English Premier League

18 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
AS a cup final song, it was pretty original. Six days before their team face Manchester City at Wembley to contest the Carabao Cup, the Matthew Harding Stand serenaded Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri with a chorus of ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’. Chelsea fans turned on Sarri and it looks like his time is running out And that was after the Italian was battered with ‘You don’t know what you’re doing!’ and, most damningly of all, ‘F*** Sarri-ball’. They’re not the kind of tunes the Chelsea PR team will be ringing up Suggs out of Madness and asking him to record as an official anthem to play up Wembley Way. The writing had been on the wall early on for Sarri. By the time Ander Herrera nodded Manchester United in front, Chelsea’s players already looked like the victims of a mugging. David Luiz literally had half of his shirt ripped from his back by Chris Smalling. Clueless Sarri was met with a barrage of abuse from Blues fans Pedro’s bones had just been rattled by a sledgehammer tackle from Ashley Young. And Marcos Alonso was recovering from having been barged into an advertising hoarding by a ferocious new version of Smalling. United have ambushed Chelsea twice now and gone a long way to ruining their season. And by the 71st minute, it was Sarri’s ears being battered as Stamford Bridge turned on Chelsea’s manager in loud and clear fashion. Chelsea players cannot hide their dejection at another defeat [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Chelsea news” term_id=”979″ posts_number=”6″ /] When he chose to replace Mateo Kovacic with Ross Barkley, rather than bring on 18-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, they hammered him. When United’s fans started with ‘Sacked in the morning’, Chelsea’s supporters joined in and sang it even louder. This was absolutely brutal for a footballing thinker who has seen his philosophy ripped to shreds in English football. As preparation for a cup final, this was a display of mutiny and disunity. Since Jose Mourinho was sacked and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, two months ago, United have enjoyed a 12-point swing on Chelsea, nabbing their place in the top four. And now at the start of a critical nine-day spell for Sarri, United have ditched holders Chelsea from the FA Cup. The manner in which they were bullied out of this fifth-round tie was fairly typical of Sarri’s Chelsea, who were far too easily worked out and out-worked. Sarri was unbeaten in his first three months as Chelsea manager. In the three months since, Chelsea have lost EIGHT times, including poundings at Bournemouth and Manchester City which were record defeats in the Roman Abramovich era. [bc_video video_id=”6003586981001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea fans sing ‘F*** Sarri Ball’ as they lose to Man Utd in the FA Cup”] If Sarri can’t reverse this wretched form with a victory on Sunday or at Tottenham in the Premier League next Wednesday then he will be smoking his final cigarette before owner Abramovich sends in the firing squad. Chelsea do not look invested in their manager’s philosophy — in direct contrast to the way United have clearly responded to the upbeat demeanour of Solskjaer. For all the talk of United rediscovering the buccaneering football of Sir Alex Ferguson, they have recaptured another quality of those classic teams — they were thoroughly mean. This was a performance which would have stirred the blood inside Roy Keane or Nemanja Vidic. Pogba scored Utd’s second [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Man Utd news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] Even when Chelsea upped their game after the break Nemanja Matic was a none-shall-pass midfield bouncer on a pitch he so often dominated wearing Chelsea blue, while Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba were making last-ditch tackles which Mourinho would never have reckoned them capable of. The result was a seventh away win out of seven under Solskjaer — a care-giver as much as a caretaker. A man who is showing that even World Cup-winning icons like Pogba respond well to a little love. Pogba’s cross allowed Herrera to escape Alonso and steer home a header, then the Frenchman powered in one of his own from Marcus Rashford’s excellent first-time centre. Higuain has failed to impress since joining Chelsea and may not do enough to save Sarris job Gonzalo Higuain was hesitant when presented with a clear sight at goal, while Kovacic was ineffective and N’Golo Kante lost in his advanced role. Chelsea faithful eventually started singing for Hudson-Odoi, the winger wanted by Bayern Munich but seemingly not wanted all that much by Sarri. Home supporters booed as Barkley came on, then handed a standing ovation to former favourite Juan Mata, in one of the strangest passages you’re ever likely to see. On cup final day, poor old Sarri won’t know whether to stick a flower in his lapel or pin a target over his ticker.
18 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
AS a cup final song, it was pretty original. Six days before their team face Manchester City at Wembley to contest the Carabao Cup, the Matthew Harding Stand serenaded Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri with a chorus of ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’. Chelsea fans turned on Sarri and it looks like his time is running out And that was after the Italian was battered with ‘You don’t know what you’re doing!’ and, most damningly of all, ‘F*** Sarri-ball’. They’re not the kind of tunes the Chelsea PR team will be ringing up Suggs out of Madness and asking him to record as an official anthem to play up Wembley Way. The writing had been on the wall early on for Sarri. By the time Ander Herrera nodded Manchester United in front, Chelsea’s players already looked like the victims of a mugging. David Luiz literally had half of his shirt ripped from his back by Chris Smalling. Clueless Sarri was met with a barrage of abuse from Blues fans Pedro’s bones had just been rattled by a sledgehammer tackle from Ashley Young. And Marcos Alonso was recovering from having been barged into an advertising hoarding by a ferocious new version of Smalling. United have ambushed Chelsea twice now and gone a long way to ruining their season. And by the 71st minute, it was Sarri’s ears being battered as Stamford Bridge turned on Chelsea’s manager in loud and clear fashion. Chelsea players cannot hide their dejection at another defeat [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Chelsea news” term_id=”979″ posts_number=”6″ /] When he chose to replace Mateo Kovacic with Ross Barkley, rather than bring on 18-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, they hammered him. When United’s fans started with ‘Sacked in the morning’, Chelsea’s supporters joined in and sang it even louder. This was absolutely brutal for a footballing thinker who has seen his philosophy ripped to shreds in English football. As preparation for a cup final, this was a display of mutiny and disunity. Since Jose Mourinho was sacked and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, two months ago, United have enjoyed a 12-point swing on Chelsea, nabbing their place in the top four. And now at the start of a critical nine-day spell for Sarri, United have ditched holders Chelsea from the FA Cup. The manner in which they were bullied out of this fifth-round tie was fairly typical of Sarri’s Chelsea, who were far too easily worked out and out-worked. Sarri was unbeaten in his first three months as Chelsea manager. In the three months since, Chelsea have lost EIGHT times, including poundings at Bournemouth and Manchester City which were record defeats in the Roman Abramovich era. [bc_video video_id=”6003586981001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea fans sing ‘F*** Sarri Ball’ as they lose to Man Utd in the FA Cup”] If Sarri can’t reverse this wretched form with a victory on Sunday or at Tottenham in the Premier League next Wednesday then he will be smoking his final cigarette before owner Abramovich sends in the firing squad. Chelsea do not look invested in their manager’s philosophy — in direct contrast to the way United have clearly responded to the upbeat demeanour of Solskjaer. For all the talk of United rediscovering the buccaneering football of Sir Alex Ferguson, they have recaptured another quality of those classic teams — they were thoroughly mean. This was a performance which would have stirred the blood inside Roy Keane or Nemanja Vidic. Pogba scored Utd’s second [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Man Utd news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] Even when Chelsea upped their game after the break Nemanja Matic was a none-shall-pass midfield bouncer on a pitch he so often dominated wearing Chelsea blue, while Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba were making last-ditch tackles which Mourinho would never have reckoned them capable of. The result was a seventh away win out of seven under Solskjaer — a care-giver as much as a caretaker. A man who is showing that even World Cup-winning icons like Pogba respond well to a little love. Pogba’s cross allowed Herrera to escape Alonso and steer home a header, then the Frenchman powered in one of his own from Marcus Rashford’s excellent first-time centre. Higuain has failed to impress since joining Chelsea and may not do enough to save Sarris job Gonzalo Higuain was hesitant when presented with a clear sight at goal, while Kovacic was ineffective and N’Golo Kante lost in his advanced role. Chelsea faithful eventually started singing for Hudson-Odoi, the winger wanted by Bayern Munich but seemingly not wanted all that much by Sarri. Home supporters booed as Barkley came on, then handed a standing ovation to former favourite Juan Mata, in one of the strangest passages you’re ever likely to see. On cup final day, poor old Sarri won’t know whether to stick a flower in his lapel or pin a target over his ticker.
18 Feb 19
The Sun
AS a cup final song, it was pretty original. Six days before their team face Manchester City at Wembley to contest the Carabao Cup, the Matthew Harding Stand serenaded Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri with a chorus of ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’. Chelsea fans turned on Sarri and it looks like his time is running out And that was after the Italian was battered with ‘You don’t know what you’re doing!’ and, most damningly of all, ‘F*** Sarri-ball’. They’re not the kind of tunes the Chelsea PR team will be ringing up Suggs out of Madness and asking him to record as an official anthem to play up Wembley Way. The writing had been on the wall early on for Sarri. By the time Ander Herrera nodded Manchester United in front, Chelsea’s players already looked like the victims of a mugging. David Luiz literally had half of his shirt ripped from his back by Chris Smalling. Clueless Sarri was met with a barrage of abuse from Blues fans Pedro’s bones had just been rattled by a sledgehammer tackle from Ashley Young. And Marcos Alonso was recovering from having been barged into an advertising hoarding by a ferocious new version of Smalling. United have ambushed Chelsea twice now and gone a long way to ruining their season. And by the 71st minute, it was Sarri’s ears being battered as Stamford Bridge turned on Chelsea’s manager in loud and clear fashion. Chelsea players cannot hide their dejection at another defeat [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Chelsea news” term_id=”979″ posts_number=”6″ /] When he chose to replace Mateo Kovacic with Ross Barkley, rather than bring on 18-year-old winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, they hammered him. When United’s fans started with ‘Sacked in the morning’, Chelsea’s supporters joined in and sang it even louder. This was absolutely brutal for a footballing thinker who has seen his philosophy ripped to shreds in English football. As preparation for a cup final, this was a display of mutiny and disunity. Since Jose Mourinho was sacked and replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, two months ago, United have enjoyed a 12-point swing on Chelsea, nabbing their place in the top four. And now at the start of a critical nine-day spell for Sarri, United have ditched holders Chelsea from the FA Cup. The manner in which they were bullied out of this fifth-round tie was fairly typical of Sarri’s Chelsea, who were far too easily worked out and out-worked. Sarri was unbeaten in his first three months as Chelsea manager. In the three months since, Chelsea have lost EIGHT times, including poundings at Bournemouth and Manchester City which were record defeats in the Roman Abramovich era. [bc_video video_id=”6003586981001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Chelsea fans sing ‘F*** Sarri Ball’ as they lose to Man Utd in the FA Cup”] If Sarri can’t reverse this wretched form with a victory on Sunday or at Tottenham in the Premier League next Wednesday then he will be smoking his final cigarette before owner Abramovich sends in the firing squad. Chelsea do not look invested in their manager’s philosophy — in direct contrast to the way United have clearly responded to the upbeat demeanour of Solskjaer. For all the talk of United rediscovering the buccaneering football of Sir Alex Ferguson, they have recaptured another quality of those classic teams — they were thoroughly mean. This was a performance which would have stirred the blood inside Roy Keane or Nemanja Vidic. Pogba scored Utd’s second [article-rail-topic title=”Latest Man Utd news” term_id=”1480″ posts_number=”6″ /] Even when Chelsea upped their game after the break Nemanja Matic was a none-shall-pass midfield bouncer on a pitch he so often dominated wearing Chelsea blue, while Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba were making last-ditch tackles which Mourinho would never have reckoned them capable of. The result was a seventh away win out of seven under Solskjaer — a care-giver as much as a caretaker. A man who is showing that even World Cup-winning icons like Pogba respond well to a little love. Pogba’s cross allowed Herrera to escape Alonso and steer home a header, then the Frenchman powered in one of his own from Marcus Rashford’s excellent first-time centre. Higuain has failed to impress since joining Chelsea and may not do enough to save Sarris job Gonzalo Higuain was hesitant when presented with a clear sight at goal, while Kovacic was ineffective and N’Golo Kante lost in his advanced role. Chelsea faithful eventually started singing for Hudson-Odoi, the winger wanted by Bayern Munich but seemingly not wanted all that much by Sarri. Home supporters booed as Barkley came on, then handed a standing ovation to former favourite Juan Mata, in one of the strangest passages you’re ever likely to see. On cup final day, poor old Sarri won’t know whether to stick a flower in his lapel or pin a target over his ticker.
18 Feb 19
Eye on the Ball

Following last month’s tragic passing of Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala, the questions no one wanted to ask now need answering: what will happen to the £15 million fee that Cardiff paid Nantes for the striker? Sala’s death is still recent and arguments about the fee seem crass, however football is a business and the money […]

18 Feb 19
Back 4 More: Manchester City Trophy Hunt

A well earned week of rest for City ahead of matches across all non-league competitions over the course of a week, the squad must be mentally and physically prepared for all the happenings of this busy schedule, which began with a walkthrough victory over league two side Newport County. The coming week sees City travel […]

18 Feb 19
Archy news nety

February 18th at 10.20pm Wesley Moraes has attracted the attention of many great clubs while continuing to impress in the Belgian Pro League and at the continental level for Club Brugge. Wesley had scored nine and has assisted six so far this season for the team of Brugge, which is currently in 2nd place in […]

18 Feb 19
The Cannon of Arsenal

Former Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is one of the best managers to ever grace the touchlines of a football pitch. At the helm of Arsenal for 22 years building the club up to what it is today, Wenger has had a career most managers could only dream of. In today’s era of football, it is […]

18 Feb 19
nothing but rugby league

In the wake of the 2019 World Club Challenge, which saw NRL side the Sydney Roosters topple Super League’s Wigan Warriors, there is still a visible difference in class between Super League and its Australian counterpart.

18 Feb 19
Studs Up Report Podcast

The Studs Up Report Podcast with Steve and Nick is a “breezy” take on the world of football (soccer, footy, or whatever you call it). The lads attempt to the discuss trending topics in the English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and much more. You can also join Steve and Nick on their podcast journey […]

18 Feb 19
Arcynewsy

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United and Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah will continue training for the Reds in preparation for their Champions League match at Bayern Munich. Mohamed Salah Liverpool and Bayern Munich will meet on Tuesday at Anfield in the first round of the Champions League. Mohamed Salah Training Liverpool took their place in the […]

18 Feb 19
Mizo Stamford Bridge

A hmasa in Jason Cundy hi kan hre lo mai thei a. Amah hi Chelsea defender thin niin tuna ka rawn tih chhuah tur hi talkSPORT in thawhtan zing a show an neih thin pakhat ‘Monday’s Alan Brazil’ an tih tukin zing (anni zing) a mi a ni. Ama mimal ngaihdan a auchhuah pui hi […]