Football Manager 2020 wonderkids: 20 right-backs you must sign on FM20, including Liverpool and Barcelona starlets

26 Mar

In the modern game, having brilliant full-backs is absolutely vital – just look at Liverpool. Having elite stars on either side of your defence can turn an average team into world beaters both in attack and defence – and it’s the same on Football Manager 2020. These days we all love seeing a right-back marauding […]

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United stars among players to launch #FootballUnited campaign against coronavirus

25 Mar

Premier League players, including Callum Wilson and Hector Bellerin, have launched the #FootballUnited initiative, which aims to raise money for local communities affected by coronavirus. The other top flight stars fronting the campaign, which aims to raise at least £100,000, are Manchester United full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Chelsea defender Reece James and Crystal Palace winger Andros […]

Chelsea and Liverpool transfer target, impressive left-back, Dele Alli-like ace – Top 10 wonderkids in Europe’s top five leagues

3 Feb

Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland has taken the Bundesliga by storm since his £40million transfer – bagging seven goals and an assist in just three appearances. Bought from Austrian Bundesliga champions Red Bull Salzburg, Haaland, 19, joins a growing list of Under-21 players rapidly showing their potential. Less than a month since his move to […]

Chelsea and Arsenal suffer injury blows in defence with Reece James and Sokratis ruled out of London derby – confirmed team news

21 Jan

Chelsea and Arsenal have both suffered late fitness blows ahead of the London derby at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Blues defender Reece James has not passed a late fitness test after sustaining a knee injury during the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle, while Gunners defender Sokratis has failed to overcome illness. Emerson Palmieri returns to […]

‘Reece James is the real deal’ – Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot reveals the moment he knew 19-year-old was a special player

20 Jan

Mario Melchiot has revealed he knew Chelsea defender Reece James was a special player ever since he kept one of the Premier League’s best wingers in his pocket. The 19-year-old has been one of the many breakout stars of Frank Lampard’s young Blues team this season, following his return from a productive loan spell at […]

Frank Lampard press conference: Chelsea boss on Edinson Cavani rumours, transfer window latest, Mikel Arteta and Arsenal preview

20 Jan

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has refused to rule out a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. The Blues are finally able to make transfers having had their two-window FIFA transfer ban halved by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Cavani has handed in an official transfer request to PSG officials amid interest from Atletico […]

Chelsea youngster Reece James signs new contract to stay at club until summer 2025

16 Jan

Chelsea youngster Reece James has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract to keep him at Stamford Bridge until summer 2025. talkSPORT understands the 20-year-old has agreed a deal worth £100,000 a week after a breakthrough campaign which has seen him establish himself as a first-team regular. The right-back has followed Fikayo Tomori, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, […]

Chelsea teenager Reece James ‘just as good’ as Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Darren Bent tells talkSPORT

11 Nov

Darren Bent claims Chelsea’s teenage right-back Reece James is ‘just as good’ as Liverpool sensation Trent Alexander-Arnold. The 19-year-old Blues star made his first Premier League start on Saturday, in place of captain Cesar Azpilicueta, and impressed by keeping Wilfried Zaha in his pocket in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. It completed a remarkable […]

Frank Lampard explains what makes Tammy Abraham a ‘top striker’ and praises Reece James for winning duel against Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha

9 Nov

Tammy Abraham has proved himself to be a ‘top striker’ this season, says Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. The 22-year-old became joint-top goalscorer in the Premier League with ten strikes in 2019/20, bagging another during the Blues’ win over Crystal Palace. After a frustrating first half, Chelsea got the breakthrough on 52 minutes when Abraham latched […]

Joe Cole compares Chelsea’s teenage star Reece James to David Beckham after impressive cameo display in stunning Ajax comeback

6 Nov

Joe Cole has paid Chelsea starlet Reece James the ultimate compliment  – comparing his delivery to none other than Manchester United and England icon David Beckham. James become the Blues’ youngest-ever goalscorer in Champions League history by scoring their fourth goal to complete a thrilling comeback in a 4-4 draw with Ajax on Tuesday night. […]

How Chelsea and Manchester United could line up for Carabao Cup clash at Stamford Bridge as Blues look for revenge

30 Oct

Chelsea have the chance to get some revenge over Manchester United when the two sides meet in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. In the opening Premier League fixture of the season, United thrashed Frank Lampard’s side 4-0 at Old Trafford. The Blues have gone from strength to strength and have won their last seven games […]

Newcastle ‘plotting’ ambitious loan move for Chelsea defender Reece James as Steve Bruce looks to give youngster regular first team football

27 Oct

Newcastle are reportedly trying to sign Chelsea full back Reece James on loan for the second half of the season. Magpies boss Steve Bruce is thought to be a big fan of the teenager and plans to see if he is available. The Sun reports that Bruce is willing to give James regular first-team football […]