No shrinking violet, new Crystal Palace boss Frank De Boer was left fuming at West Bromwich Albion players following the PL Asia Trophy third place match on Saturday in Hong Kong. While the focus could’ve been on Luka Milivojevic‘s gorgeous free kick (watch here), De Boer couldn’t get past the hard fouls aimed at his key attacker. West Brom gave away the free kick that led to the aforementioned goal by chopping down Zaha, and the foul was not an isolated incident. From the BBC: “They were looking for him, to injure him,” said De Boer. “He’s one of the exciting players in the league. I don’t want to think he’d be out for two weeks or months.” De Boer is no stranger to rough play, so this is not
Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare has confirmed the club received an offer from AS Roma for want-away winger Riyad Mahrez but have declined the Italian club's bid. Mahrez, who was instrumental to the club's remarkable Premier League title triumph in 2016, publicly announced his desire to leave Leicester City at the end of last season after three seasons with the East Midlands club. Roma would fit the bill for the ambitious Mahrez after they finished second in Serie A last season to secure a place in next season's Champions League.