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Brighton Focused On Out-Foxing Leicester

Brighton & Hove Albion head to the King Power Stadium in tonight’s 6pm kick-off, hoping to pull off another unlikely victory when they take on high flying Leicester City. With Neal Maupay’s last gasp winner on Saturday condemning Arsenal to their second defeat in less than a week, the Seagulls will be aiming to take another step towards securing their survival by beating the 2015/16 champions. Buoyed by the come-from-behind victory against the Gunners, another win on the road will put even more daylight between Brighton and 16th placed Watford who played out a 1-1 draw with Leicester on the weekend. Manager Graham Potter, speaking in yesterday’s press-conference explained the need to focus on the task his team has in front of them instead of dwelling on the performances of clubs also b...

Jack’s Back! Wilshere in contention for West Ham return after overcoming nightmare run of injuries

West Ham Manager David Moyes confirmed that Jack Wilshere is available and has every chance of featuring in the London grudge match at Tottenham this evening. Wilshere whose professional career has been hindered by consistent injury problems is said to have not missed a single training session in the build-up to tonight’s game and would be ready to play if called upon. It’s been a frustrating first season at the London Stadium for the former England international who has only featured in a total of eight times in all competitions so far for West Ham. A move across London was meant to reinvigorate Wilshere’s once-promising career but his injury record has been the only news of note since his arrival but his return coincides with a clash against Spurs, a team he knows only too well from his ...

Big win puts Swansea in playoff mix

For Swansea the aim for the season restart is to reach the playoffs and they have a really good chance to make that happen. Going into the first game at Middlesbrough after three months away was always going to be a difficult game back but it’s one Swansea came through with ease. Swansea started off with Rhian Brewster up top and with 4 goals in 11 going into the game with confidence he had a great start putting the ball in the net twice in three minutes to put the game to bed after 21 minutes but, it could have been more if Aldo Kalulu on loan from Basel put the ball just wide when it looked easy to score after racing on from a mistake from Boro captain George Friend. Swansea extended their lead on 31 minutes when George Friend took out Conor Gallagher in the box and that gave Andre Ayew ...

Mark Noble shares what Liverpool’s Henderson told him after the Merseyside derby

West Ham United face Tottenham Hotspur tonight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in both teams’ second game since the Premier League restarted, and while the derby is expected to be fierce given what is at stake for both sides, the lack of fans will definitely affect the players’ morale. Spurs boss Jose Mourinho felt most of the games played since the league resumed resembled friendly games, and Hammers skipper Mark Noble shares the same sentiment. The West Ham midfielder is hoping that tonight’s game is different, and has shared what his Liverpool counterpart Jordan Henderson told him after the Merseyside derby. “There were times on Saturday when it felt a little like a pre-season friendly,” Noble told Standard Sport. “I watched the Merseyside derby on Sunday night and it felt exactly the ...

‘Priceless’, ‘World class’- Some Chelsea fans react to what Terry did following Villa goal

Chelsea came from behind to run out 2-1 winners at Aston Villa yesterday, with goals from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud cancelling out Kortney Hause’s opener. The hosts headed into the break with the lead, but it took just 15 minutes for the Blues to draw level when play restarted, and they were ahead two minutes later, securing their 15th Premier League win of the campaign, going five points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United and just three points behind third-placed Leicester City. The victory helped boost Chelsea’s top-four chances, and it will be interesting to see if they can finish in the Champions League zone with games against Manchester City, Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers still to come. Aston Villa assistant manager John Terry had divided loyalty yesterday, and...

Report: Euro club expect to ‘strike an agreement’ for £100k-per-week Everton star

It seems Morgan Schneiderlin is heading out of Goodison Park in the next few days. According to reports from the Liverpool Echo, the midfielder has already passed his medical with French outfit Nice. However, the Toffees still have to agree a deal with the French club. The report claims that Everton are ‘locked in negotiations with the Ligue 1 club’, and they are expecting to reach a deal within the next 48 hours to sell Schneiderlin. The French midfielder, who is on £100k-per-week wages at the club, joined the Blues in January 2017 for £20m from Manchester United. Everton are expecting to pocket a small transfer fee given he will be into the final year of his contract from next month. The 30-year-old defensive midfielder has made 15 appearances in the Premier Leag...

Sky Sports pundit urges Mourinho to raid Tottenham’s top four rivals for talented duo

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has urged Tottenham to move for the Leicester City duo Caglar Soyuncu and Ricardo Pereira. He has also suggested Manchester City’s Angelino as a potential signing. He said (quotes via Football London): “In terms of potential solutions, I like Caglar Soyuncu at Leicester City very much. He is strong, quick and good on the ball but crucially also takes defending seriously. It’s not all about passing it out from the back and how he looks on the ball for him. He’s the standout signing for me this summer, the centre half they will all be after. I also like Leicester’s right-back, Ricardo Pereira, he’s got the right qualities for the modern game and Angelino, the left-back who’s on loan from Manchester City at RB Leipzig, has impressed me.” It will be interesting...

Report: Newcastle interested in 25-yr-old linked with Spurs, star would cost £27m

Newcastle United have been linked with a move for the Roma keeper Pau Lopez. The 25-year-old has done well in Serie A this season and Journalist Francesco Balzani claims that the Magpies like the player. It would be strange if Newcastle made a move for Lopez this summer. They have much more pressing concerns and they have a quality keeper in Dubravka. Furthermore, Lopez is doing well at Roma and it is highly unlikely that he would move to Newcastle without any game time assurances. With Dubravka at the club, Newcastle cannot possibly guarantee him regular first-team football. Lopez is at the stage of his career where he wouldn’t want to be a backup option. The transfer seems highly unlikely and it could just be speculation. Darlow and Elliott are expected to leave Newcastle soon and t...

Chris Sutton reacts to Celtic decision as Jonny Hayes close to joining Aberdeen

According to reports from Sky Sports, Jonny Hayes will undergo a medical at his former club Aberdeen on Monday afternoon. The Irish winger was also targeted by Dundee United following his release by Scottish Premiership rivals Celtic. Hayes played with Aberdeen from 2012-2017, winning the League Cup in 2014, before moving to Celtic for a reported fee of £1m. The 32-year-old became a free agent after leaving Celtic at the end of the 2019-20 season following the expiry of his contract. Former Celtic striker turned popular football pundit Chris Sutton has reacted to his news on social networking site Twitter. The former Celtic hero is surprised that the Bhoys decided to let the winger go and join their rival side. Sutton praised Hayes for his effort and contribution to Celtic. He fe...

‘A great decision’: Mourinho makes transfer admission on £25m player ‘with a great future’

Jose Mourinho has showered praise on Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn in his latest press conference. Tottenham will face London rivals West Ham United in their second game of the Premier League restart on Wednesday. Ahead of the match, Mourinho has conducted a virtual press conference from Hotspur Way, answering questions from various journalists. Spurs signed Bergwijn for an initial fee of £25.4m in the January transfer window from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven. The 22-year-old versatile winger, who can play across all three attacking midfield positions, has made an instant impact at the London club. He has scored three goals in six games for the club already. Mourinho has admitted that Bergwijn was not his first choice target in the transfer market. Howe...

‘Positive noises’: Latest report claims when the NUFC takeover will ‘receive the green light’

Mike Ashley has already agreed a £300m deal to sell Newcastle, and a part payment has already been made, which is non-refundable. The potential new owners – the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, Reuben Brothers and PCP Capital Partners – are waiting for the final verdict from the Premier League. Last week it seemed like the deal could be off after The World Trade Organisation released a report where it was stated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was behind beoutQ. However, in the past 24 hours, the authorities of Saudi Arabia have taken strong measures. According to reports from The Times, the authorities in Saudi Arabia have written to the Premier League insisting that they will do everything to prevent piracy. In fact, a crackdown has been launched on websites i...

Report: Everton competing with 8 clubs for £27m 19-year-old

According to TuttoJuve, Everton are among the clubs interested in signing Dominik Szoboszlai from RB Salzburg in the summer transfer window. It has been reported by the Italian news outlet that Juventus, Napoli, AC Milan, Hertha Berlin, Sevilla and Valencia are also interested in securing the services of the Hungary international. The report has added that two other clubs from the Premier League want the 19-year-old central midfielder, who is valued at €30 million (£27.09 million). Stats According to Whoscored, Szoboszlai made six appearances in the Austrian Bundesliga for Salzburg this season, scoring four goals in the process. The teenager also provided one assist in two Europa League games, scoring one goal in five Champions League games, and scored twice in four cup ties this campaign,...