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April 24, 2017 10:21 PM FA Cup triumph won't excuse Champions League failure

Petr Cech believes Arsenal have disproved accusations they lack leaders by beating Manchester City and reaching the FA Cup final. But Cech has warned his teammates winning the FA Cup for a third time in four years would still not excuse them failing to qualify for next season's Champions League. Arsenal will face Chelsea in the final at Wembley on May 27 after 13

April 24, 2017 9:31 PM N'Golo Kante can be more of a leader for Chelsea

LONDON -- Antonio Conte has backed newly-crowned PFA Player of the Year N'Golo Kante to emerge as a leader at Chelsea in the coming seasons, though he admits that the France international has a different personality to departing captain John Terry. Kante saw off competition from teammate Eden Hazard to claim the award in a ceremony on Sunday, with fellow 13

April 24, 2017 7:27 PM I will never buy a selfish player for Chelsea – Conte

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has vowed never to bring a selfish player to the club. Conte was reacting to suggestions that Eden Hazard could reach Lionel Messi’s level, if he becomes more selfish on the pitch. But the Italian insists he would rather lose a game than have such player in his squad. Speaking in a news conference at Cobham on Monday 14

April 24, 2017 5:19 PM Real Madrid players always trying to hurt Messi – Fabio Capello

Former Real Madrid manager, Fabio Capello has accused the club’s players of consistently trying to deliberately injure Barcelona’s Lionel Messi as he watched replays of what he called a “criminal” challenge by Sergio Ramos on the Barcelona ace on Sunday. The Italian coach, who won two Liga titles with Real Madrid said the Barcelona No.10 is consistently 15

April 24, 2017 3:04 PM El Clásico had everything and Messi is everything

On Saint Jordi’s day, patron saint of Catalonia, Messi slays Madrid and takes Barca top Lionel Messi had a black eye, a bloody mouth and his Barcelona shirt in his hands. The board had gone up signalling two minutes left in the clásico: not enough for anyone – this was the game that should have gone on for ever – but just enough for another twist, even later 17

April 24, 2017 2:21 PM Danny Murphy speaks out on Anthony Martial: Man United star needs to do this

ANTHONY MARTIAL needs to be more consistent and prove he has the desire to play for Manchester United. The France striker was impressive yesterday against Burnley netting the opener and providing the assist for Wayne Rooney's second goal. And with Zlatan Ibrahimovic out for the season, Martial will be needed by Jose Mourinho with United's hectic schedule 14

April 24, 2017 12:27 PM PFA Player Of The Year: How Previous Winners Fared After Winning The Award

N’Golo Kante was named PFA Player of the Year on Sunday after helping to guide Chelsea to the Premier League summit a year after winning the title with Leicester City. The industrious midfielder beat teammate Eden Hazard, as well as Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Sanchez to the gong, which is voted for by fellow players 12

April 24, 2017 11:05 AM I can play with one leg – Injured Ibrahimovic vows not to retire

Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has said he will not quit football after suffering knee ligament damage, but will “come back even stronger”. “I will be out for a while,” Ibrahimovic wrote on Instagram, but added “giving up is not an option.” “I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger. So far I played with one leg so it shouldn’t 13

April 24, 2017 10:46 AM FA Cup: Arsenal proved doubters wrong – Wenger

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, said his side just proved doubters wrong after their FA Cup semi final win over Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Alexis Sanchez scored in extra-time to secure a 2-1 win at Wembley and sent the Gunners into the final for the third time in four years. The Gunner now set up a final clash against Chelsea who defeated Tottenham 14

April 24, 2017 9:18 AM Zinedine Zidane reacts to Real Madrid’s loss to Barcelona

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has criticised his team’s wasteful attitude after they were beaten 3-2 at home by Barcelona in Sunday’s dramatic Clasico. The loss saw the Catalans take over top spot in La Liga, although Madrid do have an extra game left to play. Lionel Messi fired home in the 93rd-minute to settle the game after James Rodriguez 14