Of the three teams that were relegated from the Premier League to the Championship last season, Fulham were the ones who were expected to mount the best challenge for a quick return. An away trip to former League One side Barnsley on the opening day was an awakening to The Cottagers of just how tough this league is but since then they have performed very well and appear to be finding their feet in this division now.
Just one team stands between Ajax and the Champions League group stages, and that is Apoel Nicosia of Cyprus. The Dutch champions are edging closer to making the main part of the competition once more, a competition that they reached the semi finals off last season, and were just seconds away from being in the final.
They have to put that behind them now, and appear to have done that so far in their games in this competition.
After another frantic weekend of Premier League action, it’s time to turn our attention towards Monday Night Football as Wolverhampton Wanderers go head to head with Manchester United. These two historic clubs within English football have met many, many times over the years, and while United have historically been more successful, Wolves were able to beat United twice in a matter of weeks last season. That may not be relevant to tomorrow night’s game, but either way,
The Premier League returns this weekend as both Chelsea and Leicester City look for their first win of the new campaign. It looks like one of the most intriguing matches of the weekend, with both sides looking to finish in the top eight. Both clubs are working under new regimes in one way or another, with Brendan Rodgers enjoying his first full season in charge whereas Frank Lampard finally takes charge of the club that put him on the map.
The Premier League returns this weekend, and while there are a lot of entertaining games for fans to enjoy, it’s quite clear to see that the headliner is going to be Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad. Both teams have high ambitions for the brand new season that lies ahead, with City certainly wanting to get their own back on Pochettino’s men after they ended their Champions League quest last season. Above all else,
Two clubs relegated from the Premier League last season, Huddersfield and Fulham, take each other on this Friday night at the John Smith’s Stadium. Both teams will be desperate to get points on the board early as they look to adjust to life in the second tier but things have not gone to plan so far.
Huddersfield are yet to pick up a win from their first two games with a home defeat to Derby and a draw away at QPR last weekend.
A home game against Midtjylland stands in the way of Rangers and progression to the final qualifying round for the Europa League. They have been impressive in the competition so far and have every chance of making it through to the group stages. They hold a vital advantage coming back home for this second leg as they won the first game 4-2 away from home, and that can be enough for them to not only win the tie,
Champions League winners Liverpool take on Europa League winners Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday evening in Istanbul, Turkey. This traditional curtain raiser to the new European season has two English clubs taking each other on in what should be an intriguing clash.
The big question mark hanging over this game is of course what teams will be taking to the field. Both clubs have started their Premier League campaigns, and both have games this coming weekend,
While they didn’t win the first leg game in Romania last week, Celtic did many things right in that game, including setting themselves up with a great opportunity to get through to the next round. A win here and just one team will stand between Celtic and the Champions League group stages, and it is a win I think they are going to pick up.
The Bhoys played very well last week after taking a little time to settle,
Major League Soccer is in a better place than it has been in a long time, with this season being one of the most competitive yet for North America’s premier football division. With a good portion of the league being set to qualify for the playoffs you may think that some teams aren’t taking the regular season all too seriously, but you’d be wrong. Two such clubs who are giving it their all in an attempt to secure a higher seeding are DC United and LA Galaxy,
The Premier League returned to our screens last night, with Liverpool taking it to Norwich City in a 4-1 demolition to get the ball rolling. Now, though, it’s time for the rest of the division to get underway in the traditional weekend matches. One of, arguably, the biggest games of the weekend will see Manchester United square off with Chelsea, in what should be a pretty intriguing encounter. Neither team has had a wonderful pre-season or summer transfer window,
The Premier League’s return is finally upon us, which is a sentence that will undoubtedly excite the masses as the sport’s most popular league comes back into the limelight. It’s been an incredibly busy summer transfer window and, courtesy of the many international tournaments that we had to enjoy, it hasn’t really felt like there’s been all too much of a break. With that being said it’s going to be great to see some high level club football back on our screens,