WEST HAM will be in confident mood when they host Arsenal on Saturday.And that is because Slaven Bilic's team scooped four points from six in the two Prem between these teams last season.Reece Oxford gave a glimpse of his talent as the Hammers scored an early-season 2-0 win, with Andy Carroll netting a hat-trick in the 3-3 draw at the Boleyn Ground. Keep up to date with ALL the Arsenal news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentaryWhat are the latest odds?West Ham are 10-3, the draw is 14/5 while Arsenal are 3/4 favourites with Sun Bets. Form guideWest Ham: WLDLDArsenal: DWDDWWhat time is it on?The game will be held at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday December 3, with kick-off at 17:30.Where can I watch it?You can watch the game live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD, or follow or blog on SunSport. … [Read more...] about West Ham United vs Arsenal: What are the latest odds, what time is it on and what channel is the Premier League clash?
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HULL are rated the relegated club most likely to make an instant return to the Premier League.The Tigers are 10/3 to bounce straight back after today's 4-0 loss at Crystal Palace confirmed their demotion alongsideMiddlesbrough and Sunderland.Marco Silva is 1/3 to stay as Hull boss, having lifted them two places from the bottom after replacing the sacked Mike Phelan in January. Keep up to date with ALL the PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Ladbrokes rate Middlesbrough at 4/1 and table-proppers Sunderland 5/1 to return to the Prem.Promotion: Hull - 10/3Middlesbrough - 4/1Sunderland - 5/1Hull - 10/1Middlesbrough - 12/1Sunderland - 16/1Marco Silva to be Hull boss on the first day of next season - 1/3Marco Silva to not be in charge on the first day - 9/4 … [Read more...] about Hull City are the relegated Prem club most likely to bounce straight back say bookies
JOSE MOURINHO is set to pick a strong line-up as Manchester United take on Manchester City in the EFL Cup tonight.But Zlatan Ibrahimovic is likely to be dropped to the bench with Marcus Rashford finally given his chance under the Special One as a lone striker with Juan Mata in the hole.Rashford has been playing as a wide man in recent games, being deployed both on the left and on the right so far this season.City are expected to go for a strong line-up with with the likes of Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan in their side - with Sergio Aguero and David Silva rested.The Red Devils are out for revenge after being soundly 2-1 by Pep Guardiola’s side at Old Trafford last month.Henrikh Mkhitaryan played that day - and was panned for his anonymous performance - but has worryingly not featured for United since, with Mourinho speculating that he is not fully fit. United have won just once in their last four matches and suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Jose Mourinho’s … [Read more...] about Manchester United vs Manchester City: Marcus Rashford and Kelechi Iheanacho set to start for the two rival clubs at Old Trafford in tonight’s EFL Cup clash
IT'S already being billed as the biggest game of the Premier League season so far: Manchester United v Manchester City.A Manchester derby always has the potential to be a spicy affair, but the added sub-plot of old enemies Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola facing off for the first time in three years is really set to get the juices flowing.But it's not just the two new bosses that have provided an off-season spark for the two Prem giants.They've also been hugely busy in the transfer market this summer, with both sides making vast improvements.There can only be one winner though, so vote on whether you believe the red half or the blue half of Manchester had a better transfer window, below...THE BOSS BRINGING in Jose Mourinho following three, shall we say 'sub-par' seasons under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal was a major coup for United.The Special One brings with him not only a winning mentality and a wealth of experience, but also the swagger required to lead the Old Trafford … [Read more...] about Manchester United v Manchester City: Did Jose Mourinho or Pep Guardiola have the better summer in the transfer market?
CHELSEA may as well hire the open-top bus and plot a parade route now... As the Premier League title is theirs.Antonio Conte has led their Blues to the top of the table at Christmas - and into 2017 - as they sit six points clear at the top of the table, ahead of second-placed Liverpool.There may be a little over half the season to go, but Chelsea have basically clinched the league already, thanks to one festive stat... Keep up to date with ALL the Chelsea news, gossip, transfers and goals on our club page plus fixtures, results and live match commentary.The Stamford Bridge outfit have been top of the Premier League at Christmas four times in their history.In those four seasons - 2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10 and 2014-15 - the Blues have romped home to win the league title.So, done deal? Probably, according to the numbers from SmartBets.After all, not every team has mustered such a good record, with Manchester United winning the league just five times from seven different occasions heading … [Read more...] about Chelsea guaranteed to win the Premier League this season thanks to this amazing Christmas stat
GARETH BALE knows Wednesday’s Euro semi-final is much more than a clash between Wales and Portugal.The people’s Prince of Wales tried to play it down but he clearly knows the inescapable truth.This is a shootout with his Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo for the Fifa Ballon d’Or.At the very least Bale with his Euro heroics has ensured a place in this year’s three-man shortlist. Unless Fifa want to let conspiracy theorists have a field day, naturally.Bale said: “It’s only a game between Wales and Portugal, nothing more.”Only it is. Much more.Fast forward five weeks and suddenly Bale looms large over the three of them.And — given Messi’s Argentina failure in the Copa America — should Bale take Wales to the final, not least at the expense of Ronaldo, he will have a big shot at this year’s running. Bale wants to be mentioned in the same breath as the game’s greats.But he has lived in the shadow of Ronaldo … [Read more...] about Euro 2016: Gareth Bale’s clash with Cristiano Ronaldo is much more than the semi-final between Wales and Portugal
REMEMBER all that Pep v Jose hype in the summer, when the two shiniest coaches on the planet were plastered on billboards like Pacino and De Niro in Heat?Remember how Manchester had supposedly become the undisputed centre of the footballing universe?Well of the last eight Premier League matches staged in the city, how many resulted in home wins? Er, none.Keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news and gossip ahead of the January window with SunSport’s daily LIVE blog.During that time Stoke, Everton, Southampton, Burnley, Middlesbrough, Arsenal, West Ham and Chelsea have all rolled up at football’s foremost metropolis and earned a result.So after almost half a season of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, City and United — the fourth and fifth-best teams in England last season — have been transformed into the fourth and sixth-best teams.Not one of those eight visiting sides could have complained had they been beaten — almost all were thoroughly … [Read more...] about Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were supposed to put Manchester at the centre of the football universe but they can’t even get to the top of the Premier League
IT IS one of the biggest sporting collapses in recent history.Last year, Leeds were rugby league’s kings lifting a treble of League Leaders’ Shield, Challenge Cup and the Grand Final.This year, the Rhinos are bottom with three wins. And their last three results have seen an aggregate loss of 38-144.Leeds face a seven-game stretch in the Qualifiers, where Super League’s bottom four face the Championship’s top four, to avoid relegation.The retirement of skipper Kevin Sinfield and front row icons Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai, as well as a raft of injuries which forced a reliance of youngsters, has not helped.Down the M1, film directors are bidding to make a movie of the Leicester Prem miracle.In Leeds, this year is turning into a horror story. SunSport asks what has gone wrong? THE TRIO of retirements last season was always going to leave a huge gap — at present it looks like a black hole.Injuries to key players have also played a pivotal part but several … [Read more...] about From treble winners to bottom of the Super League table: Leeds Rhinos do a Leicester City in reverse
RAFA BENITEZ was again booed off the pitch but then amazingly claimed: ChelseaThe European champions were held to their second goalless draw in four daysBut interim boss Benitez said: “There’s still a long way to go and we will“Remember last season when City were ahead and it was easy. Then they needed“It’s a long, long competition. Can we still win it? Why not?”Until last night, the only Chelsea manager under Roman Abramovich not to winAnd no Chelsea side under the Russian owner has failed to score for threeChelsea’s fans again stood up after 16 minutes to applaud former boss RobertoThey then launched into passionate chants of “Rafa Benitez, you’re not welcomeBenitez said: “Everybody here is disappointed at the end. The fans realise to“You cannot be satisfied when you haven’t won these games.“City are a top side, a team with a lot of options while I saw a lot of“I didn’t like the two chances we … [Read more...] about Fans jeer but Rafa claims: We can win Prem
DELE ALLI told Ashley Young to "retire with a zimmer frame" during the pair's on-pitch bust-up at the weekend.The two players clashed during Manchester United's 1-0 home win against Tottenham that kept them in touch with rivals Manchester City at the Premier League summit.But in the first half of the game, Alli and Young went nose-to-nose and had to be separated by their own players.Originally it was reported that the two clashed because Young had told Alli to "let him know when he wins the Prem".But the fuse was ACTUALLY lit when Alli told Young to "retire with a zimmer frame", according to the Manchester Evening News.Young, 32, was a title-winner with United back in 2012-13, in Sir Alex Ferguson's final season as manager. The duo almost came to blows in the 30th minute of the potential early-season title clash.They were pulled apart by team-mates but the war of words continued — with Young clearly coming out on top. YOUNG 1 ALLI 0 Ashley Young gives … [Read more...] about Tottenham ace Dele Alli told Ashley Young to ‘retire with a zimmer frame’ prompting Manchester United man to tell Spurs star ‘let me know when you win the Premier League’