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English Premier League (EPL) Preview: West Ham Host Liverpool

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This weekend in the EPL would see some of the season’s biggest games being played.

On Saturday, West Ham will host Liverpool in a game that has history written all over it.

In the last 6 meetings in all competitions, between both teams, Liverpool have won just once.

That victory was an emphatic 4-0 drubbing earlier in the year, one that many West Ham fans would want to forget.

The ‘Hammers’ have had the better of their more illustrious rivals, in recent years.

Today, however, things are slightly in favour of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team.

An impressive mid-week victory in the Europa League and West Ham’s indifferent form this season points to a defeat when Liverpool visit.

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Former Liverpool striker, Andy Carrol who now plays for West Ham is in contention to start.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could feature, he has a good goal scoring record against today’s opponents scoring 5goals.

Newcastle will host  Bournemouth today in what is a must-win match for Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez.

However, it is tomorrow’s “Super Sunday’ clashes that will appeal to most.

The top 5 sides will be in action on Sunday 5th November.

Tottenham will host struggling Crystal Palace at the Wembley stadium.

The Palace side is relegation-threatened,  but a last-minute equalizer against West Ham last weekend is surely a step in the right direction.

Their host are on a high after beating Real Madrid 3-1 mid-week, they have all of Europe watching them now.

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After a poor start to the season, striker Harry Kane is in fine form for Spurs, in the EPL, and would look to him to add on more misery to Crystal Palace.

Manchester City vs Arsenal:

This seasons trailblazers are always in a mood to score. Manchester City is dominant in possession and with technically gifted players they make football seem so easy.

Their opponents on the day, Arsenal are not as feared as they once were.

This match years ago would have easily been won by Arsenal, but times and fortunes have changed and it is Arsenal who are the underdogs in this fixture.

Currently 5th on the log, Arsenal would seek to do what no team has done this season in the league, and that is out-score Manchester City in a match.

Chelsea vs Manchester United:

Jose Mourinho faces his former club Chelsea on Sunday, with so many sub-plots in the mix.

During the summer transfer window, Lukaku was reportedly on his way to Chelsea and then ended up signing for Jose’s Man. U side.

Chelsea also let Matic join Manchester United, and he could feature against his former club.

Chelsea’s new striker Alvaro Morata has a similar goal percentage to Lukaku, so it is left to which striker would have the upper hand in the game.

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The current champions, Chelsea would need to dig deep against their host, as Mourinho knows the team very well, having worked with most of the current players before.

The final game in the EPL on Sunday is Everton facing Watford.

Fixtures:

SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2017

  • Stoke 12:30 Leicester
  • Huddersfield 15:00 West Brom
  • Newcastle 15:00 Bournemouth
  • Southampton 15:00 Burnley
  • Swansea 15:00 Brighton
  • West Ham 17:30 Liverpool

SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2017

  • Tottenham Hotspur 12:00 Crystal Palace
  • Manchester City 14:15 Arsenal
  • Chelsea 16:30 Manchester United
  • Everton 16:30 Watford

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Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey Added To FIFA Museum

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FIFA has announced that John Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup jersey has been added to the FIFA museum following the team’s victory against Iceland.

FIFA announced the information via its official Instagram handle, stating that the Super Eagles achieved a feat Argentina could not attain in the 2018 World Cup.

FIFA wrote “Argentina couldn’t claim three points against hardy newcomers, Iceland, but the @NG_Supereagles did – and they did it in style

The jersey worn by @Mikel_John_Obi at Nigeria’s 2-0 victory at the Volgograd Arena at the 2018 World Cup has been added to the FIFA Museum collection.”

The Super Eagles of Nigerian Super Eagles defeat Iceland at the Volgograd Arena by 2-0 after Argentina settled for a 1-1 draw against the European country in the Group D opener.

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Simone Biles Will Perform Amidst Kidney Stones Diagnosis

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American gymnast Simone Biles is set to go on with the sporting competition amidst Kidney stones diagnosis.

Simone Biles says she won’t let kidney stones stop her from competing at the World Gymnastics Championship which begins Saturday 27th October. Simone takes to her Twitter page sharing a photo of herself on the hospital bed on Friday 0ctober 26th with a promise to be strong. The gymnast reveals that she has kidney stones but promises to join her team at the World Gymnastics Championship.

Biles says she is not letting the disease take a toll on her. She writes:

“Nothing like a late night ER visit less than 24 hrs before world championships.
This kidney stone can wait, doing it for my team.”

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Ronaldo pays special visit to Sir Alex Ferguson United Game

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Portuguese attacker, Cristiano Ronaldo visited his former coach, Sir Alex Ferguson after his team Juventus outclassed Manchester United at Old-Trafford.

Ronaldo took to Twitter to share a picture of himself and Sir Alex Ferguson, stating that he learnt a lot of things from him.

He captioned the picture “A great coach and above all a wonderful man. Taught me so many things inside and outside the pitch. Great to see you in good shape, Boss!”

Ronaldo moved to United as a teenager in 2003 and was immediately handed the No.7 shirt vacated by David Beckham who, ironically, had joined Real Madrid.

Ronaldo won many laurels with Manchester United in his six years stay at Old Trafford, winning the first of his five Ballon d’Or awards at Old Trafford, as well as lifting three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

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