Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2017/2018
|19.Swansea - Man. Utd.|
|Liverpool - Palace|
|Southam. - West Ham|
|Leicester - Brighton|
|Burnley - West Br.|
|Bournem. - Watford|
|Stoke City - Arsenal|
|20.Huddersf. - Newcast.|
|Tottenh. - Chelsea|
|21.Man. City - Everton|
Sanchez joins Tottenham in club-record deal
Tottenham's long wait for a summer signing ended with the announcement of a move for Ajax defender Davinson Sanchez subject to a medical and the granting of a work permit. The 21-year-old Colombian centre back has put pen to paper on a deal until 2023 for a reported club-record £42million fee. He is the first player to join Spurs this summer and his arrival comes after much debate about the club's transfer policy during the off-season.
Iheanacho visits specialist
Striker Kelechi Iheanacho has visited a specialist as he continues to struggle with a toe complaint. The 20-year-old summer signing from Manchester City faces a late fitness test before the visit of Brighton. The Nigerian star sustained the injury at the beginning of this month in Leicester's final pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach. He still made his full debut for Leicester last weekm, lasting 82 minutes of the 4-3 defeat at Arsenal.
Britton could miss United match
Swansea City captain Leon Britton is a doubt for the Premier League game against Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium. The 34-year-old has been struggling with a back injury, so Jay Fulton and summer signing Roque Mesa are on standby to replace the veteran midfielder. Fernando Llorente, Nathan Dyer and Ki Sung-yueng remain absent as Swansea play for the first time since Gylfi Sigurdsson's departure to Everton for a club-record fee.
Sturridge back in training
Daniel Sturridge handed Liverpool a welcome boost by completing a full training session on Thursday. The 27-year-old striker had missed the opening 3-3 draw at Watford due to a thigh injury. 'Daniel was part of the complete session and looked really good,' said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. 'But as with all injury recoveries you have to wait to see how the player reacts to the added intensity.'
Coutinho to miss Palace game
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is to miss Saturday's game against Crystal Palace with a back injury as speculation continues about his future. Barcelona have said they are "close" to signing the 25-year-old Brazilian. He submitted a transfer request last week, days after the club rejected a 100m euros bid from Barcelona. Liverpool are adamant that Coutinho will not be sold in this transfer window.
Everton seal club-record deal for Sigurdsson
Everton has signed Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea for a club-record fee. One of the Premier League's most drawn-out transfers this summer was completed on Wednesday, with the 27-year-old Sigurdsson signing a five-year deal for a transfer fee that British media reported to be 45 million pounds. Wayne Rooney, Sandro Ramirez and Davy Klaassen are other attacking players to have joined Everton since the end of last season, as part of an outlay of around 135 million pounds on new players.
Stoke City 16.8.17
Jese Rodriguez joins Stoke
Stoke have announced the signing of Spanish forward Jese Rodriguez on a season-long loan from Paris St Germain. The 24-year-old former Real Madrid player, who cost PSG almost €25m last summer, has made just one Ligue 1 start for the French side to date. Jese arrives in England having spent the second half of last season back in his homeland on loan with Las Palmas, where he scored 3 goals in 16 appearances.
Joselu completes move to Newcastle
Newcastle United have completed the signing of Joselu from Stoke City for a fee of €5.5m. The 27-year-old Spaniard has agrred a three-year deal. Joselu arrives at St James Park after managing just four goals in 27 appearances in his first season with Stoke following a switch from Hannover during the summer of 2015. He was sent out on loan to Deportivo la Coruna last season and scored six goals while playing slightly fewer games.
|1||Man. Utd.||3||4||1-0-0 (1)|
|3||Man. City||3||2||1-0-0 (1)|
|7||West Br.||3||1||1-0-0 (1)|
|15||Stoke City||0||-1||0-0-1 (1)|
|20||West Ham||0||-4||0-0-1 (1)|
|13.8||Man. Utd. - West Ham||4 : 0|
|13.8||Newcast. - Tottenh.||0 : 2|
|12.8||Chelsea - Burnley||2 : 3|
|12.8||Everton - Stoke City||1 : 0|
|12.8||Southam. - Swansea||0 : 0|
|12.8||West Br. - Bournem.||1 : 0|
|12.8||Palace - Huddersf.||0 : 3|
|12.8||Watford - Liverpool||3 : 3|
|12.8||Brighton - Man. City||0 : 2|
|11.8||Arsenal - Leicester||4 : 3|
English Premier League stats
|home wins||40 %|
|away wins||40 %|
League format : Soccer / Football : England : Premier League 2017/2018
The English Premier League (EPL) is probably one of the most popular football competitions in the world. The current format of the Premiership was created in 1995, when the number of clubs was reduced from twenty-two to twenty. Each team plays against all the other teams in the league twice, for a total of 38 matches for each team per season. The number of points scored in the season determines the position of teams in the table.
At the end of the campaign, the top three teams in the English Premier League qualify directly for the group stage of the Champions League, while the fourth placed teams play the qualifying rounds. The three bottom teams in the Premiership table are relegated to the Football League Championship. The Football League Championship winners and runners-up are promoted automatically, while the next four clubs enter a play-off for an additional place in the top flight.