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:

Arsenal's decline tarnishing Wenger's legacy

| Sep 8, 2017

Arsenal's decline tarnishing Wenger's legacy

It has been necessary to remind ourselves that Arsenal FC remains one of the great clubs in English football and Arsene Wenger is second only to Sir Alex Ferguson on the list of Premier League managers who have won the most trophies with their ...

Manchester City primed to capture Premier League title

| Aug 11, 2017

Manchester City primed to capture Premier League title

Antonio Conte is not happy. Jurgen Klopp and Jose Mourinho are not happy. Arsene Wenger is reasonably happy and so is Mauricio Pochettino. The happiest of all the Premier League's heavyweight managers is Pep Guardiola. The 2017-18 season starts with differing moods among the men ...

Mourinho puts United's season on the line

| May 12, 2017

Mourinho puts United's season on the line

The gamble had to pay off for Jose Mourinho and it did, or rather it has so far. The Manchester United manager had prioritized the Europa League over a top-four finish in the Premier League, and for someone who has made pragmatism an art ...

Mourinho giving old nemesis Wenger a break on Sunday

| May 5, 2017

Mourinho giving old nemesis Wenger a break on Sunday

It is a measure of the popularity of Mauricio Pochettino with Tottenham fans and the continued displeasure Arsenal supporters have with Arsene Wenger that for the majority of Spurs followers ending a season without a trophy will be more satisfying than winning the second-most ...

Barton banned while gambling sponsors permeate game

| Apr 28, 2017

Barton banned while gambling sponsors permeate game

It has not been a good week for the beautiful game. Joey Barton was banned for 18 months for gambling, Newcastle United and West Ham United were raided by the tax man and David Moyes was charged for possible "threatening behavior" toward a female reporter. Football ...