Jan Vertonghen’s family robbed at knifepoint while Spurs were in Leipzig

The family of Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen were robbed at knifepoint at their London home while the Belgian player was in Leipzig The family of Tottenham Hotspurs Jan Vertonghen were robbed at knifepoint inside their London home on Tuesday night while the defender was in Leipzig on Champions League duty. Police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident but have made no arrests. The players wife, Sophie de Vries, and their two young children were at their home in Hampstead when four men wearing balaclavas broke in shortly before 8pm the time Tottenhams match, in which Vertonghen was an unused substitute, was kicking off. They were masked and carrying weapons, including knives and machetes, and demanded to know where …

Chelsea fans show that patience with Lampard may not be infinite | Jonathan Wilson

There was a murmur of dissent at the defeat by Manchester United and the excuses for a mediocre team will soon run out Just briefly, for no more than a couple of seconds, there was a murmur of dissent directed at Frank Lampard by the home crowd. It came midway through the second half as Olivier Giroud was brought on for Michy Batshuayi. Up went the ironic roar: why had the French World Cup winner not been brought on sooner? But then by that stage Chelsea fans were greeting most things, particularly decisions by the referee Anthony Taylor that went their way, with ironic cheers. If a VAR call had favoured them, or Batshuayi had scored a goal, the roof …