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How Thomas Tuchel's tactical approach at Chelsea will be an upgrade on Frank Lampard's

Chelsea's decision to replace Lampard with Thomas Tuchel was based on so much more than results


Man Utd condemn racist abuse towards Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial after defeat

The pair were subjected to vile online abuse after United went down to a 2-1 defeat to the Premier League's bottom club at Old Trafford on Wednesday


Livingston boss David Martindale hails 'club legend' Scott Pittman following his 250th appearance for the club

Signed from Bo'ness United in 2015, the midfielder capped his milestone appearance with a late strike.


Soccer-Arsenal unsure if Aubameyang will be ready to face Man Utd

Soccer-Arsenal unsure if Aubameyang will be ready to face Man Utd


Arsenal issue early team news and injury updates ahead of Manchester United fixture

The early team news as Man Utd prepare to face Arsenal in the Premier League fixture this weekend.


Jose Mourinho v Jurgen Klopp: A history of sly digs, mind-games and grudging respect

The two managers lock horns again on Thursday night when Tottenham take on Liverpool in a big game in the battle for the title


Mo Farah says Olympic athletes have been told they'll receive Covid-19 vaccine

Farah believes the Olympic Games will go ahead this summer, as he's been told athletes will get the vaccine in time


Coyne would "love" to sign Grosjean for DCR IndyCar team

Dale Coyne says he would "love to have" ex-Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean join his IndyCar team for the 2021 season, and is targeting an announcement next week


Expert provides key update on Virgil van Dijk's injury recovery

Liverpool have received potential good news regarding Virgil van Dijk’s fitness recovery, with an expert claiming his injury isn’t as serious as first feared. The 29-year-old has been absent for the Reds since the middle of October, having suffered cruciate ligament damage in the 2-2 draw away to Everton. Van Dijk may not play again this season, but a positive update has been provided by Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT. Speaking on 3CB Performance on...


Peter Crouch urges Harry Kane to stay at Spurs and ignore Real Madrid

Peter Crouch has warned Harry Kane that leaving North London in search of trophies may not be the sensible move, encouraging Tottenham's main man to cement his legacy in North London.


Southampton fans rubbish Edin Dzeko transfer links

Many Southampton fans have reacted to a report from Il Romanista claiming that the Saints made an offer to bring wantaway Roma striker Edin Dzeko to St Mary’s. The Bosnian is looking for a way out of the Serie A club after a fallout with manager Paulo Fonesca, although it is claimed the 34-year-old has rejected a move to the English south coast. The former Manchester City man, who won the Premier League twice during his time in England, is...


Many Everton fans show gratitude after James Rodriguez goal

Everton’s social media team and many fans alike were united in their reflective praise on the shrewd acquisition of former Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez. The Colombian captured the limelight in last night’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City with a sensational solo goal which ensured the Toffees started on the front foot. The Foxes eventually equalised with a driven shot from Youri Tielemans, but Rodriguez oozed panache and technical...


Why Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier

For the first time in his career, Conor McGregor has been knocked out in the octagon. Here we’ll discuss how Dustin Poirier put on such a clinical performance. Poirier had set up his round 2 knock out by damaging McGregor’s calf in round 1 which had impacted him greatly. The calf kicks have been revolutionary in the sport of MMA which has become more popular in the past year or so. Poirier states in a post-fight interview that his coach, Mike...


Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy's shock decision to axe Liverpool's Harry Wilson and captain Sean Morrison and what happens next

Mick McCarthy's first Cardiff City line-up certainly caused a stir, but he gained a lot of praise from supporters for making some bold decisions


Tottenham transfer news: Daniel Levy reluctant to allow Dele Alli to join PSG

The England international continues to be linked with a move to the French giants


Havertz can be 'world class' if given time at Chelsea - Rolfes

It has not been an easy start to life at Chelsea for Kai Havertz but Simon Rolfes has no doubt he can thrive in the Premier League.


Ronaldo flouts Covid rules to take girlfriend on birthday trip

The pair reportedly stayed in a hotel that would have been officially closed and they were also recorded whilst on a snowmobile - yet Italian Covid-rules state that travel between cities is banned.


Ollie Watkins on ending his goal drought and what Aston Villa should have done against Burnley

Watkins went nine goals without scoring before finding the net in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle


Jack Simpson signs Rangers pre-contract as Ross Wilson reveals long-term chase for Bournemouth star

The 24-year-old is set to join Steven Gerrard's side at the end of the season.


Celtic fans discuss Villas-Boas as possible Lennon replacement

Several Celtic fans have been discussing the possibility of former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas becoming Neil Lennon’s potential replacement. Villas-Boas, 43, is currently the manager of Ligue 1 club Marseille, however, his future in France appears to be up in the air. According to French outlet Telefoot, relayed by reporter Robin Bairner on social media, Marseille have approached former Borussia Dortmund and Nice boss, Lucien Favre, over the...


Sainz: 'extensive' maiden Ferrari test 'a day I'll never forget'

Carlos Sainz says his first test as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver was ” a day I’ll never forget” as he completed over 100 laps in a 2018-spec SF71H. Sainz has joined the Italian outfit after two impressive seasons at McLaren, in which he finished sixth in the drivers’ standings in two successive years. He becomes the first Spaniard to race for the Scuderia since his boyhood hero Fernando Alonso in 2014, who endured a five-year spell at Maranello....


Odegaard fighting losing battle with Messi comparison, says Arsenal boss Arteta

Mikel Arteta is excited by what Martin Odegaard can offer Arsenal but feels any comparisons to Lionel Messi are unhelpful.


Jurgen Klopp shares Liverpool's transfer plans for the remainder of January window

Liverpool have not yet acted in the transfer market despite their squad issues but Jurgen Klopp doesn't expect that to change in the month's final days


Jose Mourinho and Harry Kane should be thanking Roberto Firmino ahead of Liverpool clash

Harry Kane is contributing to every area for Jose Mourinho this season much like Roberto Firmino does for Jurgen Klopp


Liverpool target Kayky rejects contract amid European interest

Liverpool’s Brazilian contingent could be strengthened in the near future as reported Reds target Kayky rejected a contract renewal at Fluminense, according to UOL. The report claims that the teenager is ‘getting closer and closer to European football’ amid interest from the Premier League champions and Shakhtar Donetsk, a regular home-from-home for Brazilian footballers. Still just 17 years old, Kayky would be unable to move until the summer...


Paul Scholes proved right after 'harsh' Man Utd opinion slammed by Rio Ferdinand

Paul Scholes didn't hold back with his assessment of Anthony Martial earlier in the season, and now it seems he has been proved right about the forward following a slump in form during the current campaign


Ainsley Maitland-Niles ready for Arsenal exit this month to boost flagging Euros hopes

EXCLUSIVE: The Arsenal youth product has struggled for minutes under Mikel Arteta this season, and he wants to get some football under his belt with the Euros in mind


Murray Davidson keen to build more momentum ahead of club's date with destiny

The St Johnstone midfielder has highlighted the importance of strong league form ahead of next month's cup final


Liverpool could face nightmare scenario over Brazilian stars due to travel restrictions

Brazil are set to play Argentina in March which could have knock on affects for Liverpool who may be without stars like Alisson due to a forced quarantine


Tottenham vs Liverpool prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Tottenham are aiming to keep up the pressure on defending champions Liverpool when they welcome them to north London on Thursday. Spurs head into the clash still fighting on four fronts following their hard-earned FA Cup victory over Wycombe Wanderers earlier in the week. An early scare from Wycombe meant Tottenham relied on two late goals from Tanguy Ndombele who secured the 4-1 win. The Lilywhites will be looking to keep their eight-game...


Everton fans vent their frustration in replies to Dominic Calvert-Lewin's tweet

It was a mixed bag of emotions for many loyal Everton fans after last night’s 1-1 stalemate with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City. Summer signing James Rodriguez stole the show with a scintillating curled effort from just outside of the box finding its way into the back of the net. However, the second half whittled down even the staunchest of optimistic Toffees into frustration as a sloppy error from Jordan Pickford gifted an equaliser to...


Thomas Tuchel’s first impression shows hint of sophisticated Chelsea tactics to come

‘Another One Bites the Dust’ was an apt choice of song to blast out over the Stamford Bridge PA system before kick-off. The brutal reality of life at Chelsea was also emphasised by the ‘In Frank We Trust’ banner still left hanging at the Shed End as a new man took to the dugout for the first time. Thomas Tuchel knows what he has let himself in for. The 11th permanent managerial appointment of Roman Abramovich’s reign will be given no honeymoon –...


Jose must unleash "unplayable" £36m-rated dynamo tonight, can be Spurs' game-changer - opinion

Jose Mourinho must unleash in-form Spurs midfielder Tanguy Ndombele on Liverpool in the Premier League this evening.


Rafa Benitez £2m signing provides proof FSG need to make Liverpool January transfer

Rafa Benitez was forced into the transfer market for a defender and came up with a clever solution for Liverpool


Mikel Arteta admits permanent Martin Odegaard transfer is 'down to two things'

The Real Madrid midfielder has joined the Gunners on loan for the remainder of the season and has been handed the No.11 shirt, following Mesut Ozil's move to Fenerbahce


Jose Mourinho blames Van Dijk loss for Liverpool attacking slump but Tottenham have similar problem

Jose Mourinho offered a theory for Liverpool's struggles to score yesterday, linking their run of one goal in five League matches to the continued absence of Virgil van Dijk. "A team very stable defensively is a team with much better conditions to attack and vice-versa," Mourinho said. "They lost Van Dijk. It’s very, very important for them." Much has been made of the loss of Liverpool's talisman, who was ruled out for the season after ACL...


Scottish football transfer LIVE: Simpson seals Ibrox deal, Hearts man in demand

All that’s happening in Scottish football on Thursday, January 28, 2021.


West Ham prepare 'fresh move' for Youssef En-Nesyri

West Ham are still without a second senior striker after allowing Sebastian Haller to leave earlier this month and are preparing a ‘fresh move’ for Youssef En-Nesyri, according to The Mirror. The Hammers had seemingly made the Sevilla marksman their number one priority earlier this month after a relatively scattergun approach towards finding a replacement for Haller. However, with reports of rejected bids and a steep asking price, it seemed as...


Thomas Tuchel press conference LIVE! New Chelsea boss on transfer plans, Havertz & Werner, Wolves draw & more

Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Thomas Tuchel’s first press conference as the new Chelsea manager. Frank Lampard was sensationally sacked by Roman Abramovich on Monday morning, with the Chelsea legend given his marching orders after a poor run of results. Lampard also struggled to coax performances from summer signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, with the German duo flattering to deceive as Chelsea’s hopes of Champions League...


FIFA 21 FUT Champions rewards Player Picks issue confirmed as EA offer update

EA SPORTS have confirmed that there are ongoing issues regarding FIFA 21 FUT Champions rewards, more specifically with the Player Picks, with players complaining about the issue on social media.


Six riders who could replace Tom Dumoulin at the Tour de France

Analysing Jumbo-Visma's options for the biggest race of the season


Why we don’t see viral routines like Nia Dennis’s in the Olympics

The latest entry in the surprisingly robust YouTube subgenre of viral college gymnastics routines dropped over the weekend, flooding timelines everywhere and generating national media attention rare for the parochial sport. The footage of UCLA senior Nia Dennis tumbling and swaying in a shimmering blue leotard to a high-energy mashup of Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Megan Thee Stallion, Soulja Boy and Tupac Shakur from Saturday’s dual...


Sheffield United's 'shock of the season' against Man Utd leaves Chelsea fans demanding Thomas Tuchel action over Ethan Ampadu

Thomas Tuchel has been sent an early message just a day into his Chelsea tenure following Sheffield United star Ethan Ampadu's 'masterclass' against Man United


Flabbergasted Ally McCoist suffers Alfredo Morelos malfunction as Rangers hero delivers 'doesn't learn' verdict

The Colombian netted the only goal of the game against Hibs but fans and pundits weren't talking up his neat finish after the final whistle.


Aston Villa player sparks injury fears with worrying picture

Aston Villa teenager Louie Barry shared an update to his Instagram account on Thursday which showed the striker's foot in a protective boot with a pair of crutches rested next to him


Sergio Reguilon to miss Tottenham's clash with Liverpool through injury

Tottenham have suffered an injury blow ahead of their Premier League clash with Liverpool tonight, with Sergio Reguilon ruled out of the game. That’s according to the Evening Standard, who claim that the left-back will be out of action for three weeks with a muscle problem. Liverpool head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a massive clash, having not won in the league since December 19th. Ben Davies has also been considered an injury concern...


'My idol' - Swansea fans go nuts after Conor Hourihane's goal showing

Aston Villa loan watch - The 29-year-old made his first start in the Championship for Swansea with the Welsh club sitting pretty in second place and six points off Norwich


Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon launches its 2021 events

Entries are now open for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and Virtual Half Marathon


‘The spark is gone’: Where did it go wrong for Dele Alli?

At the turn of February 2015, Tottenham were applauded by recruitment staff across European football for landing Dele Alli, MK Dons’ 18-year-old maverick and England’s most vaunted talent on a pre-contract. In most cases, the congratulations came begrudgingly. None more so than from Melwood given Liverpool had exerted plenty of effort in trying to pull off the same coup. A closing detail was for the teenager to meet his hero, Steven Gerrard,...


Thomas Tuchel left looking foolish as Christian Pulisic forced to correct his error

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel made a faux-pas during his first game at the helm after mispronouncing Cesar Azpilicueta's nickname, with Christian Pulisic forced to correct him