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Brilliant Chelsea inflict first defeat on Man City

Chelsea inflicted Manchester City’s first defeat of the season in a compelling contest at Stamford Bridge. Strikers were conspicuous by their absence, with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and City’s Raheem Sterling deployed in the ‘false nine’…


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West Ham boss Pellegrini wants 10 more years

Manuel Pellegrini hopes to still be in management when he is 75. The West Ham boss, 65, comes up against 71-year-old Roy Hodgson when Crystal Palace visit the London Stadium on Saturday. Pellegrini, Hodgson, 70-year-old…








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Spurs boss Pochettino disagrees with Rose

Mauricio Pochettino insists playing at Wembley remains a “gift” despite Tottenham’s prolonged stay at the national stadium. Spurs full-back Danny Rose this week voiced his frustration at the club’s extended tenure at the national stadium…
















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West Ham duo could miss Cardiff game

Embed from Getty Images Defenders Aaron Cresswell and Fabian Balbuena are doubts for West Ham’s Premier League clash with Cardiff on Tuesday. Cresswell suffered a hamstring problem in Saturday’s win over Newcastle, when Balbuena took…




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West Ham could sell youngster Oxford

Embed from Getty Images Reece Oxford has been warned by manager Manuel Pellegrini that his days at West Ham could be numbered. The 19-year-old defender has not played at all for the Hammers this season,…


Rose training again but Wanyama is struggling

Danny Rose was involved in Tottenham’s training session ahead of their Champions League game with Inter Milan. The left-back has been out of action since October with a groin injury but has now recovered. Victor…



New contracts for three QPR players

Embed from Getty Images Luke Freeman has signed a new contract and two other QPR players are set to sign new deals. The Championship club want to extend Angel Rangel’s short-term contract, with the veteran…


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Arsenal star says they are only playing at 70%

Embed from Getty Images Sokratis Papastathopoulos believes Arsenal are only playing at 70 per cent of their potential as they close in on a place in the Premier League top four. The Gunners won 2-1…



Arsenal victory a ‘big moment’ – Emery

Unai Emery was pleased to see his Arsenal side return to winning ways as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit the deciding goal at Bournemouth. The Gunners have extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches but they had…


United tipped to move for Arnautovic

Embed from Getty Images There continues to be speculation over the future of West Ham forward Marko Arnautovic. The Sunday Mirror claim Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to sign the Hammers star, who has…









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QPR outcast handed lifeline by McClaren

Embed from Getty Images Steve McClaren has suggested that QPR fringe players such as Paul Smyth will get another chance under him. The Rangers manager has told West London Sport that he believes a number…



Paper round-up: Leeds linked with Llorente

Embed from Getty Images Leeds United want Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, according to The Sun. Llorente previously played under Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa at Athletic Bilbao, who reportedly want the Spaniard to return to them….


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Arsenal chiefs indicate new signings are likely

Arsenal can still make the investments required to compete even if they spend more time in the Europa League – despite the financial implications of not finishing in the top four, according to managing director…


Chelsea set to table bid for Martial

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea are seriously considering making Manchester United an offer for Anthony Martial, West London Sport reports. There has been uncertainty over Martial’s future at Old Trafford under United boss Jose Mourinho…



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Arsenal chief hints club could sign Welbeck replacement

Arsenal head of football Raul Sanllehi admits Danny Welbeck’s serious ankle injury could force the club to rethink their January transfer plans – but insists the England international will get “all the support” required to…


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Eriksen continues to be linked with Real

There continues to be speculation over the future of Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen. Real Madrid have again been linked with the Denmark international, who has been discussing a new contract with Spurs. The Sun say…





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Kane: Win showed how far England have come

Harry Kane believes England’s late win over Croatia which sealed progression to the Nations League Finals shows how far the team have progressed since the World Cup. Just 130 days after an agonising semi-final defeat…






Kane aiming to break England record

Harry Kane believes he can break Wayne Rooney’s England goalscoring record. Tottenham striker has not scored for his country in his last seven appearances but still managed to collect the Golden Boot as England made…







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Millwall star reveals why he stayed

Embed from Getty Images Shane Ferguson has revealed Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill helped persuade him to stay at Millwall in the summer and force his way back into Neil Harris’ team. Ferguson was close…


Injury rules out Tottenham star Trippier

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier has withdrawn from the England squad for the matches against the United States and Croatia with a groin injury. The Football Association announced Trippier’s withdrawal on Tuesday,…



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Nasri’s West Ham move could be off – reports

Embed from Getty Images Samir Nasri’s move to West Ham could be called off, according to reports. Former Arsenal star Nasri, who played under Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, has had a medical…



Liverpool urged to snap up Fulham duo

Embed from Getty Images Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge believes the club should look to take Fulham duo Ryan Sessegnon and Aleksandar Mitrovic to Anfield. Both players featured in Fulham’s 2-0 loss to Jurgen Klopp’s…


Welbeck to remain ‘a big part’ of Arsenal side

Danny Welbeck may be missing with a broken ankle, but he still played his part in Arsenal’s pre-match preparations as goalkeeper Bernd Leno revealed he shared a FaceTime call with the players ahead of Sunday’s…


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Paper round-up: Hammers linked with Brahimi

Embed from Getty Images West Ham are among Premier League clubs interested in Porto winger Yacine Brahimi, according to reports. The Sun have picked up on reports in Portugal suggesting that the Hammers, Newcastle and…


Hodgson hits back at angry Palace fans

Roy Hodgson has hit back at Crystal Palace fans who booed his decision to substitute Max Meyer against Tottenham. Some Eagles supporters made their feelings clear when manager Hodgson brought Jeffrey Schlupp on in place…


Tottenham agree extension to Wembley stay

Tottenham will continue to play ‘home’ fixtures at Wembley this season, but attendances will be capped at 51,000, the club have confirmed. Spurs were scheduled to move into their new White Hart Lane stadium in…



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West Ham star convinced they should be higher up table

Embed from Getty Images West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass feels his side should be challenging much higher up the Premier League table. Felipe Anderson’s 74th-minute equaliser on Saturday salvaged the depleted Hammers a 1-1 draw…


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Sunday paper round-up: Arsenal linked with Schick

Embed from Getty Images The Daily Star Sunday have picked up on reports claiming that Arsenal are looking at swapping Aaron Ramsey for Roma striker Patrik Schick in January. There continues to be speculation over…


Pochettino hopeful over Trippier injury

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is unsure whether Kieran Trippier will be fit to report for England duty, but says the injury sustained at Crystal Palace is not serious. The right-back went off in the first…







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Welbeck injury ‘significant’, Arsenal say

Embed from Getty Images Danny Welbeck could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines after Arsenal described his ankle injury as “significant”. Welbeck was carried off on a stretcher on the half-hour mark of Thursday’s…


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Key QPR player could miss Brentford game

Embed from Getty Images QPR could be without Tomer Hemed for Saturday’s west London derby against Brentford. Geoff Cameron, who missed the recent 1-0 defeat at Blackburn Rovers, has been passed fit to return following…




Paper round-up: Llorente linked with Spain move

Athletic Bilbao could make a January move for Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente, according to The Independent. It comes after Llorente, who started his career at Athletic, where he made more than 250 appearances, revealed that…



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Hodgson denies interest in Welbeck

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has denied reports he is looking to sign Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck. Reports suggested that the Eagles were planning to make an offer for the England international, whose Gunners contract…




Dembele is ruled out until next year

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele will not play again in 2018 due to an ankle injury. Dembele suffered the problem in Saturday’s Premier League win at Wolves and missed the Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven…


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Chelsea boss Sarri ready to unleash Hazard

Maurizio Sarri intends to field Eden Hazard as Chelsea seek a fourth win from four Europa League Group L games at BATE Borisov on Thursday night, but in-form striker Alvaro Morata has been prescribed rest….




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Mustafi believes Emery has got the balance right

Embed from Getty Images Shkodran Mustafi believes Unai Emery has introduced a fine balance between freedom and discipline which has allowed Arsenal to string together a fine run of form. The Gunners play Sporting Lisbon…




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Paper round-up: City linked with Wan-Bissaka

Embed from Getty Images Manchester City are monitoring Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the Daily Mirror say. Everton were recently linked with the 20-year-old right-back, who has impressed for the Eagles this season. Now City reportedly…


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Praise for Winks on Twitter after Spurs win

Embed from Getty Images Harry Kane scored two late goals to secure a 2-1 victory over PSV Eindhoven at Wembley and keep Tottenham in the Champions League. The England captain delivered for Spurs again –…




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Tottenham v PSV teams: Alli and Eriksen start

Embed from Getty Images Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, recently fit again after injury, both start for Tottenham in their crucial Champions League game at Wembley. Spurs will go out of the tournament if they…


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Pochettino: No shame in Champions League exit

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino does not think it would be embarrassing if his side were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage. Spurs realistically have to beat PSV at Wembley on Tuesday…















McClaren insists QPR deserved better against Blackburn

Embed from Getty Images QPR boss Steve McClaren questioned “mind-boggling” refereeing from Peter Bankes after his side were beaten 1-0 at Blackburn thanks to a late penalty. In a poor game, low on quality and…






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Pellegrini: West Ham a happier club now

Manuel Pellegrini insists West Ham is a far happier club than when they faced Burnley last season. The home clash with the Clarets in March was marred by unsavoury scenes with pitch invasions and protests…








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QPR could be without key man against Blackburn

Embed from Getty Images Geoff Cameron faces a race against time to be fit for QPR’s game at Blackburn on Saturday. West London Sport reported on Wednesday that Cameron’s chances of being available for the…


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Son pleased to end Spurs drought

Embed from Getty Images Son Heung-min was relieved to finally end his goal drought after firing Tottenham into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. Son, whose start to the season was delayed by playing for…




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Son fires Tottenham past West Ham

Embed from Getty Images Son Heung-min scored his first goals of the season to fire Tottenham into the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup – where they will be away to rivals Arsenal. The South Korean…


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Arsenal make hard work of it against Blackpool

Embed from Getty Images Arsenal made hard work of dispatching Blackpool in the Carabao Cup but the Gunners progressed as both sides finished with 10 men at the Emirates Stadium. The hosts, who will be…





Cech will play in Arsenal cup game

Petr Cech will start in goal for Arsenal in their Carabao Cup fourth-round tie at home to Blackpool, head coach Unai Emery has confirmed. The 36-year-old began the season as first choice at the Emirates…





Alli signs six-year Tottenham contract

England midfielder Delle Alli has signed a long-term contract at Tottenham. Spurs announced on Tuesday morning that Alli, 22, had committed his future to them by signing a deal with the club until 2014. He…





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Tottenham v Manchester City player ratings

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City on Monday evening. Here’s how we rated each Spurs player in the game at Wembley. Hugo Lloris: 6 Had no chance with Riyad Mahrez’s goal…











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Hodgson convinced Meyer will shine at Palace

Roy Hodgson believes Max Meyer is primed to come in and give Crystal Palace the lift they need to kick-start their season. The Germany international became their marquee summer signing when he unexpectedly arrived on…












Alli passed fit for Man City game

Dele Alli has recovered from his hamstring injury in time to face Manchester City on Monday. The Tottenham midfielder has missed the last four games with the problem, but is back in the fold for…


Ramsey has no idea why Arsenal withdrew contract

Aaron Ramsey remains in the dark over why a new contract offer from Arsenal was withdrawn – but is not allowing the uncertainty over his future to impact on his performance. The Wales international’s current…





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Paper round-up: Arsenal linked with Tagliafico

Embed from Getty Images Nicolas Tagliafico of Ajax is the latest left-back to be linked with Arsenal. The Gunners have injury problems in that position, with Stephan Lichtsteiner operating as makeshift left-back against Leicester in…









Emery backs Ozil to rediscover his best form

Video: HaytersTV Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has backed Gunners star Mesut Ozil to rediscover his best form. Speaking at a press conference ahead of the game against Leicester, Emery also hailed Alexandre Lacazette –…


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Hodgson admits Palace’s morale has been affected

Roy Hodgson admits Crystal Palace’s struggles in front of goal have affected the players’ confidence but he feels there were encouraging signs in Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Everton. Palace have scored only five times in…



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Chelsea youngster wants to leave on loan

Embed from Getty Images Highly-rated Chelsea prospect Billy Gilmour says he is keen to move on loan in order to play first-team football.  The likes of Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have impressed in the…



Crystal Palace beaten by late Everton goals

Substitutes Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun scored late on as Everton beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Goodison Park. Calvert-Lewin headed in from an Ademola Lookman delivery in the 87th minute, five minutes after both players…




Emery hails Lacazette but says he can still improve

Video: HaytersTV Arsenal head coach Unai Emery believes Alexandre Lacazette can only get better after admitting he tried to sign the striker while at Paris St Germain. The France international has scored 14 goals in…












Wilshere suffers yet another injury setback

Jack Wilshere has suffered another injury setback with the West Ham midfielder battling to return from ankle surgery. The 26-year-old, whose career has been punctuated by injury problems, underwent a minor operation in September and…


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