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FERNANDINHO COULD BE THE FIX FOR CITY’S INJURY HIT DEFENCE –GUARDIOLA

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has the personality and experience to solve their injury crisis in defence, manager Pep Guardiola has said. The Brazilian was deployed as a makeshift central defender in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League win at Shakhtar Donetsk, with John Stones out for five weeks due to a muscle injury and Aymeric Laporte recovering from

ABSENCE OF NEYMAR, MBAPPE, CAVANI MOTIVATED US AGAINST MADRID – TUCHEL

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel believes the absence of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe may have helped his team during the 3-0 UEFA Champions League win over Real Madrid on Wednesday. Angel Di Maria scored twice, and Thomas Meunier also got on the board as PSG dominated the Spanish giants. According to the Mirror,

WE WERE WRONG: POCHETINHO BLAMES WRONG PLAYER MENTALITY FOR UCL DRAW AGAINST OLYMPIAKOS

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said his players didn’t respect his plans as they surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Olympiakos in their Champions League opener. Last year’s Champions League finalists looked on course to begin this term’s campaign with a fine win in Greece after Harry Kane and Lucas Moura struck in the

ANCELOTTI CONFUSED AT HALF BAKED NAPOLI DRESSING ROOM CRISIS

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti said has expressed his shock over the locker room atmosphere at Naples. The Italian says his club's dressing room at San Paolo remains an unfinished construction site days before their first home matches of the season against Sampdoria and Liverpool. Napoli posted a video of the changing room on their

MODRIC TO MISS LEVANTE , PSG CLASH THROUGH INJURY

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric will miss Saturday's match against Levante after the club announced he has suffered an injury to the abductor muscle on his right leg, and is a doubt for Wednesday's opening Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain. Modric's injury, which comes just one day after he returned from international duty, makes

ZAHA SACKS AGENT OVER FAILED SUMMER MOVE

Wilfried Zaha has told his agent that he wants to terminate their contract after failing to secure a move away from Crystal Palace in the summer, citing the agent’s relationship with the club’s chairman, Steve Parish. According to sources, the FA has been informed of a “dispute” between the forward and his representative. There are several

ERIKSEN HAPPY TO STAY WITH SPURS – POCHEtTINO

Mauricio Pochettino says Christian Eriksen was always happy to stay at Tottenham after he failed to secure a move away in the summer transfer window. Eriksen had admitted in the summer he was considering leaving the club in order to "try something new". The Denmark international, who was linked with a move to Real Madrid, is in

DANNY DRINKWATER OUT FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER NIGHTCLUB FIGHT

Burnley midfielder Danny Drinkwater will be out for two weeks after sustaining ankle ligament damage in a nightclub fight. The 29-year-old, who is on loan from Chelsea, was reportedly attacked hours after the Clarets' 3-0 defeat by Liverpool on Saturday, 31 August. Drinkwater is currently unable to train on grass following the incident according to Burnley boss

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