& # 39; He is under severe pressure & # 39 ;: Jim Jefferies believes that Craig Levein will fight for his job as Hearts lose derby to Hibernian
- Jim Jefferies says that Craig Levein will be fighting for his job as Hearts lose derby
- Hearts collide with Hibernian with only two points from five games
- Levein has received support from owner Ann Budge but situation could change
Nicky Henderson believes Epante can show that her defeat at Cheltenham Festival was a one-off
- Epante suffered a surprise defeat in the & # 39; Novices & # 39; Hurdle of Dawn Run Seas
- Since then she has achieved impressive victories in Newbury and Kempton
- The six-year-old set to set up in the Unibet Champion Hurdle next month
& # 39; I don't think he was as dominant as the points played last season & # 39 ;: David Coulthard believes that Lewis Hamilton's F1 regime will not last much longer, but wants Brit Michael Schumacher & # 39; s record of seven titles surpasses
- Lewis Hamilton enters the next season as a clear favorite to triumph again
- The Brit wants Michael Schumacher & # 39; s record of seven world titles 
- Hamilton won his sixth champion title at the United States Grand Prix last sixth
- David Coulthard believes that Hamilton will no longer have it his own way
David Coulthard believes Lewis Hamilton & # 39; s dominance in F1 won't last much longer because he wants to be the most decorated driver ever.
Hamilton enters the new season, starting at the Australian Grand Prix on March 15, as a clear favorite to claim his seventh world title and draw level with German legend Michael Schumacher.
The Brit claimed his fifth championship title in six seasons in Austin last November and ended his campaign with a remarkable 11 wins and 17 stages – equaling the all-time record for the fourth time – and achieving five pole positions
Hamilton is also only seven victories shy for the German record ever of 91 and while he is set to break Schumacher's remarkable achievement, Coulthard claims he doesn't have it too much anymore in its own way.
When asked by Sportsmail if Hamilton would still dominate in the coming years, Coulthard – who was talking about unveiling Scuderia AlphaTauri & # 39; s new car for the 2020 season on Friday – replied: & # 39 ;I do not see it.
& # 39; He was occasionally run by Valtteri Bottas last year, but he had a very strong base and he is an exceptional driver, so he delivered more often than not.
"I don't think it was a year as dominant as perhaps the points played, but he is the [Ayrton] Senna, Schumacher of this generation.
" I want him to record breaks, records are there to be broken. However, it does not change anything in the history books if Hamilton does. We would certainly continue to refer to Michael. & # 39;
Hamilton added a special honor to his collection on Monday evening after winning the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award alongside football icon Lionel Messi. The two brought Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Marc Marquez and Eliud Kipchoge to the accolade.
A talent that wants to test the dominance of the Mercedes driver in 2020 is Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, who had a great season at the top of the rankings.
The 22-year-old, born in Monte Carlo, fourth in the championship behind Hamilton, Bottas and Max Verstappen.
He recorded ten podium places, two wins, four fastest laps and most pole positions of every driver last season, and big things are now certainly expected of him.
Leclerc, in addition to Verstappen, is expected to enjoy great championship wrestles in the future and for the new season, Coulthard claims that this will be a promising year for the Ferrari man.
& # 39; The second year in marriage is the second year of itching. In motor sport, itching in the second year is certainly true, & said Coulthard, who raced for Williams (1994-95), McLaren (1996-2004) and Red Bull (2005-08).
& # 39; He has shown what he could do with Alfa Romeo, he is a natural talent. I look back on my own career while I was at Williams in 1995 – I had four pole positions in a row and I was never really considered a qualifier, but I was just as pressureless and expected and I delivered pole positions.
& # 39; I did not convert them because I did not have the experience and I made mistakes, but as you go further in your career, it becomes a different pressure.
& # 39; So I think this will be a very promising year for Charles.
& # 39; The small mistake in qualifying in Azerbaijan, where he crashed the car, and things like that, he might smooth them out.
& # 39; Not entirely because Lewis is still making mistakes, and clearly Sebastian Vettel made quite a few mistakes last year. But it will be interesting. & # 39;
& # 39; We remained calm … there was never crazy & # 39 ;: Jos Buttler believes that England & # 39; s calmness allows them to chase every score after the victory in the T20 series against South Africa
- Jos Buttler says England's ability to stay calm means that they can pursue any score
- The pursuit of 223 points by tourists in Centurion was the second largest in their history
- Eoin Morgan & # 39; s heroism helped establish the T20 series against South Africa
- And Buttler believes the captain's composition helped England claim the victory
Jos Buttler says that England can remain calm under pressure means that they can go after every score.
The successful pursuit of 223 points in Centurion that established the Twenty20 series versus South Africa was the second largest in their history and was completed with five unused balls
& # 39; If you've done it before, you get confidence in it, and with the characters and attitude that the team has, I don't feel that there is anything that we think we can't achieve & # 39; Buttler said. ]
& # 39; We remained calm. There has never been a madman and Eoin Morgan summarizes that brilliantly. He hits the ball into the stands, but his attitude is that he is still in full control. His emotions don't go up or down with the game. & # 39;
England & # 39; s back-to-back victories to claim a 2-1 win – after the flunked first game in East London when they didn't take seven out of the last seven balls – arrived on hard, resilient surfaces, not unequal to the one that will be presented to them during the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in October.
They also develop a happy talent to be at the top in must-win competitions, as they did towards the end of last year's glorious 50-over campaign.
& You learn to win crunch moments. It's a nice habit to cross the line. This was another of those pressures to win a match that was a final, & # 39; said Buttler, who returned to form with 57,
Meanwhile, coach Mark Boucher from South Africa hinted that AB de Villiers could quickly return to T20 international cricket.
& # 39; I talked to him. We will soon learn what will happen to AB. I would like to have our best players. AB is in good shape and if he makes himself available and if he is the best man for the job, then he must, "said Boucher, have the prospect of the devastating batsman at this year's World Cup.
& # 39; We need to dust ourselves off … there are enough points to pick up & # 39 ;: Ashley Young believes that Inter Milan is still in the Series A title race despite shock defeat to Lazio
The former Manchester United man had scored his first goal for Inter to bring them forward in the crunch clash, but the Rome outfit came from behind when Sergej Millinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile they gave a 2-1 victory.
Lazio leapfrog Inter saw the result in second place, with Juventus now three points clear, but Young remains optimistic. & # 39; Of course we are still in it, & # 39; he said to Sky Sports Italia. "There are lots of games, lots of points to grab and I'm sure we're going back to winning ways."
More to follow.
& # 39; Only one position has been confirmed and that is the first & # 39 ;: Graeme Souness believes that up to six clubs can qualify for the Champions League after the two-year ban of Manchester City
- Man City received a two-year Champions League ban for FFP violations
- As a result, fifth place in the Premier League could mean automatic qualification
- Graeme Souness says teams won't think about that specifically
The champions received a two-year suspension of the Champions League by UEFA on Friday for violation of financial fair play rules – City has said it will appeal the verdict in the Arbitration Court for Sport.
Given City's current second position in the Premier League this may mean that fifth place qualifies for the Champions League and former Liverpool Captain Souness believes teams that does not change their approach because of the verdict, European football is still up for grabs.
Speaking about Sky Sports Souness said: “Half a dozen clubs will think they could have finished fifth.
& # 39; Only one position has been confirmed and that is Liverpool. You want to play in the Champions League and compete against the best players.
& # 39; In this phase of the season everything is very fun to play for. Regardless of City, they will [other clubs] think they can have a great end to the season. & # 39;
Former manager of Brighton and Newcastle Chris Hughton agreed with the sentiment of Souness.
& # 39; I don't think they will consciously think about it [other clubs]& # 39; Hughton said.
& # 39; Wolves, Sheffield United and Everton are doing a fantastic job. They will consider making a good end to the season, but for the president and the owners of the club – it can occur to them. & # 39;
Sheffield United, who was promoted from the championship, currently occupies fifth place in the Premier League table, while Chelsea is in fourth place.
Frederic Guilbert is one of eight Aston Villa players who have already tasted relegation, but the defender insists that there will be no tears this season
- Frederic Guilbert was relegated with French side Caen last season
- He joins seven other Aston Villa players who have experienced relegation
- But the defender believes that Villa the necessary & # 39; weapons & # 39; has remained
Aston Villa fans can be alarmed about the number of players who already have relegation on their resume, but defend Frederic Guilbert insists that there are no more tears this season.
Eight Dean Smith players have been trapped at eight different clubs – including Guilbert whose French club Caen fell last season before he signed for Villa.
& # 39; It is true that I cried. We had the chance to survive on the last day, so it was heartbreaking that I hadn't had a club that I loved in Ligue 1 & # 39 ;, the 25-year-old defender admits.
& # 39; Fighting the degegation is a bit similar this season, but I think we have a much tighter and mentally stronger team to resist. I think we have all the weapons we need to stay in the Premier League. & # 39;
Villa, who is confronted with Spurs on Sunday, could view the unfortunate history of their players in two ways. The experience can make them conflict or leave scars in the coming weeks.
Ahmed Elmohamady has been relegated twice from the Premier League with Hull and skipper Jack Grealish is the last survivor of Villa & # 39; s own relegation season in 2016.
Wounded goalkeeper Tom Heaton went down with Burnley and a similar fate has hit Neil Taylor (Wrexham), John McGinn (St. Mirren), Guilbert and Douglas Luiz, whose Spanish side Girona fell out of La Liga last season.
Ezri Konsa was also in Charlton's books when they were relegated from the championship.
Guilbert impressed as a regular in his first season in England and scored an important goal against Leicester who helped Villa reach the Carabao Cup final.
Once covered by France under 21, he did not give up representing senior world champions, but his immediate priority is to take revenge on Spurs who defeated Villa 3-1 on White Hart Lane on opening day. with two Harry Kane goals in the last five minutes.
& # 39; Spurs are a large team with great players. But we have seen that everyone can beat everyone in this competition. So we are ready to play.
& # 39; Playing for Aston Villa is extraordinary with the stadium, the atmosphere and everything. It is special. Of course I had the sea in Caen and live in Birmingham, there is no sun! So from that side it is difficult.
& # 39; The English game is strongly based on the transition between defense and attack. And it is much faster and more intense than France. Maybe that style suits me a bit more. & # 39;
& # 39; We produce stratospheric versions against them & # 39 ;: Lorenzo Insigne believes that Napoli is the bogey side of Liverpool after four points from two Champions League clashes
- Napoli lost only one of the last four Champions League games against Liverpool
- In the group stage of this season, the Series A-side took four points from the champions
- Lorenzo Insigne creates Napoli and has become Liverpool's bogeyman
- The attacker believes the blame should also be shared for mutiny of players last year
Dries Mertens and Fernando Llorente defeated the reigning champion in Naples during the opening group match in September, before Dejan Lovren saved a draw after the opener of Mertens in the reverse game in October.
In fact, during the last six group stages, they have won two teams' matches – with two in 2018/19 and two in 2010/11 – two wins, two draws and two defeats.
"Every time we meet Liverpool, we produce great performances," Insigne told Sky Sports Italia.
"Against them we produce stratospheric performances. We became their bogey side.
" In two games this season we received four points and this leaves us with great satisfaction.
"We left Anfield with a draw that was good for us, even if we wanted to continue to the next round with a game left. & # 39;
Dries Mertens has so far scored two goals this season in two games against Liverpool
Insignia was requested to the infamous mutiny of the player who formed their season.
Insignia added: & # 39; After the game against Salzburg there was a bit of a mess that could have been avoided, but it is the Blame everyone.
& We cannot hink of it Past now, we must remain compact and united. & # 39;
& # 39; I think they will lose one game & # 39 ;: Liverpool legend John Barnes believes that the side of Jurgen Klopp will not mimic the invincibility of Arsenal by remaining unbeaten throughout the season of the Premier League
- John Barnes believes Liverpool is not going through the Premier League unbeaten season by thinking that they are Arsenal & # 39; s accomplishment of 2003-04
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After having played 25 league games this campaign, Liverpool must still be on track to match the remarkable achievement of Arsenal from the 2003-04 campaign.
However, Barnes believes that the team of Jurgen Klopp will slip away at some point during the next 13 games.
Barnes, who played for Liverpool between 1987 and 1997, told Bonus Code Bets : I think they the whole season can go undefeated, but I don't think so. I think they will lose one game, but in the end they will still win the title comfortably.
& # 39; Ultimately, it is not important that Liverpool goes unbeaten, it is important to win the competition. I don't see them fall short against Norwich this weekend, but they are beating before the end of the season and that's fine.
REMAINING FIXTURES OF LIVERPOOL
Saturday – Norwich (off)
– 24 February – 24 February – 24 February West Ham (home)
29 February – Watford (off)
March 3 – Bournemouth (home)
March 1945 – Everton (off)
21 March – Crystal Palace (home)
4 April – Manchester City (road)
11 April – Aston Villa (home)
April 18 – Brighton (road)
] April 25 – Burnley (home)
2 May – Arsenal (off)
9 May – Chelsea (home)
17 May – Newcastle (off)
& # 39; No matter how well your team is doing, because it's the kind of competition where something can happen and a shock result can hit anyone, upper or lower half.
& # 39; I cannot predict which games they will lose, but I think they will be beaten this season. & # 39;
There are still a number of tests for Liverpool as they face the season without defeat.
For example, next month they are faced with rivals Everton away, while in April they travel to the Etihad Stadium take on Manchester City.
In May, Liverpool organizes Arsenal, which is determined to prevent its opponents from equalizing their historic success. Liverpool is also host to Chelsea in their last home game of the season.
Liverpool could also break the record of Arsenal with 49 undefeated games, with the Merseyside club playing 42 games without defeat.
Regardless of whether they remain unbeaten, Liverpool almost certainly seems to win the title for the first time in 30 years – they are currently no less than 22 points above Manchester City, which are second.
& # 39; He did a great job & # 39 ;: Michael Carrick praises Fred and believes the midfielder under fire finally adapts to life in Manchester United
- Fred made 31 appearances for Manchester United in his second season
- Midfielder was shot at after arriving from Shakhtar Donetsk for £ 52m
- Coach Michael Carrick thinks he has been rewarded for his hard work
Manchester United coach Michael Carrick admits that he was impressed by midfielder Fred and believes that he is finally adapting to club life.
The Brazilian is under attack after a disappointing spell since his £ 52 million move from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2018.
He was on the edge of the first team at the start of this season, but is one of the main beneficiaries of Scott McTominay's injury problems.
"It's not always easy, I think history tells you that. If you look through the pages of this club, when new signing sessions have arrived, it sometimes takes some time to adjust, you know that, and it does not mean that they are not good players or that they are not really good quality in their game.
& # 39; I think it is exactly what playing brings to this club and playing in the competition. The Premier League is so different from other competitions, so it sometimes takes time to get used to it, but thanks to Fred. & # 39;
The 26-year-old has played 31 games, six more than he succeeded in his debut campaign in England, and Carrick is full of praise for the hard yards he has deployed.
He is on it ast, he has learned and he has been willing to use the work and tr and to improve & he continued.
& # 39; He has been fantastic for quite some time and I am sure there will be more, because he is that kind of boy.
& # 39; He wants to keep improving, he wants to keep learning and get better and there is much more to improve, like every player, so we keep working on it. & # 39;