English clubs are set to clash when they meet at the EFL Cup this week. Arsenal are poised to meet Reading if they want to make it to the last eight in the EFL Cup.
The Gunners are set to host Reading at the Emirates Stadium, and they are the favourites to go ahead to the next round.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is yet to win the League Cup, and would be willing to make best use of the fine form and confidence the club is currently enjoying. Wenger has lost out in two finals, but would be bidding to make the quarterfinals when both sides clash on Tuesday.
Looking back, Sevilla maintained their dominance last year, wining a third straight Europa League title after defeating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and 5-3 on aggregate to secure their way to final against Liverpool.
Kevin Gameiro impacted the four-time Europa League champions an early lead, pouncing on a loose pass to run through on goal and finish well. Eduardo da Silva who left Flamingo for Shakhtar, got them back level just before half-time, the attacker beating David Soria from close range after a stunning Marlos run.
The acclaimed pride of London, Chelsea FC that was recently trashed 3-0 from the halftime by their rival Arsenal at Emirates stadium on Sunday have taken a look into the team's level of conceding goals.
Antonio Conte's men were on Sunday humiliated. The defense put up a disappointing performance. Conte is aware that he is leading a rebuilding job at Stamford Bridge but he wants to see more positive games from his players after accepting that they did not perform up to par against Arsenal on Sunday.
"We didn’t start the game in the way we wanted," Ivanovic told the club’s website.
Reports are rife in Portugal that top club Benfica is willing to let Eduardo Salvio go as English Premier League side Sunderland seem to be interested in landing the player this summer.
The player just signed a new contract with the club and it is surprising that the club will let the player leave but reports confirm that Benfica will let the player go for the right amount.
The club is placing a release clause of up to 20 to 25 million Euros for the player for him for move this summer. The player who is a right winger but could operate as an attacking midfielder is a huge target for new Sunderland manager David Moyes.
Current holders of the English Premier League Leicester City are keen on landing Eduardo Sasha this summer as their forthcoming season engagements increase with their status in Europe.
The Leicester Mercury reports that the Claudio Ranieri lead side are among those tracking the player with the hopes that he would make a switch soon.
The Brazilian forward has a lot of admirers, according to Brazilian sources and even European sides are keen on him joining them after his impressive play at Internacional.
Former Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva has tweeted that Arsene Wenger should consider signing Lionel Messi during the summer.
He believes that Arsenal should invest massively in the club if they want to challenge for trophies, and he had let his feeling known on social media. He has urged Arsene Wenger to go for a top striker.
Arsenal, who finished second in the league behind Leicester City, has only managed to secure their place on the final day of the season. With all the other teams expected to invest massively during the summer, Arsene Wenger will have to invest in new players if they are going to challenge for the title next season.
Getafe coach Juan Eduardo Esnaider expressed his disappointment as his team is relegated from top flight Spanish football this past weekend.
Getafe were regulated on Sunday evening to Segunda Division after failing to win over Real Betis, while Sporting Gijon defeated Villarreal by a score of 2-0.
After the defeat, Getafe coach Eduardo Esnaider bitterly noted that Villarreal coach Marcelino will be happy about the overall relegation outcome. The Villarreal boss is a former player and coach of Sporting and had repeatedly stated before the game that he wished for the Asturians to avoid regulation, with the Yellow Submarine having nothing to play for. The coach said:
"He'll [Marcelino] be happy.”
Radamel Falcao’s time in English football obvious to be coming to an end after he has found himself out of favour at Chelsea.
The club recently witnessed a managerial change that saw Guus Hiddink return to the club for a second spell. After giving Falcao a couple of opportunities, the Dutchman has decided to trust Diego Costa and Bertrand Traore when it comes to the striking duties. Falcao has been a major disappointment in his second season in English football. Last season, he made a minor impact at Manchester United and this season he has been subdued even further.
Mircea Lucescu, the head coach of Shakhtar Donetsk, has said that he would not try to become an obstruction for any of his players who have the opportunity to go and join the best teams in the continent.
It has come to the news recently that the current Premier League title holders Chelsea wants the Brazil international Alex Texeira who has been a gun player for Shakhtar over the last 3-4 years.
Although, Lucescu denied that Shakhtar had had any official approach from the Blues, but, he made clear that if that happens to be the case in the coming days, the club would surely consider it.
Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu says that he is extremely happy with the performance of the team in the recent Champions League win overMalmo.
A 4-0 victory saw Shakhtar Donetsk finally get three points to close the gap on second placed Paris St Germain. The Romanian team had made a very poor start to the campaign after losing three straight matches in the group stages. This victory, however, provides the team with a glimmer of hope with regards to qualification for the knockout stages. If it does not turn out to be true, then there would at least be Europa league hopes left for Shakhtar Donetsk.