Juan Mata: If We Win Against City, We Will Have More Confidence

Chelsea winger Juan Mata believes victory over Premier League leaders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Monday night will put his club back in the title race. The Blues have fallen ten points behind City following a spell of poor form but Andre Villas-Boas side have won their last two fixtures 3-0 – against Newcastle United and Valencia – and head into the match full of confidence. A home victory…

December 12, 2011

Pep Guardiola Expects Valencia Challenge

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola expects an in-form Valencia to give his side a stern test in Wednesday’s La Liga clash at Mestalla. Valencia are currently at the summit of the league table, with a perfect nine points from three games. Barcelona’s spirits are high after Saturday’s 8-0 demolition of Osasuna, but Guardiola noted that Unai Emery’s men pose an entirely different challenge. “Valencia are the league leaders right now and…

September 21, 2011

Premier League Preview: Tottenham v Manchester City

Table-toppers Manchester City visit Tottenham aiming to maintain their perfect start to the English Premier League season. Roberto Mancini’s men have shown they are a serious threat to United with consecutive wins, netting seven times in two games. City’s attacking play has been exceptional with new signing Sergio Aguero, in-form forward Edin Dzeko and playmaker David Silva all scoring twice in as many outings. Silva has been the centre of…

August 26, 2011

Preview: Arsenal v Manchester City

The hotly contested Premier League title race could take another twist when Manchester City visit Arsenal on Wednesday. City’s trip to London will be a mouth-watering battle of second versus third and could see either take the league lead from Manchester United if they fail to take three points against Stoke City. City are behind United on goal difference with 41 points, while Arsenal are two points back and pressing…

January 4, 2011

Chelsea Spent £9MILLION On Agent Fees For Two players

Chelsea spent more than £9million on agents’ fees this year – but bought just two players. Latest figures from the Premier League put the Blues top of the big spenders list, just as other clubs are cutting back on their own fees. Spending was down on payments to agents by more than £3m in the year to September 30. But that still meant more than £67m was splashed out, with…

December 1, 2010