Chelsea will open the defence of their Premier League title at home to Burnley when the season kicks off on the weekend of August12-13.
The full list of fixtures was released on Wednesday with Antonio Conte’s side also slated for a follow-up game at Tottenham Hotspur, who will play all their home fixtures at Wembley while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.
Manchester City travel to newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion on the opening weekend, while Manchester United play West Ham United at Old Trafford.
Liverpool take on Watford, under the new management of Marco Silva, at Vicarage Road, while Spurs travel to Championship (second tier) champions Newcastle United. Play Bet on today’s match on NaijaBet.com
The other Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town will play their first top-flight game in 45 years at Crystal Palace as Arsenal open at home to Leicester City . Continue reading “Chelsea host Burnley in 2017/18 PL opener”
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop Forbes magazine’s list of 100 highest-paid athletes, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moving up to second on a list heavy on NBA players.
The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary of $58 million and $35 million in endorsement income. Place Bet on today’s match on NaijaBet.com
It’s the second straight year Ronaldo has topped the list, released Wednesday just days after he spearheaded a 4-1 victory over Juventus that made Real Madrid the first team to retain the Uefa Champions League title.
James, with estimated earnings of $86.2 million, was one of 32 NBA players who made the top 100 — up from 18 last year.
He took over second place from the Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, now third with $80 million. Continue reading “Ronaldo top Forbes list of world richest athletes”
Midfielder Yaya Toure has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.
Toure joined City from Barcelona in 2010 and has made 299 appearances in all competitions for the club, scoring 81 goals, but missed a chunk of the season after a public spat between his agent, Dimitri Seluk, and manager Pep Guardiola.
Seluk criticised Guardiola for leaving his client out of City’s Champions League squad, resulting in Toure being frozen out by City at the start of September, only to be welcomed back a month later after issuing a public apology. Place Bet on UCL Final Match on NaijaBet.com
“I’m delighted. I told myself the journey at City is not done,” the 34-year-old Ivorian said in a statement on City’s website on Thursday. (www.mancity.com) Continue reading “Toure will stay with City for another one-year”