Tag Archives: Aston Villa

Ronald Koeman praises Everton’s stars for overcoming ‘difficult’ Tottenham test

14 Aug

Ronald Koeman praised his players for answering the ‘mental question’ posed by Tottenham after holding the North London club to a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on the opening day of the Premier League season. The Merseyside outfit impressed with a lively, organised display in a first half that saw Ross Barkley’s fifth-minute free-kick give […]

Mauricio Pochettino opens up on last season’s heartache: I wanted to kill the team!

11 Aug

“I wanted to kill all of them!” Mauricio Pochettino Pochettino did not want to go into precise details, adding: “I have two ways to explain, one official, one not official, one polite and one not polite. I prefer to be polite, and to be a gentleman. “Football is tactical, physical and […]

Chelsea transfer news: Romelu Lukaku is NOT worth £75million, talkSPORT told

3 Aug

Jason Cundy insists Romelu Lukaku is not worth £75million. Chelsea are bidding to take their former striker back to Stamford Bridge, two years after selling the Belgian international to Everton for £28million. The Stamford Bridge club is reportedly ready to offer £65m plus Loic Remy to seal a deal for the 23-year-old, but the Merseysiders […]

Premier League clubs 2016/17: League of hate results – the most despised teams in England’s top flight revealed!

28 Jul

Intense rivalry is what makes the Premier League great. Of course there’s an unspoken respect between clubs, but it’s the hatred felt towards one another that makes us love the drama that comes with English football. Taking such hatred into consideration, a national newspaper survey asked 10,000 fans from across the country which sides they […]

Liverpool’s Allen completes Stoke move

26 Jul

Joe Allen played in every game for Wales at Euro 2016 Stoke City have signed Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool for £13m. The 26-year-old, who had a year left on his contract, was also a target for the Potters’ Premier League rivals Swansea, whom he left to join Liverpool in 2012. “It’s been a […]

Big Sam’s career in pictures

22 Jul

It’s all but confirmed. Sam Allardyce is the new England manager. Affectionately known as Big Sam, the 61-year-old has beaten off competition from Hull boss Steve Bruce. England fans won’t need reminding of their team’s abysmal showing under Roy Hodgson at the Euros. He resigned just minutes after the final whistle blew on a 2-1 […]

Jose Mourinho refuses to panic over Paul Pogba deal: Man Utd boss has back-up targets

22 Jul

Juan Mata is set to stay at United following clear-the-air talks with Mourinho. Mourinho sold Mata to United in 2013 while Chelsea boss but has no intention of ditching Mata again – even though he has warned the Spanish international he will not play every game. He added: “I sold him because he asked for […]

See behind closed doors: Chelsea snapped during ‘secret’ 8-0 win in Austria

22 Jul

The match wasn’t advertised in advance but it proved a useful opportunity for some Chelsea stars to improve their fitness as pre-season continues. The Blues won 8-0 thanks to a hat-trick from Loicy Remy, braces from new boy Michy Batshuayi and Pedro, and a rare strike from John Obi Mikel. The likes of Cesar Azpilicueta, […]

Exclusive: Chelsea plot second raid on Leicester for Riyad Mahrez after N’Golo Kante swoop

17 Jul

New Chelsea boss Antonio Conte finalised the transfer of Kante yesterday, who moves to Stamford Bridge on a five-year deal worth £150,000 a week. Conte has made no secret of his desire to sign a goalscorer and PFA Player of the Year Mahrez, who hit 17 last season, fits the bill. However, Foxes boss Claudio […]

‘Arsenal target’ Higuain valued at £80m

14 Jul

Gonzalo Higuain has been linked with a move to Arsenal Arsenal must pay Napoli 94m euros (£80m) to sign Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to a source close to the Italian club. Reports on Tuesday suggested the 28-year-old’s representatives are set for talks with the English side. “There are no direct offers,” the source told […]