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Guardian - Fri Sep 28 10:30 PM
Liverpool’s £65m goalkeeper goes up against Chelsea’s £71.6m Kepa Arrizabalaga on Saturday but the Brazilian is not bothered about his price tag and happy with his move to Anfield Absurd and crazy are the words Alisson chooses to describe his £65m transfer fee . In the end the Brazilian was the m...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 10:30 PM
• Klopp will not man-mark the Belgian after Carabao Cup defeat • Manager hopeful Virgil van Dijk will be fit for Saturday’s game Jürgen Klopp has said he will not compromise Liverpool’s attacking instincts in order to prevent Eden Hazard punishing his Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge. Th...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 10:30 PM
Italian head coach has overseen eye-catching start – and with Eden Hazard in the form of his life positivity abounds at Stamford Bridge Almost 11 weeks into his stint in charge, Maurizio Sarri is still stumped. The Italian would appear to have overseen an eye-catching start. Chelsea nestle third...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 4:01 PM
Some feel it is just a matter of time before the Belgian leaves Chelsea for Spain but perhaps he realises he may never be quite so brilliant anywhere else Almost all of the world’s problems, from daily irritations to long-term catastrophe models, are caused by people doing things. It’s not hard t...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 3:33 PM
Leaders Liverpool are at Chelsea for the late game so Manchester City have a chance to leapfrog them – for a few hours, at least. Given how City hammered Cardiff 5-0 on the road in their last league outing Pep Guardiola’s side will surely relish a return home against a Brighton side with 11 fewer...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 2:15 PM
Chelsea’s League Cup win at Anfield in midweek checked Liverpool’s perfect start to the season, but this will be the clash that really counts. Liverpool must fine a way to quell Eden Hazard, or trust in their own formidable front three’s ability to infiltrate and exploit a Chelsea back-line that...
Guardian - Fri Sep 28 1:23 PM
Jürgen Klopp casts doubts over the defender Virgil van Dijk’s fitness on Friday, before Liverpool’s visit to Chelsea. Klopp hopes to ‘do better’ against Maurizio Sarri’s side, after Liverpool lost against them in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday Virgil van Dijk a doubt for Liverpool v Chelsea, admits...
Guardian - Thu Sep 27 1:30 PM
Saturday’s league meeting offers another chance to see two sides with similar setups but Jorginho’s arrival has pushed N’Golo Kanté out of his comfort zone Press against press, 4-3-3 against 4-3-3, wide forwards who cut in against wide forwards who cut in, attacking full-back against attacking fu...
Guardian - Thu Sep 27 1:15 PM
José Mourinho and Paul Pogba shared a tense training ground exchange the day after the Manchester United manager stripped the midfielder of the vice-captaincy. But this certainly isn’t the first time the Portuguese coach has been under the spotlight for falling out with his players José Mourinho:...
Guardian - Thu Sep 27 12:00 PM
• ‘Unselfish’ Hazard the world’s best player now, Barkley says • Belgian scores goals like at Anfield ‘every day in training’ Ross Barkley has claimed Eden Hazard’s unselfishness gives him the edge over Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and the mantle of best player in the world on current form....
Guardian - Thu Sep 27 11:34 AM
Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp questioned the use of VAR after losing to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Chelsea’s equaliser was sent for review, but referee Kevin Friend allowed the goal to stand despite it appearing to show some Chelsea players in an offside position, a decision Klopp...
Guardian - Wed Sep 26 9:56 PM
The first instalment of Chelsea’s double-header with Liverpool may lack the significance of the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday but the value of victory will not be lost on Maurizio Sarri. His team halted Liverpool’s winning run with a devastating late flourish at Anfield, Ede...
Guardian - Wed Sep 26 6:54 PM
Carabao Cup updates as Liverpool host Chelsea, 7.45pm (BST) Sarri: Chelsea ‘12 months away from being at Liverpool’s level’ Jorginho the beating heart of Chelsea’s mangled midfield And feel free to email Barry or tweet him to get in touch 6.54pm BST Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, More...
Guardian - Wed Sep 26 9:00 AM
Zola is grateful to be back at Stamford Bridge with his fellow Italian after a difficult time managing Birmingham Gianfranco Zola never expected to find himself back at Chelsea. Not as a club employee, at any rate, and certainly not in the dugout as assistant first-team coach given how sour his m...
Guardian - Tue Sep 25 3:00 PM
Police reported ‘suspicion of money laundering and presumed contacts with criminal organisations’ Switzerland’s federal police advised that the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich posed a “threat to public security and a reputational risk” to the country if he became a resident, it has emerged. The...
Guardian - Tue Sep 25 1:32 PM
• Defender and goalkeeper will likely to play in Carabao Cup tie • Jürgen Klopp expected to rest Virgil van Dijk Dejan Lovren could make his first appearance since the World Cup final when Liverpool host Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Related: Kevin Keegan: 'No, I'm not going to take a...
Guardian - Mon Sep 24 10:30 PM
The Rams’ manager, still close to his former Chelsea boss, believes the Portuguese’s influence shines as brightly as ever Frank Lampard remembers watching the press conference in 2004 at which José Mourinho, freshly arrived at Chelsea, announced that he was “a special one”. He says: “I saw it and...
Guardian - Mon Sep 24 8:31 AM
Ramsey needs to discover his inner Lampard, Shaqiri deserved more time and Traoré has become a specialist substitute Related: Unai Emery’s system beats out a dull rhythm that fails to entrance | Jacob Steinberg Related: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos Related: Record-breaking...
Guardian - Sun Sep 23 8:14 PM
Your weekend round-up of the best photography from England’s top flight The Dozen archive Continue reading
Guardian - Sun Sep 23 6:50 PM
Maurizio Sarri’s linchpin saw a prodigious amount of the ball at West Ham yet was most effective in blunting N’Golo Kanté With three minutes to go at the London Stadium, Jorginho played a nudged sideways pass across the centre circle. Oddly there was no spontaneous ovation, Jorginho did not punch...
Guardian - Sun Sep 23 6:40 PM
• Goalless draw at West Ham forces a reality check • Head coach admits he is still trying to impose his philosophy Chelsea go into successive games against Liverpool this week having surrendered their perfect record under Maurizio Sarri and with the head coach warning it will take him at least 12...
Guardian - Sun Sep 23 3:28 PM
Chelsea, for the first time under Maurizio Sarri, have blinked. Their pristine record was checked across the capital, the visitors running aground on West Ham’s industry on a day when Eden Hazard’s flicks and darts did not quite come off, the drive through midfield came only in fits and starts, a...
Guardian - Sun Sep 23 12:23 PM
Premier League updates from the 1.30pm (BST) kick-off Marko Arnautovic: ‘I love Bilic but I let him down a little bit’ And feel free to email or tweet Ben your thoughts 12.16pm BST Amid all the gushing adjectives swirling around Liverpool and Manchester City, Chelsea have been quietly going about...
Guardian - Sat Sep 22 9:00 AM
Chelsea will hope Eden Hazard is at his sparkling best after skipping Thursday’s Europa League win over PAOK because of fatigue. The forward will be crucial to Maurizio Sarri’s hopes of securing a sixth successive league win, especially with doubts over Pedro’s fitness after picking up a shoulder...