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Roy Hodgson Names Provisional 26-Man England Squad For Euro 2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: England team line up prior to the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Two weeks ahead of the official deadline, Roy Hodgson has named his England squad for the upcoming European Championships in France. Having initially planned to announce the squad last Thursday, the England manager decided to take in the final round of Premier League fixtures and gauge the fitness of certain players before deciding whether or not to include them today. …

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An Under-23 Premier League Team Of The Season Based On Stats

With the PFA Premier League Team of the Year being released early yesterday due to an earlier leak, the list of names itself pretty much had everyone in agreement. The eleven picked were all highly deserving of a place in the team, so the scope for debate is minimal. This year has also seen a number of young talents belie …

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Liverpool V Everton: A Merseyside Derby XI Based On Stats

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool and Aaron Lennon of Everton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 4, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Tonight sees Liverpool and Everton do battle at Anfield in the 226th Merseyside Derby. Although matches between these two are always special, the low-key build up to this fixture suggests that both have other things on their mind – namely the respective Europa League and FA Cup semi finals. While Liverpool will be hoping to finish to finish in the Europa …

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Manchester City Closing In On £23m Dortmund Midfielder

DORTMUND, GERMANY - MARCH 05: Ilkay Guendogan of Borussia Dortmund looks on during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Signal Iduna Park on March 5, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany.bs (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola really isn’t wasting any time at all as he prepares for life at Manchester City. After reports last week suggested that his new club were preparing to fight off interest from the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid for Dortmund midfielder İlkay Gündoğan, Guardiola has apparently intervened personally to ensure that the deal gets done. The Guardian are today reporting that …

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Are Everton And Roberto Martinez Underachieving?

With a game against Manchester City on Wednesday night followed by a visit to Stamford Bridge to face the rejuvenated Chelsea, Everton lie outside of the top 10, languishing in 11th place. They are three points behind Merseyside rivals Liverpool, six points behind the out of form Manchester United, nine points behind fourth placed Tottenham, and fifteen points behind league leaders …

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What Can England Learn From The Euro 2016 Qualifying Statistics?

The full time whistle has blown on the qualifying matches for France 2016 and we now have our line-up for the finals next summer. England have qualified from Group E with a ‘perfect’ 100% record but UEFA’s statistics from the qualifying matches leave me a little concerned. _____ Premier League statistics often show us that possession isn’t everything. It’s what …

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Everton Star & Man United Target Is Available For £45m

Louis van Gaal is looking to the future, and Man United target John Stones at 45 million pounds could be just the ticket. It’s a large figure, but according to James Robson of the M.E.N, it’s large enough to convince Everton to part with Stones. “Privately it is accepted that a British record bid for a defender of more than …

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Gerard Pique’s Dream Team Has A Few Surprises

Gerard Pique is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the world at present. The Barcelona centre-half has won every honour in the game with Barca and Spain. In an interview with the Telegraph today, the 28 year-old was asked for his dream team. For a player who has played alongside and against so many greats of the …

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Why Everton Are Right To Hold Firm in Stones Battle

This transfer window can’t close fast enough for Everton. If it’s not a story about Ross Barkley leaving, it’ll be Séamus Coleman or Romelu Lukaku. The story that refuses to die though ahead of Tuesday’s deadline is that of Chelsea target John Stones. That Everton have stood firm thus far is a minor miracle in the modern game. These things …

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Everton Star Wanted By European Heavyweights PSG & Bayern Munich

Everton have held tight thus far in this window when it comes to selling John Stones, however now European giants PSG and Bayern Munich are interested in the services of right-back Seamus Coleman. The Republic of Ireland international has been the epitome of consistency at the back for Everton for several seasons now and it’s no surprise that some of …

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Video: John Stones Heckled By Angry Everton Fans

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This transfer saga is getting out of hand. Chelsea’s long-term summer pursuit of John Stones and his subsequent transfer request have seen the youngster court abuse from some quarters of the Everton faithful. The defender was included in the Toffees’ starting eleven at Barnsley on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup, where he was ridiculed after he was seen to skip …

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BREAKING: John Stones Hands In Transfer Request At Everton

John Stones

John Terry will be crying himself to sleep tonight, as Chelsea target John Stones has handed in a transfer request this evening. The Everton defender had a tremendous campaign in 2014/15, and has been subject of three bids from the current champions, with the highest offer just shading £30m. It was widely expected that Stones would stay at Goodison Park …

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Chelsea Going For Ezequiel Garay Over John Stones

Roberto Martinez’ stubbornness sees Chelsea looking to Russia instead for Ezequiel Garay. Gianluca di Marzio reports that the Blues are attempting to reach an agreement with Zenit St Petersburg for the 28-year-old defender before the transfer window closes. Chelsea have been heavily linked with a move for young Everton defender John Stones in recent weeks. The Stamford Bridge side have made three unsuccessful …

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Is Chelsea’s Solid Defensive Unit Falling Apart?

Last season, Chelsea cruised to Premier League glory as they had a defensive unit which was incredibly difficult to break down. Players such as Hazard and Costa would have taken the glory for their Premier League success but Chelsea’s defensive ability led to them only losing three Premier League games last season. Mourinho’s squad looks very similar this season but …

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Reports: Chelsea Agree British Record £69M Fee For No. 1 Midfield Target

Paul Pogba

Chelsea have agreed a British record fee of £69 million for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, according to reports.  Pipping Manchester United’s record-breaking fee for Angel Di Maria last summer, the Sun claim that a deal has been agreed to sign the 22-year-old midfielder. The tabloid also say that Juan Cuadrado, Oscar and Willian could potentially now go the other way. …

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