On Friday we asked you to name the four Premier League players who had played in the division in both the 1990s and this season. Then on Saturday four became five. Because Paul Robinson joined Gareth Barry, John Terry, Shay Given and Michael Carrick when he was named in the starting lineup for Burnley against Manchester City. Yes, that Paul Robinson . The former Leeds, Tottenham, Blackburn and England stopper - we say former England stopper, but there's still time and Gareth Southgate was in the stands - came into the team for his Clarets debut following an injury to Tom Heaton. It was Robinson's first appearance of any sort for two years and two months, since he turned out for Burnley's rivals Blackburn in the Championship, and his first in the Premier League since May 2012. And not surprisingly, people were a bit shocked to see him. And then, as if to underline the general weirdness of seeing Robinson back on a Premier League football pitch, he only went and played a key role in … [Read more...] about Twitter can’t believe Paul Robinson is still playing Premier League football – and getting an assist!
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Whatever your club allegiances are, it must be great to play for Manchester United. If the Red Devils sign you, you'd be dreaming of emulating some of the great players to have passed through Old Trafford over the years - George Best, Ryan Giggs, Cristiano Ronaldo and many more. But then if it doesn't work out - and you're too good for Sunderland - then at least you know that Everton will more than likely make a move for you. And you'll probably go. Because nine players have made that particular move in the Premier League era, with mixed degrees of success. Here they all are. Andrei Kanchelskis - Moved in 1995 One of the first foreign stars of the Premier League era, flying Russian winger Kanchelskis won two league titles at United before being squeezed out of the team and joining Everton for a then club record £5m in 1995. He shone at Goodison for two seasons - including a match-winning brace in a Merseyside derby - before leaving for Italy. John O'Kane - Moved in 1998 You know? … [Read more...] about The 9 Premier League players who moved DIRECTLY from Manchester United to Everton
THE fixtures come thick and fast now as the Premier League enters a frantic winter period. With European fixtures out the way, this is make or break time in the season and we've got betting selections from another packed schedule of top-flight action this weekend. There's tips for out-of-form Bournemouth's trip to Chelsea, the intriguing clash at Old Trafford and Sunday's showdown between Arsenal and Man City.Chelsea vs Bournemouth, Saturday 3pm IF Frank Lampard could Cherry pick an opponent for today, Bournemouth would be right up there. Eddie Howe's side have seemingly perfected the art of staying in this division without the need to flirt with the bottom three - usually because of their performances through the winter months. Well nerves on the South Coast might start to get a little frayed, with Bournemouth coming into this game on the back of five straight defeats and one win in ten.Chelsea survived a late Lille rally to book their place in the Champions League knockout stages in … [Read more...] about Football betting tips TODAY: Premier League predictions including Chelsea vs Bournemouth plusSuper Sunday selections
What is it? Why it's the meeting between runaway league leaders Liverpool and Watford, who go into Saturday's match six points (and four goals) away from a safety and a whopping 37 points adrift of Jürgen Klopp's side. When is it? Saturday December 14, 2019 - ie today. What time is kick-off? Referee Andre Marriner will get the match at Anfield under way at 12.30pm (GMT) while his assistants Scott Ledger and Simon Long will run the lines. David Coote will act as fourth official and Jonathan Moss will act as video assistant referee, with assistance from Andy Halliday. What TV channel is it on? The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport, though alternatively you can bookmark this page and follow all the action – build-up, team news, minute-by-minute commentary, reaction and analysis – right here. Watch Liverpool v Watford live on BT Sport What is the team news? Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren will miss Saturday's match against with a … [Read more...] about Liverpool vs Watford, Premier League: What time is kick-off today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
IT'S the final round of group games in the Champions League this season with Chelsea and Liverpool both still needing to qualify for the knockout stages. Jurgen Klopp's reigning champions travel to Austria, while the Blues host French outfit Lille in their bid to avoid demotion to the Europa League. Tottenham and Manchester City are also flying the flag for England in the continent's top competition, and will already have one eye on who they could face in the next round.How are teams that finish level on points sorted in the Champions League? Teams that finish level on points in the Champions League group stage are sorted by the following criteria: Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams; Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams; Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams; Away goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams; Goal difference in all group matches; Goals scored in all group matches; Away goals scored in all group matches; Wins in … [Read more...] about Champions League sorting rules: Are groups decided by head-to-head record or goal difference when teams finish level?