Chelsea boss Emma Hayes says ‘wounded’ Arsenal will double their efforts for WSL derby clash | Football News

first_img“I have huge respect for Arsenal and, knowing that they are wounded from last weekend, I always pay even more respect to a team that’s been defeated.“I know what defeat feels like and the natural response is to double their efforts. That’s what I’m expecting from them.“Arsenal are a top team, they have been in my tenure here. Ever since I’ve been in the women’s game they’ve been the biggest club in this country.- Advertisement – Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal had won their first five league matches before a 1-0 defeat to United last weekend.Reigning champions Chelsea are two points behind the Gunners having maintained their unbeaten start with a 4-0 win at home to Everton on Sunday. Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is targeting the club’s first Champions League title after committing her future to the club Asked if she expects the Arsenal game to have added intensity, Hayes said: “There always is. Both teams know each other inside and out.- Advertisement – Chelsea boss Emma Hayes is expecting Arsenal to “double their efforts” for this weekend’s derby clash after suffering their first league defeat of the season.The two London sides meet in one of two rivalry games across Women’s Football Weekend, with Women’s Super League leaders Manchester United facing Manchester City on Saturday.- Advertisement – “They are always in and around the hunt for trophies every season.“They score more goals than any other team, their attacking and build-up play is exceptional and they’ve got players who have won major honours.“I know it will be a huge test because derby games are not normal games, there is a lot at stake and there’s a lot of unpredictability to the game.”Eriksson targeting first Champions League title for Chelsea – Advertisement – 1:32 Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Casey Stoney's Manchester United last weekendImage:Arsenal were beaten 1-0 by Casey Stoney’s Manchester United last weekend preview image Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson is aiming to lead her side to a new era of dominance after committing her future to the club.The full-back has agreed a new deal until 2023 and the aim of winning Chelsea’s first Champions League is one of her biggest motivating factors.“We are not shy about our goals, we want to win everything we participate in,” Eriksson told Sky Sports News.“It’s the biggest tournament and we have our eyes set on it. We missed it last year, it was devastating to watch other teams play when you’re not in it.“We’re hungry this year, we’re on the right path, I have a core belief we can do it.”last_img read more

Opponent preview: What to know about Johns Hopkins

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 6, 2020 at 5:36 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrew Five days after rising to No. 1 in the Inside Lacrosse rankings for the first time since 2017, Syracuse travels to Baltimore for a matchup against longtime rival Johns Hopkins. Last week, the Orange handled then-No. 19 Hobart at home by eight goals behind five tallies each from Brendan Curry and Tucker Dordevic. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have lost to three ranked opponents through their first four games.Here’s what to know about Johns Hopkins before Saturday’s 1 p.m. matchup, when Syracuse goes for its 18th 5-0 start in program history. Last time they played: On March 9, 2019, Johns Hopkins traveled to the Carrier Dome and was defeated by the Orange, 14-10. Syracuse outscored JHU 6-1 in the fourth quarter, including Brett Kennedy’s eventual game-winner. Jacob Buttermore led the Orange with three goals from the second midfield line, while Peter Dearth, Jamie Trimboli and Bradley Voigt all added two apiece. The Orange fell behind 5-1 early but used a balanced scoring attack to race back and take the lead before halftime.All-time series: Johns Hopkins leads, 30-27-1. It’s one of just two all-time series Syracuse trails an opponent in during the 2020 season. In the first-ever meeting between the Blue Jays and Syracuse, they tied, 4-4.The Johns Hopkins report: While Hobart and its 23 goals per game presented a different challenge for the Orange from their first three opponents, the Blue Jays sit 48th in the country with 10.75. That’s hindered them in their last two games — North Carolina and Princeton — when top-five opponents scored 17 and 18 goals, respectively. Garrett Degnon leads JHU with eight goals in 2020 and Cole Williams has 11 points (six goals, five assists), but beyond that all offensive statistics blend in. No Johns Hopkins player has topped double digits in goal, and three on Syracuse have. Just four Blue Jays have scored six or more times, and five on Syracuse have. Both programs have a variety of weapons in the offensive end. SU’s have just produced more to this point of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn goal, junior Ryan Darby has started all four games but carries just a 45.5% save percentage. He was pulled against Princeton last Saturday after making just four saves on 18 shots.How Syracuse beats the Blue Jays: All it should take is what’s become a normal offensive output for the Orange. SU has scored more than 16 goals in 75% of its games so far, and Johns Hopkins has topped that number just once. The weekly question of how an opponent’s defense will contain the Orange’s first two midfield lines, and Chase Scanlan, and Griffin Cook behind the cage. Army is the only opponent that’s found a way to stifle that group, and Johns Hopkins will need to replicate that if it wants a chance. Defensive play can be spotty for a second-consecutive week for SU as long as the offense produces.Stat to know: 4.0 — The amount of turnovers Johns Hopkins forces per game, which is tied for second-worst in the country with Wagner and leading only Canisius. Led by Griffin Cook on rides and strong play by poles, Syracuse is tied for fourth in the country with 10.75 per game. The Orange are also 79-for-87 on clears this season, and their ability to maintain possessions from end-to-end will benefit the quantity of offensive production in the long run against JHU.Player to watch: Williams, attack, No. 14He’s not the leading scorer for the Blue Jays, but he’s tallied the most points for JHU this season. The senior from Marriottsville, Maryland entered as the No. 6 freshman in the class of 2016 and immediately impacted the Johns Hopkins offense — starting all 15 games and notching six goals. In the two years since then, he’s scored 62 goals and assisted on 33 others to become one of the most involved members of the Blue Jays’ offense. Syracuse close defender Brett Kennedy will likely draw the assignment of covering Williams, since top defender Nick Mellen remains out with a knee injury. Commentslast_img read more

KHL referees no longer allowed to use social media websites

first_imgNo Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for KHL refs.— KHL (@khl_eng) July 17, 2019The reason for the new policy is unknown at this time. If you’re a Kontinental Hockey League referee and rely on social networks, it looks like you’ll be out of luck this coming season.The KHL announced on Wednesday that referees are no longer to use a variety of social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to Alexei Anisimov, the head of the league’s referee department. In the last year, the league has taken steps to further define the relationship between teams and referees; at the start of the 2018-19 campaign, it was announced that team staff could use technology to analyze statistics and on-ice plays, but they are not allowed to show it to the officials in order to discuss a call (which results in a bench penalty). Additionally, coaches cannot pressure referees into making decisions.Perhaps the decision could be a step to maintain objectivity and continue to establish the relationship they should have with respective KHL clubs. However, does it blur the lines when it comes to freedom of expression?It’s hard to say, but at the very least, the rule change comes as a surprise.last_img read more