'Massive Setback' Wenger reacts after Arsenal defeat - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his side has suffered a massive setback in their quest for the Barclays Premier League title, after suffering a 1-0 defeat against Stoke City at the Britannia on Saturday afternoon.
Just how good or bad is Tom Cleverley? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The international squads announced for the next week's round of international friendlies offered an opportunity to compare the merits of various squads. What doesn't show very favourably for England is that a midfield player of the quality of real Madrid's Isco cannot force himself into Spain's squad, whilst Tom Cleverley is, and always was going to be, in Roy Hodgson's selection.
What They Said: Rodgers hails Suarez' influence, Wenger on season-defining March - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For major part of the season, preventing Luis Suarez from scoring became a nightmare experience for the opposition defenders. Despite missing handful of league games in the beginning, the Uruguayan has netted 23 goals in 17 appearances.
Liverpool legend: van Persie reminds me of Torres under Hodgson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool legend and now Sky Sports football pundit Jamie Carragher says that the situation of Moyes is more-or-less similar to that of Liverpool under Roy Hodgson.
After taking charge of managerial hot-seat from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer, everybody expected that the journey won't be smooth for David Moyes, but frankly, very few had predicted it would be this bad.
No Champions League Money? No problem Man Utd have other ideas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are struggling horribly this season under new manager David Moyes. They are out of domestic cup competitions, title race and now even top four challenge seems a difficult task at the moment.
Manchester United: Van Persie let off the hook despite criticising teammates - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have decided against punishing striker Robin van Persie for his comments made in the aftermath of their poor 2-0 defeat away to Olympiakos last week, where he described the struggling champions as 'lousy'.
Disappointment for Dnipro as dismissal ruins chances - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A controversial red card swings in Spurs' favour to secure their place in the Europa League last 16, but what can be done to reduce seemingly unjust decision making?
Minutes into the second half and the Europa League game between Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Tottenham Hotspur is finally heating up, with Roman Zozulya putting one past Hugo Lloris to take the lead at White Hart Lane, doubling their aggregate and gaining the away goal.
The REAL reason why Arsenal failed to sign a striker in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal fans everywhere bemoaned Arsene Wenger's lack of activity in the January transfer window, with the majority wondering why on earth the Frenchman didn't bring in a striker to help Olivier Giroud and the inexperienced Yaya Sanogo up top.
Liverpool player has no future at Anfield says Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool could be one of the busiest clubs next summer, should they qualify for Champions League spot this season. That doesn't mean if they do not qualify this season, they won't spend next season, but with Champions League money coming in, there could be few ins and outs.
Chelsea: Courtois in a 'difficult' situation as Real Madrid rumours surface - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Thibaut Courtois has admitted that his current situation is proving to be 'difficult', with Real Madrid the latest team to show an interest in the Chelsea loan star.
Courtois, who is currently in his third season on loan at La Liga side Atletico Madrid, is unsure whether his long-term future is at Stamford Bridge, with Petr Cech still the Chelsea number one under Jose Mourinho.
Wenger pinning hopes on Mesut Ozil to deliver - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels that club's record signing midfielder Mesut Ozil is putting too much pressure on himself. With a price tag of Â£42.5m, hanging on his shoulders like an Albatross, he carries an extra amount of pressure with him, which has proved too heavy at times.
What They Said: Wenger echoes Mourinho's words, Moyes gets support from his player - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels that Liverpool have a great advantage in the title race as they don't have any side distractions.
For the first time in many years, Liverpool are mounting a challenge for the Champions League spot, but with just four points off the summit with 11 games to go, an outside shot at the Premier League title cannot be ruled out either.
Memo to David Moyes Drop van Persie and save your job! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Having one of your key players criticising your tactical acumen after a particularly difficult defeat, and you're in trouble. Having it as common knowledge that the player in question doesn't really rate you or your management techniques and you're in big trouble.
Lamela â€˜bait' may push Spurs ahead of Arsenal in chase for Super Mario - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Milan wants Super Mario
For a number of weeks now, the unlikely story of Arsenal pursuing Nilan's Mario Balotelli. Although seemingly outlandish at first, the rumours were given traction when Puma signed a mega-bucks deal on kit sponsorship with the Gunners.
Waste of Money The player Chelsea simply MUST sell this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Is this a break up? Well, it certainly should be. In any relationship there should be equal amounts of give and take. Despite probably genuine efforts to the contrary, this certainly hasn't been the case with the case with Chelsea and Fernando Torres however.
Mertesacker: True leader on the field â€“ with or without the captain's armband - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lukas Podolski may have had a great international scoring record for Germany. Mesut Ozil may have been the big-money, glory signing to set the pulses running, but most Arsenal fans will probably agree that the best German signing by Arsene Wenger was centre back Per Mertesacker.
Chelsea striker closing in on 'prefered' move to Inter Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's ageless hit-man, Samuel Eto'o, is edging closer to joining former club Inter Milan at the end of the season.
Eto'o, who previously admitted his desire to play for La Liga side Majorca once again, has now been linked with a moved back to the San Siro, with 'Corriere Dello Sport' revealing that the player's agent met with the Inter Milan sporting director in London on Wednesday.
Pellegrini eyes move for Manchester United and Liverpool target in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City, one of the title contenders this season, are planning to bolster their squad next summer and are keen interested in Porto's defensive midfielder Fernando, who is also a reported target of Manchester United and Liverpool.
'Footbe': Statistical football betting made easy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The world of footballing betting is wide and expansive; hard work for the seasoned pro, and a daunting abyss for beginners. Wouldn't it be great if all your football betting needs were catered for by one, all-encompassing app?
Chelsea and Man Utd not alone in race for Â£22m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City have reportedly joined both Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to sign Southampton's Luke Shaw, with the Premier League trio all desperate to snatch him up.
Shaw has burst onto the scene this year with a host of mature displays at the back for Southampton, with the 18-year-old mooted to be a dark horse in the race for a place in the England World Cup squad.
If Atletico Madrid are chasing Soldado, is Diego Costa bound for Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Roberto Soldado giving Spurs fans a thumbs up after beating Crystal Palace 1-0.
Roberto Soldado has not has the happiest of times at White Hart Lane. Althoguh a reular starter under Andre Villas-boas, his opportunities have been curtailed under the stewardship of Tim Sherwood, and the new manager has placed his faith in Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor â€“ and has been well rewarded for that faith.
Admiring managers watch another Terry 'tour de force' performance! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Under the guise of at least two â€“ if not three â€“ admiring managers, John terry turned in another performance of organisation, grit and determination last night against Galatasaray. He did of course err to allow the Turkish champions a second-half equaliser, but that to one side, he must have impressed each of those managers.
Should Scott Sinclair Start In The West Brom First Team? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
West Bromwich Albion sit in 17th place in the Premier League, just one point ahead of Sunderland after a disappointing 1-1 draw with Fulham. After the game Manchester City loanee Scott Sinclair expressed his displeasure at the club because he is not featuring regularly in the side.
PHOTO: Torres gives Chelsea priceless away goal vs Galatasaray - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea managed a 1-1 draw in their Champions League last 16 tie against Galatasaray tonight, with Fernando Torres giving the Blues a priceless away goal in Turkey.
The Spaniard pounced on Cesar Azpilicueta's inviting pullback on the ninth minute to put the Blues a goal to the good, and while Galatasaray scored a deserved equaliser throughAurelien Chedjou in the second half, Torres' early away goal keeps Chelsea in the driving seat ahead of the second leg on the 18th March.
Twitter Reacts to Joel Campbell's performance "Take a bow, You beauty" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Until yesterday, many hadn't heard the name of Arsenal player Joel Campbell. He joined the Gunners in 2011 as a low-key signing and was immediately sent back on loan. Since then, two-and-a-half years have passed, the player is seen nowhere near the vicinity of the Emirates.
Five Reasons Why Chelsea should sign Radamel Falcao next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Recently, The Guardian ran a story about how Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao could be on his way to Stamford Bridge as Jose Mourinho's star striker capture this summer. They could well be right, and here are five reasons why.
What They Said: Van Persie criticizes Moyes' tactics, Mourinho embroiled in war of words again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Last thing David Moyes is tensions within the dressing room and senior players voicing their frustrations. After yet another humiliating defeat at the hands of Olympiakos in the Champions League, Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has criticized the tactics of David Moyes.
Guillem Balague: Alvaro Morata WILL sign for Arsenal, if a fee can be agreed - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has finally agreed a move to Arsenal, according to Spanish journalistGuillem Balague.
Speaking on SkySports' Revista de La Liga on Tuesday night, Balague claimed that the 21-year-old attacker, who was linked with a move to Arsenal for almost the entirety of last month's winter transfer window, is set on a summer switch to North London, but that the move hinges on the clubs agreeing a fee.
Premier League Clubs Support â€˜Football v Homophobia' Campaign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and West Ham are among the first to join the â€˜Football v Homophobia' campaign, with the group hoping to gain support from at least 50% of professional clubs in England.
Liverpool targeting â‚¬30m Real Madrid ace to replace Steven Gerrard? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid midfielder Isco is reportedly a summer transfer target for Liverpool, who are looking to crank up their search for Steven Gerrard's long-term replacement.
Rumours of a potential Liverpool move for the Spaniard has reached the well-trained ears of both TuttoMercatoWeb and The Guardian, with both relaying that the 21-year-old is being lined up as Gerrard's potential successor.
Mourinho blames the media You should be embarrased - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It was coming really. After Jose Mourinho made a sensational comment about his strike force (albeit could have said jokingly) and further dropping hints on the Blues' long term transfer target Radamel Falcao, it became obvious that he will be asked to clarify the statements in his press conference.
Superstar Footballers and their Cars - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Things have changed quite a bit since the days of leather footballs and half-time oranges. Football's ascension into the economic stratosphere has heralded a complete makeover, transforming the game in every conceivable way, for better or for worse.
Liverpool star's future at Anfield is under huge threat - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger's future at Anfield is under huge threat as manager Brendan Rodgers questioned the player's ability to handle Premier League's physically imposing forwards.
Agger, who joined in 2006 from Brondby, is the second most senior player in the squad after Steven Gerrard, but that hasn't earned him automatic selection in the first team, with Rodgers preferring Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho ahead of the Dane.
Arsenal star handed extended break by Arsene Wenger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has had a miserable past one week. The German superstar was heavily criticized by Arsenal fans and pundits for missing a penalty against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and was rested against Sunderland in the weekend.
Moyes considers Belgian defender as possible replacement of Vidic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager David Moyes will be handed a hefty transfer kitty in the summer to sculpt the squad according to his own taste. Despite the poor show in the Premier League, the Red Devil fans are highly supportive of their manager and understand that it is a long project, where the Scot deserves time and support.
England's Euro qualifying group should be a stroll - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It certainly should give the lie to any assertion that there's no easy qualification in modern international football. England's draw in the European Championships has offered Roy Hodgson what may be the easiest passage to a major tournament for many a long year.
Don't Believe The Hype: Beckham's MLS Team Is Destined To Fail - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Miami is widely and correctly regarded as the worst major sports market in the United States. Despite traditionally having hugely successful and highly envied sports franchises across the three biggest professional sports, in addition to college football, in the country, Miami's support for these teams has been shaky at best and dire at worst.
Inter Milan target summer swoop for â‚¬15m-rated Chelsea midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel could well be on the move this summer, with Inter Milan reportedly keen on taking the Nigerian international to Serie A.
According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the new Inter owner Erick Thohiris keen to splash the cash this summer, and continue to revamp the current squad, with Mikel firmly on the transfer agenda.
The Beauties and the Beasts: Superstar footballers and their cars - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Things have changed quite a bit since the days of leather footballs and half-time oranges. Football's ascension into the economic stratosphere has heralded a complete makeover, transforming the game in every conceivable way, for better or for worse.
Enzo Zidane accepts France call-up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Enzo Zidane, son of France legend Zinedine, has decided to accept a French under-19s call-up, with the 18-year-old taking another step towards emulating his illustrious father.
More commonly referred to as Enzo Fernandez, the attacking midfielder is one of four of Papa Zidane's boys currently in the Real Madrid youth setup, with brothersLuca, Theo, and Elyaz all playing in different age groups at the club.
John Obi Mikel has plenty of miles left on his clock at Chelsea yet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
To say it was a transfer mired in controversy is probably understating the convoluted process by which John Obi Mikel ended up at Stamford Bridge, finally signing for Chelsea after Manchester United thought that they had secured a deal to take the Nigerian teenager to Old Trafford from Lynn Oslo.
The shadow of van Gaal continues to haunt Tim Sherwood at Tottenham. - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a disappointing and dispiriting defeat to Norwich City at the weekend, Spurs' manager Tim Sherwood will not be comforted by the returning rumours linking Holland national coach Louis van Gaal with the manger's seat at White Hart Lane.
Arsenal: Was the Rosicky goal vs Sunderland better than Wilshere's effort? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal's 4-1 win over struggling Sunderland at the Emirates on Saturday kept the Gunners within touching distance of Premier League leaders Chelsea, with Tomas Rosicky's fine effort the pick of the goals.
Tottenham Eye Move for Â£16m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool were so close in landing him on the transfer day. Yet, they were so far. Reports emerged that the player had undergone medical, yet there was no deal signed. In the end, it turned out to be a futile trip to Ukraine for Ian Ayre and the medical team.
Chelsea: Why you sold Daniel Sturridge to Liverpool? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Even at the time, it seemed like an odd bit of business. Liverpool under new manager Brendan Rodgers were beginning to gain a bit of momentum as the Northern irishman sought to return the club to its former glories.
Manchester United should beware of Greeks apparently bearing gifts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's a caution that relates to the gift of a wooden horse to the besieged Trojans of Homeric fame that eventually led to their downfall. Manchester United visit Athens this week for a tie in the round of sixteen of the Champions League that was widely perceived as the easiest possible draw for the Old Trafford club of the teams that qualified from the group stages.
Not Fabregas Moyes plotting move for ex-Arsenal midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Two things are known to all â€“ first, Manchester United need a central midfielder in the summer and secondly, manager David Moyes will be handed a hefty transfer kitty to operate. Now, go and link with any central midfielder you want.
Manchester United ready to pay Â£250,000-a-week for Â£30m German midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United, irrespective of their league position this season, is expected to spend heavily next summer to bolster their squad. The Red Devils will be mainly focusing on improving the central midfield department, as it needs an immediate surgery.
PHOTO: Chelsea away kit 2014/15 leaked - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite being blue in every way, Chelsea have splashed yellow on their away shirts and goalie kits since the days 'Autoglass' were emblazoned across the front; and if the below images are legit, the Chelsea away kit 2014/15 is certainly in keeping.
PHOTO: Mesut Ozil meets fellow penalty sufferer, Dennis Bergkamp - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mesut Ozil may be having a tough time of it of late, but he still has plenty of time to get back on the horse, something former Gunners striker Dennis Bergkamp, an Arsenal stalwart of over 10 years, would strongly endorse.
Sanogo, the 'new Anelka,' could save Arsenal a fortune! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has declared that his young French striker, Yaya Sanogo, could be the new Anelka. It's high praise for the young player who was surprisingly thrown into the maelstrom of a game against Bayern Munich last week, but if Wenger thinks that highly of him, it probably explains why he was prepared to play him against the European champions.
Is Juan Antonio Pizzi The Right Man To Restore Valencia's Glory? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Five head coaches in a little over a year time is the kind of reality the Spanish football giants of Valencia CF have been facing lately. This season started with the team's former favourite Miroslav Djukic at the helm of the team, but although the former Serbian international had the ambition of challenging the dominance of Real Madrid and Barcelona, he failed to achieve any kind of success.
Top 5 Funny Photos of the Day: Wayne Rooney and John Terry feature - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all recorded victories on Saturday, with the title race still very much a three-horsed affair.
Yaya Toure grabbed the crucial winning goal for City with only twenty minutes remaining, while Chelsea left things rather late, with captain John Terry's dramatic 90th minute effort snatching all three points from a plucky Everton.
GIF: Arsenal and Liverpool target scores unbelievable goal for Hamburg - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Hamburg midfielderHakan Calhanoglu, who is said to have been a recent transfer target for both Arsenal and Liverpool, scored an absolutely blinding free-kick against German giants Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, with the effort being hailed as goal-of-the-season so far.
Wayne Rooney's New Contract: A Bittersweet Symphony For Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Late into Friday evening, pen was finally put to paper as Wayne Rooney committed his long term future to Manchester United. Even as the ink began to dry on what by all accounts is the most lucrative contract in Premier League today, a torrent of mixed emotions must have washed over the supporters of the club.
Chelsea vs Everton: Mourinho closing in on 90 games unbeaten - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's Chelsea vs Everton tomorrow afternoon at Stamford Bridge, and a win for the Blues would see them temporarily extend their lead at the top of the table. A win would also see Jose Mourinho, darling of the Blues faithful, extend his mind-boggling unbeaten domestic run at Stamford Bridge to a whopping 90 games.
Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will take on Everton on Saturday lunch time in the Premier League, where the Blues will be looking to maintain their impressive home record this season with another victory.
Not only do the Blues have not lost a single game at home this season but their record against Everton at the Stamford Bridge is equally terrific â€“ the Londoners are undefeated in their last 19 home matches against the Toffees in all competitions.
Euro 2016 Draw: The Big Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Welcome to Soccerlens' preview and upcoming coverage of Sunday's Euro 2016 draw, which will take place at 11:00 GMT in Nice, France.
With qualification for this summer's World Cup in Brazil all sorted, we can turn our attentions to the upcoming European Championships in France, with a whole host of international heavyweights awaiting this Sunday's gala event, which will determine the fate of the 55 teams spread through six seeded pots.
Arsenal: Four reasons why Mesut Ozil is misfiring - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Mesut Ã–zil arrived at theEmiratesin a blaze of glory in September of last year, there came with him a sense of optimism aroundArsenalthat this world class playmaker could be the missing ingredient that would bring a return to the glory days in North London.
Luis Suarez dreams of playing Champions League football with Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez dreams of playing in the Champions League with Liverpool, casting further doubt on a summer move away from Anfield.
The 26-year-old signed a new long term deal at the club last year, and despite continued links with the likes of Real Madrid, Suarez says he wants to remain on Merseyside and guide Liverpool into the top echelons of European football,
Possible Arsenal Starting Line-Up Against Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal will take on Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, where the Gunners will be looking to shake off their mid-week disappointment with a positive result in the Premier League.
VIDEO: Former Chelsea flop scores Europa League stunner for Porto - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Football's greatest enigma, Ricardo Quaresma, provided yet another example of his boundless talent last night, as he scored a sensational goal for Porto in their 2-2 Europa League draw against Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.
Chelsea: Mourinho may lure Â£30m Real Madrid prodigy to Stamford Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Cherry-picked when he was barely 18, Raphael Varane's path to the big time was quite something. Seen the film 'Goal 2â€²? Well, dumb that down a little and apply to a centre-back, and you have Varane's 2013.
The Transfer Lens: Ogbonna to Liverpool? Vertonghen to Manchester City? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Despite being a country mile away from any semblance of a transfer window, we at Soccerlens remain vigilant of any mutterings and murmurings, and with the Transfer Lens, we have the vehicle in which to dismantle and discuss any potential deals bubbling under the surface.
Bayern dominance of Gunners belies true tale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After the final whistle blew on events at the Emirates on Wednesday night, much of the talk was of how the Bayern Munich machine dominated Arsenal in their own back yard. Much chat was of the Bavarians 863 total passes compared with the Gunners 222 and a second half possession dominance of 88% would suggest the visitors had total control over their hosts.
The Psychology Of Caleb Porter - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's one of Caleb Porter's favorite topics of conversation: You'll talk about his tactics, he'll talk about hispsychology. You'll talk about the pretty play on the field, and he'll talk about getting his players' minds right off the field.
Chelsea's Courtois reignites feud with Liverpool star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's on loan keeper ThibautCourtoishas continued his war-of-words with fellow Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, with the 21-year-old accusing the Liverpool keeper of being disrespectful of his status as Belgian number one.
GIF: Szczesny gesture could spell even more trouble for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal keeper WojciechSzczesny may find that his red card against Bayern Munich was only the start of his problems, after the Polish international was caught making a rude hand gesture as he made his way off the pitch during Arsenal's 2-0 defeat at the Emirates.
Arsenal: Twitter Reacts to Ozil's performance "Coward, Disgrace, Pathetic" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League at the Emirates on Wednesday night. The Gunners went down to 10-men after goal-keeper Wojciech Szczesny was given the marching orders for a foul on Arjen Robben inside the penalty box.
What They Said: Wenger puts the blame on Robben, Fabregas says Mourinho should shut up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Having seen the chance of progressing to the quarter-finals in the Champions League obliterated by Bayern Munich last night (though the Gunners can still progress), Arsene Wenger has directed his rage towards Arjen Robben, while sympathised with Mesut Ozil for missing a penalty.
Manchester United push to the front of the queue for Â£23m Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The pre-transfer market skirmishing over Southampton left back Luke Shaw shows no signs of easing down. Whilst a couple of weeks ago rumours abounded that Chelsea were winning the fight to sign the player who was reportedly a boyhood Blues fan, now reports suggest that Manchester United are trying to muscle their way to the front of the queue.
Chelsea and Tottenham scouts following â‚¬25m-rated Florian Thauvin - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Included in the Guardian's top 10 most promising youngsters in the world this year, Marseille wingerFlorian Thauvinis certainly catching the eye.
According to reports emanating from France, both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have sent scouts to closely watch the 21-year-old, with the Premier League pair expected to be represented for Marseille's Ligue 1 game on Saturday.
Benitez accuses Mourinho: "You sold Chelsea's best player!" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has launched a veiled attack on Jose Mourinho, claiming that the now Portuguese did wrong by selling the Blues' best player of the last two years to Manchester United.
Arsenal player ratings vs Bayern Munich Brave Gunners Overrun - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal's Champions League dreams look all but over after a 2-0 home defeat to Bayern Munich, with goals from Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller sealing victory for Pep Guardiola's side.
WojciechSzczesny's first half red card was the game's turning point, with Arsenal having to spend the best part of an hour defending for their lives against a relentless Bayern, who poured forward with intent, grabbing two goals, and effectively ending the tie.
CONFIRMED: Arsenal vs Bayern Munich lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal take on Bayern Munich at the Emirates tonight in the first leg of their Champions League second round tie.
It will surely be the Gunners' biggest test of the season, with Bayern Munich currently in phenomenal form, with the current holders of the Champions League having only lost twice in their last 51 matches.
Manchester United: â‚¬15m fallen star set for Besiktas escape? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Shinji Kagawa's merry ride in Manchester has been nothing short of frustrating, for both player and fans worldwide, and it is looking increasingly likely that the Japanese international will soon be packing his bags for pastures new.
Will West Brom Struggle To Avoid Relegation? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
West Bromwich Albion sit just one place above the relegation zone, loitering above Sunderland on goal difference having played a game more and former manager Steve Clarke has come out and said that they may struggle to avoid relegation.
Liverpool join the race to sign Arsenal's Bacary Sagna in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reaped the rewards, so far, for fielding his trusted back four in most of the games this season. With Thomas Vermaelen almost certain to leave the club next summer, the only fly in the ointment remains for Wenger is the contract situation of star defender, Bacary Sagna.
Is the WWE coming to Toon, as Vince McMahon looks to buy Newcastle United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's a story rich in opportunities for puns, but I'll try to resist the temptation to indulge in such frippery. It will be difficult however when discussing the possibility of WWE owner and showman supreme Vince McMahon apparently beinginterested in buying Newcastle United from Mike Ashley.
Arsenal make contact with Loic Remy's representatives - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are in the hunt of a new striker in the summer. Many Gunners fan opine that they should sign a striker, albeit temporary, in the January transfer window.
The general feeling among the fans is that Arsenal will spend heavily on a top striker next summer, with players like Jackson Martinez, Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao have had been linked with the club.
Chelsea and Man City target to decide future 'in the next few hours' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
PSG dynamo Blaise Matuidi is reportedly on the verge of signing a new contract with PSG, putting paid to Chelsea and Manchester City's hopes of bringing the combative midfield operator to the Premier League.
Manchester City: Twitter reacts to Barcelona penalty incident - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City were beaten 2-0 by Spanish giants Barcelona tonight, with goals from Lionael Messi and Dani Alves all but securing the Catalan side's progression to the quarter finals of the Champions League.
Chelsea/Barcelona Best XI: How Mourinho fairs against Barca's 'worst team' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ok Jose, I'll bite.
The outspoken Chelsea boss has hit the headlines recently with his ill-advised attack on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, and now he has stoked the fires ahead of Barcelona's Champions League second round tie against Manchester City by claiming the Spanish giants are currently at their weakest point for 'many years',
"Of course by history Barcelona is the favourite, but this Barcelona, this season, is showing that it is not the same in previous years," Mourinho told ITV,
"Of course, they have [Lionel] Messi he is special and they have more than him.
What They Said: Mourinho on "worst" Barca side, Pellegrini claims City best in Manchester - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
You might love him. You might hate him. But, you simply cannot ignore him. Jose Mourinho loves to play the psychological game â€“ directly or indirectly.
Ahead of Manchester City's crucial Champions League tie with Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium, Mourinho reckons that City have a high chance of progressing to the next round, as he feels the current Blaugrana side is the "worst" team in many, many years.
Stat Attack: Why Arsenal should face Bayern Munich with BELIEF - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On the day before they take on European Champions Bayern Munich, there's reason for Gunners' fans to be optimistic. Of course their opponents are the reigning champions, and yes, they did win every trophy in their focus last year.
Arsenal vs Bayern Munich: Key Battles, Tweets and Predictions - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's almost that time again. The UEFA Champions League will hit this week with force not unlike an anvil, with Arsenal thrown into the deep end against current European champions and omnipotent German overlords Bayern Munich.
Possible Arsenal starting lineup against Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Champions league will return this week, with both Manchester City and Arsenal involved in blockbuster clashes with two of the world's most dangerous sides.
Both English sides face daunting tasks, with City to face Barcelona on Tuesday, while Arsene Wenger's high-flying Gunners will resume their fight with last year's second round vanquishers, Bayern Munich.
Wayne Rooney agrees Â£86m deal with Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United superstar Wayne Rooney will sign a Â£86â€Šmillion contract this week and will become the highest paid player in the Premier League history.
The 28-year-old has been one of the star performers for Manchester United this season, and the England striker will finally end speculation about his future by signing a new 5Â½-year deal worth about Â£300,0000 a week that will tie him to Old Trafford until June 2019.
Arsenal: Twitter reacts to Ozil's performance "A Class Act" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mesut Ozil received fair bit of criticism for his lackluster performances in the last few matches, but the German superstar was back in form again, as Arsenal earned a 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup tie yesterday.
Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge left 'Heartbroken' after FA Cup defeat to Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge was seen sitting on the ground, dejected as the Reds lost 2-1 at the hands of Arsenal in the FA Cup tie at the Emirates yesterday.
The England striker, who has been in tremendous form this season, missed two very good chances in the opening few minutes of the game and after the match wrote a simple message to share how he feels â€“ â€˜heart-broken'.
Javier Mascherano says he left Anfield with bad taste - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Liverpool midfield dynamo Javier Mascherano has finally broken his silence and revealed the true story behind the claims that he refused to play for the Reds against Manchester City in August 2010 before completing his move to Barcelona.
Micah Richards available for Â£8m in the summer should Liverpool go for him? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Many of the impressive elements of Liverpool's season have very much been about the front end of the squad, rather than the defence. Whilst Suarez, Sturridge et al have plundered goals aplenty, the defence has looked somewhat less than totally secure.
Revenge Accomplished Resilient Arsenal see off Liverpool in Style - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Yesterday's pulsating FA Cup tie between Arsenal and Liverpool saw the Gunners take revenge for their humiliating reverse at Anfield recently. Although the game was certainly not as one-sided as the previous encounter, Arsene Wenger will draw no little satisfaction from it.
Moyes Eyes Â£95m Move For German Trio - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With reported midfield targets Pogba and Vidal linked to new deals at Juventus, Manchester United's attention appears likely to be shifted to Germany to recruit the quality currently absent in their midfield engine room.
Manchester United keeping a close watch on Luka Modric - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Expect a massive summer for Manchester United next season, irrespective of the fact, they finish in top four or not.
David Moyes has had a turbulent first season at Manchester United thus far and although many fans are voicing their discontentment with his negative style, majority is willing to judge him over a considerable period of time, that too after given a hefty transfer war-chest.
Manchester United scout Porto's William Carvalho for the 12th time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to Portuguese newspaper 'A Bola', Manchester United have now scouted Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho a whopping 12 times, with David Moyes expected to follow up his obvious interest with a bid this summer.
Donadoni's Parma Challenging for European Spots - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Roberto Donadoni was quickly forgotten after his time as the Italian national team's coach. His selection for the 2008 EURO's included Antonio Cassano who's rebirth was still being questioned and there was little that Cassano or Donadoni could do when the eventual winners Spain knocked the Azzurri out on penalties.
Mario Balotelli: Should Arsenal dabble with football's 'Jekyll and Hyde' striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mario Balotelli. A surreal personification of the dreams the majority of youngsters play out in their heads on a nightly basis; namely a 'super-villain-esque' confidence, an extraordinary footballing ability, and a penchant for believing that the game has no superior.
Ex-Arsenal hero Cesc Fabregas was 'flattered' by Manchester United bids - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Arsenal skipper and Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas admits that he was 'flattered' by Manchester United's interest in him last summer.
Fabregas was one of the prime targets of Manchester United last summer as David Moyes wanted to make the Spaniard his marquee signing, but despite lodging two formal bids, couldn't lure the former Arsenal hero at the Old Trafford.
Possible Liverpool Starting Line-Up Against Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool will travel to North London to face Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup tie on Sunday, looking to end their Emirates jinx.
The Reds are buoyed by their recent Premier League results â€“ back to back victories against Arsenal and Fulham â€“ that has helped them consolidate their 4th position in the league and will travel to London with high expectations, as Brendan Rodgers said that the Reds are aiming to win the FA Cup this season.
Inter join the race to sign Manchester United defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Reports in the press this morning suggest that Patrice Evra may be in demand in Italy when his contract expires at Old Trafford this summer. It's been widely rumoured that the French full back would be part of the exodus of players moving on to make way for the new signings planned in Manchester United's squad overhaul.
Kagawa, Sahin, Gotze The Curse Of The Ex-Dortmund Players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the January transfer window finally picking up as the early pace-setters look to reinforce and those lagging behind attempt to inject some impetus into their ailing campaigns, there will doubtlessly be plenty of eyes on JÃ¼rgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund side.
Is the lack of a 'Plan B' denting Arsenal's goal threat? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
During the summer transfer market, many 'Gooner' fans were pressing Arsene Wenger to sign another striker to bolster the squad's attacking power. The Frenchman however seemed content to keep faith in what he had as a focal point of his attack.
Why Chelsea shouldn't sign Real Madrid's Sami Khedira - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to Spanish reports, Chelsea are back in for Real Madrid's central midfielderSami Khedira, with Jose Mourinho said to be interested in taking his former charge to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Arsenal Latest: Cazorla out of Liverpool clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal will face Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup tie at the Emirates on Sunday. The Gunners manager, Arsene Wenger, in the pre-match build-up, gave an update on team news, thoughts on title race and latest contract situation of right-back Bacary Sagna.
Man Utd: Twitter reacts to David Moyes' tactics vs Arsenal 'Dark Ages' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's 0-0 draw away to Arsenal has left their champions league ambitions hanging by a thread, with Liverpool's last grasp win at Fulham taking them 12 points clear of the champions in fourth place.
Suarez risks re-opening Evra race row I was charged without proof - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Just when we thought it is finally all over, done and dusted, it appears again, courtesy Luis Suarez. Who else?
The race row that saw all possible twists and turns resulting in Liverpool player getting banned, his image tarnished, but Suarez claims that although biting Branislav Ivanovic was a mistake but he has no regrets over the Patrice Evra race incident, which he described as "all false".
Millions of reasons why Manchester United fans should stay calm â€“ or should they? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Of course it's been a poor season in comparison to recent times, but let's be honest, Manchester United fans have had it pretty good for an awfully long time, and eventually even the Old Trafford trophy-machine was going to have a less than brilliant season eventually.
Chelsea's pursuit of Â£35m star could mean Torres exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
During the January transfer window, pundits curious as to why Chelsea were not pursuing a top-class striker to fill the gaping hole in their squad had their questions on the subject parried by Jose Mourinho saying that in the summer the plan would become clear.
How Much Longer Will Manchester United Stick With David Moyes? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's an age-old football debate. Does a manager need time, or does time take all managers?
Some say that a boss needs time to implement his regime, win respect, and build a culture. Others say that as time passes, players get comfortable, stop listening to the manager, and work rate goes down.
Why Juan Mata failed to make the difference against Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A few nice touches, and the occasional interesting glimmer is all we saw from Juan Mata yesterday at the Emirates. Manchester United's record signing failed to make a meaningful impression against Arsenal, and was hauled off at the 75th minute mark as David Moyes attempted to inject a little more vigour into his side.
Manchester United's revenue up, but their league position is down. Which is more important to the Glaziers? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have reported an increase in revenues of some 11.6% for the second quarter of the club's financial year. Despite United declaring that its income had been boosted by strong growth in commercial and broadcasting sales however, fans will not be too impressed by the data as the Reds remain in an unimpressive mid table position and in serious danger of missing out on Champions' League football for next season.
Arsenal: Will the 'real' Mesut Ozil Turn Up? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As Arsenal prepare to face Manchester United at the Emirates tomorrow in what will surely be one of the most pivotal games of their season, one question beckons. "Will the 'real' Mesut Ozil turn up?"
When the German midfielder joined from Real Madrid just before the end of the summer transfer window, it was heralded as an outtanding piece of business by Arsene Wenger, plunging for a player that Jose Mourinho has described as the best midfield player in the world.
PHOTO: Arsenal star writes heartfelt message to the German legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski is not just one heck of a class player, but also the Germany international is fast becoming a popular figure in North London.
Ahead of the Gunners' crunch Premier League tie with Manchester United on Wednesday, Podolski has shown his affection by encrypting a message into his boots in support of F1 legend and fellow German, Michael Schumacher.
Neymar fitness boost for Barca as City tie looms - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City go into the home game tonight knowing that, after Chelsea's stumbling draw at the Hawthorns, unless Arsenal beat Manchester United, a win would take them back to the top of the pile ahead of the break in league action for the FA Cup.
Possible Liverpool Starting Line-Up Against Fulham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool will take on Fulham at the Craven on Wednesday night looking to consolidate their fourth position and close the gap with other rivals in the Premier League.
The Reds are heading into this match on the back of an emphatic 5-1 victory over Arsenal and manager Brendan Rodgers will be further boosted by the return of defensive duo of Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson.
Can Thievy Save West Brom's Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
West Bromwich Albion only made on piece of business during the January transfer window bringing in French under 21 striker Thievy Bifouma on loan with a view to permanent transfer from Espanyol. But what kind of impact can he have at the club and can he save Albion's season?
The Pitfalls of Foreign Coaches At The World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
You could say that Choi Kang-Hee had a crisis of confidence, but that wouldn't be quite right Choi never had any confidence to begin with. Time and time again in 2011, the South Korean FA came to Choi asking him to taking over the national team.
Is Moyes's tactical approach to blame for United's poor performances? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As if the result against Fulham on Sunday wasn't galling enough for Manchester United supporters, hearing the opposition manager and a novice opponent voicing the same criticism that many of them have been hurling at manager David Moyes for most of the season, really is rubbing salt into very open wounds.
Manchester United style likened to Conference as Moyes feels the 'Burn' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United' 2-2 draw with Fulham on Sunday was, as David Moyes put it, 'as bad as it gets', with the Cottagers' Dan Burn rubbing salt into the wound by claiming United's style of play was akin to Conference-level football.
Arsenal join the race for Â£40m Manchester City target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have reportedly joined in the hunt for Porto defenderEliaquim Mangala, with the Gunners looking to beat title rivals Manchester City to the Frenchman this summer.
Mangala, who is said to have a buyout clause of around Â£40m, was strongly linked with a move to Man City in January, and despite a move failing to materialise, the 22-year-old is set to take centre stage this summer, with Portuguese newspaper 'A Bola' claiming that Arsenal are now showing interest in the defender.
Arsenal duo set for summer exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal pairBacary Sagna and Lukasz Fabianski are reportedly set to leave the Emirates in the summer, with the defensive duo rejecting contract extensions to stay at the club.
The Gunners, who were hammered 5-1 by Liverpool on the weekend, are to lose both Sagna and Fabianski for nothing in summer, according to the Daily Star, with both players' contracts set to expire come the end of the season.
'2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' game set for April release - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With 121 days still to go before the start of the World Cup, EA Sports have announced the impending arrival of the official '2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil' video game, with fans able to get their teeth into the action as soon as April.
Is Tim Sherwood facing the inevitable sack at Spurs? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It seems a weird thing to say, I know. Here's a guy that has taken over the reins at a club where another Andre Villas-Boas 'project' had broken down. Not only has he revitalised the club's fortunes by getting the enigmatic Adebayor back into the team and firing goals, he's also got Spurs back to the edge of Champions' League qualification.
PSG tie up Ligue 1 and can now concentrate on Champions' League glory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Last night saw PSG travel to the French riviera to tie up their Ligue 1 campaign. Five points clear of Claudio Ranieir's Monaco, with only fresh air in third place, it was a game that the home team simply had to win if they were to keep a realistic hope of hauling in the the richest club in France.
David Moyes and the frustration of managing Manchester United's crisis season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David Moyes at the game against Norwich City
Unless he wins the lottery, but loses his ticket, it's difficult to see how David Moyes's luck can get much worse. Of course others will say,with United fans among them, that luck has very little to do with it, and that as time goes by it seems more and more like Moyes may not be the man for the job at Old Trafford.
AC Milan Slump in Defeat Against Napoli - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For about three minutes at the San Paolo, Seedorf's vision for AC Milan seemed to have clicked into place. With Kaka and Honda unable to start it was the new signing Adel Taarabt the man who had always won on his debut who put Milan ahead with a low curled shot around Reina.
Mourinho creates Hazard's 'garden of Eden' at Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer, he inherited a team with some outstanding talents, but the difference between a good coach and and an exceptional one is the ability to turn outstanding players into truly exceptional ones.
Are Arsenal 'gunner' come back against Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For the second time this season, Arsenal have visited a title rival and come away after a sound beating with their tails tucked humiliatingly between their legs. After a sobering defeat at Eastlands against title favourites Manchester City, Saturday lunchtime saw them suffer a similar experience against Liverpool.
Former Arsenal flop lashes out at Wenger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Arsenal attacker Gervinho has slammed Arsene Wenger for sapping his confidence through extended periods on the bench during his two year stay in North London.
The Ivory Coast international, who signed for Serie A side Roma last summer for â‚¬8m, is enjoying a new lease of life under new boss Rudi Garcia, and has clearly highlighted the difference between his experiences,
"The fundamental difference between the Roma and Arsenal is the coach,"Gervinho told 'Sports Ilustrated',
"Garcia here gives me confidence, I know that he believes in me.
Spurs legend: Radamel Falcao could still move to the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tottenham legend David Ginola has said that he expects the saga of Radamel Falcao to flare up again in the near future, with the Premier League still a highly desirable destination for the Colombian striker.
Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Newcastle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Fresh from their brilliant 1-0 win against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in the last match, the Blues will look to maintain the juggernaut, as they face Newcastle United on Saturday at the Stamford Bridge.
PSG will be back for Adnan Januzaj in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After an abortive early bid for the player was quickly rebuffed by Manchester United, PSG seem keen to renew their interest in the Old Trafford starlet Adnan Januzaj in the summer, and may seek to tempt David Moyes to part with his prodigious young talent with a mega-bucks offer.
After taking a beating at Real Madrid, what now for Atletico? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The midweek Copa del Rey beating that Atletico Madrid suffered at the hands of their city rivals in the Bernabeu was probably the first real jolt that they have had in a season that sees them sitting three points clear at the top of La Liga, ahead of both Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Will Messi or Ronaldo grab World Cup glory? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Pele did it on more than one occasion. Maradona had a great one, a mediocre one and then an embarrassing one. Johan Cruyff had a couple of really good ones, unveiled a 'turn' in one that still carries his name, but was ultimately unfulfilled.
Wing Wizards Wanted: Who can keep England's World Cup hopes airborn? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With just under 124 days until the 2014 World Cup kicks its first ball, England boss Roy Hodgson is faced with a familiar, almost traditional conundrum; an age old issue that threatens once more to undermine the quality and optimism in the Three Lions camp.
Is Rodgers right to rule Liverpool out of the title race? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has ruled out the possibility of his side winning the Premier League this season, claiming that the size and current state of his squad does not yet match up to likes of Manchester City and Chelsea in the race for the title.
Disgusting! Real Madrid's Pepe blows snot at Chelsea target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Diego Costa was at the centre of a hotly contested Copa del Rey clash between Atletico and Real Madrid last night, with Portuguese defender Pepe clearing his nose on the striker's face during Real's 3-0 win.
Vidic pointing the way 'outta' United and 'Inter' Milan this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David Moyes is reportedly organizing an overhaul of Manchester United's faltering squad over the summer months, and news reports today suggest that centre-back Nemanja Vidic may be one of those to departOld Trafford.
Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and the gift that keeps on 'tweeting' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Twitter adherents may be aware of the banter currently going on between Zlaten Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. It certainly doesn't appear to be a case of any real malice, but it would probably be accurate to call it a â€˜healthy rivalry.
How Much Will West Brom Miss Anelka If He Does Get Banned? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Nicholas Anelka has chosen to appeal his ban after he was charged by the Football Association over his quenelle gesture during a 3-3 draw against West Ham, in which he scored two goals. However if he does get banned just how much will West Bromwich Albion miss him?
Arsenal transfer shortlist: Which striker would be the best for the Gunners? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to reports, Arsenal have compiled a summer shortlist of potential striker signings, with Arsene Wenger ready to bring in a major name to placate restless Gunners fans, and to help take over their excellent form into next season.
Liverpool: Konoplyanka holds resentment over failed January move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ukrainian winger Yehven Konoplyanka has said that he feels some resentment over his failed move to Liverpool in January.
The 24-year-old was expected to make a deadline day move to Anfield from Ukrainian side FCDnipro, but the deal failed to materialse, and Konoplyanka feels a little bitter at the outcome,telling reporters (via Goal.
What They Said: Mourinho on title chances, Ex-Arsenal target on Man City project - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With a victory over Manchester City on Monday, Chelsea are now just two points behind London rivals Arsenal. For the first time in many years, we are witnessing a genuine three-horse title-race, excluding Manchester United.
Man Utd star on the verge of Inter Milan move report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic is reportedly moving closer to securing a summer move to Serie A side Inter Milan, and a deal may be agreed in the next few days.
Inter Milan had appeared as potential January suitors for the 32-year-old, but nowSilvia Vallini of Sky Italia has claimed thatthe Serie A side are almost certain to procure the centre-back in the summer.
The Klinsmann Revolution Requires Four More Years - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jurgen Klinsmann worked for ESPN as a pundit during the 2010 World Cup, and Klinsmann's charisma and easy nature made him a natural in front of the camera. When he talked about the tournament, especially Germany, he was good.
The Klinsmann Revolution Required Four More Years - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jurgen Klinsmann worked for ESPN as a pundit during the 2010 World Cup, and Klinsmann's charisma and easy nature made him a natural in front of the camera. When he talked about the tournament, especially Germany, he was good.
Fixture List Frenzy: Who has the best Premier League title run-in? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the Premier League title race arguably the closest we've seen for years, Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea are down to just fourteen games to show that they are worthy of winning the Premier League trophy.
No 'parking the bus' at City for Chelsea's first class coach! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Manchester City juggernaut was brought to a shuddeing halt last night as Chelsea ripped up the Eastland's club 100% home league record. Many had seen this game as a clash between the maverick goal-getters of City and the pragmatic approach of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.
Manchester United plotting summer move for 'new Patrick Vieira' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United are reportedly looking to kick-start their summer overhaul with a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.
The 21-year-old destroyer, who has been likened to former Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, is said to be high on the agenda for David Moyes, with the Metro reporting that the Scot sent scouts to watch the player during Sporting's 0-0 draw with Academica on Sunday.
Have Chelsea found their perfect midfield combination? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea' s magnificent 1-0 win at the Etihad last night really cannot be understated. To a man, the Blues were exceptional, and under tactical genius of Jose Mourinho, Chelsea arguably played their best 90 minutes since the early days of Carlo Ancelottiin 2010.
Chelsea Player Ratings vs Man City: Hazard and Cahill Superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad this evening, in what was arguably the game of the season so far.
Branislav Ivanovic's first half pile-driver was the difference between the sides, but the margin could have been even greater, with the Blues hitting the post three times in what was a counter-attacking masterclass from Jose Mourinho's men.
Arsenal: Imperfect January could spell disaster for Wenger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal's season so far has had all the security of a wire loop game. Gunners fans everywhere are preparing for the worst, as despite Wenger's steady hand, the Frenchman seems determined to avoid necessary precautions so as to avert disaster.
Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea visit the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in the crunch Premier League encounter at the top of the Premier League table on Monday night.
Manchester City have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the league, should they beat Chelsea, while the Blues would be looking to close the gap with the title rivals, after dropping points in midweek.
Manchester United: Van Persie summer exit to solve Rooney-Mata conundrum? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Losing to Stoke City on Saturday somewhat took the wind out of the sails of the much-heralded renaissance of Manchester United. And if that wasn't bad enough for United fans, Sunday newspapers are carrying a story that will only add to their depression.
Moyes's amazing swap deal proposal and who it involved! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Of course you never know the truth of it, but no-one seems to be offering up any denials. If it had happened, it may not have been the biggest deal in terms of money, but it would surely have been the biggest surprise.
Man City vs Chelsea: Between Strikers, Legend and Transformation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Living in central London has many perks, with the overwhelming rat race quietly offset by a number of extra-curricular outlets.
One of which is always having between 3-5 Premier League 'choices' every weekend, with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and Fulham all rolling out the show, as they have done since the beginning of our collective obsession.
Berbatov opts for French leave at Monaco - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Transfer deadline day always throws up a few unexpected moves. Injuries to players open the door to a few short-term signings giving others opportunities they perhaps weren't expecting. One example was Kevin Doyle's loan move to QPR battling at the top of the Championshp, from Wolves where he was struggling to get a game for the League One outfit.
Will the Gunners missing out on striker signing cost them? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal fans will be more than a little concerned at the relative lack of activity from their club during the January transfer window. Whilst the eleventh hour signing of Kim Kallstrom is of course a welcome addition to the squad, it's not really addressing what many feel to be the outstanding requirement.