Premier League

5 Potential Destinations For An Alexis Sanchez Loan Move

Alexis Sanchez, right now, is a disappointment, and that’s not up for debate.

Since signing for Manchester United, his performances have been inconsistent and for the most part poor. While he has contributed to some important goals for United, Sanchez still makes the Red Devils play like they have 10 men on the pitch. United’s recent injury crisis could have been Sanchez’s chance to prove himself, but yet again he has fallen short.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been rumored to want to offload the Chilean in the summer, as he’s racking up quite the wage bill in Manchester.

Gedion Zelalem Joins Sporting Kansas City From Arsenal

Trend meets trend: Another U.S. national team or youth prospect makes the jump to Major League Soccer as Sporting Kansas City signs a talented, young player off the radar of most clubs. That's what we got today when Sporting officially announced that Gedion Zelalem had signed from Arsenal. The 22-year-old joins Kansas City for the 2019 season, with club options for two additional years. 

Wolves Will Reportedly Pay $46 Million To Sign Raúl Jiménez Permanently From Benfica

According to Portuguese media outlet Record, Wolverhampton has agreed to a deal with Benfica and Raúl Jiménez to sign the on-loan striker permanently in the summer.

Arsenal Deals Solskjaer His First Premier League Defeat, And Gunners Return To Top Four

As soon as the announcers started reminiscing about David de Gea’s 14-save match against Arsenal back in 2017, you knew the Spaniard was either going to do the exact same thing today or get beaten from distance by a strange Granit Xhaka strike. You just knew it.

So when Xhaka took aim and sent a whirly dirly beyond De Gea — leaving the goalkeeper wrong-footed and looking somewhat like that gif of Neymar that’s taken over the internet — you could only smile.  

Eden Hazard’s Brilliant Strike From Over 20 Yards Out Salvages A Point For Chelsea

Wolves nearly stole a win against struggling Chelsea, but a late stoppage time goal from Eden Hazard saved the Blues on Sunday at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea dominated the ball, possessing it for an incredible 76 percent of the match, but the Wolves defense held strong despite facing 22 shots (six on goal). Wolves managed 47 clearances and 38 tackles, smothering most attacks.

As the away side, Wolves only took two shots, but their counter attack in the 56th minute almost proved too much for Chelsea.

Promotion And Relegation: What Clubs Are Going Up And Going Down Around Europe

We’ve just hit March and while MLS has just started stateside, European football leagues will begin to wind down by early May. Naturally the European game will soon be dealing with promotion and relegation to and from the top leagues.

Most of these leagues have roughly 10 games to go and every game can be do or die for clubs making the leap up and clubs who are fighting to survive. Here are the teams most likely to be relegated from the highest tier and promoted from the second tiers of Europe. 

Liverpool Loses EPL Lead While Klopp Gets Triggered By A Ball Boy

Merseyside rivals Everton dealt Liverpool’s Premier League title aspirations a heavy blow on Sunday by frustrating the Reds time after time during a 0-0 stalemate at Goodison Park. 

There are still nine matches remaining in the season, but the draw has handed control back to Manchester City in the title race. The Citizens now have a one-point advantage and control their own destiny. They’ve also won five straight league games, certainly an ominous harbinger for a Liverpool side that’s won only two of its last six. 

Lack Of VAR Results In End To Quirkiest Streak In Premier League History

It’s easy to be critical of the Premier League thinking its referees are good enough to not need the help of video replay to get calls right. So we’ll do just that. The North London Derby highlights were marred by two penalty calls that VAR never would have allowed, resulting in a 1-1 draw between Tottenham and Arsenal on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

The result meant the end to Spurs’ remarkable run of 35 Premier League matches without a draw, a Premier League record.