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Injury Doubt For Chelsea Ahead Of Manchester United Clash

Chelsea striker Diego Costa could climb out of a hospital bed to play at Manchester United on Sunday. Jose Mourinho has bemoaned the absence of the £32million signing from Atletico Madrid, who has scored nine goals in seven Premier League games despite a persistent hamstring problem. The 26-year-old Spain forward missed the matches with Crystal Palace and Maribor and spent …

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Ex Mancheter United Legend To Quit Football

Former England captain and QPR defender Rio Ferdinand plans to retire from football at the end of the season. The 35-year-old told Jonathan Ross in an interview to be broadcast on Saturday evening that this season with Rangers will likely be his last. “I probably think the end of this season,” Ferdinand told The Jonathan Ross Show when asked about …

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Chelsea & The Arsenal Invincibles: Combined XI

Patrick Vieira has come out this week and said the Current Chelsea side can match the unbeaten domestic season he enjoyed in 2003-04 season with Arsenal. That got us thinking… Once you start thinking about it, an unbeaten season for Chelsea really doesn’t seem so impossible. Their issue last season was never against the big clubs but dropping points to …

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Steve Bruce Defends Under Fire Liverpool Striker

Balotelli

Hull boss Steve Bruce believes Mario Balotelli may not have been wrong with his famous ‘Why always me?’ statement, claiming the striker has been scapegoated  Balotelli has been a divisive figure wherever he has plied his trade, from Manchester to Milan, and that is no different now he is with Liverpool. He has endured a slow start to his Reds …

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Spanish Free Agent Trains With Manchester United

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is to train with Manchester United, the club have announced. The 32-year-old, a free agent after leaving the Nou Camp in the summer, will first continue his recovery from a torn cruciate ligament at United before training with the first team. A statement from the Old Trafford club said: ” Manchester United manager Louis van …

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Lampard’s Manchester City Loan Deal Could Be Extended

Frank Lampard has an outside chance of recovering from injury ahead of Manchester City’s visit to another of his old clubs West Ham on Saturday. The 36-year-old missed the Champions League trip to CSKA Moscow after being carried from the field on a stretcher against Tottenham last Saturday, but his injury is not a serious one. It is understood he …

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West Ham Boss Hopes To Have Star Striker Back

Sam Allardyce believes West Ham’s record-signing Andy Carroll could be fit and ready to play again in “two to three weeks”. The Hammers splashed out £15million to sign Carroll permanently in June 2013 but the England striker has started only 12 Barclays Premier League matches during an injury-ridden 16 months at Upton Park. The powerhouse centre forward missed the first …

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Diving Controversy: Swansea Boss Sticks To His Guns

Garry Monk felt patronised by the comments aimed at him as the fall-out from Swansea’s controversial defeat at Stoke last weekend shows no sign of ending. The Football Association contacted Monk on Thursday to “seek his observations” after the Swansea manager claimed Victor Moses cheated by diving to win a penalty for the Stoke equaliser and criticised referee Michael Oliver …

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Stoke Boss Defends His Player Accused Of Diving

Stoke manager Mark Hughes is concerned Victor Moses may now get an unwarranted reputation after being labelled ‘a cheat’ by Swansea boss Garry Monk. Monk has been asked to explain his remarks by the Football Association after claiming Moses “should be done for diving, for cheating” in the wake of winning a penalty in Stoke’s 2-1 Barclays Premier League home …

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West Brom Hoping To Hang On To Exciting Prospect

West Brom sensation Saido Berahino is too mature to have his head turned by interest from the Premier League glamour clubs, according to boss Alan Irvine. Berahino made a name for himself last season with a goal against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Since then he has established himself as one of the Premier League’s hottest prospects, and added to …

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Chelsea Chief Executive Quits Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have announced Ron Gourlay is to leave his role as chief executive of the Stamford Bridge club. The Scot, who previously worked with Manchester United and sportswear manufacturer Umbro, departs on amicable terms to seek new opportunities. A statement on chelseafc.com read: “Chelsea Football Club announces that Ron Gourlay, after 10 successful years at the club including five as …

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Former Manchester United Boss Talks About Premier League Managers

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has backed the “formidable” Louis van Gaal to restore the club’s fortunes. The 63-year-old Dutchman is currently attempting to revitalise United after replacing David Moyes at Old Trafford in the summer. Writing in his updated autobiography, Ferguson described Van Gaal as “a good choice”. He said: “Louis, who took the job, is what …

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Souness: Liverpool’s Balotelli Needs Attitude Adjustment

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness believes misfiring striker Mario Balotelli has to undergo a personality change to survive at Anfield. The Italy international was hauled off at half-time against Real Madrid after another lacklustre performance and with his side 3-0 down in their Champions League tie. He may have compounded the criticism coming his way by swapping shirts with opposing …

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The Magic Of The Unofficial World Cup

Everyone has heard of the FIFA World Cup but here Conor Heffernan gives us his insight into how it’s predecessor, the Unofficial World Cup came about. When Germany lifted the World Cup for the 4th time last summer, it was the twentieth time a team had done so. Since 1930, the FIFA World Cup has been a fixture in the international footballing calendar. …

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Crystal Palace Boss Warnock In Trouble After Outburst At Referee

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock has been charged with misconduct by the FA for his post-match comments following the home defeat by Chelsea on Saturday. Warnock appeared to infer that referee Craig Pawson was using double standards by not booking John Terry yet cautioning a Palace player for a similar offence. The FA said in a statement: “It is alleged that …

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Chelsea Boss Assesses Striking Options Ahead Of Old Trafford Visit

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho may have strike options for Sunday’s trip to Manchester United after all following Loic Remy’s declaration that he hopes to be fit for the Barclays Premier League leaders’ clash at Old Trafford. Remy scored the opening goal in Tuesday night’s 6-0 Champions League Group G win over Maribor before departing with a groin injury which saw …

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French International Free Agent Signs For Sunderland

Former France international Anthony Reveillere has joined Sunderland for the remainder of the season, the club have confirmed. The 34-year-old full-back, who has been training with the Black Cats in recent weeks, is a free agent after being released by Italian side Napoli during the summer. Reveillere began his career at Rennes, but enjoyed his most successful spell with Lyon, …

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Big Sam Not Worried About Contract Situation At West Ham

Sam Allardyce insists he is not worried about being offered a new contract at West Ham despite his current deal expiring at the end of the season. Allardyce led the Hammers to promotion from the Championship two years ago and the team have enjoyed an excellent start to their third campaign in the top flight, sitting fourth in the Barclays …

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