Welcome to The Sportsman's LIVE football blog, where we will be bringing you all the biggest updates, plus quirkiest stories throughout the day. There will be plenty of reaction to last night's Premier League clash which saw Arsenal defeat West Ham United 2-0 to claim fourth spot from them. There will also be build-up to the remaining fixtures tonight as Chelsea and Liverpool are in action.
Stay with us you won't want to miss it.
That's all from us here at TheSportsman tonight but it's been an entertaining evening. We'll be back with more football news tomorrow ahead of a reduced weekend of football action.
Full-time Premier League Scores:
🔵 Chelsea 1 - 1 Everton ⚪️
🔴 Liverpool 3 - 1 Newcastle 🔵
Thunderbolt from the local boy!
WHAT A HIT!!!
🔴 What a night for #LFC!
✅ Broken a club record by scoring in 32 consecutive league & cup matches (Apr 1957 - Jan 1958)
✅ Won 2,000 top-flight matches.
✅ Mohamed Salah equals Jamie Vardy's consecutive games goal involvement record (15)
We love seeing this sort of stuff!
One more game to break Jamie Vardy's is record for consecutive!
A beauty of a strike from Jonjo Shelvey puts the Toon ahead!
Lets see if Liverpool can get ticks next to all these boxes at the end of the night...
⌧ They have equalled the club record of scoring in 31 consecutive league and cup matches, set from April 1957 to January 1958.
⌧ The Reds are one short of becoming the first team to win 2,000 top-flight matches.
⌧ Mohamed Salah can equal Jamie Vardy's record of scoring or setting up a goal in 15 successive Premier League appearances.
Dynamo Kiev's boss seems to think it's a done deal!
Not an easy draw for them either...
Euro 2020 final repeat on the cards...
👀 All to play for in Group B1 in the #UEFANationsLeague:
🇮🇪 Rep Ireland
Very competitive group!
With the Omicron Covid-19 variant causing havoc on football, is it time to have another circuit breaker?
Manchester United's dominance has planted them firmly at the top of the All-time Premier League table.
Atalanta have only gone and used the wrong skyline (Turin rather than Bergamo) for their festive Christmas kit.. awkward.
Dele Alli and James Maddison are both 25 years old, and yet both players' careers are heading in different trajectories. Read more below.
It's not just the UK getting disrupted by the Omicron variant.
Scotland legend Kenny Miller has joined Falkirk as Assistant Head Coach.
Yet another fixture postponed because of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.
Ipswich Town are set to appoint Manchester United first team coach Kieran McKenna as their new manager.
Jurgen Klopp has once again showcased his support for the Covid vaccination, backing up his comments in yesterday's press conference where he stated ""The whole vaccination thing is for me a question of solidarity, loyalty and togetherness Everyone at the training ground is at least double vaccinated and will get a booster as soon as possible."
This is up there with Steve McLaren during the England v Iceland match.
"I'm not too worried about this corner..."
If Haaland isn't in your top three strikers in the world right now then have a word with yourself. The stats don't lie.
🏟 74 games
⚽️ 76 goals
🅰️ 20 assists
⏰ directly involved in a goal every 63 minutes
21 years of age. 🤯
Chelsea are the latest team to report players who will be missing from their squad due to COVID-19 complications. They are set to play Everton tonight.
Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is ready to move on from the club in search of regular game time.
Reports now say that Leicester's home tie against Spurs has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak amongst both teams.
An update on the Premier League's top ten after this week's round of midweek action.
Bayer Leverkusen and Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick has continued his goalscoring form from Euro 2020 into the Bundesliga this season.
Patrik Schick has been 𝙁𝙀𝘼𝙎𝙏𝙄𝙉𝙂 since starring at the Euros this summer 💪
Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson is the latest star to feature on BT Sport's What I Wore series.
According to the Daily Mail, Fleetwood Town are going to follow in the footsteps of the City Football Group and Red Bull as owner Andy Pilley is eyeing up clubs in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa to create a network with the League One side.
Following Manchester City's 7-0 thumping over Leeds United, Kevin De Bruyne scored twice and looked more like the player we are used to seeing in the Premier League. And his return to form could not come at a better time.
Atalanta are releasing a shirt in time for their fixture against Roma, with the shirts going to auction after the game and the money going to charity, which is great, but fans are picking up on one small error...
The 'Bergamo' skyline depicted on the shirt is actually the skyline of Turin, which is over 180km's away. I'm sure Juventus and Torino fans will be thrilled.
41% of Chelsea's goals this season scored by players 22 and under came directly from the academy,
Stade Rennais' Martin Terrier left the field after 30 minutes in a Ligue 1 clash between Rennais and OGC Nice, something that football fans are becoming uncomfortably familiar with.
They captured it brilliantly to be fair.
Real Madrid are set to announce more first team players who have tested positive for Covid-19.
Lorenzo Insigne and Napoli are still yet to find an agreement over a new contract as the attacker's current deal expires in the summer.
“Toronto proposal? MLS experience like Del Piero could be a possibility - we will see after January 2”.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has called for this weekend's Premier League fixtures and next week's Carabao Cup ties to be postponed to allow clubs to deal with their Covid-19 outbreaks.
Brentford head coach Thomas Frank has asked the Premier League to postpone this weekend's fixtures to help 'break the chain' of Covid-19 outbreaks among Premier League teams. This comes after their clash against Man Utd was postponed on Tuesday night as well as 13 members of the Brentford players and staff testing positive in their latest round of testing.
Thomas Frank has revealed 13 players and staff have tested positive and the club and has called for all of this weekends fixture to be postponed
With a 2-0 victory over West Ham United on Wednesday night, Arsenal leapfrogged their opponents to move into the Premier League top four. Read our reaction below.