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Tottenham should throw the book at Lloris for drink-driving

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was charged for drink-driving after a routine patrol stop on Friday, August 24. The French international was taken to Charing Cross police station and put in a cell after giving his fingerprints and a DNA swab. As per the Telegraph, a Metropolitan Police statement said: “A man has been charged […]

Should Burnley fans be worried about their start to the season?

Burnley suffered a 4-2 defeat away to newly-promoted Fulham on Sunday afternoon, leaving the, 18th in the Premier League with only one point from their first three games. Sean Dyche’s men finished seventh last season and earned a place in the Europa League qualifiers, but survival might have to be their sole objective this time […]

Martial left on the bench in Manchester United’s opening win

Anthony Martial was a spectator on the bench as Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw fired Manchester United to victory in the opening game of the new Premier League season. The French international’s future at Old Trafford is uncertain and being an unused substitute certainly won’t help matters. Supporters are desperate to see Martial realise his […]

Tottenham set ignominious record after transfer inactivity

Tottenham Hotspur have set an ignominious record after their transfer inactivity this summer. The Londoners are the first Premier League club not to buy a player in the transfer window. On deadline day, they were heavily linked with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, but they didn’t come close to matching his asking price. The England u21 […]

Loftus-Cheek could thrive under Sarri at Chelsea

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is back after his excursions with the England national team at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and is looking to get himself in the first-team ahead of the new campaign. The 22-year-old impressed during his loan spell with Crystal Palace last season and carried on his form on the international […]

Pochettino admits Tottenham may not make a summer signing

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted the London outfit might not make a summer signing before the transfer window closes. Spurs are known for leaving their transfer business late under chairman Daniel Levy, but there has been a real lack of progress on the recruitment front, drawing the ire from supporters. Pochettino was forced to […]

Is Martial on his way out of Manchester United?

Anthony Martial’s Manchester United future is up in the air again after the French international drew criticism from manager Jose Mourinho after leaving the pre-season camp to witness the birth of his child. Mourinho was expecting Martial to return after the birth, but the former Monaco forward has so far avoided coming back. The United […]

Are Liverpool finally ready to challenge for the Premier League title?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been in charge of the Reds since 2015 and has built a squad this summer that should challenge on all fronts. The Merseysiders reached the Champions League with their outstanding attacking trio (Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino) largely to thank, but their performances in the Premier League weren’t as […]

Were Southgate’s England all they were cracked up to be?

England were eliminated by Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup. The Three Lions’ dream was over, but their journey to the final four captured the imagination of a nation. On reflection, however, did England perform as expected given their opposition? Was their run to the semi-final as impressive as first made out? Manager […]

Can England beat Colombia in the last-16 of the World Cup?

England were drawn against Colombia in the last-16 of the World Cup on Thursday, June 28 after finishing second in Group G following their 1-0 defeat to Belgium in their last game. The Three Lions qualified with six points from a possible nine – after wins in their two opening games against Tunisia and Panama […]