Xavi explains Barcelona’s surprise decision on Dembele

Ousmane Dembele’s situation at Barcelona has changed. Xavi Hernandez Xavi included the French professional footballer in the Barcelona squad to face Atletico Madrid, and the Spaniard says not doing so would be potentially shooting themselves in the foot. “We met with the president, the sports staff, and the board to find another solution,” said Xavi. … Continue reading Xavi explains Barcelona’s surprise decision on Dembele

Latest transfer news: Rahim Sterling wanted all over europe

Meziesblog is here to keep you up to date with all the latest transfer rumours, gossip and general nonsense as the window approaches its conclusion. There have been some big movers during January, but the chaos is starting to pick up and clubs from all across Europe will be planning late deals to strengthen their … Continue reading Latest transfer news: Rahim Sterling wanted all over europe

Chelsea players unhappy with Tuchel’s ‘brutal’ football management style

Certain members of Chelsea's attacking ranks have grown weary of their 'brutal' treatment by head coach Thomas Tuchel and could push for a move in the summer. Thomas Tuchel Tuchel was appointed as Frank Lampard's replacement at Stamford Bridge exactly a year ago and has guided the Blues to Champions League glory in 2021 before … Continue reading Chelsea players unhappy with Tuchel’s ‘brutal’ football management style

Transfer rumours: Will Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta will walk away from Chelsea?

Newcastle have dominated the headlines once again over the past 24 hours, as they desperately seek to improve their squad before Monday's transfer deadline. Premier League - Liverpool v Watford - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - February 27, 2019 Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk scores their fifth goal REUTERS/Russell Cheyne The Magpies are not having things their own … Continue reading Transfer rumours: Will Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta will walk away from Chelsea?

Dortmund could lose Haaland for up to 2 months

It's not confirmed, but it doesn't look like good news for Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund. The Norway striker got injured at the weekend, coming off in the 60th minute after opening the scoring against TSG Hoffenheim. Two days on, Dortmund have shared on their website the following update: "Haaland was examined in detail on … Continue reading Dortmund could lose Haaland for up to 2 months

Frenkie de Jong: I’ve not been a flop

Frenkie de Jong has been criticiZed in recent weeks for performing below average. But he scored the winning goal in the 87th minute as Barcelona beat Alaves on Sunday. Frenkie de Jong The Dutchman was happy, but also not overly so with the team's performance: "The win was very important because we are in a … Continue reading Frenkie de Jong: I’ve not been a flop

Modric deserves another Ballon d’Or – Florentino Perez

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez spoke to Movistar after his side won the Spanish Supercopa by beating Athletic Club 2-0 on Sunday. Luka Modric "Winning this trophy means a lot," Perez said. "We're at the start of a new era with a coach that knows us well, a defence we have change and results have … Continue reading Modric deserves another Ballon d’Or – Florentino Perez

Should Tottenham keep Kane and Conte?

Tottenham haven't won the English title since 1961 and aside from running Leicester City close in 2015-16, they've rarely shown any sign of winning it again in the 61 years since their last success. MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 28: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur shoots as Chris Smalling of Manchester United attempts to tackle during the … Continue reading Should Tottenham keep Kane and Conte?

What Arsenal can do to win the Premier League again

Having failed to qualify for Europe last season, Arsenal reached their lowest ebb for a quarter of a century, and it's been a tough road back for coach Mikel Arteta. However, after a nightmare start to the season with three successive defeats, Arsenal have slowly found form and consistency and there are signs that Arteta … Continue reading What Arsenal can do to win the Premier League again

Can Liverpool win the 2021/22 EPL season?

Liverpool Biggest need: Replacing, or supporting, MOHAMED Salah and SADIO Mane Sadio Mane In terms of their best starting XIs, there's little to choose between Liverpool and Manchester City. For the past four seasons, the two teams have raised the bar with their consistency. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool continue to be the side most likely to … Continue reading Can Liverpool win the 2021/22 EPL season?

What’s wrong with Marcus Rashford?

It's not often that Manchester United fans voice their dissatisfaction with one of their own, but during Monday's FA Cup third-round tie with Aston Villa, they did. LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: James Milner of Liverpool is challenged by Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on October … Continue reading What’s wrong with Marcus Rashford?

Wilfried Zaha makes first AFCON appearance as Ivory Coast beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha made his first Africa Cup of Nations 2021 appearance on Wednesday night as the Ivory Coast overcame Equatorial Guinea 1-0 to open their campaign. Wilfried Zaha The attacker's Palace teammates Jordan Ayew and Cheikhou Kouyaté made their first appearance at this year's tournament earlier in the week. The trio's sides, Ghana, … Continue reading Wilfried Zaha makes first AFCON appearance as Ivory Coast beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0