'We don’t want incompetence that reigns at Chelsea': Strasbourg fans send scathing letter to owners
Ultra Boys 90, the largest fan group of Ligue 1 club Strasbourg, have sent a letter with scathing criticism of BlueCo, the ownership group that controls their club, as well as Chelsea.“Money without competence doesn’t lead to anything good, and the example of Chelsea, our so-called ‘big brother’, who have spent a lot of money but have had a vertical fall down the English hierarchy, is an important reference point: We don’t want incompetence that reigns at Chelsea at RCSA.
4 unbeaten teams across best leagues in mid-November — one boast maximum points
The third international break of the 2023-24 season is upon us, as teams in most leagues in Europe have played 10+ games. Among over a hundred teams in the best six leagues, there are only four that are yet to lose a league clash.
Chelsea talented loanee Angelo Gabriel wins first award in France
Chelsea loanee at Strasbourg Angelo Gabriel has been voted the Ligue 1 Young Player of the Month for his brilliant performances. The Brazilian winger has gradually established himself as a regular starter in Patrick Vieira's side after a slow start to life in France.
Ligue 1 footballer threatens to kill himself by jumping off giant bridge
There are concerning reports from French football club OGC Nice about a player who is threatening to throw himself off the Magnan Bridge after a relationship breakup.According to Nice-Matin, the player is standing on the 100-meter-high Magnan viaduct, located on the A8 motorway near Nice.
PSG draw up five-man Real Madrid player shortlist in revenge of Mbappe links (reliability: 3 stars)
PSG are aiming to target possible moves for multiple Real Madrid players if Los Blancos are able to sign Kylian Mbappe next year, as relayed by Sport.Madrid remain keen on signing the Frenchman on a free transfer if he runs down his contract with the Ligue 1 club.
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Have Arsenal recouped any money as Pepe officially joins Trabzonspor? Answered
Nicolas Pepe's Arsenal exit is official and the 28-year-old will continue his career in the Turkish league.According to the BBC and Sky Sports, the winger terminated his contract in order to join Trabzonspor on a free transfer.
Graham Potter rejects new job offer & 3 more under-radar stories at Chelsea
Graham Potter rejects Lyon offerAs per David Ornstein, Graham Potter has declined the offer to replace Laurent Blanc as the manager of Ligue 1 side Lyon.This comes after the Lyon fans lambasted their players at the stadium after their 4-1 loss to PSG at the weekend.
Fabrizio Romano rates Chelsea's chances to sign Rayan Cherki next year (reliability: 5 stars)
Chelsea were linked to a move for Lyon midfielder Rayan Cherki at one point of the 2023 summer transfer window.Fabrizio Romano claims that the Blues didn’t really push to sign him at any point of the window, but only held talks once.
'Can't wait for PSG to buy him for €150m next summer': Arsenal fans react to Balogun's exit
Folarin Balogun has officially left Arsenal after being deemed surplus to requirements by Mikel Arteta.The young striker has made a return to France with the Gunners agreeing a deal worth a total of €45 million with AS Monaco.
Why top 5 leagues isn't what you think it is — explained
In European football vernacular, the phrase 'top-5 leagues' is often used to mean one of these or all: Premier League, (England), La Liga (Spain), Serie A (Italy), Bundesliga (Germany) and Ligue 1 (France).You may, however, want to have another name as the current one is incorrect.
'Crybabies': Arsenal legend calls Messi and Neymar out over latest PSG claim
Arsenal legend Robert Pires didn't like Neymar's latest claim about his life at Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian claimed that he and his friend Leo Messi 'lived through hell' while playing for PSG and didn't deserve that experience.
Spotted: Furious Luis Enrique violates stadium in reaction to Donnarumma starting PSG goal in wrong way
Luis Enrique was caught in a rage episode as his Paris Saint-Germain were about to score another goal against arch rivals Lyon.PSG were completely dominating Lyon and were about to score the fourth goal but the Spanish head coach hated the way his goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma initiated the attack.
Neymar: 'Me and Messi went through hell at PSG'
"I was very happy for the year  he [Messi] had, but at the same time very sad because he's experienced both sides of the coin," Neymar has told Globo."He’s gone to heaven with Argentina's national team, he's won everything in recent years, and with Paris, he lived through hell.
Boubakary Soumaré joins Sevilla on a loan deal
Sevilla FC and Leicester City have come to an agreement, and Boubakary Soumaré is set to join Sevilla on loan.The 24-year-old French defensive midfielder will spend the season with Sevilla on this loan deal, and there's even an option to make it a permanent move.
The Athletic: Mbappe 'closer than before' to signing new PSG contract
PSG are now believing that Kylian Mbappe will sign a new contract with them after opting to stay with them this summer, claims The Athletic’s Mario Cortegana.They feel that the French forward is now closer to signing a new contract with them than he was back in the 2021/22 season, when a similar contract standoff situation occurred.
Arsenal set to make transfer windfall on player Arteta binned years ago
Matteo Guendouzi is on the verge of completing an €18 million move to Lazio, according to several sources in Italy.And Arsenal are set for a nice transfer windfall thanks to a clause they included in the deal to sell the midfielder to Marseille.
Have Strasbourg been any good since Boehly & co got involved? Answered
In a bid to expand the multi-club model, Chelsea owners took over the top-flight French football club Strasbourg earlier this summer.But have they been any good following the takeover?Answering this question might be a bit too early because there have only been three rounds of fixtures in Ligue 1.
Chelsea co-owner attends Strasbourg game, fans stage protest against multi-club model
Chelsea is not the only focus of their ownership group after they have acquired full control of Ligue 1 side Strasbourg.On Sunday, during Strasbourg's home game against Toulouse, cameras spotted Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali in the stands.
Is Balogun ready to join rivals Chelsea and leave Arsenal? Revealed
Chelsea have made their intentions clear about being interested in signing Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun, claims the Evening Standard.The 22-year-old is being considered by the Blues after they failed to create chances in their loss to West Ham United at the weekend.
Man United 'close' to signing Jean-Clair Todibo despite Maguire stance (reliability: 3 stars)
As per French outlet L’Equipe, Man United are closing in on the signing of OGC Nice centre-back Jean-Clair Todibo.The Frenchman’s move to Old Trafford is now claimed to be ‘in sight’ as they want to continue strengthening Erik ten Hag’s squad.
'PSG to be renamed to Paris Saint-Kylian?': Fans react as Mbappe set to make 'public statement'
Turns out Kylian Mbappe is going to make a big announcement after Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 game against Lens on Saturday, August 26.While many fans believe the Frenchman will announce his contract extension with PSG, there are much wilder guesses on the list.
Sky Sports: Monaco remain in Folarin Balogun race despite Chelsea's interest (reliability: 4 stars)
AS Monaco are determined to sign Folarin Balogun this summer even though the list of competitors continues to grow.According to Sky Sports, the Ligue 1 side have held 'positive talks' with Arsenal over the 22-year-old's transfer before August 31.