Expected Chelsea lineup for Bournemouth with Frank Lampard facing injury concern

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has a selection headache ahead of today’s clash against Bournemouth with a number of key players out injured. American winger Christian Pulisic has been missing since New Year’s Day with a groin problem, while N’Golo Kante is yet to overcome an adductor injury. Tammy Abraham has been nearing a return to fitness, and even made a cameo appearance against Tottenham last weekend, but his return has

Reds cough up victory to old rivals

Adelaide United again gave up an away lead to lose a second consecutive match on the road, as the Reds crashed 2-1 to Melbourne Victory at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night. Adelaide’s Kristian Opseth scored the opener in the seventh minute – just his second goal of the campaign. Marco Rojas equalised against a patched up Adelaide which allowed the All Whites international to ghost into a goalscoring position when

Hull vs Leeds live stream, TV channel: How to watch Championship match

Hull manager Grant McCann admits his side could get “hammered” by Leeds if they don’t up their performance levels from midweek. The Tigers were handed a 1-0 defeat by relegation-threatened Barnsley and now find themselves just four points above the drop zone. “We’ve got a very, very tough game on Saturday,” said McCann. “One of the best teams in the league are coming here. If we perform like we did

Wilfried Zaha says VAR proves he is 'not a cheat'

Wilfried Zaha has welcomed the introduction of VAR into the Premier League, saying it has helped to prove that he is “not a cheat”. The Crystal Palace forward has previously accused the media of portraying him as a ‘diver’, while Watford’s mascot mocked the 27-year-old by diving in front of him in 2016. VAR has proven controversial this season – only last week officials were forced to admit they made

Taranto injury takes gloss off Giants' annihilation of the Swans

Greater Western Sydney's reigning best-and-fairest winner Tim Taranto could be facing a long spell on the sidelines after injuring his shoulder just 10 minutes into the club's Marsh Series pre-season campaign on Saturday. In a horror start to their 94-point mauling of the Sydney Swans, Taranto's right shoulder – which was already heavily strapped – dislocated from its socket as he reached for the ball in a stock-standard contest, and

Jack Grealish transfer talks revealed as Man Utd chase Aston Villa star

Manchester United are weighing up a summer move for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish and the midfielder’s former team-mate Micah Richards has revealed the transfer talks they have held. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will add the final pieces to his reshaped squad this summer and Grealish is a top target. The 24-year-old has been a shining star in a struggling Villa side which are one point from safety in

Dimitar Berbatov explains why he would have loved to play with Bruno Fernandes

Former striker Dimitar Berbatov has revealed why he would have loved to play in front of Bruno Fernandes following the new recruit’s brilliant start to life at Manchester United . The £47m Portuguese playmaker has made an instant impact at Old Trafford and scored his first goal for the club with a penalty during last weekend’s 3-0 win over Watford. More importantly though, Fernandes appears to have revitalised United’s attack

Sergio Ramos reveals admiration for Lionel Messi ahead of El Clasico

‘I have huge respect for him… he is one of the greatest players in history’: Sergio Ramos reveals admiration for Lionel Messi as Real Madrid captain looks to put red card nightmare behind him in huge El Clasico clash Sergio Ramos has revealed his huge admiration for Barcelona foe Lionel Messi  The Real Madrid captain comes up against Barca in El Clasico on Sunday  The clubs are separated by just

Premier League's Top 5 costliest VAR decisions to date

In the catalogue of football cliches, decisions balance out over the course of the Premier League season is up there with one of the oldest in the book. It used to be a fairly accurate statement but how times have changed, and since the introduction of VAR into the English top-flight, it may no longer be true. The latest round of fixtures was yet another off-day for the video assistant

Liverpool team news: Predicted 4-3-3 line up vs Watford - Klopp faces Henderson decision

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will still be without three first-team players for the upcoming clash, as club captain Jordan Henderson and midfielders James Milner and Xherdan Shaqiri will not be involved against Watford on Saturday. Henderson, who picked up a hamstring injury during their last-16 Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid, is training but isn’t an option yet for the German coach. Milner, who has a muscle injury, is on