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There is nothing quite like a perfect hat-trick. Especially a hattrick in which the scoring player hits left and right-footed shots alongside a header.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri and chairman Bill Kenwright have reportedly reached an impasse in deciding who would replace Marco Silva as the next head coach.
Manchester United favourite Paul Ince has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is being overly appreciated for his efforts with the Red Devils and he could have done a similar role, had he been offered the managerial position.
Southampton are reportedly looking into an approach for Chelsea's Gary Cahill as they seek to shore up their defence at the turn of the year.
Southampton are reportedly on acquiring the services of Danny Ings from Liverpool, though they are only willing to pay half of the marksman's price tag.
Southampton have become the latest English club to express an interest in signing midfielder Jack Wilshere from Arsenal this summer.
Southampton manager Mark Hughes has put pen to paper on a new three year contract with the Saints, having guided them to Premier League safety last season. The former Stoke City manager only made the move to St Mary's in February and managed to keep Southampton in the top flight by the penultimate game of the league season.
French club Lyon are coming to terms with the fact that Premier League club Southampton, who guaranteed their survival in the top flight this week with an important victory over rivals Swansea City, are to bid for striker Willem Geubbels. The 16-year-old has broken several records since his emergence on to the scene and is in fact the first player born in the 21st century to have played in UEFA's Europa League.
Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has declared the Blues should be proud of their stellar comeback against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
West Ham United is currently a club in turmoil. Battling relegation and in the midst of a huge fan revolt against the owners, the move to the London Stadium with European ambitions has not at all gone to plan. In an attempt to win back the supporters, Hammers bosses are preparing summer signings, with Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles believed to be one of them.
Whilst Stoke City have struggled in the Premier League this season, with The Potters facing relegation to the Championship, Xherdan Shaqiri continues to show that he has great ability. If his current team go down, it is a certainty that the Swiss international will leave the club, with one Premier League club in particular already showing interest.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has explained the reason behind Tiemoue Bakayoko's early substitution against Leicester City on Sunday.
The FA Cup semi-final draw was made on Sunday evening after it was confirmed that the final four of this year's competition will be made up of four Premier League teams; three of the top six and a relegation struggler.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is on the cusp of an emotional return to the Premier League. The former Leicester City boss is on the verge of agreeing terms with Stoke City.
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland has reportedly set his sights on joining Liverpool, once he ends his association with Mark Hughes' side.
Stoke City are reportedly looking at the possibility of recruiting Tony Pulis for a third spell. The Potters have endured a poor run under Mark Hughes, and they are currently ahead of the drop zone by a solitary point.
When Josh Tymon rejected Hull City in favour of a five-year contract at Stoke City, Hull's club management were up in arms. Understandably so, as they may have lost one of the brightest young English defensive talents in a decade.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that Alvaro Morata escaped a serious hamstring injury after he was substituted early in the 1-0 Premier League defeat to Manchester City.
Stoke City head coach Mark Hughes has heaped praise on Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma, who has impressed in the early stages of the Premier League campaign.
Chelsea visit Stoke City in the Premier League later this afternoon. The Blues are unbeaten since the opening day defeat to Burnley, and they will be looking to maintain the run against Mark Hughes' side, who have impressed at the Bet365 Stadium this season.