LONDON -- Three points from Chelsea's 4-2 comeback over Watford at Stamford Bridge that saw the defending champions avoid three consecutive Premier League defeats.
1. Chelsea remain in the title hunt
Midway through this action-packed second half at Stamford Bridge, it genuinely felt like Chelsea's title defence was over. They would probably have ended today 12 points behind Manchester City, having dropped points in three consecutive games. Instead, a stunning late turnaround means they remain involved...
LONDON -- West Ham signed Javier Hernandez to aid their climb to the next level but instead, the Mexican international finds himself a lost soul within a club lurching towards relegation. Friday's 3-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion was fright night for the Hammers, 17th and teetering above the Premier League drop zone.
Manager Slaven Bilic's tenure surely approaches its end. His failure to find a role in which Hernandez might do what he does best - score goals -- is emblematic of a team without...
BELGRADE -- Three quick thoughts from Arsenal's late, dramatic 1-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in Thursday's early Europa League clash.
1. Giroud magic wins it for Arsenal
That is how you silence a crowd. Arsenal would have been content enough with a point against Red Star Belgrade and looked well on course to get one after numbing the threat of a home team and their vociferous fans. Then they went one better, and their 85th-minute winner will feature prominently in Olivier Giroud's personal highlight...
LISBON, Portugal -- Only time will tell how long Manchester United will be without Marcus Rashford, following the knee injury sustained by the forward moments after his decisive goal in the 1-0 Champions League victory over Benfica in Lisbon, but Jose Mourinho will be praying that it is a brief spell on the sideline.
Not for the first time in European competition, Rashford delivered when it mattered for United, and so did Mourinho, with his free-kick winner in the Estadio da Luz courtesy of a...
LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea and Roma played to a 3-3 draw in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.
1. Chelsea and Roma share six-goal thriller
Champions League group games can be rather staid affairs, the inconsequentiality of many rendering them box-ticking exercises. That was quite emphatically not the case at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, when Chelsea and Roma drew a pulsating game 3-3 in which both teams held the lead and threw it away.
MANCHESTER, England -- Three points from the Etihad on Manchester City's 2-1 win over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League.
1. City ride out Napoli's revival
It began with Manchester City destroying an opponent in the manner that has become habitual in English football. Napoli, currently top of Serie A, scoring goals at a rate not seen for decades, were being put to the sword, and swiftly, behind strikes from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.