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EPL Talk - Fri Apr 20 6:12 PM
London (AFP) – Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is aiming to extend his love affair with the FA Cup as Antonio Conte’s men prepare to face Southampton in Sunday’s semi-final. Giroud lifted the trophy with Arsenal in 2014, 2015 and 2017 before his Stamford Bridge switch earlier this season and is hu...
EPL Talk - Thu Apr 19 11:45 AM
London (AFP) – Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has been banned for three matches for his challenge on Southampton’s Shane Long, the Football Association announced on Thursday. The left wing-back appeared to stand on the back of Long’s leg during their Premier League game on Saturday and the incide...
EPL Talk - Tue Apr 17 10:26 AM
Zhuhai (China) (AFP) – China’s Lander Sports, whose boss bought a stake in English club Southampton last year, believes Beijing’s curbs on overseas sporting acquisitions are temporary and that “huge” outbound investments will resume, an executive said Tuesday. The listed Chinese builder of stadiu...
EPL Talk - Mon Apr 16 7:37 PM
During Saturday’s early kickoff against Southampton, Chelsea were two goals down with less than a quarter of the game remaining. A lackluster first 45 minutes was a perfect reflection of their general dip in performance. The Blues were second best for large parts of the game. However, a moment of...
EPL Talk - Sat Apr 14 7:30 PM
London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mohamed Salah took his tally for a remarkable debut season at Liverpool to 40 goals as Jurgen Klopp’s men suffered no after effects from their efforts in reaching the Champions League semi-finals in midweek with a routine 3-0 win over Bournemouth. Victory edges Liv...
EPL Talk - Sat Apr 14 5:10 PM
London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An eight-minute Chelsea turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton to keep their slim hopes of Champions League football next season was equally warmly welcomed by the Saints’ rivals to avoid relegation on Saturday. Huddersfield and Crystal Palace took full...
EPL Talk - Sat Apr 14 3:35 PM
Southampton (United States) (AFP) – Olivier Giroud hopes to have kickstarted his Chelsea career after coming off the bench to inspire an eight-minute turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday with his first Premier League goals for the club. The French international striker h...
EPL Talk - Sat Apr 14 3:23 PM
Southampton (United States) (AFP) – Chelsea’s kept their slim hopes of playing Champions League football next season alive as Olivier Giroud came off the bench to inspire an eight-minute turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday. Defeat is another body blow to Saints’ chances...
EPL Talk - Sat Apr 14 3:00 AM
If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Southampton vs. Chelsea on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place. Both Southampton and Chelsea are fighting for different things on Saturday. Southampton are scrambling to stay up in the Premier League, while Chelsea are trying...
EPL Talk - Tue Apr 10 6:40 PM
London (AFP) – Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had his red card against Southampton overturned by the Football Association on Tuesday. Elneny was dismissed in the closing moments of Arsenal’s 3-2 win at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday after the Egyptian pushed Southampton defender Cedric Soares....
EPL Talk - Sun Apr 8 6:20 PM
London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger hailed Danny Welbeck’s return to form as his double inspired Arsenal to a bad-tempered 3-2 victory over Southampton on Sunday that saw both sides reduced to 10 men. England World Cup hopeful Welbeck also made Arsenal’s other goal for Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang as the G...
EPL Talk - Sun Apr 8 3:00 AM
If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Arsenal vs. Southampton on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place. After Arsenal’s impressive win on Thursday against CSKA Moscow, and Southampton facing the prospect of relegation, expect this match to be a fiery affair at Emira...
EPL Talk - Wed Apr 4 5:09 AM
London (AFP) – Mark Hughes revealed that he apologised to his daughter after he abandoned plans to watch her play hockey for Wales at the Commonwealth Games when Premier League club Southampton came calling. Xenna Hughes is in the Wales hockey squad for the Games, which open later Wednesday on Au...
EPL Talk - Fri Mar 30 2:20 PM
London (AFP) – Mark Hughes hopes the memory of a successfulbattle to avoid relegation with Southampton in his playing days will help him beat the drop again as manager of the south coast club. In 1999 Southampton looked destined to bow out of English football’s top flight, having spent most of th...
EPL Talk - Thu Mar 29 4:45 PM
London (AFP) – Mark Hughes said he wants to capitalise on the negativity engulfing fellow Premier League strugglers West Ham when he takes Southampton to the troubled London Stadium on Saturday. West Ham’s last home game, a 3-0 defeat by Burnley, was marred by pitch invasions and protests against...
EPL Talk - Sun Mar 18 7:45 PM
London (AFP) – Manchester United and Tottenham will clash in a potentially thrilling FA Cup semi-final, while troubled Chelsea take on Southampton in the other last four clash at Wembley. Desperate to win a trophy to rescue a frustrating campaign, United advanced to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win...
EPL Talk - Sun Mar 18 3:45 PM
Wigan (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mark Hughes enjoyed the ideal start to his Southampton reign as the struggling Premier League club reached the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win at Wigan on Sunday. Hughes was hired as Southampton manager this week to replace the sacked Mauricio Pellegrino and the f...
EPL Talk - Fri Mar 16 4:50 PM
London (AFP) – New Southampton boss Mark Hughes has challenged his under-achieving players to raise their game as they battle to ensure Premier League survival, saying they do not have the luxury of time. The Welshman, 54, was this week appointed until the end of the season to replace the sacked...
EPL Talk - Wed Mar 14 11:34 PM
London (AFP) – Premier League strugglers Southampton have appointed Mark Hughes as their new manager following the sacking of Mauricio Pellegrino, the club announced on Wednesday. Southampton dismissed Pellegrino on Monday after a run of just one win in 17 matches left the side only a point and o...
EPL Talk - Tue Mar 13 8:52 PM
London (AFP) – Southampton have approached former Stoke City boss Mark Hughes about taking charge at the struggling Premier League club, according to reports on Tuesday. Hughes has been lined up to replace Mauricio Pellegrino, who was sacked by Southampton on Monday. The 54-year-old is reported t...
EPL Talk - Tue Mar 13 4:39 PM
London (AFP) – Mauricio Pellegrino admits he paid the price for Southampton’s dismal form after he was sacked as manager just nine months into his reign at the Premier League club. Pellegrino managed only five wins in his 30 league games with Southampton following his arrival in June. The 46-year...
EPL Talk - Mon Mar 12 9:25 PM
London (AFP) – Struggling Premier League club Southampton sacked Argentinian manager Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday with only eight matches remaining in the league season. Pellegrino took over at St Mary’s on a three-year deal last June, but Southampton announced in a statement that they had parte...
EPL Talk - Sat Feb 17 5:38 PM
London (AFP) – A week to forget for West Brom was rounded off with an FA Cup exit as fellow Premier League strugglers Southampton won 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Saturday to reach the quarter-finals. West Brom boss Alan Pardew named Jonny Evans and Gareth Barry in his starting line-up despite the exp...
EPL Talk - Fri Feb 16 6:07 PM
Paris (AFP) – Liverpool’s record sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and acquisition of Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton pushed January transfer window spending to new heights, a FIFA report published on Friday revealed. La Liga giants Barca led the way with the 160 million euros ($192 million...
EPL Talk - Fri Feb 16 4:00 PM
Paris (AFP) – Liverpool’s record sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and acquisition of Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton pushed January transfer window spending to new hights, a FIFA report published on Friday revealed. La Liga giants Barca led the way with the 160 million euros ($192 million)...
EPL Talk - Mon Feb 12 12:50 AM
Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Jurgen Klopp backed Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino’s cases for player of the year honours after they each bagged a goal and an assist to ensure an easy 2-0 win for Liverpool at Southampton. Salah teed up Firmino to open the scoring with his 20th goal of the...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 11 7:04 PM
Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Virgil van Dijk celebrated his first Premier League win as the world’s most expensive defender on his return to Southampton as Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah ensured Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners at St Mary’s on Sunday. Van Dijk was jeered by the home suppo...
EPL Talk - Sun Feb 11 6:45 PM
London (AFP) – Matt Ritchie condemned Manchester United to a shock 1-0 defeat at struggling Newcastle, while Liverpool cemented their top four place with a 2-0 win over Southampton on Sunday. United’s second defeat in their last three Premier League games leaves them 16 points behind leaders Manc...
EPL Talk - Sat Feb 10 2:51 AM
Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Virgil Van Dijk insists criticism of his start to life as the world’s most expensive defender will not affect his preparations for a frosty reception on his return to Southampton with Liverpool on Sunday. The Dutch international moved to Anfield for £75 millio...
EPL Talk - Fri Feb 9 4:57 PM
London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expects a frosty reception for Virgil Van Dijk when the world’s most expensive defender returns to Southampton for the first time since his £75 million (85m euros, $104m) January move. Despite Van Dijk scoring the winner in an FA Cup Merseyside derby...