Round-up: Oscar, Phillips claim, Cook, Chelsea Ladies, Quins signing, Gould and Ouseph latest


Former Chelsea winger Paul Canoville has told West London Sport he believes Oscar’s best role could be in the centre of the Blues’ midfield.

Canoville, a crowd favourite during his five-year spell at Stamford Bridge in the 1980s, feels Oscar is wasted on the flank and that playing him in a deeper position would enable Cesc Fabregas to flourish in the number 10 role.

Chelsea’s Under-21 side were in action on Wednesday evening – they thrashed Norwich 5-0 at Aldershot.

Boss Guus Hiddink has backed Eden Hazard, whose performance against Paris St-Germain attracted much criticism from Chelsea fans on Twitter.

Hazard has looked ell short of his best this season
Hazard has looked ell short of his best this season

Meanwhile, former QPR winger Lee Cook has said he would like to eventually manage the club.

Ex-Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has claimed he wanted to sign QPR winger Matt Phillips and former R’s midfielder Joey Barton in the summer and that both players were interested in joining the Yorkshire club.

R’s youngster Axel Prohouly has been called into the France Under-19 squad for a match against Italy being played next Wednesday.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has apologised to supporters following the 3-0 defeat at Blackburn.

Fulham: Slavisa Jokanovic.
Jokanovic’s side were well beaten at Blackburn

Brentford have sold close to 2,000 tickets for the derby against QPR at Loftus Road on 12 March.

Fran Kirby netted twice and new signing Karen Carney also scored as Chelsea Ladies thrashed Paris St-Germain’s women’s side 5-1 in a pre-season friendly.

In snooker, Pinner’s Martin Gould completed his second final-frame victory in just over 12 hours to move in to the fourth round of the Welsh Open.

Hounslow badminton star Rajiv Ouseph won again at the European Team Championship as England beat Bulgaria 4-1 in Kazan.

And in rugby, Harlequins have signed England Sevens scrum-half Sam Egerton on a short-term deal.