• Cesc Fabregas escapes punishment but Blues and Manchester City charged for brawl

    Cesc Fabregas escapes punishment but Blues and Manchester City charged for brawl

    Chelsea and Manchester City have been charged for failing to control their players during the brawl that ended their match on Sunday.

    The two sides clashed towards the end of their Premier League encounter, which saw the Londoners end up 3-1 winners at the Etihad to extend their lead at the top of the table to three points.

    However, despite both clubs potentially being hit by retrospective action, Blues star Cesc Fabregas has escaped punishment for a supposed slap on Fernandinho – […]

  • Premier League: FA confirms four-game ban for Aguero

    Premier League: FA confirms four-game ban for Aguero

    Sergio Aguero is set to miss Manchester City’s next four domestic matches following his red card in the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea.

    The Football Association has confirmed that Sergio Aguero is to face a four-game suspension following his red card against Chelsea on Saturday.

    The Argentina international was sent off for a reckless challenge on David Luiz in injury time of Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat to the Premier League leaders at the Etihad Stadium.

    The FA updated the disciplinary page on their official […]

  • Why Guardiola congratulated his Man City players after Chelsea defeat

    Why Guardiola congratulated his Man City players after Chelsea defeat

    The Catalan says his players performed better against the Blues than they had done in victories against Crystal Palace and Burnley in recent weeks.

    Pep Guardiola refused to blame Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea on his defence, and says he congratulated his players after the match for a good all-round performance.

    City were beaten 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday lunchtime but created a number of goal scoring opportunities and could have extended their one-goal lead before Antonio Conte’s side roared […]

  • Eto’o: Guardiola still the best coach in the world

    Eto’o: Guardiola still the best coach in the world

    The striker says the Manchester City manager remains the finest coach in football and believes he will manage to make his mark in the Premier League.

    Former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto’o insists that Pep Guardiola is still the best coach in the world.

    Guardiola managed 10 wins from his first 10 matches with Manchester City but has since come under scrutiny following some inconsistent results.

    City went six games without a victory before impressive triumphs against West Brom and Barcelona, but a draw […]

  • Man City boss Pep Guardiola issues apology after defeat to Chelsea

    Man City boss Pep Guardiola issues apology after defeat to Chelsea

    Pep Guardiola apologised for the injury-time brawl that marred a pulsating encounter between Manchester City and Chelsea but refused to criticise Sergio Aguero.

    The Argentinian sparked the melee with a knee-high tackle on David Luiz that saw him handed a straight red card by referee Anthony Taylor.

    Fernandinho was then also sent off for repeatedly pushing Cesc Fabregas, with the Spaniard ending up falling over an advertising hoarding.

    It proved a costly afternoon for City, who led at half-time but ended up losing […]

  • Yaya Toure to appear in court on drink-driving charge

    Yaya Toure to appear in court on drink-driving charge

    Yaya Toure will appear in court after police charged the Manchester City midfielder with drink driving.

    Police said that the 33-year-old Ivory Coast international was stopped in Dagenham on Monday night and charged the following day.

    Toure, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, was bailed and is due to appear at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on December 13.

    The midfielder came on as a substitute in Manchester City’s 3-1 defeat at home to Chelsea on

  • Conte reveals what delighted him most about Chelsea’s win at City

    Conte reveals what delighted him most about Chelsea’s win at City

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he was most pleased with the character of his side as they came from behind to win 3-1 at Manchester City this afternoon.

    The Blues’ winning run was under threat today after a Gary Cahill own-goal in the first half at the Etihad Stadium, but second-half strikes from Diego Costa, Willian and Eden Hazard made it eight on the spin for Conte’s men.

    The Italian has worked wonders at Stamford Bridge since taking over this season, and […]

  • Arsenal boost as Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho out of Manchester City game

    Arsenal boost as Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho out of Manchester City game

    Arsenal were handed a surprise boost during Chelsea‘s win over Manchester City this afternoon after Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho received straight red cards at the end of the game.

    The City duo lost their heads in a brawl at the end of their 3-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, and were given their marching orders with two straight reds, meaning at least three games out for both of them.

    This means Aguero and Fernandinho will miss home games against Watford and Arsenal, […]

  • Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea: Costa and Willian strike to spare Cahill blushes

    Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea: Costa and Willian strike to spare Cahill blushes

    Chelsea made a huge statement in the Premier League title race by coming from behind to win 3-1 at Manchester City.

    Sergio Aguero was sent off in injury time for a nasty challenge on David Luiz and Fernandinho also saw red in the scuffle that followed as City lost their cool after a potentially damaging defeat.

    City dominated the first hour, but had only a Gary Cahill own goal to show for it before quickfire strikes from Diego Costa and impressive substitute […]

  • Raheem Sterling: I have more freedom under Pep Guardiola

    Raheem Sterling: I have more freedom under Pep Guardiola

    The youngster has scored four goals to lead Manchester City to third in the Premier League this season, and he feels he can improve even further under the Catalan.

    Manchester City star Raheem Sterling says he is enjoying more freedom under manager Pep Guardiola and has warned his best is yet to come.

    After struggling on and off the field last season, Sterling has quickly emerged as one of Guardiola’s key men at the Etihad Stadium this term.

    Sterling has scored four goals […]

  • Man City clash a chance for Chelsea to prove themselves – Conte

    Man City clash a chance for Chelsea to prove themselves – Conte

    Chelsea’s Premier League game at Manchester City is a good chance to show they have rediscovered their best form following last season’s problems, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.

    Chelsea, who finished 10th in May, retained their place at the summit with a seventh successive league victory over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend ahead of the trip to third-placed City on Saturday.

    “I think tomorrow it’s a really tough game. It is a great test for us, for our formation, to continue this […]