11:14 PM EST, Thu February 23, 2017
The Liverpool Offside 1 hour ago
Klopp Looking in

Klopp Looking in "Right Direction" Ahead of Final Stretch

The Liverpool manager has no time for looking back. On Monday, Liverpool will play their first fixture in sixteen days. It doesn't sound like much, but for many fans, it feels like a small eternity has passed since the Reds made light work of what has been a hugely impressive Tottenham side, coming out deserved 2-0 winners, way back on February 11th. That win against top opposition came after a hugely underwhelming run of results which toppled the Reds' ambitions in three competitions, a run in which the only performances that saw Jürgen Klopp's side look like the Champions League...
We Ain't Got No History 4 hours ago
Chelsea vs Swansea City: Opposition Analysis

Chelsea vs Swansea City: Opposition Analysis

A rejuvenated Swansea outfit travels to London on Saturday. Can this newly reborn phoenix burn Chelsea at the Bridge? The Season So Far After the frustration and embarrassment of 2015-16, the only thing most Swansea fans really wanted this time around was to stay away from the relegation battle and enjoy watching their team again. The surprising departures of titanic, long-serving captain Ashley Williams and last season’s top scorer André Ayew gave a clear indication that all was not to be well at the Liberty Stadium, and so it proved. The signings of Spanish strikers Fernando Llorente...
Diego Costa finds a cardboard box at Chelsea training, shenanigans ensue

Diego Costa finds a cardboard box at Chelsea training, shenanigans ensue

One thing I learned over the years as a dog owner is that sometimes the best toys are the cheapest, most mundane things. Buy all the squeakers and ropes and balls you want — and make no mistake, there’s a massive industry out there producing these by the boatload — often, it’s the simplest thing that brings the most joy. Both my dogs particularly like cardboard boxes. The little one especially likes to shake and shred them, while the older one is a bit calmer if no less determined in his approach. It would appear that Diego Costa is just as easily amused, though in true Diego...
Cartilage Free Captain 6 hours ago
Spurs 2 - 2 Gent: Another sour European night at Wembley

Spurs 2 - 2 Gent: Another sour European night at Wembley

Tottenham are out of the Europa League. It’s been a rough season in Europe for Tottenham. First they failed to advance past the group stage of the Champions League, and now they’ve been knocked out in the Europa League Round of 32. It was a 2-2 draw on the night, from a 3-2 loss on aggregate. Two crushing away goals were the difference. Mauricio Pochettino made a statement by opting to start close to a first-choice 11. He returned to playing with 3 CBs, which is possible now with Jan Vertonghen back from injury. Spurs have been at their best this season in the 3 CB system, and they...
Liverpool Have “Head Start” in Van Dijk Chase

Liverpool Have “Head Start” in Van Dijk Chase

According to former Southampton star David Prutton, Liverpool could have the edge in landing the defender. Liverpool have been heavily linked to Virgil van Dijk this season. So have Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, and the Manchester clubs. According to David Prutton, who played five seasons with Southampton and now is a pundit for Sky Sports, though, Liverpool could have an advantage. “If you’re one of Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool you’d be foolish not to look at him," Prutton said. “The next test for him as a footballer is jumping up....
Cottagers Confidential 6 hours ago
Cottage Talk: Breaking News Regarding Slavisa Jokanovic And Tony Khan

Cottage Talk: Breaking News Regarding Slavisa Jokanovic And Tony Khan

Take a listen to a podcast that focuses on Fulham Football Club. In this episode, we discussed the breaking news in regards to the contract extension for Slavisa Jokanovic. We also had a very lively debate regarding the appointment of Tony Khan as Vice Chairman and Director of Football Operations.
Cartilage Free Captain 6 hours ago
WATCH: Wanyama blasts in important goal vs. Gent in Europa League

WATCH: Wanyama blasts in important goal vs. Gent in Europa League

One more! Your browser does not support HTML5 video. via r/Soccer After a dismal ending to the first half for Spurs that saw them concede an away goal and get Dele Alli sent off, Victor Wanyama has pulled a goal back for them. The midfielder got on the end of a lovely passing sequence to pull the aggregate to 2-2. Gent still have the advantage thanks to away goals. Spurs need one more goal to get back in front and they have just under 30 minutes to get it.
The Short Fuse 6 hours ago
2016-17 Arsenal Roster Evaluation Series

2016-17 Arsenal Roster Evaluation Series

Taking a look at Arsenal's roster as we close the 2016-17 season and begin looking toward the summer transfer window. Time to kick off a little roster evaluation series as we head down the stretch of the 2016-17 season for Arsenal. In doing so, we’ll be looking at who’s in the first team, who’s out on loan, any notable names from the Reserves and how badly the position could use some sort of reinforcement in the upcoming transfer window in the summer (irrespective of who Arsenal’s manager is come June 10...). We’re starting things off at the back with the goalkeepers. Here’s how...
The Short Fuse 7 hours ago
Arsenal 17/18 away and third kit leaked

Arsenal 17/18 away and third kit leaked

Two out of three is good right? Following a leak of Arsenal’s 2017/18 home kit, naturally the away and third kit are next. I am a lover of kits, but I also love having an identity. Red shirts with white sleeves is identified as The Arsenal at all times, so when Puma try something new for what won’t be worn at the Emirates, I’m ok with it. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, regardless they will only be around for one season, maybe two. LEAKED: Arsenal 17-18 Away kit: https://t.co/wolrZ88nqZ— Footy Headlines (@Footy_Headlines) February 23, 2017 I originally thought this...
Royal Blue Mersey 7 hours ago
Leighton Baines set for major Everton milestone against Sunderland

Leighton Baines set for major Everton milestone against Sunderland

Blues’ left back legend will hit 300 league appearances for the club with a start this weekend. By nearly any measure, Leighton Baines is a Goodison Park hero, and he is set to further cement that status this weekend with a presumed start against Sunderland. The match will mark his 300th appearance for Everton in the Premier League, a number that of Everton players still active in football, only Tim Howard can surpass with 354. The left back has amassed 27 goals and 54 assists in that time, a stunning mark for a defender. An England international with 30 caps, Baines has been a regular...
Cartilage Free Captain 7 hours ago
Christian Eriksen calmly slots Tottenham level on aggregate vs. Gent in Europa League

Christian Eriksen calmly slots Tottenham level on aggregate vs. Gent in Europa League

Big goal! Your browser does not support HTML5 video. via r/Soccer It’s taken Tottenham Hotspur less than 10 minutes to scrape back level with Gent in their Europa League Round of 32 clash with Gent. After losing the away leg 1-0, Christian Eriksen has pulled Spurs back level at Wembley Stadium. A simple ball over the top from Kyle Walker was misjudged by the Gent defense. The ball dropped to Eriksen as he raced in on goal from the right flank. His calm finish was slotted right past the goalkeeper for the first goal of this second leg. There’s a long way for Spurs to go, but they’re...
The Busby Babe 8 hours ago
Wayne Rooney is NOT leaving Manchester United this month

Wayne Rooney is NOT leaving Manchester United this month

The United skipper has released a statement confirming his stay (for now). Finally, we can all collectively exhale. United fans have been waiting with bated breath to find out whether or Red Devils skipper and club mascot Wayne Rooney would be leaving Old Trafford for the obscene riches of the Chinese Super League. Now - straight from the horse’s mouth - we have confirmation that he will not be leaving United this month. “Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Man United. I hope...
Roker Report 8 hours ago
Brian Clough, 'the one that got away' - How Old Big 'Ed should have managed SAFC, but didn't

Brian Clough, 'the one that got away' - How Old Big 'Ed should have managed SAFC, but didn't

Sometimes, good things just aren't meant to happen at Sunderland AFC. The story of Brian Clough and Sunderland represents that age-old feeling amongst supporters - the feeling that we’re on the brink of something special, only for it to be snatched away from us at the last. The most recent chapter being that of Big Sam; stolen by the FA –with Sam went Sunderland’s chance at glorious mid-table mediocrity. Mention of the Manchester City final at Wembley still brings a tear to my eye; 1-0 up and the better side, with success torn away by a Yaya Toure fluke. Clough’s Sunderland career...
We Ain't Got No History 8 hours ago
Five moments that defined the legend of Frank Lampard at Chelsea

Five moments that defined the legend of Frank Lampard at Chelsea

Super, Super Frank Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s all-time leading goal-scorer and arguably greatest ever player will be a special guest at Stamford Bridge this weekend. In addition to a commemorative matchday programme cover honoring the man who captained Chelsea in two European cup finals, Super Frank will be given a lap of honor during half-time as well. Wearing the iconic no.8 shirt, Lampard made 648 apperances for Chelsea. Here, Dan Levene recalls five moments that sealed his legend. Bolton 0-2 Chelsea, 30 April 2005 Photo by Michael Steele/ The date had been set:...
Roker Report 8 hours ago

"We've had our eye on Kone & Pickford - I expect both to shine on Saturday!" says Everton fan Calvin

It's time for this week's Fan Focus, and once again we chatted to Calvin from fellow SBNation bloggers and top Everton fansite Royal Blue Mersey. As well as talking about the upcoming game, we discuss Everton’s latest youth prospects, Ronald Koeman's relationship with the supporters and whether or not they can break in to the Premier League top six this season. RF: When we spoke at the beginning of the season, you said you'd never seen any Everton fan utter a bad word about Ronald Koeman. Since then, however, there have been some strange comments from the manager and some stuttering...
The Week in Search Terms: Bad Klopp

The Week in Search Terms: Bad Klopp

People find their way to TLO using all kinds of search terms. These are a few of them. i want liverpool And I’d like to be happy and well-adjusted but we can’t always get what we want so ¯\_(•¯•)_/¯ how to thank I mean I suppose something tangible is always nice, something beyond saying thanks or firing off a text or email, even if it’s just a physical card. Depending on their tastes and your budget maybe a bottle of wine or some fancy chocolates or something? In a pinch there’s always a gift card. I mean a gift card lacks any real kind of personal feeling but it says you...
The Short Fuse 9 hours ago
Hector Bellerin linked to Barcelona again for some random reason

Hector Bellerin linked to Barcelona again for some random reason

Slow news day Given that Arsenal have, what seems like, a bajillion days in between matches, local and foreign press have decided to spend this time churning up tired old transfer rumors because of course they have. One of these rumors that just will not die is the impending transfer of Hector Bellerin to one-time club FC Barcelona. Yes, the same transfer which has been shot down multiple times, is back with a caveat: Bellerin is questioning his commitment to Arsenal due to Arsenal’s commitment (or lack thereof) to Arsene Wenger. From The Guardian via Mundo Deportivo: Héctor Bellerín...
We Ain't Got No History 9 hours ago
Isco contract debacle at Real Madrid puts Chelsea, other clubs on high alert — reports

Isco contract debacle at Real Madrid puts Chelsea, other clubs on high alert — reports

Despite his talents, Real Madrid midfielder Isco continues to struggle to cement his place as a regular starter for the Spanish juggernauts under Zinedine Zidane's command. Entering his prime at age 24-25, he’s started less than half of Real’s games thus far in La Liga and the Champions League (12 of 28), and he’s not had much better success in the cups either (4 of 9). With his contract set to run out in June 2018, clubs who were previously keen on him, such as Chelsea, are supposedly back on high alert. According to Spanish radio station Cadena SER, Isco's fate with Madrid lies in...
Royal Blue Mersey 10 hours ago
Lukaku, McCarthy and Mirallas all fit again

Lukaku, McCarthy and Mirallas all fit again

Everton manager’s pre-match press conference Ronald Koeman said today in his pre-Sunderland press conference that Romelu Lukaku, James McCarthy and Kevin Mirallas are all fit again and ready to play. Everton missed the services of the latter pair in their last game against Middlesbrough, while the Lukaku missed the team trip to Dubai with a minor calf ailment. When asked about the injury situation at the club, he said - “It’s good, positive. Rom had some calf problems, but he’s back in training since the last three days. “McCarthy has started training with the group again...
The Short Fuse 10 hours ago
2016-17 Arsenal Roster Evaluation: Goalkeeper

2016-17 Arsenal Roster Evaluation: Goalkeeper

Here’s how things look between the posts as Arsenal head down the stretch. Time to kick off a little roster evaluation series as we head down the stretch of the 2016-17 season for Arsenal. In doing so, we’ll be looking at who’s in the first team, who’s out on loan, any notable names from the Reserves and how badly the position could use some sort of reinforcement in the upcoming transfer window in the summer (irrespective of who Arsenal’s manager is come June 10...). We’re starting things off at the back with the goalkeepers. Here’s how things sounded before the season got...

EPL Player News

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    Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney has confirmed he will be staying at Manchester United

  • 5 Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan

    Manchester United great Paul Scholes picks EFL Cup final team

  • 5 Dele Alli

    Dele Alli

    Dele Alli slammed by pundits but Pochettino defends star

  • 4 Sergio Aguero

    Sergio Aguero

    Chelsea star has been playing through pain for the past three months after horror challenge from Man City star Sergio Aguero

  • 4 Santi Cazorla

    Santi Cazorla

    Santi Cazorla injury blow masks deeper problems in Arsenal's midfield

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EPL Schedule Feb 23rd

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