Arsenal can't blame injuries for Liverpool demolition, says Leno

The goalkeeper had to pick the ball out of his net five times on Saturday, but says his team only have themselves to blame for their humiliation Arsenal cannot use injuries as an excuse for their 5-1 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool on Saturday, insists goalkeeper Bernd Leno....

Valverde: Messi's 'competitive spirit' his best attribute

The Barcelona boss heaped praise on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who leads La Liga in scoring and has his club top of the table Ernesto Valverde lauded the competitiveness of Lionel Messi as he named the Barcelona superstar’s finest asset.  Messi is regarded as one of the greatest...

Kante must focus on defending, insists Sarri

The World Cup winner scored the only goal as the Blues beat Crystal Palace on Sunday, moving his side five points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal N’Golo Kante’s priority is defending according to Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, despite the midfielder taking on a more forward role this season. The France international...

Emery happy as Arsenal return to winning ways despite wobbles in Fulham victory

The Gunners bounced back from their heavy defeat against Liverpool to go within two points of fourth-place Chelsea in the Premier League Arsenal manager Unai Emery felt his side were deserving of their 4-1 victory against Fulham, despite enduring some nervy moments in the New Year’s Day win at...

Van Dijk lauds 'scary' Liverpool trio of Salah, Firmino and Mane

The defender had nothing but praise for the attackers, who starred against Arsenal Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk heaped praise on “scary” attacking trio Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane as the Reds top the Premier League table. Salah, Firmino and Mane combined to lead high-flying Liverpool to...

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

Maurizio Sarri’s side know they will need to be on their toes when they face opponents who stunned Manchester City last weekend Crystal Palace host Chelsea at Selhurst Park on Saturday with the intention of causing another upset. Roy Hodgson’s side have been in good form lately and dealt...

Salah, Mane & Aubameyang named as finalists for CAF Player of the Year

The Liverpool duo will go up against the Gabonese star, as the Egypt international looks to retain his crown from the previous season Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been confirmed as the Player of the Year finalists at the 2018 CAF Awards. The prestigious honour, set...

Who is Kai Havertz? The ‘new Toni Kroos’ linked to Barca, Madrid & Bayern

The 19-year-old has been compared to some of Germany’s biggest stars, attracting the attention of Europe’s superpowers in the process Last weekend, a German midfielder drew rave reviews for a sensational performance that included an excellent ‘pre-assist’ pass which set his side on their way to a 3-1 win and...

Gabriel Jesus 'scarred' by goalless World Cup woes with Brazil

The Manchester City striker admits his struggles for domestic form this season can be traced back to a difficult showing for his country in Russia Gabriel Jesus has looked a little out of sorts this season, and the Manchester City striker admits he was left “scarred” by the struggles...

Solskjaer 'sure' he would accept Man Utd job on permanent basis

The Norwegian is in charge at Old Trafford on a temporary basis but has told chief executive Ed Woodward he would accept the manager’s job permanently Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he is “sure” he would agree to take the Manchester United manager’s job on a permanent basis if the...