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Man Utd man admits Spurs will be tough test

Embed from Getty Images Phil Jones believes next weekend’s clash with Tottenham will test the strength of Manchester United’s recent revival. United have won their last five matches in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer…





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Others look set to follow Sylla out of QPR

Embed from Getty Images QPR have offloaded Idrissa Sylla – and more players could be set to follow him out of Loftus Road, albeit on loan. Striker Sylla’s Rangers career is over after he completed…





















Aston Villa boss confident Abraham will stay

Embed from Getty Images Aston Villa boss Dean Smith has insisted he has been given no indication that Tammy Abraham wants to leave the club. It follows reports that the striker’s season-long loan from Chelsea…









Willian in no rush to discuss new Chelsea deal

Embed from Getty Images Willian has insisted he is in no rush to resolve his long-term future. While the spotlight has been on Eden Hazard, whose Chelsea contract expires next year, Willian’s Blues deal is…






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Anderson is ready to learn – Pellegrini

Quick learner Felipe Anderson’s readiness to take advice has proved central to his fine Premier League form, according to Manuel Pellegrini. Anderson has now fired seven goals in his last nine games for West Ham,…







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QPR have problems ahead of Reading clash

Embed from Getty Images QPR have been in excellent form of late but will be without a number of key players for Saturday’s home game against Reading. Angel Rangel is still out with a thigh…






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Pellegrini sees bright future for West Ham youngster

Embed from Getty Images Manuel Pellegrini has hailed West Ham teenager Declan Rice’s ability to dismiss any off-field distractions and keep producing top-level performances. Rice ran West Ham’s midfield in Thursday’s 2-1 Premier League win…




Pellegrini expects even more from Anderson

Embed from Getty Images Manuel Pellegrini has warned West Ham’s rivals that he expects in-form midfielder Felipe Anderson to keep getting better and better. Brazil star Anderson’s six-minute brace sealed West Ham’s 2-1 Premier League…


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Chelsea boss Sarri defends substitution

Maurizio Sarri has defended his decision to withdraw replacement Callum Hudson-Odoi late on at Watford, insisting the young forward picked up a hamstring injury. Eden Hazard reached 101 goals for Chelsea as the Blues edged…







Frank convinced Brentford away win is close

Embed from Getty Images Head coach Thomas Frank insists Brentford’s first Championship away win of the season is not far away after earning a 1-1 draw at Bristol City. Neal Maupay’s 15th goal of the…


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Pochettino: Spurs the right club for big players

Speculation continues about the future of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino but the Argentinian believes he has created the right environment for players to be able to commit long-term to the club. Sunday’s 6-2 win at…


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Hodgson hopeful Benteke will return soon

Embed from Getty Images Roy Hodgson hopes Christian Benteke will be back in action for Crystal Palace early in the new year. The Belgium striker, who has made just four appearances this season, underwent knee…




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Watford boss Gracia warns Chelsea have improved

Watford boss Javi Gracia expects to face a vastly different Chelsea to the one his side dispatched last season. The Blues arrived at Vicarage Road in February in Gracia’s first home game in charge of…




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Sarri to show Chelsea players video nasty

Maurizio Sarri will show his Chelsea players a video nasty of their defeat to Leicester in a bid to eradicate a creeping error count. Chelsea lost 1-0 to Leicester in Saturday’s Premier League clash at…


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McCarthy hopeful Rice will stick with Ireland

Embed from Getty Images Mick McCarthy remains hopeful West Ham teenager Declan Rice will pledge his future to the Republic of Ireland. The London-born 19-year-old has already been capped for the Republic but has not…











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Watford boss vows to protect Quina

Embed from Getty Images Watford manager Javi Gracia has vowed to protect man-of-the-moment Domingos Quina ahead of his return to West Ham. Quina, 19, became Watford’s youngest ever Premier League scorer in the club’s 3-2…


Chelsea boss Sarri keen to set Hazard free

Embed from Getty Images Maurizio Sarri wants Eden Hazard to be “free” for Chelsea. The 27-year-old Belgium playmaker has been deployed as the Blues’ ‘false nine’ for the last two Premier League games – wins…



QPR star wants his future resolved

Embed from Getty Images QPR defender Jake Bidwell is “unsettled” by apparent uncertainty over his long-term future, Football.London say.  Bidwell’s contract at Loftus Road is due to expire at the end of the season and…




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Whites boss hails Newcastle manager Benitez

Embed from Getty Images Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has hailed Rafa Benitez’s work at Newcastle branding the Spaniard “more Italian than me” in his managerial style. Ranieri has challenged Premier League basement club Fulham to…




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Loftus-Cheek is enjoying Chelsea run

Embed from Getty Images Ruben Loftus-Cheek believes the benefits of his loan spell at Crystal Palace are now paying off for Chelsea. The 22-year-old England midfielder spent last term on loan at Selhurst Park and…





Ozil’s Arsenal future in doubt after cup snub

Mesut Ozil’s non-selection was again a talking point after Arsenal’s Carabao Cup defeat against Tottenham – and boss Unai Emery was particularly evasive when asked about his future. Ozil was not included in the matchday…



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Speculation over Spurs boss Pochettino’s future

There is plenty of speculation in Wednesday’s newspapers over the future of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is being strongly linked with Manchester United. Pochettino, who has also been linked with Real Madrid, is being…




Pochettino insists he is focused on Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino insists he is focused only on his job at Tottenham amid speculation linking him to the vacant managerial position at Manchester United. United are looking for a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho…





Arsenal beaten by late Southampton goal

Ralph Hasenhuttl enjoyed a dream home debut as Southampton manager after Charlie Austin’s late header earned a 3-2 win over in-form Arsenal. Substitute Austin seized on a mistake by Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno with five…



Tottenham’s Dier out until new year

Embed from Getty Images Eric Dier has had surgery to remove his appendix and is expected to return to training in January, Tottenham have announced. The 24-year-old was not part of Spurs’ matchday 18 on…



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Pellegrini pinpoints the reason for West Ham resurgence

West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini insists their ‘big-team’ mentality is finally paying off. Alarm bells were ringing at the London Stadium when Pellegrini’s new-look, expensively-assembled side lost their opening four matches of the season. But…


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Arsenal ‘need more’, says Emery

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery insists his side still “need more” in their quest to reach the Premier League top four – even if they head to Southampton defending a 22-match unbeaten run. The Gunners…


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Brighton star is out to stop Hazard

Embed from Getty Images Brighton know they will have to deny Eden Hazard if they are to succeed when they host Chelsea on Sunday. Chris Hughton’s team have made an encouraging start to the season…




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Arsenal prospect savours ‘dream come true’

Embed from Getty Images Bukayo Saka achieved a “dream come true” as he made his full Arsenal debut in Thursday’s Europa League win over Qarabag. Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory…


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QPR chief wants Leeds United man to be punished

Embed from Getty Images Tony Fernandes has insisted Leeds United player Kalvin Phillips ought to have been punished for the challenge which has ruled Geoff Cameron out for a lengthy spell. QPR’s on-loan Stoke midfielder…



Fulham ready to snap up Cahill in January

Embed from Getty Images Fulham want to sign Gary Cahill from Chelsea when the transfer window reopens next month. West London Sport reports that the relegation-threatened Whites are looking to capture Cahill from their neighbours…





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Levy ‘worried’ by Man Utd link – Pochettino

Embed from Getty Images Mauricio Pochettino has joked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is “worried” about the reports linking him with other jobs. The Argentinian has been linked repeatedly with the likes of Real Madrid and…







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Ampadu praised after Chelsea’s Europa League draw

Embed from Getty Images Ethan Ampadu showed his maturity in an impressive first Chelsea start of the season, according to Chelsea Women captain Karen Carney. Ampadu, who only turned 18 in September, played the full…


Chelsea saved from embarrassing defeat by Giroud goal

Embed from Getty Images Substitute Olivier Giroud saved Chelsea from an embarrassing Europa League loss at Vidi. Willian’s free-kick after 30 minutes was cancelled out immediately by an Ethan Ampadu own goal and Loic Nego…




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Report: Spurs expect interest in Pochettino

Embed from Getty Images There continues to be speculation over the future of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. The Guardian say Spurs are braced for interest from Manchester United and Real Madrid at the end of…




Moura’s late goal takes Tottenham through

Lucas Moura’s dramatic late goal sent Tottenham through to the Champions League knockout stages by earning a 1-1 draw at Barcelona. Spurs, who had to match Inter Milan’s result against PSV Eindhoven, were heading out…






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Everton draw tough to take for Watford boss

Embed from Getty Images Watford manager Javi Gracia admits conceding a last-gasp equaliser to Everton was difficult to take – especially after their hosts had gone ahead thanks to an offside goal. The Hornets appeared…


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Pochettino eyeing ‘special’ Spurs victory

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino knows qualifying for the knockout phases of the Champions League at Barcelona will be special but not because of his connections across the city. Spurs take on the Group B winners…


Tottenham duo to miss Barcelona clash

Tottenham have travelled without right-backs Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier for the do-or-die Champions League clash with Barcelona. Both are struggling with groin injuries and have not travelled to Spain. Erik Lamela is fit after…



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Chelsea star says he accepts criticism

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea’s David Luiz accepts criticism is part of a defender’s job and declined the opportunity to answer his detractors after his man-of-the-match display in Saturday’s victory over Manchester City. Goals from…


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Arsenal star savours ‘perfect week’ for Gunners

Embed from Getty Images Granit Xhaka hailed a “perfect week” for Arsenal after their 1-0 victory over Huddersfield maintained their pursuit of a top-three finish. Despite struggling for their usual fluidity and having a first-half…




Emery hails Torreira after Arsenal win

Embed from Getty Images Unai Emery praised his Arsenal team and Lucas Torreira for finding the goal that secured a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield after a frustrating afternoon which nearly cost them two points. After…





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Injured Vardy to miss Tottenham clash

Embed from Getty Images Jamie Vardy is out of Leicester’s clash with Tottenham as he continues to battle a groin injury. The striker missed Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Fulham and will miss Saturday’s visit of…





Rose: Magic of playing at Wembley has gone

Tottenham full-back Danny Rose believes the magic has gone from playing at Wembley. Spurs have been playing at the national stadium while their new home is being built and they have had to endure an…




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Arsenal boss Emery braced for bad injury news

Unai Emery fears Arsenal defender Rob Holding faces a lengthy spell out with a knee injury sustained in Wednesday night’s draw at Manchester United. Holding is being assessed by Gunners medics following the injury. Emery…


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Liverpool star Gomez facing lengthy spell out

Liverpool have confirmed that Joe Gomez suffered a lower leg fracture during Wednesday’s Premier League victory over Burnley. And the Reds say initial indications suggest the 21-year-old South Londoner could be sidelined for up to…






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West Ham star keen to make up for lost time

Embed from Getty Images Michail Antonio says West Ham are determined to make up for lost time this season. The Hammers made it back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time in almost two years…





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Man Utd facing major injury crisis for Arsenal clash

Embed from Getty Images Manchester United have considerable worries in terms of their defence ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League home clash with Arsenal, with it possible they could have seven back-line options unavailable. United boss…



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QPR lining up deal for defender Rangel

Embed from Getty Images QPR are close to finalising a deal to extend Angel Rangel’s contract, West London Sport reports. Rangel, who recently turned 36, was signed on a short-term deal by the club in…



Palace beaten by 10-man Brighton

Brighton shrugged off the dismissal of Shane Duffy to ease to a 3-1 home victory over rivals Crystal Palace. The defender was given a straight red card for thrusting his head into Patrick van Aanholt’s,…


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Tottenham star set to return against Southampton

Tottenham welcome back Kieran Trippier from injury for the Southampton clash. The right-back has missed the last three games with a groin injury but should make a comeback against the Saints. Jan Vertonghen is suspended…







Downes takes over as AFC Wimbledon boss

Embed from Getty Images Wally Downes has been appointed AFC Wimbledon manager, the Sky Bet League One club have announced. The former Dons midfielder succeeds Neal Ardley, who left Kingsmeadow last month and has since…



Pellegrini: Wilshere could save West Ham £100m

Jack Wilshere was a high risk for West Ham who has saved the club a potential £100million investment, boss Manuel Pellegrini says. Wilshere returned from a three-month absence with an ankle injury as a substitute…



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QPR youngster has been ‘unfortunate’ – McClaren

Embed from Getty Images Youngster Osman Kakay was “unfortunate” to lose his place in the QPR side, manager Steve McClaren has said. McClaren was speaking to Rangers’ website in praise of the 21-year-old after the…



Aubameyang convinced he can get even better

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have scored with each of his last 10 shots on target but the Arsenal striker insists there is even more to come. The Gabon international netted twice in Arsenal’s 4-2 victory over…



Loftus-Cheek targets regular place

Embed from Getty Images  Ruben Loftus-Cheek hopes to continue to make an impression on Maurizio Sarri and finally become a Chelsea first-team regular. Loftus-Cheek came off the substitutes’ bench to score in Sunday’s 2-0…






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Pochettino bemoans Tottenham’s ‘painful mistake’

Embed from Getty Images Mauricio Pochettino believes Juan Foyth’s ineligibility for Tottenham’s Champions League campaign shows they cannot afford to repeat the ‘painful mistakes’ of his side’s summer transfer activity. The Argentinian has forced his…



McClaren keen to protect QPR star

Embed from Getty Images Steve McClaren wants Ebere Eze to be given more protection by referees. The exciting QPR youngster has been on the end of the some rough treatment from opposing defenders this season….










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