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Crisis in Chelsea after Blues lose again

Steven Naismith struck a brilliant hat-trick as stuttering Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Everton. Naismith, a ninth-minute replacement for the injured Muhamed Besic, scored twice within moments of coming on as Everton turned up the heat on Jose Mourinho's out-of-form side. Nemanja Matic pulled […]

Progress reports for EPL clubs after 4 games played

  Arsenal World Soccer Talk’s Arsenal correspondent Chris Moore faced an interesting dilemma this week when faced with the task of selecting his ideal XI for the Gunners. Take a look at his Arsenal progress report to see whether you agree or disagree with him. Having a hard time picking […]

By refusing Stones and Berahino transfer requests, Premier League clubs now have leverage over ‘player power’

No soccer supporter enjoys seeing player power implemented to the extreme. But we’ve had our fair share of it down the years. It’s probably why, with just minutes to go in the transfer window, West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino put out what is now an infamous Twitter message suggesting he […]

Chelsea land Senegal international Papy Djilobodji from Nantes

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of defender Papy Djilobodji from Nantes. The Ligue 1 club announced his departure for Stamford Bridge earlier on Tuesday’s transfer deadline day, and the Premier League champions later confirmed the 26-year-old Senegal international defender’s arrival on a four-year contract. Djilobodji said on chelseafc.com: “I’m very […]

Chelsea prospect Lucas Piazon will spend the season at Reading on loan

Reading have signed Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon on a season-long loan. The 21-year-old Brazilian, who has played three times for the Blues, will spend the entire 2015-16 campaign with the Royals, who fought off stern competition for his signature. SEE MORE: Up-to-the-minute transfer deadline deals. Boss Steve Clarke told the club’s […]

Juan Cuadrado close to leaving Chelsea as Juventus celebrate impending move

Juventus appear to be moving closer to the expected signing of Chelsea’s Juan Cuadrado after releasing pictures of the winger being welcomed in Italy. Juve chief executive Giuseppe Marotta was quoted over the weekend saying the Champions League finalists were hopeful of landing the Colombia international on loan. The Turin […]

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Premier League clubs are still failing Europe’s tactics tests

There was a moment in Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League opener against Juventus Tuesday when everything seemed to change. Paul Pogba’s inch-perfect pass had just leveled the score after Vincent Kompany’s bulbous forehead had thumped the home side in front. But when a tweak of the calf muscle sent Manchester […]

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Eva Carneiro ‘could have legal case’ against Chelsea

Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro could have grounds to launch claims of constructive dismissal and sex discrimination if her role is changed as a result of criticism from manager Jose Mourinho. That is the view of lawyer Glenn Hayes as the fall-out from Mourinho's weekend outburst following his side's 2-2 draw […]