Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tag "English Premier League (EPL)"

    Chelsea host Burnley, Arsenal battle Leicester on opening day of 2017/18 EPL season

Chelsea host Burnley, Arsenal battle Leicester on opening day of 2017/18 EPL season

Champions Chelsea will begin the 2017/18 Premier League campaign at home to Burnley hoping to continue their impressive record of having won 16, drawn six and lost only three of their opening day fixtures. Premier League runners-up Tottenham Hotspurs kick off the new campaign away from home with a potentially tough trip to Rafa Benitez's newly-promoted Newcastle. Manchester United will also begin [...]

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    David Moyes resigns as coach of relegated Sunderland

David Moyes resigns as coach of relegated Sunderland

David Moyes has resigned as coach of Sunderland following the club's relegation from the English Premier League. He departs the club without taking the £3million compensation he was entitled to - in the case of a sacking. In a statement on the club's website, Ellis Short, chairman of Sunderland, said: "I pursued the services of David Moyes for a considerable period prior [...]

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    Chelsea lift EPL trophy as Terry bows out

Chelsea lift EPL trophy as Terry bows out

Chelsea has lifted the English Premier League trophy for a fifth time in their history following a 5-1 win over Sunderland. The North London team had already wrapped up its second title in three years at Stamford Bridge last weekend. Hence, Sunday's game was a formality in terms of the league title but significant to Antonio Conte's men as they bade farewell [...]

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    Losing 6-1 to Tottenham is the lowest I’ve ever felt at Leicester, says Ndidi

Losing 6-1 to Tottenham is the lowest I’ve ever felt at Leicester, says Ndidi

Wilfred Ndidi says Leicester's 6-1 loss to Tottenham is the lowest point of his career with the Foxes thus far. The Nigerian midfielder who is one of the shining lights of the club says the Leicester team is determined to end the season on a positive note. He said Leicester will tap into the anger of the drastic loss when they face Bournemouth [...]

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Iwobi benched as Arsenal thrashed Stoke to keep T4 hope alive

Arsenal's quest for a top four finish took a turn for the better with a 4-1 win over Stoke at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday. Alex Iwobi was benched as the Arsene Wenger's men performance showed they meant business about not missing out on next season's Champions League The Gunners have a glimpse of a chance of securing a 22nd consecutive top [...]

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    Moses: I always knew I could play for a big club like Chelsea

Moses: I always knew I could play for a big club like Chelsea

Victor Moses, Chelsea wingback, says he always believed in his ability to play at the highest level, especially for a "big club" like Chelsea. Moses, who had spent previous years on loan, became a regular under Antonio Conte and has been impressive for most of the season. The Italian's conversion of the Nigerian forward to a wingback has proven to be a [...]

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    Iwobi overlooked as Wenger finally beats Mourinho

Iwobi overlooked as Wenger finally beats Mourinho

Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi was unused on Sunday as José Mourinho’s unbeaten record against Arsene Wenger came to an end. Arsenal defeated Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates to hand Wenger his first Premier League victory over the Portuguese tactician in 13 years. Although the first forty-five minutes of the game was an end to end affair, neither side could find the back [...]

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    Ndidi on target as Leicester thrash Watford

Ndidi on target as Leicester thrash Watford

Wilfred Ndidi scored his second English Premier League goal on Saturday as Leicester recorded a 3-0 win against Watford at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes were hardly ruffled for most parts of the game. Ndidi opened the scoring for Leicester by taking advantage of Watford's failure to deal with a corner kick. The Nigerian midfielder struck a low shot with the side of [...]

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    Ndidi helps Leicester defeat West Brom

Ndidi helps Leicester defeat West Brom

Wilfred Ndidi contributed significantly to Leicester City's 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday. The Nigerian midfielder continued his remarkable form in the middle of the park from the first sound of the whistle. He had a shot deflected off target in the 6th minute. He would have more of such chances but they were either deflected or [...]

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    Moses instrumental in Chelsea’s humbling of Southampton

Moses instrumental in Chelsea’s humbling of Southampton

Nigerian forward Victor Moses was instrumental as Chelsea trounced Southampton to extend their lead on the English Premier League table. Both sides came into the game firing on all cylinders but Chelsea struck blood first. Eden Hazard fired a shot past Fraser Forster from 15 yards to give the Blues the lead in the 5th minute. Former Chelsea player, Oriel Romeu, cancelled out the [...]

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    Odion Ighalo just can’t stop scoring!

Odion Ighalo just can’t stop scoring!

The fairy-tale goal-scoring run of Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles’ striker, continued on Saturday as he scored his 10th goal of the English Premier League season for Watford against Sunderland at the Stadium of light. The striker was in action for 90 minutes and scored the only goal of the game four minutes into the encounter, his 16th appearance of the season. He is now [...]

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    Victor Moses faces six-week layoff

Victor Moses faces six-week layoff

Odion Ighalo scored the winner for Watford but Victor Moses walked off injured in West Ham's goalless draw at Manchester United in the latest round of English premier league matches. "We have to wait for a scan but it doesn't look good," Slaven Bilic, the West Ham manager, said after the match. "It's not like cramp. I don't know if it's three, four, five or six weeks. [...]

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    PREVIEW: How will Super Eagles players fare in the EPL?

PREVIEW: How will Super Eagles players fare in the EPL?

Nigerian players will resume action for their various clubs this weekend in the English Premier League (EPL). Watford’s Odion Ighalo is currently the best performer of the pack while Kelechi Iheanacho will aim to improve on his scoring form for Manchester City. Here is an update on the players' current form. Odion Ighalo (Watford): The striker scored last Sunday against Aston Villa to [...]

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    Ighalo on target but Iheanacho, Osaze missing in action

Ighalo on target but Iheanacho, Osaze missing in action

Watford striker, Odion Ighalo, was on target for his eighth goal of the season in the English Premier League against Aston Villa at the Villa Park Stadium on Saturday. The Nigerian forward broke the deadlock in just 17 minutes, converting a loose ball from close range and went on to win the game. The win has taken Watford to 11th position [...]

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    ‘He’s just trying to sell books,’ Mourinho snipes at Drogba over Chelsea comment

‘He’s just trying to sell books,’ Mourinho snipes at Drogba over Chelsea comment

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticised his former striker Didier Drogba following the striker’s comments on Chelsea's form this season. In an interview with UK Sun last Thursday, the Ivorian had suggested there was a lack of big characters in the dressing room at Stamford Bridge but his former coach has accused him of stoking up controversy. The Portuguese coach accused his [...]

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    Three reasons why City deserve to be champions

Three reasons why City deserve to be champions

How time flies! The English Premier League (EPL) will come to an end tomorrow, 11th May 2014, but the champion is still to be determined. Liverpool and Manchester City have been neck deep in the title, with free-scoring Liverpool in need of a near-miracle to claim their first EPL title of the modern era —and the first since 1989/90 season. Manchester City [...]

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