Arsenal duo Ozil and Xhaka top ranking for most passes in the final third in the Premier League so far this season

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has completed the most passes in the final third in the Premier League so far this season, with his team-mate Granit Xhaka in second place in that regard. Ozil has played 91 passes in the final third across Arsenal's first two games of the campaign, while Xhaka has played 59 such passes. Meanwhile, Manchester City star David Silva is in third place having played...Full Story »

They will never overthrow me - Ronaldo responds to ban appeal rejection

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

After Spain's Administrative Court of Sport upheld his five-match ban on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo hit out at the decision. Cristiano Ronaldo has described the decision to uphold his five-match ban for pushing a referee in Real Madrid's Supercopa de Espana win against Barcelona as "incomprehensible". After being booked for removing his shirt in celebration after scoring from the bench, Rona...Full Story »

England legend Sir Geoff Hurst believes Gareth Southgate should not recall Wayne Rooney

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

Geoff Hurst does not believe England boss Gareth Southgate should recall Wayne Rooney The England boss watched the Everton striker continue his impressive start to the season with a goal against Manchester City on Monday night. That made it two in two games this season for the 31-year-old, who looks to have had a new lease of life since his summer switch from Manchester United. Southgate na...Full Story »

Liverpool should already have Coutinho replacements lined up, says Joey Barton

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

Joey Barton believes that Liverpool should have been better prepared with replacements for Philippe Coutinho, and that the Brazilian's departure is not a matter of if – but when. Despite the news that Liverpool have rejected all three bids made by Barcelona for the midfielder, with the latest being that he is set to stay at Anfield, Barton thinks that Jurgen Klopp's side should have bee...Full Story »

Dugarry: PSG star Neymar best Ligue 1 has seen. 100 times better than Ibrahimovic!

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

Former Barcelona striker Christophe Dugarry is excited by Neymar's move to PSG. Dugarry believes Neymar could be the best player seen in Ligue 1. He remarked to RMC: "I've never seen in Ligue 1 one of the top three players in the world. "(Jean Pierre) Papin's Ballon d'Or? Neymar is much more talented! He's a genius. I do not care about the Ballon d'Or ... We never had a player so strong in ...Full Story »

Blaise Matuidi happy to be with Juventus - 12 months on

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

Blaise Matuidi is delighted to have made the move to Juventus. The former PSG midfielder admits he was close to joining Juve 12 months ago. "My aborted transfer last summer? Maybe PSG did not want to sell me, but better late than never," said Matuidi. "I am very happy to be here. My teammates? Each team is different, each team has its own culture. An ambitious challenge will take shape. "I...Full Story »

Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona: Borussia Dortmund star will complete £138m move - journalist

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by

Ousmane Dembele will join Barcelona this summer That’s according to journalist Fernando Palomo. Barca are keen to replace Neymar following the Brazil international’s world-record £200m move to Paris St-Germain. The La Liga champions have been linked with Borussia Dortmund star Dembele and Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho. However, ESPN journalist Palomo says Barca are c...Full Story »

FC Astana 4 - 3 Celtic: Celtic progress into Champions League despite narrow second-leg defeat at Astana

Posted Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by PA

Celtic progressed into the Champions League as expected but the 4-3 second-leg defeat in Astana was their first of the season although they ran out 8-4 winners on aggregate. The Hoops' progress was never in serious doubt following their 5-0 thrashing of the Kazakhstan champions at Parkhead last week however, there were some nervy moments for the Scottish champions in a pulsating encounter at ...Full Story »

Jean Michael Seri agent in Barcelona for negotiations

Posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by

The agent of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri is in Barcelona for negotiations. RAC1 says Barca hope Seri is the midfielder to take on the mantle set by Xavi, with the legend himself having made public his admiration for the Nice player. The deal to take Seri to the Camp Nou is virtually complete, with an agreement in principal over a four-year contract having already been reached. There r...Full Story »

Zidane has already used 18 players in just four matches

Posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by

Rotations, rotations, rotations. That was the order of the day under Zinedine Zidane last season and it's already apparent that 2017/18 is no different. Real Madrid are a different beast when any of their star studded squad can be pulled out of the hat at any one time and the coach has already given game time to 18 players in just four competitive fixtures. First on the teamsheet were the st...Full Story »

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