News roundup from around the top EPL clubs:
Arsenal need to be careful with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – trouble could be brewing
Arsenal need to be careful with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – trouble could be brewing.
The Gabon forward has scored 49 goals in 75 games for the Gunners, a strike-rate that is among the best in the business. That doesn’t take into account his assists, either.
However, just like Teemu Pukki at Norwich City, there is a feeling that if Aubameyang doesn’t find the net, then Arsenal struggle to find goals.
Chelsea fans urge Lampard to drop midfielder after Newcastle win – Not worth the time
Chelsea fans on Twitter want manager Frank Lampard to drop Ross Barkley from his future line ups. Barkley was forced off the pitch with an injury during the Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday
Chelsea tweeted a link to an update on Barkley on Sunday morning, from their official Twitter account. But, the responses were hijacked by angry Chelsea fans that want Barkley dropped permanently.
Phil Neville doles praise on duo who set the foundation for West Ham win
Former Everton captain Phil Neville believes Andre Gomes and Tom Davies set the foundations for their side’s win over West Ham on Saturday afternoon.
Davies was handed his first league start of the season at Goodison Park, partnering Gomes in the heart of the Everton midfield.
Boss Marco Silva opted to ring the changes for his side’s “must win” game against the Hammers, and his gamble paid off, with goals from Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson handing the Toffees a more than deserved 2-0 win – ending a run of four consecutive defeats in the Premier League.
Phil Neville hails Man City duo as he makes prediction about the club’s defence
Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville has praised Pep Guardiola’s decision to play Rodri and Fernandinho in central defence during Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.
Guardiola was forced into the call due to an array of injuries but he also left recognised centre-back John Stones on the bench for the clash at Selhurst Park due to a lack of fitness.
Neville believes the decision was the type of left-field thinking that makes Guardiola such a brilliant manager, with the Spaniard adopting a similar philosophy at Barcelona as he often played Javier Mascherano at the back alongside Gerard Pique.
‘Outstanding’: Tottenham beast who Poch hasn’t played in almost 3 years gets praise
The Tottenham Hotspur loanee impressed for Stoke yet again.
Tottenham Hotspur-owned Cameron Carter-Vickers won Man of the Match for his loan club on Saturday.
The USA international posted a commanding centre-back performance as Stoke City beat Fulham 2-0 at home.
Carter-Vickers, on another loan from Tottenham, had a challenge in containing the strong and quick Aleksandar Mitrovic, but the burly 21-year-old was equal to the task.