Chelsea’s Fernando Torres says yes to AC Milan’s 3-year deal, Roma interested too [Corriere Dello Sport]

The front page of Italian daily Corriere Dello Sport claims it’s a done deal: Chelsea’s Fernando Torres is going to AC Milan. According to the roaring headline, El Nino has agreed a three year deal with the Rossoneri. Corriere Dello Sport credit AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani for having brokered the Torres deal, although CdS do also recognise […]

Champions League draw analysis: not bad. Not bad at all.

Sneer all you want at a fourth place finish. There’s something to be said for being perennial qualifiers for the Champions League; it boosts our coefficient so that we can start in Pot 1 for the draw, pipping Liverpool and Man City even though they finished above us in the Prem last season (and, in Man City’s case, for quite a few seasons beyond that as well). They dropped to pots 2 and 3, respectively, and drew much tougher groups than did we

Stones joins Baines and Jagielka in England squad

John Stones, Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines have all been named by Roy Hodgson in the England squad for the upcoming friendly against Norway and the subsequent Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in Basel on 8th September. There have also been call-ups this week for nine Blues from the youth ranks for England’s U17 through U21 levels.

Preview by Numbers: Leicester City v. Arsenal

King Power Stadium, LeicesterSunday, August 3111:00 a.m. EDT, 16:00 BSTMatch OfficialsReferee: Anthony TaylorAssistants: Gary Beswick and Darren Cann4th Official: Roger EastThis Match, Last Time: Leicester 1 – 1 Arsenal (December 6, 2003)All-Time in All Competitions: 60 Arsenal wins, 28 Leicester wins, 43 drawsArsenal’s League Form: W-W-W-W // W-DLeicester’s League Form: W-W-W-W // D-LWeather: Partly Cloudy, 18 C / 66 FAt times on Wednesday, Arsene Wenger looked like themost nervous man in the world; apparently, so did I.Leave it to Arsenal to make it as complicated as possible!