Category: Leagues: EPL

5 players Arsenal should offload this summer

Arsenal are mostly done with their additions to the squad this summer. This, however, could change if the north London outfit were to shed some players from their ever-increasing first-team list. Listed below are five players that manager Unai Emery and company could sell to both fund another transfer target and shift player wages around. While the combined transfer fees of these players may not be astronomical, the reported collective salaries of this quintet would free up around £12.5 million per season. Joel Campbell Campbell’s contract has come under question for much of the past year or so. While some ... Read more

Liverpool star Oxlade-Chamberlain ‘likely to miss whole season’

London (AFP) – Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to miss the whole of the forthcoming season, with the Premier League club saying Wednesday that they were already aware of the grim scenario. The 24-year-old suffered multiple knee ligament damage during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Roma in April and underwent successful surgery eight days later. “The estimated length of his lay-off was not revealed at the time at the request of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who did not want the news to distract from the Reds’ ongoing Champions League run and the excitement surrounding it,” said a Liverpool ... Read more

NBC brings back NBC Sports Gold for new Premier League season

For the 2018/19 season, NBC Sports will feature 150 games behind the NBC Sports Gold paywall, which means that there’ll be 230 games available on television. Last season, NBC Sports advertised they would feature 130 games via the NBC Sports Gold Premier League Pass paid subscription service, but due to the way the matches were scheduled, NBC Sports ended up showing 150 games on NBC Sports Gold. Having learned from last season, NBC Sports will again offer 150 exclusive Premier League games via NBC Sports Gold for $50. Those games aren’t available on television. While the big clubs such as ... Read more

Arsenal’s new signings give Unai Emery options to improve defensive frailties

The post Arsene Wenger era is well and truly underway at Arsenal. New manager Unai Emery has already made four new signings for the Gunners, with a common theme: improving defensive solidity. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), center back Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund), wing back Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), and holding midfielder Lucas Toreira (Sampdoria) have all been acquired to shore up a leaky defense that conceded 51 goals last season, the most of any side in the Top 6. Now that the dust has somewhat settled on Arsenal’s transfer business this summer, let’s take a look at how Emery’s Arsenal will ... Read more

Why Lucas Torreira is an ideal signing for Arsenal

Arsenal have finally announced the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria. The deal, which was essentially agreed upon by both clubs weeks ago, was delayed due to the player’s involvement in the World Cup with Uruguay. Nevertheless, Torreira has completed his medical in London and the Gunners finally get their new marquee man. During a time in which transfer fees are skyrocketing, Arsenal reportedly receive the 22-year-old midfielder for a reasonable £26 million. Though not pocket change, the cost-to-talent ratio involved in this transfer is outstanding business by the north London club. Torreira has been widely praised for his play ... Read more

More Spurs players featured in World Cup semifinal squads than any other club

Editor’s note: Andy Macfarlane of Spursforlife.com takes a look at the performance of Tottenham Hotspur’s players featuring at the World Cup in Russia and reckons they are dominating the global stage. The summer has been one of familiarity for Spurs fans with players from the club gracing the world stage in abundance. Now the quarter final fixtures have been played out and we are down to the final four. Tottenham can boast nine players left in Russia, which is more than any other club side in the world. So, with this in mind, we look at some of the players ... Read more

Sign up for 2018-19 Fantasy Premier League and join the World Soccer Talk private league

Registration is now open for the 2018-19 Fantasy Premier League season. The game is free to play. And, if you like, you can join the World Soccer Talk private league. Here’s how to join the World Soccer Talk private league today: 1. Visit the Fantasy Premier League site and log in 2. If you’ve never registered before, click the ‘Sign Up’ button, 3. After logging in, select your team (you can always change the team selection later, so don’t worry about finalizing your team right then and there), 4. Click the ‘Leagues’ tab in the top navigation, 5. Click the “Create and join ... Read more

NBC’s Premier League TV schedule for first 2 weeks of 2018/19 season

We have the preliminary schedule for the first two weeks of the 2018/19 Premier League season, which will be shown live across the NBC Sports networks in the United States. The new season will kick off with Manchester United against Leicester City on Friday, August 10 in a game that’ll be shown across NBCSN and legal streaming platforms. With the new season beginning at Old Trafford, it’ll be interesting to see how the Red Devils do in their first game given that they were a jekyll and hyde team last season. In other matches, we have several massive encounters in ... Read more