Jamie Redknapp sends message to Arsenal and Chelsea fans over Nicolas Pepe and Christian Pulisic

first_imgSky Sports pundit and former Premier League star Jamie Redknapp (Picture: Getty)Pepe and Pulisic endured slow starts to their Premier League careers but are beginning to show their ability at the London clubs.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTEx-Lille man Pepe scored a brace in Arsenal’s comeback Europa League win over Vitoria Guimarae while Pulisic bagged his first Chelsea hat-trick against Burnley on Saturday.‘Frank Lampard knows what he is doing with Pulisic,’ former Premier League star Redknapp told the Daily Mail. ‘He is taking care of the 21-year-old forward.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‘The American is obviously keen to impress – he cut short his summer holidays so he could get to Chelsea and impress his new boss as soon as possible – but there is no rush.‘The same goes for Nicolas Pepe at Arsenal. Yes the Frenchman cost a club record £72m but can we not give him time before branding him a flop or bad buy?‘To write the 24-year-old off after a few months is ludicrous and downright unfair. I believe Pepe will come good, and I think Pulisic will, too. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Oct 2019 11:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.8kShares Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo 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 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fanshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-granit-xhaka-wrong-swear-fans-2036436/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.‘You learn a lot about a player’s personality when you speak to him after a match.‘Before meeting Pulisic for the first time on Saturday, after he agreed to join us for a pitchside chat on Sky, I wasn’t sure what to expect.‘I knew how huge he was in America, so would he be confident? Arrogant? Yet after speaking to him, I left with the impression that this is a nice, mild-mannered boy.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He was quiet, shy almost. He even had to be told by his team-mates to collect the match ball, because it was his first-ever professional hat-trick!‘Let’s give Pulisic the time he deserves and see how far he can go.’Arsenal face Premier League leaders Liverpool in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, while Chelsea host Manchester United on the same evening.MORE: Arsenal legend urges Unai Emery to strip Granit Xhaka of captaincy Advertisementcenter_img Arsenal record signing Nicolas Pepe and Chelsea star Christian Pulisic (Pictures: Getty)Jamie Redknapp has backed Nicolas Pepe and Christian Pulisic to develop into Premier League stars and urged Arsenal and Chelsea fans to be patient with the summer additions.Both Pepe and Pulisic arrived in the Premier League over the summer, with Arsenal spending a club-record £72m to sign Ivory Coast international Pepe from Lille.Chelsea agreed a £58m deal for Pulisic in January 2018 but the USA star was immediately loaned back to Borussia Dortmund before making the switch to Stamford Bridge in the summer. Jamie Redknapp sends message to Arsenal and Chelsea fans over Nicolas Pepe and Christian Pulisic Advertisementlast_img read more

Di Matteo dismisses AVB rumours

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo has insisted he was totally loyal to Andre Villas-Boas before taking over as interim Chelsea boss.Speaking to Eurosport-Yahoo!, Di Matteo dismissed rumours he conspired against Villas-Boas prior to the Portuguese’s sacking as Blues manager.He said: “I did my best and Andre knows it. I did not conspire against him and all the decisions we took, we took together.AdChoices广告“I have always behaved with the utmost professionalism and loyalty towards the club, the staff, the team and fans.“All new managers inevitably replace a colleague when things go wrong or results are not up to expectations. This is the nature of football.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Clottey to fight Ryan Barret for WBU crown on March 15

first_imgGhana’s Emmanuel Clottey will fight Ryan Barret of England for the WBU Welterweight title on March 15, 2014 at the Bournemouth International Center, in the United Kingdom.Emmanuel who is the elder brother is former International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welter weight champion Joshua Clottey said he is destined to become a world champion and he is very grateful to the promoters and everyone involved in the promotion.He expressed that he is not yet finished as some people may think, but he has been training regularly every day just waiting for the opportunity.Emmanuel Clottey promised to relaunch his career with the WBU and go on to win the WBC and WBA titles.“I am ready any time to fight anywhere. I know that I was born to become a world champion in boxing and I have not achieved it yet, but I believe it will come to past. I will utilize this chance very well and I tell my fans to pray for me and Ghana, thank you” he mentioned.The bout arranged by King Fisher Match Maker Promotions will see four other Ghanaians battling Britons, three of them world title bouts. The promoter Prince Tuffour said Michael Barnor will lead the pack of the four boxers with an attempt at the (WBU) Super Bantamweight title against Jamie Speight, with Ibrahim Labaran taking on Gareth Hogg for the WBU Light Heavyweight title.last_img read more