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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wednesday’s Semedo signs new contract

5 Jul

Jose Semedo scored his only league goal for Sheffield Wednesday against Wycombe in October 2011 Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo has signed a new one-year contract to stay with the Championship club until the end of 2016-17. Semedo joined Wednesday from Charlton in July 2011, having rejected a new contract at the Valley. The 31-year-old […]

Giggs won’t rush into solo role

2 Jul

Ryan Giggs says he has no immediate plans to step into management after Manchester United confirmed his exit from the club. Giggs is leaving Old Trafford after 29 years as a player and coach to pursue his managerial ambitions after Jose Mourinho took over the reins from predecessor Louis van Gaal. Giggs, who made a […]

Euro 2016: Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen out for ‘six to eight weeks’ with ankle injury

30 Jun

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after tearing ankle ligaments on the eve of Belgium’s Euro 2016 quarter-final with Wales. Before travelling up to Lille on Thursday, the 29-year-old sustained what was initially reported to be a twisted ankle during training at their team base in Bordeaux. Vertonghen was pictured […]

Koeman wary of Southampton ‘fights’

22 Jun

Media playback is not supported on this device Everton’s Ronald Koeman wary of ‘fights’ with Southampton New Everton boss Ronald Koeman says it would be “difficult” for him to sign players from former club Southampton. Koeman, who spent two seasons as Saints manager, was reported to be interested in signing defender Virgil van Dijk. The […]