Chelsea 2-0 (3-0 on agg.) Atletico Madrid It is easy to comment in hindsight but this Champions League last-16 tie completely played out as I expected. It was a game that was far more important to the hosts than the visitors and it showed. That is not to take anything away from Chelsea, who are unbeaten in
Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid I doubt either manager would ever admit it but, to my reckoning, this Champions League encounter is far more important for one club than the other. How can that be you may ask when the financial lure of the competition -especially during a pandemic – is as highly attractive to club
It was another action-packed weekend in Serie A, which continues to produce drama, despite an absence of passionate Italian fans. Among the Serie A 2021 highlights this weekend was a first club hat-trick for more than half a century, the end of a 17-match run without victory and a perfect hat-trick in just 22 minutes.
Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United Ahead of this Sunday evening Premier League encounter, I had suggested this may be West Ham’s best chance to win at Old Trafford for the first time in 13 years. Certainly, they were a side in form, winning 26 points from their past 12 games (five more than United)
Leeds United 0-0 Chelsea This may have been a Premier League stalemate but it was no bore draw. In front of England manager Gareth Southgate, there was no shortage of action nor commitment in an entertaining encounter which left the home side largely satisfied in midtable and ever closer to their minimum target of survival.