N'Golo Kante is a better player than Chelsea legend Claude Makelele,...

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante is a better player than club legend Claude Makelele, according to Nemanja Matic. Kante joined the Blues in the summer after proving his worth as a key member of Leicester's title-winning side and looks set to be similarly important for Antonio Conte's side. The Frenchman's style, which is typified by an ability to win the ball back and push his team on, has similarities with his countryman Makelele, who had a holding midfield role named after him following an illustrious career. But Matic has dismissed the comparison as he is adamant Kante has already surpassed Makelele due to the "extra quality" his new teammate possesses. Read more Chelsea boss Conte rules out playing in a 3-5-2 formation this season "Many people say that he is the new Makelele, but I don't think so," Matic told Sky Sports. "Makelele was a great player and we all respect him, me especially because I know that position and how it is difficult to play. "But..

Mauricio Pochettino warns rivals that Tottenham will turn Wembley into a...

Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham’s opponents his team will be just as fearsome at Wembley as White Hart Lane. Spurs will play Champions League home games at the national stadium this season, with their opener against Monaco on Wednesday. A capacity crowd is anticipated for the fixture. Arsenal did not particularly enjoy the experience when Wembley was their ‘home’ in the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 Champions League campaigns. Similarly, when Spurs reached the quarter-finals of Europe’s main club competition in 2011, the nights at White Hart Lane were the foundation of their campaign. But Pochettino insisted: “The way we play, we can play well and intimidate teams, whether that is at White Hart Lane or any stadium. We felt good when we trained at Wembley last month and it can be a very good home.” MORE ON SPURS Why Wembley will be Tottenham’s biggest Champions League challenge Spurs plan to occupy their new £400million, 61,000-seat stadium from the start of the 2018-19 campaign, a..

Crystal Palace injury news: Loic Remy out for two months as...

Alan Pardew has confirmed Loic Remy will be out for two months with the thigh injury he suffered in training this week. The 29-year-old, who only joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea last week, has returned to Stamford Bridge for treatment as he starts his recovery. “It is a tear in his thigh,” said Pardew. “It is an area where recovery is difficult. It was an innocuous moment in training.” Palace will continue to monitor the progress of the Frenchman and are hopeful he will return to the club in eight weeks. Read more Crystal Palace's Jonathan Beneteke could make debut against Boro Meanwhile, both James McArthur and Yohan Cabaye face late fitness tests ahead of Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough. Both withdrew from international duty, but could feature at the Riverside Stadium. Pardew added: "We're touch and go on a few players [injury-wise]. We'll see [about McArthur and Cabaye]." More about: Loic Remy James McArthur Crystal Palace Yohan Cabaye Reuse con..

Odion Ighalo focussed on scoring for Watford after turning down multi-million...

Odion Ighalo insists he is not concerned by his lack of goals at Watford. The 27-year-old Nigerian is yet to score in the Premier League this season and has managed just four goals in his last 21 games for the club. Ighalo did find the net in the EFL Cup defeat against Gillingham and is confident the goals will start to come. “Three games and no goal, I am not bothered because I will go step by step and I know the goals will soon start flowing again,” he said ahead of tomorrow’s game against West Ham at the London Stadium. WE'VE GOT IT COVERED Premier League preview: West Ham vs Watford “Now in the Premier League it is more difficult because they know me very well and every defender wants to mark me really hard, more than what they did last season.” Ighalo turned down a move to the Chinese Super League over the summer to sign a new five-year contract with Watford. He says he is not currently thinking about a move to China but admits it is something that may interest him in ..

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If English football is short of coaches, why are badges cheaper...

Sam Allardyce directs his England players. Photograph: Michael Regan/The FA/Getty ImagesAs soon as England beat an inglorious retreat from yet another international tournament, there are calls for wholesale changes. This repetitive cry was particularly pronounced after the debacle of the exit from Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland, whose football association, KSI, has a turnover of only £7m compared to the £318m the FA brought in last year.Sam Allardyce has been installed as the England manager, but one of the fundamental problems for English football is the lack of a coherent and co-ordinated approach to grassroots football. English football has a long, tortured history of various factions working against each other. The Football League has been at loggerheads with the FA at varying degrees of intensity since the league was founded in 1888 and, more recently, the omnipotence of the Premier League has added to the internecine strife.The unseen work of football ground staff, who e..

London Welsh avoid winding-up order and secure new investment

London Welsh have returned their historic Old Deer Park home, above, having spent three seasons at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium. Photograph: Dougie Allward/JMP/Rex/ShutterstockLondon Welsh, one of the oldest and most storied clubs in English rugby, received a boost in their bid to secure their long-term survival when a winding-up order was dismissed at the high court shortly before the club announced an imminent takeover by a California-based investment group.London Welsh are doomed without equal share of Premiership money | Paul ReesRead moreRepresentatives of Revenue & Customs told the court on Monday the club’s outstanding tax bill – the size of which was not disclosed – had been paid in full. The case was immediately dismissed with costs.The takeover by the unnamed group is still subject to approval from the RFU but in a statement London Welsh said: “The financial security which will be afforded the club as a result of this new investment will now enable it to plan for the fut..

Paul Scholes: Why I prefer non-league football to the Premier League...

Paul Scholes celebrates with Salford City’s players after victory over Notts County in the first round of last season’s FA Cup. Photograph: Chris Brunskill/Getty ImagesI don’t find elite football as interesting to watch any more, especially in England. You hear about people saying English football’s the best football there is around. I think Spain’s by far the best league. Germany has better teams. In Italy probably the strength in depth isn’t great. They talk about Italy being a bad league but I don’t think English people look at it. They say it’s boring. No chance. The Juventus team would beat any team in this league. They came up to Manchester City and beat them easy. But we have this interpretation of the Italian league that it’s rubbish. They only try to defend. No chance.Adrian Doherty: the lost star of Manchester United’s class of 92 | Daniel TaylorRead moreThe Spanish league’s the best by far if you’re judging on the European competitions. In the quarter-finals of the C..

World Cup 2018 Qualifying Games, kick off Times &Channel Lists-2/09/2016

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