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Lampard’s status as Chelsea legend saves him from serious questions as Blues again fail to learn late lessons vs Arsenal

By | 21st January 2020

ALL is not well at Stamford Bridge. And one cannot help but think sterner questions would be asked of the manager were it not for Frank Lampard’s esteemed playing career at the club. The Blues suffered late heartbreak again tonight as Hector Bellerin’s tame 87th minute effort crept into the bottom corner to give ten-man […]

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Wilfried Zaha sweating on FA rap after appearing to poke James Ward-Prowse in the eye at half-time of 2-0 defeat

By | 21st January 2020

WILFRIED ZAHA is sweating on an FA rap after appearing to poke Southampton star James Ward-Prowse in the eye. Zaha pushed his hand into the face of the England midfielder as the Palace ace lost his cool at half-time during Saints’ 2-0 win at Selhurst Park. Ref Andre Marriner missed the initial incident and VAR […]

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AC Milan set sights on Nottingham Forest right-back Matty Cash after impressive season in the Championship

By | 21st January 2020

AC MILAN have set their sights on Nottingham Forest right-back Matty Cash. Cash, 22, has been on the radar of Premier League sides like Chelsea after an impressive season in the Championship under boss Sabri Lamouchi. But Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis has told club scouts signing a young British full-back is a priority — […]

Chelsea player ratings: Hudson-Odoi at electric best and Abraham shines but Blues defenders flop as ten-man Arsenal draw

By | 21st January 2020

CHELSEA and Arsenal played out one of the games of the season that somehow ended in a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Ex-Blue David Luiz handed his old team a much needed first-half boost as his clumsy last ditch challenge on Tammy Abraham saw the Brazilian sent-off and Jorginho score the resulting penalty. And despite […]

West Ham boss David Moyes weighing up late move for Stoke midfielder Joe Allen after sending scouts this week

By | 21st January 2020

DAVID MOYES is weighing up a late bid for Joe Allen after the West Ham boss sent spies to watch him in action on Monday night. Allen excelled in Stoke’s shock 1-0 win at Championship leaders West Brom. West Ham have been long-term admirers of the Wales ace but Moyes’ men have yet to lodge […]

Man City and Barcelona both fail in transfer bids for Inter star Alessandro Bastoni who is keeping Godin on the bench

By | 21st January 2020

MANCHESTER CITY and Barcelona have reportedly had bids for new Inter Milan hero Alessandro Bastoni rebuffed. The Italy Under-21 centre-back is being eyed across Europe as he keeps Uruguay legend Diego Godin out of the Serie A giants’ side in a scintillating breakthrough season. La Gazzetta dello Sport say City were so keen for Bastoni to […]

Chelsea ‘hold Edinson Cavani transfer talks led by Claude Makelele’ with striker desperate to quit PSG

By | 21st January 2020

CHELSEA have held talks with PSG over record-scorer Edinson Cavani after being linked with an 18-month deal for the legend, reports say. Blues‘ technical mentor Claude Makelele is said to have discussed Cavani while in France to step up Chelsea’s interest in signing PSG‘s 17-year-old prodigy Kays Ruiz-Atil. Uruguay striker Cavani, 32, is thought to […]

World Cup 2022: Qatar to have 16 stunning floating hotels to accommodate fans which have lounge bar and restaurant

By | 21st January 2020

FIRST it was cruise ships and tents in the desert – now Qatar is building floating hotels for World Cup fans. Tournament chiefs in the tiny Gulf state have been forced into novel solutions to accommodate the one million supporters expected in November 2022. Sixteen identical hotels – 72m long and 16m wide – on […]

Marcus Rashford vows to become Man Utd cheerleader and come back ‘fitter than ever’ as he recovers from back injury

By | 20th January 2020

CROCK Marcus Rashford claims he will be like a Manchester United cheerleader and join in team huddles – then return “fitter than ever”. The England striker, who could be out for eight weeks with a double back stress fracture, posted rousing tweets to stress he is one of United‘s biggest fans. Blink and I’ll be […]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd job is SAFE – even if Red Devils miss out on European spot altogether

By | 20th January 2020

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is safe as Manchester United boss — even if they miss out on Europe. The Old Trafford board are committed to backing Solskjaer in this transfer window AND in the summer. Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the owning Glazer family will not waver from their plan to reboot the club based on […]