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Chelsea should aim for title, Arsenal need time under Unai Emery - Ashley Cole

Stewart Robson breaks down the good and the bad for Chelsea after their perfect Premier League start.
Craig Burley explains why Maurizio Sarri may face a difficult decision in Chelsea's midfield as the FC crew discuss the Blues' win over Arsenal.
Craig Burley and Paul Mariner don't hold back on their criticism of Mesut Ozil and question how Unai Emery will handle his involvement in the squad.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down the defensive struggles that plagued both Chelsea and Arsenal in a game littered with goals.

LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole says that former club Chelsea "have just got to keep going" after starting the season with two wins.

The Blues are enjoying life under manager Maurizio Sarri, especially after last weekend's London derby triumph against Arsenal.

"Chelsea have gone about their business a little bit quiet in terms of having a new manager," Cole said to ESPN FC. "They should be fighting for the title, but I don't think people are [thinking that way] at the minute. To get six points from...

By ESPN Staff

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Galaxy form: 'We don't even deserve playoffs'

Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave a frank reply on Wednesday when asked about the LA Galaxy's chances of reaching the postseason. 

"The way we play now, we don't even deserve playoffs," Ibrahimovic said.

The star striker's frustration comes after the Galaxy surrendered two leads to the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday and managed a 2-2 draw.

"It's very irritating," said Ibrahimovic of his team's missed opportunities to finish off matches. "This is the game you kill. The opponent is not better than us,...

 By Jason Davis

Wayne Rooney an MLS legend like Henry or abject disaster like Gerrard?

Former MLS coach Steve Nicol lends his advice to Wayne Rooney, highlighting the mentality he needs to bring to be successful at D.C. United.

Wayne Rooney's move to D.C. United follows a long line of European superstars who made the jump to Major League Soccer, not always with success. Here's a look at 11 players who came before him and against whom Rooney will be measured.

David Beckham

Patient Zero for the Designated Player era didn't exactly burn up the league in the early years of his LA Galaxy stint beyond the occasional stylish photo shoot. The slow start did eventually give way when Beckham fully committed himself after two...

Ashley Cole re-signs with LA Galaxy for 2018 season

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole speaks to ESPN about MLS, Chelsea's title hopes and if City stack up to the Invincibles.

CARSON, Calif. -- Defender Ashley Cole has agreed to return for another season with the LA Galaxy.

The MLS club announced a one-year contract with the former England international on Wednesday.

"We are very excited that Ashley will be returning for us in 2018. He's been a tremendous leader for our club," said LA Galaxy manager Sigi Schmid.

"He's shown he can be successful in this league and we're confident that will continue in the season ahead."

The 37-year-old Cole had one goal and two assists...


Ashley Cole: Chelsea not out of title race, City not better than 'Invincibles'

Former Chelsea defender Ashley Cole speaks to ESPN about MLS, Chelsea's title hopes and if City stack up to the Invincibles.

Ashley Cole has told ESPN FC that Chelsea can still challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title, and claims the Arsenal "Invincibles" side he was part of would beat Pep Guardiola's men.

City have made a stunning start to the season, winning 12 of their 13 games and drawing the other to move eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Reigning champions Chelsea are 11 points back in third, but former Blues left-back Cole says Antonio Conte's side still remain contenders...


LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole: I'll keep going until my legs give out

LA Galaxy defender Ashley Cole insists he is happy to stay at the club next season and has no intention of retiring just yet.

Cole, 37, has had a glittering career with Arsenal and Chelsea, and retired from England duty after missing out on the 2014 World Cup squad. Since arriving at the Galaxy in 2016, the left-back has shown no signs of slowing down and is keen to continue his career, either in LA or elsewhere.

"I don't want to put a number on it," Cole told MLSsoccer. "I'm just enjoying playing....