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Young Players To Watch In The Premier League This Season – Part 2

A number of young players burst onto the scene and made an impression in the Premier League last season, and many more youngsters will be hoping that 2016/2017 is their season to show the world just what they are capable of. Looking at players aged 23 and younger, here’s the player we tip to shine at each Premier League club this season, …

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Opinion: Can An Underdog Win The Premier League, Again?

SWANSEA, WALES - AUGUST 20: Hull team huddle during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Hull City at Liberty Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

After Leicester’s jubilant Premier League victory, many football fans were quick to place their bets on this season’s newcomers. If Leicester could defy 5000-1 odds, surely Burnley, Hull City or Middlesbrough can do the same and earn someone a small fortune? At odds of  750/1 to win the league, Hull have won their first two games of the season. Putting an end …

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Report: Everton Hot On The Heels Of Swansea Defender

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 20: Ronald Koeman, manager of Southampton looks on during the UEFA Europa League Play Off Round 1st Leg match between Southampton and Midtjylland at St Mary's Stadium on August 20, 2015 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images) Everton

With the arrival of new manager Ronald Koeman, Everton are on the hunt for new talent to bolster their squad next season, as they look to put a disappointing year under Roberto Martinez behind them. The Toffees will believe that they should be competing at a much higher standard than their 11th place finish last year would reflect. However, if …

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Swansea City Chasing World Cup-Winning Striker Fernando Llorente

Swansea forward Bafetimbi Gomis completed a loan move to Ligue 1 side Marseille for the 2016/17 season earlier this week and the departure leaves the Welsh club remarkably light up front. Swansea duo André Ayew and Marvin Emnes are the only current Swansea players capable to playing up top, but neither are out and out strikers. With their lack of …

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Spurs Star Could Depart White Hart Lane This Summer

Nacer Chadli of Tottenham

Belgian International Nacer Chadli, could be set to depart Tottenham Hotpsur with Swansea City planning a club record deal to bring the midfielder to Wales, according to the Daily Mail. The midfielder began his senior career in the Netherlands, where he impressed with both AGOVV Apeldoorn, and in the Dutch top-flight Eredivisie with FC Twente. Chadli spent three seasons with Twente, …

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West Ham Step Up Chase Of Italy Striker Simone Zaza [Report]

Having already attracted interest from Wolfsburg, Leicester City, Swansea City, Southampton and Everton amongst others, Italian forward Simone Zaza is now the subject of renewed focus for West Ham boss Slaven Bilić. The Guardian is reporting that the Hammers are currently preparing to table a bid for the Juventus man, an offer believed to be in the region of €20m (£15m). West Ham …

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Ex-Liverpool Manager In Line For Premier League Return

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: A general view of a corner flag prior to during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield on September 26, 2015 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

There is never a dull moment this season when it comes to Premier League managers and their futures. First it was Brendan Rodgers, who was replaced by Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool in October. In December Jose Mourinho was dismissed by Chelsea and now Manchester City have already appointed Pep Guardiola as their new boss, replacing Manuel Pellegrini in the summer. …

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Are Premier League Managers Being Sacked Too Hastily?

Premier league managers are like politicians, everyone thinks they could do better if put in the same position; but when it comes down to it, they can only work with what they’re left with and hope they can change things around quickly. After United’s embarrassing exit from the Champions League on Tuesday night, major questions are now being asked about …

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Ranked: The Premier League’s Most Expensive Squads

Very few Premier League clubs have not splashed out this summer with an impending 71% increase in TV revenue having likely urged some clubs into spending that little bit extra. To put all this transfer spending data together in a neat way, we can thank the CIES Football Observatory in Switzerland for providing up to date statistics on the most expensive …

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Premier League Transfer Window Report Cards – Part 2

So the window is finally over, four weeks later than it should be according to pretty much every manager in the league, but what power do they have, eh? So, in dedication to those back in school this week, it’s thoroughly fitting to give each team their summer report card for dealings done, or not done. Make sure to check out …

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VIDEO: Ayew’s Pass Of The Season Contender To Set Up Gomis vs Man United

Swansea City continued their impressive start to the season today with a fantastic 2-1 victory over Manchester United. Andre Ayew was the Swans’ hero, getting on the scoresheet to draw Swansea level as well as setting up Bafétimbi Gomis with a beautiful outside-of-the-boot pass. Ayew’s equalising goal for Swansea, after Juan Mata had put United ahead, was well-taken, however his slide …

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André & Jordan Ayew: The New Siblings On The Block

Throughout the years, the Premier League has had no shortage of brothers turning out in the league at the same time. The Toures, Nevilles, Da Silvas, Ferdinands and Wright-Phillips, among others, have all turned the Premier League into a family matter. The new siblings on the block are André and Jordan Ayew, who have recently signed for Swansea City and …

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TBT: Frank Lampard Makes His Football League Debut For Swansea

Bet you didn’t know that one. Frank Lampard made his debut and scored his first football league goal not for West Ham or Chelsea, but Swansea City of all teams.    Now this is a proper Throw Back Thursday. Not only do you probably not remember this, you probably didn’t even know it to begin with. In 1995, Frank Lampard …

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Gary Monk: ‘Manchester City Must Meet Asking Fee For Bony’

Manchester City have today announced that the club is in no hurry to sign Swansea City striker Wilfred Bony, as the clubs struggle to agree a transfer fee. Sky Sports News HQ sources have today found that the sides have come to a hault in agreeing a set price for the Ivory Coast international. The Swans paid a reported £12 …

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Liverpool vs Leicester: Defence Still The Reds’ Weak Link

Liverpool overcame Swansea City 4-1 on Monday night but here Rob Lyons argues that this scoreline did not tell the whole story and once again the Reds’ defence comes into acute focus ahead of their clash with Leicester City.  At times against Swansea the organisation of Liverpool’s defence was abysmal and the frantic period at the beginning of the second half …

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Five Talking Points from Liverpool vs Swansea

After a magnificent performance from Liverpool at Anfield, we look at five talking points from the game.  1. Wonderful Simplicity Liverpool’s first goal this evening was magnificent in its simplicity. Nobody did anything special but everyone did the right thing at the right time. Sakho freed Moreno on the left who cut in and found Lallana. Lallana turned and quickly …

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Swansea Captain: ‘It’s Great For The Team To Take That Next Step’

Swansea skipper Ashley Williams is confident Garry Monk’s high-fliers can take the next step and beat the Barclays Premier League’s big boys on a regular basis. The Welsh club moved into the top five with their 2-1 comeback victory over Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon and belief is growing that they can better their best Premier League …

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