U21s: Chelsea’s Gallagher produces integral display against Germany, before October’s big month

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Conor Gallagher of England celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the international friendly match between England Under 21 and Germany Under 21 at Bramall Lane on September 27, 2022 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Conor Gallagher’s start to the Premier League season has been a forgettable one for the Chelsea midfielder, yet the 22-year-old talent – already capped by England’s senior side – certainly picked the right moment to produce his best performance of 2022 thus far in Sheffield overnight against Germany under-21s ahead of a big month under new boss Graham Potter. Continue reading

Jorginho: Chelsea players to blame for Tuchel’s sacking; Campos linked with sporting director role

Jorginho of Chelsea during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League group E match against FC Salzburg at Stamford Bridge on September...

As they prepare to host Red Bull Salzburg in their first game of the post-Thomas Tuchel era tonight in Champions League action, Chelsea vice-captain and Italy international midfielder Jorginho told reporters in the pre-match press conference while the 47-year-old’s dismissal was a surprise last week, the players were ultimately responsible for the German’s abrupt sacking. Continue reading

Confirmed: Aston Villa’s Diego Carlos out until 2023, ruptured Achilles on home debut vs. Everton

Tyrone Mings of Aston Villa checks on the injured Diego Carlos during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton FC at Villa Park on...

Just six weeks into his spell in England, disaster has struck for Aston Villa’s £26m summer signing Diego Carlos in the form of a long-term Achilles injury sustained during their 2-1 home win over Frank Lampard’s Everton on Saturday afternoon. Set to be sidelined for six months or more, this news means he misses the chance to crack the Brazil squad for the Qatar World Cup. Continue reading

Haaland haunts Hammers as defending champs City preview life with Norwegian leading their line

Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and...

Erling Haaland became the second Manchester City player to score a brace on his Premier League debut, after now-retired legendary striker Sergio Aguero did so during a memorable substitute appearance against Swansea in 2011. The 22-year-old’s first foray in England’s top-tier was predictably devastating away at West Ham yesterday, but eyes will be on the encore.
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Man Utd’s pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frankie de Jong drags on, with other options linked

Frenkie de Jong of the Netherlands during the UEFA Nations League A Group 4 match between the Netherlands and Wales at the Stadion Feyenoord on June...

Manchester United have informed Barcelona they want to conclude a deal to sign Dutch international Frenkie de Jong by Friday, per reports today. Paul Pogba’s Juventus return on a free is among their summer departures, with Wolves’ Ruben Neves and Leicester’s wantaway star Youri Tielemans linked as possible alternatives should they fail to sign the 25-year-old. Continue reading

Scary hours indeed: Erling Haaland’s City move could shift the needle further in their favour

In this photo released on June 13, 2022 Manchester City unveil new signing Erling Haaland at Manchester City Football Academy in Manchester, England.

Jadon Sancho’s ‘scary hours’ tweet shortly after his £73m move to United was swiftly ridiculed by rival fans amid limited minutes and disappointing displays. His former teammate in Germany, Erling Haaland, has this week been unveiled as a City player – with an overwhelming feeling the striker’s impact will by contrast be a significant one felt immediately across Europe. Continue reading

Courtois’ inspired display – once again – proves a fitting end as Real clinch 14th CL title

Courtois Thibaut of Real Madrid elected man of the match kissing the cup during the UEFA champions league final match between Real Madrid and...

It felt fitting that, eight years after suffering stoppage-time heartbreak against Real with Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Thibaut Courtois was Los Blancos’ impenetrable wall here, defiantly stifling Liverpool throughout – breaking the record for most saves in a Champions League Final with nine, producing greatness with the lights shining brightest on a career-defining night. Continue reading

Liverpool 4-0 Manchester United: Reds return top, easing to rousing rout of Rangnick’s men

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at...

Mohamed Salah’s fifth brace of the season helped Liverpool cruise to a 4-0 victory over another disappointing Manchester United showing at Anfield, sandwiched between an early Luis Diaz opener and Sadio Mane’s first-time finish as Ralf Rangnick’s change of shape didn’t help the visitors from another heavy deficit – the fifth time they’ve conceded three or more this term.
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Report: Tottenham, Sociedad among clubs monitoring Rennes manager Bruno Genesio

Rennes' French coach Bruno Genesio reacts during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Rennes at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu,...

Bruno Genesio is attracting interest across Europe – three Premier League sides, two in La Liga and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal too. Although his current Rennes deal expires in June 2023, could speculation around his future speed up an exit or extension, having just been appointed their head coach last year? With managerial movement aplenty expected this summer, we’ll see. Continue reading