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Champions League: Peter Crouch Names Man City Player that has no Fear in Big Games
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Champions League: Peter Crouch Names Man City Player that has no Fear in Big Games

  Former Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch, has identified Phil Foden as the Manchester City player that has no fear in big games. Crouch said this on Wednesday night after Foden’s impressive displays in Man City’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund. Foden added a second goal against Dortmund to secure a place in the Champions League semi-finals for Pep Guardiola’s side after Riyad Mahrez had earlier equalised from the penalty spot. Man City will now face Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final later this month. “He’s 20 years old, and he has absolutely no fear whatsoever [in big games],” Crouch told BT Sport. “Man City fans can relate to him, he’s a mainstay in the team, and that’s what fans want to see. He’s been fabulous this ...
Leicester City Plot Ademola Lookman Swoop
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Leicester City Plot Ademola Lookman Swoop

Leicester City will make a move for Ademola Lookman should Fulham fail to stay in the Premier League at the end of the season. Lookman has scored four goals and recorded four assists since linking up with Fulham on loan from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig last summer. Despite his impressive form, the Cottagers have struggled on their return to the top flight. And should they get relegated, Fulham can surely expect a number of their players to be targeted by others. One member of their current squad they will be powerless over is Lookman. The Sunday Mirror reports that Fulham’s hopes of keeping the RB Leipzig winger will likely depend on whether they beat the drop. And should they make an immediate return to the Championship, Leicester would be interested in offering Lookma...
AC Milan Will Do Everything To Sign Tomori Permanently
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AC Milan Will Do Everything To Sign Tomori Permanently

AC Milan coach Stefano, Pioli says he’s prepared to do everything in a bid to sign Chelsea defender, Fikayo Tomori on a permanent deal. Tomori is currently on loan from Chelsea and has been impressive for Milan since joining the team last summer. He was at his best mettle in the team’s 2-1 win over Parma on Saturday in Serie A where he played all 90 minutes. Reacting to his performance, Pioli heaped praises on the England star and insisted that he would do everything to trigger the clause in his contract in order to sign Tomori permanently. “He has made a wonderful impact and settled in so quickly, he has other characteristics of pace and of playing out from the back that can certainly improve us as a team. “He is a player who is certainly giving us a lot and the intenti...
Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League
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Rangers Extend Super Eagles Defender Leon Balogun’s Contract after Helping Club Win Scottish Premier League

Following his impressive debut campaign in Scotland, Rangers have confirmed the extension of Leon Balogun’s contract which will keep him at Ibrox Stadium until the summer of 2022. The 32-year-old Nigeria international joined Rangers on a free transfer from Wigan Athletic last July and he has been a key part of Steven Gerrard's side as they marched to the premier league title with a 33-match unbeaten streak. “Today is a very happy day and a very proud day announcing my contract has been extended for another year,” Balogun told the club website. “I am proud to be a part of this amazing club and I felt that pretty early on I had fallen in love with the club and the working environment, the way the players and the management staff work and the way the club is a big family, I am ha...
Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month
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Kelechi Iheanacho’s Goal Assisted by Wilfred Ndidi in Burnley Clash wins Leicester City Goal of The Month

Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has another individual accolade for his impressive performances last month. The Nigeria international, 24, was announced as the winner of the Leicester City Goal of the Month award for March. Kelechi scored a beautiful volley against Burnley after a pass by his compatriot and teammate Wilfred Ndidi to help the Foxes share the points in the clash which ended in a draw. The goal saw off competition from Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, U23 star Kasey McAteer and Leicester City Women's stars Shannon O'Brien, Esmee De Graaf and Sam Tierney to clinch the prize. The striker, who was called on after injuries to Harvey Barnes and James Maddison scored five goals including a hattrick against Sheffield United last month. He w...
PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games
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PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has been suspended for two matches, following his red card against Lille last Saturday. This means the Brazilian international will not feature for PSG when they tackle Strasbourg this weekend and Saint-Etienne on April 18, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced. Neymar was sent off during PSG’s 1-0 home defeat following an altercation with Lille defender, Tiago Djalo, who was also dismissed. Neymar and Djalo were given three-match bans, but with one of those games suspended. PSG’s defeat against Lille means Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now three points behind Christophe Galtier’s side on the Ligue 1 table. Meanwhile, Neymar was impressive for PSG in their Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-2 victor...
Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto
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Morrison tells Tuchel Chelsea player that shouldn’t make starting XI again after 2-0 over Porto

  Former Premier League star, Clinton Morrison, has told Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel to keep Timo Werner out of the team. Morrison said the Germany International ‘needs time out’ of the Chelsea team after the striker struggled again in the game against Porto in Sevilla last night. Werner has endured a difficult season at Chelsea, scoring just eight goals in 38 appearances for the Blues in all competitions. The 25-year-old was subbed off by Tuchel in the second-half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Porto on Wednesday. “Chelsea have got other attacking options – it just depends on how long Tuchel wants to stick with Timo Werner,’ Morrison told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Listen, Werner is not a bad player. You don’t become a bad player overnight. It’s just at the moment, he’s gett...
Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)
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Kelechi Iheanacho signs new four year contract at Leicester City worth £100,000 (N52.6m) per week (photos)

Nigeria international, Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new contract with Leicester City that will keep him at the King Power Stadium until 2024. He was handed a new deal following his impressive performances for the side this season, scoring 12 goals and providing five assists in 28 appearances across all competitions. He was previously earning £60,000 weekly but his new deal sees him earn £100,000 per week (about N52.6m) Iheanacho has been at the club since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Manchester City. “I can’t express how I’m feeling. I’m excited, I’m happy, I’m overwhelmed! It’s a great moment and I’m happy that Leicester City gave me a new contract,” Iheanacho told the club website on Saturday, April 3. “It’s been a great time here. It’s not been easy, b...
Real Madrid Decide on Selling On-loan Arsenal Players, Ceballos, Odegaard
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Real Madrid Decide on Selling On-loan Arsenal Players, Ceballos, Odegaard

  LaLiga champions, Real Madrid, have decided to sell on-loan Arsenal stars, Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, this summer transfer window, according to The Times. Zinedine Zidane’s side needs to improve their finances if they are to compete in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland this summer, and as a result, the Los Blancos are willing to offload both Ceballos and Odegaard at the end of the season. Real Madrid are also looking to sell Gareth Bale, Luka Jovic and Brahim Diaz, who are also out on loan. Ceballos is currently in his second season with Arsenal, having been initially signed on a one-year loan deal during former manager Unai Emery’s regime. Odegaard, in the meantime, joined Arsenal on loan in January for the remainder of this season. B...
Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition
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Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku will only accept interest from Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid if the club’s manager, Antonio Conte, departs the Nerazzurri, according to the Daily Mail. Inter Milan have rejected all interest in Lukaku, who is understood to be keen to stay at the San Siro, providing Conte remains in charge of Serie A leaders with the pair sharing a strong relationship. Lukaku has enjoyed the best football of his career under the guidance of Conte and has formed a fine partnership with Lautaro Martinez  for Inter. The former Chelsea and Manchester United star has been impressive since signing for Inter from Manchester United in 2019 in a £73m deal. The Belgium international has become the fastest player in Inter’s history to r...
Paul Merson Advises Arsenal on Signing Odegaard Permanently
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Paul Merson Advises Arsenal on Signing Odegaard Permanently

  Arsenal hero, Paul Merson has advised the club on signing Real Madrid loanee, Martin Odegaard, on a permanent transfer. Merson said he would be ‘disappointed’ if Arsenal had not already made an offer to sign Odegaard permanently from Real Madrid. Odegaard has been impressive for Mikel Arteta’s side since joining the Gunners last January on a loan deal until the end of the season. “Martin Odegaard looks like a really good player and I hope Arsenal have a chance of signing him permanently,” Merson told Starsport. “Because if they don’t have a chance of making his loan permanent next season, why is he playing? If they know he doesn’t want to stay, he shouldn’t be playing because he’s taking opportunities away from people like Emile Smith Rowe. “So I hope Arsenal h...
Aaron Ramsey in Shock Return to Liverpool
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Aaron Ramsey in Shock Return to Liverpool

  Juventus midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, could be set for a shock return to England with Liverpool, Calciomercato reports. The 30-year-old has been hampered by injuries this campaign and has started just 12 of the club’s 27 Serie A matches so far. Ramsey joined the Italian giants as a free agent from Arsenal in the summer of 2019. He had an impressive start to life in Turin, but his reputation has been hit this season. The Welshman now finds himself in a position where he is no longer an automatic starter, with manager Andrea Pirlo seemingly preferring the likes of Arthur, Weston McKennie and Rodrigo Bentancur. Ramsey remains a popular figure at the Emirates and has been linked with a return. But it is believed two other Premier League clubs have joined the race f...
UFC: Details of Kamaru Usman, Masvidal Fight Confirmed
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UFC: Details of Kamaru Usman, Masvidal Fight Confirmed

  The UFC has confirmed it will welcome back fans in a mouth-watering UFC 261 fight on April 24 in Jacksonville, Florida, as Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight title against Jorge Masvidal. UFC boss, Dana White, has yearned for the return of fans since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. White has now announced the news on social media. “UFC 261 on April 24 will be in Jacksonville, Florida, with a full house of fans. Full capacity at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena,” he wrote. White has delivered no fewer than three title fights for the return of fans next month, with Usman facing arch-rival Masvidal for the second time in a year. The pair met on Fight Island last summer, with the welterweight champion defending his crown after Gamebred steppe...
Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Decision on Real Madrid Return
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Cristiano Ronaldo Takes Decision on Real Madrid Return

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is determined to resign from Real Madrid this summer and has instructed his agents to open talks with the LaLiga club. The 36-year-old left the Santiago Bernabeu in 2018 to join Juventus in a £100m deal. Juve brought in Ronaldo, in a bid to end their wait for a fourth Champions League trophy, but the Serie A club has been knocked out before the semi-finals in each of the Portuguese’s three seasons at the club. Last week’s defeat to Porto in the Champions League, has left Ronaldo considering his future in Turin and although the club insists he’s part of their plans, the forward only has a year to run on his deal. While Ronaldo will not fight publicly for a move to Real, Zinedine Zidane fueled talks of a return earlier this week by admitting...
Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season
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Rio Ferdinand Lists two Players that will Help Liverpool win Champions League this Season

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand has said that Liverpool cannot win the Champions League this season unless Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez return to the team. Both defenders have been kept out of football actions by long term injuries with Liverpool badly affected by their absence. The Reds qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition on Wednesday as they completed a routine victory over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp’s men defeated the Germans 2-0 in the first leg in Germany and repeated the scoreline at Anfield, strolling to a 4-0 aggregate victory. Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen had suggested that the Reds could win the Champions League this season following their impressive performance during the game ...
De Gea vs Henderson: Rio Ferdinand Names Man United’s Number One Goalkeeper
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De Gea vs Henderson: Rio Ferdinand Names Man United’s Number One Goalkeeper

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has named David de Gea ahead of Dean Henderson as his Red Devils’ number one goalkeeper. De Gea travelled to Spain for the birth of his first child and will miss Man United’s next five matches. The Spaniard is expected to return to Old Trafford after the international break. However, Henderson has already performed well in De Gea’s absence, keeping clean sheets in games against Crystal Palace and Manchester City, respectively. Asked if Henderson can be Man United’s future number one goalkeeper, Ferdinand said on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube series: “Listen, it’s a battle. But you have got to listen to what Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] said in the press conference after: he’s got the shirt for now until De Gea is back. That...
Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea
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Kai Havertz Makes Promises, suggests Position Good for him at Chelsea

  Chelsea star, Kai Havertz, has promised to improve and give his best for the club in the next few weeks. Havertz has also revealed that a false nine position will be good for him in the Blues’ squad, adding that he likes to have freedom on the pitch. The 21-year-old said this after his impressive display in Chelsea’s 2-0 victory against Everton in the Premier League on Monday night. “Now we are four points in front of them [Everton], and we have to secure that. That’s the plan, our goal is the Champions League,” the Germany international said as quoted by Chelsea’s official website. “You have to be strong in the next few matches as well, and that’s my goal. I will try to improve, I will try to give my best in the next few weeks, and then I hope it will continue li...
Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker
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Paul Scholes Tells Martial how he Can Become Man United’s Main Striker

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has told striker, Anthony Martial, how he can become the club’s main striker. Scholes said the France international could establish himself as the Red Devils’ first-choice centre forward and score 30 goals per season if he develops a “ruthless streak”. Martial was impressive in Man United’s 2-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday as he won an early penalty during the encounter. “Today against Manchester City, I thought they were excellent on the counter-attack. I thought Martial was really good as he (Solskjaer) said in the interview,” Scholes told Premier League Productions. “He’s not scored today, he’s had a great opportunity to score, but the other things he did meant he was a real threat. He was working hard. “He has qua...
Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Benzema Makes LaLiga History after 1-1 Draw
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Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid: Benzema Makes LaLiga History after 1-1 Draw

  Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema, on Sunday evening, made history following his side’s LaLiga 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid. Goals from Luis Suarez and Benzema gave both Atletico and Real Madrid a point each at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. The result means Atletico Madrid is on top of the LaLiga table with 59 points from 25 games. Real Madrid, meanwhile, are in the third position with 54 points from 26 games. According to OptaJoe, Benzema has now become the foreign player with the most appearances for Real Madrid in LaLiga’s history after featuring against Atletico. The France forward has 371 appearances for Zinedine Zidane’s side, beating Roberto Carlos (370). Benzema will now hope to continue his impressive display for Real Madrid when they face Elche...
Manchester City’s run of 21 Successive Victories is Over as Manchester United Beat them 2-0 at the Etihad
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Manchester City’s run of 21 Successive Victories is Over as Manchester United Beat them 2-0 at the Etihad

Manchester City's 21 game unbeaten streak was struck out by their eternal rivals, Manchester United. On Sunday night, March 7, Bruno Fernandes and a man of the match performance from Luke Shaw was enough to see off premier league table leaders Manchester City . United claimed a famous and surprising win and continued their run away from home to an impressive 22 league games unbeaten. More importantly they returned to second in the table, bolstering their hopes of claiming Champions League qualification and also set a standard they have to maintain if they are going to challenge next season. United may not be closing the gap on City just yet – even if it is now down to 11 points - but taking four points this season from the leading team should be some encouragement with sev...
Lukaku Sets New Record in Inter Milan’s Victory Over Parma
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Lukaku Sets New Record in Inter Milan’s Victory Over Parma

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, on Thursday night, set a new personal assist record during his side’s Serie A 2-1 victory over Parma. Two goals from Alexis Sanchez ensured Antonio Conte’s side defeated Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini. The win over Parma means Inter Milan are now on top of the Serie A table with 59 points from 25 games. However, Lukaku swapped scoring goals for setting up goals in Inter’s victory against Parma. The 27-year-old provided an assist for teammate, Alexis Sanchez in the second half of the encounter as Antonio Conte’s men defeated the host. According to OptaPaolo, Lukaku’s assist means the Belgium international has now taken his total in Serie A to eight assists so far this season, which is a new record for him in Europe’s five m...
Arsenal Hero, Paul Merson Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel
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Arsenal Hero, Paul Merson Exposes Chelsea’s Major ‘Problem’ Under Tuchel

  Arsenal hero, Paul Merson, has exposed Chelsea’s major ‘problem’ under their manager, Thomas Tuchel. According to Merson, Chelsea’s midfield is a major ‘problem’ for Tuchel, adding that it is important for the Blues boss to find a solution before the end of the season. Chelsea have been impressive since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard last January. The Stamford Bridge club has won six games and drew three so far under the 47-year-old German, but Merson believes their main issue is the midfield. Merson told Sky Sports, “The problem is the midfield. Who’s got that defence-splitting pass? “When you play Chelsea, everyone’s behind the ball – even Manchester United, a top team, and they sat behind the ball, let’s be honest, and went from a base. “You’ve got N’Golo ...
Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy
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Chelsea vs Man United: Tuchel Gives Confidence to all Players – Edouard Mendy

  Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has lauded manager, Thomas Tuchel, for the way he gave ‘confidence’ to the Blues players since his appointment last January. Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea head coach at the end of last month, has guided the Stamford Bridge club to win six of their last eight games. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Sunday, Mendy told Daily Express: “The coach gives confidence to all the players. “We know what he wants, so when we are on the pitch, we have to show why he has chosen us. “It’s very positive for all the players because he gives us a lot of confidence and we need to improve and to play great football when we are on the pitch. “He is very expressive. He shows when he likes som...
Guardiola Snubs Man City, Names Favourites to Win Trophy
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Guardiola Snubs Man City, Names Favourites to Win Trophy

  Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, has named Bayern Munich as the favourites to win the Champions League ahead of them. Guardiola’s men are on course to progress into the quarter-finals, following their 2-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach, on Wednesday evening. Goals from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus secured the win for City, who have now won their last 19 games in all competitions. But despite his side’s impressive form, Guardiola feels Bayern Munich, who hammered Lazio 4-1 in their last-16 first leg on Tuesday, are better placed to win the Champions League this term. He told BT Sport: “When I see Bayern Munich I don’t think we are favourites. My target is West Ham in three days.
Romelu Lukaku Names Best Player in World Football
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Romelu Lukaku Names Best Player in World Football

  Inter Milan star, Romelu Lukaku, has named Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as the best player in the world currently. The Belgium international believes Lewandowski, who won the 2019/20 Ballon d’ Or, is a true professional. Lukaku made this known on Tuesday night during a Question & Answer session with fans on his official Twitter handle. He was responding to @sportbible who wanted to know the best player in the world presently. The Twitter user asked, “Who is the best player in world football right now?” And in response, Lukaku said: “Robert Lewandowski. I love his work ethic and his game! True professional.” Lukaku has been impressive for Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan so far this season. The former Manchester United and Chelsea star has scored 17 S...
Why I Love Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku
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Why I Love Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, has said that he loves Chelsea because the Stamford Bridge club gave him an opportunity to play in the English Premier League when he was a kid. Lukaku made this known on Tuesday evening during a Question & Answer session with fans on his official Twitter page before Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie against Atletico Madrid. The Belgium international while responding to @Nelson6544 who wanted to know how he feels towards Chelsea. The Twitter user asked, “What do you feel towards Chelsea?” And in response, Lukaku said, “Nothing but love. They gave me an opportunity to come to the @premierleague as a kid. “You can’t have everything in life, and I’m cool with that. “I’m glad that experience got me to where I am t...
What Chelsea Have Done to Me – Timo Werner
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What Chelsea Have Done to Me – Timo Werner

  Chelsea forward, Timo Werner, has admitted that he has been humbled by the difficulties he has had to face at the club since joining last summer. The German admitted that his struggles at Stamford Bridge have brought him down to earth. Werner said he can no longer be considered a “super striker”. The forward joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig for a fee of £47.5 which means that much was expected of him but he has so far failed to live up to that hefty price tag. The Germany international knows he has fallen short of expectations in his first few months with the Blues. “At the beginning, I had this self-image that I can go on doing my thing here, but in the last few months I have been brought down to earth. It’s the way in England that you never have a quiet game,” ...
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s Future
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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Verdicts on Olivier Giroud’s Future

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that it is too soon for the club to decide Olivier Giroud’s long-term future at Stamford Bridge. Giroud’s current contract with Chelsea will expire in the summer and it remains to be seen whether the France World Cup winner will be offered a new contract. The former Arsenal star has made a handful of appearances for Chelsea since Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard last January. The 34-year-old, however, didn’t feature as Chelsea drew 1-1 with Southampton on Saturday. Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 first-leg clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, Tuchel said as quoted by Sport Review: “No decision has been made [on Giroud’s future] because it’s too soon to make these decisions, too soon in the season. ...
West Ham vs Tottenham: Make Me Look Like a Good Coach – Mourinho Begs players
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West Ham vs Tottenham: Make Me Look Like a Good Coach – Mourinho Begs players

  Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has pleaded with his players to make him look good against West Ham on Sunday. Mourinho’s men ended their run of one win in six by defeating Wolfberger 4-1 away from home in the Europa League last 32. Spurs now go to the London Stadium, with West Ham beaten just twice in their last 16 matches in all competitions. Mourinho could prove the difference with the Portuguese boasting of an impressive record in London derbies. Asked for his secret, he said: “We coaches are as good or as bad as our players make us. We depend a lot on them, especially coaches with a lot of experience and long histories, who went through every possible experience. “We get to a stage of our career where we feel much more stable, much more humble an...
‘We don’t have a Messi or a Ronaldo’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City players for their team spirit after extending lead at top of EPL table
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‘We don’t have a Messi or a Ronaldo’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City players for their team spirit after extending lead at top of EPL table

Manchester city manager, Pep Guardiola says his squad doesn't possess a player like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo who can be a solo matchwinner but his team's resolve and togetherness has ensured they have a commanding lead at the top of the EPL table. Manchester city beat Tottenham over the weekend while Manchester United drew and Liverpool lost, further cementing  their status as Premier League title front-runners. Guardiola has now come out to speak out on the impressive resolve of his side to achieve success despite not having superstars like Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar or Mbappe. "We don't have players who can win the game by himself - we don't have a Messi, a Cristiano, [Kylian] Mbappe or Neymar," Guardiola said. "We have to do it as a team. "I'll be honest, I would lo...
Michael Owen Predicts Winner Between Sheffield vs Chelsea and Liverpool vs Man City
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Michael Owen Predicts Winner Between Sheffield vs Chelsea and Liverpool vs Man City

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Chelsea to beat Sheffield United when both teams clash in the Premier League tonight. Owen also predicted Liverpool to play a draw with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Sunday evening at Anfield. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “It’s two wins and three clean sheets for Chelsea under new boss Thomas Tuchel. The Blues have certainly looked more solid since the German has arrived, with Thursday’s win at Tottenham testament to that. “They travel to the Steel City to take on a resurgent Sheffield United side. The Blades are putting in a late run to escape relegation, although they’ve probably left it too late. “United have been impressive in recent weeks, however, Chelsea are growing ...
Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Sheffield vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Man City, Other Fixtures
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Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Sheffield vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Man City, Other Fixtures

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted Sheffield United and Chelsea to play a draw when both teams clash in the Premier League on Sunday night. Berbatov also predicted Liverpool and Manchester City to play a draw at Anfield on Sunday, while Manchester United would beat Everton on Saturday night at Old Trafford. According to him, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal would play a draw with Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, while Tottenham will thrash West Brom on Sunday afternoon. Providing his predictions, Berbatov told Metro UK: “Liverpool vs Man City A massive game between two teams that are starting to hit top form. I have a feeling City could edge it but, more than anything, I want to see a top of the table clash where both teams go for it and goal...
Pellistri Leaves Old Trafford, Solskjaer Reacts
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Pellistri Leaves Old Trafford, Solskjaer Reacts

Manchester United has confirmed that winger, Facundo Pellistri, has left Old Trafford to join Spanish club, Alaves on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 season. Man United made the announcement in a statement via its website on Sunday ahead of their Premier League clash with Southampton on Tuesday. The statement read in part: “We wish Facundo all the best for his spell with Alaves in Spain, and look forward to following his progress.” Pellistri, 19, signed a five-year contract with Man United in the summer of 2020. He made a series of impressive appearances for Man United’s Under-23s side over the last few months. Reacting, Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, told Man United’s official website: “Our scouts have followed Facundo for a long time and we believe tha...
What Simeone Said about Suarez after Atletico Madrid Defeated Eibar 2-1
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What Simeone Said about Suarez after Atletico Madrid Defeated Eibar 2-1

Atletico Madrid Coach,siego Simeone, has described striker, Luis Suarez, as an ‘extraordinary player’ after the Uruguay international scored a brace in his side’s 2-1 win over Eibar in the La Liga on Thursday. Simeone said that Suarez was active for Atletico against Eibar at Municipal de Ipurua. Suarez’s second-half two goals gave Atletico Madrid all three points against Eibar, as Marko Dmitrovic’s first half penalty was not enough to give the host a point. The win against Eibar means Atletico Madrid are on top of the La Liga table with 44 points from 17 games. Speaking on Suarez after the game, Simeone said at post-match, “He’s an extraordinary player, and we are very happy that we have him with us. “He was active throughout. “He found the goal after a loss of the ball...
Boxing legends, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr fight to draw in eight-round exhibition bout
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Boxing legends, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr fight to draw in eight-round exhibition bout

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fought to a draw in one of the most impressive performances from the two during their exhibition clash which took place at the Staples Center on Saturday night, November 28.   The American boxing legends met in an eight-round pay-per-view exhibition bout, billed as “Frontline Battle. The pair displayed their boxing skills, power, and athleticism despite Tyson being the aggressive fighter throughout the clash.     The fight was Tyson’s first since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005 in his last professional outing. While Jones returned to the ring, two years after he retired from the sport.   The unofficial judges for the clash were three boxing Hall of Famers; Christy Martin, Vinny Pazienza, and Chad Dawson.   ...
Man Utd vs Copenhagen: I Must Make Difficult Decision About Goalkeepers – Solskjaer
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Man Utd vs Copenhagen: I Must Make Difficult Decision About Goalkeepers – Solskjaer

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he must make a “difficult” decision as he chooses who becomes first-choice goalkeeper next season. Solskjaer stuck with David de Gea last season, despite a string of high-profile errors. However, De Gea will have two top keepers pushing him next season. Argentina international Sergio Romero is regarded as the best back-up option in the Premier League and Dean Henderson will return from an impressive two seasons on loan at Sheffield United. “I think I must be the most privileged manager in the world with the goalkeeping department,” Solskhaer said ahead of United’s Europa League quarter-final tie with Copenhagen. “We’ll see what we’ll do going forward. Difficult? Yes. But that’s a good problem to have.” United...
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Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he is expecting Paul Pogba to “gradually improve” as he plays more with a few games left this season. Pogba has managed only eight appearances in all competitions this season, after undergoing ankle surgery in January. However, the Frenchman is fit and ready to play again, with United eyeing a place in the top four and silverware in the Europa League and FA Cup. The 27-year-old will however find plenty of competition for places after impressive performances from Bruno Fernandes, Nemanja Matic, Fred and Scott McTominay, that saw Solskjaer’s side go unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions before the COVID-19 break. “I want the same from Paul as from all the others. Paul is one of the best midfielders in the world so ...
Easy Decision to Offer new Deal to ‘Badass’ Mertens, Says Napoli President De Laurentiis
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Easy Decision to Offer new Deal to ‘Badass’ Mertens, Says Napoli President De Laurentiis

The Belgian looks set to remain at Stadio San Paolo beyond the expiration of his existing contract this summer Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed that the club have offered talismanic forward Dries Mertens a new deal. Mertens joined Napoli from PSV for a mere €10 million (£9m/$11m) in the summer of 2013, and has since gone on to write his name in the record books at Stadio San Paolo. The 33-year-old has racked up 303 appearances for the Gli Azzurri over the last seven years, scoring an impressive 122 goals across all competitions.
Ryan Giggs Explains What Makes Odion Ighalo Stand out at Manchester United
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Ryan Giggs Explains What Makes Odion Ighalo Stand out at Manchester United

Manchester United legend, Ryan Giggs, has praised Odion Ighalo's impact at the club since joining in January while explaining what differentiates him from other strikers at the club. Last week, the Nigeria striker’s loan deal at Manchester was extended until January 2021 after his impressive three months of playing at the club after joining on an initial five-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua. Giggs who won 13 Premier League titles with the Red Devils before becoming a coach first at Manchester United then at Wales, is delighted Ighalo will be staying at Manchester United for the next six months. "He's different, he's a centre forward whereas the other players can play out wide,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "He gives you something extra off the bench when he's...
Paul Scholes Reveals what Ighalo has Added to Man Utd Squad
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Paul Scholes Reveals what Ighalo has Added to Man Utd Squad

Former Manchester United midfield maestro, Paul Scholes, has revealed that striker, Odion Ighalo has added a ‘target man’ to the Red Devils squad. According to Scholes, Ighalo gives Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a unique center-forward presence in his squad, which the club has been lacking for some time. Man United and Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua reached an agreement to extend Ighalo’s second loan contract until January 2021 last week. But Scholes said he has been pleasantly surprised by the impact the 30-year-old Nigerian striker has made at the Old Trafford so far. “You have to say Solskjaer’s three or four signings have been excellent,” Scholes told MUTV. “I was a little bit dubious about the Ighalo one, I was not quite...
Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane
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Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane

The Malian forward has lofty ambitions and has backed himself to reach some impressive heights in the years to come Southampton attacker Moussa Djenepo is hoping to "become the next Sadio Mane" as he uses the Liverpool star as inspiration. Djenepo, 21, joined the club for a reported £14 million ($17m) from Standard Liege last year, and had scored two goals and provided two assists in 18 Premier League games before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mane spent two seasons at St Mary's before joining Liverpool in 2016 and the Senegal international has developed into one of the world's best attackers.
Chris Brown’s Daughter, Royalty Brown Emulates her Father as She Takes Part in his #GoCrazyChallenge
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Chris Brown’s Daughter, Royalty Brown Emulates her Father as She Takes Part in his #GoCrazyChallenge

Chris Brown's daughter, Royalty Brown, 5, did the new Go Crazy Challenge started by her father. In the video shared online, Royalty is seen getting out of the car to dance to Chris' new song Go Crazy. Her dance steps were so impressive that people left comments saying she's truly her father's daughter. Below is a video of Royalty doing the #GoCrazy Challenge. Swipe to see a video of Chris doing the same challenge.  
Real Reason Solskjaer Wants to Sign Victor Osimhen for Man Utd Revealed
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Real Reason Solskjaer Wants to Sign Victor Osimhen for Man Utd Revealed

Manchester United have renewed their interest in Lille striker, Victor Osimhen, ESPN reports. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is believed to have made the 21-year-old his priority. Osimhen has attracted interested from many clubs around Europe, following his impressive debut season in Ligue 1. He scored 18 goals and provided six assists in 38 appearances, before football ended in France due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Lille believe they can break their club-record sale that currently stands at the £72million which Arsenal paid for Nicolas Pepe. United have already dispatched scouts to watch Osimhen earlier this season, and were “impressed” with his displays. Solskjaer is looking for “something different” to Marcus Rashford and Anthony...
Nigerians blast Funmi Iyanda as she hosts Mc Oluomo on Public Eye Live
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Nigerians blast Funmi Iyanda as she hosts Mc Oluomo on Public Eye Live

Nigerians have taken to social media to call out Funmi Iyanda after she invited the Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo on her show: Public Eye Live on Instagram. In his position as chairman, Mc Oluomo has been accused of everything, from fostering a culture of thuggery in Lagos roads to manipulating elections in favour of whatever political party he aligns himself with. According to many Nigerians who aired their opinions o Twitter, the man Mc Oluomo is not worth emulating and should not have been given a platform of that class. Most critics argued that Funmi Iyanda and her associates are subtly encouraging thuggery, which Mc Olumo is popularly known for, before ascending the top position of the NURTW in Lagos. ...
Liverpool’s Interest in Milot Rashica Confirmed
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Liverpool’s Interest in Milot Rashica Confirmed

Agim Amedi, the president of the Kosovan Football Federation, has confirmed Liverpool’s interest in Werder Bremen midfielder, Milot Rashica. According to Amedi, the Premier League leaders want to sign the player and have sent scouts over to Germany to watch him in action, and it appears the Reds have been impressed by his performances. “There are many requests for him,” Amedi told Syri TV. “I know that Premier League giants, Liverpool wants him, but also Leipzig in the Bundesliga. “I’m sure that he will be advised in the best way to make his decision.” Rashica has been impressive for Bremen in the Bundesliga so far this season. He has scored 7 goals in 20 appearances for his German club this campaign. The 23-year-old can play as both a left-wing...
NFF Hints at Ighalo’s Return to Super Eagles
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NFF Hints at Ighalo’s Return to Super Eagles

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has refused to rule out Odion Ighalo returning to the national team. However, Pinnick insisted that the 30-year-old would not be forced to reverse his decision to quit the Super Eagles. Ighalo announced his international retirement last year, after finishing as the top scorer at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. But since he made a loan switch to Manchester United in January, his impressive displays have led to calls for Ighalo to play for Nigeria again. “He grew up in Ajegunle, you know the mentality about Ajegunle and Nigeria, he loves the country so much, so I believe if there is need for him to play for Nigeria, he will come. “I am in touch with him, we speak ...
Manchester United to Sign Odion Ighalo for £15m in the Summer
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Manchester United to Sign Odion Ighalo for £15m in the Summer

Manchester United are reportedly ready to sign Odion Ighalo following his impressive performances at the Premier League club. According to Daily Mail, Manchester United will pay up to £15million this summer to sign Ighalo as his temporary move from Shanghai Shenhua is set to end on May 31, earlier than most loan deals. The good news comes days after it was revealed that Shanghai are prepared to sell Odion Ighalo and have put a £15m valuation on the player. The publication also disclosed that while the club are ready to sign Ighalo permanently they are also looking at negotiating an extension of the loan with Shenhua if the Premier League season which is on hold until the end of April continues into June because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since signing for the club in the ...
Morata Included in UEFA Champions League Team
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Morata Included in UEFA Champions League Team

Atlético Madrid striker, Álvaro Morata, has been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on its official website on Thursday. Morata, who is on loan at Atletico from Chelsea, was included in the team after his impressive performance for Diego Simeone’s side. The Spanish striker scored a goal in Atletico Madrid’s 3-2 win against Liverpool on Wednesday. He made the list, alongside Atletico teammate, Marcos Llorente, and Valencia’s Kevin Gameiro. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after this week’s round of 16 second-leg fixtures: Goalkeeper: Péter Gulácsi (Leipzig) Defenders: Lukas Klostermann (Leipzig), Dayot Upamecano (Leipzig), Angeliño (Leipzig), Juan Bernat (Paris) Midfielders: Marcos Llo...
Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder drug test results released
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Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder drug test results released

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has published the drug test results for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, after their fight last month. The tests were carried out by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association [VADA]. Fury produced an impressive performance to defeat Wilder by TKO in the seventh round and claim the WBC heavyweight title. WBC has now confirmed in a statement that both fighters passed all their tests. It reads: “World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and Deontay Wilder, came out clean in the doping tests conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association as part of the successful Clean Boxing Program. “We want to thank both warriors and their respective teams for their willingness to sign up for the Clea...
Lampard Gives Update on Abraham After Chelsea Failed to Beat Bournemouth
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Lampard Gives Update on Abraham After Chelsea Failed to Beat Bournemouth

Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard, has provided the latest injury update on striker, Tammy Abraham after his side failed to beat Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday. Abraham was absent as Chelsea played a 2-2 draw away at Bournemouth, thanks to two goals from Marcos Alonso. The 22-year-old was seen limping away from a warm-down exercise after Chelsea’s midweek 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. Providing an update on Abraham, Lampard said the 22-year-old has flown to Barcelona to see a specialist for advice on his ankle injury. “Tammy Abraham went to Barcelona, to have a look at his ankle for some more advice on it,” Lampard was quoted by Metro UK as telling reporters after Chelsea’s draw with Bournemouth. “I’m hoping it’s not a long-term inju...

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