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Fulham boss likens Sessegnon to Marcelo

Embed from Getty Images Ryan Sessegnon has been compared to a young Gareth Bale – but his Fulham boss believes he can be more like a different Real Madrid star. On-loan Southampton left-back Matt Targett…



Pochettino ‘proud’ despite Spurs defeat

Embed from Getty Images Mauricio Pochettino refused to blame his Tottenham players for conceding two second-half goals to crash out of the Champions League against Juventus. Spurs looked to be heading into the quarter-finals after…





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Conte hoped Hazard would rescue Chelsea

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte said he waited so long to make changes against Manchester City because he hoped Eden Hazard could conjure something up for Chelsea. The Blues were beaten 1-0 at the…


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Brighton v Arsenal: Wilshere returns

Embed from Getty Images Jack Wilshere is back in the Arsenal side for the game at the Amex Stadium. Wilshere, who has been nursing an ankle problem, missed Thursday’s 3-0 defeat against Manchester City. Alex…



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Paper round-up: Hill-Wood calls for Wenger to go

Embed from Getty Images Peter Hill-Wood, the former Arsenal chairman who appointed Arsene Wenger, has said he believes the Frenchman should go. Hill-Wood has been a staunch supporter of Wenger throughout his time as manager….














Conte backs Christensen after costly mistake

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he has no doubts he made the correct decision in dropping Gary Cahill despite Andreas Christensen’s mistake in the 1-1 draw against Barcelona. The 21-year-old centre-back…


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Paper round-up: Spurs linked with Watford duo

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham want to sign Watford duo Richarlison and Abdoulaye Doucoure for a combined £50m, The Sun on Sunday say. Both players have recently been linked with Spurs, with Brazilian forward Richarlison…


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Watford star not ruling out Chelsea move

Embed from Getty Images Watford star Richarlison has refused to rule out a future move to Chelsea. The Brazilian forward, 20, was linked with the Blues prior to his move to Watford last summer, when…



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Holloway hints QPR may change style against Wolves

Embed from Getty Images Ian Holloway has suggested QPR will need to adapt their pressing game to avoid being cut open by leaders Wolves this weekend. Rangers have struggled away from home this season and…





Conte: I don’t fear the sack

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte insisted he was not worried about his future following Chelsea’s 4-1 loss at Watford. It was a second heavy defeat for the Blues and will no doubt increase speculation he…



Pochettino: Spurs should have beaten Liverpool

Embed from Getty Images] Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said his side felt they should have taken all three points against Liverpool at Anfield. Harry Kane’s last-gasp penalty rescued a point for Spurs, who dominated much…



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Hernandez admits he wanted to leave West Ham

Embed from Getty Images Javier Hernandez has told the Daily Mirror that he did want to leave West Ham during the recent transfer window. The Mexican striker has struggled to hold down a place in…


Pochettino: Spurs don’t need to change

Embed from Getty Images Mauricio Pochettino has insisted Tottenham will not need to change the way they play following the recent signing of Lucas Moura. The Brazilian winger, 25, completed a move to the club…


Four changes QPR boss Holloway could now make

Embed from Getty Images QPR boss Ian Holloway is planning changes for his side’s game against Barnsley on Saturday. Rangers were beaten 2-0 at Bristol City last time out despite the Robins playing most of…


Arsenal boss Wenger considering tactical change

Embed from Getty Images Arsene Wenger has admitted he is disappointed Arsenal were unable to bring in a defender ahead of this week’s transfer deadline. Arsenal wanted to sign West Brom’s Jonny Evans but could…


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Aston Villa and Cardiff City want Grabban

Embed from Getty Images Aston Villa and Cardiff City are both keen to take Lewis Grabban on loan from Bournemouth. South Londoner Grabban recently completed a spell on loan at Sunderland, where he scored 12…


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QPR winger could make pre-deadline move

Embed from Getty Images QPR could send winger Olamide Shodipo out on loan ahead of today’s transfer deadline. West London Sport reports that the Irish youngster has been made available for a loan move and…




Chelsea: Three strikers needed at Chelsea

Embed from Getty Images Boss Antonio Conte says he needs at least three players to be able to play as a main striker while Chelsea are involved in three competitions. Michy Batshuayi scored twice while…










Arsenal and United confirm swap deal

Embed from Getty Images Arsenal and Manchester United have confirmed Alexis Sanchez’s move to Old Trafford in an exchange deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Chile forward Sanchez, 29, has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal. It comes after…






Pochettino: Winks not fit enough to play

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says illness and an ankle problem mean Harry Winks is currently unable to play. Winks was not involved in Sunday’s FA Cup game against AFC Wimbledon at…


Gunners boss Wenger defends Bellerin

Embed from Getty Images Arsene Wenger has defended Hector Bellerin following recent criticism of the Spaniard’s performances for Arsenal. Bellerin scored an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point for his side in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw…



Penalty decision leaves Wenger furious

Embed from Getty Images Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was left frustrated after a controversial decision cost his side victory at West Brom. The home side snatched a point courtesy of Jay Rodriguez’s late penalty after…





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Holloway confident ahead of Den return

Embed from Getty Images QPR manager Ian Holloway is in confident mood ahead of his return to The Den to face Millwall. The former Lions boss will receive a hostile reception from the home fans…




Spurs boss Pochettino backs Alli

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is convinced Dele Alli is returning to his best form. Alli has been criticised for some below-par performances this season, has not scored in the Premier League…


Pochettino tipped to send Nkoudou out on loan

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is likely to send Georges-Kévin Nkoudou out on loan in order to make room in his Champions League squad for Erik Lamela, according to The Guardian. Lamela…


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Arsenal v Liverpool player ratings

Embed from Getty Images Arsenal drew 3-3 in a thrilling game at the Emirates Stadium, where they came back from two down to lead but in the end had to settle for a point. Here’s…






Conte praises players after Blues win

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte admitted Chelsea’s inability to score a second goal against Southampton left him feeling tense. Marcos Alonso’s brilliant free-kick secured the points for the Blues, whose 1-0 victory was their…


Bees will listen to offers for duo

Embed from Getty Images Brentford will listen to offers for Andreas Bjelland and Lasse Vibe in the January transfer window. The contracts of both Denmark internationals are due to expire in the summer.  Defender Bjelland,…




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Hall boost for QPR ahead of Birmingham clash

Embed from Getty Images QPR defender Grant Hall is confident he will complete his comeback from a persistent knee problem. Speaking to West London Sport, Hall said he was hopeful he will not need an…


Wenger: Arsenal want to keep Giroud

Embed from Getty Images Arsene Wenger has insisted Arsenal have no intention of letting Olivier Giroud leave in January. Giroud came off the bench to score a late equaliser in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Southampton….


Chelsea boss Conte defends Bakayoko

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said replacing Tiemoue Bakayoko at half-time in the 1-0 defeat against West Ham was purely tactical. The French midfielder has been criticised for an inconsistent start to…



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Tottenham boss allays Alderweireld injury fears

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has allayed fears that Toby Alderweireld could be sidelined for around three-and-a-half months. The Spurs defender has not played since November and media reports in his native…


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Edwards scores as Tottenham Under-19s crush Apoel

Embed from Getty Images Marcus Edwards scored as Tottenham’s Under-19 side beat Apoel 4-1 in the Uefa Youth League ahead of the first team’s Champions League match against the Cypriot club. Edwards, who captained the…



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Paper round-up: Hammers linked with Opare

Embed from Getty Images West Ham are among Premier League clubs being linked with Augsburg defender Daniel Opare. The Daily Mail say the Hammers, Everton and Swansea City will compete to sign the 27-year-old Ghana…


Moyes predicts West Ham will climb table

Embed from Getty Images David Moyes says he is convinced West Ham will not be in danger of relegation towards the end of the season. The Hammers have endured a miserable campaign so far and…


Drinkwater praised after Chelsea win

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte felt Danny Drinkwater improved after a poor start during Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Newcastle. Drinkwater, a summer signing from Leicester, was given a starting place for the game at…


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Paper round-up: Palace linked with Trapp

Embed from Getty Images Crystal Palace are ready to launch a daring bid to sign Germany keeper Kevin Trapp from Paris Saint-Germain, according to The Sun on Sunday. The newspaper say Eagles boss Roy Hodgson…




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Fans on Twitter react to Ozil’s display

Embed from Getty Images Arsenal fans on Twitter are hoping Mesut Ozil will repeat his midweek star turn when they play Manchester United on Saturday. Ozil scored one and created two others in the Gunners’…





Tottenham boss admits City are almost out of sight

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted his team’s title chances are fading fast after their 1-1 draw with West Brom. Spurs were disappointing at Wembley, where they struggled to create clear-cut…




Moyes makes plea to West Ham fans

Embed from Getty Images David Moyes has appealed to West Ham fans for their backing as he looks to turn the club’s miserable season around. Many Hammers supporters were against Moyes’ recent appointment as manager…



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Paper round-up: Spurs linked with Brooks

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham have again been linked with highly-rated Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks. The Daily Express say Spurs and Liverpool are both showing an interest in the 20-year-old Wales international ahead of…


Wenger: Sanchez and Ozil want to stay

Embed from Getty Images Arsene Wenger has insisted he remains convinced that Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez want to stay at Arsenal. Amid continued speculation over the futures of both players, whose contracts expire at…



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Hernandez denies asking to leave West Ham

Embed from Getty Images Javier Hernandez has denied reports he has asked to leave West Ham. The former Manchester United forward, 29, moved to east London from Bayer Leverkusen for £16m during the summer and…



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Gomez praised after impressive England debut

Embed from Getty Images Ian Wright believes Joe Gomez’s performance for England against Brazil will help establish him as a central defender in Liverpool’s first team. South Londoner Gomez, 20, was outstanding on the right…


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Paper round-up: Hammers linked with Dunk

Embed from Getty Images New West Ham boss David Moyes wants to sign Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, the Daily Mirror say. There has been much speculation over which players the Hammers will target in January…





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Paper round-up: Arsenal linked with Almiron

Embed from Getty Images Arsenal reportedly face competition from Newcastle for Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron, according to the Daily Mirror. The Mirror recently linked Arsenal with Almiron, 23, and have picked up on Italian…



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Southgate: Winks is ideal for England

Embed from Getty Images Gareth Southgate says Harry Winks is ideal for how he wants the England team to play. England boss Southgate has included the Tottenham midfielder in his squad for matches against Germany…


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Tottenham fans on Twitter hail Winks

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham fans on Twitter have been hailing Harry Winks following the young midfielder’s outstanding performance in the Champions League victory over Real Madrid. Dele Alli scored twice and Christian Eriksen also…





Boss Conte rues Chelsea’s injury worries

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte says Chelsea’s mounting injury problems are the result of having a small squad. Blues boss Conte has seen his options limited further by injuries to the likes of Alvaro…






Bilic backs West Ham youngster to make his mark

Embed from Getty Images West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has backed Reece Oxford to make his mark in Germany this season. Highly-rated defender Oxford, 18, has so far not made an appearance for Borussia Monchengladbach…


Wenger remains hopeful over Ozil and Sanchez

Embed from Getty Images Arsene Wenger has reiterated that he believes Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil will stay at Arsenal, although he also admitted it is “possible” they will be sold in January. Both players…




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Arsenal linked with Turkish youngster

Embed from Getty Images The Sun have picked up on reports in Turkey claiming that Arsenal are interested in signing Trabzonspor youngster Abdulkadir Omur. Spanish side Atletico Madrid are also said to be keen on…


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Spurs star tipped to sign new contract

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham are confident Dele Alli will sign a new contract with the club, according to the Daily Telegraph. It comes amid continued speculation over Alli’s future and reports that he wants…


Morata could be sidelined for over a month

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could be out for more than a month, scans performed by Spain’s medical team suggest. The Spain international, 24, went off with a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s…




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Boost for QPR as Sylla is passed fit

Embed from Getty Images Idrissa Sylla has been passed fit to rejoin the QPR squad for tonight’s derby against Fulham at Loftus Road. The striker missed this week’s 1-1 draw at Barnsley with a knee…



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Spurs boss Pochettino could start with Winks

Embed from Getty Images Harry Winks could start for Tottenham in their Champions League game against APOEL Nicosia this evening. Spurs are without a number of players, including Christian Eriksen, who has been ruled out…



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Tottenham linked with Turkey forward

Embed from Getty Images Tottenham are monitoring Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun, according to the Daily Mail. It follows reports in Turkey that Spurs have joined a number of English clubs in showing an interest in…


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Chelsea v Arsenal: Blues star returns, Walcott a sub

Embed from Getty Images Gary Cahill returns to the Chelsea starting line-up for the derby against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard is again a substitute for the Blues as his steady comeback continues following…





Conte backs Zappacosta to shine at Chelsea

Embed from Getty Images New Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta has the quality and versatility to quickly adjust to playing in the Premier League, according to manager Antonio Conte. The 25-year-old Italian wing-back joined from Torino…








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QPR duo could miss Cardiff City clash

Embed from Getty Images QPR could be without both Josh Scowen and Joel Lynch for today’s game against Championship leaders Cardiff City. Midfielder Scowen, who has impressed since his summer move from Barnsley, is nursing…



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Conte ‘happy’ to work with current squad

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte says he would be “happy” to work with his current squad if Chelsea do not make more new signings before the transfer window closes. The Blues boss has made…





Conte hails players after derby victory

Embed from Getty Images Antonio Conte hailed Chelsea’s players after their dramatic victory over rivals Tottenham at Wembley. Spurs dominated much of their first league game at the national stadium but were undone by two…


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Injury concerns for QPR ahead of Hull City game

Embed from Getty Images Joel Lynch looks set to miss QPR’s game against Hull City and Pawel Wszolek faces a late fitness test. Defender Lynch suffered a hamstring injury during the midweek defeat against Norwich…





Former Arsenal forward signs for Fulham

Embed from Getty Images Fulham have completed the signing of former Arsenal forward Rui Fonte from RC Braga for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old has signed a three-year contract at Craven Cottage with the option…





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Agent hopeful of Perez agreement

Embed from Getty Images Lucas Perez’s agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle says he is hopeful an agreement can be reached for the forward to complete a return to Deportivo. Perez has failed to establish himself as…



























Scowen completes move to QPR

Embed from Getty Images QPR have confirmed the signing of Josh Scowen on a three-year contract. The Hertfordshire-born Scowen, 24, joins on a free transfer, having rejected a new deal at Barnsley. He joined the…







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