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Early Premier League Title and Relegation Favorites

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The Premier League season is well under way and teams have been establishing themselves over these first six weeks. After just over a month, it is already clear what teams have had a great start and will contend for the title. On the other end of the spectrum, there are teams that have not been up to par and have gotten out of the starting blocks rather slowly.

No home comforts for West Ham as Saints stroll

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London (AFP) Southampton condemned West Ham to another miserable experience at their new London Stadium as Charlie Austin and Dusan Tadic inspired the visitors' 3-0 victory on Sunday.

West Ham's move from Upton Park to the former Olympic Stadium just across east London was supposed to herald the start of a successful new era.

No home comforts for West Ham as Saints stroll

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London (AFP) Southampton condemned West Ham to another miserable experience at their new London Stadium as Charlie Austin and Dusan Tadic inspired the visitors' 3-0 victory on Sunday.

West Ham's move from Upton Park to the former Olympic Stadium just across east London was supposed to herald the start of a successful new era.

London Stadium security under scrutiny as Saints visit

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London (AFP) West Ham's attempts to solve the crowd control problems that have ruined the club's move to the London Stadium will be closely scrutinised when Southampton visit on Sunday.

The Hammers' switch from Upton Park to the former Olympic Stadium in Stratford has been beset by issues with fan safety and a series of ugly brawls broke out during the recent defeat by Watford.

London Stadium security under scrutiny as Saints visit

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London (AFP) West Ham's attempts to solve the crowd control problems that have ruined the club's move to the London Stadium will be closely scrutinised when Southampton visit on Sunday.

The Hammers' switch from Upton Park to the former Olympic Stadium in Stratford has been beset by issues with fan safety and a series of ugly brawls broke out during the recent defeat by Watford.

The Hammer Head – Michail Antonio

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Heading Heroics

Fresh from hammering home his 5th header of the season, Michail Antonio, is fast becoming the head Hammer, at London’s Olympic Stadium. The mercurial winger has now scored 5 goals this season, all of which have come from his head. His scintillating form has resulted in him scoring in 4 Premier League games on the trot.

Manchester United in crisis as Mourinho struggles to balance attack and defence

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Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United slumped to a third defeat in as many games following a 3-1 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road.

The latest loss leaves the Red Devils seventh in the standings, six points behind leaders and local rivals Manchester City.

Mourinho’s teams are generally known for their defensive solidity but at a club that demand a more open, attacking approach, the Portuguese has been found wanting in a bid to balance attack and defence in these early days.

Albion down Hammers to mark Chinese takeover

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) West Bromwich Albion welcomed their new Chinese owners and eased the pressure on boss Tony Pulis with a 4-2 win against struggling West Ham on Saturday.

Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited, led by Chinese entrepreneur Guochuan Lai, completed their protracted takeover of the Premier League club on Thursday and their reign got off to a memorable start.

Albion down Hammers to mark Chinese takeover

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) West Bromwich Albion welcomed their new Chinese owners and eased the pressure on boss Tony Pulis with a 4-2 win against struggling West Ham on Saturday.

Yunyi Guokai Sports Development Limited, led by Chinese entrepreneur Guochuan Lai, completed their protracted takeover of the Premier League club on Thursday and their reign got off to a memorable start.

Premier League Weekend Predictions: Liverpool and Arsenal to win away from home?

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The football season is in full flow with European action this midweek – how will it affect teams in the Premier League this weekend?

Here’s a look at the best bets for this weekend’s Premier League action:

Chelsea vs Liverpool

A heavyweight Premier League clash on Friday night sees Liverpool travel to the capital to take on a Chelsea side who failed to put Swansea City away in a game they dominated, drawing 2-2.

Hammers stung by Hornets comeback

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London (AFP) Jose Holebas sealed a superb comeback by Watford on Saturday as they came from 2-0 down to beat West Ham 4-2 and secure their first win of the Premier League campaign.

The Hammers who may wish they hadn't left Upton Park for London Stadium as prior to this they had won 11 of their last 13 home league games against Watford had looked in control after Michail Antonio scored with two headers.

The £1 billion Transfer Window: How The Premier League broke all Transfer Records

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A record-breaking transfer window came to its conclusion last night as Premier League clubs managed to smash the £1 billion mark in terms of transfer expenditure, shattering last year’s record of £870m.

14 out of 20 Premier League clubs managed to break their own transfer record as spending reached a new high this summer.

The Hart of the Problem: Which club will take Man City’s Joe Hart?

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Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo has completed his £15.4m move to Premier League side Manchester City, with Ajax’s Jasper Cillessen replacing the Chile captain at the Nou Camp, with the Eredivisie runners up getting £12.8m for the Dutchman. Now is the time for England number one Joe Hart to leave the Etihad.

Premier League Transfers: Summer 2016

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Here we list up all the ‘done deals’ and ‘confirmed signings‘ made by the Premier League clubs in the 2016 summer transfer window.

Premier League Transfers: Ins and Outs Arsenal

Arrivals:

Granit Xhaka (23) Borussia M’glagbach – £38.

5 Young Argentineans To Keep An Eye On This Season

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Argentinean football is in a pretty dire state. Fans up and down the great South American nation lamented yet another disappointing end to a tournament after their team crashed out of the group stages of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 18-man-squad, devoid of any stellar characters, almost entirely consisted of players from the Argentine Primera Division or the Campeonato Brasileiro, with only five of them playing their trade in Europe.

Chelsea 2-1 West Ham United: 7 major talking points

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Chelsea’s season got off to a dramatic start under new manager Antonio Conte, after a last-gasp winner from Diego Costa gave them all three points in a 2-1 victory against West Ham United. After a goalless opening half, the Blues took the lead almost immediately after the restart through an Eden Hazard penalty.

Tweets and Photos: Chelsea players on beating West Ham

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Video: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte discusses beating West Ham

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New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte discussed beating West Ham in his first competitive game in charge in his post-match press conference. The Blues...

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Video: Chelsea boss Antonio Conte’s crazy celebration vs West Ham

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FT! Chelsea 2-1 West Ham: Yes, this win means a lot to #CFC. Analysis on SS1 next. BLOG: https://t.co/RV6PRfBb7t https://t.co/5dmCoLeXDG Sky...

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4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Conte's first Chelsea lineup; Double injury blow for Blues; Key Stats, Injury info and Predicted teams

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Chelsea vs West Ham United
English Premier League 2016/17
Date: 15th August 2016
Kick off: 8:00 pm BST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Live Stream: Watch Chelsea vs West Ham live online

Chelsea take on West Ham United in their opening game of the Premier League.

Premier League 2016-17 Preview: Title Race, Relegation Battle, European Qualifications

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It’s been only fourteen weeks since Claudio Ranieri’s boys provided the most miraculous experience of a Premier League season ever by dramatically clinching the title when even in the wildest dreams nobody had predicted such a result but it still feels like ages. It happens all the time. Even in a summer filled with European Championships (the sporting spectacle being an unmitigated success) and a fascinating transfer window – it still fails to satiate the hunger of millions of ravenous die-hard football fans across the world.

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Last Laugh: Ex-Swansea Defender Chico Flores Responds To Sam Allardyce And His Alleged Dodgy Dealing (Photo)

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After laying dormant for two long years, ex-Swansea defender Chico Flores has finally seen the man who once so cruelly besmirched his good nature at Upton Park get his long-overdue comeuppance.

Back in February of 2014, Flores was caught up in an aerial tangle with Andy Carroll in which the burly West Ham striker savagelybludgeoned the Spanish full-back to the floor.

All But Done: West Ham Agree £24m Deal To Sign Simone Zaza From Juventus

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Sign him up, sign him up, sign him up

Simeone Zaza is reportedly set to sign for West Ham this very afternoon after agreeing personal terms with the Premier League side.

According to the Guardian, the Hammers have struck a £24million deal with Juventus to take Zaza off their hands, with the striker now set to fly to Englandin order to undergo a medical.

West Ham Salute Their Industrial Roots With Special One-Off ‘Thames Ironworks’ Commemorative Kit (Photos)

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What you're looking at their is the special, one-off kit that West Ham will be wearing when they take on Juventus in their first game at the Olympic Stadium this weekend.

The natty navy bluecommemorative strip is inspired by that worn by the amateur club from which West Ham sprung 116 years ago, namely Thames Ironworks FC.

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European Weekend Rewind: Arsenal and Man United romp, Bayern wins late, and more

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Big clashes in Englandthis weekend made for some truly eye catching scorelines. Chelsea wasthumped by city rival Arsenal, while champions Leicester City receiveda rude awakeningat Old Trafford. West Ham continued their torrid run to the season, while City's Guardiola stayed perfect.

The top clubs in Italy and Germanyscored victories, though hard-earned ones.

Chelsea star shoots down West Ham fan

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Evening Ticker: Balotelli, Napoli, West Ham and more

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The transfer rumor mill is in full effect as we enter the final week of player movement. The maligned Italian striker Mario Balotelli has been linked with several moves this summer, with the latest reportedly coming out of Switzerland. Meanwhile Serie A contenders Napoli are the subject of several rumored moves for forwards.

West Ham in talks to sign Chelsea man

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West Ham United have opened talks to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy, according to Sky Sports. The former Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United man...

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West Ham shirt sponsors slam Slaven Bilic team selection during Chelsea game

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Antonio has been an accident waiting to happen in defence, #WHUFC fans will hope that's the end of the experiment. pic.twitter.com/IeGp4zz1qM...

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Soccer Monday: Your Running Commentary

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The Antonio Conte era begins on Monday, as Chelsea looks to overcome Dimitri Payet and West Ham in the final game of the Premier League's opening weekend (3 p.m., USA Network).

Following a disastrous 2015-16 season, Chelsea has turned to the Italian manager, who has responded by rebuilding the squad with a pair ofbig-name additions.

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England’s Peter Taylor to help coach New Zealand

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Wellington (AFP) Former England player and coach Peter Taylor is to join New Zealand's All Whites as a Europe-based assistant coach, New Zealand Football announced Friday.

Taylor, who played four internationals for England in 1976 and was caretaker coach for one game in 2000, starred at Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.

England’s Peter Taylor to help coach New Zealand

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Wellington (AFP) Former England player and coach Peter Taylor is to join New Zealand's All Whites as a Europe-based assistant coach, New Zealand Football announced Friday.

Taylor, who played four internationals for England in 1976 and was caretaker coach for one game in 2000, starred at Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.

Video: West Ham’s Michail Antonio discusses England call-up

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West Ham United winger Michail Antonio has been discussing his surprise call-up to the England squad. The 26-year-old former Sheffield Wednesday and...

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Transfer News and Gossip

Slaven Bilic confirms West Ham want Man City striker Wilfried Bony

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West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has confirmed that the club are making an attempt to sign Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony. Speaking at his...

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Achraf Lazaar close to signing for West Ham

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West Ham United are closing in on the £2.5m signing of Palermo left-back Achraf Lazaar, according to the Evening Standard. The 24-year-old is set to...

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Photo: West Ham sign Jonathan Calleri

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The paperwork is all DONE! @Jocalleri has joined on a season-long loan #WelcomeCalleri

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Photo: West Ham fans unhappy over standing Spurs fans

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#COYI Spurs fans allowed to stand at Wembley @westhamfantv pic.twitter.com/BaBmSBX5Lr Richard Pelham (@DickiePelham) September 14, 2016 West...

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Swansea Proudly Announce Enner Valencia Signing… The Day After He Completes Everton Loan Move

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Swansea have taken the time to give us all a comprehensive guide to all thingsEnner Valencia, which is good of them, especially as the Ecuadorianstriker actually signed for Everton on deadline day.

The Swans were keen to take the West Ham forward on loan before the window closed on Wednesday evening, but Valencia eventually decided to snub their overtures in favour of a season-long loan move to Goodison Park.

Official: Watford Bring In Roving Wing-Back Daryl Janmaat From Newcastle In £7.5m Deal (Video)

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Watford have gone out and bagged themselves a brand new right-back in the delightfully tousled guise of one Daryl Janmaat.

The Dutch international, 27, has joined the Hornets from Newcastle in a £7.5million transfer and has signed a four-year contract at Vicarage Road.

He could not sound happier about the whole thing.

Should Arsenal be pursuing Premier League destined strike target?

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Real Madrid's Jese is supposedly in talks over a move to to either West Ham United or Southampton currently, while Arsenal and Liverpool have also been linked. The Spanish striker appears to be surplus to requirements to Real boss Zinedine Zidane this season, and he is supposedly being offered out to clubs this summer.