Leicester City will take its title charge to Arsenal after banishing Manchester City, with star man Riyad Mahrez dreaming of glory.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
City's sloppy start and defensive frailties from set pieces were punished by the Foxes, according to their German defender after his two goals helped seal a vital win.
Manuel Pellegrini is a very good manager and has won the admiration of Manchester City fans, but days like today showed his team is not good enough and a change is needed.
Goals from the German defender and Riyad Mahrez saw Claudio Ranieri's side send out a title message to their rivals with an emphatic victory at the Etihad Stadium.
The Reds host Sam Allardyce's side on Saturday with Jurgen Klopp's men in search of a victory to keep them in contention for a Champions League finish
Alan Pardew has admitted his side are deflated following five consecutive Premier League defeats but hopes to bounce back with a win in Wales - follow it LIVE!
The north London side sit third in the table, five points behind leaders Leicester, with Mauricio Pochettino's men hoping to keep their title surge on track
Claudio Ranieri's high-flying Foxes now sit six points clear of the Citizens at the top of the table thanks to a Robert Huth double and another goal for Riyad Mahrez
The Potters could hand a debut to record signing Giannelli Imbula when they host the Toffees on Sunday - follow the action LIVE with Goal!
The forward is sharp enough to be named among the substitutes at Anfield following a lengthy absence, while the Welsh midfielder is Jurgen Klopp's only change to the starting XI.
The Manchester United center back insists his side is not threatened by the imminent arrival of the Champions League winning coach at City.
The 24-year-old only joined the Spanish club last summer but has played just 47 minutes in La Liga this season.
The Bayern Munich boss is set to leave his post at the Allianz Arena at the end of the season in order to move to the Etihad and memorabilia is already available.
The German will miss Saturday's clash at Anfield, while first-team coaches Zeljko Buvac, Peter Krawietz, Pepijn Lijnders and John Achterberg will take charge of the team.
The Belgium international insists he is happy to stay at Chelsea but admits he is flattered by the praise from the Real Madrid boss.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was filmed dancing in the tunnel before the Gunners' goalless draw with Southampton on Tuesday - would that have been the same during the Invincibles' era?
Benik Afobe's success since joining Bournemouth last month does not surprise Arsene Wenger, who must find a way to blunt his former striker.
Oscar could have been yet another big name to move to China, but Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink was not drawn on transfer reports.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Jurgen Klopp sees no reason to discuss Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool future despite recent reports.
Gary Neville is paying the price for his managerial inexperience, according to Arsene Wenger.