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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola dismisses quadruple talk

Pep Guardiola claims winning all four trophies this season is “an illusion”. The Manchester City manager believes it is far too early in the season to be talking about the quadruple. City are 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League, through to the last 16 of the Champions League and into the Carabao Cup semi-finals. They begin their FA Cup challenge with a home tie against Burnley on Saturday. Guardiola said: “Maybe that question can be asked in March or April if we are still in all…

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Rex Tillerson: White House dismisses reports of replacement

The White House has dismissed reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is about to be replaced. The US top diplomat “continues to lead the state department”, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. And a state department spokeswoman said the reports “were not true”. The denials come amid reports from several news organisations, citing unnamed administration officials, that plans are being drawn up to replace him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo. President Donald Trump and Mr Tillerson have disagreed on foreign policy issues and are said not to get on….

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Jurgen Klopp dismisses reports Daniel Sturridge could leave Liverpool in January – ‘We need all our players’

Daniel Sturridge has scored three goals in 12 appearances for Liverpool this season Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Jurgen Klopp admits he understands why Daniel Sturridge is ‘not happy’ with his current role at the club, but has dismissed reports the striker is set to leave in January. The England international’s future at Anfield appears to be in doubt after being left on the bench in recent Premier League victories against West Ham and Southampton. The club’s in-form front three of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah has restricted Sturridge…

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Arsene Wenger dismisses claims Arsenal are underdogs in north London derby clash with Tottenham

Arsene Wenger insists his Arsenal side will not enter Saturday’s north London derby as underdogs. Tottenham make the short journey to the Emirates Stadium sitting three places and four points ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League, and having finished above their neighbours in the table last season. That was the first time Wenger had slipped beneath Tottenham at the end of a league campaign since taking charge at Arsenal in 1996. Arsenal welcome Mauricio Pochettino’s side, having won all five of their home league games so far this…

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West Brom manager Tony Pulis dismisses speculation over future after Baggies go nine games without victory

Under-pressure West Brom boss Tony Pulis Saturday, November 4, 2017 West Brom boss Tony Pulis dismissed the speculation over his future and brushed aside angry chants from his own fans after his side lost again on Saturday. The Baggies were beaten 1-0 by a ten-man Huddersfield at the Kirklees Stadium – Rajiv van La Parra’s stunning long-range goal was enough to claim victory as the Terriers held on following Christopher Schindler’s second-half sending off. Defeat extended West Brom’s winless run was to nine Premier League matches stretching back to mid-August,…

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Pep Guardiola dismisses claims Manchester City will be champions by January

City hold a five point lead at the top of the table Saturday, October 28, 2017 Pep Guardiola witnessed Manchester City equal the best ever points haul after 10 Premier League games but dismissed Jurgen Klopp’s suggestion they will be champions by January. Guardiola’s side won an eighth successive top-flight game by beating West Brom 3-2 at The Hawthorns to take their tally to 28 points from a possible 30 – a feat only the Chelsea side of 2005 and the City team of 2011 have otherwise achieved in the…

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte dismisses rumours of unrest over training schedule

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has dismissed suggestions of disgruntlement at the club over his training methods. Reports have claimed that Blues players are exhausted by Conte’s punishing schedule. However, the Italian coach says the training load is “70% less” than it was during last season’s Premier League title-winning campaign. “I don’t know about this,” said former Juventus manager Conte, when asked about the media speculation. Chelsea are without a win in their last three games, losing to Manchester City and Crystal Palace in the Premier League before drawing 3-3…

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