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Guardian - Fri Oct 19 4:51 PM
Maurizio Sarri has insisted Eden Hazard doesn't need to leave Chelsea to win the Ballon d'Or. The Belgian has spoken openly about his desire to play for Real Madrid in the past. Sarri reiterated how important a player the forward is for the Blues, who he said could win the Champions League with H...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 3:33 PM
José Mourinho has yet to see his Manchester United team even score at Stamford Bridge, with this a distinctly awkward reunion with his former club. The riotous comeback against Newcastle may have sustained hope through the international break, but it is unlikely to have healed all of United’s ill...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 3:20 PM
José Mourinho's Manchester United face high-flyers Chelsea in the early kick-off on Saturday. His side currently sit eighth in the table, seven points behind his former club. Throughout his career Mourinho has managed some of the world's biggest clubs. How has he fared against his former employer...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 2:04 PM
• Mourinho keen to show respect to his former club • Manager granted extension to respond to FA charge José Mourinho has said he will not gloat if Manchester United beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday because he has too much respect for his former club. Related: Mourinho's career is like...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 1:07 PM
What makes Anfield better than Wembley? Why did Juventus fans hate the Stadio delle Alpi? And why are West Ham fans unhappy? Architects and design experts offer some answers By Sam Diss for MUNDIAL , part of the Guardian Sport Network I’m a West Ham fan. Our stadium is not good. It’s beautiful, b...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 10:41 AM
Manchester United’s trip to face Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea offers a clash of styles on and off the pitch and starts a defining run of matches for Mourinho One reason put forward to explain why the great plague did not just keep on ravaging the human race forever is that it ran out of people to kil...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 10:05 AM
Who broke a record? Who won twice? Who missed a penalty? Hiromu Inada completed the Ironman World Championship on Saturday, swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running 26.2 miles in just under 17 hours. What made his achievement extra special? He is 13 years old He completed the whole race...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 12:01 AM
José Mourinho will want to make a point at Stamford Bridge while Chris Hughton returns to a chaotic St James’s Park In Manchester United’s last match, against Newcastle , José Mourinho demonstrated some of the audacity with which he made his name. He made a tactical substitution after 19 minutes,...
Guardian - Wed Oct 17 2:54 PM
Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove in Russia and David de Gea was picked in Fifa’s team of the year . What about Lloris? By Adam White and Eric Devin for Get French Football News Individual acclaim for a goalkeeper is rare. No goalkeeper has won the Ballon d’Or since Lev Yashin in 1963 and onl...
Guardian - Mon Oct 15 10:29 PM
• Villa manager behind decision for Terry to be his No 2 • Smith: ‘I felt it was a win-win for both of us’ Dean Smith has insisted that he was behind the decision to make John Terry his No 2 at Aston Villa. Laughing off suggestions that Terry could undermine him, Villa’s new manager said he is lo...
Guardian - Mon Oct 15 11:23 AM
Chelsea’s defender, on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, draws comfort from Sergio Ramos after three red cards in his fledging career As the referee reached for his back pocket less than half an hour into Vitesse Arnhem’s Europa League qualifier against Basel in August, it was easy to imagine what was goin...
Guardian - Sun Oct 14 12:30 PM
One shares a flat with his boss, another is known as the manager’s ‘brother’. A run-down of the men who help to shape their clubs’ success Known as Carlos, the 45-year-old Spaniard is building up good relationships with the Arsenal players, even if he is not the type to shy away from confrontatio...
Guardian - Sun Oct 14 10:00 AM
Fans assess the best and worst of the opening stages – top performers, biggest mistakes and the funniest moments • Part two: Leicester to Wolves Best performance? The chant of “We’ve got our Arsenal back” during the 5-1 flaying of Fulham summed up the season so far. Will we see a better team goal...
Guardian - Sat Oct 13 5:22 PM
Chelsea should try to keep the Belgian but the Spanish giants usually get their targets. At least Hazard is lighting up the Premier League for one more season don’t bother putting stars on Real Madrid’s shirt to signify all the times they have accumulated the sport’s most coveted trophies. For ot...
Guardian - Sat Oct 13 1:49 PM
The victory over Newcastle lifted the spirits at Old Trafford but there are sterner challenges around the corner All that speculation over José Mourinho’s future subsided pretty quickly, did it not? There cannot really have been much of a crisis at Manchester United if a single last-gasp win over...
Guardian - Thu Oct 11 2:49 PM
• Chelsea forward rules out transfer in January • Hazard believes he is world’s best player on form Eden Hazard has dismissed the possibility of a January move to Real Madrid but said he may have to move to Spain to win the Ballon d’Or. The Chelsea forward admitted this week that he was torn betw...
Guardian - Thu Oct 11 9:05 AM
• Roman Abramovich behind new approach to antisemitism • Fans will get chance to attend courses at concentration camp Chelsea want to send racist supporters on trips to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz instead of imposing banning orders. Related: We thought antisemitism in football was long gone...
Guardian - Wed Oct 10 8:17 PM
John Terry set to be appointed No 2 if Smith lands job • Rui Faria and Brendan Rodgers no longer under consideration Dean Smith has emerged as the new frontrunner to take charge at Aston Villa, with the Midlands club considering making an official approach to Brentford to thrash out a deal for...
Guardian - Wed Oct 10 6:00 PM
Pep Guardiola’s refusal to countenance a two-horse race for the title may have merit and other leagues look similarly open When Pep Guardiola was asked whether he thought the Premier League was turning into a two-horse race last week, before Manchester City’s trip to Liverpool, he shook his head...
Guardian - Wed Oct 10 12:01 AM
The Guardian picks the best prospect from each club born between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2001, an age band known as first-year scholars. Check the progress of our 2017 class | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 Continue reading
Guardian - Mon Oct 8 8:29 PM
The Chelsea forward knows time to seal a dream move to Real Madrid is limited but he is not the type to kick up a fuss What would you do? You’re a top footballer for one of the richest and most successful teams in England. You play in the Premier League and you know that opposition defenders are...
Guardian - Mon Oct 8 7:56 PM
• Fran Kirby and Lucy Bronze battle for inaugural women’s award • Ronaldo, Kane, Bale and Salah make men’s list Fran Kirby and Lucy Bronze have been nominated for the inaugural women’s Ballon d’Or while Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo are contenders for the men’s award. Kirby’s nomi...
Guardian - Mon Oct 8 3:04 PM
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Paolo Bandini as they discuss Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City, José Mourinho living to fight another day, Villa’s vacancy and Halesowen Town Join the conversation on Facebook , Twitter and email . Max Rushden is joined by B...
Guardian - Mon Oct 8 2:57 PM
• Chelsea forward says Real are ‘the best club in the world’ • ‘Sometimes I wake and want to go, sometimes I want to stay’ Eden Hazard has cast fresh doubt over his future after revealing that he is torn between signing a new contract at Chelsea and pursuing his dream of playing for Real Madrid....
Guardian - Mon Oct 8 8:26 AM
A call to get tougher on diving, Arsenal are turning up the volume and Everton’s biggest investments are coming good Declan Rice faces a big decision over his international future after once again being left out of the Republic of Ireland squad for the Nations League matches against Denmark and W...
Guardian - Sun Oct 7 9:09 PM
• Former Chelsea captain expected to join coaching staff • Terry won 78 England caps and five Premier League titles Former England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from playing. The 37-year-old has hung up his boots and is expected to focus on a career in management. He captained A...
Guardian - Sun Oct 7 8:16 PM
Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight The Dozen archive Continue reading
Guardian - Sun Oct 7 4:56 PM
• Villa could approach Celtic’s Brendan Rodgers • John Terry likely to join coaching staff Thierry Henry has been identified as the favoured candidate to take over as Aston Villa manager and could be appointed within the next 72 hours, depending on whether the Championship club decide to explore...
Guardian - Sun Oct 7 4:24 PM
This felt like the Chelsea of old at times. The result was all that mattered to Maurizio Sarri and he was happy to see his side keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City with a clinical victory. Eden Hazard provided the inspiration just when Chelsea were threatening to get bogged down, Ross Ba...
Guardian - Sun Oct 7 3:46 PM
Live updates from Anfield, kick-off 4.30pm (BST) Liverpool v Manchester City: how the Anfield starting lineups compare Southampton v Chelsea: Premier League - live! Email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 3.46pm BST The Manchester City team bus has arrived at Anfield, apparently unmolested. 3.40pm BS...