EPL: Arsenal 7 Blackburn 1

Arsenal recorded their first Premier League win of the calendar year after they hammered Blackburn 7-1 at the Emirates on Saturday. Robin Van Persie tapped home in the opening two minutes before Morten Gamst Pedersen equalized with a well- struck free-kick. The Gunners captain scored an almost identical second before turning provider with a sumptuous pass to feed in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for the third. After… Read more

Andre Villa Boas: Torres is perfoming

Andre Villas-Boas maintains Fernando Torres is having a ‘tremendous’ impact at Chelsea, despite the forward’s struggle for goals since his arrival at Stamford Bridge. Since signing from Liverpool in January last year, the Spain international has scored five times in 44 appearances and has failed to find the net since October. But while admitting Torres needs to improve on his movement in order to fit… Read more

EPL preview 02-03 Chelsea Vs Manchester United

Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata believes Sunday’s English Premier League clash against Manchester United can define his club’s season. Mata, who joined Chelsea for 23.5 million pounds from Valencia in the off-season, has been one of his side’s rare shining lights in a season in which they trail co-leaders Manchester City and United by 12 points. And although Mata cast doubt on Chelsea’s ability to win… Read more

Ligue 1 preview 03-02

Marseille welcome Lyon to Stade Velodrome in an intriguing Ligue 1 clash on Sunday, while league leaders Paris Saint-Germain meet Evian TG. Didier Deschamps’ Marseille side are unbeaten in 12 matches in all competitions, and booked a place in the Coupe de la Ligue final with a win over Nice on Wednesday. Coincidentally, they will face Lyon in that final in April, but Sunday’s league… Read more