Louis van Gaal believes Premier League leaders Chelsea will be content to avoid defeat against his in-form Manchester United side when they meet on Saturday. United have won their last six league games but go to Stamford Bridge without four injured players Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Phil Jones and have Jonny Evans suspended. Chelsea, meanwhile, are unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season, and hold an eight-point lead and a game in hand over third-placed United, Van Gaal believes it is asking too much for his team to win the title and feels his former Barcelona assistant Jose Mourinho would be happy to extend that run by settling for a point on Saturday. “I think Chelsea will be satisfied with a draw, but of course they want to beat us and we want to beat them,” he told the press. Van gaal has also refused to completely rule out the possibility of Manchester United ending […]
Ahead of Chelsea’s vital clash with Manchester United, manager Jose Mourinho revealed his desire is to win the Premier League and not the Manager of the Season. The Manager also revealed he is not worried about motivating his players, as they play a side who are one of the best in the country. Mourinho said,”To play against Man United is to play against one of the biggest clubs in the world,.” “Their squad is amazing. In numbers, in players, in experience, in solutions, their squad is amazing. “Every week I have in my office not the team I am going to play against but their squad and all the options and this week I realised what they have is amazing – Mata, Di Maria, Januzaj, Rooney, Van Persie, Falcao, Herrera, Carrick, Blind, Fellaini.” “I went to QPR with Drogba and [we had] no strikers on the bench.” “Ita s to play against one of the best teams in the Premier […]
Chelsea required an 88th-minute winner from Cesc Fabregas to secure the win against QPR, which extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points. Manager Jose Mourinho believes that Chelsea are “one step closer” to the Premier League title after grinding out a win at Loftus Road. With Diego Costa and Loic Remy both out injured, Premier League leaders Chelsea were short of out-and-out attacking options at Loftus Road and looked set to end the match without troubling home goalkeeper Rob Green. Chelsea who had majority of possession were made to work hard for their victory, as QPR put up a valiant fight, matching Chelsea in most departments around the pitch for the duration of the game. Ultimately, the quality of Eden Hazard, who danced into the penalty area, was the difference. He played a perfect pass to Fabregas,The Spaniard who came into the game wearing a protective face mask after breaking his nose against […]
Man City have fallen behind in the Title race having won just four of their last 10 league games but Hart expects a late surge as they did in 2012 and 2014. Manchester City Goalkeeper Joe Hart has now warned Chelsea to be aware of Manchester Citya s famous end-of-season resurgence. The England number one insists City can still overhaul the Blues and retain their Premier League crown ,because ita s in their DNA to pull off the impossible. Manuel Pellegrinia s men travel to Selhurst Park on Monday looking to revive their title chances after dropping to fourth place in the table on Saturday.A win at Palace would see them go back to second place ,six points behind leaders Chelsea. Hart said: a We will never give up. Ita s kind of how we do it. We like to do it a different way. a Wea ve not necessarily reached the standard week in, week out that we wanted […]
Eliaqium Mangala set to miss Tottenham game for Manchester City, but Yaya Toure could return following international break. Eliaquim Mangala has been ruled out of Manchester Cityai??i??s Premier League clash with Tottenham through injury ai??i?? but Yaya Toure is in contention to play at the Etihad. The Manager however is hopefull that Mangala will be available for tuesday nights Champions League away clash with CSKA Moscow. He said: ai???There is just a small problem with Mangala. He has a muscle injury, but I think he will be fit without any problems for Tuesday.ai??i?? ai???All the other players are okay,ai??i?? added Pellegrini. ai???Of course itai??i??s not easy to see what is the best starting XI for Saturday when you have so many players arriving on different days of the week. Tomorrow we will decide. ai???Yaya arrived yesterday with Aleksandar Kolarov and Matija Nastasic, other players arrived on Wednesday and some more on Tuesday, so weai??i??re trying to see which is the […]
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FA chairman Greg Dyke has stressed that the Premier League is in desperate need of radical restructuring and proposed new set of reforms