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Conte hopes Luiz can play against Atletico Madrid with broken wrist

21 Sep

Head coach Antonio Conte says Chelsea need David Luiz to play against Atletico Madrid with a broken wrist. Luiz sustained the injury in Sunday’s goalless draw with Arsenal when he clattered into the advertising hoardings at the end of the first half. […]

Casemiro defends Gareth Bale against booing Real Madrid fans

14 Sep

Casemiro says the booing of Gareth Bale by sections of the Real Madrid support is wrong. For the second game in a row the Wales international was jeered by some of the Bernabeu crowd on Wednesday, despite his side cruising to a […]

Pep Guardiola hails John Stones and Kevin De Bruyne after City hammer Feyenoord

14 Sep

Pep Guardiola praised John Stones and Kevin De Bruyne after Manchester City opened their Champions League campaign with an emphatic 4-0 win at Feyenoord. Defender Stones headed two goals, including the opener in the second minute, while playmaker De Bruyne delivered another […]

Infected pimple caused by shaving legs puts Asensio on sidelines

13 Sep

Real Madrid rising star Marco Asensio will miss his club’s Champions League opener on Wednesday night due to an infection caused by shaving his legs. Real coach Zinedine Zidane told reporters at a press conference that the 21-year-old would not feature against […]

Karius recalled but Klopp won’t name number one

13 Sep

Loris Karius will be handed goalkeeping responsibilities for Liverpool’s return to the Champions League but manager Jurgen Klopp insists that is not a slight on Simon Mignolet. The 24-year-old German surprisingly replaced his counterpart for the 4-0 win over Arsenal last month […]

Five talking points ahead of Liverpool v Sevilla

12 Sep

Liverpool return to Champions League action at home to Sevilla on Wednesday. Here we look at some of the talking points ahead of the game. COUTINHO’S RETURN Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed at the weekend Philippe Coutinho, who only a month ago handed […]

Conte ready to rotate Chelsea line-up for Champions League opener

11 Sep

Head coach Antonio Conte is poised to rotate his players when Chelsea make their Champions League return on Tuesday night. The Premier League winners play their second of seven games in September on Tuesday night when their Group C campaign opens against […]

Steven Gerrard to lead young Reds in UEFA Youth League

7 Sep

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will take charge of the club’s under-19s in the UEFA Youth League this season. Gerrard, a Champions League winner with the Reds in 2005, has just begun his first campaign as under-18s manager at the academy and […]

Manchester United withdraw appeal against Phil Jones’ European ban

7 Sep

Manchester United have withdrawn their appeal against Phil Jones’ two-match European suspension, meaning the defender will miss next week’s Champions League opener against Basle. The 25-year-old has enjoyed a bright start to the season with club and country, starting all three Premier […]

Jose Mourinho targets Sir Alex Ferguson’s Champions League record

6 Sep

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is targeting Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of the most Champions League matches as a manager. The Portuguese has taken charge of 133 games in the competition, 61 short of Ferguson’s all-time high figure, winning it twice – […]