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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Chelsea discover EFL Trophy draw as other major clubs snub competition

Stamford Bridge will welcome one of Swindon Town, Exeter City or Oxford United.

Chelsea's academy team will take on Swindon Town, Exeter City and Oxford United in the group stage of the EFL Trophy.

The revamp of the EFL Trophy has been beset by problems since the plan to invite 16 Premier League academies into the competition was announced earlier this year.

Supporters of clubs in League One and League Two, whose first teams play in the competition with the final played at Wembley, are angry and believe the Football League are trying to get Premier League "B" teams into...

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech: I don't want Drogba to score for MLS All-Stars

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop wonders if MLS should revert back to the old East-West format for their All-Star game.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech wants to make sure his old Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba doesn't take the bragging rights when the Gunners take on the MLS All-Stars this week.

Cech and Drogba, who both joined Chelsea in 2004 and won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and one Champions League trophy together before the Ivory Coast striker ended his first stint with the club in 2012, will be reunited on opposite sides of the pitch for Thursday night's game in San Jose, California.

Drogba, 38,...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi among UEFA Goal of the Season contenders

With Euro 2016 firmly in the books we take a look at the top strikes from the past month of football action.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is among the 10 players who have made UEFA's shortlist for the 2015-16 Goal of the Season award, covering last season's European club competitions and the Euro 2016 finals.

Messi's flick past Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny after a team move involving Neymar and Luis Suarez in the 6-1 Champions League group-stage victory is on the list alongside Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez's solo effort against Bayern Munich in the semifinal first leg.

Gonzalo Higuain's solo...

Zinedine Zidane suggests Real Madrid still in race for Juventus' Paul Pogba

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti discusses the latest details on Paul Pogba's summer transfer saga.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is not giving up on signing Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, saying "anything can happen" before the transfer deadline.

Manchester United appear best placed to sign Pogba, 23, although sources close to Juventus have told ESPN FC that the Italian champions will not accept less than €120 million for the France international and also want the Premier League club to pay the €25m fee for agent Mino Raiola, with the Old Trafford hierarchy reluctant...

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere hoping to move on from England agony

England manager Sam Allardyce says he wants his players to enjoy representing their country.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere says England's humiliating loss to Iceland at Euro 2016 will always linger in his memory and admitted that the pressure "got to us" in the game.

Wilshere came on after half-time in the round-of-16 match in France but could not help Roy Hodgson's team overcome a 2-1 deficit as the Three Lions crashed out early in a major tournament again.

Asked how long it will take to get over that loss, Wilshere said: "It's always there in your memory, you're thinking 'what if?'...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FA chief Martin Glenn: Punditry more fun than coaching for ex-England stars

The ESPN FC crew discuss former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce being hired as the new England manager.
Relive Sam Allardyce's best sound bites after being appointed England manager.
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop wonders who will lead England should Sam Allardyce not choose Wayne Rooney as captain.

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn admits top former players in England often find punditry to be more attractive than coaching.

Glenn said the FA is adopting a "creative" approach to the issue of trying to tempt ex-England internationals into earning their coaching badges but accepts that many will prefer to earn money by working in the media.

"There is a pathway [to coaching] should they choose it," Glenn said in The Guardian. "It's just the alternative can seem more interesting,...