Gameweek 13 in the English Premier League brought up numerous low-scoring affairs with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City picking up victories by the narrowest of margins, while Watford continued their ascendancy with a 3-0 win at Newcastle. Liverpool were forced to settle with a point after Willian’s freak equaliser for Chelsea
Everton striker Oumar Niasse has become the first Premier League player to be charged with ‘conning’ a referee. The FA panel came to a unanimous decision that the 27-year-old dived to win a penalty in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, falling under the category of ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’. Oumar Niasse has
Burkina Faso striker Bertrand Traore is keeping the door open for a Chelsea return after a £9 million exit for Olympique Lyonnais in June. Speaking with The Daily Mail, the 22-year-old revealed he still hopes of turning out for The Blues in a second spell with the club, much akin to the actions of Didier
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Swedish journeyman Zlatan Ibrahimovic is hoping to win the English Premier League with Manchester United when he returns from injury. The 36-year-old has been on the sidelines since a potentially career-threatening cruciate ligament injury in April, but has already confirmed his plans for a return, possibly as early as Christmas. “I said I will come
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Portuguese sensation Goncalo Guedes has caught the attention of various English Premier League clubs following a blistering start to life in Spain with Valencia. The 20-year-old already has three goals and five assists to his name in La Liga, recently scoring a brace in Valencia’s 4-0 hammering of Sevilla. The Portuguese international was loaned to
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Everton have parted company with Dutch manager Ronald Koeman after a disappointing start to the campaign. The Toffees are languished in the relegation places after picking up just two wins from their first nine Premier League matches. European football hasn’t fared much better for them either, with Everton sitting in last spot in Group E
Tottenham striker Harry Kane claims he would ‘love to be a one-club man’ ahead of a crux meeting with Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The England international has resumed last season’s form after a barren August – where he scored none in Spurs’ opening three Premier League fixtures – by netting 11 times in
Arsene Wenger has fired back at Troy Deeney after the Englishman claimed The Gunners lacked the ‘cojones’ to beat Watford. Arsenal went down 2-1 to Watford on the weekend, squandering numerous chances to build on their 1-0 lead and kill the game before Troy Deeney and Tom Cleverley’s goals guided Watford to an upset victory.
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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his interest in one day managing the England national team. In an extract taken from his new book, Brave New World (not to be confused with Aldous Huxley’s dystopian science-fiction classic of the same title), the Spurs boss picked England as the one international side he would consider. “If
Manchester City are planning a move for Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand in the January transfer window as cover for injured Frenchman Benjamin Mendy, according to the Daily Mail. The former AS Monaco defender picked up an ACL injury in the 5-0 win over Crystal Palace last month, ruling him out for the next six months.
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Spanish striker Alvaro Morata is in line for an early return from a hamstring problem and could start in Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League clash with AS Roma on Wednesday night. The former Real Madrid man was spotted training with the rest of the Chelsea squad after their upset loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend,
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Harry Kane’s fine form for Tottenham has returned him September’s English Premier League Player of the Month Award. The back-to-back Golden Boot winner scored six league goals in September – all of which came in braces against Huddersfield Town, West Ham and Everton. This is the fifth time that the 24-year-old has been named Player
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Arsenal centre-back Shkodran Mustafi faces at least four weeks on the sidelines after suffering a muscle tear in his thigh on international duty for Germany. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed the length of absence for Shkodran Mustafi before stating that vice-captain Laurent Koscielny is currently unavailable for Arsenal’s clash with Watford in the Premier League
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Manchester City playmaker David Silva is on the verge of signing a bumper new deal worth £150,000 per week until 2020, according to the Daily Mail. The Spain international is currently under contract until the end of next season and, amidst reported interest from AC Milan, looks set to add a further year to his
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Inter Milan and Arsenal are weighing up moves for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic in the winter transfer window. Their reported interest in the former Torino man is emanating from Italian sports magazine Guerin Sportivo, who believe the 25-year-old’s inactivity at Napoli could lead to a move away from the club. The Serbia international has started
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Liverpool have confirmed that Senegalese forward Sadio Mane sustained a hamstring injury on international duty. The 25-year-old could face up to six weeks on the sidelines, ruling him out of crucial Premier League fixtures against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Jurgen Klopp could turn to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to fill the void left by Sadio Mane,
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Seven players have been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for September. The all-star line-up includes Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne, two players who unleashed havoc across a perfect September for Pep Guardiola’s side. Last season’s Golden Boot winner Harry Kane is listed for his swift turnaround
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Rumours are beginning to run rampant that Mesut Ozil could be on his way to Old Trafford to reunite with Jose Mourinho in the January transfer window. It’s no secret that Mesut Ozil’s future at Arsenal is up in the air as he approaches the final six months of his contract, and The Independent claim
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Virgil van Dijk may have remained at Southampton after a drawn out summer of flirting with a move to Liverpool, but the Dutch international is keen to try his luck again when the January transfer window opens. Liverpool were forced to back off and apologise to Southampton for allegedly making illegal contact with the player
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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has withdrawn from national team duties after the Spanish Football Federation announced he had suffered a myofascial injury to his hamstring. Alvaro Morata could be on the sidelines for as long as a month, which comes as a huge blow for Chelsea after the Spaniard’s prolific start to life in England
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Anthony Martial’s blistering start to the season with Manchester United doesn’t appear to have left much of an impression on France boss Didier Deschamps. The 22-year-old was left out of France’s squad for World Cup qualification matches against Bulgaria and Belarus, which will be their last two competitive matches before next year’s tournament in Russia
Manchester takes over the Premier League Team of the Week following huge victories for both the red and sky blue half of the city, with no less than five players featuring in our best XI from the weekend’s action. Goalkeeper Lukas Fabianski – Swansea City Another standout performance earns Swansea’s Lukas Fabianski a spot between
Paris Saint-Germain and Belgium full-back Thomas Meunier has expressed his interest in one day playing in the Premier League with Manchester United. Speaking with SFR Sport1 Direct, the former Club Brugge man revealed he plays with Manchester United on FIFA because he has always been a fan of the ‘real Manchester’. “Manchester. The real one,
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Chelsea will look to move on quickly after a penalty shootout loss to Arsenal in the Community Shield. Antonio Conte named a familiar looking line-up – barring the exclusion of injured Eden Hazard and soon-to-be ex-Chelsea striker Diego Costa. Michy Batshuayi was given his chance to impress after almost an entire season spent on the
Arsenal have taken out the Community Shield after a penalty shootout victory over defending Premier League champions Chelsea. Arsene Wenger named a fairly strong line-up that included record signing Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Per Mertesacker down the spine, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continued in his unorthodox left wing-back role. Key omissions included Mesut Ozil, Alexis
Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina is set for a medical with English Premier League outfit Southampton, reports French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi. The £18 million deal for the Gabon international will be Mauricio Pellegrino’s second signing of the season, following the arrival of Lech Poznan defender Jan Bednarek. Mario Lemina has spent two seasons at Juventus, the
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Spanish striker Lucas Perez is set for an Arsenal exit after just one season of sporadic appearances at the club. Arsene Wenger confirmed that the former PAOK and Deportivo La Coruna striker may have to look for alternatives next season due to the abundance of forwards in the squad. “I don’t like to lose him