REVEALED: How Chelsea's five defenders will line up against Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has named an unexpected lineup to play Atletico Madrid in tonight's crunch Champions League semi-final tie, with the Portuguese naming five defenders plus the hybrid David Luiz in the first XI.
CONFIRMED: Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea face La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid this evening, with a place in the Champions League final at stake.
The tie is delicately poised after the pair played out a 0-0 draw last week in the Spanish capital, and the Blues will be looking to keep up their good form of late with victory at Stamford Bridge, with Real Madrid already through to the showpiece final in Lisbon following their stunning 5-0 aggregate win over holders Real Madrid.
VIDEO: Was Chelsea's last semi-final goal the most dramatic of all time? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the second leg of Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid just around the corner, we thought it might be fun to highlight the last goal the Blues scored at this stage of the competition, and ask whether Chelsea fans have ever witnessed a more dramatic goal?
Does Marouane Fellaini have a future at Manchester United? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
As Manchester United look to wash their hands of David Moyes' 'legacy' for good, the bloodied stains of a torturous 10 month reign will remain impossible to scrub away the marks. Least of all in the coming months.
Tottenham approach Frank de Boer to take charge in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ajax boss Frank De Boer has been approached by Tottenham to take over as their manager in the summer.
Tottenham have endured a tough season in the Premier League after a shopping spree last summer but then manager Andre Villas Boas failed to live up to expectations to garnering a Champions League spot.
€35m Manchester United target coy on future talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United target and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus is coy on his future with the German club after refusing to confirm whether he has been offered a new deal.
The 24 year old who is a Manchester United target has two years left in his current deal with the Westfalenstadion club but Dortmund are prepared to offer the player a new contract which will keep him with the yellow and blacks till 2017.
PHOTO: Ronaldo celebrates after breaking Messi's UCL record - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldohas broken LionelMessi's all-time record for the most goals in a single Champions League season after notching his 15th and 16th goals against Bayern Munich last night.
Returning duo can drive Chelsea to Champions League final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Just over a week ago, it seemed that Chelsea's captain and defensive rock, John Terry, would be sitting out tonight's big game. A badly twisted ankle, sustained in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final away to Atletico Madrid was initially given a dispiriting prognosis.
Groundhog day for Guardiola as Real Madrid dismantle Bayern Munich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Finally, at long last, theMadridista'scan dare to believe. The last time Real Madrid were in the final of the Champions League they went on to lift the trophy. On last night's performance it would be hard to argue against the same feat occurring once again.
Mourinho: Chelsea deserved Champions League win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea boss reflects on the club's historic achievements in the Champions League over the past decade, ahead of the Blues' second leg semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid at the Stamford Bridge on wednesday night.
Liverpool to rival Manchester United in race for £55m Saints duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool suffered a huge blow in their quest to land Premier League title for the first time in 24 years, last Sunday, when they lost 2-0 against Chelsea at Anfield. Though the Merseyside giants can still win the league, but they don't have the control over their destiny anymore.
Liverpool face fight for €15m youngster after standout display for Inter Milan - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool target Mateo Kovacic might stay at Inter Milan in the summer after the player's agent claimed that the Nerazzurri have finally realized the Croatian's true value after his excellent display in the draw against Napoli on the weekend.
Legend phones €60m Man Utd target to lure him to Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane has reportedly phonedJuventus midfielder Paul Pogba in order to convince the Frenchman to join Los Blancos in the summer.
Pogba has received a phone call from Zidane where Zizou tried to convince him to move to Real Madrid, according to tomorrow France Football
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) April 28, 2014
We had reported last week that Pogba was flattered to be on the wishlist of Real and Manchester United, both of whom who are desperately trying to secure the services of the 21 year old dynamic midfielder.
Arsenal closing in to land long term target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for Inter Milan attacking midfielder Ricardo Alvarez few years back. Back in 2011-12, Palermo presidentMaurizio Zamparini claimed "At this moment he has already signed for the Gunners" while many websites even speculated he would be the perfect replacement of Cesc Fabregas at the North London club.
PSG still keen to land £300m Chelsea duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
French giants Paris Saint Germain are still interested in Chelsea duo Oscar and Hazard and according to L'Equipe, the Frenchnouveau riches consider them aspotential targets to reinforce their midfield.
PSG had registered their interest in both the Chelsea players earlier this season.
Three Key Changes Needed at Barcelona, and Fast! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the 2013-14 season all but mathematically over for FC Barcelona, everyone involved with the club knows they need to bounce back next season. Now that the transfer ban has been lifted temporarily, the management needs to analyse the current situation, and consider what needs an overhaul and what needs to be scrapped completely.
PHOTO: Liverpool stars show support to Dani Alves - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho posted a picture on Twitter eating banana alongside Luis Suarez, to show their support for racially abused Barcelona defender Dani Alves, whohad a banana thrown at him during theLa Ligagiants 3-2 win over rivalsVillarrealat El Madrigal.
Manchester City could face punishment for breaching UEFA FFP rules - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain have breached UEFA's financial fair play rules, according to reports from BBC.
President of UEFA,Michel Platini revealed earlier that no football clubs will beexcluded from European competition, as of now, but the clubs who have failed to meet the criteria are facing sanctions from UEFA.
Possible Chelsea Starting XI against Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will take on Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final at the Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, looking to progress to the finals for the second time in three years.
Scouting Carlos Bacca – Everton's €9m summer transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
For many players, and in particular those of Colombian heritage, having to take over from Radamel Falcao would not be a simple task.
"El Tigre" as Falcao is popularly known in his homeland, maintains an idol like status in Colombia somewhat akin to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal, or Lionel Messi in Argentina for example.
Chelsea midfielder undecided on future plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin remains coy on his future plans. The German midfielder, who is currently plying his trade in Spain, with Sevilla on a season long loan, says he will take a decision on his future at the end of the season.
Return of the Reds Are Liverpool back for good? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
If Liverpool win the Premier League this season then it is arguably one of the finest triumphs in English football. It will be simply because they have burst out of nowhere, annihilating teams and conjuring up a ruthless 11 wins on the bounce.
Why Chelsea's handling of young talent is wrong and damaging - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
I recently wrote an article regarding the loan system and how it was an important factor in helping less financially capable clubs break the stranglehold that the richer clubs have on the Champions League qualifying spots.
Pep Guardiola's Philipp Lahm Conundrum - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There are going to be many decisions to decide the outcome of the Champions League semi-final between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid on Tuesday night, and there may be none more important than where Guardiola decides to play Philipp Lahm.
VIDEO: Chelsea stars show support for Barcelona star following banana scandal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea trio David Luiz, Oscar, and Willian have appeared in a short video to show their support for racially abused Barcelona star Dani Alves, who had a banana thrown at him during the La Liga giants 3-2 win over rivals Villarreal.
PHOTO: Which Man Utd teammates did Juan Mata spend his 26th birthday with? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Juan Mata turned 26 today, with pictures appearing on social media showing him enjoying the day with teammates Shinji Kagawa and David De Gea.
The Spaniard, who moved to Old Trafford for a club-record £37m in January, has been in good form recently, scoring five times in his last four games, and surely deserves a little time off to enjoy his birthday!
David de Gea soon to be Manchester United great? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David de Gea hasn't got himself into the team of the year this season, but you can bet your life he will win Manchester United's player of the year award, be it the player's player or the fan's player, in fact it is quite possible he will get both, he deserves both.
PHOTO: Sergio Busquets reduced to tears over Tito Vilanova - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It was an emotional night atEstadioEl Madrigal yesterday. While the whole world mourned over the passing away of former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova, one could imagine how hard it must be for the Catalan giants to embrace such shock.
PHOTO: Eden Hazard and his PFA Young Player of the Year award - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year award for 2013/14, with the Belgian also only second to Luis Suarez in the outright Player of the Year award.
Hazard, who beat Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Southapton's Luke Shaw to the Young Player award, has had an excellent second season with at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea still going strong in both the Premier League and the Champions League, and the winger a key reason for their success so far this season.
Borussia Dortmund ready to bid for Arsenal attacker in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is primed to leave the club in the summer, with a move back to Germany the likeliest possibility. The 28-year-old has suffered through a hit-and-miss career with the Gunners up til now, but Borussia Dortmund are said to be eager to bring him back to the Bundesliga.
Manchester United target confirms he rejected Chelsea offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
AS Roma's highly talented defenderMehdi Benatia, who is also a reported target of Manchester United, has confirmed that he has had offers from Premier League giants Chelsea in the past, but he refused it, as he felt, he was not ready for the challenge.
Manchester United winger facing Old Trafford exit? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have had a disastrous campaign this season, where for this first time in over a decade, they would finish outside top four. Put simply, there will be no Champions League football next season at Old Trafford.
Manchester United: Next manager could be decided this week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sir Alex Ferguson may vouch for Ryan Giggs to become the next permanent manager of Manchester United, but it seems, the new manager has already been decided, though the club remained tight-lipped about it.
Arsene Wenger, Everton, and the Loan System: What's the real problem here? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
If you put every Premier League manager in the same room and asked for a show of hands to see which of them was an advocate for the current player loan system, you can almost guarantee that Roberto Martinez would have both palms reaching for the ceiling.
Chelsea Player Ratings vs Liverpool Blues blow title race wide open at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea recorded a stunning 2-0 win over Liverpool this afternoon, with goals from Demba Ba and substitutes Willian dealing a damaging blow to the Merseysiders' title aspirations, while simultaneously keeping the Blues in with a fighting chance of an unlikely cup double.
Mario Balotelli: The Controversial "Ticket" to Success - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Crazy talented or just crazy, whatever your opinions of his personality one cannot but wonder what's next for Super Mario. Mario's career has so far been one emphatic roller coaster ride, earning him the reputation as the most controversial football player in recent history.
Liverpool plot swoop for £10 defender, Wenger targets Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are eyeing a move for Cardiff City defender Steven Caulker in the summer according to reports in the British Media. Caulker joined Cardiff from Tottenham last summer in a£9m move to Wales but with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side looking to go down, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants to being the 22 year to Anfield in the summer.
Arsene Wenger drops bombshell on French TV - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsene Wenger has revealed his plans to stay at Arsenal beyond the summer, despite constant speculation linking him with a move away from the Emirates, and specifically with the Monaco job.
The veteran boss told French TV station 'beIN Sports' that he intends to stay in North London beyond the current campaign, and that all talk of him leaving the club in the summer is repetitive nonsense,
"Look, I have said that many times already, I have given my word to this club and that I want to continue where I am.
Manchester United target young Bosnian as Evra replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
French veteran Patrice Evra's Manchester United exit has been on the cards for quite some time, with a number of names mooted to be in line to replace the full-back at Old Trafford. Now Schalke 04′sSead Kolasinac has emerged as a potential candidate to fill the void in the long-term.
Manchester United told to pay €30m for Argentine midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United have made contact with Benfica over the availability of midfielder Enzo Perez, where Benfica president has made it clear, the club won't sell the player for anything less than€30m, which is his buy-out clause.
Barcelona ready to sell £10m Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are thought to be a long term admirer of Barcelona winger Cristian Tello. The Reds were heavily linked with a move for the youngster in the past. And it seems, they will go for him again this summer as well.
Arsenal star set to leave the club in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is almost certain to leave the club. The French full-back is out of contract in the summer, and is planning a Bosman transfer to Turkish club Fenerbahce, according to L'Equipe.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted despite the club offering a three-year-contract, the talks are not progressing.
Manchester United's £150m summer transfer plans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
What a week this has been for Manchester United! With David Moyes being unceremoniously sacked in midweek, we reported earlier today that Dutch Legend Louis Van Gaal is set to take over the reins in the summer.
Liverpool vs Chelsea: Will Mourinho sacrifice the Premier League on Sunday? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
What a week it is for Chelsea football club. With a critical trip to Anfield coming up on Sunday, neatly sandwiched between the two legs of the Champions League semi-final against Altetico Madrid, the question on everyone's lips seems to be: Which fight is more important to the Blues?
Liverpool v Chelsea: Three Key Tactical Battles - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool will take on Chelsea this Sunday at Anfield, where victory for the Reds will take them one step closer to their dream of lifting the Barclays Premier League for the first time in 24 years and likewise defeat for the Blues will eliminate their faint hopes of winning the league as well.
Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup Against Newcastle United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal host Newcastle on Monday night at the Emirates withe Gunners firmly keeping an eye for fourth place and secure Champions league football for next season. Arsene Wenger's side are currently a point above Everton in the standings and the London outfit would be well aware that they can ill afford a slip up at the Emirates against the Toons.
Tito Vilanova: Barcelona's 'Marquis' was both a Winner and a Warrior - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has passed away after losing his long battle against throat cancer, Spanish side Barcelona have confirmed.
Vilanova, whosucceeded Pep Guardiola at the Camp Nou and won the Spanish League title in his only season in charge, succumbed to the disease today, the news today sending shock waves throughout the footballing world.
Possible Chelsea Starting Lineup against Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea travel to Anfield for a potential title decider on Sunday but the Blues will take the pitch at Merseyside with a depleted starting lineup, as stated by manager Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho has placed the Champions League at the top of his priority and with the second leg of the semi final against Atletico in the coming midweek, the Portuguese has been given the permission to rest key names against the Reds.
PHOTO: Manchester United The Class of '92 reunited - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ryan Giggs, the Manchester United legend, gave his first interview as an interim manager ahead of the Premier League clash against Norwich, where he expects his players to"bring back some smiles on to the faces of the fans".
Liverpool suffer blow in pursuit of £15m rated midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have suffered a major blow in their hopes of landing Verona's attacking midfielder Juan Manuel Iturbe in the summer. Reports suggest that the the Argentine, who is on loan from Porto would be on his way to Real madrid as his agent has already held talks with the Los Blancos.
Suarez fan dreams of Manchester United move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
FC Zurich's U-17 strikerDimitri OberlinMfomo recently admitted that he dreams to play for Manchester United or Juventus one day, but it is Luis Suarez who inspires him the most.The Swiss International spoke his heart out in an interview with Serie A pundit and staff journalist of Gianluca Di MarzioFabrizio Romano.
David Moyes: Portrait of a Scapegoat - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When the news was confirmed early on Tuesday morning that Manchester United boss David Moyes had been sacked, it sadly came as no surprise as the writing had been on the wall for a while. The champions had 27 fewer points than they did after 35 games last season.
Top 5 Young Premier League Stars set to shine at the 2014 World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
This Premier League season has arguably been one of the most exciting in recent years, and we have seen a host of breakthrough stars arrive on the big stage; some of whom are very likely to further showcase their extraordinary talent in the upcoming 2014World Cup in Brazil.
Opinion: Pochettino could be the answer for Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Tim Sherwood never stood a chance at Tottenham.
From the moment he took over from Andre Villas-Boas, the former Spurs player was regarded with suspicion from many in the support-base, who, thanks to his persona, saw him as nothing more than a younger version of Harry Redknapp.
Juventus set sights on prolific Arsenal target in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Serie A champions Juventus have set their sights on Arsenal target Mario Mandzukic in the summer, according to a cover page story by Italian newspaper 'Tuttosport'.
The Old lady are desperate to revamp their squad to mount a serious Champions League challenge next season and manager Antonio Conte believes that Mandzukic will be the ideal partner with Carlos Tevez up front for the Turin giants.
The €40m Real Madrid target Liverpool must sign - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Earlier this week, we reported that Liverpool are showing keen interest in highly rated Porto's attacking midfielder,Juan Fernando Quintero, who is also a reported target of Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Which £60m superstar could be Manchester United's marquee summer signing? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
According to the British press, Manchester United are continuing their pursuit of Uraguyan superstar Edinson Cavani, with the Star reporting just hours ago that United officials had flown to France to discuss the possibility of a transfer with PSG.
Chelsea's €40m gem to be part of a new look Barcelona next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
I personally cannot remember a day when Chelsea's David Luiz wasn't been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, and today is of no exception. Barcelona is again the suitor, with Spanish newspaper 'Sport.
Chelsea make £15m bid for Liverpool target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea have made the first move for the highly rated Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, and have lodged a £15m bid to secure his signature in the summer.
Liverpool are thought to be interested in Moreno, who has a release clause of£25m, while reports also suggested that Manchester United have shown keen interest in him too, with ex-manager David Moyes sending scouts to watch him on a few occasions.
Manchester United and Arsenal set to miss out on highly rated Spanish star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Premier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal are set to be disappointed in their pursuit of highly rated Sevilla defender Federico Fazio as the Argentine claims that he is happy at the Andalusian club.
Will Cech injury mean an early Chelsea return for Courtois? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Standing at the opposite end of the pitch, Thibaut Courtois will probably not have had a particularly good view of the injury sustained by Chelsea's Peter Cech early in the Champions League semi-final at the Vicente Calderon stadium last night.
Chelsea Player Ratings vs Atletico Madrid Mikel and Cole superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea battled to a goalless draw in the Spanish capital against Atletico Madrid tonight, with Jose Mourinho's side 90 minutes away from a place in the Champions League final in Lisbon.
The Blues defended strongly throughout the encounter, and although many will claim Chelsea 'parked the bus tonight', there can be no denying the merits of keeping Atletico Madrid from scoring in the Vicente Calderon, something only Barcelona and Real Madrid have managed to do this season before tonight.
Man City dreaming of a Terry-Kompany partnership? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Approaching the summer transfer window, where rumours appear more than stars in the sky, an interesting and unexpected one has emerged concerning Chelsea skipper John Terry. According to the Daily Mail, Man City are scheming a cheeky little move to pinch a highly experienced individual from under the noses of one of their closest rivals.
Chelsea plan shock move for Arsenal defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea are lining up a shock move for Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen in the summer according to reports in the Guardian.
We had earlier reported that the Belgian is well on the radar of Italian side Napoli as he has fallen down the pecking order at Arsenal thanks to mercurial rise of the centre back defensive partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.
Arsenal: Bitter Premier League rivals gunning for key French duo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are hoping that they can tie down star defender Laurent Koscielny to a new contract, having opened negotiations with the Frenchman on the weekend, but the saga of Bacary Sagna is trundling on, with Liverpool and Manchester City among the clubs watching proceedings with interest.
Martinez plots move for £12m Manchester United midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is plotting an audacious move for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley in the summer.
According to James Ducker of The Times, Everton are prepared to offer£8 million for the England international, as Martinez has identified Cleverley as the prime summer transfer target alongside striker Romelu Lukaku, who has joined on loan this season from Chelsea.
Manchester United: Five candidates to replace David Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked after a disastrous first season at Old Trafford, the club confirmed this morning.
Moyes signed a six-year contract with the Barclays Premier League champions last summer, but according to The Times, the Glazer family, United's owners, finally lost patience with the Scot after yet another poor, listless display in the 2-0 defeat to Everton.
Here's my CV! David Moyes' odds hint at swift Premier League return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes may not be out of a job long, with Newcastle installed as the favourite destination for the deposed boss by bookmakers 'Ladbrokes', with the Scot also linked with taking over at other Premier League clubs.
Atletico v Chelsea: Four Key battles that will decide the outcome - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea travel to the daunting Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night to take on Chelsea in the first leg of the mouth watering semi final in the Champions League. The Blues suffered a shock defeat on Saturday losing 2-1 to relegation threatened Sunderland which severely dented their Premier League title aspirations.
David Moyes "The WRONG ONE" for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It takes a big man to fill big boots, and in the final analysis, I guess David Moyes simply wasn't up to the job. Whether it's true in reality or not, Manchester United have this self-imposed image of a club furnished with a success built on attacking football.
Manchester United: David Moyes on the verge of getting the sack - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Twenty-six years of elegance, fame and prestige murdered in just eight months. Perhaps this is enough to sum up David Moyes' tumultuous reign at Manchester United since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.
Arsenal set to make an offer for Real Madrid duo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Reports linking Arsenal with Real Madrid pair Casemiro and Alvaro Morata have refused to go away, with TMW now claiming that the Gunners are set to make an offer for the unfavoured duo, amid rumoured interest from Inter Milan.
Tactics: Atletico Madrid could be nightmare matchup for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will face a unique challenge in the Vicente Calderon in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday night, as they come up against an Atletico Madrid side whose strengths are much the same as their own; tactically disciplined, physically imposing, counter-attacking and mentally strong.
Top Secret Adidas 2014 World Cup Boots and Kits - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The new Adidas collection press preview came to London this week, with Soccerlens granted exclusive access to some of the hottest upcoming lines from the brand, including a sneak peek at some of the most eagerly anticipated World Cup boots for this summer's showpiece event.
The Best Football Ads featuring David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, and Ronaldo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Football isn't always played on a length of grass, with eleven players, in a stadium full of packed supporters. Football, in the minds of us all, can be played on any surface, in any arena, and in a host of different ways.
Is Raheem Sterling the best young player in Europe? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Of course his club manager wants to give him lavish praise, and why shouldn't he? Brendan Rodgers has handled the young phenomenon of Raheem Sterling with accomplished skill, and the Liverpool manager will be astute enough to recognise a player who will respond positively to such public accolade, but with the 19 year old yet to take part in any European fixture, and just a couple of international caps to his name, is Rodgers' claim a little too ‘out there' certainly for the moment at least.
Manchester United star ponders Old Trafford exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Just before Manchester United were humiliated by Everton yesterday, BBCreported that Danny Welbeck is considering leaving the team that he rose through the youth ranks to break into.The 23 year old is supposedly frustrated at the lack of opportunities he is getting in his preferred position.
Chelsea: Eden Hazard missed training ahead of Atletico clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has missed the opening training session ahead of the Blues' Champions League semi-final first leg tie against Atletico Madrid.
The Belgium international suffered a calf injury during Chelsea's second leg against PSG in the Champions League quarterfinal at Stamford Bridge, couple of weeks back and missed the last two league games.
Liverpool player ratings against Norwich: Sterling brilliant, Johnson anonymous - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's title dream if edging closer to reality as Brendan Rodgers' side now find themselves in a commanding position at the top of the Premier League table after a nervy 3-2 over Norwich on Sunday.
Sensational Palace in better form than Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Crystal Palace continued their majestic run of form with an away win at West Ham thanks toMile Jedinak's penalty. In their last eight games Pulis has seen his men record more points than Chelsea, with 16 compared to the "little horse's" 15.
Possible Manchester United Starting XI Next Season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United's unceremonious fall from grace has been without doubt themost talked about topic throughout the course of the current Premier League season. Liverpool's rapid ascent to greatness, Manchester City retaining the Capital One Cup and Alan Pardew's epic head-buttincident have all been up there as some of the most hotly debated, tweeted and talked about events.
Chelsea player ratings against Sunderland Ramires poor, Matic brilliant - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sunderland dealt a massive blow to Chelsea's Premier League title hopes as the Black Cats grabbed a shock 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge in the late kickoff encounter on Saturday. Samuel Eto'o had earlier given the home side an early lead before Connor Wickham pounced on a Mark Schwarzer to restore parity.
Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Three key observations as the Blues throw it all away - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea's assistant coach Rui Faira became the personification of every Blues fan's raging emotions when he completely lost it right after Sunderland's winning penalty at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
Italian clubs set to battle each other for Manchester City star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Juventus are set to battle Inter Milan for Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko in the summer according to Italian newspaper 'La Gazzetta dello Sport'.
New Inter Milan President Erik Thohir has already confirmed that theNerazzurriare looking to bring in a leading striker in the summer, with Dzeko and Fernando Torres from Chelsea being the prime targets.
Moyes to fight Chelsea and Arsenal for €40m striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager David Moyes was in Portugal a few days back to watch BenficabeatPorto3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.
The Red Devils have been linked with several players from the Portuguese league over the past year, andwith the presence of Moyes in the stands, the Portuguese press have indulged in the non stop activity of linking players with Manchester United.
£40m Arsenal target to stay put in the summer bar 'extraordinary' offer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal's hopes of signing Julian Draxler has sufered a major blow after Schalke chairmanClemens Tonnies revealed that it would take something 'extraordinary' for the Gunners to land the German in the summer.
Possible Manchester United Starting Line up against Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David Moyes returns to a familiar territory at Goodison Park as Everton play hosts to Manchester United in a high voltage clash on Sunday. Roberto Martinez's side were handed a shock loss by Crystal Palace in midweek which somehow dented their Champions League aspirations.
Possible Liverpool Starting Line up against Norwich - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After a majestic 3-2 win over Manchester City at Anfield last Sunday, Premier League leaders Liverpool now travel to Carrow Road to take on relegation threatened Norwich City.
The Reds are two points clear of Chelsea at the top of the table after ten straight wins in a row and manager Brendan Rodgers knows that an eleventh triumph will put his side within touching distance of winning the title this season.
Five strikers who could solve Chelsea's forward dilemma - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Over the course of this season Chelsea's midfield has done a sterling job of covering up for the fact that their strike force has woefully under-performed.
Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto'o have managed to muster just 16 goals in the Premier League between them, a figure that Liverpool's Luis Suarez has achieved almost twice over single-handedly.
Where did it all go so wrong for Tim Sherwood and Tottenham? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Google search "Tim Sherwood" and click on images. Doesn't paint a pretty picture does it and I'm not talking about the 90′s retro mullet. The photographs illustrate that the Tottenham manager's debut season in charge has been one epitomised by frustration and that has, at times, promised so much and yet produced so little.
Who should win the PFA Young Player of the Year 2014 award? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the Premier league nearing its end, the awards season is fast approaching. The nominees for the PFA Player of the Year awards havebeen revealed today, with Liverpool duo Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling fronting the Young Player of Year category.
Liverpool switch focus to Borussia Dortmund star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool are lining up a summer move for Borussia Dortmund's left back Marcel Schmelzer in the summer, claims The Guardian.
The story was also carried by Tutto Mercato Weband German daily 'Bild', and despite the 26 year year old having a contract with the Westfalenstadion club till 2017, Liverpool are interested in the German to address their left back problems.
Chelsea and Arsenal target to stay in Germany in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea and Arsenal have been dealt a massive blow in their pursuit of Hamburg attacking midfielderHakan Calhanoglu as the German club revealed that they won't be selling their prized asset in the summer.
Moyes plots move for €30m Argentine midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager David Moyes was on a scouting trip in Portugal to watchBenficabeatPorto3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.
That the Red Devils need a central midfielder in the summer is known to all and they've been linked with several players from Portuguese league in the last 12 months, so naturally with the presence of Moyes in the stands, Portugal press are speculating whom Moyes must have scouted.
Juan Mata certain Manchester United will sign top players this summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United attacker Juan Mata has moved to assure fans that the club's transitional period will not effect the club in the long term, and that he fully expects top players to arrive at Old Trafford in the summer.
Manchester United show interest in French left-back - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It doesn't need any rocket science to understand that a massive rebuilding work will take place next season at Manchester United. There could be a mass exodus and like wise, there could be few additions as well, with manager David Moyes will be given the funds to sculpt the squad according to his own taste.
Will Martinez do the double over Moyes? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Roberto Martinez has the opportunity to heap more pressure on Manchester United manager David Moyes this season. The Everton boss, who is one of the candidates for manager of the season, saw his side win at Old Trafford in the previous clash and he will be hoping for another Man Utd scalp when he welcomes them to Goodison on Sunday.
Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup against Hull City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal will face Hull City at the KC Stadium on Sunday, looking to consolidate their fourth position in the Premier League table.
The Gunners moved back into the top four, after they earned a convincing 3-1 victory over West Ham in the mid-week and Everton, other top four contender suffered a shock 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace.
Arsenal star on his way out in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen might be on his way out of Emirates in the summer as a possible move to Rafa Benitez's Napoli looms large in the summer, claims TMW.
The Belgian has fallen out of favour and is down the pecking order at Arsenal as manager Arsene Wenger has persisted with the impressive central defensive partnership of Per Mertesacker and Laurient Koscielny this season.
Revitalised Ligue 1 star flattered by Manchester United link - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Lille defender Simon Kjaer says that while he is flattered with the reports linking him with a move to Manchester United, he is fully focused on playing for the Ligue 1 side, and wants to ensure they qualify for next season's Champions League.
£30m Manchester United & Chelsea target to decide his future before World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Luke Shaw has emerged as one of the hottest properties in England this season. The highly rated Southampton left-back has been in sensational form this season andlooks a likely candidate for Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup in Brazil, after making his debut for England in February.
Manchester United Transfer: €110m worth of players scouted by Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager David Moyes has been on a scouting mission again. He has been to Italy and Germany before, and now reports emerging that he was in Portugal last night to watch Benfica beat Porto 3-1 in the semi-finals ofthe Taca de Portugal.
Top 5 Gareth Bale Goals For Real Madrid Welsh Saint Earns His Spurs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Gareth Bale's stunning solo goal late last night won Real Madrid the Copa del Rey, disposing of arch-rivals Barcelona in the most dramatic of fashions.
It was a goal to remind the world of Bale's effortless genius; a goal to add to his growing number of special strikes; and a goal to permanently endear him to the army of Madrid faithful, who may have even begun to doubt him since his move to the Spanish capital.
Can Everton beat Arsenal to 4th and help Liverpool win the league? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Everton have been one of the surprise packages of the season, and their rise to challenging for a Champions League place has been just as dramatic as Arsenal's fall from grace from the very top the Premier League standings.
Liverpool star 'happy' to stay at Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Out of favour Liverpool striker Iago Aspas is happy to stay at Liverpool in the summer. Aspas' agent Jose Baster in an interview with Gianluca Di Marzio staff writer Fabrizio Romano claimed that his agentwill not leave the club and is happy with life at Merseyside.
How Arsenal and Everton's battle for fourth could decide the Premier League title race - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Everton have been one of the surprise packages of the season, and their rise to challenging for a Champions League place has been just as dramatic as Arsenal's fall from grace from the very top the Premier League standings.
The case for Arsenal's defence remains unproven - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Until a few months ago, the Franco-German axis of Laurent Koscielney and Per Mertesacker appeared to have resolved the defensive frailty at the heart of the Gunners' back line, but a few injuries and an apparent lost cohesion, now seems to have reinstalled a problem that Arsene Wenger may have thought he had solved.
Arsenal and Manchester United dealt blow in pursuit of French star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons in the summer. Reports in Italy claim that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is already claimingthe signature of the Lyon captain.
Arsenal to make summer move for €15m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are set to pursue their interest of Olympic Marseille defender Nikolas N'Koulou in the summer, according to French daily Le 10 Sport.
It is believed that Arsene Wenger is set to make a central defender one of his top priority signings and with Bacary Sagna and Thomas Vermaelen set to leave, Wenger wants to bringthe 24 year old Cameroonian to the Emirates in the coming summer.
PHOTO: Luis Suarez with the JUSTICE scarf - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Liverpool and Everton football club paid the respectby holding a memorial service to remember the 96 innocent souls, who lost their lives on April 15, 1989.
PHOTO: Jack Wilshere back in training for Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Good news for the Arsenal and England fans Jack Wilshere is back in training.
The 22-year-old England midfieldersuffered a hairline foot fracture in England's friendly against Denmark last monthand fears were rife the England international could be forced to miss the rest of the season as also the World Cup in Brazil.
Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup vs West Ham + Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After needing a penalty shootout to overcome Wigan Athletic in the semi finals of the FA Cup on Saturday, Arsenal now turn their focus in the Premier League as they play hosts to West Ham United at the Emirates on Tuesday night.
Gerrard: It was not tears of joy, but of pain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We all saw that. We all were touched by that gesture. By we, I didn't mean Liverpool fans only, but everyone who saw Reds skipper Steven Gerrard almost in tears after Liverpool's 3-2 victory against Manchester City last Sunday, which arguably was their most important victory of the season till now.
World Cup 2014: Who should make the England squad this summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It's getting very close! With just over 57 days left to wait until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, talk has now centred around the possible England squad for the tournament, with a host of dark horses now being mentioned alongside the nailed-on candidates.
Cech: Let's see if Liverpool can jump the final hurdle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
After Liverpool's emphatic triumph on Sunday over Manchester City, the Reds have moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League table, with just four games left to play. Their destiny lies in their own hands now, but as with the nature of the Premier League, we can still expect a few surprises till the end of the season.
Liverpool showing interest in highly rated Belgian wonderkid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Belgium is rapidly emerging as one of the powerhouses in Europe. The new generation of Belgian superstars are plying their trade in Europe's top football league and clubs, and everyone is expecting a strong performance from them in the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Simeone: Diego Costa can join Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Only couple of days back, Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claimed that Chelsea had agreed a deal to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, and now coach Diego Simeone has clearly stated that he won't stop the Spain international joining the London club in summer.
Chelsea and Arsenal looking to raid Merseyside for star duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Everton's 19-year-old defender John Stones is attracting interest from both Chelsea and Arsenal, joining teammate Ross Barkley on the London clubs' respective transfer agendas for the summer.
Stones has emerged as a real gem for the high flying Toffees this season, filling in for the injured Phil Jagielka for seven consecutive games now; a run that has seen Everton not drop a single point, and climb above Arsenal into fourth place in the Premier League.
Can Chelsea stop the Liverpool juggernaut? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With only a handful of games left to play, this season's Premier League title race looks set to go to the wire, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City all still in the running to be crowned kings of England.
Liverpool target Premier League title and World Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It has been quite a year for underdogs. Atletico Madrid have bombed to the very top of La Liga ahead of giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, while Roma have shot up Serie A this season to second.
Liverpool are arguably the pick of the bunch however, with Brendan Rodgers' side on course for a first Premier League title since 1990, as their explosive brand of devil-may-care attacking prowess continues to blow teams away.
Liverpool £16m target reveals conversation with Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Yehven Konoplyanka today confirmed that Brendan Rodgers personally contacted him in January, and that he is 'a Liverpool fan' in the Premier League title race.
After failing to make a January move to Premier League leaders Liverpool, who beat rivals Manchester City in dramatic fashion on Sunday, Konoplyanka has revealed that he spoke to Rodgers, and that the interest was serious,
"I got to know BrendanRodgers, we spoke a bit, about each other, got to know each other.
Done Deal? Chelsea Agree to Sign €60m striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Well, it's time for another bombshell from the Spanish media.
Over the past 12 months, we at Soccerlens have lost count of the number of times, British tabloids and newspapers reported Chelsea's interest in Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa, with many claiming their stories (how silly it looks) as 'Exclusive'.
Arsenal set to rival Inter Milan for £28m rated striker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are set to rival Serie A side Inter Milan for Benfica starlet Rodrigo Moreno in the summer. The Gunners are willing to splurge the cash for the Spaniard who is rated at£28m according to reports.
Five observations as Chelsea edge out Swansea City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea are firmly in this enthralling title race, contrary to Jose Mourinho's protestations, moving two points behind leaders Liverpool with a typical Chelsea display, grinding out a crucial result through Demba Ba's lone strike.
PHOTO: Steven Gerrard in tears after the match - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Steven Gerrard was is tears after the match, asLiverpool moved one step closer to clinching the Premier League title for the first time since 1990, after they defeated Manchester City 3-2 at the Anfield.
Anfield soaked in a special occasion today, as the Reds fans remembered the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy.
Arsenal vs Wigan: The huge importance of Mertesacker's equalising goal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It is rather fortuitous that Per Mertesacker stooped low to head past the dive of the imperious Scott Carson and cancel out Jordi Gomez's composed penalty. He is a man of very little goals, scoring at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season and in an international friendly against England where he captained Germany at Wembley.
Arsenal target open to Napoli move in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Swansea city captain Ashley Williams is reportedly open to a move to Napoli in the Serie A, if the Italian side make an approach for his services in the summer.
Reports in Italy claimed that Napoli manager Rafa Benitez is keen to bring the 29 year old to Naples, after the defender impressed during Swansea's clash with Napoli in the Europa League, which the Partenopei won 3-1on aggregate over two legs.
Arsenal join race for unsettled Real midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Having regrettably dropped out of the Premier League title race in recent weeks, Arsenal have joined a differing race one for the signature of unsettled Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.
The Brazil international has been used sparingly by Real manager Carlo Ancelotti this season, and according to Portuguese publication O Jogo, the prospect of a summer move is perfectly feasible, with Arsenal now joining the list of potential suitors for his signature.
REVEALED: Liverpool stars unveil 2014/15 home kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Premier League leaders Liverpool have revealed their new home kit for the 2014/15 season, with a host of star names present for the official unveiling in the city centre.
Kolo Toure, Simon Mignolet, Phillipe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson revealed the new 2014/15 kit in what was Liverpool and manufacturer Warrior's very first live kit unveiling, with the players emerging from giant red containers placed at the Liverpool One shopping centre.
Agent hints at summer move for Liverpool & Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It was only a few weeks ago when Arsenal and Liverpool, along with Manchester City and Chelsea, were fighting for the Premier League title.Arsene Wenger has ruefully dropped out of that battle in recent weeks, but the Frenchman is eager to shake off the competition posed by Brendan Rodgers for the signature of Sevilla's Federico Fazio.
Going to the World Cup? Get a retro football shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Even David Cameron thinks Nike are charging too much for a new England World Cup shirt. The 90-pound price tag has turned off many England fans, and the Prime Minister is among them: A spokesman for Cameron said, "Does he agree with Helen Grant that £90 is a great deal of money for a replica shirt?
Chelsea to face Atletico Madrid in Champions League semi-final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will play Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
The Blues were drawn against the Spanish side during a lavish ceremony this morning in Switzerland, with Real Madrid thrown up against current Champions League holders Bayern Munich in the other semi-final.
Soccerlens Focus: Arsene Wenger vs Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool and Arsenal are undoubtedly two of English football's most well known and well respected giants, with the duo having won a plethora of accolades throughout history. Along with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, they are considered to be at the very top of the footballing ladder in England, with playing and managerial staff at the highest level of quality.
After Munich, is David Moyes facing a Manchester United meltdown? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Overcoming the European Champions and probably currently the best club side in the world was never going to be an easy task. If United could have achieved it however, it would have given their season, and the beleaguered manager, a massive boost.
Arsenal Injury Boost: Star midfielder FINALLY set for full return this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Stricken Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to return to action this weekend in the FA Cup semi final against Wigan, with boss Arsene Wenger delivering some much needed good news today for Gunners fans everywhere.
Atletico Madrid attacker reveals his love for Liverpool...AGAIN! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
While Liverpool have certainly won many neutrals over this season with their stunning brand of attacking football, one Atletico Madrid star has been a long-serving fan of the club from afar, and if Brendan Rodgers decides to go for it, Arda Turan could well be on his way to Merseyside this summer.
Manchester United player ratings vs Bayern Carrick poor, Welbeck determined - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Bayern Munich bore the look of a sleeping bear, waiting to be poked. They had been unusually flat but characteristically superior in possession, but after Evra's stunning effort, beating Manuel Neuer with a flying strike, Bayern immediately upgraded.
Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United: Five observations - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Bayern Munich endured a shock Manchester United lead in the second half but turned the game on its head as the Bavarians ran out 3-1 winners at the Allianz Arena. Patrice Evra gave United the lead with a thunderous effort but Mario Mandzukic restored parity seconds later.
Arsenal crisis: Magic hat fades as Wenger flounders - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Shortly after Arsenal lost to Aston Villa at the Emirates on the opening day of this campaign, thanks to some dubious refereeing not for the last time from Anthony Taylor, this very writer filed a piece about the Arsenal boss's shortcomings as a evolutionary and revolutionary manager in 2013 and questioned the Arsenal chief's ability to take Arsenal any further forward.
Bild: False rumour on €40m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Professor of University of Bedfordshire, Garry Whannel, coined a term 'vortexuality'. Don't get confused with the term. It means, modern media outlets (be it new media or old media) have a tendency to regurgitate any hot topics, until the news revolves like a vortex.
PHOTO: Demba Ba takes Chelsea to Champions League semi-final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho never lost a Champions League quarter final before. And he maintained the record yet again, as Chelsea reached the semi-finals after beating PSG 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, in a thrilling encounter.
La Liga giant favourites to land £25m Chelsea & Arsenal target? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mario Mandzukicis in-demand. Despite registering 17 goals in this season's Bundesliga, a move away from Bayern Munich is looking increasingly feasible.
Pep Guardiola is reportedly dissatisfied with theBundesliga's leading goalscorer, joint top with Lewandowski,and with the arrival of Borussia Dortmund's Polish striker imminent, Mandzukicis expected to depart the Allianz Arena this summer, possibly to Real Madrid.
Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea take on French Champions Paris Saint Germain in the second leg of the quarter finals of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night as the Blues try to claw back from a 3-1 loss inflicted on them a week ago at Paris.
Jose Mourinho: Best man to lead Chelsea into PSG battle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Jose Mourinho, known for his tactically meticulous management, 12-page dossiersandhis propensity to not leave a scone unturned. Without doubt, he is the most suited to guide Chelsea into the Champions League semi-finals.
Arsenal Eye Move for â‚¬20m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal have quality midfielders like Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlainin their ranks but all have struggled to cope with the injuries throughout their career. And now, looking to the future, a report coming out of Italy claims Arsene Wenger is eyeing Marco Verratti of PSG as potentially crucial to their rebuilding.
Rodgers relishes City challenge, Wenger says top four finish difficult - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpoolboss Brendan Rodgers has claimed that his side is ready for the title challenge and thinks there will be more pressure on Manchester City as the two Premier League title rivals prepare to meet next weekend.
PHOTO: Arsenal fans demand 'Wenger Out' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It is all going horribly wrong for Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. They were top of the league in January but now top-four finish has come under intense threat, after they suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of Everton yesterday.
Manchester United to suffer blow in the race for Real Madrid midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United target Sami Khedira will be offered a new contract at Real Madrid when he recovers from injury.
The Germany international has been sidelined with a knee injury since November, and according to a report by talkSPORT, the 26 year-old is set to receive medical clearance before the end of the month, enabling a much anticipated return to first team football.
Real Madrid Handover Transfer Boost to Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Real Madrid have given a big transfer boost to Manchester United. Reports have emerged today that Los Blancos already have a deal in place for Benfica left back Guilherme Siqueira which means United can step up their pursuit of Madrid's second choice left back Fabio Coentrao.
Five Observations from Chelsea's 3-0 victory over Stoke City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Mourinho claimed Chelsea's title challenge was over following needless defeats at Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, but a performance of speed, purpose and quality reignited fading hopes as the Blues returned to the Premier League summit, crowned with goals from Mohamed Salah, Frank Lampard and a beauty from Willian.
Chelsea's darling boy targeted by PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
News emerged this week that Chelsea bossJose Mourinho is likely to have to sell to help raise funds to sign a big-name centre-forward.And now, after seeing this as an opportunity to get their man, League 1 champions PSG have stepped up their chase for Oscar.
Chelsea must not become dependent on Eden Hazard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Eden Hazard is an exceptional talent. Chelsea are full of those but the Belgian is their star man.
As Chelsea languished in Paris, the Belgian was the Blues's stand-out performer. He showcased his ability to influence big matches, running PSG right-back Christophe Jallet ragged and using his strength to hold up the ball.
Look out, Jose! Chelsea's No.1 Striker Target Dines With Fierce Transfer Rivals - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The ongoing saga of Radamel Falcao has taken another dramatic turn, with the Â£50m man spotted attending a power meeting with Real Madrid and Manchester City chiefs in a Spanish restaurant in the early hours of Thursday.
Possible Arsenal Starting Lineup vs Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
What a huge game it will be for Arsenal on Sunday.
With the Premier League title almost out of reach, the Gunners would do well to keep an eye on Everton, who are coming up fast behind them in fifth place, and welcome Arsenal to Goodison Park this weekend for what will surely be a crucially important tie in terms of the race for the Champions League spots.
Chelsea to hijack Arsenal striker-target in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The last two transfer windows taught us one interesting lesson, that, in Europe, there is an acute demand of top strikers, with players like Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani and Gonzalo Higuain, all were signed for overÂ£30m.
Arsenal: Inter Milan steal ahead in race for Alvaro Morata - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Italian giants Inter Milan are putting serious effort into signing Real Madrid striker and Arsenal target Alvaro Morata, with the Serie A side reportedly starting a bidding war with a bid of aroundâ‚¬18m.
Liverpool Legend Condemns 'Terrible' Chelsea Attacker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has attacked Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, claiming that even his teammates at Anfield were negative when discussing his footballing abilities.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Murphy laid in to the much maligned Spaniard, saying that the 30-year-old can have no excuses for his dismal Stamford Bridge career, and that he is NOT a technically gifted striker,
"Over the last couple of years he's got no excuses.
Liverpool's defensive rock going nowhere, claims agent - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
There is "no chance" Martin Skrtel will joinNapolithis summer, according to theLiverpooldefender's agentKarol Csonto.
The Slovakian international has been in fine form this season, making 30 Premier League starts,and has scored six goals, including a brace against Arsenal, with Liverpool aiming to win the league title for the first time since 1990.
Digital Fan Match: Win a Trip to the Europa League Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE official partner and globally renowned Tyre manufacturers, Hankook Tire, has launched a new campaign for the 2013/14 season, where football fans all over the world will get a chance to win a trip to the Europa League Final including flight, hotel and match ticket.
Nice Try! Manchester United fail in bid to snatch gem from Barcelona - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United will not be able to snatch Croatian sensationAlen Halilovic from under the noses of Barcelona, claims his current manager at Dinamo Zagreb.
Halilovic, dubbed the Croatian Messi, agreed a move to Barcelona in February, but it was thought that complications may arise due to the Catalan club being handed a two year transfer ban for breaking laws regarding the signing of under-18 players.
Revealed: Belgian star will NOT be at Chelsea next season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Thibaut Courtois will be staying at Atletico Madrid next season, according to respected transfer site, Gianlucadimarzio.com.
The report claims that the Belgian goalkeeper has agreed to renew his contract with Atletico for at least another year, according to Spanish journalist Antonio Ruiz, who reportedly has the inside track at the La Liga club.
Moyes will delight as Bayern whinge about United's tactics! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David Moyes has quickly become accustomed to people picking apart his tactical approach to games, but the latest criticism surrounding the way he deployed his team against Bayern Munich will probably feel more like a compliment than a rebuke.
Mourinho fumes as defensive errors cost Chelsea! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea will be bitterly disappointed as the 3-1 defeat in Paris against PSG now makes it three defeats in the last four Chelsea fixtures for the west London club. It is however, more the manner of the loss and in particular the poor defending on each of the French teams' goals that will annoy Jose Mourinho the most.
Real Madrid blow to Liverpool's â‚¬40m Croatian transfer target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Premier League side Liverpool are set to miss out on Sevilla's dazzling midfielder Ivan Rakitic in the coming summer after the Croatian gathered interest from Spanish Giants Real Madrid, claims talksport.
Chelsea player ratings v PSG Hazard outstanding - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Paris Saint Germain took control of this Champions League quarter-final tie. Urged on by the ardent Parc des Princes faithful, Laurent Blanc's side, through goals from Ezequiel Lavezzi, an own-goal by David Luiz and Javier Pastore's silky finish late on, took one step into the semi-finals.
Rodgers: Anfield Roar Driving Liverpool Towards The Title - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes the support at Anfield is giving them all the motivation they need to be crowned Premier League champions this season.
Liverpool stormed to the top of the table on Sunday with just six matches to play after the 4-0 hammering of Tottenham at Anfield, and their success in front of the Kop have been a key factor in their surge up the table.
Lets Win It For Stevie! Liverpool Star Wants Title Glory For 'Unbelievable' Gerrard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Daniel Sturridge says Liverpool players are desperate to win the Premier League for long serving captain Steven Gerrard.
Liverpool went to the top of the league after demolishingTottenham4-0 at Anfield on Sunday after bothChelseaand Manchester City dropped points, and Daniel Sturridge has admitted that the Liverpool players are desperate to win the league for the Kop legend.
Possible Chelsea Starting XI Against PSG Torres To Lead The Line - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Chelsea face PSG in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final on Wednesday night at the Parc des Princes.
Chelsea will be desperate to put the horror loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend behind them with a win in the French capital, but PSG are a formidable foe, and boast the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and reported Blues target Edinson Cavani in their ranks.
Barcelona Hit With Stunning Two-Year Transfer Ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Spanish giants Barcelona have been stung with a two year international transfer ban by governing body FIFA, after the club was found guilty of breaking laws concerning the transfers of player under the age of 18.
Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich: Three Key Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It is surely David Moyes' biggest success to date as Manchester United manager. His side's 1-1 draw with the mighty Bayern Munich was as unexpected as they come, as United kept their German adversaries at bay for long periods, and arguably should have won the game, considering Danny Welbeck's two huge chances in the first half.
David Moyes: Happy with the Performance, Disappointed with the Result - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Most expected a comfortable Bayern victory. Some anticipated a merciless drubbing. In the end, Manchester United are still in with a shout of progressing to the Champions League semi-finals, defying the odds in the week of the Grand National.
Manchester United Player Ratings vs Bayern Munich: Carrick and Vidic Superb - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
A spirited performance from Manchester United helped them carve out a 1-1 draw againstreigning European Champions Bayern Munich to keep their quarter final tie alive going into the second leg at the Allianz Arena next week.
CONFIRMED: Manchester United vs Bayern Munich Lineups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United take on the mighty Bayern Munich in tonight's blockbuster Champions League quarter final first leg, with Old Trafford set to host a fascinating encounter.
Considering the plight of David Moyes and his side in the Premier League throughout this campaign, if they lose the tie, this could be the last Champions League match at Old Trafford for years, with United almost certain to miss out on a qualifying spot this season.
PHOTO: Chelsea's Brazilian trio on their way to Paris - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Willian, Ramires and Oscar have all travelled to Paris for Champions League quarter-final first leg against Paris St-Germain. Chelsea will face french champions Paris Saint-Germain atParc des Princeson Wednesday night.
Bayern Munich Refuse to Sell Toni Kroos - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Bayern Munich's chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reiterated that Manchester United target Toni Kroos, whose contract expires in 2015, will not be allowed to leave at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old midfielder has yet to extend his contract, which runs out in the summer of 2015, but United had looked into the possibility of signing the player this summer to continue a rebuilding of the squad that started with Juan Mata's arrival from Chelsea for Â£37.
Ryan Giggs: No Rift Between Me and Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United legend Ryan Giggshas stressed that there is no rift between David Moyes and himself,while the midfielder has also insisted the Red Devils are not heading into tonight's Champions League quarter final with Bayern Munich asunderdogs.
Mourinho's axe hangs over Chelsea squad as summer approaches - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The revolving door at the exit of Stamford Bridge could be spinning pretty regularly this summer if Jose Mourinho goes ahead with a drastic overhaul of his squad, which could mean up to a dozen players leaving the club.
Bayern Munich plot move for Manchester United starlet in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ahead of the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals against Manchester United, German Champions Bayern Munich are preparing a shock move for Red Devils youngster Adnan Janujaz in the coming summer.