Ray Wilkins

Ray Wilkins of Chelsea salutes the fans at the end of the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Chelsea and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010
Ray Wilkins: 'Chelsea are weaker this season'
Former player and assistant Ray Wilkins claims that Chelsea's squad is weaker than when the Blues won the Premier League title last season.
Oct 4, 18:45
Diego Costa eats his medal during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Ray Wilkins questions Chelsea's decision to let Diego Costa leave
Chelsea should have welcomed Diego Costa back to the club and used Alvaro Morata as a back-up striker, according to former player and coach Ray Wilkins.
Sep 22, 16:43
Diego Costa is rested during Chelsea's Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Ray Wilkins: 'Diego Costa better option than Alvaro Morata'
Former Chelsea player and coach Ray Wilkins insists that, while Alvaro Morata is "a better footballer" than Diego Costa, the latter is a better option for Antonio Conte.
Sep 18, 18:55
Ray Wilkins Assistant manager of Aston Villa during the Pre Season Friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa at City Ground on August 1, 2015
Ray Wilkins slams Chelsea's Nemanja Matic sale
Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins blasts the London club's decision to sell Nemanja Matic to Manchester United in the summer.
Sep 5, 16:14
Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater and Arsenal's Hector Bellerin during the Premier League match on April 26, 2017
Ray Wilkins warns Danny Drinkwater off Chelsea move
Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins urges Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater to avoid a move to Stamford Bridge due to concerns over first-team football.
Aug 30, 22:35
Antonio Conte cleans his face during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Ray Wilkins "worried" Chelsea could suffer this season due to transfer business
Ray Wilkins admits that he is "worried" about Chelsea's season if the club fail to bring in more players.
Aug 7, 20:48
Tiemoue Bakayoko and Yaya Toure during the Champions League match between Manchester City and AS Monaco on February 21, 2017
Tiemoue Bakayoko 'prefers Antonio Conte to Jose Mourinho'
AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is intent on linking up with Antonio Conte at Chelsea, according to a report.
Jun 24, 14:59
Tiemoue Bakayoko and Yaya Toure during the Champions League match between Manchester City and AS Monaco on February 21, 2017
Ray Wilkins questions Chelsea's rumoured Tiemoue Bakayoko interest
Ray Wilkins is unsure why Chelsea are willing to spend in excess of £30m on AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko when they have Nathaniel Chalobah in their squad.
Jun 23, 14:38
Ray Wilkins Assistant manager of Aston Villa during the Pre Season Friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa at City Ground on August 1, 2015
Ray Wilkins urges Chelsea to keep Cesc Fabregas
Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins says that Blues boss Antonio Conte 'cannot afford' to let Cesc Fabregas leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
May 5, 21:18
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in action during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Ray Wilkins: 'Wayne Rooney deserves more respect'
Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins criticises the treatment of Wayne Rooney this season and demands that he be shown more respect.
Apr 21, 19:34
John Terry applauds as he leaves the pitch during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on February 13, 2016
Ray Wilkins tips John Terry for West Ham United move
Former Chelsea player and coach Ray Wilkins believes that West Ham United should move for John Terry when he leaves Stamford Bridge this summer.
Apr 18, 15:12
Juventus' midfielder Andrea Pirlo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final football match Juventus vs Olympique Lyonnais, on April 10, 2014
Antonio Conte not expecting Andrea Pirlo to join coaching staff
Antonio Conte is unsure why legendary Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo is being linked with Chelsea in a coaching capacity, as he has no intention of retiring.
Apr 7, 15:37
Jose Mourinho watches on during the FA Cup quarter-final between Chelsea and Manchester United on March 13, 2017
Ray Wilkins: 'Jose Mourinho deserved more respect from Chelsea fans'
Ray Wilkins insists that Chelsea fans 'did not show Jose Mourinho the respect he deserves' during Monday's meeting with Manchester United.
Mar 15, 14:43
Ray Wilkins of Chelsea salutes the fans at the end of the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Chelsea and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010
Ray Wilkins: 'Tottenham Hotspur must beat Chelsea to keep title race open'
The Premier League needs Tottenham Hotspur to beat Chelsea on Wednesday to keep the title race open, according to former Blues midfielder and coach Ray Wilkins.
Jan 1, 14:21
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick sends message to Jose Mourinho
Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick says that he still has a "big contribution" to make to the team after starting just five matches under Jose Mourinho.
Nov 15, 12:25
Michael Carrick of Manchester United in action during their Premier League clash with Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on November 6, 2016
Ray Wilkins: 'Michael Carrick must face Arsenal'
Manchester United will "have a good chance" of beating Arsenal this weekend if Michael Carrick plays, according to former Red Devils midfielder Ray Wilkins.
Nov 14, 14:08
Ray Wilkins of Chelsea salutes the fans at the end of the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Chelsea and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010
Ray Wilkins 'does not understand' David Luiz return
Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins calls David Luiz "a penalty just waiting to happen" and criticises the Brazilian's decision-making for a centre-back.
Sep 9, 13:18
Fulham assistant head coach Ray Wilkins looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
Former England star Ray Wilkins sentenced for drink driving
Former England footballer Ray Wilkins is handed a 10-week suspended jail sentence and a four-year driving ban at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court for drinking and driving.
Jul 25, 21:26
Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea on the bench prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 5, 2015 in London, England.
Ray Wilkins: 'Jose Mourinho must change style at Manchester United'
Former Manchester United player Ray Wilkins believes that new manager Jose Mourinho will need to switch to a more attacking style than he showed at Chelsea next season.
Jun 1, 20:27
The eternally-outraged Louis van Gaal watches on during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Aston Villa on April 16, 2016
Ray Wilkins: 'Manchester United have disrespected Louis van Gaal'
Former Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins slams the club for acting disrespectfully to manager Louis van Gaal amid reports that he is on the verge of being sacked.
May 22, 14:44
John Terry applauds as he leaves the pitch during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on February 13, 2016
Ray Wilkins backs John Terry for long-term Chelsea stay under Antonio Conte
Ray Wilkins is confident that Antonio Conte can manage John Terry's playing career in order to keep the skipper at the club well into his late 30s.
May 20, 14:52
Theo Walcott celebrates scoring during the FA Cup game between Hull City and Arsenal on March 8, 2016
Ray Wilkins urges Theo Walcott to leave Arsenal
Former England international Ray Wilkins believes that Theo Walcott needs to leave Arsenal in order to fulfil his potential, but urges Jack Wilshere to stay at the club.
May 9, 14:06
Ray Wilkins of Chelsea salutes the fans at the end of the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Chelsea and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010
Ray Wilkins backs Antonio Conte to do a "good job" as Chelsea manager
Ray Wilkins backs Antonio Conte to do a "good job" at Chelsea after he was appointed as Jose Mourinho's successor.
Apr 4, 16:10
Chelsea's English defender John Terry reacts at the final whistle in the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on October 3, 2015. Southampton won the game 3-1.
Ray Wilkins "flabbergasted" by John Terry exit
Former Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins believes that John Terry will be a "great loss" to the club when he leaves Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Jan 31, 19:40
Mark 'Bah Humbug' Hughes watches on during the game between Manchester United and Stoke City on December 26, 2015
Ray Wilkins: 'Mark Hughes to Chelsea could happen'
Former Chelsea player and coach Ray Wilkins believes that Mark Hughes deserves to be in the reckoning when it comes to the club's next manager.
Jan 28, 21:23
Ray Wilkins of Chelsea salutes the fans at the end of the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Chelsea and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010
Ray Wilkins: Guus Hiddink "absolutely perfect" for Chelsea
Former Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins believes that Guus Hiddink is the "perfect" man to succeed Jose Mourinho in charge of Chelsea.
Dec 18, 10:18
Manager Jose Mourinho of Chelsea on the bench prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and A.F.C. Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on December 5, 2015 in London, England.
Ray Wilkins: 'Champions League exit could be the end for Jose Mourinho'
Ray Wilkins believes that a premature exit from the Champions League could end Jose Mourinho's tenure as Chelsea manager following their struggles this season.
Dec 8, 01:14
Ray Wilkins Assistant manager of Aston Villa during the Pre Season Friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa at City Ground on August 1, 2015
Ray Wilkins: 'Aston Villa won't survive'
Former Aston Villa assistant manager Ray Wilkins says that it will be "extremely difficult" for the club to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.
Nov 14, 15:48
Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea gestures during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015
Ex-Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins: 'Jose Mourinho going nowhere'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will be given the rest of the 2015-16 campaign to turn around the Blues' stuttering campaign, according to Ray Wilkins.
Nov 14, 15:02
Ray Wilkins of Chelsea salutes the fans at the end of the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Chelsea and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010
Ray Wilkins: 'Chelsea will stick with Jose Mourinho'
Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins believes that under-fire boss Jose Mourinho will not be replaced by the Blues board.
Nov 1, 13:16
Ray Wilkins of Chelsea salutes the fans at the end of the FA Cup sponsored by E.ON Final match between Chelsea and Portsmouth at Wembley Stadium on May 15, 2010
Ray Wilkins urges Chelsea not to sack Jose Mourinho
Ray Wilkins urges Chelsea to keep hold of manager Jose Mourinho following a poor start to the season.
Oct 31, 10:55
Lyon's French coach Remi Garde looks on during the UEFA Europa League football match Real Betis vs Olympique Lyonnais at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Sevilla on September 19, 2013.
Report: Former Lyon manager Remi Garde in advanced talks with Aston Villa
Former Lyon manager Remi Garde is said to be in advanced talks with Aston Villa over the vacant manager's job, following the club's dismissal of Tim Sherwood.
Oct 25, 16:52
Aston Villa's English manager Tim Sherwood reacts after his team concede their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Swansea City at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on October 24, 2015
Aston Villa part company with Tim Sherwood
Aston Villa sack Tim Sherwood following six league defeats on the bounce.
Oct 25, 11:53
Tim Sherwood Manager of Aston Villa gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Stoke City at Villa Park on October 3, 2015
Ray Wilkins: 'Sacking Tim Sherwood would be a mistake'
Aston Villa assistant Ray Wilkins says that does not understand why the future of manager Tim Sherwood is being questioned.
Oct 15, 10:14
Fulham assistant head coach Ray Wilkins looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Sunderland at Craven Cottage on January 11, 2014
Ray Wilkins: 'I came close to managing West Bromwich Albion, Wolves'
Ray Wilkins reveals that he was in the running to become manager at West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2012.
Sep 17, 08:33
Emmanuel Adebayor in action for Tottenham Hotspur on October 5, 2014
Andy Gray warns Tim Sherwood off signing Emmanuel Adebayor for Aston Villa
Ex-Aston Villa striker Andy Gray warns Tim Sherwood off a move for Tottenham Hotspur forward Emmanuel Adebayor.
Jul 29, 19:44
Emmanuel Adebayor in action for Tottenham Hotspur on October 5, 2014
Emmanuel Adebayor seen at Aston Villa training ground?
Emmanuel Adebayor's move from Spurs to Aston Villa reportedly moves a step closer as he visits the latter's training ground.
Jul 28, 17:02
Micah Richards of Aston Villa looks on during the pre season friendly match between Swindon Town and Aston Villa at the County Ground on July 21, 2015
Ray Wilkins tips Micah Richards to "prove people wrong" at Aston Villa
Aston Villa's Micah Richards will "prove a number of people wrong" this season, says assistant boss Ray Wilkins.
Jul 28, 05:41
Emmanuel Adebayor of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at White Hart Lane on April 7, 2014
Ray Wilkins hopes for Emmanuel Adebayor deal at Aston Villa
Aston Villa assistant manager Ray Wilkins says that he hopes to see Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor sign for the West Midlands club during the current transfer window.
Jul 27, 15:15
Lorient's forward Jordan Ayew celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Marseille and Lorient on April 24, 2015
Ray Wilkins: 'Aston Villa close to Jordan Ayew capture'
Aston Villa assistant Ray Wilkins confirms that the club are close to signing Jordan Ayew from Lorient.
Jul 27, 10:42



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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124441313016
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke123451524-913
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
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