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Everton have confirmed SportPesa as their new shirt sponsor in a club record deal. The Kenyan betting firm has signed a five year agreement with the Blues. Everton have not disclosed the value of their new sponsorship but say it is the most “lucrative” in their history. SportPesa are replacing Thai brewing company Chang who have been the Blues’ main sponsor since 2004. Chang, it was announced last week, will remain as the club’s community sponsor.The ECHO revealed earlier this month that SportPesa have chosen Liverpool as the venue for the European HQ. SportPesa hope to create around 100 jobs…

Liverpool climbed back to third in the Premier League standings, despite being held to a goalless draw against Southampton at Anfield on Sunday. The game started in a timid fashion but almost sprung to life after 18 minutes as Oriol Romeu lost possession to allow Roberto Firmino to run at goal before letting fly, but Maya Yoshida did brilliantly to just get in a vital block. Philippe Coutinho then looked to catch out Fraser Forster from 35 yards out with a looping volley, although the Brazilian’s shot was straight at the goalkeeper who made a comfortable save. The second-half proved…

Antonio Conte claimed winning the Premier League would Chelsea would be a greater achievement than three Scudetti at Juventus. The former Italy tactician made the comments in a Press conference ahead of tonight’s game against Southampton. He was asked if securing the Premier League at his first attempt would be his greatest achievement. “Yes, for sure. For me, for the players, for the club,” replied Conte. “To win the title in England is a great achievement. To win in England these days is not easy. “Now it’s a good season. To become a great or fantastic season there is only…

N’Golo Kante has been named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year after a formidable debut season at Chelsea, while Dele Alli of Tottenham has retained the Young Player of the Year award. France international Kante has enjoyed an incredible rise in English football after joining Leicester City from Caen in 2015. Having played a key role in Leicester’s remarkable Premier League title success last term, the midfielder has continued to star at Stamford Bridge for this season’s leaders, Chelsea. Alli has also enjoyed a marvellous campaign for Spurs, his 16 goals and five assists vital in their title challenge. He becomes the fourth player…

The Blues quest for silverware on two fronts continues as the Blues booked an FA Cup final date in May by emerging victorious in a game of six goals at Wembley. Willian struck twice in the first half from a free-kick and a penalty but saw both goals cancelled out courtesy of Harry Kane and Dele Alli either side of the interval. With the scores level going into the final 15 minutes, our impact from the bench made the difference, Cesc Fabregas’s corner finding Eden Hazard and Hazard finding the bottom corner from the edge of the box. Nemanja Matic…

President Akuffo Addo has tipped Tottenham Hotspurs to beat Chelsea to this year’s English Premier league title. Spurs have gone on a remarkable run and are still four points behind the league leaders with six games to end the season. Speaking exclusively to Bola Ray on the “Revealed” show, Nana Akuffo Addo  who is an ardent fan of Tottenham Hotspurs wants the Lilywhites to topple the blues in the title race. “I watched our last game which we won by four goals to nil” “I feel good anytime we win games because they won my heart as a club in…

Birmingham City have appointed Harry Redknapp as their new manager. The ex-West Ham, Tottenham and QPR boss succeeds Gianfranco Zola, who resigned on Monday after a 2-0 defeat by fellow Championship strugglers Burton Albion. Blues are 20th in the table, three points above the relegation zone with three games left, and travel to local rivals Aston Villa on Sunday. “Birmingham are a proper football club but they are in a precarious position,” Redknapp, 70, told Talksport. Redknapp’s appointment was announced just 16 hours after Zola’s departure, and he says he will initially take charge until the end of the season.…

Chelsea have confirmed that captain John Terry will leave the club at the end of the season. The 36-year-old made his first appearance for the Blues in 1998 after progressing through the club’s youth ranks, and has gone on to make 713 appearances, winning the Champions League, four Premier League titles, the Europa League, five FA Cups and three League Cups with the club. But the former England captain will not see out his career at his boyhood club after confirming that he will move on in the summer transfer window. “After 22 years there is so much to say…

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said he took responsibility for failing to motivate his side in Sunday’s defeat by Manchester United. The Blues lost 2-0 at Old Trafford and are now just four points ahead of Tottenham at the top of the table, having led by 10 points in March. “We didn’t play a good game and United deserved to win the game,” said Conte. “They showed more desire, more ambition, and more motivation. In this case the fault is of the coach.” The Italian added he had not been able to “transfer the right concentration, desire, ambition to win this game”. Spurs…

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