Price per goal revealed for every Premier League team

The Premier League and its ticket prices, it’s been a hot topic recently, with Liverpool fans protesting a 30 per cent rise and eventually getting the Reds’ management to reverse the decision. Now, Eurosport has revealed the ticket price per goal for all 20 Premier League clubs. Like in the standings, Leicester City lead the way, with fans of the Foxes having effectively paid only £7.76 for every goal they have witnessed. There have been 34 goals scored at the King Power Stadium in a dozen matches so far, 21 by Leicester. West…

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Premier League could be set for record amount of ACL injuries

Chelsea’s Kurt Zouma is out for six months after damaging his knee during the Blues’ encounter with Manchester United, making the defender the ninth Premier League player with an ACL injury this season. According to The Daily Mail, ACL injuries are on the rise, which is one of the most devastating (knee) injuries in the world of football, even in the world of sports. Zouma joined Bournemouth’s trio of Callum Wilson, Tyrone Mings, and Max Gradel, Liverpool’s duo of Joe Gomez and Danny Ings, Newcastle’s Tim Krul, West Ham’s Carl Jenkinson,…

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Aston Villa vs Norwich – Premier League preview and team news

After a demoralising run of four straight defeats, Norwich City will be desperate to turn things around as they head to the West Midlands to take on bottom club Aston Villa, whose plight is showing few signs of coming to a halt. Remi Garde actually watched his side make a positive start away to West Ham United in midweek, but that was undone by an incredible moment of madness by striker Jordan Ayew, who until now has been one of the few shining lights in a miserable campaign for the…

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What would happen to the Premier League table if only goals from English players counted?

It’s a hypothetical question that will never become a reality, but still it’s fun to know. What would happen to the Premier League table if only goals from English players counted? For starters, Tottenham would jump to the lead, collecting an impressive 52 points, seven more than they have now, sitting in third place. The Spurs would also have conceded just two goals in 24 matches, not losing once. Leicester City would drop from first to second place, as they would lose three points (50 tot 47). Still, the Foxes…

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West Ham vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa will be intent on making it four Premier League games unbeaten and close the 10 point gap to the safety line when they head to the capital to face West Ham United. The home side have, for the most part, been back to their best since the turn of the year and they came close to pulling off a terrific league double over title hopefuls Manchester City. Once again, Dimitri Payet was at the centre of all the good things they produced and walked away with most of the plaudits,…

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Study reveals Arsenal will win the Premier League

Arsenal are going to win the Premier League for the first time since 2004, that is if you believe a computer. American company Stats simulated each of the remaining league matches 10,000 times in order to predict the final standings, as reported by the Sun. The Gunners came out on top with a predicted 74.8 points and a 45.3 per cent chance of taking home their first Premier League crown in 12 years, just ahead of Manchester City, with the Citizens finishing with an estimated 74.1 points and a title winning chance of 42.3 percent.…

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Top 15 highest rated Under-21 Premier League players

The winter transfer market is nearing its close. Some Premier League teams made a couple of moves, while others seem to be happy with their current squad. Making transfers is not always about the present time, in some cases it’s about a team’s future. Therefore, we’ll be looking at the 15 highest rated Under-21 footballers currently playing in the Premier League. Note: it’s never easy to put an accurate market value on a player, but Transfermarkt does a pretty good job at it. On top, we find Anthony Martial. The French…

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West Brom vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa will be aiming to make it seven points from nine when they make the short trip to face Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion, who are after their third straight home win in the league. The last Premier League outing for West Brom was a highly uncharacteristic 3-0 defeat at Southampton, where they struggled to get going from the first whistle and never looked likely to get back into the match after conceding the penalty kick that led to them going two goals down inside 35 minutes. Head Coach…

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Premier League dominates highest earning club rankings but fails to take top spot

It’s the time of the year for the 2016 Deloitte Football Money League and again Real Madrid lead the way, despite the Premier League clubs dominating the top 30, as reported by Goal. The Football Money League details the 2014/15 season and measures a club’s earnings from matchday revenue, broadcast rights and commercial sources, ranking them on that basis. Spanish giants Real Madrid retained their first place for the 11th year in a row, having generated £439 million last season (up from £418m). They are followed by La Liga rivals FC…

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Aston Villa vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

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Aston Villa will be hoping to kick on from just their second Premier League win of the season when they host high-flying Leicester City, who have just ended a run of four games without success. The relief was tangible in the West Midlands on Tuesday as Villa a long last secured a first three-point haul since opening day after a much improved performance against Crystal Palace. They played with real fluency at times and although the only goal came via a goalkeeping blunder, the result was richly deserved and will have…

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Aston Villa in talks with former Premier League goal getter

Aston Villa can use all the points they need and have been in talks with former Premier League goal getter Obafemi Martins to make a return from the MLS, according to The Sun. The Nigerian striker revealed talks between him and The Villans. The 31-year-old claims that he has received an interesting offer to join Villa. The report also claims that an approach was made four weeks ago with Villa looking to sign him on loan. Villa have endured an atricious season, sitting in 20th and last place in the table with…

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Fan numbers say Premier League rules, three clubs are lagging behind

The Premier League remains Europe’s top league when it comes to fan numbers, but Aston Villa and Crystal Palace are lagging behind other clubs. This season, a total of 7.607.993 football fans have watched at least one of the 210 Premier League matches played. On average, 727.067 fans have visited a club’s stadium. That means the Premier League has an average fan ratio (the amount of filled seats) of 95.8 per cent. Topping Europ’s five biggest leagues. The Bundesliga comes in second with an average fan ratio of 93.0 per cent.…

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Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa will hope that their wait for a first win in 17 games in all competitions can come to an end on Tuesday evening as they come up against away specialists Crystal Palace, who have not scored in their last three league outings. Clearly intent on ending the dismal run and adding a little confidence to the squad, manager Remi Garde named a strong starting XI for Villa’s FA Cup third round tie at Wycombe Wanderers, but they were unable to get the job done despite taking a first half…

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Sunderland vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Anything less than a win would be a major disappointment for both Sunderland and Aston Villa as the Premier League’s bottom two meet in a vital encounter in the battle for survival. Five straight defeats have extinguished Sam Allardyce’s good start as Sunderland boss, and have seen them lose serious ground on those above them. The gap to safety now stands at some seven points, so they simply must put a run of results together quickly if they wish to avoid being cut adrift like their opponents. A lot will…

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Norwich vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Carrow Road is the venue for a pivotal encounter between two struggling sides as Norwich City look to move clear of the bottom three with victory at home to bottom of the table Aston Villa. After the delight of picking up all three points at Manchester United, the hosts showed confidence early on at Tottenham on Boxing Day and came close to opening the scoring early on through Cameron Jerome and debutant Vadis Oujidja-Ofoe, but once they fell behind to a penalty slightly against the run of play the result…

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Aston Villa vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

To give themselves any realistic chance of mounting a bid for survival in the second half of the season, bottom club Aston Villa must take a reasonable haul of points from the next three games, beginning with a home clash against West Ham United on Boxing Day. This meeting with the out-of-form Londoners precedes trips to fellow strugglers Norwich City and Sunderland, so Remi Garde badly needs to end his wait for a first win in charge sooner rather than later if the club is to avoid being cast even…

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Newcastle vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Now playing with renewed confidence, Newcastle United will be looking to secure a third straight win when they host an Aston Villa team for whom any points at all would come as a major bonus at present. After upsetting the odds to deservedly get the better of Liverpool through a Georginio Wijnaldum double, the Magpies went into their game at Tottenham last weekend initially with the intention of playing a containing game. It was a system that worked for 40 minutes until they were undone by a set-piece, but once…

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Aston Villa vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will hope to push on from their stunning victory in Europe in the week by getting the better of lowly Aston Villa and ending the weekend at top of the Premier League. There was a small step in the right direction for the hosts last time out as they collected their first point on the road since the opening day, holding Southampton to a 1-1 draw. They were fortunate to get away with series of near misses in the opening half hour, but managed to gain a foothold in the game and…

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Aston Villa fans see the funny side?

Aston Villa fans have got little to smile about at the moment after a pitiful start to the season that has seen them enter December with just one Premier League win and five points in total. The season has also seen a managerial change but, as yet, Tim Sherwood’s replacement Remi Garde has done little to improve the situation. Garde had an encouraging start to his managerial reign at Villa Park with a 0-0 draw with Manchester City. However, this was followed by a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Everton and a 3-2 home…

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Southampton vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will be hoping to avoid a fourth successive loss in all competitions when they come up against an Aston Villa team which is already seven points adrift of safety and has not won since opening day. In their last home league match at home to Stoke City, Ronald Koeman’s men lacked the necessary invention to penetrate an organised backline and created few chances as a result, but it was their play at the other end of the pitch which let them down at Manchester City a week ago. The Saints are…

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Aston Villa vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa will be desperate to close the gap between themselves and safety by claiming a first home win of the season over Watford, who are hoping to avoid a third successive loss. After a massively encouraging display which brought a battling goalless draw with title hopefuls Manchester City, and newfound optimism at Aston Villa was almost totally eroded by a shambolic effort at Everton last weekend. Let down by some shocking defending, they created few chances and were soundly beaten, with their many limitations ruthlessly exposed in a punishing…

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Everton vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

After ending their demoralising run of defeats in Remi Garde’s first game in charge, Aston Villa now head to Everton searching their first Premier League success since the opening day of the season. The home side come into this handily positioned in ninth place, especially when it is considered that Crystal Palace are the only team currently in the top half that they are yet to face. Last time out the Toffees recovered from a slow start at West Ham United to pick up a useful point – with Romelu Lukaku…

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Aston Villa vs Man City – Premier League preview and team news

New Aston Villa manager Remi Garde could hardly have been given a tougher first game at the helm, with Premier League leaders Manchester City providing the opposition in front of a capacity crowd on Sunday afternoon. Appointing somebody with no experience of having managed in England does appear to be a major risk by the West Midlands side, especially given the predicament they are in, but Garde does have some pedigree in his native France, winning two domestic honours while in charge of Lyon. This represents an altogether different test,…

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Tottenham vs Aston Villa – Premier League preview and team news

Managerless Aston Villa will be hoping to start turning things around after losing eight of their last nine Premier League games, but face a tough ask on Monday evening as they visit a Tottenham side which has not lost over the same period. Were it not for the fact they have drawn five of their matches, Tottenham would be much closer to the top of the Premier League, but recent form does suggest that they are serious top four contenders. Last time out the Londoners hit back brilliantly from the early…

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Aston Villa vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Aston Villa continue their search for a first Premier League win since the opening day of the season when they take on another out-of-form side, Garry Monk’s Swansea City. There was not a great deal between Villa and defending champions Chelsea last weekend, but they slipped to another defeat which already leaves them four points adrift of the safety line. It was largely self-inflicted, with goalkeeper Brad Guzan and defender Joleon Lescott combining to gift the Blues their opener, and such is the extent of Villa’s struggles at present, they…

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