Frank Lampard identifies reason Chelsea can beat Liverpool in FA Cup showdown

Frank Lampard believes his Chelsea side can compete with Liverpool when they meet in the FA Cup tonight – after two positive showings against them so far this season. Chelsea were beaten 2-1 in the Premier League and lost on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the Super Cup. And Lampard believes if they can replicate those two displays this will have a chance tonight. But the head coach does

Chris Jordan sends message to England bowler Jofra Archer after injury setback

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been backed to ‘come back stronger’ by Chris Jordan after injury ruled him out of the upcoming tour to Sri Lanka and the Indian Premier League. Archer enjoyed a superb start to his international career – taking 42 wickets across England’s triumphant World Cup campaign and drawn Ashes series – before suffering an elbow injury during the recent tour of South Africa. The 24-year-old

Man City vs Arsenal moved to next week - three days after Man Utd derby

Manchester City ’s postponed game with rivals Arsenal has been moved to next Wednesday. That now sees the match, which was postponed over the weekend due to the Carabao Cup final, take place just three days after the Manchester derby. Manchester United host neighbours City at Old Trafford in the Premier League this Sunday (4.30pm). Pep Guardiola’s team are having to contend with a busy schedule, having won at Wembley

Coronavirus: Premier League writes to clubs to offer advice

The Premier League has written to its 20 clubs, advising on the latest contingency plans to deal with the spread of coronavirus. League officials are liaising daily with the government’s public health experts to provide up-to-the-minute advice on how best to counteract the spread of the virus. Fixtures lists and kick-off times remain unaffected. Coronavirus latest: Coppa Italia semis off Handshakes suspended in Scottish Premiership However, clubs have been asked

Alan Shearer calls Virgil van Dijk's Liverpool display v Watford a 'horror show'

Virgil van Dijk might be the best defender in the world but his performance at the weekend has been labelled a "horror show" by Alan Shearer. The Dutchman was part of a Liverpool defence that shipped three goals at Watford as the Reds lost their first Premier League game of the season. Ismalia Sarr was a constant nuisance with his pace and power difficult to handle and Troy Deeney's third

Mohamed Salah handed Real Madrid and Barcelona warning amid transfer links

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will snub a move to La Liga. That’s according to former Reds are Real Madrid hero Steve McManaman, who reckons the balance of power has shifted in European football. The Egypt international has been a standout player for the Reds since joining the club in 2017. He’s bagged an astonishing 90 goals in 140 games to firmly establish himself as an elite player on the global

Chicago State cancels hoops games due to virus

CHICAGO — The Chicago State University men’s basketball team will not travel for two regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference games this week, and its women’s team will not host two games, the school said late Tuesday, citing the spread of the coronavirus. The school said in a statement it was making the move with the “health and well-being of the campus community in mind.” The cancellations are believed to be

Boston's Jayson Tatum: 'The kid is special.' Just ask LeBron James.

LOS ANGELES — Boston’s Jayson Tatum chose to keep a postgame exchange with Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to himself. James, however, didn’t hold back when asked what he thought of Tatum following Tatum’s career-high 41 points in Los Angeles’ 114-112 victory over Boston on Feb. 23. "The kid is special," James said. "There’s a reason he’s a first-time All-Star. He’s been special all year." James followed up on Instagram

Billy Gilmour hailed as 'star of the show' and better than one Chelsea first-team player

Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour brings more to the Blues midfield than first-team regular Jorginho, says England legend Alan Shearer. Gilmour, 18, was handed a start in the Chelsea side for the FA Cup fifth-round tie against Liverpool on Tuesday. It was the teenager’s sixth appearance of the season under Frank Lampard. Gilmour lined up in midfield alongside Kovacic at Stamford Bridge, with Jorginho dropping to the bench. And Shearer hailed

Calipari says Kentucky 'got manhandled' by Vols

Kentucky coach John Calipari wasn’t in a mood to mince words after the host Wildcats were on the wrong end of a 17-point, second-half collapse in a 81-73 loss to Tennessee on Tuesday. “We got manhandled. I got manhandled,” Calipari said. “This is one that I know I gotta watch the tape.” The Wildcats (24-6, 14-3 Southeastern Conference) appeared in control while leading 51-34 early in the second half. Then