Chelsea remain top of Champions League Group C despite throwing away a two-goal lead in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea seized the advantage when David Luiz curled into the corner from outside the area, although that did not tell the story of a first half in which Roma were frequently on the front foot. As Chelsea absorbed the pressure, Eden Hazard tucked a shot away at the far post following a counter on 37 minutes for 2-0, but Roma left-back Aleksander Kolarov reduced the deficit soon afterward, pushing the ball past Cesar Azpilicueta before unleashing a powerful shot that deflected past...Read More
Author: Clinton Eleto
Antonio Conte hit back at Jose Mourinho for the first time after Chelsea’s injury crisis worsened with fresh problems for David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko in Wednesday’s 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League. Chelsea surrendered a two-goal lead to their Serie A opponents at Stamford Bridge after goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko cancelled out strikes from Luiz and Eden Hazard, and Dzeko then put Roma on the brink of a famous victory before Hazard’s second spared the Premier League champions’ blushes. After the match Conte revealed that he substituted Luiz because of concerns about a...Read More
David De Gea is the second in the list of greatest goalkeepers in Premier League history, according to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher. An arrival from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011, the Spaniard has overcome a difficult adaptation period in England to establish himself as the undisputed first-choice in between the sticks at Old Trafford as well as the national team. He once again proved why he’s considered the best in the league with a stunning save to deny Joel Matip in United’s goalless draw against Liverpool at the weekend and Carragher believes only Peter Schmeichel is better than De Gea...Read More
Dejan Lovren believes Romelu Lukaku deliberately struck him in the face in Liverpool’s draw with Manchester United on the weekend. Lukaku appeared to catch Lovren in the head with his boot after a tackle during the first half at Anfield, but did not receive any punishment from referee Martin Atkinson. The FA will take no further action against the Manchester United forward, while Lovren insists the incident is now in the past. When asked to explain what happened on Saturday, Lovren told a news conference: “I made a tackle there and I just felt he was over me and...Read More
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny believes he failed to develop at the Emirates because of less sophisticated coaching in the Premier League. Szczesny, who joined defending Serie A champions Juventus in the summer, spent the majority of his career at Arsenal before being loaned to Roma for two years from 2015. At Roma, he became the club’s No. 1 keeper under manager Luciano Spalletti, and the 27-year-old Poland international told The Independent there is a stark difference between the level of coaching in the Premier League and Serie A. “I think in general, the coaches in Italy are much more tactical,...Read More
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