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Mexican Crime Rate Drops When Chicharito is Playing: The Daily EPL

Mexico has a solution to its crime rate problem: Play Chicharito more often! According to a recent study, the Mexican crime rate drops whenever Javier Hernandez (aka Chicharito) is playing. Here are today’s Premier League news headlines: Mexican crime rate drops when Chicharito is playing — Soccerlens Michael Owen injury jinx […]

Bacary Sagna Joins Theo Walcott on Waiting List to Leave Arsenal as Pay Talks Stall: The Nightly EPL

Arsenal supporters could be in for more headaches next summer if both Theo Walcott and now Bacary Sagna leave the club. Talks to renew the contract for popular Arsenal defender Sagna have reached an impasse after the Gunners have only offered Sagna a one-year extension. Not surprisingly, Sagna wants a […]

Goal-line Technology to Make Debut at Club World Cup: The Daily EPL

The turtle that is FIFA has decided goal-line technology will make its debut at this month’s Club World Cup tournament in Japan, where Chelsea will be representing England. The technology is long overdue (terribly long, in fact; this has been an age-old problem). And don’t be surprised to see FIFA […]

Arsène Wenger Loses His Usual Cool as Fires of Unrest Rage at Arsenal: The Nightly EPL

Arsene Wenger is under pressure at Arsenal and the cracks are beginning to appear after an unusually edgy and confrontational press conference in advance of Tuesday’s Champions League match against Olympiakos. The Guardian’s David Hytner reported that Wenger was unusually testy in England (before the team’s flight to Greece) and […]

Sir Alex Ferguson Backs José Mourinho to Manage Manchester United: The Daily EPL

In this morning’s British newspapers, many journalists are salivating over the rumors in the Spanish press that Jose Mourinho has reached an agreement to leave the club in June. While there hasn’t been any official announcement from the Spanish giant, the timing of the rumor may possibly be manufactured to […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 15 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Twenty two goals in eight Premier League matches is a decent return for a Premier League Saturday especially given the number of surprise results and end-to-end-action. Here are the video highlights from today’s matches (for US readers only). West Ham United vs Chelsea Video: West Ham v Chelsea Premier League […]

Premier League Giants Lose Again. Get Used To It

There’s still a long way to go this season, but like I’ve been saying before the season started, this season will be the most competitive Premier League season in a very long time. The talent from top to bottom in the league is closer than ever before. Clubs in the […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 15: Open Thread

What could be worse than West Ham United versus Chelsea? Perhaps QPR against Chelsea? Lazy jibes aside, let’s hope that the early kick-off between West Ham United and Chelsea is far more entertaining to watch than I fear. In the six matches kicking off at 10am ET/7am PT/3pm UK time, […]

Lucas Leiva Returns to Liverpool Squad for Visit of Southampton: The Daily EPL

After a three month absence due to injury, Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva returns to Liverpool’s squad for this weekend’s match against Southampton. Anyone who watched the documentary Being Liverpool should feel a pinch of affection for Leiva, as he raced back to full recovery only to limp off in a match early […]

Real Oviedo: the Remarkable Story of a Club the World (including Michu and Cazorla) United to Save: The Nightly EPL

For a change, our lead story in tonight’s Nightly EPL column is a feel-good story about soccer fans from around the world, including two Premier League footballers, who went on a mission to save Spanish club Real Oviedo from going out of existence. It’s a wonderful story by Sid Lowe […]

See How Your Premier League Team is Doing After 14 Matches Compared to Last Season

I am the first to admit that comparative tables prove absolutely nothing when it comes to the EPL, but that doesn’t stop me from creating them and pondering over the results. After Wednesday’s matches, it occurred to me to take a look at last season at this time, 14 matches […]

Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 14 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

There’s something about a full schedule of midweek football in the Premier League. Night games are a completely different feel than a weekend daytime match. Some teams become more inspired. And, as you’ll see below, some footballers shirk responsibility. Here are the highlights from tonight’s matches (video highlights are available […]

Premier League Wednesday, Gameweek 14: Open Thread

Today’s one of those rare days in the Premier League where we have eight matches being played at the same time. If you live in the United States, four of them will be on ESPN3.com (one of which is on ESPN2), one is on FOX Soccer and the remaining three […]

Roy Hodgson Questions Hunger & Desire of Young Footballers Making Their Way in the Game: The Nightly EPL

Here are tonight’s Premier League news headlines: Roy Hodgson questions hunger & desire of young footballers making their way in the game — The Telegraph Fox Sports actively is positioning Fox Sports 1 to sports industry insiders — Sports Business Daily Rafael Benítez unsure if Fernando Torres can reclaim form for […]

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 13: Open Thread

After last Sunday’s solitary Premier League match, we have four in store today. Kicking off the action is Swansea City against Liverpool, live from the Liberty Stadium in Wales (8:30am ET kickoff time on ESPN2 for viewers in the United States). The three other matches today are Southampton vs Newcastle […]

Sir Alex Ferguson Claims Liverpool Halted Michael Owen’s Potential: The Nightly EPL

Here are the Premier League news headlines tonight: Sir Alex Ferguson claims Liverpool halted Michael Owen’s potential — The Mail Mark Hughes insists he has no intention of resigning as QPR boss — BBC Sport Hillsborough police accused of sexually harassing survivor — The Guardian Everton’s Phil Neville will be missing […]

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