley against Norway before the national team travel to Basle for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland.

Daily Express: Fabian Delph and Danny Rose will be the surprise inclusions in Roy Hodgson's England squad, when Wayne Rooney will be confirmed as the team's new captain. Defender Calum Chambers, only 19, will also be selected for Wednesday's friendly against Norway and the Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland after playing just four competitive games for Arsenal since his £16m move from Southampton. There will also be a call-up for Everton defender John Stones as Hodgson injects young blood following the disappointment of the World Cup in Brazil.

BBC Sport: Arsenal's Calum Chambers is expected to be one of three uncapped players included in England's first squad since the World Cup. The defender, a £16m summer buy from Southampton, is likely to be called up alongside Tottenham's Danny Rose and Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph. Wayne Rooney is favourite to be named as England's new captain when the squad is announced on Thursday. Daily Star: Fabian Delph and Danny Rose will be named in Roy Hodgson's England squad today. And they will be joined by Arsenal newboy Calum Chambers for Wednesday's friendly at home to Norway and the opening Euro 2016 qualifier in Switzerland five days later. Boss Hodgson will also confirm Man Utd star Wayne Rooney as his new skipper following the international retirements of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.

Independent: The meteoric rise of Arsenal's teenage defender Calum Chambers will continue today when he is named in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the friendly against Norway on Wednesday and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland five days later. As well as Chambers, Fabian Delph, Danny Rose and John Stones will be called up for the squad. Delph, 24, has represented England U21s but has never been part of a senior squad before and the Aston Villa player's inclusion is a direct consequence of a deficit of central midfielders.

Birmingham Mail: Villa were knocked out of the Capital One Cup at the first hurdle after a late smash-and-grab goal from League One Leyton Orient. Substitute Romain Vincelot scored the winning goal in the 87th minute completely against the run of play to end the early-season feel-good factor at Villa Park. Before last night Villa had not conceded a single goal and looked to be heading towards another shutout until Vincelot ruined the night.

Daily Telegraph: Paul Lambert admitted his Aston Villa side were made to pay for not taking their chances after they were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Leyton Orient, who struck three minutes from time through Romain Vincelot. Darren Bent, starting a game for Villa for the first time since the final day of the 2012-13 season, was chief culprit as he missed in each half with only the goalkeeper to beat.

The Sun: Romain Vincelot sank the Villans with a stunning winner as Villa fans turned on manager Paul Lambert. Os boss Russell Slade sent on the French midfielder with seven minutes to go. It was a move meant to protect combative midfielder Marvin Bartley from picking up a second yellow card. But it was the hosts who were given their marching orders four minutes later as Vincelot, 28, headed a dramatic winner past Shay Given to send the Londoners into the third round for the first time in four years - where they host League One rivals Sheffield United.

IPaper: Aston Villa's good start to the season came to a halt in spectacular fashion last night as they were knocked out of the Capital One Cup 1-0 at home to League One Leyton Orient. It was a bad night for Villa striker Darren Bent, who missed two gilt-edged chances before Romain Vincelot headed home Orient's winner with three minutes to go.

Daily Star: Romain Vincelot dumped Aston Villa out of the Capital One Cup with a stunning header to seal victory for the League One side Leyton Orient. Sub Vincelot got on the end of Bradley Pritchard's cross to leave Villa boss Paul Lambert shaking his head. For Lambert, cup competitions have been a recurring nightmare at Villa Park and there was no change last night.

Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert was left reeling after Villa's shock defeat to Leyton Orient. The boss thought his side created "enough chances to win two games" as Darren Bent missed two gilt-edged chances and Nathan Baker fired three close-range headers off target. The loss left Lambert dejected and frustrated as his side were once again outdone by lower-league opposition.

Daily Mirror: Russell Slade saluted his Orient fighters after the League One shock troops dumped out Villa thanks to Romain Vincelot's late winner. Slade planned to give Marvin Bartley a full match to build his fitness but decided to throw on French midfielder Vincelot inside the last 10 minutes. And Vincelot met Dean Cox's cross to head in and send Orient wild.

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BBC Sport: Uefa president Michel Platini will not take on Sepp Blatter for the leadership of football's governing body Fifa. The 59-year-old Frenchman had considered running as a candidate in next year's presidential election.

Sky Sports: AC Milan have held talks with Chelsea over the transfer of Fernando Torres, according to Sky sources. The Serie A club's vice-president Adriano Galliani hinted at a move for Torres this week, and the clubs have now begun discussions over a potential deal.

BBC Sport: Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out until the end of December after having surgery on a broken leg. The club received the results of a second scan on Wednesday, which confirmed the France international had broken his left tibia.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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