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Fulham seeks £10m for Liverpool’s Harvey Elliot.


Liverpool recently sold Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United for somewhere close to the £20m mark..

Fulham are expected to demand £10m from Liverpool for young winger Harvey Elliott when the two clubs head to a tribunal on Tuesday.


Liverpool signed the 17-year-old in the summer of 2019 before he had signed a professional contract with Fulham, but the Cottagers are entitled to some compensation after being responsible for his development.

Liverpool offered to pay close to £750,000 to sign the then 16-year-old, but as noted by The Athletic, Fulham want closer to £10m for a player who is: their youngest ever player, Liverpool’s youngest ever starter and the youngest player in Premier League history.

Elliott is currently shining in the Championship with Blackburn Rovers, notching four goals and eight assists in 22 appearances, and he has been tipped to be a major part of the Liverpool setup upon his return to Anfield.


Fulham still feel as though a £10m would be daylight robbery. They felt that Elliott had the potential to blossom into a future superstar at Craven Cottage, and young England internationals have been known to sell for more than that figure.

Harvey Elliott’s case is set for a tribunal | Nicola Sua – AMA/Getty Images

For comparison, Liverpool recently sold Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United for somewhere close to the £20m mark, despite the fact that the striker had not made a single appearance in the Premier League at that point.

Whether Fulham will actually get that £10m is unknown, but given the record amount of compensation set by a tribunal stands at the £6.5m Liverpool were ordered to pay Burnley for Danny Ings, it’s not looking good.

Liverpool will definitely hope to avoid paying that kind of money. Jurgen Klopp was open about the Reds’ lack of transfer funds in January, which is why centre-back Ozan Kabak was only signed on an initial loan, and shelling out £10m might not sit well with club chiefs.


It’s a big case for both Liverpool and Fulham, but also for academies as a whole. There’s a perception that smaller teams are often short-changed in these situations, with most pointing to the mere £850,000 Exeter City were awarded from Chelsea’s purchase of Ethan Ampadu, who earned his first cap for Wales just months after joining the Blues.

Fulham have invested a considerable amount of money in their academy to obtain Category 1 status in 2012, but there are fears that those efforts could be undermined if a player like Elliott is only worth pocket change to a tribunal.



West Ham Utd pleads Tomas Soucek red card against Fulham.


Mike Dean opted to send the 25-year-old off after watching several replays of the incident on the pitch-side monitor.

In news that will come as a shock to no-one, West Ham have appealed Tomas Soucek’s questionable dismissal against Fulham on Saturday evening.

Following a VAR review, the Czech midfielder was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean in injury time of the 0-0 draw at Craven Cottage after a coming together with Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Replays showed the towering West Ham man had caught Mitrovic in the face with his elbow as he attempted to manoeuvre his arm into a different position, but the VAR Lee Mason recommended an on-field review.


Bizarrely, it seems the review was recommended because of Soucek’s clenched fist, with the suggestion that that somehow constituted violent conduct.

Mike Dean sends Tomas Soucek off | Pool/Getty Images

Never one to shy away from the limelight, Mike Dean opted to send the 25-year-old off after watching several replays of the incident on the pitch-side monitor.


Speaking as a pundit on Match of the Day on Saturday night, former Arsenal striker Ian Wright described the decision as ‘the worst he had ever seen’.

In a club statement released on Sunday, West Ham said: “West Ham United have submitted notice to The Football Association to appeal the red card Tomas Soucek was shown in Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Fulham.

“The Czech midfielder was sent off in added time at the end of the second half after coming into contact with Fulham forward Aleksandar Mitrović.


“Referee Mike Dean was asked to look at the incident on the pitch-side monitor by VAR official Lee Mason and decreed that the No28’s actions constituted violent conduct.

“The appeal against Souček’s red card will now be reviewed by an independent regulatory commission at the Football Association.”

If the appeal is successful, which – let’s be honest – seems highly likely, Soucek will be available for David Moyes’ side’s FA Cup fifth round tie against Manchester United on Tuesday.

If the ban is somehow upheld, the influential midfielder will miss that game, as well as the Premier League visits of Sheffield United and Tottenham to the London Stadium.


This is Mike Dean’s second questionable VAR-influenced red card decision in a matter of days, after he wrongly sent off Southampton’s Jan Bednarek against Man Utd at Old Trafford.

The Pole was dismissed after conceding a penalty despite not making any contact with Anthony Martial. That decision was successfully overturned.



Mike Dean’s red card decision to Tomas Soucek trigger reactions on Twitter.


That’s it. To quote every person ever – the game has officially gone.

Time of death: 97 minutes into West Ham United’s 0-0 draw with Fulham.

Rubbing Season 3 GIF by The Simpsons – Find & Share on GIPHYCause of death: Mike Dean, VAR and Tomas Soucek’s sad face.

In possibly the worst use and execution of the Video Assistant Referee in Premier League history, Dean opted to brandish a red card to the loveable Czech star, for accidentally brushing Aleksandar Mitrovic with his elbow as he attempted to make a bit of space for himself.


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Tottenham’s draw against Fulham gets Mourinho ‘yelling’


Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho was left hugely frustrated after seeing his side held to a 1-1 draw by Fulham and miss the chance to climb up to third in the Premier League.

Spurs took the lead midway through the first half as Harry Kane headed home a wonderful cross from Sergio Reguilon, but some sloppy finishing (and a fantastic showing from Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola) kept the visitors alive.


Spurs’ profligacy was punished late on as Ivan Cavaleiro responded with a header of his own, and Mourinho was left to field questions about Spurs’ failure to push on and see off yet another opponent.

“Not good enough, but good enough to win,” Mourinho said of Spurs’ performance (via football.london).


“Not good enough because I think we have to play better in a more consistent way, but good enough to create four or five big chances, good enough to give Hugo in a very quiet evening.
Good enough to win the game but not good enough because we have to play better than we did.

“I understand that in the first half we had chances to kill the game. Some of them are Areola’s responsibility. In the second half we had the biggest chance to kill the game but when you don’t do it you cannot concede goals the way we did do it.

“This is the same story basically since the beginning of the season. We can talk about not killing the game yes, we can speak about that, and today was a clear situation where we could and should have killed the game in the first half but then you go back to the goals that we concede and it’s not also easy to assimilate that.


“I think there are things [to do with the goals Spurs have conceded] that have to be with the characteristics of players. There are things that are difficult too. There are some things they have to do with organisation of the team, but other things they have to do with individual skills, individual ability, and its as simple as that.”

It was a performance which also left midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg frustrated, with the Dane questioning Spurs’ lack of bravery yet again.

“Very disappointing,” said Hojbjerg (via the Daily Mail). “We have to do better in a couple of aspects of the game. More bravery, more focus in terms of organising the team and being solid as a team.

“That doesn’t mean you have to stand in your own box and defend, it means the team is compact, the team is close to each other. I had a chance, I had to score. There are many details we have to do better.


“I’m happy there is a game in three days again so we can show a reaction, show we are better than this. We are ready to go again, and of course heads are high.

“There’s a long way to go. We’re still very ambitious. We’re still very solid and very hungry as a team. We’ll keep going.”



Final Score: Fulham 0-3 Arsenal


Game is over and the final score is Fulham 0-3 Arsenal. Willian and Gabriel shone as Mikel Arteta’s side swept to three points away at Fulham.

2020/2021 Premier League
Lacazette (8′)
Gabriel (49′)
Aubameyang (57′)

Match Events

0′ The match is about to start!

0′ KICK-OFF! Who can win this match?

7′ Odoi’s shot stopped

8′ GOAL! Fulham 0-1 Arsenal (Lacazette)

18′ Odoi’s cross too high

21′ Elneny’s shot blocked

27′ Willian’s free-kick hits the post

37′ CLOSE! Aubameyang’s attempt stopped

46′ Kebano’s free-kick cleared off

47′ Aubameyang’s cross blocked

49′ GOAL! Fulham 0-2 Arsenal (Gabriel)

55′ Yellow Card! Bellerin booked

57′ GOAL! Fulham 0-3 Arsenal (Aubameyang)

67′ Leno denies Mitrovic’s effort

73′ CHACNE! Xhaka’s shot blocked

78′ Aubameyang’s good chance blocked by Hector

79′ Subs! Ceballos replaces Xhaka

83′ Bellerin’s cross blocked on the box

86′ Subs! Nketiah in, Lacazette out



Fulham XI: D. Odoi, T. Cairney, T. Ream, N. Kebano, M. Hector, Ivan Cavaleiro, J. Bryan, J. Onomah, H. Reed, M. Rodák, A. Kamara

Subs: Le Marchand, Areola, Knockaert, C. Christie, B. De Cordova-Reid, Mitrovic, Anguissa

Arsenal XI: Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette, Leno, Xhaka, M.Elneny, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Tierney, Holding, Gabriel

Subs: Kolasinac, Macey, Pepe, Ceballos, Willock, Nketiah, Saka.


[4-0] Man City merrily trash Fulham..

…gabriel down a penalty

Manchester City breezed through to the FA Cup fifth round with a 4-0 win over 10-man Fulham at Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola made eight changes from the Premier League win at Sheffield United, but the promotion-chasing visitors never threatened to loosen City’s grip on the trophy they won emphatically with a 6-0 Wembley triumph over Watford in May.

Fulham’s task, already sizeable, was made practically impossible by the early dismissal of captain Tim Ream as he hauled Gabriel Jesus down for a penalty converted by Ilkay Gundogan.