Five of the best free transfers from the 2015/2016 Premier League Season

English Premier League clubs notoriously spend vast sums of money in the transfer market, with last season representing a prime example of that. Specifically after the 2016 January transfer window closed, it was revealed that Premier League clubs had spent more than £1bn on transfers during a single season for the first time. Whilst the Premier League clubs 2015 summer spending reached £870m, they spent a further £175m during January, to give a total transfer expenditure for the season of £1,045bn. That exceeded the previous record of £965bn, which was…

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Premier League Season Review – Swansea City

Swansea City: 12th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Three After guiding the club to eighth and attaining 56 points in his first full season in charge, it was always going to be a difficult ask for Swansea manager Garry Monk to improve on that this time around. Still, he had players in form and full of confidence, and they looked well capable of fighting for another top half finish, so nobody could have envisaged that one of English (or indeed Welsh) football’s brightest coaching prospect would be out of a job by early December. It…

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West Ham vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

West Ham United will be hoping to maintain their wonderful form as they push for European football, and their latest opponents are a Swansea City team that now has the satisfaction of having secured mathematical safety. The hosts are still not totally out of Champions League contention, and their hopes are improved by the fact that they have a game in hand on fourth-placed Manchester City. The first target however will be to make absolutely sure of a top six finish, with pressure coming from both Southampton and Liverpool. But the…

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Top 10 Premier League summer transfers of 2015

The winter transfer period is in full effect, but with the Premier League season passed the halfway point, it’s a good time to evaluate the best summer transfers of 2015. 1. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) Performance: 5 goals + 9 assists The Belgian joined City from Wolfsburg for a record £51.8m this summer. He once escaped from Chelsea, but has not disappointed one bit at the Etihad, scoring five goals and recording nine assists. No other new player has been involved in more goals this season than De Bruyne.…

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Liverpool vs Swansea – Premier League preview and team news

Liverpool will be searching for their first home win in the league under Jurgen Klopp as they entertain a Swansea City side that is in the midst of their worst sequence of results for nearly two years. If the Reds can replicate the kind of performance which saw them outplay then leaders Manchester City and come away with a sensational 4-1 win, then the Anfield crowd will be in for a treat. Roberto Firmino gave a real indication as to why the club splashed out £29m to secure his services…

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Swansea vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

Everton have never lost a Premier League match away to Swansea City, and they enter this latest visit in good shape after their memorable win over the champions last time out. The hosts, meanwhile, have had a week to mull over an off-colour performance at Watford which condemned them to a first defeat of the season, failing to raise their game even after their opponents went down to 10 men. Even the Player of the Month for August, Andre Ayew, could not produce that piece of magic to help his side get…

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Best Premier League summer signing XI: Man United and Arsenal new boys almost the most exciting

This summer saw Premier League clubs spend more money than ever before, and for all that cash spent, it brought in some serious quality. Below, we’ve charted the best business of another crazy summer of spending to compile the best XI to join Premier League clubs. See what you think… GK: Petr Cech Chelsea to Arsenal, £11m Though the veteran stopper may have got off to a shaky start at The Emirates, there’s no doubt that he’ll prove an unmitigated success. In him, Arsenal finally have the world class ‘keeper…

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Swansea vs Newcastle – Premier League preview and team news

Newcastle United will be aiming to beat Swansea City for the first time in seven meetings when they travel to South Wales for a game between two sides who were both involved in entertaining 2-2 draws on opening weekend. While they were expected to cause Chelsea problems, few believed that Swansea would outplay the champions for long periods in a performance which suggested that they can continue to go from strength to strength after racking up an impressive haul of 56 points last term. Both goals conceded came with an element…

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Nine Premier League bargain buys: including former Manchester City trio

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Despite the lucrative television deal that is set to see clubs in the Premier League earn astronomical numbers whether they have a good season or not, sides will still be on the lookout for a bargain this summer as they look to improve their squad for the next campaign. READ MORE: Defender tells club to let him join Man United Liverpool target raid for £17m Premier League midfielder Bundesliga star issues come-and-get-me plea to Chelsea And already, many teams have dipped into the market and secured some excellent talent at…

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