WATCH – Sporting’s Nani mistakes ref for a team-mate

In a bizarre moment in yesterday’s Champions League match between Sporting Lisbon and Chelsea; on loan winger Nani blitzes down the wing on a Sporting counter attack before back-heeling the ball into the path of what he thought was a team-mate. Turns out it was the ref… See the video here… Sporting lost the game 1-0, thanks to a 34th …

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Oliver BainesWATCH – Sporting’s Nani mistakes ref for a team-mate

Champions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

The Champions League is back this week! As ever the biggest club competition in the world throws up some fantastic ties and tonight is no different with Barcelona, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City and Bayern Munich all in action. There are 8 games on offer and all will be incredibly important as match-day 2 sees 3 more vital points on offer. Here is …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Barcelona

Chelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Chelsea are rumoured to be chasing young Brazilian attacking-midfielder Anderson Talisca from Benfica. The Daily Star believe Chelsea could return to do business with the Portuguese club from whom they purchased David Luiz and Nemanja Matic. The 6ft 2in, 20-year-old Talisca only joined Benfica this summer from Brazilian club Bahia where he had made 30 first team appearances. He had been …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea want Brazilian youngster Anderson Talisca

Ryan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay

On loan Southampton defender, Ryan Bertrand has hinted that he may stay at Southampton and leave Chelsea in the summer. Speaking to the Metro, Bertrand said, “The situation became clear to me before I went on loan to Aston Villa (last season). I was getting those 15, 20, 25, 30-plus games a season, until I hit a stumbling block,” he …

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Oliver BainesRyan Bertrand hints at Southampton stay
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Manchester United’s Juan Mata back off to Spain?

  Is Manchester United playmaker, Juan Mata set to leave the club and return to former Spanish club, Valencia? Well, that is the view of the Daily Star who have suggested that Valencia are weighing up a loan move for the Spaniard in January before they splash out £30m on securing the services of their former star. Mata has only recently joined …

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Oliver BainesManchester United’s Juan Mata back off to Spain?

Premier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

After the distraction of the Capital One Cup mid-week, the Premier League returns this weekend! We have some phenomenal ties ahead including the Merseyside Derby at Anfield and the North-London Derby at the Emirates Stadium. Not only that but Manchester United host West Ham United who will fancy their chances and third placed Aston Villa travel to pacesetters Chelsea on …

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Gareth ThomasPremier League preview: Featuring Liverpool, Man Utd & Arsenal

Arsene Wenger critical of Frank Lampard loan move

Arsene Wenger has blasted Manchester City and Frank Lampard for the loan move that saw him return to the Premier League following his Chelsea departure. The Daily Mirror report how Wenger has questioned the legality of the move. Frank Lampard left Chelsea after 13 years at the club where he became the Blues’ all-time goalscorer and won 3 Premier League trophies, 4 …

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Gareth ThomasArsene Wenger critical of Frank Lampard loan move

Could Lampard stay with Manchester City beyond January?

Could Frank Lampard be set to prolong his stay at the Etihad? Speaking to BBC Sport, the former England midfielder said, “I’m signed here until January, so that’s all I can say at the minute,” said ex-Chelsea player Lampard.” An argument has been proposed to Lampard that he does not need to return to the USA for pre-season training as he …

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Oliver BainesCould Lampard stay with Manchester City beyond January?

Capital One Cup review: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Newcastle

The second day of fixtures took place last night in the Capital One Cup third round that saw Manchester City hosted Sheffield Wednesday, Chelsea welcomed Bolton Wanderers, Championship side Nottingham Forest travelled to Tottenham Hotspur whilst struggling Newcastle United took on equally struggling Crystal Palace. Here is Brandish’s round up of the second half of Third Round fixtures in the …

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Gareth ThomasCapital One Cup review: featuring Man City, Chelsea and Newcastle

Arsenal, Chelsea & Man Utd all want Svilar, age 15!

Aged 15, what are you doing? Well I was still in school, juggling that with FIFA and Football Manager! However goalkeeper Mike Svilar, of Belgium club Anderlecht, is being hunted by three Premier League giants according to the Daily Mail. Belgium is a country with a proud history of producing top quality players and Mike Svilar is being tipped as …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal, Chelsea & Man Utd all want Svilar, age 15!

Capital One Cup: Arsenal out, Liverpool victorious & more clashes to come!

Last night saw the Third Round of the Capital One Cup take place across the country with a number of high profile clashes and a few upsets too! Liverpool faced Middlesborough at Anfield, Arsenal hosted Southampton, Everton travelled to Swansea whilst Fulham and Cardiff continued their manager-less periods. Here is the best of last night’s action with a quick look …

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Gareth ThomasCapital One Cup: Arsenal out, Liverpool victorious & more clashes to come!

Chelsea’s Ramires set for Real Madrid switch?

Chelsea midfielder Ramires is set to join Spanish giants Real Madrid. That is according to the Daily Mirror who report the fee would be around £25m. Ramires is 27 years of age and has been at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea since August 2010. He started his career in Brazil with Cruzeiro before moving on to Portugal with Benfica. Chelsea then paid …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea’s Ramires set for Real Madrid switch?
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Super Frankie Lampard

Frank Lampard was overcome with mixed emotions as he guided home Manchester City’s late equaliser against his former side whom he is considered a legend, Chelsea. As the retired England midfielder entered the fray in the 78th minute, he was welcomed to an overwhelming scene in which both supporters vocalised their appreciation for one of the Premier Leagues greatest. A …

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Oliver BainesSuper Frankie Lampard

Premier League preview: featuring Man City v Chelsea

The Premier League is back following our midweek action in the Champions League and Europa League. Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from a resounding defeat in Germany to Borussia Dortmund as they face Aston Villa away, Saturday may be Alan Pardew’s last game in charge of Newcastle as they take on Hull City, Leicester host Manchester United whilst …

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Gareth ThomasPremier League preview: featuring Man City v Chelsea

Lassana Diarra linked to Arsenal move

Former Chelsea midfielder Lassana Diarra is today being linked to Arsenal by the Daily Express. Diarra almost moved to QPR to be reunited with Harry Redknapp on deadline day but the move fell through. Arsenal were dismantled by Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Tuesday night and the criticism as surrounded the deeper roles in his midfield as well as the …

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Gareth ThomasLassana Diarra linked to Arsenal move

Champions League review: featuring Chelsea & Manchester City

The second day of Champions League action took part last night with Bayern Munich hosting Premier League champions Manchester City, Chelsea taking on the visiting Germans of Schalke, PSG travelling to Dutch giants Ajax whilst Barcelona welcomed Cypriots Apoel Nicosia. There were goals galore across Europe and plenty of drama so here is Brandish’s review of Wednesday night’s Champions League …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League review: featuring Chelsea & Manchester City

Liverpool & Chelsea to do battle over Julian Brandt

Liverpool and Chelsea are both preparing bids for German U19 international Julian Brandt. The Daily Mirror indicate that both teams have sent scouts to check out Brandt who plays as an attacking midfielder. Julian Brandt is highly rated across Europe and to those who play video games such as the FIFA series. He made his Bayer Leverkusen Bundesliga debut in February …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool & Chelsea to do battle over Julian Brandt

Champions League preview: featuring Chelsea and Manchester City

  Last night the Champions League of 2014/15 kicked off in style with Premier League clubs Liverpool and Arsenal in action. Tonight though, we have plenty more fixtures to look forward to as Manchester City travel to 2013 winners Bayern Munich, Chelsea host German side Schalke and Barcelona get ready for the visit of Cypriot team Apoel Nicosia. Here is …

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Gareth ThomasChampions League preview: featuring Chelsea and Manchester City

Chelsea close to securing Eden Hazard contract

Chelsea are closing in on securing Eden Hazard to a new contract according to BBC Sport. This follows a summer of speculation that linked the Belgian midfielder with a move away from Stamford Bridge, PSG being the favourites to land him. José Mourinho has handed Chelsea fans a boost by saying: “It’s a question of time – one more month …

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Gareth ThomasChelsea close to securing Eden Hazard contract

Former Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool star moves to India

Nicolas Anelka, who has travelled across Europe in a highly successful career, has announced that he will join Indian side Mumbai City. The 35-year-old striker will play in the 10-week Indian Super League tournament. I’m pleased to join Mumbai City FC & very exciting in joining Indian Super League. — nicolas anelka (@anelkaofficiel) September 15, 2014 Mumbai City will be …

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Gareth ThomasFormer Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool star moves to India