Football Today, March 16, 2022: In-form Arsenal and Liverpool meet as Chelsea take on Lille

There’s a host of Premier League and Champions League action on display tonight and we’ve got all the bases covered.

There are plenty of features ahead of Arsenal’s game against Liverpool and Tottenham’s trip to Brighton.

We also put Chelsea in the spotlight ahead of the Champions League Round of 16 second leg away to Lille, as well as a preview of Juventus’ balanced clash with Villarreal.

Premier League action

The exhibition game takes place in the Premier League as two in-form teams in Arsenal and Liverpool go head-to-head.

Recent weeks have seen the Gunners settle firmly in control of the top four, with goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale continuing to impress.

We take a look at the stopper’s fine form and assess whether he’s ready to replace Jordan Pickford as England’s No.1.

Spurs’ hopes of a Champions League return are fading, although a south coast win over the Seagulls could take them within three points of their north London rivals.

Consistency has been the issue for Lillywhites of late – but not for right-back Matt Doherty, who is currently in his best form since joining the club in 2020.

After a goal and three assists in his last three games, a look back at the Irishman’s recent revival.

Aaron Ramsdale hopes to replace Jordan Pickford as England No.1

Champions League drama

Chelsea are having a lot of problems off the pitch at the moment, but their Champions League Round of 16 tie with Lille is firmly under control after a 2-0 first leg win.

With Roman Abramovich’s assets frozen by the UK government following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it remains to be seen whether the Blues will be able to welcome new signings to west London this summer.

But with a host of impressive stars on loan this season, will their return to Stamford Bridge be their saving grace?

Juve still have some work to do if they want to secure a place in the quarter-finals after drawing 1-1 with Europa League champions Villarreal in the first leg.

In that match, it took striker Dusan Vlahovic just 32 seconds to score his first Champions League goal after the Serbian’s much-loved January transfer from Fiorentina.

If the Old Lady is to progress, it looks like the 22-year-old will once again be at the forefront of the action.

Manchester United’s trophy drought is set to last five years after being knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid last night.

We take five key talking points from another humbling night at Old Trafford as Renan Lodi’s first-half header proved decisive.

It was another disappointing night for Paul Pogba and Manchester United in the Champions League
It was another disappointing night for Paul Pogba and Manchester United in the Champions League

Transfer talk

There will be plenty of keen observers watching Thursday’s Europa League action as Sevilla head to West Ham following their 1-0 win in the first leg of the round of 16 last week.

France defender Jules Kounde played all 90 minutes of this clash and will be looking to impress once again at the London Stadium.

With the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool said to be admirers, we take a closer look at the 23-year-old.

And the latest gossip from the transfer world has linked ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard with a move to London rivals Arsenal.

Our daily Transfer Talk column will bring you information on this potential transfer and much more.

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