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TOP FIVE BEST AFRICAN PLAYERS TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND.

TOP FIVE BEST AFRICAN PLAYERS TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND.

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Which of the continent's stars could be set for a big weekend across Europe's major leagues?

Abdoulaye Doucoure: The midfield powerhouse has been made to wait for his opportunity to make an impact in the Premier League, but he's making up for lost time this season, and has been outstanding thus far this term.

   

Marco Silva's team are still unbeaten after four matches, and as well as netting twice - including in the...

Europa Evolution continues  at manutd  after win against Ajax last season

Europa Evolution continues at manutd after win against Ajax last season

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Evolution continues at Man United after Europa League win vs. Ajax last season

UEFA sent their latest technical report to people in the coaching community this week: 35 pages about Manchester United's Europa League final victory over Ajax in Stockholm. It is made up of the opinions of UEFA's six technical observers who were present in Sweden in May: coaches and former players Cristian Chivu, Dejan Stankovic, Ioan Lupescu, Sir Alex Ferguson, Stefan Majewski and Mixu Paatelainen,...

Antonio Conte: Chelsea must defeat arsenal under an 11-11 Team balance

Antonio Conte: Chelsea must defeat arsenal under an 11-11 Team balance

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LONDON--

 

Antonio Conte: Chelsea can beat Arsenal if no player is sent off

 Antonio Conte said he hopes Chelsea get through Sunday's Premier League match against Arsenal with 11 men, and hinted that red cards shown to Victor Moses and Pedro Rodriguez in the two previous meetings between the teams were unjustified.

Arsenal head to Stamford Bridge having won their last two games against Chelsea -- triumphing 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley...

CHELSEA VOWS TO DEFEAT ARSENAL

CHELSEA VOWS TO DEFEAT ARSENAL

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Antonio Conte and Chelsea owe their fans a better showing against Arsenal

Conte does have the forthcoming midweek League Cup encounter with Nottingham Forest to plan for and it's likely that Christensen could find himself featuring in that game.

In central midfield, N'Golo Kante is a shoo-in, however Conte needs to determine who is the best partner for the France international. Tiemoue Bakayoko scored from the bench against Qarabag and Cesc Fabregas will be straining...

Phil Jagielka Hails MANUTD ON ITS RECENT SIGNING OF LUKAKU

Phil Jagielka Hails MANUTD ON ITS RECENT SIGNING OF LUKAKU

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Everton defender Phil Jagielka said that Manchester United signed the complete centre-forward when they brought Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford.

Lukaku, who has scored six goals in six games for United since arriving from Goodison Park in July, faces Everton on Sunday for the first time since leaving.

Everton have spent £140 million on new signings, as well as completing a free transfer for former Old Trafford captain Wayne Rooney, but there remains a question...

arsene wenger: Lets Forget 0n Our Pevious Failures and strive ahead to winning

arsene wenger: Lets Forget 0n Our Pevious Failures and strive ahead to winning

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Arsenal manager; Arsene Wenger has urged his players to forget about the club's struggles at Stamford Bridge and instead focus on their recent successes against Chelsea.

 

The Premier League champions host Arsenal on Sunday, with the Gunners having failed to win at Stamford Bridge since a 5-3 victory in 2011.

That run has included a 6-0 demolition in 2014 and a 3-1 loss last season, but Arsenal beat Chelsea at 3-0 at home a year ago and...

atletico madrid coach denies making plan to sign costa

atletico madrid coach denies making plan to sign costa

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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has denied reports that wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa is closing in on a return to the La Liga club.

Costa arrived with his family in Madrid from Brazil on Tuesday with AS claiming that the Spain international intends to remain there until at least the New Year, fuelling speculation that he will

Messi and iniesta on top-norch of the win against juventus

Messi and iniesta on top-norch of the win against juventus

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nel Messi continued his rampant start to the season to help Barcelona slay a sorry Juventus side who simply crumbled at the Camp Nou and were barely recognizable from the team who dumped the Catalans out of the Champions League last season so comprehensively.

Messi began and ended the rout with two crisp finishes, finally beating Gianluigi Buffon in his fourth game against the Italy veteran, while Ivan Rakitic's goal in between had the Argentine's prints all over...

HOW TO GET PREPARED FOR THE WEEK AS A FOOTBALL OFFICIAL

HOW TO GET PREPARED FOR THE WEEK AS A FOOTBALL OFFICIAL

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One of the most important things a football official has to do is prepare well for every game. If an official does not prepare, his crewmates will take notice. If the official prepares hard, his crewmates will also notice. As an official, when you show up to the game, you should be prepared. There are multiple important steps for football officials to take to ensure they are ready for the game.

1. Watch your game footage from the previous week.
If there is any way for...

"WE ARE HERE TO CONQUER" boasted; monaco coach

"WE ARE HERE TO CONQUER" boasted; monaco coach

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RB Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuettl says his side proved they are ready for their Champions League debut at home to Monaco on Wednesday after producing two stunning goals in the Bundesliga.

Leipzig earned a 2-0 win at Hamburg on Friday after Liverpool-bound Naby Keita unleashed a fierce drive from outside the area, which hit the top right-hand corner from 20 metres, following a quickly-taken free kick.

Fleet-footed German international striker Timo Werner then grabbed...

Borussia Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer will miss Wednesday's Champions League clash

Borussia Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer will miss Wednesday's Champions League clash against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley with torn ankle ligaments, the German club confirmed.

A scan on Sunday on the left-back's right ankle revealed the injury after Schmelzer was stretchered off with half an hour gone of Saturday's goalless draw at Freiburg.

The 29-year-old Germany international is expected to miss the next seven weeks having only returned on Saturday...

"I am patient" herrerra said despite lack of game

"I am patient" herrerra said despite lack of game

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The club's reigning player of the year, who made his first league start of the season in Saturday's 2-2 draw against Stoke, has struggled for minutes on the pitch after the arrival of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.

But the Spaniard was more frustrated at United's failure to win than by his own situation.

"I am always ready to play," Herrera said after the match. "I always say the same.

"I am a team player and when the manager...

BEST TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFOMANCE AS A FOOTBALL OFFICIAL

BEST TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFOMANCE AS A FOOTBALL OFFICIAL

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     Many officials, especially younger officials, start officiating football and want to someday Many officials, especially younger officials, start officiating football and want to someday make it to a power 5 college conference or the NFL to officiate. However, when they are starting, they are most likely officiating pee-wee or high school football and have many years and promotions until they get a chance to be on a big stage like that. Here are 8 things football...

CRISTIANO RONALDO EASES REAL MADRID TEAM SHORTAGE

CRISTIANO RONALDO EASES REAL MADRID TEAM SHORTAGE

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has underlined the importance of welcoming back World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo for the holders Champions League opener against APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday.

Ronaldo has been suspended for Real's last four games after pushing a referee in the Spanish Super Cup and has been badly missed as the European champions have been held at home by Valencia and Levante in their last two outings.

"He doesn't just bring...

manchester city fc

manchester city fc

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