SoccerLens Archives for January 2015

Adam Johnson arrested for having sex with 15 year old schoolgirl

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Adam Johnson arrested for having sex with 15 year old schoolgirl - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has been arrested by Durham police for having sex with a 15 year old girl.

Further reports state that the police have recovered a loaded gun from Johnson's mansion, which appears to be legal.

€30m Chelsea and Manchester United target ready to sign new deal

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€30m Chelsea and Manchester United target ready to sign new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Chelsea have received a body blow in pursuit of Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi after the Italian club's director Piero Aid has claimed that that the Argentine is close to a contract extension with the San Siro outfit.

Stats show John Terry is 10 times better this season than last

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Stats show John Terry is 10 times better this season than last - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

John Terry is showing exactly why he deserves a contract extension at Chelsea, analysis from Opta-powered fantasy football game Oulala has shown.

The 34-year-old put in a man of the match performance on Sunday and helped Chelsea claim the club's fifth League Cup title after their victory over Tottenham at Wembley with his first ever cup final goal.

PHOTO: Jose Mourinho wild celebrations after lifting the Capital One Cup trophy

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PHOTO: Jose Mourinho wild celebrations after lifting the Capital One Cup trophy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea won their first trophy of what promises to be a memorable season under Jose Mourinho. The Blues lifted the Capital One Cup following a comfortable 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Arsenal plot €25m summer move for Brazilian play maker

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Arsenal plot €25m summer move for Brazilian play maker - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from English media outlet Mirror, who have cited Sunday People, Arsenal are plotting a summer move for Hoffenheim's Brazilian play maker Roberto Firmino to replace Santi Cazorla in the summer transfer window.

14 goals in 9 games: Why Manchester United must sign this Dutch star

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14 goals in 9 games: Why Manchester United must sign this Dutch star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal is certain to address his attacking options in the coming summer transfer window. With Radamel Falcao not having the desired impact at Old Trafford and Robin Van Persie growing older with each passing day and plagued by injuries, United will be in the market to sign an outright centre forward.

Chelsea 2-0 Spurs: Another Mourinho masterclass, another Chelsea trophy

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Chelsea 2-0 Spurs: Another Mourinho masterclass, another Chelsea trophy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wembley was painted Blue on Sunday as Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to claim the Capital One Cup. Goals in either half by John Terry and Diego Costa sealed the deal as Jose Mourinho's side produced a commanding and professional performance.

Injury setback as Liverpool star is ruled out for four weeks

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Injury setback as Liverpool star is ruled out for four weeks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have received an injury setback as youngster Jordan Ibe has been ruled out for four weeks after a knee ligament injury. It comes as a body blow for the player who has impressed over the past few weeks with his impressive performances.

Report: Arsenal can sign United and Liverpool target for €30m

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Report: Arsenal can sign United and Liverpool target for €30m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports fromSpanish media outlet AS, Barcelona are prepared to sell Pedro to any club who are willing to pay €30m for the winger's services in the upcoming summer transfer.

PHOTO: John Terry & Didier Drogba lifting the Capital One Cup

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PHOTO: John Terry & Didier Drogba lifting the Capital One Cup - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are the new holders of the Capital One Cup. The Blues earned a convincing 2-0 victory over London rivals Tottenham to seal the trophy their own.

It was Jose Mourinho's first trophy since he returned as a Chelsea boss in his second spell.

Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City: Match report and player ratings

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Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City: Match report and player ratings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool fought their way to yet another classic win at Anfield as goals from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho gave them a 2-1 win over Champions, Manchester City.

The home started the game impressively pressing high up the pitch and carved out couple of chances within the first 10 minutes.

Twitter Reacts to Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Manchester City

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Twitter Reacts to Liverpool's 2-1 win over Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool maintained their fifth spot in the Premier League table after getting a massive, massive and yes massive result against Manchester City, after earning a 2-1 victory over the Champions.

Confirmed XI: Arsenal v Everton

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Confirmed XI: Arsenal v Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will host Everton in the weekend Premier League clash at the Emirates on Sunday.

The last time these two teams met early in the season forced Olivier Giroud come from the bench to score a brace, which helped the north London club come from behind to settle for a 2-2 draw at Goodison Park.

Chelsea vs Spurs: 3 Key Battles in the Capital One Cup final

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Chelsea vs Spurs: 3 Key Battles in the Capital One Cup final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The final of the Capital One Cup is upon us. The first trophy up for grabs is set to be decided by what promises to be a fierce contest between London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

As the two teams take to the pitch at Wembley, it will be very apparent to the viewer that there are individuals on both sides that can decide the outcome of the game single-handedly.

Arsenal chief wants Wenger out

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Arsenal chief wants Wenger out - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Could it really happen? While Arsene Wenger still retains the faith of majority, but there is also a growing resentment among the fans that want him to be sacked.

The Frenchman, who has been the epitome of what Arsenal is today, is in danger of losing his job, apparently, with reports suggesting club legend Thierry Henry to take over at the Emirates hot-seat.

Mourinho texts Mauro Icardi about Chelsea move

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Mourinho texts Mauro Icardi about Chelsea move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Italian media, Tuttosport, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been in contact with Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi.

Earlier this week there were reports that the pair have phone over the phone, but recent reports suggest that texts have been exchanged and the Portuguese manager is looking forward to working with the coveted striker next season.

Louis Van Gaal admits Angel Di Maria is struggling at Manchester United

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Louis Van Gaal admits Angel Di Maria is struggling at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following Manchester United's 2-0 win over Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, Louis van Gaal has admitted that Angel Di Maria needs more time to adapt to the Premier League.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Live Score: Goals & Reaction

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Liverpool vs Manchester City Live Score: Goals & Reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome toSoccerlens'live commentary of the Premier League encounter between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield.

I am Saikat and will take you through the match, which kicks off at 12.

Liverpool to offer Stevan Jovetic Manchester City escape route

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Liverpool to offer Stevan Jovetic Manchester City escape route - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from English media outlet Mirror, Liverpool are looking to offer outcast Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic an escape route in the summer to stay in the Premier League.

LIVE: Arsenal vs Everton – Score, Goals & Reaction

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LIVE: Arsenal vs Everton Score, Goals & Reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome toSoccerlens'live commentary of thePremier Leagueencounter between Arsenaland Evertonatthe Emirates.

I am Saikat and will take you through the match, which kicks off at 14.

Confirmed XI: Liverpool v Manchester City

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Confirmed XI: Liverpool v Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will host the English champions Manchester City in the big Premier League clash of the weekend at Anfield on Sunday.

The two teams met earlier this season met each other at Anfield and the clash went in the favour of Manuel Pellegrini's side.

LIVE: Chelsea vs Tottenham – Score, Goals & Reaction

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LIVE: Chelsea vs Tottenham Score, Goals & Reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome toSoccerlens'live commentary of the Capital One Cup finalbetweenChelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.

I am Saikat and will take you through the match, which kicks off at 16.

Louis van Gaal gives latest Manchester United injury update

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Louis van Gaal gives latest Manchester United injury update - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that Luke Shaw missed today's clash against Sunderland because he was injured, while Phil Jones was suffering from illness.

The 20-times English champions managed a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford, courtesy to a brace from Wayne Rooney in the second half of the match.

Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and three other things we learned today

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Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and three other things we learned today - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With Real Madrid taking on Villarreal and Manchester City travelling to Anfield tomorrow we have a super Sunday on our hands, but here are five things we learned today.

Luis Suarez has found his rhythm

The former Liverpool forward struggled to make an instant impact at Barcelona, but the Uruguayan seems to have found his rhythm for the Catalan giants as he inspired them to a 3-1 win today with a goal and two assists.

Granada 1-3 Barcelona: Messi and Suarez combine to earn three points

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Granada 1-3 Barcelona: Messi and Suarez combine to earn three points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona grabbed an important three pointsas the Catalan giants moved closer to the top of the table after goals from Luis Suarez, Messi and Rakitic ensured a 3-1 win away from home.

Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland: Wayne Rooney brace puts United third

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Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland: Wayne Rooney brace puts United third - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United picked up another three points against Sunderland at Old Trafford today, thanks to a brace from Wayne Rooney. The 2-0 win sends United above Arsenal to third place in the table as the Red Devils look to return to the Champions League next season.

Borussia Dortmund continue resurgence with Derby win

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Borussia Dortmund continue resurgence with Derby win - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borrusia Dortmund continued their resurgence after a disastrous start to the season with a convincing 3-0 win over Schalke in the Ruhr Derby. Reus, Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang scored three late goals to send Dortmund to 9th in the table.

Brazil forward reveals Chelsea contact

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Brazil forward reveals Chelsea contact - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Douglas Costa has revealed that Chelsea were keen on signing Shakhtar Donetsk forward in the winter transfer window.

The Brazilian international was a target for the west London club as the player was also keen on making a switch to Stamford Bridge last month.

West Ham 1-3 Crystal Palace: Goals and Highlights

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West Ham 1-3 Crystal Palace: Goals and Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Crystal Palace put in a dominant performance as they steamrolled past West Ham by 3-1 at Upton Park despite playing with ten men for the last 20 minutes.

After a cagey beginning from either sides, the visitors took the lead thanks to an Aaron Cresswell own goal after it appeared that Glenn Murray's header was tame.

Confirmed XI: Manchester United v Sunderland

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Confirmed XI: Manchester United v Sunderland - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United will take on Sunderland in the weekend Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.

The last time these two teams met each other was during the start of the season at the Stadium of Light.

Confirmed XI: West Bromwich Albion v Southampton

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Confirmed XI: West Bromwich Albion v Southampton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

West Bromwich Albion face Southampton in the weekend Premier League clash scheduled between the two clubs at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Earlier this season, when both the Baggies took on Ronald Koeman's side at the St Mary's Stadium, the clash ended in a goalless draw.

Confirmed XI: Newcastle United v Aston Villa

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Confirmed XI: Newcastle United v Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Tim Sherwood will take his men to St James' Park as struggling Aston Villa face Newcastle United in the league tie scheduled between the two sides on Saturday.

Villa recently sacked Paul Lambert as their manager after poor set of results and appointed the former Tottenham boss as his successor at Villa Park earlier this month.

Confirmed XI: Stoke City v Hull City

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Confirmed XI: Stoke City v Hull City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Britannia Stadium will be the host for Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke City and Hull City.

When the Tigers took on the Potters earlier this season, the tie ended in a 1-1 draw at Kingston upon Hull.

Confirmed XI: Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04

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Confirmed XI: Borussia Dortmund v Schalke 04 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund will take on their arch rivals Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga clash scheduled between the two sides at Signal Iduna Park.

The Revierderby is one of the biggest clash in Germany's top flight football.

Manchester United vs Sunderland Live: Score, Highlights & Reaction

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Manchester United vs Sunderland Live: Score, Highlights & Reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome toSoccerlen'slive commentary of the Saturday's afternoon Kick off betweenManchester United and Sunderland atOld Trafford.

I am Saikat and I will take you through the match, which kicks off at 3pm UK time.

Why QPR Should Stick With Chris Ramsey Even If They Get Relegated

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Why QPR Should Stick With Chris Ramsey Even If They Get Relegated - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Queens Park Rangers 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hull City last Saturday may have looked like just another away loss for the struggling Premier League outfit, but the game signaled a change in approach from the West London side.

Predicted Arsenal starting line up vs Everton + Key Stats

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Predicted Arsenal starting line up vs Everton + Key Stats - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal suffered a shock defeat at home against Monaco in the Champions League in midweek and Arsene Wenger will be hoping his teamto bounce back strongly in the league with a victory.

Everton are heading into this match on the back of a strong European performance, but the Gunners shouldstart as favourites, knowing dropping points could be crucial in the top four race.

PSG’s €45m defender reveals Manchester United interest

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PSG's €45m defender reveals Manchester United interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

During the January transfer window, Manchester United had been heavily linked with a move for PSG defenderMarquinhos.

This is what we reported over the course of past couple of months:

January 24:Marquinhos's agent admitted that Manchester United had shown interest in the Brazilian defender, who would cost around€45m.

£29m star wants to play number 10 role for Manchester United

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£29m star wants to play number 10 role for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has quickly become a fan favourite at the club not due his eye catching performance on the field but that he is a model professional as well off the pitch.

Chelsea vs Tottenham Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Chelsea vs Tottenham Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Two London sides meet at Wembley for the Capital One Cup on Sunday as Chelsea face Tottenham Hotspur in a rematch of the 2008 final.

Tottenham were victorious as underdogs that day and they will be underdogs again this weekend despite a 5-3 win over Chelsea at White Hart Lane on New Year's Day.

Premier League Predictions: Arsenal + Man Utd to Bounce Back?

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Premier League Predictions: Arsenal + Man Utd to Bounce Back? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

An eight-game card only for the Premier League this weekend as Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur meet in each other in Sunday's Capital One Cup final.

It really is a Super Sunday in England this weekend with a number of big matches.

West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Score, Highlights and Reaction

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West Ham vs Crystal Palace: Score, Highlights and Reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome to Soccerlen'slive commentary of the Saturday Lunch time Kick off between West Ham and Crystal Palace at Upton Park.

I am Saikat and I will take you through the match, which kicks off at 12.

Pellegrini: City have edge over Liverpool

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Pellegrini: City have edge over Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester Citymanager Manuel Pellegrini believes that Liverpool's late return from Turkey, which leaves the Reds limited time for preparation, will give City an advantage over their rivals, when the two side meet on Sunday noon kick off.

Chelsea settle for €16m permanent transfer active after 2016

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Chelsea settle for €16m permanent transfer active after 2016 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the past few seasons we have seen players who go out of Chelsea on loan, usually never return to play for the first team again. Usually.

It is therefore safe to assume that Mohamed Salah's Chelsea career is almost as good as done.

[VIDEOGRAPHIC] Raheem Sterling vs David Silva Stat Focus

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[VIDEOGRAPHIC] Raheem Sterling vs David Silva Stat Focus - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The big match in the Premier League this weekend sees title chasing Manchester City travel to Anfield to play top four challengers Liverpool in a mouth watering clash.

As Chelsea are not in league action this weekend due to the League Cup final on Sunday, City have the opportunity in closing the West Londoners lead down to just 2 points.

Arsene Wenger gives latest injury update for Everton clash

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Arsene Wenger gives latest injury update for Everton clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini have returned to training, but admitted that they will not fit for the weekend clash.

The Gunners host Everton in the Premier League clash at the Emirates on Sunday.

Diego Costa vs Harry Kane – More than just a Cup Final

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Diego Costa vs Harry Kane More than just a Cup Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Two of the Premier League's top strikers come face to face this Sunday in the Capital One Cup Final as Chelsea face bitter rivals Tottenham.

With both enjoying terrific campaigns this season, Opta-powered fantasy football game Oulala took a detailed look at forwards Diego Costa and Harry Kane in an attempt to identify the potential match-winner before Sunday's showdown.

Manchester United star David De Gea slams Spanish media

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Manchester United star David De Gea slams Spanish media - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United star David De Gea has slammed the Spanish media after the reports in his homeland surfaced that goalkeeper's relation with Louis van Gaal has been fractured.

Earlier reports suggested that the Spain international has not spoken to United manager for last few months, reported the Spanish newspaper AS.

Manchester United have mixed news on injury front for Sunderland clash

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Manchester United have mixed news on injury front for Sunderland clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed striker Robin van Persie will miss the Red Devils' upcoming league clash against Sunderland, while striker James Wilson is fit to face the Black Cats.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Tottenham Hostpur

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Tottenham Hostpur - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's the first cup final of the season, and it's a big one. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have a lot of history between them, and the duo clash in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday at Wembley in a game that promises to be a cracker.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool will have had less than 60 hours to recover from their penalty shoot out exit in Turkey on Thursday night when they kick off at home to the defending Premier League champions on Sunday.

Liverpool star set to be offered quadrupled wages in new deal

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Liverpool star set to be offered quadrupled wages in new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the Liverpool Echo, Jordan Ibe is in line for a new contract at Liverpool which will tie him to the club on a long term deal. It is reported that the 19 year old teenager is set to be offered wages worth £25,000-a-week.

Manchester United legend: Mourinho not as influential as Sir Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United legend: Mourinho not as influential as Sir Alex Ferguson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paul Scholes has stated in a piece in The Independent that Jose Mourinho's attempts to influence the referees' decisions may be backfiring, rather than helping Chelsea.

Mourinho has been in the news almost every week for the last few months now, with claims that there is a 'campaign' being run against his side.

Manchester United target could be set for summer transfer

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Manchester United target could be set for summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports by the reputed Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Inter Milan are plotting a summer move for Manchester United target Aleksandar Dragovic. The report claims that the San Siro outfit who have been linked with the Austrian defender for quite some time now want to sign a centre back to strengthen their back four in the coming transfer market.

Costa: Refs treat me differently

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Costa: Refs treat me differently - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Diego Costa is a special player. Rather, he is a special character. He is always upfor challenges and has this unique ‘street-fighter' attitude in him.

He was already a winner before he joined Chelsea, having won the La Liga with Atletico Madrid, but was keen to test himself ata top European club.

Arsenal set for £50m summer spending spree

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Arsenal set for £50m summer spending spree - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After the shocking loss in the round of 16 in the Champions League at the hands of Monaco, Arsenal owners are ready to sanction a budget of £50m to manager Arsene Wenger. The message seems to be loud and clear: More signings on the agenda to break into Europe's elite.

Failed last summer, not this time? Manchester United target Real Madrid star

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Failed last summer, not this time? Manchester United target Real Madrid star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Gary Neville recently has given his full backing to manager Louis van Gaal, saying the Dutchman should remain at the club, even if United fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Agent hints summer transfer for Manchester United star

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Agent hints summer transfer for Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Andreas Pereira's agent has revealed that his client could leave Manchester United in the summer due to lack of first team chances. The 19 year old Brazilian is reportedly frustrated with the lack of first team chances and the player has attracted interest from Serie A Champions Juventus while Dutch sides PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord are also interested.

Mendes planning to take £265,000-a-week Manchester United star to Spain?

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Mendes planning to take £265,000-a-week Manchester United star to Spain? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the key decisions Louis van Gaal (should he stay beyond the summer) needs to make in the summer is whether to hand Radamel Falcao a permanent contract at Manchester United.

€75m Manchester United target signs big money deal

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€75m Manchester United target signs big money deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United and Manchester City have been dealt a body blow in their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets as the Spaniard is set to sign a contract extension with the Catalan club till 2019 with an option for one more year.

Chelsea sign bumper £200m shirt sponsorship deal with Yokohama Rubber

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Chelsea sign bumper £200m shirt sponsorship deal with Yokohama Rubber - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea Football Club have announced today that they have signed a mega five-year deal with Japanese tire giant The Yokohama Rubber Company to be their official shirt sponsors.

The official statement on the club's website read:

"Chelsea Football Club is delighted to unveil The Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd as our new Official Shirt Partner in our largest-ever commercial deal.

Manchester United register interest in sensational Belgian superstar

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Manchester United register interest in sensational Belgian superstar - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the Guardian, Manchester United are interested in signing Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian has been in superb form for the German side since arriving from Chelsea in the summer.

Arsenal vs Everton: Ramsey and Flamini nearly fit, latest on Wilshere

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Arsenal vs Everton: Ramsey and Flamini nearly fit, latest on Wilshere - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a disappointing midweek that saw Arsenal being humiliated 3-1 at home by Monaco in the Champions League, the focus now shifts back on the league.

Arsenal face Everton at the Emirates on Saturday andthe Gunners will be looking to shrug off the mid-week disappointment and put things back on track with a win.

Manchester United’s £230,000-a-week star could miss three crucial games

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Manchester United's £230,000-a-week star could miss three crucial games - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is likely to miss several key games for his club due to an ankle injury.

According to reports from Sky Sports, the Dutch striker will miss around a month of first team action after damaging his ankle during the match against Swansea City.

Twitter Reaction: Dejan Lovren’s penalty miss & Liverpool’s Europa League exit

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Twitter Reaction: Dejan Lovren's penalty miss & Liverpool's Europa League exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It couldn't have gone worse for Liverpool.

Not only the Reds had tosuffer the ignominyof being going out of Europa League, but by taking the game till penalty shoot-out, their preparations from the weekend's crucial Premier League tie against Manchester City have been hampered.

From Spain: Liverpool ready to negotiate deal to sign Real Madrid winger

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From Spain: Liverpool ready to negotiate deal to sign Real Madrid winger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are plotting a summer move for Real Madrid wingerLucas Vázquez, who is currently plying his trade with Espanyol on loan.

The 23-year-old plays as a right winger has never made any senior Real Madrid appearances after graduating through their academy.

Louis van Gaal reveals why Manchester United gave Tyler Blackett new contract

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Louis van Gaal reveals why Manchester United gave Tyler Blackett new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal claims Tyler Blackett has a great potential to succeed at Manchester United and that was the reason behind handing him a new deal.

The 20-year-old signed a new deal on Thursday, which will keep him at Old Trafford till 2017, with the option to further extend it by one year.

Confirmed: Manchester United hand new deal to defender

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Confirmed: Manchester United hand new deal to defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed Reece James has committed his future to the Red Devils on Thursday.

James' contract details are not confirmed by the 20-times English champions, but the club have revealed that he has committed his future to the club.

Manchester United’s £30m summer target hopes to join a big European club

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Manchester United's £30m summer target hopes to join a big European club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne hopes to join a big European club and win trophies.

The 23-year-old Belgian midfielder has joined Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg after joining Chelsea and his impressive performances have caught the attention of top European clubs including the likes of Manchester United.

Confirmed: Manchester United player signs contract extension

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Confirmed: Manchester United player signs contract extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their defender Tyler Blackett has signed a new contract on Thursday.

The latest deal will keep the 20-year-old at Old Trafford till 2017 and has an option to further extend the deal by a year.

Manchester United have a “good chance” to sign £30m Arsenal target

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Manchester United have a "good chance" to sign £30m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United winger Nani has spoken highly of his Sporting team mate William Carvalho and says the Portugal midfielder is ready to move to the Premier League.

Louis van Gaal will be looking to a sign top midfield enforcer in the summer, and Carvalho is one of his preferred targets.

Manchester United likely to take advantage for star defender after talks stall

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Manchester United likely to take advantage for star defender after talks stall - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After we had reported a couple of days back that Porto full back Danilo would cost €50m, his transfer release clause, Manchester United could move for Southampton right back Nathaniel Clyne, the player who was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the January transfer window.

Possible Liverpool starting line up vs Besiktas

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Possible Liverpool starting line up vs Besiktas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having taken a 1-0 slender lead in the first leg at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers's message to Liverpool ahead of the Reds second leg Europa League Round of 32 tie with Besiktas at the Ataturk Stadium will be simple – ‘don't concede and you'll qualify.

£265,000-a-week Manchester United super star says no to Real Madrid

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£265,000-a-week Manchester United super star says no to Real Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao has insisted that he is happy at Manchester United and is eager to fight for his place at Old Trafford. The Colombian striker who has disappointed in his loan spell for the Red Devils also refused to be drawn into speculations about his future.

Louis van Gaal – stay or sack if Manchester United miss out on UCL?

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Louis van Gaal stay or sack if Manchester United miss out on UCL? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Gary Neville says the club must not sack manager Louis van Gaal, even if they miss out on Champions League qualification.

The Dutchman replaced David Moyes as United's permanent manager and has managed to keep the side in top four despite an uneven campaign.

Arsenal ‘mentally not ready’ – Are you kidding, Arsene?

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Arsenal 'mentally not ready' Are you kidding, Arsene? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal face yet another humiliating exit from the Round 16 Champions League stage, after losing out 3-1 to Monaco at the Emirates.

Arguably one of the worst performances of the season from Arsenal, it led Arsene Wenger to criticize his team after math, saying "suicidal" defending cost them the match, if not the tie.

Is there an end to Arsenal’s weak mentality?

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Is there an end to Arsenal's weak mentality? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following Arsenal's 1-3 loss at the hands of Monaco in first leg of the round of 16 in the Champions League, Arsene Wenger has blasted his side's weak mentality and abysmal defending. Conceding three away goals will thus put the Gunners on the brink of elimination by the hands of the French side.

LVG urges Manchester United to sign Real Madrid star by offering €40m

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LVG urges Manchester United to sign Real Madrid star by offering €40m - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Spanish Media outlet Mundo Deprotivo, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has urged the Old Trafford hierarchy to offer €40m to Real Madrid for securing the services of Raphael Varane.

Arsenal and Man City’s losses highlight the fall of English football

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Arsenal and Man City's losses highlight the fall of English football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's not an unusual phenomenon anymore to not have a single English side realistically challenging for Europe's most elite club competition, is it? We would like to see the Premier League sides do well, but in our hearts we know that it isn't going to happen.

Champions League: Worrying signs as Monaco conquer Arsenal

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Champions League: Worrying signs as Monaco conquer Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Monaco thrashed Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates yesterday and here is why it should be a huge worry for Arsene Wenger.

Looking back at the time when the draw was made, Arsenal fans were arguably the happiest lot as compared to the fans of the other two English teams in the competition.

Mamadou Sakho could return to face Manchester City

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Mamadou Sakho could return to face Manchester City - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mamadou Sakho missed Liverpool's travel to Southampton last weekend due to a hip injury and is certain to miss tonight's clash against Besiktas.

However the Liverpool defender has confirmed that he will be back in training this Saturday, which puts him in contention to face City at Anfield this Sunday.

Portugal star: I Love Manchester United, receive texts from Woodward

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Portugal star: I Love Manchester United, receive texts from Woodward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United winger Nani says he is unsure about his future but would love to continue with the Old Trafford club.

The Portuguese winger realizing that first team football under Louis van Gaal is not guaranteed decided join his old club Sporting in the summer on loan.

Liverpool: Anfield is the new hotbed for young players

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Liverpool: Anfield is the new hotbed for young players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling stated today that Liverpool are the best club for young talents in world football. The English attacker explained how Brendan Rodgers and the club setup has helped him grow as a footballer and he seems the same future for several other young footballers at the club, for example Jordon Ibe.

Arsenal and Chelsea target in talks for summer transfer

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Arsenal and Chelsea target in talks for summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

You've got to feel for Sami Khedira. Over the past 18 months, the midfielder has grown from indispensable for Real Madrid to being a liability. Sandwiched in between is the World Cup win in Brazil.

Chelsea deliver strong warning for fans

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Chelsea deliver strong warning for fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are willing to take strong measures to keep the image the beautiful game intact. The club have warned their supporters that they face being banned from Stamford Bridge, if they use anti-Semitic language against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley in the Capital One Cup final this weekend.

Football manager 2015: Key tips when starting a new save

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Football manager 2015: Key tips when starting a new save - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Football Manager has grown into one of the most popular games across the globe over the last few years and with millions of users devoting a lot of their time to the game, here are a few tips that could help you build a dynasty and challenge your friends with your imperious squad.

Manchester City have edge ahead of Liverpool clash

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Manchester City have edge ahead of Liverpool clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hit out at Premier League's television scheduling claiming Manchester City have and advantage as both sides square off in a crucial clash at Anfield on Sunday.

Ahead of the Reds' second leg encounter against Besiktas in the Round of 32 in the Europa League, Rodgers said that his side will have little time to get rest before taking the field against City.

United superstar congratulates Monaco for beating Arsenal

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United superstar congratulates Monaco for beating Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United superstar Radamel Falcao has rubbed salts into Arsenal's wounds by taking to Twitter and congratulating parent club Monaco after the French side's 3-1 win over the Gunners in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Besiktas vs Liverpool: Three things to watch out for

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Besiktas vs Liverpool: Three things to watch out for - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool face Besiktas in the second leg of the Round 32 Europa League tie at the Ataturk Stadium where the Reds will swiftly progress to the next round should they do not concede on the night in Istanbul.

Jamie Carragher claims Liverpool will overtake Manchester United for CL spot

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Jamie Carragher claims Liverpool will overtake Manchester United for CL spot - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher claims the Reds will beat Manchester United to finish the season in top four and qualify for the Champions League next campaign.

Louis van Gaal's side suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Swansea City in the last league clash at the Liberty Stadium.

Arsenal vs Monaco Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Arsenal vs Monaco Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

AS Monaco are the visitors to Arsenal in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League second round this evening.

The French Ligue 1 side have improved their form over the past three months after a poor start to the season, and have conceded just one goal in their last 10 league games.

Arsenal vs AS Monaco – Champions League (Group Stage Analysis)

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Arsenal vs AS Monaco Champions League (Group Stage Analysis) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal host AS Monaco at the Emirates tonight in the 1st leg of their Champions League last 16 match-up. After exits from the competition at this stage in their previous four seasons against the likes of Barcelona, AC Milan and Bayern Munich and with the disadvantage of playing away in the second leg the pressure is on the London club to make it to the quarter-finals for the first time in five years.

Immobile Returns: What Juventus Learned from Dortmund Victory

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Immobile Returns: What Juventus Learned from Dortmund Victory - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Looming large on the coastline of the Bay of Naples is the majestic form of Mount Vesuvius, a constant reminder of the natural forces that stew beneath the feet of humanity. It was the very destructive powers of what is perhaps the world's most famous volcano that unleashed hell upon Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Why Chelsea must win the Capital One Cup on Sunday

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Why Chelsea must win the Capital One Cup on Sunday - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

No matter how good a team looks on paper, its success will only be defined in terms of tangibles. Just take the Dutch national team, for example. Despite having produced some of the world's greatest ever players like Johan Cryuff, Marco Van Basten, Dennis Bergkamp and Edgar Davids, the Netherlands' failure to win a single World Cup is what defines them.

Chelsea: FA reduce Nemanja Matic ban to two games

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Chelsea: FA reduce Nemanja Matic ban to two games - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to latest news, Chelsea star Nemanja Matic has had his ban reduced to two games following an appeal.

Nemanja Matic has had his suspension reduced to two matches after his sending off v Burnley.

Liverpool looking to sign French midfielder in summer

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Liverpool looking to sign French midfielder in summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to the agent of Lyon playmaker Yoann Gourcuff, the player has been approached by the Merseyside giants over a possible summer transfer.

The French international is out of contract in the summer and has been linked with moves to several European clubs over the last year.

Louis Van Gaal and the route one approach at Manchester United

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Louis Van Gaal and the route one approach at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Frank De Boer says Van Gaal is fighting to change the style of football at Manchester United. Not quite Frank, not quite.

Manchester United manager has been constantly criticised this season for this direct approach in most games.

Louis van Gaal branded “arrogant b******”

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Louis van Gaal branded "arrogant b******" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been branded as an "arrogant b******" by Swansea director at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Wallpaper tycoon John van Zweden couldn't resist the temptation to take a dig at fellow countryman Louis van Gaal, byposting a picture of himself indicating the score with his fingers, as noted by The Mirror.

Nemanja Matic certain to miss Capital One Cup Final

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Nemanja Matic certain to miss Capital One Cup Final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the Guardian, Chelsea's Nemanja Matic is set to miss the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham despite the Blues' decision to lodge an appeal to the FA over the Serbian's red card against Burnley in the weekend.

Possible Arsenal starting line up against Monaco

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Possible Arsenal starting line up against Monaco - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal entertain Monaco in the Champions League first leg Round of 16 at the Emirates and the Gunners will be hoping to take a handsome lead before the return leg.

Arsene Wenger will be pleased with the draw, as the Gunners been knocked out of Europe at this stage of the competition in the previous four seasons after facing difficult opponents like Barcelona, AC Milan and Bayern Munich.

€40m Manchester United target claims summer transfer a ‘possibility’

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€40m Manchester United target claims summer transfer a 'possibility' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has hinted on a summer transfer away from the Russian club. The Belgian who has been linked with Manchester United has been quoted by Italian media outlet Calciomercato saying on a potential transfer move to Juventus, "Juve?

Manchester United Transfer: Rep in talks for €50m summer move

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Manchester United Transfer: Rep in talks for €50m summer move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A couple of days ago we had reported that Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has lined up Porto right back Danilo as a replacement for Rafael in the coming summer. Today's report from Italian media outlet TMW however have claimed that Real Madrid have contacted the Brazilian's entourage for a possible move to the Spanish capital.

No place at Arsenal for Beckham junior

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No place at Arsenal for Beckham junior - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Heart break for David Beckham's son Brooklyn Beckham. The 15-year-old who is a reported Arsenal fan, will not be continuing with his dream club from next season.

The youngster is enrolled at the club's Hale End academy and was hoping to secure a two-year-deal with the Gunners, but he will be left disappointed in his attempt to secure an Arsenal scholarship, as reported by Daily Mail.

Nigeria out to persuade Liverpool star to ditch England

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Nigeria out to persuade Liverpool star to ditch England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Nigeria football federation will try their best to convince Liverpool starlet Jordon Ibe to turn his back on England.

The 19-year-old, who was plying his trade on loan at Derby County, was recalled by Brendan Rodgers last month and straight away drafted him into the first team squad, a decision hailed by many as a master stroke.

Another Injury! Manchester United striker suffers dead leg

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Another Injury! Manchester United striker suffers dead leg - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United squad have beenbadly affected by injuries this season. Louis van Gaal has missed the services of several key players at various point of time this season which has made life difficult for him to stamp his own philosophy to good effect.

Sergio Agüero vs Lionel Messi – Stats show it’s not as one sided as you may think

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Sergio Agüero vs Lionel Messi Stats show it's not as one sided as you may think - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Barcelona's Javier Mascherano nobody compares to Lionel Messi. It's understandable why he thinks this, Messi is undoubtedly one of the best in the world ever!

“No way out” – Why Manchester United must not sign €80m midfielder

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"No way out" Why Manchester United must not sign €80m midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One thing we have learnt in the past few years that footballers who suffer from anterior cruciate ligament injury hardly return as the same player. That's the consequence one has to pay for beinga victim tothis injury.

FIFA: 2022 World Cup to be played in November and December

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FIFA: 2022 World Cup to be played in November and December - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A FIFA task force has recommended that the 2022 World Cup be changed from its traditional June/July date to be staged in November and December to fight the blistering summer heat in Qatar.

The sport's governing body invoked outrage when it awarded football's biggest tournament to the Middle Eastern nation, with temperatures in the Qatari summer passing 40C and as such risking the health of players and supporters.

Are Liverpool better without Luis Suarez?

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Are Liverpool better without Luis Suarez? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen thinks that the club's impressive recent form shows they have fully recovered from the loss of Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan left Liverpool in the summer to join Barcelona, after nearly fired the club to Premier League glory last season.

Juventus v Borussia Dortmund Champions League preview

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Juventus v Borussia Dortmund Champions League preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juventus v Borussia Dortmund
Champions League round of 16
Juventus Stadium, Turin
24th February 2015
19:45 GMT

In a repeat of the 1997 UEFA Champion's League final, Borussia Dortmund travel to Turin for the first leg of their round of 16 tie.

Is Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet the Premier League’s best Goalkeeper?

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Is Liverpool's Simon Mignolet the Premier League's best Goalkeeper? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's Simon Mignolet has now racked up 9 clean sheets in the Premier League, yet it is two other goalkeepers that have received the plaudits this season.

The Liverpool keeper's future had previously looked in doubt after he was dropped in December for Red's number 2 Brad Jones.

€75m Manchester United target wants to play in the Premier League

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€75m Manchester United target wants to play in the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barely a couple of days after we had reported that Manchester United are interested in the services of Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquests, the player has now himself confessed that he would love to play in the Premier League.

DONE DEAL: Chelsea midfielder leaves for Germany

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DONE DEAL: Chelsea midfielder leaves for Germany - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have confirmed on their official website that Thorgan Hazard has signed for Borussia Monchengladbach on a permanent deal today. The Belgian signs a five-year deal with the German club for a fee rumoured to be around €8 million, with Chelsea having the option of a buy-back in the future.

Liverpool plot summer move for Barcelona star

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Liverpool plot summer move for Barcelona star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Liverpool Echo who have cited a story from Mirror, Liverpool are plotting a summer transfer move for Barcelona full back Adriano. The 30 year old who can play on either wings in the back four has fallen down the pecking order for the Camp Nou side.

Manchester United’s £280,000-a-week star doesn’t seem ‘interested’ playing for the club

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Manchester United's £280,000-a-week star doesn't seem 'interested' playing for the club - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Liverpool lost to Manchester United at Old Trafford in December, it seemed like the Red Devils are firm favourites to secure the Champions League places.

From November to early week of January, they were unbeaten in 11 consecutive games, of which they won first six games in a row.

Twitter Reaction: Coutinho’s magic – goal of the season?

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Twitter Reaction: Coutinho's magic goal of the season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool maintained their unbeaten Premier League run to 10 games, after earning a convincing 2-0 victory over Southampton at the St Mary's on Sunday.

As a result of this massive victory, Liverpool have moved 6th in the Premier League table and closed the gap with Manchester United to two points.

Manchester United undecided on £50m striker signing in the summer

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Manchester United undecided on £50m striker signing in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Reputed Italian journalist and Gianluca Di Marzio staff David Amoyal has taken to Twitter citing Monaco owner Vadim Vasilyev that the latter is yet to hear from Manchester United on the future of Colombian striker Radamel Falcao.

Liverpool legend: Manchester United star picking £220,000-per-week not doing enough

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Liverpool legend: Manchester United star picking £220,000-per-week not doing enough - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The race for top four has become all the more intense following Manchester United's 2-1 defeat to Swansea at the weekend.

Louis van Gaal, no matter how hard he tries to defend himself, has been a subject of criticism in the media his team selection and tactics continue to baffle the pundits.

Made in Manchester

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Made in Manchester - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sir Matt Busby was appointed as Manchester United manager 70 years ago this month, a decision that would change the history of the club forever.

Busby's faith in the young, local players proved successful as the club would go on to win the English top flight five times, the FA Cup twice, and the 1968 European Cup (now UEFA Champions League) – the first European trophy the Red Devils won.

Report: €35m Arsenal and Manchester United target set for summer transfer

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Report: €35m Arsenal and Manchester United target set for summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Portuguese Media Outlet O Jogo, Porto President Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa has claimed that Jackson Martinez could leave in the summer transfer window. The Colombian striker will join any club that is ready to meet Porto's evaluation of the player.

Good News: Europe’s Golden boy expects to sign new Liverpool deal

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Good News: Europe's Golden boy expects to sign new Liverpool deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Good news for the Liverpool fans. Raheem Sterling has told Liverpool Echo that he is happy at Anfield and expects his new contract will be sorted out soon.

The England internationalhas yet to put pen to paper on a new contract which has resulted in media speculation over his long term future at the club.

Manchester United in advanced negotiations to seal first summer signing

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Manchester United in advanced negotiations to seal first summer signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Italian Media outlet Calciomercato, Manchester United have made contacts with AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong for a summer transfer. The Dutchman's contract with the Italian side is set to expire in the summer and the report claims that De Jong has decided not to renew his contract with the Rossoneri.

From Italy: Chelsea in pole position to sign €30m Real Madrid target

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From Italy: Chelsea in pole position to sign €30m Real Madrid target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea are in pole position to sign Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan next summer, but could face a strong competition from La Liga giants Real Madrid.

Inter Milan are sitting 11th in the table and have little chances of qualifying for Europe next season, which could see some of their star players leaving the club including Icardi.

Manchester City vs Barcelona Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester City vs Barcelona Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

One of the most-anticipated ties in the second round of this season's UEFA Champions League kicks off at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday as defending Premier League champions Manchester City host Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.

How long can Manchester United hold on to top four?

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How long can Manchester United hold on to top four? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal rightly says when you're at a big club like Manchester United you have to deal with pressure, and deliver at the same time.

United managed to hold on to the fourth placedespite losing2-1to Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.

Roberto Martinez accuses Chelsea players of influencing referees

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Roberto Martinez accuses Chelsea players of influencing referees - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After Jose Mourinho asserted that his side were undone by several refereeing decisions in their 1-1 draw against Burnely on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, Everton manager Roberto Martinez has lashed out claiming that Chelsea players try to influence referees.

Manchester United may seal transfer with Juventus, midfielder rejects contract extension

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Manchester United may seal transfer with Juventus, midfielder rejects contract extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In the last few transfer windows, if the reports are to be believed, Manchester United have had several chances to conclude a business with Juventus.

United were/are reportedly interested in Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba, while there were rumours that Juventus wanted to sign Javier Hernandez, who joined Real Madrid instead on a season long loan.

Van Gaal “Crazy” about Dortmund star…will he sign him in the summer?

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Van Gaal "Crazy" about Dortmund star...will he sign him in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dutch legend Ruud Gullit says he is surprised to see Manchester United didn't sign a quality centre-back lastsummer.

The former Holland striker has also revealed that Louis van Gaal is "crazy" about Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels and was interested in signing him in the summer.

PHOTO: Mourinho highlights Four decisions that went against Chelsea against Burnley

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PHOTO: Mourinho highlights Four decisions that went against Chelsea against Burnley - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

For the past few months, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been saying in the press that there has been 'conspiracy' going on against his team.

Mourinho criticised Sky Sports for their coverage over Nemanja Matic's sending off against Burnley.

Chelsea 1-1 Burnley: Analysis and Major Talking Points

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Chelsea 1-1 Burnley: Analysis and Major Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea were controversially held 1-1 by Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. This is only the second time this season that the Blues have failed to take all three points at home, and it proved costly as Man City's resounding win over Newcastle United later on saw the lead at the top cut down to 5 points.

The ‘four moments’ that could change Chelsea’s season

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The 'four moments' that could change Chelsea's season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's Premier League campaign witnessed an unexpected blip on Saturday when they were held 1-1 at home by a struggling Burnley side. The Blues, who were reduced to 10 men after Nemanja Matic was sent off with 20 minutes to go, claim that the loss of of the two points was purely down to four refereeing decisions.

Manchester United hoping to seal early summer transfer for Argentine star

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Manchester United hoping to seal early summer transfer for Argentine star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from English Media Outlet Mirror, Manchester United are lining up a summer move for Argentine star Lucas Biglia. The report states that United were interested in the 29 year old midfielder in January but the Italian club refused any sort of deal.

Possible Manchester United starting line-up vs Swansea

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Possible Manchester United starting line-up vs Swansea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United travel to Wales to take on Swansea on Saturday afternoon aiming to take revenge on their opening day defeat at Old Trafford in the 2014-15 Premier League season. Louis Van Gaal's side have lost only one of their last 19 games in all competitions but haven't played well despite getting the results.

Jordon Ibe recall was a masterstroke from Brendan Rodgers

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Jordon Ibe recall was a masterstroke from Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool youngster Jordon Ibe produced another scintillating display as the Reds managed to secure a slender victory at Anfield against Turkish giants, Besiktas in the first leg of the Europa League knockouts.

Report: €20m Brazilian star to replace country man at Manchester United

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Report: €20m Brazilian star to replace country man at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Spanish Media Outlet MARCA, Manchester United have joined the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona in puruit of highly rated Porto right back Danilo. It is believed that various other European giants including Bayern Munich and PSG are also interested while United's neighbours Manchester City are also keeping tabs on the player's situation.

About time! John Terry contract extension is great news for Chelsea

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About time! John Terry contract extension is great news for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho confirmed yesterday that club captain John Terry will be offered a one year extension on his current deal. With speculations that the club legend could follow in the footsteps of Frank Lampard, and leave this summer, the Londoners have moved swiftly to end all uncertainties surrounding their club captain.

Diego Costa, Harry Kane and things to look forward to this weekend

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Diego Costa, Harry Kane and things to look forward to this weekend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League is back after a weekend of cup football and there are several interesting things to look forward to. Here are five of our key events that could light up another Barclays Premier League game-week.

Arsenal look to seal summer move for Spanish striker; Ready to pay player’s wages

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Arsenal look to seal summer move for Spanish striker; Ready to pay player's wages - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Italian media outlet TMW who have cited Turkish website Medyaline, Arsenal are ready to move for Spanish striker Fernando Llorente who has endured a disastrous spell at Juventus.

Liverpool target dismisses summer transfer to Anfield

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Liverpool target dismisses summer transfer to Anfield - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are set to be disappointed in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile as the Italian forward looks set to stay at Signal Iduna Park side after what has been a difficult first season for him in Germany.

Barcelona defender hints at exit as Manchester United wait in shadows

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Barcelona defender hints at exit as Manchester United wait in shadows - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona star Dani Alves has dropped a strong hint that he will not be at the Catalan club next season after revealing he still has not been offered a new deal.

The Brazilian joined the Catalans in 2008 from Sevilla and has gone on to be part of one of the most successful sides in history.

Manchester United set to drop star striker?

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Manchester United set to drop star striker? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao's axing at Manchester United come the end of the season is inevitable given his poor return of goals and lacklustre displays especially when it comes at the hefty price of £265,000 a week.

The Colombian has only managed four goals in 19 appearances since his move to Old Trafford for a year loan.

Manchester United end midfielder chase

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Manchester United end midfielder chase - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have finally ended their long running pursuit of Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, according to reports in Italy.

The Chilean midfielder was a target for boss Louis van Gaal last summer but the deal failed to materialise due to the clubs having different valuations of the player.

Harry Redknapp blames Tottenham for missing out on Chelsea’s Eden Hazard

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Harry Redknapp blames Tottenham for missing out on Chelsea's Eden Hazard - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Harry Redknapp has again repeated that Tottenham blundered in their handling of potential signings Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, who ended up going to Chelsea.

The former Spurs and QPR boss left the North London club in 2012 but has regularly said one of his biggest disappointments as boss was missing out on the Belgian attacker.

Should Jose Mourinho offer John Terry a new Chelsea contract?

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Should Jose Mourinho offer John Terry a new Chelsea contract? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has strongly hinted John Terry will be offered a new contract extension following his impressive displays this season.

But with five goals from central defence and him performing to a consistently high level while also remaining injury free it is, in reality, a foregone conclusion that the captain will be handed another one year deal.

Adidas Reveal Latest Signing: Theo Walcott

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Adidas Reveal Latest Signing: Theo Walcott - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has signed a long-term deal with worldwide sportswear giant Adidas.

The German brand have announced the England international as their latest signing today.

Theo Walcott will be jumping from Nike to join Adidas as part of their latest campaign, #therewillbehaters.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Burnley

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Burnley - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A lot has happened since Chelsea took to the field against Burnley at Turf Moor back in August on the first day of the season. But over that period, one thing has remained a constant, and that is the Blues position in the league.

Why Louis van Gaal is WRONG to say Manchester United are the best team in the league

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Why Louis van Gaal is WRONG to say Manchester United are the best team in the league - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal's boastful claim that Manchester United have been the best team in the Premier League recently is statistically wrong.

The Dutchman's assertion that his team have been better than the likes of Chelsea over the last 20 games also conveniently overlooks a number of unconvincing displays where United have managed to secure the three points.

Tottenham legend praises Chelsea response over racist scandal

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Tottenham legend praises Chelsea response over racist scandal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham legend Gary Lineker has praised Chelsea over their handling of the racist scandal on a Paris tube that has brought the club into question.

Three fans have now been suspended by the club following investigations into the abuse a black man was subjected to when he tried to board a train prior to Chelsea's Champions League clash against PSG this week.

Manchester United star set for surprise new deal…but does he deserve it?

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Manchester United star set for surprise new deal...but does he deserve it? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United star Michael Carrick is reportedly set to be offered a new one year deal with Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs big fans of the midfielder.

But with Carrick turning 34 at the end of the season and having numerous injury problems over recent seasons would the Dutch boss been better off letting the England man leave in the summer when his deal expires?

Balotelli justified in taking Liverpool penalty…Twitter reaction

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Balotelli justified in taking Liverpool penalty...Twitter reaction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

While ruffling a few feathers and raising further questions about his ability to toe the party line, Mario Balotelli can at least feel justified having scored the decisive goal from the penalty spot for Liverpool against Besiktas in last night's Europa League last 32 match.

Was Mauricio Pochettino right not to pick Harry Kane against Fiorentina?

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Was Mauricio Pochettino right not to pick Harry Kane against Fiorentina? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Predicting a Mauricio Pochettino side is never an easy thing but it was still a surprise not to see Harry Kane in the starting line-up against Fiorentina in last night's Europa League match.

Why Wilshere should not start for Arsenal against Crystal Palace

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Why Wilshere should not start for Arsenal against Crystal Palace - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal stars Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are not yet ready to start for the Gunners yet, according to boss Arsene Wenger.

Wilshere is ahead of schedule and could be in the squad for the match this weekend against Crystal Palace.

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Southampton vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A big clash at St Mary's completes the Premier League action this weekend as Southampton host Liverpool in a match that has big implications on the top four.

Southampton start the weekend one point ahead of Arsenal as the team in the final UEFA Champions League places, four points ahead of Liverpool who are seventh.

Wenger challenges Mourinho to round on Chelsea racists

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Wenger challenges Mourinho to round on Chelsea racists - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has challenged his nemesis Jose Mourinho to round on the Chelsea racists who shoved a black man off a Paris metro before the Blues' match with PSG this week.

The Chelsea fans, who were heard chanting "we're racists, we're racist and that's the way we like it", have come under widespread criticism, including from British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect to Jordan Henderson

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Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect to Jordan Henderson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has accused Mario Balotelli on showing disrespect to Jordan Henderson as the Italian insisted on taking the penalty which helped the Reds beat Besiktas by 1-0 in the Europa League at Anfield on Thursday night.

Twitter Reaction: Henderson-Balotelli penalty drama, Gerrard’s criticism

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Twitter Reaction: Henderson-Balotelli penalty drama, Gerrard's criticism - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It has to be Mario Balotelli. Winner. Hero. And yet a controversial figure.

At Anfield in the Europa League clash against Besiktas, with clocks ticking away, Liverpool were awarded a penalty, after Jordon Ibe was fouledin the box.

Manchester United shift attention to €75m Barcelona midfield maestro

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Manchester United shift attention to €75m Barcelona midfield maestro - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

French champions Paris Saint-Germain have shifted their focus on signing Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquests in the summer.

Busquests may be one of the most under-rated midfielders of this generation, but there are very few who can actually carry out his role better than him.

Manchester United target could leave in the summer confirms Manager

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Manchester United target could leave in the summer confirms Manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have been boosted in their pursuit of Dutch winger as PSV Eindhoven manager Phillip Cocu has confirmed that the player is likely to leave the club in the coming summer.

Swansea City vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Swansea City vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal will be looking for retribution after losing his first competitive game as Manchester United manager at home to Swansea City in the opening kickoff of the 2014-15 season.

Manchester United plotting €65m double transfer move from Spain

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Manchester United plotting €65m double transfer move from Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the People's Person who have cited Spanish Media Outlet Deporte Valenciano, Manchester United are considering a double transfer move for Valencia duo Nicolas Otamendi and Andre Gomes.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal head into their London derby on Saturday one point outside of the top four and with both Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool breathing down their neck.

Arsène Wenger's side must see this match almost as a must win before their thoughts turn to AS Monaco on Wednesday night.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia – Will It Go Ahead?

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Will It Go Ahead? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Russia as a country, as a movement and as a powerful force has one of the most fascinating histories. A self-proclaimed world-empire in the seventeen hundreds, an increase of socialist regimes in the late nineteenth century, the infamous revolution of 1917, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin and the country's alliance with Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Germany.

Jose Mourinho set to sign four year contract extension with Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho set to sign four year contract extension with Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from The Times, Jose Mourinho is in line to sign a four year contract extension at Chelsea. The Portuguese still has two years remaining in his contract but the Blues hierarchy are desperate to secure his long term future with the club.

Arsene Wenger gives team update for Crystal Palace clash

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Arsene Wenger gives team update for Crystal Palace clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that midfielder Jack Wilshere is available for their upcoming clash against Crystal Palace.

The Gunners will take on the London outfit in the Premier League clash at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Van Gaal confirms Robin van Persie and Phil Jones are fit to face Swansea

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Van Gaal confirms Robin van Persie and Phil Jones are fit to face Swansea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal has confirmed his star striker Robin van Persie and centre-back Phil Jones are fit to face Swansea City.

The 20-times English champions make a trip to Wales as they take on the Swans in the Premier League clash scheduled between the two sides at the Liberty Stadium.

When is a cup upset not a cup upset?

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When is a cup upset not a cup upset? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The ingredients were there, a lower league side with a formidable record against higher level opponents in recent seasons, a top tier side currently engulfed in a relegation struggle and a pitch that had cows been grazing in the goalmouth on what was left of the greenery pre-kick off, not an eyebrow would have been raised.

Brazilian defender urged to snub Chelsea, United and Liverpool…but likely to still leave

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Brazilian defender urged to snub Chelsea, United and Liverpool...but likely to still leave - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona star Dani Alves has been urged to snub interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool by signing a new contract with the Spanish giants but is still likely to leave the club he has served with distinction with no sign of a new deal in the pipeline.

Arsene Wenger right to pay glowing tribute to Tottenham star

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Arsene Wenger right to pay glowing tribute to Tottenham star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger was right to join the club and pay a glowing tribute to rising Tottenham star Harry Kane, whose two goals sunk the Gunners earlier this month.

But despite Kane's staggering progress, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino says he still has a lot to do before he can say he is the finished article.

Can Arsenal defy history to beat Manchester United in the FA Cup?

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Can Arsenal defy history to beat Manchester United in the FA Cup? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger's claim his side can defeat Manchester United in the upcoming FA Cup match at Old Trafford is not supported by recent history with the Gunners badly struggling against the Red Devils.

Manchester City star makes stunning Manchester United admission

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Manchester City star makes stunning Manchester United admission - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City defenderMicah Richards has made the stunning revelation he nearly joined Manchester United while he was playing for the Etihad outfit but spurned the opportunity.

The former England full-back, now on loan at Fiorentina after becoming an outcast at the club where he came through the ranks, believes he would now be captain had the club not had massive investment.

Flop Mesut Özil Outperforming Genius Philippe Coutinho in SEVEN key areas

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Flop Mesut Özil Outperforming Genius Philippe Coutinho in SEVEN key areas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's Mesut Özil was labelled a flop by many last year. Philippe Coutinho has just won back-to-back player of the month awards at Liverpool and is being hailed as one of the Premier League's best players this season.

Manchester City’s £28m striker unlikely to prevent club from losing title to Chelsea

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Manchester City's £28m striker unlikely to prevent club from losing title to Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City's new £28m signing Wilfried Bony is unlikely to make the difference in rescuing the Premier League title race back in their favour against leaders Chelsea.

Real Madrid star’s frustration pushing him closer to Manchester United and Chelsea?

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Real Madrid star's frustration pushing him closer to Manchester United and Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid star Raphael Varane's frustrations with being largely overlooked in Carlo Ancelotti's side has prompted an angry response that he is still happy at the Spanish giants.

Manchester United line up big money move for Tottenham star…but will struggle to get him

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Manchester United line up big money move for Tottenham star...but will struggle to get him - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are reportedly lining up a big money move for Tottenham star Kyle Walker but will struggle to get him.

The England right-back has fitted seamlessly back into the Spurs fold after 10 months out of action with a pelvis problem, with his reemergence coinciding with the side's improvement.

Tottenham can finally win the Europa League this season under Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham can finally win the Europa League this season under Mauricio Pochettino - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Having been regular participants in the Europa League over the last 10 years, Tottenham can finally go all the way and win the competition this season.

They have been among the favourites in many of the previous seasons but have crashed out after either imploding against lesser opposition, succumbing to another penalty shoot-out defeat (Spurs make England look good from the spot) or playing youth teams that inevitably get found out.

Where have all the Scottish EPL managers gone?

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Where have all the Scottish EPL managers gone? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The very Scottish Paul Lambert was asked to grab his things by Aston Villa on 11th Februaryafter a 2-0 loss to the usually dependably-ragged and beatable Hull City on the previous night. This left Scotland without a representation in a primarymanagerial capacity in England's top league since all the money started rolling in with Sky in 1992.

Manchester United should have kept Arsenal forward instead of signing £265,000 a week flop

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Manchester United should have kept Arsenal forward instead of signing £265,000 a week flop - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United would have been better off keeping Danny Welbeck than selling him to Arsenal and signing Radamel Falcao, who has badly flopped so far.

The England striker left the Old Trafford outfit in the summer after being told he was surplus to requirements under Louis van Gaal, who brought in as his replacement.

Manchester United yet to pay more than £100m for summer transfers

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Manchester United yet to pay more than £100m for summer transfers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the Irish Examiner who have cited a London based investment director Andy Green claim that Manchester United are yet to pay more than £100m for their summer transfers.

Manchester United’s big money target advised to join Chelsea

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Manchester United's big money target advised to join Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal recently admitted that he would be needing a world class attacking midfielder in the summer.

Going by the media reports, we understand that United could be looking to sign either of Paul Pogba or Kevin Strootman.

Chelsea in pole position to sign £25m Arsenal target…next few days crucial

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Chelsea in pole position to sign £25m Arsenal target...next few days crucial - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paulo Dybala has become one of the hottest properties in Europe following his sensational season for Palermo, where he scored 11 goals and grabbed seven assists to his name.

The 21-year-old has been linked with some heavy weight European clubs, while Palermo could be willing to sell him at the right price.

Possible Liverpool starting line up vs Besiktas

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Possible Liverpool starting line up vs Besiktas - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is targeting to win the Europa League, as it would get the Reds a direct entry into next season's Champions League.

Along with top four finish, Rodgers maintains that winning a silverware is key in building up the team' confidence, hence, the extra emphasis being laid on winning the Europa League.

DONE DEAL: Manchester United sign Belgian midfielder

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DONE DEAL: Manchester United sign Belgian midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United arelooking to sign world class midfielders in the next summer window as Louis van Gaal feels the need to bolster his first team right now.

While media are happy to term United as the next "Gaalactico" with 'double a' in rhyme for Van Gaal, there is this continuous on going process of bringing in young talents to the club from all over the world.

Louis Van Gaal tried to speak with Marco Reus before Borussia Dortmund extension

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Louis Van Gaal tried to speak with Marco Reus before Borussia Dortmund extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Marco Reus' contract extension with Borussia Dortmund surprised a lot of European giants who were poaching for his signature in the upcoming summer transfer window. A host of clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid were desperate to secure his services.

Photo: Is this Manchester United’s 2015/16 kits?

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Photo: Is this Manchester United's 2015/16 kits? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

British Media outlet Independent have published a report revealing photos of Manchester United's possible kits for the upcoming 2015-15 season.

Adidas are set to replace Nike as United's kit suppliers for the coming season.

Chelsea star urges Jose Mourinho to hand him new deal

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Chelsea star urges Jose Mourinho to hand him new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea superstar John Terry has publicly expressed his desire to continue at Stamford Bridge beyond this season.

The former England international's contract at the west London club expires at the end of the season and has not agreed a new deal.

Liverpool seek Europa League comfort following Champions League exit

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Liverpool seek Europa League comfort following Champions League exit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his side to make the most of the Europa League after the Reds disappointingly crashed out in the group stages of the Champions League earlier this campaign.

Liverpool’s £25m star admits he misses his old club after indifferent season…could he return?

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Liverpool's £25m star admits he misses his old club after indifferent season...could he return? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool star Adam Lallana has admitted he misses his old club Southampton after his controversial £25m move in the summer.

The former Saints captain was embroiled in a bitter tug of war after indicating to the south coast club he wanted to move on having been at the club since he was 12 years old.

Man Utd legend savages racist Chelsea fans but fears no change

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Man Utd legend savages racist Chelsea fans but fears no change - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has savaged the racist Chelsea fans who shoved a black man off a Paris tube before the Blues Champions League match against PSG on Tuesday night.

The shocking incident, which has led to widespread criticism, especially after the brazen chants from the fans of "we're racist, we're racist and that's the way we like it", has left the now QPR defender questioning whether the authorities can really stamp out the problem, which is as much a social phenomena as it is to do with football.

Liverpool vs Besiktas: 3 key Decisions for Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool vs Besiktas: 3 key Decisions for Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are taking Europa League seriously as manager Brendan Rodgers believes winning the trophy not only adds prestige, induce winning mentality in the squad but is another gateway of getting into Champions League next season.

Roy Keane right to mock Jose Mourinho’s claim that Chelsea are a great team

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Roy Keane right to mock Jose Mourinho's claim that Chelsea are a great team - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United legend Roy Keane was right to mock Jose Mourinho's claim that Chelsea are a "great team".

The Blues have yet to win anything under the Portuguese boss since his return to Stamford Bridge and are too early in their cycle to have achieved repeated success, which naturally comes with "great" sides.

Ghost of Anfield: Ba to remind Liverpool of glorious failure against Chelsea?

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Ghost of Anfield: Ba to remind Liverpool of glorious failure against Chelsea? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The sight of Demba lining up for Besiktas in tomorrow night's Europa League match with Liverpool will only serve to remind fans of last season's glorious failure after he capitalised on Steven Gerrard's infamous slip to all but kill the Anfield side's title hopes.

Brazilian star accused of ruining his chances of a move to Man Utd or Chelsea

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Brazilian star accused of ruining his chances of a move to Man Utd or Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazilian star Hulk has been accused of ruining his chances of a move to Manchester United, Chelsea or Tottenham by signing a mega-new deal with Zenit Saint Petersburg, according to former Russian star Alexander Panov.

Phil Neville: Manchester United were keen on signing PSG midfielder

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Phil Neville: Manchester United were keen on signing PSG midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United coach Phil Neville has revealed that the Red Devils were interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi last season.

The French international has been an integral figure in PSG's title winning campaign in the last two seasons.

Liverpool transfer could go through after La Liga club lodge FIFA appeal

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Liverpool transfer could go through after La Liga club lodge FIFA appeal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Rafa Paez is hoping to return to Spain, after La Liga outfit Einar have appealed to FIFA for international clearances to sign the Liverpool defender until the end of the season.

The two clubs reached an agreement last month, but FIFA had blocked the transfer move due to an administrative mistake.

Should Real Madrid cash in on below par Cristiano Ronaldo?

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Should Real Madrid cash in on below par Cristiano Ronaldo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Since winning the Ballon d'Or Cristiano Ronaldo's form for Real Madrid has taken a massive drop so would the Spanish giants be wise to cash in on their star player?

The former Manchester United ace, who recently turned 30, collected his second World Player of the Year award in as many years in January after a sensational year
where his exploits helped Real win the Champions League and the Copa del Rey, while going close to landing La Liga.

Liverpool player reveals he rejected Premier League transfer

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Liverpool player reveals he rejected Premier League transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool strike Rickie Lambert has revealed that he rejected Aston Villa due to lack of thinking time.

The England international left Southampton and made a switch to Anfield during the last summer transfer window.

Arsene Wenger reveals Gunners star rejected several clubs before joining Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger reveals Gunners star rejected several clubs before joining Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Alexis Sanchez had several offers before joining Arsenal last summer.

The Chilean international left Barcelona and completed his switch to the Emirates before the start of the season.

Jose Mourinho right to pick world class Thibaut Courtois over Petr Cech for Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho right to pick world class Thibaut Courtois over Petr Cech for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho's judgement was again vindicated last night when he decided to bring back Thibaut Courtois between the posts in place of veteran Petr Cech for the last 16 Champions League match against PSG.

Arsenal legend slams Man Utd fans following abuse over Wayne Rooney

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Arsenal legend slams Man Utd fans following abuse over Wayne Rooney - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slammed Manchester United fans for the abuse he received over criticising Wayne Rooney for a dive to win a penalty against Preston in the FA Cup this week.

Real Madrid target urged to snub Man Utd for Chelsea…but will it happen?

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Real Madrid target urged to snub Man Utd for Chelsea...but will it happen? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Real Madrid target Paul Pogba has been urged by former Arsenal striker Nicolas Anelka to snub a return to Manchester United in favour of a move to Chelsea but will it realistically happen?

Twitter Reaction: Chelsea fans on Ivanovic and Courtois

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Twitter Reaction: Chelsea fans on Ivanovic and Courtois - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be more than happy to see his side getting a draw and acrucial away goal against Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.

Chelsea fans get involved in sick racist chants

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Chelsea fans get involved in sick racist chants - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea fans were caught on video signing a racist song and preventing a black man from boarding a Paris metro. The club has condemned such behaviour and said it will take strongest possible action if found guilty.

PSG 1-1 Chelsea: Analysis and Major Talking Points

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PSG 1-1 Chelsea: Analysis and Major Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw at the Parc des Princes in the first-leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie. In an exciting affair which saw both team have their spells of possession, it was the home side that dominated in terms of chances.

Branislav Ivanovic: Top 5 most important goals for Chelsea

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Branislav Ivanovic: Top 5 most important goals for Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A defender who can come up with goals when his team needs it is the most is a priceless asset to have. Usually, that responsibility is left to the attacking players, but at Chelsea, a certain Branislav Ivanovic has more than once been the saviour.

Liverpool’s £160,000 a week target ready to snub club for Man Utd

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Liverpool's £160,000 a week target ready to snub club for Man Utd - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's hopes of luring in-demand Roma star Miralem Pjanic have been thrown into doubt after reports the playmaker is prepared to snub their £160,000 a week offer with Manchester United lurking as Louis Van Gaal looks to boost the creativity of his midfield.

Arsenal and Spurs legends slam ‘moronic’ racist Chelsea fans

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Arsenal and Spurs legends slam 'moronic' racist Chelsea fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal and Tottenham legends Ian Wright and Gary Lineker have slammed the "moronic" and "sickening" racist Chelsea fans who shoved a black man off the tube in Paris last night before the Blues Champions League clash against PSG.

The stats suggest that Martin Škrtel will keep Demba Ba quiet

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The stats suggest that Martin krtel will keep Demba Ba quiet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Demba Ba has sent a warning out to Liverpool, he's in the mood to break their hearts once more on Thursday when Beşiktaş visit Anfield in the Europa League.

The Senegalese striker is enjoying an excellent campaign in the Turkish Super League since his move from Chelsea last summer.

Predicted strong Spurs side for Europa League clash against Fiorentina

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Predicted strong Spurs side for Europa League clash against Fiorentina - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is likely to go with a strong line-up for his side's clash against Fiorentina in the Europa League tomorrow night at White Hart Lane.

Spurs face a stern test from the Serie A club, who sit fourth in Serie A, as they look to advance to the last 16 of the competition.

PSG vs Chelsea: Confirmed line-ups

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PSG vs Chelsea: Confirmed line-ups - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The following are the confirmed starting line-ups for the Champions League last 16 first league at the Parc des Princes this evening:

Paris Saint-Germain:Salvatore Sirigu, Gregory Van der Wiel, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, David Luiz, Marco Verratti, Blaise Matuidi, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani.

Jose Mourinho never happy over Chelsea striker Diego Costa

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Jose Mourinho never happy over Chelsea striker Diego Costa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho admits Diego Costa is a crucial player for his side ahead of their last 16 Champions League showdown against PSG despite him having not played since the end of January.

The Spanish striker was handed a three-game ban for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can in the League Cup semi-final.

Liverpool cheated by Uefa with over-zealous punishment of Lazar Markovic

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Liverpool cheated by Uefa with over-zealous punishment of Lazar Markovic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool Football Club has been left stunned by today's announcement that Lazar Markovic will face a four-game ban for his finger nail flick on Basel's Behrang Safari during their Champions League group match earlier in the season.

Why Arrigo Sacchi’s Comments Hurt so Much

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Why Arrigo Sacchi's Comments Hurt so Much - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everyone knows that anything that comes after the word "but" is usually going to end badly. "I love you, but...", "Your work is good, but...", "You're going to live, but..."

So when Arrigo Sacchi told La Gazzetta dello Sport "I'm certainly no racist.

Jose Mourinho will make the difference for Chelsea over PSG, says Thibaut Courtois

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Jose Mourinho will make the difference for Chelsea over PSG, says Thibaut Courtois - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho will make the difference for Chelsea in their last 16 Champions League showdown against Paris Saint Germain, according to Thibaut Courtois.

The Blues stopper says he is expecting a tough match in Paris tonight, where the West Londoners will be hoping for a marked improvement on last season's quarter-final match that saw the French outfit win 3-1.

Manchester United’s £280,000-a-week supertstar suffers injury yet again

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Manchester United's £280,000-a-week supertstar suffers injury yet again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United's record summer signing Angel di Maria has suffered a pelvic injury during training as reported by Daily Mail, via B/R.

Di Maria, who reportedly earns £280,000-a-week, played the full 90 minutes against Preston on Monday night in United's 3-1 win in the FA Cup, in the process, booking a date with Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

In-demand £30m rated Man Utd and Arsenal target refuses to rule out leaving Spain

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In-demand £30m rated Man Utd and Arsenal target refuses to rule out leaving Spain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In-demand Athletic Bilbao centre-back Laporte has refused to rule out a move to Manchester United or Arsenal, who have reportedly been tracking the rising star.

The 20-year-old has impressed in La Liga over recent seasons, resulting in him being tipped for a move to England.

Analyzing Rafa Benitez’s future: Which side will the Spaniard manage next season?

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Analyzing Rafa Benitez's future: Which side will the Spaniard manage next season? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Napoli manager Rafa Benitez has refused to commit his future to the Italian side but believes that the Naples side can finish second in the Serie A this season. The Partenopei are currently five points behind second places Roma, the latter who have struggled in the past couple of months.

Liverpool legend John Aldridge says Mario Balotelli and Daniel Sturridge must play together…is he right?

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Liverpool legend John Aldridge says Mario Balotelli and Daniel Sturridge must play together...is he right? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend John Aldridge insists that under fire Mario Balotelli and Daniel Sturridge must play together to help forge a successful partnership, but is he right?

Bring Pogba Back – 81% Manchester United fans want him at Old Trafford

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Bring Pogba Back 81% Manchester United fans want him at Old Trafford - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal recently stated in the press conference that he will be looking to sign a creative attacking midfielder in the summer.

With Michael Carrick ageing and Ander Herrera yet to convince his manager, Van Gaal has used Wayne Rooney in the midfield role.

Ex-Spurs star Gareth Bale says he ignores abuse from Real Madrid fans

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Ex-Spurs star Gareth Bale says he ignores abuse from Real Madrid fans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale says he ignores abuse from Real Madrid fans and opposition supporters when playing a match.

The Welshman has come under fire in Spain since his world record £85m move despite scoring crucial goals that helped Real secure the Champions League and Copa del Rey last term.

Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba hopes to break Liverpool hearts again

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Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba hopes to break Liverpool hearts again - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea striker Demba Ba is hoping to break Liverpool hearts again when his new side Besiktas take on the Reds in the Europa League this week.

The ex-Newcastle forward scored for the Blues last season following Steven Gerrard's infamous slip that all but ended the Merseysiders' title challenge during the run-in.

Liverpool fans react to Lazar Markovic’s 4-match ban

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Liverpool fans react to Lazar Markovic's 4-match ban - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has been handed a four match suspension for his red cardhe picked up in 1-1 draw with Basel in the Champions League back in December.

Markovic used his arm and struck Behrang Safari in an attempt to get the better off the defender, an act for which he was given the marching orders immediately.

Arsenal set to hold talks for £25m Chelsea and United target

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Arsenal set to hold talks for £25m Chelsea and United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

according to eminent Italian journalist Tancredi Palermi (who has cited Corriere dello Sport), Arsenal are set to hold talks with Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini for a possible summer transfer for striker Paulo Dybala.

Report: Santi Cazorla to leave Arsenal in the summer?

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Report: Santi Cazorla to leave Arsenal in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to eminent Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, reigning Spanish Champions Atletico Madrid have spoken to Santi Cazorla's advisers about a summer move from Arsenal.

Cazorla has been in inspired form this season and has arguably been the Gunners' best player this season beside new signing Alexis Sanchez.

Twitter Reaction: FA Cup Draw – Reds Delight, Man Utd vs Arsenal

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Twitter Reaction: FA Cup Draw Reds Delight, Man Utd vs Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are presented with a mouth-watering tie against Arsenal at Old Trafford in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Louis van Gaal's men came from behind to beatSimon Grayson's men 3-1 at Deepdale and as reward set up a date with Arsenal at home in the next round.

Radamel Falcao: Another embarrassing performance…how long will United persist?

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Radamel Falcao: Another embarrassing performance...how long will United persist? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After yet another embarrassing and ineffective display from Radamel Falcao against Preston North End in the FA Cup, the Colombian's time is running out at Manchester United.

€45m Manchester United target close to sign new deal

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€45m Manchester United target close to sign new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from French Media Outlet Le 10 Sport, Brazilian defender Marquinhos is set to sign a contract extension with Paris St Germain. the young defender who joined the reigning French Champions from Italian Roma for £27m last term had been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United in the January transfer window.

PSG vs Chelsea – Champions League Last 16 (Group Stage Analysis)

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PSG vs Chelsea Champions League Last 16 (Group Stage Analysis) - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

December's Champions League last 16 draw in Nyon, Switzerland saw Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea as the first two clubs drawn. Two months on and the two team meet again for the second successive season after last year's epic quarter-final battle in which Chelsea came out on top on away goals after a last minute Demba Ba goal.

Louis van Gaal happy with Man Utd spirit after fightback against plucky Preston

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Louis van Gaal happy with Man Utd spirit after fightback against plucky Preston - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal praised the spirit of his Manchester United side as they came from a goal down to defeat plucky Preston in the FA Cup last night and secure their passage to the quarter-finals.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hints he could join PSG in the future

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hints he could join PSG in the future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho has hinted he could join PSG in the future after snubbing them on two occasions previously while he was boss of Real Madrid.

The Portuguese, who is preparing to face the French side in tonight's last 16 tie of the Champions League with Chelsea, revealed he even met with the mega-rich Qatari family who own PSG.

Liverpool plot summer transfer for long term Arsenal target

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Liverpool plot summer transfer for long term Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to Merseyside based Outlet Liverpool Echo, the Reds are plotting a summer move for long term Arsenal target Pedro. The Barcelona winger has been linked with a move to the Premier League for a long time and it is believed that Brendan Rodgers could make a move for the winger in the coming summer.

Wayne Rooney does his best to make sure Angel Di Maria stays at Man Utd

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Wayne Rooney does his best to make sure Angel Di Maria stays at Man Utd - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wayne Rooney has been doing his best to make sure his Manchester United teammate Angel Di Maria stays at the club after pleading with the Argentine to employ a Gurkha to protect his family after they were victims of a burglary from an armed gang recently.

Lukas Podolski feels his Arsenal career not over yet

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Lukas Podolski feels his Arsenal career not over yet - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Lukas Podolski joined Serie A giants Inter Milan in the January transfer window, it seemed like his future at Arsenal is almost as good as over.

The German international had struggled to get regular games this season for the Gunners, as he dropped down the pecking orders at the club.

Liverpool should target Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic

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Liverpool should target Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic faces an uncertain future following the arrival of Wilfried Bony in January from Swansea.

His arrival has seenJovetic being left out of City's Champions League squad and now he is facing an uncertain future at the club.

Eden Hazard: Chelsea have great chance of Champions League success this season

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Eden Hazard: Chelsea have great chance of Champions League success this season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Eden Hazard says Chelsea have a great chance of winning the Champions League this season after evolving as a side since Jose Mourinho took over, while making key additions to their squad with Diego Costa and Cesc Fagbregas.

Drogba: Ibrahimovic is aggressive like me

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Drogba: Ibrahimovic is aggressive like me - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Didier Drogba has paid Paris Saint Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic a compliment by insisting he possesses similar attributes, especially with his aggressiveness on the pitch.

The Swedish striker has been accused of being selfish during his illustrious career that has seen him represent some of the biggest names in European football, including Barcelona, Juventus and Inter Milan.

Chelsea coach: Lloris is “too average”

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Chelsea coach: Lloris is "too average" - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been criticised for being "average" in dealing with the aerial battles of the Premier League by Chelsea goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon.

The attack on the French number one is likely to stir things up for the League Cup final at the start of next month when the Blues look to avenge their recent 5-3 thrashing against Spurs.

Danny Ings told to hold out for move to Liverpool or Spurs

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Danny Ings told to hold out for move to Liverpool or Spurs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Burnley striker Danny Ings has been told by former Clarets star Robbie Blake to hold out for a move to Liverpool or Tottenham in the summer rather than join Spanish side Real Sociedad.

The English striker reportedly flew out to Spain to hold talks with David Moyes about a possible summer switch.

Louis van Gaal: I’m not afraid to drop Robin van Persie from Man United team…but will he?

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Louis van Gaal: I'm not afraid to drop Robin van Persie from Man United team...but will he? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal has admitted he is not afraid to drop Robin van Persie from the Manchester United team with questions still being raised over his contribution to the side but is the Dutch boss realistically likely to back-up his strong public rhetoric?

Liverpool on course to win a trophy this season, says Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool on course to win a trophy this season, says Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool are on course to claim a trophy this season after proving their credentials in recent weeks, says boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds have turned around their season after struggling for long periods of the campaign without injured Daniel Sturridge and the departed Luis Suarez.

Chelsea midfielder hints at Stamford Bridge exit?

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Chelsea midfielder hints at Stamford Bridge exit? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Over the years, Chelsea have produced a lot of promising young talents. But somehow, they have turned into the world-class players they looked destined to be. The likes of Carlton Cole, Robert Huth, Fabio Borini and Scott Sinclair were all touted as future stars during their years in the Blues' youth setup.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs PSG

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The Champions League is back after a two-month hiatus. We have an absolutel blockbuster to get us up and running, with Chelsea travelling to the Parc des Princes to take Paris Saint-Germain.

This fixture is a repeat of last season's quarter-final, in which Jose Mourinho's men pulled off a thrilling victory in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, reversing a 3-1 deficit suffered in the French capital.

David Luiz admits he will be ‘happy’ to knock-out Chelsea for PSG

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David Luiz admits he will be 'happy' to knock-out Chelsea for PSG - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Chelsea defender David Luiz has revealed he will be happy to knock-out his former side when he comes up against them for Paris Saint-Germain tomorrow night in the Champions League last 16-tie.

Tim Sherwood vows to prove his worth at Aston Villa after Spurs sacking

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Tim Sherwood vows to prove his worth at Aston Villa after Spurs sacking - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tim Sherwood has revealed his delight to be back in football management with Aston Villa following his sacking from Tottenham.

The 46-year-old has been linked with a number of jobs in the Premier League, including recently with QPR, but has not been comfortable with any of the opportunities that have so far come his way.

Louis van Gaal: Manchester United need to sign creative midfielder

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Louis van Gaal: Manchester United need to sign creative midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Louis van Gaal has expressed his desire to sign a creative midfielder at Manchester United.

The Dutchman has struggled with a player in that position, which has forced him to move Wayne Rooney from a striker's position to the centre of the park.

Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla close to agreeing switch to Atletico Madrid

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Arsenal's Santi Cazorla close to agreeing switch to Atletico Madrid - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla is close to agreeing a switch to Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain.

The news will come as a blow to Gunners fans who have taken to the diminutive midfielder since his move to the Emirates in 2012 from Malaga for £15m.

Chelsea star #1 in ranking, Sanchez and RvP feature in top 10

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Chelsea star #1 in ranking, Sanchez and RvP feature in top 10 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The round 25 of the Barclays Premier League saw Liverpool registering a thrilling 3-2 win over potential top four rivals Tottenham Hotspur, while Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all securing three points as well.

How Manchester United could line up vs Preston

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How Manchester United could line up vs Preston - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

With several big Premier League clubs already knocked out of the competition, FA Cup represents a realistic opportunity for Manchester United to win their first major silverware postSir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.

Are Juan Mata’s days at Manchester United numbered?

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Are Juan Mata's days at Manchester United numbered? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Spanish Media Outlet AS, Manchester United could offer Juan Mata to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal for Brazilian defender Miranda. AS have cited British tabloid Sun claiming that the Red Devils are keen to sign a centre back to reinforce their defense in the summer.

The Understated Genius Behind the Sensation Manchester United & Chelsea Are Chasing

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The Understated Genius Behind the Sensation Manchester United & Chelsea Are Chasing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

He's dynamic, quick and boasts lightning pace. His touch is sound, the strikes on goal that come off of his boots crisp and stinging to the gloved hands of goalkeepers.

Liverpool target set for summer transfer after rejecting contract extension?

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Liverpool target set for summer transfer after rejecting contract extension? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City star James Milner who is out of contract in the coming summer has demanded a four deal with the reigning Premier League Champions. The English International who has been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool over the past few months is refusing to sign a new contract with City as per Simon Mullock of the Daily Mirror.

PSG vs Chelsea Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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PSG vs Chelsea Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will be heading into their UEFA Champions League second round tie with a lot more confidence after this weekend than when the draw was made back in December.

The Blues had the weekend off to recover from Wednesday's 89th-minute win over Everton at Stamford Bridge, whilst the FA Cup fifth round took place.

Preston vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Preston vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United go to Deepdale tonight in the final fifth round tie of this season's FA Cup.

League One side Preston North End are the opponents after overcoming Sheffield United in a replay in the last round.

Louis Van Gaal admits Manchester United haven’t played well under him

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Louis Van Gaal admits Manchester United haven't played well under him - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has admitted that his side haven't played well under his reign and that they need the consistency which could well transform the team. The Dutchman has endured 8 testing months in the Premier League but United are currently third in the Premier League standings and find themselves on the brink of the FA Cup quarter final.

David Luiz outperforming Gary Cahill – Was Mourinho wrong?

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David Luiz outperforming Gary Cahill Was Mourinho wrong? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

On Tuesday night David Luiz will face his old club Chelsea for the first time since leaving London to join Paris Saint-Germain for £50 million last summer.

It appeared Luiz was surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge when Jose Mourinho chose to cash in, opting for his preferred John Terry and Gary Cahill partnership.

Five reasons Why Arsenal will finish top four

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Five reasons Why Arsenal will finish top four - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal courtesy of their emphatic 2-0 win over Middlesbroughin the FA Cup on Sunday have booked their placed in the quarterfinals.

The Gunners are still alive in the Champions League (face Monaco in the Round of 16at the time of writing)which means they effectively have two major titles to concentrate on.

‘Superb’ Arsenal can retain FA Cup this season, says Ray Parlour

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'Superb' Arsenal can retain FA Cup this season, says Ray Parlour - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour says his former side were "superb" as they comfortably dispatched Championship high-fliers Middlesbrough yesterday at the Emirates thanks to two goals from Olivier Giroud that sees the North Londoners through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Possible Arsenal lineup vs Middlesbrough

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Possible Arsenal lineup vs Middlesbrough - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal host Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon at the Emirates as Arsene Wenger's men will look to seal a quarter final final berth in the FA Cup. The Gunners are expected to win the game without much hiccup and join Liverpool in the last eight in England's oldest cup competition.

Kurt Zouma – The New Marcel Desailly?

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Kurt Zouma The New Marcel Desailly? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Zero fouls conceded in 597 minutes of football, for a centre-back... a young centre-back... is a very rare achievement, but it is something that 20-year-old Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has accomplished.

After racking up his sixth clean sheet in just nine appearances against Everton on Wednesday night, Opta powered fantasy football game Oulala decided it was time that they took a closer look at the young Frenchman's performance statistics, specifically in the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Arsenal vs Middlesbrough Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Arsenal vs Middlesbrough Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Premier League top four contenders Arsenal host Championship league leaders Middlesbrough for a place in this season's FA Cup quarter-finals.

A Sunday afternoon kick-off at the Emirates that Arsène Wenger's side will be expected to progress but one he may need to consider making changes to his team as this will be their third game and nine games and have important matches at Crystal Palace and AS Monaco in the Premier League and UEFA Champions League within 10 days of this tie.

Liverpool confident over Raheem Sterling signing new deal

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Liverpool confident over Raheem Sterling signing new deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool Chairman Tom Werner is confident over Raheem Sterling signing a new deal with the club. In an interview with Liverpool Echo, Werner said that talks are ongoing with the player and that the deal is 'good for him and good for the Anfield side.

Arsene Wenger refuses to change training regime despite Arsenal’s long injury list

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Arsene Wenger refuses to change training regime despite Arsenal's long injury list - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has refused to change his training regime in order to avoid any potential injuries to Arsenal's players in the future.

The Gunners host Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Cup clash at the Emirates on Sunday.

Meulensteen claims Ferguson’s tactics cost United Champions League and Premier League

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Meulensteen claims Ferguson's tactics cost United Champions League and Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United assistant coach René Meulensteen has blamed Sir Alex Ferguson's tactics for losing the Champions League final in 2009 and the title to Manchester City in 2011-12 season.

Arsene Wenger gives latest injury update on Sanchez and Ramsey

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Arsene Wenger gives latest injury update on Sanchez and Ramsey - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal will be without the services of Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey, who now join the list of injured players at the Emirates.

The Wales international limped off after coming as a substitute during the Gunners' 2-1 midweek Premier League victory over Leicester City.

Barcelona superstar rules out Manchester United move

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Barcelona superstar rules out Manchester United move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has ruled out any possible transfer move to Manchester United, Chelsea or any other club he has been linked to in the last few months.

The hubbub of Pique being a reported target of Manchester United was started by British tabloids, which was subsequently picked up by the Spanish media, and from there on, it spread like a wild fire.

Chelsea and Arsenal target’s future to be decided after ‘bizarre party’ incident

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Chelsea and Arsenal target's future to be decided after 'bizarre party' incident - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

German midfielder Sami Khedira has endured a turbulent week at Real Madrid. First he was injured during the Madrid derby in which Atletico thrashed Real by a 4-0 scoreline at the Vicente Calderon.

€35m Manchester United and Chelsea target’s celebrations guided by Agent; Summer Transfer Likely?

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€35m Manchester United and Chelsea target's celebrations guided by Agent; Summer Transfer Likely? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Actions speak louder than words. It looks like Mauro Icardi's agent knows this better than anyone else in World Football. The Argentine striker who was involved in an altercation with Nerazzurro Ultras after defeat to Sassuolo last week said that his agent advised him against celebrating either of his two goals against Palermo in the weekend.

Five candidates who could become the next Liverpool captain

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Five candidates who could become the next Liverpool captain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In few months' time from now, Liverpool will bid farewell to their skipper Steven Gerrard who is set to join MLS at the end of the season.

Not only Liverpool need to find a suitable replacement (if not like-for-like) but the club need to pick someone who is capable of leading the side as good as him.

Chelsea transfer could help Manchester Unitd secure mega summer deal

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Chelsea transfer could help Manchester Unitd secure mega summer deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If report from Italian media outlet Tuttosport are to believed, then Juventus are planning an astonishing move for Chelsea play-maker Oscar in the upcoming summer transfer window. It is believed that the Binconeri manager Massimiliano Allegri wants a creative player in his squad and was disappointed not to make a move for such a player in January.

£25m Chelsea and Manchester United target set for summer transfer

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£25m Chelsea and Manchester United target set for summer transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has announced that he will be selling highly sought after striker Paulo Dybala to the highest bidder in the coming summer transfer window.

The 21 year old is one of the hottest young prospects in European football and has been linked with Premier League giants Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Gerrard’s injury – blow or blessing in disguise?

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Gerrard's injury blow or blessing in disguise? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are set to be without their hollywood-boundskipper Steven Gerrard for up to three weeks after the midfielder picked up a hamstring injury, as reported by Andy Hunter of The Guardian.

Gerrard was replaced with 22 minutes to goin Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Tottenham at Anfield on Tuesday night, after complaining of a tight hamstring.

€40m star loves Manchester United; Dreams of playing in the Premier League

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€40m star loves Manchester United; Dreams of playing in the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel has reiterated his desire to play for Manchester United by claiming that he loves the Red Devils and sees himself playing for one of the best clubs in Europe soon.

Chelsea & co’s transfer spending led to a record-breaking January transfer window

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Chelsea & co's transfer spending led to a record-breaking January transfer window - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Although transfer deadline day flattered to deceive this year due to the absence of a last-ditch, multi-million pound move by one of the Premier League's top teams, the trend of spending big mid-season continues to increase.

Agent comments on £265,000-a-week Manchester United star’s future

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Agent comments on £265,000-a-week Manchester United star's future - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Radamel Falcao, who reportedly earns£265,000-a-week at Manchester United, has yet to settle into his new club, since his loan move on the summer transfer deadline day.

The Colombian international joined United from Monaco on loan but the chances of him making a permanent switch to Old Trafford in the summer looks slim.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool FA Cup 5th Round – The Midfield Battle

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Crystal Palace vs Liverpool FA Cup 5th Round The Midfield Battle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Since Mile Jedinak left for the Asian Cup at the turn of the year the Crystal Palace captain has missed a total of eight matches in the Premier League and FA Cup and it has been the responsibility of his midfield partner Joe Ledley to guide the side through his absence.

Eden Hazard signs new five-and-a-half-year deal at Chelsea

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Eden Hazard signs new five-and-a-half-year deal at Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea star Eden Hazard has signed a new fiveand a half year contract with the Blues today.

The Belgian international has been in sensational form this season and has been one of Chelsea's best players since he joined the Londoners from Lille.

Agent’s comments sparks £30m Manchester United transfer

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Agent's comments sparks £30m Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in French Media outlet RMC Sport, Manchester United will be pushing hard to sign PSG defender Marquinhos in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Red Devils are in dire need of a centre back and it now appears that the Old Trafford hierarchy are reportedly interested to bring the young Brazilian international at Old Trafford.

Possible Manchester United lineup against Burnley

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Possible Manchester United lineup against Burnley - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After Daley Blind rescued a point with his stoppage time equalizer against West Ham on Sunday, Manchester United now host relegation threatened Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

Louis Van Gaal's side would be looking to get back to winning ways and to leapfrog Arsenal and Southampton to third place in the Premier League standings.

Unbreakable at the Bridge: Chelsea 2014/15

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Unbreakable at the Bridge: Chelsea 2014/15 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's Premier League home form this season has been nothing short of sensational. With 31 points from the 33 available, including 10 wins, a draw and no defeats from their first 11 games at Stamford Bridge, the back four has been the backbone to the side's impressive run.

Liverpool plot summer move for rising Benfica star

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Liverpool plot summer move for rising Benfica star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

If reports from the trusted TMW website from Italy are to be believed, Liverpool are plotting a summer move for Benfica winger Eduardo Salvio. TMW have cited Portuguese media outlet A Bola claiming that the Reds have targeted the 24 year old Argentine and could make a move for the forward in the coming transfer window.

Manchester United vs Burnley Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Manchester United vs Burnley Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are expected to get back to winning ways on Wednesday night when they host struggling Burnley.

Louis van Gaal's side rescued a point at West Ham on Sunday but it is now only two wins from their last six in the Premier League.

Louis van Gaal gives injury update ahead of Burnley clash

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Louis van Gaal gives injury update ahead of Burnley clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Michael Carrick is the only player injured ahead of Manchester United's league clash against Burnley at Old Trafford.

The 20-times English champions take on Bunrley in the mid-week clash after settling for a draw against West Ham United in the league fixture on Sunday.

Raheem Sterling set to miss out on Tottenham clash

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Raheem Sterling set to miss out on Tottenham clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool attacker Raheem Sterling is set to be dropped when the Reds welcome Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield tonight.

The England international picked up a knock against Everton in the Merseyside Derby last weekend and is expected to be back against Southampton.

PHOTO: Marco Reus signs new deal at Borussia Dortmund

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PHOTO: Marco Reus signs new deal at Borussia Dortmund - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Following a long drawn out saga, Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has finally signed a contract extension at the club.

The German outfit have made a disastrous start to the season so far and are fighting against relegation already.

PHOTO: Manchester United player signs new contract

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PHOTO: Manchester United player signs new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their defender Paddy McNair has signed a new deal to extend his stay at Old Trafford till 2017 with an option to further extend it by a year.

The 19-year-old had less than six months in his earlier contract and made it to the first team under the guidance of Louis van Gaal this season.

Six Chelsea players in Top 20 Rankings

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Six Chelsea players in Top 20 Rankings - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have taken a significant seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Unless, they press the self-destructive button from here on, it's their title to lose.

Not that Chelsea have played breath taking and mesmerising football, but they have effective in outscoringtheir opponents most of the time.

Huge Blow – Liverpool star face up to six weeks absence

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Huge Blow Liverpool star face up to six weeks absence - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ahead of Liverpool's Premier League clash with Tottenham, Reds manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed yesterday in the presser that midfielder Lucas Leiva could be out for a while.

Rodgers didn't put an exact time frame about the extent of his absence, but BBC Merseyside understands Lucas could be out for 4-6 weeks, following his scan.

Rodgers: Sturridge better than Kane

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Rodgers: Sturridge better than Kane - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As Liverpool get ready to host Tottenham on Tuesday night at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers has revealed his admiration for Harry Kane but states that Daniel Sturridge remains England's top striker. The young Spurs striker has been in stunning form this season scoring 22 goals in all competitions and his double strike against Arsenal on Saturday helped win the North London derby for his side.

Chelsea in pole position to sign €35m Manchester United target

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Chelsea in pole position to sign €35m Manchester United target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Writing transfer related articles after any transfer window is damn boring. There is hardly any iota of truth in rumoursand it is futile to speculate on someone's future. Thereby, I have decided to keep this story as short as possible.

Bafetimbi Gomis has the physique to replace Wilfried Bony, but does he have the game?

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Bafetimbi Gomis has the physique to replace Wilfried Bony, but does he have the game? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Take no heed of Swansea Manager's present conclusion on the ineffectiveness of Bafetimbi Gomis when it comes to grabbing the gold of the game that is goals. When a manager claims a player is "trying too hard" (http://www.

The Curious Case of Nigel Pearson

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The Curious Case of Nigel Pearson - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's been a whirlwind last few days for Nigel Pearson. One minute he's sacked, the next he's not, and for a brief while, he seemed to be a wrestler. The Leicester manager gave a rather peculiar press conference after his sides game against Crystal Palace followed by a more coy press conference today, where he gave little away regarding his job security.

Arsene Wenger resumes war of words with Jose Mourinho

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Arsene Wenger resumes war of words with Jose Mourinho - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has taken a swipe at Jose Mourinho after the latter's comments claims that clubs should be deducted points for failing to meet Financial Fair Play rules. Mourinho had earlier blamed reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City after the Etihad side signed Wilfried Bony for £28m from Swansea in the Januray Transfer window despite being hit with FFP regulations last summer.

Arsenal vs Leicester City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Arsenal vs Leicester City Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal will be looking to rebound from Saturday's heartbreaking loss in the North London derby when they host Leicester City tonight.

The Foxes currently sit bottom of the Premier League table, were beaten at home by Crystal Palace on Saturday and have some confusion over the managerial situation.

From Austria: Aleksandar Dragovic speaks out on Manchester United transfer

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From Austria: Aleksandar Dragovic speaks out on Manchester United transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In a recent interview with Austrian media outlet Kurier, Dinamo Kiev defender Aleksander Dragovic has finally spoken about the speculations which have linked him with a move to Manchester United since the January transfer window.

Liverpool vs Tottenham Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Liverpool vs Tottenham Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A big game with UEFA Champions League credentials as Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield.

Tottenham head into the midweek fixtures one point outside of the top four, four points ahead of Liverpool.

Possible Chelsea line up against Everton

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Possible Chelsea line up against Everton - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After a brief bad-patch towards the end of January, Chelsea seemed to have got back to their old groove, after getting a valuable point against Manchester City and further beating Aston Villa 2-1 in the last match.

Sturridge vs Kane – Head-2-Head – Is Brendan Rodgers Right?

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Sturridge vs Kane Head-2-Head Is Brendan Rodgers Right? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Two of the country's deadliest strikers from the last 18 months are set to battle it out when Tottenham visit Anfield tonight. Daniel Sturridge enjoyed a terrific campaign last season but has missed a large chuck of action this term through injury.

Manchester United send scouts to watch €35m Arsenal target; Club hints at Summer Transfer

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Manchester United send scouts to watch €35m Arsenal target; Club hints at Summer Transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in Portuguese Media outlet A Bola (relayed by Daily Express), Manchester United had sent a scout to watch Porto's Jackson Martinez. The Red Devils weren't disappointed as the dazzling Colombian scored once again in Porto's 2-0 win against Moreirense on Sunday.

Manchester United must do everything to sign Paulo Dybala

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Manchester United must do everything to sign Paulo Dybala - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Despite a mixed season so far, Louis Van Gaal's men find themselves sitting comfortably in the fourth place just one point behind high flying Southampton. The Red Devils have somehow managed to grind out crucial points week in week out, under the former Holland manager and are firmly on course for Champions League football next season.

Possible Liverpool line up vs Tottenham

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Possible Liverpool line up vs Tottenham - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpoolmanager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his side need to win against Tottenham in order to keep themselves in the race for top four finish.

Both the sides are heading into this fixture on the back of a recent good form.

Manchester United’s £60m superstar could leave out of fear

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Manchester United's £60m superstar could leave out of fear - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In an amazing report published by TV2, it has been claimed that Angel Di Maria could be on his way out of Manchester United due to insecurity of his personal life off the pitch. The report states that the winger and his family checked into a hotel at Manchester after burglars broke into his luxury home in Cheshire last Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers gives update on Liverpool star’s contract extension

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Brendan Rodgers gives update on Liverpool star's contract extension - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Raheem Sterling has been offered an incredible deal and that his representatives should not hold the club at ransom as an excessive salary could jeopardize the player's future.

Manchester United’s £25m prime target set to sign new contract

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Manchester United's £25m prime target set to sign new contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus is set to sign a new contract extension at the club as reported by German newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten.

The newspaper claim that Dortmund are preparing a contract extension that will keep him at the club till 2017.

Emre ‘Can’ be a perfect replacement for Lucas Leiva

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Emre 'Can' be a perfect replacement for Lucas Leiva - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers has revealed in the press-match build up against Tottenham that midfielder Lucas Leiva "will miss a bit of time".

The Brazilian could miss actions up to a month, which means Liverpool will be without theirkey midfield anchormanduring this crucial phase of their season.

Agent confirms De Gea’s ongoing contract negotiations with Manchester United

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Agent confirms De Gea's ongoing contract negotiations with Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Super agent Jorge Mendes has confirmed (reported by Spanish media outlet AS) that there are ongoing negotiations between Manchester United and David De Gea over a contract extension.

Is Branislav Ivanovic the best full back in the Premier League?

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Is Branislav Ivanovic the best full back in the Premier League? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea increased their lead at the top of the table by 7 points as they beat Aston Villa on Saturday, taking full advantage of Manchester City, who drooped points at home against Hull City.

Liverpool vs Tottenham: Three Major Decisions for Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool vs Tottenham: Three Major Decisions for Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have hardly any time to reflect back on the performances at Goodison last Saturday, as they prepare for another tough battle against Tottenham on Tuesday night at Anfield.

Tottenham have jumped up to fifth place after defeating Arsenal 2-1 in the last match at the White Hart Lane, where striker Harry Kane produced one of the performances of the season for any side.

Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to recover from Tottenham defeat

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Arsene Wenger wants Arsenal to recover from Tottenham defeat - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsene Wenger has urged Arsenal players to bounce back after their disappointing defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

The Gunners gave away a one goal lead to suffer a 2-1 defeat as Harry Kane scored twice in the second half to give Spurs a victory over their arch-rivals in the north London derby at White Hart Lane.

Manchester United’s Lost Prodigy & a Fallen Chelsea Idol: Juventus-Milan in Contrasting Fortunes

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Manchester United's Lost Prodigy & a Fallen Chelsea Idol: Juventus-Milan in Contrasting Fortunes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Paul Pogba squared up to Sulley Muntari as the Ghanaian attempted to get an incoming pass under control. Muntari would never get the chance to settle the ball.

Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool: What is their rightful 2014/15 league position?

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Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool: What is their rightful 2014/15 league position? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

"Liverpool will not rise above mid-table mediocrity this season."

"Last season, Liverpool were not Liverpool...Suarez was Liverpool."

"The Reds will falter just outside the European spots this season.

Possible Arsenal starting line up vs Leicester

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Possible Arsenal starting line up vs Leicester - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After suffering a painful North London derby day defeat, Arsene Wenger is expecting a strong reaction from his team against Leicester on Tuesday night.

Wenger has urged his team to stay focus on the task ahead and respond well and quickly.

Mamadou Sakho – The stats reveal the Frenchman’s major influence to Liverpool’s form

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Mamadou Sakho The stats reveal the Frenchman's major influence to Liverpool's form - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool are on an eight game unbeaten run in the Premier League which is coincided by one players return to the team, defender Mamadou Sakho. Could this be coincidence?

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea: Analysis and Major Talking Points

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Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea: Analysis and Major Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea took a giant step towards winning the Premier League for the first time in 5 years with a hard-fought 2-1 win away at Aston Villa. At a ground which has never been the happiest of hunting grounds for Jose Mourinho sides, the Blues struck early through Eden Hazard.

Tottenham vs Arsenal: Confirmed lineups, Live score, Goals, Highlights

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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Confirmed lineups, Live score, Goals, Highlights - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Live Score: Tottenham 0-0 Arsenal (Kick Off at 12:45 pm)

Arsenal travel to White Hart lane later today for what promises to be a thrilling North London Derby where both sides will look to get hold of the coveted fourth and final Champions League spot.

Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Aston Villa

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Possible Chelsea starting line-up vs Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea will look to take one more step towards clinching the Premier League title when they take on Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday. The Blues have a 5-point lead at the top over second-placed Manchester City, and victory in Birmingham will see them get one of their toughest remaining away trips out of the way.

Manchester United receive massive injury boost for West Ham clash

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Manchester United receive massive injury boost for West Ham clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have received a massive injury boost ahead of their weekend clash against West Ham United.

Louis van Gaal confirmed that midfielder Michael Carrick is the only player injured, which rules out injury concerns of star striker Robin van Persie and left-back Luke Shaw.

Arsene Wenger confirms long-term contracts for Arsenal duo

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Arsene Wenger confirms long-term contracts for Arsenal duo - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed midfielder Francis Coquelin striker Chuba Akpom have signed long-term contracts at the Emirates.

The French midfielder has been impressive in the center of the park for the north London club, especially during the Gunners' victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City last month.

West Ham vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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West Ham vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A top half clash completes gameweek #24 as Manchester United travel to West Ham on Sunday.

Seven points separate these two at the start of the weekend with the home side winning just one of their last six in the league compared to United winning their last two.

Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The second North London derby of the season kicks off this weekend's Premier League action with a lunchtime start at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Either of these sides could end the weekend in the UEFA Champions League places with Arsenal starting the weekend behind Southampton only on goal difference and Tottenham only two points behind their rivals.

Everton vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Everton vs Liverpool Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The second Merseyside derby takes place on Saturday with Everton playing the hosts having drawn at Anfield back in September.

Liverpool head into this match on much the better form but were in action on Wednesday where they scored a late winner to beat Bolton Wanderers in their FA Cup fourth round replay.

Are Manchester United finally playing the Louis Van Gaal way?

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Are Manchester United finally playing the Louis Van Gaal way? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After an indifferent start to the season, Manchester United currently lie third in the Premier League standings and having seen off Cambridge United in midweek, are in the fifth round of the FA Cup, a realistic chance to end the campaign with silverware.

5 January transfers that could take the Premier League by storm

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5 January transfers that could take the Premier League by storm - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juan Cuadrado

Age: 26
Position: RM
Transfer fee: £23.3m

After excelling at the 2014 World Cup for Colombia, Juan Cuadrado was highly regarded after in the summer transfer window.

Merseyside Derby: It’s more than 3 points for Liverpool

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Merseyside Derby: It's more than 3 points for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A derby fixture is more than just about winning and losing. It epitomises passion, intensity, tension and all other immeasurable qualities that we generally associate while talking about the romantic side of this beautiful game.

Philippe Coutinho will become the best player in England

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Philippe Coutinho will become the best player in England - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona forward Neymar has backed his compatriot Philippe Coutinho to continue improving and establish himself as the best player in the Premier League.

Neymar said: "He can be the star player in England.

Emre Can encapsulates everything good about the Liverpool project

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Emre Can encapsulates everything good about the Liverpool project - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When Fenway Sports Group took charge of Liverpool football club in 2010, John Henry outlined his plans for the club and explained how he aims to take Liverpool back to where they belong.

One of the key features of FSG' plan was to recruit young and talented players who are hungry to succeed at the highest level and won't cost the club ridiculous amounts of money.

Liverpool forward could sign for Real Madrid in the summer

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Liverpool forward could sign for Real Madrid in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has been linked with several moves away from Anfield over the last few months. The former QPR youth player has been outstanding for Liverpool this season and has been one of the best players at the club.

Manchester United target Koke refusing to rule out future move

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Manchester United target Koke refusing to rule out future move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has been linked with several moves away from Vicente Calderon over the last few months and according to his recent interview, the Spaniard is reluctant to rule out any possibility.

Liverpool owners branded Henderson signing a ‘big mistake’

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Liverpool owners branded Henderson signing a 'big mistake' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Liverpool director of football, Damien Comolli has lifted the lid on some of his discussions with the Liverpool owners during his time at the club. The Frenchman has revealed that FSG were unimpressed with his signing of Jordan Henderson among others.

[VIDEO] Harry Kane vs Olivier Giroud Head-2-Head – 180th North London Derby

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[VIDEO] Harry Kane vs Olivier Giroud Head-2-Head 180th North London Derby - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This Saturday will see the 180th North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal at White Hart Lane. The reverse fixture at the Emirates in September finished 1-1.

The sides currently sit fifth and sixth in the Premier League table and with just two points separating them, the upcoming clash holds even more significance than usual in the fight for Champions League qualification.

Five Liverpool rejects who thrived elsewhere

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Five Liverpool rejects who thrived elsewhere - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

There have stars, super-stars who have graced the holy grail at Anfield. For others, the grass was always brighter on the other side.

Here areFive Liverpool rejects who thrived elsewhere

Gabriel Paletta: Bought from Bamfield in February 2006 as a young 21 year old, the Italian Argentine centre back made just 8 appearances scoring a solitary goal.

Record Deal: New Balance becomes Liverpool’s new kit supplier

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Record Deal: New Balance becomes Liverpool's new kit supplier - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New Balance and Liverpool FC today announced a record deal for the club which sees New Balance Football become the club's official kit supplier.

The agreement will see New Balance work alongside LFC to deliver world class product on pitch in line with the club's ambitions to perform at the highest levels of the game.

One in, two out: Has Jose Mourinho missed a trick with deadline day business?

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One in, two out: Has Jose Mourinho missed a trick with deadline day business? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After what looked like being a calm and quiet January transfer window, Chelsea completed three significant deals in the last few hours of deadline day. The month had been restricted to loan deals and moves away for forgotten players like Fernando Torres and Mark Schwarzer, but exploded into life just before the window slammed shut.

PHOTO: Jack Wilshere holding shisha pipe

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PHOTO: Jack Wilshere holding shisha pipe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jack Wilshere got himself embroiled in yet another smoking controversy last night after picture emerged of him holding a shisha pipe.

Jack Wilshere was pictured holding the shisha pipe

The above photograph was alleged to have taken during Wilshere's visit to a London night club last week.

Manchester United Transfer News: Reus enquiry, latest on Varane

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Manchester United Transfer News: Reus enquiry, latest on Varane - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's that phase of the year when after the end of any transfer window a typical silence pervades. It's quite natural. You do not expect clubs to remain busy with transfer dealings day in day out and especially whenthe transfer window is over.

Serie A Transfer Review: Cuadrado, Juve’s Arsenal Target and Parma Implosion

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Serie A Transfer Review: Cuadrado, Juve's Arsenal Target and Parma Implosion - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's over – silly season has come and gone once again. Soon enough, it will be back. Then again, it never really leaves in the modern day and age, with fresh rounds of rumours already cropping up less than 48 hours after the transfer window slammed shut.

Liverpool plotting summer move for €21m Borussia Dortmund star?

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Liverpool plotting summer move for €21m Borussia Dortmund star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The winter transfer window has slammed shut but does the Rumour mill ever keep quiet? Or would be never love to read spicy transfer rumours despite the summer transfer window being months away?

French star admits regret over Arsenal transfer

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French star admits regret over Arsenal transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

St Etienne defender Loic Perrin has admitted regret after failing to sign for Arsenal in the January transfer window. Reports from London Evening Standard quote the player saying, "There were serious contacts via my agent.

Dani Alves perfect for Manchester United

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Dani Alves perfect for Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Barcelona defender Dani Alves is likely to leave the Catalan giants next summer.

Alves, whose contract runs till June, had been expecting to sign a contract extension due to Barcelona's transfer ban that will prevent the club from signing players till 2016, buthas yet to receive any formal offers from the club, as confirmedby his agent.

Steven Naismith vs Raheem Sterling Head-to-Head – The 224th Merseyside Derby

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Steven Naismith vs Raheem Sterling Head-to-Head The 224th Merseyside Derby - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Everton host Liverpool at Goodison Park on Saturday in the 224th Merseyside derby after the two sides shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Anfield earlier this season.

With five places and 12 points separating the two clubs in the Premier League both will approach the clash with differing agendas.

Would you trust Tim Sherwood at the helm for your club’s relegation battle?

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Would you trust Tim Sherwood at the helm for your club's relegation battle? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

So, an increasingly irrelevant manager (Harry Redknapp) resigns from your football club (Queens Park Rangers) amid a confusing set of circumstances (healthor towel-tossing), and the stars align to sit Tim Sherwood in pole position (many bookmakers offerings suggest it would be more lucrative for the avid punter to bet on Tiger Woods bagging another golf major than against Sherwood becoming QPR manager) for becoming your next manager right in the middle of a tight relegation battle worth millions to the club's businessmen, but more importantly, the pride of your loyal supporters.

Harry Redknapp leaves QPR with the worst Win % in Rangers Premier League History

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Harry Redknapp leaves QPR with the worst Win % in Rangers Premier League History - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Harry Redknapp resigned as Queens Park Rangers manager yesterday after a very disappointing spell in charge of the West London club.

QPR became the first team since Liverpool in 1953/54 to lose their opening 11 away matches.

Manchester United superstar set to stay despite Real Madrid interest

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Manchester United superstar set to stay despite Real Madrid interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A few days ago we had reported that David De Gea's contract extension could become a real headache for Manchester United as Real Madrid are willing to end till the end of next season to sign the Spanish goalkeeper on a free transfer.

FIFA Presidential Election 2015 – Time for a Change of Direction?

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FIFA Presidential Election 2015 Time for a Change of Direction? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A resounding yes would be the answer to that particular question unless you are one of the Blatter camp. It was Kenny Rogers who best summed it up, in song.

"You've got to know when to hold 'em , know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run"

It is a paradox that the fight to oppose Sepp Blatter has become almost as farcical as the events involving FIFA that have, over recent years, increased calls for him to step down.

Agent claims €35m Arsenal target can move in the summer

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Agent claims €35m Arsenal target can move in the summer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

I have lost count on the number of times Porto striker Jackon Martinez has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the past. Last summer, the Colombian was linked with Chelsea but the Blues signed Diego Costa instead.

Harry Redknapp resigns as QPR manager

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Harry Redknapp resigns as QPR manager - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Queens Park Rangers have confirmed their manager Harry Redknapp has stepped down from his managerial post on Tuesday.

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss will undergo a knee surgery in the coming weeks, which has been the reason behind his decision to leave his role at Loftus Park.

Done Deal: Manchester United confirm late transfer after deadline day

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Done Deal: Manchester United confirm late transfer after deadline day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their midfielder Anderson have left Old Trafford and completed a switch to Internacional on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old returned to his native Brazil on a free transfer and signed a new four-year deal with Internacional.

Done Deal: Manchester United confirm late midfielder transfer

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Done Deal: Manchester United confirm late midfielder transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their long serving midfielder Darren Fletcher has completed his switch to West Bromwich Albion on the deadline day.

The Scottish international was allowed to join on a free transfer after he ended his 12 years at Old Trafford spell on Monday.

Photo: Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher holding West Brom shirt

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Photo: Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher holding West Brom shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Darren Fletcher has left Manchester United and joined West Bromwich Albion on a free transfer in the final hours of the winter transfer window.

The 31-year-old signed a two-and-a-half year deal at The Hawthorns and will wear No 24 for his new club.

Done Deal: Manchester United confirm incoming transfer on deadline day

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Done Deal: Manchester United confirm incoming transfer on deadline day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed they have signed Andy Kellett on-loan from Bolton Wanderers until the end of the season.

In the process, the 20-times English champions have allowed their defender Saidy Janko to move in the opposite direction on-loan for the remainder of the season.

Héctor Bellerín Arsenal Teen Sensation

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Héctor Bellerín Arsenal Teen Sensation - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Gary Neville was full of praise for Arsenal's right-back Héctor Bellerín on Monday Night Football and it's understandable why after his recent performances against both Manchester City and Aston Villa.

Opta powered fantasy football game Oulala have taken a closer look at the 19-year-old's season so far and the stats impress.

PHOTO: Juan Cuadrado holding Chelsea shirt

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PHOTO: Juan Cuadrado holding Chelsea shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have officially confirmed the signing of Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.

The 26-year-old, who has signed a four-and-a half-year-deal, becomes the only major signing in the January transfer window.

PHOTO: Juan Cuadrado signing Chelsea contract

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PHOTO: Juan Cuadrado signing Chelsea contract - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juan Cuadrado to Chelsea is now Done Deal,the club has confirmed.

The Colombian wing-back will sign on a four year deal, for a reported transfer fee of£27m.

Cuadrado becomes the first signing for Chelsea in the January transfer window.

[REVEALED] The Five Best Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Deals EVER!

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[REVEALED] The Five Best Premier League Transfer Deadline Day Deals EVER! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Opta powered fantasy football game Oulala have taken a look back at all of the transfer deadline day deals that we've ever seen in the history of the Premier League and here are the five that they've named as the very best.

DONE DEALS: Chelsea complete Cuadrado signing, Schurrle joins Wolfsburg

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DONE DEALS: Chelsea complete Cuadrado signing, Schurrle joins Wolfsburg - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have finally signed Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina, it has been confirmed.Ending speculation throughout the week, the Blues have made the Colombian put pen to paper in a £27 million deal, with Mohamed Salah also joining Fiorentina on loan.

Photo: Manchester United confirm permanent winger transfer

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Photo: Manchester United confirm permanent winger transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have confirmed their winger Wilfried Zaha has joined Crystal Palace on a permanent deal on the final day of the winter transfer window.

The 22-year-old was former Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson's last signing in January 2013.

Done Deal: Manchester United confirm defender transfer

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Done Deal: Manchester United confirm defender transfer - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed they have signed Manchester United defender Marnick Vermijl for an undisclosed fee on the final day of the winter transfer window.

The 20-times English champions confirmed the transfer on their official twitter account.

Wolfsburg admits money will be the factor in signing Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle

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Wolfsburg admits money will be the factor in signing Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has revealed that signing Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is down to the money.

The German international has made aware by Jose Mourinho that he does not have a future at Stamford Bridge and the west London club have put him in the market on Monday.

Brendan Rodgers gives update on deadline day transfer activities

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Brendan Rodgers gives update on deadline day transfer activities - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Liverpool will not be expecting to make any transfers on the deadline day of the winter transfer window.

Sheyi Ojo and Lloyd Jones were the two academy graduates who left Anfield on-loan earlier in the window and the Merseyside club will not make any additions to the squad on Monday.

Manchester United transfer: Midfielder set for medical today, to be unveiled later

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Manchester United transfer: Midfielder set for medical today, to be unveiled later - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United might not sign any new player in the transfer deadline day but one or two players are expected to leave or seal permanent move elsewhere.

One of them could be the Brazilian midfielder Anderson, who is all set to start a new career, as he is certain to leave Manchester United today.

Manchester United star could seal transfer before deadline day

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Manchester United star could seal transfer before deadline day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Manchester Evening News, Everton are keen the secure the services of Adnan Januzaj on a deal before the transfer window slams shut. Roberto Martinez is a huge admirer of the young Belgian but it will take the player himself to push for a move.

Liverpool warned off move for Steven Gerrard replacement; Transfer denied

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Liverpool warned off move for Steven Gerrard replacement; Transfer denied - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A couple of days ago English tabloid Independent had cited Talksport claiming that Liverpool were plotting a move for Hannover captain Lars Stindl as a replacement for the departing Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool plot move for €15m Arsenal target

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Liverpool plot move for €15m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Spanish outlet El Confidencial, Liverpool are plotting a move for unsettled Real Madrid midfielder Asier Illarramendi. The Reds could also ask former player Xabi Alonso for guidance on the former Real Sociedad playmaker.

Manchester United transfer: Stunning late move for £30m Roma midfielder

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Manchester United transfer: Stunning late move for £30m Roma midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester united are unlikely to remain busy in the transfer deadline day, however, in football anything can happen, so let's just wait till it gets over.

I have been saying this all throughout this month that if United are to spend heavily, they would happily do so next summer, once they book their place in top four.

Unexpected & Surprising – Chelsea transfer with Fiorentina is at risk!

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Unexpected & Surprising Chelsea transfer with Fiorentina is at risk! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea fans like us are eagerly waiting for three major announcements a) Juan Cuadrado signing b) Andre Schurrle's departure and c) Mohamed Salah moving to Fiorentina.

Cuadrado was in London on Saturday and watched Chelsea in action against Manchester City.

Confirmed: Tottenham secure services of star player to fend of Real Madrid interest

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Confirmed: Tottenham secure services of star player to fend of Real Madrid interest - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed their striker Harry Kane has signed a new five-year deal on Monday.

CONTRACT: @hkane28 has signed a new five-and-a-half year contract pic.

Wolfsburg must pay €66m for Andre Schurrle transfer from Chelsea

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Wolfsburg must pay €66m for Andre Schurrle transfer from Chelsea - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is quite apparent that both Chelsea and Wolfsburg want the Andre Schurrle transfer to the German club to go through. The winger has been left out of the squad by Jose Mourinho in the last couple of games that Chelsea have played.

Manchester United star confirms midfielder transfer on deadline day

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Manchester United star confirms midfielder transfer on deadline day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Juan Mata has confirmed that Manchester United midfielder has left Old Trafford and returned to his native Brazil.

The 26-year-old's contract is set to expire at the end of the season and in the last few seasons he has seen his first team appearances being limited.

Manchester United ready to sell midfielder, deal close

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Manchester United ready to sell midfielder, deal close - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United are ready to sell winger Wilfried Zaha to Crystal Palace if the London club can pay the right amount. The story, reported here by The Guardian, has been gaining ground today and it is very likely that an agreement is struck before deadline day draws to a close.

Liverpool’s £20m midfield target dreams of Arsenal move

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Liverpool's £20m midfield target dreams of Arsenal move - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have been handed a massive encouragement in signing Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko after he admitted that he dreams of a move to the Emirates.

The French international joined the Tyneside club from Toulouse in January 2013 and since then has been in fine form for the Magpies.

David Moyes reveals why Manchester United failed to sign Gareth Bale

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David Moyes reveals why Manchester United failed to sign Gareth Bale - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that Red Devils missed on signing Gareth Bale because had his heart was set on Real Madrid.

The Welsh international joined the Spanish capital club from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2013 and in his debut season, he won the Champions League and Copa del Rey with the La Liga giants.

Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City: Analysis and Major Talking Points

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Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City: Analysis and Major Talking Points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A top-of-the-table clash is typically frenetic, fast-paced and laden with quality of the highest order. When Jose Mourinho is in charge of one of the sides though, that may not always be the case.

PHOTO: Juan Cuadrado spotted at Stamford Bridge

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PHOTO: Juan Cuadrado spotted at Stamford Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea maintained their five point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League table after the Blues earned a 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

On the stands was Chelsea's would-be-new January signing Juan Cuadrado, who travelled to London yesterday for a medical.

Manchester United in talks with PSG for €40m defender

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Manchester United in talks with PSG for €40m defender - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports in the French media, Manchester United have begun talks with PSG for the transfer of highly rated young centre back Marquinhos.

It is believed that United have sounded out their interest to the French champions and are willing to meet their 40 million euro valuation.

Five reasons Chelsea fans will love Juan Cuadrado

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Five reasons Chelsea fans will love Juan Cuadrado - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is now only a matter of time before Chelsea confirm officially the signing of Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina.

The Serie A giants have already confirmed the deal that will see the Viola signing Mohamed Salah on loan for the rest of the season.