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EPL: Tuchel refuses to give Chelsea player squad number
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EPL: Tuchel refuses to give Chelsea player squad number

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has not approved a squad number for Ross Barkley, according to SportsMail. Barkley spent the last campaign with Aston Villa, where he helped the Midlands club to an 11th-place finish. However, after returning to Stamford Bridge this summer, the 27-year-old was preparing to go out again on loan. A return to Villa Park wasn’t on the cards, but Newcastle and West Ham were keen on taking the midfielder. His huge £100,000-a-week wages have proved to be a stumbling block to possible suitors and forced them to look elsewhere. With the transfer window closed, Barkley’s future is up in the air. He can either stay and play with the Under 23s before trying his luck again in January or seal a move to Ukraine, Russia or Turkey in the coming days, given ...
Elmohamady: Former Aston Villa defender wants Premier League stay amid Al Ahly links
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Elmohamady: Former Aston Villa defender wants Premier League stay amid Al Ahly links

The former Egypt captain has opened up on his future after bidding farewell to Villa Park a fortnight ago Former Aston Villa defender Ahmed Elmohamady has disclosed his intention to continue his career in the Premier League despite reports linking him with a move to Al Ahly. The 33-year-old is currently a free agent after Dean Smith’s side failed to hand him a new deal at the expiry of his four-year contract. Elmohamady has been playing in England since 2010 after he initially departed Egyptian club ENPPI on a season-long loan to Sunderland before it was made permanent in June 2011.
EPL: Thomas Tuchel Issues Strong Warning to Chelsea Players after 2-1 Win over Leicester
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EPL: Thomas Tuchel Issues Strong Warning to Chelsea Players after 2-1 Win over Leicester

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has issued a strong warning to his players after their 2-1 win over Leicester City on Tuesday. Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho fired the Blues into third place in the Premier League table, while Kelechi Iheanacho pulled one back for the visitors. Another win for Chelsea over Aston Villa in their last league game on Sunday will guarantee them Champions League football next season. Tuchel acknowledged the importance of the win but was quick to point out there is more work to do before the west London side can celebrate. ‘It’s a big step, but it’s only a step,” he told Sky Sports. “It’s not done yet, we have to push it over the line on Sunday. “But it’s not the time for celebrations, it’s not the time for praise, it’s not the time for t...
Newcastle game vs Aston Villa postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak
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Newcastle game vs Aston Villa postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak

Newcastle's trip to Aston Villa on Friday has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the club. Newcastle had been in dialogue with the Premier League over the postponement of the match after their squad was told to stay away from their training ground following an outbreak of coronavirus. A new date and time for the game, which was due to be shown live on Sky Sports, will be confirmed in due course. A club statement read: "Several Newcastle United players and staff members are now self-isolating at home after returning positive test results in recent days and the club's training centre site has been temporarily closed in order to contain the spread of the virus. "With the Magpies' first team currently unable to prepare for the match as a group, Newcastle United lodged...
Sergio Aguero Sends Warning To Alan Shearer After Breaking Thierry Henry’s Record
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Sergio Aguero Sends Warning To Alan Shearer After Breaking Thierry Henry’s Record

Sergio Aguero says he will aim to break Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goal scoring record after overtaking Thierry Henry’s tally for an overseas player. The City striker stole the headlines with a sublime hat-trick as Guardiola’s champions put Aston Villa to the sword in a comprehensive 6-1 victory on Sunday evening. Riyad Mahrez scored a first-half brace and Gabriel Jesus also netted in an embarrassingly one-sided clash at Villa Park, with Anwar El Ghazi firing in a consolation goal from the penalty spot at the death. Aguero ‘s goals were his 175th, 176th and 177th goals in the English top flight and the 31-year-old now sits joint-fourth in the list of all-time goalscorers in the league, alongside Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. Only Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney an...
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Resurgent Iheanacho Maintains Leicester City Momentum With Aston Villa Strike

The Nigerian continued his impressive form with his fourth goal of the season as the Foxes thumped the Villans at Villa Park Kelechi Iheanacho scored his fourth goal of the season to help Leicester City to a 4-1 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday. Before his strike, the Nigerian had assisted Jamie Vardy to put the Foxes ahead in the 20th minute. Four minutes before the half-time break, he doubled their advantage after converting James Maddison’s cross at the near post with the aid of Ezri Konsa’s deflection. It was a significant goal for Iheanacho, with the 23-year-old now scoring in all four his appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side this term. OptaJoe ✔ @OptaJoe 4 - Kelechi Iheanacho has scored in all four appearances for Leicester City this season, netting four goa...
Liverpool To Play 2 Matches In 2 Different Countries Within 24 Hours
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Liverpool To Play 2 Matches In 2 Different Countries Within 24 Hours

Liverpool will field different teams in two separate competitions within 24 hours after the EFL announced the date of their Carabao Cup quarter-final with Aston Villa will not be changed. The Reds will play at Villa Park on 17 December at 19:45 GMT and will compete in the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar the following day at 17:30 GMT. Manager Jurgen Klopp had initially ruled out the prospect of playing both fixtures. But the EFL said keeping the date followed a "request from the club". A Liverpool statement said: "We would like to thank the EFL for their efforts to accommodate us and we can confirm alternative dates were discussed, but ultimately none were considered suitable without compromising the scheduling of the competition itself or placing an undue strain on our pla...
Abraham, Elmohamady, Adomah and Kodjia earn Premier League promotion with Aston Villa
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Abraham, Elmohamady, Adomah and Kodjia earn Premier League promotion with Aston Villa

The Villa Park outfit saw off Frank Lampard's men to bag the last promotion ticket to the English top-flight Anglo-Nigerian player Tammy Abraham, Egypt’s Ahmed Elmohamady, Ghana’s Albert Adomah and Ivory Coast’s Jonathan Kodjia have helped Aston Villa secure their promotion ticket to the Premier League next season. Villa defeated Derby County 2-1 in Monday’s Championship play-off final to book their return to the English top-flight after a three-year absence. Goals from Anwar El Ghazi and John McGinn were enough for Dean Smith's men at Wembley as Martin Waghorn's late effort stood as just a consolation for Derby.
Aston Villa Beat West Brom To Reach Play-Off Final
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Aston Villa Beat West Brom To Reach Play-Off Final

West Brom 1-0 Aston Villa AET (2-2 agg): Villa into Championship play-off last after 4-3 win on punishments Craig Dawson scores just goal of second leg to level tie, however Aston Villa hold nerve in shootout to achieve Wembley for second season. Aston Villa are through to the Sky Bet Championship play-off last in the wake of beating West Brom 4-3 on punishments in the second leg of their semi-last at The Hawthorns. Driving 2-1 from the primary leg at Villa Park on Saturday, Craig Dawson scored the main objective on Tuesday night to level and send the bind right to punishments, even while completing with 10 men – having seen Chris Brunt sent off following 79 minutes. Jed Steer at that point spared two punishments for Villa, while Tammy Abraham changed over the last kick to ...
Chelsea Legend John Terry: I Loved it at Aston Villa
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Chelsea Legend John Terry: I Loved it at Aston Villa

Chelsea legend John Terry says he loved his time with Aston Villa last season. The former England captain is a free agent after he left Aston Villa earlier this summer. He told the Daily Mail: "The fans were brilliant. They came to the training ground every day in the build-up to the game against Birmingham. "Their message, "We would rather be relegated than lose to these!" I've never felt so much pressure in a game but we won 2-0 and Villa Park was buzzing. "We were filling the stadium. Someone threw a stat at me, "John, this is the biggest home crowd you have ever played in front of". It was. "So I'll decide in a couple of weeks. I've got three or four offers on the table to carry on playing — domestically or abroad — the chance to work in TV, or I will go into...
Terry Show Off His Yoga Moves As Instructor Puts Him Through His Paces… Right In The Middle Of Media Room!
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Terry Show Off His Yoga Moves As Instructor Puts Him Through His Paces… Right In The Middle Of Media Room!

For John Terry it is no different, and the Aston Villa captain has shared some snaps of him practising his yoga moves... in the middle of the club's media room! Just metres from where Steve Bruce takes his weekly press conference at the training ground, the tables and chairs were moved aside as Terry was joined by yoga instructor Ambra Vallo. The well-known coach, who herself has nearly 11,000 followers on Instagram, put Terry through his paces, with the 36-year-old posting five snaps from the session. Last season, the former England captain only played a bit-part role at Chelsea, watching on from the bench as his team-mates secured the Premier League title. This time around, he is front and centre and has already played five games in the Championship, starting every one of Villa's lea...
Chelsea’s John Terry Agrees To Join Aston Villa For Year
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Chelsea’s John Terry Agrees To Join Aston Villa For Year

Former Chelsea captain John Terry has agreed to join Aston Villa, ESPN FC reports. According to the website, Terry has informed other interested clubs that he has decided to join Villa and the move is expected to be finalised over the weekend. Villa have been leading the chase for Terry with Steve Bruce keen to bring the former England star to Villa Park for next season. Terry is a free agent after leaving Chelsea once his contract expired at Stamford Bridge earlier this summer. The 36-year-old opted to leave Chelsea after 22 years when after finding himself playing a bit-part role with Antonio Conte’s side last season. Terry considered hanging up his boots, but he has now opted to continue his career in the Championship with Villa. A number of clubs at home and abroad ha...
Aston Villa Not A Step Down For John Terry – Ex-Manager
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Aston Villa Not A Step Down For John Terry – Ex-Manager

Former Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has told John Terry he will not be going to a smaller club if he heads for Villa Park. Villa is one of several possible destinations for the vastly-experienced and much-decorated defender as he contemplates life after Stamford Bridge. Speculation has been mounting about Terry joining Villa after he was pictured playing golf with manager Steve Bruce. One of Bruce’s predecessors, Sherwood told Sky Sports HQ: “I think both would be married up very well. “John’s an excellent professional, not only in what he will bring on the pitch, but what he will bring to the dressing room. “He will make other players around him better. They need some leaders there and certainly there are no bigger leaders than John Terry. “Every club needs those charac...

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