Chelsea takeover shortlist ‘expected’ within 24h as potential buyer increases bid

The finalised shortlist of preferred bidders for Chelsea is ‘expected’ within 24 hours, with the British-led consortium fronted by Nick Candy having increased their proposal for the west London side. The Raine Group, the American bank overseeing the sale of the Premier League side, set a deadline for bids to be lodged on Friday and … Read more

UK and Ireland to host 2028 Euros amid lack of rival bidders

The UK and Ireland are set to be named as the joint-hosts of the 2028 European Championship. Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have submitted a joint-proposal to host the tournament and UEFA are expected to confirm its success next month, following a lack of rival bidders for the finals.   Turkey were understood … Read more

Five of the most memorable El Clásico thrashings

The world stops to watch when Spain’s superpowers collide and the latest instalment of El Clásico failed to disappoint as Barcelona produced a statement result against Real Madrid. Barcelona thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu on Sunday evening, as Xavi’s turnaround of the Catalan side continued with a fifth straight win and an emphatic … Read more

Five PL centre-backs who are lethal at attacking set-pieces

Centre-backs have become increasingly influential to all aspects of football in the modern game, no longer simply required to provide a steely resistance at the heart of the defence and win defensive duels.  From squeezing the pitch high to facilitate a press and starting attacks with passes from deep, the of of a centre-back is … Read more

Heroes and Villains: FA Cup quarter-finals

Following the latest round of FA Cup action, we pick out some of the heroes and villains from the best and worst of the weekend fixtures. Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Crystal Palace are the final four in this season’s FA Cup, as the quartet all secured wins to book semi-final showdowns at Wembley. Chelsea … Read more

Premier League Awards: Maddison magic, creative Kane, and Leeds’ chaotic comeback

Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best – and worst – of the football action from the weekend. Moment of the Week How about that for a comeback at Molineux? Leeds were dead and buried at half-time after finding themselves two goals down at Wolves, but roared back to claim all three points and … Read more

Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 30

Each week we delve through the Premier League action and compile our divisional Team of the Week, with just four fixtures taking place this weekend due to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Tottenham boosted their hopes of a top four finish and Champions League football after beating West Ham, though Arsenal remain the team to catch … Read more

Tuchel responds to speculation linking him with Man Utd job and his hopes for new Chelsea owners

Thomas Tuchel has responded to speculation linking him with the Manchester United job and his hopes for Chelsea’s new owners. Chelsea’s immediate future is uncertain following the government sanctions placed on Russian owner Roman Abramovich, amid his alleged ties to Vladimir Putin.   The west Londoners are operating under a special licence granted to permit … Read more

Weekend preview: Premier League and FA Cup talking points

Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League and FA Cup quarter-final action, we pick out some of the major talking points. FA Cup quarter-finals Middlesbrough seek another sizeable scalp Middlesbrough have not had the greatest luck when it comes to the FA Cup draw this season, but Chris Wilder’s side continue to punch above their weight … Read more

Tuchel reacts to ‘tough’ Champions League draw as Chelsea face Real Madrid

Thomas Tuchel has reacted to Chelsea’s ‘tough’ Champions League draw after the holders were drawn to face Real Madrid in the quarter-finals. Chelsea will take on Real Madrid in the last eight of the Champions League with the tie a rematch of last season’s semi-final showdown, in which the west Londoners progressed 3-1 on aggregate. … Read more

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