God bless the Queen
The announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday evening is already having an impact on British sport. Golf, cricket, horse racing, and Scottish women's rugby competitions have already been suspended, as has the Tour of Britain. For the Premier League, a meeting will be held this morning. The Daily Mail reports that the postponement is "almost certain".
Bad start for the Europa League campaign. The Manchester team fell to a 1-0 defeat at home against Real Sociedad on Thursday night as Mendez scored from the penalty spot. On the other hand, both Arsenal and West Ham won their first game, respectively against Zurich and Steaua Bucarest.
How about the Blues?
Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez, José Mourinho, Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri, Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel and now? Graham Potter! "Chelsea Football Club is delighted to welcome Graham Potter as our new head coach, who joins us on a five-year contract to bring his progressive football and innovative coaching to the club," said the club in a public statement. Potter is joined by his assistants Billy Reid, Bjorn Hamberg, and Bruno, his goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts, and a recruitment assistant Kyle Macaulay, all of whom worked with him at the Seagulls. We wish a very successful season to our new coach!