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Alvaro Morata tells friends which Premier League club he expects to join

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by givemesport.com

A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for Alvaro Morata for what seems like forever. Not one transfer window seems to pass without his name being tied to one Premier League club or another, but now that list has been narrowed down to two. Both Chelsea and Arsenal are thought to be the frontrunners for his signature, though one may be in a slightly better position to b...Full Story »

Patrice Evra: Someone blocked my return to Manchester United

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by ESPN

Patrice Evra says he left Juventus on good terms and never expected to join Marseille. Former Juventus left-back Patrice Evra nearly signed with Manchester United in January but says someone at the club blocked his potential return to the Old Trafford club. Evra, 35, instead signed with ambitious Ligue 1 side Marseille on an 18-month deal. Though he revealed on Friday that he was set to join U...Full Story »

West Bromwich(WBA) vs Stoke City - Tony Pulis fears Peter Crouch more than Saido Berahino

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by PA

West Brom boss Tony Pulis fears the impact of Stoke forward Peter Crouch more than Saido Berahino, who returns to the Hawthorns on Saturday. Striker Berahino is set to face his former club just two weeks after leaving following revelations on Friday he was suspended for eight weeks between October and December. The Daily Mail has reported Berahino tested positive for a recreational drug during...Full Story »

Watford vs Burnley - Walter Mazzarri wants Watford to maintain momentum against Burnley

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by PA

Walter Mazzarri has told his Watford players they must channel the same intensity which secured victory at Arsenal into the visit of Burnley. The Hornets stunned Arsene Wenger's side to lead 2-0 inside the opening 15 minutes with goals from Younes Kaboul and Troy Deeney. Watford then held out against the expected onslaught after Alex Iwobi had set up a tense finale and went on to collect a fir...Full Story »

Tottenham Hotspur vs Middlesbrough - Pochettino urges Tottenham to retain focus

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by PA

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has told his players to learn from last season's title race by staying second in case Chelsea slip up. Spurs were Leicester's chief rivals at the top of the Premier League last term but their pursuit ended in disappointment as they dropped to third behind Arsenal on the final day. Pochettino's men are now playing catch-up again as they sit second in the ta...Full Story »

Southampton vs West Ham United - Puel plans to cut Andy Carroll's supply line

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by PA

Southampton boss Claude Puel has a simple way of stopping Andy Carroll - don't let him have the ball. West Ham striker Carroll has returned from injury in superb form by hitting five goals in two months. The big frontman might be licking his lips at taking on a makeshift Southampton central defence on Saturday, with Virgil van Dijk injured and Jose Fonte having joined the Hammers before the tr...Full Story »

Hull City vs Liverpool - Hull boss Marco Silva excited by new signing Kamil Grosicki

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by PA

Hull boss Marco Silva believes new boy Kamil Grosicki can add an extra dimension to his side's Premier League relegation battle starting against Liverpool at the KC Stadium on Saturday. Silva sensibly shrugged off suggestions from the player's homeland that he may be the 'Polish Messi' - but believes the 28-year-old has the kind of skills to prove a big hit in east Yorkshire. Silva said: "It (...Full Story »

Everton vs AFC Bournemouth - Ronald Koeman expects improvements

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by PA

Everton manager Ronald Koeman expects improvements from his trimmed-down squad as he targets sixth-placed Manchester United. Three wins in as many games in January, plus the offloading of Darron Gibson and Bryan Oviedo and the arrivals of Morgan Schneiderlin and Ademola Lookman, has given the Toffees a new focus. The gap to United is five points following Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Stoke and Koem...Full Story »

Crystal Palace vs Sunderland - Sam Allardyce: Jermain Defoe gives Sunderland chance of staying up

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by PA

Sam Allardyce believes Jermain Defoe can again inspire Sunderland to safety. The Crystal Palace manager, who oversaw Sunderland's unlikely escape from relegation last season, faces his former team on Saturday at Selhurst Park, and for the first time since he left to accept the England job. His swift return to club management with Palace means he again finds himself in a relegation battle, this...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Arsenal - Antonio Conte admits he was 'shocked' by Chelsea's loss to Arsenal in September

Posted Saturday, February 04, 2017 by PA

Defeat at Arsenal weighs heavily on Antonio Conte's mind and was the shock which spurred Chelsea to the top of the Premier League. Chelsea lost 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium on September 24, a defeat which prompted a change of formation to 3-4-3 and sparked a 13-game winning run in the Premier League. "For me it was a shock," said Conte, whose Chelsea side play Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Satu...Full Story »

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