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Liverpool player ratings against Norwich: Sterling brilliant, Johnson anonymous

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Liverpool player ratings against Norwich: Sterling brilliant, Johnson anonymous - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's title dream if edging closer to reality as Brendan Rodgers' side now find themselves in a commanding position at the top of the Premier League table after a nervy 3-2 over Norwich on Sunday.

Possible Manchester United Starting XI Next Season?

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Possible Manchester United Starting XI Next Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's unceremonious fall from grace has been without doubt themost talked about topic throughout the course of the current Premier League season. Liverpool's rapid ascent to greatness, Manchester City retaining the Capital One Cup and Alan Pardew's epic head-buttincident have all been up there as some of the most hotly debated, tweeted and talked about events.

Hull vs Arsenal: Gunners’ Midfield Reunion Key in Cup Final Warmup

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Hull vs Arsenal: Gunners' Midfield Reunion Key in Cup Final Warmup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a precursor to the FA Cup final, Arsenal travel to the KC Stadium tomorrow to meet Steve Bruce's overachieving Hull City.

This match should see Arsenal's fist choice midfield of Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Mesut Ozil reunited for the first time since the Boxing Day match against West Ham.

Manchester United continue close monitoring of €45m midfielder

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Manchester United continue close monitoring of €45m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sporting midfielder William Carvalho is one of the hottest properties in Europe at the moment, and is being chased by several European heavyweights, including Manchester United.

United scouts have watched him a number of times, while the UK media going so far as to suggest that a deal has already been done!

Liverpool: Mexican international fancies summer Premier League move

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Liverpool: Mexican international fancies summer Premier League move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have received a huge boost in their pursuit ofGuillermo Ochoa, with theAjaccio goalkeeper admitting that his future could well lie in England.

The 28-year-old Mexican is reportedly wanted by Brendan Rodgers to replace the outgoing Pepe Reina, who is expected to make his loan move to Serie A side Napoli permanent in the summer.

Chelsea

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Defeat, Home record gone and Liverpool take advantage.

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Chelsea headed into the game yesterday against Sunderland knowing that a win would take us top of the league and would have put real pressure on Liverpool. The complete opposite happened as Sunderland won 2-1, Jose Mourinho's home record is over and earlier this afternoon, Liverpool have beaten Norwich to take a five point lead with three games to go in the title race.

Sensational Palace in better form than Chelsea

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Sensational Palace in better form than Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Crystal Palace continued their majestic run of form with an away win at West Ham thanks toMile Jedinak's penalty. In their last eight games Pulis has seen his men record more points than Chelsea, with 16 compared to the "little horse's" 15.

OLD ENEMY FERGUSON WAS RIGHT

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Liverpool face Norwich City Sunday morning at
Carrow road, knowing that a victory there will leave the Reds within touching distance of the Premier League title.

With Sunderland having taken 4 points off our closest rivals Man City (draw) and a huge win at Chelsea on Saturday, surely the title is ours to lose now.

Why Arsenal must persuade Wenger to stay!!

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Is the glass half full? Only matters if you're thirsty by Zac Most articles start with a line like, I have been an Arsenal fan since I was knee high to Kylie Minogue or something along those lines. Well I am proud to say my first love is rugby league and my second is Arsenal. [...]

WATCH Jose Mourinho’s Bitter and Sarcastic Post-Match Press Conference After Loss to Sunderland [VIDEO]

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Chelsea suffered a major blow to the team's chances of winning the Premier League today after they lost 2-1 to Sunderland at Stamford Bridge. The loss for Jose Mourinho was his first defeat in the Premier League in a game played at Stamford Bridge since 2004, snapping a 77-match unbeaten league record.

PHOTO: Fabio Borini celebrates his goal against Chelsea

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PHOTO: Fabio Borini celebrates his goal against Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea suffered a huge blow in the Premier League title race after losing out 2-1 at the hands of Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.

As a result of the defeat, Chelsea will go 5 points behind Liverpool, should the Reds win their match against Norwich tomorrow.

Saturday Ticker: Sunderland end Chelsea home unbeaten run; Atletico maintain lead; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Sunderland were dead and buried.

Sitting 20th in the English Premier League with a trip to Stamford Bridge at hand, the Black Cats were up against a wall.

However, a late Fabio Borini penalty kick goal earned Sunderland a 2-1 win and all three points over title hopefuls Chelsea.

Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away

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Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's assistant coach Rui Faira became the personification of every Blues fan's raging emotions when he completely lost it right after Sunderland's winning penalty at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland – Ramires poor, Matic brilliant

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Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland Ramires poor, Matic brilliant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland dealt a massive blow to Chelsea's Premier League title hopes as the Black Cats grabbed a shock 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge in the late kickoff encounter on Saturday. Samuel Eto'o had earlier given the home side an early lead before Connor Wickham pounced on a Mark Schwarzer to restore parity.

Chelsea v Sunderland: Three points, top of the league and pressure back on Liverpool.

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This evening, Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea team have a chance to put huge pressure on Liverpool by beating Sunderland and moving top of the Premier League by a single point before Liverpool face Norwich tomorrow. Sunderland is as big as any other game we have played this season.

Take our title challenge that looked like being over with defeats to Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, take Jose Mourinho's unbeaten home record in the Premier League and take current form into consideration and you would have this down on paper as a Chelsea win.

Moyes to fight Chelsea and Arsenal for €40m striker?

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Moyes to fight Chelsea and Arsenal for €40m striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager David Moyes was in Portugal a few days back to watch BenficabeatPorto3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.

The Red Devils have been linked with several players from the Portuguese league over the past year, andwith the presence of Moyes in the stands, the Portuguese press have indulged in the non stop activity of linking players with Manchester United.

Arsenal

The Arsenal “Rockets”?

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If only .... If only we hadn't lost at Stoke, had taken more risks against United, been braver at home to Chelsea, been luckier with the bounce of the ball home to City, not hit the woodwork vs Everton etcetcit would be us as Champions elect. Instead it is Liverpool who watch their challengers fall away.

Thoughts On West Ham And Hull

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Arsenal's win over West Ham wasn't as comfortable as a 3-1 scoreline suggests, nor was it a great performance, but there were some genuinely pleasing moments which made it enjoyable and the points always help.

There were shades of early season form in this win, particularly in the way the team defended many tricky moments.

Ozil IS in Arsenal squad but will he start at Hull?

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We still don't really know all the details of the injury that has kept Mesut Ozil out of the Arsenal squad for the last six weeks, other than it being something to do with his hamstring, or leg, or some part of his body. But it cannot have been too debilitating because the German is [...]

Relax Gooners, Arsenal are in for their best season in a decade!!

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Is this going to be one of the best season we have had in a while? by Fordo I know most of the Arsenal fans might not be very happy with our season so far, and I will admit that I have also been heartbroken, especially in this last couple of weeks when we saw [...]

Newcastle United

Newcastle Are Bottom Club Since Boxing Day

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One of our readers has compiled the figures in the Premier League for the last 16 games before this weekend's fixtures, and Newcastle were second from bottom, but since Cardiff City drew 1-1 at home to Stoke yesterday, they are now level on points with Newcastle have the same goal difference but have scored [.

Reports Newcastle Lining Up Tony Pulis

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Maybe this is the last news we all wanted to hear it's being reported in the Mirror today, that Mike Ashley could be lining up the new Palace manager Tony Pulis to become the new Newcastle manager, if the owner decides that Alan Pardew's time is up on Tyneside. Tony Pulis is he [...]

When Are Enough Defeats Enough?

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When you hold a prominent position at a companyand you don't perform, and it's obvious you are not performing up to requirements, three things can happen you can be moved out to another job in what is called a sideways move, you can be fired, or you can take the initiative and go find [...]

Mathieu Debuchy Gets It Right – After The Game

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There have been and there will be a lot of negative things written about both Mike Ashley and Alan Pardew in the coming week(s), but the returning Mathieu Debuchy was interviewed on the Newcastle United web site immediately after the game yesterday and Mathieu gets it all completely right in what he says [.

Alan Pardew’s Sky Interview After 2-1 Home Defeat – Video

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Alan Pardew 5th defeat on the trot Here's Alan Pardew's interview after our 5th successive defeat this time to Swansea at home, and it was only Swansea's second win in the last ten games. and their first away win in their last 12 games on the road. And Sunderland beat Chelsea 2-1 at [...]

Pardew – It Was The Injuries – We Could Have Won Today

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Newcastle are in decline and we now have suffered five defeats on the trot eight in our last eleven, and thirteen in our last 18 games in all competitions. So nobody can accuse Newcastle of doing well since we hammered a nine man Stoke side 5-1 on Boxing Day. Alan Pardew we were good [...]

Debuchy, Remy And Armstrong On Bench

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It's a surprise that both Loic Remy and MathieuDebuchy are starting on the bench today against Swansea, and why that's the case we have no idea, it's not like we don't need them in the team immediately. And surprisingly Luuk de Jong, Papiss Cisse and Shola Ameobi all start and yes they are the [...

The Possible Newcastle Team Today

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The big news this week is that both Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy are back in training and are expected to start the game today against Swansea. Mathieu Debuchy back today Moussa Sissoko is also back running, and he should be available for our game at the Emirates a week on Monday, which is [...]

Another Loss Would Be A Disaster Today

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The local papers today are full of interviews with Alan Pardew about the very poor position Newcastle are in, after a terrible year so far, but the Newcastle manager is making it clear to fans that he will not give up, and will face things head on. Loic Remy back today hopefully A fifth [...]

I’ll Go On Trying To Win Until I’m Told Not To

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One of the things that's always been true of Alan Pardew is that he is a confident man a person who has supreme confidence in his own abilities, even when things are not going well which is the case at Newcastleat the moment. Alan Pardew under pressure Newcastle have now lost four [...]

Pardew – Newcastle Fans Want Me Out

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Alan Pardew knows he is in trouble with the fans at Newcastle United, after a terrible year of results so far, with five defeats in the last six games and four defeats on the trot. Alan Pardew last week at the Britannia Stadium And before today's important game at home to struggling Swansea, Pardew [.

Manchester United

Preview: Everton vs Manchester United

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Phil Neville, Marouane Fellaini and their boss David Moyes will return to Goodison Park as foes who could mastermind irreparable damage to Everton's...

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David Moyes Planning A “Shock And Awe” Campaign For The Start Of The Transfer Window

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For those who are unaware, "Shock and Awe" is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an enemy's perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight.

>A high profile example of this tactic took place in March 2003 when the United States and its allied forces launched a massive aerial assault against Iraq following its government's continuous breach of U.

Liverpool

Preview: Norwich vs Liverpool

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Liverpool look to extend their winning streak beyond 10 games, but they face a Norwich side who are just two points away from the dreaded drop zone....

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"Exactly The Same... We Go Again."

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After a scintillating fixture with Manchester City last weekend, Liverpool fans find themselves ever more excited as the blue side of Manchester also slipped up against Sunderland in the week dropping more points. As the Reds assess their situation they could even draw with Chelsea now and still go on to win the league but first there is the yellow and green of Norwich standing in our way.

Tottenham Hotspur

Top five conclusions: Tottenham 3-1 Fulham

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1. Still causes for concern for Tottenham, despite a great result It was a convincing win in the end for Spurs but the scoreline should not mask some...

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 35: Open Thread

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With most teams only having four games left in the Premier League season, the fight to avoid relegation continues today with all six games featuring one team trying to stay up this season.

Here is today's TV/Internet schedule for matchesbeing shown in the US:

Tottenham vs Fulham, 7:45am, NBCSN; Peter Drury & Chris Waddle
Cardiff vs Stoke, 10am, NBCSN; Tony Jones & Garry Birtles
Newcastle vs Swansea, 10am,Premier League Extra Time; Phil Blacker & Davie Provan
Aston Villa vs Southampton, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Jon Speight & Barry Horne
West Ham United vs Crystal Palace, 10am, Premier League Extra Time; Gary Taphouse & Tony Gale
Chelsea vs Sunderland, 12:30pm, NBC; Arlo White & Jim Beglin

Starting line-ups:

Tottenham:Lloris, Naughton, Kaboul, Fryers, Rose; Lennon, Chadli, Paulinho, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane.

The Rest

Hull v Arsenal – live blog

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Join us this evening for live blogging of Hull v Arsenal in the Premier League, kick off 2.05pm.

Live blog is 100% free to follow on your computer or mobile device and gives you real time text commentary from the match. This season we've added a mobile specific theme which should detect your phone making it much easier to follow the updates.

Hull preview: Gunners have options against difficult opposition

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Today could be pivotal in the race to finish in the top four. We face a trip to Hull while Everton have to bounce back from their midweek disappointment against Manchester United.

We know only too well that the end of a great run can take some time to recover from, and with David Moyes returning to his old stomping ground on the back of a dismal season at Old Trafford, it's all set up for him to be the bad guy today.

Iconic Photos of Soccer Stars Reimagined As Vinyl Album Covers [PHOTOS]

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To mark Record Store Day, here are 22 iconic photographs of world soccer stars re-imagined as covers of vinyl albums.

The beautiful designs are created byJames Campbell Taylor. Voila!

H/T Diario do Centro do Mundo.

Iconic Photos of Soccer Stars Reimagined As Vinyl Album Covers [PHOTOS] is a post from World Soccer Talk.