London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Chelsea will kick off the festive period
on Friday with a potentially tricky fixture against West Ham United at
The Blues rebounded from defeat at Newcastle United with successive 2-0
victories over Hull and Stoke City to stay atop the Premier League table.
But a Boxing Day meeting with fourth-place West Ham awaits, and Chelsea could
be without one if its most creative players.
Eden Hazard was the subject of numerous vicious challenges against continue
Swansea, Wales (SportsNetwork.com) – Swansea City have completed the signing
of striker Nelson Oliveira on loan for the remainder of the season, the club
confirmed on Tuesday.
Oliveira, 23, will move to the Liberty Stadium from Portuguese side Benfica on
Capped 14 times for Portugal, the forward will bolster manager Garry Monk’s
attacking options with top striker Wilfried Bony set to depart to represent
the Ivory Coast in the upcoming African Cup of Nations.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Oliveira told the club’s official website.
London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – United States defender DeAndre Yedlin
will join Tottenham-Hotspur in January, the Premier League club confirmed on
Yedlin, 21, completed a transfer to the north London club from Seattle
Sounders FC back in August, but remained with Seattle through the completion
of the 2014 Major League Soccer season.
Yedlin has won 10 caps for the United States national team, bursting onto the
scene with some excellent performances during the World Cup in Brazil. Having
recently been continue
Leverkusen, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) – Bayer Leverkusen announced on Monday
that the club has agreed to a two-year contract extension with midfielder
Christoph Kramer, tying him to Leverkusen until June 2019.
The 23-year-old is spending this season on loan at Monchengladbach, where he
has appeared in 15 league matches, scoring two goals, while helping the side
to fourth place at the halfway point of the Bundesliga campaign.
But with interest growing from other European clubs, Kramer is expected to
return to Leverkusen this summer to compete for continue
Marseille, France (SportsNetwork.com) – Ligue 1 leaders Marseille extended
their lead atop the table to three points on Sunday with a 2-1 win over Lille
at the Stade Velodrome.
Coming off a 1-0 loss to Monaco in league play last time out, the Marseille
hoped to find its winning formula against Lille and create some breathing
space in the table following PSG’s draw with Montpellier on Saturday.
The home side grabbed the lead after 32 minutes thanks to an own goal from