Willian happy to stay put at Chelsea

Chelsea attacker Willian has dismissed speculation linking him with a potential move elsewhere during the January transfer window. The Brazil international has been regularly linked with a move to Manchester United since their failed approach for his services last summer.

Willian has been a regular off the substitutes’ bench in the Premier League, but he made most of his chance of Tuesday night as he contributed two assists and one goal in the 3-1 triumph over Huddersfield Town. Shortly after the game, the Brazilian was asked about his future beyond January, to which he replied: “I hope not! I’m happy here and the fans can be calm.
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Jupp Heynckes has selection dilemma at Hamburg

Jupp Heynckes doesn’t agree that he could have done without as many changes as he made for the recent league game away at Hamburg.

Five players who had featured in the previous European Cup match were left on the bench on the Hamburg trip and some new players were tried and while the result still turned out to be positive in the form of a 1-0 victory, it was not a dominating outing for Bayern by any stretch of imagination especially considering that the opposition had gone one man down in the first half itself.
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England reached 38 undefeated European Qualifiers with an injured squad

England secured their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification on October 5 after overcoming Slovenia with a final scoreboard of 1-0 with the only goal of the entire match being scored by Harry Kane at the 94th minute.

This victory was particularly important for the England national football team not only because it allows the team of Gareth Southgate to actually qualify for the upcoming worldwide competition but also because it was the 38thsuccessive undefeated qualifying match in the FIFA World Cup and in the European Championship.

This consecutive streak of unbeaten qualifying matches of England dated way back during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when England defeated Belarus 3-0 and from there on out they have managed to not sustain any defeats in their upcoming qualifying matches for any FIFA World Cup or European Championship which extended to 38 games in their recent victory over Slovenia.

It’s a very impressive accomplishment for England and to make it even more impressive, Gareth Southgate has recently talked about the condition of his squad as the English manager said that many of his own players have been performing in qualifying matches without actually deserving on earning their place in the first team but due to the amount of injuries, Southgate has no other option but to put those performers who aren’t as deserving as others. Read Full Post…

Champions League or bust

Looking to have a flutter on the Champion’s League? We’ve got you covered with this handy infographic that lets you know all the odds going in. From Group A to Group H, we’ve got the chances of them winning as the bookies see it. Manchester United’s looking good with a solid chance, helped in no small part by the great performance of Romelu Lukaku, could he be in the running for top goal scorer? Read Full Post…

Lemar Explains Rejecting £ 92 Million Move

Monaco winger Thomas Lemar says that he is extremely happy to remain at the French club after watching his £92 million move to Arsenal collapse on the transfer deadline day.

The French winger has been a target for Arsenal throughout the summer, but the Gunners did not make a solid bid until the transfer deadline day. Barcelona and Liverpool had been showing plenty of interest in the player throughout the summer, but it was the latter who came in with official offer. Liverpool came up with an offer valued at around £65 million, but it was rejected by Monaco. Read Full Post…

Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea are title favourites despite Matic exit

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho insists that Blues boss Antonio Conte can use the loss of Nemanja Matic as an excuse for failing to challenge for the Premier League.

The Serbia international made a surprise switch north earlier last month after United finalised a £40m fee with their west London counterparts.

Since then, Blues boss Antonio Conte has cited that he did not sanction the sale of Matic, and the midfielder’s departure is a great loss for the reigning champions. The Italian coach also felt that the Blues are in a transition phase, and they could struggle to retain the Premier League crown this term.

In response to Conte, Mourinho was in an unforgiving mood stressing that the Blues have sorted out their issue with the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko, who could be joined by Danny Drinkwater. The Special One also insisted that his former club have strengthened significantly this summer, and they are strong contenders to fight on all four fronts this campaign. Read Full Post…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to prolong his footballing career

Former Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to call quits on his playing career despite his recent release from Manchester United.

The 35-year-old celebrated a Europa League and EFL Cup double with the Red Devils last season while bagging 28 goals in the process.

The veteran striker initial had his doubters prior to his switch to the Premier League, but he proved everyone wrong after he made a robust start to maiden English campaign. At 35, most players would be eyeing a potential coaching role, but Ibrahimovic has managed to keep up his fitness to earn himself a regular role in the starting lineup.

Ibrahimovic sustained a double cruciate ligament damage during the Europa League quarter-finals against Anderlecht, and this eventually played a part in his release from Old Trafford. The big Swede underwent a successful surgery following the injury, but the club were not willing to wait for his recovery which could only be complete in January next year.

The former Paris Saint-Germain posted a picture on Instagram last week where he teased the fans with a video of him kicking the ball, and agent Mino Raiola hints that the veteran still has two years in him in European football, he said, via Metro:”Many clubs have asked for Zlatan. He can play two more years and will stay in Europe, 100%.” Read Full Post…


By going on a signing spree with the window yet to be officially opened, Manchester City have shown a lot of intent as to what they expect from their team and coach and to a large extent signalling to the rest of the Premier League of their desire to take next season by storm.

After joining the squad last summer, Guardiola was made to first work with the players he met on ground, at least to determine if they will fit into his long term plans and by a stretch it is safe to say the Spaniard ended the season with only a handful of them assured of inclusion come next season. Read Full Post…