Chelsea vs Valencia Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Valencia Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea return to the Champions League with their new-look team against Valencia at Stamford Bridge. It will offer an opportunity for their young players to test themselves in the high-pressured environment of Europe's elite competition. Their group doesn't look too difficult, but all three teams will offer a test to the Blues. Given they are the current Europa League champions and they have experience of going deep into the competition, they will fancy their chances of making the knockout stages …
Napoli Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Napoli Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The UEFA Champions League 2019-20 begins this week, with the Champions Liverpool visiting Napoli for their first group stage match. The Reds and the Partenopei are familiar foes from last season but they are grouped with an easier set of teams – Red Bull Salzburg and Genk, as compared to Paris St Germain and Red Star Belgrade. Last time, despite losing 1-0 in Naples (and in Paris and Belgrade), the Reds progressed. This time, progress to the last sixteen looks …
Manchester United v Sevilla | Champions League Preview

Manchester United v Sevilla | Champions League Preview

In one of the final games of the round of 16 in this year's Champions League - Manchester United will lock horns with Sevilla for a place in the Quarter-finals. For Mourinho, this could be the biggest game of his time at United since the Europa League final in May 2017. Champions League progression has been one of the priorities for the Portuguese and Manchester United - as the club are looking to make it to the last eight of …
Manchester United stars fighting for their careers

Manchester United stars fighting for their careers

Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher admits many of the current squad are fighting for their careers at the club. Having lost 3-1 to Bayern Munich last night to effectively end their season, Fletcher admits that many of his team mates are now fighting for their United careers and he is adamant that they will not let this season just fizzle out. Fletcher said: "The boys have got to play well to stay in the manager's thoughts for next season. "There …
Mourinho made a mess of the tactics

Mourinho made a mess of the tactics

Former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle has suggested that Jose Mourinho got his tactics wrong in Chelsea's 3-1 UEFA Champions League defeat to PSG last evening. With Samuel Eto’o ruled out through injury, the Blues manager opted to start Andre Schurrle – who has played in wide areas for most of the season – as a centre-forward in the Parc de Princes with Fernando Torres and Demba Ba left on the bench. “I don’t think Schurrle playing up front worked,” Hoddle …
Chelsea to get first hand viewing of Cavani

Chelsea to get first hand viewing of Cavani

Chelsea face PSG in the UEFA Champions League this week and boss Jose Mourinho will get a close up view of rumoured transfer target Edison Cavani. Cavani, who only joined PSG last Summer has recently expressed his frustration at having to play wide on the right in a 433 formation. “Will I remain at Paris next term? We will see at the end of the season," he told L’Equipe when asked about his future. "I am fine in Paris, but …
Moyes admits it's all down to him

Moyes admits it's all down to him

Under-fire Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that the teams dramatic demise is all down to him. Following his teams humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to local rivals Manchester City, David Moyes has admitted that he is the cause of their lack of form. "I am the one who picks the team," Moyes said. "I take responsibility and always will do. It is disappointing. "I thought it would be a tough year but I hoped it would be more …
Moyes denies rift

Moyes denies rift

Manchester United manager David Moyes has moved to quash any rumours of a rift between him and his staff. Speaking ahead of his team's match against Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League, Moyes said "A lot of people are trying to divide us in some way or not keep us together," "I can only tell people what they're hearing or what they are saying is rubbish." "Over the last few weeks [the media] have tried to say there are problems with …
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