West Ham United
|Table - Barclays Premier League|
|7||West Ham United||36|
Rumours that Tom Cruise is to reprise his "Mission Impossible" role, donning a claret-and-blue shirt for the latest in the film franchise tentatively titled "Anfield: Here We Go Again," can probably be discounted, but stranger things might be needed if West Ham are to gain three points against Liverpool on Saturday. The Hammers last beat the Reds at home in 1963: Geoff Hurst scored the winner, and it's been downhill ever since.
It seems incredible to think that, bar the odd draw here and there,...
Sam Allardyce has continued a bitter war of words with Senegal football officials and insists West Ham did nothing wrong in playing Diafra Sakho last weekend.
The Hammers striker came off the bench to score the only goal in their FA Cup fourth-round victory over Bristol City on Sunday, despite having been ruled out of Senegal's African Nations Cup squad with a back injury.
And the relationship between club and country could also be soured further after Allardyce said he had struggled to communicate...
One game dominates the Premier League schedule this weekend: The clash between title contenders Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are in the driving seat in the title race, but this game represents a fantastic opportunity for Manuel Pellegrini's defending champions to close the gap.
Here's a look at the best value bet in that match along with three others taking place this weekend, including Liverpool-West Ham, West Bromwich-Tottenham and Arsenal-Aston Villa.
Chelsea (home) vs. Manchester City
Asian handicap: Chelsea -0.5 (+108) vs. Man City +0.5 (-116)
3-way line: Chelsea +108 / Man City +289 / Draw +253
PickCenter public consensus money line pick: 64 percent Chelsea
Total: 2.5 (Over -104, Under -104)
It may be overstating things to say this game will decide where the Prem title ends up this season, but if Chelsea win, they'll take some stopping. A victory for Jose Mourinho's side over their nearest challengers would put Chelsea eight points clear at the top with only 13 games to play. And given how Chelsea have performed this season, it's hard to see them throwing away that sort of lead....