FRANK LAMPARD was summoned to a breakfast time sacking - after Roman Abramovich decided the former Blues midfielder’s reign could not be rescued.
Abramovich made the final call to sack Lampard - who will be replaced by German Thomas Tuchel - after seeing no real signs of improvement in the FA Cup win over Luton.
Despite the victory, Abramovich was left concerned at the flat and edgy nature of the performance, with Timo Werner’s penalty miss the clearest sign of the lack of confidence in Lampard’s squad.
While the Chelsea owner was desperate to give Lampard time to turn his listing Blues ship away from the rocks, Abramovich reluctantly agreed that a change had to be made to prevent the entire season capsizing and took what was described as a very difficult decision.
Premier League chairmen are reportedly informally discussing the prospect of a two-week break in January to combat further outbreaks
Premier League clubs are discussing the idea of a two-week break next month due to fears that rising Covid-19 cases could cause chaos.
After Man City were forced to call off their game against Everton on Monday due to an outbreak of the virus that has also shut the club’s training ground, Sheffield United became the latest club to confirm numerous positive tests among its club staff.
Whilst the Blades’ game against Burnley will still go ahead, the news is indicative of a rise in cases in the Premier League, with the latest round of testing revealing 18 more people have tested positive for the virus - the highest figure since testi...
Calvary Football Club from the West Nile region earned sporting promotion to the StarTimes FUFA Big League for the 2020-21 season.
Kassim Talib and Jamil Asega scored in the 2nd and 76th minutes respectively for Calvary over Northern Gateway at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru on Saturday, 31st October 2020 under closed doors.
Talib’s goal was the fastest since the FUFA Promotional play-offs kicked off on 19th October 2020.
Asega got the second with 14 minutes left on the clock, rounding goalkeeper Allan Otim to seal the victory.
Calvary from Yumbe now qualifies to the StarTimes FUFA Big League to join the three earlier qualified clubs.
Luwero United (Buganda), Gaddafi (Eastern) as well as Terrazo and Tiles (Western) were also promoted.
Team Line Ups:
Arteta rejected reports which
suggested Ozil was omitted due to an internal rift over player pay cuts
Mikel Arteta insists Mesut
Ozil was dropped from Arsenal’s Premier League solely for “football
reasons” and rejected reports which suggested Ozil was omitted due to an
internal rift over player pay cuts.
Speaking at his press conference
ahead of Thursday's Europa League Group B opener at Rapid Vienna, Arteta took
full responsibility for Ozil's absence, but insists it was a call made purely
for footballing reasons.
"Everybody is free to express
his feeling," he said. "What I can say from my side is that it is
just a football decision. My conscience is very calm because I have been really
fair with him. My level of communication with him has been real...
Ronaldo may have violated Italy's coronavirus preventive measures by traveling
to Portugal while Juventus were in isolation, and returning to Turin this week
after testing positive, Italy's sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on
"Yes, I think so, if there were no specific authorizations
from the health authority," Spadafora told Radio Uno when asked whether
the 35-year-old Portuguese star had breached COVID-19 rules.
Ronaldo risks a fine after joining his national side last week
despite Juventus being in isolation after two staff members tested positive.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner tested positive on Monday, the
day after Portugal drew 0-0 with France in Paris, and returned to Italy on his
private jet on Wednesday.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli...
A meeting of the top-flight's shareholders this week is set to be a
fiery affair, amid the attempted power grab from Manchester United and
Premier League clubs could be set to take the Big Six to court
over Project Big Picture.
EFL chairman Rick Parry
A specially-convened meeting
of the top flight’s shareholders is expected to be a fiery affair this week
over plans condemned as a power grab by the group led by Manchester United and Liverpool.
Chief among the concerns is
the fear that the Premier League’s top foreign owners want to prevent any
threat to their domination - in return for bailing out the cash-strapped EFL.
One club source told Mirror Sport: “They will just
vote for more and more for themselves over time.
“It’s rich, fore...
Uganda Cranes officially ended their nine days training camp in
Dubai with a class session on Monday, 12th October 2020.
FUFA Executive Committee member Ronnie Kalema, who led the
delegation officiated over this session that lasted for one-hour session.
The Uganda Cranes players in Dubai during the capacity building session
Kalema, also the Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA)
chairman handled this session targeted at capacity-building amongst players and
coaches based on important corner stone.
He stressed the essence of the players and coaches, to prove how
valuable they are to the beautiful game.
FUFA Executive Committee Member Ronnie Kalema
The former FIFA Referee promised more support on behalf of FUFA at
all costs to ensure they achieve their number one ...
spoke to England’s
official YouTube channel about Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.
The teenager was brought onto
the scene by Unai Emery last season, and he caught the eye instantly. Saka
scored four goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions, and his
performances earned him a new contract at Arsenal.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) gestures with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to...
The Uganda National U17 Women Football team
has today embarked on field preparations for the final round the FIFA U17 Women
World 2021 Qualifiers against Cameroon.
The team under the stewardship of coaches
Hadijja Namuyanja, Olive Mbekeka (fitness) and James Magala (goalkeeper)
conducted double sessions; in the morning and evening at the StarTimes stadium,
Uganda is set to host the first of the two legged fixture on
October 31st with the return leg due in mid-November in Cameroon.
The winner on aggregate will together with two other countries
represent Africa at the finals to be hosted by India between February and
Daphine Nyayenga- Uganda Martyrs High School
Joan Namusisi – Isra Soccer Academy
Zulaika Ngamita –...
Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has returned to Chelsea after injuring his
thigh while training with Senegal.
Mendy, 28, joined the Blues on a five-year deal last month and kept a clean sheet on his Premier
League debut against Crystal Palace.
He injured his right thigh in
training on Wednesday and has been sent back to London after an examination at
a hospital in Rabat.
Senegal play Morocco in a friendly on Friday night.
Football Federation announces the package of the goalkeeper of the National
Selection Edouard Mendy following an injury to the right thigh that occurred
during the training session on Wednesday October 07, 2020 and after a medical
examination at the hospital in Rabat.
Edouard Mendy has also left the group this afternoon to retur...