Liverpool Crush Leicester on the Road to the Title

Liverpool FC Players

Liverpool was the overwhelming favorite for the English Premier League title before the visit to Leicester on Boxing Day. A draw would’ve been enough for the Reds to keep that position intact, but they went one step further. From the very start of the game, Liverpool dominated Leicester and created plenty of chances. The Reds missed a couple in the first half but a goal by Roberto Firmino gave them the lead before the break. The second half was closer up to the 71st minute when a penalty for Liverpool…

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The Five Things Arteta Needs to Change in Arsenal to Succeed

Mikel Arteta With Arsenal Logo

The first press conference of Mikel Arteta as an Arsenal manager was fascinating. The Spaniard said all the right things and brought hope to the supporters. He knows that he will need to change the club both in the short and the long-term. Arteta seems aware of how monumental the task is ahead of his debut against Bournemouth. Let’s take a look at the five key points he needs to change in Arsenal to be successful. Confidence One of the biggest issues with Arsenal under Unai Emery has been the…

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Why Manchester United Can’t Beat Teams from the Bottom of the English Premier League?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

After back-to-back wins against Tottenham and Manchester City, we all thought that Manchester United is getting significantly better. And yet, a home draw against Everton and a heavy defeat against last-placed Watford show that’s not the case. Many would argue that the blunder by David De Gea and the stupid penalty by Wan-Bissaka are the main reasons why the Red Devils lost. Both goals were preventable and you can’t argue against that. However, the main issue seems to lie somewhere else. Manchester United struggled to create enough pressure against one…

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Is Paul Pogba Leaving Manchester United?

Paul Pogba With Manchester United Logo

Paul Pogba hasn’t played for Manchester United since the end of September and the signs are not good. An ankle injury was the reason why the Frenchman has been out but it’s been far too long. The club officials and many of the players believe we won’t see Pogba with the Manchester United shirt ever again. And yet, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to disagree. The manager believes that the midfielder will stay with the club at least by the end of the season. The latest reports say that Pogba is…

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Carlo Ancelotti Set to Join Everton as Manager This Week

Carlo Ancelotti and Everton Logo

Everton has been looking for a new manager for almost two weeks, and it seems Carlo Ancelotti is the man for the job. The Italian was just sacked by Napoli and seems like the perfect candidate. According to SkySports, Ancelotti will be appointed by the end of the week. He has loads of experience in the top European soccer leagues, leading the likes of Juventus, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and AC Milan during his career. Ancelotti is no stranger to the English Premier League, either. He was in charge of…

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Mikel Arteta to Decide on Becoming Arsenal Manager Any Moment

Mikel Arteta With Arsenal Logo

A lot of names have been linked with Arsenal ever since the club sacked Unai Emery about two weeks ago. One of the strong favorites is former Gunner Mikel Arteta and it seems he might be on the brink of joining the team. According to various sources, Arsenal and the Spaniard have been talking for a while now. The board is determined to acquire Arteta’s s services and he is expected to make a decision in the following days. The former player is currently an assistant coach of Pep Guardiola…

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Mourinho: No move for Ibra

New Tottenham Head Coach Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move for free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic, reports the BBC. The Spurs boss and Ibrahimovic have won Serie A together with Inter, where the Swede was an integral part of their success, which also saw them win the Coppa Italia and Champions League in the same season. They also worked together at Manchester United, before the player moved to the USA to play with LA Galaxy. Talking on Monday at the Champions League press conference ahead of today’s game with Olympiacos,…

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How Leicester won the league against impossible odds

The fact that perennial also-rans Leicester City won the Premier League  in 2016 is nothing short of a footballing miracle, the like of which will never happen again. The Claudio Ranieri-managed side triumphed over giants of the game including Manchester Utd, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea on their way to a victory no one thought possible at the beginning of the season. But how did they do it? Let’s find out. The Vardy-Mahrez Factor Leicester City consistently picked holes in opposition defences through a tactically astute approach that worked successfully…

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Teams to look out for in Premier League 2019-20

Following a two-month break, the Premier League is well and truly underway. Like last season, this season promises a lot of excitement with all teams fighting for different prizes. We take a look at some interesting contests we expect to see this year in the top tier of English football. Fight for the league title  Manchester City have lifted the trophy on last two occasions, and they are huge favourites to complete a hat-trick. Their main challengers this season are Liverpool, who finished only a single point behind City last…

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Arsenal set to complete double-signing – Report

Unai Emery

Arsenal are confident of signing Kieran Tierney and Dani Ceballos this summer, according to the latest report from Sky Sports. The Gunners have already seen their two bids turned down for the Celtic left-back. Arsenal are expected to go back with a third bid, and according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Seth, they are confident of getting their man. Arsenal have also been linked with a loan move for Dani Ceballos, and their prospects of getting the midfielder looks good too. “I’m led to believe there’s growing confidence Arsenal can…

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Manchester United transfer news: Juventus duo linked and more

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi. According to French outlet Le Parisien, the likes of United, Paris-Saint Germain and Everton have expressed made inquiries regarding the World Cup winner. The 32-year-old has been a vital part of Serie A side for last two years. The Italian champions would hate to lose him, but he could also be used as a negotiating factor for any potential deal for Paul Pogba, who is also courting interest from Real Madrid and PSG. The Red Devils have…

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter lodge bids for Ligue 1 star

Lille winger Nicolas Pepe is one of the hottest prospects this summer, and there is no dearth of interest in his services. French publication L’Equipe, via GFFN, has claimed that Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter Milan have lodged firm bids for the Ivorian player. There is no mention of measures of bids, but the 24-year-old is reportedly valued at £70m. Pepe scored 22 goals for Lille last season, and he was instrumental in their return to Champions League football – and if you back him to become a success in the…

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Klopp worried over Mane’s fitness

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has expresses his concern over the amount of football his star player Sadio Mane has played in last 12 months. Following a lengthy season with the Reds, Mane has failed to take a break as he has been representing Senegal at Africa Cup of Nations. Mane has been brilliant in the tournament and has helped Senegal reach the final, which will be played on 20th July. Liverpool’s season starts with their Community Shield clash against Manchester City on August 4th. On 9th, the Merseysiders host Norwich…

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Arsenal close to two signings, bid confirmed

According to the latest reports, Arsenal are inching closer to two major signings in the transfer window. Reports emanating from Spain claims that the Gunners are set to complete a year-long loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos. The loan deal wouldn’t include any purchase option. The 22-year-old was also linked with a move to Tottenham, but major Spain publications AS and MARCA are reporting that the player prefers to work under Unai Emery at Arsenal. As per another report, the Gunners are close to wrap up the signing…

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Premier League 2019 / 2020 Rule Changes

The Premier League has recently announced a new rule change that is to take effect from the upcoming 2019/2020 season, which commences on the 9thAugust. In previous seasons, clubs that finished level on the same amount of points would be differed by their overall goal difference.  If the goal difference was also equal then it would come down to which side scored the most goals.  If the goals scored were also identical, then a one off play-off match, at a neutral venue would be staged, to determine the final positions. …

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Have Manchester United learned from their mistakes of last summer?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Last summer transfer window was quite a difficult one for Manchester United. The Red Devils failed to acquire most of their top targets, which ultimately proved to be a fatal blow for now-former manager Jose Mourinho. In sharp contrast this summer, United have been ruthless in market and they haven’t hesitated in paying over-the-top money to acquire their targets. United have already paid in the region of £50m to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace, and if the latest reports are to be believed, United are set to sign Harry…

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Premier League Club Should Take a Gamble on Impressive Stoke Midfielder

Peter Etebo arrived in the Potteries with very little fanfare, but the athletic midfielder gradually won over the fans with his all-action performances. His 2019 displays were a rare bright spot in an underwhelming season for the Staffordshire club, who finished in 16th position with a goal difference of -7. Etebo’s future is uncertain, and a number of impressive displays at the African Cup of Nations this summer have certainly helped put him in the shop window once again.  ICYMI: @NGSuperEagles midfielder, Peter Etebo scored his first goal for Stoke City in…

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Who is in pole position in the Premier League race for top 4?

The Premier League season is drawing ever closer with pre-season well under way for most teams, but it already looks like two, if not three, of the Champions League spaces could be awarded now. Let’s delve into what backs that claim up and also determine what side is favourite to capture the last spot. At the front of the betting are Manchester City, who Pep Guardiola seems to improve every year. They’ve won two titles on the spin and with additions like the £62m Rodri arriving to support their one…

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Tottenham transfer news: target available for right price, but midfielder might leave

It’s not news that Tottenham have identified Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele as their top target this transfer window. Last week, it was reported that the Ligue 1 club have turned down a Tottenham bid in the region of £60m. However, Spurs still remain in pursuit of the midfielder, and they have received some encouraging news on their chase. Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted that he would allow Ndombele to leave this summer, but only at a right price. He also revealed that a number of clubs are interested in…

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Arsenal struggle to sell unwanted players

It’s a very important summer for Arsenal manager Unai Emery as he attempts to fix his squad ahead of the next season. Following a rather disappointing end to the last season, the pressure is on the Spaniard and his dealings this summer could go a long way in deciding his future at the club. However, a meagre £45m transfer budget means that Emery must sell some of his players to facilitate recruitments. Mesut Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi are two names who feature prominently on the list. But it doesn’t look…

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Manchester United face multiple disappointments in transfer window

Paul Pogba

Manchester United have seen their second bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka rejected by Crystal Palace. According to Sky Sports, United’s second bid was worth up to £50, including £15 in add-ons. The Eagles reportedly want something between £45m-£50m up front for the 21-year-old. It remains to be seen whether United would go back with an improved third bid or would they shift focus elsewhere. A recent report from the Sun has claimed that United have identified PSV right-back Denzel Dumfries as a back up to Wan-Bissaka. United were also linked with…

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Four clubs that could sign Neymar this summer

The football world is buzzing with the news that Neymar could be allowed to leave his summer. According to Bilel Ghazi of L’Equipe, the Parisian club are open to sell their €222 signing this summer if they receive a suitable offer. Coming up with a suitable offer for a player who has already been sold for €222m is a huge risk for any club, but it is not everyday that a player of Neymar’s quality becomes available in the market. Hence, we look at four clubs who could possibly sign…

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Manchester United chase defenders with Premier League experience

One of the top priorities for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer this summer is to fix up his leaky defence. Last season, not many United defenders manage to make a mark, and it appears that the club has decided to target defenders with Premier League experience this summer. Firstly, United have been strongly linked with Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. United have already seen a £40m bid rejected by Palace, but they are hopeful that a deal can be reached soon. The English youngster is also said to be…

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Have Real Madrid found a solution for Gareth Bale?

Gareth Bale has become a problematic figure at Real Madrid this summer. Following a turbulent season, the Welshman has fallen out of favour with fans, and he also doesn’t figure in the plans of head-coach Zinedine Zidane. It is apparent that the La Liga giants want to offload the 29-year-old, who is currently on £350,000 wages after tax. However, Los Blancos might find it difficult to sell Bale on a permanent deal this summer. Premier League sides like Manchester United and Tottenham have refrained from registering their interest in the…

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Arsenal target interested in a move to London & more

Lorient’s young forward Alexis Claude-Maurice is a player in demand this summer transfer window. According to the report from Sky Sports, a source close to the players has claimed that clubs like Borussia Monchengladbach, RB Leipzig, Lyon, Lille, Monaco, Marseille, Sevilla, Brighton, Newcastle United, and West Ham United have registered interest in the player. However, the same report also mentions that the France U20 international favours a move to Arsenal. The North London side are also one of the sides wanting to sign him, and reportedly, the Gunners have already…

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