Now the Stamford Bridge manager fears the injury Kante sustained against United could be related to the knock he picked up while warming up on international duty last year. … [Read more...] about Chelsea fear N’Golo Kante will miss FIVE matches with groin injury including Tottenham, Liverpool and Bayern Munich
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And Frank Lampard will be sure to analyse the German club’s performance so he can figure out a plan for Saturday. … [Read more...] about 11am Chelsea news LIVE: Kante OUT for next five games, Lampard in Kepa fight with board, Giroud to Lazio transfer
QUOTE OF THE DAY “This decision has cost our player the chance to play in a national cup final, not something that comes along every week, to the detriment of the player, his teammates, the club and our fans. We believe it also damages the credibility of our governing body and brings the game into disrepute The decision is plainly wrong and the dogs in the street know this. We have no right to appeal this final decision and it is painful to accept” – a fresh and funky Inverness Caley Thistle respond to James Keatings’ failed red card appeal, prompted by a ludicrous second yellow for diving that rules him out of the Bell’s Challenge Cup final. … [Read more...] about One of European football’s most pleasantly genteel experiences
Mari has not played a competitive game since Flamengo's 1-0 loss to Liverpool in the Club World Cup final and Arteta has had nothing but praise for the Spanish defender: “When he joined the club he hadn’t played for a long time and he had a little niggle as well when he joined us, but his attitude and commitment has been really, really good and highly surprising. … [Read more...] about 11am Arsenal news LIVE: Ozil to miss Olympiacos, Cazorla wants proper Gunners goodbye, Tah and David transfer targets
To me there suddenly seem to be many reasons why a player may want to leave. Why should someone who has won everything domestically but still has ambitions to win the Champions League give up two years of what remains of their career? The two seasons of City’s potential European ban end in 2022, World Cup year. They have some players who will never have to worry about a place in their national teams but others will be aware that playing well in the Champions League can give someone else an edge over one who is not involved at all. From a footballer’s point of view, the arguments in favour of leaving are strong. … [Read more...] about Time passes fast in football, so will Manchester City players want to stay?