Arsenal can beat Chelsea with passing not power, says Arsène Wenger

The Arsenal manager, Arsène Wenger, is confident his side can get a result at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty ImagesWhen Arsène Wenger reaches for a statistic to reinforce one of his arguments, it is always wise to check it. Bitter experience has taught us that the Arsenal manager is not always absolutely spot on in such matters. And so when, in the context of Chelsea’s recent dominance over his team,…

October 1, 2010

William Gallas to captain Tottenham

Harry Redknapp is ready to make William Gallas captain on his debut for Tottenham on Saturday. The controversial move will stun many Spurs fans given that Gallas has only recently completed a free transfer from bitter rivals Arsenal. In addition, his spell as Arsenal skipper ended in ignominious circumstances after he was stripped of the role by Arsene Wenger for a public attack on his teammates two years ago. That…

September 11, 2010

No One likes Ashley Cole, But You Have to Admit He’s good-MARTIN-SAMUEL

Despite the lurid headlines, the acrimony, the betrayal, the divorce, it has been reported that Cheryl Cole will be keeping her ex-husband’s name, even now they are legally apart. It could be that she regards Cheryl Cole as a stage name, one she has worked hard to promote, and does not wish to begin the process again. A cynic might add that Cheryl Tweedy, her previous persona, was a singer…

September 7, 2010

Manchester United inflicted their first defeat on Chelsea since the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti

Ancelotti’s team ended the last campaign as Premier League and FA Cup champions – inflicting home and away league defeats on United in the process, as well as winning the Community Shield. But they had no answer to a United team inspired by the evergreen Paul Scholes, who controlled the contest from midfield with a superb passing display. On an afternoon when England’s World Cup flops were booed by the…

August 9, 2010

Fernando Torres Disappoints Chelsea

Fernando Torres has finally put an end to all the speculation surrounding his future and committed himself to Liverpool. The striker returned to pre-season training on Monday after weeks of rumours that suggested he was seeking a new challenge with Chelsea being the front-runners for his signature. But the World Cup winner has now pledged his allegiance to the Merseyside club which will be relief to both the club’s management…

August 4, 2010

Jose Mourinho tells Madrid to Sign Ashley Cole

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is urging the club to sign Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole . According to the Sun, Mourinho has told Real general manager Jorge Valdano to offer £20 million or a part-exchange deal involving Dutch midfielder Rafael van der Vaart. “Talk surrounding Cole coming here is not confined to the media,” the paper quoted a Real source as saying. “Mourinho wants people with experience and confidence and…

July 26, 2010