And a bit of early transfer news, on the last Friday before Monday’s increasingly distasteful cash frenzy. Rhian Brewster’s long-speculated over move to Sheffield United is set to finally happen, for £23.5m. Just the boost the Blades need?
Morning everyone. Here to prep you up for another weekend of huddling round laptops, trying to remember log-in codes and praying that our clubs’ livestreams don’t cut out at inopportune moments. Or just watching whatever’s on Sky/BT. We have a full Premier League programme spread out over the weekend, starting with Chelsea v Palace tomorrow lunchtime and concluding when in-form Villa face in-form Liverpool on Sunday night.
We’ve also got yesterday’s League Cup and Women’s FA Cup action as well as the Champions League draw to chew over. And more balls will be tumbling out of bowls at midday when the Europa League draw is made and we get to find out what Arsenal, Tottenham, Celtic and Rangers will be doing with their Thursdays until Christmas.
To start us off, here’s some transfer news: West Ham have bolstered their back line with the £5m signing of the Czech Republic right-back Vladimir Coufal from Slavia Prague. The defender joins on a three-year deal. Jacob Steinberg has the full story.
And here’s 10 things to look out for this weekend, to get us in the mood: