Should Chelsea bin Morata?

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It took an absolute age to arrive, but Alvaro Morata’s goal against Vidi in Chelsea’s midweek Europa League game will be welcomed by player and club alike.

The pressure that had been on the Spaniard’s shoulders was evident as the tears flowed, the monkey finally off of his back.

Maurizio Sarri was more than happy with such emotion, suggesting he’d like to see more of it if it meant the centre-forward was amongst the goals more often. Continue reading

Giroud and Marseille are a match made in heaven


It looks increasingly likely that Marseille’s attempts to sign Mario Balotelli are set to end in failure, with agent Mino Raiola continuing to demand commission rates that are beyond the club’s financial means. Meanwhile, according to the latest reports from an array of sources including Eurosport and Foot Mercato, OM sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta has switched his attention towards luring Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud to the Orange Vélodrome. But how exactly would the 31-year-old fit into Rudi Garcia’s plans this season? Continue reading