West Ham sign Samir Nasri on day doping ban ends

West Ham have signed former Arsenal and Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri – on the day he completes a doping ban. The 31-year-old Frenchman has been without a club since 31 January, after leaving Turkish club Antalyaspor. Nasri, who has signed a deal until the end of the season, served an 18-month doping ban for using an intravenous drip treatment but is available to play again from 1 January. He won two Premier League titles and the League Cup in six years with City. “Coming back to the most competitive…

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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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Robbie Keane announces retirement from football

Republic of Ireland’s record goalscorer Robbie Keane has officially confirmed he has hung up his boots days after being unveiled as part of Mick McCarthy’s management team. The 38-year-old netted 68 goals in 146 appearances for the Boys in Green and enjoyed a decorated career that included spells at Wolves, Coventry City, Inter Milan, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur (twice), Liverpool, Celtic, West Ham, LA Galaxy, Aston Villa and most recently, ATK in India. In a prolific club career, Keane scored 325 goals in 737 club appearances. The Dubliner was confirmed as…

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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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Former England midfielder Joe Cole announces retirement from football

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has retired at the age of 37. Cole, who came through West Ham’s youth system before spells at Liverpool, Lille, Aston Villa and Coventry City, has played for United Soccer League side Tampa Bay Rowdies since 2016. He scored 10 goals in 56 games for England between 2001 and 2010. “It has been a dream come true. All of it,” said Cole. “I hope the next two decades are as special as my last 20 years as a professional have been.” Cole made…

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Wilshere admits he would’ve stayed at Arsenal if Wenger hadn’t left

Jack Wilshere has said he would not have joined West Ham had it not been for the departure of Arsene Wenger from Arsenal, claiming his former manager would have ensured his place in the Gunners’ first team. The 26-year-old midfielder joined West Ham on a three-year deal in July, ending his 17-year association with Arsenal in the aftermath of Wenger’s departure. Read the Barcelona vs Real Madrid betting preview for top tips for el clasico And Wilshere has said that Unai Emery’s arrival as head coach altered his prospects in north…

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Yaya Toure passes medical in London, says agent

Yaya Toure has passed a medical in London and is on the verge of joining a new club according to his agent. The 35-year-old has been without a club since his release from Manchester City in the summer. His agent Dimitry Seluk has claimed Toure is close to a new club but has denied suggestions West Ham are in the running. Manuel Pellegrini, who won the league with Toure at Manchester City in 2014 had been linked with a move. 🔥🔥🔥 Toure @YayaToure has passed a medical in London. Yaya is…

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Jack Wilshere joins West Ham on three-year deal

Jack Wilshere has become a West Ham player after signing a three-year deal with the club following the expiration of his Arsenal contract at the end of last month. Wilshere left Arsenal this summer, a club he joined aged nine, after talks with new manager Unai Emery left him adamant that his “playing time would be significantly reduced”. “It feels good and of course my family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone’s buzzing,” Wilshere, whose brother and father are also supporters of his new…

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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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Leicester City vs West Ham United – Betting Tips and Predictions

After securing their Premier League status, Leicester City seem to have taken their foot off the gas in the recent weeks. Can West Ham United take advantage and cause an upset at King Power Stadium on Saturday? The Foxes have picked up just one point from their last four games, and last week, they suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace. However, their place in the top-half is secured as they sit in the ninth spot with 44 points. Leicester have nothing left to play this…

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West Ham United vs Manchester City – Betting Tips and Predictions

West Ham United are still not sure of safety as they prepare to host newly-crowned champions Manchester City at London Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Hammers lost 4-1 at Arsenal last weekend and find themselves in the 15th spot with 35 points. They are six points clear of the relegation zone, and another win should secure their Premier League status. However, we don’t see much hope for them against City, who have not eased up after winning the league title. The Citizens were at their best as they thrashed Swansea…

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Arsenal vs West Ham United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Emotions will be running high at Emirates Stadium on Sunday when Arsenal host West Ham United in a London derby. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has announced that he will leave his position at the end of the season, so expect a bit of drama on the day. Both players and fans would want to give their all during the last days of Wenger’s 22-year spell at the club. Arsenal lost 2-1 at Newcastle United in their last game, and they sit in the sixth spot with 54 points. The Gunners…

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West Ham United vs Stoke City – Betting Tips and Predictions

In their last home game, West Ham United claimed a crucial 3-0 win over Southampton. They will aim to make it two in a row at home when second-from-bottom Stoke City visit London Stadium on Monday. Following the win against Southampton, the Hammers picked up a creditable 1-1 draw at Chelsea, and they would fancy their chances against the Potters, who are on a poor run of form. The Hammers sit in the 15th spot with 34 points, and they also have a game in hand on teams around them.…

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West Ham United vs Southampton – Betting Tips and Predictions

West Ham United once again find themselves amidst a crisis. They have lost their last three games in their league, and the 3-0 home defeat to Burnley was a real blow for the club. The Hammers will face fellow relegation strugglers Southampton in a crucial relegation six-pointer at London Stadium on Saturday. Following a period of recovery under David Moyes, the Hammers again find themselves battling against the drop. Following their defeat to the Clarets, they have dropped to the 17th spot with 30 points. They only have a two-point…

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West Ham United vs Burnley – Betting Tips and Predictions

West Ham United will be eager to return to the comforts of home this weekend. The Hammers will play Burnley at London Stadium on Saturday. The London side come into this game on the back of two consecutive 4-1 defeats on the road. In their last, they were embarrassed by Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. Following a period of recovery under David Moyes, West Ham have struggled in the recent weeks. The Hammers have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions. Their recent loss of form…

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Swansea City vs West Ham United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Swansea City’s unbeaten run of ten games in all competitions ended last weekend when they lost 4-1 at Brighton and Hove Albion. They were back to the winning ways on Tuesday as they defeated Sheffield Wednesday at home in the FA Cup fifth-round replay. However, the defeat to the Seagulls pushed them back to the relegation zone. Despite their recent achievements, Swansea are placed 18th in the table with 27 points. On Saturday, the Swans will be hoping to move back to the safety when they host West Ham United…

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Liverpool vs West Ham United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Liverpool have been in an incredible home form, and they will aim for another three points in the league when they host West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday. The Reds were not involved in the FA Cup action last weekend, but they registered an impressive 5-0 Champions League win at Porto last week. Following the shock defeat at Swansea City, Liverpool have picked up seven points from their last three league games. In their last league game, they registered a 2-0 win at Southampton. As things stand, the Merseysiders are third in…

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West Ham United vs Watford – Betting Tips and Predictions

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West Ham United are without a win in their last three league games ahead of their London derby against Watford at London Stadium. The Hammers, who have been ravaged by injuries in the recent weeks, come into this game on the back of a 3-1 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion. However, their last two home games have ended in 1-1 draws. The London side currently sit in the twelfth spot with 27 points, which puts them only three points clear of the drop zone. Watford are just ahead of…

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Brighton and Hove Albion vs West Ham United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Brighton are in desperate need of a win as they struggle to put an end to their fall down the league table. They will continue their debut Premier League campaign with West Ham United’s trip to Amex Stadium on Saturday. The Seagulls are without a win in their last six league games, and they are placed 15th in the league with 24 points – just a single point clear of the relegation zone. The Seagulls came out with a 1-1 draw from Southampton on Wednesday. However, they will aim to…

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West Ham United vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tips and Predictions

West Ham United will welcome Crystal Place at London Stadium in a battle between two recovering sides on Tuesday. There has been a common theme to the seasons of both sides as they both find themselves in a recovery-mode under new managers following terrible starts to the season. Both sides are separated by a solitary point in the league table, and we expect an exciting London derby this midweek. The Hammers suffered a shock 2-0 FA Cup defeat to Wigan Athletic on Saturday, but they are undefeated in their last…

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Huddersfield Town vs West Ham United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Huddersfield Town will resume their debut Premier League campaign when they host West Ham United at The John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday. Both sides are separated only by a couple of points, and find themselves in the bottom half of the table. Managers of both sides would look at this game as a good opportunity to earn some valuable points. The Terriers lost 3-0 at Leicester City in their last league game, but they got back to the winning ways with a 2-1 FA Cup success at Bolton Wanderers during…

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Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Following their 4-1 capitulation at Manchester City, Tottenham have won three games on the bounce, and now they face London-rivals West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on Thursday evening. Spurs, following their 2-0 win at Swansea City on Monday, find themselves in the fifth spot with 40 points. They are three points outside the top-four but have a game in hand on fourth-placed Liverpool. Mauricio Pochettino’s side would be looking to put another three points on the board against the Hammers – who stand to get one less day of…

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Carabao Cup QuarterFinals: Arsenal vs West Ham- Betting Tips and Predictions

Arsenal vs West Ham- Betting Tips and Predictions Arsene Wenger’s side welcomes West Ham to The Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup. The two teams met a week ago at the London Stadium in a match that ended in a goalless draw. Arsenal who saw off Norwich City 2-1 in the previous round face West Ham who eliminated Tottenham Hotspur 2-3. This is a chance either of the two London clubs to grab some silverware this season. After the match at London Stadium, it…

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Stoke City vs West Ham- Betting Tips and Predictions

Stoke City vs West Ham- Betting Tips and Predictions It’s a clash between lower table teams at 15th placed Stoke City play against 19th placed West Ham at the Bet365 Stadium. Both sides are in dire need of all the three points here as they have only won once in the last six games. Stoke have 16 points, 2 points more than West Ham who have only 14 points. West Ham are level on points with West Brom and Crystal Palace while Newcastle are one point above them and Swansea…

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