Claudio Ranieri Upbeat Despite First Defeat of the Season

But against all odds, they go into Saturday’s contest in fourth place, two points above Arsenal, having yet to taste defeat this season. Who would have thought it?


Pochettino believes Kane’s slow start to the season has affected his confidence, as did a lack of a break at the end of 2014-15. When we are desperate we play well.

“My team is like the RAF”.

‘I watched a very good team on Tuesday night.

However, they succumbed to Leicester’s relentless attacks in the second half as big names Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy scored two goals to settle for the tie, as per The Guardian.

He stated, “When I was at Chelsea, they were the Invincibles”. Doubtful: Mason (CM), Dembele (CM) Leicester v ArsenalArsenal were unlucky against Chelsea last week, eventually going down to nine men and losing 2-0 to the champions.

The £21m signing of Pedro from Barcelona is a fine piece of business and the impression remains that Chelsea will only improve as they grow into the season, especially with the possibility of further additions before the transfer deadline. Despite the errors that were present in their game, it was a purposeful display and they come into this with renewed confidence, knowing that dropping any more points would be far from ideal. The match officials should have been aware of Diego Costa’s notorious reputation during his first 14 months in the Premier League, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger remarked.

Ranieri is set to have to do without winger Nathan Dyer on Saturday, while Arsenal will be missing Francis Coquelin. The North London club also have Santi Cazorla available after the Spaniard served a one-match suspension after sitting out the midweek victory over Spurs.

2015/16 may now prove to be a season of damage limitation, and it is a wonder whether Abramovich will stick with Mourinho, or once again choose to wield his sword. Title winners don’t turn into bad teams in the space of a few months and we can surely expect the Chelsea machine to click into gear soon. Mahrez adds quality with his mesmeric control and ability to dribble and swerve at acute angles.

‘He is unbelievable. Just like the Roadrunner… beep, beep and then whoosh!

“Yes, the Premier League is very competitive”. 6 points from these 2 games revitalizes this season.

Claudio Ranieri has told Leicester they must play a “perfect match” if they are to beat Arsenal, who he’s tipping to challenge for the title.

Brazil legend Pele has revealed that he would opt to play for Arsenal over Chelsea should he still be playing football.

Yet, you don’t see Hazard pushing (or chest bumping) any opponent and he doesn’t let the situation get the best of him either.


Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hailed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as “world-class” after their 1-0 win over Palace.

Who could be more creative than Hazard