Christopher Davies

Christopher Davies of the London Daily Telegraph is one of Britain’s most prominent soccer writers. He regularly covers Premier League powers Arsenal and Chelsea in the Champions League, and he covers the Republic of Ireland internationally. Davies has covered eight World Cups and is a former chairman of the Football Writers’ Association in England.

For Christopher Davies's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mourinho's strategy effective if not entertaining

| Apr 24, 2015

Mourinho's strategy effective if not entertaining

To Jose Mourinho, winning is the ultimate entertainment. Style, flair, panache, excitement and compliments about the way Chelsea play are secondary, irrelevant in the quest for silverware. The Portuguese works on the theory that no Chelsea fan will have cause for complaint after a ...

Hard to be optimistic about England's outlook

| Mar 26, 2015

Hard to be optimistic about England's outlook

Roy Hodgson is pleased with the progress England has made since the debacle of Brazil 2014. In terms of results, the manager has every right to be happy, with four wins from four Euro 2016 qualifying ties, which will no doubt become five out ...

Man City, Arsenal faced with cold reality after CL exits

| Mar 20, 2015

Man City, Arsenal faced with cold reality after CL exits

According to England manager Roy Hodgson, the exit of Premier League clubs from the Champions League is “just one of those things.” Jose Mourinho, Brendan Rodgers and even Arsene Wenger, after yet another Arsenal failure, to reach the quarter-finals are safe. Whether Sheikh Mansour, ...

| Mar 13, 2015

Don't count Arsenal out in return leg against Monaco

Here’s an outrageous prediction: Monaco 0, Arsenal 3 in Monte Carlo on Tuesday night and the Gunners advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. As Arsenal trails 3-1 from the first leg when its football was lethargic, mistake-ridden and defensively naive the odds are against ...