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:

Putting Wenger's long run into perspective

| May 4, 2018

Putting Wenger's long run into perspective

Arsene Wenger will be given a hero's farewell at Emirates Stadium on Sunday when Arsenal plays Burnley, though the genuine affection rightly afforded him will be matched by a sense of relief that the greatest manager in the club's history is leaving after 22 ...

Man United faithful restless with Mourinho

| Apr 20, 2018

Man United faithful restless with Mourinho

Manchester United could probably have had Pep Guardiola, but in January 2013 the Catalan had agreed to take over at Bayern Munich. Instead, four months later, United appointed David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor. United could also have signed Jurgen Klopp in the summer ...

Mighty Man City given reality check by Liverpool

| Apr 6, 2018

Mighty Man City given reality check by Liverpool

Manchester City has collected compliments and plaudits almost on a weekly basis this season and rightly so, though the premature if inevitable claims about Pep Guardiola's team being the best English side of all-time took a severe dent when Liverpool thrashed — not too ...

Wenger putting off the inevitable

| Mar 9, 2018

Wenger putting off the inevitable

Yes, it was a big win. No, Arsenal was not expected to beat AC Milan 2-0 at San Siro in the Europa League. Yes, it saved the club from losing five matches in succession for the first time in 41 years. But no, one good ...

Clock ticking on Conte's time with Chelsea

| Jan 26, 2018

Clock ticking on Conte's time with Chelsea

"Antonio Conte has left his post as head coach of Chelsea. The club would like to thank him for his contribution and wish him well for the future." No, not a Japan Times exclusive, but a paragraph that will be coming your way in the ...

Liverpool moving on with Coutinho gone

| Jan 12, 2018

Liverpool moving on with Coutinho gone

Come May, Philippe Coutinho will probably have a La Liga and possibly a Copa del Rey winners' medal. He cannot play for Barcelona in the Champions League as he is ineligible, but two — even one — medal would be welcome because they would ...

Gap between big and small clubs a real issue

| Dec 29, 2017

Gap between big and small clubs a real issue

You could imagine the Sky Sports executives' expressions as they heard soccer pundit Jamie Carragher at halftime during Manchester City's 1-0 win at Newcastle on Wednesday. "It's not just Newcastle, but the Premier League in general, when they come up against the top six, certainly ...