Evening Report: March 8
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Barcelona news
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has said Luis Suarez is carrying Liverpool this season and admitted he will need to be extra vigilant of the Uruguayan in his preparations this weekend.
The teams meet in the Premier League on Sunday in a crucial clash for Spurs if they are to maintain their current momentum and qualify for a Champions League place.
Cesc Fabregas claims his successes with Arsenal have made Barcelona fans overly critical of him.
The former Gunners captain claimed his £30million price tag meant the Camp Nou crowd were causing them forget his good performances too quickly.
Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic believes the clash with Manchester United could not have come at a worse time.
The Blues travel to Old Trafford on Sunday for an FA Cup quarter-final and the Serbia international thinks his side have not had sufficient time to prepare following the defeat to Steaua Bucharest in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
The red card shown to Manchester United winger Nani was harsh and made the difference in the loss to Real Madrid, according to Barcelona midfielder Xavi.
He feels there was no intention to injure Alvaro Arbeloa from the Portuguese winger and so Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir made the wrong decision.
Roberto Mancini has denied there was a bust-up ahead of Mario Balotelli’s move to AC Milan in January.
The Manchester City manager also said Balotelli would never change his controversial ways and predicted he would still be making the same mistakes into his 30s.