Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has urged his team-mates to keep their emotions in check when they face Chelsea at the weekend. The Gunners had Gabriel and Santi Cazorla sent off when they were beaten 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last term, while Per Mertesacker received his marching orders in the 1-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium.
Claudio Ranieri has declared any ill-feeling towards Jose Mourinho as “pre-history” and says he would happily share a bottle of wine with the Manchester United manager. Mourinho succeeded Ranieri at Chelsea in 2004 and irked supporters of the Italian by claiming he had been considered “a loser” during his four years at Stamford Bridge. A
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has no plans to change his style after impressing in a win over Northampton Town. Carrick opened the scoring with a stunning effort from the edge of the area in the 3-1 victory in the EFL Cup on Wednesday. The 35-year-old was making just his second appearance of the season
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is unsure over the extent of defender Vincent Kompany’s most recent injury. The Belgium international walked off late in his team’s 2-1 win over Swansea City in the EFL Cup on Wednesday. Kompany, 30, was making his first appearance of the season, but he has seemingly suffered yet another injury
Jurgen Klopp praised his Liverpool players for a job well done after they eased to a 3-0 win over Derby County in the EFL Cup – but insisted there is still room for improvement. Goalkeeper Loris Karius and midfielder Marko Grujic were handed their first starts as Klopp shuffled his pack following the 2-1 win