Lampard claims 2020-21 season will be tainted by scheduling nightmares

Frank Lampard believes the 2020-21 season will be marred by inconsistent scheduling, with the Chelsea boss frustrated by 'new rules' which left his side disadvantaged over Christmas.

MARTIN KEOWN: Werner is a striker so Lampard MUST play him central

MARTIN KEOWN: Craven Cottage and Stamford Bridge are less than two miles apart but the two London clubs are a world away in their goals for this season.

Celtic fans react to Neil Doncaster's latest comments

It’s safe to say that Celtic have a mountain to climb over the second half of the season if they are to win a 10th successive Scottish Premiership title. The Hoops are 21 points behind Glasgow rivals Rangers with three games in hand ahead of this weekend’s fixtures. However, SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster, speaking exclusively to Record Sport, has refused to rule out declaring the season ‘null and void’ if the ongoing pandemic brings...

MARK CLATTENBURG: No chance, Jurgen, you know what you're doing!

MARK CLATTENBURG: Jurgen Klopp once tried to stare me out before a match. That's fine, he has a presence and an aura he turns to for the benefit of the Premier League champions.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight contract will be signed within four weeks, says Eddie Hearn

The summer mega-fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could be signed within a month and promoter Eddie Hearn is already eying a winter rematch in Cardiff. The British Boxing Board of Control suspended all competition for January as Britain went into the latest lockdown with levels of Covid-19 now higher than ever across the country. But Hearn has announced a bullish return for his Matchroom stable with five cards taking place throughout...

AHEAD OF THE GAME: Big Sam's Albion deal could land him £10 million

Sam Allardyce will receive a six-figure bonus for every place West Bromwich Albion finish above 18th in the Premier League, due to a contract that could earn him up to £10 million.

Celtic hold 'serious interest' in Aston Villa's Aaron Ramsey

Celtic are reported to be seriously interested in Aston Villa midfielder Aaron Ramsey. That’s according to the Daily Mail, who claimed that the Hoops are almost certain to make an offer for the 17-year-old, whose Villa Park contract expires at the end of the current campaign. The report added that Dutch giants Ajax are also keen on the teenager, with Villa happy to offer the England under-17 international fresh terms to remain at the club. Read...

Chris Kane keen to build on promising strike partnership with Guy Melamed

The St Johnstone forward enjoyed his evening at Tannadice and is confident more goals will come

Bruno Fernandes hits back at Jürgen Klopp over Manchester United penalties

Bruno Fernandes has told Jürgen Klopp to continue to complain if he wishes about the number of penalties Manchester United win because the midfielder could not care less about the Liverpool manager’s view. United travel to Anfield on Sunday as Premier League leaders and hope to hand the champions a first home defeat in the competition since April 2017. Since Ole Gunnar Solskjær became manager two years ago United have been awarded 42 penalties...

'It's an emotional game' - Klopp highlights difficulty stopping goal celebrations amid Covid-19 clampdown

The Reds boss says Premier League stars were already showing high levels of responsibility before new rules were imposed

Fantasy Premier League: FPL transfer tips for double gameweek 19

Gameweek 19 of the Fantasy Premier League season is here - and a double gameweek for a number of teams means plenty of big decisions for FPL managers. The likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea all have two matches in gameweek 19, while West Ham have two enticing fixtures at home. This seems like the ideal week to play your free hit - but if you’ve already gone early, or are saving it for later in the season, then it...

Wolves fan Sam Allardyce plots downfall of boyhood club to kickstart WBA survival bid

The first Black Country derby in nine years takes place on Saturday lunchtime with West Bromwich Albion desperate for victory, and their hosts stuttering themselves

Oli Kebble’s absence is big blow as Glasgow Warriors seek parity in the scrum

There is good news and bad news for Glasgow coach Danny Wilson as he plots a way of prising the 1872 Cup from Edinburgh hands.

Milan confirm signing of Torino midfielder Meite

Serie A leaders Milan have made their first signing of the January transfer window by bringing in Torino midfielder Soualiho Meite.

How good can Bruno Fernandes make Manchester United? Anfield may tell

This is not the beginning of the title run-in. This is not the start of the middle, or the beginning of the end. Let’s face it, nobody really knows what’s going on up there in this jetlagged oddity of a Premier League season, when points have been scattered with luxurious abandon, and none of these teams seem ready to find a sustained higher gear. Not that it makes much difference. There will, as ever, be an urge to portray Manchester United’s...

Monaco hold off spirited Montpellier to go fourth

Monaco hold off spirited Montpellier to go fourth

Luis Alberto scores twice as Lazio stun Roma 3-0 in Rome Derby

Luis Alberto scores twice as Lazio thrash Roma 3-0 to take capital derby bragging rights, as Roma miss out on chance to go within three points of leaders AC Milan, while Lazio win third in a row

MAN UTD FAN VIEW: There's hope to get a result at Anfield in ages

SCOTT PATTERSON: The three-point lead United currently possess would be cancelled out with a defeat on Sunday but for the first time in a long time there is reason for them to have real hope.

Callum McGregor responds to Celtic fan rage as he issues 'don't stop believing' title message

The midfielder will captain the side against Livingston and has called for supporters to back the team.

Jordan Henderson: Sir Alex Ferguson explains why Man United didn’t try to sign midfielder before Liverpool

Sir Alex Ferguson has explained that Manchester United failed to sign Jordan Henderson over fears about potential future injury problems - but says the Liverpool captain has clearly proved his doubters wrong. Henderson joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011, and was heavily criticised at the beginning of his career at Anfield. However, the midfielder has gone from strength to strength on Merseyside, becoming captain for Jurgen Klopp's side and...

David Moyes' confident declaration to West Ham fans following Sebastien Haller transfer

The Hammers boss takes his side into back-to-back home games in the coming week and is preparing to unleash young prospect Mipo Odubeko

Ronaldo is one of the best in football history... I will tell my children I played with him - Morata

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has 19 goals in 18 outings this term and has been hailed by team-mate Alvaro Morata.

Cameron Harper set for Celtic exit as New York Red Bulls offer American kid an MLS escape route

The U.S youth international made his debut for the club on Monday but is now set for the exit door.

Edinburgh football transfer LIVE: Hibs complete third signing of January window as Hearts say goodbye to derby hero

Scottish football’s latest transfer news on the evening of Friday, January 15

Pep Guardiola hits out at politicians over football's celebration blame game

The Manchester City boss has taken aim at the UK Government, with a number of politicians all of a sudden taking an increased focus on footballers' celebrations

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has played fast and loose with the truth about Manchester United and Liverpool

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made some interesting statements regards Liverpool

Man Utd star Bruno Fernandes explains reason behind hands over ears celebration

Bruno Fernandes has been in the goals since joining Man Utd and often produces a celebration that sees him cover his ears which he explains is a tribute

Arsenal's draw against Crystal Palace proved how vital Tierney is

Kieran Tierney has scored one goal and recorded two assists this season and was one of the reasons behind Arsenal going on a four-game unbeaten run prior to the goalless draw against Crystal Palace.

Thank goodness I have retired! - Ferguson glad he does not have to face 'phenomenal' Liverpool

Manchester United and Liverpool face off in the Premier League on Sunday and Alex Ferguson is aware of the challenge facing his former side.

Rooney reveals Gerrard conversation before becoming Derby boss

Wayne Rooney has revealed he spoke to Steven Gerrard hours before agreeing to follow his former England team-mate into the hazardous world of football management.

Chelsea XI vs Fulham: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup and latest injury list for Premier League clash

N’Golo Kante will miss Chelsea’s clash with Fulham due to suspension – but Frank Lampard has a fully fit squad to choose from for Saturday’s Premier League derby. Reece James has recovered from hamstring injury and could come straight back into the team for the first time since Boxing Day. Lampard will choose between Jorginho and Billy Gilmour to replace Kante, while Kai Havertz will hope for his first Premier League start since before Christmas...

Marco Andretti steps away from IndyCar to chart own course

Marco Andretti steps away from IndyCar to chart own course

Jose Mourinho refuses to be drawn on Dele Alli’s Tottenham future; backs Gareth Bale despite slow start

Jose Mourinho, the Tottenham manager, has refused to be drawn on whether he would allow Dele Alli to leave the club this month. Alli is wanted by Mauricio Pochettino's Paris Saint-Germain after falling out of favour under Mourinho but Spurs are reluctant to sanction a loan move mid-season. The club's chairman Daniel Levy is thought to believe that Spurs would be unable to sign a replacement of similar quality in January and is wary of losing a...

David Moyes growing a ‘different’ West Ham to the club involved in dark day of Burnley trouble in 2018

Burnley visiting the London Stadium will always bring back some rather unsettling memories for West Ham. During a 3-0 defeat to the Clarets in March 2018, protests against the board spilled onto the pitch as one supporter was wrestled to the ground by captain Mark Noble, and another planted a corner flag in the centre circle. David Moyes - who took the squad to Miami for a controversial trip immediately after the game, but returned with a win...

SFA asks all Championship clubs if they want to continue​​​​​​​

The Championship could be suspended after it emerged tonight that clubs have until Monday to confirm whether or not they want to continue.

Jurgen Klopp doubles down on "mind-games" stance with some straight talking

Liverpool face Manchester United on Sunday with the champions not in their best form, and with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men having surged to the top of the Premier League table

James Tomkins: Crystal Palace defender getting better with every game after injury, says Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson has hailed James Tomkins for his return to the side, and says the Crystal Palace defender is getting better and better with each game. The former West Ham man missed the majority of 2020 through injury but has returned in recent weeks as the Eagles have tightened up at the back. Thursday's 0-0 draw at Arsenal was the first time Hodgson's side had kept consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League, with Tomkins alongside Cheikhou...

Avram Grant to Chelsea? Frank Lampard responds to links

Frank Lampard has dismissed concerns over links with a Chelsea return for Avram Grant – and is open to an experienced figure joining the set up at Stamford Bridge. Lampard responded to reports that owner Roman Abramovich was considering a role for former interim manager Grant. Those stories have been dismissed in some quarters – but even if Chelsea opted to bring in another appointment on the football side, Lampard has no fears about the impact...

Asgreen seeking more spring Classics success in 2021

Dane hopes to replicate 2020 Kuurne win as well as targeting Tour, Olympics and Worlds

Ealing hope to blaze trail way beyond long-awaited Saracens clash

The waiting is the hardest part. By now the players of Ealing Trailfinders and Saracens must feel more like dust-covered museum exhibits than professional athletes, a throwback to a distant era. Ealing have not had a competitive league game since last February, Saracens’ last fixture before their Premiership relegation was on 4 October. The forgotten warriors of the Championship have had their mental strength sorely tested. It is the next phase,...

Bruno Fernandes details nightmare scenario firing up Man Utd stars ahead of Liverpool showdown

Manchester United head to Liverpool for Sunday's table-topping Premier League showdown with Bruno Fernandes taking on the Reds for the first time since his Old Trafford arrival in 2020

Nuno confirms Wolves selection for West Brom & opens up about Patrick Cutrone

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Bromwich Albion | Nuno Espirito Santo has confirmed Willy Boly will start the game against their Black Country rivals on Saturday

Rooney-mania had many ages but his defining moment remains the first

In a way, it was the perfect understated ending: with a short, sober statement on the Derby County website. New manager appointed at struggling Championship club. Signs a two-and-a-half-year deal after a cautiously successful stint in caretaker charge. Liam Rosenior to be his assistant. Meanwhile – buried in the seventh paragraph, as if an entirely incidental detail – England and Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer has decided to...

Six Nations WILL take place insists French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte

French Rugby Federation president Bernard Laporte says this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship “will take place”.

Meet Michael Olise, the wonderkid who's already the Championship's most-coveted prospect

The Reading teenager has enjoyed a magnificent breakout season, and looks set to head to the Premier League sooner rather than later

Whyte-Povetkin rematch confirmed for March 6

Dillian Whyte will have the chance for revenge when he faces Alexander Povetkin in a rescheduled heavyweight rematch in early March.

Scott Parker: Fulham boss gives detailed six-minute explanation of club’s Covid-19 outbreak

Scott Parker revealed the extent of the Covid-19 outbreak at Fulham last month during an extraordinary 6-minute explanation in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s match with Chelsea. Fulham had to close their training ground last month and have matches against Tottenham and Burnley postponed following an outbreak at the club. The Spurs game was rearranged to be played last Wednesday and the build-up to it was fuelled by verbal...

Conor McGregor accuses Khabib Nurmagomedov of "pulling the wool over people's eyes"

Nurmagomedov was locked in talks with UFC president Dana White on Friday over a potential U-turn on his retirement, but McGregor is sceptical about landing a rematch

White Sox sign closer Hendriks on $54million contract

The Chicago White Sox have significantly strengthened their bullpen by luring Liam Hendriks, who was a free agent.

Edinburgh expect to play Bordeaux or Toulouse in last 16 of Heineken Champions Cup

Richard Cockerill expects Edinburgh to face an away match in France in the last 16 of the Heineken Champions Cup if, as expected, the final two rounds of group matches are cancelled.