Raheem Sterling named Premier League player of the month

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has been named November’s Premier League player of the month. The 24-year-old scored three goals and set up three more in City’s three league matches. It is the second time the Blues forward has won the award, the previous occasion coming in August 2016, just over a year after he joined the club. Raheem Sterling picks up @EASPORTSFIFA #POTM award for a brilliant November ➡️ https://t.co/QdEm1x730O #PLAwards pic.twitter.com/78omqjI1Q4 — Premier League (@premierleague) December 12, 2018 Two of Sterling’s City team-mates, Leroy Sane and David Silva, were…

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Jurgen Klopp charged with misconduct for on-pitch celebration in derby win

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over his celebratory pitch invasion in Sunday’s Merseyside derby. Klopp sprinted onto the Anfield pitch to embrace goalkeeper Alisson following Divock Origi’s dramatic 96th minute winner against Everton. He later admitted his reaction was “not cool” and claimed to have apologised to Marco Silva on the final whistle. The Everton manager countered there had been no apology from Klopp but he may have reacted the same under similar circumstances. Following receipt of referee Chris Kavanagh’s match report on…

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Video assistant referees (VAR) set to be used in Premier League next season

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season after clubs agreed in principle to the move. The Premier League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and Fifa. VAR was used at the 2018 World Cup, is in operation in Italy and Germany’s top divisions, and has been utilised in some FA Cup and Carabao Cup games. The Premier League has been carrying out “non-live” trials this season. VAR will also be used in the Champions League from next season. There…

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Premier League clubs asked for £250,000 towards £5m bonus for outgoing Scudamore

All 20 Premier League clubs have been asked for a £250,000 contribution so that the league’s outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore can be given a £5m farewell gift. The clubs were asked for the money before a meeting on Tuesday. It is expected they will agree to Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck’s request. Scudamore, 59, who is reportedly paid £2.5m per season, is stepping down next month after 19 years at the organisation. The league’s UK television rights were valued at around £670m when he joined, and the last deal was worth…

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Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho gets England squad call

Borussia Dortmund teenager Jadon Sancho was a surprise selection when England manager Gareth Southgate named a 25-man squad on Thursday for this month’s Nations League matches away to Croatia and Spain. Mason Mount and James Maddison were also given their first senior England call-ups by Southgate as it was announced that the 48-year-old had signed a new contract that will keep him with the national side until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The 18-year-old Sancho was called up having already played in the Champions League for German club Dortmund, with…

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Golden Boy: 40-man shortlist announced with Kylian Mbappe favourite to retain award

Kylian Mbappe is the favourite to become the first two-time winner of the Golden Boy award after being named among the 40-man shortlist by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport. Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester City’s Phil Foden are on the shortlist for the award established in 2003 given to the best young player in Europe under the age of 21, with people putting their new customer betting offers on the Reds defender. Everton midfielder Tom Davies and Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot also make the 40-man shortlist. Full-back Alexander-Arnold, 19, played in Liverpool’s…

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Former Manchester United star Rooney completes D.C. United move

Wayne Rooney completed his long-mooted move to Major League Soccer side D.C. United from Everton on Thursday. The 32-year-old former England international now joins the likes of David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in making the switch to the other side of the Atlantic. Former Everton manager Sam Allardyce first confirmed reports of a possible move in May and Rooney now joins a side currently sitting bottom of the Eastern Conference standings with only 10 points from 12 matches this season. The striker has signed a three-and-half-year deal that will reportedly net him…

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West Ham United vs Everton – Betting Tips and Predictions

After overcoming some scares this season, West Ham United have confirmed their Premier League status. However, it has been an underwhelming season overall, and the Hammers would want to finish it on a high. West Ham are placed 15th in the table with 39 points, and they are undefeated in their last two games. The Hammers managed a decent goalless draw against Manchester United at home on Thursday. The game against the Toffees comes too soon, and we expect David Moyes to bring in some changes on Sunday. Everton have…

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Everton vs Southampton – Betting Tips and Predictions

Everton have picked up some form in the recent weeks, and it is not good news for Southampton who will make the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday. Everton fans might not be happy with Sam Allardyce’s presence at the club. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the Toffees have lost only one of their last seven league games and that defeat was against champions Manchester City. Last weekend, they registered a decent 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town. Ahead of the game against the Saints, Everton are placed eighth…

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Huddersfield Town vs Everton – Betting Tips and Predictions

Huddersfield Town are still fighting for survival, and next up for them is a home game against Everton on Saturday. The Terriers claimed a vital 1-0 win over their Watford last week, thanks to the Tom Ince’s 91st-minute winner. Following their first win in six games, Huddersfield find themselves in the 16th spot with 35 points. Huddersfield have been highly inconsistent this year, but they have managed to pick up wins at critical moments. Another three points against the Toffees would most likely mean another season in Premier League for…

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Everton vs Newcastle United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Everton and Newcastle United are separated by a single point in the league ahead of their meeting at Goodison Park on Monday night. The Toffees have been inconsistent under Sam Allardyce, but a solid home form has almost ensured a top-half finish for them. Everton are currently placed ninth in the league table with 42 points. The hosts come into this game following back-to-back draws against Liverpool and Swansea City. However, they have lost only one of their last five games, and that defeat came against champions Manchester City. The…

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Swansea City vs Everton – Betting Tips and Predictions

Swansea City have managed a remarkable turnaround since Carlos Carvalhal’s appointment in December, but they haven’t secured their safety yet. The Swans will hope to take a huge step towards their survival when they host Everton at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. Ahead of the game, the hosts sit in the 15th spot with 32 points, which give them a four-point advantage on the bottom three. The Welsh side come into this game following a run of three games on the road – a run which produced only two points.…

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Everton vs Liverpool – Betting Tips and Predictions

Everton were expected to challenge for European places this season, but their season has turned out be an underwhelming one. Things can get worse for them when they lost rivals Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Under Sam Allardyce, Everton have steered away from the relegation, but a mid-table finish won’t be enough to save his job. Currently, the Toffees sit in the ninth position with 40 points. Despite their recent struggles, Everton have been difficult to beat at home. They had won their last three home games before their…

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Everton vs Manchester City – Betting Tips and Predictions

Everton defeated Stoke City before the international break to register back-to-back wins for the first time this year. However, they will find it very difficult to stop Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Toffees have been solid at home, but the away win at the Potters was a rare occurrence this season. The Merseysiders are placed ninth in the league table with 40 points, and a Europa League spot remains a possibility for them. Everton have won their last three home games, and they will take…

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Stoke City vs Everton – Betting Tips and Predictions

Stoke City are in desperate need of a win ahead of their league game against Everton at Bet365 Stadium on Saturday. The Potters are without a win in their last six games, but they will fancy their chances against the Toffees, who have been woeful on the road. Stoke come into this game following a 2-0 home defeat to Manchester City, and that defeat was preceded by a run of three draws. As things stand, Stoke are 19th in the table with 27 points. They are only a point behind…

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Everton vs Brighton and Hove Albion – Betting Tips and Predictions

After back-to-back defeats on the road, Everton will be looking to get back to the winning ways when they host Brighton and Hove Albion at Goodison Park. After defeats at Watford and Burley respectively, Everton have slipped down to the eleventh spot with 34 points. However, the Toffees have fared much better at home, and they have picked up seven points from their last three games at Goodison Park. Nonetheless, the discontent is growing among the club fanbase, and Sam Allardyce could really use a win in this game. Meanwhile,…

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Burnley vs Everton – Betting Tips and Predictions

In a battle for quite possibly the last European place in the league table, Burnley will host Everton at Turf Moor on Saturday. Both sides have struggled to pick up results in the recent weeks, Burnley more so. The Clarets are without a win in their last eleven league games. They come into this game on the back of a 1-1 home draw against Southampton. The Clarets remain seventh in the table with 37 points. However, a failure to pick up three points on Saturday could see Leicester City eclipse…

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Watford vs Everton – Betting Tips and Predictions

After a two-week break in Premier League, Watford will resume their league campaign when Everton visit them at Vicarage Road on Saturday. The Hornets come into this game on the back of a 2-0 defeat at West Ham United. However, that defeat was preceded by a 4-1 home win over Chelsea. Watford have struggled with injury problems this season, but they are hoping to have a number of players back for this fixture. As things stand, the Hornets are placed 11th in the league table with 30 points, a four-point…

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Everton vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tips and Predictions

Everton will be looking to bounce back from their embarrassment at Emirates Stadium when they host Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on Saturday. The Toffees come into this game following the 5-1 defeat to Arsenal, but they would be encouraged by the fact that they defeated Leicester City 2-1 in their last home game. Theo Walcott scored a brace in that game, and he will be looking to increase his tally against Palace. Ahead of the game, the Merseysiders find themselves tenth in the league table with 31 points. Palace…

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Arsenal vs Everton – Betting Tips and Predictions

Arsenal have lost ground on their top-four opponents in the recent weeks, and they must now start putting a run of wins together. The Gunners lost 3-1 at Swansea City in an embarrassing manner on Tuesday, and as things stand, they are placed sixth in the league with 42 points – which put them eight points outside the top-four. The North London side have struggled to pick up points on the road this season, but they have been quite decent at home. They have lost only one game at Emirates…

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Everton vs Leicester City – Betting Tips and Predictions

After a bright start, things have gone wrong for Sam Allardyce at Everton in the recent weeks. The Toffees were lucky to get a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich last week, and they remain without a win in their last seven games in all competitions. On Tuesday, the Merseysiders will host high-flying Leicester City at Goodison Park. The hosts find themselves ninth in the table with 28 points – a mere six points clear of the relegation zone. Unlike Leicester, Everton were not involved in FA Cup on the weekend.…

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Are we witnessing the best January transfer window in the recent years?

It has been quite a busy January transfer window in Premier League this season. More often than not, the winter transfer window remains devoid of big transfers. And big clubs very rarely let go of their key players in January. Most managers hate this window and have publicly talked about abolishing it completely. However, circumstances have conspired in such a way this month that we can expect to see some very different-looking top sides in the league post-January. To start things off, Liverpool made a big statement in the first…

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Tottenham vs Everton – Betting Tips and Predictions

Tottenham looked out of ideas against West Ham, and manager Mauricio Pochettino would be hoping for a much better performance when they host Everton at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. The 1-1 draw against the Hammers put an end to a run of three consecutive league wins for Spurs, who sit in the fifth spot with 41 points. Nevertheless, the North London side got back to winning ways with a 3-0 FA Cup win over AFC Wimbledon last weekend. Spurs currently sit two points outside the top-four, and they can’t afford…

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Bournemouth vs Everton – Betting Tips and Predictions

Bournemouth needed a controversial late-goal to claim a 3-3 draw at home against West Ham United on the Boxing Day. Now, their next assignment is a tricky home tie against an inform Everton side on Saturday. That draw put an end to the run of three consecutive defeats for the Cherries, but they still remain without a win in their last eight league fixtures. The South Coast side find themselves in the 18th spot, and they are one point behind the safety line. Eddie Howe’s side have had a disappointing…

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Everton vs Chelsea – Betting Tips and Predictions

Everton are on a six-game unbeaten run in all competitions, and on Saturday, they face another tough test as Chelsea visit Goodison Park. The Toffees have looked like a totally changed side under manager Sam Allardyce, and have picked up 13 points from their last five league games. In their last league game, the Toffees claimed a 3-1 win over Swansea City, and on the back of their recent results, they have climbed up to ninth onot in the table. The Merseysiders would be hopeful of another decent performance this…

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