Cesc Fabregas has been the man Chelsea call on as they struggle to maintain their winning streak.
After the win over Sunderland, the Blues
extended the streak to ten but they are facing stiffer competition to continue.
The Spaniard was the saviour when he gave a brilliant assist to lead striker Diego Costa to break the deadlock in the game against West Bromwich Albion last week. The World Cup and Euro winner was the saviour again when he hit a brilliant effort to ensure Chelsea claimed maximum points against the Black Cats on Wednesday.
The victories have left Chelsea six points clear at the top of the Premier League. Coach Antonio Conte is fixated on continuing the winning run for as long as possible as it would earn him the Premier League in his first season in charge of Chelsea.
Most teams that lead the league into the New Year always win it, and Chelsea have a good chance at clinching the title this year. Rivals Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all dropped points recently. With Arsenal set to face City, there could be more points’ loss. Continue reading FABREGAS – KEY TO CHELSEA TITLE HOPES
Jurgen Klopp says that there will always be a role for Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard if he decides to return to the club.
The 36-year-old has been playing in the MLS with LA Galaxy, but he recently hinted that he may be ready to end his short spell with the North American club. On his Instagram account, he thanked LA Galaxy fans for the excellent memories that they have given him in the last couple of years. This seems like a direct hint that he would be ready to move on once the 2016 MLS campaign comes to a close.
LA Galaxy are currently involved in the play-offs after a mediocre campaign. Manager Bruce Arena criticised the star players at the club for failing to make a major difference. Alongside Gerrard, LA Galaxy also have former Premier League star Robbie Keane in their ranks. The possibility of Gerrard returning to Anfield has been rumoured in the last few days and Klopp has responded by saying that the club will always have a space for the iconic midfielder. Continue reading Jurgen Klopp Welcomes Potential Return of Steven Gerrard
Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has urged supporters to get behind Jordan Henderson, whom he considers as the real asset of the team. Henderson started captaining Liverpool even when Gerrard was at the club.
He was being moulded by former manager Brendan Rodgers, who seemed to be aware that Liverpool would have a huge void once Gerrard departed the club. New manager Jurgen Klopp, though, sees James Milner as the choice for being the captain. Henderson has suffered numerous injury problems in the last couple of years, which has limited his impact in the first team.
Yet, Gerrard has urged fans to remain behind the former Sunderland midfielder since he believes that the 26-year-old has a great future ahead of him. Last season, Henderson featured in only 26 games across all competitions and this included only 17 league outings. A summer of big spending has taken place at Liverpool with several new players coming to Anfield. This can only increase the pressure for Henderson. Gerrard was reviewing the position of the 26-year-old during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. The former Liverpool captain is currently playing for LA Galaxy and is regarded as the biggest star at the club.
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Former Liverpool player Steven Gerrard appears to have hit top form with LA Galaxy.
Indeed the former England international has provided 2 assists in his team win against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. This is the 7th assists that Steven Gerrard has created this season.
The midfielder has been criticized last season by LA Galaxy fans because he was underperforming and not creating much in the middle of the park. But this season, there has been a change in his performance. Steven Gerrard has not only created 7 goals but also scored 2 himself.
Steven Gerrard said that his improvement in performance has come after he has talked with the LA Galaxy coach Bruce Arena. The Englishman has told the coach that he wants to play higher up the pitch so that he can contribute more to the attack. Gerrard stated that he is a creative player and that he wants to participate in the build-up play. He told the coach that he could create and score goals if he plays behind the strikers. Continue reading Gerrard playing well in midfield
Steven Gerrard has declared that he would be leaving LA Galaxy when his contract is over at the end of the season. He might be looking to go somewhere else as a player or would want to try his hands at coaching.
Speaking to the media, Steven Gerrard stated that he believes he can play for another season at the top level whether in the States or in another country. However, it all depends on the offer that may be coming and also on his own decision.
There are also rumors that Steven Gerrard will want to go back to his former club Liverpool and work as a coach. He would want to reunite with former team-mate Jamie Carragher interested in doing the same. Gerrard has said that he is thinking a lot about taking this role and that it would be fascinating to work with his teammate in a different role. Continue reading Steven Gerrard set to leave LA Galaxy
Manchester United has scored 3 goals and conceded 2 from their opening 4 matches of the season. From those 4 games, United has secured a total of 7 points and have dropped 5 points.
Louis van Gaal and his players were one of the favorites on winning this season of the Premier League but they haven’t truly been able to convince anyone, not even their own fans. Underwhelming performances is what the team of Louis van Gaal has been displaying and it’s a problem that has been affecting the entire squad.
Rooney has not managed to score consistent goals and the attacking department of United has struggled to find the back of the net but the defensive section of the team has also showed mediocre performances.
Sergio Romero is one of the performers who has been under heavy fire as the Argentinean goal-keeper started in all the 4 opening matches of the season but in every single match he has made uninspiring appearances.
The Argentine shot-stopper has so far been one of the worst players of Manchester United but Sergio Romero is determined to improve and help his team in winning major titles. Continue reading Sergio Romero will fight for his career in Old Trafford
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says that the absence of Steven Gerrard will be a huge loss for English football next season.
The Liverpool midfielder prepares to play his final league outing in England. After having been given a rousing sendoff by the Anfield faithful last weekend, Gerrard will be concluding his almost 2 decades long Premier League career at the Britannia stadium while playing against Stoke City. It is almost certain that he will play some part in a game, which has little meaning for both clubs. Gerrard wanted to go out on a high by winning the FA Cup and qualifying for the Champions League.
However, he leaves after having seen the club knocked out in the semifinals in the FA Cup and finishing just behind Manchester United in the race for the top four. Gerrard has been a huge figure in English football especially in the last decade and Hughes admits that the game will be less spectacular without him. There have been several great players who have left the game and Gerrard will add to the number. Stoke City will be hoping to increase their records point tally of 51, which has been achieved this season. Hughes says that irrespective of the result he is confident that the Stoke City supporters will give Gerrard a big send off. Continue reading Mark Hughes says that the absence of Steven Gerrard will be a huge loss
Steven Gerrard is heading to the MLS in the next season as his Liverpool career which has spanned for over 15 years is reaching it’s final few months and it’s not ending in the way that the English midfielder wanted it to finish as he has been hitting a few road blocks in his last season.
A hamstring injury has forced Gerrard on having to stay on the sidelines of Liverpool for a few matches but there was another incident that has affected the experienced midfielder much more and it was the red card that he received during Liverpool’s match against Manchester United which was played on March 22 at Anfield.
Gerrard came off the bench at the 46th minute and did not last a single minute on the pitch as he received a red card after stamping on the legs of Ander Herrera. Manchester United eventually managed to claim the victory with a final scoreboard of 2-1.
A slip from the Liverpool captain also allowed Demba Ba to score a goal during a league match when Chelsea was facing off with Liverpool.
This is certainly not the way that Gerrard wanted to spend his last season with the club where he has played in his entire career and the 34 year old midfielder admitted in saying that Liverpool has not accomplished anything so far in this season.
Even though Gerrard will end his Liverpool career at the end of the current campaign, he still wants to help push the team into a Champions League position that would allow the Premier League club in competing in the European competition in the next season and the Englishman knows that it will be a difficult task to accomplish as there are more clubs which are aiming for the same objective. Continue reading Steven Gerrard is heading to the MLS
The current coach of Los Angeles Galaxy, Bruce Arena travelled to Anfield in order to meet with Steven Gerrard and say a few things before they officially start working together when Gerrard makes his move to the MLS club in July.
Gerrard will complete what is going to be his last season as a player of Liverpool before making an official move to the American League, MLS.
Bruce Arena believes that Gerrard is eager and motivated on joining Los Angeles Galaxy as they met for the first time during Liverpool’s Europa League match against Besiktas which Gerrard was unable to play due to an injury but the American coach took this opportunity to speak with his future player and maybe even possible captain in the near future. Continue reading Bruce Arena met Steven in Anfield