Last week, Tottenham Hotspur recalled Cameron Carter-Vickers from his season-long loan with Sheffield United. This week Tottenham sent the 20-year-old U.S. international back out on loan to another English Championship club: Ipswich Town. It’s an odd scenario, but this Carter-Vickers loan is actually a good thing for all three clubs involved.
Chelsea are apparently in the market for a backup striker, and, if the rumor mill is to be believed, their only requirement for the job is that said striker be really tall. The Blues have been linked with Andy Carroll (6'4"), Olivier Giroud (6'4") Fernando Llorente (6'5") and Peter Crouch (6'7").
However, there's no need for them to stop there. There are plenty off tall folks out and about Chelsea can sign. With that in mind, we have some suggestions.
There's buzz in London about the Andy Carroll to Chelsea transfer rumors. The 29-year-old striker is reportedly unfit for training as a result of an ankle injury, although there are conflicting reports about that.
Chelsea had two players shown second yellow cards after being adjudged to have been guilty of simulation during their FA Cup replay against Championship side Norwich on Wednesday. Nonetheless, Antonio Conte’s side survived a 94th-minute equalizer and managed to advance 5-3 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
The absurdity of the Chelsea vs. Norwich City replay was not about the beauty of the FA Cup, but instead the beauty of a referee who didn’t take shit from anyone, even with VAR ready to back him up.
There’s a lot of Arsenal transfer window chatter going around this month — a little more than usual. The Gunners are struggling in league play, were knocked out of the FA Cup and their two best players have contracts ending in a few months.
But when it comes to all the rumors and speculation, five words are all you need to know about Arsenal in the transfer window: Arsene Wenger is still manager.
Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are like siblings. Guardiola is the studious, artsy older brother. He likes Legos. He builds entire carefully-constructed cities on the living room floor. They are intricate and delicate. Klopp is the younger brother. He is a toddler. He is wearing a cape and a saucepan on his head for a helmet. He wants some Cheez-Its.To get his Cheez-Its, Klopp runs through the middle of the living room and tramples Guardiola's Lego City. At least, that's what happened on Sunday.
The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 at The 02 Arena in London Thursday night, but the real story was the myriad of footballing talent taking it all in. 19,078 fans watched the Celtic’s Jaylen Brown best handle jet lag (he probably slept on the plane while everybody else watched Annabelle: Creation and celebrated all the free sweet berry wine), but one in every three of those spectators was seemingly a Premier League footballer.
Also, Antoine Griezmann was there, hopefully getting a little taste of England before joining Newcastle United.
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