SoccerLens Archives for January 2016

Chelsea Roundup: International manager confirms advanced negotiations for midfielder, January move likely

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is closing in on a move away from Stamford Bridge.

The 29-year-old Nigerian international has been a squad player for the Blues ever since he joined them and is ready to leave the club in order to play regular first-team football now.

Nigerian manager Gernot Rohr has confirmed that the Chelsea midfielder is in advanced negotiations with French club Marseille and a January transfer is very much on the cards.

Chelsea Roundup: International manager confirms advanced negotiations for midfielder, January move likely

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is closing in on a move away from Stamford Bridge.

The 29-year-old Nigerian international has been a squad player for the Blues ever since he joined them and is ready to leave the club in order to play regular first-team football now.

Nigerian manager Gernot Rohr has confirmed that the Chelsea midfielder is in advanced negotiations with French club Marseille and a January transfer is very much on the cards.

Man Utd Roundup: Mourinho very interested in £67m star; Club chief flies in for transfer discussions

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Manchester United are looking to sign Benfica star Victor Lindelof in January.

As per the latest report from Portugal, Benfica President Luis Filipe Vieira is set to arrive in England today to discuss the sale of Lindelof to Manchester United. The Portuguese club will hold out for a fee of €45 million excluding add-ons.

Man Utd Roundup: Mourinho very interested in £67m star; Club chief flies in for transfer discussions

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Manchester United are looking to sign Benfica star Victor Lindelof in January.

As per the latest report from Portugal, Benfica President Luis Filipe Vieira is set to arrive in England today to discuss the sale of Lindelof to Manchester United. The Portuguese club will hold out for a fee of €45 million excluding add-ons.

13 goals in 17 games: Chelsea looking to seal attacker deal, Blues will offer him £200,000 a week

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been in sensational form this season. The Spanish international has scored 13 goals in 17 Premier League appearances so far and has picked up 5 assists during that time as well.

The Blues are keen to reward Costa for his form and will offer him a new and improved contract extension.

13 goals in 17 games: Chelsea looking to seal attacker deal, Blues will offer him £200,000 a week

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been in sensational form this season. The Spanish international has scored 13 goals in 17 Premier League appearances so far and has picked up 5 assists during that time as well.

The Blues are keen to reward Costa for his form and will offer him a new and improved contract extension.

Premier League 2016/17: Week 17 EPL Results, Updated Standings, Top Scorers & Assists

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Liverpool picked up a stunning 1-0 win over Everton in the first Merseyside Derby of the season last night.

The Reds struggled to get their passing game going throughout the game, but a goalkeeping error from Joel Robles allowed Sadio Mane to score from close range in the dying moments.

Premier League 2016/17: Week 17 EPL Results, Updated Standings, Top Scorers & Assists

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Liverpool picked up a stunning 1-0 win over Everton in the first Merseyside Derby of the season last night.

The Reds struggled to get their passing game going throughout the game, but a goalkeeping error from Joel Robles allowed Sadio Mane to score from close range in the dying moments.

Arsenal target Marco Reus with Sanchez’s future in the balance

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Arsenal may have started preparing for life without their superstars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. The club is currently under negotiations with the duo to extend their contracts beyond 2018, but no agreement has been reached yet. The major issue is the wage being offered. It has been reported that Sanchez and Ozil have been offered contracts worth £180,000-per-week.

Arsenal target Marco Reus with Sanchez’s future in the balance

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Arsenal may have started preparing for life without their superstars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. The club is currently under negotiations with the duo to extend their contracts beyond 2018, but no agreement has been reached yet. The major issue is the wage being offered. It has been reported that Sanchez and Ozil have been offered contracts worth £180,000-per-week.

£120k-a-week midfielder considering Man Utd transfer, discusses January move with teammates

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is considering a move to Italy as per the latest reports.

The Belgian has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford and is not a key part of Mourinho’s first team plans anymore.

According to Daily Mail, Manchester United will not extend his current contract and are looking to get rid of him permanently as opposed to a loan move.

£120k-a-week midfielder considering Man Utd transfer, discusses January move with teammates

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Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is considering a move to Italy as per the latest reports.

The Belgian has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford and is not a key part of Mourinho’s first team plans anymore.

According to Daily Mail, Manchester United will not extend his current contract and are looking to get rid of him permanently as opposed to a loan move.

Chelsea plotting January move for winger, Agent says Conte 'would love' to sign South American now

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to add more depth to his attack and has identified the Genoa winger Diego Laxalt as a possible signing.

The Uruguayan winger has impressed in Serie A with Bologna and Empoli as well.

According to Daily Mirror, Antonio Conte is a big admirer of the 23-year-old winger and could make a move for him when the transfer window re-opens next month.

Chelsea plotting January move for winger, Agent says Conte 'would love' to sign South American now

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is looking to add more depth to his attack and has identified the Genoa winger Diego Laxalt as a possible signing.

The Uruguayan winger has impressed in Serie A with Bologna and Empoli as well.

According to Daily Mirror, Antonio Conte is a big admirer of the 23-year-old winger and could make a move for him when the transfer window re-opens next month.

Man Utd set to sign top class Mourinho target; €45m offer accepted, deal almost finalised

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof is closing in on a move to manchester United.

Portuguese newspaper Record are reporting that the Swedish defender will begin training under Jose Mourinho from January.

The report adds that Benfica President Luis Filipe Vieira examined Manchester United’s offer for the player in England earlier this week and was satisfied with it.

Man Utd set to sign top class Mourinho target; €45m offer accepted, deal almost finalised

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof is closing in on a move to manchester United.

Portuguese newspaper Record are reporting that the Swedish defender will begin training under Jose Mourinho from January.

The report adds that Benfica President Luis Filipe Vieira examined Manchester United’s offer for the player in England earlier this week and was satisfied with it.

Man Utd could face Man City during 2017 US tour, Mourinho convinces Woodward to skip China

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Manchester United will travel to the United States for their pre-season tour in 2017.

The Red Devils toured the US in the summer of 2015 when Louis van Gaal was in charge of the club. Back then, United camped around Seattle and San Jose. They will return to the west coast of the United States this summer as well.

Man Utd could face Man City during 2017 US tour, Mourinho convinces Woodward to skip China

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Manchester United will travel to the United States for their pre-season tour in 2017.

The Red Devils toured the US in the summer of 2015 when Louis van Gaal was in charge of the club. Back then, United camped around Seattle and San Jose. They will return to the west coast of the United States this summer as well.

Transfer Roundup: Conte prepared to pay midfielder's release clause; €80m Man Utd target prefers Chelsea

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Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu since the end of last season.

As per the latest reports, the Colombian attacking midfielder could finally be on his way when the transfer window re-opens next month. Daily Mail are reporting that Los Blancos are willing to sell the player and have already informed him that he is free to leave the club.

Real Madrid's transfer ban reduced to one window by Court of Arbitration for Sport

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Real Madrid have managed to get their ban on signing players reduced to one transfer window, following an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

FIFA had imposed a one-year transfer ban on Real Madrid back in January, following which the Spanish club appealed to CAS. Its appeal panel confirmed the sanction to take effect in 2017, but only partially as they will only effectively not be able to sign players in the coming winter or January transfer window.

Transfer Roundup: Conte prepared to pay midfielder's release clause; €80m Man Utd target prefers Chelsea

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Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez has been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu since the end of last season.

As per the latest reports, the Colombian attacking midfielder could finally be on his way when the transfer window re-opens next month. Daily Mail are reporting that Los Blancos are willing to sell the player and have already informed him that he is free to leave the club.

Mourinho to complete first January signing; €45m fee agreed, top class target will sign 5-yr deal

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof is all set to complete a January transfer to Manchester United.

Portuguese media are reporting that the Swedish international’s move to Old Trafford is all but done.

The 22-year-old centre-back is set to sign a five-year contract with the Red Devils according to O Jogo.

Mourinho to complete first January signing; €45m fee agreed, top class target will sign 5-yr deal

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof is all set to complete a January transfer to Manchester United.

Portuguese media are reporting that the Swedish international’s move to Old Trafford is all but done.

The 22-year-old centre-back is set to sign a five-year contract with the Red Devils according to O Jogo.

Real Madrid begin negotiations to sign world class Chelsea star

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Real Madrid were expected to sign a top class keeper a year ago and the Manchester United keeper David De Gea was linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

However, the move never quite materialised due to some miscommunication between the clubs and Los Blancos decided to stick with Keylor Navas.

Real Madrid begin negotiations to sign world class Chelsea star

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Real Madrid were expected to sign a top class keeper a year ago and the Manchester United keeper David De Gea was linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu.

However, the move never quite materialised due to some miscommunication between the clubs and Los Blancos decided to stick with Keylor Navas.

Chelsea submit offer for world class Bundesliga player, Star has a good equation with Conte

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Chelsea have had a fantastic start to their season and are on top of the Premier League table right now.

Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his side in order to maintain their current form and is looking to sign the Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal for the Blues according to Don Balon.

Chelsea submit offer for world class Bundesliga player, Star has a good equation with Conte

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Chelsea have had a fantastic start to their season and are on top of the Premier League table right now.

Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his side in order to maintain their current form and is looking to sign the Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal for the Blues according to Don Balon.

Game Week 17 Review: Arsenal Are Too Weak To Win The Premier League Title

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Game week 17 of the Premier League season has just been concluded after Liverpool’s 1-0 derby day victory over Everton at Goodison Park. Away from the Merseyside Derby, nine other games produced 22 goals and some very exciting moments. So, these are the five top things we can take away from game week 17 and into the new year.

Game Week 17 Review: Arsenal Are Too Weak To Win The Premier League Title

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Game week 17 of the Premier League season has just been concluded after Liverpool’s 1-0 derby day victory over Everton at Goodison Park. Away from the Merseyside Derby, nine other games produced 22 goals and some very exciting moments. So, these are the five top things we can take away from game week 17 and into the new year.

Carlos Tevez’s move to China could change the face of Asian football

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Argentina forward Carlos Tevez has all but let it be known that China is his next career destination after an emotional send-off at Boca Juniors on Sunday. Tevez, who started his professional career at Boca, is set to earn a staggering £615,000 per week at Shanghai Shenhua which is enough to make him the world’s highest-paid footballer, as reported by ESPN FC via Ole and La Nacion.

Carlos Tevez’s move to China could change the face of Asian football

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Argentina forward Carlos Tevez has all but let it be known that China is his next career destination after an emotional send-off at Boca Juniors on Sunday. Tevez, who started his professional career at Boca, is set to earn a staggering £615,000 per week at Shanghai Shenhua which is enough to make him the world’s highest-paid footballer, as reported by ESPN FC via Ole and La Nacion.

Klopp looking to sign explosive Arsenal target, World cup winner wants January move

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Liverpool are looking to make an approach for the German international Julian Draxler when the transfer window opens next month. Draxler has been linked with a move to Arsenal as well.

The Reds will be without Sadio Mane next month due to his participation in AFCON. Furthermore, Philippe Coutinho is not back from his injury yet.

Klopp looking to sign explosive Arsenal target, World cup winner wants January move

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Liverpool are looking to make an approach for the German international Julian Draxler when the transfer window opens next month. Draxler has been linked with a move to Arsenal as well.

The Reds will be without Sadio Mane next month due to his participation in AFCON. Furthermore, Philippe Coutinho is not back from his injury yet.

Top class French international agrees to complete Manchester United transfer in January

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Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has agreed to join Everton when the transfer window opens next month.

There is no mention of a fee yet, but as per the report from Canal+, Everton will submit a formal offer for the defensive midfielder now.

The French midfielder joined the Red Devils under Louis van Gaal in 2015, but the former Saints midfielder has failed to impress Jose Mourinho.

Top class French international agrees to complete Manchester United transfer in January

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Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has agreed to join Everton when the transfer window opens next month.

There is no mention of a fee yet, but as per the report from Canal+, Everton will submit a formal offer for the defensive midfielder now.

The French midfielder joined the Red Devils under Louis van Gaal in 2015, but the former Saints midfielder has failed to impress Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United agree deal for experienced winger after go-ahead from Mourinho

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Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has agreed to a new two-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit.

As per the latest report from Sun, the Ecuadorian will now stay at the club until June 2018. The report also adds that Valencia has already signed the deal after the go-ahead from Mourinho.

Manchester United agree deal for experienced winger after go-ahead from Mourinho

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Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia has agreed to a new two-year deal with the Old Trafford outfit.

As per the latest report from Sun, the Ecuadorian will now stay at the club until June 2018. The report also adds that Valencia has already signed the deal after the go-ahead from Mourinho.

Chelsea want French duo to replace Oscar; Conte and Emenalo travelled to watch them play

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Chelsea are set to complete the £60m sale of Brazilian midfielder Oscar to Shanghai SIPG next month.

The Blues received the mega-money offer earlier this month and are already looking at replacements for the 25-year-old.

Guardian are reporting that Antonio Conte wants to use the funds from Oscar’s sale to improve his midfield and defence.

Chelsea want French duo to replace Oscar; Conte and Emenalo travelled to watch them play

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Chelsea are set to complete the £60m sale of Brazilian midfielder Oscar to Shanghai SIPG next month.

The Blues received the mega-money offer earlier this month and are already looking at replacements for the 25-year-old.

Guardian are reporting that Antonio Conte wants to use the funds from Oscar’s sale to improve his midfield and defence.

Man Utd looking to sign Liverpool target in January; Mourinho ready to put £25m ‘on the table’

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Liverpool have been linked with the Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the recent weeks and it seems that they will have to fight bitter rivals Manchester United in order to sign the player during the January transfer window.

van Dijk has been sensational for Claude Puel’s side this season and the former Celtic star is one of the best defenders in the Premier League right now.

Spanish journalist: Real Madrid superstar has bagged this major award by beating Messi

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Cristiano Ronaldo is all set to be announced as the Ballon d’Or 2016 winner next Monday if the recent reports from the Spanish media are to be believed.

Reputed journalist Francesc Aguilar is reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi to the prestigious award after a fantastic season with club and country.

Antonio Conte's key quality is the main reason behind Chelsea's outstanding form this season

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Following a 3-1 win away to Manchester City, Chelsea are now on a 8 game winning streak, scoring 22 goals and conceding 2 whilst sitting at the top of the Premier League.

I put this down to the passion shown on the sidelines by Antonio Conte, after questionable performances against Liverpool and Arsenal.

FA Cup 3rd Round: Stam returns to Old Trafford, Chelsea and Liverpool handed easy draws

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Championship side Reading will travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United, the defending champions, in the 2016-17 FA Cup third round.

West Ham will host Manchester City in the all-Premier League ties, while Everton will take on Premier League champions Leicester City.

Chapecoense awarded 2016 Copa Sudamericana

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Brazilian football club Chapecoense have been awarded the 2016 Copa Sudamericana by South American football confederation Conmebol.

Atletico Nacional, who asked Chapecoense to be given the trophy, have been given a Fair Play award.

4 reasons why Harry Kane is the star of Tottenham's talented young squad

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I had a read through Twitter after Tottenham beat Swansea 5-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday, only to come across some idiotic and generally laughable comments on their striker Harry Kane.

Many of these tweets argued that Kane was a penalty or tap-in merchant. Others claimed Spurs’s number 10 to be a ‘two season wonder.

Football Leaks: Eden Hazard contract details; Liverpool star's anti-Arsenal clause revealed

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Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino allegedly has a €98m release clause in his Liverpool contract, according to a report published in Le Soir as part of the Football Leaks series.

The most interesting part of his clause is that any club in this world can sign him if they meet his buy-out clause, except Premier League rivals Arsenal.

Transfer Roundup: Rival manager contacts Arsenal star regarding move as Gunners struggle to match his demands

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Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are expected to sign new contracts with the London giants soon.

Both players have been sensational for the Gunners ever since they joined from Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. However, reaching an agreement has not been too easy for the Premier League giants.

Alexis Sánchez: The Silent Arsenal of the Premier League

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Arsenal transferred Alexis Sánchez from Barcelona 2 seasons ago in hopes to fill the offensive void left by Robin van Persie. In his third season at the club, Sánchez seems to have finally arrived. While he had respectable seasons the past two years, Alexis Sánchez has reached new heights in this early season.

4-3-3 v Dortmund: Zidane without 3 top class Real Madrid stars for must win UCL game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
7th December, 19:45 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund live on BT Sport App / Fox Soccer 2Go

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

Real Madrid host Borussia Dortmund in their final Champions League group game on Wednesday and both sides will be looking to qualify for the knockout rounds as the group winners.

4-2-3-1 v Basel: Wenger without 7 Arsenal first team players for vital UCL away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Basel vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this week’s Champions League clash.

Basel vs Arsenal
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
6th December, 19:45 pm BST
St. Jakob-Park, Basel
Live Stream: Watch Basel vs Arsenal live on BT Sport 2

Basel Team News & Preview

Swiss outfit FC Basel host Arsenal in the Champions League this week and both sides will be looking to secure the three points for very different reasons.

4-3-3 vs Gladbach: Barcelona without two top class stars for this week's UCL clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Barcelona vs Borussia M.Gladbach Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this week’s Champions League clash.

Barcelona vs Borussia M.Gladbach
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
6th December, 19:45 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs Borussia M.

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid: Match Preview, Key Stats, Injury Updates and Prediction

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Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this week’s Champions League game.

Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
6th December, 19:45 pm BST
Allianz Arena, Munich
Live Stream: Watch Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid live on Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Sport 3/HD (Germany)

Bayern Munich Team News & Preview

Bayern Munich host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League this week and the German giants will be looking to avenge their defeat at Calderon from earlier this season.

Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Reds are missing this player more than Coutinho right now

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Clichés exist for a reason. The phrase “goals win you matches; defence wins you championships” exists for a reason. On Sunday, Liverpool showed why saying they could win the evasive 19th league title was erroneous.

Liverpool’s performance against Bournemouth was a mix of good, bad and ugly, and in that order.

The Premier League’s Mad Month: Who Will Be Christmas Number One?

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‘Tis the season to be merry, especially if you’re a football fan. With dreary international breaks banished till March there will be no less than six rounds of Premier League fixtures squeezed into December – an opportunity for potentially the most exciting title race in living memory to gather momentum.

Premier League 2016/17: Week 14 Results, Updated Standings, Top scorers & assists

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Another thrilling weekend of Premier League football came to an end yesterday with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal continuing their charge for the title with impressive wins away from home.

Chelsea remain in control of the race after their stunning 3-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday.

Newcastle United's 'blip' should not be worried about just yet

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This time last week, Championship table-toppers Newcastle United were in their best form since Kevin Keegan’s reign.

They boasted a 9-game winning streak, which stretched all the way back to the 28th September, where they dramatically fought back to beat Norwich City 4-3.

It all came crashing down to earth last Saturday.

Man Utd Roundup: Attacker close to January move; Woodward approves Mourinho transfer request

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Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford recently.

The Dutch winger has struggled to hold down a regular first team place under Jose Mourinho and could leave in January if a suitable offer comes in.

Chelsea Roundup: Deal in principle agreed for defender, club president was in London last week

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Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic could be on his way out of Chelsea in January.

Ivanovic recently signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2017. Given his current form and role under Antonio Conte, it is highly unlikely that the Premier League champions will retain him beyond that.

4-3-3 v Bournemouth: Liverpool without 3 top quality attackers for Sunday's away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Bournemouth vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Bournemouth vs Liverpool
English Premier League 2016/17
4th December, 13:30 pm BST
Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
Live Stream: Watch Bournemouth vs Liverpool live on Sky Sports 1

Bournemouth Team News & Preview

Bournemouth host Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend and the Cherries will be looking to address their inconsistencies with a positive result.

Arsenal's Southampton loss reflects broader issues of stadium switch

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As I watched Arsenal succumbing to a second-string Southampton side at a dreary and sparsely populated Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night, my mind drifted back to a League Cup game from a decade ago.

It was a mid-week fixture between Arsenal and Wigan and it was freezing but the stadium was packed (aside from empty seats in the Wigan end) and the atmosphere frenzied.

Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo - The definitive Clasico statistics

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Spain’s El Clasico fixture between age-old rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid is undoubtedly the biggest game in world football, with the global spectacle to take centre stage once more on Saturday.

It makes sense that the world’s biggest game should have the two best players on the planet on opposite sides, with perennial rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo set to renew their personal battle at Camp Nou.

4-3-3 vs Real Madrid: Luis Enrique's strongest possible Barcelona lineup for tomorrow's Clasico; Injury Updates & Predicted Lineups

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The first El Clasico of this season is almost upon us and both Real Madrid and Barcelona will be looking to get one over the other when the two sides meet on Saturday.

This is a must win game for Barcelona as the Spanish champions are already six points behind league leaders Real Madrid.

El Clasico Infographic: Barcelona vs Real Madrid Key Stats, Possible Lineups and Records

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Barcelona v Real Madrid, often known as El Clasico, is not only one of the biggest footballing events, but one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Just behind the UEFA Champions League Final in terms of occasion, every edition of El Clasico is watched by record numbers, with Spanish football’s two heavyweights set to lock horns once again this Saturday at the Camp Nou – and Sportslens has created the perfect guide in the form of a packed infographic.

Arsenal will beat West Ham on Saturday because of these five vital reasons

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There will be no Andy Carroll (in the starting 11 at least).

The pony-tailed party-loving poacher is, as is often the case, not fully fit. This is good news for Arsenal. Last time out, he bagged a quick-fire hat-trick against the Gunners. The Geordie Juggernaut liked scoring against Arsenal when he played for Newcastle, too.

4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Wenger without 6 Arsenal first team players for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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West Ham vs Arsenal Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

West Ham vs Arsenal
Premier League 2016/17
3rd December, 17:30 BST
Olympic Stadium, London
Live Stream: Watch West Ham vs Arsenal live on BT Sport 1

West Ham Team News & Preview

West Ham host Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend and the Hammers will be looking to bounce back from their 4-1 thrashing against Manchester United during the midweek.

4-2-3-1 v Everton: Mourinho without 4 Man Utd first team stars for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Everton vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Everton vs Manchester United
Premier League2016/17
4th December, 16:00 BST
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Everton vs Manchester United live on Sky Sports 1

Everton Team News & Preview

Everton host Manchester United in the Premier league this weekend and the Toffees will be looking to get their season back on track with a morale-boosting win over Jose Mourinho‘s men.

Gianluigi Donnarumma: Italy’s hottest prospect could become the best keeper in the world

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Standing at 6 foot 5 and at the age of 17 years old, Gianluigi Donnarumma has already broken into AC Milan‘s first team line-up and has become one of the most highly regarded goalkeepers in the world as well as one of Italy’s hottest prospects.

3-4-3 v Man City: Antonio Conte without experiened Chelsea defender for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Manchester City vs Chelsea
English Premier League 2016/17
3rd December, 12:30 pm BST
Etihad, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester City vs Chelsea live on Sky Sports 1/HD UK

Manchester City Team News & Preview

Manchester City host Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend and it should be a fascinating contest between two of best tacticians in the league.

4-3-3 vs Barcelona: Real Madrid without 3 top class players for Saturday's El Clasico; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid
Liga BBVA 2016/17
3rd December, 15:15 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Live Stream: Watch Barcelona vs Real Madrid live on fuboTV

Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona host Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season this weekend.

Man Utd star suspended; Attacker will miss this weekend's crunch clash against Everton

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Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney will be suspended for United’s match against his boyhood club Everton this weekend after picking up his fifth booking of the season. England’s all-time top scorer was shown the yellow card for dissent in the 54th minute of United’s EFL League Cup quarter-final against West Ham last evening when he reacted impatiently after being penalised by referee Mike Jones for a foul on West Ham midfielder Edimilson Fernandes.

3 major reasons why Manchester United have struggled this season

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Manchester United started off the season with a bang, winning four matches in a row, including their first three Premier League games. It all went downhill for them since that 2-1 defeat at home to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side in their fourth game of the Premier League season.

Since then, United have recorded losses against Feyenoord, Watford, Chelsea and Fenerbahce in all competitions, whilst dropping points against Liverpool, Arsenal, Burnley, Stoke and West Ham.