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Sources: Chelsea will fight to keep Hudson-Odoi despite Achilles injury setback

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:05:00 GMT

The FC crew assess where Chelsea fell short in their draw against Burnley, which saw the Blues drop crucial points in the top four race. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. LONDON -- Chelsea remain eager to commit Callum Hudson-Odoi to a long-term contract extension despite him rupturing his Achilles tendon in Monday's 2-2 draw with Burnley, sources have told ESPN FC. Hudson-Odoi, 18, faces months on the sidelines after suffering the injury as he attempted a sprint during the first half. Editor's Picks ESPN FC 100: The top players and managers in men's soccer Captain Marvel: Soccer's greatest captains from Messi to Marta - Viewers' guide: Watch ESPN+ in U.S. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! It means he will miss the remainder of the domestic season and England's UEFA Nations League campaign in Portugal during the summer. Last month, sources told ESPN FC that Hudson-Odoi...

Manchester United trips not 'scary' for City any more - Guardiola

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 06:36:00 GMT

With the 178th Manchester derby on the horizon, the FC guys delve into Man United's chances of getting a result against their rivals at Old Trafford. Shaka Hislop wasn't too impressed by Manchester City's win over Tottenham but says they have proven they can hold off Liverpool in the title race. MANCHESTER, England -- Pep Guardiola has said it is no longer "scary" for Manchester City to visit Old Trafford ahead of Wednesday's crucial Manchester derby against United. City, who need a victory to move above leaders Liverpool and keep their title hopes in their own hands, have a strong record at United in recent years, having lost only once in the Premier League since 2011. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); But they had only one win in 37 years before that as United, mainly under Sir Alex Ferguson, dominated the fixture. "The...

When is the PFA Premier League player of the year announced?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 05:32:00 GMT

The PFA Player of the Year shortlist has been announced.  Manchester City and Liverpool dominate the Raheem Sterling and Virgil van Dijk among those shortlisted. Sergio Aguero, Sadio Mane, Bernardo Silva and Eden Hazard join Sterling and Van Dijk on the six-man list, with last year's winner Mohamed Salah failing to make the cut. There is also no place for Kevin De Bruyne, who lost out to Salah last term. The winner will be crowned at a gala ceremony in London on Sunday, April 28. Full details...

Man City's Sterling wants nine-point deduction to tackle racism

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:30:00 GMT

Shaka Hislop calls on UEFA to do more than assessing a monetary fine, following alleged racial abuse directed at England players in Montenegro. Gareth Southgate is deepy saddened after hearing monkey chants directed at his players during England's Euro 2020 qualifying match against Montenegro. Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has said clubs should be given an automatic nine-point deduction and ordered to play three games behind closed doors if their supporters take part in racist behaviour. Authorities must adopt radical changes to tackle issues, Sterling said, after signing a manifesto that calls for consistent and suitable punishment for racist and discriminatory behaviour. Editor's Picks ESPN FC 100: The top players and managers in men's soccer Captain Marvel: Soccer's greatest captains from Messi to Marta - Viewers' guide: Watch ESPN+ in U.S. - Follow Transfer Talk LIVE - Fantasy: Set lineups, check scores! "I'd call for an automatic nine-point deduction for racist abuse," he wrote in a column for...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: I am the right man for Manchester United

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 02:00:00 GMT

With the 178th Manchester derby on the horizon, the FC guys delve into Man United's chances of getting a result against their rivals at Old Trafford. MANCHESTER, England -- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has insisted he is the right man to lead Manchester United's revival despite a worrying dip in form that has threatened their top four hopes. United host Manchester City at Old Trafford on Wednesday on the back of six defeats in eight games including a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); The run has raised questions about Solskjaer's suitability for the job over Mauricio Pochettino, who has led Tottenham into the Champions League semifinals. "Well...

Liverpool want ¬40m from Atletico for Grujic transfer - sources

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:38:00 GMT

A Georginio Wijnaldum volley and James Milner penalty gave Liverpool the win they needed to stay ahead of Manchester City in the table. A Georginio Wijnaldum volley and James Milner penalty gave Liverpool the win they needed to stay ahead of Manchester City in the table. Alexis Nunes and Paul Mariner share their thoughts on Liverpool's win over Cardiff which keeps the Reds on top ahead of Man City's derby match. A Georginio Wijnaldum volley and James Milner penalty gave Liverpool the win they needed to stay ahead of Manchester City in the table. Atletico Madrid want to sign Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic on a permanent transfer, sources have told ESPN FC, but the Premier League leaders want €40 million for the Serbia international. ESPN FC reported that Spain midfielder Rodri is wanted by Manchester City, who could land the 22-year-old by triggering his €70m release clause. TRANSFERS ESPN's step-by-step guide to a transfer Why were Chelsea given a transfer ban? FC Exclusives - Solskjaer eyes five United signings - Barcelona set to sign De Ligt - Herrera to join PSG - Chelsea track Paranaense's Guimaraes - Real's Varane considering future And Atletico Madrid have targeted Liverpool misfit Grujic as a possible replacement. On loan at Hertha Berlin, Grujic has enjoyed a good season in the...

PSG's Africans finally secure the silverware: Africans Abroad review

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 01:31:00 GMT

Paris Saint-Germain were finally able to celebrate winning the French title on Sunday after LOSC Lille had been held by Toulouse earlier in the day, as their African contingent became the first winners of a major European league this season. Thomas Tuchel's side could have clinched the title back on April 7, but a draw against Strasbourg coupled by subsequent defeats by nearest challengers Lille, a shocking 5-1 thumping, and Nantes delayed the coronation. Ultimately, it was a Lille slip-up that...

A scoring drought is a striker's worst nightmare: How do you break the curse?

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:30:00 GMT

Romelu Lukaku has struggled at times with Man United, enduring two droughts this season of at least six weeks. Fernando Torres was struggling. Having scored 72 goals in his first three seasons at Liverpool, he had found the net just once in the first 10 games of what would turn out to be his final half-season at Anfield, in 2010-11. With Torres' confidence through the floor, his Liverpool manager at the time, Roy Hodgson, tried something unusual to get the goals flowing again for the Spaniard. In training games, according to an interview with former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger a couple of years...

Burnley bench used obscenities toward Chelsea boss Sarri during match - sources

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:56:00 GMT

Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. The FC crew assess where Chelsea fell short in their draw against Burnley, which saw the Blues drop crucial points in the top four race. LONDON -- Several individuals on the Burnley bench riled Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri by repeatedly calling him "s--- Italian" prior to the touchline brawl that marred Monday's 2-2 draw between the clubs at Stamford Bridge, sources have told ESPN FC. Sarri was sent down the tunnel in the closing minutes of the match by referee Kevin Friend and fourth official Roger East after losing his cool with members of Sean Dyche's backroom team, though the Burnley manager himself was not involved. Sources...

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi ruptures Achilles in draw with Burnley

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 03:13:00 GMT

Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. The FC crew assess where Chelsea fell short in their draw against Burnley, which saw the Blues drop crucial points in the top four race. LONDON -- Callum Hudson-Odoi's season is over after the Chelsea winger confirmed he ruptured his Achilles during Monday's feisty 2-2 draw with Burnley at Stamford Bridge. The 18-year-old appeared to land awkwardly while attempting to control a dropping ball shortly before the 41st minute and limped from the field with the help of two Chelsea physios and was replaced by Pedro Rodriguez. Chelsea were ultimately held to a frustrating draw by Burnley as goals by N'Golo Kante and Gonzalo Higuain were...

Jorginho struggles as Chelsea lose Hudson-Odoi for the season and ground in top-four race

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 02:33:00 GMT

The FC crew assess where Chelsea fell short in their draw against Burnley, which saw the Blues drop crucial points in the top four race. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. LONDON -- Not only did Chelsea miss a huge opportunity to capitalise on the mistakes of their top-four rivals by being held to a 2-2 draw by a stubborn Burnley side at Stamford Bridge despite another impressive display by Eden Hazard, Callum Hudson-Odoi was lost for the season to an Achilles injury. N'Golo Kante also exited with an injury, but he's expected to be fit to face Manchester United in midweek. Positives There were times this season when Chelsea might have lost a game like this. As things...

Chelsea drop crucial points in draw with Burnley as quest for top-four continues

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 01:55:00 GMT

Chelsea Burnley 2 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. Chelsea had a chance to climb to third in the Premier League against Burnley, but the Blues squandered the lead in a 2-2 draw with the Clarets. The FC crew assess where Chelsea fell short in their draw against Burnley, which saw the Blues drop crucial points in the top four race. Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Monday, dropping crucial points in their quest to secure a top-four finish and a Champions League place next season. Maurizio Sarri's side came into the game knowing a win would send them into third place in the Premier League, but were quickly down a goal when Jeff Hendrick smashed a first-time volley from a poor clearance past Kepa Arrizabalaga to give Burnley an unlikely early lead. Classy back-to-back goals for the hosts -- one...


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