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Cesar Azpilicueta’s Chelsea Europa League warning

Everton 2-Chelsea 0 Chelsea travelled to Everton on Sunday, March 17th as they looked to close the gap on the top four. If Maurizio Sarri’s side beat Everton they would have moved level on points with 4th place Arsenal and above Man United. Chelsea did start Sunday’s clash very brightly and probably should have gone in at half time one or two goals up. They did not though and would be punished four minutes into the second half as Richarlison gave Everton the lead. Gylfi Sigurdsson then finished...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Champions League, Chelsea FC, Europa League, Gary Neville, Perth Glory, UEFA Europa League, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Maurizio Sarri, Perth Australia, Cesar Azpilicueta, United Chelsea


Chelsea’s Hudson-Odoi racially abused by Dynamo Kyiv fans

Chelsea ease past Dynamo Kyiv Chelsea travelled to Kiev last Thursday for the second leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie. The Blues headed into the game with a 3-0 advantage but with some of the comebacks we have witnessed in European competitions recently, that lead by no means guaranteed them a place in the next round. However, Chelsea’s second leg got off to the best possible start with Olivier Giroud opening the scoring inside five minutes. The Frenchman would add two more for Chelse...
Tags: England, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Everton, Uefa, Olivier Giroud, Chelsea FC, Etihad Stadium, Europa League, Gary Neville, UEFA Europa League, Dynamo Kyiv, Kiev


Bad news for Arsenal: Sevilla ‘agree’ Monchi deal

Arsenal & recruitment The shakeup at Arsenal has been significant in the last twelve months. Perhaps the most important switch has been Unai Emery replacing Arsene Wenger on the touchline. However Ivan Gazidis joining AC Milan also impacted the board structure at the Emirates Stadium. On the recruitment side of things, Sven Mislinat only lasted a short while with Arsenal. There’s been plenty of talk that the Gunners are seeking to appoint a director of football who will oversee transfers. Roma’...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Sevilla, Emirates Stadium, Ac Milan, Ivan Gazidis, Roma, Napoli, UEFA Europa League, Antonio Valencia, Estadio Deportivo, Unai Emery, Monchi


Olivier Giroud explains why he may have to leave Chelsea

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has explained why he could be forced to leave Stamford Bridge. The World Cup winner has fallen behind new signing Gonzalo Higuain in the pecking order and he is unhappy with being second choice. The Frenchman left Arsenal in search of greater first-team action and he could now do the same with Chelsea. Giroud: “Will I settle for being a substitute at 32? No” KIEV, UKRAINE – MARCH 14: Olivier Giroud of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his third and his team’s fou...
Tags: Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Arsenal, Olivier Giroud, Stamford Bridge, Europa League, UEFA Europa League, Dynamo Kyiv, Giroud, Maurizio Sarri, Gonzalo Higuain, Sarri, Kiev Ukraine


Cesc Fabregas takes to Twitter to provide definitive Champions League prediction

Former Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has this afternoon taken to social media to provide his take on who will take home both the Champions League and Europa League titles. European giants discover their fates The respective draws for the quarter-finals of European football’s two top-tier competitions were held earlier today. The Champions League’s final-8 features a quartet of English clubs, along with one side from each of Spain, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands. ...
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Netherlands, Tottenham, Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Cesc Fabregas, Europa League


Potential ramifications if Premier League clubs win Champions League & Europa League

In the case that English sides secure both the Champions League and Europa League titles this season, 6 Premier League outfits would not be eligible to qualify for next season’s edition of the Champions League. Spurs vs City, United vs Barca The draws for the quarter-finals of Europe’s two premiere club competitions were held this morning. And the impressive showings of clubs from the Premier League in Europe to this point in the campaign meant that 6 sides from the English top-flight discover...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Champions League, Europa League, Barca, Porto, Napoli


Luis Suarez: Steven Gerrard talked me out of Arsenal move – I was ‘about to go’

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has this morning confirmed that former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard persuaded him against joining Arsenal, during his time at Anfield. Liverpool spell Uruguayan hitman Suarez enjoyed a prolific 2-and-a-half year stint with Liverpool, between 2011 and 2014. The now 32-year-old racked up 82 goals in just 133 outings for the Reds, cementing himself as one of the finest attackers in the history of the Premier League. However, despite his individual brilliance, Su...
Tags: London, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, Arsenal, Emirates, Everton, Luis Suarez, Anfield, Gerrard, Merseyside, Reds, Suarez, UEFA Europa League


Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek can become one of the best midfielders in Europe- Sarri

Dynamo Kyiv 0-Chelsea 5 Chelsea travelled to Ukraine on Thursday for the second leg of their Europa League round of 16 tie. The Blues headed into the game with a commanding 3-0 lead from the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge. However, with some of the comebacks we have seen across Europe in recent weeks, Chelsea knew they couldn’t take this game lightly. Maurizio Sarri’s side would get off to a perfect start as Mr Europa League Olivier Giroud opened the scoring inside five minutes. The Frenchm...
Tags: Europe, England, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Olivier Giroud, Stamford Bridge, Europa League, UEFA Europa League, Dynamo Kyiv, Giroud, Maurizio Sarri, Ruben Loftus Cheek, Sarri


Arsenal’s Aubameyang explains reason behind his Rennes goal celebration

Arsenal 3- Rennes 0 Arsenal hosted Rennes on Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League tie. The Gunners headed into the game with a two-goal deficit to overcome after losing the first leg 3-1. Things got off to a perfect start for Unai Emery’s men though as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them 1-0 up inside five minutes. Ainsley Maitland-Niles then doubled Arsenal’s lead just 10 minutes later. If the score had remained 2-0 Arsenal would have progressed on away goals but Aubameyang would s...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Manchester United, Arsenal, Batman, Emirates Stadium, Europa League, Gabon, Arsenal Fc, UEFA Europa League, Rennes, Aubameyang, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, London England, Panthers, Unai Emery


Gonzalo Higuain & Eden Hazard out: Chelsea set to rotate XI before Everton

Dynamo Kiev & Everton Chelsea have two huge matches to play before the international break. Tonight it’s Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League, while on Saturday Everton host the Blues in the Premier League. Will Chelsea play Champions League football next season? Maurizio Sarri’s side are in a tough battle for a top four spot in the league. Man United, Arsenal and Tottenham are all currently above the Pensioners in the table. However Chelsea could gain a golden ticket into the Champions League if t...
Tags: Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Chelsea, Tottenham, Real Madrid, Everton, Champions League, Uefa, Eden Hazard, Times, Europa League, UEFA Europa League, Dynamo Kiev, Willian, Kiev


Matteo Guendouzi out, Henrikh Mkhitaryan in: Arsenal’s likely XI vs Rennes

Arsenal vs Rennes Can Arsenal progress through to the quarterfinals of the Europa League? The Gunners have a major job on their hands having lost 3-1 at Rennes last week. Arsenal were well below-par in France, despite Unai Emery’s side going ahead through Alex Iwobi. The Gunners imploded are Sokratis was sent off. Benjamin Bourigeaud levelled, a Nacho Monreal own goal put Rennes ahead, while Ismaila Sarr’s third put the icing on the cake. View this post...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham, Arsenal, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech, Times, Europa League, United, UEFA Europa League, Granit Xhaka, Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi


Sarri responds to questions about his Chelsea future & Hazard rumours

Sarri on Hazard links Chelsea are set to take on Dynamo Kyiv on Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League tie. The Blues have a 3-0 lead heading into Thursday from the reverse fixture. Maurizio Sarri has also, on Wednesday, held his pre-match press conference for Dynamo. Sarri was asked a number of interesting questions, one of which pertained to Eden Hazard and Real Madrid. After Zinedine Zidane was appointed Real Madrid boss earlier this week, rumours that Hazard will now move to the ...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Blues, Bournemouth, Eden Hazard, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC, Zinedine Zidane, Europa League, UEFA Europa League


David Luiz drops major hint over his Chelsea future

Luiz on his Chelsea future In his two stints at Chelsea, David Luiz has racked up an impressive 235 appearances across all competitions. In those 235 games Luiz has scored 17, assisted 12, won the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup. Now though, the 30-year-old’s time at Stamford Bridge could be coming to an end. Luiz is in the final year of his Chelsea deal that will run out in July of 2019. However, despite his age, Luiz has suggested he and Chelsea are trying to work out a new contra...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC, Europa League, Perth Glory, UEFA Europa League, David Luiz, Dynamo Kiev, Maurizio Sarri, Sarri


Arsenal boost: Alexandre Lacazette eligible for 2nd-leg Rennes clash

Premier League giants Arsenal have this evening confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette’s European ban has been reduced. Rennes 3-1 Arsenal Arsenal travelled to France last week for the first-leg of their Europa League last-16 tie with Rennes. The Gunners no doubt headed into proceedings at Roazhon Park confident of securing a positive result, with their hosts’ form to this point in the campaign (8th in the Ligue 1 table) having left a lot to be desired. And the hopes of Unai Emery’s men were buoye...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Arsenal, Emirates, Uefa, Madrid, Europa League, Lyon, Bate Borisov, Arsenal Fc, north London, UEFA Europa League, Alexandre Lacazette, Alex Iwobi


Matthijs de Ligt on possibility of joining Virgil Van Dijk at Liverpool: ‘It could happen’

Ajax starlet Matthijs de Ligt has refused to rule out the possibility of linking up with Dutch international defensive partner Virgil Van Dijk at Liverpool. Ajax prodigy de Ligt, a 19-year-old central defender, is widely-regarded as one of, if not the finest young talent on the planet. Despite his tender years, the gifted stopper has already established himself as a regular at both club level with Ajax, and on the international stage with the Netherlands. de Ligt’s combination of physique, ath...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Netherlands, Juventus, Anfield, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Lfc, Reds, UEFA Europa League, Ajax Amsterdam, Virgil Van Dijk, FC Schalke


Man United’s fresh midfield injury doubt before Arsenal

Arsenal vs Man United The big games keep coming for Man United as they prepare to take on Arsenal on Sunday. United will arrive in London on cloud nine following their incredible exploits in the Champions League. No one gave Man United a hope in hell of progressing past PSG into the quarterfinals on Wednesday night. Yet United overturned a 2-0 deficit from the first leg, winning 3-1 away in France. Now attention quickly turns back to the Premier League. Man United are fourth in the division aft...
Tags: London, France, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Paris, Tottenham, Arsenal, Alexis Sanchez, Phil Jones, Times, Man United, Psg, United, Juan Mata, UEFA Europa League


No Kolasinac, no Lacazette: Arsenal’s probable 4-2-3-1 formation vs Rennes

Rennes vs Arsenal After two wonderful nights of Champions League football, the Europa League swings back into action on Thursday. In France, Rennes take on Arsenal in the last-16 first leg. Rennes are tenth in Ligue 1, while Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League. Rennes come into the game with two wins, two draws and a defeat in their last five. Arsenal have three wins, a draw and a defeat in their last five matches. No Kolasinac, no Lacazette In the Times on Thursday morning, the respectiv...
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Arsenal, Fa, Times, Europa League, Bate Borisov, Psg, Ben Arfa, UEFA Europa League, Dynamo Kiev, Alexandre Lacazette, Hatem Ben Arfa, Rennes


Manchester City injury boost before Watford

Man City vs Watford Man City will expect to retain their top spot in the Premier League this weekend when Watford come to town. The Sky Blues are a point above Liverpool after 29 matches this season. If Man City win all their remaining nine fixtures, Pep Guardiola’s men will be crowned champions. Can Watford spring a surprise? The Hornets have been one of the most improved sides in the division this season. Javi Gracia’s side are in a battle to win the ‘best of the rest’ league, currently sitti...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Bournemouth, John Stones, Watford, Man City, Kevin De Bruyne, UEFA Europa League, Fabian Delph, Dynamo Kiev, Aymeric Laporte


Arsenal boss Unai Emery refuses to use fatigue as excuse vs Rennes

Rennes vs Arsenal Arsenal will take on Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in the first leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday. The North London club will host Rennes at the Emirates for the reverse leg on March 14th. The Gunners beat BATE 3-1 over two legs in the previous round. Arsenal head into Thursday’s game having lost just one of their last five league outings. Rennes, on the other hand, sit 10th in Ligue 1 and have won just two of their last five fixtures. LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 25: Unai Emery...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Epl, Arsenal, Emirates, Mauricio Pochettino, Mesut Ozil, Europa League, Dortmund, Arsenal Fc, north London, UEFA Europa League, Rennes, Emery


Arsenal legend David Seaman wants Tottenham to win the Champions League

Tottenham knock out Dortmund Tottenham took on Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of their Champions League tie on Tuesday. Spurs emerged victorious in the reverse fixture thanks to goals from Heung-Min Son, Fernando Llorente and Jan Vertonghen. As a result, Mauricio Pochettino’s side could lose the second leg 2-0 and still qualify. However, Spurs managed to come away with a 1-0 win despite Dortmund’s dominant first-half display. Tottenham have joined Ajax as the first set of teams to qualify ...
Tags: Germany, Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Spurs, Tottenham, Arsenal, Mauricio Pochettino, Real Madrid, Champions League, Mesut Ozil, Borussia Dortmund, Jan Vertonghen, Ucl, Europa League


Maurizio Sarri on English teams’ disadvantage in European competitions

Are English teams at a disadvantage in Europe? Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes English clubs are at a disadvantage in European competitions. The reason the Italian has given for his belief is due to the fixture scheduling in the Premier League and English domestic competitions. This is not the first time a Premier League boss has expressed a similar view. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino recently called upon the EPL to do more to help their sides in Europe. Pochettino pointed out that...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Italy, Tottenham, Epl, Mauricio Pochettino, Pochettino, Ucl, Europa League, UEFA Europa League, Dynamo Kiev, Dynamo Kyiv, Kiev


Battling CAF giants hope home advantage can bring change of luck

Johannesburg (AFP) – Misfiring CAF Confederation Cup top group seeds Etoile Sahel, Raja Casablanca and Zamalek will have home advantage Sunday when seeking their first mini-league victories.     Etoile have won the African version of the UEFA Europa League twice, Raja are the trophy-holders and Zamalek can boast of nine CAF titles.  But the north African trio have not made the expected impact since the four groups kicked off with Raja drawing twice and Etoile and Zamalek collecting just one poi...
Tags: France, Nigeria, Africa, Sport, Soccer, Angola, Sudan, Johannesburg, Congo Brazzaville, Ghana, Mediterranean, UEFA Europa League, Raja, Afp, CAF, Zesco


'My message is, carry on Mesut' - Emery after starting Ozil

Arsenal manager Unai Emery says Mesut Ozil must carry on playing as he did in their 3-0 second leg victory over Bate Borisov in the UEFA Europa League's round of 32.
Tags: News, Soccer, Mesut Ozil, Bate Borisov, UEFA Europa League, Unai Emery, Mesut Emery


Celtic fans feel wrath of Spanish police ahead of Valencia clash

Footage of travelling Celtic supporters being ‘dealt with’ by police in Spain has emerged online, ahead of the Hoops’ meeting with Valencia tonight. Celtic 0-2 Valencia Brendan Rodgers’ men are set for the second-leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie at the Mestalla later today. The Scottish champions have a monumental task at hand to secure their place in the tournament’s last-16, having fallen to a 2-0 defeat in the tie’s reverse fixture in Parkhead last week. Despite Celtic having domi...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Soccer, Celtic, Glasgow, Parkhead, Europa League, Valencia, UEFA Europa League, Denis Cheryshev, Mestalla, Bhoys, ACAB, Ruben Sobrino, Valencia Brendan Rodgers, Celtic AND


Chelsea vs Manchester United betting tips: FA Cup fifth round preview & predictions

Chelsea vs Man United prediction: Chelsea 1-2 Man United Manchester United to beat Chelsea 2-1 11/1 with Bet365 The tie of the round comes from Stamford Bridge. It’s a repeat of last year’s final...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Manchester, Old Trafford, Arsenal, Sheffield, Bayern Munich, Ross Barkley, Cardiff City, Jose Mourinho, Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud


Watch: Did Speaker Bercow just sum up how everyone is feeling about Brexit amendments?

As another round of votes on possible amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal drew to a close on Thursday, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow made no secret of the fact he was ready to get out of the door. "We'll leave it there and I hope there are no more points of order, there's an Arsenal match on television very soon," he declared. A smiling Bercow added: "But the chair will always attend to his duties." He later went on to joke: "I'm playing for t...
Tags: UK, News, Eu, John Bercow, Arsenal, Northern Ireland, Bercow, Brexit, UEFA Europa League, Emmanuel Macron, Theresa, Borisov


Chelsea’s Luka Jovic bid confirmed by Bild & Barcelona’s interest in Alexandre Lacazette

Chelsea & Luka Jovic Chelsea have lodged an official bid to sign striker Luka Jovic, reports Bild on Thursday. According to the German daily, Chelsea have offered Eintracht Frankfurt 45 million euros for Jovic. Why are Chelsea interested in the 21-year-old striker? Bild believe Jovic is Chelsea’s number one target to replace Olivier Giroud in the summer. Giroud is a free agent at the end of the season. It’s clear that Bild believe Giroud will leave Stamford Bridge before the 2019-20 campaign be...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Barcelona, Ajax, Frankfurt, Soccer, Chelsea, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Olivier Giroud, Stamford Bridge, Barca, UEFA Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt, Celta Vigo, Alexandre Lacazette


Europa League games on US TV and streaming: Round of 32 schedule

Thursday begins the next stage of the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League season with the first legs in store for the Round of 32. Still in the tournament are heavyweights Arsenal, Chelsea, Sevilla, Inter Milan, Benfica,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Soccer, Europa League, UEFA Europa League, Arsenal Chelsea Sevilla Inter Milan Benfica Visit


Arsenal identify Genk’s Leandro Trossard as ‘top winger target’

As per a report from Football.London, Premier League giants Arsenal are eyeing a summer swoop for Genk star Leandro Trossard. Genk standout Trossard, a gifted 24-year-old winger who can also play in a more central role, is highly-regarded in his home country of Belgium. The Red Devils’ U21-international, who was included in two of Roberto Martinez’s senior squads last year, came up through the youth ranks of Genk, before breaking into the club’s first-team setup on a consistent basis during th...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham, Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Belgium, Roberto Martinez, Red Devils, UEFA Europa League, Celta Vigo, Ivan Perisic, Genk, Leandro, Gustavo Cabral, KRC Genk


Southampton swoop for Genk defender Joakim Maehle

As per a report from the Daily Mail, Premier League outfit Southampton have opened talks with Genk over a move for Joakim Maehle. Genk starlet Maehle, a 21-year-old right-back, is highly-regarded across Europe. The stopper, who can also play in midfield, made the move to Belgian outfit Genk in the summer of 2017, from boyhood club AaB. And he has since gone on to play an increasingly-important role for the Jupiler League giants. After racking up 13 league appearances last season, the Dane has ...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Daily Mail, Soccer, Premier League, Southampton, Everton, Leicester, Jamie Vardy, UEFA Europa League, Gary Medel, Genk, St Mary, Cedric Soares, Jupiler League, KRC Genk