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Thomas Tuchel praises two Chelsea stars after 2-0 win over Tottenham
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Thomas Tuchel praises two Chelsea stars after 2-0 win over Tottenham

Thomas Tuchel praised his forwards, Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku after Chelsea’s Premier League win over Tottenham on Sunday. The Blues defeated Spurs again after beating them in the two legs of the Carabao Cup semi-final thanks to Ziyech’s superb strike and Thiago Silva’s glancing header. Harry Kane had his earlier goal Tottenham disallowed for a foul on Chelsea defender Silva as Ziyech curled home a brilliant goal from 20 yards to give the home side the lead. “Maybe, it was his best game, it was a very good game overall,” Tuchel said of Ziyech while addressing reporters after the game. “He took the risk where it was possible, he was safe when it was possible to be safe. “The overlap gave him the space and the strike was brilliant.” Asked to rate Lukaku’s performance...
North London derby Postponed after Arsenal Request
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North London derby Postponed after Arsenal Request

The north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal on Sunday has been postponed. The Premier League has accepted Arsenal's request to call off the match after the Gunners claimed they had "many players currently unavailable across our squad as a result of Covid, injuries and players away with their countries at AFCON". Rushhoursport  understands the Tottenham hierarchy were angry at the thought of the game being postponed and believe there is not currently a coronavirus outbreak at Arsenal. A statement released by the Premier League on Saturday afternoon read: "Following a request from Arsenal, the Premier League board met today and regrettably agreed to postpone the club's away fixture against Tottenham. "With Arsenal having fewer than the required number of ...
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...
Carabao Cup: I’m not happy – Thomas Tuchel slams Chelsea players after 1-0 win over Tottenham
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Carabao Cup: I’m not happy – Thomas Tuchel slams Chelsea players after 1-0 win over Tottenham

Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he was not happy with his Chelsea team after they defeated Tottenham in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi final on Wednesday. The German stated that the players needed to play ‘much better. Chelsea defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the first leg with Antonio Rudiger’s first-half header deciding the second and enough to book them a spot at Wembley against either Arsenal or Liverpool. Antonio Conte’s side saw two penalties ruled out and a goal disallowed after VAR checks. And Tuchel was far from happy with the performance of his players. The German boss was asked if he was unhappy after the game and he replied, “Yes. It’s about our standards, not about getting results. “We can close spaces much better. We can control the match better. “We...
Chelsea Ease Past Spurs into Carabao Cup final
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Chelsea Ease Past Spurs into Carabao Cup final

Chelsea booked their spot in the Carabao Cup final as they eased past Tottenham 3-0 on aggregate. Leading 2-0 from the first leg of their semi-final, Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger headed the only goal of the game early in the first half at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to seal their passage to Wembley. They will face Arsenal or Liverpool in the final, with their delayed second leg getting under way on Thursday night, live on Sky Sports Football. For Tottenham, it is one more opportunity gone this season to end their 14-year trophy drought since they won this competition in 2008. They are likely now left with just the FA Cup.
Man City has won Premier League title, Agbonlahor hints, names teams to finish top four
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Man City has won Premier League title, Agbonlahor hints, names teams to finish top four

Former Aston Villa striker, Gabby Agbonlahor has tipped West Ham to finish within the top four of the Premier League this season. Agbonlahor believes the race for the top four this season has been ‘the most exciting in years, with Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and West Ham all battling for the Champions League spot. Four points separates Arsenal from fourth place and Manchester United in seventh and that gap could close by the end of the weekend. Mikel Arteta’s side was beaten by Manchester City on Saturday but looks the best they ever have for years. Tottenham and West Ham both won hard-fought games to pile on even more pressure. And Agbonlahor said ”you can forget the title race because it has already been won by Manchester City, adding that the battle for the to...
Spurs beat 10-man Palace to move up to fifth
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Spurs beat 10-man Palace to move up to fifth

Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son were on target as Tottenham continued their resurgence under Antonio Conte with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, who had Wilfried Zaha sent off for two bookable offences in the first half. The Eagles had asked for the game to be postponed after manager Patrick Vieira and several players were sent into isolation following a Covid outbreak, but the Premier League insisted they had not reached the necessary threshold, finally confirming the fixture would go ahead a few hours before kick-off. Spurs duly capitalised on the apparent disruption to Palace's preparations, with Harry Kane scoring for a second successive Premier League game when he converted Lucas Moura's low cross to open the scoring in the 32nd minute. Moura...
Tottenham make push for Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele
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Tottenham make push for Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele

Tottenham are making a push for Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele. The France international's deal expires in June. While Catalan media sources say Dembele is willing to sign a new deal, with it claimed a two-year contract is close to being settled, TMW says Spurs are now making their move. Tottenham chief Fabio Paratici is drawing up a pre-contract offer for Dembele, with the backing of manager Antonio Conte. The proposal will be put to Dembele at the beginning of January - and it hasn't been ruled out Spurs buying Dembele next month should Barca fail to find an agreement with the player.  
Carabao Cup semi-final draw confirmed [Full fixtures
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Carabao Cup semi-final draw confirmed [Full fixtures

The draw for the Carabao Cup semi-final was conducted on Wednesday night. It took place after Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool all joined Arsenal in the final four of the competition. The Blues won 2-0 at Brentford, Spurs defeated West Ham 2-1 and the Reds won 4-3 on penalties against Leicester City, after fighting back to draw 3-3. Chelsea will now take on Tottenham in the semi-final, while Arsenal face Liverpool. The first legs will be played week of January 3, while the second legs will be played week of January 10. Manchester City are the current holders of the cup, but were eliminated by West Ham in the previous round.
FA told to ban Liverpool for 10 matches after 2-2 draw with Tottenham
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FA told to ban Liverpool for 10 matches after 2-2 draw with Tottenham

Italy World Cup winner, Marco Tardelli has called for Liverpool to be handed a 10-match ban over their “arrogant” play against Tottenham on Sunday. According to the former Italy international, the Reds were fortunate not to receive punishment for their tackling against Tottenham. The Reds played out a 2-2 draw with Tottenham and much of the post-match discussion has centred on referee Paul Tierney’s handling of the game. Liverpool’s Andy Robertson was red-carded for a wild challenge on Tottenham’s Emerson Royal in the second half, while Harry Kane got just a yellow for arguably a worse challenge earlier in the match. While Robertson and Klopp may feel aggrieved, Tardelli says the Reds should count themselves lucky and claims the Reds are given “protection”. Tardelli, who w...
What’s your problem with me – Jurgen Klopp reveals what ref Paul Tierney told him
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What’s your problem with me – Jurgen Klopp reveals what ref Paul Tierney told him

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that referee Paul Tierney told him that Diogo Jota does not deserve a penalty during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham. Klopp also said that Tottenham striker, Harry Kane should have been sent off by Tierney in the first half after his challenge on Robertson. Referee Tierney decided to only give Kane a yellow card for his studs-up tackle on Andy Robertson but later sent off the Liverpool right-back for almost the same offence. Jurgen Klopp’s side were also denied a penalty when Diogo Jota was barged inside the area by Emerson Royal. “Yes definitely”, Klopp told Sky Sports when asked if Kane should have been sent off. “You can give Robbo a red card, it is not the smartest challenge of his career but that is definitely a red card. No doubt about i...
You’ve never played football – Klopp confronts ref Paul Tierney after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham
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You’ve never played football – Klopp confronts ref Paul Tierney after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp was furious with referee Paul Tierney during their 2-2 draw with Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday. Tierney decided to only give Harry Kane a yellow card for his studs-up tackle on Andy Robertson in the first half. As if that was not enough, the Reds were also denied a penalty when Diogo Jota was barged inside the area by Emerson Royal. And after the game, Klopp was seen talking furiously to Tierney “you’ve never played football” and “I have no problems with other referees, only you”. Liverpool’s Robertson was later sent off for his swipe on Royal after Tierney initially gave him a yellow card before a review by VAR changed the decision to red card. And Klopp confronted the referee on the pitch after the full-time whistle and immediatel...
Liverpool lose ground on City after thrilling draw at Spurs
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Liverpool lose ground on City after thrilling draw at Spurs

Liverpool and Tottenham served up one of the most electrifying Premier League games in recent years in a 2-2 draw which sees Jurgen Klopp's side drop three points behind leaders Manchester City. On a weekend where Covid postponements decimated the Premier League programme, fans were treated to a thriller in north London, described by Gary Neville as "one of the best games I've ever seen," an exhilarating contest that resembled a basketball game as both sides went full throttle. Harry Kane gave Spurs the lead with a clinical finish from Tanguy Ndombele's excellent through ball (13), one of many clear-cut openings for the hosts in an end-to-end first hour where both Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli missed big openings. Liverpool's defence may have looked suspect, but their attack was a...
Jack Wilshere predicts where Arsenal will finish this season
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Jack Wilshere predicts where Arsenal will finish this season

Former Arsenal midfielder, Jack Wilshere has predicted the position Arsenal will finish this season in the Premier League. Arsenal are currently in fourth position on the Premier League table with 29 points from 17 games. Mikel Arteta’s men finished eighth on the Premier League table last season behind Tottenham, West Ham, Leicester City, Chelsea Liverpool, Man United and champions Manchester City. But Wilshere expects Arsenal to finish in the Premier League top-four this season. Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League tie with Leeds United on Saturday evening, Wilshere said: “I don’t think their target would have been top four at the start of the season. “But the way the league has gone, the way the teams around them are playing and the ...
Chelsea face potential Covid-19 crisis as three first-team stars test positive ahead of Everton clash
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Chelsea face potential Covid-19 crisis as three first-team stars test positive ahead of Everton clash

The Blues are due to face Everton at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening, but their pre-match plans are being severely disrupted Chelsea have become the latest Premier League side to be stung by positive Covid-19 tests, with GOAL learning that three more senior stars at Stamford Bridge have contracted coronavirus. At present, the Blues’ clash with Everton on Thursday is still set to go ahead, but that situation could change following the recent postponement of fixtures involving Tottenham and Manchester United. Having to rearrange matches is the last thing that Chelsea need at this stage, with the games coming thick and fast for Thomas Tuchel’s side across multiple competitions.  
Omicron: Premier League Orders all 20 Clubs to Re-impose their Emergency Covid Measures
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Omicron: Premier League Orders all 20 Clubs to Re-impose their Emergency Covid Measures

The Premier League have ordered all 20 clubs to re-impose emergency Covid measures after Tottenham were allowed to postpone their clash with Brighton following an outbreak in their squad. The protocols, which include social distancing, were brought in at the start of the season. Clubs with high vaccination rates had relaxed some of the measures but must now reimpose restrictions to help limit the spread of the Omicron variant. Spurs’ first-team squad has been hit by a Covid outbreak, causing Thursday night’s scheduled Europa Conference League game against Rennes to be postponed. Their Premier League game against Brighton at the Amex on Sunday was also called off. As the pandemic continues to take grip of English football, top-flight officials have sent a memo to all clubs informin...
Tottenham vs Brighton called off
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Tottenham vs Brighton called off

The Premier League has decided to postpone Tottenham’s clash with Brighton on Sunday. This is due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the north London club. Spurs manager, Antonio Conte, on Wednesday confirmed that eight first-team players and five staff members have tested positive for Coronavirus. It led to UEFA calling off their Europa Conference League match with Rennes on Thursday. The Premier League have now confirmed this weekend’s fixture at Brighton will also not go ahead “We can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 2pm, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon. “The Premier League Board took the decision to postpone the game following guidance from medical advisers, with the hea...
DONE DEAL: Tottenham sign Southend fullback Charlie Sayers
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DONE DEAL: Tottenham sign Southend fullback Charlie Sayers

Southend United teenager Charlie Sayers has joined Premier League club Tottenham for an undisclosed fee. The 17-year-old fullback has made six National League appearances for the Shrimpers this season. Sayers will enter the Spurs academy and play for their under-18 side. "To play at 17 in a really tough league shows a lot of character. He's got a mature head on him for his young age and hopefully can take that forward," said Southend head coach Kevin Maher. Meanwhile, third year scholar Jeremy Kyezu has left Tottenham by mutual agreement.  
Moura stunner helps Spurs ease past Norwich
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Moura stunner helps Spurs ease past Norwich

A stunning goal from Lucas Moura set Tottenham on course for a confidence-boosting 3-0 win over Norwich, which moves them above Arsenal into fifth place in the Premier League. The Brazilian fired a rocket into the top corner of the Norwich net (10) to open the scoring and - while the visitors should have levelled on the hour mark through Adam Idah - two goals in 10 minutes from Davinson Sanchez (67) and Heung-Min Son (77) wrapped up a third Premier League win in four games for Antonio Conte While the Italian's undefeated start in the league goes on - and signs of progress under his management were clear to see - Dean Smith suffered his first loss as Norwich boss on a weekend when the Canaries slipped to bottom place in the table, with Manchester United next up. Spurs...
Arsenal boss Arteta moves to nick Yaya Toure away from Tottenham.
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Arsenal boss Arteta moves to nick Yaya Toure away from Tottenham.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made a move to nick Yaya Toure away from Tottenham. The Ivorian worked with Arteta at Manchester City when the Spaniard was Pep Guardiola's assistant at the Etihad. Toure is gaining experience ahead of completing his formal coaching qualifications. He was the assistant manager at Ukrainian outfit Olimpik Donetsk earlier in the year and currently holds a similar position at Russian side Akhmat Grozny. Toure is also volunteering at Tottenham, working alongside coaches Dean Rastrick and Chris Powell. Arteta is happy for the ex-player to leave Arsenal's biggest rivals and continue his managerial education at the Emirates. "He has my number because we spent some years together," said the Gunners boss. "He's a player I appreciate a lot and he ha...
Andre Ayew explains why West Ham United’s Premier League form is no fluke
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Andre Ayew explains why West Ham United’s Premier League form is no fluke

The 31-year-old shares his thoughts on the output of the Hammers in the English elite division this term   Former West Ham United attacker Andre Ayew has expressed excitement by the performance of the club in the Premier League this season. The Hammers are unarguably the surprise presence in the top seven, occupying the fourth position below Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City and ahead of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Ayew, currently on the books of Qatari side Al Sadd, spent two seasons at West Ham, featuring for the club in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 campaigns before returning to Swansea City. “They [West Ham] are doing really well and that is proof that last season wasn’t just a fluke,” Ayew told LondonWorld. “The thing about David Moyes and...
Son helps Spurs see off Brentford and move sixth
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Son helps Spurs see off Brentford and move sixth

Tottenham earned back-to-back Premier League wins under Antonio Conte for the first time as a 2-0 victory over Brentford moved them up to within two points of the top four. With Sunday's postponement at Burnley denying Spurs the chance to respond to last Thursday's embarrassing Europa Conference League defeat at NS Mura, their first-ever top-flight meeting with Brentford presented Conte's men with the opportunity to bounce back - and it was one they seized. Ben Davies forced an early own goal from Sergi Canos, and Heung-Min Son wrapped up the victory with a sweeping counter-attacking second midway through the second half as Spurs, who remain far from the finished article, showed signs that Conte's methods were finally beginning to bear fruit. For Brentford, having arrested their...
Tottenham boss Conte insists he’s counting on Bergwijn
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Tottenham boss Conte insists he’s counting on Bergwijn

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte insists he's happy with Steven Bergwijn. The midfielder has been linked with a loan move to Ajax in January. Asked if Harry Kane would need to be rested this month, Conte told the London Evening Standard: “I think so and I also think Steven could be a good option [to deputise]. "In the past I have seen that Son played No9. Honestly, I prefer Son to play as a No10 – in the position that he is now playing. I like to have a point of reference as No9. Steven is working and we are utilising him also in this position [and] in the three positions off the striker. Steven could be a good option on the day that I want to give a rest to Harry." Conte added: “[In Steven] we're talking about a player that has important skills. It was a pity for me – but not the ...
Tottenham manager Conte: I didn’t ask about January transfers when I took this job
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Tottenham manager Conte: I didn’t ask about January transfers when I took this job

Antonio Conte says he didn't discuss transfers when he took over as Tottenham Hotspur manager last month. Eyes have turned towards the January transfer window as Spurs look to challenge for a top-four spot. But Conte insists he is still focused on improving his current squad. Speaking ahead of Thursday's League game against Brentford, the Italian said: "Honestly when I decided to become Tottenham manager I didn't speak about [January]. "When you take a job, you have to make your evaluations and you have to feel your sensations. And honestly I felt Tottenham was the right club to work at and to bring my ideas and philosophy of football. For this reason, I accepted the job. "I didn't talk about January or the way to improve the team. I repeat: I'm here because I have great ent...
Kane reaches out to American visitors after seeing 31-hour journey ruined by Tottenham snow postponement
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Kane reaches out to American visitors after seeing 31-hour journey ruined by Tottenham snow postponement

The Spurs striker reached out on social media to an American couple whose trip to England was soured by poor weather Harry Kane has rewarded a U.S. couple with tickets to a future match after they flew to England specifically to watch Tottenham vs Burnley live on Saturday only for the game to be postponed due to heavy snow. The Spurs striker was alerted to a social media message about their travels and tweeted an invite to host them if they come to England again. His invite comes after Tottenham manager Antonio Conte also thanked supporters for their patience when the weekend clash was called off.
Leave London immediately – Darren Bent tells England midfielder
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Leave London immediately – Darren Bent tells England midfielder

Tottenham attacking midfielder, Dele Alli, has been advised to leave the club and the city of London entirely. Former Tottenham striker, Darren Bent, warned that the England international is going ‘stale’ at the club and should consider leaving London to revive his career. Spurs midfielder, Alli was singled out for particular criticism following their shocking 2-1 defeat to Mura in the Europa Conference League during the week. Bent suggested a move away from London could be the best way to revitalise Alli’s career. “I think he needs a fresh challenge somewhere else,” he told talkSPORT “He looks to me like the world is weighing him down, and it shouldn’t do. “Listen, he is playing at a great football club – great players, great supporters – I think he needs to go elsewhe...
Tottenham manager Conte not ready to make call on January transfer targets
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Tottenham manager Conte not ready to make call on January transfer targets

  Antonio Conte has said it is too difficult to evaluate if Tottenham need to make signings this winter.   Spurs suffered an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Slovenian side NS Mura in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. Asked if he has the players to improve Spurs now or needs new recruits, Conte told reporters: "In this moment it's very difficult to make evaluations under this aspect, because you can see that in England a top team they are working many years with the same coaches and they are improving each year, to reinforce the team. "I think that we have to know that there is a lot of work to do. I'm not scared but I want to be honest. We can put work, we can put everything, heart, passion, but we need a bit of time. "I'm here for this because the club decid...
Tottenham boss Conte asked about Pochettino and Man Utd
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Tottenham boss Conte asked about Pochettino and Man Utd

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has wished his best to PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino amid interest from Manchester United.   Conte was linked with the United job prior to his arrival in north London at the start of the month. In a press conference on Wednesday, the Italian was asked his thoughts about Pochettino arriving at Old Trafford given the pairs respect for each other. "Honestly in this moment I'm too busy thinking about my work and the situation here at Tottenham to speak about whether eventually Pochettino comes again to England," said Conte. "I think I'm not prepared for this answer, I'm sorry! I am focused on the game against Mura. "Mauricio is a friend, a good friend, and he is a good person. I wish for him the best."
Pochettino passionately dismisses Man Utd links: I love PSG, I’m so happy here
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Pochettino passionately dismisses Man Utd links: I love PSG, I’m so happy here

Manchester United target Mauricio Pochettino insists he is happy at Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentina is reportedly United's top target to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager. But the former Tottenham Hotspur boss has poured cold water on those rumours. "What another club are doing in that moment is not my business, not my problem," Pochettino said. "I need to be focused on Paris Saint-Germain. "I'm not going to make the mistake to talk. In the past, when I was at Espanyol and my dream was to meet Ferguson, all that, I can tell now it's going to be misunderstood and out of context. "I was a player at Paris Saint-Germain, I love the club, I love the fans. I think it's a fantastic time to be at the club." Pochettino added: "I am very focused. I am not a kid, I have spe...
Tottenham boss Conte explains leaving Inter Milan
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Tottenham boss Conte explains leaving Inter Milan

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has explained leaving Inter Milan at the end of last season. Conte quit Inter just days after leading Inter to the Scudetto. He told Gazzetta dello Sport: "Only the charm of the Premier League could convince me to go back to coach a club. When Daniel Levy first came to me in June, I thanked him but hadn't heard of him. "A great effort was made at Inter during my two years awarded with a Scudetto. We managed to break the hegemony of Juve which culminated in joy at the result achieved, but also in great disappointment at the change in plans and perspectives that led to the separation. "I needed to disconnect. But when Levy returned to the office and convinced me by showing that he loved me at all costs. In his project I perceived the trust they placed...
Spurs target Pickford: I thrive off Everton culture
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Spurs target Pickford: I thrive off Everton culture

Jordan Pickford insists he's enjoying his football at Everton. The England goalkeeper is being linked with Tottenham today. But he told the club's website: "For me, Everton is the People's Club and there's huge passion that comes with that. That's what I thrive off - seeing the fans having a good time. "It's what makes me hate losing so much as well, because, obviously we're losing as individuals and as a team but we're also losing for them. "When I'm out on the pitch and I'm shouting, it is just passion. It's not negative vibes - it's about being positive and trying to help my teammates, to give them that motivation and be determined. "If I didn't have that passion and desire to win, then what's the point in playing football? I'm not going to be sat there like laid-back Luk...
Brighton chief Barber confident of Potter commitment
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Brighton chief Barber confident of Potter commitment

Brighton chief Paul Barber has total confidence in the commitment of manager Graham Potter. Barber, the club's chief executive and deputy chairman, confirmed in the summer that Tottenham had not made contact. But he can understand why the Albion boss might be attracting attention. Barber told Sky Sports yesterday: "There is always going to be interest in good people, whether it's coaches, players or even backroom staff as well. "We've got Graham on a long contract. "We like what he's doing, we want him to be here for a long time to come and I think he's happy to be here."  
Arsenal captain Aubameyang reveals failed Tottenham move
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Arsenal captain Aubameyang reveals failed Tottenham move

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he almost signed for Tottenham years ago, and would now rather retire than join Arsenal's north London rivals. The Gabon international joined Arsenal in 2018 after five years with Borussia Dortmund and is currently the club's captain. But the Gunners star could have ended up at Spurs after holding talks with the club.  
Antonio Conte effect two Chelsea changes at Tottenham
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Antonio Conte effect two Chelsea changes at Tottenham

Italian boss, Antonio Conte has banned players of his new club, Tottenham, from eating ketchup and mayonnaise exactly one of the rules he effected while at Chelsea. The former Inter Milan started his new managerial role on a brighter note in the Europa Conference Cup, against Vitesse, but could not beat Everton at the weekend. The Italian has his work cut out in order to secure a top-four finish for Tottenham in the Premier League. He, according to The Athletic, is already implementing some of the rules he brought in at the start of his successful stint at Chelsea. The former Juventus and Chelsea believes a number of players at Tottenham are ‘overweight’ and has taken away ketchup and mayonnaise from the canteen. It is also reported that Conte is limiting the amount of fru...
Martin Keown predicts where Arsenal will finish this season
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Martin Keown predicts where Arsenal will finish this season

Arsenal legend, Martin Keown, has predicted the position Arsenal will finish this season in the Premier League. Arsenal are currently in the 6th position on the Premier League table with 17 points from 10 games. Mikel Arteta’s side finished eighth on the Premier League table last season behind Tottenham, West Ham, Leicester City, Chelsea Liverpool, Man United and champions Manchester City. But Keown expects Arsenal to finish between ‘fourth or fifth’ position this season. Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Watford on Sunday, Keown told The Mirror: “I think the win against Leicester was a statement victory. “They have done really well to turn it around after losing the first three games of the season. “I think it is about Arsenal rebuilding the reputation as it’s abo...
EPL: Conte lists three players he’ll sign for Tottenham
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EPL: Conte lists three players he’ll sign for Tottenham

Antonio Conte has identified the players he would sign as Tottenham’s manager. The Italian became Tottenham manager on Tuesday after the club announced that a deal with him has been signed. The Italian gaffer now wants to sign Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic and AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. Tottenham moved quickly to replace Nuno Espirito Santo, who was sacked on Monday morning. Conte is tasked with immediately improving a team that have scored just nine goals in 10 league games so far. But according to the report, the former Inter Milan coach has now been assured by Spurs that the squad will be boosted in the January transfer window and the Italian has earmarked Vlahovic and Kessie as two key signings he wants. The report also c...
Nuno sacked by Spurs; Conte talks in final stages
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Nuno sacked by Spurs; Conte talks in final stages

Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by Tottenham less than five months after being appointed as head coach. Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who Spurs targeted before appointing Nuno in the summer, will fly into London for talks with the north London club on Monday, according to Sky in Italy. Talks between Tottenham and the Italian, who has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan in the summer, are already well advanced, with negotiations understood to be in their final stages. Tottenham are eighth in the Premier League, 10 points off leaders Chelsea, after the 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United on Saturday. Image:Antonio Conte is due in London on Monday for talks with Spurs Nuno, 47, signed a two-year contract in June following a protracted search to fi...
I hope we have changed the page this time – Ronaldo reacts to 3-0 win over Spurs
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I hope we have changed the page this time – Ronaldo reacts to 3-0 win over Spurs

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is optimistic they have turned the corner following a 3-0 win at Tottenham on Saturday. The victory came on the back of a 5-0 demolition in the hands of Liverpool last weekend, a result that heaped more pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Against Spurs, Ronaldo opened the scoring with a sensational volley before setting up Edinson Cavani for the second goal. Marcus Rashford grabbed the third goal to seal an emphatic win. “We didn’t expect the last two results in the Premier League. But I hope this time we have changed the page,” Ronaldo told Sky Sports. United face Atalanta in the Champions League game on Tuesday, before hosting Manchester City on Saturday. Ronaldo, however, indicated the manager was not the only man un...
Antonio winner lifts West Ham past Spurs
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Antonio winner lifts West Ham past Spurs

West Ham lifted themselves to fourth in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Tottenham as Michail Antonio’s goal proved the difference. Antonio struck with 17 minutes remaining as he met Aaron Cresswell's fierce corner from the left, meaning West Ham have now scored 18 goals via set-pieces since the start of last season. The response from Spurs was non-existent following the goal with Nuno Espirito Santo's team failing to register a shot on goal in the second half as their run of two straight victories came to an end. The victory sends the Hammers above Spurs in the table with the north Londoners now suffering four straight defeats in London derbies.
Harry Kane nets first PL goal of season as Spurs spoil Newcastle party
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Harry Kane nets first PL goal of season as Spurs spoil Newcastle party

Harry Kane scored his first Premier League goal of the season as Tottenham condemned Newcastle to a 3-2 defeat in their first game under new ownership. There was a festival atmosphere ahead of kick-off as the Newcastle fans welcomed their new owners into the directors' box. It began well on the field too as Callum Wilson nodded home inside two minutes to send the stands into raptures. However, things soon unravelled as Tottenham quickly took the lead. Tanguy Ndombele (17) curled home a wonderful equaliser, before Kane (22) opened his Premier League account for the season. His strike had initially been ruled out for offside, but a VAR review overturned the decision and the goal stood. But an incident in the stands towards the end of the first half saw play suspended for 24 minute...
Medical Emergency halts Newcastle-Spurs game; fan stable in hospital
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Medical Emergency halts Newcastle-Spurs game; fan stable in hospital

The fan who required medical assistance during the Newcastle United and Tottenham match is awake and responsive in a nearby hospital. Sunday's Premier League game came to a halt in the 40th minute, with Spurs leading 2-1, after referee Andre Marriner was alerted to the incident by players and supporters. Both sets of players walked to the sidelines as emergency crews attended the person in the East Stand, with Newcastle's club doctor Paul Catterson seen carrying a defibrillator. Image:Sergio Reguillon speaks to referee Andre Marriner Image:A member of the Newcastle medical team brings a defibrillator to the fan Image:Newcastle and Tottenham players wait for the match to be restarted After consulting police, the referee took the players off the field wit...
I am not impressed by Arsenal under Arteta – Thierry Henry
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I am not impressed by Arsenal under Arteta – Thierry Henry

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry, has expressed doubt that the club is heading in the right direction under Mikel Arteta. Henry was in the stands at the Emirates, as the Gunners beat Tottenham in the North London Derby. But the 44-year-old then watched Arteta’s men struggle to claim a point against Brighton a week later. That draw saw Arsenal drop back below Spurs on the Premier League table, into the bottom half. “I don’t know if things are going in the right direction. I watched the Brighton game. Did you watch it? “I’ve seen us beating Norwich before, winning at Burnley, beating Tottenham at home – because we always beat Tottenham at home. “I was more than happy when we beat Tottenham as we were on a good run but I was waiting to see a performance, away from home, again...
Spirited Spurs halt losing streak with win over Villa
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Spirited Spurs halt losing streak with win over Villa

Tottenham ended their three-game Premier League losing streak with a hard-fought, morale-boosting 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg gave Spurs a deserved half-time lead with the breakthrough goal before the half-hour mark, but Aston Villa levelled on 67 minutes through Ollie Watkins' close-range finish. But parity lasted just four minutes as Heung-Min Son, the creator of Hojbjerg's opener, capped a memorable performance by laying on the winning goal as his driven cross was turned into his own net by Matt Targett while under pressure from Lucas Moura. Tottenham's first league victory since August 29 eases the pressure on under-fire manager Nuno Espirito Santo, whose side halted Villa's two-game winning run as they leapfrogged them up to eighth in the table.
Gabriel Magalhaes Ready to Achieve Great Things under Mikel Arteta
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Gabriel Magalhaes Ready to Achieve Great Things under Mikel Arteta

Four days on from Arsenal’s 3-1 win over Tottenham at a delirious Emirates Stadium, Gabriel Magalhaes is still riding high. "There is nothing better in football than winning a derby," he tells Sky Sports, a white-toothed smile stretched across his face. Especially not when you win it like that. There had been a sense, albeit a cautious one, of something building. Narrow wins over Norwich and Burnley had changed the mood. But Sunday's demolition of Spurs was something else. "We were very pleased to give that happiness to the fans," adds Gabriel. The 23-year-old was absent during the chaotic start to the season which left Arsenal bottom of the table with no points and not even a goal from their first three games. But his return from a knee injury has been a significant factor in...
Arsenal vs Tottenham: Arteta’s tactical superiority wins North London Derby
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Arsenal vs Tottenham: Arteta’s tactical superiority wins North London Derby

Sunday was a day of derbies in England and Italy. For Premier League enthusiasts, the focus was on Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta started the season with three straight defeats, which immediately put pressure on him from fans and the media. However, in the past few weeks, he has been able to weather the storm and put the Gunners back on track with consecutive wins. For Nuno Espirito Santo however, the reverse was the case. The Portuguese who replaced his compatriot Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane began the season with three straight victories. Since then, their brilliant start has been done with two 3-0 defeats to Crystal Palace and Chelsea. Against their eternal rivals Arsenal, it was a chance to halt the decline and take bragging rights. ...
Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy faces ‘race against pain & time’ to be fit for Man City clash
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Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy faces ‘race against pain & time’ to be fit for Man City clash

Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that the Senegal international, who is nursing a knock, will not face Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday Chelsea are sweating on the fitness of Edouard Mendy ahead of a crunch Premier League clash with Manchester City on Saturday, with Thomas Tuchel admitting that his first-choice goalkeeper faces "a race against pain and time".The Senegal international was unable to figure in a 3-0 derby win over Tottenham in the Blues' last outing, with a knock picked up in a Champions League clash with Zenit keeping him on the sidelines. Mendy has now been ruled out of a Carabao Cup third-round tie with Aston Villa on Wednesday, with Kepa Arrizabalaga set to continue providing cover between the sticks.
Mertesacker reveals position Arsenal will finish this season
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Mertesacker reveals position Arsenal will finish this season

Former Arsenal defender, Per Mertesacker, has predicted the position Arsenal will finish this season in the English Premier League, EPL. Arsenal is currently in the 13th position on the Premier League table with six points after five matches. Mikel Arteta’s men finished eighth on the Premier League table last season behind Tottenham, Liverpool, Man United, Leicester City and champions Manchester City. But Mertesacker expects Arsenal to finish outside of the top four this season. Asked if Arsenal will finish top-four this season, Mertesacker told The Beautiful Game Podcast, “Probably not [top four this season], that is what I have learnt. I am looking more long-term, Edu needs to look long-term sometimes, we need to build a foundation for the next three or four years. Me, in t...
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...
EPL: John Terry singles out one Chelsea player after 3-0 win at Tottenham
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EPL: John Terry singles out one Chelsea player after 3-0 win at Tottenham

Former Chelsea captain, John Terry, has hailed Thiago Silva following his superb display in the 3-0 victory over Tottenham on Sunday. The 36-year-old defender led from the back as the Blues won the London Derby. Silva opened the scoring with a towering header four minutes into the second-half, before N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger added more goals. Terry paid tribute to all three goal scorers on Instagram, but reserved special praise for the veteran Brazilian. He wrote: “Thiago Silva, what a man, what a player.” Chelsea’s win moves them level on points with Liverpool and Manchester United at the top of the Premier League table. Thomas Tuchel’s men have taken 13 points from a possible 15.
Kante makes a huge difference’ – Tuchel highlights ‘unique’ Chelsea midfielder’s role in win against Tottenham
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Kante makes a huge difference’ – Tuchel highlights ‘unique’ Chelsea midfielder’s role in win against Tottenham

The midfielder was key in what turned out to be a comfortable win for the Blues against their London rivals Thomas Tuchel singled out N'Golo Kante for his impact in Chelsea's 3-0 win against Tottenham on Sunday. The France international came off the bench to replace Mason Mount for the second half of the clash and helped the Blues recover from an underwhelming first 45 minutes. Kante scored his side's second goal of the game and impressed the German coach with his overall performance.  

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