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UEFA Europa League Final: Arsenal, Chelsea release starting XI
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UEFA Europa League Final: Arsenal, Chelsea release starting XI

Chelsea and Arsenal are set for the all-English final of the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League final at the Baku Olympic Stadium in Azerbaijan, releasing their staring eleven for the match tonight The line-up is as follows:   CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Emerson, Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud, E Hazard   ARSENAL Cech, Papastathopoulos, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Özil, Lacazette, Aubameyang  
See 3 Strong Reason Why Chelsea Will Beat Arsenal In Europa League Final
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See 3 Strong Reason Why Chelsea Will Beat Arsenal In Europa League Final

All roads lead to Baku Olympic stadium, Azerbaijan on 29 May 2019 where London rivals Chelsea & Arsenal will battle in the Europa League final. Arsenal produced an incredible display in the second leg of their semi-final clash against Valencia to book a place in the final, while Chelsea had to settle affairs with Frankfurt via penalties. We are expecting a thrilling game indeed but we have some reasons below why Chelsea will eventually grab the trophy at the end of the match: Eden Hazard Is A Man For The Big Occasions It was no surprise that Hazard, amid pressure, took the final penalty that took Chelsea to the Europa League final. You can only wonder where the club will be without their talisman. In Hazard, the Blues have a gifted player who can single-handedly change t...
EPL: View Chelsea’s Squad Against Burnley
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EPL: View Chelsea’s Squad Against Burnley

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Christensen, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Loftus-Cheek, Higuain, Hazard, Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Barkley, Caballero, Barkley, Kovacic, Giroud, Alonso, Cahill. The kick-off time for the match is 8pm
Olivier Giroud Speaks on Leaving Chelsea for Another Club this Summer
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Olivier Giroud Speaks on Leaving Chelsea for Another Club this Summer

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud has disclosed that he is ready to leave the Stamford Bridge this summer due to his lack of playing time under manager, Maurizio Sarri. The 32-year-old said he is not afraid to take a step down in order to play a more important role at another club. Giroud has fallen down the pecking order in Sarri’s squad this campaign since the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain. Speaking on his lack of playing time under Sarri, Giroud told RTL, “Of course it’s frustrating. “Today, I have the impression that there is clearly no competition with Higuain since January. “It’s like that, I know I’m only going to play in the Europa League and I try to do what it takes to be as effective and important as possible for the team.” Giroud won the French Ligu...
Chelsea squad to Face Malmo Revealed
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Chelsea squad to Face Malmo Revealed

Chelsea have released their line-up that will tackle Malmo in Thursday’s UEFA Europa League round of 32 second-leg tie at Stamford Bridge. According to Goal, Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri released a list of 20 players. Chelsea head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Malmo in the first-leg encounter last week. Below is the Chelsea squad against Malmo: Goalkeepers: Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Cumming Defenders: Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Rudiger, Luiz, Christensen, Ampadu, Emerson Midfielders: Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Kovacic Forwards: Willian, Pedro, Hazard, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Higuain The kick-off time for the match is 9 pm.
Manchester United Vs Chelsea: Squad List for FA Cup Match Tonight
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Manchester United Vs Chelsea: Squad List for FA Cup Match Tonight

Below is the squad list for the FA Cup 5th round game between Manchester United and Chelsea. The encounter will be taking place Monday night at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United have selected a 20 man list which includes three goal keepers, six defenders, six midfielders and five forwards. Goalkeepers: De Gea, Romero, Grant. Defenders: Dalot, Young, Smalling, Shaw, Lindelof, Bailly Midfielders: Matic, Pereira, McTominay, Fred, Pogba, Herrera Attackers: Lukaku, Chong, Rashford, Sanchez, Mata. Chelsea selected 25 players for the match which includes three goalkeepers, nine defenders, eleven midfielders and two forwards. Goalkeepers: Kepa, Caballero, Bulka Defenders: Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Luiz, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Emerson, Ampadu Midfielders: J...
Sarri Confirms Two Chelsea Players  May Miss Southampton Clash
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Sarri Confirms Two Chelsea Players May Miss Southampton Clash

Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri has confirmed that the likes of Olivier Giroud and Cesc Fabregas may not feature against Southampton in tonight’s Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. According to Sarri, Giroud and Fabregas are currently injured. The Italian gaffer said he is waiting to assess the seriousness of injuries suffered by the duo. Giroud sustained an ankle injury during Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace last weekend, while Fabregas has not played for Sarri’s side since December 22, due to a neck injury. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Sarri was quoted by Sport Review as saying: “Giroud’s problem is his ankle. I don’t know the extent at the moment. We have to wait. Later I will see the doctor for the first result.” Asked about Fabregas’ s...
Europa League: Giroud, Hudson-Odoi Shine As Chelsea Thrash PAOK
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Europa League: Giroud, Hudson-Odoi Shine As Chelsea Thrash PAOK

Olivier Giroud and and 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi were both on fine form as Chelsea thrashed PAOK Salonika in the 5th Europa League Group L game. Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea saw off PAOK Salonika to secure top spot in Europa League Group L. The Frenchman curled home from Pedro’s pass before burying a volley from Cesc Fabregas’ lofted through ball to give the hosts a two-goal lead at the break. The Greek visitors had been down to 10 men since the seventh minute with Yevhen Khacheridi dismissed for diving in and denying Giroud a clear goal-scoring opportunity. A depleted PAOK tired further in the second half and 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi found the net before substitute Alvaro Morata headed in the youngster’s cross with his first touch off the bench. Chelsea...
Liverpool’s Klopp Talks Up Chelsea Title Chances
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Liverpool’s Klopp Talks Up Chelsea Title Chances

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has expressed his admiration for Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and stressed that the Blues are strong contenders for the Premier League title. Jürgen Klopp Chelsea — in Sarri’s first season at Stamford Bridge — have 16 points out of a possible 18 in the Premier League so far, two fewer than leaders Liverpool. The two clubs meet in London on Saturday but on Wednesday they clash in the third round of the League Cup. READ ALSO: Cousin appointed sole Gabon coach after Aubameyang’s father rejects job At his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Klopp said when asked about Sarri: “It is the biggest change of system I ever saw in such a short period of time. Wow. Style completely (different). What a manager he is, to be honest. “I’m pretty much a s...
Arsenal Confident Of Securing Deals For Aubameyang And Mkhitaryan
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Arsenal Confident Of Securing Deals For Aubameyang And Mkhitaryan

Arsenal are growing increasingly confident of signing Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan this month with both players agreeing personal terms with the club, Goal understands. Arsene Wenger is looking to soften the blow of losing Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United by bringing in what he sees as two world class attacking players and talks with Mkhitaryan’s agent Mino Raiola have finally seen a breakthrough after Arsenal agreed a healthy financial package to make the Armenian one of the club’s highest paid players. Sanchez was forced to train with the club’s development team on Thursday as his move to United was deemed imminent by Wenger. The transfer will have to be completed by Friday 12pm GMT in order for the 28-year-old to be available for Saturday’s league match away to ...
Arsene Wenger Vows To Fix Power Shift In Tottenham Showdown
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Arsene Wenger Vows To Fix Power Shift In Tottenham Showdown

Arsene Wenger has warned Tottenham that Arsenal will use Saturday’s derby showdown to prove the balance of power in north London hasn’t shifted permanently. After decades of lording it over their neighbours from the other end of the Seven Sisters Road, Wenger’s side have found themselves in the unpleasant position of playing second fiddle to Tottenham over the last year. Tottenham will arrive at the Emirates Stadium sitting four points above the Gunners in the Premier League and still basking in the afterglow of their memorable victory over European champions Real Madrid earlier this month. While Mauricio Pochettino’s team harbour ambitions of winning both the Premier League and Champions League, Arsenal are living in reduced circumstances. Having finished below Tottenham last ...
Wenger Explains Decision To Deny Lacazette A Shot At First Arsenal Hat-Trick
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Wenger Explains Decision To Deny Lacazette A Shot At First Arsenal Hat-Trick

Arsene Wenger says Alexandre Lacazette was denied an opportunity to net his first Arsenal hat-trick because he was “tired”. The France international continued his impressive start to life with the Gunners on Monday as he bagged a brace in a 2-0 victory over West Brom. Lacazette opened the scoring in the Premier League encounter at Emirates Stadium in the 20th minute, before going on to convert a 67th-minute penalty. The 26-year-old would have had his eyes on the match ball at that stage, but was replaced seven minutes from the end by countryman Olivier Giroud. Explaining that decision, Arsenal boss Wenger told the Evening Standard: “I took him off because he was tired. “I would have loved him [to score a hat-trick]… he had an opportunity. But I gave him the penalty as well you know. O...
Giroud Admits He Came Close To Leaving Arsenal Due To A Lack Of Game Time
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Giroud Admits He Came Close To Leaving Arsenal Due To A Lack Of Game Time

The Gunners striker was linked with a move to Everton, West Ham and Marseille during the last transfer window. However, the Frenchman performed a U-turn because he wanted to stay at the Emirates and fight for his place, despite the £52million signing of Alexandre Lacazette. He said: "It is true I was close to leaving as I wanted to play but after big reflection I wanted to stay. The story was not over at Arsenal. "As I said to the boss, our story is not finished, and everyone was pleased with that." Arsene Wenger believes making the top four is Arsenal's best hope of reaching next season's Champions League. The Gunners kick off their Europa League campaign at home to Cologne on Thursday. Wenger saw Manchester United win the competition last season after finishing sixth in...
Why I Didn’t Quit Arsenal This Summer – Giroud
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Why I Didn’t Quit Arsenal This Summer – Giroud

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has claimed that something in his soul and heart told him to stay at the club beyond this summer. Giroud was linked with a move away from the Emirates following the arrival of international team-mate, Alexandre Lacazette, in a £50 million deal. West Ham, Everton and Marseille were all keen to sign the 30-year-old following the arrival of Lacazette from Lyon. Manager Arsene Wenger this week revealed that he gave the player the option of leaving, but that he chose to fight for his place. “To be honest, there was something in my soul and in my heart which told me to stay. That is why. “To be honest, I have been hesitating because I am the most happy man when I play and I am on the pitch. I keep the faith and I still believe I can have an important pa...
Arsenal Must Pay €65m For Lacazette, Lyon Eye Giroud – Aulas
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Arsenal Must Pay €65m For Lacazette, Lyon Eye Giroud – Aulas

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said Arsenal are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette but would have to pay €65 million to get him. Lacazette, 26, has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this summer after scoring 37 goals in 45 games for the Ligue 1 club last season. The striker almost moved to Atletico Madrid before the Spanish side were hit by a transfer ban, but Aulas said there was also interest from Arsenal. “I do not have the intention of rapidly letting Alexandre go, because there is still a desire from Atletico Madrid to bring him in on the 1st of January [2018],” he told L’Equipe. “Now, I will also be listening to what Alexandre has to say. I saw Arsene [Wenger], during the match between France and England. I was with Gerard Houllier [Lyon advisor...
Giroud Warns Arsenal Over Playing Time
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Giroud Warns Arsenal Over Playing Time

France forward Olivier Giroud said on Tuesday he will not accept a bit-part role with Arsenal next season. The 30-year-old was often a substitute over the last campaign as Gunners manager Arsene Wenger preferred to line up Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott in attack. Giroud, who also had an injury-disrupted campaign, made only 11 league starts and, with 18 appearances from the bench, was the Arsenal player most used as a substitute last season. But while he said he’s happy at Arsenal, the former Montpellier striker says he wants to play more. “I still have two or even three years left on my Arsenal contract, for the moment my future is at Arsenal,” he said. “I feel good here, I want to win the Premier League with Arsenal. “But I don’t know what the future holds.” On Sund...
Arsenal Vs Bayern Munich : UCL Today At 8:45 Pm
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Arsenal Vs Bayern Munich : UCL Today At 8:45 Pm

Arsenal will be hoping Emirates miracle to overturn 5-1 loss.. Arsenal will be hoping to pull off the seemingly impossible when they welcome Bayern Munich to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night looking to overturn a 5-1 first-leg deficit in the last 16 of the Champions League. The Gunners were brazenly outclassed at the Allianz Arena and will need to put in one of the all-time great Champions League performances if they are to repair the damage done in Bavaria. Arsenal Another year, another last-16 exit from the Champions League. That looks to be the situation again for the Gunners, who have failed to progress beyond this stage since the 2009-10 campaign. content continues after the advert Arsenal fans may well point to the unfortunate nature of having drawn the German giants yet a...
Arsenal Vs Burnley At 3:15pm
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Arsenal Vs Burnley At 3:15pm

Emirates Stadium, London Sunday, January 22 9:15 a.m. EST, 14:15 GMT Match Officials Referee: Jonathan Moss Assistants: Marc Perry and Andy Halliday 4th Official: Anthony Taylor Reverse Fixture: Burnley 0 - 1 Arsenal This Match, Last Time: Arsenal 3 - 0 Burnley (November 1, 2014) All-Time in All Competitions: 48 Arsenal wins, 33 Burnley wins, 21 draws Arsenal's League Form: L-L-W-W-D-W Burnley's League Form: L-L-W-W-L-W It is now mid-January, also known as "when Arsenal started to Bleep up their title run last year," and the Gunners are currently right in the middle of a six team title race. Chelsea have a moderate-to-enormous seven point lead at the top of the table, meaning the odds of them winning the league are something like 75%-ish right now, but there's still plenty of f...

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