Chelsea manager speaks of the importance of winning tight games in the title run-in while defending his decision to field Diego Costa who is likely to be out for 2 weeks
The Portuguese could also be out for the semi-finals of the Champions League
Will the Columbian Tiger recover in time for the World Cup?
Will Sturridge make his comeback for Liverpool as the club looks to hold on to Brendan Rodgers
What does Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury mean for Real Madrid?
Lionel Messi has Barcelona to thank for the player that he is today. Usually a young boy with a hormonal ailment is unlikely to make the cut in football at the highest level, leave alone being the best player of his generation – and the little boy from Argentina owes it to the Catalan club. However, during his recent run-ins with injuries, who is to be blamed?
The gameweek did not see the two of the top three title contenders in Spain drop points. Real Madrid annihilated a beleaguered Sociedad and Barcelona won comfortably away against Real Betis, despite an early injury to Real Madrid. Atletico Madrid however allowed Real Madrid to close the gap between them after a draw against a resurgent Villarreal.
Robin van Persie is one of the most influential players in the Arsenal setup, and has gone to some extent in filling Thierry Henry's shoes in the forward line. TheHardTackle gives a featured article chronicling the man with the chocolate leg.
Keep yourself up-to-date with all the happenings surrounding AFC Asian Cup 2011. Here goes TheHardTackle's daily dose of news items from Doha.
Week 3 wasn't about surprises, but expected results. The most shocking news being the injury to Lionel Messi. Read more.