Chelsea produced a near perfect defensive performance against Barcelona on Tuesday night but you can be sure of Antonio Conte adopting a different approach at Old Trafford on Sunday. For all the pressure on Jose Mourinho and Manchester United at this moment in time, the onus is on the champions to haul themselves out of fourth place. In other words, Conte’s side will have to take the game to the hosts, and Mourinho – who brilliantly shut them down at Old Trafford back in April – will need to set up in a way that closes them out and provides a springboard from which to hit them on the counter. With that in mind, here is a potential XI for the game against Chelsea with Alexis Sanchez at No.10. Bypassing Chelsea’s midfield – namely N’Golo Kante and Cesc...
4-2-3-1 v Palace: Pochettino's strongest possible Spurs lineup for this week's away game; Stats & Predictions - originally posted on Sportslens.com Crystal Palace vs Tottenham English Premier League 2017/18 25th February, 12:00 pm BST Selhurst Park, London Live Stream: Watch Crystal Palace vs Tottenham live on Sky Go Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Preview Crystal Palace host Tottenham in the Premier League this weekend and the Eagles will be looking to get their season back on track with a win. Roy Hodgson’s side have picked up just one win in the last six and they have lost their last five league meetings with Tottenham. Meanwhile, Spurs are heading into this game in top form. They are unbeaten in their last 14 matches and Pochettino will be confident of getting a result here. Cry...
With the luxury of a full-strength squad to choose from, Jurgen Klopp will name his strongest possible lineup as Liverpool […]
Watching Real Betis lose 5-3 to Real Madrid on Sunday night – a truly superb game – sent a chill up my spine ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Sevilla on Wednesday. The hosts were ultimately brushed aside by Madrid’s efficiency but the ebullience and ferociousness with which the hosts streamed forward served as a warning to any supporter who thought travelling to the fifth placed La Liga side would be easy. It will be a furiously paced affair, unbelievably noisy, played on a tight pitch, and slightly alien to some players. This will need to be a project of containment first and domination second. And with that in mind, here is a potential XI for the visit to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium with Alexis Sanchez operating at No.10 in a three at the back system
Brazil’s starting line-up Speaking to UOL Esportes, Tite named his Brazilian starting line-up for this summer’s World Cup in Russia. The Brazilian manager has made a few surprise exclusions, including captain and central defender Thiago Silva, whilst there is also no place for Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino. Goalkeeper “The 11 who will start are Alisson;” The Roma goalkeeper has had an excellent season in Serie A and the Champions League with his stock beginning to seriously rise around Europe. The player has been subject to huge interest all around Europe with a £60m fee being mentioned in the media. Alisson’s form hands Brazil a huge boost ahead of next summer’s tournament in Russia, with Seelcao looking to sort out their issues in defence. Defence “
Racers, get ready to start your engines! The 2018 NASCAR season kicks off with the Daytona 500, so find out when they’ll wave the green flag, who’s got the pole and more!
Jurgen Klopp has made just three changes to his Liverpool lineup for Wednesday night’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash away […]
Jurgen Klopp can call upon a near full-strength squad ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Porto on […]
Jurgen Klopp will stick with Loris Karius for the Champions League ties with Porto and not recall Simon Mignolet, it appears.The post Journalist discovers key lineup news before Porto clash appeared first on The Empire of The Kop.
Chelsea face West Brom at Stamford Bridge tonight. Here’s how we expect the Blues to lineup vs the Baggies. READ MORE: Injured Chelsea star provides update on his situation. Chelsea host West Brom at Stamford Bridge tonight, with Antonio Conte’s men looking to bounce back from back-to-back defeats in the Premier League. The reigning champions […]