Premier League 2022-23 Preview #19: West Ham | football

Expected position of the Guardian book Eighth (note: this is not necessarily Jacob Steinberg’s prediction but the average of our writers’ advice) Last season’s position seventh League winning odds (via Oddschecker) 150-1 horizons The goal is to challenge again for a place in the top four. The question is whether West Ham is outdated. They … Read more

Barcelona spent its way into crisis. Can you now make her way?

It was hard to miss Joan Laporta’s smile. The smiling image of the football giant’s president, gazing from a huge digital billboard last month, covered almost an entire side of the Palms Casino resort in Las Vegas. The painting I scrolled through the other photos – there was one of a handful of Barcelona players, … Read more

The fortunes of the “Big Six” are mixed

The 2022-23 Premier League season is coming up and it could be argued that any Big Six team has a better season than last. [ MORE:¬†Premier League TV schedule¬†] But will Manchester City and Liverpool continue their high levels of dominance, or will they find another tool with new strikers Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez … Read more

Premier League 2022-23 Preview #12: Liverpool | football

Expected position of the Guardian book Second (note: this isn’t necessarily Andy Hunter’s prediction but the average of our writers’ tips) Last season’s position Second League winning odds (via Oddschecker) 5-2 horizons There is a touch of the unknown about Liverpool this season, unusually, as Jurgen Klopp began his first full career at Anfield. Without … Read more

In Wayne Rooney’s debut, DC United climbs to a stunning win

Comment on this story Suspension Minutes before DC United’s game against Orlando City kicked off on Sunday, Wayne Rooney climbed the steps behind Audifield’s south goal and received a standing ovation from the assembled crowd. It’s been four years since he arrived in Washington as a player, but in this second round, he’s taken on … Read more

Chelsea’s new billionaire owner is wonderfully humble

Chelsea supporters Transfer Fears were partially allayed by the arrival of England star Raheem Sterling. Then I felt even more secure when Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly arrived. However, there has to be another sufficiently qualified addition in the center of defense as well before the Blues start hitting each other on the back with a … Read more

Transfer news LIVE! Chelsea in Gvardiol swap deal; Arsenal signature mystery. Tottenham Medical latest gossip

Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham continue to press for major new signings as the transfer window heats up with the new Premier League season now underway in less than a week. Chelsea are looking for new defenders, and Josco Gvardiol and Wesley Fofana top Thomas Tuchel’s list after missing Jules Conde at Barcelona. Milan Skriniar and … Read more