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Liverpool, Chelsea draw a blank while Newcastle held by Crystal Palace

Liverpool and Chelsea drew 0-0 at Anfield in a tie that brought two struggling sides in the Premier League.

Chelsea had an early goal from Kai Havertz ruled out for offside, as they controlled the first half and gave Liverpool’s defense constant problems with high crosses into the penalty area.

The second half was more even, but neither side really deserved to take all three points as Mykhailo Mudryk made his debut for Chelsea.

“Overall, a positive day, other than the fact we wanted three points. We’ve had a tough period but the group has stayed together and remains calm,” commented Chelsea coach Graham Potter after the final whistle.

Newcastle move third after Eddie Howe’s side, who were without Bruno Guimaraes, were held to a 0-0 draw away to Crystal Palace, whose goalkeeper Vicente Guaita made seven saves.

Leicester City and Brighton drew an entertaining game 2-2, with Brighton’s Even Ferguson scoring an 88th-minute goal to salvage a point for Brighton, whose 27th-minute lead, thanks to Kaoru Mitoma’s impressive strike, was overturned by goals from Mark Albrighton in the 38th minute and a 63rd-minute effort from Hervey Barnes.

Leicester will be disappointed with a draw, but it ends a four-game losing streak.

Jarrod Bowen scored twice to end West Ham’s seven-game winless run with a 2-0 win at home to Everton.

The result piles further pressure on Everton coach Frank Lampard, whose side are rooted second from bottom.

Southampton’s brief recovery was ended by a 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa, who took the points thanks to Ollie Watkins’ 77th-minute header, which came shortly after James Ward Prowse’s deflected effort, that would have put Southampton ahead, was ruled out by the VAR.

Sam Surridge’s 83rd-minute goal denied former club Bournemouth a win at home to Nottingham Forest. Jaidon Anthony had given Bournemouth a 28th-minute lead, but Sturridge’s goal left Bournemouth in the bottom three.

Syinix to give away free English Premier League tickets

Did you cry when Messi raised the trophy after the penalty shootout during the recently ended World Cup in Qatar?

If the answer is yes, then you have tasted the magic of football. It has nothing to do with nationality, nor with age. It makes the generation gaps disappear, and it reminds us of youth and devotion.

There was Hugo Lloris, the French goalkeeper who made it to the final and gave an outstanding performance, Croatia’s Luka Modric who finished third after a superb performance on the left flank, and Hakeem Ziyech, who led the fiirst African team, Morocco, to the semi-finals.

Luckily after the World Cup, our attention quickly turns to the resumption of the current English Premier League season.

Premier League fans know the Leicester City Football Club. It is an exciting team that won the Premier League in 2015 – one of only seven clubs to win the title – and the FA Cup title (the club’s first) in 2021.

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This season, Leicester City has been hit by a string of injuries affecting their performance and results, but with the return of Daniel Amartey, Nampalys Mendy, Wilfred Ndidi and other players, the Foxes are still a team to watch.

As the official brand partner of Leicester, Syinix has always been confident about Leicester City’s ability to entertain and deliver.

Bin Xing, the global chief brand officer of Syinix, said in an interview with the media on Jan 9, 2023, said: “I am a super Premier League fan. We are deeply touched by the confidence, tenacity and unyielding spirit of Leicester City, that is why Syinix chose to cooperate with Leicester City. This year is the third year of our cooperation with the Leicester City.

“In order to reward our fans, Syinix will give away some tickets to allow African fans to continue to experience the passion of football in the  Premier League.”

Syinix is a leading player in the home appliance industry. In just a few years since its establishment, it has become the first Android TV brand in Africa.

Guided by the brand idea of “quality and innovation”, Syinix aims to provide consumers with higher quality home appliances and a more convenient lifestyle, and is currently working towards the goal of becoming the first home appliance brand in Africa.

Syinix’s other products include air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, electric fans, kettles, etc. Its world’s first Swallow Maker cooker, which was launched in 2022, has achieved great success in Nigeria.

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Prizes: Five tickets to watch the Premier League
Rules: Select a slogan that best fits the Syinix brand best and share it here.
Campaign date: Jan 9-21, 2023

Italian football icon Gianluca Vialli dies aged 58

Former Italy and Chelsea forward Gianluca Vialli has died aged 58 after a long fight with pancreatic cancer.

Vialli was diagnosed with the disease for a second time in 2021, after first being treated for the same ailment in 2017.

The deceased left his back-room role with Italy in December with the need to seek medical attention.

During his hay days, Vialli played for Cremonese, Sampdoria and Juventus in the 1980s and 1990s before joining Chelsea in 1996.

Vialli became player-manager of the Blues in 1998 following the departure of Ruud Gullit. He went ahead to guide Chelsea win the League Cup, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and UEFA Super Cup that year.

Vialli hanged his boots in the 1998-99 season to fully focus on management. Chelsea won the FA Cup and Charity Shield in 2000 under his tutelage before he was fired in the 2000-01 season.

Vialli had 59 caps for Italy and scored 16 goals in the process. He was lately the national side’s head of delegation. He witnessed Italy win Euro 2020 after edging England at Wembley in July 2021.

Following his demise, the Italian Football Federation has announced that all this weekend’s matches will be preceded by a minute’s silence to honour Vialli’s life.

Shortly after captaining Juventus to Champions League glory, Vialli joined Chelsea in the summer of 1996.

Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly and co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali said in a statement: “This is truly an awful day for Chelsea Football Club. Gianluca’s legend will live on at Stamford Bridge. His impact as a player, a coach and most importantly as a person, will be forever written across our club’s history.”

Juventus: Such an intense sense of loss

“We have always been with you, Gianluca,” a statement read on Juventus’ official website. It continued: “Ever since you arrived in 1992, when it was love at first sight.

“We loved everything about you, absolutely everything – your smile, your being a star and leader at the same time, on the pitch and in the dressing room.”