Merseyside giants Liverpool were given a stern test of their Premier League title challenge by struggling Newcastle United and they passed the test to close the gap on pacesetters and holders Manchester City. The Citizens had earlier moved four points clear of Liverpool at the Premier League summit thanks to the annihilation of Leeds United at home on Tuesday night.
Kevin De Bruyne (two goals), Nathan Ake, Phil Foden, John Stones, Jack Grealish and RiyadMahrez were all on target for Manchester City on the way to a 7-0 win over the Whites as they avenged the 2-1 home defeat suffered to them while they were going for the league title last season. The result set a new record for Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa who had not suffered 7-0 before in the course of his managerial career.
Cristiano Ronaldo had fiy been presented as a Manchester United player for the second time in his career on Friday. The Portugal international superstar forward had been waiting to be presented as a Red Devil following his transfer in the summer from Italian Serie A giants Juventus as fans were also waiting patiently to welcome their legend back to the club. Ronaldo, at his presentation, held an interview and he has revealed his ambitions for the new season, saying s lot of things that would excite the Manchester United fans, who, in turn have been waiting to find out whether Ronaldo will be starting their next Premier League game on Saturday at Old Trafford against Neeadtle United or not.
Ronaldo, in a video posted by the official social media handles of the Red Devils, was seen walking out of the Old Trafford tunnel and oto the pitch all smiles as he donned the number 7 jersey. After walking onto the pitch, he said that he’s back and he followed that up by walking up to his former teammate at Old Trafford during his first stint at the club, Wes Brown. Brown would then hold an interview session with Ronaldo and it’s one that every United Fan would love to watch or read about. Continue reading
Barcelona’s attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is reportedly willing to make a return to the Premier League years after leaving England for Spain, according to reports. The Brazilian midfielder left English Premier League giants Liverpool some years ago to seal his dream move to Camp Nou but his career has gone down the slope since then. Before Coutinho left Liverpool, he was their best player at Anfield and was one of the best attackers in the Premier League as well. However, he had his head turned after Barcelona came knocking on the door to take him to Spain. Liverpool intended to keep him for at least one more season but the player already had his mind made up and he was sold for around £150 million.
Following his move to Barcelona, Coutinho dropped in form and lost his spot in the starting eleven. His poor form saw him relegated to the substitute’s bench and it all happened so fast for the Brazilian playmaker. He has since had a loan spell at German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as he was no longer useful at Barcelona. His loan move to Germany was a much-needed one and it brought back his confidence a little and he scored a couple of goals for the Bundesliga champions as well, including two in the Champions League against his parent club, Barcelona.
Premier League club Chelsea have been dealt a huge transfer blow after Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku recently revealed that he wants to stay at the club and does not want to leave amid reports that the Blues are interested in signing the striker this summer. It was reported some weeks ago that Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel wants to sign a major striker for the club and is looking to choose between Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland and Lukaku, but it looks as though they will have to forget about signing the Inter Milan star.
The Blues may now have to Chanel their focus and resources to Haaland if they still want to sign a striker this summer as it appears Lukaku is currently unavailable. They could also lose out on signing Haaland this summer after Dortmund’s director revealed that they will not be letting go of the Norwegian striker this summer.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will reportedly start a squad overhaul in an attempt to flush out the players he deems no longer needed at Stamford Bridge, and will also bring in new faces at the club, according to a lot of reports. The German manager is said to have been told by club owner Roman Abramovic that he will be getting some funds to sign his kind of players in a bid to contest for major trophies next season.
The most talked-about position where the manager will look to sign players is the attacking department, and a lot of players have already been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge since the first time it was reported.
It’s expected to be a tussle between two giants of the Premier League when Chelsea travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City side. The home team will be beaming with confidence and raring to go as they hope to capitalize on the visiting team’s shaky form this season.
Chelsea, however, will be going to face Leicester on the back of a victory over Fulham in their last fixture. Although the Blues managed to secure a win over Fulham, there are still questions raised as to whether they are ready to mount a title challenge this season. The win over Fulham was a patchy one and a narrow escape given that it was a slender 1-0 victory despite their rivals finishing the game with 10 men.
Lots of new footballers are coming up every day in the football world but not all of them come under the spotlight of the former footballers who are named as legends. Dirk Kuyt has spotted Crysencio Summerville, a mare 19 years old Dutch footballer who has enough materials in him to be a legend in the future. The Dutch winger has got his first break in international club football through Leeds United and now the experts are hoping that he can be a great footballer after seeing his skills and intensity.
This boy basically plays as a winger and has not debuted so far for the Netherland senior national team. But he has good records for the Under 19 team of the country. Though his international senior career has not started yet, he has got some experience of international professional football from the club teams he has played for. The biggest achievement of his life so far is the slot in Leeds United which is a team of English Premier League. He has appeared 39 times so far for FC Dordrecht and ADO Den Haag and is hoping to show some glimpse of his skills for Leeds United too.
Former Premier League star Kevin Phillips believes bringing Jeff Hendrick to Newcastle United is a no-brainer signing. The Republic of Ireland international has spent the past four seasons with Burnley, but he is now expected to make the switch to the Magpies on a free transfer after his contract expired.
The 28-year-old has already passed his medical with the Tyneside outfit and the move is expected to be completed once the background checks are finished. Ahead of the announcement, Phillips has said that the Magpies have made the right decision to land the Irishman, who is a consistent 8/10 performer.
The agent for Philippe Coutinho, Kia Joorabchian, expressed recently that the Brazilian is quite interested to come back to the Premier League. Kia added that everything is a complete possibility. He also discussed the future of his client. At present, Philippe Coutinho is on loan at Bayern Munich and they also have the choice to sign him up as a permanent player for them at the end of the ongoing season. However, the giants from Germany do not have plans to implement this option. On the other hand, Quique Setien, the manager for Barcelona does not have any plans regarding Coutinho for the next season. This means he will expectedly be moving again when the transfer window opens in summer.
Several links have been made with top Premier League clubs with Coutinho regarding the news of his return to the biggest and highest competition in football. He has been linked with clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Arsenal. But the 27-year-old has not said anything about his move. Joorabchian has not eliminated the fact that there is a possibility for Philippe Coutinho to sign one of the four clubs he has been linked with as he used to love playing in England. Anything is possible for him because he talked about the game he played in the Champions League in England a lot of times.