Premier League Team of the Week: Gameweek 13

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

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Leicester City appoint former Southampton boss Claude Puel as manager

Leicester City have officially named Claude Puel as their new first team manager following the dismissal of Craig Shakespeare last week. The 56-year-old is well versed with Premier League football after guiding The Saints to an 8th place finish in the 2016/17 season, as well as reaching the League Cup final.   “It is a

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Paco Alcacer set for January loan move

Spanish newspaper Sport is reporting that Barcelona are contemplating a loan move for peripheral striker Paco Alcacer. The 24-year-old, who signed from Valencia for €30 million in the summer of 2016, has failed to integrate himself into the Barcelona squad, starting just seven times in La Liga – with only one of those starts coming

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Manchester City eyeing Ryan Bertrand as Benjamin Mendy replacement

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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Transfer Windows Ranked: Liverpool

Liverpool prepared for the 2017/18 campaign with the knowledge that UEFA Champions League football would be added to their calendar for the first time in three years. This welcome piece of knowledge also came with a burden of sorts: the urgent need to bolster a squad whose depth was tested in a season where there

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Virgil van Dijk leaves door open for Liverpool move

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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Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina set for Premier League switch

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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Transfer Flashback: Ranking Liverpool’s 2014 summer signings

The summer of 2014 was an interesting time at Liverpool; the dust had settled on a dramatic near-title winning season, where the mention of the word ‘slip’ still summons post-traumatic stress from their fans to this day, while the exit of a certain Uruguayan striker had to be accepted as reality. Luis Suarez, fresh off

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Is Virgil van Dijk the man to solve Liverpool’s defensive inadequacies?

Liverpool’s pursuit of Virgil van Dijk took an ugly turn last month when The Reds were forced to admit wrongdoing in their approach, and subsequently apologize to Southampton, but the saga hasn’t yet met its conclusion. The BBC have announced that the Dutchman was left out of Southampton’s 25-man pre-season training squad in France, adding

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Manchester City turn to Ryan Bertrand as Benjamin Mendy deal stalls

Manchester City are targeting Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand following frustration over Monaco’s demands for Benjamin Mendy. The French champions want a fee in excess of £40 million for Benjamin Mendy, while Manchester City believe a deal can be struck with Southampton over the Englishman for considerably less. Ryan Bertrand will turn 28 by the start

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The worst midfield signings of the 2016/17 Premier League

Our 2016/17 Premier League wrap-up continues with the worst midfield signings of the season. While the likes of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba led the way with positive showings in the colours of their new clubs, these five failed to make an impact. Some are harsh, some understandable and others just downright poor; these are

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Best internet reactions after Southampton – West Ham Premier League game [Tweets]

The start of the 2016-17 Premier League hasn’t been the best for last year’s sensation West Ham, as Slaven Bilic’s team suffered a fifth defeat in six games! The Hammers have won just once since the beginning of the campaign and the internet didn’t wait for another invitation to troll them, as the club lost

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