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Hectic schedule makes it ‘impossible’ for Manchester United to maintain pressure on City, bemoans Solskjaer
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Hectic schedule makes it ‘impossible’ for Manchester United to maintain pressure on City, bemoans Solskjaer

The Red Devils could cut the gap at the top of the table to four points if they win both of their games this week against Leicester and Liverpool Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United’s hectic schedule makes it "impossible" for his side to keep the pressure on Manchester City in the final weeks of the season. It is still mathematically possible for United to beat City to the league title after Pep Guardiola’s side lost against Chelsea at the weekend, and Solskjaer’s side could close the gap to four points before City play again. United to would need to win all of their remaining games and hope that City don't win in their last three against Newcastle, Brighton and Everton, but Solskjaer does not believe they will be able to keep the pressure up on the leaders due to th...
Everton Deal Blow to West Ham’s Champions League Hopes
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Everton Deal Blow to West Ham’s Champions League Hopes

West Ham suffered a major blow to their Champions League hopes as Everton breathed renewed life into their own with a hard-fought 1-0 win at the London Stadium on Super Sunday. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the crucial goal on 24 minutes as he latched onto Ben Godfrey's through ball to steer his low shot beyond Lukasz Fabianski. The visitors' goal led a charmed life at times, with Said Benrahma missing a glorious first-half chance before Vladimir Coufal struck the inside of the post after the interval. Everton stay in eighth place, but move to within three points of their opponents in fifth, with their game in hand against Aston Villa taking place on Thursday evening, live on Sky Sports. How Everton raided the East End This was the last game at the London Stad...
Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’
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Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’

Antonio Pintus has been working with the Belgian striker at San Siro and believes he has become almost impossible to contain Romelu Lukaku now boasts the build of "an American football player", says Inter fitness coach Antonio Pintus, with the Belgian striker considered to have become "a complete athlete". A burly 27-year-old has always boasted plenty of power in his game, but new heights are being scaled by a prolific frontman at San Siro. Pintus says the former Everton and Manchester United star has become virtually unstoppable since arriving in Italian football, with obvious physical qualities complementing a skill set that has delivered 61 goals through 92 appearances.
Ancelotti rejects Szczesny to Everton rumours as Borussia Dortmund ask questions of Juventus keeper
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Ancelotti rejects Szczesny to Everton rumours as Borussia Dortmund ask questions of Juventus keeper

The Toffees boss says he is not in the market for another shot-stopper this summer, but German giants are keen on the Poland international Carlo Ancelotti has sought to distance Everton from talk of a move for Wojciech Szczesny being made, but Goal has learned that Borussia Dortmund are asking about the Juventus goalkeeper. The Poland international is seeing questions asked of his future in Turin after four years with the Bianconeri. A return to England has been speculated on for the former Arsenal keeper, but Ancelotti is happy with his options between the sticks and has no intention of lodging a bid for an experienced 31-year-old with three Serie A titles to his name.  
‘I’ve Had a Decent Career,  but I Want More Trophies’ –  Super Eagles and Everton star, Alex Iwobi
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‘I’ve Had a Decent Career, but I Want More Trophies’ – Super Eagles and Everton star, Alex Iwobi

Super Eagles winger, Alex Iwobi has outlined his desire to win more trophies at Everton after enjoying a taste of success with Arsenal The Nigeria international joined Everton in 2019 after starting his career at Arsenal, where he made his debut at the age of 19. Since making his debut, the 25-year-old has made over 200 appearances for both Arsenal and Everton as well as featuring 45 times for Nigeria after making his debut in 2015. From his time at Arsenal, Iwobi added an FA Cup and two Community Shield trophies but wants to add more silverware to his CV. Iwobi told GAFFER Magazine: 'It's crazy when everyone tells me all these stats like the appearances and caps I've got. I've had a decent career so far considering my age,' though he was keen to stress his achievements so ...
Abramovich Identifies Striker for Chelsea as Tuchel Loses Faith in Werner
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Abramovich Identifies Striker for Chelsea as Tuchel Loses Faith in Werner

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has approved a transfer move for Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku, according to Mundo Deportivo. Lukaku has previously played for the Blues, making 15 appearances over a three-year period. He nearly returned later in his career but eventually left Everton for Manchester United. Chelsea is now ready to bring back Lukaku, who scored 61 goals in 92 games for Inter, as they ended Juventus’ dominance. It is believed Abramovich is prepared to go all out to bring the Belgium international back to Stamford Bridge. The report claims Thomas Tuchel has lost faith in Timo Werner and wants to recruit a proven Premier League goalscorer.
Villa Win to Dent Everton European Hopes
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Villa Win to Dent Everton European Hopes

Anwar El Ghazi's 80th-minute strike dented Everton's European hopes as Aston Villa secured a hard-fought 2-1 win at Goodison Park. Ollie Watkins' 14th Premier League goal of the season put Villa ahead after a mistake from Mason Holgate (13) but Dominic Calvert-Lewin restored parity when he met Lucas Digne's corner (19). But with the game meandering towards a draw, El Ghazi was afforded too much time to curl a shot into the far corner to clinch an eighth Premier League away win of the season for Dean Smith's side. The result means Everton remain in eighth place - nine points off the Champions League places with five games remaining - while Villa rise to ninth.
Graeme Souness Criticises two Arsenal Players after Everton’s 1-0 win
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Graeme Souness Criticises two Arsenal Players after Everton’s 1-0 win

  Liverpool hero, Graeme Souness, has criticized two Arsenal players, Granit Xhaka and Bernd Leno, following the Gunners’ Premier League 1-0 defeat against Everton on Friday night at Emirates. Souness said he was disappointed with both Leno and Xhaka for their roles in Everton’s winner, describing the goalkeeper’s mistake as ‘farcical’. Xhaka was beaten easily by Everton striker Richarlison before the Brazilian got to the byline and put a tame cross into the box, which Leno bizarrely diverted into his own net to give the visitors all three points against Mikel Arteta’s men. “Richarlison eases Xhaka off the ball too easily,” Souness told Sky Sports. “He makes his mind up, “I’m going to stand my ground and tackle and win the ball”, instead of forcing him down the line...
Arsenal Misery Continues after Furious Fans Blast Kroenke
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Arsenal Misery Continues after Furious Fans Blast Kroenke

Gunners fans made their voices heard before Friday's game, and a Bernd Leno howler then proved costly against Everton Sometimes the game just doesn’t really matter. It doesn’t happen often, but that’s how it felt at Emirates Stadium on Friday night. Arsenal played Everton and they lost 1-0 - but as the match meandered on, the main event was still taking place outside the ground. Throughout the first half you could hear the chants rippling through the crisp north London air from the thousands of Arsenal fans who had spent the past two hours protesting outside against the ownership of Stan Kroenke. “Kroenke Out”, “We want our Arsenal back”, “Stan Kroenke, get out of our club.” It was an ever-constant hum, punctuated from time to time by the sound of police sirens or fir...
Premier League: Iwobi Benched As Everton Claim First Win At Arsenal In 25 Years 
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Premier League: Iwobi Benched As Everton Claim First Win At Arsenal In 25 Years 

Alex Iwobi was an unused substitute as an error from Bernd Leno saw Everton clinch a 1-0 win at the Emirates, their first at the Gunners since 1996. Everton have now done the double over Arsenal for the first time since 1986. Also, Arsenal have lost seven home league games for the first time since the inaugural Premier League season of 1992-93 The win for Everton put more pressure on those above them in the race for the Champions League spots, while leaving Arsenal way behind the pack. The Merseyside club are on 52 points just three points behind Chelsea in fourth position while Arsenal are ninth. Leno spilled Richarlison’s cross through his own legs in the 76th minute to give the Toffees the lead from what was one of their only attacks of the second half. Arsenal wer...
Leno Howler Ends Everton’s Wait for Win at Arsenal
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Leno Howler Ends Everton’s Wait for Win at Arsenal

Everton ended their 25-year wait for a win at Arsenal and moved to within three points of the Premier League's top four after Bernd Leno's calamitous own goal secured a 1-0 victory amid supporter protest at the Emirates Stadium on Friday Night Football. Richarlison's cross flashed through the Arsenal goalkeeper's legs with 14 minutes remaining as a tumultuous week at Arsenal - which began with the club's intention to join a European Super League - ended in a home defeat. The hosts thought they had been awarded a second-half penalty when Dani Ceballos was fouled by Richarlison, but Nicolas Pepe was deemed offside in the build-up upon VAR review. Everton remain in eighth position but move to within a point of sixth-placed Tottenham and are now six points clear of Arsenal in nint...
Super League: Arsenal Owners Take Final Decision on Selling Club
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Super League: Arsenal Owners Take Final Decision on Selling Club

Josh Kroenke has revealed that his father and majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke has no intention of selling Arsenal. This is despite the unprecedented fan-led backlash they have faced in the wake of the club’s attempt to pull away from UEFA and join the European Super League, ESL. Josh was asked during an online question and answer session with a selection of supporters on Thursday evening whether or not KSE felt they were in a position to carry on as owners of the Premier League giants. He said, as quoted by REDactionAFC: “We will rebuild, we believe we are fit to go forward with Arsenal football club. We were put in a difficult situation by sources outside the club. “I want to get back to London, I want to do this. I am aware we never had trust, we need to build a bridge...
Mason Hopeful Kane Will Be Fit For The League Cup Final
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Mason Hopeful Kane Will Be Fit For The League Cup Final

Interim manager Ryan Mason hopes Tottenham Hotspur’s talismanic striker Harry Kane will have recovered in time from an ankle injury to face Manchester City in Sunday’s League Cup final. Kane missed Spurs’ come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Southampton on Wednesday after picking up an injury in last week’s 2-2 draw with Everton — Jose Mourinho’s last game before his dismissal. Mason, at 29 the youngest ever Premier League manager, has been put in charge until the end of the season and stands one win away from being the unlikeliest of men to end Tottenham’s trophy drought. Juande Ramos was the last Spurs manager to deliver silverware in the 2008 League Cup. Mason’s chances of emulating the Spaniard would improve considerably if Kane is fit to lead the line. “With Harry, it ...
Former Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Ancelotti thought Super League was ‘a joke’
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Former Juventus, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Ancelotti thought Super League was ‘a joke’

Former Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti admits that he thought talk of a breakaway Super League being formed was "a joke". Twelve leading clubs from across Europe, including six from the Premier League, announced plans on Sunday to put a new European tournament in place that would allow them to compete among themselves. Ancelotti's current employers at Everton were among those to speak out against the proposals and the "preposterous arrogance" of those involved, with much-maligned plans ripped up within 48 hours.
Arsenal vs Everton: Aubameyang, Lacazette, others ruled out of EPL
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Arsenal vs Everton: Aubameyang, Lacazette, others ruled out of EPL

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, would be without strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, for the visit of Everton in the Premier League on Friday. Aubameyang is recovering from malaria, while Lacazette pulled his hamstring last week during the 1-1 draw with Fulham. A club statement said: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Auba continues to recover after contracting malaria on international duty. Auba will be unavailable for Friday’s match against Everton but is hoping to resume light training by the end of this week. “Alex Lacazette – Left hamstring. Alex has sustained a strain to his left hamstring and will be unavailable for Friday’s match against Everton. He will continue to work with the medical team and will be assessed ahead of next week’s matche...
Arsenal vs Everton: Kanu Nwankwo Opens up on Alex Iwobi’s Exit From Gunners
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Arsenal vs Everton: Kanu Nwankwo Opens up on Alex Iwobi’s Exit From Gunners

Arsenal hero, Kanu Nwankwo, has opened up on Alex Iwobi’s exit from the Gunners. Arsenal sold Iwobi, who spent 15 years at Emirates, to Everton for around £30 million in 2019 during Unai Emery’s regime. But Kanu is now insisting that he was “surprised” Arsenal sold Iwobi to Everton, adding that Mikel Arteta’s side would be a “better team” if he was still at the North London club. “I was surprised they let Alex Iwobi go when they did,” Kanu told Ladbrokes ahead of Arsenal’s home Premier League clash with Everton on Friday. “He was supposed to be a part of this team, and I think they would be a better team with him in it. He’s Arsenal blood, and he’s always given his all for the team. “He plays at an international level. “I believe he’d be much more comfortable in this ...
Juventus Offer Everton Four First-team Players in Exchange for Kean
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Juventus Offer Everton Four First-team Players in Exchange for Kean

Juventus is so desperate to re-sign former striker Moise Kean and will offer Everton four first-team players, according to Tuttosport. It is understood that the four players Juventus will offer Everton to force the deal are Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Merih Demiral and Douglas Costa. Kean is currently on loan at Paris Saint-Germain from Everton. The 21-year-old is a product of Juventus’ academy, but the Serie A champions sold him to Everton for €30million in 2019. The Italy international left Goodison Park after just one season to join PSG on a loan deal. The forward is expected to return to Everton at the end of the season. However, PSG remains interested in making Kean’s move permanent.
Tuchel Set to bring Lukaku Back to Chelsea
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Tuchel Set to bring Lukaku Back to Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is set to bring Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku back to the club, according to Calcio Mercato. The Blues are being linked with a possible summer transfer for the Belgium striker. Tuchel has made Lukaku his priority, after admitting failure in the quest to land Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Inter is reluctant to lose Lukaku but Chelsea would be willing to pay over €100 million, a fee that might tempt the Italian side. Lukaku joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old in 2011 and played only 15 games before joining Everton. The 27-year-old went on to establish himself as one of the Premier League’s top strikers at Everton before joining Manchester United in a £75 million deal back in 2017.
Juventus Midfielder set to Join Chelsea
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Juventus Midfielder set to Join Chelsea

  Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, is set to join Chelsea after he emerged as a possible transfer target for the Blues. Rabiot has featured 72 times for Juventus since leaving Paris Saint-Germain for the Serie A champions on a free transfer in 2019. The 25-year-old has been linked with a move away from Juventus in recent times as Andrea Pirlo’s side needs to reduce their wages. According to Tuttomercato, Chelsea is interested in signing Rabiot this summer and is willing to exploit the circumstance by launching a bid for the France international. The report added that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is keen to bolster his midfield options ahead of next season. Chelsea will have to battle Barcelona, Everton and Manchester United for Rabiot’s signature.
Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others
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Inter Milan Set Price Tag for Lukaku amid Interest From Chelsea, others

  Inter Milan has set a price tag for their striker, Romelu Lukaku, amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester City. Lukaku has been strongly linked with a move to rejoin Chelsea this summer transfer window. According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan will only allow Lukaku to leave Antonio Conte’s side if potential suitors can pay the sum of £102 million for the forward. Inter Milan know they need to sell at least one of their top players this summer transfer window to recoup losses of around £115m for the 2020-21 financial year. Lukaku’s current contract with Inter Milan will expire in 2024. The 27-year-old joined Chelsea as an 18-year-old back in 2011 but played just 15 games for the west London club before joining Everton. The Belgium international estab...
Chelsea vs Man City: Ian Wright Predicts Club to Qualify for FA Cup Final
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Chelsea vs Man City: Ian Wright Predicts Club to Qualify for FA Cup Final

Former Arsenal star, Ian Wright, has predicted the club that will qualify for the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester City, when both teams clash on April 17 in the semi-final at Wembley. Chelsea defeated Sheffield United 2-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals last week, while Man City won Everton 2-0. But Wright believes Pep Guardiola’s side will beat Chelsea in the FA Cup last-four and face Leicester City, who take on Southampton in the other semi-final at Wembley, in the final on May 15. Recall that Leicester had defeated Manchester United 3-1 in the quarter-final. Chelsea remains unbeaten under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, since his arrival in January. “You feel under this manager, [Hakim] Ziyech the other day, the way he was. Mason Mount is never going to drop,’ ...
FA Cup: Man City, Southampton Qualify for Semi-finals
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FA Cup: Man City, Southampton Qualify for Semi-finals

  Manchester City and Southampton on Saturday booked their places in this year’s FA Cup semi-final. The Premier League leaders beat Everton 2-0, thanks to late goals from Ilkay Gundgoan and Kevin De Bruyne. The victory keeps City’s quadruple hopes alive this season. Pep Guardiola has now guided the Etihad side to the FA Cup semi-finals for the third season in a row. In the first match of the day, Southampton thrashed South Coast rivals Bournemouth 3-0. Nathan Redmond netted twice and Moussa Djenepo also scored to secure a place in the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2017-18.
Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea
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Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea

  Chelsea star, Kai Havertz, has promised to improve and give his best for the club in the next few weeks. Havertz has also revealed that a false nine position will be good for him in the Blues’ squad, adding that he likes to have freedom on the pitch. The 21-year-old said this after his impressive display in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. “Now we are four points in front of them [Everton], and we have to secure that. That’s the plan, our goal is the Champions League,” the Germany international said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website. “You have to be strong in the next few matches as well, and that’s my goal. I will try to improve, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks, and then I hope it will continue li...
I’s my Bad Decisions – Thomas Tuchel names 3 players he is treating unfairly at Chelsea
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I’s my Bad Decisions – Thomas Tuchel names 3 players he is treating unfairly at Chelsea

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that he is treating some of his stars, including Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic and Emerson unfairly. He said those players suffer from bad decision from him, adding that they deserve places in his XI. Tuchel led Chelsea to their eleven games unbeaten on Monday night, with a 2-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge. It was also a historic 5th home clean sheet for the German. And reflecting on those players who have missed out recently, such as Pulisic, Emerson and Abraham, the former Borussia Dortmund manager told the club’s official website, “Maybe Christian’s problem is I know from Dortmund how strong he is from the bench. “I think he started only in the cup game and in the end that’s my responsibility and my fault. “It’s a bit ...
Iwobi Blamed for Chelsea’s First Goal in Everton 2-0 Defeat at Stamford Bridge
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Iwobi Blamed for Chelsea’s First Goal in Everton 2-0 Defeat at Stamford Bridge

Alex Iwobi has been blamed for Chelsea’s first goal against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. Former Arsenal player, Lee Dixon believes that the Nigerian international was partly to blame for the goal which helped the Blues take control of the match and went ahead to win 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea are now comfortable in fourth place after beating hard fighting Everton 2-0 with Kai Havertz and Jorginho on the scoresheet for Thomas Tuchel men. Iwobi was substituted in the 56th minute with Tom Davies by manager Carlo Ancelotti. Dixon noted that Iwobi had failed to deal with Marco Alonso, leaving the Spaniard to find space on the left and crossed the ball to Havertz. “It’s the first time Alonso has managed to get away from Iwobi on the left,” Dixon said on BB...
Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance
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Chelsea vs Everton: Tuchel Reacts to EPL Win,Speaks on Havertz’s Performance

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has reacted to his side’s Premier League 2-0 win over Everton on Monday night. Tuchel also said that he was ‘very pleased’ with Kai Havertz’s performance against Everton. An own goal from Ben Godfrey and a second-half penalty from Jorginho gave Chelsea all three points against Everton at Stamford Bridge. “We deserved to win. It was a very difficult first half, but we controlled it completely,” Tuchel told BT Sport. “Second half we increased our level and had a lot of dangerous attacks. Very pleased with Kai [Havertz]. It was the trust we gave him and used the trust we gave him. “He is a player who has all the ability to be a dominant figure in the offense, and he stepped up. “You see the quality of the players and the club. It is a...
Everton start Iwobi against Ziyech and Mendy’s Chelsea
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Everton start Iwobi against Ziyech and Mendy’s Chelsea

The Nigeria international has been named in the Toffees starting XI to face Thomas Tuchel’s red-hot Blues in Monday’s league game Everton have named Nigeria international Alex Iwobi in their starting line-up to face Chelsea in Monday’s Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge. The Super Eagles star has been a key figure in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad that has won their last three league games. Iwobi played for 58 minutes in the team’s 1-0 defeat of West Bromwich Albion before coming off for Allan. In a 4-2-3-1 formation adopted by the Toffees, the former Arsenal man will combine with Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson to help Dominic Calvert-Lewin get the needed goals.
Mark Lawrenson Predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United
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Mark Lawrenson Predicts Chelsea vs Everton, Man City vs Man United

Former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted Manchester City to beat Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening. Lawrenson also predicted Chelsea to defeat Everton on Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport, “Both these sides are right in the mix for the top four, and this is a tough one to call. “Chelsea still haven’t conceded a home goal in four games under Thomas Tuchel, and Everton are better on the road than they are at Goodison Park – the Toffees haven’t lost an away game since 1 November, and 29 of their 46 points have come on the road. “I’m going to go with a Chelsea win here, although it would not surprise me if Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti ends up getting something to show for his return to S...
Oscar Compares Himself to Chelsea Midfielder, Mason Mount
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Oscar Compares Himself to Chelsea Midfielder, Mason Mount

Former Chelsea star, Oscar, has compared himself to the club’s midfielder, Mason Mount. Oscar who left Chelsea in January 2017 for Chinese club, Shanghai SIPG, at one point said Mount doesn’t play like him, but at another point, he said he could see a little of himself in the England international. “I like him [Mount],” Oscar told talkSPORT ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Everton on Monday night. “Sometimes he does not play like me but sometimes, I watch him, and I can see a little bit of me there because I also came into Chelsea when I was so young and played good football. “I really like him. He has everything you need to improve. He scores goals, he does some important things, and he knows how to defend and attack. I really like him.” Oscar scored thirty-...
No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner
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No room for ‘Self-pity’ – Tuchel Tells Timo Werner

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has told striker, Timo Werner, that there is no room for ‘self-pity’ after the 24-year-old saw a goal chalked off in the Blues’ Premier League 1-0 victory against Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night. Werner had the ball in the back of the net after rounding Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, and clipping into the empty goal. His effort was, however, ruled out by the narrowest of offside calls. The Germany attacker has only scored one goal since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. But Tuchel, who was satisfied with Werner’s display, told him he doesn’t need to worry too much about his lack of goals for Chelsea this season. “I demand 100% in every training, I do not allow self-pity,” Tuchel said at his post-match p...
Michael Owen Predicts Position Chelsea will Finish Under Tuchel
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Michael Owen Predicts Position Chelsea will Finish Under Tuchel

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted the position Chelsea will finish under their manager, Thomas Tuchel, this season. Owen said that Chelsea would finish in the top four positions this term under Tuchel after they defeated Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield on Thursday night, thanks to Mason Mount’s first-half goal. According to him, the Stamford Bridge club are not conceding goals, and they have kept clean sheets in ten matches. “You ride the crest of a wave, Chelsea are not going anywhere. They are staying in the top four,” Owen told Premier League Productions. “They are not conceding goals, eight clean sheets in 10 games, they have only scored 11 goals. “It is not like they are knocking the lights out. They are a team that are probably scoring at the same race...
‘It will be a dream to be in the top four’ – Ancelotti eyes Everton target
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‘It will be a dream to be in the top four’ – Ancelotti eyes Everton target

The Toffees are within two points of fourth-placed West Ham after beating Southampton Carlo Ancelotti says Everton are dreaming of a place in the Premier League’s top four. The Toffees battled to a 1-0 win over Southampton on Monday thanks to an early goal from Richarlison, and they are now within two points of the top four with a game in hand. Everton can move into a Champions League qualification place with a win at West Brom on Thursday, though it could be a brief stay as Chelsea and Liverpool - who are directly above them in fifth and sixth respectively - clash later on the same day.
‘It was like we won the league’ – Ayegbeni on Everton’s triumph over Liverpool
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‘It was like we won the league’ – Ayegbeni on Everton’s triumph over Liverpool

The Toffees hadn't won at Anfield since 1999 but they heaped more gloom on the injury-ravaged Reds, to the glee of their former striker Everton’s triumph over Liverpool last month was like winning the Premier League title, says former Toffees striker Yakubu Ayegbeni, who is still savouring the victory at Anfield. The Goodison Park giants had not won at the Reds’ home ground since October 1999. Nonetheless, Richarlison’s early strike and Gylfi Sigurdsson’s late penalty did the damage for Carlo Ancelotti’s side, who are three points behind their neighbours – with two games in hand – courtesy of the 2-0 win. Everton went into the February 20 clash.on the back of two successive defeats, and the former Nigeria international, who starred for the club for four seasons – following a mov...
Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others
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Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others

  Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Leicester City to beat Arsenal when both sides clash in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Owen also backed Manchester United and Chelsea to play a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. According to him, Everton will beat Southampton at Goodison Park on Monday. “There were differing fortunes for both sides in Thursday’s Europa League fixtures. I was surprised to see Leicester crash out but was equally impressed by Arsenal’s fight-back against Benfica,” Owen told BetVictor. “I think if you asked Brendan Rodgers privately, he’d agree that UEFA Champions League qualification is the priority for the Foxes this season. “It will be interesting to see how this one plays ...
Lucas Digne signs new Everton contract
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Lucas Digne signs new Everton contract

Lucas Digne has signed a new long-term contract with Everton, committing his future to the Club until the end of June 2025. The France international left-back says the Blues’ big ambition, coupled with the “love supporters show me every day”, made penning an extended deal an easy decision. Digne, who likened his bond with Everton to “an amazing wedding”, won major honours with former clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. And the 27-year-old is convinced Everton boast the manager, talent and infrastructure to add to his trophy haul. Digne joined from Barcelona in summer 2018 and in 97 Everton appearances has directly contributed to 24 goals, scoring five and assisting 19. “The fans made me feel at home from the beginning, they showed me big love and created a song for ...
Tuchel Issues Strong Warning to Chelsea Players ahead of Man Utd Clash
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Tuchel Issues Strong Warning to Chelsea Players ahead of Man Utd Clash

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has warned his players not to allow complacency set in, ahead of this weekend’s clash with Manchester United. Tuchel was speaking after the Blues’ 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. The win puts the Stamford Bridge side in good stead to qualify for the quarter-final. Chelsea will now return to Premier League action against United, hoping to extend their eight-game unbeaten run under Tuchel. But Tuchel has said they “cannot get comfortable or get lazy” ahead of a crucial four-game stretch in their top four ambitions. Tuchel said: “Honestly, we now play Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Leeds but this is good. We cannot get comfortable or get lazy.”
Gary Neville Calls Liverpool Players ‘Zombies’
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Gary Neville Calls Liverpool Players ‘Zombies’

  Former Manchester United player, Gary Neville, has branded Liverpool players as ‘zombies’. Neville said this after Liverpool suffered their seventh defeat of the Premier League season over the weekend. Liverpool lost 2-0 to Everton at Anfield over the weekend following goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson. “It is starting to get a little bit worrying in a sense we know they [Liverpool] have got injuries,” Neville said on his Sky Sports Podcast. “We know they haven’t got fans in the stadium, we know about COVID and there are a lot of games, but it is the same for everybody. But it is the lack of change. A different idea. “They just look beaten, almost like zombies on the pitch. Walking around thinking the same thing. “Maybe it needs something different...
Mourinho now Leads Premier League Sack Race after 2-1 Defeat to West Ham
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Mourinho now Leads Premier League Sack Race after 2-1 Defeat to West Ham

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, is now leading the Premier League sack race following their dramatic slump in form, according to SportsMail. Spurs have lost five of their last six league fixtures. The North Londoners have also been dumped out of the FA Cup by Everton. Mourinho’s lost 2-1 to West Ham on Sunday and that defeat has seen the Portuguese’s odds cut from 7/2 to 23/10 with both Betfair and Paddy Power. A title challenge looked a possibility before Christmas but Spurs’ torrid run has seen them slump to ninth place, with even European qualification far from guaranteed. They, however, have a chance at winning silverware, as they face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on April 25. This week, the Spurs will take a healthy 4-1 lead into t...
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Everton Stars Celebrate Liverpool 2-0 Win In Anfield Dressing Room

Everton Players celebrated their iconic 2-0 Liverpool win in style inside the Anfield dressing room. Nkounkou uploaded videos of his team-mates celebrating after the 2-0 win at Anfield. Everton Assistant Coach Ferguson was also screaming with joy while Lucas Digne and Abdoulaye Doucoure joined the celebration. Other Everton players like Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Tyler Onyango also joined the celebrations after a famous win at Anfield. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/MYRrfhOqCpo
Stats indicate Lookman is Fulham’s key attacking player
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Stats indicate Lookman is Fulham’s key attacking player

The English winger of Nigerian descent proved his reliability in Scott Parker’s team this season after propelling the Cottagers past the Blades Ademola Lookman has now had a hand in seven goals for Fulham in the 2020-21 Premier League campaign, having found the net in the Cottagers 1-0 defeat of Sheffield United on Saturday night. With the score still 0-0 at Craven Cottage, the former English youth international handed Scott Parker’s men all points at stake thanks to his 61st-minute effort. Profiting from a long ball for Joachim Andersen, the former Everton man controlled the ball with his chest, turned Ethan Ampadu, before unleashing a shot past goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
Klopp Gives Reasons for Liverpool’s 16 Points Behind Man City, Surrenders Title Chase
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Klopp Gives Reasons for Liverpool’s 16 Points Behind Man City, Surrenders Title Chase

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that if not for injuries his team would have been challenging for the Premier League title with Manchester City by now. The German suggested that the 2021 is not a “normal season” with his several key players injured for significant stretches. Liverpool have defence trio of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all likely to miss the rest of the season. The Reds, who claimed the Premier League title last season after 30 years, are currently in sixth place, 16 points behind City. “It was never the case where we thought how can we overtake City. Or how can we become the finest team in English football again, whatever that means,” Klopp said. “We just wanted to be the best version of ourselves. We have that chance again. If that i...
Wenger Identifies What Liverpool Lacks after 2-0 Defeat to Everton
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Wenger Identifies What Liverpool Lacks after 2-0 Defeat to Everton

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said that Liverpool ‘lack belief in everything they do’. Wenger said this while reacting to Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. Everton inflicted defeat on Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield for the first time in 22 years as the Reds slipped to their fourth consecutive defeat in the English top-flight league. An early goal from Richarlison and a controversial late penalty from Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Carlo Ancelotti’s men all three points against Liverpool. “They are on a bad run, and this result tonight will deepen a little bit, the doubt they have,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS. “They lack belief in everything they do. It affects you and goes quickly through the ranks, but again tonight, th...
Klopp Names Area Liverpool Must Improve after 2-0 Loss Against Everton
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Klopp Names Area Liverpool Must Improve after 2-0 Loss Against Everton

  Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has identified one area his team needs to improve after their 2-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League on Saturday. Klopp said Liverpool needs to improve in their ability to be ‘decisive’ in crucial moments in both defence and attack. Two goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Everton all three points against Liverpool at Anfield. “We conceded a completely unnecessary first goal, and we should not forget that,” Klopp said. “That’s a big part of the game. There were two big parts. You have to defend and we have to score.” Klopp added: “In the decisive moments, we have to be calmer. Like in the finishing situations, and I don’t mean now the headers from Sadio, which were really tricky with circumstances we had tonig...
EPL: Michael Owen Predicts Southampton vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Everton
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EPL: Michael Owen Predicts Southampton vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Everton

  Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures. Chelsea travel to Southampton in Saturday’s early kick-off, while Liverpool and Everton clash in a Merseyside Derby later in the day. Owen expects the Reds who lost 3-1 to Leicester City last weekend, to bounce back with victory against their rivals. “Incredibly, Liverpool come into the Merseyside Derby undefeated in their last 24 matches against Everton in all competitions at Anfield,” he told BetVictor. “Unfortunately for Everton, I think they’ll have to wait a bit longer for that Anfield win. I’m siding with the Reds to shade it in what should be an entertaining derby.” Owen also predicted that Chelsea will leave Southampton with a narrow 1-0 win, en...
Everton vs Man City: Guardiola Gives Injury Updates on Gundogan, De Bruyne, Aguero
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Everton vs Man City: Guardiola Gives Injury Updates on Gundogan, De Bruyne, Aguero

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has ruled Ilkay Gundogan out of their Premier League match at Everton on Wednesday. Gundogan has been in fine form for the leader, with 10 goals in as many fixtures games. The midfielder picked up a groin problem during Saturday’s 3-0 win over Tottenham. Kevin De Bruyne has resumed training with City, while Sergio Aguero, who tested positive for Coronavirus during his recovery from a knee injury, will be on the bench at Goodison Park, as he was at the weekend. “Ilkay is much better, but I don’t think he’s available tomorrow. “Kevin is getting better; he was training with the all of the group and feeling much better. “Sergio has been one year injured; he can’t start from the beginning. But he is ready to come back, and he’ll be o...
Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp
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Leipzig vs Liverpool: I Don’t Need a Break – Klopp

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has debunked rumours that he could leave the club and insists he does not need a break. Last weekend, Klopp admitted the Reds would not be able to defend their Premier League title, following a 3-1 defeat against Leicester City. Liverpool have now lost three consecutive league games and sit 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who have a game in hand. There were reports that Klopp could leave Anfield, but ahead of their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig, he remained defiant about his future. “Did I get the sack or did I leave by myself? Neither,” he said. “I don’t need a break. Privately, we had a tough time, that was a much longer time already and we always deal with it as a family 100%. “I am 53. I have worked ...
Maja Equals Ekoku’s 28-year-old Premier League Record
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Maja Equals Ekoku’s 28-year-old Premier League Record

The Cottagers’ forward is the second Nigerian player to find the net twice in his first English elite division start Josh Maja’s brace for Fulham against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday means that the Bordeaux loanee has equalled a Premier League record that has stood for 28 years. In netting twice in the 2-0 defeat of Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees, Maja became only the second Nigerian player in the English top-flight to hit a double on his first start in the competition. The only other Nigerian player to do this was Efan Ekoku, who achieved the feat on May 8, 1993, when he scored on two occasions as Norwich City played out a 3-3 draw at Middlesbrough. https://twitter.com/sportingshina/status/1361348786988208128?s=20 The Cheetham Hill-born Ekoku signed for th...
‘We Have To Start Asking Questions About De Gea’ – Gary Neville
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‘We Have To Start Asking Questions About De Gea’ – Gary Neville

Manchester United's legendary defender, Gary Neville has said that is former club needs to sign a new goalkeeper if they are to challenge for the title. United's No1 shot stopper, David De Gea was criticised for his performance in the draw with Everton at Old Trafford. David De Gea was in the spotlight with a couple of blunders in the 3-3 draw with Everton last weekend, and Neville feels United need to head off further problems by making a raid on the market for a goalkeeper of the highest class. “We have to start asking questions about David De Gea, of course we do. “The mistakes are coming more regularly and they cost points. And the game-winning saves and one-on-one saves are coming less,” Neville says Neville is convinced that if Pep Guardiola or Jurgen Klopp wer...
Nigerian Striker, Josh Maja Scores Twice On His Premier League Debut For Fulham
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Nigerian Striker, Josh Maja Scores Twice On His Premier League Debut For Fulham

Josh Maja said he saw a dream become reality as he marked his full debut with a brace to help Fulham boost their Premier League survival hopes with a deserved win at Everton. The visitors were by far the better side in the first half but were left frustrated as they missed several opportunities to score, with Bobby Decordova-Reid hitting the post and Harrison Reed driving over. But their dominance was rewarded early in the second half when Nigerian striker Maja - a deadline day signing on loan from Bordeaux - slid in to turn home Ola Aina's cross from close range. Maja, 22, then capped a superb debut with a second, tapping in after Reed's shot had hit the woodwork. The former Sunderland striker said: "This is a night I have been dreaming about for a long time. I had a feeli...
Fulham Striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Fulham Striker, Aleksandar Mitrovic Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Premier side, Fulham have confirmed striker Aleksandar Mitrovic has tested positive for coronavirus. Fulham said he brief statement that Serbian international's absence in the team's 2-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night was due to a positive Coronavirus test. This means, the club will be without the Serbian striker for their next two league games against Burnley on Wednesday and their home clash against bottom club Sheffield United on Saturday as they continue to battle out of the relegation zone. In July 2018,  Mitrovic joined Fulham in a five-year contract after a successful loan spell from Newcastle United

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