It used to be a case that when Manchester United wanted a player, they duly got that player when the next transfer rolled around. Now, though, while they continue their struggle under David Moyes, no one knows whether they have the pulling ability that they did under Sir Alex Ferguson. We could find out sooner rather than later as the Express are reporting that they could go up against Tottenham for the services of Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin. But who is he?
Kurt Zouma has hit the headlines for the wrong reasons recently. The 19-year-old made a horror tackle against an opponent in France which left his foot barely attached to his leg - think Eduardo for Arsenal - but now he's in the papers because he has Arsenal and Chelsea supposedly fighting over his signature. But what could he offer the Premier League should he sign?
Arsenal Chasing La Liga Winger With 9 Goals In 13 Games, But What Could He Offer The Gunners? Player Report
With Arsenal sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League you'd think that they were sorted for the season in terms of personnel, but it's a long, gruelling season and they will need to strengthen in January to keep their players fresh. One man who has been linked with a move to north London is Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann, but who is he and where would he fit into the club?
Chelsea Watching Rooney Situation, But Would Signing The Manchester United Forward Make Them Favourites For The Title?
Last summer we saw Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho scraping the barrel to find a striker suitable of leading his line to the Premier League title. He had Fernand Torres and Demba Ba both at the club, as well as young sensation Romulu Lukaku, but he sent the latter out on loan to Everton and drafted in Samuel Eto'o. A poor decision, in my eyes. Anyway, he may have a chance to make amends as the Mirror are reporting that he could be looking to sign Wayne Rooney when the January window opens.
This might not be the first thing that comes to a football fan’s mind, but sometimes it’s amazing how football players learn multiple languages throughout their careers.
In quite an interesting turn of events, Italian giants Juventus have been knocked out of the Champions League by Turkish side Galatasaray on a freezing day in Turkey. The match was meant to be played at the normal time last night, but was postponed due to heavy snow falling in Turkey.
After a roller coaster ride of a few games, Chelsea were handed yet another embarrassing defeat this past weekend, this time at the hands of Stoke City. The loss, coupled with a great Liverpool win over West Ham have knocked the Blues out of second place and back into third in the Premier League table. Chelsea started off well, with a great goal from Andre Schurrle in the 9th minute - in fact, Schurrle had a pretty good performance, scoring both goals for Chelsea, the second in the 53rd minute.
100% Tackle Success And 95 Completed Passes: A Closer Look At How John Terry Bossed The Chelsea Defence Against Steaua
Over the last couple of weeks we have seen Chelsea have a few blips at the back. First they conceded three goals at Sunderland but were able to run out 4-3 winners, and then a matter of days later they lost 3-2 away at Stoke which is unlike any team that Jose Mourinho has ever managed - the Portuguese boss is renowned for his tight, counter-attacking football.
In my last article I explained how the media set up Arsenal's season in their own minds and that they didn't expect much to happen. Exit from the Champions League, struggle early but a late pick up in form lands them in the Champions League but the minimal squad depth made some journalists jump to conclusions that the Gunners may not even make the Champions League next season. At the moment, they are defying the odds and are having a great season. But what's important to know is that this is no fluke - Arsene Wenger has found a tactic, a team, and a balance that can help Arsenal win the league. Here are five reasons why I think Arsenal can win the league. Hindsight will tell me not to do this just in case, but this is my opinion now and it's not likely to change soon.
Chelsea completed their Champions League group games by beating Steaua Bucherest at Stamford Bridge to win their group. Here are five things we learned from the tie.
Arsenal had a late scare in Italy last night as Napoli almost snatched their place in the next stage of the Champions League. The Italians won the game 2-0 - a result which saw Borussia Dortmund win the group, and Mikel Arteta picked up two yellow cards to further hinder the Gunners. On the back of the result, here are three players who I feel Arsene Wenger should bench ahead of Saturday's tie with Manchester City. Before you slate me, read my reasons why and read take off any rose-tinted specs before reading.
Arsenal fell to a 2-0 loss away at Napoli tonight and surrendered top spot to Borussia Dortmund. The Gunners are through to the next round of the Champions League, though, despite the loss, so here are five things we learned from the tie.
With the loss from Juventus yesterday, sending the Italian club out of the Champions League, it seems as if the remaining Italian clubs are fighting for their survival as well today in the last match day. AC Milan are playing Ajax, both clubs are only separated by one point in group h. While Napoli are playing Arsenal, Napoli are currently tied with Boruissa Dortmund in the middle of the table on 9 points. All matches are being played in Italy however, so both clubs have home field advantage.
Despite the fact Chelsea sit top of their Champions League group going into their last tie of the stage, against bottom of the table Steaua Bucherest, I expect a good showing from the underdogs as they have some players potentially capable of hurting Chelsea. Here are three of them.