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.” “It’s to play against one of the best teams in the Premier League, […]

Liverpool FC defender Martin Skrtel has been charged by the FA for his alleged stamp on David De Gea. In the final seconds, with his side trailing 2-1 and desperately chasing an equaliser, Slovakia international Skrtel appeared to crash his studs down on the Spaniard’s calf after he had gathered an attempted through ball. De Gea reacted angrily to the challenge and squared up to Skrtel, before the pair were separated. Skrtel avoided any punishment at the time, with Martin Atkinson blowing for full time seconds later.Atkinson missed the incident – but it has been reveiwed by three former referees – who all decided independently of each other that had the official seen it at the time – he would have sent the player off. The FA confirmed on Monday that they were looking into the incident and have now charged Skrtel with violent conduct. An ​FA statement on the matter confirmed, “Martin Skrtel has been charged by The FA […]