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Month: Feb 2018

Draw kings Chippa welcome Pirates to Port Elizabeth

Draw kings Chippa welcome Pirates to Port Elizabeth

Chippa United will look to break their run of draws in the Absa Premiership when they host Orlando Pirates at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on 25 February 2018, kick-off at 15h30. Chippa were held 0-0 away to Baroka FC on February 17, their fifth successive draw (and a sixth game unbeaten in their current run). The Eastern Cape side has recorded 12 draws from their 21 league matches this season. The Chilli Boys have claimed 15 points from 11 home…

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Chiefs look to continue unbeaten run

Chiefs look to continue unbeaten run

Kaizer Chiefs will look to continue their unbeaten run in the Absa Premiership when they host Cape Town City at FNB Stadium on 17 February 2018, kick-off at 20h15. Chiefs extended their unbeaten streak in the league to seven matches with a 1-1 draw away to Bidvest Wits on February 3. The Soweto side has claimed 15 points from a possible 21 and conceded just three goals in the sequence. The Amakhosi have claimed just 11 points from nine home…

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Chelsea look to get back on track

Chelsea look to get back on track

Chelsea will look to get back on track in the Premier League when they host West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on Monday, 12 February 2018, kick-off at 22h00 CAT. Chelsea comes into the game in the midst of a crisis, having lost three of their last four matches across all competitions – including back-to-back league defeats to Bournemouth (0-3) and Watford (1-4). The shocking dip in form has seen the Blues drop to fourth place on the Premier League…

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Man City, Leicester clash underscored by Riyad Mahrez’s absence

Man City, Leicester clash underscored by Riyad Mahrez’s absence

The Premier League clash between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, 10 February 2018, will be underscored by the absence of Riyad Mahrez. The mercurial Algerian attacker was on the verge of joining Man City from the Foxes at the end of last month, but the transfer window snapped shut with Leicester having rejected a big-money offer for the player. Mahrez has skipped training ever since and is reportedly depressed at his inability to leave…

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Man United target three points at St James’ Park

Man United target three points at St James’ Park

Manchester United will target a three-point haul when they take on hosts Newcastle United in a Premier League clash at St James’ Park on Sunday, 11 February 2018, kick-off at 16h15 CAT. Man United come into the encounter having returned to winning form last weekend by defeating Huddersfield Town 2-0 at home, a match which featured a first goal for the club by new signing Alexis Sanchez. One of the interesting aspects to look out for ahead of this match…

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Sundowns take major stride toward the title

Sundowns take major stride toward the title

The weekend’s round of Absa Premiership results saw Mamelodi Sundowns take another major stride toward the title, while bottom-of-the-log Platinum Stars showed real fight to claim an away draw. The round got underway with the headline result on Friday night at Athlone Stadium, as Mamelodi Sundowns claimed a 1-0 win away to title challengers Cape Town City. Khama Billiat’s brilliantly-executed goal early in the second half saw the Brazilians open up a seven-point lead at the top of the log….

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