Ellis Simms’ equalizer is a reminder that, despite improvements, Chelsea still have work to do

Graham Potter was minutes away from being able to sleep peacefully during the international break. He won’t have nightmares after Ellis Simms denied him that prospect with a last-gasp Everton equalizer. Though your closed eye might still be a little restless. After a physically and mentally draining period for Potter and his players since the … Read more

Antonio Conte was right in his speech against the Tottenham players, but he must also take responsibility

Before he starts clearing his desk, Antonio Conte is eager to let off some steam. First about the Tottenham fans, impatient and dissatisfied with the size of the task against AC Milan, and about the club’s culture, steeped in failure with its losing mentality. Now the players, selfish and fireless, unable to play when the … Read more

Liverpool: Why Klopp and company can still accomplish mission impossible against Real Madrid

They couldn’t…could they? After Real Madrid’s 5-2 thrashing of Liverpool at Anfield last month, it seems an almost mathematical certainty that the hosts will advance in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday. The reasons are clear: Real, with superstar Karim Benzema in front, are the current European champions, the kings of the … Read more

The records Erling Haaland can break after scoring FIVE against RB Leipzig

Erling Haaland made history after scoring five goals in Manchester City’s 7-0 win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday night. The Norwegian was in superb form in front of goal, becoming only the second player after Lionel Messi to score five goals in a Champions League match. It was yet another record the former Borussia Dortmund … Read more

Timo Werner is back shooting for RB Leipzig, Man City must watch out for German striker

Timo Werner’s spell at Chelsea is generally remembered, perhaps a little unfairly, as a failure. Despite winning the Champions League and Club World Cup in his two seasons at Stamford Bridge, the German striker was often ridiculed for missing open chances. He scored 23 goals in 89 games for the Blues, including just 10 in … Read more

Man City v RB Leipzig: Prediction, kick-off time, predicted line-ups, TV channel, odds, prediction

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City host RB Leipzig in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg on Tuesday night. The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg last month after Riyad Mahrez’s first goal for City was ruled out by Josko Gvardiol. Manchester City go into the game with a 1-0 win over Crystal … Read more

The race for the title – Sportsmail rates Arsenal and Manchester City’s remaining games

Arsenal have the opportunity to go eight points clear at the top of the Premier League when they face Crystal Palace this weekend. Manchester City’s participation in the FA Cup and the international break that follows means Pep Guardiola’s side will not play another league match until April 1. That accessory? Liverpool at the Etihad … Read more

Chelsea: Havertz and Felix partnership among biggest bright spots for Potter to take from Dortmund win

Less than two weeks ago, Graham Potter’s position as Chelsea manager hung in the balance when a 2-0 defeat by Tottenham ended any hope of a top four finish. With one win under their belt this calendar year, so many goals scored in six games and an influx of struggling new recruits, the Blues were … Read more

Who will be in the top four of the Premier League along with Arsenal and Man City?

Top managers now always say that the first trophy of the season is consolidating a top four finish. Given the riches on offer in the Champions League, it’s not hard to see why. Europe’s elite club competition provides a financial platform for next year’s spending, so getting on that gravy train is very lucrative indeed. … Read more

Antonio Conte’s health: what happened to the Tottenham manager?

Antonio Conte’s health EXPLAINED: What happened to the Tottenham boss? How many games has he lost? And how did Spurs fare without him?… when the Italian coach returns to the bench for tonight’s Champions League clash with AC Milan Antonio Conte has been sidelined recently for health reasons He was forced to miss a number … Read more