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London – Maurizio Sarri must solve Chelsea’s striker crisis as his spluttering side bid to get back on track against Newcastle on Saturday. Sarri’s fourth-placed team are clinging onto a three-point lead over fifth placed Arsenal in the Premier League, leaving them with no margin for error in the race to qualify for next season’s
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United Kingdom – Pep Guardiola says he welcomes Manchester City’s multi-pronged trophy assault, even though title rivals Liverpool have only the Premier League and Champions League to focus on. City face Burton in the semifinals of the League Cup on Wednesday, days after demolishing Rotherham 7-0 to advance to the fourth round of the FA
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Milan – AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain has “agreed terms” and is set for an imminent move to Premier League club Chelsea, Italian sports daily Gazzetta Dello Sport reported on Wednesday. Higuain joined Milan on a season-long loan from Juventus in July with an option to buy but has struggled to settle at the San
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Cape Town – Benfica president Luis Filipe Vieira says the club would be interested in bringing on board former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese mentor was sacked by the Red Devils in December following the side’s worst ever start to a Premier League campaign. In addition, Mourinho had a major falling out with
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London – Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have warned their supporters to behave during Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final first leg at Wembley after recent incidents of discriminatory behaviour. Blues supporters have been under the spotlight in recent weeks after a number of high-profile incidents, including a derogatory chant about Spurs supporters that featured alleged anti-Semitic language
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London – Manchester United announced on Tuesday they are opening a series of “entertainment and experience centres” in China as they seek to capitalise on a huge fanbase in the world’s most populous country. The first centres, developed in partnership with Chinese property developer Harves, are scheduled to open in Beijing ,Shanghai and Shenyang by
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Cape Town – Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has urged winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at the club and fight for a first-team berth despite interest from Germany. The 18-year-old is currently behind Willian and Pedro in the Blues pecking order, but staked his claim for a regular role after setting up both of Alvaro Morata’s
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London – The FA Cup’s two most successful ever sides will meet in the fourth round as Arsenal host Manchester United in the last 32. Premier League champions Manchester City are at home to Burnley, while Tottenham face a tough trip to Crystal Palace. Holders Chelsea have an easier task with Sheffield Wednesday or Luton
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Conakry – Guinea has accepted to stage the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition, a move that confirms Cameroon as the 2021 hosts, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president said Monday. “I am delighted with this change in the organisation of the calendar that will see the Nations Cup take
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London – Manchester United defender Phil Jones says Sunday’s clash with Tottenham will test the strength of the team’s recent revival under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. United have won all five matches since Solskjaer took the helm at Old Trafford following the sacking of Jose Mourinho last month. Spurs, who are third in the
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Birkenhead – Dele Alli has admitted his Tottenham Hotspur team were guilty of complacency in the shock defeat by Wolves that derailed their Premier League title bid. But the England midfielder has insisted there will be no repeat of that error as Mauricio Pochettino’s team chase silverware on four fronts in 2019. That task will
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