United swoop for £36 million teenager

New Manchester United signing Anthony Martial

Manchester United’s purchase of nineteen-year-old striker Anthony Martial from Monaco for a hefty £36 million was the biggest move of transfer deadline day. Other big stories included David De Gea’s collapsed move to Real Madrid and Everton and Southampton both bought defenders. Continue reading “United swoop for £36 million teenager”

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Premier League Predictions 2015-16

Who will raise the Premier League trophy next May?

It’s that time again, as football fans up and down the country start to eagerly anticipate the beginning of the new football season. Will Chelsea triumph once more, or will the title return to Manchester? Will Manchester United and Liverpool’s high-spending summer pay off? How will the teams promoted from the Championship fare? This post will tackle all those questions and more, as Teen Sport News tries to predict where each team will finish in thirty-eight games time. Continue reading “Premier League Predictions 2015-16”

Tough European draw for British sides

Manchester City will face Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League in what will be seen as a difficult draw for British sides in both the Champions and Europa League.

City, who beat Bayern Munich and Roma to qualify from their group, face one of the tournament favourites in Barcelona, who beat them at the same stage in last years competition.

Premier League leaders Chelsea will face French league winners Paris Saint-Germain, who have the formidable Zlatan Ibrahimovic in their ranks. They also have former Chelsea star David Luiz, who moved to PSG for £40 million in the summer.

Arsene Wenger will face a club he used to coach when Arsenal take on Monaco. Arsenal have faced tough opponents at this stage in the competition in recent years, having faced Barcelona, AC Milan and Bayern Munich (twice) in the last four years. However, they will see Monaco as opponents that Arsenal will have a fighting chance against.

In the Europa League, Scottish side Celtic will face European royalty in Inter Milan, who won the Champions League as recently as 2010.

Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League last week and they will enter the Europa League against Turkish team Besiktas, who beat Tottenham in their last group game. They boast former Chelsea striker Demba Ba in their ranks, but they will be hoping to avoid the same result as the last time the teams met, when Liverpool ran out 8-0 winners.

Merseyside rivals Everton will play Swiss team Young Boys, who they have never faced before but will fancy their chances against.

Finally, Tottenham Hotspur will play Italian side Fiorentina, and similar to Everton, the two teams have never faced each other before. Spurs may come up against on loan Manchester City defender Micah Richards, who is currently at the Florence outfit.

My Premier League predictions: 2014-15

Can Manchester City retain their title?

Welcome to my annual predictions post. This is where I will tell you where I think each Premier League team will finish, and for the first time I will give a paragraph with my thoughts on each team.

While last time pre-season was about new managers, this time it is the players who have come to the league and those that have left.

The league’s top scorer, Luis Suarez, has left Liverpool to go to Spanish giants Barcelona for £75 million. Star players such as Alexis Sanchez at Arsenal, Diego Costa for Chelsea and Luke Shaw to Manchester United are just some of the star names playing for their teams this season.

Here is my guide to the Premier League 2014. Continue reading “My Premier League predictions: 2014-15”

Premier League round-up: Sturridge rescues point for Liverpool in brilliant Merseyside derby

Star striker Daniel Sturridge scored the final goal in the derby.
Romelu Lukaku was Everton’s hero against Liverpool as he scored two in the derby.

Daniel Sturridge rescued a point for Liverpool in an exciting Merseyside derby earlier.

Three goals in the first 20 minutes set it up to be a cracker, and Liverpool and Everton didn’t disappoint. An early Phillipe Coutinho goal put the visitors (if you can call the Reds that – Anfield is just across Stanley Park from Goodison Park) in front. However, Kevin Mirallas soon leveled less than five minutes later. Continue reading “Premier League round-up: Sturridge rescues point for Liverpool in brilliant Merseyside derby”