This is really huge – Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says Manchester City are the “benchmark”, after his side secured a win over Real Madrid to set up an all-English Champions League final. The Blues beat the record 13-time European giant at Stamford Bridge to win 3-1 on aggregate. Chelsea will face Pep Guardiola’s side in Istanbul on 29 May. “This…

We fight until the end – Carlo Ancelloti

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti insisted his side are still in the fight for European qualification despite conceding a late leveller to Crystal Palace courtesy of Michy Batshuayi 86th strike. “The target is the same,” he said. “We lost two points. We have to get those two points back in other games.” “There is a fantastic…

He deserves it – Lenglet on Dembele’s recent form

Ousmane Dembele scored a dramatic late winner to give Barcelona victory over Real Valladolid and a huge boost in their La Liga title challenge. Barcelona looked set to be held to a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Real Valladolid on Monday before the Frenchman scored in the 90th minute. Barcelona move up to second,…

Alleged racist comment sees team leave pitch

Racism is something the world football have been battling, lot of programs have been established to eradicate RACISM and yet it still stings. Yesterday, Valencia vs Cadiz match was called off after a racist comment was reported by Valencia’s Mouctar Diakhaby and his teammates left the pitch though they eventually returned to see out the…

Greenwood seals comeback for United

Mason Greenwood seals Manchester United comeback victory against Brighton. The 19-year-old headed in his first Premier League goal at Old Trafford this season. It was his first in the league since May 2020 and his sixth goal in 40 appearances in all competitions this season. Solskjaer said: “When he gets those goals, we know he’s…

Manchester United defender ‘focused on future’ with England

Manchester United left-back, 25, made his first England appearance since 2018 on Sunday, starting the World Cup qualifying win against Albania. Shaw acknowledged he “pulled out of a lot of camps” since his previous appearance against Spain more than two years ago. “Personally I massively regretted doing that,” he said. “I think playing for your…

It’s a massive blow – Jurgen Klopp on latest Liverpool’s injury

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp said losing captain Jordan Henderson is a ”massive blow.” It’s a massive blow losing Hendo again, massive, but Nate played a super game. “Again, we got used to it, unfortunately, that we have to change things. “We just try to set up again for the next game and as long as…

He can become a ‘top player’ for Chelsea – Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness says Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has ‘all the things you need’ to become a ‘top player’. Mount has established himself as one of Chelsea’s most important stars over the past 18 months, first starring under former manager Frank Lampard and now impressing for new Blues boss Thomas Tuchel. Mason Mount can be a…

Rafael Benitez leaves Dalian Professional

Rafael Benitez has left his role as manager of Dalian Professional after 18 months in charge of the Chinese Super League club. “Unfortunately, like so many things in the last year, Covid-19 has changed our lives and our projects,” said Benitez. “The pandemic is still here, for all of us, and supporting our families has…

Mesut Ozil says he does not ‘regret’ Arsenal move

Mesut Ozil says “there have been many ups and downs” at the club but that he does not “regret” joining the Gunners. The ex-Germany international has not played for Arsenal since March 7. During a social media question and answer session he had this to say: “I grew up as a Fenerbahce fan as a…

Cardiff City defender receives cancer treatment

Cardiff City announced that the defender is being treated for cancer. The Ivory Coast international has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy. “Sol has begun his battle in typically positive spirits and will continue to be an integral part of the Bluebirds family,” the club statement said. The club’s statement added: “During…

England women manager set to become David Beckham’s Inter Miami boss

England women’s manager Phil Neville is set to become the new boss of David Beckham’s Inter Miami. The former Manchester United player became England boss in January 2018 and his contract was due to end in July. The 43-year-old is now set to join former team-mate Beckham at his MLS franchise, who recently sacked manager…

Uruguay players want Man Utd striker’s punishment overturned

Uruguay’s players’ union has called on the Football Association to overturn Edinson Cavani’s three-match ban. The former Paris Saint-Germain forward was fined £100,000 and banned for the next three matches for an Instagram post. Luis Suarez and Diego Godin have both shared a statement by their national players’ union that calls the punishment a “discriminatory”…

League leaders Liverpool suffered another setback at Saints

Liverpool’s Premier League title defence suffered a setback as they fell to defeat at Southampton on Monday. Danny Ings lobs Alisson to score his 50th goal in Premier League Danny Ings’ superb second-minute lob over Reds goalkeeper Alisson, from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick, settled the contest against his former club. Southampton’s first win in five…

Juventus defender Alex Sandro tests positive for COVID-19

“The player has already been placed in isolation.” Juventus said: “The club is in contact with Authorities to define an effective implementation of the protocols required to allow for the training and competition activities of the team.”

Chelsea announced £32.5m profit despite Coronavirus pandemic

Chelsea financial statement probably came as surprise to many football fans after they announced they made a profit of £32.5m despite a fall in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic. The London based club announced their latest financial details for the year ending June 30, 2020 and revealed a profit despite fall in revenue. Turnover…

CAN CHELSEA FC WIN THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE?

“If we are going to talk about Tottenham winning the title, then Chelsea are right in the mix. If Spurs can win it, then for sure, Chelsea can win it”. Those were the words of Sky Sports pundit, Paul Merson regarding Chelsea potential of winning the League. “You can make an argument that it’s as…

MATCHWEEK 9 STATS

We all waited for the international break to be over for domestic football to return and what a return it was. Here, I’d discuss the stats derived from matchweek 9 from the English Premier League. LEADING THE TEAM Tammy Abraham has been on fire since last season. He has scored 23 goals in all competitions,…