Willian speaks out on Chelsea future amid transfer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal

first_imgWillian speaks out on Chelsea future amid transfer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal Willian scored in Chelsea’s win over Man City (Picture: Getty)Chelsea are now firmly in the driving seat when it comes to qualifying for Champions League football and opened up a five-point gap between them and United.Despite the huge win, Frank Lampard warned his players the fight wasn’t over with seven games left to play.‘It’s a big three points for us, but we’re in a battle here,’ the Chelsea coach said.‘It’s not going to be decided by that game. It’s a nice result that will give us confidence, but the consistency that we produce to the end of the season is what will define us this year if we are to get the finish we want to have.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I’m not getting carried away. We can get better. We can be better on the ball.‘We can have more possession. It’s one of the only games in which we didn’t have the lion’s share of possession but we have to accept that tonight and be happy with the result.‘We had to work a lot off the ball, as you do with Pep Guardiola teams and Manchester City. ‘The way the lads showed the work ethic and focus throughout the game, how dangerous we were; we had the better chances in the game.’ Frank Lampard congratulates Liverpool on league winTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:20FullscreenFrank Lampard congratulates Liverpool on league winhttps://metro.co.uk/video/frank-lampard-congratulates-liverpool-league-win-2199250/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Frank Leboeuf reserves special praise for ‘fantastic’ Christian Pulisic after Chelsea beat Manchester CityMORE: Manchester United make contact with former Chelsea midfielder Jeremie Boga over shock transfer moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Commentcenter_img Coral BarryFriday 26 Jun 2020 6:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Willian’s deal expires soon (Picture: Getty)Willian has suggested he could yet stay at Chelsea after attracting transfer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.The Brazilian appeared certain to leave when his contract expires at the end of the 2019/20 season and several of Chelsea’s Premier League rivals are vying to secure his signature.But after agreeing a short-term deal to see out the remainder of the campaign with Chelsea, Willian hinted he could stay at Stamford Bridge.‘I want to finish the season well if I go, or maybe I can stay,’ he told the club website after Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t know but what I want now is to play well and for Chelsea to finish in the top four.’AdvertisementAdvertisementHe added: ‘We know teams that come from behind want to win to go in the top four as well so we have to do our job.’Willian scored a crucial penalty against City on Thursday to make sure of three vital points. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sharks slay Bandari, clinch SportPesa Cup

first_img0Shares0000Kariobangi sharks players celebrate after clinching the 2019 SportPesa Cup at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on January 29. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Jan 27 – Kariobangi Sharks are the new champions of the SportPesa Cup after beating Bandari by a solitary goal in the final at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday evening.Crowd favorite Harrison Mwenda scored the lone goal on the hour mark to hand Sharks their second major trophy since gaining promotion to the top tier in 2017. The young squad not only fly back home with a bumper Sh3mn cheque to their credit but also earn an opportunity to face English Premier League outfit Everton FC in a friendly match at the Moi Sports Centre in Kasarani in July this year.The two coaches maintained their strongest teams with Sharks’ William Muluya making only one change, Shaphan Oyugi starting ahead of the suspended Sven Yidah. Duke Abuya who was a huge doubt having limped off in the semis was passed fit to start the tie.Bandari caused the first scare in the second minute of the game when the exciting Abdallah Hassan struck a low shot from the right but keeper John Oyemba made a good save to turn the ball behind for a corner.In the 10th minute, David King’atua’s freekick from the right landed on Bernard Odhiambo’s head at the backpost but his nod went just wide.Bandari’s Abdallah Hassan is closely watched by Kariobangi Sharks defender Michael Bodo during their SportPesa Cup final match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKing’atua had a go at goal himself in the 21st minute with a freekick at the edge of the box when Yema Mwana was axed by Tom Teka, but his powerful effort went just over.Five minutes later, Oyemba was forced into a brilliant save, diving to his left to palm away the ball after Mwana had latched onto a cross from Hassan.Sharks were almost punished after skipper Patillah Omotto lost the ball cheaply in a dangerous area and Hassan picked it up to send in a cross.Sharks were not in their usual element and kept losing the ball especially in the middle of the pack and didn’t create many chances either.In the 36th minute, Bandari keeper Faruk Shikhalo almost gifted Sharks a goal when he came off his line and George Abege beat him to the ball to set up Vincent Wasambo. However, the midfielder chose to swing in a cross instead of going for goal and the Bandari defense cleared.They came very close in the second minute of added time when Abege won the ball at the edge of the box and shot on the turn, but the effort went inches wide.Kariobangi Sharks defender Michael Bodo passes the ball under pressure from bandari’s Darius Msagha during their SportPesa Cup final match at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on January 27, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSharks came back a bit more organized in the second half and had a sniff at goal just two minutes into the second 45 when Abege tried his luck from a distance, his shot pushed away for a corner by Shihalo.Bandari boss Bernard Mwalala made an eye raising change, bringing off midarks made a change, Mwendwa making way for Eric Juma as Muluya now sought to lock the game with a one goal lead.Mwalala made more change, Mwana and King’atua coming off for Keegan Ndemi and Darius Msagha, changes that were meant to bolster the attack.But, Sharks kept possession, choosing to deny Bandari any sight of the ball.Muluya made more changes, Sidney Lokale coming on for Abege while with five minutes left defender John Kuol came on for Vincent Wasambo to add more bodies behind the ball.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more