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Afcon 2021: Nigeria desire to dominate as favourites
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Afcon 2021: Nigeria desire to dominate as favourites

Having thrived as slight underdogs against Egypt, the Super Eagles’ approach against Sudan will interest fans and neutrals alike   Has the excitement from Tuesday lessened yet? Nigeria went into their opening Africa Cup of Nations clash with Egypt with supporters unsure of what to expect. Despite the gap in quality not being particularly wide, the Super Eagles’ thorny preparation meant a side that were unbeaten in 16 successive games in the competition’s group phase were backed to win, or at least not lose. Augustine Eguavoen had only taken over the team in December, a month to the finals, after the jettisoning of Gernot Rohr at the backend of 2021.
Nigeria vs Sudan: Alex Iwobi talks tough, issues warning to Super Eagles
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Nigeria vs Sudan: Alex Iwobi talks tough, issues warning to Super Eagles

Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi has said that Nigeria will give the same desire they showed in their game against Egypt when they face Sudan at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tie on Saturday evening. Iwobi also warned Augustine Eguavoen’s men not to be complacent when they clash with Sudan today. Nigeria head to the game after beating Egypt 1-0, while Sudan drew with Guinea-Bissau. Speaking to NFF TV, the Everton star said: “Personally, I am always ready no matter what game it is. Obviously, it is a big competition and we have already made our mark in the first game, but we can’t be complacent. “We are going to give the same desire that we showed in the first game and hopefully get the result we need. “The team is really psyched up, especially after that firs...
AFCON 2021: Aubameyang Diagnosed with Minor Heart problem
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AFCON 2021: Aubameyang Diagnosed with Minor Heart problem

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was ruled out of Gabon’s clash with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations, after being diagnosed with a minor heart problem. Aubameyang missed their first Group C fixture against Comoros on Monday after testing positive for COVID-19. But the Gabonese federation announced that their captain along with Axel Meye and Nice’s Mario Lemina will also be sidelined for Friday’s game at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium. All three were diagnosed with COVID-19 recently and latest medical examinations showed they are dealing with minor heart problems as a result of the illness. The Gabonese Federation tweeted: “According to the CAF medical commission, the players Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina, just out of Covid, cannot take part i...
Nigeria vs Sudan: Eguavoen speaks on Super Eagles XI for second Group D clash
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Nigeria vs Sudan: Eguavoen speaks on Super Eagles XI for second Group D clash

Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen has spoken on making changes in the lineup that defeated Egypt in the opening Group D game on Tuesday. Addressing reporters on Friday ahead of the Saturday clash, Eguavoen said he hopes all the players remain fit and healthy to make selection easier for him. Okoye, Aina, Omeruo, Ekong, Zaidu, Ndidi, Aribo, Iheanacho, Simon, Chukwueze and Awoniyi made up the XI against Egypt while the likes of Akpeyi, Uzoho, Ebuehi, Iwobi, Nwakali, Ejuke, Umar, Onyekuru, Musa, Onyeka, Ndah and Ajayi sat on the bench. And Eguavoen was asked if he intends to make changes to the XI that played against Egypt. The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations winner said, “That’s a little bit hard to say, we still have twenty-four hours. “We hope that everybody stays healthy and...
North London Derby could be called off – Arteta
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North London Derby could be called off – Arteta

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said that there is a “possibility” that their Premier League clash against Tottenham on Sunday could be called off. The Gunners are left with only 12 fit outfield players due to injury to COVID-19. They lost Martin Odegaard to a positive COVID test before their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Liverpool. Cedric Soares and Bukayo Saka also limped off with injuries during the game. A red card for Granit Xhaka means he is automatically out of the North London Derby. According to Premier League rules, teams must fulfil fixtures if they have 14 players – 13 outfield and a goalkeeper – available to play. “[Postponement] is a possibility in every game, from our side and the opponents’ side with the issues everyone is having and it is happenin...
Crazy scenes at Afcon as referee Janny Sikazwe twice blows too early for full-time in Mali’s 1-0 win over Tunisia
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Crazy scenes at Afcon as referee Janny Sikazwe twice blows too early for full-time in Mali’s 1-0 win over Tunisia

The Zambian official caused controversy as he first ended the game in the 85th minute, before again whistling before the 90-minute mark   Mali's 1-0 win over Tunisia saw referee Janny Sikazwe twice blow his whistle for full-time before the 90th minute in a bizarre and controversial end to the Afcon group-stage clash. Zambian official Sikazwe initially blew his whistle to indicate the end of the match in the 85h minute, before play resumed after the error only for Sikazwe to again blow before the 90th minute. The game finished after the second mistake, with around 17 seconds of normal time still on the clock, sparking outrage from Tunisia's players and coaching staff, who were attempting to overturn a 1-0 deficit.
Carabao Cup semi-final: Conte to be without two key players for Tottenham vs Chelsea game
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Carabao Cup semi-final: Conte to be without two key players for Tottenham vs Chelsea game

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Antonio Conte, will be without two key players when his side tackles Chelsea in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final second leg tie. The two players are Heung-Min Son and Cristian Romero. Conte said this while providing an update on Son and Romero ahead of the Chelsea clash. Conte’s men had lost 2-0 against the Blues in the first-leg at Stamford Bridge last week. “The update on Sonny, for sure, we will have to wait until after the January international break [24 January – 2 February],” Conte was quoted by Tottenham’s official website as saying. “It’s a muscular problem. I repeat, it was strange because he came off during the game [the first leg at Chelsea] with no problem, but the day after, he felt a bit of pain, and he was injured. It’s a pity becau...
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AFCON: Sudan coach, Tia makes honest confession ahead of Nigeria clash

Sudan national team head coach, Burhan Tia, has made an honest confession ahead of his side’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, tie with Nigeria on Saturday. Sudan will take on Nigeria in their second Group D fixture at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Garoua, this weekend. The Falcons of Jediane head to the game following a 0-0 draw against Guinea-Bissau in their first game on Tuesday, while the Super Eagles defeated Egypt 1-0. Asked about facing Nigeria in their next group game, Tia said it would not be easy. “It will not be easy, as well as facing Egypt, but these are matches that we have put in our minds and our program before the tournament,” Tia was quoted by Filgoal as saying. Meanwhile, Nigeria are on top of Group D with 3 points from one game, while Sudan are in the t...
AFCON 2021: ‘Even my grandmother would have given Egypt penalty’ – Carlos Queiroz laments 1-0 loss to Nigeria
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AFCON 2021: ‘Even my grandmother would have given Egypt penalty’ – Carlos Queiroz laments 1-0 loss to Nigeria

Egypt coach, Carlos Queiroz has slammed the video assistant referee [VAR] for not giving his side a penalty during their game against Nigeria on Tuesday. Nigeria defeated the North African giants 1-0 in Tuesday’s Group D clash at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. And the Portuguese head coach is alleging that his side was denied a penalty ten minutes to the end of the game. The Egyptian players were all over the referee, Bakary Gassama, to give them a penalty, insisting Moses Simon had fouled Zizo. VAR was consulted and after the review, the centre referee’s initial decision stood. Queiroz said that even his ground mother would have spotted the foul and awarded a penalty. “In the second half, there was a penalty very clear for us that the referee did not whistle, and th...
AFCON 2021: Victor Osimhen sends message to Nigeria ahead of Egypt clash
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AFCON 2021: Victor Osimhen sends message to Nigeria ahead of Egypt clash

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen has wished his teammates all the best of luck as they begin their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, campaign with a clash against Egypt on Tuesday night. Osimhen is not in Cameroon, but he is sending his support from Naples ahead of Nigeria’s opener against the Pharaohs at the Roumde Adija stadium. The Napoli star would have been in the lineup when Augustine Eguavoen’s side three-time tackle Egypt, but he had to withdraw from the squad after failing to recover from a facial injury. His absence is a massive blow for Nigeria, but the 23-year-old has immense trust in his teammates and wishes them good luck against Mohamed Salah led-Egypt. In a tweet via his Twitter handle, Osimhen wrote on Twitter: GoodLuck To The Super Eagles, As They Begin...
AFCON 2021: How we will approach Egypt clash – Nigeria coach, Eguavoen
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AFCON 2021: How we will approach Egypt clash – Nigeria coach, Eguavoen

Interim manager of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Augustine Eguavoen has said that his team will approach their 2021 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, opening tie against Egypt with a lot of confidence and steam. Nigeria will tackle Egypt in a 2021 AFCON tie in Garoua on Tuesday evening. Eguavoen’s men are in Group D, alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau. “I look forward to an interesting game between two ambitious teams,” Eguavoen told NFF’s official website. “As I said a couple of weeks ago, we’ll take it one match at a time. For now, we see the clash with Egypt, and all our plan is how to earn the three points. “The Egyptians are a strong team and will come with a lot of confidence and steam, but we’ll also be going to the field with a lot of confidence and steam. It’s goin...
Arsenal vs Wolves, Leeds vs Aston Villa cancelled
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Arsenal vs Wolves, Leeds vs Aston Villa cancelled

Arsenal’s Premier League fixture against Wolves on Tuesday, December 28, has been called off due to injuries in the visitors’ squad. The game at the Emirates became the second game scheduled for that day to be postponed. Leeds’s home clash against Aston Villa was also canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak. The two cancellations takes the number of postponed Premier League fixtures to 15. “The Premier League Board accepted the postponement application as Wolverhampton Wanderers does not have the required number of players available for the match [13 outfield players and one goalkeeper] as a result of a number of COVID-19 cases and injuries at the club,” the league said in a statement. The Premier League only approves the postponement of a match, if a club has less than 14 pla...
Liverpool vs Leeds and Wolves vs Watford postponed as Covid-19 threatens Boxing Day schedule
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Liverpool vs Leeds and Wolves vs Watford postponed as Covid-19 threatens Boxing Day schedule

The Premier League is facing more significant disruption after outbreaks at Elland Road and Vicarage Road Liverpool's clash with Leeds and Wolves' meeting with Watford have been postponed due to Covid-19, which is threatening the entire Boxing Day schedule. The coronavirus variant Omicron has already caused disruption to the Premier League calendar, with a number of clubs forced into closing their training grounds to contain the spread of the ilness. Only four fixtures ended up going ahead last weekend, and Boxing Day will also now have a reduced order of play after Leeds and Watford reported outbreaks in their squads.  
We Keep Indulging you to have Sense and Stop Mortifying the Trans Community as often as you do – Jay Boogie Slams Bobrisky
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We Keep Indulging you to have Sense and Stop Mortifying the Trans Community as often as you do – Jay Boogie Slams Bobrisky

Cross-dresser, Jay Boogie who now identifies as a trans woman, has lashed out at cross-dresser, Bobrisky, following his recent clash with former BFF and actress Tonto Dikeh, and businessman, Mompha. Jay Boogie disclosed that they've been indulging Bobrisky to "have sense and stop mortifying the trans community" as often as he does, and it's "exasperating that the public sees the rest of them through him." Wondering why Bobrisky is "incorrigible, reprehensible, has no self integrity, no shame, no dignity and no prestige", Jay Boogie asked what Tonto Dikeh did to him to "deserve such hate and disrespect". He also slammed Bobrisky for dragging Mompha who he described as an "innocent married man" into his "public display of shenanigans". Jay Boogie wrote; Queens would always b...
Aston Villa vs Burnley called off just before kick-off
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Aston Villa vs Burnley called off just before kick-off

The Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Burnley, which was to be played on Saturday, has now been called off. The fixture becomes the latest to be postponed due to rising cases of COVID-19. Villa vs Burnley was to kick off at 4pm (WAT), but now becomes the 10th top flight game to be moved this week, having been scheduled to kick off at 3pm (GMT). Leeds United host Arsenal in Saturday’s only remaining Premier League fixture. “Aston Villa can confirm that today’s Premier League fixture with Burnley has been postponed due to an increased amount of positive Covid-19 test results within our playing squad. “The results of PCR tests, which were taken yesterday prior to training as well as Lateral Flow Tests, were received this morning and confirmed further depletion of o...
God punish all of you that said I was lying – Bobrisky’s former P.A says in reaction to Tonto Dikeh’s disclosure of the cross-dresser allegedly engaging in anal s3x
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God punish all of you that said I was lying – Bobrisky’s former P.A says in reaction to Tonto Dikeh’s disclosure of the cross-dresser allegedly engaging in anal s3x

Bobrisky's former P.A, Oye has reacted to actress Tonto Dikeh's disclosure of the  crossdresser allegedly engaging in anal sex At the height of their clash today on Instagram, Tonto alleged that her former BFF, Bobrisky ''smells so bad and is one of the dirtiest humans.'' Tonto also claimed she advised him to stop having anal sex. Oye who had earlier made same allegation, re-shared Tonto's post on her Instastory and also said that God will "punish" all those who accused her of lying. Oye also backed Tonto's claim of Bobrisky renting money. See her post below.....................
Champions League round of 16 draw confirmed [Full fixtures]
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Champions League round of 16 draw confirmed [Full fixtures]

The draw for the Champions League round of 16 has been conducted on Monday. Holders Chelsea have been paired against Lille in the first knockout round. In other games, Manchester City will take on Villarreal, Salzburg face Liverpool and Juventus play Sporting Lisbon. Real Madrid will clash with Benfica, Atletico Madrid take on Bayern Munich and Inter Milan face Ajax. Draw in full: Benfica vs Real Madrid Villarreal vs Man City Atletico vs Bayern Munich FC Salzburg vs Liverpool Inter Milan vs Ajax Sporting vs Juventus Chelsea vs Lille Man Utd vs PSG
Dimitar Berbatov predicts Norwich vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, other fixtures
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Dimitar Berbatov predicts Norwich vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, other fixtures

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted the outcome of Premier League matches to be played this weekend. Manchester United will clash with Norwich City in an away Premier League tie on Saturday evening, while Arsenal will tackle Southampton at Emirates. Manchester City will host Wolves at Etihad on Saturday afternoon, Chelsea will host Leeds United at Stamford on Saturday evening, while Liverpool will face Aston Villa at Anfield. Here are Berbatov predictions via Metro UK: Man City 3-0 Wolves Chelsea 2-0 Leeds United Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa Arsenal 1-0 Southampton Norwich City 0-2 Manchester United Leicester 1-1 Newcastle
Tuchel names four Chelsea players that will not play against Leeds
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Tuchel names four Chelsea players that will not play against Leeds

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he will not have four players available for Saturday’s clash against Leeds United. Tuchel admitted he has particular concerns about midfielder, N’Golo Kante. Kante hasn’t played since a 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League on November 23. Tuchel is hopeful the France midfielder will return to training next week. “We are always worried when we have to live and play without N’Golo because he is an exceptional and unique player all over the world. “In my personal opinion you cannot find a second N’Golo so of course, we are worried, but I’m also worried if he’s just missing some days. “Now it is a slightly too long break again and we hope that he comes back to team training on Tuesday,” he said. Tuchel also confirmed he w...
Napoli provide Lozano update after Mexico star stretchered off in a neck brace
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Napoli provide Lozano update after Mexico star stretchered off in a neck brace

The all-action forward was forced from the field during a dramatic 3-2 victory over Leicester in the Europa League   Napoli have revealed that Hirving Lozano avoided any serious injury after being stretchered from the field in a neck brace during their Europa League clash with Leicester. The Serie A outfit emerged victorious in that contest, as they edged a thrilling encounter 3-2, but the sight of the Mexico international being taken off by medical professionals cast some shadow over an otherwise productive evening. There were initial fears that Lozano had suffered facial fractures, meaning that he could be sidelined for crucial fixtures heading into the winter break, but those concerns have been eased.
Omicron: Premier League Orders all 20 Clubs to Re-impose their Emergency Covid Measures
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Omicron: Premier League Orders all 20 Clubs to Re-impose their Emergency Covid Measures

The Premier League have ordered all 20 clubs to re-impose emergency Covid measures after Tottenham were allowed to postpone their clash with Brighton following an outbreak in their squad. The protocols, which include social distancing, were brought in at the start of the season. Clubs with high vaccination rates had relaxed some of the measures but must now reimpose restrictions to help limit the spread of the Omicron variant. Spurs’ first-team squad has been hit by a Covid outbreak, causing Thursday night’s scheduled Europa Conference League game against Rennes to be postponed. Their Premier League game against Brighton at the Amex on Sunday was also called off. As the pandemic continues to take grip of English football, top-flight officials have sent a memo to all clubs informin...
Tottenham vs Brighton called off
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Tottenham vs Brighton called off

The Premier League has decided to postpone Tottenham’s clash with Brighton on Sunday. This is due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the north London club. Spurs manager, Antonio Conte, on Wednesday confirmed that eight first-team players and five staff members have tested positive for Coronavirus. It led to UEFA calling off their Europa Conference League match with Rennes on Thursday. The Premier League have now confirmed this weekend’s fixture at Brighton will also not go ahead “We can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 2pm, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon. “The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone the game following guidance from medical advisers, with the hea...
Chelsea don’t have what it takes – Hamann names club to win Premier League title
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Chelsea don’t have what it takes – Hamann names club to win Premier League title

Former Liverpool star, Dietmar Hamann, has said that Chelsea will fall behind Liverpool and Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title this season. Chelsea were sitting at the top of the Premier League table before their clash against West Ham last Saturday, having only lost one of their opening 14 top flight matches and conceding a league-best of six goals. The 3-2 defeat to West Ham saw them drop to third, two points behind City in first and one behind Liverpool. But the Blues have been hit by major injuries with regular players such as Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kante and Jorginho all sidelined. And Hamann believes Thomas Tuchel’s Blues will finish some way behind Liverpool and City. “It’s still a three-horse race right now, but I don’t think Ch...
3 killed as herders, farmers clash in Adamawa
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3 killed as herders, farmers clash in Adamawa

Three people have been killed and two others injured following a clash between herders and farmers in Adamawa State. The clash occurred in Toungo Local Government Area where two farmers allegedly responded to calls that their farms were being eaten up by cows only to be killed by owners of the cows. Our correspondent gathered Tuesday night that in the course of the clash which occurred Monday afternoon at the Kasuwan Ladi village in Toungo, two farmers and a herder died, with two others sustaining injuries. Sources said some herders put their cattle into the farms of the deceased farmers on that fateful day, and that when the farmers were informed about the destruction going on in their farms, they visited the farms, got into heated outbursts with the invading herders, and were be...
Champions League: Owen predicts Man United vs Young Boys, Zenit vs Chelsea
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Champions League: Owen predicts Man United vs Young Boys, Zenit vs Chelsea

Former Manchester United striker, Michael Owen, has predicted today’s Champions League match between Manchester United and Young Boys at Old Trafford. Owen also predicted Chelsea’s away Champions League clash against Zenith in Russia. Providing his prediction, Owen told BetVictor: “It wasn’t emphatic, but Ralf Rangnick will have been delighted to start his tenure in charge with a win on Sunday. “United lost away to Young Boys, so will take this one seriously. I can’t see them slipping up again here, 2-1 United.” Commenting on the Zenit St Petersburg vs Chelsea game, Owen said, “This won’t be an easy away trip for the Blues, but they have been in very good form in Europe this season. “A win would seal top spot in the group and I fancy them to get it. I am going for 1-0.” ...
Man Utd boss Rangnick: Lingard will get chance
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Man Utd boss Rangnick: Lingard will get chance

Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick insists Jesse Lingard will get a chance to prove his worth. Lingard is off contract in June and wanted back by West Ham next month. Ahead of their Champions League clash with Young Boys, Rangnick said: "Everybody has the chance to perform and present themselves. I am happy to give game time to quite a few of them tomorrow. "Perfect opportunity to get to know the players." Donny van de Beek and Dean Henderson are due to start. He added: "Well to start with they will both play tomorrow, in the first XI. "Donny came on as a sub last Sunday. Dean is a very ambitious 'keeper, we need two."  
‘What do you expect from a referee who has match-fixed?’ – Bellingham and Haaland criticize official after dubious penalty costs Dortmund against Bayern
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‘What do you expect from a referee who has match-fixed?’ – Bellingham and Haaland criticize official after dubious penalty costs Dortmund against Bayern

The England midfielder made no attempt to hide his anger after seeing Saturday's clash slip away from the hosts in controversial circumstances Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham launched a furious attack on referee Felix Zwayer following his side's 3-2 defeat to Bayern Munich on Saturday, suggesting that an official with a history of rigging results should not be anywhere near the Bundesliga's showpiece fixture. A late Robert Lewandowski penalty finally settled the match in Bayern's favour after a thrilling exhibition of football at Signal Iduna Park. But not everyone was in agreement with the decision to award the spot-kick, least of all Dortmund's teenage England international.
Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea player very hard to drop from squad
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Thomas Tuchel names Chelsea player very hard to drop from squad

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has identified attacking midfielder, Mason Mount, as the Blues player that is ‘very hard’ to leave out of his team. Tuchel stated this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with West Ham United on Saturday afternoon. The German explained that Mount always gives full energy, positivity and a wonderful approach to the game. According to him, the England international brings a certain attitude, aura and mentality on the field of play. Mount established himself as a key player under former Chelsea coach, Frank Lampard, and continued to impress under Tuchel. “To have Mason brings a certain attitude, aura and mentality on the field and it’s nice that he has this winning ratio. We are aware of it and it’s full credit to him,” Tuchel was quoted by Che...
Embarrassing’ – Paul Scholes, Ian Wright slam De Gea over Arsenal’s first goal in Man Utd 3-2 win
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Embarrassing’ – Paul Scholes, Ian Wright slam De Gea over Arsenal’s first goal in Man Utd 3-2 win

Manchester United and Arsenal legends,Paul Scholes and Ian Wright have slammed David de Gea, branding him ’embarrassing’ for his role in Arsenal’s opening goal during the Premier League clash on Thursday. Emile Smith Rowe gave the Gunners the lead in the 13th minute, after David de Gea went down after a corner. Replays showed De Gea was stamped on by team-mate Fred, but play went on and Smith Rowe slammed home from the edge of the box with the Spanish goalkeeper still on the floor. Referee Martin Atkinson, appeared to be considering intervening but eventually awarded the goal after making contacts with VAR. “That’s embarrassing,” Scholes told Premier League productions. ‘You protect your goal, you do anything to stop a goal. “To turn away, to not even look, there’s clearly...
Two Chelsea Premier League games postponed
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Two Chelsea Premier League games postponed

Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures against Brighton and Arsenal in February have been postponed. The games were postponed due to Chelsea’s involvement in the FIFA Club World Cup. Chelsea disclosed this in a post via their website on Tuesday ahead of their Premier League clash with Watford on Wednesday. Thomas Tuchel’s side head to the game following a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in their previous Premier League encounter last weekend. Recall that the FIFA Club World Cup draw was announced on Monday. Chelsea will take part in the Club World Cup in February 2022, having qualified courtesy of winning the Champions League. The Blues will face one of Al Hilal, Al Jazira or Auckland City at the semi-final stage. A new date for both league games will be announced in due ...
Manchester Utd to be without three key players for Chelsea clash
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Manchester Utd to be without three key players for Chelsea clash

Manchester United have confirmed that their caretaker manager, Michael Carrick will be without three key players when they take on Chelsea in a Premier League tie on Sunday evening. Man United, in a post via their website on Thursday, said captain Harry Maguire, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane would miss the Chelsea clash this weekend at Stamford Bridge. Maguire was shown a red card in Man United’s 4-1 defeat to Watford last weekend, meaning the England centre-back is suspended for the clash with Chelsea. Meanwhile, Pogba remains sidelined with an injury he picked up while on international duty with France national team. Varane, on the other hand, picked up a thigh injury against Atalanta in the Champions League at the start of November and remains out for this we...
Conor Gallagher to Return to Chelsea – Petr Cech
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Conor Gallagher to Return to Chelsea – Petr Cech

Chelsea technical and performance advisor, Petr Cech has said that Crystal Palace midfielder, Conor Gallagher will return to Chelsea in the future. Cech said this ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Leicester City on Saturday afternoon. Gallagher, who was recently included in England’s World Cup qualifier squad, is currently on loan at Crystal Palace from Chelsea. The 21-year-old has been flourishing for Palace, scoring four goals and providing two assists in his ten starts for the club so far this season. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Petr Cech said: “Conor was very close in terms of making the team here in the summer and we were really happy with him but it was the same as with Billy Gilmour and we felt at that stage of their careers they ne...
Leicester City vs Chelsea: How we’ll beat Tuchel’s men – Ricardo Pereira
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Leicester City vs Chelsea: How we’ll beat Tuchel’s men – Ricardo Pereira

Leicester City full-back, Ricardo Pereira, has revealed how the Foxes will beat Chelsea when both teams clash in the Premier League this weekend. According to Pereira, Leicester will be at their best and focus on themselves in order to beat Chelsea and take all three points. The Portuguese said Brendan Rodgers’s men would be going into the game against Chelsea with a positive mindset. Leicester City will host Chelsea in a Premier League tie at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Foxes are placed in 12th position in the table, 11 points behind early leaders, Chelsea. “We know it’s going to be very tough. They are showing great qualities this year and deservedly sit at the top of the league. Chelsea are always a difficult team to play, but especia...
2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria qualify for World Cup Play-Offs
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2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria qualify for World Cup Play-Offs

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2022 World Cup play-offs after finishing top of Group C in the qualifiers on Tuesday night November 16. The game played against Cape Verde at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos ended 1 - 1 Napoli superstar, Victor Osimhen found the net in the first minute of the clash before the visitors responded back four minutes later after Ryan Mendes scored. Nigeria, having finished top of Group C with 13 points, join Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, Mali, Ghana, Morocco, and DR Congo as the 8th country to qualify for the playoffs round. Two more countries are expected to join them tonight. Only five African countries will qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Osimhen makes me lose sleep – Mazzola warns Inter Milan ahead of Napoli clash
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Osimhen makes me lose sleep – Mazzola warns Inter Milan ahead of Napoli clash

Former Inter Milan director, Sandro Mazzola, has warned the club about the threat posed by Victor Osimhen ahead of their Serie A clash with Inter Milan this weekend. Mazzola said Osimhen makes him lose sleep, adding that every time the Super Eagles forward touches the ball, he amazes him. Inter Milan will on Sunday host Napoli in their first game after the international break, on Sunday, November 21. Osimhen has scored nine goals in 13 games for Napoli so far this season. “Spalletti’s team is not to be underestimated. There is that center forward there, Victor Osimhen, who is really strong,” Mazzola told Radio Kiss Kiss. “It makes me lose sleep. Every time he touches the ball, he manages to amaze me; it’s surprising.” Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille in 20...
Man Utd suffer major injury blow ahead of Watford clash
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Man Utd suffer major injury blow ahead of Watford clash

Manchester United have suffered a major injury blow ahead of their Premier League clash with Watford on November 20. Man United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has been ruled out of France’s World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan on November 13 and Finland on November 16 after suffering a right thigh injury. Pogba was seen leaving Monday’s training session with team doctor Franck Le Gall. “Paul Pogba is forced to withdraw from France’s next two games at the Parc des Princes against Kazakhstan and against Finland in Helsinki,” a statement from the French Football Federation read. Pogba is being replaced in France’s squad by AS Roma’s Jordan Veretout. The 28-year-old missed Man United’s last two Premier League games against Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur. Meanwhile, Franc...
Mark Lawrenson predicts result of Man Utd vs Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, other games
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Mark Lawrenson predicts result of Man Utd vs Man City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, other games

Former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted some of the English Premier League, EPL, games that will be played this weekend. Manchester United will host Manchester City at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, while Chelsea will tackle Burnley at Stamford Bridge. Tottenham will clash with Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, while West Ham United will host Liverpool and Arsenal will take on Watford at Emirates Stadium. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport, “United’s win over Tottenham last weekend was a good result, but if you actually watched the game, Spurs were absolutely hopeless. Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Atalanta was a better gauge of where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are at as a team. “It was United’s ‘big three’, as I call them, of Cristiano Ronal...
Ex-Chelsea star, Cundy slams ‘disgraceful’ Liverpool fans for booing Suarez
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Ex-Chelsea star, Cundy slams ‘disgraceful’ Liverpool fans for booing Suarez

Former Chelsea star, Jason Cundy, has branded the Liverpool fans who booed Luis Suarez upon his return to Anfield with Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night as a ‘disgrace’. Liverpool defeated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League clash at Anfield, thanks to two goals from Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota. During the encounter, when Suarez was subbed, he was booed by some sections of the home crowd as he made his way off to be replaced by Hector Herrera. Reacting to the development, Cundy told talkSPORT: “Liverpool fans booing Suarez, I couldn’t work it out. I thought I would miss something in the match. “Why are Liverpool fans booing Suarez? He was an absolute legend and hero and nearly single-handedly dragged them to a Premier League title under Brendan Rodgers. “Why? What’s the...
You’ll get slapped again by Man City – Rio Ferdinand warns Man United after 2-2 draw with Atalanta
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You’ll get slapped again by Man City – Rio Ferdinand warns Man United after 2-2 draw with Atalanta

Rio Ferdinand has warned that Manchester United will get ‘slapped’ by Manchester City in this weekend’s derby at Old Trafford if they put up the sloppy performance they displayed against Atalanta on Tuesday night. By being ‘slapped’ again the former England defender was referring to United’s disappointing 5-0 defeat to Liverpool two weekends ago. Ferdinand noted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were in ‘disarray’ for much of Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Atalanta. It was Cristiano Ronaldo that once again rescued United with a superb late goal to earn them a draw against Atalanta. Their next game is a Premier League clash with arch-rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford and Ferdinand has warned his former club against replicating their Atalanta display against Pep G...
Messi left out of PSG squad to face Leipzig due to hamstring & knee injuries
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Messi left out of PSG squad to face Leipzig due to hamstring & knee injuries

Mauricio Pochettino will be without the six-time Ballon d'Or winner when his side resume their Champions League campaign in midweek Lionel Messi has been left out of Paris Saint-Germain's squad to face RB Leipzig due to a couple of fresh injury complaints. Messi has not been named in Mauricio Pochettino's 21-man squad for Wednesday's Champions League group-stage clash, having come off early in their last Ligue 1 outing against Lille. Pochettino explained that the Argentine superstar had picked up a knock after the 2-1 victory, and PSG have now confirmed that he is struggling with two separate issues that have made him unavailable for selection.  
Barcelona’s Aguero out for over three months following chest discomfort
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Barcelona’s Aguero out for over three months following chest discomfort

The striker was taken to hospital after complaining of chest discomfort during his side's La Liga clash at the weekend Barcelona have confirmed Sergio Aguero will be out for at least three months after suffering chest problems. The Argentine striker was taken to hospital after complaining of dizziness during his side's 1-1 draw with Alaves on Saturday. Aguero has undergone medical checks and the club have confirmed he will be out of action for several months.  
Champions League: Tuchel names four key players to miss Malmo, Chelsea clash
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Champions League: Tuchel names four key players to miss Malmo, Chelsea clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that four key players will miss his side’s Champions League clash with Malmo on Tuesday. The four players are Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount. Tuchel disclosed this on Monday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game following a 3-0 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League over the weekend. Tuchel said, “These four players are out, unfortunately. But for Timo, Romelu and Kova no surprise. “Mason doesn’t feel better, it’s not COVID. “He’s just ill. Christian Pulisic is back and back in the squad for tomorrow.” The kick-off time for Malmo vs Chelsea is 6:45 pm.
Alan Shearer, Ian Wright give verdict on Man Utd’s 3-0 win over Tottenham
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Alan Shearer, Ian Wright give verdict on Man Utd’s 3-0 win over Tottenham

Former Premier League stars, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright have delivered their verdict on Manchester United’s Premier League 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Man United defeated Tottenham in an away Premier League tie, thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford. Speaking on Match of the Day, Wright said, “I thought today, Tottenham were perfect for them, although saying that Man United gave them no time at all. “At no stage, when we watched Tottenham, because of the way Man United worked and how hard they were working, did they make any Tottenham player feel like he had time on the ball, at any stage. “They get the ball, but not really under control, because Man United’s players are ready, they get into them to win it back. And it jus...
Liverpool, Man City set standards, Chelsea only trying to close gap – Tuchel
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Liverpool, Man City set standards, Chelsea only trying to close gap – Tuchel

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that Liverpool and Manchester City have set the ‘standards’ in the Premier League. Tuchel, who stated this ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Saturday, said the Blues are only trying to close the gap that Liverpool and Man City have set. Chelsea are currently on top of the Premier League table with a point ahead of second-place Liverpool and two points ahead of Man City. Asked whether Chelsea have closed the gap to Liverpool and Man City, Tuchel said at his pre-match press conference ahead of the Newcastle clash, “Maybe for the moment. It is only nine games in. We need to prove it. “Maybe we proved it in the last half of the season, but now is a new season and we need to prove it. “It is not enoug...
Anthony Joshua reveals he found out reason for his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr two weeks after the fight
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Anthony Joshua reveals he found out reason for his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr two weeks after the fight

Former boxing champion, Anthony Joshua has revealed that he found out why he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr two weeks after their June 2019 clash. Ruiz who was a late replacement for Jarrell Miller, shocked the world at Madison Square Garden when he knocked Joshua out to claim Joshua's belts. When asked after the fight , Joshua couldn't explain what happened but in a new interview with iFL TV, the Brit admitted that he now knows where he went wrong. He also added that he refused to make excuses at the time like how David Haye and Deontay Wilder did against Wladmir Klitschko and Tyson Fury in their fights. Joshua, 32, said: "I was looking for a replacement. Realistically, at top level we need another 10 weeks to prepare for this style of fight, but whatever bring him on. "It was ...
Man Utd are hungry – Lucas Moura warns Tottenham
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Man Utd are hungry – Lucas Moura warns Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur star, Lucas Moura has warned his teammates that Manchester United are ‘hungry’ because of their latest humiliating 5-0 defeat to Liverpool last weekend. Moura gave the warning ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side on Saturday. According to him, it is dangerous to play against Man United at this stage, adding that the Red Devils have very good players with experience in the game. “It is always a dangerous time to play against them,” Moura told Standard Sport. “They are hungry because of the game against Liverpool and we are hungry because of the game against West Ham. “They have very good players, they have good experience in football and they will know how to pass this moment. “This is not our problem, it doesn’t ma...
Ian Wright exposes Tottenham’s major problem ahead of Man Utd clash
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Ian Wright exposes Tottenham’s major problem ahead of Man Utd clash

Former Arsenal star, Ian Wright, has exposed Tottenham Hotspur’s major problem under their manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, ahead of Spurs’ Premier League clash with Manchester United on Saturday. Wright said Tottenham’s major problem under Santo is the midfield. Tottenham started the current campaign on a good note with four consecutive wins against Arsenal, Manchester City, Wolves and Watford, but have since suffered a drastic dip in form. Santo’s side have lost five of their last eleven matches in all competitions. “I think with Nuno, his major problem is his midfield,” Wright said on Optus Sport’s The Kelly & Wrighty Show. “You have got Harry Kane, who is not getting chances. We know everything that’s happened with Harry Kane, he’s trying to do his stuff and trying to...
Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he’ll retire from playing football
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Cristiano Ronaldo reveals when he’ll retire from playing football

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has revealed that he would retire from playing football when he feels he is not capable of running, dribbling and shooting. The Portugal captain said this ahead of Man United’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Sunday. Ronaldo became the all-time top scorer in international football last month. When asked by Sky Sports on international retirement, the 36-year-old said: “But Why? I think it’s not my time yet. It’s not what people want, it’s what I want. “It’s when I feel that I’m not capable to run, to dribble, to shoot, if the power is gone … but I still have that stuff so I want to continue because I’m still motivated. It’s the main word – [motivated] to do my stuff, to make people happy and my family happy and the fans and ...
Alexander-Arnold reveals Liverpool’s plan to beat Man United at Old Trafford
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Alexander-Arnold reveals Liverpool’s plan to beat Man United at Old Trafford

Liverpool defender, Trent Alexander-Arnold, has revealed his side’s plan to beat Manchester United. Liverpool will on Sunday face Manchester United at Old Trafford in a Premier League clash. But Alexander-Arnold is now saying that Jurgen Klopp’s side will aim to exploit Man United’s weakness. According to him, Liverpool will analyse Man United’s weak area, what they can do to get past Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. “I think, first and foremost, it’s having a good defensive structure,” Alexander-Arnold told Liverpool’s official website. “They have outstanding attacking talent that we need to kind of keep quiet. They have got big names, they are a strong, attacking side on the back of a good comeback in midweek, so they will have a bit of confidence. “But I think our defens...
Mount hat-trick as Chelsea hit seven to hammer hapless Norwich
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Mount hat-trick as Chelsea hit seven to hammer hapless Norwich

Chelsea ensured they will stay at the top of the Premier League for another week at least as Mason Mount's hat-trick inspired Thomas Tuchel's side to a thumping 7-0 victory over bottom side Norwich at Stamford Bridge. The gulf in class between the two sides was there for all to see from the very first whistle as Chelsea raced out of the blocks to take an early advantage through Mount (8). The Blues were hardly tested at the back and the goals continued to flow at the other end as Callum Hudson-Odoi (18) and Reece James (42) sent them in at the break three goals to the good. Hapless Norwich's woes continued after the break as Ben Chilwell (57) continued his fine scoring run before Max Aarons' own goal (62) continued a torrid afternoon for Daniel Farke's side, who also had Ben G...

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