Eden Hazard Says It’s Too Early for Chelsea to Think Premier League Title

eden hazard

Eden Hazard and Chelsea head to the international break on an extremely high note, having routed Southampton 3-0 today. They are level on points with Manchester City and Liverpool atop the Premier League table, but sit sandwiched between the two teams, in second place, due to tiebreaker criteria.

Hazard, who scored again today in the victory, had previously said that he relishes Chelsea’s role as Premier League title dark horses (City and Liverpool are everybody’s favorites to win it all). Now he’s taking a different look at the title race, saying that it is just too early to handicap it.

[Read more…]

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

chelsea fc

Chelsea FC travel to Southampton FC on Sunday looking to stay undefeated on the Premier League season. They are also looking to get back in the win column, having played their last two league matches to a stalemate. They’ll face a Saints side that is looking to move up the table, as they currently reside perilously close to the drop zone.

While Manchester City and Liverpool are the favorites to win the title, don’t count out the Blues as a dark horse contender. At the very least, their chances of a top four finish look great right now.

[Read more…]

Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC Injury Report, Match Preview

eden hazard chelsea

Sunday brings a clash that features two sides at opposite ends of the Premier League table as Chelsea FC visit Southampton FC. The Blues come in just two points off the pace for the league lead, and well aware that an opportunity to be level on points with the league leaders could emerge later in the day.

That’s because the only two teams ahead of them, Liverpool and Manchester City, are squaring off later that afternoon at Anfield, and a draw on Merseyside plus a Blues win at the St. Mary’s equals Chelsea at 20 points, tied with the Reds and Sky Blues.

[Read more…]

Premier League Favorites and Underdogs for Top Four, Relegation

premier league

By Kasey Weldon

Heading into week seven of the 2018-19 Premier League season, a lot of what has transpired has been expected, but we’ve seen plenty of surprises as well. Manchester City and Liverpool were considered the league title front-runners, and sure enough those are the two teams that currently sit first and second in the table.

[Read more…]

Joel Matip, Xherdan Shaqiri Heroes for Liverpool in Rout over Southampton

joel matip

Liverpool routed their de facto farm club Southampton 3-0 today and there are heroes aplenty for the Reds. Joel Matip and Xherdan Shaqiri are both top ten trending terms nationally on Twitter right now, due to the big contributions they made to a dominant overall team effort.

The scoring opened when Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt provided an own goal in the 10′. Matip then converted this beauty in the  the 21′. Have a watch below:

[Read more…]

Liverpool FC vs Southampton Injury Report, Match Preview

liverpool fc anfield

Liverpool FC and Southampton will clash tomorrow afternoon at Anfield in a Premier League fixture that features two clubs who are very familiar with one another. That’s because of all the transfer business the two sides have done with each other in recent years. Liverpool have bought so many players from the south coast club in recent transfer windows that it’s been a consistent punchline in the football world.

As for the series itself between the two clubs, it’s been good for the Anfield outfit, but not too one-sided. In 38 league meetings, there have been 10 draws, 10 Saints wins and 18 Liverpool victories.

[Read more…]

Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Southampton


In the words of U2: “the Saints are coming, the Saints are coming,”…to Anfield tomorrow for a match against the club that has bought so many of their players in recent years, Liverpool FC.

The Reds head into this Premier League fixture level on Chelsea with points, but behind them in goal differential. They are the only two teams with a perfect record on the young season. Southampton enter this meeting in 13th place, with just five points accumulated from the first five matches.

[Read more…]

Applying Premier League Club Spending on a Personal Finance Level

british pounds

“Splash the cash” has certainly been the motto of the English Premier League’s biggest clubs in recent years as every summer transfer window sees new spending records get smashed. Then those new records which were just set get broken again the next summer, as the monetary figures we see reported in the news all the time keep skyrocketing.

Television broadcast rights for the game keep increasing exponentially. The same holds true for kit manufacturing deals. Merchandising income keeps going up. As clubs are seeing their income rise, so too has their spending. The biggest clubs have a lot of financial clout to wield, and we see this on multiple fronts, but most glaringly so in the transfer market.

[Read more…]

Who are the Favorites to Be Relegated from the Premier League this Season?

premier league

By Joseph Plunkett

It feels rather harsh discussing relegation from the Premier League when we are just one game into the new season. However, with the financial muscle England’s top division now holds, never has relegation been such a feared fate among the twenty competing clubs than it is today. The price of failure, capable of ruining clubs, has never been higher.

So, who’s considered fodder for staying up with the big boys and who, after just one week, is already fighting for their lives?

[Read more…]

Liverpool Send Danny Ings to Southampton in 11th Hour Deadline Day Move

danny ings

A player moving FROM Liverpool TO Southampton, and not the other way around? Yes, it actually happened, and it happened on summer transfer window deadline day 2018. Ings had been long linked with a move down to the south coast, but the switch didn’t get over the line until the very last minute.

News of the deal, which is a season long loan move that becomes a permanent transfer next summer, didn’t break until a couple hours after the window officially shut.

[Read more…]

’18-19 Premier League Predictions: Man City Champs, Liverpool 2nd, United 3rd

premier league

The new Premier League season kicks off in earnest this weekend, and Manchester United hosts Leicester City in the curtain raiser tomorrow night. Will we finally see a repeat league champion? It hasn’t happened since a Cristiano Ronaldo led United side accomplished the feat in 2008-09, the final year of a three peat for Sir Alex Ferguson’s juggernaut.

Looking at the record setting season that Manchester City just accomplished, plus the fact that they have strengthened this off-season, we’re picking Pep Guardiola to accomplish something that no one has been able to do in close to a decade.

[Read more…]

2018 Russia World Cup: Comprehensive Preview Guide


The 2018 Russia World Cup is going to be a very compelling tournament, as there are several countries with favorable odds of winning it all. This tournament is expected to generate record setting numbers all across the board, in every metric that measures the visibility of a sporting event.

So let’s get right to it, here are links to some of The Sports Bank’s more compelling 2018 Russia World Cup feature articles.

[Read more…]