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Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea, Malmo clash
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Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea, Malmo clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Christian Pulisic will not participate in his side’s squad to face Malmo in Wednesday’s Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge. According to Tuchel, Pulisic is getting close to returning to action for Chelsea, adding that the US international still feels pain in his ankle. The German said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Malmo clash. Chelsea head to the game following a 1-0 victory against Brentford in the Premier League over the weekend. “It’s only Christian Pulisic who is missing for tomorrow,” Tuchel said. “He was getting close [to a return] but then had a little reaction with some pain in his ankle. “Christian is impatient because he wants to play, he wants to be on the pitch helping ...
‘Chelsea were not lucky vs Brentford, Mendy was outstanding’ – Crooks
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‘Chelsea were not lucky vs Brentford, Mendy was outstanding’ – Crooks

The Teranga Lion was at his best on Saturday to help the Blues secure maximum points away to the Bees Ex-Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks believes Chelsea were not lucky to win against Brentford, that goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was outstanding. The custodian pulled several top saves on Saturday to help the Blues claim a slim 1-0 win over the promoted side in the West London Derby. Benjamin Chilwell scored the lone goal in the 45th minute to lift his team over the determined Bees in the Premier League outing. But the Thomas Tuchel charges should thank their custodian for making vital saves at the Brentford Community Stadium in Middlesex.  
Salah ‘an absolute nightmare, don’t let him shoot’ – Watford keeper Foster
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Salah ‘an absolute nightmare, don’t let him shoot’ – Watford keeper Foster

The Hornets goalkeeper is in awe of how dangerous the Egyptian is in the final third and goalkeepers and defenders find it hard to face him Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has admitted it is a nightmare for custodians when Mohamed Salah has the ball in the danger zone. The 38-year-old conceded five goals as Liverpool grabbed maximum points at Vicarage Road on Saturday in a Premier League outing. Salah was on target and also provided an assist as the Reds ran riot in the early kick-off to go briefly top of the table before Chelsea defeated Brentford by a solitary goal in a later match to reclaim the position.  
Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford
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Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has revealed what led to his Man-of-the-Match performance against Brentford in Saturday’s away Premier League 1-0 win. Mendy was the star player during the encounter at the weekend as the Senegalese international made a string of superb saves to deny Brentford in the 1-0 victory. Recall that Chelsea defeated Brentford, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s 45th-minute goal. Mendy, who arrived at the West London club from Rennes under Frank Lampard’s regime, said his success at Chelsea so far is down to hard work. “I am happy with how I performed,” Mendy told Chelsea’s official website. “It is down to hard work. I prepared during the week with my teammates and coaches to help the team, and I was able to do that. “We knew we were coming up against a ...
Cascarino names Chelsea’s best signing under Granovskaia
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Cascarino names Chelsea’s best signing under Granovskaia

Former Chelsea striker, Tony Cascarino, has named goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, as the club’s best signing under their director, Marina Granovskaia. Cascarino said this while reacting to Mendy’s display during Chelsea’s Premier League 1-0 victory against Brentford on Saturday. Mendy produced a Man of the Match performance for Thomas Tuchel’s side against Brentford as Ben Chilwell’s strike gave Chelsea all three points against the host. The Senegalese goalkeeper joined Chelsea from Rennes last year. “Chelsea dug deep. Had a goalkeeper that performed miracles and you could argue that he’s been one of Chelsea’s best ever signings,” Cascarino told talkSPORT. “He cost £17million from Rennes, came in and seemed to breeze into the team. Showed no signs of concerns of nerves. “Yes...
No team will like to play against them – Gary Neville names club to win title
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No team will like to play against them – Gary Neville names club to win title

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has backed Chelsea to win this year’s Premier League title. Neville said this following Chelsea’s Premier League 1-0 win over Brentford on Saturday. According to him, no team in the Premier League would like to play against Thomas Tuchel’s side this term. Chelsea are presently on top of the English Premier League table with 19 points from 8 games. “I think Chelsea can win the title. I know people say [Manchester] City and Liverpool, you can’t disagree with that after what they have done over these last three or four years,” Neville told Sky Sports. “City’s performance at Chelsea a couple of weeks ago was incredible. But I do think this Chelsea team are resilient and they are tough to play against. “I can’t think that any te...
Chilwell goal and Mendy heroics earn Chelsea win at Brentford
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Chilwell goal and Mendy heroics earn Chelsea win at Brentford

Ben Chilwell's first-half strike sent Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win at Brentford, thanks in large part to Edouard Mendy's late heroics. Bryan Mbeumo hit the post for Brentford in the first half, while Timo Werner missed two fine chances for the visitors, but Chelsea went into the break ahead through Chilwell's half volley from just inside the area (45), his third goal in three games for club and country. Mbeumo hit the post again in the second half before Mendy saved brilliantly three times late on, first from sub Saman Ghoddos, then with his face from Pontus Jansson at point-blank range, before tipping over Christian Norgaard's stunning overhead kick in stoppage time. After wins for Liverpool and Man City earlier on Saturday, the pressure was on...
Pulisic and Lukaku in mixed injury news for Chelsea as Tuchel gives updates on USMNT and Belgium stars
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Pulisic and Lukaku in mixed injury news for Chelsea as Tuchel gives updates on USMNT and Belgium stars

The Blues will be without the American forward once again in their derby with Brentford on Saturday, but the Belgian striker is raring to go Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has delivered mixed injury news ahead of facing Brentford, with Christian Pulisic “still injured” but Romelu Lukaku ready for Premier League action. The Blues will be making a short trip to face west London neighbours on Saturday aiming to cement their place at the top of the table. That cause will be aided by the availability of the prolific Belgian striker, who picked up a slight knock during the October international break, but the American forward remains sidelined with an ankle complaint and Thiago Silva is unlikely to be risked following an epic journey back from Brazil.  
Tuchel gives updates on Silva, Lukaku, Rudiger, others ahead of Brentford clash
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Tuchel gives updates on Silva, Lukaku, Rudiger, others ahead of Brentford clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has provided the latest update on Thiago Silva, Romelu Lukaku, Toni Rudiger, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Brentford on Saturday. Tuchel’s men will on Saturday evening tackle Brentford in an away Premier League tie. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-1 win against Southampton in their last fixture. Providing an update on his players, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference on Friday, “Thiago will be back in the afternoon tomorrow, hopefully, safe from this match in Brazil. We had our talk and tactical training, he missed all that.
EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scorelines for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool games
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EPL: Mark Lawrenson predicts scorelines for Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool games

Mark Lawrenson, a former Liverpool player, has predicted the scorelines of some of the Premier League games that will be played this weekend. Leicester City will host Manchester United on Saturday evening at King Power Stadium, while Chelsea will face Brentford in an away Premier League tie. Arsenal will host Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium on Monday night, Liverpool will tackle Watford on Saturday afternoon, and Manchester City will face Burnley at Etihad Stadium. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport, “This game is mainly going to be about whether Liverpool can break Watford down, anyhow. I think Ranieri will try to make them very difficult to beat, rather than to think too much about how to start with a win. “Ranieri has promised to take the Watford player...
Frank rates Chelsea’s chances of winning Champions League again this season
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Frank rates Chelsea’s chances of winning Champions League again this season

Former Chelsea defender, Frank Leboeuf, has warned Thomas Tuchel’s side that winning the UEFA Champions League again this season is ‘almost impossible’. Chelsea under Tuchel won the Champions League last season after beating Premier League champions, Manchester City, 1-0 in Porto, following Kai Havertz’s goal. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Brentford this weekend, Leboeuf told Ladbrokes, “Chelsea have been lucky enough to win the [UEFA] Champions League last season but it was kind of a miracle really. “[Thomas] Tuchel came in and changed some stuff and it worked and nobody expected Chelsea to win. “Right now an FA Cup would be nice for Chelsea and the Premier League or the Champions League would be absolutely fantastic. “The Champions League is the m...
Pat Nevin warns Chelsea ahead of Brentford clash
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Pat Nevin warns Chelsea ahead of Brentford clash

Former Chelsea star, Pat Nevin, has issued a warning to Thomas Tuchel’s side ahead of their away Premier League clash with Brentford on Saturday evening. Nevin said Chelsea couldn’t afford to take the threat posed by Brentford lightly when both teams clash at the Brentford Community Stadium. Brentford have made a strong start to life in the Premier League following their promotion from Championship. The Bees currently sit in the seventh position on the Premier League table with just four points behind leaders Chelsea. Writing in his column for Chelsea’s official website, Nevin said: “Brentford add yet another London Premier League derby to an already decent-sized list, as if Spurs, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace weren’t enough! “I am never sure if I should add Watfor...
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva will not be able to play against Brentford on October 16 upon his return from international duty with Brazil national team. Chelsea will tackle Brentford in an away Premier League clash after the international break, but Silva won’t feature in that derby clash after heading to South America for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The last game of that triple-header, Brazil’s home clash with Uruguay in Manaus, is not scheduled to kick-off until 01:30 am BST on Friday. Providing an update on Silva, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying: “He will go and then he will play for Brazil and then he will come back on the matchday versus Brentford. “This is the life of inte...
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva will not be able to play against Brentford on October 16 upon his return from international duty with Brazil national team. Chelsea will tackle Brentford in an away Premier League clash after the international break, but Silva won’t feature in that derby clash after heading to South America for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The last game of that triple-header, Brazil’s home clash with Uruguay in Manaus, is not scheduled to kick-off until 01:30 am BST on Friday. Providing an update on Silva, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying: “He will go and then he will play for Brazil and then he will come back on the matchday versus Brentford. “This is the life of in...
Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late
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Brentford stun West Ham as Wissa strikes late

Yoane Wissa scored a dramatic late winner for Brentford as they beat West Ham 2-1 and continued their impressive start to Premier League life. It was hard to know who were the newly-promoted side and who were playing in Europe as Brentford pummelled West Ham in the first half, grabbing a deserved lead when Bryan Mbeumo's strike was awarded by the goal-line technology on 20 minutes. West Ham responded after the break and Jarrod Bowen's pure, half-volleyed finished drew them level with 10 minutes remaining. An assault on the Bees' goal was expected but, led by Pontus Jansson, the visitors managed the situation and created one last chance for themselves when Jansson's header was saved and the rebound was brilliantly hammered home by Wissa. The win means Brentford head into the...
Brentford’s Frank: West Ham United’s Benrahma has Premier League class at a high level
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Brentford’s Frank: West Ham United’s Benrahma has Premier League class at a high level

The Bees’ manager singles out the 26-year-old Algerian winger for praise ahead of their visit to face the Hammers in London Brentford manager Thomas Frank has heaped praise on West Ham United winger Said Benrahma ahead of the two team’s Premier League fixture on Sunday. The promoted side will travel to London Stadium to face the David Moyes-led side seeking to continue with their fine start to the season that has seen them sit ninth on the table. Ahead of the game, Frank was asked to comment about the performance of the 26-year-old Algerian winger, who moved to West Ham from Brentford on an initial season-long loan deal, with an agreement to make the transfer permanent on October 16, 2020.
Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Graham Potter’s Men Set to go top of EPL
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Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Graham Potter’s Men Set to go top of EPL

For all the talk of the Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Liverpool being title contenders, Brighton could be leading the way by 10pm Monday night. Graham Potter’s men have the chance to climb to the summit, following the dramatic results over the weekend. Champions Manchester City hauled themselves back into the title race with an impressive 1-0 win at Chelsea in Saturday’s early kick-off. As Pep Guardiola’s men celebrated a crucial rival over one of their major rivals in London, back in Manchester, Aston Villa had defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford. Liverpool had the chance to open up a three-point gap at the top later in the evening, but the Reds could only play out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Brentford. Brighton travels to Crystal Palace in sixth plac...
Salah makes Liverpool history with 100th Premier League goal
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Salah makes Liverpool history with 100th Premier League goal

The striker put his side 2-1 ahead in the second half to overtake Roger Hunt as the quickest Red to make his century Mohamed Salah became the fastest Liverpool player ever to reach 100 league goals on Saturday as he temporarily put his side ahead against Brentford in an eventual 3-3 draw. The Egypt international has become a firm favourite at Anfield since arriving at the club from Roma in 2017, and he came through once more to help his side out of a tight situation, with a spot at the top of the Premier League on the line. However, newly promoted Brentford spoiled the landmark finish with an 82-minute goal from Yoane Wissa to level the score.
Liverpool midfielder Thiago ruled out of key Premier League & Champions League games
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Liverpool midfielder Thiago ruled out of key Premier League & Champions League games

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the Spain international will not figure again for the Reds until after the October international break Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Thiago Alcantara will likely be ruled out of his plans until after the October international break, with the Spain international set to sit out key Premier League and Champions League games through injury. The 30-year-old playmaker picked up a calf problem during the 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace and now finds himself stuck on the treatment table. He will not be seen again any time soon, with a creative influence for the Reds due to miss domestic meetings with Brentford and Manchester City along with a European trip to Porto.
Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City discover fourth round opponents [Full fixtures]
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Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City discover fourth round opponents [Full fixtures]

The draw for the Carabao Cup fourth round was conducted on Wednesday night. Chelsea, who needed penalties to see off Aston Villa, will play Southampton next at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal have been paired with Leeds, while Stoke will take on Brentford. West Ham’s reward for eliminating Manchester United, is a tie against their rivals Manchester City. Liverpool will face Preston in the next round. FULL FIXTURES Chelsea v Southampton Arsenal v Leeds Stoke v Brentford West Ham v Man City Leicester v Brighton Burnley v Tottenham QPR v Sunderland Preston v Liverpool
Aubameyang: Ferdinand suggests what Arsenal’s Arteta should do to help striker fire on all cylinders again
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Aubameyang: Ferdinand suggests what Arsenal’s Arteta should do to help striker fire on all cylinders again

The former Manchester United defender thinks the 32-year-old forward is not getting enough support from the Gunners’ squad Rio Ferdinand has explained what Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta needs to do to get the best out of his striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Gabon international has not enjoyed a good start with Arsenal this campaign and has only managed to score one goal in the Premier League, against Norwich City in the 1-0 win at the Emirates Stadium Prior to that, the 32-year-old had missed the two opening matches - a shock 2-0 defeat against promoted Brentford in the opener, and the 2-0 loss against Chelsea.
‘Onyeka stepped in well to deny Wolves’ – Brentford’s Thomas Frank
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‘Onyeka stepped in well to deny Wolves’ – Brentford’s Thomas Frank

The Nigeria international was introduced in the second half with the Bees a man down but pulled off a defensive display and recorded a victory Brentford manager Thomas Frank has singled out forward Frank Onyeka for his defensive role that helped the team to secure a 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. The Bees produced a resilient display at Molineux Stadium to emerge 2-0 winners after goals from Ivan Toney in the 28th minute and Bryan Mbeumo in the 34th minute. At 2-0, the game turned into Wolves' favour after Brentford’s Shandon Baptiste was sent off in the 64th minute and four minutes later, Nigeria striker Onyeka was introduced, replacing Sergi Canos.  
Onyeka helps 10-man Brentford beat Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Onyeka helps 10-man Brentford beat Wolverhampton Wanderers

  The Nigeria midfielder played a role as the Bees grabbed their second league win of the season Frank Onyeka came off the bench as 10-man Brentford stunned Wolverhampton Wanderers in Saturday's Premier League match. The 23-year-old replaced Sergi Canos in the 68th minute, four minutes after Shandon Baptiste was given his marching orders after his second yellow card. The outing was Onyeka's third Premier League appearance of the season following his permanent switch from Midtjylland in August  
Toney stars as 10-man Brentford win at Wolves
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Toney stars as 10-man Brentford win at Wolves

Brentford earned their first top-flight away win for 74 years as they beat Wolves 2-0 despite playing the majority of the second half with 10 men. Ivan Toney put Brentford ahead from the spot (28) after he had been hauled down in the box by Marcal, and he then turned provider for Bryan Mbeumo to tap home at the far post (35) to leave Wolves stunned. Adama Traore hit the crossbar from a deflected shot in between the goals but Wolves were otherwise flat in front of goal, failing to register a shot on target despite a numerical advantage as Shandon Baptiste was sent off (65) for two needless yellow cards. It was Brentford who came closest to scoring the third, as Mbeumo hit the crossbar in the final minute. The result means Brentord move up into the top half, registering their thir...
Trossard’s late winner sends Brighton third
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Trossard’s late winner sends Brighton third

Leandro Trossard's fine 90th-minute strike saw Brighton end Brentford's unbeaten start to the Premier League season. With an evenly-contested game seemingly heading for a stalemate, Trossard fired in a low shot from the edge of the box to give Brighton their third win of the season. That was only Brighton's second effort on target after Danny Welbeck had been denied by David Raya early on. The result sees Brighton move up into third in the table while Brentford are 10th.
Arsenal must beat Norwich or Arteta loses his job – Joe Cole
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Arsenal must beat Norwich or Arteta loses his job – Joe Cole

Former Chelsea midfielder, Joe Cole, has said Arsenal must defeat Norwich after the international break or else Mikel Arteta risks losing his job. According to Cole, Arteta is “in the storm at the moment”. The Gunners are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table having failed to pick up a point, or score a single goal in their first three fixtures. Having lost to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City, Cole believes that anything less than victory over Norwich on September 11 is “probably the end” for Arteta. He told Coral via Metro: “The future at Arsenal is obviously up in the air. I know they’ve played Chelsea, they played Manchester City, the two best teams, but it’s the manner of both defeats. “They had all pre-season to prepare for the Brentford game and they...
‘Judge Arsenal when the team plays together’ – Edu calls for patience after disastrous start to season
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‘Judge Arsenal when the team plays together’ – Edu calls for patience after disastrous start to season

  The technical director has defended the club's summer transfer window and says Mikel Arteta's side deserve some slack from the heavy criticism Arsenal should not be judged too harshly for their disastrous start to the Premier League campaign because the team has not been at full strength, technical director Edu says. The Gunners are bottom of the table, having failed to register any points or score a single goal after three matches. Defeats to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City have left fans upset and calling for drastic changes to be made.      
Wenger reacts to Arsenal’s poor start, speaks on taking over from Arteta
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Wenger reacts to Arsenal’s poor start, speaks on taking over from Arteta

Legendary Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has insisted the club is “in good shape” despite their miserable start to the 2021/2022 season. The Frenchman has backed the Gunners to bounce back from their opening three defeats. Arsenal are rock bottom in the Premier League on -9 goal difference, after losing to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City. Current manager, Mikel Arteta, has been hamstrung by some injuries to first-team players as well as multiple COVID cases and has not been able to field anything close to his strongest XI. Arsenal will be back in action after the international break against Norwich City, who are also winless this season, and there are already suggestions the match could be a must-win game for Arteta. Wenger told BILD LIVE: “Today the club is in goo...
Toney off the Mark in Brentford draw at Villa
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Toney off the Mark in Brentford draw at Villa

Brentford remain unbeaten three games into their debut Premier League season after a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa. Both sides scored early on in an entertaining and open first half; Ivan Toney got his first Premier League goal, lashing confidently into the top corner inside the box from a recycled corner (7), before club-record signing Emi Buendia got his first Villa goal with a curled finish from the edge of the box (13). There was a deep dive into the rule book for a disallowed Brentford goal as Vitaly Janelt stole the ball from the hands of Emiliano Martinez at a goal kick, and though the visitors showed their defensive capabilities in a less eventful second half, Brentford manager Thomas Frank said after the game "if there was to be a narrow winner, it should have been us." The d...
Ayew and Amartey: Fifa boss Infantino pleads over release of Ghana duo and others for World Cup qualifiers
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Ayew and Amartey: Fifa boss Infantino pleads over release of Ghana duo and others for World Cup qualifiers

The Black Stars could have their men for their clash with South Africa following an intervention from the world football governing body boss Fifa president Gianni Infantino is calling on the United Kingdom government to reconsider its stance on mandatory quarantine for international players from coronavirus red-listed countries, a directive that currently rules Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew and Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey out of Ghana’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against South Africa. Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu will also be absent from the Black Stars trip to Johannesburg for the September 6 fixture under the standing guidelines. Infantino’s appeal comes a day after the English Football Association announced Premier League clubs have “reluctantly but unanimously”...
World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Ghana dealt Jordan Ayew and Amartey blow ahead of South Africa duel
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World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Ghana dealt Jordan Ayew and Amartey blow ahead of South Africa duel

The Black Stars are set to do without some first team players for their upcoming back-to-back games against Ethiopia and South Africa Premier League clubs have decided against releasing players for September's round of World Cup qualifiers which are due to take place in Covid-19 red-listed countries, ruling Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew, Leicester City centre-back Daniel Amartey and Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu out of Ghana's showdown away against South Africa. According to a statement by the FA, nearly 60 players from 19 clubs have been affected by the decision. South Africa, who are on the UK's coronavirus red list, are set to host Ghana for a Group G matchday two fixture in Johannesburg on September 6.
Benrahma had not realised he was part of West Ham’ – Moyes
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Benrahma had not realised he was part of West Ham’ – Moyes

The forward has so far scored two goals and created two for the Hammers this season, and the manager has praised his impact West Ham United manager David Moyes believes Said Benrahma struggled in his first stint at the club because 'he did not realise he is part of the team." While on-loan from Brentford, the Algeria international played 30 league matches for the Hammers, scoring just once, and assisting six. However since joining the club permanently at the start of the season, the attacker has been in good form for the Londoners, already netting twice in as many matches, and providing two assists as well.  
Ian Wright names Arsenal’s best player in 2-0 defeat to Chelsea
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Ian Wright names Arsenal’s best player in 2-0 defeat to Chelsea

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has singled out the club’s new signing, Albert Sambi Lokonga for praise over his performance in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. First-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Reece James secured a maximum three points for Thomas Tuchel’s side at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal’s defenders struggled to get to grips with Chelsea’s new boy Lukaku throughout the game, while the Gunners rarely troubled Blues defence in attack. Mike Arteta’s Gunners have lost both of their league games having fallen to a 2-0 defeat to Brentford last week. “What I saw today, apart from Lokonga, I thought he was very good today, [Nicolas] Pepe did a bit in places, I thought we looked really bereft of anything that we were doing,” he said. Brentford’s win over Arsenal...
Arsenal hit 128-year low as meek defeat against Chelsea condemns them to worst ever start to a season
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Arsenal hit 128-year low as meek defeat against Chelsea condemns them to worst ever start to a season

The Gunners have begun a league season without a point or goal from their opening two games for the first time in more than a century of competition A second consecutive Premier League defeat has condemned Arsenal to their worst-ever start to a season in their 118 seasons and 128 years of league competition. Having gone down 2-0 to Brentford on the opening day last Friday, the Gunners came unstuck by the same margin to another London rival, this time Chelsea. The mood is less than upbeat around Emirates Stadium right now, and finding out they have hit a new low is unlikely to raise spirits.  
Tuchel names Chelsea squad to face Arsenal at Emirates
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Tuchel names Chelsea squad to face Arsenal at Emirates

Chelsea’s squad to face Arsenal in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named a 23-man squad to tackle Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace in their previous Premier League fixture last weekend. Arsenal, meanwhile, lost 2-0 against Premier League newcomers, Brentford. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Arsenal: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ethan Ampadu. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Tino Anjorin. Att...
Crystal Palace 0-0 Brentford: Patrick Vieira Draws First home Game
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Crystal Palace 0-0 Brentford: Patrick Vieira Draws First home Game

Patrick Vieira has his first points on the board as Crystal Palace manager after his side played out a 0-0 stalemate against Brentford at Selhurst Park. There was a raucous reception for the new manager ahead of the game, and the Palace players responded brightly to the welcome as the impressive Conor Gallagher hit the woodwork inside seven minutes. But as they showed against Arsenal in the opening game of the Premier League season, little will intimidate Brentford this season and they soon pushed Palace deep into their own half. Bryan Mbeumo also hit the post with a well-taken free kick in the first half. Brentford dictated the play for much of the second half too, but there were openings at both ends. Christian Benteke and Ivan Toney both nodded over, but neither side were a...
‘I agree Arsenal should not accept mediocrity’ – Arteta responds to Kagame after Twitter outburst
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‘I agree Arsenal should not accept mediocrity’ – Arteta responds to Kagame after Twitter outburst

The Gunners’ boss concurs with the East African Head of State that the Premier League club's fans do not deserve mediocrity Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has issued response to Rwanda President Paul Kagame’s ‘mediocre’ Arsenal comments after they suffered defeat against Brentford last Friday. The East African Head of State, who is an ardent Arsenal fan, issued a scathing assessment of the team’s performance after they suffered a 2-0 defeat in their Premier League season opener at Brentford Community Stadium. Speaking to the press ahead of the team’s league match against Chelsea at Emirates on Sunday, Arteta was asked whether President Kagame had reached out to him or whether he agreed with his sentiments.
Top four Arsenal players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Chelsea clash
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Top four Arsenal players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Chelsea clash

Arsenal have confirmed that four senior team players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazete, Willian and Alex Runarsson have all tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Premier League encounter with Chelsea on Sunday. The club said that for this reason, Aubameyang and Lacazette missed out on their first game of the season, against Brentford last Friday. Mikel Arteta’s side were beaten 2-0 by the newly-promoted side in their first match of the Premier League season and had to do so without the two forwards. The club have now confirmed that their top stars were prevented by COVID-19 and both Willians and Runarsson have also tested positive. The Gunners are now hoping that Aubameyang and Willian return for the clash against Chelsea while Lacazette and Runarsson have ...
Arsenal board told to sack Arteta, appoint Conte immediately
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Arsenal board told to sack Arteta, appoint Conte immediately

Former England striker, Darren Bent has called on Arsenal to sack Mikel Arteta immediately and replace him with former Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte. The Gunners finished outside of the top six last season, suffered a dismal Europa League exit at the hands of Emery’s Villarreal and have started the new campaign with a 2-0 loss to Premier League newcomers, Brentford. Bent said it is ‘tough’ to watch the club’s demise, urging the club to sack the Spaniard if they have the chance to appoint Conte. Conte won Premier League and FA Cup trophies during his spell at Chelsea, and guided Inter Milan to the Serie A title last season. “It’s tough to watch,” Bent told talkSPORT when asked about the situation at Arsenal. “The performance against Brentford was poor, they were bullied. I...
Aubameyang in shock move to Barcelona
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Aubameyang in shock move to Barcelona

Barcelona are keen on signing Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Sky Sports. The LaLiga club want to offer Philippe Coutinho in part exchange as part of a possible transfer. Earlier on Monday, Barcelona president Joan Laporta disclosed they are £1.15bn in debt. Aubameyang, 32, put pen to paper on a new three-year deal with the Gunners last year until 2024. He missed Arsenal’s opening-day Premier League defeat at Brentford on Friday through illness. Aubameyang, who joined Arsenal for £56m in January 2018, netted 14 goals for last season as Mikel Arteta’s side missed out on European qualification for the first time in 25 years.
EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10
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EPL: Highest goal scorers in Premier League after Week 1 [See top 10

The 2020/2021 Premier League season began on Friday, with Brentford defeating Arsenal 2-0 on their home turf. Game Week 1 was rounded off Sunday evening, as Tottenham Hotspur saw off defending champions Manchester City 1-0. In between those games, Bruno Fernandes netted a hat-trick as Manchester United crushed Leeds 5-1 at Old Trafford. He was the only player to score more than one goal in the opening weekend. Premier League top scorers: 3 goals: Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) 1 goal: Diogo Jota (Liverpool), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Newcastle), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool), Richarlison (Everton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Neal Maupay (Brighton)
EPL: Striker Antonio Conte would sign for Arsenal revealed
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EPL: Striker Antonio Conte would sign for Arsenal revealed

Arsenal are preparing to replace Mikel Arteta with former Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte, according to Tuttosport. The Gunners have started the season in frustrating manner after Brentford secured a memorable 2-0 victory over them on Friday in their first ever Premier League match. The Sports outlet claims that Arsenal board are looking to bring in Conte, who would in turn, complete the deal for striker Lautaro Martinez. According to the report, Arsenal would persuade the Italian gaffer to return to London while the manager would bring Martinez along with him. Conte dumped Inter Milan at the end of last season after guiding them to the Serie A title. After the defeat to Brentford Arteta said, “I’m disappointed. We started the season against a good opponent. I don’t think we...
Benrahma scores & assists as West Ham defeat Newcastle in six-goal thriller
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Benrahma scores & assists as West Ham defeat Newcastle in six-goal thriller

The North African was in inspiring form to help David Moyes' side secure their first three points of the season Algeria forward Said Benrahma scored his 32nd goal in English football across all competitions as West Ham United opened their Premier League season with a 4-2 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park on Sunday. The 26-year-old, who had joined the Hammers permanently from Brentford in the off-season, found the back of the net in the 53rd minute when he converted a Michail Antonio pass to make the score 2-2. The Magpies had opened the scoring in the fifth minute when Callum Wilson headed in an Allan Saint-Maximin cross.
Arsenal to pay €1million after losing 2-0 to Brentford
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Arsenal to pay €1million after losing 2-0 to Brentford

Arsenal paid €1million to Flamengo after Pablo Mari played in their 2-0 defeat to Brentford in the Premier League on Friday, Globo Esporte reports. Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard scored in either half to fire the newly-promoted side to victory in the season opening fixture. Mari’s lack of pace was constantly exposed as the Brentford attackers appeared to target the 27-year-old as an area of real weakness. As part of the package that saw the defender join the Gunners in June 2020, the Brazilian club have a series of appearance-related add-ons. Mari was making his 20th appearance for Arsenal, triggering a clause that left the Premier League side with a bill of €1m (£850,000). The payments won’t stop there however, as Flamengo are in line for another million for every 10 ap...
Arsenal to Pay €1million after Losing 2-0 to Brentford
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Arsenal to Pay €1million after Losing 2-0 to Brentford

Arsenal paid €1million to Flamengo after Pablo Mari played in their 2-0 defeat to Brentford in the Premier League on Friday, Globo Esporte reports. Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard scored in either half to fire the newly-promoted side to victory in the season opening fixture. Mari’s lack of pace was constantly exposed as the Brentford attackers appeared to target the 27-year-old as an area of real weakness. As part of the package that saw the defender join the Gunners in June 2020, the Brazilian club have a series of appearance-related add-ons. Mari was making his 20th appearance for Arsenal, triggering a clause that left the Premier League side with a bill of €1m (£850,000). The payments won’t stop there however, as Flamengo are in line for another million...
Emmanuel Petit exposes Arsenal’s major weakness this season
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Emmanuel Petit exposes Arsenal’s major weakness this season

Former Arsenal star, Emmanuel Petit, has exposed the club’s major weakness this season. Petit said that Arsenal’s defense has been their biggest weakness for the past couple of years. He added that Arsenal are “no longer an attractive club”, admitting that he is losing interest in his old club. According to him, top players with profile do not want to sign for Arsenal. Petit, who was a vital part of Arsene Wenger’s title winning side in 1997/98, stated this at the weekend as Arsenal lost 2-0 in their Premier League opener against Brentford. “Little by little, I am losing interest in Arsenal, with this way of playing it does not generate any emotion to see their games”, Petit told French outlet RMC. “They give me no emotions and I find that I don’t get the ...
‘Arsenal should be disbanded’ – Africa reacts after Brentford defeat
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‘Arsenal should be disbanded’ – Africa reacts after Brentford defeat

The Gunners were soundly beaten by the promoted Bees to mark a losing start to the new campaign Many Arsenal fans have called for the disbandment of the team and the sacking of Mikel Arteta after they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Brentford on Friday. The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by the newly-promoted side with goals from Sergi Canos in the 22nd minute and Christian Norgaard condemning them to a first Premier League defeat at Community Stadium. The defeat has left Arsenal fans across Africa very upset and others calling for the team’s management to reinforce the squad with signings of a new goalkeeper, right back, creative midfielder, and a forward.
Brentford vs Arsenal: ‘Pathetic, I can’t do this for the next nine months’ – Piers Morgan
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Brentford vs Arsenal: ‘Pathetic, I can’t do this for the next nine months’ – Piers Morgan

Former CNN presenter, Piers Morgan has described Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Brentford in the Premier League on Friday night as ‘pathetic’. Morgan, who is a huge fan of Arsenal, said he couldn’t do this for the next nine months. Brentford defeated Arsenal at home, thanks to goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard. Reacting after the game, Morgan took to Twitter to air his frustrations at Arsenal’s performances against Brentford, saying Mikel Arteta’s side were bullied. “This is pathetic,” Morgan wrote. “We’re being bullied off the park by a team of players who’ve never performed in the Premier League. “Even by Arteta standards, a new low. I can’t do this for the next nine months.” He later added: “To be fair to Arteta, he did say Arsenal would surprise e...
‘Weak and pathetic’ – Carragher slams Arsenal after 2-0 defeat to Brentford
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‘Weak and pathetic’ – Carragher slams Arsenal after 2-0 defeat to Brentford

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher has labelled Arsenal ‘weak and pathetic’ after Mikel Arteta’s side slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Premier League new boys Brentford on Friday. Sergi Canos scored the first ever Premier League goal in Brentford’s history. It was also the first Premier League goal of the 2021/2022 season. Brentford fielded a starting XI of players who had never played in the English topflight before and were rewarded for their intensity and bravery. Sergi Canos sent a rasping drive past Arsenal goalkeeper, Bernd Leno at the near post. Smith-Rowe and Tierney were perhaps the only positives to take from Arsenal’s display. Christian Norgaard rose powerfully to blast the ball into the back of the net for Brentford second goal after Arsenal new signing,...
‘Lacazette and Aubameyang feel unwell’ – Arteta explains absence of Arsenal’s star attackers
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‘Lacazette and Aubameyang feel unwell’ – Arteta explains absence of Arsenal’s star attackers

The Gunners boss turned to Folarin Balogun to start the season opener against Brentford Mikel Arteta has said that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were left out of Arsenal's season opener against Brentford because the two "feel unwell". Both Aubemeyang and Lacazette featured for Arsenal in pre-season, but the club's two star attackers did not make the matchday squad for Friday's Premier League opener. Folarin Balogun has been handed his Premier League debut in their stead as the England Under-20 striker joined Arsenal's attack alongside the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli.

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