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Oscar explains why 'unstoppable' Liverpool star Mohammed Salah failed at Chelsea

Mohamed Salah joined Chelsea in the summer of 2014 from FC Basel, but he could only muster just 13 league appearances and two goals for the club


Beno Obano, film maker and rapper, closes in on long-awaited England rugby debut

“He’s desperate to play for his country. Obviously his cousin is Maro Itoje. I’m sure he wants to go to those family barbecues wearing a cap”


McGregor vs Mayweather 2 to take place on luxury cruise in Saudi Arabia: report

McGregor previously lost to Mayweather in 2017.


PSG remain 'confident of signing Dele Alli on loan from Tottenham'

Mauricio Pochettino is now in the hot-seat at the French champions and is determined to land the England man, with Spurs eyeing up Gladbach's Florian Neuhaus as a replacement.


Real Madrid should sign Haaland before Mbappe - Valdano

Kylian Mbappe is reportedly the primary transfer target for Real Madrid, but Jorge Valdano would pick Erling Haaland over him.


David Moyes is staying grounded but West Ham fans have right to dream of Europe after six on the spin

Claims of a European finish have been ten a penny at West Ham in recent years and have always been laughed out of town. Few are laughing now. Last night's win at Crystal Palace, their sixth consecutive victory since the turn of the year, lifted the Hammers above Liverpool into fourth. David Moyes has put a lid on the noise coming out of east London, vowing to promise less and deliver more, and now it is those outside the club who are touting the...


Ilkay Gundogan finds form of his life to turn into Man City’s unlikely talisman

The Manchester City top scorer. It is a phrase that conjures images of Sergio Aguero. Perhaps even Raheem Sterling. And maybe, this season, of Phil Foden. But not Ilkay Gundogan. Nice, but ultimately ineffectual, a passer rather than a finisher, a man who has often seemed to belong outside their strongest side, he may be the purist but he is no predator. But after half an hour at the Hawthorns, Gundogan was City’s leading marksman in the Premier...


Best yet to come for in-form West Ham, says defender Craig Dawson

Craig Dawson says the best is yet to come for West Ham after the Hammers climbed into the Premier League's top four on Tuesday night. The defender, on loan from Watford, scored his first Premier League goal for West Ham to secure victory at Crystal Palace after Tomas Soucek's brace had countered an opener from Wilfried Zaha. Michy Batshuayi scored late but the Hammers were more than deserving and could have won far more comfortably. Dawson has...


Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson available for clash with Tottenham

Liverpool have received a major boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Tottenahm, with Joel Matip and Jordan Henderson both expected to be fit. That’s according to the Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe, who claims the key do will be available for the must-win trip to north London on Thursday night. Matip wasn’t risked in the FA Cup defeat to Manchester United at the weekend, while Henderson hasn’t featured since the goalless draw at home to the...


Bukayo Saka will ‘keep feet on the ground’ despite emergence as Arsenal talisman, says Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin is convinced Bukayo Saka will keep his feet on the ground after inspiring Arsenal to another victory last night. Saka scored one goal and assisted another as Arsenal beat Southampton 3-1 at St. Mary’s to move up to eighth in the Premier League. Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette also got on the scoresheet to cancel out Stuart Armstrong’s opener in the third minute, but it was Saka who stole the show. The 19-year-old forward...


Alesi lands dual Toyota programme in Japan, leaves Ferrari Academy

Giuliano Alesi, the son of ex-Formula 1 racer Jean, will contest the Super Formula Lights series this year with the Toyota-affiliated TOM'S squad


'Not great since Boxing Day': Honest Jack Ross waits to see Hibs players' response to cup disappointment

Like a club draped along the psychiatrist’s couch, Hibs’ mentality has been delved into and scrutinised in the hours and days since they suffered a second-half surrender to St Johnstone in the semi-final of the Betfred Cup on Saturday.


Wolves' Nuno optimistic Jimenez will return this season

Wolves' Nuno optimistic Jimenez will return this season


What Thomas Tuchel 'tried' to tell Chelsea players in first meeting ahead of Wolves

Thomas Tuchel begins his reign as the new Chelsea manager against Wolverhampton Wanderers after replacing Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge


Worse than Sawyers: West Brom lightweight who lost 86% of duels badly betrayed Big Sam - opinion

West Brom defender Darnell Furlong betrayed Sam Allardyce after he was trusted to start against Manchester City.


'Different planet' - How the nationals reacted to West Brom's humbling by Man City

West Bromwich Albion remain rooted in the Premier League relegation zone after last night's 5-0 thumping by Manchester City - here's what the national media made of both teams


Tammy Abraham defends Antonio Rudiger over controversial Frank Lampard exit claims

Some have suggested that the German defender was one of the key dressing room figures in forcing Lampard out of the club


Is Burnley vs Aston Villa on TV tonight? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch Premier League fixture

Burnley welcome Aston Villa to Turf Moor in the Premier League this evening as the Clarets look to continue their remarkable uplift in form. Having been left short in the transfer window and suffering a dire start to the season, Sean Dyche has one against reversed the club’s fortunes, with a 1-0 victory over champions Liverpool last week followed by a comfortable 3-0 victory over Fulham in the FA Cup as Jay Rodriguez scored for the first time...


Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku's history from first Man Utd 50/50 to £50 bet

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku have a history dating back to their days at Man Utd and clashed as Inter Milan faced AC Milan on Tuesday night


Transfer news LIVE: Arsenal close on Odegaard, Liverpool eye Gordon, Man Utd track Baumgartner

Welcome along to live coverage of all Wednesday’s transfer news, rumours, gossip and done deals as Arsenal close in on the sensational loan move for Real Madrid and Norway midfielder Martin Odegaard, Liverpool look to clinch the signing of Derby County wonderkid Kaide Gordon, and Manchester United are linked with a bid for Christoph Baumgartner. United are also in a race against time to get rid of many of their fringe players, and hope to...


Sainz makes maiden Ferrari F1 appearance in Fiorano test

Carlos Sainz Jr hit the track as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver for the first time on Wednesday morning, commencing his private test running at Fiorano


Steven Gerrard: Rangers haven't always got deserved results at Hibs

Despite having an unbeaten record at Easter Road as Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard feels his team have not always received their just rewards from what he regards as one of the most challenging fixtures on their schedule.


Olympic boss Thomas Bach urges athletes and officials to be vaccinated ahead of Tokyo Games

Olympic boss Thomas Bach has advised national Olympic committees that their athletes and officials be vaccinated as a part of a “toolbox of Covid-19 countermeasures” to enable the delayed Tokyo Games to go ahead. While Bach reiterated in his call to the NOCs, including the British Olympic Association, that vaccinations would not be obligatory, the IOC is aware that the revised Games are under threat. Some 80% of the Japanese public recently...


Honda satellite LCR team commits to MotoGP for five more years

The satellite LCR squad has announced it will remain in MotoGP through to 2026 having signed a new deal with Dorna Sports and the International Race Teams Association


Football transfer rumours: Tuchel to target Upamecano and Haaland?

Let’s start up in north London, where speculation about Dele Alli’s will-he-won’t-he loan move to PSG continues to hover over the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium like a particularly stubborn patch of fog. The latest reports suggest it may hinge on Spurs’ ability to bring in a replacement for the Unsettled One and José Mourinho likes the cut of Florian Neuhaus’s jib. The 23-year-old Borussia Mönchengladbach playmaker has inspired his side to victories...


Forget Saka: £100k-p/w Arsenal titan who was "running the show" is now irreplaceable - opinion

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka produced an outstanding display in the 3-1 Premier League win over Southampton, and deserves as much credit as Saka.


Southampton Player Ratings: Arsenal (H)

Southampton suffered another setback in the Premier League with the Saints falling to a 3-1 defeat at home to Arsenal last night as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side could not emulate their weekend FA Cup win against the Gunners. The Saints were aiming to take their cup form into the Premier League and get back to winning ways in the top flight to revive their push for the European places. However, this result means that they have now managed to win only...


Wall has last word against Wizards after Westbrook trash talk

Having swapped teams in an offseason trade, John Wall and Russell Westbrook had plenty to say to each other on Tuesday.


Mikel Arteta dedicates Arsenal win to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with skipper absent for personal reasons

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s win against Southampton last night was dedicated to captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The forward missed the win at St. Mary’s due to “personal family reasons”, having also been absent for Saturday’s FA Cup defeat against the same opponents. Without Aubameyang, Arsenal claimed a 3-1 win on Tuesday night and Arteta says the victory was for the team’s skipper. Asked if there was an update when Aubameyang would return,...


Andy Murray set to make season debut at Italian Challenger event after missing Australian Open

Andy Murray had hoped to begin his season in Australia but will instead start his 2021 at a little-known Challenger event in Italy next month. Murray had been given a wildcard to compete at the Australian Open by tournament bosses but was unable to board the chartered flight from London after testing positive for Covid-19. He had planned to arrive in Australia late but that was ruled out on Friday after he failed to find a workable quarantine...


Newcastle's embarrassing warm-up against Leeds shows why things are going wrong

Footage of the Magpies' strikers taking shots at goal ahead of the 2-1 defeat to Leeds has gone viral on social media


Carlo Ancelotti sent 'clever' transfer signal to Thierry Small on Everton debut

Carlo Ancelotti made Thierry Small the youngest player to ever appear for the Everton first-team last weekend


Chelsea vs Wolves predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Chelsea host Wolves this evening in the Blues’ first match with Thomas Tuchel in charge. Tuchel was named Chelsea’s new manager yesterday, one day after Frank Lampard was dismissed, and – having led a training session yesterday evening – the former PSG and Borussia Dortmund coach will be in the dugout tonight. Chelsea will seek to bounce back after a 2-0 league loss to Leicester in their last outing in the top flight, with a 3-1 FA Cup victory...


Man United 'leading race for Hoffenheim star Christoph Baumgartner'

A summer move appears for likely for the midfielder, whose contract runs out in 2023 and whose asking price of £16m looks likely to only increase, according to The Sun.


Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils could have free run at Declan Rice

Chelsea are set to withdraw from the race for the West Ham midfielder


David Moyes right to call for West Ham scouting upgrades [Opinion]

David Moyes has made a less-than-subtle dig at the West Ham board over one key internal structure at the London Stadium – and he is more than justified in doing so. Speaking ahead of the Hammers’ clash with London rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday evening, Moyes called for greater development of the club’s recruitment infrastructure. The 57-year-old believes that West Ham need to invest more in their recruitment resources in order to improve the...


Celtic 'offered' ex-Stoke £18m record signing, Rangers warning over Wright deal, Frimpong transfer fee 'too good to turn down' - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill

The end is in sight and teams are beginning to make moves after a slow start to the transfer market January window.


Luke Shaw revival: United star is proving indispensable to Solskjaer

United's defeat at home to Spurs appeared to signal the beginnings of drastic change at Old Trafford. That, added to the viral clip of Dea Gea berating his left back, made for grim reading for Shaw.


Forget Raphinha: "Incredible" Leeds titan was Bielsa's true hero, Orta surely buzzing - opinion

Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier produced a stand-out display in Marcelo Bielsa's side's Premier League victory over Newcastle.


Scottish golfer Ryan Lumsden misses out on Dubai Desert Classic due to Covid

Scottish golfer Ryan Lumsden is “gutted” to be missing out on the biggest event of his professional career after testing positive for Covid-19.


Forget Antonio: £96k-p/w West Ham gem will surely have left Moyes wanting more vs CPFC – opinion

Jarrod Bowen left West Ham United wanting more quality from their £96,000-per-week forward as David Moyes’ side beat Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.


Rumour Has It: Real Madrid battle Premier League giants for Alaba, Chelsea eye Upamecano

Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool are among the clubs battling to sign David Alaba.


Journalist hints that Liverpool will sign Ibrahima Konate this summer

Liverpool look likely to sign Ibrahima Konate this summer, according to journalist Rory Smith. The Reds are desperately in need of defensive reinforcements, with Jurgen Klopp left depleted in that area this season. Although a January signing is looking increasingly unlikely, it seems almost certain that a centre-back will be brought in at the end of the season. Speaking on the Guardian‘s Football Weekly podcast, Smith gave a major hint that RB...


West Ham keen on signing Jonas Wind

West Ham appear to be turning their recruitment attention to Denmark having been previously linked with Mikkel Damsgaard, with the Hammers now said to be looking at Jonas Wind an attacking option. According to The Telegraph via Danish source Bold, the 21-year-old is coming into West Ham’s thinking as a long-term attacking option. The source adds a caveat in that the Irons are said to be focusing on Wind as a summer target as opposed to a...


Man Utd predicted line-up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to make Marcus Rashford call

Man Utd will host Sheffield United at Bramall Lane where Marcus Rashford is expected to start despite an injury scarce while Bruno Fernandes is set to return


Manchester United change in transfer strategy is working perfectly

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has targeted a different profile of player for his Man Utd squad over the last 12 months and it's been a success.


Newcastle United Player Ratings: Leeds United (H)

Newcastle United suffered another setback, falling to a 2-1 defeat against Leeds United at St James’ Park on Tuesday night despite an improved second half performance which could at least offer a glimmer of hope. Steve Bruce was in desperate need of a response from his side after the dismal performance in the 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa on Saturday, but the Newcastle manager once again set up the team in a very negative fashion with a back five....


Rugby morning headlines as Wales set to issue injury update at press conference and Sky Sports ditch plans for new rugby channel

Here are the latest rugby headlines as the 2021 Six Nations is officially launched and Welsh sport is warned that the latest funding package may not be enough


Leicester 'confident' of finally signing James Tarkowski from Burnley

It is reported that Tarkowski is looking to move on in order to further his England prospects and become a regular in the Three Lions shirt for Gareth Southgate.


West Ham Player Ratings: Crystal Palace (A)

West Ham overcame an early setback to prevail 3-2 against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park last night and move into the top four in the Premier League. A Wilfried Zaha goal in the opening minutes momentarily rocked David Moyes’ side but a Tomas Soucek double and a towering Craig Dawson header saw the Hammers complete the turnaround. Palace scored again in the dying moments through Michy Batshuayi with the three points all but confirmed as the...