With the Premier League all set to return in full swing, many would be eagerly looking forward to the bumper Christmas period this winter, however, the World Cup in Qatar will put some of that festive cheer on hold. Although, the tournament for the first time in its history is being hosted in the winter rather than the summer, which in turn puts a halt to all action from English football’s top flight. However, despite this many are wondering when their team’s final fixture is before their players fly out to the Middle East. The Premier League has confirmed when players will be meeting up with their squads ahead of the tournament.
THREE PLAYERS MAN UNITED SHOULD BE LOOKING AT FOR JANUARY
While results have picked up for Erik Ten Hag’s new and improved Manchester United, there is always one eye locked on the next transfer window to reinforce the squad. Cristiano Ronaldo looks more certain than ever to leave the club coming into the winter months, crystallised by his off-field antics and regular cause for disruption. The Portugal international attempted to leave the club in the summer, hence not turning up once for pre-season, but a lack of suitors and Manchester United not willing to part ways with him forced the centre forward to remain put.
A player that has continually been growing with each season, Victor Osimhen is now one of the most talked about young centre forwards in Europe. Arriving from LOSC, the Napoli striker was signed for an impressed £65 million as a 21 year old. After an acclimatisation period in the south of Italy, the Nigerian centre forward has become one of the best players in Serie A. Continue reading ” THREE PLAYERS MAN UNITED SHOULD BE LOOKING AT FOR JANUARY”
LIVERPOOL BAG FIRST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WIN
Merseyside giants Liverpool have bagged their first Champions League win of the season following the 2-1 home victory over Ajax Amsterdam in a Group A clash. Cameroonian star Joel Matip scored the winning goal a minute from time to give Liverpool their first victory in the group which also has Italian Serie A club Napoli and immediate past Scottish champions Rangers.
MARTINELLI IMPRESSES IN SEVILLA WIN
Brazil international Gabriel Martinelli was in fine form as he helped Arsenal see off Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla in their final pre-season game this summer. Martinelli provided two assists on the way to a 6-0 win over Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal and Sevilla met at the Emirates Cup, an annual pre-season tournament. Arsenal won the Emirates Cup thanks to the big win over the immediate past UEFA Europa League winners.
MANCHESTER UNITED CONSIDER TRIGGERING CRISTIANO RONALDO EXTENSION
The Cristiano Ronaldo saga has taken an interesting twist, with Manchester United now expected to retain the attacker after he awkwardly struggled to find a new suitor. In a report published by Daily Telegraph, it appears Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag is even considering asking the Red Devils to trigger an extension clause in Ronaldo’s contract.
AJAX BID REJECTED FOR BERGWIJN
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly turned down a bid from Ajax Amsterdam for their Dutch forward, Steven Bergwijn. This was revealed by Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad as it was confirmed that Ajax have made contact with Spurs in the bid to sign the Dutch international star. Spurs were said to have knocked back the first offer made by Ajax for the player.
AJAX BID REJECTED FOR BERGWIJN
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly turned down a bid from Ajax Amsterdam for their Dutch forward, Steven Bergwijn. This was revealed by Dutch newspaper AlgemeenDagblad as it was confirmed that Ajax have made contact with Spurs in the bid to sign the Dutch international star. Spurs were said to have knocked back the first offer made by Ajax for the player.
Ajax were keen on signing Bergwijn during the winter transfer window at the start of this year, but Spurs blocked the move. Tottenham Hotspur didn’t want to weaken their team by sanctioning an exit fir the player in January. The Dutch champions are back for their transfer target once again and they would be hoping to seal a deal for him this summer after the failure to lure him away from his North London club earlier in the year. Continue reading “AJAX BID REJECTED FOR BERGWIJN”
UCL FINAL: MADRID TO FACE LIVERPOOL
Newly crowned Spanish La Liga champions Real Madrid will face Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final in Paris later this month after they saw off Manchester City in their semifinal tie with the help of extra time. Real Madrid came into the second leg with a one-goal deficit from the first leg and they were able to overcome the deficit to book their place in the final.
English champions Manchester City scored twice in the opening 15 minutes of the first leg, but they were not able to pull away from Real Madrid thanks in part to the brace from Frenchman Karim Benzema either side of the half-time interval. The two goals from Benzema ensured that Real Madrid left the Etihad Stadium with a 4-3 defeat. Brazilian attacker Vinicius Junior scored the other goal for Real Madrid, while the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva were on target for the Premier League holders. Continue reading “UCL FINAL: MADRID TO FACE LIVERPOOL”
HUGE INJURY BLOW FOR CHELSEA AHEAD OF WEST HAM CLASH
Chelsea lost 4-2 at home to Arsenal in the Premier League last night and Thomas Tuchel will be desperate for his players to bounce back immediately against the Hammers on Sunday. Meanwhile, David Moyes will be happy that his team have had a full week off for the first time in a very long time. West Ham drew with Burnley at the London Stadium last time out and as a result, they really can’t afford to lose against Chelsea this weekend, if they are to keep their top six hopes alive.
It should be a cracking game at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. And if anything, last night’s result proved that the Blues are far from infallible. Chelsea have just been dealt a triple injury blow as well. The west London outfit are already without Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi. And it seems as though Tuchel may be missing three other key players on Sunday… Continue reading ” HUGE INJURY BLOW FOR CHELSEA AHEAD OF WEST HAM CLASH”
LEEDS: MARSCH REPLACES BIELSA AS MANAGER
American Jesse Marsch has been named the new Leeds United manager following the dismissal of Marcelo Bielsa earlier this week. Argentine tactician Bielsa was relieved of his duties as the Leeds United manager on Sunday and club officials have wasted no time in announcing his replacement.