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The Spanish defender also stated he would love to retire playing for Real Madrid, despite all the rumors that place him elsewhere.
Spanish defender Alvaro Arbeloa spoke on a radio show about his career and his desire to retire while playing for Real Madrid. After never revealing how he felt about being harshly trolled by Madrid's fans, the former Liverpool back challenged his haters to take a deeper look into his accomplishments, despite not being as technically gifted as some would want.
"I've heard things that really... Read the rest of the article »
Could the English Premier League be welcoming another goalscoring machine from the Spanish Primera Division?
According to the latest transfer rumors, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is set for a mega-money English Premier League switch.
The Star (per the Telegraph) claim that Benzema, a long-time Arsenal target, has landed on the radar of Merseyside club Liverpool, who are willing to cough up £40m to sign the French forward.
Brendan Rodgers' side, who currently sit in eighth spot, looks... Read the rest of the article »
Second-place Manchester City & Sergio Aguero host Arsenal & Alexis Sanchez this Sunday at 11am ET on NBCSN
Queens Park Rangers v. Manchester United Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN; Newcastle v. Third-Place Southampton Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC; THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN; The 2 Robbies “Football” Show Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio Network and NBC Sports Radio Digital Platforms; All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
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Manuel Pellegrini's side could not take advantage of their go ahead goal by Fernandinho and gave away two crucial points against the Toffees.
Manchester City could not hold their lead against Everton today, resulting in a draw that hurts the Sky Blues' chances of repeating last year's championship. Manuel Pellegrini's men dominated most of the game, but were not able to establish their dominance on the scoreboard, leaving the first place of the Premier League to Chelsea.
After a first half that could have been a lot better, the Citizens... Read the rest of the article »
After the Red Devils' decisive 3-1 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day, former midfielder Paul Scholes believes the 20-time champions are in good position to challenge Chelsea and Man City for the league crown.
Not many expected it to happen, this season at least, but Manchester United is making a rather surprising push for the English Premier League title. This is according to legendary Red Devils midfielder Paul Scholes, who after seeing the 20-time champions steamroll past Newcastle 3-1 on Friday, believes they can challenge Chelsea and Manchester City for the crown.
Louis Van Gaal’s crew... Read the rest of the article »
Tripleheader Sun., Dec. 28, on NBCSN Featuring Top-Tier Matches between Tottenham & Manchester United; Southampton & Chelsea; Premier League Breakaway New Year’s Day at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN
NBC Sports Group continues its holiday season Premier League coverage with 10 matches on Boxing Day, Friday, Dec. 26, and a tripleheader on NBCSN this Sunday, Dec. 28, including top-tier matches between Tottenham and Manchester United at 7 a.m. ET, and Southampton and Chelsea at 9 a.m. ET.
Boxing Day coverage begins at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by league-leaders Chelsea... Read the rest of the article »
The Blues are in the driving seat heading into the hectic Christmas period, and appear favorites to be crowned champions this season.
On Monday, Chelsea traveled to Stoke City to face off with Mark Hughes’ side as the Blues looked to restore their three-point lead at the top of the English Premier League standings, with rivals Manchester City level on 39 points.
Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho led the west London side to the Britannia Stadium and grabbed all three points, as goals from club captain John Terry and hit summer... Read the rest of the article »
The German star recently made no secret about his growing frustration with his team's performance this season.
Borussia Dortmund's struggles this season have certainly confounded both fans and the media. After all, it was not too long ago that die Schwarzgelben were narrowly defeated in the 2013 Champions League final by bitter rivals Bayern Munich. And domestically, despite having to settle for second-place behind die Roten in 2013 and 2014, in 2011 and 2012 they enjoyed dominance as Germany's best side.
Currently... Read the rest of the article »
Despite just arriving on loan, the Spanish striker could be returning to England as early as this January.
Since making a move from Liverpool to Chelsea in a then-record setting deal back in 2011, Fernando Torres has seen his career take a nosedive.
Once viewed as one of the most lethal attackers in the game, the Spanish international quickly became the subject of jokes from opposing fans and a source of much frustration for Blues supporters due to his sudden inability to find the back of the net.
A... Read the rest of the article »
Here is why Chelsea fans - no matter how much they hate Manchester City - will be hoping for the latter to win its game against AS Roma on Wednesday to advance in the knockout stages of the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League.
As a hobbled Manchester City team limps into the Stadio Olimpico for a final group clash that will determine which team advances to the Champions League Round of 16, the Citizens competitors in the Premier League will be keeping more than a passive eye on the contest as it could color the type of team City will be for the remainder of the season.
Victory is hardly assured, as the Light Blue... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian manager also stated Javier Hernandez will remain playing with the club, since he is happy with what he has shown when he plays.
Real Madrid's manager Carlo Ancelotti stated today the club will not seek to sign any players during the upcoming transfer window. "Carletto" is happy with the players he's got right now, and despite the constant injuries suffered by Sami Khedira and Luka Modric, the club will not search for another midfielder.
"As I have said before, I'm happy with the team I have. We just recovered... Read the rest of the article »
According to Xavi, the Argentine ace would be even better in the English Premier League, a scene La Liga rival Cristiano Ronaldo once dominated.
Remember that age-old argument Cristiano Ronaldo fans use when debating the Portuguese star's dominance over Lionel Messi? “Ronaldo succeeded in the English Premier League, the toughest league IN THE WORLD!” Well, Xavi has now presented the Argentine's rebuttal.
According to the Spanish midfielder, his Barcelona team-mate and four-time Ballon d'Or winner would thrive in the English... Read the rest of the article »
Watch on November 8 Queens Park Rangers face current Premier League Champions Manchester City at Loftus Road
With their sights on different objectives, Queens Park Rangers will try to earn three points against shaky Premier League defending champion Manchester City. An entertaining match has to be expected, with some still remembering the epic victory that gave the Citizens one of the most dramatic titles ever two years ago.
Queens Park Rangers need the win to leave once and for all the bottom spots... Read the rest of the article »
Sunday's big match might feature three of the most feared strikers in the continent. The likes of Aguero, Rooney and Falcao will all be keen to create an impression during the Manchester Derby.
Man City star Sergio Aguero has been in blistering form in recent games and currently heads the scorers chart having registered nine goals in the Premier League. He got himself on the scoresheet four times as the Citizens dismantled Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium and was arguably his side's best player when they faced CSKA Moskva in the Champions League.
However the match on Sunday will... Read the rest of the article »
NBC posts record-setting soccer weekend with most watched Premier League & MLS matches
Sunday’s Manchester United-Chelsea Match Averages 1.29 Million Viewers; Landon Donovan’s Final Regular-Season Game on Saturday (Seattle Sounders-LA Galaxy) Averages 699,000 Viewers; NBC Sports Group Has Televised 7 of Premier League’s 10 Most-Watched Live Matches in U.S.
NBC set Premier League and MLS viewership records with a pair of match telecasts last weekend.
Last... Read the rest of the article »
NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network mun2 continues its coverage of the 2014/15 season of the Barclays Premier League with three exciting matches this weekend and Monday.
The action begins Saturday, October 25 at 7:40 a.m. ET / 4:40 a.m. PT with West Ham United vs Manchester City; followed at 9:55 a.m. ET/ 6:55 a.m. PT with Sunderland vs Arsenal. Capping off the action on Monday, October 27 at 3:55 p.m. ET/ 12:55 p.m. PT will be Queens Park Rangers vs Aston Villa.
mun2 continues to offer re-airs of each match in addition to its continued unprecedented coverage... Read the rest of the article »
North London side Arsenal, believed front runners for the Uruguayan's signature, have been handed a huge boost in the race to sign the 27-year-old as his Ligue 1 exit draws closer
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has reportedly requested a transfer to the English Premier League as rumors of a Ligue 1 exit hit full drive.
Signed from Serie A side Napoli only a season back for a whopping £55m, the Uruguayan has grown frustrated with life at Parc des Princes and now looks to embark on a new journey come the new year when the January transfer window swings... Read the rest of the article »
Despite expressing no interest in leaving the Signal Iduna Park, the World Cup-winning German defender could be headed for England this January
Borussia Dortmund star center-back Mats Hummels was a highly sought after defender in the summer transfer window, with Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal believed to be front runner in the race to sign the German.
The Dutch manager had took over the helms of Old Trafford after the 2014 World Cup, and was keen on-rebuilding the 20-time English Premier League champions' crumbling defense after... Read the rest of the article »
Second-place Manchester City host sixth-place Tottenham this Saturday at 7:45AM ET on NBCSN
First-Place Chelsea v. Crystal Palace Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN; Premier League Viewership Up 16% This Season; Match of the Day Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC; THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Returns Next Monday at 10 PM ET on NBCSN; All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
Following the international break, Premier League coverage continues with second-place Manchester City, last season’s... Read the rest of the article »
The Spanish star's fine form in front of goal has not gone unnoticed by this FIFA enthusiast. Relive all of his nine strikes in this impressive video
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has by far been the most outstanding player of the English Premier League 2014-15 season, so far, guiding his London side to the top of the table with 19 points out of seven games.
The former Atletico Madrid attacker, who moved to Stamford Bridge last summer for a £32m fee, leads the goal-scoring charts with a whopping nine goals, only taking him 17 minutes... Read the rest of the article »