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Riyad Mahrez

Riyad Mahrez eyes AFCON after Manchester City treble

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez hopes he can continue a successful streak by helping Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt during July.
Pep Guardiola says his team gave an extraordinary display against West Ham despite the exhausting Carabao Cup final match against Chelsea on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola in need of Tottenham turnaround for some Champions League vindication

Manchester City remains in contention for a historic haul of four trophies this season, but winning the one by which Pep Guardiola’s time at the Etihad will be judged depends on overturning a 1-0 Champions League quarter-final, first leg deficit against Tottenham on Wednesday.

Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City will struggle to reach quadruple target

Kevin De Bruyne admits the strain of chasing the quadruple means Manchester City are almost certain to fail in their historic bid.
Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola says Monday's FA Cup tie with Manchester United marks the start of a crucial period in their stuttering season.

Gianfranco Zola likens Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea struggle to Pep Guardiola’s at Manchester City

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is still adapting to the Premier League but will not compromise on his style of play, much like Pep Guardiola did at Manchester City when he first arrived in England, the London club’s assistant Coach Gianfranco Zola, said.
Claude Puel

Claude Puel hopes Leicester can maintain ‘big club’ run

Leicester City manager Claude Puel believes his side will be inspired by facing the Premier League’s top teams as they begin a tough run of fixtures.
Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea tight-lipped over Cameron Hudson-Odoi transfer request

Speculation over the future of Chelsea’s Cameron Hudson-Odoi intensified following press reports on Sunday saying the teenage winger has handed in a transfer request.
Riyad Mahrez and Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero on target as Manchester City ease into League Cup final

Sergio Aguero scored the only goal as Manchester City beat League One side Burton Albion 1-0 to secure a 10-0 aggregate victory in their League Cup semi-final on Wednesday.
PSG’s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the French League One soccer match between Amiens and Paris-Saint-Germain at the Stade de la Licorne stadium in Amiens, France, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe score as PSG bounce back from League Cup exit

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe scored as Paris Saint-Germain responded to their shock midweek League Cup defeat by claiming a 3-0 win at Amiens on Saturday to move 13 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit.
Manchester City’s Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus celebrates after scoring his third goal and City’s fifth during the League Cup first leg semi-final football match between Manchester City and Burton Albion at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northwest England on January 9, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Gabriel Jesus: Manchester City were right to destroy Burton

Gabriel Jesus insists Manchester City have no reason to apologise after they crushed minnows Burton 9-0 in the League Cup semi-finals.
Manchester City's lopsided win over Burton Albion on Wednesday set a record for English cup competitions, with Pep Guardiola's high-flying club rolling to a 9-0 win in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.

Manchester City beat Burton Albion 9-0 to cruise towards League Cup final

Holders Manchester City can look forward to defending the League Cup in next month’s final at Wembley as Gabriel Jesus struck four goals in a 9-0 thrashing of Burton Albion in their semi-final, first leg on Wednesday.
Maurizio Sarri wasn’t happy with his side’s defending (Getty)

Maurizio Sarri: VAR is very strange

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri on Tuesday joined the ongoing debate about the eligibility of the newly-introduced Video Assistant Referee (VAR), saying that it was a very strange system.

Mauricio Pochettino: What has kept me in Tottenham job

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club manager, Mauricio Pochettino, believes he would have been sacked if his teams were chasing domestic cups over finishing in the Premier League top four.

Alex McLeish admits Scotland fans lost faith after Israel defeat

Scotland manager Alex McLeish says he’d gladly have swapped jobs with Prime Minister Theresa May following their defeat to Israel in October.
Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy strikes as Leicester stun Chelsea

Chelsea suffered their first home defeat since April as Jamie Vardy fired Leicester to a shock 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores twice against Burnley as Mesut Ozil returns for Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory against Burnley on Saturday as Mesut Ozil was restored to the starting line-up as captain.
Eden Hazard doubles Chelsea’s lead at Brighton’s Amex Stadium having set up the first goal for Pedro. Mike Hewitt-Getty Images

Maurizio Sarri backs Eden Hazard to thrive as ‘false nine’

Maurizio Sarri insists Eden Hazard can thrive in the ‘false nine’ role after the Belgium playmaker inspired Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Brighton on Sunday.
Maurizio Sarri wants both Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz to sign new deals at Stamford Bridge

Maurizio Sarri wants new Chelsea deals for David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas

Maurizio Sarri says he wants David Luiz and Cesc Fabregas to sign new contracts at Chelsea, but admits completing the deals will be "very difficult".
Manchester City will be the only side Pep Guardiola manages in the Premier League, with the Catalan considering himself to be “Mancunian for the rest of my life”.

Pep Guardiola: English Premier League has made me stronger

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes the competitive nature and sheer unpredictability of the English Premier League has presented him with the biggest challenge of his career.

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