Jack Wilshere, the former Arsenal and England midfielder, has spoken of his "depressive thoughts" and questioning whether his career is over at 29 as he battles to overcome perceptions that he is “an injury waiting to happen”.Read More »
Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekendA finely poised North London derby, a meeting of midfield maestros and Mike Dean refereeing Cristiano Ronaldo Bryan Mbeumo, Kalvin Phillips and Eddie Nketiah. Composite: Alamy, Getty, Shutterstock
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Chelsea: a defensive team, or simply a team that is excellent at defending?A curious debate is swirling around the success of Thomas Tuchel’s remarkably miserly but often thrilling side ‘This is a defence built in the image of the 37-year-old Thiago Silva: calm assurance on the ball, intelligent distribution, but above all a willingness to do the ugly jobs.’ Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian