Premier League: Manchester City, Liverpool in title battle, Arsenal, Chelsea look to avoid slips

April 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Premier League leaders Manchester City and their relentless challengers Liverpool will expect to stay neck and neck in the title race after this weekend’s matches. In the battle for top four places, Arsenal can deliver a hammer blow to Manchester United’s hopes, while Chelsea can’t avoid another slip against West Ham. No margin for error in the title race Pep Read More

Premier League: Ronaldo returns for Manchester United as Man City face Liverpool in top of table clash

April 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo will return for their Premier League clash with Everton after overcoming illness but defender Luke Shaw will be unavailable for up to three weeks, interim manager Ralf Rangnick said on Friday. Ronaldo, United’s top goalscorer this season with 12 league goals, will be back after missing their 1-1 draw with Leicester City last weekend while Read More

Premier League approves 5 substitutions in single match

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Premier League officially confirmed that five substitutions can be made in a single match next season. The summer window transfer opens on June 10th. The EPL officials have confirmed that in the coming season, 2022-23, the EPL will use the five substitution rule, where a team can change up to five players in three substitutions in a single game, Read More

Ukraine invasion: Premier League terminates broadcast deal with Russia

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Premier League has suspended its broadcast deal with Russia following the country’s invasion of neighbouring Ukraine. The move will take effect immediately, meaning Thursday’s four matches will not be shown in the country. The matter took only 15 minutes of a four-hour meeting of all 20 clubs in London on Tuesday to agree. The English top flight also says Read More

Premier League: Lampard breaks silence as Tottenham maul Everton

March 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

Frank Lampard insists Everton’s relegation dogfight holds no fear for him, despite being humiliated by Tottenham. Harry Kane scored twice as Spurs ran riot, with Son Heung-min, Sergio Reguilon and an own goal from Michael Keane completing Everton’s demise. It means Lampard has now lost four of his five Premier League games in charge, while Everton’s tally of 22 points Read More

Ukraine Premier League halted as Russia launches ‘full scale invasion’, residents on the run

February 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

Ukraine Premier League has been paused for at least 30 days minimum after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The top-flight was meant to resume action on Friday after the winter break but now that has been delayed. The league confirmed the news via their official website after the introduction of martial law overnight by Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.  Read More

Tottenham face Manchester City in Premier League clash

February 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

Tottenham Hotspur face a daunting trip to Manchester City this weekend, desperate to arrest a losing streak that threatens to derail their season as Manchester United brace themselves for a hostile reception at Leeds. Newcastle can pull further clear of relegation trouble and dent West Ham’s top-four ambitions as they seek their fourth straight league win while Norwich, Watford and Read More

Premier League: David Moyes set to feature Kurt Zouma vs Leicester despite cat clip

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Kurt Zouma is available to play against Leicester. David Moyes confirmed his centre-back could feature at the King Power on Sunday despite the furious backlash surrounding Zouma. The Sun revealed the video of Zouma kicking and slapping his pet. It led to a furious reaction from fans, pundits, sponsors and the RSPCA. But ‘animal-lover’ Moyes controversially selected the French defender Read More

Premier League: Arsenal edge Wolves, pick first victory in 2022

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Mikel Arteta may have been worried after his team crashed out of two competitions and took just one point from two Premier League fixtures to start 2022, but they finally tasted victory on Thursday night. A 1-0 win over Wolves at Molineux Stadium may not have been the most exciting of results for the Gunners, but it does see Arsenal Read More

COVID-19: Meeting with Premier League managers waste of time – Conte

December 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte says Thursday’s meeting between managers and the Premier League to discuss issues around the Covid-19 pandemic was like talking to a brick wall. On Monday, the league chose to continue playing through the Christmas period. Three games on 26 December have now been postponed, taking the total to 13, while players and club staff returned a Read More

Premier League: Arsenal down West Ham, grab top 4 spot

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Arsenal overtook opponents West Ham and moved into fourth place in the Premier League by winning an eventful match at Emirates Stadium. Gabriel Martinelli scored the opener early in the second half before substitute Emile Smith Rowe confirmed victory for the Gunners late on. Arsenal captain Alexandre Lacazette also had a penalty saved by goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski in the second Read More

Premier League: Liverpool to test Arsenal revival as pressure mounts on Manchester United, Leicester lay siege for Chelsea

November 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Liverpool will pose a stern test of Arsenal’s revival when the Premier League title chasers host Mikel Arteta’s resurgent side on Saturday. The international break offered a welcome respite for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but Manchester United’s beleaguered manager is in the firing line again as his troubled team head to Watford. Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is back in the Premier Read More

After Aston Villa ouster, Smith strikes Norwich City deal

November 13, 2021 Editor 0

Dean Smith is set to become the new Norwich City head coach. The final details are being sorted for the ex-Aston Villa boss to replace Daniel Farke, who was sacked by the Canaries last Saturday. Craig Shakespeare, who worked with Smith at Villa, is expected to be his assistant, and an announcement should be made on Sunday or Monday. Former Read More

Premier League: Lampard pulls out of Norwich talks

November 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Frank Lampard has dropped out of the running to replace Daniel Farke as the new Norwich head coach. The former England international, 43, held talks with Norwich earlier this week. It is understood he was among a number of candidates, including former Aston Villa boss Dean Smith, the club have spoken to about the post. Smith is currently on a Read More

Desertification: Zamfara to plant 1m trees

November 7, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

In an attempt to fight desertification and soil erosion in the state, Zamfara state governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said his administration in collaboration with Nigeria’s Great Green Wall will soon plant one million arable trees. The director general public enlightenment media and communications Yusuf Idris has said in a statement Sunday. He explained that the governor made the pronouncement on Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

Breaking: Ronaldo caged as Manchester City subdue Man Utd in Premier League derby

November 6, 2021 Editor 0

Manchester City put the pressure back on Manchester United’s struggling manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they cruised to victory with almost embarrassing ease at Old Trafford. City’s win may not have been as emphatic as Liverpool’s magnificent 5-0 victory here in United’s last home league game but the gulf between the sides was certainly as wide. Solskjaer and United got Read More

Breaking: Tottenham unveil Conte as new coach

November 2, 2021 BBC 0

Tottenham have appointed former Chelsea and Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte as their new manager until summer 2023. The Premier League club sacked Nuno Espirito Santo on Monday after just 17 games, with Spurs eighth in the table. Tottenham says there is “an option to extend” 52-year-old Conte’s deal with them. “I am extremely happy to return to coaching, and to do Read More

Breaking: 4 months after, Tottenham fire coach Nuno

November 1, 2021 BBC 0

Tottenham have sacked manager Nuno Espirito Santo after only four months in charge. Spurs have lost five of their past seven league matches, including Saturday’s defeat by Manchester United. They are eighth in the Premier League and 10 points behind leaders Chelsea. “I know how much Nuno and his coaching staff wanted to succeed and I regret that we have had Read More

Premier League: Arsenal continue resurgence, down Leicester City in Premier League clash

October 30, 2021 BBC 0

Arsenal continued their recent resurgence with a comfortable Premier League win over Leicester City at King Power Stadium. The visitors capitalised on a lacklustre start from the hosts to dominate the early exchanges and were rewarded with a two-goal lead inside 20 minutes. Gabriel put the Gunners in front, climbing above several static Leicester defenders to head in from Bukayo Read More