Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers says it was ‘hugely disappointing’ to not get penalty in defeat to Man City

22 Feb

Brendan Rodgers firmly believes that Leicester were denied a clear penalty during their defeat at home to Manchester City. Leicester were beaten 1-0 by the reigning Premier League champions in an entertaining contest – Gabriel Jesus grabbing the winner on 80 minutes. However, the game was not short of controversy with the home side denied […]

Peter Crouch slams Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho’s ‘negative’ and ‘demoralising’ tactics after Chelsea loss

22 Feb

Peter Crouch slammed Jose Mourinho’s ‘negative’ and ‘demoralising’ tactics following Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday. The result leaves Spurs four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who won thanks to goals from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso. Long-term injuries to Harry Kane (hamstring) and Heung-min Son (arm) have limited Mourinho’s attacking options. And their lack […]

Tony Cascarino stands by claims that Jose Mourinho is FINISHED as a manager, after Jamie O’Hara branded it ‘nonsense’

22 Feb

Tony Cascarino has defended his claims that Jose Mourinho has been ‘left behind’ by modern football, after former Tottenham star Jamie O’Hara slammed it as ‘utter nonsense’. Following Spurs’ defeat to RB Leipzig in the Champions League last week, the former Chelsea striker claimed the Special One’s philosophy is outdated and irrelevant and has now […]

Man City get the better of Leicester in thriller as Sergio Aguero has penalty saved and VAR causes controversy

22 Feb

There was yet more VAR controversy on Saturday as Manchester City grabbed a 1-0 win against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. The visitors were perhaps fortunate to not have a penalty given against them in the first half with Kevin De Bruyne blocking James Maddison’s free-kick with his hand. And then Man City were […]

Has VAR contradicted itself during Leicester’s clash against Man City? Kevin De Bruyne not penalised for handball but Dennis Praet is…

22 Feb

Praise for VAR has been scarce in the Premier League this season but it’s having a bit of a nightmare this weekend. In the early kick-off, Giovani Lo Celso somehow avoided a red card for a nasty stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta during Tottenham’s defeat to Chelsea. The Professional Game Match Officials Limited even admitted afterwards […]

‘Stockley Park is a comedy club’ – Adrian Durham in furious VAR rant after Lo Celso escapes red in Chelsea vs Tottenham

22 Feb

Adrian Durham has branded VAR ‘a total and utter joke’ and says the referee HQ Stockley Park is ‘a comedy club’ after another farcical afternoon for video technology. The talkSPORT host believes VAR has ‘achieved the impossible’ and got EVEN WORSE after Giovani Lo Celso escaped a red card for a stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta […]

Frank Lampard says Giovanni Lo Celso incident a ‘bad advert’ for VAR and PGMOL statement is ‘not good enough’

22 Feb

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says he wants VAR to work but believes the failure to send Tottenham man Giovanni Lo Celso off at Stamford Bridge further questions about the new system. Lo Celso was very fortunate to escape a red card for a stamp on Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta during Chelsea’s London derby victory over […]

Chelsea survive late scare and VAR controversy to seize initiative in race for Champions League qualification with victory over Tottenham

22 Feb

Chelsea took a huge step towards Champions League qualification by beating Tottenham 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. Spurs mounted a late fightback through an Antonio Rudiger own-goal, but it wasn’t enough following goals from Olivier Giroud and Marcos Alonso in a dominant Blues display. Once again, VAR provided the main talking point after officials were forced […]

Leicester vs Man City LIVE commentary: Line-ups, kick-off times and exclusive coverage as battle for second heats up

22 Feb

Leicester and Manchester City continue their battle to finish second in the Premier League this weekend when they face off at the King Power. The pair have been Liverpool’s closet title rivals this season but the top-flight title is destined for Anfield now. Leicester and City will be eager to secure the place as best […]

Chelsea star Pedro picks ultimate five-a-side team and it could be the best we’ve EVER seen, featuring former Barcelona and Spain teammates

22 Feb

Chelsea star Pedro did not mess around when we asked him to take part in talkSPORT’s all-star five-a-side challenge. We caught up with the 32-year-old this week ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash against London rivals Tottenham – in a crucial top-four battle – which is LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT. Whenever we interview […]

Jose Mourinho correctly predicts Chelsea team and matches back five as Frank Lampard starts Olivier Giroud

22 Feb

Frank Lampard has set up his Chelsea team just how Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho said he would for the huge Premier League clash on Saturday. The former Blues boss returns to Stamford Bridge as manager of their arch rivals – live on talkSPORT – in a clash which could have huge ramifications for Champions League qualification. And ahead of […]

Jose Mourinho tries to get in Frank Lampard’s head by revealing he ALREADY KNOWS Chelsea team for Tottenham clash

22 Feb

Jose Mourinho has revealed he already knows the team Frank Lampard will pick when Tottenham visit Chelsea on Saturday. The former Blues boss returns to Stamford Bridge as manager of their arch rivals – live on talkSPORT – in a clash which could have huge ramifications for Champions League qualification. Lampard will know all about […]

Chelsea vs Tottenham LIVE commentary: Blues hold on to win London derby as VAR admit Lo Celso mistake

22 Feb

It’s Master vs Apprentice this weekend as Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham visit Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in GameDay’s blockbuster clash. talkSPORT will be at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime for this huge Premier League London derby. It’s fitting for a grudge match of this magnitude to begin what is a heavyweight spectacular on talkSPORT, with the Deontay […]

Premier League scores LIVE: Southampton vs Villa and Leicester vs Man City on talkSPORT’s GameDay special with Wilder vs Fury 2 to cap it all off

21 Feb

It’s a heavyweight weekend on talkSPORT. In addition to GameDay, Saturday will see the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury title fight end a bumper day of sport – all live on talkSPORT. But first there is a huge London derby between two teams where there is no love lost in Chelsea and Tottenham. While Liverpool […]

Jose Mourinho urged to ‘give Troy Parrott a shot’ as Tottenham striker could emulate the likes of Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford

21 Feb

Tottenham legend Chris Waddle is adamant young striker Troy Parrott deserves to be in the first-team squad for their match at Chelsea on Saturday. Jose Mourinho’s side are experiencing a crisis in attack as Harry Kane is ruled out until April with a hamstring injury, while Heung-min Son may not feature for the rest of […]

Frank Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss gives injury updates on N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham ahead of Tottenham clash

21 Feb

Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek could feature for the first time in ten months after being named in the squad to face Tottenham on Saturday. The 24-year-old has been slowly working his way back to full fitness after rupturing his Achilles last April. Blues boss Frank Lampard reveals that while Loftus-Cheek won’t start, he could play […]

Pep Guardiola press conference: Man City boss on Raheem Sterling’s Real Madrid interview, UEFA ban and special praise for Jamie Vardy

21 Feb

Pep Guardiola says he ‘doesn’t have any doubts’ about the commitment of Manchester City’s players despite Raheem Sterling’s revealing interview about Real Madrid. Sterling refused to rule out a move to the Bernabeu, claiming he is ‘open to challenges’ when speaking to Spanish publication AS.   You can listen to full commentary of Leicester vs […]

Frank Lampard ‘facing the sack’ if Chelsea’s struggles continue against Tottenham, says former Arsenal winger Perry Groves

21 Feb

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard could face the sack as Blues manager within the next few WEEKS if he can’t recover the team’s disastrous dip in form, claims former Arsenal winger Perry Groves. The talkSPORT pundit has accused the rookie boss of being ‘tactically naïve’ during his first season as a Premier League coach. Chelsea host […]

How the Premier League table could change this weekend with Chelsea, Tottenham and Sheffield United vying for Champions League place and Arsenal in danger

21 Feb

The staggered winter break has come to an end and we are back with a full complement of Premier League games with some cracking fixtures across the weekend. talkSPORT’s Gameday is where you can listen live to arguably the two most enticing matches on Saturday. It is fourth against fifth as Chelsea take on Tottenham […]

Frank Lampard vs Jose Mourinho: Chelsea’s match with Tottenham is challenger against champion just like Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder

21 Feb

You may have heard there’s a huge fight on this weekend as Tyson Fury faces WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder in their rematch on Saturday. And talkSPORT will be in Las Vegas to bring you LIVE and exclusive commentary of the mouth-watering bout that promises to be a classic. At home there’s a slightly smaller […]

Jurgen Klopp praises ‘incredible’ Liverpool squad after beating Norwich and Storm Dennis to close in on Man City record

15 Feb

Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on his players as they battled through treacherous conditions to secure a 1-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday evening. The victory, the club’s 17th in a row, ensures the Reds need just 15 more points to claim their first ever Premier League trophy and certainly came under tough circumstances. A […]

Mohamed Salah scores more winning goals for Liverpool than Harry Kane for Tottenham and Sergio Aguero for Man City

15 Feb

Liverpool’s transformation into world beaters under Jurgen Klopp has been phenomenal and one of the key protagonists in their rise has been Mohamed Salah. The forward made light work of English football in his first season, scoring a staggering 32 goals – a record in the Premier League for 38-game seasons. And although he hasn’t […]

Luis Suarez had a phenomenal goal record for Liverpool vs Norwich and Russell Martin recalls memories of playing against the ‘special talent’

14 Feb

“I remember one game we were getting beaten by Liverpool and one of the lads was trying to swap shirts with [Luis] Suarez at half-time. Grant [Holt] wasn’t having any of it and he made that feeling clear to the player in question! “I remember being frustrated by it at the time too, but sometimes […]

‘I’ve never met a footballer like him’ – How Southampton goal machine Danny Ings left a legacy in Burnley and inspired a town

14 Feb

Whenever philanthropy is so heavily-publicised it is easy to question the motives. Are the people actually interested in helping, or is the concern more about being seen to care? It doesn’t really matter, I guess, as long as the generosity reaches those who need it. But it says a lot that the story of the […]