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‘Stoke fans will bring the best out of him’ – who makes Garth’s team of the week?

‘Stoke fans will bring the best out of him’ – who makes Garth’s team of the week?

Manchester United made it eight goals in two games with their 4-0 thrashing of Swansea. Newcomers Huddersfield and West Brom also made it two wins from two, while champions Chelsea got off the mark with a thrilling win over Tottenham at Wembley. Bournemouth, Newcastle, Brighton, Crystal Palace and West Ham are still looking for their […]

How Chelsea’s ‘catenaccio’ worked – Gullit analysis

How Chelsea’s ‘catenaccio’ worked – Gullit analysis

The Chelsea that I saw earn a dramatic 2-1 victory against Tottenham at Wembley was not the Chelsea that I usually see, and not the Chelsea that I saw so often on their way to winning the title last season. This was a Chelsea that employed a ‘catenaccio’ tactical system – a counter-attacking style which […]

‘I saw the fighters’ – Conte praises Chelsea players after Wembley win over Spurs

‘I saw the fighters’ – Conte praises Chelsea players after Wembley win over Spurs

Marcos Alonso scored six goals for Chelsea last season Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praised the “commitment” of his team in a “moment that is not easy” as they bounced back from their opening-day loss to Burnley by beating Tottenham at Wembley. Marcos Alonso scored a late winner for the Blues as Spurs started life at […]

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‘Stoke fans will bring the best out of him’ – who makes Garth’s team of the week?

‘Stoke fans will bring the best out of him’ – who makes Garth’s team of the week?

Manchester United made it eight goals in two games with their 4-0 thrashing of Swansea. Newcomers Huddersfield and West Brom also made it two wins from two, while champions Chelsea got off the mark with a thrilling win over Tottenham at Wembley. Bournemouth, Newcastle, Brighton, Crystal Palace and West Ham are still looking for their […]

How Chelsea’s ‘catenaccio’ worked – Gullit analysis

How Chelsea’s ‘catenaccio’ worked – Gullit analysis

The Chelsea that I saw earn a dramatic 2-1 victory against Tottenham at Wembley was not the Chelsea that I usually see, and not the Chelsea that I saw so often on their way to winning the title last season. This was a Chelsea that employed a ‘catenaccio’ tactical system – a counter-attacking style which […]

Gossip – Man City meet Messi’s representatives

Gossip – Man City meet Messi’s representatives

<!– For completed deals, check our transfers page. Transfer news Manchester City are ready to break the world transfer record and meet forward Lionel Messi’s £275m buyout clause at Barcelona. (Yahoo Sport – in French) City officials have met Messi’s representatives to discuss the possibility of a move for the 30-year-old to the Etihad. (Daily […]

Alonso double earns Chelsea Wembley win against Tottenham

Alonso double earns Chelsea Wembley win against Tottenham

Marcos Alonso scored six goals for Chelsea last season Marcos Alonso scored a late winner for Chelsea as Tottenham’s season at Wembley started with a disappointing defeat. Spurs did not lose a Premier League game at home during 2016-17 – but this defeat means they have now lost seven of their past 10 games at […]

Huddersfield beat Newcastle to continue winning start

Huddersfield beat Newcastle to continue winning start

Aaron Mooy once again underlined that he will be key to Huddersfield’s survival this season Huddersfield made it two wins from their first two Premier League games as Aaron Mooy’s stunning second-half strike saw off fellow promoted side Newcastle. The Australian’s beautifully executed finish was one of the few moments of quality in a match […]

Conte wants to stay at Chelsea for ‘many years’

Conte wants to stay at Chelsea for ‘many years’

Antonio Conte was manager of Juventus for three years between 2011 and 2014 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he wants to be in charge of the club for “many years” and lead the Blues into the new Stamford Bridge. Conte arrived on a three-year deal last summer but is now looking beyond that. The Blues […]