Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

08 October 2018 07:26
A call to get tougher on diving, Arsenal are turning up the volume and Everton’s biggest investments are coming goodDeclan Rice faces a big decision over his international future after once again being left out of the Republic of Ireland squad for the Nations League matches against Denmark and Wales as he ponders switching allegiances to England. The versatile 19-year-old – who qualifies for Ireland through his grandparents – already has three senior caps and represented them at several youth levels but remains eligible for the country of his birth under current Fifa regulations. He performed well in a defensive midfield role despite West Ham’s improved run of results coming to an end against Brighton on Friday and looks like the kind of player who could excel in Gareth Southgate’s young England side if given an opportunity. Manuel Pellegrini said Rice must take his time to decide but the best advice for him is to follow his heart. Ed Aarons Related: Lukaku wants Manchester United to ‘always play like that’ – but can they? Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian