Everton vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Leicester City will be hoping to ensure that they spend Christmas on top of the Premier League as they begin a festive double header on Merseyside with a a visit to Goodison Park to face Everton. A lack of ruthlessless is the primary reason why the hosts do not find themselves further up the league table, drawing their last three matches despite having ample opportunity to win each of them. That was emphatically the case at Norwich City last weekend as they played great football but missed chance after chance…

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Leicester vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Leicester City will ensure that they spend another week at the top of the Premier League if they can overcome floundering champions Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Monday evening. It seems as if everybody is waiting for Leicester to slip up and start tumbling down the table, but every week they are continuing to defy the pre-season odds. If the respective league positions of these two sides were to be reversed, it would more accurately reflect where many expected them to be at this stage when the action…

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Leicester vs Watford – Premier League preview and team news

They have had their titanic battles in the Championship over recent years, but now Leicester City and Watford meet in the Premier League with both sides ecstatic with the start they have made to the season. There was clearly luck involved for Leicester regarding a couple of penalty shouts at West Bromwich Albion last weekend, but on the balance of play they certainly deserved to come out on top. Ahead of that game against their Midlands rivals, there were questions posed over whether the top-flight’s current most dynamic duo could get…

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Arsenal gossip: Cavani admits he could have left PSG, while approach made for Isco

Here is Tuesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Reported Arsenal target Edinson Cavani has admitted that he had plenty of offers on the table to leave Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Metro. The Gunners were linked with a possible £45m move for the Uruguayan, but he revealed that he is more than happy where he currently is. “Many transfer opportunities presented themselves,” he said. “But PSG has always trusted me. This is the club who can give me what is better,” he added. The north London side have reportedly made…

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Arsenal expected to make January move for reported Barcelona target

Arsenal are still planning to make a move in January for Leicester City’s star winger Riyad Mahrez, according to the Metro. The 24-year-old has been attracting the attention of Catalan giants Barcelona, but the Gunners are hoping to swoop in ahead of Luis Enrique’s men for the Algeria international (via Metro). Mahrez – who reportedly arrived at the King Power Stadium for just £500,000 (via Daily Express) – has made a sensational start to the new campaign, so it is no surprise that some of Europe’s biggest sides are keeping…

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Barcelona include Arsenal target on shortlist of potential Pedro replacements

Barcelona have somewhat surprisingly included Leicester City winger and Arsenal target Riyad Mahrez on a shortlist of potential replacements for Pedro, according to the Daily Mail. The Spaniard moved to Chelsea during the summer, and Luis Enrique has earmarked the 24-year-old as someone who has the capability to fill the void he leaves behind at the Nou Camp. However, that news may worry Arsene Wenger, who the Mail report was interested in bringing the Algeria international to the Emirates after he made a lightning start to the new campaign. Mahrez…

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Arsenal news: Welbeck out for six months claims England manager, and Barcelona chasing Gunners target

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Roy Hodgson has claimed that Gunners forward Danny Welbeck is set to miss the next six months after having surgery on his left knee, the Independent report. The England manager admitted that he was worried about whether he would be able to select him for his squad for Euro 2016. “Now I hear it’s another six months, so I can only hope that Danny recovers a bit quicker and hits the ground running,” he said. Barcelona have included Leicester City winger and…

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Arsene Wenger instructed Arsenal to get Leicester star during transfer window

Arsene Wenger was reportedly keen on doing some business in the final days of the summer transfer window, after the Metro suggested that he instructed the Arsenal hierarchy to sign Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez. As Arsenal fans unfortunately know, the Algeria international was one of several players that were linked with the Gunners during the window without actually joining the club, but it appears that Wenger did want to get this deal across the line. The 24-year-old has made a blistering start to the new campaign, and has helped…

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Arsenal gossip: Bid rejected for Serie A striker, and Cavani remains on radar

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Inter Milan have rejected a bid from the Gunners for their star striker Mauro Icardi, according to the Daily Star. The Argentina international signed a new four-year deal at San Siro earlier in the summer, making a deal seem unlikely. Despite the interest in Icardi, the north London outfit are also keeping an eye on the situation regarding Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, according to the Daily Star. The Uruguayan is reportedly less than happy at Parc des Princes, meaning that time…

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Arsenal plotting stunning bid for Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez

Arsenal are planning to make a late attempt to bring Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez to the Emirates, according to the Daily Star. As a team, the Gunners have scored the same amount of goals as the Algeria international has managed on his own so far this season, and Arsene Wenger admitted that he is catching the eye (via Star). “I can’t predict what will happen,” he insisted. “I am optimistic and we’re working on it,” he added. The 24-year-old arrived at the King Power Stadium during their Championship title-winning campaign,…

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Bournemouth vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

After their incident-packed first Premier League win last time out, Bournemouth return home to face a Leicester City side which has seven points from a possible nine through playing an equally entertaining style of football. The general feeling in the Cherries camp after the first two games was one that they had been slightly hard done by having slipped to narrow defeats in both, but they emphatically put things right at West Ham United with some marvellous attacking play and a much-needed ruthlessness in front of goal. The assault at…

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Premier League preview: Leicester vs Tottenham – Ranieri looking to maintain 100% start

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No side in the Premier League has more momentum than Leicester City, and they can make it three wins out of three when they host a Tottenham side that is still waiting their first triumph of the season. A considerable number of people expected the East Midlands club to be knocked off their stride somewhat following a turbulent summer which saw an abrupt change of manager, but so far the appointment of Claudio Ranieri has certainly had the desired effect. Supporters have been treated to more enterprising football from a…

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Preview: West Ham vs Leicester – Dark horses set for fiery meeting at the Boleyn Ground

West Ham United will be looking to follow up their shock victory at title hopefuls Arsenal with success over fellow opening weekend winners Leicester City as they begin their final ever season at Upton Park. Very few people gave Slaven Bilic’s men a chance of taking anything against their London rivals, and not only because they had lost each of the last 10 meetings home and away. But as it turned out, the win was thoroughly merited as they forced Arsenal into numerous uncharacteristic mistakes, and always looked to pose…

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