De Futebol Chelsea Sends Arsenal to Their Second Straight Defeat a 3-2 Loss!

Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-2 in a wild and woolly match at Stamford Bridge.  The guys have dropped two straight matches to start the season.

EPL Match Summary:” Marcos Alonso scored the decisive goal as Chelsea held off an Arsenal comeback to win 3-2 in a thriller at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro gave Chelsea the lead after just nine minutes, converting Alonso’s cross.

Less than a minute after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had missed a great chance to equalise, Alvaro Morata doubled Chelsea’s lead from Cesar Azpilicueta’s ball over the top.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who had also missed a fine opportunity, pulled one back on 37 minutes and then crossed for Alex Iwobi to make it 2-2.

Both sides had chances after the restart to win it, but Eden Hazard, a second-half substitute, crossed from the left for Alonso to stroke in the winner with just nine minutes remaining.

https://www.premierleague.com/match/38321

De Futebol Spurs Win! Toons Wear the Choke Collar in Nil-Nil Tie Cardiff City!

Newcastle almost stole the win from a stunned Cardiff City when Kenedy was a awarded a PK in the 90th minute plus five.  Buda bing Buda boom Kenedy wore the choke collar. The Blue Birds keeper Neil Etheridge slammed the door shut to earn a nil-nil draw with Toons.

EPL Match Report:” Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge saved a stoppage-time penalty from Newcastle United’s Kenedy as each side earned their first point of the season.

Etheridge, who also saved from the spot at AFC Bournemouth last week, blocked Kenedy’s effort after Sean Morrison’s handball.

Newcastle substitute Isaac Hayden was shown a straight red card for a 66th-minute tackle from behind on Josh Murphy.

Sol Bamba and Harry Arter came close for Cardiff, while Murphy’s brother Jacob came on for the visitors, making them only the second set of twins to play against each other in the Premier League.”

https://www.premierleague.com/match/38320

Fulham put up one hell of fight before Spurs flexed their muscles scored two goals in a three-minute span to win 3-1.

Tottenham Lucas Moura found the back of the net in the 43rd minute a one nil lead.

The Cottagers Aleksander Mitrovic leveled this puppy at one all in the 52nd minute.  Spurs Kieran Tripper 74th minute and Harry Kane’s first August goal in the 77th put this dog fight away 3-1 over Fulham.

Leicester City shut out Wolverhampton 2-0.

Everton bounced back at two all tie against Wolves to beat Southampton 2-1.  Theo Walcott 15th minute and Richarlison 31st minute propelled the Toffees to the much-needed win.

Bournemouth fell behind one to West Ham came storming back to scored two second half goals for the 2-1 win at the Hammers house.  Callum Wilson 60th minute and Steve Cook 66th minute broke the hearts of the West Man faithful.

De Futebol Man Shitty Shuts Out Arsenal 2-0!

Man Shitty showed they are the champs. Shitty throttled Arsenal 2-0 to open up defense of their crown.

EPL Match Report:” Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva scored in each half as Manchester City handed new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery a 2-0 defeat on his Premier League debut.

The champions took the lead on 14 minutes thanks to Sterling’s low shot from the edge of the area for his 50th Premier League goal.

Petr Cech kept Arsenal in it in the first half with a brilliant double save from Riyad Mahrez’s free-kick and Aymeric Laporte’s follow-up.

Cech also denied Sergio Aguero shortly before Silva swept home City’s second after a swift counter-attack.

Arsenal substitute Alexandre Lacazette fired their best chance narrowly wide of the post.

https://www.premierleague.com/match/38308

De Futebol Liverpool Blow Out West Ham 4-0

Liverpool blew away West Brom 4-0.  This is the start to the season the Reds were expecting.

EPL Match Report:” Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool started the 2018/19 Premier League with a 4-0 win over West Ham United, their 500th victory in the competition.

It was last season’s Golden Boot winner, Mohamed Salah, who opened the scoring 19 minutes in, tapping in from close range after Andrew Robertson’s pass.

Mane then slotted into an unguarded net after James Milner hooked the ball into the six-yard box in first-half stoppage time.

The Senegalese forward drilled in a third after turning on to Roberto Firmino’s pass soon after the break.

Daniel Sturridge then added a fourth late on with his very first touch after replacing Salah as a substitute, turning in from a corner.”

https://www.premierleague.com/match/38312

Burnley and Southampton tied nil-nil in the other match of the day.

De Futebol Spurs and Chelsea win!

Spurs opened up the new season with a resounding 2-1 win over Toons at St. James Park. All goals were scored in the first twenty minutes.

Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen’s header found its mark in the eighth minute. Newcastle’s Joselu header equalized in the eleventh minute to make it one all.

Dele Alli hit the match winner a brilliant header in the 18th minute to make it 2-1.

That was all she wrote as Spurs pick up the “W”.

Chelsea’s new man Sarri is victorious. The Blues blew out an over matched Huddersfield 3-0

Goals by Kante in the 34th minute, Jorginho’s holy roller PK in 45th minute and Pedro’s into deposit the back of the net in the 80thminute sealed the deal for Chelsea. Jorginho’s holy roller PK in 45th minute and Pedro’s into deposit the back of the net in the 80thminute sealed the deal for Chelsea.

Crystal Palace shut out newly promoted Fulham 2-0.

Watford blew out Brighton Hove and Albion 2-0.

Bournemouth laid to waste Cardiff City 2-0.

The Hornets Roberto Pereyra’s daily double 35th and 54th minute spelled doom for the Bluebirds.

“Wolverhampton Wanderers came from behind twice to draw 2-2 at home to 10-man Everton.” (EPL Match Report).

De Futebol Man U wins EPL opener!

Man U opens the season a nervy 2-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford.

EPL Match Report:” Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw scored as Manchester United kicked off the 2018/19 Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

In his first appearance since winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France, Pogba captained Man Utd and took three minutes to score the first PL goal of the campaign, slotting in from the penalty spot after a handball from Daniel Amartey.

David De Gea produced superb saves from James Maddison and Demarai Gray to deny Leicester an equaliser.

Shaw made it 2-0, flicking the ball past Ricardo Pereira and producing a fine finish beyond Kasper Schmeichel with seven minutes remaining.

Jamie Vardy scored from close range in stoppage-time to set up an exciting finish, but Jose Mourinho’s side held on for the victory.

https://www.premierleague.com/match/38313

De Futebol The EPL is Gearing Up for The New Season!

The guys are no getting ready for the start of the EPL season. The players who played for their countries in the World Cup will be given three weeks off.

The Daily Mail:” With the new Premier League season around a month away, clubs have started to re-group and begin their pre-season training. Holidays are over for some, but not all, and there is still the small matter of the World Cup final to attend to.

Of the top six, Arsenal look to be in the best shape at present – all six sides are still to embark on pre-season tours – while Tottenham and Manchester City still await the return of swathes of their respective first team squads from the World Cup.

Chelsea are missing star names, many of whom are yet to decide their futures now that Maurizio Sarri looks set to take over. Here, Sportsmail looks at the shape of the ‘Big Six’ as they prepare for the new campaign.

Arsenal

Many of Arsenal’s stars from last season are back at Colney – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan – where they are joined by a host of new signings including goalkeeper Bernd Leno and defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

The current big omissions are Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka, the German in particular enduring a disappointing World Cup campaign, while new signing Lucas Torreira is yet to join up with his new side after a strong showing with Uruguay in Russia.

Back training:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Matteo Guendouzi, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Calum Chambers, Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin, Reiss Nelson, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Eddie Nketiah, Rob Holding, Stephan Lichsteiner, Emile Smith-Rowe, Emiliano Martinez, Chuba Akpom, Shkodran Mustafi, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Sead Kolansinac, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Chuba Akpom, Lucas Perez, Petr Cech.

Yet to return:

David Ospina (Colombia), Mohamed Elneny (Egypt), Mesut Ozil (Germany), Nacho Monreal (Spain), Granit Xhaka (Switzerland), Joel Campbell (Costa Rica), Alexander Iwobi (Nigeria), Lucas Torreira (Uruguay).

Still at World Cup:

Danny Welbeck (England).

Injured:

Laurent Koscielny.

Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri will take over a somewhat thin squad when he arrives at Cobham. He will be greeted by a host of players deemed not quite good enough for the World Cup – Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro, and David Luiz headline the group already back.

Still to return are World Cup finalists Olivier Giroud and N’Golo Kante, as well as Englishmen Gary Cahill and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, plus highly coveted Belgians Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard.

Back training:

Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro, David Luiz, Ethan Ampadu, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Davie Zappacosta, Emerson Palmieri, Danny Drinkwater, Ross Barkley, Alvaro Morata, Kurt Zouma, Charly Musonda, Ola Aina.

Yet to return:

Willy Caballero (Argentina), Antonio Rudiger (Germany), Victor Moses (Nigeria), Andreas Christensen (Denmark), Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain), Willian (Brazil).

Still at World Cup:

Thibaut Courtois (Belgium), Gary Cahill (England), Eden Hazard (Belgium), N’Golo Kante (France), Olivier Giroud (France), Michy Batshuayi (Belgium), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (England).

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has already overseen victories over Tranmere and Chester, games in which Loris Karius has looked shaky.

At Klopp’s disposal for these games before a tour of the USA has been a large squad featuring the likes of Adam Lallana and James Milner, while new signings Fabinho and Naby Keita have been afforded their first run-outs in red.

Though many players may be at Melwood, Liverpool are far from being a complete side training together with Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane yet to join the team.

Dejan Lovren is preparing for the World Cup final with Croatia after defeating Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s England.

Back training:

Loris Karius, Danny Ward, Nathaniel Clyne, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Ragnar Klavan, Alberto Moreno, Andy Robertson, James Milner, Naby Keita, Adam Lallana, Ryan Kent, Sheyi Ojo, Harry Wilson, Pedro Chirivella, Fabinho, Daniel Sturridge, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip, Divock Origi, Danny Ings, Dominic Solanke, Ben Woodburn, Nat Phillips, Rafa Camacho, Curtis Jones, Caoimhim Kelleher, Lazar Markovic.

Yet to return:

Roberto Firmino (Brazil), Mo Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Marko Grujic (Serbia).

Still at World Cup:

Dejan Lovren (Croatia), Trent Alexander-Arnold (England), Jordan Henderson (England).

Injured:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Manchester City

One could be forgiven for thinking that Manchester City are yet to start their pre-season training such is their dearth of players. New signing from Leicester Riyad Mahrez is the only name of note.

Pep Guardiola will have little time to whip last season’s champions into shape as so many are still to return – seventeen first team players, to be exact, practically an entire match day squad.

Given the form of many last season and at the World Cup, however, this is likely no major cause for concern for City.

Back training:

Jason Denayer, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Patrick Roberts, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Lukas Nmecha, Joe Hart, Eliaquim Mangala.

Yet to return:

Ederson (Brazil), Danilo (Brazil), Nicolas Otamendi (Argentina), Ilkay Gundogan (Germany), Bernardo Silva (Portugal), Fernandinho (Brazil), David Silva (Spain), Gabriel Jesus (Brazil), Sergio Aguero (Argentina), Leroy Sane.

Still at World Cup:

Benjamin Mendy (France), Kyle Walker (England), John Stones (England), Vincent Kompany (Belgium), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Fabien Delph (England), Raheem Sterling (England).

Manchester United

Alexis Sanchez is the biggest name currently training at Carrington with Jose Mourinho, who himself has only just returned from a punditry gig at the World Cup.

Under the stewardship of the Portuguese are those on the fringes of the United team, the likes of Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial.

Much of what will form United’s starting XI are yet to return, and will likely join up with the squad on tour in America. The midfield axis of Nemanja Matic, new addition Fred, and Paul Pogba are yet to train together.

Back training:

Lee Grant, Joel Pereira, Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, Axel Tuanzebe, Diogo Dalot, Juan Mata, Andreas Pereira, Ander Herrera, Scott McTominay, Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial.

Yet to return:

David De Gea (Spain), Victor Lindelof (Sweden), Marcos Rojo (Argentina), Nemanja Matic (Serbia), Fred (Brazil).

Still at World Cup:

Phil Jones (England), Ashley Young (England), Paul Pogba (France), Jesse Lingard (England), Marouane Fellaini (Belgium), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), Marcus Rashford (England).

Injured:

Sergio Romero.

Tottenham

Spurs are not as badly placed as Manchester City with four or five first team regulars training, but their Enfield base is still missing a host of key names.

The World Cup play-off could feature as many as eight Tottenham players, including breakout star Kieran Trippier and likely Golden Boot winner Harry Kane, while Hugo Lloris is one match away from lifting the greatest prize in football with France.

Back training:

Vincent Janssen, Victor Wanyama, Michel Vorm, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou, Moussa Sissoko, Fernando Llorente, Juan Foyth, Paulo Gazzaniga, Serge Aurier, Lucas Moura, Harry Winks, Ben Davies, Erik Lamela, Josh Onomah, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Kyle Walker-Peters.

Yet to return:

Davinson Sanchez (Colombia), Son Heung-Min (South Korea), Christian Eriksen (Denmark).

Still at World Cup:

Hugo Lloris (France), Kieran Trippier (England), Danny Rose (England), Toby Alderweireld (Belgium), Jan Vertonghen (Belgium), Eric Dier (England), Mousa Dembele (Belgium), Dele Alli (England), Harry Kane (England).

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5950387/How-pre-season-preparations-Big-Six-going.html