Stats from Saturday’s Barclays Premier League

​Here's a round up of some stats from Saturday's Premier League...  Hull City 2-1 Leicester City Leicester City were the first reigning top-flight champions to lose their opening game of the following league season since Arsenal in 1989/90 - the Gunners lost 1-4 away at Manchester United on August 19, 1989. This was

Aaron Lennon signs for Everton on loan

Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon has joined Everton on loan for the rest of the season. Lennon’s motivation is to play regular first team football after failing to establish himself in Mauricio Pochettino’s first team this season. Despite earlier reports suggesting his sale on a permanent deal, a number of clubs have found

Liverpool’s Adam Lallana sidelined for a month

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has been ruled out for the next month after sustaining a thigh injury. The 26-year-old was forced off after 55 minutes of the Reds’ New Year's Day encounter with Leicester at Anfield with what manager Brendan Rodgers called "a tweak in his thigh". The news comes as a

Sakho and Song set to return for West Ham

West Ham are set to welcome back Diafra Sakho and Alex Song to face Swansea on Sunday. Senegalese striker Sakho, who has been a revelation at Upton Park this season, has been missing since sustaining a shoulder problem while away on international duty last month. But he now looks set to return

Swansea to bid for Azeez

Swansea City could go back for Almeria midfielder Ramon Azeez and it is reported that the Welsh side would step up their interest in the 21-year old and are looking forward to lodging a bid for the Nigerian International. The Swans manager, Garry Monk has admitted they are looking to

Monk rules out Bony sale

Swansea manager Garry Monk has placed a massive price tag on Wilfried Bony in hope that the striker will stay at the club. The Ivory Coast international has been in demand throughout the current transfer window, with Liverpool touted as a possible destination. However, the Reds turned their attention to Loic Remy

Benitez: Michu will need time

Napoli manager Rafael Benitez believes forward Michu will take time to adjust to the Serie A following his loan switch from Swansea City. The versatile Spanish attacker joined the Partenopei on a season-long deal earlier this month with a view to a permanent move and has joined up with his new

Swans swoop for Montero

Swansea City have confirmed the signing of winger Jefferson Montero on a four-year deal, while midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo has joined Rayo Vallecano. Montero featured heavily for the Ecuador national side at the World Cup in Brazil and joins from Mexican outfit Morelia for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old is the fifth new

Michu joins Napoli

Napoli have announced the signing of Spanish forward Michu on a season-long loan deal from Premier League club Swansea City. The Spaniard enjoyed an exceptional first season in England after joining the Swans from Spanish club Rayo Vallecano in 2012, before being limited to just 17 league appearances last campaign following

Wenger calls for a response

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has issued a rallying call to his charges, asking them to bounce back strongly from their 6-0 defeat to Chelsea. Wenger's 1,000th game in charge of the Gunners is not one he will want to remember as his troops were hammered by a rampant Chelsea outfit on