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
Clubs from the Engish Football League have been in action as the race for Wembley gets underway. Here’s tonight’s results in full. Accrington 0 – 0 Bradford Barnsley 1 – 2 Northampton Birmingham 0 – 1 Oxford United Blackpool 4 – 2 Bolton Brighton 4 – 0 Colchester Cambridge 2 – 1 Sheffield Wednesday Carlisle
The Hornets are one of three Premier League clubs – the other two are West Ham and Leicester – who have shown an interest in the Argentina international, 25. And a meeting is planned for today to see if Pereyra is happy to join Walter Mazzarri at Vicarage Road. The winger has been on the
WIGAN have signed Bournemouth’s Wales midfielder Shaun MacDonald, 28, for an undisclosed fee. Latics boss Gary Caldwell said: “He is a quality addition to the squad – a terrific pro.” NEWCASTLE defender Chancel Mbemba is a £7million target for Valencia. The Spaniards want the DR Congo defender, 22, who joined Toon last summer in an
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
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
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
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.