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Ronaldo blamed for Sancho’s struggles at Man Utd
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Ronaldo blamed for Sancho’s struggles at Man Utd

Former England midfielder, Danny Murphy, has blamed Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Manchester United for Jadon Sancho’s struggles at Old Trafford. Murphy believes Sancho is struggling at Man United because Ronaldo’s return at the club has restricted the 21-year-old’s opportunities in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad this season. Sancho is yet to score or assist for Man United following his £73million summer move from Borussia Dortmund this year. “Sancho hasn’t been helped by Ronaldo’s arrival, because it’s restricted his opportunities in his favoured position, with Greenwood also having to play wide,” Murphy told the Daily Mail. “I don’t think arriving at United late after the Euros has helped. Pre-season at a new club is key and I would have turned up the minute I signed if it m...
EPL: ‘This is why Chelsea will win title this season’ – Chris Sutton
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EPL: ‘This is why Chelsea will win title this season’ – Chris Sutton

Former Chelsea striker, Chris Sutton, says the club’s 7-0 victory against Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday proves why the Blues will go on to win the English top-flight league title this season. According to Sutton, Thomas Tuchel’s side are so strong, and their academy players are flourishing. Chelsea thrashed Norwich City at Stamford Bridge, thanks to Mason Mount’s hat-trick and a strike each from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Max Aarons’ own goal. “This is why I believe Chelsea will win the Premier League – their squad is so strong and their academy players are flourishing,” Sutton told BT Sport. “Today’s performance was excellent, but last month the performances have not been there. “That is a tremendous mentality to have. They have a s...
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Ancelotti names squad for El Clasico
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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Ancelotti names squad for El Clasico

Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has named his side’s squad to face Barcelona in Sunday’s El Clasico at Camp Nou. Ancelotti released a list of 23 players to tackle Barcelona in a post via Real Madrid’s official website on Saturday. Real Madrid head to the game following a 5-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday. Below is Real Madrid’s squad against Barcelona: Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin and Luis López. Defenders: Carvajal, E. Militão, Alaba, Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo and Mendy. Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., Camavinga and Blanco. Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Vini Jr., Rodrygo and Mariano. The kick-off time for Barcelona vs Real Madrid is 3.15 pm.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Koeman names squad for El Clasico
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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Koeman names squad for El Clasico

Barcelona boss, Ronald Koeman, has announced a 23-man squad to face Real Madrid in Sunday’s El Clasico at Camp Nou. Koeman named the squad in a post via Barcelona’s official website on Saturday. Koeman’s side head to the game following a 1-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League on Wednesday. Barcelona are currently in the seventh position on the LaLiga table with 15 points from eight games. Below is Barcelona’s squad against Real Madrid: Ter Stegen, Dest, Piqué, Sergio, Riqui Puig, Memphis, Ansu Fati, Demir, Neto, Coutinho, Lenglet, L. De Jong, Jordi Alba, Kun Agüero, S. Roberto, F. De Jong, O. Mingueza, Umtiti, Eric, Iñaki Peña, Nico, Gavi and Balde. R. Araujo, O. Meanwhile, Dembéle, Braithwaite and Pedri miss out through injury. The kick-off time for Ba...
Chelsea vs Norwich City: Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash confirmed
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Chelsea vs Norwich City: Tuchel’s squad for EPL clash confirmed

Chelsea’s squad to face Norwich City in today’s Premier League tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel named a 21-man squad to tackle Norwich at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel’s men head to the game following a 4-0 victory over Malmo in the Champions League in midweek. Below is Chelsea’s full squad against Norwich: Goalkeepers: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy. Defenders: Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta. Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Saul Niguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount. Forwards: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz. The kick-off time for Chelsea vs Norwich is ...
Man United vs Atalanta: Solskjaer regrets signing Ronaldo – Neville
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Man United vs Atalanta: Solskjaer regrets signing Ronaldo – Neville

Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has reckoned that the club’s boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would admit privately that Cristiano Ronaldo should not have joined the club this season. According to Neville, Solskjaer would rather manage last season’s Manchester United squad. The Portuguese forward made the sensational return to Manchester United this summer to help the Red Devils fight for titles. Ronaldo has helped the club escape some scary moments this season but has been unable to save them from sliding out of the top four. “I thought that last season’s there was something building. I think if you asked him privately ‘Would like last season’s squad back?’ I think he probably would go back,” He told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports, “They have got six grenades where...
Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv: Koeman releases squad for Champions League clash
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Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv: Koeman releases squad for Champions League clash

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has named his side’s squad to face Dynamo Kyiv in Wednesday’s Champions League tie. Koeman released a list of 22 players to tackle Dynamo Kyiv at Camp Nou. The Dutchman announced the squad in a post on Barcelona’s website on Tuesday. Koeman’s side head to the game following a 3-1 victory over Valencia in their last fixture.
UCL: Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face RB Leipzig
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UCL: Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face RB Leipzig

Paris Saint-Germain boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face RB Leipzig in tonight’s Champions League fixture in Paris. Pochettino named a 22-man squad to tackle RB Leipzig in a post via the club’s website. PSG head to the game after beating Angers 2-1 in a French Ligue 1 encounter last Friday. The kick-off time for PSG vs Leipzig is 8 pm. Below is PSG’s squad against the German side: 1.Keylor Navas 2.Achraf Hakimi 3.Presnel Kimpembe 5.Marquinhos 6. Marco Verratti 7.Kylian Mbappé 9.Mauro Icardi 15.Danilo Pereira 17.Colin Dagba 18.Georginio Wijnaldum 20.Layvin Kurzawa 21.Ander Herrera 22.Abdou Diallo 23.Julian Draxler 24.Thilo Kehrer 25.Nuno Mendes 27. Idrissa Gueye 28.Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe 30. Leo Messi 39.Nathan Bitumazala 50.Gia...
Solskjaer unhappy with Man Utd board for not granting his request
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Solskjaer unhappy with Man Utd board for not granting his request

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is unhappy with his bosses for failing to sign a central midfielder, according to the Manchester Evening News. Solskjaer is under pressure following a 4-2 defeat at Leicester City last weekend. The loss saw United drop to sixth place in the Premier League, five points below leaders Chelsea. Solskjaer is under pressure to win a trophy this season, after the club brought in Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer. However, the 48-year-old requested for a midfielder to beef up his squad and didn’t get one. The Red Devils were strongly linked with West Ham’s Declan Rice, but the Hammers stood firm on their £100million valuation. They were also linked with Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United, but the England inter...
Arsenal’s squad to face Crystal Palace revealed [Full list]
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Arsenal’s squad to face Crystal Palace revealed [Full list]

Arsenal’s squad to face Crystal Palace in today’s English Premier League, EPL, tie has been revealed. According to Football London, Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has named a 25-man squad to tackle Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium. Arsenal head to the game following a 0-0 draw with Brighton in their last encounter. The Gunners are currently in the 13th position on the EPL table with 10 points from 7 games. Below is Arsenal’s squad against Crystal Palace; Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Aaron Ramsdale, Arthur Okonkwo and Karl Hein Defenders: Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Calum Chambers, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares and Sead Kolasinac Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Albert Sambi...
Leicester City vs Man Utd: Focus on football – Solskjaer warns Rashford
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Leicester City vs Man Utd: Focus on football – Solskjaer warns Rashford

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has advised Marcus Rashford to focus on his football. According to Solskjaer, the 23-year-old is yet to produce his best form. Rashford is in United’s squad for their trip to Leicester City on Saturday. If he makes an appearance, it will be his season debut, following shoulder surgery in the off season. Rashford has been hailed for his off-field work and was awarded with an MBE for his efforts to end child poverty. “He has had time to reflect on what he has done off the pitch as well, because he has done some fantastic things and now to maybe prioritise his football and focus on football. “He’s got a challenge on his hands here at Man Utd, he has a challenge on his hands to play for England, and I think Marcus is one of t...
Rashford included in Man Utd’s squad to face Leicester City
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Rashford included in Man Utd’s squad to face Leicester City

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that Marcus Rashford is included in his side’s squad to face Leicester City on Saturday evening. Solskjaer said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday. Rashford is yet to play this season for Man United, having undergone an operation on his shoulder last month. “He’s in the squad, yes. If he’s going to start or not, I can’t tell you now because it wouldn’t be right, but he’s worked really hard throughout the whole lay-off, “Solskjaer said. “He’s been really bright this week, he had a 60-minute involvement behind-closed-doors last week so he’s fit and raring to go.” Man United head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Everton in their last match. Meanwhile, Providing the latest update on hi...
Cavani told to leave Man Utd in January because of Ronaldo
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Cavani told to leave Man Utd in January because of Ronaldo

Former Chelsea star, Gus Poyet, has advised Edinson Cavani to leave Manchester United in January following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford has seen Cavani’s game time restricted to just 115 minutes of Premier League football in the current campaign. Not only did the Portugal captain take the Uruguay striker’s place in the squad, he also took Cavani’s No. 7 shirt. Despite scoring 17 goals in 32 games for United last season, Cavani looks set to play second-fiddle this campaign. Poyet has urged his compatriot to move on, as the situation at Old Trafford is affecting his international career. “He was unlucky, because without Ronaldo coming in, he was playing as the main striker. “The decision of Juventus, Man City getting involved, incredi...
Afghan girls’ football team granted visas to come to the UK after they fled the Taliban
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Afghan girls’ football team granted visas to come to the UK after they fled the Taliban

The Afghanistan girls' football development squad have been reportedly granted visas to come to the UK. Home Secretary Priti Patel revealed that a group of players, coaches and family members' 111 visa applications to be approved. The squad have been in Pakistan on temporary visas since fleeing Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country, but face being sent back once their asylum period ran out. A source close to Ms Patel reportedly told The Sun: 'At the heart of Priti's new Afghan resettlement scheme is the protection of women and girls.' The source added the team 'will be able to make the UK their home, free from fear and persecution'. Meanwhile, the Australian government evacuated the Afghan national female football team and the girls team were recently g...
Duncan: Fiorentina midfielder reveals miscommunication with Rajevac over Ghana withdrawal
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Duncan: Fiorentina midfielder reveals miscommunication with Rajevac over Ghana withdrawal

The former Inter Milan man has debunked rumours of faking injury to avoid joining Black Stars for international duty Fiorentina ace Joseph Alfred Duncan has rejected rumours he turned down a call-up for Ghana’s upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe due to injury. The midfielder was named in the 32-man squad for the October 9 and 12 Group C doubleheader, the first roster of new Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac. The player, however, turned down the invitation, reportedly citing injury but things took an interesting twist on Sunday when he played for his club in the Italian Serie A against Napoli.
EPL: I am the right man for Man Utd job – Solskjaer
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EPL: I am the right man for Man Utd job – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted he is the right man for the job. Solskjaer also declared he can get the best out of his superstar squad, despite playing a 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday. The result means United have won only two of their last six fixtures. Solskjaer added Cristiano Ronaldo, Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho to his squad this summer and there has been criticism from some fans that another manager would be able to produce better performances with such a talented group. Solskjaer, however, said: “I’m very confident that we will get the best out of this squad. A lot has happened this month and we’ve had Raphael, and Jadon with us since August, and Cristiano since September. “We’ve got loads to work on and we need to improve, we k...
Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil
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Man Utd loanee Andreas Pereira facing potential six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil

The midfielder, who is spending the season at Flamengo, could be punished after failing to complete a full self-isolation period Manchester United loanee Andreas Pereira is facing a six-game ban for allegedly breaching quarantine rules in Brazil. Pereira has spent the last seven years of his career on United's books, having initially graduated to their senior squad as a teenager back in 2014. The Brazilian has never been a regular in the Red Devils' starting XI, though, and was sent out on loan for the fourth time as Flamengo arranged a deal for the midfielder in the summer transfer window, but it has been claimed that he broke Covid-19 protocols upon his return to his homeland.
Teen sensation Luca Netz would snub Man City twice as he focuses on future at Borussia Monchengladbach
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Teen sensation Luca Netz would snub Man City twice as he focuses on future at Borussia Monchengladbach

The highly-rated 18-year-old defender has turned down an opportunity to join the Blues once before, and would do so again if they made an approach Luca Netz is forging quite the reputation at Borussia Monchengladbach, to the point that leading sides from across Europe are shooting admiring glances in his direction, but the 18-year-old has turned down Manchester City once before and says he would do so again if the Premier League champions came calling. The highly-rated left-back has taken in just 16 competitive appearances as a senior star, with those outings spread across spells with Hertha Berlin and Gladbach – with a £3.6 million ($5m) transfer made over the summer. He could have been on the move before then, having been approached by City in 2018, but a youngster being tipped ...
Bassey missing as Balogun & Aribo’s Rangers defeat 10-man Hibernian
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Bassey missing as Balogun & Aribo’s Rangers defeat 10-man Hibernian

The new Super Eagles invitee was an unused substitute as the Gers silenced Jack Ross’ Cabbage Calvin Bassey was an unused substitute as Rangers defeated Hibernian 2-1 in Sunday’s Scottish Premiership encounter. The 21-year-old defender became the newest player to be called up to the Nigeria senior national team, having made Gernot Rohr’s 23-man squad for October’s 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers against the Central African Republic. Even at that, he was kept on the substitutes bench from start to finish as Steven Gerrard’s men survived a scare from the visitors to pick up all three points.  
EPL: Robbie Savage Predicts Teams that will Finish in Top four
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EPL: Robbie Savage Predicts Teams that will Finish in Top four

Former Leicester City midfielder, Robbie Savage, has predicted how clubs will finish in the Premier League’s top four this season. Savage feels Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea will win the Premier League and Manchester City will finish in the second position. According to him, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will finish in the third position, while Manchester United will take the fourth position. Liverpool are currently on top of the Premier League table, ahead of Man City (second), Chelsea (third) and Man United (fourth). “Before the start of the season, I would have gone for Chelsea, Man City, Man United and Liverpool, in that order,” Robbie Savage told the UMM YouTube channel. “I’m still going for Chelsea to win it because their squad is unbelievable and the Romelu Lukak...
Glen Johnson Names most Underrated Player at Chelsea
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Glen Johnson Names most Underrated Player at Chelsea

Former Chelsea star, Glen Johnson, has identified Mason Mount as the most ‘underrated’ player at Stamford Bridge. Johnson believes Mount should be ‘starting every week’ for Chelsea despite the intense competition for places in Thomas Tuchel’s squad. According to him, everyone would be raving about the England international if he was French or Italian. Mount broke into the Chelsea first-team under former manager Frank Lampard and has continued to impress since Tuchel’s appointment last January. He played 54 matches for Chelsea last season as they won the Champions League, reached the FA Cup final and finished fourth in the Premier League table. The 22-year-old has started four of Chelsea’s six Premier League games this season, missing last weekend’...
World Cup qualifiers: Southgate names England squad, includes Aaron Ramsdale, others [Full list]
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World Cup qualifiers: Southgate names England squad, includes Aaron Ramsdale, others [Full list]

England coach, Gareth Southgate, has included Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale in his squad for World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary in October. Ramsdale was part of the England side that reached the final of the Euro 2020 after being drafted following an injury to Dean Henderson. The 23-year-old, however, is still waiting to earn his first England cap. Other players included in the England squad are Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Tottenham’s Harry Kane. England travels to Andorra on Saturday, 9 October. The Three Lions will host Hungary on Tuesday, 12 October. See the full list of England’s squad in picture.
Sancho, Lingard and Tomori named in England squad as Greenwood and Bellingham miss out
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Sancho, Lingard and Tomori named in England squad as Greenwood and Bellingham miss out

The Three Lions are preparing themselves for meetings with Andorra and Hungary, with Gareth Southgate taking an opportunity to shuffle his pack Jadon Sancho has been included in the latest England squad despite the struggles he has suffered following his big-money move to Manchester United, while Fikayo Tomori has earned a recall having impressed for AC Milan. Gareth Southgate’s side are due to resume their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign with two fixtures during the next international break. They will face Andorra on October 9, before hosting Hungary at Wembley three days later.  
Champions League: Three key players missing as Juventus release squad to face Chelsea
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Champions League: Three key players missing as Juventus release squad to face Chelsea

Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, has named his side’s squad to face Chelsea in today’s UEFA Champions League clash. Allegri named a 19-man squad to tackle Thomas Tuchel’s side in a post via Juventus’ website on Wednesday. He excluded Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata and Aaron Ramsey from the squad to face Chelsea at Allianz Stadium. Juventus head to the game following a 3-2 win over Sampdoria in their last fixture. The kick-off time for Juventus vs Chelsea is 9 pm, Nigerian time. Below is Juventus’ squad against Chelsea; Goalkeeper: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin. Defenders: De Sciglio, Chiellini, De Ligt, Danilo, Cuadrado, Alex Sandro, Bonucci, Rugani. Midfielders: McKennie, Bernardeschi, Chiesa, Rabiot, Locatelli, Bentancur, Kulusevski. Attackers: Kean....
Champions League: Chelsea’s squad to face Juventus revealed [Full list]
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Champions League: Chelsea’s squad to face Juventus revealed [Full list]

Chelsea’s squad to face Juventus in tonight’s Champions League fixture has been revealed. Chelsea released a list of 21 players via their website to tackle Juventus in Turin. Thomas Tuchel’s side head to the game following a 1-0 defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend The kick-off time for Juventus vs Chelsea is 8 pm, Nigerian time. Below is Chelsea’s squad against Juventus; Kepa Arrizabalaga Antonio Rudiger Marcos Alonso Andreas Christensen Jorginho Thiago Silva Mateo Kovacic Romelu Lukaku Timo Werner Ruben Loftus-Cheek Marcus Bettinelli Trevoh Chalobah Edouard Mendy Saul Ross Barkley Callum Hudson-Odoi Ben Chilwell Hakim Ziyech Cesar Azpilicueta Kai Havertz Malang Sarr ...
Champions League: Solskjaer Names two Man Utd Players he Rrusts
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Champions League: Solskjaer Names two Man Utd Players he Rrusts

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has identified the two players he trusts in his squad at Old Trafford. Solskjaer said he trusts Fred and Scott McTominay because his team have had many good results with their pairing in the Red Devils’ midfield. The Norwegian said this on Tuesday, during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s UEFA Champions League clash with Villarreal on Wednesday night. Asked why the pair are his favoured options in the club’s midfield, Solskjaer told reporters, “First of all, the stats for them [Fred and Scott McTominay] two together, we have had many, many good results. “The energy they give us, the way we broke up play against Villa. I think they’re very, very instrumental together in that respect. Energy and desire. “I re...
Barcelona star, Ansu Fati says he feels ‘no pressure’ inheriting Lionel Messi’s No 10 shirt
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Barcelona star, Ansu Fati says he feels ‘no pressure’ inheriting Lionel Messi’s No 10 shirt

Barcelona superstar, Ansu Fati has stated that he feels 'no pressure' after taking on the responsibility of the No 10 shirt that Lionel Messi wore at Barcelona. The Catalan giants were unable to retire Messi's shirt after he joined PSG as the Spanish FA's rules require LaLiga teams to assign their 25-man squad the numbers 1-25. Barcelona then made the decision to hand it to another graduate of the club's famed La Masia academy instead. Fati, who swapped from No 17 to 10, scored his first goal in the shirt during Barcelona's victory over Levante over the weekend. Speaking after the game, the youngster says he feels proud rather than nervous when it comes to wearing the jersey. He said: 'It is not a pressure. I am proud to wear the number 10 ...
Champions League: Two Key Players Missing as Pochettino Names PSG’s Squad against Man City
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Champions League: Two Key Players Missing as Pochettino Names PSG’s Squad against Man City

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face Manchester City in today’s UEFA Champions League clash. Pochettino named a 23-man squad to tackle Pep Guardiola’s side in a post via PSG’s website. The former Tottenham Hotspur coach excluded Angel Di Maria and Sergio Ramos from the squad to face Man City. PSG head to the game after beating Montpellier 2-0 in their last fixture. The kick-off time for PSG vs Man City is 8 pm, Nigerian time. Below is PSG’s squad against Man City: 1.Keylor Navas 2.Achraf Hakimi 3.Presnel Kimpembe 5.Marquinhos 6. Marco Verratti 7.Kylian Mbappé 8.Leandro Paredes 9.Mauro Icardi 10.Neymar JR 15.Danilo Pereira 17.Colin Dagba 18.Georginio Wijnaldum 20.Layvin Kurz...
Champions League: Klopp names six Liverpool captains
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Champions League: Klopp names six Liverpool captains

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has named six captains in his squad. The players have voted for three more captains in addition to the three Klopp initially appointed. This follows the departure of Gini Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain this summer. Wijnaldium was Liverpool’s fourth-choice captain behind senior skipper Jordan Henderson, vice-captain James Milner and third-choice Virgil van Dijk. Speaking ahead of the trip to Porto in the Champions League, Klopp has confirmed that a new vote has recently taken place and three players have now stepped up. “We had the three who stayed, and then the players voted for another three. “The three [who stayed] are obviously Hendo, Millie and Virg, and then the next most votes were Trent [Alexander-Arnold], Robbo [A...
Champions League: Guardiola Names Strong Squad to Face PSG in Paris
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Champions League: Guardiola Names Strong Squad to Face PSG in Paris

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has named a strong squad to tackle Manchester City in Tuesday’s away UEFA Champions League in Paris. Guardiola released a list of 21 players to take on PSG in a post via Man City’s official website on Monday. Man City heads to the game following a 1-0 win against Chelsea in the Premier League over the weekend. The Citizens are currently in the second position on the Premier League table with 13 points from six matches. The kick-off time for PSG vs Man City is 9 pm. Below is Man City’s travelling squad against PSG: Kyle Walker Ruben Dias John Stones Nathan Ake Raheem Sterling Gabriel Jesus Jack Grealish Zack Steffen Aymeric Laporte Rodrigo Kevin De Bruyne Bernardo Silva Ferran Torres ...
Nigeria’s D’Tigress win third consecutive AfroBasket title
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Nigeria’s D’Tigress win third consecutive AfroBasket title

Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball team, the D’Tigress have continued their domination of the game in the continent after winning their third consecutive AfroBasket Championship title. D’Tigress defeated Mali 70 – 59 last night to emerge champions of the 2021 AfroBasket Championship in Yaounde, Cameroon. The Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball squad are Africa’s second most successful team behind Senegal who have 11 AfroBasket titles. Nigeria has now won the three last editions hosted in Bamako (2017), Dakar (2019) and now Yaounde (2021) . Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare sent congratulatory messages to the team in Yaounde, Cameroon. “Clearly now Nigeria’s dominance of the sport is indisputable. This is ...
Messi, others missing as Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face Montpellier
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Messi, others missing as Pochettino names PSG’s squad to face Montpellier

Paris Saint-Germain manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has named his side’s squad to face Montpellier in the French Ligue 1 fixture on Saturday night. Pochettino named a 22-man squad to tackle Montpellier at the Parc des Princes in a post via PSG’s website. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager excluded Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos from the squad to face the visitors. PSG head to the game following a 2-1 victory over Metz in their last fixture. Below is PSG’s squad against Montpellier; Keylor Navas, Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Kylian Mbappé, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi, Neymar Jr, Angel Di Maria, Rafinha, Danilo Pereira, Sergio Rico, Colin Dagba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Ander Herrera, Abdou Diallo, Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer, Nuno Mendes, Idrissa Gueye, Eric J...
EPL: William Gallas names club to win Premier League title this season
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EPL: William Gallas names club to win Premier League title this season

Former Chelsea and Arsenal star, William Gallas, has said that the Blues are in pole position to win the Premier League this season. He said that Thomas Tuchel’s side will comfortably win the league title this season, adding that the west London side are just getting ‘stronger and stronger’ under Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea have recorded four wins and one draw so far this season and are currently top on the Premier League log with a head-to-head advantage over Liverpool and superior goal difference over Manchester United. Tuchel’s side became stronger with the addition of Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez to their already star-studded squad from last season. Gallas, who played 159 times for the Blues believes Tuchel’s team has all it takes to win the league and admitted that he can’t se...
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer drops Ronaldo for Carabao Cup clash
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer drops Ronaldo for Carabao Cup clash

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has left Cristiano Ronaldo out of his squad to face West Ham in Wednesday night’s Caraba Cup tie. Ronaldo made it 1-1 for the Red Devils against the Hammers just three days ago, before Jesse Lingard curled in a superb winner. However, he will be rested for today’s match, as Solskjaer has decided to rotate his squad. David de Gea, who saved Mark Noble’s stoppage-time penalty and Paul Pogba have all been left out too. That trio were all missing as the rest of the United squad arrived at the Hyatt Hotel in Manchester’s city centre on Wednesday afternoon. Solskjaer is expected to give many of his fringe players their first taste of football this season. Dean Henderson is in line to make his first start of the campaign in the ...
Aubameyang: Ferdinand suggests what Arsenal’s Arteta should do to help striker fire on all cylinders again
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Aubameyang: Ferdinand suggests what Arsenal’s Arteta should do to help striker fire on all cylinders again

The former Manchester United defender thinks the 32-year-old forward is not getting enough support from the Gunners’ squad Rio Ferdinand has explained what Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta needs to do to get the best out of his striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Gabon international has not enjoyed a good start with Arsenal this campaign and has only managed to score one goal in the Premier League, against Norwich City in the 1-0 win at the Emirates Stadium Prior to that, the 32-year-old had missed the two opening matches - a shock 2-0 defeat against promoted Brentford in the opener, and the 2-0 loss against Chelsea.
Wague: Mali captain ready to leave Nantes for free
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Wague: Mali captain ready to leave Nantes for free

The 30-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau and he is yet to play for the Canaries since February 2020 Mali captain Molla Wague has stated Nantes are ready to release him for free if he finds a new club. Wague has struggled for playing time in Antoine Kombouare's team and he is yet to make their matchday squad this season. The 30-year-old joined Nantes from Udinese in July 2019 and his last appearance for the Canaries was in a 3-3 draw against Dijon in a Ligue 1 game in February 2020.
Tuchel names Chelsea Player ‘everyone is Looking for’
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Tuchel names Chelsea Player ‘everyone is Looking for’

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has identified midfielder, N’Golo Kante as the player in his squad that ‘everyone is looking for’. Tuchel disclosed this on Sunday following Chelsea’s Premier League victory against Tottenham Hotspur. The German believes Kante, who scored a goal for Chelsea in their 3-0 win against Tottenham, is a top player that has everything a team needs in midfield. “He is a top player. If you have N’Golo, you have something everyone is looking for. You have everything that you need in midfield with work rate, intensity, ball wins, skilful play, off the ball, with the ball, dribbling and even a goal,” Tuchel said at his post-match press conference after Chelsea defeated Tottenham on Sunday. “I see this every day in training and it’s hard to bel...
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Why Tuchel started Kepa instead of Mendy for EPL clash
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Tottenham vs Chelsea: Why Tuchel started Kepa instead of Mendy for EPL clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has named Kepa Arrizabalaga in his starting XI for Sunday’s Premier League game at Tottenham. Kepa replaced Edouard Mendy in goal for the London Derby. Mendy has been left out of the squad altogether, because of an apparent injury. The 29-year-old Senegales clashed with Artem Dzyuba during Chelsea’s 1-0 win against Zenit in the Champions League in midweek. He needed treatment on the field on hip, but managed to see out the rest of the game. However, he has been forced to sit out the game against Spurs. Marcus Bettinelli has been given a place on the bench in Mendy’s absence.
Varane talks up Ronaldo benefit at Man Utd & hopes to recreate Ramos partnership with Maguire
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Varane talks up Ronaldo benefit at Man Utd & hopes to recreate Ramos partnership with Maguire

  The World Cup-winning defender believes working with the iconic Portuguese on a daily basis will raise collective standards at Old Trafford Raphael Varane believes working with Cristiano Ronaldo on a daily basis helps to make you a better player, with Manchester United set to benefit from the Portuguese's presence after taking him back to Old Trafford. The Red Devils pulled off a stunning coup during the summer transfer window when returning the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to English football 12 years on from seeing him depart for Real Madrid. Despite now being 36 years of age, Ronaldo has hit the ground running with three goals through his opening two games for United, and Varane believes the all-time great will help to raise collective standards in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's ...
Berbatov names Man Utd player that is “probably unhappy” with Ronaldo’s arrival
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Berbatov names Man Utd player that is “probably unhappy” with Ronaldo’s arrival

Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has claimed Edinson Cavani is “probably unhappy” about Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at the club. Ronaldo has netted three times in two games for United since he returned from Juventus this summer. Although Berbatov is delighted to see the 36-year-old wearing the red shirt again, he fears some members of the squad will be “unhappy” about his arrival. Berbatov is particularly worried about Cavani’s prospects this season, with the Uruguayan legend naturally slipping down the pecking order and handing over the No. 7 shirt to Ronaldo. “It will be interesting to see how Ole keeps the other players happy. He will have to decide how he uses the likes of Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial. “This is when managing a talented squad be...
Champions League: Joe Cole names Chelsea player that is “a killer”
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Champions League: Joe Cole names Chelsea player that is “a killer”

Former England midfielder, Joe Cole, has said that in Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea now have a “killer” in their squad who will finish off chances. Lukaku netted the only goal as the Blues began their Champions League campaign with a narrow 1-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday. It was his fourth goal in four matches since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £98million deal from Inter Milan. Cole admitted that Lukaku was not at his best against Zenit, but said his clinical nature makes him the perfect man to lead the line under Thomas Tuchel. “I’m going to throw this out there, I think he’ll be top scorer in the Champions League this season. “Lukaku didn’t even have one of his better games, he was a little bit scruffy but he’s a finisher now, a killer. Once ...
Wilshere confirms he’ll speak with Arteta over Arsenal return
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Wilshere confirms he’ll speak with Arteta over Arsenal return

Jack Wilshere has said he will speak with Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, after being invited to train with the first-team squad at his former club. The 29-year-old is a free agent after he was released from Bournemouth at the end of last season. Last week, Arteta invited Wilshere to return to the club. “To hear him come out and say the door is always open is nice. “I think that it can only help me. As you said, being around good players, training with world-class players and, as well, just being in a team environment is something that I am interested in. “I am sure that I will have a conversation with someone at the club over the next couple of days,” Wilshere told Sky Sports News. Arteta and Wilshere were regular midfield partners at the Emirates and both lifted the FA...
Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag wants Cameroon keeper Onana to stay
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Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag wants Cameroon keeper Onana to stay

  The 25-year-old goalkeeper has attracted interest from a host of clubs in Europe among them reportedly being the Gunners, Tottenham and Lyon Ajax head coach Erik Ten Hag has revealed the reason he named reported Inter and Arsenal target Andre Onana in his squad for the Caf Champions League. The 25-year-old Cameroon international is the subject of transfer interest with the Italian giants the latest to join the race for his services. Arsenal, Tottenham, Lyon, and Borussia Dortmund have all shown an interest in the custodian, according to reports, who has less than 12 months left on his current contract.      
Young Boys vs Man Utd: Solskjaer’s squad for Champions League opener confirmed
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Young Boys vs Man Utd: Solskjaer’s squad for Champions League opener confirmed

Manchester United have named a 22-man squad to face Young Boys on Tuesday, as they begin their Champions League campaign. Cristiano Ronaldo is included in the Red Devils’ travelling party, while Edinson Cavani misses out due to injury. Anthony Elanga makes the trip along with young goalkeeper, Matej Kovar. Injured England forward Marcus Rashford is also missing. Full Squad: Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Tom Heaton, Matej Kovar Defenders: Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka Midfielders: Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho, Donny van de Beek Forwards: Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Champions League: Ronaldo in Man Utd’s Squad to Face Young Boys
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Champions League: Ronaldo in Man Utd’s Squad to Face Young Boys

Cristiano Ronaldo has flown out with the Manchester United squad on Monday, ahead of their Champions League fixture against Young Boys. The Red Devils begin their quest for continental glory, with an away group game against the Swiss club. Ronaldo, who scored twice on his second debut against Newcastle, was spotted among those travelling. This comes amid Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s comments that the 36-year-old will be rested for some of their games. Solskjaer had said: “No, it’s not impossible to leave him out. He is 36. “Mason (Greenwood) is 19, so it’s the same. I have to manage his minutes and I have to manage a 36-year-old’s minutes as well.” Ronaldo might come off the bench during the game, as Solskjaer wraps him in wool ahead of their trip to West Ham th...
‘Salihamidzic should keep his mouth shut!’ – Dortmund’s Zorc responds to Bayern chief’s Reus comments
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‘Salihamidzic should keep his mouth shut!’ – Dortmund’s Zorc responds to Bayern chief’s Reus comments

  The sporting director is not happy with his Bayern counterpart's comments about the attacker's Germany withdrawal Michael Zorc has hit out at Bayern Munich's sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic after he criticised Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus following his withdrawal from international duty with Germany. Salihamidzic questioned why Reus pulled out of the Germany squad before Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Iceland with a knee injury, only to be fit to play 90 minutes for Dortmund against Bayer Leverkusen three days later. Zorc did not hold back in his response, making it clear he does not think Salihamidzic should be commenting on Dortmund affairs.      
Decision to block Hudson-Odoi’s Chelsea exit easy – Tuchel
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Decision to block Hudson-Odoi’s Chelsea exit easy – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said the decision to block Calum Hudson-Odoi from leaving the club this summer was “easy”. Tuchel insists there was “no chance” of the England forward joining Borussia Dortmund on loan. The 20-year-old has struggled to nail down a regular role in the Chelsea team for some time now. Dortmund, who had sold Jadon Sancho to Manchester United this summer, had made contact in the final moments of the transfer window for Hudson-Odoi. But Tuchel says he was adamant about keeping Hudson-Odoi at Stamford Bridge and has urged the player to “overcome the gap between training and games”. When asked about blocking Hudson-Odoi’s departure to Dortmund, Tuchel said: “We have spoken. It was a very easy decision for me to make on the last day...
Arteta tells Arsenal players to take COVID-19 vaccine
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Arteta tells Arsenal players to take COVID-19 vaccine

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has urged his players to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Arteta warned that “the team will pay the price” of another outbreak within the squad. Granit Xhaka became the latest member of the Gunners’ squad to test positive while away on international duty with Switzerland. This season alone, captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Willian and Alex Runarsson missed the start of the campaign after contracting the virus. The £50million summer signing Ben White was also ruled out of games against Chelsea and Manchester City due to his own positive test. “We are trying to explain all the reasons why we believe it is the right thing to do,” Arteta said. “How much it will protect first of all the club, secondly their teammates and the en...
John Terry names club best positioned to win title after signing one star
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John Terry names club best positioned to win title after signing one star

Former Chelsea captain, John Terry has said that his old side have put themselves in a position to clinch the Premier League title this season following the resigning of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. He pointed out that the Belgian was the ‘one big one missing’ from the Blues squad last season. According to the Blues legend, Thomas Tuchel’s side can now challenge champions, Manchester City for the title this season. Terry, who was part of the Chelsea squad during Lukaku’s first spell at Stamford Bridge, believes that the 28-year-old is the missing piece of the jigsaw for the Blues to clinch league title again. “I think they’re looking very good, he’s the one big one missing. I know they won the Champions League last season but probably just missed out [on the Premier League...
Lingard rejects new Man United contract
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Lingard rejects new Man United contract

Manchester United forward, Jesse Lingard, has rejected a new contract at the club, according to ESPN. Lingard is seeking assurances about his first team prospects this season. The 28-year-old is into the last months of his current deal and has been offered an extension. However, Lingard has turned down United’s initial approach and is keen to ensure he will get the opportunity to play regularly before making a decision about his future. If a new contract is not agreed with United, he will be able to leave as a free agent at the end of the season. Lingard will also be able to negotiate with clubs outside England from January. The England international is determined to find regular football in order to keep his place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead...

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