Chelsea are set to make signing a new winger a priority in the January transfer window, according to reports. The Blues signed six new players for the senior side during the summer, and were the highest spenders out of all the teams in the Premier League. Raheem Sterling was their first arrival, joining Chelsea from rivals Manchester City, with Kalidou Koulibaly being the second after he made the switch from Napoli.
England host Germany tonight with Gareth Southgate making two changes from the loss in Italy. John Stones is back from suspension for the Nations League dead-rubber and takes his place in a three-man defence alongside Eric Dier and the much-maligned Harry Maguire. Kyle Walker makes way. England's wing-back pairing of Reece James and Bukayo Saka were ineffective against Italy, and the latter has been replaced by Luke Shaw, another yet to impress on both the domestic and international stages this season.
England take on Germany in the Nations League on Monday night and Chelsea defender Chilwell is battling for his place in Gareth Southgate's World Cup squad With England set to play their final match ahead of the 2022 World Cup, it has become very apparent that there isn't a great deal of time left to impress to cement a place in Gareth Southgate's final squad, or perhaps starting XI.
Chelsea made a Deadline Day approach for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge before eventually signing Denis Zakaria, according to reports. The Blues signed six new players during the summer for the senior side, with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana joining the west London side.
England stick with back-three as Gareth Southgate chooses to only tinker with system amid Harry Kane struggles
Gareth Southgate is not about to abandon his back-three against Germany tonight, nor at this winter’s World Cup, after the England manager spent the weekend considering how his side can be more of a threat going forward. Unless England score in the first six minutes at Wembley this evening, they will surpass 500 minutes without a goal from open play and there is no more pressing issue for Southgate than addressing their chronic lack of creativity before Qatar.
Raheem Sterling has recalled how being booed by English fans during Euro 2016 made him "dread" international duty. England recently relegated to League B Sterling recalls being booed like Southgate Forward is most capped English player in squad WHAT HAPPENED? England fans jeered manager Gareth Southgate after the Three Lions' 1-0 defeat to Italy at San Siro on Friday evening - which confirmed UEFA Nations League relegation.
Gareth Southgate: Experience can help turn things around | Raheem Sterling: It is not time for England to panic
Southgate understands fans' concerns ahead of the World Cup and says that he needs to be judged on results: "Contracts are irrelevant in football because managers can have three, four, five-year contracts and if results aren't good enough then you accept that's time to part ways."
Raheem Sterling insists England’s players must take their share of the responsibility for the nation’s run of results. England are without a win in five games for the first time since 2014 and were relegated to the second tier of the UEFA Nations League after a 1-0 loss to Italy on Friday evening.
Raheem Sterling has urged his England team-mates to adopt the same siege mentality that helped him to overcome a period in which he “dreaded” joining up with the national team. The Chelsea winger felt he became the scapegoat among supporters for collective failings at Euro 2016 and recognises that the mood has turned once again after a run of five matches without a win.
Raheem Sterling is in the unique position of being able to empathise with Gareth Southgate after the England manager was jeered by his own fans, recalling a time he “dreaded” international duty having suffered similar treatment. Southgate has come under increasing pressure after defeat to Italy on Friday not only confirmed Nations League relegation but extended England’s competitive winless streak to five competitive games; not in their history have they gone six matches without a victory.
Raheem Sterling vows to lift wounded Three Lions as pressure mounts on England boss Southgate ahead of Germany clash
RAHEEM STERLING knows all too well the feeling of being booed by England supporters and ‘dreading’ going on international duty. But after transforming his own reputation — from public enemy No 1 to England’s best player at the Euros — the Chelsea forward is determined to lift the Three Lions out of crisis and revive Gareth Southgate’s popularity at the World Cup.
England take on Germany at Wembley on Monday night, their final game before the World Cup - looking to avoid yet another defeat and to finally end their barren run of form in front of goal The odd key player not in top form, the manager’s conservatism, consistently tough opposition, there are plenty of factors that contribute to England’s dismal run of form.
England have come in for big criticism over their style of play in the last few matches. The debate has raged most of the summer and escalated on Friday after another tepid display in the 1-0 defeat to Italy in Milan. From pundit to pub bore, everybody seems to be asking why England don’t ditch the back five and experiment with a more attack-minded flat back four.
Chelsea midfielder Raheem Sterling has rejected doubts over England coach Gareth Southgate. England face Germany on Monday night in their final game before the World Cup kicks off in Qatar in November. It is the last game of a Nations League campaign in which Southgate's side have taken two points from their five games, failing to score from open play and being relegated from League A as a result.
Raheem Sterling says England have shown what Gareth Southgate brings to them and insists it is not "time to panic" following their UEFA Nations League relegation. The Three Lions were condemned to bottom spot in Group A3 after a 1-0 loss to Italy on Friday, marking their fifth consecutive match without a win, their worst competitive run since 1992.
Raheem Sterling insists under-fire coach Gareth Southgate should NOT take the blame for England's Nations League relegation
England have been relegated from their UEFA Nations League A group Gareth Southgate's side have failed to win any of their five group games to date Southgate is coming under significant pressure ahead of the World Cup Raheem Sterling doesn't believe Southgate is to blame for England's loss of form
The new Burnley boss is poised to be active in the transfer market this summer New Burnley manager Vincent Kompany says it is a 'busy and exciting' period at the club as the club seeks to make moves in the transfer market. The Belgian has arrived as the Clarets' new boss, as he succeeds Sean Dyche and targets an immediate return back to the Premier League.