Competitions

Pressure on Spurs, Chelsea

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:00:00 PDT

For differing reasons, Tottenham and Chelsea need a victory on Sunday. Mauricio Pochettino's men must justify their favourites' tag, while Antonio Conte's champions must end a run of disappointments. Michael Cox &#187

Europa League group stage draw 2017-18

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 PDT

The draw ceremony for the group stage of the 2017-18 UEFA Europa League is due to begin at around midday BST, 7 a.m. ET on Friday, Aug, 25. Teams will be drawn into 12 groups of four, and clubs from the same national association cannot be drawn together. All draw pots, which will be confirmed after the playoff round ties have been completed, are decided by UEFA coefficient. However, some teams are already sure to be in the top pot due to their coefficient score. Pot 1 (confirmed to include): Arsenal,...

Champions League group stage draw 2017-18

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 08:40:00 PDT

The draw ceremony for the group stage of the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League is due to begin at around 4.45 p.m. BST, 11.45 a.m. ET on Thursday, Aug, 24. The UEFA Player of the Year award will also be presented as part of the hour-long event.  Teams will be drawn into eight groups of four, and clubs from the same national association cannot be drawn together. Pot 1 contains the champions of the top eight European leagues. Pots 2-4 are then seeded based on UEFA coefficient. Seeded (confirmed):...

Antonio Conte: Tottenham's structure ahead of Chelsea despite Prem title

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:30:00 PDT

Sid Lowe details Diego Costa's desire to return to Atletico, and the FC crew discuss his relationship with Chelsea. Mauricio Pochettino says Kieran Trippier could play against Chelsea and calls for an end to talk about Spurs' Wembley hoodoo. LONDON -- Antonio Conte has claimed that it could take Chelsea up to four years to build the kind of "foundation" that Tottenham have established under Mauricio Pochettino, adding that he will only stay at Stamford Bridge beyond his current contract if his "vision" is shared by the Blues' hierarchy. Chelsea take on Spurs at Wembley on Sunday with their Premier League title defence already in difficulty, courtesy of a shock 3-2 home defeat to Burnley on the opening day as well as several key injuries...

Jelle van Damme completes exit from LA Galaxy and joins Royal Antwerp

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:34:00 PDT

Rookie Jonathan Lewis and veteran David Villa netted stunning goals to give visiting NYCFC a 2-0 victory over the LA Galaxy. Jelle van Damme completed his exit from the LA Galaxy on Friday, sealing a return to his native Belgium with Royal Antwerp. Van Damme, 33, had informed the MLS club that he wanted to return to his native Belgium for personal reasons and to be closer to his children.  The Galaxy will receive $235,000 from Antwerp for Van Damme, who joined LA on a free transfer ahead of the 2016 season and made 46 appearances for the club during his time there. "Jelle came to us and requested to return home...


 

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