Premier League: Frank Lampard's Chelsea must show defensive grit in clash against table toppers Liverpool
Frank Lampard's shift to a three-man central defence suggests that the former midfielder recognises the problems at the back, but the season's first clean sheet still seems elusive as ever.
Premier League: Nervous draw underlines work to be done for Spurs; Arsenal's inability to capitalise on pressure stands out
It certainly should have been better for Arsenal. For the second week running, the Gunners must feel that they deserved more from a game against a fellow member of the ‘Big Six’. But Arsenal’s failure to make the pressure count is a story told far too often. Emery, like Pochettino, has work to do.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Unpredictable Pakistan can recover from slump, but possibility is beyond margins of reasonable expectation
Since the last World Cup, Pakistan has been a middling team at best when judged on most parameters of 50-over cricket
Champions League: Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham suffered stage fright against Liverpool, but it's not end of road for club
Nerves may have blunted their patterns of play but Spurs did not lose to Liverpool because there was a considerable gap in quality.
Champions League: Mauricio Pochettino will bank on Tottenham's 'animal spirit' to upset title favourites Liverpool in final
At different points during Pochettino’s tenure, Tottenham as animals has meant different things – energetic, swarming in groups, sensuous, driven to instinctual bursts of brilliance and self-destruction, grasping the graspable.
Pep Guardiola's peerless system at Manchester City embodies Premier League's shift to proactive brand of football
Just like Alex Ferguson’s league champions from 2006-09 responded to the Roman Abramovich-inspired rush for star names, Guardiola’s back-to-back title wins at City epitomise the victory of the system.
With spectre of European Super League looming, Champions League season has served satisfying morsels of colour and drama
This season's Champions League deserves to be cherished in the drawers of memory. But years later, when some of us will look back at the competition, we could be filled with a tinge of regret at how things used to be.
Champions League: Tottenham expose Manchester City's defensive foibles with supreme opportunism in seven-goal thriller
Pochettino’s repeated success in breaking past multiple glass ceilings with the club has meant that he and Tottenham are in the Champions League semis for the first time ever
Premier League: Unstoppable Liverpool continue resurgence as toothless Chelsea fail to stick to conventional plan
A goalless first half may have given rise to feelings of doubts within the Liverpool camp but Mane and Salah’s goals quickly put everyone at ease
Champions League: Mauricio Pochettino's methodical Tottenham Hotspur make Pep Guardiola pay for selection blunders
The victory over City can work as a charm as the new stadium builds hope and dreams for Tottenham.
MS Dhoni and his team's supporters, are treated differently by a shoddy production. The veneration showered upon the skipper remains the objective of this show. The story of Dhoni is allowed to eclipse that of the CSK faithful.
Champions League: Liverpool's ability to raise their game when it matters bodes well for challenge on two fronts
If Klopp’s players can sustain this level of football, a return to the Champions League final may well be within their grasp. As Liverpool showed against Bayern, it can raise gears according to the demands of the occasion.
Premier League: Arsenal's lack of confidence in their own ability held Gunners back against indifferent Tottenham
Arsenal’s failure to assert themselves over the past decade continues to define the current side. Perhaps, more performances like the one on Saturday will repair the fraught belief
Premier League: Arsenal, Tottenham enter high-stakes North London derby with limited horizons and low margins for error
If a win for Arsenal does come to pass at the Wembley Stadium, Spurs will be pulled back from a title race to a battle for a Champions League spot within the space of a week
Premier League: Liverpool leave Old Trafford with more questions than answers after tepid performance in goalless affair
After an afternoon of tedium on Sunday, it is Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool who were left with more questions than answers.
Champions League: Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid's resilience proves to be a handful for Juventus in first leg
Diego Simeone-led Atletico Madrid's bite and vigour remain unquestionable and it arguably made the difference against Juventus.