“That was the first thing that came in mind when I decided for a new club. For me, Chelsea’s a very big club and I’m very grateful and thankful to be here now. I’ll try to do my be”Of course Chelsea boss Conte was not involved in the incident, though he did take a similar tone to Guardiola by pointing out that “both teams must accept the result and show respect”.I’d love to finish the season. We are two points behind Barcelona, so it’s still possible we can be champions. So it’s unfortunate ifUnited are 11 points away from the top four. They are 19 points off the summit. They have never had as bad a season in Premier League history. Something had to give. the season is cancelled,” the Belgium intern”To be honest with you, it is just about hard work. Once you put in the hard work then everything else falls into place.ational said on his YouTube channel.st The 25-year-old looked tearful when he left the pitch in the 33rd minute of City’s 2-1 victory at Santiago Nelson Semedo will be deployed at right-back, with Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique partnering each other in central defence.Bernebeu on Wednesday night. Laporte signalled to the bench that he could not continue but was able to walk off the pitch to be replaced by Fernandinho.to mA 6-foot-1 forward, Blondell has scored 33 goals in 1Indeed, it is because of those special traits that Mahrez is being linked with teams like Arsenal and Barcelona, but it is the very same attributes that dictate Claudio Ranieri simply cannot afford to lose another exceptional talent. If Leicester are to continue flying high, Mahrez must stay.15 appearances over six seasons in the Venezuelan top flight. He debuted for Yaracuyanos in 2013 at age 18, then played for Zamora from 2014 to 2016 before signiSome people said Messi was past his best. They were wrong. Nowhere was this more thrillingly and emphatically demonstrated than at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 23. Casemiro kicked him. Marcelo elbowed him. Sergio Ramos tried to chop him in two. But Messi kept coming. Right until the very last seconds, when the Pichichi winner fired home his 500th goal for Barcelona to earn his side a famous 3-2 victory at the home of their great rivals, Real Madrid. Then, he stopped and stood silently, defiantly, before a crowd baying for more of his blood and showed them the back of his shirt. No.10. Messi. Still the greatest player in the world.ng with Monagas last year.ake everybody happy.Tuchel added that Chelsea becoming champions of Europe was just the beginning for his young group: “Well it’s about the next one, honestly,” he said.It’s 1-0 at Ibrox.He is reluctant to be drawn on the identity of those that Mikel Arteta should be targeting inThe challenge has been laid down to Levy “I am being honest. He put huge pressure [on] because of his reputation.”and Mourinho – make this club better or Kane, and potentially other big names, will want out. It is claimed Spurs would demand £200m ($250m) to sell the England captain, but players who want to leave clubs generally find a way eventually. current and future transfer windows, but would like to see proven perfThe Brazilian has been linked with a move to Manchester United iA closer look at the team’s credentials reveals the fact the Ecuadorians won the South American qualifying tournThe 19-year-old was promoted from the England Under-21 squad and played in Thursday’s 5-0 win over San Marino at Wembley, after Everton’s John Stones pulled out through injury.ament, and lost a tight 1-0 decision to World Cup semifinalist Italy in its group stage meeting, a match Ecuador dominated for stretches despite an early red card. Ecuador also defeated Mexico in groBuffon has enjoyed a trophy-laden career, winning 10 Serie A titles at Juve, as well as the World Cup with Italy.up play, and tied a tough Japan, 1-1. It’s alHe told : “I am not saying buy ten players, I’d love to see two or three – and not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’ I mean well-known players.so worth noting that Ecuador missed penalty kicks against Italy and Japan.n January, but now looks set to extend his stay at Goodison Park through to 2024.ormers brought on board.According to , the 17-year-old left-back hLiverpool are “so grateful” to have Jordan HendersLast month, the former Real Madrid and Spain star dismissed reports that he had alre”Yes, as I said before, I have no problem with Diego Costa,” Conte said when asked whether he will be happy to see Costa, who could be presented to Atletico fans at the game. “I said that we wish, for him, the best for the future. We want to thank him for the last season. But, I repeat, I have no problem with him.”ady decided to call time on his career, and he has one moreIndeed, the Italian champions currently look to be a far cry from the side that reached the Champions League final last season; four points adrift of Napoli in the league, their loss at the weekend saw them drop into third place and failure to win on Wednesday could leave them in a tricky position heading into the final group game in December. year left on his contract, which includes an option to renew until 2021.on as their “leader”, says Joe Gomez, with everyone at Anfield delighted to see the club’s captain getting the recognition he deserves.as caught the eye of Bayern coach Hansi Flick’s scouting operation – and he could be brought in as cover for“We have not had such a good pre-season with a lot of players coming back from holiday. A lot of players haven’t played any games since our first gam"Thanks to the fans, medical staff and theKey to ending their reliance on Neymar was opening up the space between the lines, however, and Gabriel Jesus’ pace and propensity to run in behind has seen opposition defences retreat drastically. Attacking full-backs and a more expansive central midfield have helpedEven though the All-Stars’ high-profile opposition is still in preseason, with star Cristiano Ronaldo resting after representing Portugal at the Confederations Cup, the match carries some weight for Madrid as well. exploit that, leaving the Selecao frequently playing the majority of their matches in the opposition’s half of the field. club for their care and attention. I will follow the treatment and hope to return to the game as soon as possible. Please eIt’s Real Madrid producing the talent and giving chances to native players. Julen Lopetegui is taming the individualism in Madrid’s tactical blueprint. They are playing in a way this season not too dissimilar to the great Barca teams.veryone stay safe."e with Brighton, players who can’t train because of travelling.