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Conte: Hazard, Bakayoko Ready For EPL Start In Stoke City Vs Chelsea

And while Chelsea have only lost one game in his absence from the starting XI, the Blues are a much better outfit with him in the side. But the Belgium global proved his match fitness in Wednesday's Carabao Cup win over Nottingham Forest by playing the entire 90 minutes and also finished the game with an assist. Read More »

Manchester United fans take no notice of warnings about Romelu Lukaku chant


Anti-discrimination body Kick It Out called for United fans to stop what they referred to as a "racist" chant but, according to numerous reports from St Mary's Stadium, it continued regardless. Although the Reds produced less of an attacking threat in the second half, a strong defensive display ensured that David De Gea was left without any major saves to make as the visitors sealed the victory. Read More »

Morata hits hat-trick as Chelsea secure dominant win over Stoke City


Then, three days later it's another big match against Manchester City. We've got to look to Chelsea , pick ourselves up, learn from this and go again. "They stay with us". They have to continue in this way. "He is a good player, he is a complete player, technically strong, a good leader, he has a lot of room for improvement". Read More »

Manchester United are capable of winning the Premier League, says Paul Scholes


There is little love lost between old rivals Mourinho and Guardiola and their close proximity in Manchester should make the title race an explosive affair. "Without these signings it would have been more complicated". Conte's loss has been Mourinho's gain as Matic's astute reading of the game and effective passing have provided the foundation for United's more creative talents to thrive. Read More »

Jose Mourinho Questions Carabao Cup After Manchester United vs. Burton Albion

Martial has made just one start in the Premier League this season , but has still managed to rack up three goals and an assist due to his superb form when coming off the bench. And Southampton , to be fair, I have played them a lot in my second spell in England; I played them and they had Mauricio [Pochettino], then [Ronald] Koeman and then [Claude] Puel and now Pellegrino. Read More »

Gareth Barry - the great Premier League survivor


THE game takes place on Monday 25 September at the Emirates Stadium . "It will odd to see him in a different shirt because he is a player who has been educated here from a very young age", Wenger told his club's official website. However, he says striker Danny Welbeck is still expected to be out of action until after the next worldwide break. They haven't won successive league matches against the Gunners since March 1977. Read More »

Wenger denies punishing Alexis Sanchez by playing him in cup competitions


It is said Ramsey will be offered around £150,000-a-week, while Welbeck will see his wages increase to around £100,000-a-week. It has been speculated that Wenger is reluctant to play Sanchez in the league due to concerns he is not fully committed to Arsenal's cause, after he failed to secure a deadline-day transfer to Manchester City . Read More »

Is university sport a viable alternative to the Premier League?


Conte will also be able to call upon Tiemoue Bakayoko for the clash against Stoke , who have already taken four points off of Manchester United and Arsenal respectively. For my money, City is the class of England. Conte told a press conference: "We are working with them [Musonda and Kenedy] from January and I was pleased to see this type of performance from them". Read More »

Wolfsburg earn comeback draw at Bayern to snap losing run


Goals from Robert Lewandowski and Arjen Robben had the hosts in control, but back-up goalkeeper Sven Ulreich , standing in for the injured Manuel Neuer , made an terrible mistake in letting in a Maximilian Arnold free-kick before Daniel Didavi's late victor. Read More »

Rams Hold On to Beat the 49ers


After touchdowns in each of the Rams opening two games, including hurdling his way into the end zone against the Redskins last week , Gurley went through the gears in Thursday night's thrilling 41-39 shoot-out with NFC West rivals San Francisco . Read More »

Jose Mourinho Gives Paul Pogba Injury Update in News Conference


As noted in the report, manager Jose Mourinho acknowledged he was unsure as to when Pogba would return, suggesting recovery could take "12 weeks or 12 days". "A team with [Danny] Welbeck, [Angel] Di Maria I don't think lacked speed and the many fast players Manchester United had over the years". He also pointed out that pace in football has a different meaning to other sports and it is the players who are making it look that they have speed to burn with their football. Read More »

5 things Tottenham must do to dominate West Ham


He is one of the best strikers playing for Tottenham when still we don't win any trophies. "Maybe they can even play together", Vertonghen said . "I prefer to play at Wembley, but it's true the results there from the start of the season have not been the best". Read More »

Estrada, Goins sharp in win against Yankees — Blue Jays Notebook


He's also gone less than five innings in seven outings and allowed three or more homers in five outings. The Yanks failed to score through the first three at-bats thanks to a few defensive gems by Toronto , which left the window wide open for the Blue Jays to take the lead in the third. Read More »

Real Madrid adds Marcelo to list of injured players

Robert Lewandowski is said to be desperate to join Real Madrid from Bayern Munich which could be good for Tottenham keeping Harry Kane . Over the season this can happen. Fourteen regional government officials were detained on Wednesday as part of the crackdown by the Spanish government on plans for the referendum. "I hope he won't score because we're competitors, him from his side and me from mine". Read More »

Pep Guardiola says Vincent Kompany is closing on Manchester City return


He's got his dynamic full backs, albeit belatedly, in Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo. He has two pure and in-form strikers in Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus. "It has always been like this for nine years as a manager". "For the club it's one more, but it's the first one of a new team" - so said Jose Mourinho after clinching the 2015 League Cup with Chelsea, his first after returning to Stamford Bridge for a second spell in charge. Read More »

Seeded Muguruza advances to Pan Pacific Open semifinals


Muguruza is looking to extend her lead over world No. 2 Simona Halep. The Puerto Rican, who upset Muguruza on her way to winning a shock gold medal at last year's Rio Olympics, fell apart thereafter as her Spanish tormentor turned the screw, bringing the match to a close with an ace after an hour and 14 minutes. Read More »

Costa leaving Premier League huge loss, says Hughes


Eden Hazard is set to return to the Chelsea starting XI in the Premier League this weekend, and after last week's dour 0-0 draw with Arsenal , this comes at a ideal time for Blues fans. Having picked up a red card in the draw against Arsenal, David Luiz is suspended for this game. But back to Stoke, who have yet to win in four tries away from the Britannia (or whatever betting company it's sponsored by at the minute) but have yet to lose in three tries at home, including a win over ... Read More »

At least 15 people dead on Dominica following Hurricane Maria


A motorist drives on the flooded waterfront in Fort-de-France, on the French Caribbean island of Martinique, on September 19. The country's main hospital has had to operate without any generator due to flooding and the situation was labelled as "worse than in a war zone" by Skerrit. Read More »

Saint Preux beats Okami at UFC Fight Night Japan


Saint Preux capitalized on a failed Okami takedown attempt and quickly worked to secure a Von Flue choke. The victory raises the Knoxville, Tennessee based fighter's overall MMA record to 21-11. The Japanese veteran is a former champion in Pride Fighting Championship. It is the ninth submission win of Formiga's career. The bout likely would have ended in a majority draw, were it not for a third-round point deduction on Dy for low blows. Read More »

Klopp has no doubt Ox will make an impact at Liverpool


Although Liverpool are attempting to get him back to his sharpest, he is fully fit and is likely to feature on Saturday. Scoring 89 goals last season, the young forward was upgraded to the club's U17s this weekend, and scored two goals in his side's 5-2 loss to Paris Saint-Germain. Read More »

Cubs rally, then win 5-3 in 10th


Wade Davis worked in and out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth to get the win. With emergency closer Jeremy Jeffress on in the ninth, trying to protect a 3-2 lead, Ian Happ rolled a ground ball to first and beat Jeffress to the bag for an infield hit. Read More »

Golden State Warriors undecided on White House visit


Just like I didn't presume that Curry, an outspoken Christian , shared the same stance on LGBT issues as former president Barack Obama simply because they were hanging out working on their jump shot form . "We've got players from all over the world and all over the country and they're going to have different perspectives, so I think it's important for us all to get in a room and hash it out and decide what we want to do". Read More »

Thomas in driver's seat at Tour Championship


The FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize still lacks clarity, mainly because the Tour Championship is so wide open. "I've had a very good season to this point but you see some of the other, Justin and Jordan, or Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama aren't even mentioned today but they've had wonderful seasons". Read More »

Donald Trump Comments on NFL Ratings, National Anthem Protesters

Trump said during a rally for Sen. "He's fired. He's fired'". "That's a total disrespect of everything that we stand for", he said, encouraging owners to act. Hey look, that's what they want to do. "You know, some owner's going to do that", Trump said. Kaepernick has protested race issues by kneeling during the national anthem. Read More »