Andy Carroll Can Be Better Than Didier Drogba Says Joe Cole

Joe Cole has piled praise on Liverpool team-mate Andy Carroll, by likening the England striker to Didier Drogba. Carroll netted his first international goal for England in just his second senior appearance for Fabio Capello’s side last night – and Cole believes the 22-year-old is already ahead of the level his old Chelsea team-mate Drogba occupied at the same age. “He’s very much like Didier Drogba,” Cole told LFC Weekly….

March 30, 2011

Preview: Liverpool v Bolton

Roy Hodgson’s job could be on the line when Liverpool return to Anfield to take on Bolton in the English Premier League on Saturday. The future of the Reds boss became even shakier after Wednesday’s shock 1-0 loss to previously bottom Wolves, and he will need a win against the Trotters to secure a stay of execution. Bar the absence of long-term absentee Jamie Carragher (shoulder), Liverpool were at full…

December 30, 2010

I Am Not Happy With Fixture Pile-up: Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti has bemoaned the fact that Chelsea must play twice in 48 hours next week but does not share his captain John Terry’s concerns over the depth of the squad as his team attempt to recover momentum in their title defence. Chelsea visit Arsenal for a potentially pivotal fixture on Monday before welcoming Bolton Wanderers to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, with Owen Coyle’s side to benefit from an extra…

December 24, 2010

Aston Villa v Chelsea preview

The last time the two clubs met at Villa Park, Martin O’ Neill was at Aston Villa as the Villans defeated the Blues 2-1. Much has happened since then. Chelsea avenged their defeat with 7-1 and 3-0 wins in their next two encounters. Martin O’Neill has left his job at Villa Park and last season’s impressive performers have been looking jaded in the new season.   After a superb overall…

October 14, 2010

top Five buys: Mario Balotelli, Joe Cole, Sebastien Squillaci, Ben Foster, Javier Hernandez

Despite their inevitably over-inflated price tags, almost all of City’s new boys are among the best buys of the summer. But Italian wonder kid Balotelli, who cost a reported £23million, is perhaps the pick. The 21-year-old marked his debut with a goal. Javier Hernandez – Manchester United (from Chivas) Balotelli was not the only striker to make himself an instant hero at his new club, with United’s new boy finding…

September 3, 2010

Liverpool v Arsenal – Match Preview

Liverpool v Arsenal, Anfield Nothing is won on the first day of the season. Whoever is technically ‘top of the league’ after the first round of matches will feel some degree of satisfaction, but the brutal truth is that there will be little indication of how this season’s Premier League will pan out for several weeks.  Some players are apparently still fatigued from their summer excess in South Africa, while…

August 15, 2010