Chelsea may have thrashed Wolves 6-0 in the League Cup at Stamford Bridge last night, but it was the away side who gave a debut to a teenage player once described as 'priceless' by his former coach.
Aston Villa, Celtic, Arsenal and Liverpool will take a vested interest in the fortunes of Inter, PSV, Sporting Lisbon, Olympiakos, Marseille & Borussia Dortmund in this evenings NextGen action.
The Nigerian teenager has become a integral part of Eredivisie outfit ADO Den Haag since moving on loan in January and his recent form may see him called up to his national side. Could he make the grade at the Bridge?
Aston Villa may have surprised even themselves by scoring four goals at the Etihad, in a memorable 4-2 win for the away side.
Liverpool face West Brom tonight in the League Cup, the team which beat them 3-0 in the opening game of the season. Will they go all out to defend their trophy? And can Shane Long inflict further cup misery on the club as he did in 2010?
In a drab, characteristically rainy night in Manchester, fans of Aston Villa returned to the Midlands warmed by the thrill of ensuring that Manchester City’s name will not feature when the fixtures for the League Cup fourth round are announced.
In light of Theo Walcott’s refusal to renew his contract at Arsenal – worth a measly £75K a week, speculation that player power and greed is ruining the sport may seem justified but, with only a tiny handful of players earning the top wages, is it really the players who have the power, or the clubs?
Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have been crisscrossing America on the campaign trail for months but seldom turn up on the same day at the same event.