There are a couple of things that Manuel Pellegrini needs to take from yesterday’s defeat to Wigan in the FA Cup.
Martin Demichelis and Samir Nasri are players he must either improve or improve upon.
There are certain flaws that a manger cannot improve in a player, for instance, the lack of pace when a defender like Demichelis gets older, but there are a lot of ageing defenders, like John Terry, who are much more efficient. read more »
Reports over the weekend suggested that Chelsea midfielder Oscar could be on his way to Paris Saint-Germain in a £40m deal.
That’s not going to happen.
As most teams insist on possession based systems, most successful playmakers are similar. They are usually more efficient in limited spaces – think Andres Iniesta, David Silva and Mario Gotze. read more »
Manchester United have won the race to sign Swiss wonderkid Dimitri Oberlin Mfomo, according to media reports.
The 16-year-old attacking midfielder has decided to join United this summer when his FC Zurich contract expires, claims the Sunday People. read more »
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois plans to run down his Chelsea contract before moving to Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
The Belgium international has spent that last three seasons on loan at Real’s city rivals Atletico Madrid. But he is set to become the first-choice keeper at the Bernabeu in 2016. read more »
1. This was the weekend of the dodgy headed backpass. Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon and Tottenham’s Kyle Walker both cost their teams goals with crazy headers.
2. Following on from that, we can conclude that there were plenty of ill-advised nods of the head even though Alan Pardew’s Newcastle didn’t have a game.
3. Steven Caulker loves scoring against Fulham. His two goals on Saturday will be massive if Cardiff are to get themselves out of the relegation zone. read more »