SoccerLens Archives for January 2016

Manchester United seal double deal; Key Manchester City duo will join the club in January

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Manchester United have agreed on a deal with two highly rated academy scouts from Manchester City to take over at Old Trafford. Telegraph report that the pair are on a gardening leave right now and will join the Old Trafford outfit from the start of January.

Dave Harrison and Lyndon Tomlinson were key members of the youth setup at Etihad and their departure will be a major blow for Manchester City.

Chelsea to make a move for mercurial German in January, Conte wanted to sign him in summer

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Chelsea have been linked with several defenders since the arrival of Antonio Conte and the latest name linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is that of the Hoffenheim defender Niklas Sule.

According to ESPN, Chelsea will make a move for the German centre back when the transfer window reopens in January.

Arsenal Transfer News: Wenger a fan of Atletico Madrid star, Arsenal need to pay €100m to sign him

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Arsenal are eyeing up a move for the top class Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak.

The Slovenia international is one of the best goalkeepers in the world right now and Arsene Wenger is apparently a fan of the La Liga star.

According to Goal, Arsenal are unwilling to match Atletico Madrid’s €100 million valuation of the player.

World class star regrets Arsenal transfer, Player has already offered himself to former club

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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil is looking to return to Real Madrid if recent reports are to be believed.

Spanish publication Marca are reporting that Ozil and the PSG winger Di Maria have both offered their services to Real Madrid and have informed Los Blancos how much they enjoyed playing for the Spanish giants during their time at the club.

Man Utd defender disappointed, Mourinho's personal grudge suspected as reason behind mistreatment

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Luke Shaw was expected to establish himself as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League when he joined Manchester United in the summer of 2014.

However, things have not quite gone according to plan for the former Southampton left-back.

Mourinho reject set to feature tonight; Senior Man Utd figures impressed with player's attitude

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Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is set to feature against West Ham United in the EFL Cup tonight if recent reports are to be believed.

Sky Sports are claiming that senior figures at the club are impressed with Schweinsteiger’s mentality and attitude despite being banished from the first team.

Chelsea forced to pull out of midfielder transfer after this threat from Tottenham

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Chelsea decided to pull out of a deal for the highly-rated Tottenham midfielder Nya Kirby after being accused of tapping the player up.

According to The Times, Tottenham threatened to report the Blues to the Premier League for making an illegal approach to sign the England youth star.

Conte wanted top class star instead of this Chelsea signing; Blues submitted €28m bid for him

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Chelsea have been linked with several defenders ever since Antonio Conte took charge of the Premier League giants. The latest name linked with them is that of the Napoli fullback Faouzi Ghoulam.

Apparently, the Algerian full back was a target for Antonio Conte and the Blues had a €28m bid rejected for the Napoli star during the summer transfer window.

Senior Manchester United officials are already frustrated with Jose Mourinho for this one reason

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with improper conduct for kicking a water bottle during the 1-1 draw against West Ham.

Previously, the Portuguese manager was sent to the stands for his conduct against Burnley as well. As per the latest report from Daily Mail, senior figures at the club are growing increasingly frustrated with Mourinho’s behaviour.

Liverpool looking to sign explosive attacker in January; Klopp tried to sign him earlier as well

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Borussia Dortmund winger Christian Pulisic was linked with a move to Liverpool during the summer transfer window and the Reds are willing to renew their interest in the player when the window reopens in January.

The American international is regarded as one of the finest young talents in Europe right now and Klopp is well aware of his potential having worked with him at Dortmund.

Chelsea Roundup: Club preparing £50m offer for world class star; Key man agrees to leave Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been in sensational form this season.

The Spanish international has already scored 10 goals in 13 Premier League games and has guided his side to the top of the table.

According to reports, Inter Milan are looking to break the bank in order to sign the Premier League star.

Sky Sports pundit: Liverpool must this £50m Mourinho target to win the Premier League

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Former Arsenal star Paul Merson has claimed that Liverpool need to sign a defender in order to win the Premier League title.

The Sky Sports pundit spoke to talkSPORT earlier and revealed that the Reds need to sign a player like Virgil van Dijk.

Barcelona Transfer News: Club director in touch with player's father to discuss move for world class star

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is being linked with a move away from Camp Nou once again.

This time, French champions Paris Saint-Germain are thought to be interested in his services and are looking to convince the player’s father about a future transfer.

Antonio Conte a fan of South American; Explosive star must do this to secure Chelsea transfer

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Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel has had an impressive season so far. The former Udinese striker was rated as one of the best talents in the game a few years ago, but injury problems and inconsistency meant that the South American went under the radar for a bit.

Liverpool Injury News: Major blow for Jurgen Klopp, this could ruin Liverpool's title chances

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Liverpool are set to be without their charismatic midfielder Philippe Coutinho for the next six weeks.

The Brazilian playmaker damaged his ankle ligament in a collision with Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong on Saturday. Liverpool managed to pick up a 2-0 win against the Black cats, but Coutinho’s injury will be a massive blow for them.

Club director reveals Chelsea transfer was 'best option' for this top class South American star

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Brazilian defender David Luiz completed a shock return to Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

The Blues agreed to a £34m deal with French champions Paris Saint-Germain. Looking back at it now, Antonio Conte and the Chelsea fans will be very happy with the decision. Luiz has been outstanding for Chelsea so far and is one of the main reasons why Conte’s three defender formation has been a major hit.

Club open to transfer talks for defender; Boost for Chelsea, Conte wanted to sign him

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Chelsea were linked with the highly-rated Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the summer.

However, the transfer never happened and Antonio Conte ended up signing former Chelsea star David Luiz instead. The Italian giants rejected all offers for the Senegalese defender and offered him a bumper new contract.

Arsenal Transfers: Wenger ready to sanction move for central midfielder because of this vital reason

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Arsenal midfielder Ismaël Bennacer has been linked with a loan move away from the club.

The 18-year-old central midfielder is very highly rated within the game and is already impressing with the Arsenal reserves.

As per the latest reports from Algeria, the likes of Guingamp, Le Havre and Lorient are ‘very interested’ in taking the player on loan and Bennacer is thought to be keen on playing some first team football as well.

4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Major blow for Mourinho, Man Utd without 4 key stars for must win EFL Cup clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s EFL Cup fixture.

Manchester United vs West Ham United
EFL Cup 2016/17
30th November 2016, 20:00 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs West Ham United live on fuboTV

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host West Ham United for the second time in the space of a few days on Wednesday.

4-2-3-1 vs Southampton: Wenger without 7 Arsenal first team players for must win cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Southampton Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s EFL Cup fixture.

Arsenal vs Southampton
EFL Cup 2016/17
30th November, 19:45 pm BST
Emirates, London
Live Stream: Watch Arsenal vs Southampton live online on fuboTV

Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal host Southampton in the EFL cup this week and the Gunners will be looking to extend their fine run of form with a win in front of the home fans.

Major boost for Mourinho, world class Man Utd target reveals his next transfer destination

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Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Greizmann has established himself as one of the best players on the planet right now.

The Frenchman has not only succeeded at club level, the former Sociedad attacker was sensational for his country during Euro 2016 as well. His consistent performances over the last few seasons have caught the eye of several European heavyweights.

Mourinho’s send off, Coutinho’s injury and other talking points from EPL action

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Coutinho injury means Liverpool’s chance to prove their title credentials is here

Liverpool managed to edge past Sunderland’s parked bus, which was very encouraging for the side. However, they were given a huge blow in the first-half itself as Philippe Coutinho suffered an injury and was taken off on a stretcher.

Chelsea transfer news: Club to offer Victor Moses extension amidst Barcelona interest

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Chelsea are planning to shoo away any interest from Barcelona by offering Victor Moses a contract extension. It was reported three days ago that the Catalan giants were planning a move for the Nigerian winger. The versatility displayed by Moses by carrying out the right wing-back role at Stamford Bridge this season has seen Barcelona view him as a long-term replacement for Dani Alves.

4-3-3 v Leeds: Klopp without 4 top class Liverpool stars for must win cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Leeds Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s EFL Cup fixture.

Liverpool vs Leeds United
EFL Cup 2016/17
29th November, 19:45 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs Leeds United live online on fuboTV

Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool host Leeds United in the EFL cup this week and Jurgen Klopp‘s men will be looking to secure safe passage to the next round with a comfortable home win.

Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: 5 observations from Blues’ comeback win

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Chelsea made it seven wins in a row to remain top of the league with a 2-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge. The Blues conceded their first goal in 600 minutes when Christian Eriksen scored an absolute beauty to give Spurs the lead inside the first quarter of an hour.

Man Utd looking to sign top class Premier League star; Mourinho a big fan of £35m attacker

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Manchester United are looking to add pace to their attack and Jose Mourinho has identified the West Ham United star Dmitri Payet as a possible solution.

Transfer Roundup: Conte wants world class winger; Chelsea's shock move could benefit Man Utd

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Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge all summer.

The Belgian midfielder was a priority target for Antonio Conte, but a move never materialised due to the Italian side’s reluctance to sell. However, latest reports indicate that the Blues have not given up on the chase and will renew their interest in January.

Bayern Munich considering move for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, has emerged as the number one target to replace Carlo Ancelotti at Bayern Munich.

Bayern are going through a mini crisis at the moment. The Bavarians have dropped points against Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund at the start of this month, and find themselves trailing behind Leipzig by six points at the top of the table.

Antonio Conte interested in this midfielder and attacker; Chelsea plotting irresistible offer

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Antonio Conte’s arrival at Chelsea has made it easier for the media to link the Blues with countless Serie A stars and the latest names linked with a move to Stamford Bridge are Milan Badelj and Federico Bernardeschi.

As per the latest reports from Calciomercato, Antonio Conte is interested in the Fiorentina duo and could offer Juan Cuadrado to sweeten the deal.

4-2-3-1 v West Ham: Mourinho without two key Man Utd stars for vital home game; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Manchester United vs West Ham United
English Premier League 2016/17
27th November 2016, 16:30 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs West Ham United live on Star Sports Select HD 1

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host West Ham United in the Premier League this weekend and the Red Devils will be looking to build on their impressive 4-0 win over Feyenoord during the midweek.

4-3-3 v Real Sociedad: Luis Enrique without 2 key Barcelona players for tough away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Real Sociedad vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Real Sociedad vs Barcelona
Liga BBVA 2016/17
27th November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Anoeta, San Sebastián
Live Stream: Watch Real Sociedad vs Barcelona live on Sky Go UK, Sky Sports 1/HD

Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona travel to Real Sociedad for this weekend’s La Liga game and the Spanish champions will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing draw against Malaga last week.

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur preview: 3 key battles that could decide the game

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Mauricio Pochettino takes his troops to Stamford Bridge to take on the most in-form team in the league, Chelsea. Spurs are on an inconsistent run of form at the moment, and confidence won’t be high despite their dramatic late win against West Ham last weekend. In midweek, a loss to Monaco saw them eliminated from the Champions League.

Man Utd begin talks for experienced international; Chances of a January transfer very high

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Manchester United right-back Matteo Darmian has been linked with a move back to Italy for a few months now.

The 26-year-old Italian international has struggled to hold down a regular first-team place at Manchester United and the likes of Inter Milan are thought to be willing to provide him with an escape route.

Mourinho eyeing shock Chelsea raid, ready to launch January bid for top quality £40m star

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Jose Mourinho is expected to strengthen his Manchester United side during the January transfer window and the latest name linked with a move to Old Trafford is that of the Chelsea midfielder Willian.

The Brazilian ended up being Chelsea’s player of the year under Mourinho last season and the Portuguese manager is apparently eyeing a reunion at Old Trafford.

4-3-3 vs Gijon: Major blow for Zidane, Real Madrid without 5 top class players for home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon
Liga BBVA 2016/17
26th November 2016, 15:15 pm BST
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Sporting Gijon live on beIN Sports / beIN Sports Connect

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

Real Madrid host Sporting Gijon in La Liga this weekend and Los Blancos will be looking to extend their fantastic run of form with another win at home.

Man Utd's €35m attacking target: I would love to work with Mourinho, it would be an honour

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Galatasaray winger Bruma has been linked with a move to Manchester United earlier this season.

A few weeks ago Daily Mirror confirmed Manchester United’s interest in the player and claimed that Mourinho was impressed by the 22-year-old during a pre-season clash and is weighing up a move.

Barcelona plotting shock move for in-form Chelsea attacker, Antonio Conte likes versatile star

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Barcelona have been linked with quite a few wings backs over the last few months and the latest addition to that list is the Chelsea winger Victor Moses. The Nigerian winger has impressed as a wing back under Antonio Conte and Spanish publication Sport are reporting that the Catalan giants want to sign him.

4-2-3-1 v Bournemouth: Wenger without 6 Arsenal players for Sunday's home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Arsenal vs Bournemouth
English Premier League 2016/17
27th November 2016, 14:15 pm BST
Emirates, London
Live Stream: Watch Arsenal vs Bournemouth live on Sky Sports 1

Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal host Bournemouth in the Premier League this weekend and the Gunners will be looking to close the gap with league leaders Chelsea with a win in front of their own fans.

3-4-3 v Spurs: Antonio Conte's strongest possible Chelsea lineup for vital derby game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Chelsea vs Tottenham Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Chelsea vs Tottenham
English Premier League 2016/17
26th November 2016, 17:30 pm BST
Stamford Bridge, London
Live Stream: Watch Chelsea vs Tottenham live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD

Chelsea Team News & Preview

Chelsea host Tottenham in the Premier League this weekend and the Blues will be looking to add to their splendid run of form with a win over their bitter rivals.

4-3-3 v Sunderland: Klopp without these two Liverpool attackers for vital home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Sunderland Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Liverpool vs Sunderland
English Premier League 2016/17
26th November 2016, 15:00 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool
Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs Sunderland live on Star Sports Select HD1

Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool host Sunderland in the Premier League this weekend and Jurgen Klopp’s men will be looking to get back to winning ways.

Can Chelsea continue their winning streak against unbeaten Spurs?

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The fixture at Stamford Bridge last season between Chelsea and Tottenham Hostpur was one of the most fiercely-contested Premier League games in recent memory. On that fateful night in May, Eden Hazard scored a beauty late on to seal a comeback point for the Blues. More prominently though, that goal ended Spurs’ title challenge and Leicester City were crowned champions of England.

Devastating injury blow for Real Madrid, world class star ruled out for several weeks with injury

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Real Madrid have been dealt a devastating injury blow before next week’s El Clasico.

Los Blancos have confirmed that Gareth Bale is set to be sidelined for around three months with an ankle injury. The Wales international damaged his ankle during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon earlier this week.

Major boost for Antonio Conte; World class duo ready to sign big money deals with Chelsea

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Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois have been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in the past.

The likes of Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid were thought to be interested in them, but a move never quite materialised last summer.

Man Utd star impressed with this transfer target, says player 'is good enough' for big clubs

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Benfica defender Victor Lindelof was linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window, but Mourinho ended up signing Eric Bailly instead.

Manchester Evening News are reporting that Ibrahimovic has been impressed by the Manchester United defensive target.

Man Utd set to seal agreement with world class star; Mourinho confirms deal will happen

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Manchester United are ready to extend Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s current contract for another season, Jose Mourinho has confirmed.

The Swedish striker joined the Premier League giants on a free transfer from PSG during the summer window and made a cracking start to life at Old Trafford. However, his form has dipped considerably since then.

Major blow for Barcelona; Top class star in legal trouble, prosecutors want him in prison

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Barcelona and Neymar have been embroiled in legal trouble ever since the Brazilian’s big-money move to Camp Nou back in 2013.

As per the latest reports, the Spanish giants managed to agree on a settlement earlier this year, but a Spanish public prosecutor has reopened the case and wants the authorities to send Neymar to the prison on charges of tax evasion.

4-2-3-1 v Feyenoord: Mourinho without 2 key Man Utd stars for must win European clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Manchester United vs Feyenoord Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Europa League fixture.

Manchester United vs Feyenoord
UEFA Europa League 2016/17
24th November 2016, 20:05 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester
Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Feyenoord live online on BT Sport App, Fox Soccer 2Go

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United host Feyenoord in a must-win Europa League game this week.

Didier Drogba confirms Montreal Impact exit at the end of the season

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has announced that he will leave Montreal Impact at the end of the current Major League Soccer (MLS) season. The Ivorian was a second-half substitute in the team’s semi-final in the MLS Cup against Toronto FC last night. His team went on to win 3-2, with the return leg in Toronto on November 30.

Mourinho wants to sign £70 million duo to save Man Utd's season, asks Woodward to back him

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Jose Mourinho spent around £150 million during the summer transfer window, but United have shown no signs of improving so far. Manchester United are struggling to make it to the top four, let alone sustain a title challenge.

According to Daily Mirror, Mourinho believes that his side are need of two top-class defenders in order to finish in top four and push for the Premier League title.

PSG will be without this top quality defender for crucial match against Arsenal

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Paris St-Germain full-back Serge Aurier was stopped from entering the United Kingdom and will miss Wednesday’s Champions League match against Arsenal. PSG were naturally very displeased with the turn of events.

The 23-year-old Ivorian was given a two-month suspended prison sentence in September for assaulting a police officer.

Chelsea favourites to land Arsenal's attacking target, club source confirms bid for 'next Ibrahimovic'

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Chelsea have been linked with the highly talented AIK striker Alexander Isak and as per the latest rumours, the Premier League giants are favourites to sign him right now.

ESPN are reporting an exclusive that the Blues are ahead of Paris Saint-Germain in their pursuit of the young striker and have already submitted an offer of around 11 million Euros.

Mourinho wants to sign this top class attacker who destroyed Man City's defence this season

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Celtic forward Moussa Dembele has attracted a lot of interest from several European giants with his blockbuster performances in Europe as well as in the league this season.

The young Frenchman was exceptional against Manchester City in the Champions League this season and bagged a brace against the Premier League giants in a 3-3 draw.

Antonio Conte: It is incredible how Mourinho and others overlooked this Chelsea attacker

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed the importance of Nigerian winger Victor Moses while speaking to the media this week.

The out of favour Chelsea attacker seems to be resurrected his Chelsea career with some quality performances since the pre-season friendlies. Overlooked by most other managers prior to Conte, Moses seems to have finally established himself as a first-team player at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho wants to seal deal €60m exciting winger, faces competition from Real Madrid

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European champions Real Madrid are keeping a close eye on one of the world’s emerging talents – Sporting Lisbon’s highly rated winger Gelson Martins.

The Madrid scouts have started taking a serious interest in him after the 21-year-old produced a brilliant performance against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in September.

La Liga club open negotiation with Manchester United target, player happy to wait

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Real Madrid have reportedly started negotiating a deal with Isco, but the Spanish midfielder is contemplating whether or not to accept the offer.

The European champions are trying to tie down their key players with lucrative contract offers, knowing they won’t be able to register any new player before January 2018 due to a transfer ban imposed on them.

Top class Chelsea star is the most valuable offensive player in the Premier League

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Welcome back to the top of the Most Valuable Offensive Players (MVOP) ranking Eden Hazard. The Chelsea winger was a wreck last season. Now he is the top offensive performer in the Premier League. Hazard earned his side a grand total of 3.11 points last season. He has more than tripled that amount this season with 68% of the season yet to go.

Introducing promotion and relegation in MLS could reflect US Soccer’s maturity

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Introducing promotion and relegation to the United States’ club soccer will bring positive economic impact, according to a by Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. The report is commissioned by Silva International Investments, an owner in the North American Soccer League club Miami FC.

Jurgen Klinsmann: US Soccer part ways with former Germany boss

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Jurgen Klinsmann has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the U.S. Men’s national Team and Technical Director for U.S. Soccer.

The under fire German, under whose charge the US team suffered two recent losses against Mexico and Costa Rica in the World Cup qualifiers, didn’t enjoy a spectacular spell during his five-years stay with the US team.

Conte wants German star to solve Chelsea worries, Blues ready to pay more than double of his price

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Premier League leaders Chelsea are in superb form right now and their defence has been central to their recent run of form.

Antonio Conte’s men have kept six consecutive clean sheets now and are easily the best defensive unit in the Premier League right now. However, as per reports, Conte is still not satisfied with his options and is looking to improve his defence.

Arsenal Roundup: Agreement reached for top class star; Club director provides major transfer boost

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Arsenal have finally reached an agreement with Spanish full-back Hector Bellerin over a new long-term contract.

As per latest reports, Bellerin has now put pen to paper on a six-and-a-half year deal worth over £100,000 a week.

The former Barcelona full-back was being monitored by several European heavyweights and Arsenal have done well to tie him down to a new deal now.

Manchester United's strange transfer offer for experienced Arsenal player revealed

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Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy is expected to leave the London giants this January when the transfer window opens.

The French international has dropped down the pecking orders at Emirates and is the third choice after the likes of Bellerin and Jenkinson now.

Debuchy is thought to be frustrated and surprised by Wenger’s decision to pick Jenkinson ahead of him.

Mourinho 'always loved him' experienced star; Man Utd close to sealing the deal for playmaker

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Manchester United are set to offer Michael Carrick a one-year extension on his current contract.

The 35-year-old English midfielder has been at the club for nearly a decade and is a massive fan favourite at Old Trafford. Despite being in and out of the side since Mourinho’s arrival, the former Spurs midfielder has impressed the Portuguese manager.

4-3-3 v Celtic: Luis Enrique without 2 key Barcelona stars for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Celtic vs Barcelona Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

Celtic vs Barcelona
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
23rd November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Celtic Park, Glasgow
Live Stream: Watch Celtic vs Barcelona live on BT Sport 4K UHD, BT Sport ESPN and BT Sport ESPN HD

Celtic Team News & Preview

Celtic host Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night and they will be hoping to redeem themselves after the humiliation at the hands of the Spanish giants earlier this season.

Man Utd vs Arsenal: Mourinho is ruining this top class star and other key observations from the draw

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In all fairness this game lacked any true quality. Manchester United did play better, but still created only a couple of clear cut chances one of which they scored from Juan Mata. Arsenal were terrible throughout and were extremely lucky to come away with a point after Olivier Giroud’s 89th minute header.

4-3-3 v Sporting: Zidane without two top quality Real Madrid players for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Sporting CP vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

Sporting CP vs Real Madrid
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
22nd November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Estádio José Alvalade, Lisbon
Live Stream: Watch Sporting CP vs Real Madrid live on BT Sport

Sporting CP Team News & Preview

Sporting Lisbon host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

4-2-3-1 v PSG: Wenger without six Arsenal players for vital European clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Paris Saint-Germain Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.

Arsenal vs Paris Saint German
UEFA Champions League 2016/17
23rd November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Emirates Stadium, London
Live Stream: Watch Arsenal vs PSG live online on BT Sport

Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal host French champions Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League this week.

7 Observations From Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

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Olivier Giroud scored in the 89th minute as Arsenal came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford in match day 12 of the 2016-17 season. Here are seven observations from the match.

WWE Survivor Series 2016: Preview, Predictions, Full card and Results

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The thirtieth annual Survivor Series will take place this at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. This the last World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) pay-per-view of 2016 that will see the two brands Raw and Smackdown go head-to-head.

Results will be updated on this page live.

The main event of the night will be Brock Lesnar taking on Goldberg.

Arsenal’s tickets and Manchester United’s shirts are the most expensive in England

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According to the BBC’s Price of Football Study 2016, Arsenal charge the most for match day and season tickets.

The cheapest season ticket an Arsenal fan can buy costs £1,014 which is almost three times as much as the cheapest on offer at Manchester City (£299).

World class Chelsea star opens up about Conte, reveals when he will leave Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has revealed that leaving the club at the end of last season was never a part of his plans and that he is enjoying life under Antonio Conte.

Eden Hazard was being linked with moves to Real Madrid and PSG towards the end of last season. But according to him, leaving Chelsea wasn’t an option, especially after a poor season.

Arsenal close to sealing agreement for top class defender; Deal could be done before Wednesday

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Arsenal are busy tying down their best players to long-term contracts at the club and the latest name linked with an extension is that of Laurent Koscielny.

The 31-year-old French international is apparently close to signing a new four-year contract at Emirates and the deal could be finalised before Arsenal’s Champions League clash against PSG next week.

Conte provides important transfer update: These 2 stars will play for Chelsea after January window

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Antonio Conte rubbished all speculations surrounding the futures of Cesc Fabregas and Oscar yesterday by confirming that both players are a key part of his plans at Chelsea.

Fabregas and Oscar have been in and out of the Chelsea first team this season and have been linked with other clubs as a result.

Antonio Conte gives green light for shock Chelsea transfer, Star could be vital in title race

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John Terry has been linked with a move away from Chelsea once again. The Chelsea legend has been struggling with injuries lately and has not featured for the Blues much this season.

According to latest reports from the Italian media, Antonio Conte has apparently given the green light regarding Terry’s sale in January.

Two Ways Everton Can Recover From Chelsea Horrorshow

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Everton will want to forget the Chelsea game as soon as possible. They can quickly recover from this embarrassing defeat if Ronald Koeman, Everton’s manager, makes two important changes.

Everton capitulated to an excellent Chelsea side and were on the end of a absolute hammering.

Safe Standing: It’s Time The Premier League Said Yes

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In the aftermath of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, it was made law that stadiums in the top two divisions of English football must be all-seater stadiums, with standing sections outlawed. Ninety-six Liverpool fans were killed at Hillsborough through crushing in a standing section, with the deaths found to have been ‘unlawful’ by the Hillsborough Inquest earlier this year due to police negligence, coupled with inadequate safety.

4-3-3 v Inter: AC Milan without these two top class stars for vital derby game at home; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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AC Milan vs Inter Milan Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Serie A fixture.

AC Milan vs Inter Milan
Serie A 2016/17
20th November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
San Siro, Milan
Live Stream: Watch AC Milan vs Inter Milan live on BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD

AC Milan Team News & Preview

AC Milan host Inter Milan in the first Milan derby of the season this weekend and the home side will be looking to continue their excellent run of form with a win here.

Chelsea duo pick up Premier League awards for outstanding performances last month

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Chelsea’s tremendous October has landed monthly awards for Antonio Conte and Eden Hazard. The former picked up the Barclays Manager of the Month prize, while the latter was awarded EA Sports Player of the Month. The club confirmed the awards on their official website on Friday.

Conte held off competition from Stoke City’s Mark Hughes, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger to land his award.

4-3-3 v Atletico: Major blow for Real Madrid, Zidane could be without 4 stars for derby game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
Liga BBVA 2016/17
19th November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Vicente Calderon, Madrid

Real Madrid Team News & Preview

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid go head to head in the first Madrid derby of the season this weekend.

4-3-3 v Malaga: Luis Enrique without 3 top class Barcelona stars for vital home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Barcelona vs Malaga Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s La Liga fixture.

Barcelona vs Malaga
Liga BBVA 2016/17
19th November 2016, 15:15 pm BST
Camp Nou, Barcelona

Barcelona Team News & Preview

Barcelona host Malaga in La Liga this weekend and the Spanish champions will be looking to close the gap with arch rivals Real Madrid with a win at home.

Klopp's 'master plan' to win the title revealed; Liverpool manager wants these 4 signings in January

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Liverpool have had a fantastic start to their season and the sitting at the top of the table with 26 points from 11 matches.

Jurgen Klopp‘s team are the best attacking unit in the country and have been scoring goals for fun. However, the Reds are still leaking poor goals and will need to tighten up at the back if they want to sustain their title challenge.

Is Sergio Aguero a certainty to win the Premier League Golden Boot?

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Sergio Agüero is one of the Premier League’s most prolific strikers. He already has eight goals to his name this season, and looks set to once again be in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot.

110 of Agüero’s 150 goals at Manchester City have come in the Premier League.

Frank Lampard vs Steven Gerrard: Who was the better player?

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It’s an age-old debate, with seemingly no logical conclusion. Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard defined a generation of English central midfielders and yet, they can’t be unanimously separated in an individual comparison. They were similar in so many ways, and yet different in so many others.

Statistically, Lampard’s 211 goals in 648 games for Chelsea seems far far superior to Gerrard’s 186 in 710 for Liverpool.

This Man Utd team was better than Arsenal's invincibles for this reason

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Manchester United and Arsenal-two of English football’s biggest teams-take on each other in the Premier League this Saturday. Ahead of the weekend’s game, we dive into both team’s history and look back at their glorious times.

In 1999, United became the first English club to win the treble of Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup, a feat that hasn’t been repeated by an English club since.

4-3-3 v Dortmund: Bayern could be without these 3 top class stars for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Bundesliga fixture.

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich
Bundesliga 2016/17
19th November 2016, 17:30 pm BST
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund
Live Stream: Watch Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich Live on BT Sport 2/ BT Sport 2 HD

Borussia Dortmund Team News & Preview

Dortmund host Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this weekend and the home side will be looking to get their season back on track with a win over their bitter rivals.

Five Premier League Managers Most Likely To Be Sacked Before December

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Traditionally, November and December are the months that managers in the Premier League mostly lose their jobs. A recent study reveals that 30% of all managers sacked in the Premier League history are during these two months.

The reason is that by this point the clubs owners get a fair idea about the season’s overall performance.

Europe's spot-kick specialists are struggling to score nowadays because of this reason

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Have you already noticed that the Premier League referees are awarding more penalties this season? A recent study has revealed that in the first 11 games of the Premier League, the referees have pointed to the spot 36 times.

At this rate, the total penalty count would reach around the 125 mark at the end of the season.

3-4-3 v Middlesbrough: Conte could be without these 6 Chelsea players for vital away game; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Middlesbrough vs Chelsea
English Premier League 2016/17
20th November 2016, 16:00 pm BST
Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

Chelsea Team News & Preview

Chelsea travel to Middlesbrough in the Premier League this weekend and Antonio Conte‘s men will be looking to continue their excellent run of form with another win here.

Manchester United vs Arsenal: Team News, Key Stats, Preview and Predictions

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Premier League heavyweights Manchester United and Arsenal clash on Saturday as English domestic football returns after the international break.

This used to be a fixture between two title rivals, but the fall of United in recent years has taken some of the edge from the match.

4-3-3 v Southampton: Klopp could be without key star for vital away game this week; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Southampton vs Liverpool Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Southampton vs Liverpool
English Premier League 2016/17
19th November 2016, 15:00 pm BST
St Mary’s, Southampton

Liverpool Team News & Preview

Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Southampton this weekend.

Man Utd vs Arsenal: This is why Wenger will have a great chance of winning at Old Trafford

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Now that the international break is over it is time to sit back and enjoy club football again. And it starts with a bang as Manchester United take on Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday at Old Trafford.

With the way the 2016-17 Premier League season has panned out it is clear that it is going to be a tight race.

Barcelona agree mega deal; Club president delighted after sealing £53m deal

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Spanish champions FC Barcelona have signed a new shirt sponsorship deal with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, a deal which is worth over £200m over the next five years.

The deal will see Rakuten covering the sponsorship of the first-team shirts only.

Barcelona looking to raid Man Utd in January; £60k-a-week star at war with Mourinho, considering move

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Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford since the summer.

The Italian international has not been a part of Jose Mourinho‘s first team plans this season and the likes of Inter Milan have been following him as a January transfer target.

Barcelona looking to sign Chelsea player in January, Enrique wants him to replace this Spanish player

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Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic may well be thinking about his next move. The Serbian’s contract with the Blues expires in the summer, and it is unsure whether he’ll offered an extension. The club have a policy of giving players above the age of 30 extensions of only one year. Moreover, Ivanovic has lost his place in the side under Antonio Conte, who has switched his system to play three at the back.

Major injury blow for Jurgen Klopp; Key Liverpool star injured, could miss Southampton clash

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Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana limped off during England’s friendly against Spain last night.

The 28-year-old was substituted early on in the first half after picking up a groin injury. The attacking midfielder missed a few games in October with a similar injury and the Reds will be worried about his condition ahead of this weekend’s trip to Southampton.

World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Updated Standings, Results and Talking Points

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The calendar year 2016’s last international break provided the setting for the latest stop in the long road to qualification for the 2018 World Cup. 63 matches were played across six continents, as the qualification picture for the finals in Russia became clearer after the latest round of matches.

Man Utd v Arsenal: Devastating blow for Mourinho; 4 key stars ruled out, 3 more could miss out

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Manchester United have had a mixed start to the season and Jose Mourinho is already under a lot of pressure from the fans and the media.

The Portuguese manager spent millions on new signings during the summer transfer window, but his side are currently sixth in the league standings, eight points behind league leaders and arch rivals Liverpool.

Lionel Messi leads media boycott after Ezequiel Lavezzi marijuana accusations

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Argentina were given a glimmer of hope of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia after Lionel Messi produced a stunning performance to secure his side a 3-0 win over Colombia on Tuesday.

Messi opened the scoring with a spectacular free kick and later set up goals for Lucas Pratto and Angel di Maria.

Real Madrid begin transfer talks for €100m star, Perez offering this world class star in exchange

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Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has attracted a lot of interest from several European giants with his performances in Serie A over the last 12 months.

The Argentine forward is regarded as one of the best young players in his position right now and Real Madrid are apparently interested in his services.

Barcelona Transfer News: World class star indicates transfer desire; Guardiola wants to sign him

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Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou in the past and those rumours are back again.

This time, the Argentine forward is being linked with a move to Manchester City. As per the latest reports, Messi has 18 months left on his current contract and the 29-year-old is not looking to extend the deal.

England v Spain: Top class Chelsea star set to miss crunch clash with injury; Key Stats and Team News

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England vs Spain
International Friendly
15th November 2016, 20:00 pm BST
Wembley Stadium, London

England Team News & Preview

England host Spain in an international friendly at Wembley on Tuesday night and Gareth Southgate will be eyeing his first major scalp as the manager of the three lions.

Liverpool News: Deadly attacker ready for January transfer, £120k-a-week star can influence title race

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been linked with a move away from Merseyside.

The England international is not a key member of Jurgen Klopp‘s first team anymore and according to Daily Mirror, the former Chelsea and Manchester City forward is ready to complete a January transfer away from Liverpool.

Arsenal close to agreeing mega money deal for star; Attacker in the form of his life right now

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is close to agreeing on a new long-term deal with the Londoners.

According to latest reports from Daily Mirror, Arsenal were discussing an extension with the player’s representatives during the international break and an agreement could be announced soon.

UFC 205 preview: McGregor predicts first-round knockout in fiery press conference

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UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York
Date: Saturday, 12 November 2016 (UK – Sunday, 13 November 2016)
Time: Preliminary card – 8 PM E.T. (1 AM BST)
Main card – 10 PM E.

British Boxing is Booming as Frank Warren Ramps Up Competition Against Eddie Hearn

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Last Friday there was huge news in the world of British boxing. World-renowned, hall of fame boxing promoter Frank Warren, announced that he has signed a multi-year deal, estimated to be worth around £100m, with BT, the UK’s biggest telecommunications provider, to put on 20 boxing shows exclusively live for BT customers.

UFC 205 results: Conor McGregor makes history at MSG, Miesha Tate announces retirement

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Conor McGregor became the first man in the 23-year history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to hold titles in two separate weight categories in a sold-out Madison Square Garden. The Irishman added the UFC Lightweight Championship to his UFC Featherweight Championship with a second-round knockout of Eddie Alvarez.

The key element currently missing from Manchester United’s attack

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Eleven Premier League games into Jose Mourinho’s reign as Manchester United manager and it is clear that the Portuguese trainer has a big job on his hands.

Since the start of the 2016-17 season the former Chelsea boss has recorded a number of successes and at times it has felt that the personnel for potential success is present at Old Trafford.

F1 2016 Brazil GP: Lewis Hamilton wins to take title race to Abu Dhabi finale

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Lewis Hamilton made sure there will at least be the World Championship title to race for on the season’s final day as he led from start to finish to win his first-ever Brazilian Grand Prix on a rain-affected day. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate and Championship leader Nico Rosberg finished second, while Red Bull’s young sensation Max Verstappen came third.

Can these three Liverpool managers all win league titles this season?

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With every passing week, Liverpool are getting better and better. That the Reds would improve under Jurgen Klopp was certain, but very few had imagined that the progress would be this smooth and spectacular.

Liverpool sit atop the Premier League after Round 11.

Arsenal might struggle to hold on to this top class attacker after this season

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Arsenal face a difficult battle to keep star striker Alexis Sanchez, according to John Cross from the Daily Mirror. Cross was one of the panelists in the Sunday Supplement discussion, as shown here on the Sky Sports website.

The club is currently in negotiations with two of its biggest stars – Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

The key element currently missing from Manchester United’s attack

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Eleven Premier League games into Jose Mourinho’s reign as Manchester United manager and it is clear that the Portuguese trainer has a big job on his hands.

Since the start of the 2016-17 season the former Chelsea boss has recorded a number of successes and at times it has felt that the personnel for potential success is present at Old Trafford.

Manchester United must sign this £50m star if they want to succeed

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Atletico Madrid’s José María Giménez is widely considered as one of the best young centre-backs in the world. He is quick, strong, and dominant in the air. Physically, he has all the required tools a defender needs to thrive in England. And that is why it is not hard to see why Manchester United are ready to dish out £50m for his signature.

4-2-3-1 v Swansea: Major injury blow for Man Utd, Mourinho without 4 key players for PL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Swansea vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Swansea vs Manchester United
English Premier League 2016/17
6th November 2016, 15:00 pm BST
Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United face Swansea in the Premier League this weekend and both teams will be looking to get their season back on track with a win here.

4-3-3 v Sevilla: Luis Enrique without 2 key Barcelona stars for vital away clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Sevilla vs Barcelona
Liga BBVA 2016/17
6th November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville

Sevilla Team News & Preview

Sevilla host Barcelona in La Liga this weekend, and the home side will be looking to continue their good run of form with an upset win over the champions.

Chelsea will beat Everton this week if they can win these three important battles

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Chelsea will look to keep their good form going when they take on Everton at Stamford Bridge in the late game on Saturday. The Toffees though, are in fine touch themselves and will fancy themselves to get something from the game.

Antonio Conte‘s men have gone 4 matches without conceding a goal, while scoring 11 themselves during that period.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Who makes the combined XI?

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Tottenham and Arsenal take each other on in the North London derby on Sunday. Which players make our combined team?

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

Spurs’ 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Saturday meant they had conceded only five goals in their opening ten games - the best defensive record in the division so far.

Former Chelsea boss André Villas-Boas’ move to China is cautionary tale for managers

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At 31 years of age, André Villas-Boas started his journey into first team management at the little Portuguese club Académica. Eight years hence, and a few stops at some of the biggest European clubs later, he now heads to China.

Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG named Villas-Boas their new manager earlier today, replacing ex-England manager Sven-Göran Erikkson.

Eden Hazard is back to his best, but can he lead Chelsea to the title?

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It’s unfair to single out one poor player in the Chelsea team last season. The entire group was below par, as the Blues slumped to a 10th place finish following the title win the year before. However, the fact remains that the expectations differ from individual to individual.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino demands more clarity in transfer system

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Gianni Infantino, the Fifa president, says that the football governing body must act to bring more transparency in the current transfer system.

Every year, top clubs of major football leagues across the world engage in heavy transfer dealings during the transfer windows.

Premier League week 11 round up: Liverpool move top of the table, Hazard's stunning goal, Zlatan nets brace

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Liverpool maintain their impressive form in the Premier League after thrashing Watford 6-1 at Anfield on Sunday. Sadio Mané scored twice, while Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino produced stellar performances to fire the Reds to the top for the first time since May 2014.

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers: USA vs Mexico set for heated encounter after Donald Trump becomes the 45th president

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The CONCACAF Hexagonal World Cup qualifying opener between the US national team and arch-rival Mexico on November 11, 2016 is going to be a tense affair after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Dates, Times, Fixtures For Round 4

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Club Football takes a brief hiatus as international football takes centre stage this week. Another exciting round of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers will start its proceedings from Thursday, and we have some exciting games to look forward to.

England under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate will face Scotland on Friday in what is going to be the 113th meeting between the two sides.

Why Benfica’s refusal to pay Swedish club Vasteras is troublesome for more than one reason

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In 2012, Benfica signed Victor Nilsson Lindelöf from a small Swedish club, Vasteras, for a nominal fee – understood to be around €60,000 – with numerous add-on clauses.

Now, the criteria for one of those add-ons has been met, but Benfica has declined to pay an additional €250,000 after Lindelöf made ten first-team starts in the Primeira Liga and Champions League.

Chelsea's €100m target: I ask Pogba about Manchester United

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Atlético Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann, has expressed his desire to play alongside Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba at club level in the future.

Manchester United are one of the many clubs that are reportedly interested to sign Griezmann next summer as José Mourinho seeks to bolster his attacking options.

Brazil vs Argentina: Neymar vs Messi showdown, Liverpool duo to feature, Predictions

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Brazil, the five-time World champions, will face Argentina in a crucial CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying game on Thursday.

Arguably the biggest rivalry in international football, the two nations boast of some of the world’s finest players to grace the game.

The curious case of Marcus Rashford: Is he really progressing under Jose Mourinho?

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One of the major concerns the Manchester United fans had when José Mourinho was appointed was whether he would give enough chances to the club’s young talents.

The Portuguese, in his self-defence, came out with a list of 49 players he had promoted from various academies, at his introductory press conference.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois calms fears over eye injury

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A graphic photograph of Thibaut Courtois’ bloodshot eye (above, right) surfaced last night which left the internet wondering what was up with his eye. Courtois, pictured on the Belgian national team bench, was left out of the starting XI in the 1-1 draw against Netherlands on Wednesday.

England vs Scotland: Possible line ups & predictions

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England face Scotland on Friday night in a Group F tie of the World Cup 2018 European qualifiers.

While England will look to consolidate their top spot in the group with a victory, for Scotland this will be an important game as they are fourth in the group with four points from three games.

Liverpool sponsor under attack for backing Donald Trump’s economic policies

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New Balance shoe owners are throwing away their sneakers, or lighting them on fire in the act of protest after the company reportedly voiced support for President-elect Donald Trump.

After Trump’s almost unimaginable victory, the trainer manufacturer’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Matt LeBretton came out publicly to congratulate the new President Elect.

Does Sanchez’s injury spell the end for Arsenal’s title chances?

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Arsenal’s bright start to every season and title hopes comes crashing down after a player gets injured. This happens every single year. Like clockwork.

There are worrying reports from Chile that the Alexis Sanchez has suffered a muscle tear. Some are suggesting that it’s a minor issue, while some are hinting at him being out for six weeks.

Manchester United must sign this £50m star if they want to succeed

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Atletico Madrid’s José María Giménez is widely considered as one of the best young centre-backs in the world. He is quick, strong, and dominant in the air. Physically, he has all the required tools a defender needs to thrive in England. And that is why it is not hard to see why Manchester United are ready to dish out £50m for his signature.

4-2-3-1 v Swansea: Major injury blow for Man Utd, Mourinho without 4 key players for PL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Swansea vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Swansea vs Manchester United
English Premier League 2016/17
6th November 2016, 15:00 pm BST
Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United face Swansea in the Premier League this weekend and both teams will be looking to get their season back on track with a win here.

4-3-3 v Sevilla: Luis Enrique without 2 key Barcelona stars for vital away clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Sevilla vs Barcelona
Liga BBVA 2016/17
6th November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville

Sevilla Team News & Preview

Sevilla host Barcelona in La Liga this weekend, and the home side will be looking to continue their good run of form with an upset win over the champions.

Chelsea will beat Everton this week if they can win these three important battles

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Chelsea will look to keep their good form going when they take on Everton at Stamford Bridge in the late game on Saturday. The Toffees though, are in fine touch themselves and will fancy themselves to get something from the game.

Antonio Conte‘s men have gone 4 matches without conceding a goal, while scoring 11 themselves during that period.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Who makes the combined XI?

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Tottenham and Arsenal take each other on in the North London derby on Sunday. Which players make our combined team?

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

Spurs’ 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Saturday meant they had conceded only five goals in their opening ten games - the best defensive record in the division so far.

Former Chelsea boss André Villas-Boas’ move to China is cautionary tale for managers

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At 31 years of age, André Villas-Boas started his journey into first team management at the little Portuguese club Académica. Eight years hence, and a few stops at some of the biggest European clubs later, he now heads to China.

Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG named Villas-Boas their new manager earlier today, replacing ex-England manager Sven-Göran Erikkson.

Eden Hazard is back to his best, but can he lead Chelsea to the title?

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It’s unfair to single out one poor player in the Chelsea team last season. The entire group was below par, as the Blues slumped to a 10th place finish following the title win the year before. However, the fact remains that the expectations differ from individual to individual.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino demands more clarity in transfer system

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Gianni Infantino, the Fifa president, says that the football governing body must act to bring more transparency in the current transfer system.

Every year, top clubs of major football leagues across the world engage in heavy transfer dealings during the transfer windows.

Premier League week 11 round up: Liverpool move top of the table, Hazard's stunning goal, Zlatan nets brace

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Liverpool maintain their impressive form in the Premier League after thrashing Watford 6-1 at Anfield on Sunday. Sadio Mané scored twice, while Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino produced stellar performances to fire the Reds to the top for the first time since May 2014.

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers: USA vs Mexico set for heated encounter after Donald Trump becomes the 45th president

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The CONCACAF Hexagonal World Cup qualifying opener between the US national team and arch-rival Mexico on November 11, 2016 is going to be a tense affair after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Dates, Times, Fixtures For Round 4

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Club Football takes a brief hiatus as international football takes centre stage this week. Another exciting round of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers will start its proceedings from Thursday, and we have some exciting games to look forward to.

England under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate will face Scotland on Friday in what is going to be the 113th meeting between the two sides.

Why Benfica’s refusal to pay Swedish club Vasteras is troublesome for more than one reason

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In 2012, Benfica signed Victor Nilsson Lindelöf from a small Swedish club, Vasteras, for a nominal fee – understood to be around €60,000 – with numerous add-on clauses.

Now, the criteria for one of those add-ons has been met, but Benfica has declined to pay an additional €250,000 after Lindelöf made ten first-team starts in the Primeira Liga and Champions League.

Chelsea's €100m target: I ask Pogba about Manchester United

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Atlético Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann, has expressed his desire to play alongside Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba at club level in the future.

Manchester United are one of the many clubs that are reportedly interested to sign Griezmann next summer as José Mourinho seeks to bolster his attacking options.

Brazil vs Argentina: Neymar vs Messi showdown, Liverpool duo to feature, Predictions

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Brazil, the five-time World champions, will face Argentina in a crucial CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying game on Thursday.

Arguably the biggest rivalry in international football, the two nations boast of some of the world’s finest players to grace the game.

The curious case of Marcus Rashford: Is he really progressing under Jose Mourinho?

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One of the major concerns the Manchester United fans had when José Mourinho was appointed was whether he would give enough chances to the club’s young talents.

The Portuguese, in his self-defence, came out with a list of 49 players he had promoted from various academies, at his introductory press conference.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois calms fears over eye injury

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A graphic photograph of Thibaut Courtois’ bloodshot eye (above, right) surfaced last night which left the internet wondering what was up with his eye. Courtois, pictured on the Belgian national team bench, was left out of the starting XI in the 1-1 draw against Netherlands on Wednesday.

England vs Scotland: Possible line ups & predictions

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England face Scotland on Friday night in a Group F tie of the World Cup 2018 European qualifiers.

While England will look to consolidate their top spot in the group with a victory, for Scotland this will be an important game as they are fourth in the group with four points from three games.

Liverpool sponsor under attack for backing Donald Trump’s economic policies

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New Balance shoe owners are throwing away their sneakers, or lighting them on fire in the act of protest after the company reportedly voiced support for President-elect Donald Trump.

After Trump’s almost unimaginable victory, the trainer manufacturer’s Vice President of Public Affairs, Matt LeBretton came out publicly to congratulate the new President Elect.

Does Sanchez’s injury spell the end for Arsenal’s title chances?

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Arsenal’s bright start to every season and title hopes comes crashing down after a player gets injured. This happens every single year. Like clockwork.

There are worrying reports from Chile that the Alexis Sanchez has suffered a muscle tear. Some are suggesting that it’s a minor issue, while some are hinting at him being out for six weeks.

England vs Scotland: Possible line ups & predictions

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England face Scotland on Friday night in a Group F tie of the World Cup 2018 European qualifiers.

While England will look to consolidate their top spot in the group with a victory, for Scotland this will be an important game as they are fourth in the group with four points from three games.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois calms fears over eye injury

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A graphic photograph of Thibaut Courtois’ bloodshot eye (above, right) surfaced last night which left the internet wondering what was up with his eye. Courtois, pictured on the Belgian national team bench, was left out of the starting XI in the 1-1 draw against Netherlands on Wednesday.

The curious case of Marcus Rashford: Is he really progressing under Jose Mourinho?

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One of the major concerns the Manchester United fans had when José Mourinho was appointed was whether he would give enough chances to the club’s young talents.

The Portuguese, in his self-defence, came out with a list of 49 players he had promoted from various academies, at his introductory press conference.

Why Benfica’s refusal to pay Swedish club Vasteras is troublesome for more than one reason

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In 2012 Benfica signed Victor Nilsson Lindelof from a small Swedish club, Vasteras, for a nominal fee – understood to be around €60,000 – with numerous add-on clauses.

Now the criteria for one of those add-ons have been, but Benfica has declined to pay an additional €250,000 after Lindelof made ten first-team starts in the Primeira Liga and Champions League.

Chelsea's €100m target: I ask Pogba about Manchester United

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Atlético Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has expressed his desire to play alongside Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba at club level in the future.

Manchester United are one of the many clubs that are reportedly interested to sign Griezmann next summer as José Mourinho seeks to bolster his attacking options.

Brazil vs Argentina: Neymar vs Messi showdown, Liverpool duo to feature, Betting tips

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Brazil, the five-times World champions, will face Argentina in a crucial CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying game on Thursday.

Arguably the biggest rivalry in international football, the two nations boast of some of the world’s finest players to grace the game.

Top 5 Young Goalkeepers in Europe

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Historically, goalkeepers come to prominence and reach their peak in their late 20’s. In recent times, there has been a surge in the number of quality young goalkeepers becoming first team regulars for their clubs.

Below is a list of the top 5 young goalkeepers in Europe under the age of 22 (born on or after 1st January 1995) who have impressed for their clubs, despite their inexperience.

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers: USA vs Mexico set for heated encounter after Donald Trump becomes the 45th president

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The CONCACAF Hexagonal World Cup qualifying opener between the US national team and arch-rival Mexico on November 11, 2016 is going to be a tense affair after Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States.

FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers: Dates, Times, Fixtures For Round 4

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Club Football takes a brief hiatus as international football takes centre stage this week. Another exciting round of FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers will start its proceedings from Thursday, and we have some exciting games to look forward to.

England under caretaker manager Gareth Southgate will face Scotland on Friday in what is going to be the 113th meeting between the two sides.

Premier League week 11 round up: Liverpool move top of the table, Hazard's stunning goal, Zlatan nets brace

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Liverpool maintain their impressive form in the Premier League after thrashing Watford 6-1 at Anfield on Sunday. Sadio Mané scored twice, while Brazilian duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino produced stellar performances to fire the Reds to the top for the first time since May 2014.

Fifa president Gianni Infantino demands more clarity in transfer system

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Gianni Infantino, the FIFA president, says that the football governing body must act to bring more transparency in the current transfer system.

Every year, top clubs of major Football leagues across the world engage in heavy transfer dealings during the transfer windows. And there is a common perception that the dealings aren’t conducted in a proper way.

4-2-3-1 v Swansea: Major injury blow for Man Utd, Mourinho without 4 key players for PL clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Swansea vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Swansea vs Manchester United
English Premier League 2016/17
6th November 2016, 15:00 pm BST
Liberty Stadium, Swansea

Manchester United Team News & Preview

Manchester United face Swansea in the Premier League this weekend and both teams will be looking to get their season back on track with a win here.

4-3-3 v Sevilla: Luis Enrique without 2 key Barcelona stars for vital away clash; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Sevilla vs Barcelona
Liga BBVA 2016/17
6th November 2016, 19:45 pm BST
Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, Seville

Sevilla Team News & Preview

Sevilla host Barcelona in La Liga this weekend and the home side will be looking to continue their good run of form with an upset win over the champions.

Chelsea will beat Everton this week if they can win these three important battles

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Chelsea will look to keep their good form going when they take on Everton at Stamford Bridge in the late game on Saturday. The Toffees though, are in fine touch themselves and will fancy themselves to get something from the game.

Antonio Conte’s men have gone 4 matches without conceding a goal, while scoring 11 themselves during that period.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: Who makes the combined XI?

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Tottenham and Arsenal take each other on in the North London derby on Sunday. Which players make our combined team?

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

Spurs’ 1-1 draw against Leicester City on Saturday meant they had conceded only five goals in their opening ten games - the best defensive record in the division so far.

Former Chelsea boss André Villas-Boas’ move to China is cautionary tale for managers

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At 31 years of age, André Villas-Boas started his journey into first team management at little Portuguese club Académica. Eight years hence, and a few stops at some of the biggest European clubs later, he now heads to China.

Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG named Villas-Boas their new manager earlier today, replacing ex-England manager Sven-Göran Erikkson.

Eden Hazard is back to his best, but can he lead Chelsea to the title?

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It’s unfair to single out one single player in the Chelsea team last season who was poor. The entire group was below par, as the Blues slumped to a 10th placed finish following the title win the year before. However, the fact remains that the expectations differ from individual to individual.

Eden Hazard was the star of the 2014/15 title-winning campaign, picking up the PFA Player of the Year award for his performances.

Manchester United must sign this £50m star if they want to succeed

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Atletico Madrid’s José María Giménez is widely considered as one of the best young centre-backs in the world. He is quick, strong and dominant in the air. Physically, he has all the required tools a defender needs to thrive in England. And that is why it is not hard to see why Manchester United are ready to dish out £50m for his signature.

3-4-3 v Everton: This strong Chelsea lineup will surely beat Koeman's team on Saturday; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Chelsea vs Everton Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Chelsea vs Everton
English Premier League 2016/17
5th November, 17:30 pm BST
Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea Team News & Preview

Chelsea host Everton in the Premier League this weekend and the Blues will be looking to extend their fine run of form with another win here.

Arsenal should be able to beat Tottenham this weekend because of this one vital reason

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Arch-rivals Arsenal and Tottenham take each other on in the Premier League this weekend. It will be a rather interesting clash, with one team doing well offensively, and the other struggling to find goals. Arsenal have scored 19 goals since October (in all competitions) while Spurs have only managed 5 in the duration.

These 3 signs prove that Jose Mourinho has lost his touch and is likely to fail at Man Utd

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It seems a long time ago that Chelsea were lifting the 2014/15 Premier League trophy after a season of utter dominance. At the helm sat Jose Mourinho, looking set for years of continued supremacy at Stamford Bridge. The Portuguese was a darling in these parts, and he shared the same affection with the fans too.

4-2-3-1 v Spurs: Wenger without five Arsenal first team players for Sunday's derby game; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Arsenal vs Tottenham Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Arsenal vs Tottenham
English Premier League 2016/17
6th November 2016, 12:00 pm BST
Emirates, London

Arsenal Team News & Preview

Arsenal and Tottenham go head to head in a much awaited London derby this weekend.

Champions League 2016/17, Matchday 4: Updated Standings, Top scorers, Results

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The group stage of the 2016/17 Champions League entered its fourth matchday this week as five teams sealed their progress to the next round. Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich qualified for the knockout stage by virtue of wins, while the likes of Leicester City and Barcelona have to wait at least until the next round of fixtures.

Manager claims this Man Utd midfielder is too good to sit on the bench, star must leave the club

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Fenerbahce manager Dick Advocaat has stated that Manchester United winger Memphis Depay may need to consider leaving Old Trafford in search of first-team football, Sky Sports has reported.

The Dutchman was speaking ahead of his side’s Europa League clash against Jose Mourinho’s men on Thursday in Turkey.

4-3-3 v Watford: This strong Liverpool lineup will surely beat Watford on Sunday; Key Stats, Team News and Predicted Lineups

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Liverpool vs Watford Prediction, Betting Tips & Preview ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.

Liverpool vs Watford
English Premier League 2016/17
6th November 2016, 14:15 pm BST
Anfield, Liverpool

Liverpool Team News & Preview

Liverpool take on Watford in the Premier league this weekend and the Reds will be looking to extend their fantastic run of form with another win here.

Major injury blow for Klopp, 24-year-old Liverpool attacker out for 7-9 months with knee injury

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Liverpool striker Danny Ings is set to miss the remainder of this season with a knee injury.

The Premier League giants have confirmed that the English forward jolted his right knee during the 2-1 win over Tottenham in the EFL Cup and will be assessed by knee specialist Andy Williams in London now.

Frank Lampard nominated for MLS award after blistering season

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Frank Lampard has been short-listed for the MLS Comeback Player of the Year Award, after a fantastic season with New York City. His fellow nominees are Kevin Molino and Chris Pontius from Orlando City SC and Philadelphia Union respectively. The award will be announced on November 16. Here’s the full list of nominations on the Major League Soccer (MLS) website.

Man City 3–1 Barcelona: Guardiola’s men stop Barça with directness, high pressing

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Manchester City turned on the style at the Etihad Stadium to overcome the five-time European champions Barcelona for the first time in their history. The hosts fully merited the 3–1 win, as fast counter attacks and transitions high up the pitch set up a famous continental win for Pep Guardiola’s men.

Premier League Offensive Player Rankings: Ibrahimovic struggling, Arsenal star most valuable

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We could discuss all we want about the continuous shuffle that is occurring at the top of the MVOP rankings. Yet, we would rather discuss about a player that isn’t even close to cracking the top 15: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic came to Manchester United with a lot of goals and trophies under his belt.

Clubs discussing defender's January move, Mourinho wants him to replace this Man Utd star

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Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford over the last few weeks.

Apparently, Serie A outfit Inter Milan are interested in his services and have been in talks to secure a January transfer.

From France: Top quality international has '99.9%' chance of completing Liverpool transfer in January

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Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho is close to leaving the club during the January transfer window.

According to latest reports, the French defender has a 99.9% chance of completing a transfer away from Merseyside. France Football have published an article discussing the probability of certain players moving this winter and they feel that Sakho is certainly on his way out of Anfield.

Mourinho wants Man Utd to pay £50m for top class La Liga star, £56m bid could seal the deal

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Jose Mourinho is interested in the Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez if the latest rumours are to be believed.

Mourinho is not happy with his defensive options this season and the likes of Smalling, Blind and Rojo have failed to convince him so far.

Chelsea News: £30m man set for January transfer, £160k-a-week star's move collapsed during summer window

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is all set for a January exit according to latest reports.

The Times are reporting that Chelsea are looking to send the Spaniard out on loan in order to get his wages off their books. Fabregas is the third highest earner at the club and Chelsea are not keen on paying those wages for a player who is not a part of Conte’s plans.

Man Utd close to finalising deal for winger; Old Trafford giants will double player's wages

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Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard is all set to be rewarded with a new four-year deal at the club.

The 23-year-old has improved dramatically over the last year and is a key part of Jose Mourinho’s first team plans. Lingard has also made his way into the England setup recently.

Daily Mail are reporting that United’s new offer will double Lingard’s current wages of around 30, 000 pounds per week.