Why Chelsea defender Rudiger has been frozen out by manager Conte

Why Chelsea defender Rudiger has been frozen out by manager Conte

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte left out Antonio Rudiger for his side’s 3-2 win at Southampton as punishment for his tactical criticism of his side’s collapse at Stamford Bridge last weekend against West Ham United. The Germany international, 25, had been one of Chelsea’s top performers before he was left out of Saturday’s comeback victory, withRead more about Why Chelsea defender Rudiger has been frozen out by manager Conte[…]

Furious Zidane blasts ‘robbery’ claims and bemoans ‘anti-Real Madrid’ critics

Furious Zidane blasts ‘robbery’ claims and bemoans ‘anti-Real Madrid’ critics

Zinedine Zidane has angrily attacked claims of a “Real Madrid robbery” in their dramatic and controversial Champions League quarter-final victory over Juventus on Wednesday night. The Blancos were given a stoppage-time penalty that has divided football fans over whether it was deserved, which Cristiano Ronaldo scored following Gianluigi Buffon’s red card for protesting the decision.Read more about Furious Zidane blasts ‘robbery’ claims and bemoans ‘anti-Real Madrid’ critics[…]

Suarez and Coutinho see Barcelona to La Liga history

Suarez and Coutinho see Barcelona to La Liga history

Barcelona have made La Liga history, with a 2-1 victory over Valencia seeing them stretch their record-breaking unbeaten run to 39 games. Ernesto Valverde’s side entered the meeting with Los Che having matched the historic sequence of Real Sociedad’s legendary side who went 38 matches without a defeat in 1979 and 1980. Barca’s class ofRead more about Suarez and Coutinho see Barcelona to La Liga history[…]

New Xavi? Verratti’s stagnation shows PSG should have sold him to Barcelona

New Xavi? Verratti’s stagnation shows PSG should have sold him to Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain may have their Ligue 1 title back, closing it out courtesy of a remarkable 7-1 victory over Monaco on Sunday evening, but all is not well at the Parc des Princes club. Domestic domination is one thing but following the type of investment that owners QSI made last summer in brining Neymar andRead more about New Xavi? Verratti’s stagnation shows PSG should have sold him to Barcelona[…]

Pogba & Sanchez places under threat for semi-final as Mourinho promises changes

Pogba & Sanchez places under threat for semi-final as Mourinho promises changes

Jose Mourinho has warned the likes of Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez that they could lose their places for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham as he gets set to make changes on Wednesday against Bournemouth. The high-profile pair were among a number of players who turned in disappointing displays in Sunday’s lifeless 1-0 homeRead more about Pogba & Sanchez places under threat for semi-final as Mourinho promises changes[…]

Guardiola: I knew Man City would win the title in September

Guardiola: I knew Man City would win the title in September

Pep Guardiola claims to have known that Manchester City would be crowned Premier League champions since seeing them beat Chelsea in September. The Catalan coach saw his side state their intentions early on in 2017/18 , with a 1-1 draw at home to Everton in August followed by a 20-match winning run in all competitions.Read more about Guardiola: I knew Man City would win the title in September[…]

Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third

Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third

Mauro Icardi put in a wonderful display as Inter moved up into third place in Serie A with a dominant 4-0 victory over Cagliari at San Siro. The Argentine looked sharp from the off on Tuesday, inspiring Inter from the front as Luciano Spalletti’s side made light work of the Sardinians. Having twice gone closeRead more about Inter 4 Cagliari 0: Icardi shines as Nerazzurri climb to third[…]

Unbeaten Barcelona set another La Liga record with Celta draw

Unbeaten Barcelona set another La Liga record with Celta draw

Barcelona have set a new La Liga record for the longest unbeaten start in league history. The Blaugrana drew 2-2 at Celta Vigo on Tuesday, as Ousmane Dembele and Paco Alcacer netted for the visitors. The draw took Barcelona’s unbeaten run to begin the 2017-18 season to 33 games, with Ernesto Valverde’s men winning 25Read more about Unbeaten Barcelona set another La Liga record with Celta draw[…]

Better late than never as Valverde finally learns Barca rotation lesson

Better late than never as Valverde finally learns Barca rotation lesson

Lessons learned by Barcelona and an unbeaten run intact. Coach Ernesto Valverde has been criticised for a lack of rotation, especially in light of last week’s collapse in Italy, but the 54-year-old shuffled his pack away to Celta Vigo. Valverde has picked the same side for most of the season and his team looked tiredRead more about Better late than never as Valverde finally learns Barca rotation lesson[…]