Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City players were stunned into disbelief when they lost their almost four-month unbeaten run to Tottenham Hotspur in front of their home fans at the weekend. Manchester City have suffered Premier League defeats in the past even if it is rare in comparison to other big teams such as Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in recent times, but the manner of the defeat to the Antonio Conte-led Spurs is almost unprecedented in the Premier League era.
Tottenham Hotspur have always been a difficult team for Manchester City irrespective of the players on both sides as demonstrated at the start of the season when Guardiola and his players began the defence of their Premier League title with a 1-0 defeat at Spurs in what was their first game this season. Son Heung-Min was the recipient of the game’s winning goal in the second half. He was always the thorn in the flesh of Manchester City. The defeat to Spurs meant that Manchester City have lost that fixture in each of the last three seasons. Continue Reading
Everton manager Rafael Benitez is on the brink of being sacked just six months into the job after his team lost 2-1 at Norwich City who were at the bottom of the Premier League table before the faced off in the league. The ex-Liverpool, Newcastle United and Chelsea manager has overseen a poor run of form in the league at Everton over the last three months. Under his watch, the Toffees have won once in the last 13 league matches with the only win coming against Arsenal at the start of last month. On that occasion, Everton winger Demarai Gray scored a dramatic late winner as the hosts came from a goal down to beat Arsenal 2-1 at home. Norwegian international Martin Odegaard was responsible for the Arsenal goal on the stroke of half-time and the advantage was cancelled out by Brazil international Richarlisonwith ten minutes to go before the winning goal from Gray gave Everton a big win.
Since the Arsenal game, Everton have drawn one and lost three of their four league games with Spanish tactician Benitez in the dugout including two successive losses against Brighton and Hove Albion & Norwich City. Continue Reading
Merseyside club Everton are reportedly keen to sign one of their former players on loan ahead of the transfer window which resumes in a matter of hours. England international Ross Barkley is a former Everton midfielder who’s attracting interest from the Toffees. The Toffees interest in the Chelsea star was revealed by The Telegraph as it was claimed that they are keeping tabs on the midfielder.
Everton target Barkley has been sparingly used at Chelsea this season especially in the Premier League. He has been restricted to just one Premier League start this season and that was the home game with Burnley at the end of October. Barkley started the Burnley game which ended in a 1-1 draw after Czech substituteMatejVydracame off the bench to rescue a point for Burnley. Striker Vydra scored from close range to rescue a share of the spoils for the Clarets after Chelsea took a first half lead through German player Kai Havertz. Continue Reading
Everton are on a poor run in the Premier League and it is showing no signs of coming to an end especially after their 4-1 defeat to Liverpool when the two teams met in a Merseyside Derby clash on the Premier League scene. Everton came into the game with a run of one draw and four losses in their last five league outings and the run was stretched to one point and five defeats in the last six league games with the defeat to Liverpool. As a matter of fact, Everton are now winless in their last seven league games since the 2-0 home win over Norwich City in September thanks to the goals from Andros Townsend (penalty) and Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Ahead of their latest Merseyside Derby duel with Liverpool, Everton had a three-game unbeaten run but they could not extend it to four games as they were well beaten with two goals in each half from their visitors. Continue Reading
AS Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana has emerged as atarget for Merseyside giants Everton ahead of the winter transfer window. According to the report from the Liverpool Echo, the midfield department is an area of concern for the Toffees especially in the absence of Doucoure and Everton are ready to bolster their squad in that area.
22-year-old Fofana is valued at around £13m and the transfer fee is not expected to be a problem for Everton. They have already freed up some funds with the summer exits of big earners like James Rodriguez and Bernard. Continue Reading
Merseyside giants Everton have been handed a major boost on the injury front following the news thattheir Brazilian attacker, Richarlison is back in training and in contention to face Watford in the Premier League this weekend.
Everton manager Rafael Benitez has held his press conference for the Watford game at the Goodison Park on Saturday and he confirmed that Richardson is on course to make his return from injury after a little over one month. The Toffess have been without the Brazilian international since he sustained a knee injury during the league game at home to Burnley last month. Richarlison picked up the injury from a poor challenge on the part of Burnleydefender James Tarkowski and it overshadowed the game which saw the Toffess claim a 3-1 comeback victory with all the four goals coming in the second half. English centre back Ben Mee was responsible for the opener in the colours of the Clarets before Everton turned the game on its head in style with three goals in six minutes. The likes of Michael Keane, Andros Townsend and Demarai Gray were on the scoresheet for the Merseyside giants. Continue Reading
The Everton trio of Richarlison, Seamus Coleman and Jordan Pickford will miss the Premier League clash with Norwich City after they picked up respective injuries last week. It was revealed by the official Twitter handle of Everton that the three players might miss two or three weeks of football action.
The aforementioned Everton trio were absent from the squad which lost 3-0 at Aston Villa last weekend thereby suffering a first defeat of the season. Hosts Villa scored all their goals in the second half courtesy English right-back Matty Cash, Lucas Digne (own goal) and Leon Bailey. Continue Reading
Everton striker Moise Kean has agreed personal terms with Italian Serie A giants Juventus ahead of a potential move this summer. The Italian giants are working on a deal to sign the young attacker from Everton before the transfer window closes next week Tuesday. The news of the personal terms agreement between Kean and PSG was revealed by Italian publication Calciomercato.
Mino Raiola is one of the most popular agents in football and he’s the representative of Everton attacker Moise Kean. Raiola is in talks with Juventus over the transfer of the player back to the Italian Serie A and it looks like a deal would be agreed before the end of the transfer market next week. Continue Reading
Everton attacker Moise Kean is a striker alternative for Inter Milan according to the latest reports emanating from the Italian media.
Italian champions Inter Milan are searching for a new striker with RomeluLukakuon his way to re-sign for West London club Chelsea. Lukaku is on the verge of a return to Stamford Bridge in a €115m deal. Continue Reading
Everton have been priced out of a move for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly according to the newest reports emanating from the media in Italy. It was revealed that the Senegalese international centre back is a transfer target for new manager Rafael Benitez.
Koulibaly was an Everton target while Carlo Ancelotti was the manager before he left for Real Madrid this summer and his successor Benitez has told the club to retain the player on the transfer list according to English publication Team Talk. It was revealed that Napoli want big money for Koulibaly and that the Toffees have not been able to meet up the fee demanded by the Italian Serie A club. Continue Reading