Showing posts with label sports. Show all posts
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Monday, June 05, 2017

Alas! Ivory Coast Football National Team Lost Powerhouse Midfielder Today

Rest in Peace Cheick Tiote
Ivory Coast National Team squad that won the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations lost an important defensive midfielder who paired Yaya Toure in the tournament. Former Newcastle playmaker - Cheick  Ismaël Tiote who ply his trade at Beijing Enterprises up until today died while in training. 

History holds that numerous players had died on and off pitch from anywhere in the World. 

Today, Cheik Tiote therefore joined the league of players that died on the pitch.
Ivan Krstic - Struck by lightning during a training session, and was killed instantly,
Piermario Morosini - Collapsed during a Serie B game against Pescara,
Victor Omogbehin - Collapsed during a league match.
Alen Pamić - Collapsed during a retreat game for MNK Maružini of a heart attack,
Bobsam Elejiko – Collapsed and died while playing for K. Merksem S.C.

Shetemi Ayetigbo – Died while playing for Dublin club, Belvedere
David Oniya – Collapsed three minutes into a match while playing for T-Team,
Cristian Gómez - Argentine footballer died of heart failure during a Primera B Nacional match,
John Ikoroma – Collapsed on the pitch and later died in the hospital while playing for Al Wahda,
Michael Umanika – Collapsed during a training session with club, Khazar Lankaran


Saturday, June 03, 2017

Now Official; Spanish Giants "Real Madrid" are the Champions of Europe for the Second Time

The much awaited clash between the giants of Spain "Real Madrid" and the Champions of Italy "Juventus" started with lot of impressive performances in the first half leading to two awesome goals. The duo started the game with their preferred style of football; Attack-minded Spaniards and Defence Oriented Italians. 

Within the span of 20minutes, current and prospective World Best Player "Cristiano Ronaldo" tapped the ball into the net of the much-respected keeper Gianliugi Buffon. As the game progresses, hungry Italians feed the then Bayern Munich talisman "Mandzukic" with a ball on his chest and surprisingly he converted the pass from a tight corner. The match rolled on through the first half with the two parties being physical, energetic reactive and proactive to balance the sheet.

At the start of the second half, it seemed the Juventus of the first half had been re-programmed while the Real Madrid players have been upgraded. In variably, the second half of the game was just Madrid's bringing forth three unexpected goals within a short-time. Blistering efforts from young Casemiro, Cristiano Ronaldo, and second half substitute - Asensio.

It was indeed a Madrid night.
Luka Modric was on fire, the World best no. 3 Marcelo performed excellently again, Isco dazzling all around the pitch, Navas was just less-busy, Sergio Ramos and Varane combo was enough to pocket Higuain. The almost ruined the match but alas the worst team lost.

Congratulations Real Madrid for the second consecutive winning of the prestigious title "UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE" under the reign of living legend Zinedine Zidane.... I can smell we are already in Madrid's era.

Clash between Italian Champion "Juventus" and Spanish Champion "Real Madrid" on the soil of Cardiff

Juventus vs Real Madrid 2017
The World is awaiting the beginning of a clash between Italian giants "Juventus" under the management of Massimilliano Allegri and spanish Champions "Real Madrid" under the management of young coach - Zinedine Zidane.

Kick Starts time; 7:45 pm
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. 

Juventus Player Profile; Giorgio Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Patrice Evra, Dani Alves, Mario Mandzukic, Paulo Dybala, Gianluigi Buffon, Norberto Murara Neto, Medhi Benatia, Paolo De Ceglie, Emil Audero, Sami Khedira, Claudio Marchisio, Miralem Pjanic, Anderson Hernanes, Juan Cuadrado, Mario Lemina, Kwadwo Asamoah, Stefano Sturaro, Marko Pjaca, Rolando Mandragora, Gonzalo Higuain, Federico Mattiello.
Real Madrid Player Profile: Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Daniel Carvajal, Danilo, Karim Benzema, Keylor Navas, Ruben Yanez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Casemiro, Mateo Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez, Luka Modric, Lucas Silva, Marco Asensio,Marco Asensio, lvaro Morata, Mariano D?az, Nacho Fern?ndez, Fabio Coentrao, Kiko Casilla, Pepe.

Referee:  Felix Brych from Germany
*sigh* the player profile above is a justification that revenge is crystal clear between - Khedira vs Real Madrid, Higuain Vs Madrid, Alves Vs Madrid, Buffon Vs Zidane e.t.c. Hence, whosoever that come out as the winner at the end of the match is worth hailing and lot of history will be unfold.

#dont miss the excitement 
see you there

Sunday, May 21, 2017

What Made English Premier League 2016/2017 Season Breathtaking

Why EPL 2016/2017 Was Breathtaking
The race of 365 days in any realm cometh with lots of drama - joyful moments, heartbreaking moments, and other ups and downs you can ever think of. *sigh* English Premier League (EPL) from the onset have been filled with lots of excitement compared to other leagues in the World. This season was never an exception.

Sometimes last year (August 13th, 2016), the race to become Premier League Champion began with a lot of transformation to every team - in terms of coaching crew, players profile which costs management huge sum of dollars. Most teams actually recruited established manpower from the best leagues in the World for the sake of this prestigious title "English Premier League".

For the first time in the history of English Premier League, top teams were flooded with award/title winning  coaches - Pep Guardiola of the Invincible Barcelona (now manages Manchester City), Jose Mourinho the self-proclaimed "Special One" (now manages Manchester United), Jurgen Klopp the Dortmund Magician (now manages Liverpool), Antonio Conte the Beast (now manages Chelsea), Arsene Wenger the Young Generation Coach, Pochetino the Rising Coach with Kane at all times, Claudio Ranieri the Leicester One time Magician. The list is just endless.
Also, the player profile in the league is nothing compared to any other leagues in the World. To mention but a few; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba of Manchester United, Jesus of Manchester City, Marcos Alonso, N'golo Kante of Chelsea, Xhaka, Mustafi and Holding of Arsenal, and lots more besides the household names of English football - Wayne Rooney, Mesut Ozil, Harry Kane, Eden Hazard, Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Romelu Lukaku, Phillippe Coutinho, Mane...

No matter the player profile and coaching crew of all teams, the race will be won by one team. In other words, the trophy remains worthy to whosoever that comes out with the highest point in the breathtaking 38 matches played.

Throughout the league matches, several unexpected defeats were recorded by top teams under the management of renowned coaches listed above. Some of these occurred based on wrong tactics implemented by renowned coaches in the World. Someone like Jose Mourinho suffered more blows in the hands of other teams because he was depending on the strategy he used during the days of tsar tsar.

SEE ALSO; Unforgettable Memories of Nigerian National Team Football
This season EPL was breathtaking because the intensity of the games was getting too much for young chaps to survive under. For the first time in decades, the Arsenal young chaps are out of UEFA Champions League competition. This is justifying how intense the game is, leaving the boys out while the men lead.

In short, "survival of the fittest" is the order of the day in EPL football. Congratulations to EPL 2016/2017 Champions - Chelsea Football Club under the management of Antonio Conte.

Next season promises to be more exciting and more breathtaking - you don't have to bet that with me.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Now Official, Chelsea is the English Premier League Winner for 2016/2017 Season

Chelsea teammates celebration
The long awaited King of English Premier League for 2016/2017 season is finally here. 
Join me as I celebrate the London finest "Chelsea" under the stewardship of Antonio Conte popularly called the BEAST.

It was indeed a breathtaking season for Chelsea who lots of pundits underrated based on their defeats to arch rivals (Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United) and the presence of World best coaches (Pep Guardiola of Manchester City, Jose Mourinho of Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool and Arsene Wenger of Arsenal).

The praise of this victorious ending goes to all players - who contributed from various positions to the success of today. Specifically, there are some players that were outstanding throughout this season viz; Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, Pedro Rodriguez, David Luiz the Returnee,  Ngolo Kante, Marcos Alonso, Victor Moses.
Antonio Conte - Chelsea Title Winner
The Brain Behind the Victorious Ending

#CongratulationsChelsea,  #CongratulationsAbrahomivic, #CongratulationstheBeast,
#BlueistheColour, #LondonChampion

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Unimaginable Height Reached by Real Madrid Talisman "Cristiano Ronaldo" Over the Years

Unimaginable Height Reached by C-Ronaldo
The sensational Portuguese "Cristiano Ronaldo" started his career at Sporting Lisbon (where fellow countryman "Nani" sailed too) before moving to Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United at 18 in 2003. Prior his England switch, he was particularly outstanding as a youngster but there is no football pundits that ever predicted his long reign in the World celebrated sport "Football".

At Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo was re-baked and re-shaped by self and the irreplaceable coach "Sir Alex Ferguson". CR7 has often called, developed his deposited talent with serious training (on & off pitch) which made him extraordinary to challenge the alien sent from another planet "Lionel Messi" in quest for stardom.

Reminiscing his life at Manchester United, lots of glory was recorded individually and collectively. For himself, he won the highest goal scorer for the League, won the Best Player in the World (2008) while collectively as a team WON all living cup challenge during his reign at United. In the search for more glory, he felt his time was up with the RED DEVIL - where they transferred him for a whooping some of money £80Million (the highest in the World history in its time).

At the switch to Real Madrid - legendary club in 2009, the World felt it was to challenge Lionel Messi reign in Spain. Obviously, the el-clasico had never been a dull moment for hitherto- most times (early days) had been without Ronaldo's touch but lately his presence is more of an issue due to it's deadly touch on and off the air.

El-classico drama
As at today, the talisman "CR7" had more than enough titles; awards and records (La Liga Best Player, Goals, Forward, Most Hat-trick in La Liga, Real Madrid Highest All-time Goal Scorer) in his cabinet. CR7 at the moment holds 3Champions League title, more than a dozen domestics cup (England & Spain), 2 World Club Cup. All of these has accorded him MFP - Money, Fame and Power amidst the stiff competition from arch rival "Lionel Messi" of Barcelona.

Without mincing words, this trajectory is worth tracing because the result of fervent hardwork cannot be underestimated. Over the years, the tussle  for the Balon d'or had been between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with the former on 5th tally and CR7 on his fourth.

Congratulations CR7 on your 4th Balon d'or
Madrid Living Legend
Most Expensive Athlete
Most Decorated Athlete

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Unforgettable Memories of Nigeria National Football Team (Globally and Nationally)

Unforgettable Memories of Nigeria National Football
Nigeria national football team (male, female) have made remarkable contributions to the World football in the earliest years as against the witnesses of today. Thus, the attention accorded to Nigeria national teams (then) made them one of the fearful teams (today) due to the Atlanta 1996 triumph over the home of football (Brazil) in the SEMIs before knocking out Argentina in the FINAL.

Historical moments in World football is marked with lot of ups and downs depending on which suits the participant of the competition. Obviously, there is only one room for the victor while others follow suit - for ranking purposes. 
In the global face, Nigerian national team (male) won the Olympic 1996, and lately third place winner in Olympic 2016 hosted by Brazil while they face stiff competition from Cameroon (in particular), Ghana, Ivory Coast on their continental soil. Since inception, Nigeria national teams had won the Africa Cup of Nations three times; 1980, 1994, 2013, runners-up for four times; 1984, 1988, 1990, 2000.  The highest goal scorer so far is Rashidi Yekini (who died at 49years) with 37goals in 58caps (May His Soul Rest in Peace).

Without mincing words, the years of Nigerian national team (male) are not rosy throughout their global and national participation. Several years were soaked with tears for non-qualification to World Cup, untimely dismissal from the group stage, hunt/search for the golden fleece (national/international coach), lack of funding on the aspect of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), player-coach fall out, non-payment of coach salaries...

On the female national team angle, they have made huge successes at local level compared to their counterpart (male). As female football became popular in the globe, the frontliners were Brazil, Germany, United States of America while the dominant representative from Africa is the Nigerian team. At home, female Nigerian footballers were number one for decades before the other nations woke up. The trophies in their cabinets were majorly 9 as champions out of the 12 years - 1981 through 2016. Their biggest win is 9-0 against Sierra Leone and their worst lost to Germany and Norway (8-0). The face of the team so far is Perpetua Nkwocha with 80 goals in 98caps.

Nevertheless, set backs experienced by Nigeria female football is reflective in their lack of introducing/integration of young players, lack of proper preparation - friendlies outside the nation which should have made them competitive at war front. No matter the stand of Nigerian National team football in the world today - their memories will continue to linger in our heart.

Go "Super Eagles"
Go "Falconets"
#Giant of Africa#

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

English Premier League: Future of the Most Celebrated Sport "Football"

English Premier League; Future of Football
Have you ever imagined the growth and development of football goes beyond the natural selection or process of growth (see biologist and economist for clarification). In essence, the changes manifested in the history of football from earliest time till date leaves me with few questions?
  • Is there any future for football today?
  • What changes are incubated in the future?
The bone of contention as regards the questions raised above is based on the intensity of football games in English Premier League today. From inception, English Premier League is the most entertaining and funfilled matches of the century at the leagues and in diaspora. Historical account buttressed further through numerous household names who had performed well in their generation - to mention but a few, the world remembers the likes of Abedi Pele, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo Delima, Andrea Iniesta, George Weah, Zico, Thiery Henry, Gianluigi Buffon, and lately the dynamic duo; Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

On another note, coaching crews had never stopped springing surprises from the earliest time but the credit always goes to the coach. Amongst the outstanding coaches are; Sir Alex Ferguson, Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri (popularly known as Dunga), Arsene Wenger, Joachim Loew, the then Jose Mourinho, and lately to Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Diego Simeone, e.t.c.

Without being forgetful, football today as a sport is enriched with more than enough memories to live with for the rest of your life without even getting bored or pissed off. The questions raised earlier about the future of football still pop's up for serious deliberation. Considering the global picture today, where great players (scorers, dribblers, freekick specialists, shot stoppers) had been impressive in their designated roles on the pitch. 
  • What future lies ahead of us?
Don't get it twisted, the future is here already with us - the future is English Premier League which will later be referred to as the home of football. Sit back and watch the memory's as it unfolds in English Premier League. 

The only significant future is the improvement of other leagues of the world but Barclay Premier League will remain the No 1 sort after league in the world.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The end of an era – the beginning of another. TIME UP Jose Mourinho

A new era beyond Jose Mourinho
            Football historiography had recorded a lot of outstanding performances from the players and the coaching crew since inception. Some players are angelic in nature while their impact can be scuppered or enhanced by the management of the team – particularly the head coach through strategies et tactics.
            As earlier enunciated, great players has manifested from different nationality repping their nation and one or more clubsides in their life time (Great Pele of Brazil, Maradona with the hands of GOD, Figo of Real Madrid, Ronaldo Delima the BEAST before every keeper, Clarence Seedorf of FRANCE, Zinedine Zidane the Commander on the pitch, Xavi Hernandez the passer, Ronaldinho the Free-kick Specialist, Andrea Pirlo the ITALIAN magician and lots more aside the hot cakes of this century “Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo”.
            Nonetheless, the world had also seen specular football managers who gained popularity due to their tactics, timely decision, line – ups and mind games. Memories of great football managers lingers on and on (Sir Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti, Frank Rijkaard, Jose Mourinho, Benitez, Dunga, Del Bosque, Pep Guardiola of 21st century. Some great coaches had throw-in-the-towel leaving the world devastated with no other choice other than to move on. The likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Evergreen Del Bosque of Spain  are retirees from the game with lot of achievements while some of these great coaches are still performing and other underperforming – giving the world a doubt of their potentials.
            However, the difference between the performing and the otherwise is the tactics used in a drastic changing football atmosphere. To Albert Einstein, insanity is when you do same thing repeatedly and expect a different result. Although, Jose Mourinho had replicated successes in football from across the world (Spain, Italy, England and Portugal) but time had caught up with him for lack of tactics update.
             In short, his flaws at Real Madrid and Chelsea recently had left him some stains in his football career – players rift, management rift, media rift, opponent rift (coaches et players). Am quite sure, some football guru would have seen the end of this special one’s era while some football lovers feel ill-luck and player rift has the major cause of poor winning streak.
            Besides, his return to England after the second coming of Chelsea was filled with high expectations due to the team he returned to (MANCHESTER UNITED) without leaving out their magnificent history under the watch of former foe SIR ALEX FERGUSON, quality of players at his disposal (young, experienced, most sort after stars). 
Why do you still surfer in the hands of other team amidst the potentials?
Have you lost the football magic?
Don’t let us feel you incompetence.
Sincerely, football as really gone past the days of the old – this is why coaching crew needs to be as sound as their players
Manchester United fans needs urgent answers to the aforementioned.

Friday, August 12, 2016

EPL 2016/2017 fixtures list

EPL FIXTURES 2016/2017

Definitely we are only few hours away from the English premier league 2016/2017 opening match... There is a general atmosphere of euphoria in the footballing world... Particularly in England: arguably the noise makers of the footballing world. Having the EPL fixtures list is an added keeps you abreast of the impending drama...

•••• Full fixtures list••••••

   AUG 13-15 Arsenal v Liverpool, Bournemouth v Man Utd,  Burnley v Swansea, Chelsea v West Ham,  Crystal Palace v West Brom, Everton v Tottenham, Hull v Leicester, Man City v Sunderland, Middlesbrough v Stoke, Southampton v Watford.

AUG 20-22 Leicester v Arsenal, Liverpool v Burnley, Man Utd v Southampton, Stoke v Man City, Sunderland v Middlesbrough, Swansea v Hull, Tottenham v Crystal Palace, Watford v Chelsea, West Brom v Everton, West Ham v Bournemouth.

 AUG 27-29 Chelsea v Burnley, Crystal Palace v Bournemouth, Everton v Stoke, Hull v Man Utd, Leicester v Swansea, Man City v West Ham, Southampton v Sunderland, Tottenham v Liverpool, Watford v Arsenal, West Brom v Middlesbrough.

 SEP 10-12Arsenal v Southampton, Bournemouth v West Brom, Burnley v Hull, Liverpool v Leicester, Man Utd v Man City, Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace, Stoke v Tottenham, Sunderland v Everton, Swansea v Chelsea, West Ham v Watford.

 SEP 17-19 Chelsea v Liverpool, Crystal Palace v Stoke, Everton v Middlesbrough, Hull v Arsenal, Leicester v Burnley, Man City v Bournemouth, Southampton v Swansea, Tottenham v Sunderland, Watford v Man Utd, West Brom v West Ham.

 SEP 24-26 Arsenal v Chelsea, Bournemouth v Everton, Burnley v Watford, Liverpool v Hull, Man Utd v Leicester, Middlesbrough v Tottenham, Stoke v West Brom, Sunderland v Crystal Palace, Swansea v Man City, West Ham v Southampton.

 OCT 1-3  Burnley v Arsenal, Everton v Crystal Palace, Hull v Chelsea, Leicester v Southampton, Man Utd v Stoke, Sunderland v West Brom, Swansea v Liverpool, Tottenham v Man City, Watford v Bournemouth, West Ham v Middlesbrough.

 OCT 15-17 Arsenal v Swansea, Bournemouth v Hull, Chelsea v Leicester, Crystal Palace v West Ham, Liverpool v Man Utd, Man City v Everton, Middlesbrough v Watford, Southampton v Burnley, Stoke v Sunderland, West Brom v Tottenham.

 OCT 22-24 Arsenal v Middlesbrough, Bournemouth v Tottenham, Burnley v Everton, Chelsea v Man Utd, Hull v Stoke, Leicester v Crystal Palace, Liverpool v West Brom, Man City v Southampton, Swansea v Watford, West Ham v Sunderland.

 OCT 29-30  Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Everton v West Ham, Man Utd v Burnley, Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Southampton v Chelsea, Stoke v Swansea, Sunderland v Arsenal, Tottenham v Leicester, Watford v Hull, West Brom v Man City.  

NOV 5-7 Arsenal v Tottenham, Bournemouth v Sunderland, Burnley v Crystal Palace, Chelsea v Everton, Hull v Southampton, Leicester v West Brom, Liverpool v Watford, Man City v Middlesbrough, Swansea v Man Utd, West Ham v Stoke.

 NOV 19-21 Crystal Palace v Man City, Everton v Swansea, Man Utd v Arsenal, Middlesbrough v Chelsea, Southampton v Liverpool, Stoke v Bournemouth, Sunderland v Hull, Tottenham v West Ham, Watford v Leicester, West Brom v Burnley.

 NOV 26-28 Arsenal v Bournemouth, Burnley v Man City, Chelsea v Tottenham, Hull v West Brom, Leicester v Middlesbrough, Liverpool v Sunderland, Man Utd v West Ham, Southampton v Everton, Swansea v Crystal Palace, Watford v Stoke.

 DEC 3-5 Bournemouth v Liverpool, Crystal Palace v Southampton, Everton v Man Utd, Man City v Chelsea, Middlesbrough v Hull, Stoke v Burnley, Sunderland v Leicester, Tottenham v Swansea, West Brom v Watford, West Ham v Arsenal.

 DEC 10-12 Arsenal v Stoke, Burnley v Bournemouth, Chelsea v West Brom, Hull v Crystal Palace, Leicester v Man City, Liverpool v West Ham, Man Utd v Tottenham, Southampton v Middlesbrough, Swansea v Sunderland, Watford v Everton.   

DEC 13-15 Bournemouth v Leicester, Crystal Palace v Man Utd, Middlesbrough v Liverpool, Sunderland v Chelsea, West Brom v Swansea, West Ham v Burnley.

 DEC 14-16 Everton v Arsenal, Man City v Watford, Stoke v Southampton, Tottenham v Hull.

 DEC 17-19 Bournemouth v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Chelsea, Everton v Liverpool, Man City v Arsenal, Middlesbrough v Swansea, Stoke v Leicester, Sunderland v Watford, Tottenham v Burnley, West Brom v Man Utd, West Ham v Hull.

 DEC 26-28 Arsenal v West Brom, Burnley v Middlesbrough, Chelsea v Bournemouth, Hull v Man City, Leicester v Everton, Liverpool v Stoke, Man Utd v Sunderland, Southampton v Tottenham, Swansea v West Ham, Watford v Crystal Palace.

 DEC 31- Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Burnley v Sunderland, Chelsea v Stoke, Hull v Everton, Leicester v West Ham, Liverpool v Man City, Man Utd v Middlesbrough, Southampton v West Brom, Swansea v Bournemouth, Watford v Tottenham.

 JAN 2 Bournemouth v Arsenal, Crystal Palace v Swansea, Everton v Southampton, Man City v Burnley, Middlesbrough v Leicester, Stoke v Watford, Sunderland v Liverpool, Tottenham v Chelsea, West Brom v Hull, West Ham v Man Utd.

 JAN 14-16 Burnley v Southampton, Everton v Man City, Hull v Bournemouth, Leicester v Chelsea, Man Utd v Liverpool, Sunderland v Stoke, Swansea v Arsenal, Tottenham v West Brom, Watford v Middlesbrough, West Ham v Crystal Palace.

 JAN 21-23 Arsenal v Burnley, Bournemouth v Watford, Chelsea v Hull, Crystal Palace v Everton, Liverpool v Swansea, Man City v Tottenham, Middlesbrough v West Ham, Southampton v Leicester, Stoke v Man Utd, West Brom v Sunderland.

JAN 31 Arsenal v Watford, Bournemouth v Crystal Palace, Burnley v Leicester, Man Utd v Hull, Middlesbrough v West Brom, Sunderland v Tottenham, Swansea v Southampton, West Ham v Man City.

 FEB 1 Liverpool v Chelsea, Stoke v Everton.

FEB 4 Chelsea v Arsenal, Crystal Palace v Sunderland, Everton v Bournemouth, Hull v Liverpool, Leicester v Man Utd, Man City v Swansea, Southampton v West Ham, Tottenham v Middlesbrough, Watford v Burnley, West Brom v Stoke.

 FEB 11-13Arsenal v Hull, Bournemouth v Man City, Burnley v Chelsea, Liverpool v Tottenham, Man Utd v Watford, Middlesbrough v Everton, Stoke v Crystal Palace, Sunderland v Southampton, Swansea v Leicester, West Ham v West Brom.

 FEB 25-27 Chelsea v Swansea, Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough, Everton v Sunderland, Hull v Burnley, Leicester v Liverpool, Man City v Man Utd, Southampton v Arsenal, Tottenham v Stoke, Watford v West Ham, West Brom v Bournemouth.

 MAR 4-6 Leicester v Hull, Liverpool v Arsenal, Man Utd v Bournemouth, Stoke v Middlesbrough, Sunderland v Man City, Swansea v Burnley, Tottenham v Everton, Watford v Southampton, West Brom v Crystal Palace, West Ham v Chelsea.

 MAR 11-13 Arsenal v Leicester, Bournemouth v West Ham, Burnley v Liverpool, Chelsea v Watford, Crystal Palace v Tottenham, Everton v West Brom, Hull v Swansea, Man City v Stoke, Middlesbrough v Sunderland, Southampton v Man Utd.

 MAR 18-20 Bournemouth v Swansea, Crystal Palace v Watford, Everton v Hull, Man City v Liverpool, Middlesbrough v Man Utd, Stoke v Chelsea, Sunderland v Burnley, Tottenham v Southampton, West Brom v Arsenal, West Ham v Leicester.

 APR 1-3 Arsenal v Man City, Burnley v Tottenham, Chelsea v Crystal Palace, Hull v West Ham, Leicester v Stoke, Liverpool v Everton, Man Utd v West Brom, Southampton v Bournemouth, Swansea v Middlesbrough, Watford v Sunderland.   

APR 4-6 Arsenal v West Ham, Burnley v Stoke, Hull v Middlesbrough, Leicester v Sunderland, Man Utd v Everton, Swansea v Tottenham, Watford v West Brom.

 APR 5-7 Chelsea v Man City, Liverpool v Bournemouth, Southampton v Crystal Palace.  

APR 8-10 Bournemouth v Chelsea, Crystal Palace v Arsenal, Everton v Leicester, Man City v Hull, Middlesbrough v Burnley, Stoke v Liverpool, Sunderland v Man Utd, Tottenham v Watford, West Brom v Southampton, West Ham v Swansea.

 APR 15-17 Crystal Palace v Leicester, Everton v Burnley, Man Utd v Chelsea, Middlesbrough v Arsenal, Southampton v Man City, Stoke v Hull, Sunderland v West Ham, Tottenham v Bournemouth, Watford v Swansea, West Brom v Liverpool.

 APR 22-24 Arsenal v Sunderland, Bournemouth v Middlesbrough, Burnley v Man Utd, Chelsea v Southampton, Hull v Watford, Leicester v Tottenham, Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Man City v West Brom, Swansea v Stoke, West Ham v Everton.

 APR 29-31Crystal Palace v Burnley, Everton v Chelsea, Man Utd v Swansea, Middlesbrough v Man City, Southampton v Hull, Stoke v West Ham, Sunderland v Bournemouth, Tottenham v Arsenal, Watford v Liverpool, West Brom v Leicester.   

MAY 6-8 Arsenal v Man Utd, Bournemouth v Stoke, Burnley v West Brom, Chelsea v Middlesbrough, Hull v Sunderland, Leicester v Watford, Liverpool v Southampton, Man City v Crystal Palace, Swansea v Everton, West Ham v Tottenham.

 MAY 13-15 Bournemouth v Burnley, Crystal Palace v Hull, Everton v Watford, Man City v Leicester, Middlesbrough v Southampton, Stoke v Arsenal, Sunderland v Swansea, Tottenham v Man Utd, West Brom v Chelsea, West Ham v Liverpool.

 MAY 21-23 Arsenal v Everton, Burnley v West Ham, Chelsea v Sunderland, Hull v Tottenham, Leicester v Bournemouth, Liverpool v Middlesbrough, Man Utd v Crystal Palace, Southampton v Stoke, Swansea v West Brom, Watford v Man City.