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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba only a substitute for Sevilla clash

The Exploding Heads provide unique cases for both Sevilla and Man United as to why each will advance in the Champions League. The ESPN FC crew delve into the complexities of Sevilla vs. Manchester United, including how Paul Pogba will play if he features for Jose Mourinho’s side. Check out […]

Chelsea Olivier Giroud made correct decision to leave Arsenal – Deschamps

Alison Bender and Stewart Robson discuss whether Olivier Giroud can succeed at Chelsea and whether he can secure a role as the club’s first choice striker. Olivier Giroud extended Chelsea’s lead over Hull City in the FA Cup to 4-0 with his first goal for the club since his move […]

PSG’s Kylian Mbappe dines with French president Emmanuel Macron and Liberia’s George Weah

PSG head coach Unai Emery believes beating Strasbourg at home was integral following his side’s defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League. Neymar and Edinson Cavani led the charge as PSG shook off their midweek defeat at Real Madrid with a 5-2 win over Strasbourg. Shaka Hislop feels everyone […]

Diego Simeone remains uncertain over Fernando Torres’ Atletico future

Fernando Torres may face a decision on his future at Atletico Madrid this summer. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone replied with a simple no when asked if he would battle to keep Fernando Torres at the club beyond the summer. Torres is out of contract in June and has scored […]

Liverpool defeat Manchester United advance in UEFA Youth League

Ben Woodburn, second from left, scored Liverpool’s first goal against Manchester United on Wednesday. BIRKENHEAD, England — Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool under-19s beat Manchester United on Wednesday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Youth League. Goals from Ben Woodburn and Rafael Camacho at Prenton Park saw Liverpool beat […]

Arsenal’s Petr Cech doesn’t expect to play Carabao Cup final vs. Man City

Arsenal took advantage of some woeful defensive errors to brush aside Ostersunds and put one foot into the Europa League round of 16. Arsene Wenger credits Arsenal for taking the game to a ‘nervous’ Ostersunds side and navigating the weather conditions in their comprehensive victory. Arsenal took advantage of some […]

Paul Pogba not struggling at Manchester United – France boss Didier Deschamps

The ESPN FC crew delve into the complexities of Sevilla vs. Manchester United, including how Paul Pogba will play if he features for Jose Mourinho’s side. Check out the key stats and big stories before Sevilla and Manchester United square off in the last 16 of the Champions League. Manchester […]

Willian Hat trick is coming for Chelsea we’ll treat United like Barcelona

Chelsea’s goalscorer Willian believes the Blues were unlucky to concede in their 1-1 draw with Barcelona in first leg of Champions League last-16 tie but insists they can win at the Nou Camp. LONDON — Willian warned that it is only a matter of time before he gets the hat […]

Barcelona agree deal to sign Gremio’s Arthur, 21 – sources

Arthur could be the next young Brazilian to move to Barcelona. Barcelona have reached an agreement in principle with Brazilian club Gremio to sign midfielder Arthur in a deal which could reach €40 million, sources have told ESPN Deportes’ Jordi Blanco. The 21-year-old was named the most valuable player in […]

Mesut Ozil Aaron Ramsey out Danny Welbeck David Ospina to start for Arsenal

Arsene Wenger credits Arsenal for taking the game to a ‘nervous’ Ostersunds side and navigating the weather conditions in their comprehensive victory. LONDON — Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey will miss Arsenal’s Europa League match against Ostersunds, but Arsene Wenger is hopeful they will both be fit for Sunday’s Carabao […]

Borussia Dortmund’s Lukasz Piszczek praises Michy Batshuayi focus

Borussia Dortmund’s Peter Stoger admits the club is lucky to have Michy Batshuayi after the Belgian scored his fifth goal in three matches since moving to Germany. Lukasz Piszczek has praised on-loan Michy Batshuayi for his focus and attitude since arriving at Borussia Dortmund. Batshuayi, 24, joined Dortmund on loan […]

Juan Mata Manchester United target Champions League after Premier League failure

From Juan Mata’s VAR encounter to the emergence of kid pitch invaders, the Exploding Heads get you caught up with the latest happenings in FA Cup in 90 seconds. The ESPN FC crew delve into the complexities of Sevilla vs. Manchester United, including how Paul Pogba will play if he […]

Sadio Mane poor form never concerned Liverpool Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp hailed hat trick hero Sadio Mane after Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0 in the Champions League and said the winger is finally back to his best. Though the 2017-18 season is far from over, Ross Dyer and Steve Nicol make their picks for the winners of the major […]

Antonio Conte Chelsea sack speculation ‘no problem for me’

The FC boys break down all the talking points between Chelsea and Barcelona, including Conte’s squad selections and Barcelona’s underwhelming performance. Lionel Messi put an end to his Chelsea curse in his ninth meeting with the club, finally scoring against the Blues to bring Barcelona level at Stamford Bridge. Lionel […]

Arsenal Tyreece John-Jules signs first contract follow Thierry Henry

Arsenal’s Tyreece John-Jules has signed his first professional contract. Tyreece John-Jules has signed his first professional contract with Arsenal and the 17-year-old hopes to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Thierry Henry. The England youth international, who has scored twice in the FA Youth Cup, made no secret of […]

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo rested for La Liga trip to Leganes

Though the 2017-18 season is far from over, Ross Dyer and Steve Nicol make their picks for the winners of the major title races in Europe. Stevie Nicol doesn’t believe movement is on the horizon for Toni Kroos or Christian Pulisic, but feels Alexandre Lacazette’s future with Arsenal is in […]

Jose Mourinho Manchester United won’t score six vs. Sevilla

The ESPN FC crew delve into the complexities of Sevilla vs. Manchester United, including how Paul Pogba will play if he features for Jose Mourinho’s side. Check out the key stats and big stories before Sevilla and Manchester United square off in the last 16 of the Champions League. Craig […]

RB Lepizig’s Naby Keita to miss Europa League game with thigh muscle injury

Naby Keita was injured during Monday’s defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt. Naby Keita will miss RB Leipzig’s Europa League home match against Napoli with a thigh muscle strain. Keita, who joins Liverpool in the summer, suffered the injury during Monday’s 2-1 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt and was taken off in the […]

Thibaut Courtois happy at Chelsea but agent would talk to Real Madrid

ESPN FC’s Steve Nicol worries that Chelsea might lose Thibaut Courtois if they don’t act quickly and get him signed to a new contract. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has again admitted to uncertainty over his future, saying he may sign a new contract to stay “for many years” but also […]

AC Milan chief Yonghong Li: Bankruptcy claims are ‘fake news’

AC Milan will take a big advantage back to the San Siro after sweeping aside Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League. Yonghong Li (centre) has hit out at ‘fake’ reports. AC Milan president Yonghong Li has dismissed claims that he faces bankruptcy in China and condemned Italian newspaper Corriere della […]