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Alonso happy at Chelsea despite fans' criticism

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea must be prepared if Eden Hazard leaves the club, and also addresses his own future.
Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno wonder if the best team made it through to the Europa League final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea.

Marcos Alonso has said he is happy to stay at Chelsea despite a "tough season" and added that he has not let fan criticism affect him.

Reports in recent months have linked Alonso, who signed a contract extension in October, with a return to Spain after he struggled to hold down a starting spot.

Alonso said he had found it tough to adapt to Maurizio Sarri's instructions at times but saw his future at Stamford Bridge despite becoming a target for criticism from sections of the fanbase.

"Football...

Chelsea fans slam club over UEL final fiasco

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea must be prepared if Eden Hazard leaves the club, and also addresses his own future.
Shaka Hislop and Alejandro Moreno wonder if the best team made it through to the Europa League final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Chelsea.

The Chelsea Supporters' Trust (CST) have criticised the club for failing to help or show solidarity with their supporters ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku on Wednesday, and accused official travel partner Thomas Cook of charging an "extortionate" price for flight packages to Azerbaijan.

Only around 1,500 of the original 6,000 tickets allocated to Chelsea for the final have been sold to season-ticket holders or members, with another 500 or so purchased by local supporters'...

Sarri: I'd quit Chelsea if job rested on UEL final

Maurizio Sarri says Chelsea must be prepared if Eden Hazard leaves the club, and also addresses his own future.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Ale Moreno react to Ruben Loftus-Cheek's injury he suffered at a charity game against New England which means he'll miss the Europa League final.

LONDON -- Maurizio Sarri has said he would rather quit Chelsea if the club base their decision on his future solely on the result of the Europa League final.

Chelsea take on Arsenal in Baku next Wednesday already assured of a place in next season's Champions League thanks to a third place finish in the Premier League, but Sarri's future at the club remains the subject of intense speculation.

- When is the Europa League final?
- Who qualifies for Europe from the Premier League?

Sources have told...

Man United season tickets sell in record time

Ross Dyer and Steve Nicol discuss the reports that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will offer the Manchester United captaincy to Paul Pogba.
Steve Nicol gives his take on the latest transfer rumours, including Manchester United's interest in goalkeeper Jan Oblak and Benfica sensation Joao Felix.
The FC guys mention Manchester United's '99 treble winners and Arsenal's '98 side when questioning if Man City are the best team of the Premier League era.
After Man United's sixth-place finish, the FC crew question if there was some merit to Jose Mourinho calling second place 'an achievement' last campaign.

Manchester United have sold out their entire total of 53,000 season tickets in record time despite a disappointing campaign which saw Jose Mourinho sacked in December and the club win just two of their last eight matches to finish sixth.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side finished 32 points behind champions Manchester City to miss out on a place in the Champions League.

- When are the Premier League fixtures published?
- When does the new Premier League season start?
- Who qualifies for Europe from the...

Cech coy on Chelsea sporting director job offer

Steve Nicol says it's tragic for Henrikh Mkhitaryan to be forced to miss out on the Europa League final in Baku due to safety concerns.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson and Ale Moreno react to Ruben Loftus-Cheek's injury he suffered at a charity game against New England which means he'll miss the Europa League final.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was coy on reports that he will return to his former club Chelsea as sporting director when he retires from playing after the teams meet in this month's Europa League final. 

Sky Sports News and other British media reported the news on Tuesday, with the 37-year-old Cech tweeting: "Despite the news today as I had already said to everybody before, I'll make [a] decision about my future after the last game. Now my sole focus is to win the EL with @Arsenal."

Chelsea...