Angelino’s Leipzig loan deal set to be made permanent for £17.5m

Angelino of RB Leipzig controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig at Veltins-Arena on February 06, 2021 in...

Manchester City fullback Angelino’s season-long loan spell could be made permanent for €20m (£17.5m) as soon as this weekend, because the Spainard – thoroughly enjoying his time at RB Leipzig – has an appearance-based obligation to join the Bundesliga side permanently. Continue reading

Eden Hazard sidelined for 4-6 weeks with yet another muscular injury

Eden Hazard of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid v Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu on January 30, 2021 in Madrid...

Eden Hazard’s persistent injury and fitness problems at Real Madrid have seriously hampered his progression since joining from Chelsea for €115m (£101.5m) in July 2019 and another fresh blow is expected to keep him out of their two-legged Champions League last-16 tie vs. Atalanta. Continue reading

Stefano Pioli: Fikayo Tomori has interesting qualities, but needs time to settle

Fikayo Tomori of AC Milan warm up prior to the Serie A match between AC Milan and Atalanta BC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on January 23, 2021 in Milan,...

After his loan deal from Chelsea was complete, centre-back Fikayo Tomori was named in Milan’s matchday squad but didn’t feature during their 3-0 home defeat by Atalanta over the weekend. His new head coach, Stefano Pioli, praised his intelligence and said the 23-year-old has interesting qualities, though a lack of training with them means he’ll need time to settle in Italy. Continue reading

Preview: Liverpool vs Burnley – Reds look to finally end their recent struggles

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After last week’s goalless draw with Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side look to snap a four-match winless run in the Premier League tonight. Sean Dyche’s Burnley await them next on Merseyside, after 1-0 defeats vs. United and West Ham themselves. Are they capable of pulling off an unlikely upset, or can the defending champions return to winning ways? Continue reading

Preview: Everton vs Chelsea – Tricky away trip awaits Lampard’s men on Merseyside

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Chelsea ended their Champions League group unbeaten, one point above Sevilla and will go into Monday’s last-16 draw as Group E winners after their 1-1 draw with Krasnodar. Frank Lampard made multiple changes to the side that overcame an early deficit to beat Leeds three days prior, but is expected to make more ahead of their tricky Merseyside trip this weekend. Continue reading

Premier League Previews: Liverpool travel to Brighton, Everton host Leeds

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After a rare home defeat by Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday evening, Premier League champions Liverpool travel to the south Coast with strugglers Brighton next on the agenda in the day’s early kick-off. As for their Merseyside rivals Everton, they host Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds in a tricky home clash. Read on for two previews from Saturday’s action… Continue reading

Tottenham vs Manchester City Preview: Pivotal clash awaits both this weekend

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Nine months after Tottenham’s fiery 2-0 win over Manchester City, courtesy of second-half strikes from Heung-Min Son and January signing Steven Bergwijn, the pair clash in north London once again this weekend. It’s still early days in this Premier League campaign, but will it be repeat, revenge or a frustrating draw between two title contenders with a point to prove? Continue reading

Saturday Previews: Fulham-Palace, Genoa-Inter and Atletico-Betis across Europe

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Read on for match previews from Europe’s top leagues taking place across Saturday, as Fulham host fellow London rivals Crystal Palace in the Premier League, while Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan and Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side return to domestic action with tricky tests of their own after contrasting Champions League results on MD1 in midweek. Continue reading

Manchester City vs Arsenal Preview: Citizens target statement win at Arteta’s expense

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Arsenal face an unpredictable trip to Manchester this weekend, when they’ll be greeted by a motivated but injury-ridden Manchester City side on Saturday evening. Pep Guardiola’s men have had a fortnight to stew over their frenetic 1-1 away draw against Leeds – two more dropped points – and target an emphatic response in tomorrow’s televised evening clash. Continue reading

Eberechi Eze’s persistence paid off as his top-flight journey is underway

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Released by Arsenal, Fulham, Reading and Millwall while still in his teenage years, Eberechi Eze endured failed trials and questions over his languid attitude. Over the weekend, Roy Hodgson gave the 22-year-old playmaker his first Premier League start for new club Crystal Palace and judging by how he’s handled adversity in the past, it’s likely the first of many to come.
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