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Everton Win 22-0 In Marco Silva’s First Game In Charge

Life under new manager Marco Silva is going swimmingly so far for the Toffees. The former Watford boss replaced Sam Allardyce in May, after the Englishman left just six months into the job. Though Everton finished eighth in the Premier League last season despite a poor start, their style of play has been criticised, and expensive signings such as Davy Klaasen have …

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Done Deal: Chelsea Complete £57m Signing Of Jorginho

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Chelsea Unveil New Signing Jorginho at Stamford Bridge on July 13, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea have announced the signing of Italian international Jorginho from Napoli. The midfielder has signed a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, and becomes Chelsea’s first major signing of the summer in a deal believed to be worth around £57m (€65m). Jorginho is a Blue! ?#WelcomeJorginho pic.twitter.com/Uwh5h3gecx — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 14, 2018 His arrival comes hot on the heels of …

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Daley Blind Closing In On €21m Manchester United Departure

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: Daley Blind of Manchester United looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Derby County at Old Trafford on January 5, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Daley Blind’s Manchester United career looks set to come to an end this weekend. The Dutch international has fallen out of favour under Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, and a report in the De Telegraaf has alleged that a deal has been agreed to take Blind back to former club Ajax. The report has since been corroborated by BBC Sport, meaning that …

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Chelsea Confirm The Appointment Of Maurizio Sarri As New Head Coach

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 14: Chelsea Unveil New Head Coach Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge on July 14, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The latest managerial saga at Chelsea has finally come to a conclusion. Less than 24 hours after the club finally confirmed the dismissal of Antonio Conte, Chelsea have announced the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach. Maurizio Sarri is the new Chelsea head coach! Full story: https://t.co/qQwb5xZT3f#WelcomeSarri pic.twitter.com/DCNfoVCoz6 — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 14, 2018 The Italian …

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Done Deal: Liverpool Complete Signing Of Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool have continued their summer spending in earnest, having made an exciting attacking acquisition. Reports had linked Liverpool in recent weeks with Stoke City’s Xherdan Shaqiri, who was always likely to leave the club after they were relegated from the Premier League. Fresh from his World Cup campaign with Switzerland, in which he scored a famous, politically-charged late winner against Serbia, …

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Chelsea Set To Seal €65m Deal For Maurizio Sarri And Jorginho

Napoli trainer Maurizio Sarri during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SSC Napoli at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 29, 2018 in Florence, Italy.

Chelsea’ look set to have a new manager and first summer signing in place in the very near future. With confirmation coming through on Friday morning that Antonio Conte had been relieved of his duties as head coach, leaving the way clear for former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri to take the reins at Stamford Bridge. The Serie A side, who still …

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Chelsea Finally Confirm The Sacking Of Manager Antonio Conte

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Chelsea Head Coach / Manager Antonio Conte applauds the fans at the end of the Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Chelsea have officially confirmed the departure of head coach Antonio Conte. The Premier League side had, by all accounts, informed Conte and his coaching staff that they were no longer employed at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, but have waited nearly 24 hours to make the information public. A short statement on Chelsea’s website gave a brief account of Conte’s two-year spell …

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Danny Ward Emerges As Liverpool First-Choice Goalkeeper Contender

MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 02: Danny Ward, goalkeeper of Liverpool gestures during the Audi Cup 2017 match between Liverpool FC and Atletico Madrid at Allianz Arena on August 2, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s messy goalkeeper situation has taken another twist, with reports suggesting that the could soon have a new number one. However, rather than making a new signing, said reports have suggested that current third-choice Danny Ward could be set for a huge promotion ahead of the new season. According to the Liverpool Echo, so impressed has Klopp been with the …

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Antonio Conte’s Chelsea Departure Looks Set To Turn Ugly

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 27: Coach Antonio Conte of Chelsea FC reacts during the UEFA Champions League 2017-18 match between Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea FC at the Wanda Metropolitano on 27 September 2017, in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Power Sport Images/Getty Images)

Chelsea haven’t even announced Antonio Conte’s departure yet, but the saga looks set to run for that bit longer. The Premier League side, by all accounts, parted company with Conte on Thursday as they look to have former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri appointed as their new head coach in the very near future. Indeed, the likes of John Terry and …

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More Than A Million People Watched England’s WC Exit On RTÉ

Over one million people watched England’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia on RTÉ according to The Irish Times. In its online section, The Irish Times outlined that Wednesday nights television audience was 924,300 with a further 201,357 streams coming from the RTÉ Player. The figures made for a 61% share of the audience with RTÉ2’s coverage peaking at 1.12 million …

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Chelsea Sack Antonio Conte Ahead Of Maurizio Sarri’s Arrival

during The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England.

According to strong reports in Italy, Chelsea have finally brought Antonio Conte’s reign as manager to an end. Speculation surrounding the former Juventus manager’s position at Stamford Bridge had been fevered since an apparent breakdown in relations between Conte and the Chelsea board. A disappointing fifth-placed finish in the league last season, condemning them to Europa League football next year, …

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Liverpool Expect To Sign Xherdan Shaqiri In Next Two Weeks

Liverpool are confident that they will sign Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, according to a report in The Guardian. The diminutive winger enjoyed a mixed World Cup; one that was peppered with moments of footballing brilliance and political controversy as Switzerland reached the last sixteen of the tournament, eventually losing out to Sweden. Andy Hunter in The Guardian reports …

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World Cup Fever Engulfs England On ‘#WaistcoatWednesday’

Around 32 million people across Britain are expected to tune in on Wednesday hoping Gareth Southgate can steer England into the World Cup final for the first time in 52 years. The manager has caught the eye in Russia as much for his sartorial elegance as his success with his young team, lead on the pitch by tournament topscorer Harry …

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Breaking: Riyad Mahrez Signs For Manchester City

Leicester City’s star man Riyad Mahrez has officially signed for Manchester City for a club record fee of £60 million. Manchester City have officially nabbed themselves their biggest signing of the summer to date, signing Leicester City standout Riyad Mahrez after a lengthy period of speculation linking him with the club. Mahrez was, of course, a member of that legendary …

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How To Cope With England Winning The World Cup As A Bitter Irishman

You’ve tried fooling yourself into believing that you wouldn’t mind THIS England team winning a World Cup, but as that once implausible scenario edges closer towards reality, you must face facts and admit you’re not sure how to approach this semi-final. Luckily, Pundit Arena is here with a helpful guide to watching England win the World Cup and maintaining your …

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