Joe Cole: Time waits for no man

Joe Cole reflects on his retirement from professional football in an exclusive interview with Tubes from Soccer AM. …read more


Euro Papers: Messi wants Hazard, Salah

International football might be dominating proceedings but with the winter transfer window little more than a month away the rumour mill is in full swing across Europe. …read more


Former Chelsea forward believes the club must sign another striker to compete with Manchester City

By Elliott Cuff Former Chelsea forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink explains that the club desperately need to buy another striker if they want to compete for the title alongside Manchester City and Liverpool. Despite the recent good form of Álvaro Morata, Hasselbaink believes that the Blues need to have another option to rely on in their Premier League title hunt. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Hasselbaink said: I think every club that is going to challenge for the Premier League needs three strikers. For me they [Chelsea] still have a gap to close on Man City, but they are improving and if they can keep on improving they can hopefully catch them. [Sarri] has changed the way they play totally. They now play more in the defensive third of the opposition. They have the ball 60 or 70 per cent of the time – that was totally different last year. You see smiles on the players’ faces again and they’re playing attractive, attacking football. Morata has scored five Premier League goals in 11 appearances so far this season, despite starting the campaign in a rough patch. While Morata has received his fair share of criticism in the past, Hasselbaink believes he will start to come good now following a upturn in …read more

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