Maurizio Sarri outlines Premier League title ambitions with Chelsea amid sacking rumours

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Maurizio Sarri outlines Premier League title ambitions with Chelsea amid sacking rumours Advertisementcenter_img Maurizio Sarri believes he could turn Chelsea into title contenders if given enough time (Getty Images)Maurizio Sarri is confident that he could turn Chelsea into Premier League title contenders within two years if he is allowed to continue his job at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.Since the turn of the year, there has been constant speculation over the Italian’s future, particularly after he presided over 4-0 and 6-0 defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City respectively in successive away games.Despite enjoying a positive start at Chelsea, Sarri’s tactics and style of play have been openly criticised by the club’s supporters and reports on Thursday claimed that he and his staff are already convinced that they will be sacked.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Sarri, who signed a three-year contract with the club last summer, insists that he wants to stay and attempt to close the gap on this season’s runaway leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The Premier League is wonderful and I want to remain in the Premier League. I want to remain at Chelsea, because the level is very, very high,’ Sarri said.‘The atmosphere in the stadiums is really fantastic. And so it’s a wonderful championship. I’d like to remain here. I am sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to close to them [Liverpool and Manchester City].‘But I am not sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to be better than them. When I arrived in Naples, Napoli were, in the table the season before, 24 points from Juventus.‘In the first season we arrived to nine points from Juventus, second season to six points, third season to four points. For us it was impossible to cover completely the gap, but at the end of the third season, we were very close to doing it.’Chelsea face a fight to finish in the top-four this season amid competition from Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United, although they are through to the Europa League semi-finals where they will face Eintracht Frankfurt.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link501Shareslast_img read more

DSS defends decision to implement increase retirement age

first_imgLocalNews DSS defends decision to implement increase retirement age by: – September 6, 2011 Dominica Social Security buliding. Photo credit: investdominica.comThe Dominica Social Security is defending a decision to advocate for the implementation of an increase in retirement age and a higher contribution rate.A report has recommended that the retirement age move from 60 to 65 and the Dominica Social Security has been conducting sensitization meetings around Dominica.Deputy Director of the Dominica Social Security Augustus Etienne said the changes are imminent but the public’s impute is essential.“Because of the age of the system and because of the age of the population, we have a lot of people retiring and we are getting to point that the reserves that we have been able to accumulate overtime will be depleted in the future. When that happens we are going to have to charge people the real cost of the benefits that we are paying to them. In other to avid that, we have to make changes on a gradual basis so the system will be in place for future generations,” he said.He said the recommendations have been there for years but sometimes it’s difficult to implement some of those changes.“People are saying that things are looking bleak but every three years we are recommended by law to undertake a review which will indicate what changes will be made to the system. The system is not meant to be static. Overtime changes must be made and where you fail to make changes when you were suppose to make changes, the time will come when you will have to make drastic changes that will be too much for the people will deal at the time,” he explained.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 14 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Allardyce sticking to his guns

first_img Allardyce is wary of just how dangerous Roberto Martinez’s compact side can be. “We have to be aware and stop the service they give to the forwards, then when you have possession you have to make sure you use it correctly and exploit the spaces they do leave,” he said. “A key part for us will be trying to make sure we limit Everton’s attacks by stopping those players like Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines, if he is fit, because they are very good at going forward with the ball.” The 6ft 3in forward offers a different focal point for the Hammers, but Allardyce insists that in itself will not necessarily mean switching to a more direct style. “We play slightly differently, in that we play more into Andy’s feet than we do into (Enner) Valencia or Sakho,” said the West Ham manager. “Valencia and Sakho are so pacy that we are a massive threat in behind the opposition when the midfield players like (Mark) Noble, (Alex) Song or (Stewart) Downing start sliding balls down the side of defenders, that has been a really big threat for us and on the back of that we have scored goals. “Whereas Andy is not such a big a threat in that area, he is a much bigger threat in terms of setting up attacks to get into the final third by playing into his feet or chest and not playing into his head. “No way do I tell a player to just knock it up to Andy’s head. I don’t want them to knock it up to Andy’s head, I want them to be talented enough to knock it into Andy’s feet or chest. “We want it on Andy’s head when it is getting crossed into the box because that is where he is at his best and where he can score a lot of goals, as Sakho has proved this season. “I think we have scored more headed goals than anybody else, even without Andy Carroll.” Everton have started to slowly build some momentum following an indifferent start to the campaign, and are unbeaten in six though all competitions since losing at Manchester United on October 5. Diafra Sakho, who had netted six goals to help West Ham climb to fourth in the Barclays Premier League, is a major doubt for Saturday’s trip to Merseyside after suffering a back problem while away on international duty with Senegal. Carroll looked lively when coming on as a late substitute in the goalless draw against Aston Villa, his first appearance since recovering from pre-season ankle surgery, and almost scored a winner with a late header. Sam Allardyce will tell his West Ham team to adapt but not abandon their dynamic attacking style should Andy Carroll once again lead the front line at Everton. Press Associationlast_img read more

This is the best exercise to help prevent back pain, says expert

first_imgBack pain could be prevented by one workout that you can do at home, according to a medical expert…GP and Embarrassing Bodies presenter Dr Dawn Harper believes that Pilates could help ward off the issue, which the NHS describes as ‘very common’ among the British public.Speaking to the Daily Express, she explained that core strength exercises are a great way to help prevent back pain.Pilates, which aims to strengthen the body in an even way, has a particular focus on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing.‘The most common cause [of back pain] is mechanical strain,’ she said. ‘The problem is most of us don’t take much notice of our backs until they go wrong.‘Once someone has strained the muscles in their back, it is often a recurrent problem so I am a huge fan of people doing core strength exercises and taking time to think about their posture. Pilates is great for this.’Dr Harper continued: ‘It really doesn’t have to take a lot of time. I do a 15 minute routine every morning before my shower. There are some great videos online to help too.’‘Back pain that is associated with a fever, numbness or weakness and poor control of bladder or bowels must be seen urgently by a doctor,’ she added.The NHS says that there is ‘some evidence that Pilates can provide pain relief to people with non-specific lower back pain’.Sourcelast_img read more