The battle between player power and financial muscle, and the sheer will of clubs to try and control the both, led to a frantic and at times crazy transfer deadline day on which Ross Barkley agreed a €35m move to Chelsea — but changed his mind half-way through his medical.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2017
If there was one word Antonio Conte used most in his first Chelsea press conference it was ‘passion’; and that is significant after a year in which so many of his squad were accused of failing to perform for Jose Mourinho.
Fri, 15 Jul, 2016
Compliments to the season: the Premier League’s relationship to anything at all resembling ‘the greatest league in the world’ might exist primarily in the minds of the television brand masters but, credit where it’s due, the 2015/16 model is the gift that just keeps on giving.
Sat, 19 Dec, 2015
Sergio Parisse is unlikely to train with Italy until Thursday this week, at the earliest, once again calling into question the Azzurri captain’s fitness ahead of their critical Rugby World Cup Pool D meeting with Ireland at London’s Olympic Stadium this Sunday.
Tue, 29 Sep, 2015
Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez was today preparing as usual for tomorrow’s Barclays Premier League clash with West Brom, despite suggestions his spell would come to a premature end following his diatribe against his job title and the club’s fans.
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013
Bayern Munich have often been referred to as FC Hollywood while David Beckham, with his Los Angeles tan still intact, continues to act as leading man since moving to France; but the events of the last 24 hours have proved that nobody in European football can put on a show quite like the Moscow State Circus of Stamford Bridge.
Fri, 01 Mar, 2013