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 »
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LIVERPOOL -- Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho, a source has told ESPN FC. The bid was immediately rejected
MANCHESTER -- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea should be strong enough to challenge for the Premier League title
Memphis Depay has told L'Equipe
LONDON -- Mauricio Pochettino says he has cleared the air with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte ahead of Tottenham's Premier League match against
MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho has backed Anthony Martial to have a big impact at Manchester United this season. The Frenchman endured a
Tottenham Hotspur have completed the club-record signing of Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez on a five-year deal, subject to a medical and
Bayern Munich's newcomers opened the Bundesliga in style as the defending champions beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 in heavy rain on
The back of Barcelona's shirts will feature the city rather than players' names for Sunday's game in homage to the victims of Thursday's terrorist
LONDON -- Arsene Wenger hopes the strength and physicality that new signing Sead Kolasinac brings to the team will set the tone for both his
Arsenal have sold centre-back Gabriel Paulista to Spanish club Valencia in a deal reportedly worth around £10 million. He signed
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,...
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):...
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare knows his decimated side face a tough test against a hungry, newly promoted Brighton squad.
Former Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley says Diego Costa has a duty to be in London instead of acting like a 'big baby.'
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...
Paul Mariner says Liverpool's rejection of Barca's bid for Coutinho sends a message to fans about the club's intentions.
Craig Burley and Paul Mariner react to Bayern's opening win over Leverkusen and discuss the club's season expectations.
Radamel Falcao provided the lone goal of the game late in the second half to propel Monaco to victory over Metz.
Paolo Bandini previews the Serie A season and explains how several clubs can complicate Juve's hope of continued dominance.
Bayern newcomers Niklas Süle and Corentin Tolisso led the reigning Bundesliga champs to an opening-day win over Leverkusen.
Burton Albion mounted a comeback with two goals in the second half to down Birmingham City for a home victory.
Herculez Gomez explains why Paco Jemez's latest antics are not helping relegation-threatened Cruz Azul in Liga MX.
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...