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

Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Saka scores twice to take the Gunners eight points clear

‘CRYSTAL Palace’ is misspelled on some of the paper tickets for this clash at Emirates Stadium. None of those mistakes on Arsenal’s pitch. There are no signs of the capitulation many predicted would come. No indication that wheels will, however slightly, drop out of contention for Arsenal’s title. Eight points clear at the top of … 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

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: Watch in awe at Erling Haaland’s deeds, but it’s still hard to turn a blind eye

It’s been an interesting week for a pair of forwards loosely tied to the same integrity issue. One of them was Erling Haaland. With each passing game, there’s a new reason to redefine the brilliance and boundaries of a striker who would also be a top-notch surgeon, considering the work he’s done extracting sticks from … Read more

Man United: Erik ten Hag’s midfield dilemma as his side look to beat Real Betis in the Europa League

Erik ten Hag has been juggling team selections all season and things are getting even more complicated for the Manchester United manager because of Casemiro’s disciplinary record, with his role in Thursday night’s Europa League tie. fair against Real Betis a matter for debate. Casemiro’s second red card in 39 days against Southampton means 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

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

Premier League power rankings: Trossard and Martinelli shine for Arsenal as Kane brace

Arsenal’s push for the Premier League title continued apace, with Mikel Arteta’s side navigating a tricky trip to Fulham as they won 3-0. Manchester City remain five points adrift of them after Erling Haaland’s penalty proved decisive in a close contest with Crystal Palace. A week after suffering a 7-0 defeat at Anfield, Manchester United’s … Read more

GRAEME SOUNESS: You wouldn’t want to be in the trenches with this Manchester United team

I’ve been through that tunnel at Anfield enough times to know what Manchester United faced last weekend. I’ve seen players look intimidated before a ball is kicked. That’s part of the reason why I was very, very confident about the outcome of last Sunday’s match. Some were surprised by how confidently I expressed my opinion … 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