Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tag "Barclays Premier League"

    Palace shoot down Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Palace shoot down Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Jose Mourinho's 100th home game in charge of Chelsea ended in disappointment as the Blues went down 2-1 to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. ` Bakary Sako opened the scoring for the visitors before Falcao scored his first Barclays Premier League goal since January to draw his side level. But Joel Ward silenced the home fans to send the Eagles in [...]

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    Tottenham to win first league game of new season

Tottenham to win first league game of new season

Tottenham host Everton at White Hart Lane in our star match of the week in the Barclays Premier League. Our soccer analyst this week is a familiar face. He was among our Three Musketeers who entertained you with their in-depth views and near-perfect predictions of all the Premier League games last season. We welcome back Kayode Tijani. CURRENT FORM Tottenham will surely want [...]

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    Bournemouth edge seven-goal thriller at West Ham

Bournemouth edge seven-goal thriller at West Ham

Callum Wilson scored a hat-trick as Bournemouth picked up their first-ever Barclays Premier League victory at the expense of 10-man West Ham. The visitors dominated the first half at Upton Park and looked to be cruising to a historic three points when striker Wilson netted twice inside 30 minutes. But the hosts came back after the break, with Mark Noble’s 48th-minute penalty [...]

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    Arsenal to dent Liverpool’s 100% start to season

Arsenal to dent Liverpool’s 100% start to season

Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night in what is set to be one of the most interesting games of the weekend. Our guest to preview the star match is Bolaji Idowu, a fan of “the number one club in London”. Bolaji has been a Chelsea fan for about 18 years after falling in love with the club’s jersey [...]

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    FC Ifeanyi Ubah in partnership with West Ham

FC Ifeanyi Ubah in partnership with West Ham

Nigeria Professional Football League side FC Ifeanyi Ubah are in talks with Barclays Premier League team West Ham over a potential partnership deal. According to SuperSport, the two clubs are nearing an agreement over the deal, which is expected to be closed before the end of the month. Ifeanyi Ubah, the owner of the NPFL along with the chairman of the club, [...]

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    City v Chelsea clash heralds our new BPL preview format

City v Chelsea clash heralds our new BPL preview format

It's the first big match of the season as Manchester City play champions Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. It is too early for this tie to be labelled a ‘must-win’ or ‘title decider’ but it is not too early to begin our preview of matches of the Barclays Premier League (BPL) with a new and exciting format. Here a [...]

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    Ighalo: My goal is the first of many to come

Ighalo: My goal is the first of many to come

Watford forward, Odion Ighalo, says he will score more goals after his Barclays Premier League debut strike in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Everton. Ighalo's 83rd-minute-strike put his side 2-1 up at Goodison Park and although Arouna Kone's equaliser prevented it from being the winning goal, the 25-year-old is delighted with his first taste of life in the top flight. “Scoring my first [...]

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    Ighalo’s goal not enough to fire Watford to victory

Ighalo’s goal not enough to fire Watford to victory

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, scored a goal to earn Watford a point on their Barclays Premier League return as they held Everton to an opening-day 2-2 draw at Goodison Park. The Hornets, playing their first top-flight game since 2006-07, took a surprise lead in the 14th minute from Miguel Layun. Ross Barkley 76th goal broke the resilience of the visitors, but [...]

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    V is for ‘viewing centres’… and other A-Z items of the new premier league season

V is for ‘viewing centres’… and other A-Z items of the new premier league season

It’s August yet again and an august visitor is knocking on the door! What better way to preview the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League (BPL) campaign than to give you a letter-by-letter guide with a Nigerian flavour strewn around it? Ready? Welcome to the A-Z guide to the new season! A is for APL… And that’s not the new name of the ruling party in [...]

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    De Gea to sit out Spurs game

De Gea to sit out Spurs game

Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has decided Real Madrid target David De Gea will not start against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's Barclays Premier League opener. Speculation over the future of the 24-year-old has persisted all summer and the Dutch coach has thrown the Spaniard’s future into further doubt with the decision to drop him against Spurs. “I think about the human [...]

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    Odemwingie sets sights on scoring goals for Stoke

Odemwingie sets sights on scoring goals for Stoke

Osaze Odemwingie believes he will soon be back scoring the goals for Stoke City after his long injury layoff. The Super Eagles of Nigeria forward missed the vast majority of last season after suffering a knee injury, but he did come back just before the end of the campaign as Stoke finished ninth in the Barclays Premier League. The 34-year-old started [...]

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    Oliseh and football week of gambling and probability

Oliseh and football week of gambling and probability

Welcome to football silly season, aka transfer season, where wheeling and dealing on players and coaches looks like GMAT probability questions. Try these three on for size: Suppose a referee flips a fair coin six times. What is the probability that, in six flips, he gets at least one head? (A) 5/8 (B) 13/16 (C) 15/16 (D) 31/32 (E) 63/64 In a certain game, you pick a card [...]

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    BPL Preview: Who goes down? Hull City or Newcastle United?

BPL Preview: Who goes down? Hull City or Newcastle United?

The talking point of the last game of the season is not, obviously, on who wins the Barclays Premier League (BPL) title. Rather, the attention is on whom between Hull City and Newcastle United joins Burnley and QPR in the Championship. It’s a straight fight between “City” and “United” so let us play the number game without involving our soccer analysts. Of the [...]

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    Mourinho, Hazard win BPL awards

Mourinho, Hazard win BPL awards

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has been named Barclays Premier League (BPL) manager of the season, with Eden Hazard picking up the player's award. Mourinho led Chelsea to their first BPL title in five years, as well as the Capital One Cup. The 52-year-old, who is in his second spell with the Blues, beat fellow nominees Ronald Koeman, Garry Monk, Nigel Pearson and [...]

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    Arsenal consolidate grip on third place with draw at OT

Arsenal consolidate grip on third place with draw at OT

Arsenal fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford to maintain their grip on third place in the Barclays Premier League. The two teams had already secured a place in next season's UEFA Champions League prior to kick-off but were battling it out for third to avoid having to go through qualifying to make the group [...]

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    Ighalo: I want to play in the Premier League

Ighalo: I want to play in the Premier League

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, is keen to remain in England and play in the Barclays Premier League. The 25-year old is now on the wish list of other clubs after his 20 goals helped Watford return to the England elite division. And even the striker is not sure about his future though he knows he wants to play in the Premier [...]

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