History says Manchester City will win the title, but one statistic gives Arsenal hope

For a match where the title is literally on the line, Tuesday against Tottenham Hotspur could be one where the stands are more interesting than the pitch. Demand for stadium tickets has been huge all season, but not for this one. There are many available places on the fair from the official website. Many fans … Read more

Football cops’ courtroom drama gives fans a glimpse behind the scenes of the super-rich

Saif Alrubie is acquitted of sending an intimidating email to Marina Granovskaia – PA/Jordan Pettitt Southwark Crown Court, with its bare plaster walls, threadbare carpets and mice, is a world away from the private members’ clubs, exclusive restaurants and overseas hideaways where football’s biggest names are used to speaking. And yet it was in the … Read more

Mohamed Salah chooses his words carefully: Liverpool’s new power structure has made an important decision

By not speaking to the media at West Ham United on Saturday afternoon, Mohamed Salah actually spoke volumes. And for a player who has chosen to go to the plate in mixed zones – the area where journalists can ask players to stop for interviews – just twice during his nearly seven-year stint with the … Read more

Mohamed Salah’s anger does not reveal Liverpool’s truth as Jurgen Klopp’s plea has been misinterpreted

Klopp gets wrong response to plea When Jurgen Klopp called for more fight from his Liverpool team, this was not what he had in mind. The Reds boss became embroiled in a strong argument with Mohamed Salah on the touchline during the second half of the avoidable draw here at West Ham United, which left … Read more

Former Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia felt ‘physically threatened’ by agent Saif Alrubie

Marina Granovskaia arrives at Southwark Crown Court where she spoke as a witness – PA/Jordan Pettitt Marina Granovskaia has described how she felt ‘physically threatened’ and how her personal safety was heightened after an email from football agent Saif Alrubie while giving evidence at his trial at Southwark Crown Court. In her first public appearance … Read more

Interview with Declan Rice: This is a new Arsenal – we’re ready to change what people say

Declan Rice has quickly established himself as a key figure in Mikel Arteta’s title-challenging team – Getty Images/Julian Finney Declan Rice came to Arsenal for occasions like this. A trip to the Etihad, first against third, challengers against champions. “These are the games you want to be at,” he says of Sunday’s meeting with Manchester … Read more

England vs Brazil: What time is today’s match and which TV channel will it be broadcast on?

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins is expected to start against Brazil later today during this international window in the first of two pre-Euro 2024 friendlies in a chance to impress ahead of this summer’s European Championship finals. With Harry Kane missing the Wembley friendly due to his ankle injury, England manager Gareth Southgate may look … Read more

‘My performances were brilliant’: Harry Maguire defends England spot – and the stats prove him right

Harry Maguire believes he has fully justified Gareth Southgate’s faith in him as he continued to excel for England even during his troubles at Manchester United. The centre-back also claims that the harsh criticism leveled at him was due to the club he played for – and that it would not have been the same … Read more

Interview with Gavin Bazunu: Southampton’s risk-taking goalkeeper, who both creates and saves

Gavin Bazunu has been a key part of Southampton’s push for promotion – Steve Reigate for The Telegraph There were shades of Harry Redknapp’s famously impassioned defense of Frank Lampard at West Ham United when Russell Martin met the Southampton fans at the start of this season. The new manager was asked for reassurance that … Read more