Everton will begin the new Premier League season with a trip to Crystal Palace.
Marco Silva goes up against his old side, Watford, in the Toffees’ first home game of the new campaign, before a visit to newly-promoted Aston Villa.
The Blues take on rivals Liverpool in the first Merseyside derby of the season at Anfield in December, with the return game at Goodison Park in March.
Everton’s Premier League Fixtures
10/08 – Crystal Palace v Everton – Buy Everton Tickets
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Crystal Palace will begin the new Premier League season with a home fixture against Everton. The Eagles will welcome the Toffees to Selhurst Park on Saturday 10th August with a kick-off time of 3pm.
Roy Hodgson’s side face a tricky opening five fixtures, with the clash against Marco Silva’s side being followed up matches against Sheffield United (away), Manchester United (away), Aston Villa (home) and Tottenham Hotspur (away).
Other key fixtures include hosting West Ham United on Boxing Day, and travelling to face Norwich City on New Years Day. Read more... (880 words, estimated 3:31 mins reading time)
West Ham United face a daunting start to their 2019-2020 Premier League campaign, welcoming champions Manchester City on the opening weekend.
The Hammers then travel to Brighton and Watford, before facing newly-promoted duo Norwich and Aston Villa home and away respectively.
Fans will have one eye firmly on November, though, when they face rivals Tottenham and Chelsea back-to-back.
Other key fixtures include facing Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Boxing Day, and Bournemouth at home on New Years Day.
The Premier League season will conclude with a home clash with Aston Villa on May 17th. Read more... (577 words, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
Newcastle have once again been handed a tricky start to their Premier League campaign, facing three of the top six in their opening five matches.
The Magpies were given a tough start to the previous season, where they faced four of the top flight’s elite – losing every clash.
And this year they welcome Arsenal to St James’ Park on the opening day, before travelling to Norwich on August 17.
They then have their first trip to Tottenham’s new ground on August 24, before traveling to Anfield on September 14.
They end the season at home to Liverpool. Read more... (819 words, estimated 3:17 mins reading time)
Real Madrid have been busy signing Rodrygo, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard already with Ferland Mendy poised to join Los Blancos next week.
Real will have spent over €300m on new players in June and even a side as rich and powerful as Real Madrid have to balance the books.
Zinedine Zidane’s buying spree means that he needs to generate more than €250m in player sales in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations.
And that is before the arrival of Paul Pogba and/or Christian Eriksen. Read more... (384 words, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
There was moment deep in the second half when Cristiano Ronaldo went back into his own penalty area and began to bark out orders.
Rui Patricio, the Wolves goalkeeper, was lectured; so too was Portugal left-back Raphael Guerreiro. The hosts had just taken the lead in the Nations League final and the message from the man who has carried his country’s hopes and dreams was clear: this does not slip.
Ronaldo will never forget the pain he went through in 2004, when Portugal lost at home in the final of the European Championships to Greece, and it would be wrong to say that this new tournament carried the same kind of emotion and kudos. Read more... (612 words, estimated 2:27 mins reading time)
In a sign how far badly Gareth Bale’s star has fallen in the last 12 months, Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing the Welsh star, but only on loan with an option to buy as they are not convinced that Bale can stay fit for a whole season.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made it clear that he does not want not Bale at the Santiago Bernabeu any more. And in case Bale miss understood that conversation, the arrival of Eden Hazard makes it crystal clear. Bale needs to leave Madrid this summer. Read more... (276 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea in a deal which could rise to more than €150million.
Hazard will move to Spain for an initial fee of €100m on a five-year contract worth more than €400,000 a week, and is set to be presented as a Real player on Thursday after international duty with Belgium, subject to a medical.
Chelsea will receive additional payments depending upon a series of add-ons, some of which are understood to be basic and very achievable. Read more... (437 words, estimated 1:45 mins reading time)
Chelsea’s formal appeal against FIFA’s transfer ban has been received and acknowledged by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) but there has been no bid yet to have the punishment suspended until the legal process is complete.
The London club is fighting a punishment imposed by world football’s governing body after being found guilty of offences in signing overseas players under the age of 16.
FIFA fined Chelsea £475,000 in February and issued a ban on registering any new players for the next two transfer windows. Read more... (347 words, estimated 1:23 mins reading time)
Manchester City have revealed how much they fear a UEFA Champions League ban by launching a legal challenge to halt the governing body’s investigation into whether they have violated football spending regulations.
The Premier League champions have asked the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to throw out the case that they deliberately tried to cheat Financial Fair Play, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday night.
There is a growing belief in football that City will be found guilty and face a subsequent Champions League ban in 2020-2021, as well as restrictions on transfer market spend. Read more... (361 words, estimated 1:27 mins reading time)