English Premier League 2017-18

The English Premier League turns 25 years old when its 2017/18 season starts. Since its first season in 1992/93, the Premier League has grown into arguably the biggest annual sporting event in the world. Clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal have gone on to become sporting empires in their own rights. Chelsea start the 2017/18 season as the defending champions. They dominated a better part of the previous season which was also their very first title under Antonio Conte. Manchester United, who are the most successful club in league history, have experienced a dry spell since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. But with the likes of Nemanja Matic and Romely Lukaku being added to the team, one could expect them to challenge in the upper echelons of the league table. Where Arsenal will go under Arsene Wenger is another interesting sub-story for the season and the same can be said about Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. Everton could be dark horses of the season as they have made some smart moves in the transfer window and quietly built, at least on paper, a strong side. Newcastle United, who once used to consistently challenge for the title, make a return to the Premier League this season under Rafa Benitez. Bright and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town are the two teams that have been promoted and both are making their Premier League debuts.
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December 12, 2017 11:39 pm

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez is keen to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window

Toby Alderweireld, Toby Alderweireld Tottenham Hotspur, Toby Alderweireld hamstring injury, Mauricio Pochettino, sports news, football, Indian Express
December 12, 2017 11:15 pm

Toby Alderweireld has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and will be out until February, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday.

December 12, 2017 9:27 pm

Pep Guardiola said that Manchester City's celebrations after beating Manchester United at Old Trafford were not excessive.

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December 12, 2017 9:12 pm

Alberto Moreno will be out a week after the left-back injured tendons in his ankle and the team picked up a few more knocks against Everton.

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December 12, 2017 7:32 pm

Relegation-threatened West Ham United are level on 13 points with 17th-placed West Bromwich Albion but trail on goal difference

Shkodran Mustafi, Shkodran Mustafi Arsenal, Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal vs West ham United, Premier league, sports news, football, Indian Express
December 12, 2017 7:13 pm

Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out of Wednesday's Premier League game at West Ham United due to a thigh injury

December 12, 2017 6:56 pm

Sam Allardyce will hold one-on-one talks with first-team players regarding their future at Everton before making plans for the January transfer window.

Manchester United players look dejected after conceding second goal against Manchester City in Premier League
December 12, 2017 5:21 pm

Former Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal claimed Manchester City are more attractive to watch than United at the moment.

David Moyes and Diafra Sakho for West Ham United against Leicester City
December 12, 2017 12:16 am

David Moyes is sensitive towards goalkeeper Joe Hart's situation but adamant that his team selection is based purely on getting results for the club.

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December 11, 2017 8:50 pm

Antonio Conte has asked his players to put thoughts of facing Barcelona in the Champions League out of their minds

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December 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Roy Hodgson believes winger Wilfried Zaha is not a cheat, insisting that the Ivorian did not dive to win two penalties during Saturday's 2-2 Premier League draw with Bournemouth.

West Bromwich Albion manager Alan Pardew
December 11, 2017 5:51 pm

West Brom fell to a 1-0 defeat at Swansea City on Saturday to extend their winless streak to 14 league games, during which time they have scored just 12 goals.

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December 11, 2017 5:35 pm

Third-placed Chelsea will be eager to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat by relegation-threatened West Ham United on Saturday

Jose Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku in Manchester United's defeat to Manchester City at Old Trafford
December 11, 2017 11:13 am

Some even claimed it was worse than the infamous "Battle of the Buffet" in 2004 when Arsenal and Manchester United players got into a food fight.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
December 11, 2017 10:22 am

A furious Jurgen Klopp wanted the interview to be stopped as he only wanted to talk to people who 'have a little bit of understanding about football'.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola
December 11, 2017 9:31 am

Pep Guardiola had faced questions about whether his trademark possession style would work in England.

December 11, 2017 1:45 am

Olivier Giroud has yet to start a league game this season and media reports before the match had suggested he could be loaned out in January.

Manchester City beat Manchester United
December 11, 2017 1:46 am

It was Manchester City's 14th straight victory in the league, something that has never been achieved before in England's top flight in a single season.

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December 10, 2017 10:15 pm

Everton captain Wayne Rooney scored for the first time in a Merseyside derby on Sunday with a late penalty to take an unlikely point in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield.

December 11, 2017 12:12 am

Manchester City opened up a gap of 11 points between them and Manchester United with a win at Old Trafford.

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December 10, 2017 8:33 pm

Olivier Giroud made the difference off the bench again for Arsenal, scoring an 88th-minute equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday.

December 10, 2017 9:54 pm

Liverpool dominated the entire match but conceded a late penalty that Wayne Rooney converted for Everton

Leicester City defeat Newcastle United 3-2
December 10, 2017 12:27 pm

The 3-2 win against Newcastle United lifted Leicester City to eighth on 23 points from 16 games.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes
December 10, 2017 10:49 am

Stoke have won just once in seven league games and looked short of confidence in leaking four second-half goals.

Christian Benteke rues his penalty miss
December 10, 2017 10:12 am

There was confusion on and off the pitch when Benteke stepped up to take the kick instead of Luka Milivojevic.

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December 10, 2017 3:14 am

Liverpool vs Everton, Live Premier League streaming: The first Merseyside derby of the season is upon us

Fabian Delph, Ashley Young, Manchester City, Manchester United, Premier League, sports news, football, Indian Express
December 9, 2017 11:02 pm

Pep Guardiola's side often push their fullbacks so far forward that is questionable whether they can be considered defenders in any real sense.

December 10, 2017 9:49 pm

Manchester United vs Manchester City, Live Premier League streaming: The first Manchester Derby of the season has some big stakes riding on it.

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December 9, 2017 10:00 pm

Chelsea's hopes of retaining its Premier League title are over, according to manager Antonio Conte.

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December 9, 2017 9:55 pm

Chelsea's attempt to retain its Premier League title was dealt another blow Saturday as it lost 1-0 at West Ham.

Manchester derby: Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho
December 9, 2017 12:28 pm

Pep Guardiola sported a yellow ribbon to protest against the imprisonment of pro-independence politicians in Catalonia.

December 9, 2017 1:02 am

Mauricio Pochettino hopes his side can put together the kind of run that will fire them back into the Premier League's top four.

December 9, 2017 4:05 am

With the long-anticipated match two days away, the spotlight inevitably fell on the rapport between the clubs' managers who clashed repeatedly during their time in La Liga.

December 9, 2017 12:34 am

David Silva did not travel with the Manchester City squad to Ukraine for their final Champions League group match against Shakhtar Donetsk.

December 8, 2017 11:52 pm

Manchester United host local-rivals City on Sunday looking to end their unbeaten run in the league and bridging the gap at the top.

December 8, 2017 10:48 pm

Sam Allardyce said his players will need to be clinical with their limited opportunities on the ball if they are to beat Liverpool in the forthcoming derby.

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