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Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas ruled out vs. Arsenal

Stewart Robson analyses Chelsea’s performance against Brighton, highlighting exactly why the centre forward position is so important for Antonio Conte. Stewart Robson analyses Chelsea’s performance against Brighton, highlighting exactly why the centre forward position is so important for Antonio Conte. Eden Hazard was at the heart of Chelsea’s attack yet again, as the Blues overcame a spirited Brighton side and ran out convincing winners at the Amex. Craig Burley details how a formation adjustment helped Antonio Conte and Chelsea get back on track against Brighton. Eden Hazard was at the heart of Chelsea’s attack yet again, as the Blues overcame a spirited Brighton side and ran out convincing winners at the Amex. Eden Hazard was at the heart of Chelsea’s attac...

Winter Olympics 2018: Mica McNeill and Mica Moore named in GB team

We’re powered by the people now – McNeill Unfunded athletes Mica McNeill and Mica Moore have been included in a 10-strong Great Britain bobsleigh team for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. The pair were only able to compete on the World Cup circuit this season after raising more than £30,000 through crowdfunding following an overspend by their governing body. They finished in the top 10 in four of their eight World Cup races. Welshman Bruce Tasker misses out after suffering a minor stroke on 4 January. Team GB last won an Olympic medal in bobsleigh at Nagano in 1998, but the four-man team from 2014 will learn whether they are to receive a retrospective Olympic bronze medal from Sochi on or before 31 January. The British four-man team – led by pilot John Jackson – ...

Ryder Cup 2018 team ‘could be Europe’s strongest’ says Montgomerie

Colin Montgomerie captained Europe to a 14½-13½ win in 2010 Europe could field its strongest-ever Ryder Cup team this year, says former captain Colin Montgomerie. The Scot, who captained the continent to victory in 2010, made the suggestion after three European victories on various tours last weekend. Tommy Fleetwood triumphed in Abu Dhabi, Jon Rahm won the PGA Tour’s Career Builder Challenge and Sergio Garcia was victorious in Singapore. Under the leadership of Thomas Bjorn, Europe will be bidding to regain the trophy from the United States in September at Le Golf National, in France, after their 2016 defeat at Hazeltine. This could be the strongest ever team and it’s got to be.” Colin Montgomerie “Darren Clarke didn’t have that luck really in his 12 for Haze...

Will VAR be a success?

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With the Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap confirmed, Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes break down the deal from both sides. Swap deals in top level football are pretty rare, so when two “world-class” players like Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan did so for Arsenal and Manchester United it got us wondering which other swaps have made waves in recent years? And who got the best of the deal? 2006: Ashley Cole for William Gallas, Arsenal and Chelsea Remember when everyone took tapping up really seriously? Chelsea and Jose Mourinho were given a fine and a hefty slap on the wrist for daring to meet Cole before his move from Arsenal, which essentially did nothing except make the whole deal much more complicated. Indeed, on Aug. 31 it didn’t look like it would even hap...

Eric Bailly winning fitness fight as United ace targets Sevilla – sources

The ESPN FC crew look back at the Alexis Sanchez contract saga. MANCHESTER — Manchester United are confident Eric Bailly is winning his battle to be fit for next month’s Champions League clash with Sevilla, sources have told ESPN FC. The defender underwent surgery to correct an ankle problem in December after suffering an injury while on international duty with Ivory Coast. Jose Mourinho initially ruled out the 23-year-old for up to three months but sources have told ESPN FC that United’s medical staff are growing increasingly positive that Bailly will be available for United’s Champions League round-of-16 first leg against Sevilla on Feb. 21. The centre-back, who last played for United in a 1-0 defeat at Chelsea on Nov. 5, has started light running and is expected ...

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke increases stake in club

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are in talks with Borussia Dortmund over the potential signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he is delighted the deal for his move from Manchester United to Arsenal could be completed as he’s always been inspired by how the Gunners play. ESPN take a look back at the biggest transfer saga of the last six months as Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United from Arsenal. Stewart Robson and Alison Bender discuss what role Henrikh Mkhitaryan will play for Arsenal now that his move from Manchester United is complete. With the Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap confirmed, Craig Burley and Alexis Nunes break down the deal from both sides. Arsenal’s majority owner Stan Kroenke has increased his stake in the Premier L...

Australian Open: Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semi-finals in Melbourne

Britain’s Kyle Edmund beats world number three Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 at the Australian Open in Melbourne to reach his first Grand Slam semi-final. Watch extended highlights of Kyle Edmund’s win on BBC Two at 16:45 GMT and digital match highlights on the BBC Sport website from 17:30 GMT. WATCH MORE: Chung shocks Djokovic in ‘game of the year’ at Australian Open Available to UK users only.

Inter Milan make loan move for Liverpool’s Sturridge

Daniel Sturridge has played 14 games for Liverpool this season, scoring three times Inter Milan have offered a significant but undisclosed loan fee for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge. The 28-year-old England striker has made only five starts for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and the Reds will now consider the offer. The Serie A side would also pay his wages and discussions have also opened up towards a potential permanent transfer at the end of this season. Spanish side Sevilla have been linked with a move but have not made an offer. It means Sturridge’s immediate future currently lies at either Liverpool or Inter and the player has yet to make a decision with the club happy for him to stay at Anfield. Liverpool are in no rush to let him go as he would be fully expected t...

USA Gymnastics abuse scandal: Ex-Olympic champion Aly Raisman wants inquiry

Olympic champion Aly Raisman was one of those who addressed the court at Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearing Three-time Olympic champion Aly Raisman wants an independent inquiry into the sexual abuse scandal involving ex-USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Raisman has also criticised the United States Olympic Committee for acting “like none of us were ever abused”. More than 140 women, including Raisman and four-time Rio gold medallist Simone Biles have accused Nasser of abuse. On Sunday, three members of USA Gymnastics’ board of directors resigned in the wake of the scandal. A statement from USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun, following the resignations, read: “New board leadership is necessary because the current leaders have been focused on establishing...

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