Chelsea might have had a hard time in their Cup clash against Norwich last night, but youngster Kenedy was one of the shining lights for the Blues. He not only assisted Michy batshuayi’s opener, but also produced this very nice piece of skill to nutmeg Ivo Pinto. A great tribute to Ronaldinho on the day he retired, one could say Continue reading Video Kenedy skill vs Norwich 2018 FA Cup | Kenedy Ivo Pinto Nutmeg
Brighton will look to upset a tired Chelsea side when they host Antonio Conte’s men in the first game of Match Week 24 at the Amex Stadium. The Blues were taken the distance by Championship outfit Norwich in their midweek Cup replay, exactly the kind of tie Antonio Conte would not have wanted, and will now be in league action less than 72 hours later against Chris Hughton’s men. Continue reading Seagulls target tired Blues
History was created in England last night as Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho had his disallowed goal against Fleetwood given after VAR, thus making it the first ever VAR goal in England. Iheanacho, the former Manchester City striker, scored once in each half, as Leicester, captained by Riyad Mahrez, ended Fleetwood’s Cup run with a 2-0 win Continue reading History in England as disallowed Iheanacho goal overturned on VAR
PSV Eindhoven have banned smoking at the Phillips Stadium and have urged other fellow Eredivisie clubs to follow the same. By Dutch law, smoking has to be banned when the club has a roof, which therefore has lead to bans at Ajax’s Amsterdam Arena and Vitesse’s Gelredome. However enforcement is lax, to put it mildly. The Phillips Stadium is the first major open roof stadium in the Netherlands to ban it.
PSV lead the league table by five points from Ajax at the time of writing this article (46 points to Ajax’s 41 from 18 games)
With one half of the La Liga season done and dusted, here are the worst/most disappointing players (aka Flop XI) from the 17/18 La Liga season as voted by fans in Spanish newspaper Marca. Please note that this flop XI is for the first half of the 2017/18 season.
Not surprisingly, the list is dominated by Real Madrid players, with four of them (Achraf, Marcelo, Benzema and Ronaldo), in the XI. The list also contains two Las Palmas players (Chichizola and Lemos), again no surprise given that LPA have the worst defensive record in the league, and one each from Atletico, Alaves (Zinedine Zidane’s son Enzo), Valencia, Villarreal and Barcelona Continue reading La Liga Flops 2017-18 | Worst players in La Liga 2017-2018 voted by fans
West Ham will host Shrewsbury Town for the first time in nearly four decades when they take on the League One outfit in their FA Cup replay on Tuesday night. The Hammers were outplayed by the Shrews at New Meadow a week ago, with keeper Joe Hart describing their performance as “terrible”. Continue reading West Ham v Shrewsbury- Shrews seek to cause upset at London Stadium
RB Leipzig have officially confirmed that Naby Keita will remain at the Red Bull Arena till June 2018, thus quashing rumours of him transferring to Liverpool in the current winter transfer window. The Reds will sign Keita next summer but were looking at advancing the deal following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, but Leipzig, who are in a race to make the Champions League next season, feel the Guinean is more important to their cause currently. Continue reading Naby Keita to Liverpool in January 2018 NOT happening, say Leipzig
Simon Terodde scores a late winner for FC Koln as they beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2:1 at the Rhein Energie Stadium. Important win for bottom of the table Cologne, who had beaten Wolfsburg 1:0 at home in their final game before the winter break. 50.000 in attendance at the Rhein Energie Stadium for Koln vs Gladbach January 14, 2018 Continue reading Cologne vs Gladbach 2018 Goals | Video Koln BMG 2:1 Highlights