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Barcelona FC Arrive In London Ahead Of Chelsea Clash

Barcelona FC arrived in London on Monday morning, ahead of the first leg of their Champions League last of 16 tie with Chelsea, Tuesday evening at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte knows that if he wants to dump the Spanish giants out of the Champions League, his side will have to produce a perfect performance and dissect the defensive “weakness”to take advantage in the Round of 16 clash. The Blues boss is under increasing pressure after turbulent second season that has seen them 19 points off the pace in…

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Mourinho Calls Speculation Over Pogba Relationship ‘Lies’

Jose Mourinho has called speculation that his relationship with Paul Pogba has broken down as pure lies. Recent reports have suggested the £89million signing was irritated at not being employed more offensively and regretted his decision to sign to United, while others have linked him with a move to Real Madrid in the summer, but Mourinho has denied the speculation. When asked for his thoughts on the ‘speculation,’ Mourinho replied: “I think you are nice with your words because when you say a lot of speculation, you should say a…

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Lacazette Out For Upto Six Weeks Following Knee Op

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for upto six weeks, following an operation on his left knee Tuesday morning. A statement from the club revealed: ‘Striker Alex Lacazette had an arthroscopy on his left knee in London on Tuesday morning. ‘The minor procedure was a success and he will now undergo a period of rehabilitation. It is envisaged that he will return to the squad within four to six weeks.’ Lacazette came under fire from fans after his display in Saturday’s north London derby where he spurned…

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Mourinho: Utd Could Have Played 10Hrs At Newcastle Without Scoring

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has said his side could have played for 10 hours at Newcastle and not scored after they suffered their fifth league defeat of the season losing 1-0 to Newcastle. The win over second placed United was Newcastle’s first home game win since beating Crystal Palace in October. Debutant goalie Martin Dubravka was excellent in the Newcastle goal, denying Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Ashley Young and Michael Carrick to seal all three points. Newcastle made 553 sprints compared to United’s 490 and ran 10kms further with…

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Arsene Wenger Hails Harry Kane As ‘Super Striker’

Arsene Wenger has called Harry Kane a super striker after Kane scored his 101st Premier League goal in the London derby, breaking the deadlock as Tottenham Hotspurs went 1-0 against Arsenal Saturday afternoon. It was the England striker’s 32nd goal of the season which sealed the win, causing a huge blow to the Gunners top four hopes as they are now winless in their last 16 away games against current top five. It was a game of two-sides, with the first half lacking any real quality and only one shot…

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Riyad Mahrez Returns To Training Ending Self Imposed Exile

Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez has ended his self-imposed exile by returning to training with his team mates Friday morning, ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match at Manchester City. The Algerian international drove to the Belvoir Drive training ground in a blacked-out minivan, before walking to the training complex hidden under a black hoodie. He was later seen rejoining the first team in a full training session. Mahrez, the 2016 PFA player of the year had not been seen since the end of January and has missed two games. During…

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Carvalhal Praises Swansea After Thrashing Notts County 8-1

Carlos Carvalhal has showered praise on Swansea City, after they made club history with their 8-1 thrashing of Notts County, during Tuesday night’s FA Cup fourth-round replay game at the Liberty Stadium. The 52-year-old, who took over from Paul Clement was hired by the Swans back in December, four days after he left Sheffield Wednesday of the Football League Championship. Swansea were bottom of the Premier League table and appeared destined for relegation when the Portuguese took over. Since then the priority has been to secure top-flight survival, but now…

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Giroud Says Chelsea Is Perfect Club For Him

Olivier Giroud has told Chelsea website that Chelsea is the ‘perfect club’ for him, after switching allegiances and signing from Arsenal on Wednesday’s Deadline day. The France international has signed an eighteen month contract at Stamford Bridge worth £18million with an option to extend it for another year. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Giroud spoke of the reason he was keen to move to Chelsea: “The most important thing was talking with the coach (Antonio Conte). “I felt like he really wanted me and he really wanted to work with…

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Lucas Moura Arrives In London Ahead Of Tottenham Transfer

Lucas Moura was seen arriving in London Tuesday morning ahead of his £25million Tottenham Hotspur transfer. The Brazil international arrived via Eurostar into St Pancras station with his wife Larissa Saad and a sizeable entourage. It is believed Tottenham agreed a fee for the Paris Saint-Germain forward over the weekend but the deal was only finalised Monday night. The club had 36 hours to thrash out the finer details and file the relevant paperwork to make the transfer official, before Wednesday’s deadline. The 25-year-old who joined PSG for £33.5m from…

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Arsene Wenger Blames Arsenal For Alexis Sanchez Missed Drugs Test

Arsene Wenger has blamed Arsenal for Manchester United new signing Alexis Sanchez’s having missed a drugs test on Monday, but has insisted the club has nothing to hide. The Chile international who has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with United, had fell foul of the Football Association’s “whereabouts” rule by not being present, as he finalised his transfer to Manchester United. The rules state that clubs are required to provide accurate details of training sessions and player whereabouts so they are available for testing at all times. Both Manchester United…

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