Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Drinkwater to West Ham? January transfer for unwanted Chelsea star?

According to reports, Danny Drinkwater could be set for an exit from Stamford Bridge, with West Ham United set to be interested in the star's services.

Drinkwater has fallen out of favour with new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and has made only one appearance this season- in the Community Shield against Man City. He hasn't made a single appearance in the Premier League, Carabao Cup or the Europa League and has not even managed to make the bench.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Bayern board rejected Kovac request to sign Rebic and Vogt

It's been a tough start to the season for Bayern Munich, who have pretty much had things all their way in Germany in the last decade. If reports in Bild are to be believed, new Bayern coach Niko Kovac (who replaced Jupp Heyneckes), wanted to sign Ante Rebic and Kevin Vogt, but his request was rejected by the Bayern board.

The Bavarians, somewhat surprisingly for a club for their stature, literally did no business in the summer transfer window.  Their only major signing was that of Leon Goretka, who arrived on a free, and whose decision to move from Schalke to the Allianz Arena was made public several months ago.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Will Marko Arnautovic play against Chelsea? Pellegrini says player doubtful

West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that striker Marko Arnautovic is a doubt for their upcoming London derby clash against Chelsea on Sunday.

Arnautovic has been West Ham's best player in the last year, and was substituted midway through the second half after scoring in the Hammers' 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park. He was replaced by Michail Antonio, and Pellegrini has said that the Austrian has picked up a "problem behind his knee"

With Javier Hernandez ill and Lucas Perez having little playing time, the Hammers will be hoping that Arnautovic is passed fit for this game. The 29 year old scored the only goal in this fixture when West Ham upset Chelsea at the London Stadium in December 2017.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Gareth Bale does a Berbatov, makes a tough goal look easy

There is no doubting the fact that Gareth Bale is immensely talented, and if you still had any doubts over it, check out the Welsh star's superb goal in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund earlier this evening.

Great volley but you'd not be alone if you thought it wasn't great at first glance- Bale simply makes it look so easy.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Davide Zappacosta scores freak goal against Qarabag

Young Davide Zappacosta was among the scorers as Antonio Conte's side make short work of Azerbaijani opponents Qarabag at Stamford Bridge. The Blues won 6-0 in their Champions League opener

He scored this freak goal, which is still attracting debate in various circles- was it a shot, or was it a goal? Zappacrossa? Zappashoota? Zappascora? Check it out and decide

Monday, August 21, 2017

Panenka Penalty Fail in Top flight football game

You're the penalty taker for a club that has just earned promotion to the top flight football league in your country.

You're taking on one of the country's biggest teams early on in the season, and are trailing 2-1.

You get a chance to take home a point when the referee awards a penalty in second half stoppage time.

What do you do?  Attempt a cheeky Panenka? Certainly not, you say

Friday, May 26, 2017

Wolfsburg edge first leg of playoff against local rivals

Mario Gomez's thirty fifth minute penalty helped Wolfsburg edge local rivals Braunschweig in the first leg of their relegation playoff tie.

Braunschweig, who are bidding to become only the third 2.Bundesliga team to win their playoff since the introduction of the system in 2008-09, will still retain hopes after conceding only one goal at the Volkswagen Arena, and had goalkeeper Jasmin Fejzic to thank for some fine saves, despite the Bosnian failing to keep out Gomez's penalty.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Alexis Sanchez first Arsenal player to score 20 league goals in a season since Van Persie

Arsenal's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez has become the first Gunners player to score 20 league goals in a season since Robin van Persie in the 2011/12 season.

Sanchez achieved this feat in Arsenal's 2-0 midweek win away at Southampton, a game that was perhaps overshadowed by the Champions League semifinal taking place at the same time.

RVP left the Emirates that summer, and Alexis has been long linked with a summer switch. He, along with Ozil, are perhaps the two "world class" players in Wenger's side, and the Gunners have had again had a unfruitful season, with calls for Wenger's departure increasing

Friday, March 31, 2017

Premier League target moves to BVB

Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of highly rated youngster Mo Dahoud from domestic rivals Borussia Monchengladbach.

The likes of Liverpool, Man City and Juventus were all interested in the services of the 20 year, but he has decided to continue his career in the Bundesliga by opting to join BVB in the summer on a five year. Dortmund will pay Gladbach approximately 10.3 million pounds for Dahoud.

Dahoud is the second big name confirmed to leave Gladbach this summer, with sporting director Max Eberl also confirming that on loan defender Andreas Christensen will return to Chelsea at the end of the current season.