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 PHILIPPE COUTINHO has been ruled out until January with the ankle injury he sustained against Sunderland at the weekend. That means Jurgen Klopp will be without his star man for the busy Christmas period. The Daily Mail claim Coutinho has suffered ankle ligament damage and is expected to miss 5-6 weeks of action. That is bad news for Liverpool as the Brazilian has been in stunning form this season, scoring five goals and providing five assists in the Premier League. And it also rules the 24-year-old out of the Merseyside derby on Monday, December 19. Coutinho was injured after a…

Chelsea moved to the top of the table after a sixth straight league success without conceding and a seventh consecutive win over Middlesbrough, the division’s topscorer Diego Costa with the only goal. The striker converted from close range minutes before the interval, benefitting from some static defending as our hosts failed to deal with a corner. We passed up other opportunities to extend our lead. Pedro in particular was unfortunate not to find his name on the scoresheet, denied by some great keeping and the woodwork. Boro were resolute as expected but our defence gave little away once more, Thibaut…

Jose Mourinho expressed his frustration following Manchester United’s 1-1  draw with rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday. The manager spoke to MUTV following the final whistle and was full of praise for his players, pointing to a lack of luck as the reason why the Reds came away with just a point. UNITED’S BAD LUCK “Everybody knows that [the bad luck]. Not me, because I am Manchester United manager, not you because you are the Manchester United journalist, but I think everyone knows this. The boys, they played so well, so well. From the defensive point of view, they…

Headed goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill saw England to their biggest victory in more than a year. After a fiercely competitive start to this 2018 World Cup qualifier Sturridge opened the scoring midway through the first half. And, after the interval, Lallana scored his first goal at Wembley Stadium before Cahill saw England to the same margin of victory as they recorded against Lithuania in October 2015. The Three Lions were simply too strong for the Auld Enemy and, at the back, a fourth successive clean sheet ensured England cemented their spot at the top of…

Liverpool sign 6ft 5in 15-year-old Bury wonderkid Emeka Obi… the defender dubbed the best schoolboy player in England. The centre-back is the youngest player to pull on a Shakers shirt after making his professional debut in August – aged 15 and 86 days. The centre-back is the youngest player to pull on a Shakers shirt after making his professional debut in August – aged 15 and 86 days – in the 4-1 win over Morecambe in the Checkatrade Trophy. Kop boss Jurgen Klopp  – who loves snapping up top youth talents – is willing to spend a six-figure sum on…

Chelsea Football Club today announces a new technical partnership with Nike, which represents the largest commercial deal in the club’s history. The long-term agreement will see Nike, the world’s leading sports footwear and apparel company, become the official kit supplier beginning with the 2017/18 season. Nike will produce strips for the first team, Academy and Ladies teams, as well as a full range of clothing for Chelsea’s millions of supporters around the world. Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: ‘This is an incredibly exciting and important deal for the club. Like Chelsea, Nike is known around the world for its excellence…

Pablo Zabaleta claims Pep Guardiola has banned his Manchester City team from surfing the web. The right-back has revealed the players are no longer able to trawl the internet at the training ground after Guardiola ordered the connection to be disconnected. City’s expensive stars aren’t even allowed to use the 3G on their phones, but Zabaleta insists everyone is delighted by Guardiola’s latest stand. “You always want and dream to be trained by the best coaches, and today I have the opportunity to work with one of the best,”He told TyC Sports via the sun. “Actually, you learn a lot,…

The Football Association is investigating allegations England manager Sam Allardyce used his role to negotiate a £400,000 deal and offer advice on how to “get around” rules on player transfers. The Telegraph claims to have footage from August of Allardyce meeting men claiming to represent a Far East firm where he appears to say third-party ownership rules can be avoided. The 61-year-old has yet to respond to the allegations, while the FA has asked to see the paper’s filmed recordings. It will meet on Tuesday morning when new chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn must decide whether the…

Leicester City were thrashed by 4 goals to nil by Manchester United in the English premier league on Saturday. . Amartey who lasted  for the entire  90 minutes of the game could not save his Club for the humiliating  defeat at Old Trafford. Chris Smalling’s header put United ahead before Juan Mata finished off a slick move with a crisp strike. Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba , with his first goal for the club – both scored from corners, with Demarai Gray’s spectacular long-range strike the only consolation for Leicester. The Ghanaian international defender played in the midfield for the foxes with a…

For the second game running the Blues went 2-0 behind in the first half but this time we stormed back in style to progress in the EFL Cup. The defending that led to Shinji Okazaki giving the Premier League champions that two-goal lead with little over half-an-hour played will continue to concern Antonio Conte, but crucially his side showed the character to pull one back before half-time through Gary Cahill. Another member of the defence then weighed in on the act. Cesar Azpilicueta may have been long odds to be a goal-of-season candidate at the start of the campaign but…

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