July 1, 2020

Scott Parker praised his players for digging deep after going a goal down in the derby at QPR to recover and win 2-1 – and for proving they could do it without Aleksander Mitrovic. 

Their 23-goal striker is suspended for three games for violent conduct at Leeds at the w...

June 20, 2020

Thomas Frank hailed his side’s fitness as they came good at the end of an intriguing behind-closed –doors derby at Fulham. 

The first game back after a three-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic appeared to be heading for a goalless draw, but Brentford stole...

June 19, 2020

So here we all are again. Except not quite. 

For most of us, what is left of the football season will be all about hooking up to dodgy illegal streams or TV packages to catch what behind-closed-doors action we can find. 

For those who accept no substitute for the re...

May 20, 2020

Don’t worry about all this Covid-19 nonsense. It is just an illusion.

Right now, in a parallel universe, we are gearing up for another of those days where we are about to reconnect with our youth – about to rediscover, in however small a way, the part of us that first h...

March 8, 2020

Frank Lampard is determined for Chelsea not to get carried away after a thrilling week which saw the elimination of Liverpool in the FA Cup and a 4-0 rout of Everton.

The Blues were imperious against an admittedly poor showing from Carlo Ancelotti's side.

The manner of t...

March 4, 2020

Frank Lampard described the performance of Billy Gilmour as 'immaculate' in Chelsea's FA Cup triumph over Liverpool.

It might be stretching it to claim it as a coming-of-age display from the diminutive midfielder in Tuesday night's 2-0 win, but it was an assured contrib...

March 2, 2020

Pep Guardiola loves Wembley.

In the post-match press conference following yet another successful outing at the home of football for Man City's manager, it was suggested it might be time for him to acquire a Wembley tattoo to mark his affinity to the stadium.

As a player,...

February 28, 2020

Mikel Arteta is determined to lift Arsenal's shell-shocked troops after their last-gasp exit from the Europa League at the hands of Olympiacos.
A goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appeared to have rescured the Gunners in extra time, but the Greeks bagged a goal at t...

February 22, 2020

Thomas Frank says he is determined to keep looking for wins rather than settle for draws as his team enter the business end of the promotion campaign.

The Bees battled back well from 2-0 down to draw with Blackburn Rovers in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, but there was...

February 20, 2020

Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham’s tie with RB Leipzig is far from over, but admits the odds are against his team because of injuries to key players.

The loss of Heung-Min Son to a fractured arm as well as the long-term injury to Harry Kane leaves Spurs bereft of firepow...

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