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Chelsea target John Stones did not mean to hand in transfer request, declares Martinez
Chelsea target John Stones did not mean to hand in transfer request, declares Martinez

Roberto Martinez has cut a defiant figure during the whole John Stones transfer saga Everton manager Roberto Martinez insists that John Stones “didn’t mean” to submit a transfer request amid constant speculation linking him with a move to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.  According to Sky Sports, the England International was a subject of three bids from the reigning Premier League winners, which understandably, played a

Aug 31 2015
5 Instances when defenders shone in attack
5 Instances when defenders shone in attack

Roberto Carlos scored 103 goals in 855 matches overall “I shall live and die at my post... I am the shield that guards the realms of men...” These words that make up part of The Night’s Watch oath (A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin) could well be the oath football defenders pledge to every time they step on the pitch to protect that coveted goal post. Quite often, the limelight and the spoils of

Aug 31 2015
Statistical comparison of Hazard, Rodriguez and Neymar in last three seasons
Statistical comparison of Hazard, Rodriguez and Neymar in last three seasons

Eden Hazard, Neymar and James Rodriguez have emerged as world class beaters for their respective teams  James Rodriguez, Eden Hazard, and Neymar are three players who have been crucial to their teams’ attack. All three players who dawn the number 10 jersey for their country have different styles of play, but each of them contribute to their team in a way no other can.  Rodriguez joined Real Madrid after his brilliant per

Aug 31 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 30, 2015
Football transfer rumours for August 30, 2015

Julian Draxler likely to replace Kevin De Bruyne in Wolfsburg There is only one day to go before the end of transfer window and there are still a few clubs across Europe who are looking to make deadline day signings. Certain clubs in the Premier League have wrapped up their signings a month ago while clubs like Arsenal and Manchester United are still on the look-out for quality players in the transfer market. Chelsea are hoping to solve the

Aug 30 2015
5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League
5 Player/manager returns to watch out for in Champions League

The group stage draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League gave us all a lot of reasons to be excited, after throwing up a number of mouth-watering encounters between clubs deemed to be among the best in Europe. However, the teams will not be the only ones grabbing the headlines as the draw has also set the stage for some fascinating sub-plots. As we see in almost every Champions League edition, there will be players and managers drawn agai

Manchester City sign Kevin De Bruyne from VfL Wolfsburg
Manchester City sign Kevin De Bruyne from VfL Wolfsburg

2014/15 Bundesliga Player of the Year Kevin De Bruyne joins City Vfl Wolfsburg star Kevin De Bruyne has confirmed his move back to the Premier League as the Belgian star has signed a six-year-contract with Manchester City as confirmed on their official site. It is said to be a club-record transfer fee, hovering around the £55-million mark, eclipsing the £50 million City shelled out for Raheem Sterling. De Bruyne left Chels

Aug 30 2015
Stats: How bad is Chelsea's start compared to previous defending champions in the EPL?
Stats: How bad is Chelsea's start compared to previous defending champions in the EPL?

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea side have had one of the worst starts to the Premier League season for a defending champion Nobody expected Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side to start the 2015/16 season in this manner. For a team that won 26 games last season, losing only three and conceding only 32 goals (the best defence in the EPL), the Blues are currently 13th with only four points from as many games.  Although it is too early in

Aug 30 2015
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace: Five Talking Points
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace: Five Talking Points

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho loves breaking records; he’s practically made a career out of it – this one, he won’t be very proud of. His Chelsea squad of the 2015/16 season has made the worst start of any defending champions to the Premier League campaign. A season, which before it began, had them as firm favourites, now sees them languishing in 13th place with only a victory from the first four games of the season. Th

Aug 30 2015
Chelsea, Liverpool lose as the Manchester City juggernaut rolls on in the Premier League
Chelsea, Liverpool lose as the Manchester City juggernaut rolls on in the Premier League

Manchester City continued in their winning ways playing at home against Watford to keep their 100% win record so far this season. Other top sides playing on the day, Chelsea and Liverpool failed to even register a point despite playing at home as well, losing to Crystal Palace and West ham respectively. The league also saw 5 red cards dished out in only 3 of the 5 games, one came as Mitrovic was sent off against Arsenal, but the Potters receive

Aug 29 2015
Jose Mourinho blames lackluster start on refereeing decisions
Jose Mourinho blames lackluster start on refereeing decisions

Mourinho unhappy with the refereeing decisions Jose Mourinho has hinted at poor refereeing decisions as the cause of his teams’ dismal start this season, reported Goal.com. Chelsea now placed at number 10 in the league table, has had to play with 10 men in two of their three games. Thibaut Courtois was sent off in the first game of the season against Swansea City and John Terry was sent off against West Brom. Chelsea drew the first g

Aug 29 2015
5 Reasons why John Stones should not move to Chelsea
5 Reasons why John Stones should not move to Chelsea

The 21-year-old Everton centre-back is a Chelsea transfer target The rumour mill has recently been flooded with gossip of John Stones moving to Chelsea. The move may make sense on paper for the 21-year-old Everton centre back. Chelsea have always been an elite side who will compete for trophies in all competitions, add that to the presence of Jose Mourinho at the helm, who is one of the best managers to ever grace the Premier League. T

Aug 29 2015
Stats: Top chance creators in 2015/16 Premier League
Stats: Top chance creators in 2015/16 Premier League

Who has been the most effective in terms of creating chances in the Premier League? Costa, Gomis, Giroud - It may be the goalscorers that grab the headlines but if it weren’t for the playmakers behind them, these action-packed, goal-bonanzas we’re used to in the Premier League would be reduced to dull, lifeless affairs. Traditionally, the playmaker for the team plays in the No.10 position, right behind the striker – in the

Aug 29 2015
Two Manchester United fans arrested after racial allegations by train passenger
Two Manchester United fans arrested after racial allegations by train passenger

The Manchester-bound train had two 51-year-old United supporters who racially abused a fellow passenger A couple of Manchester United fans were arrested on Thursday after a train passenger was racially abused by the two supporters according to reports from BBC. The alleged incident took place inside a virgin train that was bound towards Manchester from London and the two men in custody were said to be returning from Belgium where United pl

Aug 29 2015
6 Things that could happen as the transfer window closes
6 Things that could happen as the transfer window closes

Transfers in football have evolved into an obsession. The prospect of landing one of the continent’s hottest talents tends to over-ride the excitement stimulated by a stunning goal or crunching tackle, but the transfer window encapsulates the ever-changing backdrop of football today quite perfectly. As the clock ticks down, pressure mounts on clubs to bring in fresh faces in order to better their forecasted fortunes, but the looming burden

Aug 29 2015