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Michael Carrick expects Man Utd to be title contenders


Now, it's climbed all the way to the Premier League . United will be more tested than last season and two matches per week will be a bigger task than previous year, with Mourinho probably rotating less than in Europa League . Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal's dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory. Read More »

Premier League Players to Watch


Lukaku scored a consolation goal as United lost 2-1 to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital Skopje on Tuesday and his team-mates have been impressed by what they have seen in pre-season. But during Jose Mourinho's coaching career it has been a cast-iron recipe for success, having won a league title during his sophomore campaign at each club . Read More »

Premier League Preview and Prediction: Man Utd vs West Ham


The 2017/2018 English #Premier League kicks off today , Friday 11th August, 2017 with the first game - Arsenal vs Leicester City by 7 pm. There have been a lot of changes to all teams in the league over the summer and it will be thrilling to see what everything will look like. Read More »

Wenger: Women will be Premier League managers soon


However, despite the reported interest, there hasn't been a great desire to bring him to the Emirates as Wenger reveals due to the plethora of options he has on the flanks. If you have never seen a Premier League game and made a decision to start watching this season, take note that this isn't a normal situation. The lead lasted three minutes before Leicester's new signing Harry Maguire headed Marc Albrighton's cross from the left back into the middle and Shinji Okazaki nodded the ball ... Read More »

Former Chelsea Star: Why Mourinho Will Win The EPL With Man Utd

Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring the team's first goal during the pre-season friendly football match. Every opponent wants to win every match. "I think Manchester City be right up there challenging for the title", said Hughton. " Last season , two of them were not in Europe", Mourinho said. Read More »

What The Managers Said After Arsenal Beat Leicester 4-3


The England worldwide, who scored twice in the game, watched helplessly as Arsenal came from 3-2 down to grab an incredible 4-3 victory over the Foxes . You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign. Read More »

English Premier League: Heavyweights set for first bouts


The inaugural weekend of the Premier League saw Brian Deane score the first ever goal in the division for Sheffield United as they beat the eventual title winners Manchester United 1-0. Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says he has "no doubt" that Nemanja Matic's move from Chelsea to Old Trafford was not sanctioned by Blues manager Antonio Conte. Read More »

Guardiola defends Man City's big spending


The Spanish manager believes the signings were needed to freshen up an ageing squad ahead of the new season. "I always used to make a point of trying to score in the first game". "We thought you might get five minutes on Match of the Day and a bit more exposure if you do well". "The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed". Read More »

Guardiola thanks Manchester City's owners for new players


I feel the same pressure. "I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season". "The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed after last season". City had to show patience at the Amex Stadium , taking time to get into their groove. The Citizens extended their leading minutes later after Dunk scored an own goal from a Fernandinho cross. Read More »

The Rams just took a major gamble by trading for Sammy Watkins

It's business as usual". He was a fringe player who was going to make the team but only contribute in dime packages. Matthews will not be the deep threat Watkins was, as the No. The trades set the Bills up to replace quarterback Tyrod Taylor , to whom McDermott and ownership in Buffalo are noncommittal, with this draft deck in April 2018: two first-round picks, two second-round picks, two third-round picks. Read More »

Buffalo Bills likely to pick from Chiefs secondary during roster cuts


Tavon Austin's outlook remains the same considering his role isn't that of a traditional wide receiver. Play-action passes will work more often, defenses will crowd the line of scrimmage and allow Goff more open lanes to throw through and give his pass catchers more one-on-one matchups in the secondary. Read More »

Alexandre Lacazette starts for Arsenal in season curtain-raiser against Leicester

But Wenger revealed after the dramatic clash that Giroud "decided to stay" at the Emirates and he is "really loved" at the club. Giroud, 30, started just 11 Premier League matches last season and scored 12 goals. Ahead of his side's Community Shield penalty shoot out victory over Chelsea , though Sanchez sustained the knock and will now absent for the games against Leicester and Stoke City. Read More »

Premier League table 2017/18

City have been the among the biggest spenders in the transfer market this summer, having paid in the region of £200 million pounds so far. Signing Walker was particularly eye-catching. "I think if you see the team last season and this season, the four [pre-season] games we played, the fundamentals are the same", he said. "I am so grateful to my physios to control the amount of work". Read More »

ES Views Letter of the Day: Gatlin's victory has damaged athletics


Win or lose, Saturday's race will be his last before he hangs up his spikes. Bolt is also known to love a great party. The way he does his lap of honour at the end of each race is simply exhilarating. He showed the world that an athlete does not need to cut corners before becoming a global prodigy. Experienced Yohan Blake , who finished fourth in the men's 100m final and failed to qualify for the final round in 200m, did not start in the heats but Bolt later said that he will return in ... Read More »

Mourinho eyes second season glory with Manchester United

The Hammers' last win over United was a 3-2 Premier League victory in May 2016, which was also the final game at Upton Park. Since the end of last season, transfer records have been shattered across the country as over one billion pounds has changed hands in a frenzy that could well set a new high for a single window. Read More »

Premier League 2017/18: Top 10 new signings to watch out for

Lukaku hit 25 league goals for Everton last season and, with supply coming from the likes of Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Belgian should record a similar tally. "My family and I were fortunate enough to travel across seven states, driving over 2,000 miles, following Manchester City on tour (in America) this summer and we had the most fantastic time". Read More »

Barcelona forced to cancel Coutinho presentation after Liverpool hold firm


Liverpool conceded in second-half injury time to draw 3-3 at Watford on Saturday as the team's defensive frailties flared in its first game of the Premier League season. "Some of the young boys come with big motivation, which is important for our club". Asked if he had to take special measures to keep Coutinho happy, Klopp said: "I can't always keep people or players happy". Read More »

Usain's cousin: "I'm happy Justin won it".


Usain Bolt , the greatest sprinter in modern times , said he plans on retiring after running his final races this week at the world championships in London. She will have stiff competition from Olympic champion Ruth Beitia of Spain and Vasthi Cunningham of the US, ranked second in the world this year. Read More »

Ex-Manchester City star makes bold prediction about Manchester United


They love it. That's why it's great to be here'. "We spoke and I saw last season how tough is this league". Starters Sergio Aguero and 20-year-old Gabriel Jesus are expected for a deadly combination. I like that. He is a humble guy - he's so intelligent, which is a huge quality. If we do something good this season it's because we were together last season, and we know better, and I know better, and they know me better, and that's why it's easy. Read More »

Manchester City overwhelmingly the pick to win 2017-18 title


Beating Liverpool and Chelsea for the signing of £60m-rated Virgil van Dijk would cement his side's status not only as clear favourites for the Premier League title but also to a serious contender for the Champions League . "Guardiola is building a young squad, for the present and the future". Ajax prodigy Jairo Riedewald has been brought in to strengthen at centre-back and offers composure in the back-line that could see him become a vital figure for the south London club. Read More »

Rooney scores as Everton beats Stoke 1-0 in Premier League


Many are tipping Stoke to be hovering around the relegation zone this season, and they will hope for a better afternoon at Goodison Park than last season , having lost 1-0 in August 2016 to a Leighton Baines penalty, which ended up going down as a Shay Given own goal. Read More »

Conor McGregor shows off boxing moves during open workout in Las Vegas


We're talking about tickets that go from $500 to $10,000. "So wherever there's a fight, you'll see me". "He's not gonna do that to Floyd Mayweather , but he's been able to do that". Promoter of Cleverly, Eddie Hearn, has targeted a fight for Cleverly with Jack since that result at the turn of the year. "This is an event". He admits he "owes" fans for what happened in 2015, when he fought Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight in boxing history - to a dud of a decision. Read More »

Pep Guardiola forecasts end to Manchester City spending spree

I'll do my best. Guardiola received plenty of criticism previous year, but he's a proven victor and in charge of the most talented squad in the Premier League. The 46-year-old believes the record breaking £200m switch which took Neymar from Barcelona to Paris St Germain has subsequently inflated the market . Read More »