Tag: Sergio Busquets

Lampard tips Chelsea to flourish

Frank Lampard believes Antonio Conte can lead Chelsea to a serious title challenge this season. The Blues’ record goalscorer is still an avid Premier League watcher despite plying his trade with New York City in Major League Soccer and thinks Conte is the man to turn around his old side’s fortunes. Chelsea finished 10th last

Mertesacker to miss start of the season

Per Mertesacker, who won 104 caps for Germany, joined Arsenal from Werder Bremen Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker will miss the start of the Premier League season with a knee injury. Manager Arsene Wenger said the former Germany defender will be out for “a few months” after picking up the injury in Friday’s pre-season draw with

Swansea not signing Allen ‘a disaster’

Mark Hughes and Joe Allen shake hands after Wales’ exit to Portugal at Euro 2016 Swansea City failing to re-sign Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool is a “disaster” for the club, says their former striker Dean Saunders. Allen, 26, has joined Premier League rivals Stoke City for £13m after the Swans’ £8m bid was

We’re optimistic & positive – Mannone

Sunderland won three of their last six games to ensure their Premier League survival under Sam Allardyce. Sunderland’s players are in a positive mind frame ahead of the new season despite Sam Allardyce’s departure, insists goalkeeper Vito Mannone. David Moyes was announced as the newly appointed England boss’ replacement on Saturday and is the Black

How is your team performing in pre-season?

More than 109,000 people watched Man Utd v Real Madrid in Michigan in 2014 – a record football crowd in USA Premier League teams will clock up an estimated 172,413 miles in total during pre-season for friendlies and tours. Tottenham travel furthest with 22,468 miles, including a trip to Australia, followed by Chelsea’s 14,345 miles.