Gunners Plot To Humble Man City …Sacked Ancelotti In Quick Move To Everton
The English Premier League enters week seventeen with Liverpool top of the log having 46 points after a convincing 0-3 thrashing of Bournemouth last weekend.
The Reds will look to continue their good run of form as they welcome struggling Watford to Anfield.
Watford played out a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road last weekend.
Second place Leicester City thumped Aston Villa 1-4 at the Villa Park to move eight points behind league leaders Liverpool. The Foxes will welcome Norwich City to the King Power Stadium.
Defending champions, Manchester City suffered a shock 1-2 defeat to Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. City are third with 32 points and will travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal.
Chelsea remain fourth with 29 points after a 3-1 loss to Everton. The Blues welcome Bournemouth to Stamford Bridge and will look to grab the maximum points to keep the pressure on City and Leicester.
Manchester United moved to fifth place with 24 points after a heroic 1-2 victory over bitter rivals; Man City United will host Everton at Old Trafford as they look to maintain a good form.
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham thumped Burnley 5-0 to climb to 7th position with 23 points. Spurs take on 6th place Wolves at the Molineux Stadium this weekend.
Arsenal registered their first win in 10 games in all competitions following a 3-1 victory over West Ham. The win took the Gunners to 9th with 22 points. The Gunners welcome Man City to the Emirates Stadium in what will be the stand out game of the week.
In other developments, Spanish La Liga Champions, Barcelona top the La Liga with 34 points (level with Real Madrid), but are ahead on goal difference. Barca face fourth place Real Sociedad while Real Madrid face 8th place in-form Valencia at the Estadio de Mestalla.
In Italy, defending champions Juventus suffered a 3-1 defeat to third place Lazio. The result saw Juventus remain in second position with 36 points. Inter Milan remain top of the Serie A with 38 points after a 0-0 draw with AS Roma.
Meanwhile, former Napoli coach, Carlo Ancelotti is set to become the permanent manager of Premier League side, Everton.
According to Sky Sport in Italy, Everton are now willing to appoint Ancelotti as their next permanent manager following the sacking of Marco Silva earlier this month.
The newspaper reports that Ancelotti is favourite to take charge at Goodison Park ahead of former Manchester United manager, David Moyes.
Everton are currently in search of a permanent manager after they sacked Marcos Silva and appointed Ferguson to temporarily take charge at Goodison Park earlier this month.
Ancelotti, a former Chelsea manager, has won League titles in England, France, Italy and Germany.
The Italian has also coached Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.
Ancelotti was sacked as manager of Napoli on Tuesday, after their 4-0 victory over Genk. The win confirmed the Serie A team’s place in the Champions League knockout stage.
“Napoli has decided to revoke the position of first-team coach from Carlo Ancelotti. The relationship of friendship, esteem and mutual respect between the club, its president Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact,” a club statement read.
Gennaro Gattuso, who was fired by AC Milan at the end of last season, has emerged as top contender to replace Ancelotti.