Transfers Chelsea confirm £17.5m Emerson Palmieri signing from Roma Goal Last updated 1 year ago 05:40 1/31/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Images Transfers Chelsea Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth AFC Bournemouth Premier League The young Brazilian becomes the Blues’ second signing of the transfer window, providing extra cover down the flanks for Antonio Conte’s men Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Roma left-back Emerson Palmieri on a four-and-a-half-year deal. The Brazilian, 23, was installed as a top transfer priority at Stamford Bridge in January after interest in Juventus’ Alex Sandro cooled. And Emerson has finally been announced as the Blues’ second signing of the window after Ross Barkley, in a deal Roma claim is worth £17.5 million as well as a possible £7.8m in add-ons. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Emerson Palmieri has today become the latest addition to the Chelsea squad after completing a transfer from Italian side Roma,” the club announced on its official website.”The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract and will wear the No.33 shirt.”Emerson, full name Emerson Palmieri dos Santos, arrives following a fruitful and productive two-and-a-half seasons with Roma, where he established himself as an important member of the side and gained invaluable experience of playing in Europe.”A versatile left-sided player who can operate as a full-back, wing-back or in a more advanced role, Emerson is skillful, possesses a good range of passing and reads the game well for a player so young.Also speaking to the club’s official website, Emerson expressed his delight in getting the chance to play in the Premier League. “I came here because it’s a great team with a great history. Today I am realising one of my dreams to pull on the shirt of such a great club,” the full-back said.”English football is something I have been watching since I was 15 years old. It is a really beautiful game over here but it is going to be even more beautiful to play it.”Emerson is one of two Roma players to be pursued by Chelsea this winter. Former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko was also a target, but Chelsea appear to have given up the chase as attentions have shifted to Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud.
Harry Kane Kane reveals how Arsenal made him a 100-goal striker with a chip on his shoulder Chris Burton 00:54 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Harry Kane Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal The England international was released by the Gunners at the age of eight, with that snub providing the motivation to become one of the world’s best Tottenham striker Harry Kane admits being snubbed by Arsenal left him determined to prove a point to them and everybody else.The newest member of the Premier League’s 100-goal club was released by the Gunners at the age of eight.Kane says he was left with “a chip on my shoulder” after being shown to the door by one north London heavyweight, but quickly set about getting his own back after swapping red for white. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 24-year-old has become one of the most fearsome frontmen on the planet with Spurs, with Arsenal having inadvertently helped to mould a prolific marksman for fierce rivals and England.Kane told the Players’ Tribune after becoming a Premier League centurion: “After Arsenal, I bounced around a bit and went back to play for my local team, and then I was spotted by a scout from Watford who offered me a trial.“It’s funny how things work out, as it was after playing for Watford against Tottenham that I got the opportunity to join Tottenham’s youth academy. The white kit fit better on me, I think.“I remember the first time we played against Arsenal [for Tottenham’s academy team] and even back then, I had a chip on my shoulder.“It might sound ridiculous. I was only eight when they let me go, but every time we played them, I thought, ‘Alright, we’ll see who’s right and who’s wrong’.“Looking back on it now, [being released by Arsenal] was probably the best thing that ever happened to me because it gave me a drive that wasn’t there before. “”For me, the rejection is the best thing that ever happened to me. I remember walking round the pitch after the final whistle and clapping to the fans and it felt like, ‘well, I told you so’.“We were in the tunnel, and I thought, ‘Okay took me 12 years, but we’ll see who was right and who was wrong.“I scored two that day, and the winner in the 86th minute was something that I’d never even dream of visualising before a match.“It was a header, probably the best header I’ve ever scored and that feeling when it hit the back of the net, I’ve never felt a rush like that in my whole career.”“I dreamed of playing for Spurs since I was a boy. For a long time my motivation was simply to close my eyes and picture myself scoring against Arsenal in the Premier League.”Kane reached 100 efforts in English top-flight competition during a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday, with a controversial late penalty taking him to the landmark.That effort has helped to keep him in contention for a third successive Premier League Golden Boot, while the ultimate aim is to close in on 200 goals as quickly as possible. “That has to be the aim,” Kane added.“Hopefully I can get better and better. I am 24 years old, that’s not young but it’s not old so I’ve still got a lot of learning to do.“I feel I am getting more experience year by year and I feel I am getting stronger and more physical and hopefully that just continues. I will always keep trying to work hard and get better and hopefully that will be the case.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Real Madrid v PSG Zidane already knows who he will pick to face PSG Jamie Smith 09:20 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno Real Madrid v PSG Zinédine Zidane Real Madrid v Real Sociedad Real Sociedad Primera División PSG Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Karim Benzema Cristiano Ronaldo While his counterpart has indicated he does not know who will make up his team against the Spanish giants, the Madrid boss is sure of his side Zinedine Zidane has already decided on the team he will select for Real Madrid’s Champions League home tie with Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.Madrid warmed up for the last-16 first leg with a 5-2 demolition of Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his first club hat-trick of the campaign.Zidane left Casemiro out of his squad, while Luka Modric was withdrawn for the final half-hour and Gareth Bale was given 17 minutes from the bench. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes as Zidane instead took off youngsters Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez, who headed a first-minute opener from Ronaldo’s left-wing cross.”I know [the XI], but we will see on Wednesday,” Zidane told reporters, after Unai Emery suggested he was unsure over the make-up of his PSG selection.”Everyone is ready to play on Wednesday and I do not want to say who will come out.”Of Madrid blitzing Sociedad by racing into a 4-0 lead before the interval, Zidane added: “The first half was phenomenal, we scored fast, we pushed, we put intensity in.”Then we controlled the game and made the changes, thinking about the next game, but I’m happy.”It makes things easy when you score in the first minute. It was the full first half in this way, intense, determined, motivated. It was a good way to prepare for Wednesday’s game.”We have to correct certain things, especially in the second half, but I am left with the positive side, with the five goals and our start of the game. Wednesday will be another game and we will have to put in another effort.”FT: #RealMadrid 5-2 @RealSociedadEN ( @Lucasvazquez91 1′, @Cristiano 27′, 37′, 80′, @ToniKroos 34′; Bautista 74′, Illarramendi 83′). #Emirates pic.twitter.com/jFAVYL0kvw — Real Madrid C.F.🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@realmadriden) February 10, 2018 While Ronaldo has hit top form in timely fashion ahead of the PSG clash – he has scored more goals in La Liga in 2018 than any other player – Karim Benzema drew another blank.Benzema hit the post in the early stages and missed a fantastic stoppage-time chance to break a seven-game drought in the league, prompting Madrid fans to whistle the French striker.”I do not know why they whistle him,” Zidane said of Benzema, who has only hit two La Liga goals this term.”People come to the stadium and can do what they want, he had chances to score and he did not.”The important thing is that he thinks about the next match, which will change his streak.”You asked me if I was worried about [Ronaldo] and then you have three goals, we know he always wants to score, PSG will have to be careful with him.”
Real Madrid Navas: Ronaldo’s Benzema gesture ‘speaks volumes’ Sacha Pisani 13:19 2/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Denis Doyle Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Deportivo Alavés Deportivo Alavés Primera División Karim Benzema The Costa Rican goalkeeper praised the Portuguese star, who passed up the chance to complete his hat-trick to help out a team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo’s selfless gesture to allow struggling team-mate Karim Benzema to score in Real Madrid’s rout of Alaves did not come as a surprise to Keylor Navas.Ronaldo passed up the opportunity to complete his hat-trick as he let Benzema seal Madrid’s 4-0 victory over Alaves in La Liga Saturday.Benzema had only scored three league goals prior to the clash at the Santiago Bernabeu before five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo paved the way for the Frenchman to convert an 89th-minute penalty. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Cristiano’s gesture speaks volumes for the type of team this is and how he is as a person,” goalkeeper Navas said post-match.”We’re all pulling in the same direction and we have to show our unity more than ever.”We’re thrilled with Karim’s goal, as team-mates, we have to stick together. We’re always going to fight for each other and while there is a lot of talk about Karim at the moment, we have to support one another.”Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane also praised Ronaldo for helping out Benzema , who has been under fire for Madrid. But team-mate Lucas Vazquez wants to see the French forward continue playing well, with Madrid now in the business end of the season.”He had a terrific game, provided two assists and scored… We’re really happy with his efforts and let’s hope that this continues,” the Spaniard said.”He’s bang on form right now.”Defending champions Madrid are third in La Liga, 14 points behind leaders and rivals Barcelona, but are still alive in the Champions League, where they hold a 3-1 lead over PSG heading into the second leg of their last-16 tie.
Transfers Dembele offers hope to Juventus by casting doubt over Tottenham future Chris Burton 22:08 3/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Juventus Tottenham Hotspur Serie A Premier League The Belgium international midfielder has no immediate plans to enter into a contract extension and admits a “big transfer” would appeal to any player Mousa Dembele has cast doubt over his Tottenham future, with no contract extension talks planned and a “big transfer” holding appeal.The Belgium international midfielder is tied to Spurs until 2019 but will enter the final 12 months of that agreement when heading off on World Cup duty this summer.He has no plans to discuss fresh terms before the end of the season, with his focus locked on the present for club and country. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Dembele is, however, already sparking talk of interest from Serie A champions Juventus and appears reluctant to close the exit door.He told La Derniere Heure on his future plans: “We have not really talked about an extension of my contract.“At the beginning of the season, I said: ‘I had physical problems, I want to see at the end of the season how I feel.’ That’s what the club and I decided by mutual agreement.“If we talk about a new contract in the middle of the season, it will cost energy. Imagine that a player feels not appreciated after a disappointing proposal, it can disrupt his game.“At this moment, I am very happy at Tottenham. I do not lie when I say that I do not think about a big transfer. I want to play a World Cup and afterwards we will see.“Really, I’m not aware of the interest of other clubs. And, besides, I told my agent to wait for the summer to tell me about any offers.“For now, I’m only focusing on Tottenham. Maybe this is my last season. Or maybe I’ll sign a new deal. We’ll see.”Dembele joined Spurs from London rivals Fulham in 2012.The 30-year-old playmaker has taken in over 220 appearances for the club, with 34 of those coming in the current campaign.
Liverpool Even ‘best ever’ Ronaldo has weaknesses – Alexander-Arnold Robin Bairner 07:38 5/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Images Liverpool Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The teenager is well aware of the Portuguese superstar’s quality but says that he can be stopped from having an impact Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold says that Cristiano Ronaldo may be one of football’s all-time greats, but he is not perfect.The 19-year-old is preparing himself for the Champions League final in Kiev on Saturday, when the Reds will meet Ronaldo’s Real Madrid.It will be the biggest night of the teenager’s career to date, but he is optimistic that he can rise to the challenge of nullifying the most prolific attacker in Champions League history. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “He’s one of the best players ever,” he told AFP. “He’s done unbelievable things in the game, but he’s got weaknesses as well, as every player has.”On Saturday we’ll try to exploit them and stop him from doing what he does best, to stop him from scoring.”Alexander-Arnold, meanwhile, pointed out that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is not the only menace at Zinedine Zidane’s disposal before the weekend’s fixture. “It is not just a one-man team either,” he said. “They’ve got other threats too and unbelievable squad depth.“Even coming off the bench they’ve got world-class players, so it will be tough for everyone on the pitch and everyone will have the task of a direct opponent who is world class. It will be tough, but we’re excited for it.”The right-back has featured 33 times for Liverpool this season, with the showpiece set to be just his 10th appearance in the competition proper. It could also represent the youngster’s first ever senior trophy. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Please see below for the allocations on finals day:Men’s Open Miah Williams, Adam Foley, Dave BaggioWomen’s Open Berkie Kapa, Dale Lawrence, Sam ClarkMixed Open Ray Cairns, Luke McKenzie, Anthony SmithMen’s 30’s Michael Winter, Brad Smith, Matt LaverySenior Mixed Thys McCurdy, Nathan Budge, Derek FisherMen’s 35’s Scott Campbell, Simon Jackson, Mark KellyMen’s 40’sBill Slade, Barry McNamara, Greg TaylorCongratulations to the following Australian referees who also received awards:Leading Senior referee (male) – Bill SladeLeading Senior referee (female) – Sally MelzerLeading female referee – Sam Clark
Maguire: Leicester didn’t deserve Crystal Palace defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Harry Maguire insists they didn’t deserve defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday.Maguire felt City should have created more chances with the possession they had in the second half but lamented Jamie Vardy’s bad luck after goalkeeper Vicente Guaita pushed his effort onto the post and it rebounded straight back into his arms.“Everyone is disappointed,” Maguire told LCFC TV.“We have worked tirelessly all week trying to put on a good performance this week and the first 20 minutes we started pretty slow.“There was not really any tempo from either team. They probably edged the first 20 minutes, but apart from the first 20 minutes I would say we were the better team and in control of the game.“They then scored when we were playing our best football and in our first spell of pressure. To be fair to the lad it is a great strike, a great finish. We’ll look back and we will work hard.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid ace Modric blasts Messi, Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or snubby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid ace Luka Modric has hit out at Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Barcelona star Messi and Juventus striker Ronaldo refused to attend Modric’s Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris earlier this month.Asked about the snub, Modric told Sportske Novosti, “I do not know why they did not come. It’s their choice, is it logical? “Obviously, these trophies only matter if they win them. It’s not fair to other players, for those who have voted for them for the last ten years, or for football and fans. “But everyone is free to act as he wishes.”
Watford demand huge money for PSG target Doucoureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford are demanding huge money for Abdoulaye Doucoure.The Mirror says PSG must pay up if they want Watford’s Doucoure.The Hornets rate their player just as highly as they did Richarlison.That means the French club will have to find the £50 million or more that Everton did to take their Brazilian.Head coach Javi Gracia accepts it will be very tough to keep Doucoure at Vicarage Road if PSG get close to their asking price. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool could lose Salah after strong season – Midoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool could lose Mohamed Salah if he has another 25 goal season, Egypt legend Mido has claimed.The 26-year-old bagged an incredible 44 goals across all competitions in his debut season for the Reds.After a slow start to the season, Salah now has 16 goals to his name. And Mido believes his continued success would attract attention from the world’s biggest clubs.Mido told CNN: “You never know in football.”If Barcelona or Real Madrid come for you your head is going to flip, all the players are like that.”Barcelona and Real Madrid are different – no disrespect to Liverpool.”I think Barcelona and Real Madrid were waiting to see how Salah would do this season; they don’t buy players after only one good or great season.”I think if Salah scores 25-plus goals, I think they will come for him and it will be difficult for Liverpool to keep him.”
Real Madrid fullback Carvajal: We should’ve finished off Villarrealby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal admits they blew two points for their draw with Villarreal.Real kicked off 2019 with a 2-2 draw against the Yellow Submarine.Carvajal lamented, “We had some real chances to finish the game and make it 1-3, but in the end, we drew and dropped two points. We needed those three points to close the gaps on the leader. Now we need to keep working hard and rack up some points. This is not an easy place to come play. We’re disappointed because we were ahead for practically the whole match and not winning really stings.””We knew that they would have to push forward and leave the defence open. Before finishing with a draw, we had two massive chances to kill it off, we did not finish and they nicked a goal at the end.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Juventus eager to secure Wojciech Szczesny to new contractby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWojciech Szczesny is in line for a new contract with Juventus.Gazzetta dello Sport says the goalkeeper’s current deal runs to 2021.And Juve are in the process of drawing up new terms for Szczesny.Bianconeri management sees the Pole as a critical member of the squad and intend to close the deal quickly.Szczesny is firmly established as Juve’s No1. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Lindelof urging Man Utd teammate Pogba to stayby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveVictor Lindelof has urged Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba to stay at the club.Pogba has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in January.”So, he has a contract with the club and is a very important player for us,” he said.”I am very happy to have him as a teammate.”Not only because he is a good person but also because he is a good footballer.”We have a very good relationship, a nice and kind guy who is very fun to hang out with.”There is nothing more to it. We live very close to each other too, so that makes things easier.”
KNOXVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 27: J.P. Prince #30 of the Tennessee Volunteers dunks the basketball against Eric Bledsoe #24 of the Kentucky Wildcats at Thompson-Boling Arena on February 27, 2010 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Kentucky 74-65. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)The Southeast doesn’t always get a lot of snow, but when the people down there do, you better bet there will be some creative SEC-themed snowmen. One family of Tennessee fans made a pretty impressive snowman, complete with a Josh Richardson No. 1 jersey. They sent a photo to the senior guard, who is a big fan of his new snow doppelganger. “@sgregg12: Sir Josh! Our 2015 Snowman! #Vols #BowTie @J_Rich1 @Vol_Hoops @Vol_Photos pic.twitter.com/oUDguj0HY2”oh man that’s nice !!!— Josh Richardson (@J_Rich1) February 24, 2015The Tennessee wristband is a nice touch. Now we just need Richardson to wear a top hat on the court, and this will be spot on.
FAYETTEVILLE, AK – JANUARY 29: Fans of the Arkansas Razorbacks chant during the second half against the Kentucky Wildcats on January 29, 2005 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkasas. Kentucky defeated Arkansas 68-67. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)Arkansas’ three-game losing streak is taking its toll on the fan base, even the younger generations.This week, this video surfaced of a young, crying Arkansas fan saying he never wants to go to another game because “the Razorbacks always lose.”Cheer up, kid. There’s always next week.
Having secured an unprecedented domestic treble in 2018-19, Manchester City will be looking to make it a hat-trick of Premier League crowns under Pep Guardiola when they kick off their title defence against West Ham this weekend.The Citizens savoured their second top-flight success in as many years under the Spaniard last season, beating out Liverpool in a pulsating title race while also claiming both the FA Cup and Carabao Cup to add to their increasingly impressive trophy haul.But the club will know that they face sterner threats across the board this time around despite having strengthened their own hand over the off-season, with many of their rivals looking to topple their ambitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Their hosts are not expected to be among the major challengers to their title credentials, but former City boss Manuel Pellegrini arguably knows more than many others on how to unlock City, and will hope to spring an opening weekend surprise of his own at London Stadium. Game West Ham vs Manchester City Date Saturday, August 10 Time 12:30pm BST / 7:30am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the UK, the match will be shown on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, and available to stream on BT Sport Live. UK TV channel Online stream BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate BT Sport Live Squads & Team News Position West Ham squad Goalkeepers Fabianski, Roberto, Martin Defenders Reid, Cresswell, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Cardos, Ogbonna, Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson Midfielders Lanzini, Snodgrass, Sanchez, Noble, Fornals, Wilshire, Antonio, Rice Forwards Yarmolenko, Anderson, Hernandez, Haller, Ajeti, Xande Silva West Ham starting XI: Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Wilshere; Antonio, Lazini, Anderson; Haller Position Manchester City squad Goalkeepers Ederson, Bravo, Grimshaw, Carson Defenders Laporte, Stones, Otamendi, Walker, Angelino, Mendy, Cancelo Midfielders De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva, B. Silva, Rodri, Foden, Zinchenko Forwards Aguero, Jesus, Sterling, Mahrez Manchester City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; D. Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Jesus, SterlingBetting & Match Odds City are odds-on favourites to take the win at 1/4 favourites with bet365 . West Ham are priced at a more distant 11/1 while a draw is available at 6/1.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Click here to see all of bet365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview With the success of their historic domestic treble last season – or quadruple, depending on definition – Manchester City will be out to defend their crowns this season when they get their new Premier League campaign underway against West Ham at London Stadium.Pep Guardiola’s side swept the board at home last season, winning the top-flight title, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Community Shield, with only the Champions League eluding them in the end, and the Citizens are expected to be hungry for more.Guardiola has in fact already tasted silverware success again this season, picking up the Community Shield once more, against Liverpool, who are widely tipped to be their key opponents in the hunt for glory again.But the Spaniard is more than aware that the Reds won’t be their only threat this season, talking up the potential of their other ‘Big Six’ rivals after the win at Wembley on Sunday.”I think United with Maguire and the other players they bought, Arsenal as well, Chelsea and Tottenham, they won all of their pre-season so I think there will be many, many contenders this time,” he stated .”But I think Liverpool… we were so happy when we realised which team we were going to face for the rest of the season, they are the champions of Europe, that’s why I gave a lot of credit to our victory today.”They
TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Alabama football head coach Nick Saban has released a statement on the Crimson Tide player who was arrested in Tuscaloosa, Ala. early Sunday morning.Hunter Brannon, a redshirt freshman offensive lineman, was reportedly arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI.The former three-star recruit reportedly remained in police custody as of 10 a.m. E.T.#Alabama redshirt fr. OL Hunter Brannon was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI early Sunday morning in Tuscaloosa. He remains in custody as of 10 am Sunday. pic.twitter.com/5OSh7INTFT— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) October 21, 2018Saban released the following statement:“We are very disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to this kind of behavior,” Saban said. “We are still in the process of gathering all of the details on the situation, and we will evaluate what we need to do in terms of appropriate discipline as we move forward.”Alabama, meanwhile, improved to 8-0 with a win over Tennessee on Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 30: Wide receiver Jeremy Gallon #21 of the Michigan Wolverines is tackled by defensive back Tyvis Powell #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first quarter during a game at Michigan Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ohio State has had a somewhat annoying uniform trend against Michigan in recent years, as the Buckeyes have often gone away from their traditional garb to sport alternate jerseys against the rival Wolverines.The alternate uniforms have usually looked good, of course, but for a classic rivalry game, they always felt a little bit weird.So, Ohio State fans should love the uniforms the Buckeyes are reportedly wearing against Michigan this year.Ohio State will reportedly be sporting its traditional home uniform against Michigan next weekend.Anthony Rothman broke the news:I’m hearing from Ohio State sports info #Buckeyes will wear their traditional uniforms vs TTUN next week. No throwback. @971CandR— Anthony Rothman (@AnthonyRothman) November 14, 2018That is great news.Ohio State and Michigan are set to kick off at noon next Saturday. The game will be televised on FOX.Michigan is currently listed as a small favorite heading into the game against Ohio State, which will be played at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 08: Tate Martell #18 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free on a 47-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Ohio Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 52-3. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)In the event that Dwayne Haskins enters the 2019 NFL Draft, Tate Martell should have the opportunity to win the starting quarterback job at Ohio State. Regardless of how his collegiate career pans out, his CFL rights have already been negotiated.The CFL rules state that teams can claim exclusive rights to up to 45 players by placing them on their negotiation list. These players can be in college, on the cusp of making a professional roster or actually in the NFL.Well, the Toronto Argonauts now hold Martell’s rights, if the dual-threat quarterback decides to take his talents to Canada. He wasn’t the only notable name in college football that had their rights negotiated.Gardner Minshew, Will Grier and Khalil Tate were also on the CFL negotiation list.If Tate Martell ever decides to take his game north of the border, the Toronto Argonauts currently hold his CFL negotiation rights. The Montreal Alouettes, meanwhile, hold the CFL rights to Braxton Miller, while Saskatchewan Roughriders hold the CFL rights to Joe Burrow. https://t.co/lG0OhztiD8— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) December 13, 2018The Argonauts currently have James Franklin and McLeod Bethel-Thompson on the depth chart at quarterback.Since Martell is just a freshman for the Buckeyes, it’ll be quite some time before he even considers playing in the CFL. Nonetheless, Toronto is making a future investment that could eventually work in its favor.Ohio State fans shouldn’t worry one bit about this news, as Martell will be in Columbus for the foreseeable future.