Mikel Arteta has smoothed Arsenal’s knots – driving them on starts here | Barney Ronay | Football

Five minutes before half-time at Wembley Stadium, Mikel Arteta could be seen leaping out of his…

Frank Lampard must resolve Chelsea’s defensive issues to progress | Jonathan Wilson | Football

In July 1971, Apollo 15 approached the Moon. After the lunar module detached bearing the mission’s…

Aubameyang at the double as Arsenal turn tables on Chelsea to win FA Cup | Football

It was a snapshot of the finishing ability that makes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a world-class performer and,…

Arsenal v Chelsea: FA Cup final 2020 – live! | Football

The 1876 FA Cup final replay, then. That’s the one, you’ll remember, in which the legendary…

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard shrugs off silence from Roman Abramovich | Football

Frank Lampard is relaxed about not receiving a congratulatory message from Roman Abramovich after leading Chelsea…

Mason Mount: ‘I give myself seven out of 10 this season. But it’s not over yet’ | Football

There is more to Mason Mount’s game than goals from midfield. The Chelsea midfielder brings assists,…

Willian still wanted at Chelsea but may play his way into Arsenal’s hands | Football

At first glance it might seem odd Frank Lampard is so keen for Willian to stay…

Mates and survivors: Olivier Giroud and David Luiz cross swords in final | Football

Olivier Giroud had just breathed life into Chelsea’s ill-fated hopes of Champions League qualification and knew…

Imagine if fans wielded their power by staying away when grounds reopen | Barry Glendenning | Football

As implausible and preposterous as it may be, let’s imagine a post Covid-19 world where football…

The Fiver | Duking it out behind the closed doors of the Enormo-Dome that is Wembley | Football

CUP TRAGIC With four teams who have won the past six FA Cup finals between them…