Tag: Premier League

Edwin Gyasi pictured playing for former club Roda JC before his switch to Aalesunds FK in Norway
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Swansea and West Brom leading seven clubs in chase for Ghana international Edwin Gyasi

Premier League and Championship clubs are ready to battle it out for the 26-year-old winger, who plays in Aalesunds FK in Norway GHANA winger Edwin Gyasi has SEVEN clubs in England chasing him after his scoring on his international debut. Swansea and West Brom are leading the chase for the 26-year-old winger, who […]

Raheem Sterling, right, attempting to put the ball past Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during the clubs’ 1-1 draw on Sunday. Credit Andrew Yates/Reuters
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A Thrilling Tie Exposes the Premier League’s Flaw

MANCHESTER, England — Even an hour after the game, Pep Guardiola was still pulsing, coursing with energy. He was still a little breathless, his words tumbling and flooding out. He confessed his love for his defender John Stones. He declared his undimmed happiness. He called it one of the greatest […]

Eden Hazard, right, dribbling past Arsenal’s Francis Coquelin during Chelsea’s 3-1 victory at home Saturday. Credit Adrian Dennis/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
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Chelsea Nears a Championship by Excelling at the Predictable

ONDON — And that may well be that. These have been a rough few months for anyone who makes a living from predictions. “Brexit” and Trump exposed the folly of pollsters; Leicester City defied the naysaying of pundits. No matter how clear the data or compelling the evidence, the future […]

Masks of Jamie Vardy of Leicester City after the club’s match against Everton on Dec. 26. Credit Carl Recine/Reuters
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After Premier League Title, Leicester City Learns Magic Goes Only So Far

LEICESTER, England — With time, they no longer seem like memories. They are too strange, too difficult to explain. They feel, instead, like hallucinatory flashbacks from some fever dream. The butchers who paid tribute through the medium of sausage; the pilgrimage of the van driver from North London, drawn to […]

Premier League’s Festive Slog: Adored by Fans, Endured by Players
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Premier League’s Festive Slog: Adored by Fans, Endured by Players

As a player, Graeme Le Saux would flick straight to December when he received the Premier League schedule for the coming season. His teammates tended to be more concerned with which rival they would face on the campaign’s opening day, or working out when the season’s big derby matches were, […]

Mona Nemmer, Liverpool’s new head of nutrition, discussing a menu with the chef Leigh Lawson at Liverpool’s training base. Credit Rob Stothard for The New York Times
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New Head of Nutrition Gives Liverpool a Taste of Premier League Success

LIVERPOOL, England — Jurgen Klopp did not introduce his Liverpool players to the woman who would subtly change their lives right away. When she joined the team, at the club’s preseason camp in Palo Alto, Calif., last summer, Klopp waited a couple of days, eager to see if her actions […]