Chelsea beat Barcelona 2-1 on Tuesday morning to continue their first pre-season under Frank Lampard. The Blues boss would have been undoubtedly delighted to see his team contain new signing Antoine Griezmann, while also looking dangerous themselves. Tammy Abraham opened the scoring in the first half, pouncing on a mistake by Sergio Busquets, to give […]"Mason Mount: How did Chelsea wonderkid fare against Barcelona in the Rakuten Cup?"
Simon Jordan has blasted Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for his ‘lazy’ decision to hand David de Gea a new £117million contract. The straight-talking talkSPORT pundit says the goalkeeper is ‘in decline’ and has slammed the Premier League giants, saying: ‘Where else do you get a reward for going backwards?’ It is understood Spanish […]"David de Gea latest: Simon Jordan slams Manchester United and ‘lazy Ed Woodward’ over new £117m contract"
Antoine Griezmann made his debut for Barcelona in their pre-season friendly with Chelsea and already looks a hit. The French forward joined in a controversial £108million deal from Atletico Madrid after a prolific five-season stay in the Spanish capital. After 133 goals in just 257 games the time was right for the 29-year-old to try […]"Antoine Griezmann: How did Barcelona’s new signing perform in debut against Chelsea?"
Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley scored as Chelsea edged to a 2-1 victory over Barcelona in Japan. Abraham opened the scoring for the Blues just ten minutes before the break after he pounced on a wayward Sergio Busquets pass to finish neatly past Neto. Following the interval Barcelona mounted the pressure on the Premier League […]"Chelsea 2-1 Barcelona: Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley strike to hand Frank Lampard’s side victory over Spanish champions"
Manchester City midfielder Rodri has revealed his determination to make his mark in Pep Guardiola’s side, but joked his new manager’s restaurant is far too expensive. City broke the bank to sign the defensive midfielder this summer, splashing out a club record £62.8million to sign the Spain international from Atletico Madrid. Pep Guardiola has identified […]"Manchester City news: Rodri jokes Pep Guardiola’s restaurant is too expensive but reveals determination to make a difference to Premier League champions"
There are just under three weeks before the Championship transfer window closes at 5pm on August 8, with many sides still in the market for new signings. There have been plenty of impressive signings so far, with Pontus Jansson’s £5.5million move from Leeds to Brentford by far the biggest talking point in England’s second tier […]"Transfers: Winners and losers in the Championship so far, including Middlesbrough, Fulham, and Stoke City"
Arsenal are close to signing Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos on loan but have abandoned their pursuit of Celtic defender Kieran Tierney. The Gunners had made Scotland international £25m-rated Tierney one of their top targets this summer and the 22-year-old was reportedly keen to move to north London. However, according to the Daily Record, the […]"Transfer news: Arsenal to sign Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid as they end pursuit of Celtic’s Kieran Tierney"
Chelsea have had a major summer of change on and off the field already this summer ahead of the new campaign. The Blues secured a successful season under Maurizio Sarri last term despite issues surrounding the club. They finished third in the Premier League table, won the Europa League and reached the Carabao Cup final […]"Chelsea pre-season fixtures: Frank Lampard set to face showpiece friendly against Barcelona – games, dates, times and venues"
Scott McTominay believes the key to becoming a regular starter at Manchester United is versatility. The 22-year-old made 22 appearances for the Red Devils last season and was trusted in important Champions League clashes against Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. The Scotland international wants to nail down a starting spot in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side next […]"Scott McTominay backs himself to fill the void at Manchester United left by Ander Herrera’s departure"
Maneul Pellegrini has never been afraid to splash the cash, but the Chilean has developed a knack for getting the right sort of deals done. After returning to the Premier League with West Ham United last summer, the former Manchester City boss set about transforming the Hammers. In fact, the last 12 months has seen […]"Manuel Pellegrini’s top 10 most expensive signings including Sebastien Haller, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raheem Sterling"