Author Archives: Anthony Chapman

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Aaron Ramsey made to wait for Juventus debut amid fears over ex-Arsenal star’s fitness

By | 23rd August 2019

AARON RAMSEY has been made to wait for his Juventus debut as they launch their Serie A defence at Parma tonight. The midfielder will watch on after being left out of the squad due to lack of match fitness. It is the second time he has had to be patient but it is much less […]

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Pukki brings more than just goals to Norwich… his relentless high press is a nightmare for defenders

By | 23rd August 2019

EVERYONE is now looking at Norwich’s Teemu Pukki after his fantastic start to the season. Four goals in two games is a brilliant return, especially for someone who was forced to remodel his game before arriving at Carrow Road from Danish side Brondby. He was mainly used as a No 10 or wide player by Daniel […]

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VAR is a virus in football… innocent players are now victims of a lack of common sense

By | 23rd August 2019

SOME startling things have happened in the name of the law, none more so than VAR. It’s a useful tool that has become football’s Lord Chief Justice. In an attempt to dampen down controversy over key decisions, the game’s authorities and many among its royalty, too, are advocates. But in bringing technology to the aid […]

Chelsea starlet Reece James to be fast-tracked to first-team within three weeks by boss Lampard

By | 21st August 2019

REECE JAMES is being fast-tracked into the Chelsea first team. New Blues boss Frank Lampard has earmarked the defender, 19, as the next Academy kid ready for promotion. James needed ankle surgery in the summer but is now on an intensive rehab programme. Chelsea hope he is training fully in time for the next international […]

Juventus enter Neymar transfer race with stunning £95m plus Paulo Dybala offer as they look to beat Barcelona and Real Madrid to PSG star

By | 19th August 2019

JUVENTUS have reportedly launched an incredible £95million bid plus Paulo Dybala for Neymar. Spanish newspaper AS claims the Serie A champions have come forward with a tempting proposal for the Paris Saint-Germain superstar ahead of this week’s Italian transfer deadline. Neymar is believed to be unhappy in France two years after a world-record £200million move […]

Martial still like Marmite despite bagging 50th goal for Man Utd against Wolves

By | 19th August 2019

ANTHONY MARTIAL scored his milestone 50th goal for Manchester United to stick two fingers up to the critics who claim he isn’t good enough to fill the No.9 shirt. Yet there will still be plenty of doubters who refuse to be convinced, despite the sensational strike which lit up Molineux last night. United ace Martial might […]

Michy Batshuayi scores twice and Antonio Rudiger returns for Chelsea U23s as Frank Lampard watches young Blues against Liverpool

By | 19th August 2019

MICHY BATSHUAYI bagged a brilliant brace for Chelsea’s Under-23s as Frank Lampard watched on from the stands. Antonio Rudiger also made a successful return from injury during a 3-0 win over Liverpool in front of the new Blues gaffer, who is still searching for his first win after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Leicester. Batshuayi failed […]

Ruthless Lampard will drop Chelsea stars from first team if they don’t work hard in training

By | 19th August 2019

RUTHLESS Frank Lampard will drop Chelsea stars from the first team if they don’t work hard in training. That’s according to a Derby source who claims the tactician demands 100 per cent from his players behind the scenes before giving them a chance on the pitch. The Athletic reports Lampard is taking a hard-line approach […]

Man Utd pair Rashford and Martial are under huge pressure with Lukaku gone – but they got off to the perfect start

By | 18th August 2019

MANCHESTER UNITED manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took a huge gamble when he sold Romelu Lukaku and did not replace him. That has put big pressure on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to perform this season — and it’s important they avoid any long-term injuries. They got off to the perfect start together last week against […]