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Guardian - Mon Aug 6 10:30 PM
England international cut short his break after the World Cup to win another title with Manchester City Given that no team have retained the Premier League title since Manchester United in 2009, it is not unreasonable for the chasing pack to wonder if Manchester City will be undone by complacency...
Guardian - Mon Aug 6 3:38 PM
Young English players are often mistreated but there will always be the thrill of seeing a major talent fulfilled In the sweltering sunshine of Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon, Ryan Sessegnon was going about his usual business of looking older than his years. A composed, even studious presen...
Guardian - Sun Aug 5 8:27 PM
The teenager played with poise and maturity to leave City fans with little cause to regret losing out on Jorginho to Chelsea The first time Manchester City’s supporters spotted Jorginho on the ball, they could not resist booing the man who turned down Pep Guardiola. Yet they were pantomime jeers,...
Guardian - Sun Aug 5 8:14 PM
• Sarri hints he will allow move if Courtois requests it • ‘I only want players with very high levels of motivation‘ The Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has suggested he is open to allowing Thibaut Courtois to depart Stamford Bridge this week if the goalkeeper asks to leave. Courtois’s agent, Ch...
Guardian - Sun Aug 5 5:12 PM
Given that this is the shortest break between the World Cup final and English football’s traditional curtain raiser since 1966 – a mere three weeks – this should have felt unfeasibly early to be feeling remotely ready for the resumption of domestic tussles. It was, until Manchester City, defendin...
Guardian - Sun Aug 5 2:25 PM
All the latest from the 3pm BST kick-off at Wembley Jorginho first piece in the puzzle as Sarri risks friendship Email Daniel | or tweet @DanielHarris 2.25pm BST I just saw an ad for anti-perspirant Lynx; whatever happened to the simple body spray? What on earth is going on? I was Marine, now tha...
Guardian - Sat Aug 4 10:30 PM
The new Chelsea manager was prepared to blow his relationship with Pep Guardiola to sign the Italian midfielder It is a measure of how important Jorginho is to Maurizio Sarri that Chelsea’s new manager was willing to risk a friendship to sign him from Napoli. Business mattered more than his perso...
Guardian - Sat Aug 4 10:29 PM
The Manchester City manager says he’s ready to fight again and his record suggests that his side will avoid the pitfalls of complacency to dominate the Premier League again The question of who motivates the motivator is often posed. In Pep Guardiola’s case, it may be the wrong one. It is not who,...
Guardian - Sat Aug 4 6:59 PM
Fatigue from Russia could be a factor in the title race as Manchester City bid to retain the title for the first time So, we go again – and perhaps this season with an even greater sense of disbelief than usual that it’s back already. It won’t be long before we’ve returned to the familiar routine...
Guardian - Fri Aug 3 10:30 PM
Italian has barely had time to work with his players but is keen to start strongly against Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday Maurizio Sarri describes Pep Guardiola as a friend, somebody he respects as a person first and foremost and, as he prepared to cut his teeth in English football against...
Guardian - Fri Aug 3 6:13 PM
• Spaniard has won back-to-back leagues with Barça and Bayern • No club has defended Premier League title since 2009 Pep Guardiola has warned Manchester City’s players he will be harder on them this season to ensure they become the first club in a decade to retain the Premier League title. Relate...
Guardian - Fri Aug 3 4:42 PM
• Brazilian midfielder was on loan at Girona last season • Pep Guardiola admits he could still sign another player Manchester City have requested a work permit for the Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz after he forced his way into Pep Guardiola’s plans. City signed the 20-year-old for £10m from V...
Guardian - Fri Aug 3 2:00 PM
• Steve Bruce says Spurs yet to lodge formal bid • Burnley make new bid for Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson Tottenham Hotspur have yet to make a formal bid for Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish and are some way off in their valuation of the player, the Championship club’s manager Steve Bruce has ad...
Guardian - Fri Aug 3 11:20 AM
Who lost? Who lost it? And who kept winning the Premier League? Manchester City begin their season on Sunday by playing Chelsea in the Community Shield. Who were the last Premier League champions to retain their title? Arsenal Chelsea Manchester City Manchester United Johanna Konta beat Serena Wi...
Guardian - Wed Aug 1 8:28 PM
• Uefa argued initial ban after Los Angeles treatment was too low • Free-agent Nasri can return to training from November Samir Nasri has had his doping ban increased from six to 18 months following an appeal against the original sanction by Uefa’s ethics and disciplinary inspector. In February,...
Guardian - Wed Aug 1 1:01 PM
With one week to go before the transfer window closes on 9 August, who should the 20 Premier League clubs sign? Unai Emery has already made five signings – Lucas Torreira , Bernd Leno , Sokratis , Mattéo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner – so may settle for what he has. However, another centre-b...
Guardian - Wed Aug 1 12:01 PM
• Rivals will meet in League Cup on 19 August • Chelsea to face Manchester City in WSL opener Manchester United women’s first game following their inception earlier this year will be against Liverpool as the fixture list for the new season was unveiled on Wednesday. United face their Merseyside r...