Premier League

Arsenal Boast Youngest Premier League Starting XI but Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are Oldest

Arsenal boasted the youngest starting XI on the opening weekend of Premier League this season as Mikel Arteta’s youth revolution continues. The Gunners included 20-year-old Bukayo Saka, as well as 21-year-olds Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba, who made his top flight debut in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Martinelli headed Arsenal ahead before Saka’s cross was deflected in to ensure Arteta’s young guns made a far better start than the did 12 months prior when they lost to Brentford. Arsenal and Southampton were the only two teams to have an average starting XI age of under 25, with the north Londoners just pipping the Saints by 0.1 of a year at 24.7 to 24.8 years. Arteta is in the midst of a squad overhaul which saw experienced striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shipped out to Barce...

Football’s Biggest ‘What-Ifs’: Lewandowski to Blackburn, Messi Playing for Spain and More

Football, and indeed many sports for that matter, are defined by fleeting moments in time, split-second decisions and era-defining calls that have a bearing on history itself. I’m sure many of our readers have pondered some of football’s biggest ‘what-ifs’, whether it be a controversial on-field decision or an oh-so-nearly transfer to your favourite team. We are taking a look at some of the pivotal moments in the sport’s history that could well have changed the tapestry of football as we know it. Bojan Krkic Fulfilling His Potential Emerging on the scene three years after Lionel Messi, Barcelona couldn’t quite believe their luck as another once-in-a-generation talent passed through La Masia. It is widely reported that Bojan scored over 900 goals for various youth teams having joined t...

Manchester United agree deal with Juventus for Adrien Rabiot

Manchester United have agreed a deal with Juventus to sign French midfielder Adrien Rabiot for £15m to become Erik ten Hag’s fourth signing as manager, according to reports. Rabiot, 27, has played for Paris Saint-Germain, Toulouse, and Juventus throughout his 10-year senior career and has 29 caps for France with two goals. The news breaks after Manchester United’s 2-1 loss to Brighton on Sunday in Ten Hag’s first Premier League outing thanks to a double from Pascal Gross. 🚨 BREAKING 🚨 ✅ Manchester United have agreed a deal with Juventus to sign midfielder Adrien Rabiot 📝 Personal terms still need to be negotiated with his agent and mother Veronique pic.twitter.com/jN5b0czF58 — Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 8, 2022 Current midfield pairing Scott McTom...

Football Accumulator Betting Tips for Sunday 7th August 2022: Back Our 7/1 Three-Fold With A Free Bet

Ahead of Sunday’s Premier League action we have picked out three fixtures for a 7/1 accumulator – better yet, customers yet to register with Virgin Bet can get a £20 free bet to use across their platform. Three legs make up our Sunday accumulator, which has odds of roughly 7/1. A £10 stake would return around £85 (Odds subject to change). Football Accumulator Tips Football Accumulator Betting Offer: Virgin Bet – Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets Virgin Bet are offering new customers the chance to get £20 worth of free bets upon signing up. Simply place a £10 qualifying bet , and you’ll receive £20 in free bets in return. Just follow the step-by-step guide below to redeem yours. Top 5 New Football Betting Sites Already claimed Virgin Bet’s bonus? Check out some more free bets from the best betti...

WATCH: Jorginho’s exquisite penalty gives Chelsea lead

Jorginho scored a trademark opener for Chelsea from the spot to put Thomas Tuchel’s side 1-0 up against Everton on the Premier League’s opening weekend. Jorginho, who won Euro 2020 with Italy despite missing a penalty in the shootout against England in the final, has 21 goals in 127 league appearances for the Blues. As a tense first-half came to an end, Chelsea’s pressure was rewarded when a surging Ben Chilwell was taken down by Abdoulaye Doucoure inside the box and Craig Pawson pointed to the spot. No mistake! 💥 Jorginho sends Pickford the wrong way just before the break! pic.twitter.com/sWWn3kSEmi — Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 6, 2022 Thomas Tuchel’s side have an opportunity to go top of the Premier League table with a win on Saturday night, and can take adva...

Twitter reacts as Jurgen Klopp benches Darwin Nunez for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s line-up for Liverpool’s first game of the Premier League season has been revealed, and Darwin Nunez does not start against Fulham. Klopp has opted for Roberto Firmino as a false nine, with Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz either side of him – leaving Nunez on the bench, who will likely come on later in the game. Liverpool XI to face Fulham: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Thiago, Henderson, Fabinho; Salah, Firmino, Diaz Substitutes: Adrian, Gomez, Milner, Elliott, Nunez, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Van Den Bergh, Chambers Even Klopp knows Nunez is not ready yet, and needs protection. EPL is brutal when you don’t perform in your first 5 games of the season – even worse when you’re a big money signing. — ʙᴏʀᴛᴇʏ🇬🇭 (@joelbortey) August 6, 2022 I loved M...

WATCH: Mitrovic opens scoring with header for Fulham against Liverpool

Many questions have been asked over whether Aleksandar Mitrovic would be able to replicate his Championship form in the Premier League, but he’s off to a flyer. The 27-year-old Serbian striker opened the scoring against Liverpool in Fulham’s opening Premier League game of the season, rising highest to beat Trent Alexander-Arnold in the air and head home past Alisson. It was coming! ⚽️ Aleksandar Mitrović climbs over the top of Trent Alexander-Arnold to power his header home! 🎯 Lift-off at Craven Cottage. pic.twitter.com/27kArCUyRw — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 6, 2022 Mitrovic has scored 85 goals in 150 league appearances for Fulham and holds the Championship record for most goals in a single season with 43 in 46 games. Fulham are one of the betting...

WATCH: Darwin Nunez equalises for Liverpool with cheeky flick

Darwin Nunez has opened his Premier League account for Liverpool, equalising against Fulham in his side’s first game of the season. The 23-year-old joined Liverpool from Benfica this summer for a £64m guaranteed fee, which could rise to a club-record £80m with add-ons. In two years in Portugal, Nunez scored 32 goals in 57 league appearances and become an instant star for Benfica which earned him a big-money move. Immediate impact from Darwin Núñez! 🙌 He nets his first Premier League goal on his competitive debut! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/WTVMbKVNkv — Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 6, 2022 Liverpool are bidding to snatch the Premier League title back from Manchester City after consecutive years of being pipped to the trophy by Pep Guardiola. Nunez, alongside summer ...

Football Accumulator Betting Tips for Saturday 6th August 2022: Back Our 3/1 Three-Fold With A Free Bet

Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League return we have picked out three fixtures for a 3/1 accumulator – better yet, customers yet to register with Virgin Bet can get a £20 free bet to use across their platform. Three legs make up our Saturday accumulator, which has odds of roughly 3/1. A £10 stake would return around £40 (Odds subject to change). Football Accumulator Tips Football Accumulator Betting Offer: Virgin Bet – Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets Virgin Bet are offering new customers the chance to get £20 worth of free bets upon signing up. Simply place a £10 qualifying bet , and you’ll receive £20 in free bets in return. Just follow the step-by-step guide below to redeem yours. Top 5 New Football Betting Sites Already claimed Virgin Bet’s bonus? Check out some more free bets from the best b...

Everton Close in on Midfield Duo as Deals for Amadou Onana and Idrissa Gueye Enter Final Stages

Everton are on the verge of completing a double swoop for Lille’s Amadou Onana and former Toffees now-PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye. Frank Lampard has been keen to bolster Everton’s options in the midfield, particularly with the likes of Andre Gomes and Abdoulaye Doucoure suffering injuries last season which left the middle of the park significantly weakened. This is further compounded by the departures of Fabian Delph, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Donny van de Beek this summer. West Ham have been long-term admirers of 20-year-old Amadou Onana and are thought to have had an initial bid accepted, although the Lille midfielder is said to prefer a move to Merseyside and talks over a transfer have progressed quickly with the French side. The towering defensive midfielder, who stands at 6″5, is reported...

Football Accumulator Betting Tips for Friday 5th August 2022: Back Our 7/1 Three-Fold With A Free Bet

Ahead of Friday’s action across Europe we have picked out three fixtures for a 7/1 accumulator – better yet, customers yet to register with Virgin Bet can get a £20 free bet to use across their platform. Three legs make up our Friday accumulator, which has odds of roughly 7/1. A £10 stake would return around £85 (Odds subject to change). Football Accumulator Tips Football Accumulator Betting Offer: Virgin Bet – Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets Virgin Bet are offering new customers the chance to get £20 worth of free bets upon signing up. Simply place a £10 qualifying bet , and you’ll receive £20 in free bets in return. Just follow the step-by-step guide below to redeem yours. Top 5 New Football Betting Sites Already claimed Virgin Bet’s bonus? Check out some more free bets from the best bettin...

Pundit Top Four Predictions: 13 out of 22 Foresee a Hat-Trick of Premier League Titles for Man City

With the Premier League season kicking off on Friday evening, there are so many narratives to consider, with last season’s title front-runners having further bolstered their squads, while the race for Champions League football is seemingly impossible to call. The annual BBC Premier League pundit predictions have been released, and it is safe to say the list is in stark contrast to last season. Following their fourth-placed finish in the 2020-21 season, all 20 participating experts wrote off Liverpool’s chances of winning the league. While they were indeed correct in their predictions, just two had them down to finish as runners-up; former Reds players Mark Lawrenson and Danny Murphy. See below for the full top four prediction list for 2022/23. Jurgen Klopp’s side were ferocious in their pu...