Latest Headlines

Everton have announced the signing of veteran striker Samuel Eto'o to a two-year deal on a free transfer after his contract with Chelsea expired at the end of last season.

Looking for depth at the forward position with Arouna Kone returning from injury slowly, Roberto Martinez announced the signing of Samuel Eto'o as a deputy to Romelu Lukaku. In a vacuum, the signing of Eto'o is a solid piece of business as Everton are very thin behind Lukaku. The only concern is that Eto'o is old and expensive and, presumably, resources are limited at Goodison Park. With Sylvain Distin, Gareth Barry and Eto'o there is a lot of money tied up in aging expensive players. It may not happen this season but next season comes with the risk of a high wage bill being spent on players who are declining rapidly.
Source: @everton
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:03:00 PM

Manchester United delivered a classic José Mourinho era performance as they overcame Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor.

For a few hours at least, the gap to league leaders Manchester City is down to nine points. The first half was uneventful, as Burnley forced just two saves out of David De Gea whilst United never managed to make superior possession translate into a single shot on target, highlighting where the guile of Alexis Sanchez would help them. United's best movement in the first half came down the left where Young and Martial were having some success, and it was the latter who opened the scoring with a great finish off the crossbar with United's first shot on target. Burnley almost hit back immediately as Gudmundsson struck the cross bar from a free-kick. United stepped back and left Burnley attack them, and the hosts created a number of half-chances they ultimately couldn't finish whilst United spurned a few good opportunities on the counter.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 20 - 12:09 PM

Thanks to Oumar Niasse's equalizer, Everton secured a point at home in a 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Sporting a new-look side with Cenk Tosun flanked by Theo Walcott up top, the Toffees struggled to mesh. Things were compounded when Jay Rodriguez put the Baggies ahead in the seventh minute after a Grzegorz Krychowiak pass found a breach in the Everton defense. But in the final 30 minutes of the match, Sam Allardyce sent Wayne Rooney and Oumar Niasse on to change the match, and within 56 seconds of entering, Niasse played the star. Following a scramble in the box, Rooney played the ball across to Walcott, who flicked on to Niasse for the equalizer. But the point comes at a cost as James McCarthy was stretchered off in the 57th minute with a gruesome injury.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 20 - 12:15 PM

Brighton fell behind by two goals early and could not find a way past Chelsea's backup keeper as the Seagulls were thrashed, 0-4.

Chris Hughton went with a five man defense instead of the usual four, but it would seem a 10-man defense would not have made a difference today as Brighton would concede twice inside the first six minutes. To their credit, the home side and their supporters did not lose their competitive spirit and came close on several occasions to cutting the deficit in half and making a game of it. Many of those occasions involved Ezequiel Schelotto, who was delivering balls in from his wingback role as well as cutting into the area himself, nearly drawing a penalty twice. Tomer Hemed had a header from two yards out stopped and the post was hit a couple of times. Schelotto did show promise from a fantasy perspective if he can get an extended run in the side.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 20 - 9:51 AM

News broke late on Friday that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois may miss the early kick-off at Brighton after suffering an ankle injury in the FA Cup.

Chelsea travel to the south coast and under-fire boss Antonio Conte could be missing up-to six first-team players when they take on Chris Hughton’s men. Having already lost Pedro and Alvaro Morata to suspension, the Italian boss has been forced to shuffle his pack with Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill sidelined due to hamstring injuries. Danny Drinkwater is said to be "struggling" and faces a late fitness test. Courtois is rated as a major doubt and former Manchester City No.1, Willy Caballero, looks primed to make his Premier League debut for the club. Out-of-favour striker Michy Batshuayi may have to settle for a place on the bench which means Eden Hazard could play as a false 9 with Willian coming into the side which drew with Leicester. But, despite being included in the squad, Ross Barkley is likely to be named amongst the substitutes having recently returned from a long-term hamstring injury.
Jan 20 - 4:57 AM

Having entered the day with just one league goal since Week 15, Eden Hazard bagged a pair as Chelsea took an early lead to put Brighton away, 0-4.

Thibaut Courtois was absent with an ankle injury and Andreas Christensen would leave the match early with a likely concussion but it was an otherwise flawless performance from Chlesea, who scored twice inside of six minutes, coasted their way to the second half, and added two more to make it a rout. Hazard struck first, putting away a low cross from Victor Moses. Willian doubled the lead three minutes later, finishing a brilliant series of passes last assisted by Michy Batshuayi. Hazard grabbed his second after collecting a pass from Willian before knifing his way through the Brighton defense. Moses then capped off the affair, tucking away a brilliant ball from Charly Musonda. Chelsea move up to third in the table with the win.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 20 - 9:34 AM

Andy Carroll won't be on the move during the January transfer window following the news that the striker may need an operation to correct his ankle injury.

As expected, West Ham boss David Moyes confirmed in his Evening Standard column that Carroll's injury is serious enough to rule him out for at least the rest of this month. The 29-year-old will be assessed by specialists in the coming days to decide the correct course of action. "We only found out yesterday when he went for a scan," said Moyes. "It showed up that he’s got a problem and we’re not quite sure yet if it’s going to need an operation or not." While the loss of Carroll is a blow for the Hammers, Moyes did reveal Javier Hernandez has recovered from the flu and will be available for Saturday's match against Bournemouth. Elsewhere, Cheikhou Kouyate is back in contention but Winston Reid is still out.
Jan 19 - 2:21 PM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that top scorer Mohamed Salah is expected to be fit for the weekend.

The Egyptian international, who has been linked to Real Madrid over the last week, has missed some training this week due to illness. However, Salah returned to training today ahead of the Swansea City match and is likely to feature, along with newcomer Virgil van Dijk. Said Klopp: "Virgil was back yesterday and completely fine. We have a few problems with players feeling ill or unwell. [Ragnar Klaven] was out but hopefully back today. Dejan was out. Mo Salah was out but hopefully back today. Mo and Raggy are on the good side of it already, but with Dejan we are not 100% sure."
Jan 19 - 2:28 PM

Manchester City may have to jump into action in the transfer window with an injury to full-back Fabian Delph.

The knee injury, which saw him leave the club's loss to Liverpool over the weekend, is set to rule Delph out for the next few weeks, at the very least. With Benjamin Mendy also injured, that leaves Danilo and Kyle Walker as the club's only healthy full-backs. At least for manager Pep Guardiola, Vincent Kompany looks to be on the mend. Said Guardiola: "He [Delph] will be out for a while but we don’t know how long for yet. [Vincent is] much better. We don’t know right now [if he will be fit to face Newcastle] but hopefully for the next games, he will be ready. We decided to start the season with just one full-back. We knew about the problem with Delph but in this kind of situation, we will see the reaction of the players, as it may not be their natural position [they are required to play in]."
Jan 19 - 2:41 PM

Chelsea will be without injured duo Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill for Saturday's match against Brighton.

Fabregas and Cahill, who missed Wednesday's FA Cup replay against Norwich City, are still sidelined with hamstring injuries and join Alvaro Morata and Pedro as absentees. "Cahill and Fabregas are out. I have to check a couple of other situations for tomorrow’s game," manager Antonio Conte confirmed in his pre-match press conference. With four regulars unavailable for the trip to the Amex, Conte will be forced into a few changes. Danny Drinkwater is likely to start in midfield and Andreas Christensen should return to the starting XI, while Michy Batshuayi could come in for Morata. Elsewhere, Ross Barkley will be in the squad and could make his debut off the bench. "I don't know if during the game I will decide to give him the chance to play a part of the game or if I want to wait," Conte added.
Jan 19 - 1:43 PM

Antonio Conte has confirmed Gary Cahill will miss Saturday's match against Brighton at the Amex.

The England central defender went off injured during the goalless draw with Leicester City last Saturday and missed the FA Cup replay against Norwich on Wednesday. Conte revealed prior to the FA Cup match that Cahill's hamstring problem was not serious, though the manager did not provide a potential return date in his pre-match press conference. Look for Andreas Christensen to replace Cahill in the starting XI, especially considering David Luiz played 120 minutes in the penalty-shootout win over Norwich.
Jan 19 - 12:54 PM

Craig Cathcart's return will be delayed again as he picked up a new knee injury during his return from a longer-term layoff.

Injuries are everywhere at the back for Watford as Cathcart's regression has him back with Younes Kaboul, Kiko Femenia, and Miguel Britos among the walking wounded. Look for the Hornets to persist with Christen Kabasele and Sebastian Prodl at the back while waiting to see how they might line-up with all of their defensive options actually healthy.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 19 - 12:17 PM





Video Center

  •  
    Waivers: Cole

    Waivers: Cole's Time to Shine
  •  
    Matchups: Bortles vs. Texans

    Matchups: Bortles vs. Texans
  •  
    Dose: Osweiler leads DEN

    Dose: Osweiler leads DEN
  •  
    RotoPat: Start Rodgers

    RotoPat: Start Rodgers
  •  
    Rankings: Steelers on top

    Rankings: Steelers on top
  •  
    Dose: Rodgers returns for GB

    Dose: Rodgers returns for GB
  •  
    Waivers: Wentz replacements

    Waivers: Wentz replacements
  •  
    Dose: Miami upsets NE

    Dose: Miami upsets NE