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Antonio Conte explains why he's so annoyed with the Matic sale
- August 13, 2017

I had the benefit of realising how good he is when he's playing just in front of you, on and off the ball. When asked about the Serb, Cahill told Sky Sports: "Matic is a fantastic player, a real top player". However, Neville does not seem convinced by the 22 year-old Frenchman. " Chelsea have broken up that partnership and strengthened their rivals". " Chelsea are weaker than last season - no Diego Costa , no Matic - and I'm concerned for them". (more...)
Wenger Explains The Type Of Player Arsenal Could Still Sign This Summer Wenger Explains The Type Of Player Arsenal Could Still Sign This Summer
- August 13, 2017

But Monaco don't want to sell their star, and Arsenal have failed to tempt them into a sale. Sky Sports is reporting that the Gunners are no longer in discussions with the Ligue 1 champions about the possibility of signing the 21-year-old midfielder this summer. (more...)
Man Utd midfielder Matic: Good knowing Lukaku off the mark
- August 13, 2017

As you know the Premier League is the main target. Despite having only played 45 minutes for the club in last week's friendly against Sampdoria, the £35million signing impressed throughout the whole match in sweltering Macedonia. Prior to his first "official" goal for United, Lukaku had already scored three times for the club during pre-season with strikes against Real Salt Lake, Manchester City and Valerenga. (more...)
Manchester United vs West Ham, Premier League
- August 13, 2017

Guardiola and Mourinho will have a lot to prove following the amount of money both managers have splashed in this transfer window . "Because now we have only three midfielders and we need another midfielder". How long does it take a top player at each club to buy the typical house in that city, and how does the average fan compare? "Maybe I made a mistake", said Wenger, who will be without want-away Chile star Alexis Sanchez against Leicester due to injury. (more...)
Alexandre Lacazette starts for Arsenal in season curtain-raiser against Leicester Alexandre Lacazette starts for Arsenal in season curtain-raiser against Leicester
- August 13, 2017

Manchester City has spent £200 million so far in the window and Guardiola admits it is not sustainable. "This time we are all in the same basket and it will be the same for everybody". "We lost only one match at home and in the cups we never lost, but too many draws. I wanted some Premier League, British experience", Shakespeare added. (more...)
Green Bay Packers bring back long snapper Brett Goode Green Bay Packers bring back long snapper Brett Goode
- August 13, 2017

Goode handled snapping duties in all 16 games as well as all three postseason contests last season. The veteran long-snapper will be competing against inexperienced Derek Hart for the starting job. It's why Goode will likely be returning to the Packers for a 10th campaign. The Packers chose not to re-sign Goode this offseason. He will be wearing No. (more...)
Steven Matz finally has a positive outing, but Mets lose to Phillies Steven Matz finally has a positive outing, but Mets lose to Phillies
- August 13, 2017

In his previous six outings, he posted a 11.03 ERA while opponents had a staggering 1.149 OPS, the result of spotty command. The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies meet Sunday in Major League Baseball action at Citizens Bank Park. Hoby Milner and Luis Garcia combined to shut the door in the ninth after Tommy Joseph's sacrifice fly in the eighth gave the Phillies an insurance run. (more...)
Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho "happy" with Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic displays
- August 13, 2017

Speaking to Betfair, Le Saux said: " Antonio Conte's comments about the "crazy transfer market" this summer highlight the lack of depth in the Chelsea squad and I don't see them as obvious champions, particularly with the extra challenge of European football and the fact it's hugely hard to defend a Premier League title". (more...)
Tigers' slump continues with loss to Twins Tigers' slump continues with loss to Twins
- August 13, 2017

He allowed a leadoff single to Mikie Mahtook and then Upton stepped up to the plate and the game was over just like that. Anibal Sanchez (3-3) took the loss, allowing five runs and eight hits in six innings. I think Minnesota has an edge on hill and the team really has to win after Saturday's bad loss... RHP Ervin Santana (12-7) is to start Sunday's series finale for the Twins. (more...)
Nationals' Bryce Harper Leaves Game With Apparent Knee Injury Nationals' Bryce Harper Leaves Game With Apparent Knee Injury
- August 13, 2017

After writhing in pain on the ground for a couple of minutes, Harper was helped off the field with assistance from trainer Paul Lessard and hitting coach Rick Schu. Because of a bevy of injuries, the Nationals have used 12 outfielders this season. Earlier in the year, the Nationals lost center fielder Adam Eaton for the remainder of the season due to a torn left ACL which happened under similar circumstances. (more...)
Vikings sign RB Hill to replace injured Sankey Vikings sign RB Hill to replace injured Sankey
- August 13, 2017

Former University of Minnesota running back David Cobb, right, talks with Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer , left, during Minnesota pro day in Minneapolis, Monday, March 2, 2015. Hill played in three games last season for Jacksonville. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport , the test revealed a torn ACL and Sankey will be out of action for the entire 2017 season. (more...)
Former Second Round Pick Trent Murphy Suffers Torn ACL, Out For Season Former Second Round Pick Trent Murphy Suffers Torn ACL, Out For Season
- August 13, 2017

Murphy went down against the Ravens during the Redskins' first preseason game, Thursday night. He suffered the season-ending injury in the first quarter of Washington's 23-3 loss to Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium. Washington also waived tackle Kevin Bowen who was designated as injured. He transferred to Louisville once it was announced that UAB's football program would be shutting down. (more...)
Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho reveals Zlatan Ibrahimovic talks Manchester United gaffer Jose Mourinho reveals Zlatan Ibrahimovic talks
- August 13, 2017

Manchester United ended up on the losing side of a cup final for the first time in close to 14 months - after an inspired performance from Real Madrid ensured their fourth Super Cup win and a remarkable second (consecutive times) under Frenchman Zinedine Zidane. (more...)
Mourinho won't rule out Man United move for Danny Rose Mourinho won't rule out Man United move for Danny Rose
- August 13, 2017

Victor can play right-back and central midfield . - number of teams to have won the Premier League - Manchester United , Chelsea , Arsenal , Manchester City , Blackburn and Leicester. It's going to be a big struggle for Huddersfield. They had troubles scoring goals regularly against weaker sides, being unable to win too many matches at Old Trafford . (more...)
Liverpool player ratings: Salah enjoys dream debut but midfielders struggle at Watford Liverpool player ratings: Salah enjoys dream debut but midfielders struggle at Watford
- August 13, 2017

The result followed Arsenal's entertaining 4-3 win over Leicester City at The Emirates on Friday night. "Might need to extend @BBCMOTD tonight". In the opening minutes of the second half, LFC Twitter had grown dark . Liverpool were level with Watford at 2-2. Unfortunately for him, Miguel Britos scored an nearly identical goal to Watford's first in the dying moments of the game, earning his side a valuable point as the game ended 3-3. (more...)
Champions Chelsea stunned by Burnley, Liverpool thwarted in thriller Champions Chelsea stunned by Burnley, Liverpool thwarted in thriller
- August 13, 2017

Burnley will be hoping to capitalise on early-season uncertainty as they bid to emerge from a visit to Stamford Bridge on Saturday with a surprise win over Premier League champions Chelsea . Half-time substitute Morata and Luiz reduced the arrears in the second half, either side of Fabregas's 81st-minute dismissal for a second yellow card, but Burnley hung on for a famous victory. (more...)
Wenger admits triple injury blow ahead of Leicester clash
- August 13, 2017

With Arsenal failing to qualify for this season's Champions League, Sanchez has been heavily linked with a move away from The Emirates Stadium although Wenger has repeatedly said this offseason that the Chile worldwide is not for sale. Wenger believes it shows women will eventually move into the men's game in other leagues, while he also thinks the role of the manager will change completely in coming years. (more...)
Man Utd boss Mourinho: Let's see how Chelsea, Liverpool handle Europe Man Utd boss Mourinho: Let's see how Chelsea, Liverpool handle Europe
- August 13, 2017

Ibrahimovic's one-year deal at Old Trafford expired in June and was not extended following the injury. "It's not something urgent, it's nothing that you are desperate to have it done or not done". If he can bring his shooting boots to Old Trafford , the Red Devils will get every penny spent. "We were focused on the striker scoring goals and when it didn't happen we were in trouble". (more...)
Matic is a 'gross loss' for us, admits Chelsea boss Conte Matic is a 'gross loss' for us, admits Chelsea boss Conte
- August 13, 2017

Jamie Carragher has spoken about Nemanja Matic and why he thinks the player has been off the boil for the past year and a half - and claimed he understands why Chelsea chose to sell the player this summer. The transfer market is not finished. "It won't be easy". "We used the pre-season to work since day one, to work and to try to improve things that we already do". (more...)
Paul Scholes questions Chelsea's sale of Nemanja Matic to Manchester Utd
- August 13, 2017

In explaining his departure, Conte admitted how highly he rates the combative midfielder - further entrenching the belief that Matic was sold to Manchester United against the Chelsea manager's wishes. Conte selected Michy Batshuayi ahead of the striker for Sunday's FA Community Shield defeat against Arsenal, but said that he is happy with his new signing's progress. (more...)
Frank Lampard sends message to Man United fans about midfielder
- August 13, 2017

Chelsea opted to let Matic leave the club this summer after they brought in Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko. Matic's arrival at Stamford Bridge could be crucial to the development of Paul Pogba at Old Trafford, with Lampard expecting the Frenchman who recently lost his tag as the world's most expensive player following Neymar's move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain to shine this season. (more...)
Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day winner Giroud confirms Arsenal stay after opening-day winner
- August 13, 2017

The Chile worldwide had rejected an initial offer believed to be worth £225,000-a-week but the Gunners now plan to make Sanchez the highest paid player in the Premier League. A blistering start to the new season and, at last, a blistering new feeling at the start of a season for Arsenal . Lacazette converted more chances than any other player in Europe's top five leagues last season . (more...)
Mourinho confirms Ibrahimovic talks are underway
- August 13, 2017

Ibra could play again for United in season 17/18. "He's not ready to play tomorrow, he's not something urgent, he's not something you are desperate to have it done, or not done". "Between the players we have lost and the players we have got, I think we are in a similar situation, but with more experience of working together and a much better pre-season". (more...)
Mourinho Confirms Talks Over Re-Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- August 13, 2017

Following his operation, doctors commented on their surprise at the strength and speed of his recover, given the Swede's age. He recently took a break from his regular routine at United's Carrington training complex. United To Offer £500,000-A-Week Deal To Lure High-Profile Attacker To Old Trafford? After Ibrahimovic's season ending injury, the Manchester United boss had to rely on youngster Rashford to produce the goods. (more...)
Jose Mourinho believes Nemanja Matic is flawless for Manchester United
- August 13, 2017

The 29-year-old Serbian was far from the most glamorous member of Chelsea's championship teams of 2015 and 2017, but he gave more talented players the freedom to cause havoc by doing the dirty work in midfield. That is normal, but that is not enough. "This doesn't seem quite the same, but at the same time we don't know whether Matic wanted to leave". "I think Tottenham, without any spending, are equipped to win because they have a fantastic team, fantastic manager, great stability". (more...)
Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title
- August 13, 2017

Manchester United are in discussions to re-sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second half of the season when he recovers from a serious knee injury, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday. I rate Liverpool's chances of winning the title quite slim, but I see no reason why they can't finish in the top four again. "It's obviously more hard to win the Champions League , also because the motivation is higher". (more...)
Arsenal battle back to win seven-goal thriller Arsenal battle back to win seven-goal thriller
- August 13, 2017

Lacazette was off the mark in Arsenal colours with just his second touch of the ball - the first being from kickoff - as he nodded home 10 yards out from a first-time Mohamed Elneny cross. "He is an intelligent player who can integrate our game well as we have a game backed on mobility, technique". The Emirates was absolutely hopping at this stage and there was only ever going to be one outcome, the often maligned, Olivier Giroud , like Ramsey before him, came off the bench and scored ... (more...)
Drama At The Emirates As Arsenal Beat Leicester In Seven-Goal Thriller
- August 13, 2017

Arsene Wenger also added after the game that he was delighted that the 30-year-old had made a decision to stay at the Emirates, after he had offered him the opportunity to leave. Despite having the lion's share of possession, the hosts found themselves 2-1 down just before the half-hour mark, with a misplaced Granit Xhaka pass allowing Marc Albrighton to set up Jamie Vardy , who slid the cross home. (more...)
Giroud wants to stay and fight for his place, claims Wenger
- August 13, 2017

The game seemed to be playing out to a rather tiresome finish with Arsenal not being able to create any chances and the Foxes happy to sit back on their lead. It brings him level with former Arsenal favourite Kevin Campbell, who breached Manchester City swiftly at Highbury in 1994, while Colombia great Faustino Asprilla also punished Sheffield Wednesday in the second minute of the 1997-98 campaign while at Newcastle United. (more...)
Jose Mourinho believes Nemanja Matic is ideal for Manchester United
- August 13, 2017

However, Mourinho added that one key factor to their title charge at Old Trafford will sharing the scoring load amongst numerous players, as was the case at his previous clubs, and hopes the onus will not be left exclusively on the shoulders of new striker Rolmelu Lukaku. (more...)