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Written on 15 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Why Olivier Giroud deserves to start regularly for Chelsea

Chelsea produced a strong response from the recent league drubbing in the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool on Wednesday night, but they were unable to get over the line with the trophy after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Blues were by far the more dominant side as the game progressed to added extra-time but a 2-2 stalemate after 120 minutes of action meant that a penalty shoot-out was required to split the difference between the Premier League giants at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul.
Despite this, the Europa …

Written on 12 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Two things we learned from Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Chelsea

Manchester United began their 2019/20 Premier League campaign in style with a comfortable 4-0 triumph over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Old Trafford. A sublime penalty from Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for United at the Theatre of Dreams while summer signing Daniel James completed the rout with a memorable debut goal off the bench.

Here are two things we learned from United’s performance…

Plenty of more work to be done with the defence

The Red Devils splashed the cash to pursue Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire to solidify the backline this …

Written on 8 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Manchester United vs Chelsea: Two key players to watch for at Old Trafford

Manchester United entertain Chelsea at Old Trafford in the first gameweek of the new Premier League season. Both sides did not deliver their best showing during the course of the previous campaign, but the Blues managed to put some shine on their season by making the top four ahead of the Red Devils as well as winning the Europa League title.
Since then, the Blues have changed their manager with Frank Lampard succeeding Maurizio Sarri at the helm and the league opener will revive a familiar rivalry with United boss Ole …

Written on 4 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Two things we learned from Arsenal’s friendly defeat to Barcelona

Arsenal ended their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 loss to Barcelona in the Juan Gamper trophy. The Gunners started the game on the backfoot with the Blaugrana dominating the play in their half, but they managed to break the deadlock against the run of play with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring with a thumping strike in the 36th minute.
Following the half-time interval, the Spanish champions stepped up their performance with a number of goalscoring attempts, but the deficit was eventually erased through an own goal in the 69th minute from Ainsley Maitland-Niles, …

Written on 1 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Arsenal boss reiterates Laurent Koscielny’s desire to leave the club

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has reiterated that Laurent Koscielny has not changed his stance and the Frenchman is determined to leave the club during this summer’s transfer window.
The 33-year-old has been one of the club’s most consistent performers over the past nine seasons, but he appears to have decided over a fresh challenge despite the personal plea from Emery.
Speaking in a press conference following the Angers friendly, Emery said that he is doing his part to convince Koscielny to remain with the club, though the defender wants to part ways.
“I …

Written on 30 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms 25-year-old defender will be sidelined for the long-term following a knee surgery

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Eric Bailly could be sidelined for the remainder of the year after undergoing an operation for a knee injury picked up during the recent pre-season friendly against Tottenham Hotspur.
In a report covered by the club’s official website, Solskjaer said that the centre-back won’t be available for the next four or five months following a surgery to rectify the knee concern, he said: “He’s had an operation. He’ll miss the best part of four or five months. Hopefully, we’ll get him back around …

Written on 30 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Has a real energy about him’, some Premier League fans react to Wolves signing Patrick Cutrone

A section of the Premier League supporters have expressed their thoughts following the recruitment of Patrick Cutrone by Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Italian striker was formally announced as a Wolves player from AC Milan on Tuesday and he became the club’s fourth summer signing after the arrivals of Raul Jimenez, Leander Dendoncker and Jesus Vallejo (on loan).
As such, it has been an exciting transfer window for the Wolves faithful, but there has also been plenty of reaction from other Premier League fans with a few suggesting that the club could challenge for …

Written on 28 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Arsenal manager updates on Alexandre Lacazette’s injury against Lyon

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has indicated that Alexandre Lacazette has not suffered a serious injury during the Emirates Cup encounter against former club Lyon on Sunday.
The Frenchman was substituted within 12 minutes of the friendly clash against Les Gones with an ankle problem and there were concerns thereafter after he returned to the bench with a protective boot on his left leg.
However, speaking after the game, Emery highlighted that the striker was only benched as a precaution for a sprained ankle and he will be assessed over the same in …

Written on 27 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Chelsea make the decision over Michy Batshuayi’s future

Premier League giants Chelsea have decided to keep hold of the services of Michy Batshuayi for the forthcoming campaign. The Belgium international has spent the past one-and-a-half seasons away from the Blues on loan, but he appears set to make a re-appearance in the club’s shirt under the guidance of Frank Lampard.
According to Goal.com, the Blues have decided against the option of selling the striker this summer, considering they are currently under a transfer ban until June 2020 after breaking rules relating to the signing of under-age players.
Batshuayi has grown …

Written on 26 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Would love to sign him,’ some Everton fans react to transfer link with 26-year-old ace

A section of the Everton fans have reacted to the ongoing transfer speculation linking them with a move for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. The Toffees were largely dependent on Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison to contribute to the goal tally during the previous campaign, and they are now said to be eyeing a top-class forward, who can take them to the next level and compete for European football.
A recent report from Sky Sports News has claimed that the Toffees are prepared to formal talks with Crystal Palace regarding the signing of …