Stoke City was long a bogey team for Arsenal after it was promoted to the Premier League in 2008. Its bullish, direct style contrasted dramatically—and effectively—with Arsenal’s silky football. As Stoke established itself in the top tier of English football and looked to play a more aesthetically pleasing style by signing former Barcelona and Real Madrid players, the results against Arsenal actually deteriorated.
Liverpool are still interested in Virgil van Dijk and are ready to move for the defender if Southampton's stance changes before the end of the transfer window, Liverpool Echo reports. Southampton have repeatedly insisted Van Dijk is not for sale.
Aug 20 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the English premier league matches on Sunday Sunday, August 20 Huddersfield Town 1 Newcastle United 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 Chelsea 2 Saturday, August 19 Bournemouth 0