Leicester City came away with a goalless draw in their Europa League last-32 tie against Slavia Prague. Brendan Rodgers’ side, who currently sit third in the Premier League, failed to create many clear-cut chances on a frustrating evening in Prague
Barcelona’s squad to face Paris Saint-Germain in tonight’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie has been released. Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has called up 21 players to tackle Mauricio Pochettino’s side at Camp Nou.
Toni Kroos is determined to land a fifth Champions League crown with Real Madrid and ensure that he heads into retirement, whenever that day comes, with no regrets from his playing days. The classy midfielder is only 31 years of age and has no intention of hanging up his boots any time soon.
Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has been named Premier League Player of the Month for December – breaking an English record in the process
Brendan Rodgers believes his Leicester City side can “disrupt the Premier League hierarchy” after moving within a point of leaders Liverpool. Sunday’s 2-1 win at Newcastle lifted the Foxes back up to third as the season approaches its halfway point.
Frank Lampard says he’s not under “pressure” to play Kepa, and has admitted that Edouard Mendy is now a “permanent fixture” in the net after his bright start to life at Chelsea. Chelsea spent a then-club record fee of £71 million ($95m) to sign Kepa from Athletic Club in the summer of 2018, having seen previous number one Thibaut Courtois complete his own big-money move to Real Madrid. The Spanish goalkeeper has since struggled to live up to his hefty price tag, and saw his position come under threat for the first time under Frank Lampard last season due to his erratic form between the sticks. Edouard Mendy was drafted in from Rennes for £22m ($29m) in September, and the Senegalese star has quickly made the first-choice keeper slot at Stamford Bridge his own.