Premier League

A Snafu, Shitshow And Clusterfuck, As Defined By Man City Vs. Chelsea

Manchester City went top of the Premier League table on goal difference today, and what a sensational difference to the goals they made. And they did it against David Luiz’s Chelsea, no less. 

6-0. +54 GD. That’s City.

I read something interesting from Quartz (I have no idea) about the differences between the words fuck-up, SNAFU, FUBAR, shitshow and clusterfuck. I figured it was clickbait, but it really was a sensational read.

Jamie Vardy Gets Subbed In To Take Immediate Penalty, Maybe Not The Best Strategy

Tottenham stayed lurking in the Premier League title race with a 3-1 victory over Leicester City on Sunday, but it wasn’t that straightforward. Dávinson Sánchez gave Spurs the lead on 33 minutes, but they wouldn’t improve on that advantage until after the hour mark, and minutes before that, things should have been level.

A foray forward from the Foxes ultimately resulted in James Maddison being barged over by Jan Vertonghen, and Leicester used the resulting stoppage in play to bring on Jamie Vardy for Demarai Gray. 

How The Top Flight Looked The Last Time Liverpool Won The League Nearly 30 Years Ago

Challenging for the lead in the Premier League and home to the best defense in the top flight so far this season, Liverpool fans are once again dreaming of lifting the league trophy. The last Liverpool title in 1989-90 ended two decades of dominance over the English league by Liverpool. 

In the nearly 30 years since, the Merseyside club has finished second four times and as low as eighth three times. Now four years into the Jurgen Klopp project, and on the back of the owners funneling in record sums into the team, Liverpool is poised to challenge once again.

Aleksandar Mitrovic And David De Gea Were Ready To Get Sent Off Saturday

Manchester United’s trip to Fulham on Saturday morning seemed like a routine one, and that’s what it turned out to be. Goals from Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial saw Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side reach the top four for the first time since August with a run of 11 games unbeaten. There was one moment in the match that was certainly noteworthy: David de Gea vs Mitrovic.

Saints Fans Ejected From Cardiff City Match For Mocking Emiliano Sala

Cardiff City defeated Southampton 2-1 on Saturday, the club’s second straight victory after grabbing just five wins in its first 24 matches. The Bluebirds are playing inspired football following the tragic death of Emiliano Sala, the club’s record signing who died in a plane crash in January and whose body wasn’t found and identified until a couple days ago. 

Cardiff jumped up to 15th place with the back-to-back wins, a feel-good story coming out of devastating heartbreak

Serie A Clubs Are Ahead Of Other European Clubs In One Area

Serie A doesn’t get the same attention that it used to anymore, especially when big clubs like Inter, AC Milan and Roma have been losing the Serie A title to Juventus year after year. On top of that Juventus is the only Italian club regularly advancing to the later stages of the Champions League every year. 

As a result, TV coverage of Serie A has shifted to other countries. Because of the TV deals with the Premier League, LaLiga and Bundesliga, a lot of interesting information can slip through the cracks.

Troy Deeney Says Ben Foster Is The Footballer We All Want To Be

Ben Foster is the guy we all want to be.

At least, according to his teammate Troy Deeney.

Ben Foster, Watford’s No. 1 goalkeeper (not to be confused with the American actor of the same name), is fourth in the Premier League in saves with 78, the highest of any Englishman. He’s worked his way through the ranks, having signed by Sir Alex Ferguson from Stoke City in 2005 at the age of 22, only to struggle for top-flight match time. 

Miguel Almirón Credits MLS For Development And Aims For Monday Debut With Newcastle

Following his $26 million transfer from Atlanta United to Newcastle United, expectations are high for Miguel Almirón on Tyneside. A large part of that is because St James’ Park has been desperate for an inspirational attacker to idolize, but also because the club sits only two points above the drop zone — a predicament that’s thanks in large part due to a haul of only 21 goals in 25 games (the second-worst total in the division).

Meet The 5 Foot 4 Inch Bournemouth Winger With Stats Like Messi And Hazard

There’s always more to like about AFC Bournemouth: the 11,329-capacity Dean Court; cherubic 10-year-old boy whiz manager Eddie Howe; the fact that the club was in the fourth division as recently as 2010 but now sits comfortably in 10th during its fourth consecutive season in the Premier League (following on finishes of 16th, 9th and 12th).