Europe's elite on slide in Champions League

THE betting would suggest there is a changing of the Champions League guard with Paris St-Germain heading the market from Manchester City after four rounds of the group stage.

PSG have been perfect so far but it is City who have caught the imagination with Pep Guardiola’s Premier League leaders 5-1 from opening quotes of 11-1 to land Europe’s biggest prize.

Barcelona remain untouched at 7-1, while traditional powerhouses Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are on the drift at 8-1 and 11-2 respectively.

Madrid were stuffed 3-1 by Tottenham at Wembley in a performance that only went to further highlight the coaching abilities of Mauricio Pochettino.

It’s long been thought that Spurs boss Pochettino could one day manage Madrid and Ladbrokes are 5-1 he replaces under-pressure Zinedine Zidane.

Spurs, who started the Champions League as unconsidered 40-1 shots, are into 18-1 and above last season’s beaten finalists Juventus at 20-1.

Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are the new names in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for this month’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil, while there is a recall for Manchester United’s utility man Ashley Young.

Harry Wings has once again been included and he is 4-6 with Sky Bet to go to the World Cup.

Daniel Sturridge, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Chris Smalling have been left out.

England squad v Germany and Brazil – goalkeepers: J Butland, J Hart, J Pickford; defenders: R Bertrand, G Cahill, J Gomez, P Jones, H Maguire, D Rose, J Stones, K Trippier, K Walker; midfielders: D Alli, F Delph, E Dier, J Henderson, J Lingard, R Loftus-Cheek, R Sterling, H Winks, A Young;  forwards: T Abraham, H Kane, M Rashford, J Vardy.



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