PREMIER LEAGUE: Who have been the standout performers in the first eight matches of 2018/19? By Ollie Salt / Published 12th October 2018 GETTY Jorginho, Sadio Mane and Aymeric Laporte make the Premier League team of the season so far (Pic: GETTY) “Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are setting the pace early on with 20 points taken from a possible 24” With the international break putting top flight football on pause the weekend, Premier League fans can reflect on how their team have fared early on.Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool are setting the pace early on with 20 points taken from a possible 24, while Bournemouth and Wolves are up in sixth and seventh respectively after strong starts to the campaign.It has been a worrying opening eight games for Manchester United who are down in eighth - and Huddersfield, Newcastle and Cardiff currently make up the relegation zone.But which players have been most impressive so far?Starsport have put together a … [Read more...] about Premier League team of the season: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal feature in best XI so far
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On-loan goalkeeper Matt Macey became Plymouth Argyle’s 11th summer signing when he completed his move from Arsenal and the fifth from a top Premier League club. While none of those additions to the Pilgrims’ squad have been established players it is a striking pattern of recruitment. It is a considerable change of approach from manager Derek Adams compared to previous transfer windows. Adams has signed two players apiece from Arsenal and Everton and one from Premier League champions Manchester City. All of them are aged between 21 and 23 and have only a few first team appearances between them. They are at the stage of their careers now where they have to start making their mark at senior level, and Argyle are giving them that opportunity. The Liverpool-born duo of midfielder Conor Grant and striker Calum Dyson have come in from Everton. Meanwhile, attack-minded full-backs Tafari Moore and Ashley Smith-Brown have arrived from Arsenal and Manchester City. In the past, Adams … [Read more...] about Can Argyle’s Premier League recruits make the grade this season?
SINGAPORE: Singaporean footballer Benjamin Davis has signed the first professional deal of his career with newly promoted Premier League club Fulham FC. Benjamin, 17, joined Fulham on a two-year scholarship deal in July last year. However, his performances for the Fulham Under-18 side were so impressive that the club decided to hand him a new deal. He is the first Singaporean to sign a professional contract with a top-tier English club. In an announcement on the club website on Friday (Jul 13), Fulham said that the midfielder "accrued a pass accuracy of over 90 per cent" for the U-18s. "I was so happy and then excited. I really didn't expect it as I am still in the first year of my two-year scholarship deal although I did have a good second half of the season," the teenager said of his reaction when he learned that the club was offering him a deal. "I will enjoy the achievement and success so far, but now it gives me the motivation, drive and … [Read more...] about Singapore’s Ben Davis signs professional deal with newly promoted Premier League club Fulham
Newcastle and their Premier League rivals continue to be linked with a host of players as the new season nears. And reports today have linked Newcastle with a move for a striker as Rafa Benitez looks to strengthen his attacking force.REVEALED: What does Rafa Benitez want from Mike Ashley?Elsewhere, there are updates on a host of other Premier League teams as transfer activity ramps up.Here's the news hitting the headlines today:Newcastle United are said to be 'eyeing up' a move for Aston Villa striker Jonathan Kodjia. The Villans are looking to sell some of their higher earners amid financial difficulties, and Kodjia could be one of the players set to leave. Leeds are also said to be interested in a deal for the striker who cost Villa £11m two years ago (Express & Star)Juventus and Manchester United are battling it out for 17-year-old wonderkid Erling Haaland (Mirror)Bordeaux's Brazilian Malcom is attracting interest from Tottenham and Roma (France Football)LATEST: Newcastle … [Read more...] about Premier League rumours: Newcastle ‘eyeing up’ £11m striker
Arsenal are at home to Man City on the opening day The first Manchester derby (Etihad) is on November 10 The first north London derby (Emirates) is December 1 The first Merseyside derby (Anfield) is also December 1 New Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been handed a challenging introduction to English football as he faces champions Manchester City on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Pep Guardiola’s trip to The Emirates is the stand-out fixture when the domestic season restarts on the weekend of August 11/12, City's Spanish coach seeking to become the first back-to-back title winner since Sir Alex Ferguson ten years ago. After the tough opener, the early schedule does not get any easier for Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman’s 22-year reign last month. Arsenal then travel to London rivals Chelsea for their first away game a week later. It is a daunting task for the ex-Paris Saint Germain boss as he seeks to usher in a new era in … [Read more...] about Premier League 2018/19 fixtures announced: Unai Emery faces daunting start as Arsenal manager