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The former Chelsea player has also been sought out by Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain after his superb performances this season.
Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is set to return to the Premier League next year. Sources indicate that Manchester City's director of football, Txiki Begiristain, held a couple of meetings with the player's agent in order to determine the amount of money needed to get the former Chelsea man dressed as a Citizen.
De Bruyne's form with Wolfsburg has raised several questions regarding... Read the rest of the article »
Rebecca Lowe, Kyle Martino, Robbie Earle & Robbie Mustoe Travel to England for Full Weekend of Unprecedented On-Site Premier League Coverage
For the first time since NBC Sports Group kicked off its Premier League coverage in August 2013, the entire Premier League team will work together on-location in the United Kingdom on April 11-13. Host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe will join NBC’s UK-based team of Arlo White, Lee Dixon, Graeme Le Saux and Steve Bower for more than 18 hours of live on-site... Read the rest of the article »
The former Chelsea player has been one of the stars in this Bundesliga season, raising interest among some of the top teams in Europe.
After just one year of leaving Chelsea, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne could be making a comeback to the English Premier League, with the current Vfl Wolfsburg star set to join Manchester City.
De Bruyne's form during his stint with the green and white outfit this season has been rather surprising, considering he left Chelsea with not so kind words by former coach Jose Mourinho. De Bruyne... Read the rest of the article »
He included nine players from La Liga and two players from the Bundesliga. The 31-year-old midfielder has experience in seven different leagues.
If Yaya Toure could assemble his very own team, he would not include any of his Manchester City teammates, let alone, not anyone playing in the Premier League. Players in La Liga dominate the 31-year-old player’s dream team.
Most of his favorite players come from either his former team (Barcelona) or their archrivals Real Madrid and just two other players from separate teams.... Read the rest of the article »
Speaking ahead of Sunday's clash with Southampton, the Portuguese boss backed his side to clinch this season's title.
With Chelsea set to host Southampton in the English Premier League on Sunday, the Portuguese boss has been discussing his side's chances of lifting the title, and he holds high hopes for the Blues.
Having crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain last Wednesday, the Special One held a meeting with his players earlier this week, a gathering which has made him even... Read the rest of the article »
NBC UNIVERSO, the modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, continues its coverage of the 2014/2015 season of the Premier League with four premium matchups.
The action commences on Sat., Mar. 14, with Arsenal vs. West Ham United at 10:55 a.m. ET / 7:55 a.m. PT followed by Burnley vs. Manchester City at 1:25 p.m. ET / 10:25 a.m. PT. On Sunday Mar. 15, the action continues at 9:25 a.m. ET / 6:25 a.m. PT with Chelsea vs. Southampton, and culminating on Monday with Swansea City vs. Liverpool at 3:55 p.m. ET / 12:55 p.m. PT.
NBC UNIVERSO continues to... Read the rest of the article »
Premier League weekend features top-tier Sunday matches: Chelsea vs Southampton at 9:30am ET and Manchester United vs Tottenham at noon ET on NBCSN
Third-Place Arsenal v. West Ham United Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN; Everton Manager Roberto Martinez Profiled on New Premier League Download Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN; All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
NBC Sports Group’s Premier League action this weekend is highlighted by top-tier matches on Sunday, Mar. 15, when first-place Chelsea host seventh-place Southampton... Read the rest of the article »
Midweek Premier League match slate highlighted by first-placed Chelsea visiting West Ham United this Wednesday at 2:45pm ET on NBCSN
Coverage Kicks Off With Premier League Live Tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN Followed by Aston Villa v. West Bromwich Albion; Queens Park Rangers v. Tottenham Saturday at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN; THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW Tonight at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN; All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
NBC Sports Group presents 10 mid-week Premier League matches, highlighted by first-place Chelsea visiting... Read the rest of the article »
Samsung had been Chelsea's main sponsor since 2005. This new deal sets them just behind Manchester United.
The money to reel in players like Raphael Varane to Stamford Bridge could come from the shirts Chelsea wears in every game. The London club signed a £40million a year deal for five years with Yokohama this Thursday.
This deal sets Chelsea ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City when it comes to settling an agreement to sponsor the shirts of the team. Manchester United still tops the list... Read the rest of the article »
The team has added 13 points by scoring late goals in games. Hull City is the worst when it comes to securing score in a game
The game is not over until the referee blows the whistle. It is a common saying in football, but not many teams have mastered it so well as Tottenham. The Spurs have racked up 13 points this season in the last five minutes of their games.
No other team in the English Premier League has been as effective in the closing minutes of a game than Tottenham. It showed just that in their recent game... Read the rest of the article »
An interesting transfer rumour has emerged concerning two top strikers, despite the summer window being months away.
Simply put, Manchester United loanee Radamel Falcao has failed to live up to expectations since making a much-anticipated move to Old Trafford last year.
The 29-year-old Colombian international was unfortunate to miss out on the World Cup due to a knee injury whilst playing for Monaco and since then has struggled to regain the same goal-scoring form whilst at Porto and Atletico Madrid that made... Read the rest of the article »
The center back started the game on the bench, came in for Phil Jones, and scored just one minute after going into the pitch.
Like in a movie script, the hero came from nowhere. Following Phil Jones' substitution just after five minutes of playing time, Chris Smalling managed to come into the pitch and send the first ball he touched into the back of the net, helping Manchester United take the lead against Burnley.
Even with Danny Ings equalizer six minutes later, Manchester United were determined to make their home... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian striker led the Sky Blues past Stoke City with two goals, keeping themselves within reach of league leader Chelsea.
Just when things were starting to look a little bit dark for the current Premier League champions, Sergio Aguero scored a brace to end their five game winless streak against Stoke City. The Argentinian scored the game opener for his side after 33 minutes, but the team's shaky defense were not able to hold Peter Crouch, who scored five minutes later.
After the break, James Milner gave back the... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian striker came in for Daniel Sturridge after 74 minutes, scoring the game-winning goal for Liverpool nine minutes later.
It seemed like Liverpool fans were never going to witness something like this, but today's match proved to be a historic date for the Reds, having the Italian striker scoring his first Premier League goal for Brendan Rodgers' squad.
Following his 16 million euro transfer back in August, Balotelli had been a flop for the Reds all season, but today he managed to score the game-winning goal for... Read the rest of the article »
The Argentinian manager could be joining Manchester City next summer, since Manuel Pellegrini's future with the team is no longer secure.
With their season apparently ending with no trophies, Manchester City could be set to make a managerial change. If that ends up being the case, current Atletico Madrid Diego Simeone would be the man for the job, according to several English sources.
The club's first contact with Simeone came back in November, when the Citizens were facing elimination from the UEFA Champions League group stage.... Read the rest of the article »
Chelsea host Manchester City in a game that could decide this year's Premier League Champion.
With the Premier League's first place at stake, Chelsea will have the current title holders playing at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Regardless of the rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini, a victory for the Blues could mean an insurmountable advantage, while three points for the Sky Blues would close the gap between the two sides.
During the course of the season, both teams... Read the rest of the article »
NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network mun2, which transforms into NBC UNIVERSO on Feb. 1, continues its coverage of the 2014/2015 season of the Premier League with three can’t be missed matchups this weekend.
The action commences on mun2 on Sat., Jan. 31, with Manchester United vs Leicester City, at 9:55 a.m. ET / 6:55 a.m. PT; followed by Chelsea vs. Manchester City, at 12:25 p.m. ET / 9:25 a.m. PT. Capping off the action and starting an exciting slate of top-quality sports programming on NBC UNIVERSO on Sun. Feb. 1, at 8:25 a.m. ET / 5:25 a.m. PT, will be Arsenal vs. Aston Villa.
mun2 / NBC... Read the rest of the article »
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
Second-place... Read the rest of the article »