1. Chelsea Draw, but Fabregas and Hazard Display Against Schalke Is Major Positive

    STAMFORD BRIDGE, LONDON — In the immediate aftermath of Chelsea ’s draw with Schalke in their Champions League opener, Jose Mourinho , his players and the Blues fans were rightly disappointed...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 8 hours ago 2,960 reads 7 comments

  2. Gervinho, Roma Make It Look Easy in Champions League Group of Death

    Following a match in which he scored twice, picked up an assist and relentlessly tortured opposition defenders until his withdrawal in the 71st minute, Gervinho could only shrug at his memorable Champions League debut for AS Roma ...

    Jerrad Peters Written by Jerrad Peters about 9 hours ago 1,272 reads 7 comments

  3. Liverpool's Champions League Escape Shows Need for Tactical Stability

    Liverpool ’s narrow victory over Ludogorets in the Champions League may be deemed as a lucky escape by some, but it seems clear there is a logical answer to rescue the Reds’ ailments...

    Max Munton Written by Max Munton about 20 hours ago 6,136 reads 19 comments

  4. Champions League Drubbing of Basel Is Statement of Intent from Real Madrid

    While Real Madrid ’s 5-1 thumping of Basel might flatter to deceive, Los Blancos’ Champions League opener sends a loud message to the footballing world — write us off at your peril...

    Guillem Balague Written by Guillem Balague about 20 hours ago 4,849 reads 20 comments

  5. Grading Liverpool Players on Their Champions League Performances vs. Ludogorets

    Liverpool returned to the UEFA Champions League after a five-year absence on Tuesday night, with great expectations abound...

    Jack Lusby Written by Jack Lusby about 41 minutes ago 160 reads 0 comments

  6. Mesut Ozil Slammed by Michael Ballack as Mikel Arteta Blasts Arsenal Flops

    Former German international and Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has criticised Mesut Ozil for failing to respond to the poor form he has shown of late...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 1 hour ago 1,226 reads 6 comments

  7. Liverpool Transfer News: Marco Reus Tweet from Owner John Henry Sparks Rumours

    A cryptic tweet from Liverpool owner John W. Henry has ignited rumours that the Fenway Sports Group are looking to purchase Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus for a stint at Anfield...

    Nick Akerman Written by Nick Akerman about 1 hour ago 1,541 reads 5 comments

  8. Diego Costa Injury Concerns Revealed by Jose Mourinho After Schalke Draw

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes Diego Costa is currently only fit enough to start one game a week due to a hamstring issue...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 2 hours ago 2,776 reads 4 comments

  9. Assessing the Role Ander Herrera Will Play for Manchester United

    Ander Herrera was a key player in Manchester United ’s 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, and his performance in that game offered clues as to his role at United...

    Paul Ansorge Written by Paul Ansorge about 2 hours ago 4,178 reads 2 comments

  10. Grading the Chelsea Players on Their Champions League Performance vs. Schalke

    Despite a dominant performance, Chelsea drew their opening game of the new Champions League campaign this week, finishing up 1-1 with Schalke ...

    Garry Hayes Written by Garry Hayes about 3 hours ago 808 reads 4 comments

  11. Why David Silva Is More Valuable to Manchester City Than Sergio Aguero

    David Silva is more valuable to Manchester City than Sergio Aguero , but that is rather like saying £20 million is more valuable than £19 million...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 3 hours ago 849 reads 3 comments

  12. Mario Balotelli's Smooth Start Should Have Liverpool Fans Cautiously Optimistic

    Most agreed that when Liverpool paid £16 million for Mario Balotelli , he was great value for the money. Given his seamless transition into the Reds' squad, he'll have that fee paid back in a matter of months...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 4 hours ago 2,429 reads 4 comments

  13. Barcelona Continue Their Struggles with Deeper Lying Defences

    When Barcelona took the field against APOEL Nicosia it would be a fairly safe bet that a two-thirds-full Camp Nou expected goals. Lots of them...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 8 hours ago 3,359 reads 23 comments

  14. Can Raheem Sterling Join Messi and Ronaldo as the World's Best Players?

    Raheem Sterling debuted in 2012 under Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish . Ever since then, Sterling has continued to improve under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 10 hours ago 3,758 reads 29 comments

  15. Chelsea vs. Schalke: Winners and Losers from Champions League Game

    Chelsea and Schalke kicked off their respective Champions League campaigns with a closely contested 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night...

    Thomas Cooper Written by Thomas Cooper about 11 hours ago 3,374 reads 10 comments

  16. Man City Show Improvement, but Champions League Target Remains Unchanged

    Before Manchester City ’s 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena, Vincent Kompany spoke of the need for his side to announce themselves as serious Champions League contenders...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 11 hours ago 3,728 reads 36 comments

  17. Cardiff to Sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manager in the Next 24 Hours

    Dundee's Paul Hartley the latest name in the frame to replace 41-year-old who took over from Malky Mackay at the Welsh club in January despite warnings not to.....

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 12 minutes ago 1 reads 0 comments

  18. Alan Pardew Aware of Pressure

    Alan Pardew admits both he and his Newcastle United squad have to 'stand up and deliver' as the pressure mounts at St James' Park.....

    Scott Slocombe Written by Scott Slocombe about 22 minutes ago 1 reads 0 comments

  19. Roma vs. CSKA Moscow: Winners and Losers from Champions League Game

    Roma's long-awaited return to the Champions League couldn't have gone better thanks to a 5-1 win against sorry-looking CSKA Moscow at the Stadio Olimpico...

    Colin O'Brien Written by Colin O'Brien about 9 hours ago 535 reads 3 comments

  20. Barcelona Continue La Masia Focus in Win over Apoel

    It has been an interesting start to the season for Barcelona. The new Luis Enrique era is in full blossom and things are starting to come together for La Blaugrana ...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 11 hours ago 7,785 reads 35 comments

  21. Schalke's Julian Draxler Shows off a Sublime Bit of Skill Against Chelsea

    Now you're just showing off, Julian Draxler . The German starlet did a tidy bit of control to elude Chelsea 's Willian and get a pass off...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 12 hours ago 11,142 reads 16 comments

  22. Ajax Winger Lasse Schone Scores on Great Free-Kick Against PSG

    Ajax 's Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain was billed as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's triumphant return to his old stomping ground, but the show might have been stolen by Lasse Schone ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 12 hours ago 1,075 reads 0 comments

  23. Making Peace with Sir Alex Ferguson Underlines Maturing Wayne Rooney at Man Utd

    Last month, Wayne Rooney celebrated 10 years at Manchester United . It was in August 2004 that an 18-year-old Rooney became the world's most expensive teenager when he swapped Goodison Park for Old Trafford ...

    Rob Dawson Written by Rob Dawson about 10 hours ago 5,996 reads 12 comments

  24. Porto's Yacine Brahimi Scores Brilliant Hat-Trick Against BATE Borisov

    Yacine Brahimi stole the spotlight during Porto's Champions League Group H clash with BATE Borisov on Wednesday with a superb hat-trick...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 12 hours ago 3,377 reads 6 comments

  25. Gervinho Scores Brace in Magnificent First Half for Roma Against CSKA Moscow

    Gervinho 's transformation into a good player since moving to Roma may astonish Arsenal fans, but the Ivorian delivered the goods once again in the first half of the Giallorossi's Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow ...

    Ryan Bailey Written by Ryan Bailey about 13 hours ago 3,555 reads 4 comments