Mauricio Pochettino maintains Tottenham’s priorities lie elsewhere but after suffering a second cup exit in four days, and weighed down by injuries to key players, the manager must confront mounting concerns the north London club’s season is in danger of unravelling.
Mon, 28 Jan, 2019
When one thinks of managerial spats in the Premier League, it is usually Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, or Pep Guardiola, but now we have a new contest on the cards: in the blue corner, Big Sam Allardyce, the heavyweight from Dudley, against Marco Silva, the Portuguese middleweight.
Mon, 04 Dec, 2017
The old cliché that form goes out of the window for the North London derby certainly held true. Arsenal, lacklustre so far, were lively and dominant; Spurs showed absolutely nothing of the form that has got everyone talking and referee Mike Dean firmly put to bed the view that he is biased towards Spurs.
Mon, 20 Nov, 2017
You’ve got to put the effort in to provide the atmosphere that helps fuel an £8.5bn (€9.6bn) TV contract. A 5.30am alarm starts the trip to Old Trafford and heading out into the pitch black of a morning on the first day of winter, it’s difficult not to briefly question sanity.
Mon, 30 Oct, 2017
At 29, and with an astonishing 671 senior appearances for club and country already to his name, Cesc Fabregas insists he is facing new challenges under Antonio Conte and has pledged to remain at Chelsea for as long as the club wants him to stay.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2017
Gabriel Jesus has wasted no time in guaranteeing himself a place in Manchester City folklore, his injury-time winner the second of two goals on his full home debut but the young Brazilian’s stunning impact on English football could not disguise the same old problems for Pep Guardiola.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2017
Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente believes his side’s stunning success over Manchester United has given them the belief they can claim the club’s first ever European trophy when they face Atletico Madrid in an all-Spanish Europa League final in Bucharest tonight.
Wed, 09 May, 2012