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Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino considers handing Virgil van Dijk first start in eight months against Manchester United

21 Sep

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino is considering thrusting Virgil van Dijk into his starting line-up in an attempt to shackle free-scoring Manchester United. Holland defender Van Dijk has not started a game for eight months after suffering a serious foot injury in January and then handing in a transfer request during the summer. The 26-year-old made […]

Premier League table: How Mark Lawrenson’s predictions this season compare to actual standings

20 Sep

Predicting Premier League results is a tricky business, as players of talkSPORT Predictor will tell you. And Mark Lawrenson, who sticks his neck out every week to hazard a guess over the scoreline of the action, will no doubt agree. So, while we might only be five games into the 2017/18 season, talkSPORT.com couldn’t resist having a […]

Premier League table: How Mark Lawrenson’s predictions this season compare to actual standings

19 Sep

Predicting Premier League results is a tricky business, as players of talkSPORT Predictor will tell you. And Mark Lawrenson, who sticks his neck out every week to hazard a guess over the scoreline of the action, will no doubt agree. So, while we might only be five games into the 2017/18 season, talkSPORT.com couldn’t resist having a […]

Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton: Nightmare start for Roy Hodgson as Eagles make top-flight history with five straight defeats

16 Sep

Roy Hodgson’s reign as Crystal Palace boss got off to a losing start as Steven Davis’ early goal earned Southampton all three points at Selhurst Park. The defeat means Palace are the first team in top-flight history to open a season with five straight defeats and no goals. Hodgson, who replaced the sacked Frank de Boer on Tuesday, had been hoping for an immediate […]

The last time each of the Premier League’s current 20 clubs were top of the league – revealed!

16 Sep

If Watford beat Manchester City this weekend they will go top of English football’s premier division for only the second time in the club’s 136-year history. The last time the Hornets were in top spot – well, you can find out how long ago that was by checking out the countdown above, as well as […]

The last time each of the Premier League’s current 20 clubs were top of the league – revealed!

15 Sep

If Watford beat Manchester City this weekend they will go top of English football’s premier division for only the second time in the club’s 136-year history. The last time the Hornets were in top spot – well, you can find out how long ago that was by checking out the countdown above, as well as […]

Virgil van Dijk could end his Southampton exile on Saturday, says boss Mauricio Pellegrino

14 Sep

Wantaway defender Virgil van Dijk could end his Southampton exile this weekend, according to manager Mauricio Pellegrino. The Holland international handed in a transfer request over the summer amid strong speculation linking him with a move away from St Mary’s. Van Dijk has not featured in any of Saints’ five matches so far this campaign […]

Premier League managers’ distance from their birthplace to the club they manage revealed

14 Sep

Roy Hodgson is back in football, having been appointed the new Crystal Palace manager.  The Eagles ran out of patience very quickly with Frank de Boer, getting rid of him after four games in charge of the south London club.  Hodgson now has the chance to rebuild his reputation after England’s Euro 2016 shambles and […]

Premier League managers’ distance from their birthplace to the club they manage revealed

13 Sep

Roy Hodgson is back in football, having been appointed the new Crystal Palace manager.  The Eagles ran out of patience very quickly with Frank de Boer, getting rid of him after four games in charge of the south London club.  Hodgson now has the chance to rebuild his reputation after England’s Euro 2016 shambles and […]

LISTEN – Former Southampton chief Nicola Cortese reveals how a Philippe Coutinho scouting trip led to Mauricio Pochettino’s move to the Premier League

12 Sep

Former Southampton chief Nicola Cortese has revealed to talkSPORT how a scouting trip to see a young Philippe Coutinho eventually led to Mauricio Pochettino’s move to the Premier League. According to Cortese, the Saints were close to landing Brazilian playmaker Coutinho after watching him in action during his loan spell at Espanyol in 2012, before […]