Jose Mourinho was delighted to see his Manchester United stretch their winning run to six after their 2-0 victory over West Ham on Monday, but he feels the fixture schedule has handed United’s rivals an unfair advantage. Ex-Chelsea man Juan Mata opened the scoring at the London Stadium before Zlatan Ibrahimovic made it 2-0 in
Tottenham need to find a way of breaking down Chelsea’s midfield ‘impenetrable force field’ and get at their back three (especially David Luiz) if they are to enjoy success at White Hart Lane, claims Ian Wright. The former Arsenal striker believes the Blues, despite being on a 13-game winning streak, remain vulnerable at the back.
Striker Edinson Cavani will sign a new contract with PSG to keep him with the Ligue 1 side until 2020, according to L’Equipe. The Uruguay international returned to training with PSG on Monday after the winter break, and is due to agree his new deal in the coming weeks, following Thiago Silva in committing his
Eva Longoria and Marco Schreyl have been announced as the hosts of the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on January 9. The ceremony honours the best players and coaches from the past 12 months, including the coveted Best Men’s Player award, which will see Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann battle for the trophy.
Mario Balotelli may have got off to a flying start in Ligue 1 with Nice, but he cannot be considered a talisman of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s ilk, according to Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. The Italy international has been in excellent form since moving to France from Liverpool in the early weeks of the season and has
Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa believes 2017 will be “his year” as he trains his sights on lifting the Bundesliga and Champions League trophies. Costa arrived at the Allianz Arena from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2015 and feels his 18-month settling-in period will allow him to produce his best form. After an impressive maiden campaign, Costa
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is unhappy with yet more questions on his future, complaining that Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale are never quizzed the same way. The France international signed a new deal last June, tying him to Atletico until 2021, but the forward continues to face speculation surrounding a move away
Liverpoool manager Jurgen Klopp has questioned the decision that led to Sunderland’s second penalty in a 2-2 Premier League draw on Monday, while also criticising the hectic festive schedule. Klopp’s men twice threw away the lead, with goals from Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane cancelled out by Jermain Defoe spot-kicks. Sunderland could have had a
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola feels he is already nearing the end of his coaching career. Guardiola, 45, has a three-year contract at the Etihad Stadium but does not envision continuing in the same capacity far beyond that. Widely regarded as one of the greatest coaches of all time, the Spaniard has won 22 trophies
La Gazzetta dello Sport has learned that Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij is seriously thinking about leaving Lazio at the end of the season. Having successfully returned from injury, the Netherlands international is again on the radar of top European clubs, with Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Manchester United and AC Milan just some of his suitors.