Monday, November 30

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Liverpool Injury Crisis Worsen As Gomez Join The Injury List
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Liverpool Injury Crisis Worsen As Gomez Join The Injury List

Liverpool’s injury crisis in defence deepened on Wednesday with the news Joe Gomez is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in England training. The Premier League champions are expected to be without talismanic centre-back Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season after the Dutchman suffered cruciate ligament damage last month. Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss the next month after picking up a calf injury in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City, while Fabinho — who had deputised at centre-back since Van Dijk’s injury — is also recovering from a hamstring problem. “I can’t tell you how serious it is because he is yet to have scans. What was upsetting was he was in a fair bit of pain and nobody was around him when the injury happened,” said ...
Liverpool Must Stay In Trophy Hunt For Injured Van Dijk, Says Henderson
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Liverpool Must Stay In Trophy Hunt For Injured Van Dijk, Says Henderson

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says the loss of Virgil van Dijk is a “big blow” but he wants the Premier League champions to use his absence as an added incentive to stay in the trophy hunt. Defensive talisman Van Dijk requires surgery after suffering knee ligament damage during Saturday’s Merseyside derby with Everton. Manager Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to put a timescale on the Dutchman’s return but admits he faces a lengthy absence after being clattered by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 2-2 draw. Henderson is confident Liverpool can cope in Van Dijk’s absence, even though he has been a pivotal player since he joined the club in 2018. “It’s a tough one. It’s a big blow for us,” Henderson told the club website. “For him personally, obviously. But for us as a ...
Liverpool Set Premier League Record After Aston Villa 7-2 Hammer
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Liverpool Set Premier League Record After Aston Villa 7-2 Hammer

A hat-trick from new signing Ollie Watkins and a Jack Grealish double saw Aston Villa hammer reigning Premier League champions Liverpool 7-2 on Sunday. Liverpool are now the first defending champion to concede seven goals in a Premier League game. It is now three wins out of three games played so far for Villa while for Liverpool it is a first defeat in the league this season. This is the second time Villa will score seven goals in a Premier League game since a 7-1 versus Wimbledon in 1995. Also this is the first time Liverpool have conceded seven since a 7-2 league defeat at Tottenham in April 1963. Watkins is the 10th player to score a Premier League hat-trick against Liverpool, and the first since Dimitar Berbatov in September 2010. He is the first English-born player to do so...
Liverpool To Complete £45m Signing Of Diogo Jota From Wolves
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Liverpool To Complete £45m Signing Of Diogo Jota From Wolves

Liverpool have agreed a £45m deal for Wolves forward Diogo Jota, with the 23-year-old set to head to Melwood on Saturday to undergo a medical before completing the deal. The move comes just hours after the Premier League champions secured the signing of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich in a deal that could be worth up to £25m. Jota's arrival at Anfield could be made easier by Liverpool defender Ki-Jana Hoever moving to Wolves in a deal worth £10m, plus add-ons. Jota left Molineux before kick-off against Stoke in the Carabao Cup on Thursday and was an unused substitute at the weekend in the 2-0 win at Sheffield United . The Portuguese international forward has agreed a five-year deal and will follow Thiago Alcantara in moving to the Premier League champions The Portugue...
Blow for Man Utd, Chelsea as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban
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Blow for Man Utd, Chelsea as CAS Overturns Man City’s Ban

Manchester City will play in the Champions League next season, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned their two-year ban from European football. UEFA’s club financial control body handed City the suspension in February, over “serious breaches” of club licensing and Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The former Premier League champions strongly denied any wrongdoing and appealed the decision at CAS last month. After hearing evidence over the course of three days in June, CAS has now overturned the suspension. A statement from City on Monday read: “Whilst Manchester City and its legal advisors are yet to review the full ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Club welcomes the implications ...
Michael Owen, Charlie Nicholas Predict EPL Clash Btw Aston Villa and Man Utd
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Michael Owen, Charlie Nicholas Predict EPL Clash Btw Aston Villa and Man Utd

Former England striker, Michael Owen and former Arsenal forward, Charlie Nicholas, have predicted tonight’s Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Manchester United at Villa Park. Man United head to the game after beating Bournemouth 5-2 in their previous match, while Aston Villa lost 2-0 against Premier League champions, Liverpool. Providing his prediction, Owen wrote in his column for BetVictor: “Aston Villa actually played well at Anfield against Liverpool on Sunday but came away with nothing for their efforts. “They are now without a win in 10 games, and things do not get any easier as far as their fixtures are concerned. “Manchester United have won eleven of the last 13 Premier League meetings between these two sides, and I cannot see beyond another stroll in...
Man Utd to Move for Raheem Sterling if Man City Receive Champions League Ban
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Man Utd to Move for Raheem Sterling if Man City Receive Champions League Ban

Manchester United are plotting a shock move for Raheem Sterling, if Manchester City fail in the appeal against a two-year ban from the Champions League, the UK Independent reports. UEFA imposed the punishment on City in February, after finding the Etihad club guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. However, City will begin their appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from Monday, June 8. City risk losing some of their big players, if they lose their appeal and their suspension is upheld. Sterling is one of such players that could dump the Premier League champions and has already been linked with a move to Real Madrid. While a transfer appears unlikely, United are also monitoring the situation and would make a move for the 25-year-old if he ...
Man City Will Only Let Riyad Mahrez Join PSG For £80M And Nothing Less
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Man City Will Only Let Riyad Mahrez Join PSG For £80M And Nothing Less

The Algerian star may want to depart the Etihad Stadium for the French giants this summer, however he will only be allowed to go for the proper price. Manchester City will not prevent Riyad Mahrez’s move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. The Parisians are reportedly making an attempt to lure the 29-year-old away from the reigning Premier League champions. Having scored 9 goals and supplied 14 assists in 37 appearances throughout all competitions this term, it is understandable why the Parc des Princes giants would choose him. Nevertheless, the Citizens have disclosed that they would no longer stand in the way of the ex- Leicester City man should he want a move, if the price is right. According to Goal’s Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith, Guardiola will n...
Sergio Ramos Gives Real Madrid two Options After Losing to Man City
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Sergio Ramos Gives Real Madrid two Options After Losing to Man City

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos has given Zinedine Zidane’s side two options following their 2-1 loss to Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie on Wednesday night. The Los Blancos were defeated by Pep Guardiola’s men at the Santiago Bernabeu, after goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kelvin De Bruyne. Isco’s lone strike was not enough to give the home side a draw in front of their supporters. Ramos, who was sent off during the encounter following a foul on Jesus, wants Real Madrid to either think about their yesterday’s defeat against the Premier League champions or work for tomorrow’s victory. In reaction, Ramos, in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Thursday wrote: “After a very hard night, I see two options: we can think about yesterday’s ...
Joe Hart Not Happy with Guardiola’s Tactics
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Joe Hart Not Happy with Guardiola’s Tactics

Former Manchester City goalkeeper, Joe Hart has questioned the club’s manager, Pep Guardiola’s tactical approach after the Premier League champions defeated Real Madrid 2-1 at the Bernabeu in their Champions League last-16 first-leg clash on Wednesday. City came from one goal down to hand the LaLiga giants a shock defeat last night. Gabriel Jesus and Kelvin De Bruyne scored for the visitors after Isco had given the hosts the lead. The Spanish gaffer made several surprising changes to his lineup, with Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Fernandinho all on the substitutes’ bench. He had decided to start Bernardo Silva and De Bruyne switched in seemingly strange roles up top in a move that surprised Hart. The former England No.1 told BT Sport, “I think a convent...
Guardiola Claims There is Proof Man City Won’t be Banned
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Guardiola Claims There is Proof Man City Won’t be Banned

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed he has seen proof why they should not be banned from European competitions. City have been handed a two-year suspension, after UEFA found the Premier League champions guilty of breaching Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. The Etihad club have already moved to appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Speaking at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, ahead of their Champions League last-16 first leg against Real Madrid, Guardiola said: “We were under suspicion for a long time, we have the right to appeal and I trust the people in my club. “They explain the reasons, they showed me the arguments and the proofs. We are optimistic that finally if we deserve to be in the Champions League we can do it next season, if finally,...
Gary Neville Predicts Man City Will Win Appeal Against Two-year Ban
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Gary Neville Predicts Man City Will Win Appeal Against Two-year Ban

Former Manchester United defender, Gary Neville, has predicted Manchester City will win their appeal, to overturn their two-year ban from European football. The punishment was meted out to City by UEFA, who found the Premier League champions guilty of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rule breaches. City have confirmed they will appeal against the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). “I think City will beat FFP. I have no confidence in UEFA to be able to do the right thing. I think it will be overturned. “I have no faith in them whatsoever, I think they are hopeless organisation who just apply erratic disciplinary sanctions. “I think City will beat them in the courts. It will get stuck in the courts for some time, but I think City will win in the end,” Neville told S...
Wenger Reacts to Man City’s Champions League Ban
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Wenger Reacts to Man City’s Champions League Ban

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has backed UEFA’s decision to ban Manchester City from European competitions for two seasons. UEFA announced the punishment on Friday and also fined City £25m. The Premier League champions have been suspended for a breach of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. “It is important for the clubs to work with the natural income they have. The rules have been created. “I am convinced there is an evolution to be made in the way the rules are. But they are what they are and you have to respect them. ‘ “People they don’t respect them by trying to get around the rules in more or less legal ways have to be punished. If it’s proven that this has been done on purpose it cannot be left unpunished,” Wenger said according to the UK Metro. City...
Sam Allardyce Reveals Pep Guardiola’s Next Club
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Sam Allardyce Reveals Pep Guardiola’s Next Club

Former England manager, Sam Allardyce has said that Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola should be heading to the Italian Serie A to take up the challenge at Juventus next season. Guardiola’s future with the Premier League champions has been cast in doubt after the club was banned from the Champions League until 2022 by UEFA. There is speculation now suggesting that the Spaniard’s move to Juve is very much on the cards. Allardyce, a former Bolton Wanderers boss, said the move is possible, adding that Guardiola’s determination to prove his managerial worth in a number of countries makes the switch a suitable one. “I think so. If you look at Pep, we were all surprised he left Barcelona,” Allardyce told the Mirror. “He’s a Barcelona man, he’s born and bred and he has been...
Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto is still in prison in Portugal after tireless work to expose Premier League champions
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Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto is still in prison in Portugal after tireless work to expose Premier League champions

The man who exposed Manchester City's breaking of Financial Fair Play rules - remains in prison awaiting a court case.   Pinto hacked his way into club emails from his Portugal home in 2015 and then passed them on to the media and sparked the investigation into City's finances. Despite being widely praised by the football world, Pinto was arrested and sent to prison, and will face a trial for 90 different counts of hacking, sabotage and fraud. Pinto was denied an appeal on Thursday and has been in jail since last March, while awaiting a verdict by the Lisbon Court of Appeal. News of UEFA's decision to ban City from the Champions League for the next two seasons saw Pinto's name start trending with the hashtag #freePinto on Friday night. Borussia Dortmund fans even h...
Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in UCL
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Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in UCL

Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in Champions League than any other team… and it could be Barcelona for Spurs A football fan has run 50 million simulations for the upcoming Champions League group stage draw on Thursday, with a probability rating given for every possible outcome. BayernForum.com did the experiment based on the assumption that Ajax get past APOEL Nicosia in the final play-off this week - and it though it took a lot of time and effort - it makes for very interesting reading. Champions League holders Liverpool are most likely to be paired with Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid from pot two, much like Premier League champions Manchester City and Europa League winners Chelsea, also in pot one. But Spurs, the only other English tea...
Our Rivals Are Jealous Of Our Success – Man City Chairman
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Our Rivals Are Jealous Of Our Success – Man City Chairman

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says some of their rivals are jealous of the club's success. City became the first English side to win a domestic treble when they beat Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final, yet the achievement has been accompanied by criticism of the amount it has cost to put Pep Guardiola's squad together. However, in his annual assessment of the campaign on City's internal media, Mubarak said he will not accept his club "being used as a diversionary tactic on poor investment decisions". Premier League champions City do not have a player in the top 10 most expensive signings. English rivals Manchester United have two - £89m Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, bought for an initial £75m - and Liverpool one in £75m Virgil van Dijk. City's record signing is Riya...
Manchester City Qualify for Carabao Cup semi-Finals
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Manchester City Qualify for Carabao Cup semi-Finals

Champions, Manchester City have qualified for the the Carabao Cup semi finals, after they defeated Leicester City via penalties on Tuesday night. Pep Guardiola’s men took the lead in the first half, after Kevin De Bruyne was allowed space and time to shoot from outside the box. However, the hosts fought back and equalized after the break, with Marc Albrighton slamming home. There were no further goals and the tie had to be decided through spot kicks, where the Premier League champions came out on top. In the other quarter-final clash played on the night, Burton Albion saw off Middlesbrough 1-0 at the Riverside. READ ALSO! Manchester City beat Everton to reclaim EPL top spot When is the Carabao Cup semi finals draw? The draw takes place on Wednesd...
Marital Issues Affected Me Last Season At Leicester City – Musa
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Marital Issues Affected Me Last Season At Leicester City – Musa

Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa says he is looking forward to a better season in England than the one he had last season after marrying his new wife Juliet Adeh last month. Musa struggled for form and consistency following his big money move from CSKA Moscow to the former Premier League Champions, and at a point failed to make the matchday squad in some of their games. The 24 year old puts it’s down to issues in his marriage, and after divorcing his wife of four years and mother of his two kids Jamila, Musa told Complete Sports that he is once again happy following his marriage to Juliet. “Marriage is not new to me but I believe it was a right move to make when I did. The past remains in the past. I’m happy now and I think well and I can focus on my game which s...
Chelsea’s Hazard Out For Three Months After Ankle Operation
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Chelsea’s Hazard Out For Three Months After Ankle Operation

Eden Hazard will be sidelined for about three months after undergoing surgery on a broken ankle on Monday, the Premier League champions announced. Hazard, 26, suffered the injury during a training session while on international duty with Belgium on Sunday. He returned to Cobham to be assessed by Chelsea’s medical staff, who concluded that an operation was required. Hazard is now almost certain to miss the whole of Chelsea’s preseason programme, which includes fixtures in China and Singapore, and faces a fight to be fit for the start of the new Premier League season in August. He scored 16 goals in 36 Premier League appearances as Chelsea became champions for the second time in three seasons, and was voted the club’s Player of the Year. The injury is also likely to put an end to pers...
Rare Pics From Chelsea Dressing Room After Beating West Brom To Clinch EPL Title
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Rare Pics From Chelsea Dressing Room After Beating West Brom To Clinch EPL Title

Rare Photos From Chelsea Dressing Room After Beating West Brom To Clinch EPL Title Is all round jubilation for Chelsea Football Club as they were crowned Premier League champions today with the help of Michy Batshuayi's late goal in 82nd minute. The lone goal gave them the victory they required to secure the title at West Brom. They still have two matches to play but mathematically, Tottenham which is the closest club, can't catch them any longer. These are rare images from Chelsea FC dressing room as they take their celebration to next level. Congrats guys