English Premier League

Chelsea

Chelsea v West Brom Match-Facts and Predictions

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The International break seems to have suited both these two sides with Chelsea able to nurture star striker Diego Costa back to fitness, while West Brom will have a very hungry striker in Saido Berahino following his time on the England bench of which he is still smarting from!

Jose Mourinho Is Managing Diego Costa’s Fitness Game by Game

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Diego Costa has at last shaken off his nagging injury problems ahead of a fixture marathon Jose Mourinho knows could take its toll on Chelsea's star turn.

Life at Stamford Bridge has got off to quite the start for the 26-year-old, who has already netted 10 goals for the west Londoners despite battling hamstring and groin issues.

Jose Mourinho Is Managing Diego Costa’s Fitness Game by Game

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Diego Costa has at last shaken off his nagging injury problems ahead of a fixture marathon Jose Mourinho knows could take its toll on Chelsea's star turn.

Life at Stamford Bridge has got off to quite the start for the 26-year-old, who has already netted 10 goals for the west Londoners despite battling hamstring and groin issues.

Carefree Blues Podcast – Episode 8

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Carefree Blues Podcast Episode 8 The final international break of 2014 is over! Time to get back to business. Amadi and Kyle discuss a few things that occurred over the international break, and look ahead to the West Brom and Schalke games. If you have any topics that you..

Chelsea’s loan system firmly under the spotlight.

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After a summer of streamlining, Chelsea sit top of the Premier League having seemingly balanced both the squad and the books. With Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules freshly implemented, it is now almost mandatory for even the rich clubs to move players on in order to sign new recruits.

The likes of David Luiz and Romelu Lukaku were sold for big money, allowing Chelsea to buy, among others, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, both of whom have improved the quality of the squad immeasurably.

Chelsea to offer €25M plus Andre Schurrle to land world-class player

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Chelsea to offer €25M plus Andre Schurrle to land world-class player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There is some very good news for Chelsea fans. Reports today have stated that the club have stepped up their bid to land Marco Reus from Borussia Dortmund. According to Le 10 Sport, the German midfielder was initially a favourite to sign for Bayern Munich, but may be forced to rethink his plans as a starting place at the Allianz Arena is not certain.

Preview: Chelsea vs West Brom

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League leaders Chelsea will hope that their quality will be enough to secure a smooth victory over West Brom when they do battle at Stamford Bridge...

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Newcastle United

It’s A Tough Game Against An Improving QPR Side

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Returning to action following the international break, Newcastle United will be looking for their sixth win in a row against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday at St. James' Park (3pm kick-off). Alan Pardew - aware of high expectations for tomorrow There are rising expectations by Newcastle fans after the lads have won five game sin [.

Harry Redknapp Praises Mike Ashley Reign at Newcastle United

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QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes Mike Ashley has been a "fantastic" chairman for Newcastle and claims Alan Pardew would have been sacked by now under a foreign owner.

Ashley has endured a turbulent relationship with Newcastle supporters, who have criticized the billionaire's off-field appointments, the renaming of St James' Park and a lack of investment in new players since he bought the club in 2007.

Harry Redknapp Praises Mike Ashley Reign at Newcastle United

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QPR boss Harry Redknapp believes Mike Ashley has been a "fantastic" chairman for Newcastle and claims Alan Pardew would have been sacked by now under a foreign owner.

Ashley has endured a turbulent relationship with Newcastle supporters, who have criticized the billionaire's off-field appointments, the renaming of St James' Park and a lack of investment in new players since he bought the club in 2007.

Is This Newcastle’s Best Team For QPR?

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Now that we have a better understanding of the injury situation at Newcastle, we can go about thinking about what the best starting team is tomorrow at home against second bottom QPR. Ryan Taylor could get start tomorrow We'll assume Steven Taylor is out injured along with captain Coloccini so our latest starting [.

We May Have To Pull Back – We’re Short Of Bodies

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One of the reasons for Newcastle's recent surge of both good form and good results has been the extra fitness of out players, who have worked so hard in turning the seasonaround with five wins in a row now. Rolando Aarons - injured in training In his interviews yesterday, the Newcastle manager said that fitness [.

Arsenal

Arsenal v Manchester United Match Facts and Predictions

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Arsenal v Manchester United clashes have been less controversial since the years of Viera and Keane going at both on and off the field!

However the mind games are still there with Arsene Wenger telling today's media that both Danny Welbeck and Alexei Sanchez are both injury doubts and if that is the case they can just hand United the three points now and save the fans a whole lot of grief!

Why Arsenal defence WILL be ready for Man United

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Apart from the slight groin strain picked up in training by Theo Walcott and the slight knock received by Danny Welbeck during the Scotland v England friendly, it has been a pretty good international break for the Arsenal players, who should all have arrived back in north London in a positive frame of mind.

Arsenal Striker Olivier Giroud Relishing Danny Welbeck Link-up

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is confident he will return stronger from his three-month injury lay-off and can forge a dynamic strike partnership with England forward Danny Welbeck.

Giroud, 28, has recovered more quickly than expected since suffering a freak broken leg when challenging for the ball in the closing stages of the 2-2 draw against Everton on August 23.

Arsenal Striker Olivier Giroud Relishing Danny Welbeck Link-up

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Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is confident he will return stronger from his three-month injury lay-off and can forge a dynamic strike partnership with England forward Danny Welbeck.

Giroud, 28, has recovered more quickly than expected since suffering a freak broken leg when challenging for the ball in the closing stages of the 2-2 draw against Everton on August 23.

3 to see: Arsenal v Manchester United, the Milan derby and Croatia’s eternal enemies

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This week's Three to See includes another Premier League clash laden with tension, with Arsenal v Manchester United topping the bill in England.

The Friday Rant

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I'd like to open with a Raddyism. "Sickened" is what I am right now, and on two fronts.

First up, The Emirates crowd, and for once my rant is not aimed at the early leavers (oh, how I enjoy the late goals!). No, it's about the songs. I mean come on, where's the creativity and humour gone. All we get is the same old chants for the same two players.

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Five talking points

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Arsenal vs Manchester United: Five talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Manchester united games have always been one of the crown jewels of the league, not just because of the illustrious history of both clubs, but the deep sense of rivalry that was once encapsulated flawlessly by the former captains Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane.

Preview: Arsenal vs Manchester United

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Manchester United will be looking for their first away win of the season when they visit their old rivals Arsenal on Saturday. United usually enjoy...

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Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 12

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After 12 days of the international break, club soccer finally returns across Europe this weekend much to the relief of soccer fans worldwide.

Here's the line-up of commentatorsfor this weekend's Premier League matches:

Saturday, November 22:

Chelsea vs West Brom, 10am, NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & Tony Gale
Manchester City vs Swansea City, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Davie Provan
Everton vs West Ham, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Tony Jones & Garry Birtles
Newcastle vs QPR, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; TBD & TBD
Stoke vs Burnley, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse & Alan Curbishley
Leicester vs Sunderland, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Joe Speight & Andy Hinchcliffe
Arsenal vs Manchester United, 12:30pm, NBC and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee Dixon

Read more: Comprehensive guide to English soccer TV commentators (and co-commentators)

Sunday, November 23:

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, 8:30am, CNBCand NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Geoff Cameron
Hull City vs Spurs, 11am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury & Danny Higginbotham

Monday, November 24:

Aston Villa vs Southampton, 3pm, NBCSN and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Martin Tyler & Andy Townsend

Read more: Top 5 soccer games to watch on TV this weekend.

Commentators for Premier League Matches On NBC Sports, Gameweek 12

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After 12 days of the international break, club soccer finally returns across Europe this weekend much to the relief of soccer fans worldwide.

Here's the line-up of commentatorsfor this weekend's Premier League matches:

Saturday, November 22:

Chelsea vs West Brom, 10am, NBCSN & NBC Sports Live Extra; Jim Proudfoot & Tony Gale
Manchester City vs Swansea City, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Weaver & Davie Provan
Everton vs West Ham, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Tony Jones & Garry Birtles
Newcastle vs QPR, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; TBD & TBD
Stoke vs Burnley, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse & Alan Curbishley
Leicester vs Sunderland, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Joe Speight & Andy Hinchcliffe
Arsenal vs Manchester United, 12:30pm, NBC and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Lee Dixon

Read more: Comprehensive guide to English soccer TV commentators (and co-commentators)

Sunday, November 23:

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, 8:30am, CNBCand NBC Sports Live Extra; Arlo White & Geoff Cameron
Hull City vs Spurs, 11am, NBCSNand NBC Sports Live Extra; Peter Drury & Danny Higginbotham

Monday, November 24:

Aston Villa vs Southampton, 3pm, NBCSN and mun2and NBC Sports Live Extra; Martin Tyler & Andy Townsend

Read more: Top 5 soccer games to watch on TV this weekend.

England

Scout’s Honour: What Paul Mitchell’s Move Says About Southampton and Tottenham

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Southampton's chief scout, Paul Mitchell, has handed in his notice ahead of a move to Tottenham. After overseeing Southampton's impressive summer recruitment chairman, Daniel Levy has lured Mitchell away from the south coast to re-join old boss MauricioPochettino at Spurs.

Southampton success just business as usual for Dusan Tadic

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For many who follow the Premier League, Dusan Tadic arrived at Southampton as an unknown entity. And one can imagine a 25 year-old winger from Serbia who spent four years in Eredivisie does not sound like something to get overly excited about.

Keira Knightley

Watch Seth Meyers and Keira Knightley Discussing West Ham On US TV [VIDEO]

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Seth Meyers and Keira Knightley are two of the most unlikely West Ham United supporters. Both are celebrities in the entertainment industry, but while Russell Brand is perhaps the most famous of all West Ham supporters, perhaps it's time for someone more elegant and cerebral to take the thrown away from the awkward Brand.

Watch Seth Meyers and Keira Knightley Discussing West Ham On US TV [VIDEO]

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Seth Meyers and Keira Knightley are two of the most unlikely West Ham United supporters. Both are celebrities in the entertainment industry, but while Russell Brand is perhaps the most famous of all West Ham supporters, perhaps it's time for someone more elegant and cerebral to take the thrown away from the awkward Brand.

Dirk Kuyt

James Milner Is The Ideal Man To Add Steel To Manchester City’s Central Midfield

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As players fully establish themselves, they're typically filed under a certain criteria. At extreme ends of this spectrum you've got the superstars—Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the likes—and you've got the parody figures, like Nicklas Bendtner, Kolo Toure, and Marouane Fellaini. But there are a few categories in-between too.

James Milner Is The Ideal Man To Add Steel To Manchester City’s Central Midfield

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As players fully establish themselves, they're typically filed under a certain criteria. At extreme ends of this spectrum you've got the superstars—Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and the likes—and you've got the parody figures, like Nicklas Bendtner, Kolo Toure, and Marouane Fellaini. But there are a few categories in-between too.

Liverpool

Sturridge News A Huge Blow As Reds Prepare For Palace

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First of all can I just say another final thank you to all of you who took the time to vote for me in the football blogging awards. I was over the moon to accept my award for the fans' vote for "Best Female Blog" last Thursday and really do appreciate your support, you're all awesome!

It always feels like months have gone by without me doing a post when there's an international break but we're back again and as always seems to be the case after these breaks, we're back with bad news.

Balotelli: I don’t listen to critics

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Struggling Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli insists criticism of his performances this season does not affect him and he is putting in more effort than ever before. The Italian international has yet to score in the English Premier League since his £16m summer move from AC Milan with his two goals coming against Bulgarian UEFA Champions League opponents Ludogorets and Swansea City in the League Cup.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool return from the international break to face struggling Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Reds blew a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 here late last season and their form to start 2014-15 has been anything but top four contention – 14 points from 11 games and in 11th position heading into this weekend's fixtures.

Mario Balotelli insists he has done well at Liverpool as he now ‘runs more’

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Mario Balotelli insists he has done well since his move to Liverpool despite not scoring in the Premier League because he now "runs more"...

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Nigel Pearson

Read Our Progress Report on Leicester City’s Performances for October-November

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Our previous progress report on Leicester City's opening to the season left the reader with one resounding message if Leicester continue as they started, they would survive relegation from the Premier League. However, after strong draws against Everton and Arsenal and a thrilling 5-3 encounter with Manchester United, Leicester have gone on to take just a solitary point from their last six Premier League games.

Read Our Progress Report on Leicester City’s Performances for October-November

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Our previous progress report on Leicester City's opening to the season left the reader with one resounding message if Leicester continue as they started, they would survive relegation from the Premier League. However, after strong draws against Everton and Arsenal and a thrilling 5-3 encounter with Manchester United, Leicester have gone on to take just a solitary point from their last six Premier League games.

The Rest

Soccer TV: Arsenal vs Manchester United and Milan vs Inter Milan

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Arsenal host Manchester United in the Premier League and Milan play Inter Milan on Sunday on the weekend soccer TV schedule. Read More

Following Our Soccer Players in the EPL

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As the English Premier League approaches its halfway point of the season, we'd be forgiven for failing to follow our fellow countrymen in arguably the biggest league in the world. Due to time differences and keeping inundated with MLS breaking news, sometimes it just becomes a little tiring trying to keep up with the goings on in the EPL.

George's Premiership Predictions November 22 2014

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The big game this weekend is at the Emirates where Arsenal host an injury-ravaged Manchester United, who lost utility man Daley Blind to a knee ligament injury during the international break.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Chelsea 2 v West Brom 1
Everton 2 v West Ham 1
Leicester 0 v Sunderland 1
Man City 3 v Swansea 1
Newcastle 2 v QPR 0
Stoke 1 v Burnley 0
Arsenal 2 v Man Utd 2

Sunday 23 November 2014

Hull 1 v Tottenham 2
Crystal Palace 1 v Liverpool 1

Monday 24 November 2014

Aston Villa 0 v Southampton 1

Latics 2/1 To Finish Above Cardiff As Malky Joins Wigan

Malky Mackay is the new manager of Wigan Athletic with the Latics priced at 25/1 for promotion with bet365, 2/1 for a top half finish, 8/1 to be relegated and 2/1 to finish above his old club Cardiff.

Chelsea v West Brom: Costa and Schurrle fit. We wait for Fabregas.

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Speaking this afternoon in his pre match press conference, Jose Mourinho revealed that Diego Costa and Andre Schurrle are both passed fit but we wait on Cesc Fabregas.

Chelsea sit top of the league, four points clear of our nearest rivals Southampton and the message from Mourinho is that we focus on each game at a time, not to think too far ahead but only on our next opponent.

Chelsea Football Club - Greatest Premier League Goals [DVD]

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CHELSEA'S GREATEST PREMIER LEAGUE GOALS AVAILABLE TO BUY ON DVD
Drogba, Lampard, Zola, Hazard, Hasselbaink, Gudjohnsen and now Diego Costa. Great goalscorers and scorers of the greatest Premier League goals in Chelsea's history.

Headers, volleys, free-kicks and screamers; team goals, solo efforts, dramatic late strikes and winners against our closest and fiercest rivals.

Manchester United agree deal with Netherlands star?

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Manchester United agree deal with Netherlands star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dutch international Kevin Strootman appears to be on his way to Manchester United this summer. The former PSV midfielder has been linked with moves away from Roma over the last few months and his close relationship with Louis Van Gaal has fuelled speculations that the Red Devils have a verbal agreement with the midfielder.