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.
Most of the board members of Manchester United have continued to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hope that he will be allowed to have another go with the club come next season but it is believed that if the Norwegian doesn’t do something substantial this season, at least qualify for the UEFA Champions League, he is going to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.
Any premier league team has been faced with the prospect of not meeting the goals of a campaign then deciding to sack their manager as a result and in Solskjaer case, it will hardly be different.
Everyone is a veritable child in his 20s. Once you are 30, only your mom believes in you. By 40, you become a prayer point.There is time for everything. Time to make mistakes and have them overlooked and time to get punished by the slightest of mistakes.
It is hard to think of any league more unforgiving as the English Premier League. Especially when it comes to coaches. For a long time, Everton enjoyed stability even though it came at a cost of never really improving much.
La Liga chief Javier Tebashas hit out against Manchester City, calling the Premier League champs a problem in European football. Tebas, who is known to be controversial, in an interview discussed a wide array of issues from growing the Spanish top flight, UEFA Financial Fair Play rules, and the European Super League.
Tebas spoke against City and Paris St-Germain (PSG), who had companies sponsoring their motives even if the clubs were not profitable. He explained that these forced other big clubs like Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich to also spend to keep up.
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez believes Salomon Rondon must continue with his scoring ways in order to enhance his chances of cementing a permanent transfer to the club. The Venezuela international joined the Magpies on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion last summer with Dwight Gayle heading into the opposite direction in a similar kind of deal.
Rondon initially struggled to adapt to the club’s style of play with no goals between August and October, but he has since picked up form with regular contributions and has provided nine goals and five assists to the team’s cause in the Premier League. Speaking to Sky Sports, Benitez admitted that he had known the qualities and he was confident that he would be a success with the team.
Basement side Huddersfield grabbed a late goal to condemn Wolves to their 10th defeat of the season. both sides came into the game with different agenda as Wolves were looking to consolidate 7th position in a bid to take the last European spot.
Huddersfield had gone two and the half months without a victory and looked bound for the Championship next season. New Manager Jan Siewert had tasted defeat in all previous matches in charge against Everton, Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle.