Ballack sees ‘a big difference’ between Bundesliga and Premier League

Michael Ballack sees “a big difference in quality” between the Bundesliga and the Premier League, with Germany’s top flight lagging behind. Concerns have been raised in Germany after Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig were eliminated from the Champions League group stage, while Hoffenheim did not even get that far after losing their qualifying play-off against

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Willian marks 50th consecutive Premier League outing with a goal

Chelsea attacker Willian marked his 50th consecutive appearance in the Premier League, the longest current run of successive games in the division among outfield players, with a fine goal. Willian was named in Antonio Conte’s starting line-up for Saturday’s trip to Brighton and Hove Albion, with fellow forwards Pedro and Alvaro Morata missing through suspension after they

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Leverkusen star Bailey dreams of Premier League move

Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey admits playing in the Premier League is “a dream”. The 20-year-old has developed into one of the Bundesliga’s most exciting young players, contributing eight goals and four assists in 16 appearances in all competitions this season. Bailey’s performances have seen him linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal, and he

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