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Crystal Palace Football Club have today completed the signing of Scottish midfielder Stephen Dobbie from Brighton.

Dobbie had a successful loan spell at Palace last season, having been converted from a striker to an attacking midfielder. The Scotsman scored three goals in 15 appearances for the Eagles and also played under boss Ian Holloway at Blackpool, so he will have no worries about settling in at Selhurst Park.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Alexis Sanchez finally has the move to a bigger club that he has been agitating for since the end of last season as the ink is now dry on the swap move seeing he and Henrikh Mkhitaryan switch clubs.

The Chilean attacker was thought for much of the summer and then most of the first half of the season to be signed and sealed to Manchester City to reunite with his former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola. Over the past few weeks the focus has shifted from the Etihad to Old Trafford and now Alexis Sanchez is a Manchester United player. Sanchez's arrival means that Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, and Jesse Lingard will each see hits to their playing time as Sanchez will surely start regularly.
Source: @manutd
Jan 22 - 2:24 PM

Arsenal and Manchester United have completed their rumored swap of Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan with the Armenian international moving to the Emirates and the Chilean moving in the opposite direction.

While Sanchez has been the stronger of the two performers in the Premier League to date, this is a good move for Arsenal given where Sanchez is in his contract cycle (he could have left for nothing in a few months) and how few options the Gunners likely had in January as a potential replacement. Mkhitaryan isn't likely to replace the performance that Sanchez provided last season but Sanchez was always unlikely to do that either. The arrival of Mkhitaryan also provides some insurance in the "creator" category in the event that Mesut Ozil, also nearing the end of his contract, decides to depart the Emirates come the summer.
Source: @arsenal
Jan 22 - 2:03 PM

Yohan Cabaye is expected to be ruled out for at least a month after suffering an ankle ligament injury during Saturdays loss at The Emirates.

The French midfielder was carried off on a stretcher and replaced by Jairo Riedewald ending a dismal afternoon for the Eagles who were well beaten by a rampant Arsenal side. "We've lost two to cruciate ligament injuries [Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon], one to a medial knee ligament [Jeffrey Schlupp], Ruben Loftus-Cheek to an ankle ligament [and] probably lost Yohan Cabaye to an ankle ligament," mused Roy Hodgson post-match. Cabaye, who could miss between four and six weeks, is the latest in a line of unfortunate injury setbacks which threatens to derail Palace’s hopes of survival. "We only just got Joel Ward back, we've still got Mamadou Sakho trying to recover from a major calf injury. That's an awful lot of players with good quality for any team in the lower half of the league to deal with." Hodgson will look to bolster his squad during the January window.
Jan 22 - 7:42 AM

Junior Stanislas returned to the field in Gameweek 24 after overcoming a hamstring injury which had sidelined him since December.

The 28 year-old made an instant impact, providing the ball for Ryan Fraser's goal which gave the Cherries a short-lived 1-0 lead over West Ham, with the game eventually finishing 1-1. Speaking to local Bournemouth outlet the Daily Echo, the English winger was upbeat about the club's chances of beating their ninth place finish of last season: "I think so, we aim to. We’re maybe a win off the top half but only a few points away from the bottom three." Stanislas' underlying stats always tend to point towards him being a good differential in fantasy and his return against The Hammers was no different. After coming on to replace Jordan Ibe on 61' he had 2 shots (more than all his teammates) and a key pass which turned out to be his assist for the goal.
Jan 22 - 9:38 AM

17 year-old Southampton striker Michael Obafemi admits he was "overwhelmed" by making his PL debut unexpectedly on Sunday but he is looking to build on his decent 10 minutes display.

"Oba" had actually been preparing to play for the Saints' Under-18 side on Saturday when he was called up to the senior squad's training with Shane Long out due to illness. Having scarcely lined out for the Under 23 team, it was a surprise to make his PL bow against last season's runners-up. The Republic of Ireland Under-19 International showed good movement and got himself in a golden position to finish off a low cross from Dusan Tadic however he wasn't quite able to make a proper contact with the ball. "I don’t really know what happened to be fair, I just got caught in the moment and didn’t take the chance." He added: "Hopefully I’m able to start in the Premier League but now I’ve got to move on and use this as a starting point."
Jan 22 - 9:46 AM

Southampton look set to splurge over £50 million this week to bring two new faces to St. Mary's in a bid to arrest their poor form so far this season.

The two players who they Saints are chasing are Spartak Moscow's Quincy Promes, a Dutch winger, as well as Guido Carillo, a striker at French side Monaco. Mauricio Pellegrino hinted that he thinks deals could be wrapped up this week but he was careful to point out that you can never be sure in football: "Hopefully next week will be a good week for us," said Pellegrino. "In the market anything can change in one second. It’s like football. Negotiation is about two sides and you have limitations to arrive at a point and then you need the other part to do the job." The manager was also cerebral about rumours that he is on the verge of the sack, explaining that risk is inherent in football management, but he is not unhappy in his pressured role "I enjoy doing my job in a difficult moment."
Jan 22 - 9:55 AM

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has explained his decision to return Ashley Young to the club's starting XI after he returned from a three game suspension.

Luke Shaw had stepped in from the cold to deputise for Young, starting five consecutive games and receiving praise from all quarters including the manager. Mourinho said that Young's experience in playing against defensively strong sides like Burnley as well as his attacking talent honed through the years when he played as a winger were the reasons why he replaced Shaw in the team on Saturday. Mourinho added that he is "happy" with Shaw and has no intentions of replacing the young English defender in the transfer market.
Source: manutd.com
Jan 22 - 10:13 AM

On Friday it was announced that Brighton had completed the signing of Jurgen Locadia from Dutch club PSV, but what else is there to know about the club-record signing?

Locadia is a 25 year old Dutch player who is yet to be capped by his country in spite of three call-ups to the national team squads. In Seagulls manager Chris Hughton's words, Locadia "is a strong, powerful and quick centre-forward", the type of player who has been on the club's shortlist for a long time. Hughton hopes that his addition will increase their attacking options for the rest of the season. In 82 Eredivisie starts and 45 substitute appearances, he notched up 45 goals and 34 assists. He scored nine in 16 league outings this season for the Eredivisie leaders. Having lined out for such a high-flying club, he is unlikely to replicate those stats. He is also reportedly recovering from an injury to his upper leg and may not be available for a week or two. Chris Hughton is sure to give an update on his fitness ahead of Brighton's next PL game next week.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 22 - 10:26 AM

Davinson Sanchez was responsible for an own goal early that Tottenham could only find an equalizer for as they dropped points against relegation-zoned Southampton in a 1-1 final.

It was a bleak late afternoon on England's south coast and an illness that kept Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen out of the contest may have been a bug going around the team as Spurs were a sluggish shell of the side that lit up Everton last weekend. In the 15th minute, a cross heading for a dangerous area was there for Sanchez to clear, but he guided it just inside the near post past a helpless Michel Vorm. It seemed Spurs got a wake up call from that misfortune, as they were able to level minutes later. First, Eric Dier had a shot hit the post, then, Harry Kane was able to head home a Ben Davies corner moments later. That would be the peak of their performance, as they lacked creativity in the second half, lost Serge Aurier to injury and Kane dragged a chance wide in the closing moments to seal the draw.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 1:05 PM

Southampton remain in the relegation zone but will be happy to earn a 1-1 draw with Tottenham as they were helped by an early own goal.

The Saints were looking for a bit of luck as underdogs in this one and they got their wish in the 15th minute, when Ryan Bertrand's low cross was directed into the Tottenham goal by Davinson Sanchez, giving Southampton the early advantage. It turned out to be crucial, as Spurs were able to equalize a few minutes later and it appeared the favored side may go on to put the Saints away. As time went on, in tough weather conditions, the Saints began to take control of the game, with fine performances by James Ward-Prowse creating chances and Jack Stephens having a header go inches wide. In the second half, they were the better side, but they could not find an end product. One chance came late on, when 17-year-old Michael Obafemi came on for his debut and side-footed a shot from close range wide of the target. The result should buy Mauricio Pellegrino another game to keep his job, he is still on the hot seat.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 21 - 1:16 PM

David Moyes moved quickly to ease fears that Aaron Cresswell is set for another spell on the sidelines but admitted the injury to Manuel Lanzini is a worry.

The West Ham full-back, who has been hampered in recent weeks due to an ongoing back problem, was carried from the pitch in time added on sparking concerns that he had suffered an ankle injury. However, in the post-match briefing, Moyes revealed Cresswell was suffering from cramp [in his right calf] and he is expected to be fine for next weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round clash at Wigan. By far, the greater concern was the injury sustained by Argentine playmaker Lanzini who will have a scan on his hamstring over the coming days. "We hope Mano's isn't serious," said Moyes. "It’s the Lanzini one that we're worried about. I don't think you can suddenly say, okay we'll go out, see if someone else is out there waiting to be bought of the level of Lanzini, because I don't think you've got that."
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 21 - 6:20 AM





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