Lampard backs Werner to rediscover his scoring touch

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is confident Timo Werner will be back among the goals again despite enduring the joint longest goal drought of his career. The 23-year-old – who cost Chelsea £53 million when they signed him from RB Leipzig in the summer – failed to score in the 3-0 win over West Ham on […]

Napoli win appeal over Juventus no-show

Napoli on Tuesday won their appeal over a 3-0 defeat and one-point deduction for failing to turn up to play Juventus because of coronavirus cases. Napoli took their case to the Sports Guarantee Board of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), the highest level of sporting justice in Italy, after having previous appeals against the ruling […]

Lyon lose Dembele to broken arm

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele broke an arm in training and will miss at least the last match before the brief winter break, the Ligue 1 club said on Tuesday. Lyon are second in the French top flight on goal difference and entertain Nantes on Wednesday. The club said the 24-year-old striker broke his arm on […]

Nine out of 10 would say Ramos handball a penalty – Koeman

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said he is still confused by the handball rule in Spain after rivals Real Madrid were spared a penalty when Sergio Ramos struck the ball with his arm in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Eibar. Eibar coach Jose Luis Mendilibar raged against the decision, which was not reviewed by the referee, and […]

Everton ready for Manchester United – Iwobi

Alex Iwobi says Everton must forget about their weekend win over Arsenal and focus Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup quarter-final clash against Manchester United. Everton is going into the match in full confidence after three consecutive win Chelsea, Leicester City and Arsenal. Speaking to Everton’s official website ahead of the Wednesday match with Manchester United, Iwobi […]

“He is in his best moment” – Ancelotti lauds in-form Alex Iwobi

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti said he is happy with the evolution of Alex Iwobi and admitted the player is in his best moment. Ancelotti has played Iwobi in the right wing back role for the Toffees in recent matches and it is the first time the Nigerian has been involved in five straight premier league […]

Shanghai Shenhua insists Ighalo must return after Manchester United loan

Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua are bracing themselves up for the return of Odion Ighalo to the club. Ighalo’s loan deal at Manchester United ends next month and Man United are not interested in further agreement for the player. English tabloid Daily Star, reported that Ighalo won’t be joining another team in January and will return […]

Mbappe transfer ruled out by Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge as PSG contract speculation continues

The Bundesliga champions have spent big on young players in recent seasons but the Ligue 1 star is beyond even their financial reach Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out any chance of a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe’s contract at PSG is due to expire in the summer of 2022, with Real Madrid and Liverpool the clubs […]

Ibrahimovic nears return as tiring AC Milan look to cling on at the top

Fatigue has become a dominant theme of the season, with the late start creating a demanding schedule for teams with European commitments, but until recently, AC Milan had put on a good show of being unaffected by their own relentless run. Stefano Pioli’s young side began December by going five points clear on top of […]

Lewandowski hopes to dethrone Messi, Ronaldo as world’s ‘Best’

Robert Lewandowski is confident of being named Fifa’s best male footballer on Thursday on the strength of his 55-goal haul to help Bayern Munich win the treble last season. The Poland striker, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are shortlisted in the men’s category for Fifa’s ‘The Best’ awards. “We were the best, there’s no doubt […]