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Koeman can’t fault Barkley

27 Aug

Ross Barkley is doing everything in his power to fulfil his potential at Everton, according to boss Ronald Koeman. Barkley is still only 22 but he is already five years into his Premier League career having first caught the eye for the Blues as a teenager. After a brilliant start to last season his form […]

New move for instant EU exit: Tory MPs pile on pressure to ditch Brussels for good

27 Aug

Mr Duncan Smith said: “Actually, if you look across the European Union, many of those countries now are quite desperate to sort out the relationship with the UK. “For example, Germany is going through quite a difficult period right now, their manufacturers are deeply worried about what will happen afterwards, and they want to find […]

Antonio vows to improve further

3 Aug

West Ham’s Michail Antonio says he is determined to become one of the “best wingers in the Premier League” this season. The £7million signing from Nottingham Forest enjoyed an impressive debut campaign in the top flight for the Hammers, scoring nine goals in 32 appearances last term. The 26-year-old is expected to be a key […]

Brentford sign Leicester’s Elder

2 Aug

Callum Elder scored one goal in 21 appearances during a loan spell at Peterborough last season Championship side Brentford have signed Leicester City defender Callum Elder on a season-long loan deal. The 21-year-old left-back came through the Foxes’ youth set-up but is yet to make a senior appearance for the Premier League champions. The Australia […]

Brighton’s March to return in September

1 Aug

Solly March is expected to miss Brighton’s first five games of the new Championship season Brighton manager Chris Hughton hopes winger Solly March will return from his long-term knee injury in September. The 22-year-old England Under-21 international suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage last December. “We are hoping to have him after the first international break,” […]

Norwich’s Kyle Lafferty charged for breaking FA gambling rules

30 Jul

The governing body said in a statement: “Kyle Lafferty has been charged by the FA for misconduct in relation to betting. “It is alleged that on February 20 2016, the Norwich City forward placed a bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition in […]

Mikel named in Nigeria’s Olympic squad

26 Jul

Mikel has 75 caps and four goals for Nigera Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has been named in Nigeria’s final 18-man squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 29-year-old Nigeria captain is one of the squad’s permitted quota of three players over the age limit of 23. Watford’s Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester […]

Martinez on radar

25 Jul

Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez is reported to be top of Hull City’s wanted list as they look to replace Steve Bruce. Bruce walked away from the Tigers on Friday and the race is now on to draft in a replacement before the new Premier League campaign gets underway. Mike Phelan is currently in caretaker […]

Chelsea FC news: Seven Blues stars with a vital 2016/17 season ahead of them, including Eden Hazard and Oscar

24 Jul

It promises to be an exciting season for Chelsea fans, with a number of changes at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte has come in to manage the Blues, and with impressive signings such as N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi, many believe they can seriously challenge for the title again. However, there is no point in getting […]

Shawcross back injury ‘not serious’

19 Jul

Ryan Shawcross won his only England cap to date in a friendly against Sweden in November 2012 Stoke City captain Ryan Shawcross’ latest back injury is not serious and unconnected to last season’s problems, according to assistant boss Mark Bowen. The centre-back, 28, missed Saturday’s pre-season friendly defeat by Championship club Burton Albion after falling […]