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Coutinho nets as Villa roar back to draw with Man Utd
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Coutinho nets as Villa roar back to draw with Man Utd

Philippe Coutinho scored on his Aston Villa debut as his new club came roaring back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United. Ralf Rangnick's side looked to be cruising with 13 minutes remaining after two Bruno Fernandes goals but Jacob Ramsey and Coutinho, who sprung from the bench with 20 minutes to go having joined on loan from Barcelona in midweek, created a famous comeback at Villa Park. Despite being without Cristiano Ronaldo due to a hip injury, United started with great intent and Fernandes gave them the lead after his tame strike from range somehow bobbled through the legs of Emiliano Martinez. The game looked safe for the visitors when Fernandes finished in ruthless style after a misplaced pass from Morgan Sanson had allowed United to br...
North London Derby could be called off – Arteta
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North London Derby could be called off – Arteta

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

Newcastle are continuing to push to sign Diego Carlos and are awaiting a response from Sevilla after submitting a bid for the defender. Signing a centre-back is Newcastle's primary focus after the arrival of striker Chris Wood from Burnley for £25m on Thursday. The Premier League side retain a strong interest in Benoit Badiashile, but a deal for the Monaco defender is now looking unlikely after he sustained an injury during his side's draw with Nantes. Another stumbling block is Monaco's asking price, with the Ligue 1 side looking for a fee in the region of €60m (£50m) for the 20-year-old. Carlos, who won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics with Brazil in the summer, has made 27 appearances for Sevilla this season, scoring two goals. Lille's Sven Botman was ...
Transfer: AC Milan to bring Man Utd star to San Siro as Madrid eye Arsenal defender
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Transfer: AC Milan to bring Man Utd star to San Siro as Madrid eye Arsenal defender

AC Milan have set their sights on Manchester United defender centre-back, Eric Bailly, Sky Italia report. The Serie A giants have focused their attention on the Ivory Coast international as they look to bring in a replacement for Simon Kjaer following his injury lay-off. AC Milan wants an initial loan deal for the 27-year-old similar to the one that saw them sign Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea last season. Meanwhile, Arsenal defender Cedric Soares is the subject of interest from Atletico Madrid, according to Nicolo Schira. Diego Simeone’s side are looking at Soares as they seek extra cover at the back following Kieran Trippier’s move to Premier League side Newcastle United. Soares, 30, is not the only player on Atletico Madrid’s list. The Liga champions also have RB Leipzig...
Pogba clears air on Man United making him highest-paid player in Premier League
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Pogba clears air on Man United making him highest-paid player in Premier League

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has dismissed reports that the club has offered a mammoth £500,000-a-week deal to make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League in order for him to remain at Old Trafford. Reports had emerged on Friday that the Man United hierarchy had made one final attempt to convince Pogba to stay and were prepared to make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League. Pogba’s contract with Man United will expire in the summer of 2022. The Frenchman, who is widely expected to leave Man United at the end of the season, is free to hold talks with foreign clubs this January transfer window. The World Cup winner has drawn the interest of Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. However, a spokesman for Pogba has now denied the clai...
Country star, Tom T. Hall’s cause of Death Revealed as Suicide
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Country star, Tom T. Hall’s cause of Death Revealed as Suicide

Country star Tom T. Hall's death has been ruled a suicide. Tom Hall who was found dead at the age of 85 at his Franklin, Tennessee home on the morning of August 20 last year, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Williamson County Medical Examiner in an autopsy report obtained by People, said a 911 call was placed at 11:15 a.m. that Friday, with EMS responding to the scene. The report read in part; "Paramedics confirmed death at approximately 1133 hours, due to obvious injuries." At the time of his death which was confirmed by his son Dean Hall, no cause of death was given. Tom Hall was a renowned country songwriter, who wrote classics such as "That's How I Got To Memphis" and "Harper Valley P.T.A." (which is sung by Jeannie C. Riley). His songs earned him a spot in...
Afcon 2021: Ghana coach Rajevac explains surprise Kudus call-up
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Afcon 2021: Ghana coach Rajevac explains surprise Kudus call-up

The Black Stars boss has shed light on his inclusion of the Ajax midfielder on his roster for Cameroon Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is ready to wait for Ajax youngster Mohammed Kudus to regain fitness and potentially join the Black Stars at some point at the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon. The 21-year-old, who has been out of action since picking up an injury while on international duty in November, was a surprise choice in the Serbian's final 28-man squad for the championship, particularly after joining his club for a mid-season training camp in Portugal on Monday. His inclusion on the Afcon roster has generated confusion and debate alike about his involvement in the continental gathering. "For this competition, we can register more than 23 players and ...
Harry Maguire left out of Man United squad against Wolves
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Harry Maguire left out of Man United squad against Wolves

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has been left out of Ralf Rangnick’s squad for their game against Wolves on Monday. The England international will miss the game after an injury meant he was left out of the squad. Maguure did not meet up at the team hotel with the rest of the squad after sustaining an injury in United’s 3-1 win against Burnley last week. The Athletic reports that Maguire is definitely out of tonight’s game, leaving United desperately short of options. Now Manchester United is left with just a few options following Victor Lindelof’s COVID-19 status while Eric Bailly was not seen at the team hotel as he prepares to represent his country at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). It could mean Phil Jones will be given his first start of the season.
Lionel Messi, three other PSG players test positive for COVID-19
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Lionel Messi, three other PSG players test positive for COVID-19

Lionel Messi and three of his Paris Saint-Germain teammates have tested positive for COVID-19. This was confirmed by the Ligue 1 club on Sunday. PSG confirmed the affected players are in isolation and subject to the appropriate health protocols. “The four players that tested positive for COVID-19 are Leo Messi, Juan Bernat, Sergio Rico and Nathan Bitumazala.“They are currently in isolation and are subject to the appropriate health protocol,” a statement said. PSG also disclosed that Neymar is three weeks away from returning to training following injury. The Ligue 1 leaders play Vannes away from home in the Coupe de France on Monday.
Xavi admits Barcelona cannot yet register new signing Torres
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Xavi admits Barcelona cannot yet register new signing Torres

Barcelona coach Xavi admits they cannot register new signing Ferran Torres.   Torres completed an initial £46.7m transfer from Manchester City last week, just 18 months after signing from Valencia, explaining how he failed to properly settle in Manchester due to the ongoing UK government restrictions. “Ferran Torres is a spectacular signing, both as a player and a person," Xavi said on Saturday. "He's coming off an important injury, he has fantastic commitment, he's going to give us a lot, I've no doubt about it. He can play in different positions, I'm very happy with the effort made by the club to get him. "We'll see how the salary cap situation is, if it's possible right away. There has to be players leaving. If we get Dembele to resign his contract and lower his pa...
His season is over – Tuchel delivers worrying update ahead of Liverpool clash
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His season is over – Tuchel delivers worrying update ahead of Liverpool clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted “it seems like the season is over” for Ben Chilwell. Chilwell underwent a knee operation to repair anterior cruciate ligament damage this week. The 25-year-old suffered an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament in their 4-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge in November. Chelsea are also facing late fitness tests on Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen, Timo Werner and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Tuchel has seen his squad stretched by illness and COVID-19 during a run of four wins in 10 games in all competitions. “It is like squeezing the same lemon over and over again and we always expect fresh juice out of it,” he said. “It is hard because we are so ambitious and it is hard for the team to take these result...
I’ll return to Man United to solve defense problem – Rio Ferdinand
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I’ll return to Man United to solve defense problem – Rio Ferdinand

Former Manchester defender, Rio Ferdinand has said he would ‘seriously’ consider an offer to become a defensive coach at the club. Harry Maguire-led Red Devils’ defense has struggled throughout the 2021-22 season. They have managed only four clean sheets in the league, conceding 26 goals. Raphael Varane, who joined the club from Real Madrid last summer, has started just six games in the league due to injury. Ferdinand marshalled United’s backline from 2002 to 2014 and formed one of the Premier League’s best ever centre-half pairings alongside Nemanja Vidic. Asked if he would consider coming back to the club to help solve their defensive issues, Rio Ferdinand told Vide with Five, “Of course! I probably would. “We’ll have to see what the deal looks like! ‘But when Uni...
Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea vs Brighton game
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Tuchel confirms player to miss Chelsea vs Brighton game

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has suggested that Ruben Loftus-Cheek will miss his side’s Premier League clash with Brighton due to injury and positive COVID-19. Recall that Loftus-Cheek missed Chelsea’s previous clash against Aston Villa last Sunday. Chelsea will, on Wednesday night, host Brighton in a Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge. The Blues head to the game after beating Aston Villa 3-1 in their last Premier League tie. “We have infected people who have three vaccinations, we have infected players without vaccination, so we have everything,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website. “Ruben Loftus-Cheek is injured and suffers from Covid [ahead of Chelsea vs Brighton game],” Tuchel added. “So for the Brighton game, I need to talk to the doctors and to the physios an...
Newcastle’s trip to Everton postponed
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Newcastle’s trip to Everton postponed

Newcastle's match away at Everton on Thursday has been postponed due to injuries and Covid cases in Eddie Howe's squad. Howe said on Monday that Newcastle were "dangerously close" to being unable to field a full team for the match. Newcastle were only able to name eight substitutes, including two goalkeepers, instead of the maximum nine for Monday's 1-1 draw against Manchester United, with the squad depleted due to injuries and COVID-19 cases. They also lost Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser to injury against United, while full-back Javier Manquillo picked up his fifth yellow card of the campaign, adding to Howe's selection woes. This is the first fixture Newcastle have had postponed since the Omicron variant began to wreak havoc with ...
Iheanacho ‘better than Messi & Ronaldo combined’? – Fans react to star showing vs Man City
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Iheanacho ‘better than Messi & Ronaldo combined’? – Fans react to star showing vs Man City

The Nigerian put in a solid attacking performance against his former side ahead of the Afcon in January Leicester City suffered a heavy defeat away to Manchester City, but did not go down without a fight, thanks to the efforts of 'Senior Man' Kelechi Iheanacho. The striker, who has been questionably left on the bench by Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers in recent weeks, started ahead of Jamie Vardy against City, in the absence of Zambia forward Patson Daka, who missed out due to injury. The Citizens struck four goals before the half-hour mark to claim a commanding lead at half time but Iheanacho rallied to help Leicester pull three back in the second half, building hopes of a comeback.
Chelsea star cries over decision to leave Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea star cries over decision to leave Stamford Bridge

Belgian youngster, Charly Musonda has decided to leave Chelsea at the end of the season. The player was in tears as he spoke with The Beautiful Game Podcast for the first time since announcing that he will be leaving Stamford Bridge when his contract ends. The Belgian youngster was broken emotionally as he could not cope with the rejection he suffered at the club. Musonda has been at the club for years but was sent out on loan three times during that period, and never truly made his mark in the Chelsea first team. Speaking, Musonda recalled the phone call where he was aware that his time at the club was coming to an end and admitted that he cried about it for a long time afterwards. “After the phone call, I was crying for a long time. The Chelsea fans have been great. They...
Manchester United top star to join Benfica this January
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Manchester United top star to join Benfica this January

Manchester United defender, Phil Jones is set to leave the club and move to Portuguese giants, Benfica this January, according to Daily Mail. The Portuguese giants had opened talk to sign Jones on loan in January. The England defender has made 165 appearances in the Premier League for the Red Devils since his arrival back in 2011, including 17 times during the 2012/12 title-winning season under Sir Alex Ferguson. The 29-year-old’s carrier has been hit by injuries, with his last game being since January 2020 when he scored in the 6-1 FA Cup win over Tranmere. Since his return from injury, the 29-year-old has been named on the substitutes bench on several occasions under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and new interim boss Ralf Rangnick, but never made it onto the pitch. Rangnick has a...
Martial finally chooses next club
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Martial finally chooses next club

Manchester United striker, Anthony Martial, has chosen to play for Spanish LaLiga side, Sevilla, Sky Sports reports. Martial is targeting a switch to Sevilla in January if he can finally secure an exit from Man United. The report added that Martial has made Sevilla his number one choice of destination, despite interest from Newcastle United, Barcelona and Juventus. Sevilla are keen on a loan deal, with a view to make the move permanent. Martial is keen to leave Man United in a bid to get regular playing time. Earlier this month, Martial’s agent went public with the player’s request to force a move in the January transfer window. The 26-year-old is yet to feature under Man United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, due to a knee injury and his current contract with the club ...
Klopp sympathises with Chelsea after 0-0 with Wolves
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Klopp sympathises with Chelsea after 0-0 with Wolves

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp says he has sympathy for Chelsea over COVID-19. However, the German gaffer believes his countryman, Thomas Tuchel was still able to play a full-strength team for their 0-0 draw with Wolves on Sunday. Chelsea had requested for the postponement of their match against Wolves but it was turned down by the Premier League. The Blues currently have seven players unavailable due to COVID-19 – Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi are all out of action. Tuchel was forced to rush N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic back from injury. Liverpool, meanwhile, were without Thiago Alcantara, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Curtis Jones for their fixture against Tottenham due to COVID-19. “Thomas Tuchel… I saw the bench today from Chelsea, come on… he has to...
Thomas Tuchel names important Chelsea player after 0-0 draw with Wolves
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Thomas Tuchel names important Chelsea player after 0-0 draw with Wolves

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has singled out Saul Niguez as an important player for the club after Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Wolves on Sunday. Saul has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since joining from Atletico Madrid on loan in the summer. But the Spain international put up a positive show after he was brought on as a half-time substitute against Wolves following an injury to Trevoh Chalobah. “Yes, he played well today,” Tuchel told Chelsea TV after the match. “In general we played better because the structure was better, the discipline was better in the structure. “That helped us to be better, to be high up the pitch, to impose our style of play, to increase the intensity, we were, in general, better as a team and Saul was an important part of it.”...
You need a kick up the backside – Agbonlahor slams Tuchel over Lukaku
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You need a kick up the backside – Agbonlahor slams Tuchel over Lukaku

Aston Villa legend, Gabriel Agbonlahor has blasted Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel for deciding to drop Romelu Lukaku on the bench in recent weeks. Lukaku returned from injury during Chelsea’s Premier League draw with Manchester United on November 28. However, the Belgium international is scarcely used by Tuchel who only brings him on lately in recent games, handing the former Inter Milan ace a three-minute cameo in the 3-2 win over Leeds at the weekend. And Agbonlahor, believes the German gaffer “needs a kick up the backside” for playing Timo Werner instead of Lukaku. “I think Thomas Tuchel needs a kick up the backside as well because I’m looking at Lukaku, a £90million striker, on the bench again today,” Agbonlahor told talkSPORT “He’s played 78 minutes in four Premier Leagu...
Ronaldo Penalty Earns Man Utd Victory
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Ronaldo Penalty Earns Man Utd Victory

Cristiano Ronaldo won and scored a penalty as Manchester United beat a spirited Norwich 1-0, continuing Ralf Rangnick's perfect start as interim manager in the Premier League. It was not quite the scintillating first half that United had produced in Rangnick's first game against Crystal Palace last week, with Alex Telles' free kick being tipped onto the crossbar. Norwich suffered an early blow when captain Grant Hanley was taken off with a shoulder injury, having fallen heavily after a tussle with Ronaldo. He was later seen watching from the touchlines with his arm in a sling. However, Dean Smith's side did not show any ill-effects of losing such a vital player as they dominated the second half and Przemyslaw Placheta, Teemu Pukki and Josh Sargent all went close. But if the...
West Ham manager Moyes confirms plans to fill two positions in January
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West Ham manager Moyes confirms plans to fill two positions in January

West Ham United manager David Moyes has confirmed he will try and sign a defender and forward in January.   The Hammers are reeling after Kurt Zouma joined fellow centre-back Angelo Ogbonna on the long-term injury list. And Moyes says he will target a replacement when the window opens next month. "Kurt has been very good for us. Everybody has been impressed. He has the experience from Chelsea and he's a big miss," said Moyes. "But other players helped us get into Europe last year. They are ready to play. Hopefully they will be good. "We have been looking to add to the forward players. We tried in the summer for a forward but there was nothing. Now we have to consider looking for a defender if possible. "I'll see what we think the recovery time of players coming ...
Chelsea manager Tuchel had to get ‘creative’ with James selection
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Chelsea manager Tuchel had to get ‘creative’ with James selection

Thomas Tuchel has said Chelsea's injury crisis forced him to play Reece James in midfield against Zenit St. Petersburg. The English fullback was deployed in midfield as N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jorginho were all unavailable. When asked whether James is likely to have a future midfield role, Tuchel said: "I expect N'Golo, Mateo, Jorgi and Ruben to start in midfield but they are all out so we had to get creative with Reecey. "The target is to put him on the wing but we need players in midfield."  
Tyson Fury Ordered to Defend his World Heavyweight title against Mandatory Challenger Dillian Whyte
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Tyson Fury Ordered to Defend his World Heavyweight title against Mandatory Challenger Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury has been ordered to defend his world heavyweight title against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte with talks now ongoing. The WBC on Tuesday ordered Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) to begin a negotiating period to defend his belt against Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs), with the fight expected to take place in late February or early March, probably under the roof of Cardiff's Principality Stadium. "The WBC hereby orders the start of the free negotiations period pursuant to the WBC Rules & Regulations for the mandatory bout between WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and Mandatory Challenger and WBC Interim World Champion Dillian Whyte. pic.twitter.com/XFugoKHrQM — World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) December 7, 2021 Fury last defeated Deontay Wilder wi...
I regret playing Lukaku against West Ham, he wasn’t ready – Tuchel
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I regret playing Lukaku against West Ham, he wasn’t ready – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted he was wrong to bring Romelu Lukaku on during their 3-2 defeat to West Ham on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel introduced the Belgian striker in the second half after Kai Havertz picked up an injury. Lukaku made just three appearances following his return from the ankle injury he suffered in October. Tuchel has now said the 28-year-old was not “physically” ready to play 45 minutes of football after the game. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Tuchel said: “It’s my fault. I don’t think he is ready for 45 minutes of physicality but still, we decided to bring him on for his height because we lost Kai. “Kai had a crucial role in defending set-pieces, which is a huge threat from West Ham, so this is on me. I took the decision so it’s ...
Four injured Arsenal Players to Miss Everton Clash
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Four injured Arsenal Players to Miss Everton Clash

Arsenal have confirmed four major injury blows ahead of their Premier League tie with Everton on Monday night. Arsenal head to the game following a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in their last game. Mikel Arteta’s side are currently in the seventh position on the Premier League table with 23 points from 14 games. In a post via their website, Arsenal disclosed that the likes of Bernd Leno, Emile Smith Rowe, Sead Kolasinac and Granit Xhaka are all injured. The post read, “Bernd Leno – Right groin. Bernd has a tight groin sustained in training and is being assessed ahead of Monday’s match. “Emile Smith Rowe – Right groin. Emile has a tight groin from Thursday’s match against Manchester United and is being assessed ahead of Monday’s match. “Sead Kolasinac – L...
Benzema injury: How long will Real Madrid star be out for & which games will he miss?
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Benzema injury: How long will Real Madrid star be out for & which games will he miss?

The star striker was replaced by Luka Jovic on Saturday Real Madrid star Karim Benzema limped off the pitch injured in Saturday's match against Real Sociedad, with Carlo Ancelotti replacing the striker with Luka Jovic. His 16th-minute problem is related to his left hamstring, and he will be re-evaluated on either Sunday or Monday to determine the extent of his injury. Benzema has been in incredible form this year, scoring 35 goals in 46 matches in 2021 entering Saturday.
Saul not giving up at Chelsea
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Saul not giving up at Chelsea

Saul Niguez is determined to make a success of his Chelsea career. Saul came off at half-time in Chelsea's 2-1 win against Watford. Both his Premier League starts have now ended with him being taken off at the interval. His loan deal included a £30m option to buy but Atletico Madrid sources expect him to return next summer. With injury issues in midfield and a busy spell coming up Saul is hopeful of further opportunities to try and prove his worth, says the Daily Mail. Chelsea travel to West Ham on Saturday with additional concerns over Reece James, who missed the Watford game with an ankle injury, and Trevoh Chalobah, who came off with a suspected hamstring injury.  
Pogba will leave Man United – Paul Ince
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Pogba will leave Man United – Paul Ince

Manchester United legend Paul Ince is convinced midfielder, Paul Pogba will leave Old Trafford in the summer. The Frenchman has been out of the spotlight in recent weeks as he recovers from injury. Pogba missed United 3-2 victory over Arsenal on Thursday and may also be sidelined for their trip to Crystal Palace on Sunday. His contract situation continues to cause debate as he has refused to talk extension on his current deal that ends next summer. And Paul Ince believes he is on his way out of the club. “I don’t think he’ll sign; I don’t think he’ll sign whoever the manager is, that’s my honest opinion,” Ince told Amazon Prime when asked if he thinks Pogba will stay at Old Trafford beyond next summer. “I think as a free agent the world’s his oyster. And I can see him g...
PSG’s Donnarumma wins ‘Yachine Trophy’ as best goalkeeper
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PSG’s Donnarumma wins ‘Yachine Trophy’ as best goalkeeper

Gianluigi Donnarumma has won the Yashin Trophy, awarded to the world’s best goalkeeper this year at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris. Italy’s No1 played a starring role in their Euro 2020 triumph with crucial penalty shootout saves and kept a miserly defensive record throughout the competition, and he was named the Player of the Tournament. His club form has been less impressive, however, making only made a handful of appearances so far since swapping AC Milan for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer due to injury and the form of Keylor Navas. Donnarumma, 22, fought off competition from Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, who has been outstanding under Thomas Tuchel and kept goal as the Blues won last season’s Champions League, as well as helping them to the top of the Premier League this seaso...
Barcelona pair Reverter, Alemany at Man City Friday amid Torres interest
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Barcelona pair Reverter, Alemany at Man City Friday amid Torres interest

Barcelona are planning a bid for Manchester City attacker Ferran Torres. The Daily Mail says Torres, currently going through rehabilitation on a foot injury sustained last month, would be expected to cost around double the £21million City paid Valencia for him last year. The 21-year-old Spain international is understood to be interested in exploring a move after limited starts prior to his injury. Barca's chief executive Ferran Reverter and director of football Mateu Alemany visited City's training base on Friday. City sources said the pair were in the UK for business meetings. Although going through financial strife, Barca also possess a long-standing desire to land Raheem Sterling. But the forward has rediscovered his scoring touch, notching in each of his last three games...
Tuchel backs Lukaku to retain top spot as Chelsea continues to roll without injured striker
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Tuchel backs Lukaku to retain top spot as Chelsea continues to roll without injured striker

The Blues boss insists his side is stronger with the former Manchester United man in the team Thomas Tuchel insists that Chelsea are not better without Romelu Lukaku as he says he's looking forward to getting the Belgian star back in the squad. Lukaku has missed the last five games with an ankle injury, but Chelsea's attack has continued to roll to the top of the Premier League. But Tuchel says that he believes his side will still benefit from the return of the former Inter star, who has scored three goals in seven Premier League games so far.
UFC champion Kamaru Usman reveals he defeated Colby Covington with a broken hand
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UFC champion Kamaru Usman reveals he defeated Colby Covington with a broken hand

UFC welterweight champion  Kamaru Usman has revealed he defeated Colby Covington with a broken hand after suffering the injury three weeks out from fight night while sparring Justin Gaethje. The Nigerian Nightmare, 34, earned a unanimous decision victory over arch-rival Covington at UFC 268 in New York City, in which he floored the challenger in the second round but was unable to get the finish. Usman has now come out to disclose that he sustained a broken hand three weeks before the fight at Madison Square Garden. 'I broke it before the fight,' Usman told Full Send Podcast. 'Most people didn't know that. I broke it three weeks before and I didn't throw it a day until the fight itself. 'I didn't throw it until right backstage. I didn't throw my hands for three weeks, my r...
Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba react to Man Utd’s 2-0 win over Villarreal
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba react to Man Utd’s 2-0 win over Villarreal

Manchester United stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba have reacted to the Red Devils’ Champions League 2-0 win over Villarreal on Tuesday night. Man United defeated Villarreal in Spain, thanks to second-half goals from Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. Reacting, Ronaldo, who became the first-ever player to score in each of an English club’s first five matches of a single European Cup/Champions League season (excluding qualifiers), after Man United’s win over Villarreal, urged his teammates never to stop fighting. The Portugal captain also congratulated Man United players for putting the club where they belong after beating Villarreal in Spain. The former Juventus star wrote on Instagram after the game, “Always great to play in Spain, amazing to win in Spain, satisfying to score i...
Barcelona coach Xavi happy for Pedri after 2021 Golden Boy award
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Barcelona coach Xavi happy for Pedri after 2021 Golden Boy award

Barcelona coach Xavi is happy for Pedri after he was named the 2021 Golden Boy. Pedri was officially awarded the European Golden Boy award on Monday morning, yet the Spanish midfielder has suffered another setback on his road to recovery from injury. Xavi was asked about the condition of the playmaker, although he enthused about the prospect of working with him once he returns. "His return will depend on how he recovers," Xavi said. "I'm happy he has won the Golden Boy award because his performances have been extraordinary. "It's not an easy injury, he's a key player and makes a difference for us, but I don't have a date for his return, we want him to come back as soon as possible and do it one hundred percent."  
Osimhen suffers head injury as Napoli lose unbeaten record
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Osimhen suffers head injury as Napoli lose unbeaten record

Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen suffered an injury to his head, as they lost 3-2 to Inter Milan on Sunday. Osimhen was replaced by Andrea Petagna four minutes before the hour mark, as Luciano Spalletti’s men lost their first Serie A match of the 2021/2022 season. The Super Eagles frontman could not continue the game, following a clash of heads with Inter Milan defender, Skriniar. Napoli took the lead in the 17th minute through Piotr Zielinski, but Hakan Calhanoglu levelled from the penalty spot eight minutes later. Inter then took the lead before the break through Ivan Perisic and made it 3-1 after Joaquin Correa set up Lautaro Martinez. Dries Mertens pulled one back with 12 minutes left on the clock. Despite the defeat, Napoli are still top of the table and face Lazio n...
Barcelona convinced Man Utd interfering in Dembele talks
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Barcelona convinced Man Utd interfering in Dembele talks

Manchester United are being linked with Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele. The France international comes off contract at the end of the season and talks with Barca over a new deal have stalled. Mundo Deportivo says there's a belief inside Barca that the reason for Dembele's hesitancy is interference from United. United made an attempt for Dembele at the end of last season before he suffered an injury at the Euros and have remained interested in the attacker. For his part, Dembele is keen on a move to Old Trafford and is excited by the prospect of playing in England.
Mark Lawrenson predicts Leicester City vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Man United, other games
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Mark Lawrenson predicts Leicester City vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Man United, other games

Former Liverpool player, Mark Lawrenson has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier League, EPL, games. Chelsea will face Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Watford will host Manchester United in an away Premier League tie on Saturday. Liverpool will tackle Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening, while Man City will face Everton on Sunday at Etihad. Providing his predictions, Lawrenson told BBC Sport, “Chelsea are still top of the table, but they hit a little bump before the international break when they were held at home by Burnley. “I think they might drop more points here too. Leicester 1, Chelsea 1.” Commenting on the Watford vs Man United, Lawrenson said, “If United drop any points here, the heat would be ...
There’s something wrong with Rashford, Greenwood – Roy Keane
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There’s something wrong with Rashford, Greenwood – Roy Keane

Manchester United legend, Roy Keane has expressed his concerns over Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood and says ‘something is amiss’ with the trio. Rashford has made a frustrating start to the season, returning from an injury that kept him away for a long period, limiting the 24-year-old to just three starts in all competitions. For Greenwood, the youngster impressed in the early stages of the season, netting three times in August, but has only found the back of the net once since. Keane told ITV, “Every case is different, Sancho hasn’t been getting many minutes recently. “The issue I suppose with Rashford and Greenwood is that whenever they’re selected it seems to be an issue. “I know they’ve had injuries, I understand that but we know their quality and whe...
Mane worry for Liverpool as Senegal boss Cisse confirms injury scare after Togo draw
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Mane worry for Liverpool as Senegal boss Cisse confirms injury scare after Togo draw

The 2019 African Footballer of the Year limped off in the opening stages of the Teranga Lions' draw in Lome Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has confirmed Liverpool forward Sadio Mane suffered an injury scare in their 1-1 draw with Togo in Thursday’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier. Mane was making his fifth start in the qualifying campaign when he walked off the pitch in pain in the 28th minute. He was subsequently replaced by Villarreal star Boulaye Dia. His early substitution came as a blow for the Teranga Lions at Stade de Kegue as they conceded an own goal on the stroke of half-time.
World Cup Qualifiers: Brighton’s Mwepu to miss Zambia’s Mauritania and Tunisia duels
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World Cup Qualifiers: Brighton’s Mwepu to miss Zambia’s Mauritania and Tunisia duels

The star has been ruled out of the upcoming games due to an injury picked up during a Premier League game Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Enock Mwepu will miss Zambia's World Cup qualifiers against Mauritania and Tunisia due to an injury. Chipolopolo's team doctor, George Phiri, confirmed the star's absence due to a hamstring injury he sustained against Newcastle United on Saturday during a Premier League encounter.  
Update: NFL player Henry RuggsIII hit with two additional felony charges and facing almost 50 years in prison for the death of Tina Tintor
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Update: NFL player Henry RuggsIII hit with two additional felony charges and facing almost 50 years in prison for the death of Tina Tintor

NFL star,  Henry Lux III has been hit with two more felony charges and is now facing nearly 50 years in prison after the death of Tina Tinter, who was killed while he was driving under the influence. NBC News report, that the former Las Vegas Raiders who was previously charged with two felony counts of reckless driving and DUI resulting in death, has also just been charged with two additional felonies of DUI and reckless driving—and one count of misdemeanor gun possession. If he is convicted of the death of 23-year-old Tina Tinter, all five-count combinations can see Rag imprisoned for 46 years. His babymama, Kilgo-Washington, 22, was in Ruggs' car during the crash and underwent surgery Tuesday for a severe arm injury, authorities said. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe ...
Chelsea gets Lukaku injury boost ahead of Man Utd clash
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Chelsea gets Lukaku injury boost ahead of Man Utd clash

Romelu Lukaku has handed Chelsea a major boost after he began running again following an injury lay-off. The Belgium striker has been out of action since he limped out against Malmo in the Champions League. However, on Friday, the club’s record signing took to social media, to give fans a positive update. Lukaku tweeted: “Running today let’s see how that goes.” The 28-year-old is not expected to be available for selection this weekend when Chelsea hosts Burnley on Saturday. But he will be in contention when the Blues take on his former club Manchester United. United visits Chelsea after the international break.
Man United vs Man City: Why I’m worried – Paul Scholes
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Man United vs Man City: Why I’m worried – Paul Scholes

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes has expressed worries over the club’s defence going into their Saturday encounter with Manchester City. Scholes is concerned that captain Harry Maguire is not yet back to his best after a long term injury and is also worried by Raphael Varane’s latest injury. Manchester United came from behind twice to secure a point against Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday night as Cristiano Ronaldo bagged both goals. Maguire was criticised for the second goal after playing Davide Zapata onside and then reacted slowly to get back and block the forward’s shot. Manchester United’s night was made even worse when Varane injured his hamstring putting him in serious doubt for the Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday. “They playe...
Varane raises Manchester derby alarm bells with early exit against Atalanta
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Varane raises Manchester derby alarm bells with early exit against Atalanta

The French defender pulled up with an injury in the first half of Tuesday's match and was replaced by Mason Greenwood Raphael Varane was forced out of Manchester United's Champions League clash with Atalanta with an apparent injury. The French defender was removed in the 38th minute as he pulled up with a non-contact injury. Varane went straight to the dressing room and was replaced by Mason Greenwood as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer opted to switch Man Utd to a back four after starting with five in defence.  
Thiago set for Liverpool comeback vs Atletico Madrid as Klopp provides Fabinho & Keita updates
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Thiago set for Liverpool comeback vs Atletico Madrid as Klopp provides Fabinho & Keita updates

The Reds boss has confirmed that the Spaniard is "in contention" to feature in the club's latest Champions League group-stage fixture Thiago Alcantara is in line to return to action for Liverpool against Atletico Madrid after a two-month injury-enforced layoff. Thiago has not seen a single minute of competitive action since suffering a calf injury in Liverpool's Premier League win over Crystal Palace on September 18. The Spain international has sat out a total of nine games across all competitions, but is now back in full training and Jurgen Klopp has hinted that he could feature when Atletico arrive at Anfield in the Champions League.
Bale in line for 100th Wales cap after call up for World Cup qualifiers
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Bale in line for 100th Wales cap after call up for World Cup qualifiers

The 32-year-old has not featured since early September but Wales boss Robert Page says he is fit and ready to return for the national team Gareth Bale is in line to earn his 100th cap for Wales after being recalled to the squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches. Robert Page's team will face Belarus and Belgium this month in their final matches of the qualifying round. Bale, who has made 99 appearances for his country, has played only three times for Real Madrid this season, having been kept out of action with a knee injury since early September.  
Brother of the married man allegedly dating BBNaija’s Maria releases photo with Maria as he dares Cubana Chief Priest and threatens to leak his family secrets
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Brother of the married man allegedly dating BBNaija’s Maria releases photo with Maria as he dares Cubana Chief Priest and threatens to leak his family secrets

The younger brother of Kelvin Anene has released a photo he took with Maria, who is said to be dating Kelvin, as he called out Cubana Chief Priest for publicly exposing his brother. Recall that Cubana Chief Priest called out Maria. He accused her of dating his sister's husband, Kelvin Anene, and calling his sister to threaten her. Kelvin's younger brother spoke up in his brother's defence, claiming Kelvin had separated from Cubana's Chief Priest's sister since 2018 because she was problematic. Now, to add insult to injury, he has released a photo he took with Maria, his brother's alleged sidechic. He also threatened to leak secrets about Cubana Chief Priest and his wife because he dragged his family in public. He asked his followers to stay tuned as more is coming th...
Actress Alexa PenaVega accidentally severes 2-year-old son’s finger and doctors say it can’t be reattached
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Actress Alexa PenaVega accidentally severes 2-year-old son’s finger and doctors say it can’t be reattached

Alexa PenaVega revealed her 2-year-old son, Kingston, is recovering after losing his fingertip in a distressing accident at home. The Spy Kids actress, 33, wrote: "While getting the kids ready for bed, I shut Kingston’s fingers in the hinge of the bathroom door. "His first finger is bruised and a little bloody, but his middle finger took the brunt of it and was severed from the first knuckle near the tip. It was the most traumatic thing we’ve had go through as a family." The actress, who also shares son Ocean, 4, and daughter Rio, 5 months, with husband Carlos PenaVega, added that she felt "mom guilt" following her middle child’s injury. She wrote: "The shame was really hard to get through. But thank God for the sweet little bruiser Kingston is." The mother-of-three ap...

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