Chelsea agrees Salah transfer fee

Chelsea have agreed a fee with Basel for the signing of winger Mohamed Salah. The capture of the Egypt international, which is subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical, could mean Juan Mata’s move to Manchester United will now go ahead. A statement on read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm an agreement has been reached with FC Basel for the transfer of their 21-year-old attacking midfielder more »


Theo Walcott to miss World Cup

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott will miss the remainder of the season and the World Cup in Brazil due to a knee injury. The Gunners confirmed on their official website that Walcott is likely to be out for at least six months as a result of the anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in the 2-0 FA Cup third-round win over Tottenham at the weekend. Walcott was taken from the more »


Eto’o helps Chelsea edge Liverpool

Chelsea kept in touch with Premier League leaders Arsenal – but had to come from behind to beat fellow title challengers Liverpool 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues saw Arsenal return to the top of the table with a 1-0 win at Newcastle but kept on their coat-tails with a pulsating display after falling behind to a third-minute Martin Skrtel goal. Attacking midfield trio Oscar, Willian and Eden Hazard poured more »


Man City outlasts Liverpool in tight tilt

Manchester City ended Liverpool’s short stay at the top of the Premier League and moved ahead of its title rival after Alvaro Negredo secured a 2-1 victory in their Boxing Day encounter on Thursday. Manuel Pellegrini’s side made it an impressive nine out of nine – with 37 goals scored – to move into second place behind Arsenal as the Reds slipped to fourth after a 2-1 defeat. However, had more »


Hazard goal defeats Swansea

Chelsea stayed in contention at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a slender win over Swansea at Stamford Bridge which left Jose Mourinho frustrated by familiar failings in front of goal. Eden Hazard was arguably the only one of Chelsea’s four starting attacking players to emerge with any credit in attack – Oscar’s defensive workrate earned him a pass mark – as Mourinho was again left to bemoan more »


Theo Walcott rescues Arsenal

Theo Walcott scored twice as Arsenal fought back to win 3-1 at West Ham and halt a three-game winless run in the Premier League. Arsenal fell behind when goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny spilled Kevin Nolan’s shot and Carlton Cole pounced to score a minute into the second half. West Ham goalkeeper Adrian was also culpable for Arsenal’s equalizer, with Walcott cutting in from the right and striking between his legs in more »


United comeback to win at Hull

Manchester United fought back from a disastrous start to beat Hull City 3-2 in a gripping game at the KC Stadium. Former United trainee James Chester volleyed Hull into an early lead and it was 2-0 to the home team inside 13 minutes following the scrappiest of goals as a series of scuffed shots and attempted clearances ended with David Meyler’s weak strike taking a deflection off Jonny Evans and more »


Rodgers keeping Liverpool focused

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the fans deserve to be able to dream of what may come with the club top of the table at Christmas, but he is confident there will be no complacency within the squad. The Reds will be top on December 25 for the first time since 2008 – when they became the last side not to win the title from that position. Since then the more »