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Chelsea manager, Tuchel tells Granovskaia Player to Sign
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Chelsea manager, Tuchel tells Granovskaia Player to Sign

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has asked the club’s Director, Marina Granovskaia, to get him PSG midfielder, Marco Verratti, this summer transfer window. According to the UK Express, Tuchel pointed out the name of Verratti to Granovskaia during a conversation between the pair and informed her of his desire to reunite with his former player. Tuchel coached the Italian midfielder during his time at PSG before he joined Chelsea last January. Verratti was a vital component of the PSG team under Tuchel and often praised him for his managerial style and vice versa. The 28-year-old has also expressed his desire to play in England one day. Meanwhile, It remains to be seen if PSG are open to letting one of their best midfielders leave the French Ligue 1 champions. V...
Tuchel Reveals Kante Injury Blow Ahead of FA Cup final
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Tuchel Reveals Kante Injury Blow Ahead of FA Cup final

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has revealed midfielder N’Golo Kante had “no chance” of facing Arsenal on Wednesday night due to an Achilles injury. The Blues lost 1-0 to the Gunners at Stamford Bridge, as Jorginho’s error led to Emile Smith Rowe’s winning goal in the first half. Kante was left out of the squad and ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup final against Leicester City on Saturday, Tuchel gave an update on the France international. “N’Golo was [left out] for pain management,” Tuchel told Chelsea TV. “He has pain in the Achilles and he suffers from that, so there was no chance [that he could play against Arsenal]. “We miss [Mateo] Kovacic, we didn’t have N’Golo on the bench. This is a huge blow for us in terms of intensity and attitude.”...
EPL: Thomas Tuchel Promotes Chelsea Youngster to First-team Squad
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EPL: Thomas Tuchel Promotes Chelsea Youngster to First-team Squad

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has promoted youngster Levi Colwill to the first-team squad until the end of the season because of Andreas Christensen’s injury, Goal reports. Christensen sustained a tendon problem during Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Manchester City earlier this month. The centre-back has not been able to train since then. However, Tuchel has now drafted Colwill in as cover for Christensen. Colwill has impressed for Chelsea’s development side this summer. Another player promoted is Billy Gilmour, but the Scottish youngster had an unhappy night as Chelsea lost 1-0 against Arsenal on Wednesday night. Gilmour was substituted at half-time by Tuchel, who sent on Callum Hudson-Odoi in his place and deployed Mason Mount in a deeper role.
Mikel and Africans who missed major tournaments like Van Dijk
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Mikel and Africans who missed major tournaments like Van Dijk

The Dutch captain has ruled himself out of the upcoming European tournament and Goal takes a look at African stars who also missed major tournaments Mikel was not part of Nigeria’s 2010 World Cup squad in South Africa after suffering a knee injury before the start of the tournament. The midfielder was at the peak of his career at the time, playing week-in-week-out with Premier League giants Chelsea and his absence was a big blow to the Super Eagles. Nigeria managed to reach the Round of 16 of the tournament and fans felt the West African side could have done better with the addition of Mikel. The midfielder had 91 caps before he finally retired from international duty in 2019 after helping the country clinch a number of trophies, including the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tit...
EPL: Thomas Tuchel Confirms Players that will miss Chelsea vs Arsenal Game
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EPL: Thomas Tuchel Confirms Players that will miss Chelsea vs Arsenal Game

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the players expected to miss his side’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Wednesday night. Tuchel said Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen remain sidelined through injury and will miss Chelsea’s home Premier League tie against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game after beating Manchester City 2-1 in their last Premier League fixture. “He [Kovacic] is not ready for tomorrow [Chelsea vs Arsenal game], we have to postpone it to Wembley. “His personal race is on to make it to the squad for Wembley.” On Christensen, Tuchel added, “We hope that he can come back in one of the two Leicester games. “It will also be a tough one, but ...
Guardiola Hails Man City After ‘Hardest’ Title Triumph
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Guardiola Hails Man City After ‘Hardest’ Title Triumph

Pep Guardiola saluted “relentless” Manchester City on Tuesday after they clinched the “hardest” of his three Premier League titles. Guardiola’s side were crowned English champions for the third time in four seasons thanks to Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat against Leicester. City have claimed the trophy with three games to spare, capping a remarkable surge to the silverware in the second half of the season. Guardiola endured the worst start to his managerial career as City won only five of their first 12 league games this term. They were hit by injuries to club record goalscorer Sergio Aguero and influential midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, as well as a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad in December. But Guardiola refused to let those problems derail City, leading them to his 10th...
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The midfielder has been dogged by fitness issues throughout the season, and may now be unavailable to play for his country in the summer Marco Verratti is likely to be a doubt for Italy at the European Championship after being ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain's remaining 2020-21 fixtures through injury. Verratti has missed 21 games already this season due to a combination of injuries and positive coronavirus tests, and he has been dealt a fresh fitness blow ahead of Euro 2020. The tournament is due to kick off with Italy playing Turkey on June 11, but PSG have confirmed that the midfielder will spend at least a month on the sidelines due to a knee issue, which means he may be unavailable to Azzurri head coach Roberto Mancini.
Pioli delivers positive update on Ibrahimovic’s injury as AC Milan striker looks to make Euros
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Pioli delivers positive update on Ibrahimovic’s injury as AC Milan striker looks to make Euros

The enigmatic Swedish striker is nursing a knee complaint at present and will not figure in the Rossoneri's next two Serie A fixtures AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli has delivered an encouraging update on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's latest injury, with the Swedish striker nursing only a "slight sprain" to his knee. The 39-year-old frontman was forced off after 66 minutes of a 3-0 win for the Rossoneri over Juventus. He has undergone medical tests since then and, while he has been ruled out of Milan's next two fixtures, Pioli has suggested that he could return before the 2020-21 season comes to a close.
Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen
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Abia Divisional Police Headquarters Attacked by Unknown Gunmen

A police divisional headquarters in Abia State, was on Sunday May 9 attacked by unknown gunmen. The attack on the police facility located at Trademore Estate in Umuahia, the state capital was carried out at about 9:45am. No life was lost in the attack, but it was however gathered that one of the police personnel on duty sustained an injury and has been taken to a hospital for treatment. Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Geoffrey Ogbonna confirmed the attack and also disclosed that police authorities in the state were making effort to ascertain the level of damage at the facility and arrest the perpetrators. He said; “Yes, there was an attack on Mike Okiro Divisional Police Headquarters. We are investigating and the outcome will be made public." Ogbonna further ...
Ghana and Crystal Palace midfielder Schlupp reacts after significant step following injury return
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Ghana and Crystal Palace midfielder Schlupp reacts after significant step following injury return

The German-born shares his thoughts on Saturday’s Premier League action against Sheffield United Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp was delighted to have made further progress following his recent injury return by seeing 70 minutes of action for Crystal Palace in Saturday’s Premier League victory over Sheffield United. The midfielder was back in the Eagles line-up for the first time since January as they registered a 2-0 away win in the matchday 35 fixture at Bramall Lane. It was his first start for the club since January and just his second since the turn of the year.
Police Arrest four-man Robbery gang Terrorizing Edo communities
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Police Arrest four-man Robbery gang Terrorizing Edo communities

The Edo State Police Command has arrested four members of a notorious robbery gang terrorising Edo Central and environs. The suspects, Yahaya Musa, Isah Ismaila, Osas Amas and Nathaniel Omozebagua, specialized in snatching of cars and attacking of Point of sales shops. They had allegedly snatched several cars in Esan land, which they sold in Northern part of Nigeria. The suspects were arrested a few days after they attacked a Point of sales shop in Uromi and carted away the sum of N5.2m The POS operator had pursued the robbers who came on motorcycles with his car and knocked them down. Two suspects escaped unhurt while one of them sustained severe injuries. Police officers travelled to Enugu State to arrest one of the gang members while another was arrested in a hospital...
Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears
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Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson Died after Being asered and kicked in the streets, jury hears

Former Aston Villa striker, Dalian Atkinson died after being tasered three times and kicked at least twice to the head by an "angry" police officer, a murder trial jury has heard. On Tuesday, May 4, the jury at Birmingham Crown Court was told West Mercia Police Constable Benjamin Monk denies the murder and manslaughter of the 48-year-old former footballer, who played for a number of clubs, including Aston Villa, Manchester City, Ipswich Town, and Sheffield Wednesday. Monk is alleged to have fired a Taser weapon at Atkinson for 33 seconds, or more than six times longer than the standard five-second phase, and while he was on the ground and apparently unresponsive, kicked him in the head twice with such force the imprint of Monk’s laces were left on Atkinson’s forehead. Another ...
Champions League: Real Madrid confirm key player that will miss Chelsea second leg
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Champions League: Real Madrid confirm key player that will miss Chelsea second leg

Real Madrid have confirmed that Raphael Varane will not be available for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final clash with Chelsea, after picking up a groin injury. The France defender was taken off at half-time during their 2-0 victory over Osasuna on Saturday. Real had been optimistic the 28-year-old would shake off a knock in time for the trip to Stamford Bridge. But a statement on the club’s official website on Monday, read: “After the tests carried out today on our player Raphael Varane by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he was diagnosed with an injury to the right abductor muscles.” Early indications suggest Varane will be out for around 10 days. That means he will also miss a league clash with Sevilla on Sunday.
Champions League: Chelsea Defender to Wear Mask Against Real Madrid
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Champions League: Chelsea Defender to Wear Mask Against Real Madrid

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, is ready to play through the pain against Real Madrid, but could wear a protective mask. The German suffered a facial injury during the 1-1 draw both sides played in the Champions League semi-final first leg in Madrid. Rudiger was not selected for their 2-0 win against Fulham on Saturday. However, he trained with a protective mask on his face with the rest of Thomas Tuchel’s squad. Tuchel knows that Chelsea’s chances of qualifying would be greater, if they are able to shut out the Spanish giants. If he requires Rudiger to form part of that backline, the player would have to wear a mask to protect himself.
Wolves boss Nuno reveals radical squad changes for next season
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Wolves boss Nuno reveals radical squad changes for next season

Wolves boss Nuno admits they may seek to expand his squad next season. Nuno has been a big believer in having a small, tight-knit group during his time at Molineux but a succession of major injuries this campaign have forced a rethink. And while focused on the remaining five Premier League games – a short trip to fierce rivals Albion coming up on Monday – the Portuguese insists working with a bigger group will benefit Wolves in the long run. “We have to change our philosophy so we can be better prepared for what's coming in front of us," said Nuno. “We need to prepare and plan better. If you look back – of course there are circumstances you cannot control – but what we wanted from our initial plan, we couldn't make it. “Our initial plan was A, it didn't work out. We've tried...
Osimhen scores and limps off as Napoli hold Cagliari
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Osimhen scores and limps off as Napoli hold Cagliari

The Nigeria international found the back of the net for the eighth time this season but could not complete the encounter Victor Osimhen scored before he was injured as Napoli played out a 1-1 draw against Cagliari in Sunday’s Serie A game at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. The 22-year-old is gradually getting back to his best after struggling to make much of an impact for the Parthenopeans at the start of the season due to a number of factors including coronavirus-related problems. The forward was afforded his 12th league start of the season and utilized the opportunity to increase his tally before he was forced off in the second half after he suffered an injury.
Oshoala’s Barcelona reach second Champions League final after PSG triumph
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Oshoala’s Barcelona reach second Champions League final after PSG triumph

A second European final beckons for the Nigerian following the Calatans' semi-final victory over the French giants Asisat Oshoala was in action for Barcelona as they progressed to the final of the Uefa Women's Champions League, following a 2-1 semi-final, second leg triumph over Paris Saint Germain on Sunday. The Nigeria international had featured in the 1-1 first-leg draw against the French giants a week ago, following her return from a month-long period on the sidelines due to a foot injury. In Paris, Jenni Hermoso gave the visitors a 13th minute away lead but Marie-Antoinette Katoto levelled matters moments later to force a first leg stalemate at Stade Municipal Georges Lefevre.
Brighton Surge Towards Safety with Leeds Win
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Brighton Surge Towards Safety with Leeds Win

Brighton eased any fears of relegation with a convincing 2-0 win over Leeds that took them 10 points clear of Fulham in the drop zone. With only two wins from their past 20 home Premier League matches, Brighton needed a fast start to settle the nerves and got it when Welbeck was fouled inside the area by Ezgjan Alioski. The penalty was coolly converted by Gross. Leeds, without Kalvin Phillips to injury, lacked the attacking spark to seriously trouble the hosts and Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay both wasted huge opportunities to take the game away from Marcelo Bielsa's men. Brighton's failure to convert those chances didn't cost them though as Welbeck popped up with the second goal, skilfully making a chance for himself before firing into the bottom corner.
Zidane confirms Ramos ready for Real Madrid return against Chelsea
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Zidane confirms Ramos ready for Real Madrid return against Chelsea

seeThe central defender has not played since March due to a calf injury sustained while on international duty Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has regained full fitness and is in line to feature in his side's Champions League crunch match against Chelsea, coach Zinedine Zidane revealed. Ramos has been out of action for a month after suffering an injury setback while on international duty with Spain. But he is set to return in the nick of time with his side needing a big result to turn the tables on the Blues at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday.
UCL: Real Madrid Suffer Major Injury blow Ahead Chelsea Clash at Stamford Bridge
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UCL: Real Madrid Suffer Major Injury blow Ahead Chelsea Clash at Stamford Bridge

  Real Madrid has confirmed that defender, Dani Carvajal Ahas been with an injury to the semimembranous muscle of his right leg ahead of the team’s away Champions League semi-final clash with Chelsea on May 5 at Stamford Bridge. Real Madrid made this known in a statement on their official website on Thursday. Zinedine Zidane’s side had played a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the first-leg on Tuesday in Spain. The statement read, “After the tests carried out today on our player Dani Carvajal by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he was diagnosed with an injury to the semimembranous muscle of his right leg. Pending evolution.” Real Madrid is currently in the second position on the LaLiga table with 71 points from 33 games. Zidane’s men will host Osasuna in the LaLiga on S...
Hakim Ziyech told to Leave Chelsea Ahead of Real Madrid Clash
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Hakim Ziyech told to Leave Chelsea Ahead of Real Madrid Clash

  Dutch legend Marco van Basten has told Hakim Ziyech to leave Chelsea, insisting that Thomas Tuchel is the ‘wrong’ manager for the Moroccan. Ziyech was brought to Stamford Bridge from Dutch giants, Ajax last summer and much was expected of him. But the Morocco international suffered injury and a lack of form which have seen him feature in just over half of Chelsea’s league matches. His goal against Manchester City last weekend put the Blues in the FA Cup final but the winger found himself back on the bench again on Saturday for the 1-0 win over West Ham. And Van Basten believes the 28-year-old should seek to leave Stamford Bridge this summer as he did not join the club to sit on the bench. “Ziyech again on the bench,” said Van Basten, according to Metro UK. “...
Europa League: Unai Emery Name-checks 11 Arsenal Players Ahead of Semi-final
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Europa League: Unai Emery Name-checks 11 Arsenal Players Ahead of Semi-final

  Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has praised some of the players he worked with while at Arsenal. The Spaniard is preparing his side to face the Gunners in the Europa League semi-final. Emery spent 18 months at Arsenal, before being fired in November 2019 and replaced by Mikel Arteta. Having taken over at Villarreal last summer, Emery is bidding to take the club to their first major final at the expense of his former employees. He told UEFA: “Saka made his debut on 1 January [2019] against Fulham, which I remember we won 4-1. I think it kicked off at 12:30pm, and he played the last eight to 10 minutes and didn’t touch the ball. Now he’s establishing himself at a high level. “Many of the players I coached are still there. I have fond memories of them: Hector Bell...
Tuchel Fears Eden Hazard’s Return to Pitch ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid game
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Tuchel Fears Eden Hazard’s Return to Pitch ahead of Chelsea, Real Madrid game

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel says he has discussed with his players, the possibility of Eden Hazard appearing in their next match with Real Madrid. Tuchel said the Belgium international is still a serious threat despite his struggles for Real Madrid. Chelsea travels to Spain for the first leg of the semi-final Champions League clash on Tuesday and Hazard, firmer Blues talisman and record sale, is back from injury. Hazard has struggled since leaving West London, managing just one goal in all competitions last season and only three goals this campaign due to injuries and poor form. Tuchel is in no doubt about the danger the Belgian captain poses and reveals that he has spoken to his players about him. Asked if he has discussed Hazard with Chelsea stars and whet...
France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ; Simon Records Assist In Nantes’ Away Win
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France: Moffi Grabs First Ligue 1 Hat-Trick ; Simon Records Assist In Nantes’ Away Win

Terem Moffi scored thrice as Lorient defeated Girondis Bordeaux 4-1 in their Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir on Sunday afternoon, reports  Rushhoursport.com Moffi scored two goals in the first half before adding the third in the second period. The forward was replaced by Pierre-Yves Hamel six minutes before the end of the game. It was the 21-year-old’s first hat-trick in Ligue 1. He has now scored 14 goals in 28 league appearances this season. Samuel Kalu made his return from injury for Bordeaux in the game. The winger replaced Jean Michael Seri in the 54th minute. Also in France, Moses Simon bagged an assist in Nantes’ 2-1 away win at Strasbourg. Simon set up Ludovic Blas for the winning goal 14 minutes from time.
LaLiga: Depleted Real Madrid stumble in title race
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LaLiga: Depleted Real Madrid stumble in title race

  A heavily depleted Real Madrid side were held to a 0-0 draw at Getafe on Sunday. The result saw Zinedine Zidane’s men fall three points behind leaders Atletico Madrid. Real defeated Barcelona 2-1 last week and saw off Liverpool in midweek to reach the Champions League semi-finals. However, they were without nine players due to either injury, suspension or COVID-19 positives. Mariano had an early goal chalked off for offside after a VAR review, but Getafe had far more and far better chances. The draw interrupted a run of four straight league victories for Real Madrid. Los Blancos now sit in second place with 67 points after 31 games, three behind leaders Atletico who thrashed Eibar 5-0 earlier in the day.
De Bruyne Injury Concern For City Ahead Of PSG Tie
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De Bruyne Injury Concern For City Ahead Of PSG Tie

Manchester City suffered a major injury scare just 11 days before the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain as Kevin De Bruyne was forced off with an ankle injury in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. The Belgium playmaker came off worst in a challenge with N'Golo Kante just two minutes into the second-half and hobbled off to be replaced by Phil Foden. City reached the last four of the Champions League for the first time in five seasons under Pep Guardiola with victory over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. However, the loss of De Bruyne would be a huge blow to City's hopes of winning European football's premier club competition for the first time. PSG host the runaway Premier League leaders on April 28 with the return leg at th...
Real Madrid President Puts Gareth Bale on ‘Blacklist’
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Real Madrid President Puts Gareth Bale on ‘Blacklist’

  Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has put Gareth Bale on a ‘blacklist’ after deciding he doesn’t want the player at the club next season, according to Sport. Bale has spoken about his desire to return to Spain after his loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur ends. The Welshman has endured a torrid return to the Premier League club under Jose Mourinho. Bale struggled to recover from an injury and despite working his way back into the side and getting among the goals, he was dropped after a poor showing against Arsenal and hasn’t started a league game since. But he could end up in limbo at the end of the season, with Madrid eager to offload him in the summer. It is understood Perez has placed Bale on a ‘blacklist of players he doesn’t want at the club. Los Bla...
Chelsea End City’s Quadruple bid to Claim FA Cup Final Spot
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Chelsea End City’s Quadruple bid to Claim FA Cup Final Spot

Chelsea ended Manchester City's quadruple bid as Hakim Ziyech's goal secured a 1-0 win at Wembley to send Thomas Tuchel's side through to the FA Cup final. Ziyech converted Timo Werner's squared pass after Chelsea sprang the Manchester City offside trap 10 minutes into the second half and the goal proved decisive in a game of few chances. City could yet face Chelsea again in the Champions League final after both sides advanced in Europe earlier this week, but they were well below par at Wembley and their problems were compounded by an injury to Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian was forced off early in the second half, making him a doubt for next weekend's Carabao Cup final against Tottenham, and Pep Guardiola's side were unable to muster a response after Ziyech's strike despite dom...
Man City vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates ahead of FA Cup semi-final
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Man City vs Chelsea: Tuchel Gives Injury Updates ahead of FA Cup semi-final

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, will be without Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen, for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City. However, midfielder N’Golo Kante is available for selection. “We have the green light for N’Golo because we had the three days in between, which makes a huge difference,” Tuchel said. “Mateo is unfortunately still out. “He’s feeling better but still out and cannot be in the squad, and Andreas Christensen is out, he cannot be in the squad, so this is the situation.” Kovacic missed the 1-0 defeat to FC Porto in the Champions League, because of a muscle injury he picked up in training.
Gunmen Storm Anambra Community, Destroy Vehicles
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Gunmen Storm Anambra Community, Destroy Vehicles

Unknown gunmen on Thursday, April 15, reportedly stormed Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State and destroyed vehicles after hoisting a Biafran flag. According to the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) the gunmen went straight to First Bank Plc where they shot sporadically into the air, dispersing bank customers and passersby. According to the report, the gunmen, numbering about ten, who drove in black Honda Pilot Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), equally hoisted Biafran flag at the gate of the bank, set fire on a Nissan Pathfinder SUV with registration number UR 640 KJA, and smashed glasses of a Honda car with registration number FST 456 AC, all parked in front of the bank. It is not clear if anyone sustained gunshot injury, however, normal human and vehicular ...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: I’m Really Sorry – Son Heung-min

  Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-min, has said that he was really sorry for his side’s 3-1 home defeat against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday. Son, who scored a goal against Man United, said he felt bad because he really wanted to win the encounter. Man United defeated Jose Mourinho’s side, thanks to goals from Fred, Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood. The defeat against Arsenal means Tottenham are now six points behind fourth-placed West Ham with seven games remaining. “It’s a really sad afternoon. I am really not bothered about the goal,” Son told Tottenham’s website. “I really wanted to win, especially after the last game [at Newcastle] when I came on, back from injury, we were leading and drew. “I don’t know what to say – I’m reall...
Arteta Names Arsenal Player that’ll not Play Again this Season
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Arteta Names Arsenal Player that’ll not Play Again this Season

  Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Kieran Tierney is set to miss the remainder of the Gunners’ season due to injury. Tierney was forced off with a knee problem in Arsenal’s 3-0 loss against Liverpool in the Premier League earlier this month. The Scotland international was replaced by Granit Xhaka as Arsenal defeated Sheffield United 3-0 victory over the weekend. “He [Xhaka] had a specific role today for the game because we believed they were going to try to do something, and he had the right qualities to develop that role,” Arteta said at his post-match press conference after Arsenal’s win over Sheffield on Sunday. “It’s a joy to work with him because you would ask him to play as a centre forward, and he would say, ‘yeah, yeah, I will do my best’. That ...
Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash
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Champions League: Chelsea suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Porto clash

Chelsea have suffered a fresh injury setback after their defender, Andreas Christensen, picked up a hamstring injury in training ahead of their Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash with FC Porto on Tuesday night in Sevilla, Spain. Christensen sustained the injury before Chelsea’s Premier League 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. The centre-back was missing from the Chelsea squad that defeated Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium as they boosted their top-four hopes. His absence from the match was a surprise after the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel, confirmed he had a fully fit squad. However, the 25-year-old was replaced by Kurt Zouma at the defence line. A brace from Christian Pulisic and a strike from Kai Havertz and Zouma gave Chelsea all...
Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Aubameyang Won’t Play in EPL Clash
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Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Aubameyang Won’t Play in EPL Clash

Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , will be unavailable for selection when they play Sheffield United on Sunday evening. The Athletic reports that Aubameyang is down with flu and is out of the game. Midfielder, Emile Smith-Rowe will also miss the match with an ankle problem. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against the relegation-threatened Blades, Arsenal released an injury update. Mikel Arteta will have Calum Chambers available for selection, after he recovered from a slight knock. David Luiz has been ruled out, after undergoing a small operation on his right knee last weekend. Martin Odegaard continues to be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability. Kieran Tierney will miss a few weeks with a sustained ligament damage to his left knee du...
Tiger Woods Was Driving Almost Twice the Speed Limit before Car Crash, L.A. sheriff says
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Tiger Woods Was Driving Almost Twice the Speed Limit before Car Crash, L.A. sheriff says

Golfer, Tiger Wood's crash report has been revealed and he was more seriously injured than initial reports indicated. The 15-time major champion was involved in a single-car crash on  February 23, in California, and was rushed to a hospital, where he underwent successful surgery over multiple leg injuries. His gruesome wounds were detailed in an incident report filed by Los Angeles first responders, obtained by TMZ Sports. “Knocked unconscious, laceration to the lower front jaw, bruised right and left rib cage, fractured right tibia and fibula, possible right ankle injury,” the report read, under the section labeled “describe injuries.” The report also gives more detail about Woods’ leg injury, reading “open fracture, mid-shaft on his right leg, below knee,” according to th...
Man Utd Suffer Big Injury Blow after Brighton win Ahead of Granada Clash
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Man Utd Suffer Big Injury Blow after Brighton win Ahead of Granada Clash

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted he was forced to withdraw Marcus Rashford during their 2-1 victory over Brighton due to an injury concern. Rashford made it 1-1 after former United forward Danny Welbeck gave Brighton an early lead. Mason Greenwood sealed the comeback win with an 83rd-minute header, but Rashford was already off the pitch having been replaced by Daniel James. Speaking after the victory, Solskjaer said: “I’m not sure. He got caught with a tackle so he had to come off. “Let’s see how he goes again. Marcus doesn’t want to miss any games or any minutes, but he had to come off. “It’s one of them again. Your fingers are crossed and you hope he’s going to recover from it. He had to come off but he’s a tough one.” Rashford...
Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash
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Chelsea vs West Brom: Tuchel Confirms Player to Miss, start Premier League Clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the player who will miss and start his side’s Premier League tie against West Brom on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel, midfielder, N’Golo Kante, will miss the West Brom clash at Stamford Bridge due to injury, while Timo Werner, who missed an open goal in Germany’s 2-1 World Cup qualifier defeat against North Macedonia earlier this week, will start for the Blues against the visitors. The German said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Recall that Kante had returned to Chelsea early from international duty after picking up a minor hamstring injury. “Everyone was training today, and we had a good, high-quality session,” Tuchel said. “Apart from N’Golo Kante, he wasn’t with the squad, and he did some individual work.” ...
Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash
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Chelsea Gets Triple Injury Boost Ahead of West Brom clash

  Chelsea have received a triple injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with West Brom on Saturday afternoon. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is expected to see the return of a number of his first-team players, Thiago Silva, Tammy Abraham and Jorginho, when Chelsea host West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The trio was at Chelsea’s training ground (Cobham) earlier this week with the rest of their team-mates in a bid to get ready for the West Brom clash. Silva had missed Chelsea’s last ten games due to a thigh injury. Abraham had missed Chelsea’s last seven games due to an ankle problem he picked in their 2-0 victory over Newcastle United. Jorginho was ruled out of Chelsea’s win over Sheffield United in the FA Cup quarter-final and...
Klopp’s hot-tempered – Fitness coach
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Klopp’s hot-tempered – Fitness coach

  Former Borussia Dortmund fitness trainer, Andreas Beck has revealed that Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, is hot-tempered. Beck worked with Klopp as fitness coach at Borussia Dortmund and was a victim of the German gaffer’s temper on more than one occasion. Speaking with Goal and SPOX, Beck recalled one such occasion when a player he had been working with picked up an injury later in the training session. “The player felt something muscular at the end of the training session. Klopp made a connection with my individual warm-up session and he was asking ‘why was the player doing this exercise?’ “He was just letting off steam at that moment. I felt his anger was very unjustified because he only had very general information. “To put it simply, I did some work with his...
Firmino back in training with Liverpool after knee injury absence
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Firmino back in training with Liverpool after knee injury absence

The Brazil international sat out games with Fulham, RB Leipzig and Wolves on account of injury Roberto Firmino is under consideration for Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal after returning to training. The Brazil international has been absent from Liverpool’s past three games on account of a knee injury. However, he was pictured taking part in a team session at Liverpool’s training ground on Monday.
Alcohol Destroyed my Career – Carroll
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Alcohol Destroyed my Career – Carroll

Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Roy Carroll, has revealed that he suffered from alcoholism and depression through out his footballing career. He said that drinking destroyed his career until he stop playing football because “nobody wanted me,” and for this reason, he was “drinking nearly every day.” The former goalkeeper said that his problems started in 2006, when he was out of action at West Ham due to a back injury which, according to him, was the first time and was not mentally prepared for such condition. “I was just in a dark room and drinking heavily,” he told Daily Mail. I had no outside help. Nobody knew what was wrong with me because I never spoke about it. “Everybody thought I was the happiest guy in the world but I would go home, shut the door and bang m...
Man Dies in Fatal Accident in Anambra
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Man Dies in Fatal Accident in Anambra

A yet-to-be-identified driver of a Toyota Carina with registration number FD310ABC was involved in a fatal crash at Tollgate Nteje Onitsha road on Thursday evening March 25, which left one person dead and two others seriously injured. According to eyewitnesses, the crash was as a result of speeding which led to the loss of control of the wheel. Three persons, 2 male adults and 1 female adult, were involved in the accident. One male adult and one female adult sustained varying degrees of injuries and were rushed to St Charles Borromeo hospital by the FRSC rescue team from Nteje Command. One of the male adults was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body has been deposited at Wisdom Mortuary Awkuzu. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the sector Commander Anambra State ...
Chelsea midfielder, Kante Picks up Injury on International Duty
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Chelsea midfielder, Kante Picks up Injury on International Duty

  Chelsea have been dealt a big injury blow, after N’Gole Kante picked up a hamstring injury, while on international duty with France. Kante will now return to Stamford Bridge early, although the issue is not thought to be serious. The 29-year-old played 90 minutes on Wednesday evening as Les Bleus were held to a 1-1 draw by Ukraine. He did not appear to be carrying an injury when he left the pitch at full-time. But further examinations on Thursday have revealed that he has suffered a small injury to his left hamstring. A statement from the French national team read in part: “N’Golo Kante will not take part in the next two matches of the French team on Sunday in Kazakhstan and three days later in Bosnia-Herzegovina. “The Chelsea midfielder felt a pain in the h...
Obi Mikel Opens up on Eden Hazard’s Approach to Football amid battle with injury
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Obi Mikel Opens up on Eden Hazard’s Approach to Football amid battle with injury

  Chelsea icon, John Obi Mikel, has opened up about Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard’s approach to football amid the Belgium international’s latest battle with injury. Hazard has endured a torrid time at Real Madrid since joining Zinedine Zidane’s side from Chelsea in 2019. The 30-year-old has been dogged by persistent problems with his left ankle, which has restricted him to just 14 appearances for Real Madrid this season. Speaking on the development, Mikel, a former teammate with Hazard during their time together at Chelsea, believes the Real Madrid No. 7 is not dedicated to the game, adding that he doesn’t train well. “He [Eden Hazard] said it himself sometimes: ‘If I want to be as good, I can be as good. Not as good as [Lionel] Messi because he is from a differen...
Manchester United star, Greenwood Withdraws From England Squad
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Manchester United star, Greenwood Withdraws From England Squad

  Manchester United youngster, Mason Greenwood, has withdrawn from the U21 team of England  for their European Championship group stages. The Manchester United star was initially included in the final 23-man list released by coach Aidy Boothroyd for the tournament. The tournament kicks off in Slovenia in a week’s time and the English FA has released an official statement confirming Greenwood has withdrawn through injury. He has also been replaced with Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell. “Todd Cantwell has been called into our England men’s under-21 squad for the UEFA U21 EURO Finals,” the statement on the FA’s official website reads. “The Norwich City player joins up to replace the injured Mason Greenwood in Aidy Boothroyd’s group,” the statement added....
Pulisic Told to Leave Chelsea for Liverpool
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Pulisic Told to Leave Chelsea for Liverpool

  Chelsea winger, Christian Pulisic, has been told to leave the club and join Liverpool. The American international has struggled to earn a regular role at Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel. Former United States international Brad Friedel, told the former Borussia Dortmund star that a move to Liverpool this summer could be “ideal”. Pulisic has started just 10 Premier League games this season and faces fierce competition from Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner. And this situation has led to suggestions that a switch to Liverpool could be made in the next transfer window. Friedel, a USMNT legend, who had a spell at Liverpool during his playing days, told CardsChat on the speculation surrounding his fellow American: “I think Liverpool’s system is a good one for Chr...
Rohr’s Plans hit as More Super Eagles Players Withdraw From Benin, Lesotho Games
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Rohr’s Plans hit as More Super Eagles Players Withdraw From Benin, Lesotho Games

  Almeria forward, Sadiq Umar, has become the latest player to withdraw from Nigeria’s squad for their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next week. Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, had included Umar in his 24-man squad for the matches. However, he will not be able to honour his first call-up to the senior national team, having previously played for the U23s. Almeria have confirmed Umar will not be allowed to honour the invitation, because the necessary COVID-19 protocols to enable him to play for the Super Eagles has not been followed. Enyimba’s Anayo Iwuala has been called up as his replacement. Umar joins France-based duo of Moses Simon and Samuel Kalu (injury) in pulling out. The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has released a statement confir...
Mother and her 4 Children Die in Fire Caused by Candlelight in Kwara State
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Mother and her 4 Children Die in Fire Caused by Candlelight in Kwara State

A mother, named Titilayo Adigun, and her four children were burnt to death on Wednesday night, March 17, when a candlelight started a massive fire that burnt their house in Kwara state. The mother and her five children were sleeping at their home at Ifesowapo community, Tanke, Ilorin, Kwara State, with a candle lighting one of the rooms, following days of power outage. The husband and father of the deceased was out to get some things when the incident happened. Sources close to the family said only one out of the five children survived the inferno. The child is now receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin. The landlord of the house, Mr Ibrahim Gana, was the one who rescued the child who survived. He sustained an injury on his hand whi...
AC Milan vs Man Utd: Solskjaer confirms Cavani’s withdrawal from squad
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AC Milan vs Man Utd: Solskjaer confirms Cavani’s withdrawal from squad

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , has confirmed that Edinson Cavani has withdrawn from the squad that will travel to Italy to take on AC Milan in the Europa League. Cavani was set to feature for the Red Devils in the second leg of the last-16 tie but has suffered a reaction to a recent injury. “Unfortunately, it looks like Edinson has got a bit of a reaction to training today and didn’t feel ready to travel,” Solskjaer said. The 34-year-old striker has been fighting to be fit in recent weeks and has already missed six of United’s last seven games. Solskjaer will be hoping that the attacking firepower at their disposal, can power them to the quarter-finals after the teams drew 1-1 at Old Trafford last week.

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