We need to take action over racism – even if it means calling off matches

It is time to end the empty words and repetitive statements and for affirmative action to be taken. Against racists. Against anti-semites. Against homophobes. Against sexists. Against anyone who thinks…

BetBright STATZONE: Premier League (15th – 16th Dec 2018)

Welcome to the BetBright STATZONE, where we give you the stats and you make the decisions! No rest if you’re a Premier League football player at this time of the…

How Chelsea picked apart Manchester City, setting a template to open up the title race

A further depressing aspect of the Raheem Sterling abuse story is the attention it stole from his display. Sterling was Manchester City’s best player by some margin, indefatigable in his…

Rafa Benitez rages at red card decision against Wolves, but the real anger should be directed upwards at Newcastle United

The ball was up in the air. Everything was. It was the fourth minute of five added on to a match already eventful in terms of goals, chances and refereeing…

Racing 92 36-26 Leicester Tigers: Leicester recover some of their old form but fall short against French superstars

The day after the wearers of yellow vests ran riot in central Paris, any fears Leicester might show a yellow streak in their visit to Racing’s mind-bogglingly quirky indoor stadium…

Newcastle 1-2 Wolves: Player ratings as 10-man Toon concede last-minute rebound

What a gutting late winner for the Newcastle fans. The home support clad in black and white must have howled at the header from Wolves’ defender-turned-attacking dynamo Matt Doherty, who…

Champions League: Who needs what in matchday six?

The group stage of the 2018/19 Champions League comes to an end this week, so we reveal what’s left to play for across all eight sections ahead of the action…

Mohamed Salah offside: Should Liverpool’s opener against Bournemouth have been disallowed?

Mohamed Salah was able to gratefully rifle home a close-range finish, after some questionable goalkeeping from Asmir Begovic in the 25th minute at the Vitality Stadium, enraging home fans who…

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Player ratings as David Luiz stands up tall against the champions

Chelsea Kepa Arrizabalaga 7/10 Calm with the ball at his feet, as the young Spaniard was used a lot due to Man City’s high pressing. Made own error late on,…

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Kick-off time, how to watch on TV and live stream, team news, line-ups

After the first serious wobble of Maurizio Sarri’s tenure, Chelsea really need a win this weekend. Unfortunately they are up against Manchester City, so that is far from guaranteed. Having…

Bournemouth vs Liverpool: Player ratings as Mohamed Salah helps the visitors record comfortable victory

Bournemouth Asmir Begovic 3/10 Should have done better in the build-up to the opening goal, parrying a shot into Salah’s path that started the beginning of the end for the…

Nottingham Forest v Preston North End: Betting Preview

Things are looking up for Nottingham Forest as they head into their run of festive fixtures this weekend when Preston North End visit The City Ground. The Reds are unbeaten…

Leicester vs Tottenham: Kick-off time, how to watch on TV and live stream, team news, expected line-ups

With the agony of the north London derby slowly dissipating like sorrowful mists on the ocean, Tottenham are ready to sail on into their busy December fixture schedule. Having recovered…

Philadelphia Eagles finally showing Super Bowl pedigree

Golden Tate stands 5ft 9in in his heels. In the context of an NFL dressing room packed with alpha beef this wide receiver looks like an intruder in fancy dress….

If Man City blow Chelsea away, then what is left of Premier League’s competitive balance?

Pep Guardiola’s restless search for perfection at Manchester City takes him to some odd places. And I’m not talking coordinates on a map. “At Watford, at 2-0, we were not…

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