New season, new Arsenal as debutants Saliba, Jesus and Zinchenko shine

Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League game of the new 2022-23 season. Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) LONDON — Arsenal started their 2022-23 top flight campaign with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace, showing early signs of promise for this season. The Gunners hit the ground running, with their three debutants … Read more

Tuchel hits back at ‘panic’ transfer window claim

Thomas Tuchel has denied accusations Chelsea are “panicking” in the transfer window as they completed a £63 million deal for Brighton defender Marc Cucurella. The Chelsea head coach is keen on adding reinforcements as they look to fill the void left by losing centre-back duo Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers while closing … Read more

Chelsea sign Cucurella from Brighton for £63m

Chelsea have signed Marc Cucurella from Brighton and Hove Albion, it was announced on Friday. Cucurella joins Chelsea in a deal worth an initial £56m with a possible £7m in add-ons. Chelsea’s Levi Colwill will join Brighton on a season-long loan in return for the Cucurella transfer. The loan deal does not include an option … Read more

Klopp rules out more signings amid injury woe

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said his side will not make more signings for the sake of replacing injured players. Klopp’s side have signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica, attacking midfielder Fabio Carvalho from Fulham and right-back Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen this summer, but they have also been hit by injuries. – Premier League team-by-team guide … Read more

City and Liverpool best bets for PL title

Oddsmakers have pegged the quest for the Premier League title as a two-horse race, with defending-champion Manchester City and Liverpool separated from the pack. Man City, who have won four of the past five EPL titles, are the odds favorite to win it again, listed at -165 at Caesars Sportsbooks. Liverpool, last season’s runner-ups, are … Read more

Ten Hag bites back over Ronaldo criticism

8:54 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Erik ten Hag has said it is “not right” that Cristiano Ronaldo has been singled out for criticism for leaving early after the friendly with Rayo Vallecano given other Manchester United players were also involved. Ten Hag said this week it was “unacceptable” that players left Old Trafford before the … Read more

Premier League 2022-23 kit ranking: Which club’s jerseys are this season’s best?

With the 2022-23 Premier League season upon us, clubs in England’s top flight have spent the past few weeks unveiling their new selection of playing kits for the campaign to their fans. 2 Related As always, inspiration has been sourced from far and wide, with some teams delving into their past in search of design … Read more

Azpilicueta snubs Barca for Chelsea stay

Cesar Azpilicueta has decided to snub Barcelona and extend his contract at Chelsea for another two years, the Premier League club confirmed Thursday. Sources told ESPN that the Spain international reached an agreement to join Barcelona a few months ago but negotiations between both clubs stalled more than expected and Azpilicueta has opted to stay … Read more

Conte cites Man Utd as warning to Spurs ambition

Antonio Conte said Tottenham are moving in the “right direction” after bringing in new players but used Manchester United‘s last summer window as a warning for those expecting a Premier League title challenge. Spurs have signed six new players to date for around £100 million including Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic as they look … Read more

Telles leaves Man United to join Sevilla on loan

11:48 AM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Alex Telles has signed for Sevilla on a season-long loan from Manchester United, both clubs announced on Thursday. ESPN reported on Wednesday that United were set for a defensive clearout and Telles is the first to leave the club. – PL Preview: How will Ten … Read more

Sources: Chelsea in talks for Auba, Sesko deals

Chelsea are stepping up their search for a striker after making enquiries for Barcelona‘s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Red Bull Salzburg’s Benjamin Sesko, sources have told ESPN. The Blues are keen to add further reinforcements after allowing Romelu Lukaku to rejoin Inter Milan on a season-long loan and are assessing their options before making a formal … Read more

Into the Metaverse! Man City launch new kit on gaming platform Roblox

Manchester City have staged their first-ever kit launch in the Metaverse with the grand unveiling of their new third alternate jersey for the 2022-23 Premier League season on gaming platform Roblox. 2 Related Following up on the eye-catching red-and-black diagonal stripes of their away shirt, the reigning English champions’ third kit is a lurid neon … Read more

Premier League team-by-team preview: Man City, Liverpool title race again?

It’s finally here! The 2022-23 Premier League season begins Friday as Crystal Palace host Arsenal, and it’s been a summer of quiet revolution up and down the table. From new signings to notable exits, from big clubs like Man City and Liverpool trying to reinvent themselves to the continuing projects at Arsenal and Tottenham, there’s … Read more

Man United’s Ronaldo, striker stress: Who will score their goals this season?

12:49 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent For all the positivity emanating from Manchester United this summer, there will be only one topic dominating Erik ten Hag’s first Carrington news conference on Friday. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s future, almost certainly, will be top of the agenda. Then, questions about his early exit following the friendly against Rayo Vallecano. Next, … Read more

Guardiola and Klopp get their way, but does 5 subs really advantage big clubs?

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have long argued for the introduction of 5 substitutes. Michael Regan – The FA/The FA via Getty Images If it were up to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola, his counterpart at Manchester City, the Premier League would have embraced the use of 5 substitutes a long, long time ago. … Read more

What do the big Premier League clubs have to sort before transfer deadline?

The transfer window for the English Premier League closes on Sept. 1, and many of the big sides have already done a lot of their business this summer. However, with the season starting this weekend, clubs will spend the next few weeks honing their squads and deciding who will stay or go. ESPN’s writers have … Read more

Picks and predictions for 2022-23 season across Europe’s top soccer leagues

The 2022-23 soccer campaigns across Europe are upon us, so which teams will win their leagues, which ones will be relegated and who will take the Champions League title? Getty The 2022-23 European soccer season will soon begin, with teams still fine-tuning their squads during an exciting transfer window. From the two-horse race in the Premier … Read more

Ten Hag: ‘Unacceptable’ Ronaldo left early

6:17 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manager Erik ten Hag has branded Cristiano Ronaldo‘s decision to leave Old Trafford during Manchester United‘s 1-1 draw with Rayo Vallecano as “unacceptable.” Ronaldo started the match but was substituted at half-time. He was pictured leaving the stadium before the full-time whistle. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. … Read more

Leicester legend Schmeichel leaves to join Nice

Kasper Schmeichel has ended his 11-year stay at Leicester. Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images Kasper Schmeichel has completed a move to French club Nice to end his 11-year stay at Leicester City, the clubs announced Wednesday. The 35-year-old leaves the King Power Stadium as a club legend after being one of the best players in Leicester’s shock … Read more