According to the Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, Russia is doing a superb job in their preparations for the impending World Cup as all the preparations of the country have earned praise from the football governing authority FIFA as they are constantly checking up on how things are going and a lot of the big projects that needed to be done have already been completed.
Everton’s failure to win for a third successive game has left the team 10th in the table.
The latest disappointment came in the match against Norwich. Even though striker Romelu Lukaku score yet again in the Premier League, the club were unable to take advantage of his goals. Conceding just into the second-half from a set piece meant that Everton have dropped two more points. Only a few weeks ago, things look extremely promising for Everton and Roberto Martinez. They looked like being capable of finishing in the European spots.
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has confirmed that he has no intentions of allowing striker Radamel Falcao to leave the club in January. The Colombian international has once again failed to succeed in the Premier league.
After a disappointing campaign with Manchester United last time around, Falcao once again moved back to the English league one loan deal with Chelsea.
Joel Robles had a belter of a day versus Norwich City earlier this week as he showed wonderful goalkeeping skills in the shootouts in the Round of 16 of Capital One Cup to ensure Everton’s advancement to the next stage of the tournament, but, those heroics don’t seem to be enough to make him the no. 1 Toffees goalie.
According to Roberto Martinez, it’s Tim Howard who would continue to be at the top of the pecking order despite not being at his best in the games that he has played this season.
Ronald Koeman reckons Chelsea’s problem might be lying in the fact that they’re chopping and changing a bit too much.
Chelsea have been having a horror of a time of late. Coming into the season, they would not have even the slightest idea that after playing 12 games, their position in the points table would be as low as 17th.
But, that’s where they stand at the moment and the Saints, who are going to face them next, are looking to take full advantage of their current shakiness.
Everton continued their dominant Premier League form after managing a 0-0 draw with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.
After being uncertain about Wayne Rooney’s qualities at the start of the season, manager Louis Van Gaal appears to be extremely happy with the England international.
Rooney was fighting with Robin van Persie for the position of being captain for Manchester United. It was widely thought that van Persie would win the duel due to his excellent relationship with Van Gaal. Yet, 12 months is a long time in football and it has been proven once again since van Persie appears to be heading towards exit while Rooney’s position at the club has been strengthened even further.
Biting the hand that once fed him has come naturally for Mick McCarthy who have managed to get the upper hand on former employers Wolves, but there could not be a better time for him to make it three victories in a row.
Ispwich currently find themselves three points clear of the chasing pack in the race for the play-offs which could ultimately go down to the wire, with their trip to Molineux coming at a crucial point of the season.
The Blues almost have one of their hands on the Premier League trophy.
With them leading the Premier League table 7 points clear and having one more game to play than the other teams, it’s not that much probable than they would end anywhere, but, at the top come the end of the season.
But, Jose Mourinho, who has already had the taste of glory at the Premier League level in the past, does not want the intensity to drop in his squad at all.
The England national football team made an early exit from the 2014 World Cup as the team of Roy Hodgson failed to win a single match in the group stages and was knocked out surprisingly fast.
The national side has appeared to be recovering from their underwhelming streak of performances at the international stage as Roy Hodgson and his squad have not lost a single match after the 2014 World Cup reached it’s end.