Premier League news – Chelsea in first place
Chelsea on top of EPL, Spurs in 2nd, City in 3rd, Liverpool in 4th
Chelsea is on top of the England Premier League with 69 points going into Match Week 29. Tottenham Hotspur is in second, Manchester City is in third, Liverpool is in fourth, Manchester United is in fifth, Arsenal is in sixth, and Everton is in seventh in the battle to the end for a top four finish and a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League tournament. At the bottom of the EPL Table facing possible relegation next season are Hull in eighteenth, Middlesbrough in nineteenth, and Sunderland in twentieth.
Premier League Top Goal Scorers
Romelu Lukaku, Everton; 21 goals, 6 assists
Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur; 19 goals, 4 assists
Alexis Sánchez, Arsenal; 18 goals, 9 assists
Diego Costa, Chelsea; 17 goals, 5 assists
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United; 15 goals, 4 assists
Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur; 14 goals, 3 assists
Jermain Defoe, Sunderland; 14 goals, 2 assists
Sergio Agüero, Manchester City; 13 goals, 0 assists
Sadio Mané, Liverpool; 12 goals, 5 assists
Eden Hazard. Chelsea; 11 goals, 4 assists
Joshua King, Bournemouth; 11 goals, 2 assists
Fernando Llorente, Swansea; 11 goals, 0 assists
Premier League News & Gossip
Real Madrid are looking to sign Chelsea superstar striker Eden Hazard and No.1 goalie Thibaut Courtois this summer, with Colombian James Rodriguez and Spain striker Alvaro Morata offered as part of the deal. Real Madrid will hope to make a major move in the transfer market after two quiet years without a major signing after Gareth Bale. Hazard has been singled-out by the club, with current coach Zinedine Zidane’s full backing, as the next player on the wealthy club’s horizon. Madrid president Perez wants Courtois to be the club’s new goalkeeper, and will give up on their attempt to hire David de Gea away from Manchester United. Real Madrid are already in contact with both players indirectly and although the pair are happy at Chelsea they would make the move to Spain. Courtois would probably enjoy a return to the Spanish capital where he spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid. Hazard would be key in a new Real Madrid team built around him with Hazard at the top of a midfield diamond, flanked by Luka Modric and Toni Kroos and supported by the Brazilian Casemiro. Chelsea may also move for Paris St-Germain and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti. The 24-year-old's agent reports the player is unhappy in France. Buy Chelsea tickets now online at LiveFootballTickets.com!
Spanish La Liga titans Real Madrid may make an offer for former Tottenham left-back Yuri Berchiche, 27, who did not play a single league game while at White Hart Lane from 2008-10. Berchiche was loaned out to Cheltenham Town while at Spurs. Buy Tottenham Hotspur tickets now online at LiveFootballTickets.com!
Barca striker Neymar, 25, says 19 year old Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus is good enough to play for Barcelona. Buy Manchester City tickets now online at LiveFootballTickets.com!
Reportedly Liverpool are under investigation for allegedly tapping up and offering a forbidden incentive to sign a Stoke City schoolboy football player. Liverpool’s pursuit of Michael Keane will surely intensify after the centre back impressed on his England debut against Germany, with Liverpool increasing their interest in recent weeks. Everton also have a long-standing admiration for Keane but their Merseyside neighbors may launch a rival bid with Jurgen Klopp examining defensive options. Burnley are resigned to losing the 24-year-old at the end of the season as his contract moves into the final year and are certain to hold out for the highest fee of more than £20million. Keane has been offered new terms at Burnley on more than one occasion, including a deal to make Keane the club’s highest-paid player. However the opportunity to win trophies is utmost in Keane’s mind and priority list. Man City and Chelsea have also been watching Keane. Meanwhile Daniel Sturridge's future at Liverpool looks increasingly uncertain since the forward has not played since Liverpool's 2-0 defeat at Hull last month due to recurring injury and health problems. His Liverpool side are currently enjoying a warm-weather training camp in Dubai, while his fellow England internationals are preparing for this weekend's clash with Lithuania. Buy Liverpool tickets now online at LiveFootballTickets.com!
Manchester United have a sell-on clause, and may make an effort to bring their former academy graduate Michael Keane back to Old Trafford. Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera brags that his Swedish teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic is "a genius." Ibra has scored 26 goals and set up eight more in 41 appearances since joining United as a free agent last summer. The 35-year-old created two of the three goals that were key to Man Utd’s win against Rostov to book their place in the Europa League quarterfinals. "He is a genius. He can say that he will score 30 goals and that he is the best because he can get away with it,” said Herrera. "He is so good that he can do that. Ibrahimovic can very annoying because he wants to win it all, even at football-tennis." Buy Manchester United tickets now online at LiveFootballTickets.com!
Reportedly Arsenal will make a £25m offer for Barcelona's thirty year old midfielder Arda Turan this summer due to the probable departures of Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil, 28, and Chile forward Alexis Sanchez, 28. World Cup winner Ozil, who has been linked with Fenerbahce. With fans on both sides for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to go or stay, fans need to get some "perspective" and remember what Wenger has done for the club. Arsenal may have to make an announcement on Wenger's future imminently in order to comply with stock market rules. Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, 25, is unlikely to stay on loan to Bournemouth beyond this season, and will consider a move abroad. Buy Arsenal tickets now online at LiveFootballTickets.com!
Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu, now on loan to AC Milan, is a target for West Ham, but Barcelona could re-sign the 23-year-old having inserted a £10.3m buy-back clause in his contract when he moved to Goodison Park. Buy Everton tickets now online at LiveFootballTickets.com!
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