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Antonio Conte admits he misses Italy, plans to return home

Published: September 26, 2017

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This is not exactly what Chelsea’s fans will want to hear on a Monday morning after a resounding 4-0 win at Stoke as the Blues moved up to third in the Premier League table. Antonio Conte, who delivered the Premier League title in his first season in charge of the Blues, and his first season in England, in 2016-17, has been speaking of his desire to return to his homeland. Conte, 48, spoke to Italian radio station RadioUno about his experience in the Premier League and left the door wide-open for a return to Serie A in the coming months as he admitted he misses Italy


Lacazette spares Arsenal’s blushes

Published: September 25, 2017

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Arsenal relied on set pieces and Alexandre Lacazette to beat West Brom. The forward scored from an Alexis Sanchez free kick before converting a penalty to give the Gunners a 2-0 win on a night they lacked quality. Michael Cox »


No more excuses for Liverpool

Published: September 25, 2017

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Jurgen Klopp knows what’s wrong: his leaky defence just needs to execute. PLUS: Is man-marking Lionel Messi the way to slow Barcelona down


Goals flowing again for Man United

Published: September 22, 2017

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Manchester United have scored 24 goals in a high-flying start to their season. A poor scoring return over the past three years cost the Red Devils, but with the goals now coming there’s no telling how far they can go.


Real Madrid confirm Ronaldo to return against Betis

Published: September 20, 2017

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Real Madrid have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the fold after his domestic suspension against Real Betis. Ronaldo has not played in La Liga this season, having been hit with a five-match ban for his dismissal in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana defeat to Barcelona – a suspension lengthened due to the forward shoving referee Ricardo de Burgos.


Manchester United chanters must accept their Lukaku song is racist

Published: September 20, 2017

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The big issue coming in the wake of the Romelu Lukaku chant controversy is not simply that some sections of the Manchester United support deemed it funny or acceptable in the first place but that they are steadfast in their refusal to countenance that it could be described as racist. It’s one thing for a fan to make a monkey chant or unleash the N-word on a black player. The footage was described as “hilarious” on YouTube and all the usual banter content sites were asking permission to use it on their own Twitter feeds


Rooney’s Man United goal hauls likely out of reach for Lukaku – Mourinho

Published: September 16, 2017

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MANCHESTER — Jose Mourinho believes Romelu Lukaku will find it hard to match Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring exploits at Manchester United


Spurs overcome Wembley hoodoo

Published: September 13, 2017

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Harry Kane scored two goals as Tottenham saw off Dortmund 3-1 in London. Mauricio Pochettino’s team put their struggles at Wembley behind them and took all three points in their Champions League opener.


Liverpool cannot maintain first-half intensity and pay for missed chances

Published: September 13, 2017

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Liverpool’s return to Champions League action ended in frustration as their defensive vulnerability was exposed once again. Sevilla only had


Manchester City cruise to win over 10-man Liverpool as Arsenal bounce back

Published: September 9, 2017

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Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane scored twice as Manchester City eased past 10-man Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, winning 5-0 to move to the


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