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EPL Talk - Thu May 24 10:35 AM
Abuja (AFP) – Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has recovered “faster than expected” from a hamstring injury and will soon join Nigeria’s full World Cup training, an official said Thursday. Ndidi has been training on his own in the southern city of Uyo, where the squad have their training...
EPL Talk - Tue May 22 4:40 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal were fined £20, 000 ($26, 000) by the Football Association on Tuesday for their players’ protests during a 3-1 defeat at Leicester. Gunners players were left incensed after referee Graham Scott gave Leicester a 75th-minute spot-kick for a foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan on Dema...
EPL Talk - Sat May 19 7:56 PM
Porto (Portugal) (AFP) – Premier League side Leicester City have signed Portugal defender Ricardo Pereira from Porto for a fee that could rise to 25 million euros ($29.5 million), the Portuguese champions announced on Saturday. The 24-year-old was named in Fernando Santos’ Portugal World Cup squa...
EPL Talk - Sat May 12 12:10 PM
London (AFP) – Claude Puel believes he will still be in his post as manager of 2016 Premier League champions Leicester City next season despite rumours of him again facing the sack. The 56-year-old Frenchman — who was fired by Southampton at the end of the 2016/17 campaign despite reaching the Le...
EPL Talk - Mon May 7 2:38 PM
Abuja (AFP) – Injured Nigerian midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will be fit for the World Cup even though his Premier League season with Leicester City is over, national team spokesman Toyin Ibitoye said on Monday. Ndidi, 21, is nursing a hamstring injury and is expected to be out of action for several w...
EPL Talk - Fri May 4 4:45 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester boss Claude Puel said the former Premier League champions must suffer short-term pain for long-term gain after receiving the backing of the club’s Thai owners on Friday. The Frenchman, at the centre of speculation over his future following a poor run, met with chairman Vi...
EPL Talk - Fri May 4 1:39 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez said Friday he has withdrawn his transfer request after a move to Manchester City fell through but the future of the Algerian forward remains in doubt. Mahrez asked to leave the former Premier League champions in January during a protracted transfer saga th...
EPL Talk - Thu Apr 5 6:56 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester City fans will be offered a free beer or bottle of water at Saturday’s home match with Newcastle to celebrate club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s 60th birthday. Vichai has made the gesture as a way of thanking them for their continued support, the club said in a stat...
EPL Talk - Thu Mar 29 5:25 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho could feature against Brighton this weekend despite suffering a broken hand on international duty for Nigeria. Iheanacho sustained the injury while he was away with Nigeria. He started his country’s victory in Poland last week but was absent from...
EPL Talk - Sun Mar 18 8:37 PM
Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pedro Rodriguez came off the bench to keep Chelsea’s chances of silverware this season alive with an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory at Leicester on Sunday to reach the FA Cup semi-finals. Alvaro Morata’s first goal since Boxing Day on his return to the Chels...
EPL Talk - Sun Mar 18 7:20 PM
Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pedro Rodriguez came off the bench to halt Chelsea’s slide with an extra-time winner in a 2-1 victory at Leicester on Sunday to reach the FA Cup semi-finals. Alvaro Morata’s first goal since Boxing Day on his return to the Chelsea starting line-up put the visito...
EPL Talk - Thu Mar 8 3:50 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez refused on Thursday to quash speculation surrounding his future but did say he maintains a good relationship with the club. Mahrez was absent from training for 10 days last month after Leicester turned down a bid from runaway Premier League le...
EPL Talk - Wed Mar 7 2:20 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester City confirmed on Wednesday that star forward Riyad Mahrez is not quitting football after a bizarre post appeared on the player’s Facebook page announcing he was retiring. The post said the Algerian was retiring after a medical consultation, prompting an outpouring of dis...
EPL Talk - Tue Mar 6 12:48 AM
The month of February saw six matches break the 1 million viewer mark with 3 of them coming on February 10. Manchester City and Leicester City kicked things off by drawing a total of 1.245 million viewers on NBC and Universo, which ranked as the fourth most-watched soccer match of 2018. Later tha...
EPL Talk - Fri Mar 2 6:10 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester’s Thai owners have their sights set on a return to European action after their club announced record profits. Leicester recorded profits of £80 million ($110 million, 89 million euros) after tax for the financial year ending May 31, 2017 thanks to their qualification for...
EPL Talk - Sat Feb 24 5:10 PM
Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mohamed Salah scored for the sixth straight game as Liverpool took advantage of being the only Premier League top six side in action on Saturday to move into second with a 4-1 thrashing of West Ham at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s men still trail runaway league leader...
EPL Talk - Sat Feb 24 3:29 PM
Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Stoke City boss Paul Lambert hailed Jack Butland as the “best goalkeeper in Britain” despite an own goal from the England international that cost his side a potential victory as they drew 1-1 draw at Leicester on Saturday. Stoke took the lead thanks to a curling...
EPL Talk - Sat Feb 24 2:40 PM
Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An own goal from Stoke City captain Jack Butland cost his side the chance to move out of the Premier League relegation zone on Saturday in a 1-1 draw at Leicester. Despite being largely outplayed before the break, Stoke took the lead thanks to a curling long-ran...
EPL Talk - Fri Feb 23 2:25 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester manager Claude Puel has challenged the former Premier League champions to win the “second championship” as the club prepare for the run-in to the end of the season. The Foxes astonished football under Claudio Ranieri when they shunted English football’s aristocrats aside...
EPL Talk - Wed Feb 21 5:45 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester City have paid the English Football League £3.1 million ($4.3 million, 3.51 million euros) to settle a Financial Fair Play dispute, it was announced Wednesday. The EFL governs the three divisions below the Premier League and Leicester were deemed to have breached their FF...
EPL Talk - Wed Feb 21 10:40 AM
Milan (AFP) – Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to an unlikely English Premier League title, has revealed he is ready to quit French Ligue 1 club Nantes if he is asked to become Italy coach. The 66-year-old has been one of the names touted as a possible replacements for Gian Piero Ventura w...
EPL Talk - Thu Feb 15 1:15 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester boss Claude Puel says Manchester City should have shown his club more respect in their late bid to sign star forward Riyad Mahrez in January. The winger was back in the Foxes squad last weekend against City after a self-imposed 10-day absence from the club following the b...
EPL Talk - Wed Feb 14 5:25 PM
London (AFP) – Leicester City boss Claude Puel believes Riyad Mahrez is in “better” shape than before his self-imposed Foxes exile. The Algerian looks set to return to Puel’s starting line-up for Friday’s fifth-round FA Cup tie against Sheffield United after a three-game absence. Mahrez missed tr...
EPL Talk - Tue Feb 13 10:02 PM
Saturday’s live broadcast of the Manchester City against Leicester City game on the over-the-air NBC network averaged 1.24 million viewers this past Saturday, February 10. The live Premier League match, which league leaders Manchester City won 5-1, delivered NBC’s largest Premier League audience...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 11 12:51 PM
London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero was the four-goal hero of Manchester City’s 5-1 victory over Leicester, but the Argentina striker was quick to praise Kevin De Bruyne for his contribution to the rout. Aguero demolished Leicester in the second half at Eastlands on Saturday as the Premier League leader...
EPL Talk - Sat Feb 10 7:55 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals as Manchester City continued their emphatic march towards the Premier League title with a 5-1 win thrashing of Leicester to move 16 points clear at the top of the table. Raheem Sterling had given City an early lead bu...
EPL Talk - Sat Feb 10 7:15 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez finally got his wish of an outing at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium, but only as a second-half substitute for Leicester a day after ending his standoff with the Foxes by returning to training. Mahrez, 26, had missed Leicester’s last two Premier L...
EPL Talk - Fri Feb 9 5:45 PM
London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez hit back at accusations he had gone AWOL since being denied a move to Manchester City after returning to training with Leicester, paving the way for a possible return for Saturday’s visit to City. Mahrez, 26, has missed two Premier League matches and had not trained wi...
EPL Talk - Fri Feb 9 4:35 PM
London (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez ended his self-imposed exile from Leicester City on Friday, opening up the possibility of a dramatic return against Manchester City, whose pursuit of the Algerian provoked Mahrez’s stand-off with the Foxes. Mahrez, 26, has missed two Premier League matches and had not...
EPL Talk - Fri Feb 9 3:30 PM
Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants Riyad Mahrez to make his Leicester return against the Premier League leaders on Saturday despite continued speculation linking the Algerian to City. Mahrez returned to training on Friday having spent nine days away fr...