Cesc Fabregas explains why his Chelsea team were winners and Arsenal were not

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Cesc Fabregas was a key figure at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty Images)While falling short of tipping a winner, he believes Arsenal need the win more than Chelsea as the Gunners have ‘nothing’ at the moment.‘Arsenal need it more,’ Fabregas continued. ‘Chelsea basically every year has won a trophy, so it’s a different animal in this case.‘In terms of trophies, Arsenal needs it more and for confidence for next year and getting into Europe. ‘Chelsea are in the Champions League and Arsenal has nothing at the moment.’MORE: Arsenal or Chelsea? Cesc Fabregas predicts who will win FA Cup finalMORE: Borussia Dortmund consider Man Utd flop and Arsenal target Memphis Depay as Jadon Sancho replacementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Cesc Fabregas explains why his Chelsea team were winners and Arsenal were not Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 8:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Cesc Fabregas won two Premier League titles with Chelsea but none with Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Cesc Fabregas says the Chelsea teams he played in were much more ruthless and willing to win at all costs than his Arsenal sides, which made the difference between winning trophies and failing to do so.The Spaniard played for Arsenal from 2003-11 and picked up just one trophy in that time, the 2005 FA Cup, before he left for Barcelona.He returned to the Premier League with Chelsea and in four-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge, the midfielder won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and a League Cup.It has been a wonderfully successful career for Fabregas, who has also won the World Cup and two European Cups with Spain and La Liga with Barcelona, so he knows what makes a winning team.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTLooking back on his time with the Gunners and the Blues, he feels it was too much style and not enough substance at Arsenal, whereas Chelsea were all about the results and it worked.‘Some teams I played in at Arsenal and Chelsea were similar in terms of talent, but the difference I felt straightaway is that at Chelsea we were ruthless,’ Fabregas told the Telegraph.More: 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‘At Arsenal there were fantastic, top, top players, but at Chelsea we didn’t really care if one day we had to win 1-0 by not touching the ball for the whole match.‘At Arsenal, and it was maybe partly my fault at some point as the leader and captain that I was, sometimes we forgot that to win leagues and Champions Leagues, you need to win ugly. ‘When I was young I always wanted to play the beautiful game, but there are always five or six games a season that you need to struggle but win. At Chelsea we did that. We were very competitive and very experienced. That’s the main difference.’The 33-year-old, who is still looking to add to his trophy cabinet at Monaco in Ligue 1, will be watching when his two former Premier League clubs meet in the FA Cup final on Saturday at Wembley.last_img read more

Taylor Hall trade rumors: Arizona Coyotes emerge as possible trade destination

first_imgThe Arizona Coyotes are “definitely interested” in trading for New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Thursday on “Insider Trading.”Hall’s name has been in the rumor mill since reports surfaced that Devils GM Ray Shero was fielding calls for the 2017-18 Hart Trophy winner. Arizona reportedly isn’t the only team interested in the 28-year-old forward. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, during the same broadcast, offered up the Colorado Avalanche as a team with possible interest.MORE: Four possible teams interested in a Taylor Hall trade LeBrun, however, added that Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic told him that he needs to see his team healthy (the Avs have battled multiple injuries to top players) and how its chemistry is before engaging in serious trade talks.Hall can become an unrestricted free agent next season, which could be a very appealing situation for a team looking for a quick fix to make a Stanley Cup run or a team that wants to see how Hall meshes with its squad.The Devils’ asking price for a trade is still unknown, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on Thursday’s broadcast. New Jersey is leaving its expectations for a return “wide-open,” he added. McKenzie also said the “conventional wisdom” is that New Jersey could get back “a first-round pick, an A-plus prospect, a young player and maybe a conditional first-round pick” if the acquiring team signs Hall to a long-term contract.last_img read more

Nonprofit Workers Sue for Student Loan Forgiveness

first_imgShare94TweetShare42Email136 Shares“Bus Under Message” by Joe BruskyApril 1, 2017; New York Times and ForbesFour former students have brought suit in federal court against the U.S. Department of Education seeking to reinstate their eligibility under the federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program. The former students claim that FedLoan Servicing, which administers the program for the Education Department, issued approval letters that were then rescinded with little or no opportunity to appeal the decision. The Education Department said in a court filing that borrowers should not necessarily rely on the approval letters they receive from FedLoan because they are not binding and may be rescinded at any time.The program, started in 2007, offered forgiveness for student loan obligations to students with government (not private) student loans who work in public service for 10 years and maintain their student loan payments during that time. About 550,000 students have signed up for the program, which offers forgiveness for borrowers who choose to work for government agencies, public schools, public hospitals, and 501(c)(3) and some other nonprofit organizations. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates that 25 percent of the U.S. workforce is employed in public service and could be eligible to participate in “some form of student loan forgiveness, including the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.”Lawsuit plaintiff Jamie Rudert applied for and received confirmation in 2012 that his work as an attorney for the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) qualified him for the program. However, when he sent in the routine annual recertification in 2016, he was told by FedLoan that not only was it denied, but that none of his previous work for the nonprofit would be recognized as qualifying. FedLoan told him that his initial application was approved in error, but there was no explanation of what the error may have been or how it may have occurred.A review of VVA’s GuideStar page and Form 990 shows that VVA isn’t a 501(c)(3) public charity, but a 501(c)(19) veterans organization. Technically, employment by a nonprofit that isn’t a 501(c)(3) may still fit under the program if the organization provides “qualifying public services,” such as law enforcement, emergency management, and public service for the elderly or individuals with disabilities.The timing of the lawsuit is especially important because, though the program was instituted in 2007, decisions on the first student loans to actually be forgiven won’t happen until October. In fact, the paperwork design hasn’t been completed for the forms a borrower would use to actually apply for loan forgiveness at the end of his or her 10-year period in the program.Anyone currently employed or seeking employment in organizations that would qualify for the loan forgiveness program is encouraged to confirm that eligibility. While the circumstances of the four plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit are unique (e.g., is the VVA as a 501(c)(19) providing qualifying public services as defined in the loan forgiveness program?), it’s important for all borrowers to be aware of the qualifications and, if necessary, change their employment to maintain their program eligibility. Nonprofit organizations, whether 501(c)(3) organizations or those recognized under different IRS code provisions, would be well advised to confirm that they qualify as eligible employers under the program and keep their employees updated.—Michael WylandShare94TweetShare42Email136 Shareslast_img read more